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Confessions and secrets of a blogger

So now I’ve been blogging for a year, I thought I would share tips and tricks I’ve learnt along the way and also ‘confessions’ of being a blogger!

 

Tips and Tricks:

  1. 1. Blue tac is your best friend when it comes to flatlays! I don’t know what I did before I started using it! There’s nothing more frustrating than setting up the perfect flatlay, but that one lipstick just won’t stay put!
  2. 2. Foam boards for white backgrounds- you can find these on Ebay for £5-£10 it’s so easy and just easily slides under your bed/in your wardrobe when your’re finished but doesn’t bend!
  3. 3. Invest in some sort of lighting- this massively improved my photos. ESPECIALLY in winter when there’s basically no sun light! I use two umbrella lights from Ebay.
  4. 4. Props, props and more props! Flowers, ribbon, books, it’s good to have a little stash of pretty things! I think this makes your pictures look so much more well thought out.

 

Confessions of a beauty blogger:

  1. 1. Buying things purely because ‘that would be good to blog about’. This happens a lot! It’s a good excuse though, right?
  2. 2. Drifting off to sleep and having a blog post idea pop into your head so you have to grab a notebook and write it down immediately! (and then probably never end up using it anyway)
  3. 3 .Having a backlog of Instagram photos prepared ‘just in case’ these are always needed!
  4. 4. I can’t actually do any of the ‘tec’ stuff myself, I’m hopeless and if it wasn’t for my boyfriend I wouldn’t even have a blog
  5. 5. Always having to use a thesaurus because I can’t think of the word I want to use!
  6. 6. Taking 126 photos and still not being happy with a single one!
  7. 7. Spending a LOT of time scrolling through Pinterest to find inspiration
  8. 8. Getting a new lipstick and not using it until you’ve taken pictures of it. Far too perfect to ruin!

I hope you guys enjoyed finding out a bit more about me and what goes on behind the scenes! I really enjoyed writing something different today! I will definitely do more personal posts like this in the future. Also I’d love to know if any of you who are bloggers have any secret tips?

Beth x

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Nikita
    July 17, 2017 at 5:33 am

    When I started using blu-tac, I honestly didn’t know why I hadn’t started using it earlier. It’s so handy! And I feel the same way about pretty much all of these. I think we’re all guilty of them at some point or another. xx Nikita

    BLOG//Jasmine Loves

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    Beth
    July 17, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    It is! ah glad you agree lovely xx

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    Samantha Abbott
    July 17, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    Lots of good ideas! You’re very organised having a stash of insta’ pics at the ready! I agree about ty Blu’ tac I’ve also got pink & white tac too depending on the product I’m sticking down!
    Lovely post. Enjoyed reading.
    Samantha xx

    • Reply
      Beth
      July 17, 2017 at 9:37 pm

      Thank you so much lovely x

  • Reply
    Carolina
    July 17, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    This is so me! Loved reading your post was very different and interesting! 🙂

    carolinasmakeuplife.blogspot.pt

    • Reply
      Beth
      July 17, 2017 at 9:36 pm

      Thanks Carolina!

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    Sarah
    July 21, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    This post is so true! I’ve only been blogging a few months, but recognise every single one of these! So funny!

    Sarah x

    http://www.surroundedbysparkle.com

    • Reply
      Beth
      July 22, 2017 at 8:28 pm

      Glad you could relate! x

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