9 Aug 2013

7 Things They Didn’t Tell Me About Being a Beauty Blogger

Tell Me About It

Well first things first, Olivia N-J, smoking is one of the worst things that you can do to your skin so if you wouldn’t mind finding a new way to give into peer pressure that would be helpful…

Anyway… I have a blog post to crack on with…


1. Your Bank Account Will Never Be Healthy… Again

Amirite or amirite?! Before I blogged I was left with a comfortable amount in my bank account each month.  I had savings. *gasps from audience* Post-blog I’m so close to being in the red I’m going to have to buy it dinner afterwards.  Limited edition MAC collections, buy one get one half price, 3 for 2, 3 for 2 mix and match (that one is always a killer), free gift with purchase, blog sales(!) … goodbye £££.

2. Your Camera Roll Will Be Full of Pictures For Your Blog

Pictures of products, befores, afters, selfies, inspiration… all for the blog for your readers to see.   You can no longer look flick through your albums freely, you have to be ultra secretive in front of non-bloggers because they won’t understand.  Yes that is a picture of a bottle of hair oil in my bathroom… Why? Umm…  *changes subject*

3. YouTube Will No Longer Be For Funny Animal Videos

Danisnotonfire? Essie Button?  ViviannaDoesMakeUp?  I had never heard of these people in my life before I blogged.  Nowadays they’re trending on Twitter and eating up my data connection.  Who knew watching people talk about the products they had used up would be so ENTERTAINING?

4. Twitter Will No Longer Be For Stalking Celebrities

I’ll admit I follow a few celebrities on Twitter (you just have to, even Twitter “suggest” you do),  but the main focus for my twitter is for my blog.  Chatting to bloggers, swapping links, entering competitions, taking part in the #bbloggers chat… it will consume you.   You won’t be able to do anything without “just checking” Twitter first.  Waiting for a bus, lunch breaks, between adverts… Oh, is that just me?

5. You’ll Know of New Products Before Boots Do

Thanks to beauty insiders such as BritishBeautyBlogger, no beauty launches will ever be a “surprise”.   That nail varnish that promises to change colours?  You’ve put it in your calender, set an alarm AND tweeted about it excitedly.

6. Your Make Up Will No Longer Fit Inside One Make Up Bag

Back in the days before my blog, my mum would buy me a new toiletry bag every Christmas.  Post-blog she’s not allowed anywhere near my 3 drawer storage unit from Wilkinsons.  No, get away from there.  I’ll find what you need, just go away.

7. Every Purchase is Justified by One Simple Phrase – “It’s For The Blog”

Oh boy, I’m so guilty of this.  A normal person would buy one of the new Baby Lips lip balms.  Bloggers? They have to buy ALL OF THEM ( I bought three…)

What things do you wish you had known before blogging?

Danniella x x x




  • http://www.bowsandblushx.com Sarah

    Haha so true!!! :) xx

    • Danniella Josephine

      Glad you agree, it’s not just me! xx

  • Kieron

    The O-NJ comment made me laugh out loud at work! Good work!

    • Danniella Josephine

      Thanks Kieron!

  • Núria

    So true! And the thing is that I’m storing many make-up and creams, and I still want more, so I’m thinking about starting a blog in order to have an excuse for this, lol.

    • Danniella Josephine

      DO IT :D

  • http://www.shellsenseless.blogspot.com Shell

    Haha I love this post! I agree with every one, but especially no.7 :) x

    • Danniella Josephine

      At some point, EVERYONE will use no.7!!! xxx

  • Laura

    This is so true! My bank has suffered so much since starting to blog xx

    • Danniella Josephine

      Tell me about it! Hahah :’) xx

  • http://Expatmake-upaddict.blogspot.com Stacey

    This is SO true! I couldn’t help but giggle as I read it!! Xxx

    • Danniella Josephine

      That’s what I like to hear! xx

  • http://lem-beauty.blogspot.co.uk leanne Marshall

    Was reading this and thinking ‘yep’ to every one!!! ha ha xx

    • Danniella Josephine

      Glad you agreed! xx

  • http://Www.dolledupbeauty.co.uk Charlie Maye

    Hahaha, absolutely love this post and agree with every single point!!! Oh how’s things change when you become a blogger!!! X

    • Danniella Josephine

      For the better I hope! xx

  • http://loiteringlion.com Amanda

    I love this post because not only is it 100% true, but it also can apply to any other type of blog. The things people need to buy to make a good video these days! haha Wonderful post!

    • Danniella Josephine

      Thank you so much! I wonder if food bloggers have these problems ;) xx

  • http://beautyiwant.blogspot.co.uk/ Beth

    This post is the most accurate post I have ever read! I thought it was just me! I’m glad I’m not alone and feel a little less guilty now haha :)

    • Danniella Josephine

      We’re all in this together! xxx

  • http://seekingchelsea.blogspot.co.uk Chelsea

    Oh, man. I read this last night and I’ve been wondering why I had Grease songs stuck in my head. THANKS! Great post though :)

    • Danniella Josephine

      You must be a time traveller because I only posted this this morning ;) xx

  • http://beautyfulljourney.wordpress.com/ Poorva

    omg this is awesome! and so so true!

    • Danniella Josephine

      Thank you! xxx

  • Nikitha

    I so agree with especially point 1 & point 6..As for point 7,I am restricting myself :(

    I am considering to get a new makeup bag(2nd one)..

    • Danniella Josephine

      Thank you!
      Get another ;) xx

  • sataa

    omg Great post and I totally agree with all the points :)

    • Danniella Josephine

      Thank you! :) xx

  • http://www.callitvanity.com Call It Vanity

    Loving this post! You have a new fan :)

    Mayah x

    • Danniella Josephine

      Yay thank you!!! :) Pleased to meet you!!! xx

  • http://www.fashionfumblings.com louisa davies

    hahahahahaha this is literally hilarious i love it!! so true xxxxx


    • Danniella Josephine

      Thank you so much! xxx

  • Francesca

    This is sooo true, especially the it’s for the blog excuse! I do this too much! :)

    F xx

    • Danniella Josephine

      Don’t worry I do too! xx

  • http://loveandlipstickforever.blogspot.co.uk/ Tammy

    Haha, I love this! So true :)

    • Danniella Josephine

      Thank you!!! x

  • http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.co.uk/ Evelyn

    Loved your answers, totally agree! :D

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

    • Danniella Josephine

      Thanks Evelyn! :) xx

  • Laura

    I just bought 5 Rimmel London 1000 Kisses Lip Stains because I saw them for £1.50! My make-up bag can’t even fit my mascaras in let alone the five new additions I bought today and the new mascara and eyeliner I bought last week. I suppose thats what my glossybox boxes are for though!

    • Danniella Josephine

      Oh dear, that sounds like something I would totally do!!! xx

  • http://thetaniadiaries.blogspot.com Tania

    I totally agree with everything! Especially with the “It’s for the blog” excuse… I think we all use that one way too often!


    • Danniella Josephine

      It is such a life saver though ;) xx

  • http://wingstobeauty.com Noelia

    “It’s for the blog” is the favourite phrase of my bf when it arrives home with a obscene amount of makeup for me to review, but hey, I’m not complaining “It’s for the blog” Hahaahah

    • Danniella Josephine

      It’s the best excuse EVER!! xx