Looking through my stash on a daily basis, it appeared to me how much of this stuff is actually essential. I mean, how much of it do I REALLY use. Blush compacts, eye-shadow palettes and lipsticks all gathering dust. Organised, however unused. I’ve always had a reasonable sized collection of makeup and absolutely everything you could think of to look after the skin. Blogging increased the stash. It got to the point where the stash was overflowing. It needed to be more streamlined. I had makeup sales; both at work and on the blog. Before my ‘shop’ was even open at work, the girls swarmed like bees to honey. Better than ebay sales, no postage charges, yay. Organisation was once restored and less clutter inevitable.
It’s hard being a blogger, what with regular posting. Pictures which need taking (impossible in the winter). Occasional stock photos can be a Godsend but take hours to source. Having posts to think of. Commenting on blogs. Replying to comments on your own blog. Keeping people interested. Saying something different. Watching YouTube and reading blogs for inspiration. Keeping motivated. The list goes on. And then there’s the products.
How many of you buy products just to review for the blog? Hands up. Mine’s up. Something you feel you SHOULD write about as opposed to something you WILL use. How many feel pressure to buy new things constantly to keep up with the latest trends? Yes! Guilty as charged.