Name. Age. Location
Elle, 37 (I cringe typing that out!), Atl
I take care of 2 little girls but spend most of my time visiting your blogs and commenting!
|When my DIY was published in Bust Magazine!|
Anything beauty-related is a hobby for me. I've been experimenting with making my own beauty products since I was 3.
|sunset from last night|
I also love to travel--I've been all over the States and to 19 countries. Speaking of travel, I'll be sharing my beach trip recap tomorrow!
Spaghetti, but I'm so picky about it that I rarely eat it. French fries are my weakness. Creme Brulee is my favorite dessert but I rarely indulge in it.
|I don't have any pics of me in a bar, but I do love me some karaoke.|
Standard Bar Order
Not really a drinker, but Coke and Rum
Places I Shop
Being a nanny, my wardrobe is jeans and a tee shirt. There's no need to dress up--if you saw my day you'd agree. There's usually dirt or paint or baby food involved.
|Because this post needs more Charlie|
Bed Time & Wakeup
I wake up at 6, turn on my phone and quickly go through emails and social media. Then I start visiting your blogs and leaving a comment. This takes up the most time out of my day--is there a trick to doing this faster?
I get home around 7 or 8, eat dinner, and then blog until midnight or so. And I'm still never caught up!
What I Blog About
I blog mostly about beauty--all aspects of it. I'm talking reviews, tutorials, tips, and more. I do blog about lifestyle as well.
Several of my friends started having kids and just let themselves go (their words). They were tired, didn't have time, and felt that they had to change their looks to be a mom. I wanted to show that you can have a beauty routine without a thousand products and it doesn't have to take long to get ready. My tutorials are beginner-easy level and take around 15 minutes, tops.
How I started Blogging/Why I Blog
I used to read beauty blogs (one of them was PopSugar and I work for them now!) and there was one that continually used to drive me crazy. The now-defunct blog had a post on summer beauty products. One product she recommended was awful (it was a product placement), one product I had a dupe for half the price, and one you could make at home. I felt I needed to start a blog to help people and save them from making these beauty mistakes.
Every week I'll see misinformation about a beauty product, bad beauty advice, or an incorrect application. I felt the need to start a blog to dispel those beauty myths that I still hear about. For example--Preparation H will do NOTHING for under eye bags. Nope. But yet I still see it recommended. I don't recommend tips I've personally tried them and can assure you of their validity. The same goes for products (note: I do have others with different skin or hair types test things so I can give good recommendations).
I blog because it makes me so very, very happy. While I'm not changing the world or anything, I know I have helped people. Not really anyone feels the same enthusiasm I do about blogging or beauty, and to have an outlet to share that is just the icing on the cake.
Now tell me more about you!