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

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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




August 9, 2013
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  • Reply Sarah

    Haha so true!!! :) xx

    August 9, 2013 at 8:26 am
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

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

      August 9, 2013 at 9:59 pm
  • Reply Kieron

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

    August 9, 2013 at 9:56 am
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      Thanks Kieron!

      August 9, 2013 at 9:58 pm
  • Reply 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.

    August 9, 2013 at 10:40 am
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      DO IT :D

      August 9, 2013 at 9:58 pm
  • Reply Shell

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

    August 9, 2013 at 11:19 am
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

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

      August 9, 2013 at 9:58 pm
  • Reply Laura

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

    August 9, 2013 at 12:10 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      Tell me about it! Hahah :’) xx

      August 9, 2013 at 9:57 pm
  • Reply Stacey

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

    August 9, 2013 at 3:17 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      That’s what I like to hear! xx

      August 9, 2013 at 9:57 pm
  • Reply leanne Marshall

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

    August 9, 2013 at 3:33 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      Glad you agreed! xx

      August 9, 2013 at 9:57 pm
  • Reply Charlie Maye

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

    August 9, 2013 at 4:25 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      For the better I hope! xx

      August 9, 2013 at 9:56 pm
  • Reply 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!

    August 9, 2013 at 5:19 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

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

      August 9, 2013 at 9:56 pm
  • Reply 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 :)

    August 9, 2013 at 7:10 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      We’re all in this together! xxx

      August 9, 2013 at 9:56 pm
  • Reply 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 :)

    August 9, 2013 at 10:17 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

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

      August 9, 2013 at 10:24 pm
  • Reply Poorva

    omg this is awesome! and so so true!

    August 10, 2013 at 6:19 am
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      Thank you! xxx

      August 10, 2013 at 7:07 pm
  • Reply 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)..

    August 10, 2013 at 6:50 am
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      Thank you!
      Get another ;) xx

      August 10, 2013 at 7:07 pm
  • Reply sataa

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

    August 10, 2013 at 7:33 am
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      Thank you! :) xx

      August 10, 2013 at 7:06 pm
  • Reply Call It Vanity

    Loving this post! You have a new fan :)

    Mayah x

    August 10, 2013 at 11:32 am
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

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

      August 10, 2013 at 7:06 pm
  • Reply louisa davies

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


    August 11, 2013 at 9:14 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      Thank you so much! xxx

      August 12, 2013 at 7:19 pm
  • Reply Francesca

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

    F xx

    August 11, 2013 at 9:18 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      Don’t worry I do too! xx

      August 12, 2013 at 7:19 pm
  • Reply Tammy

    Haha, I love this! So true :)

    August 12, 2013 at 6:28 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      Thank you!!! x

      August 12, 2013 at 7:19 pm
  • Reply Evelyn

    Loved your answers, totally agree! :D

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

    August 12, 2013 at 7:31 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      Thanks Evelyn! :) xx

      August 12, 2013 at 9:31 pm
  • Reply 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!

    August 13, 2013 at 6:12 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

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

      August 14, 2013 at 8:41 pm
  • Reply 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!


    August 13, 2013 at 6:46 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      It is such a life saver though ;) xx

      August 14, 2013 at 8:42 pm
  • Reply 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

    September 17, 2013 at 9:11 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      It’s the best excuse EVER!! xx

      September 19, 2013 at 7:51 pm
  • Reply Lyndsay

    Hahaha, this is SUCH an accurate list, I was nodding and smiling at each point. Too true :)

    Lyndsay | Fizzy Peaches

    September 21, 2014 at 9:18 pm
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