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@Elizabeth Aw thank you! You really don't know how much that means to me(: I always use cheaper products because I don't really think they're that different from high end products! I haven't tried mixing the lid and crease color of the Walking on Eggshells Trio but definitely will now that you suggested it. I currently don't have an Instagram for my blog and the YouTube account I plan to make is still in the process. I need to purchase a better camera before I can start making videos! I will definitely post on this blog when it is created though. Making an Instagram for Très Belle is a really good idea though! I'll try and get on that as soon as I can. Thank you again for checking out my blog and I'm glad you like it!
@EmmaH. Hey Emma! You sound just like me hehe(: But here are just some tips for starting a beauty blog:
1. Stay committed! There are going to be times when you know no one is reading your posts. Don't let it stop you though! Just keep blogging!
2. Be patient! It's going to take a lot of hard work and some time to get your blog going. I started this blog in late April, and it's just starting to get going now.
3. Don't be embarrassed... tell your friends! For the first month or so, I was embarrassed to tell my friends about my blog. What if they thought I was weird? After telling them, my blog got a bunch of new readers. They thought me having a blog was awesome, and told all their friends to check it out!
4. Listen to all feedback you get! It's super helpful, and will just make your blog stronger!
5. And finally, just have fun with it! Blogging should NOT be something stressful or boring to you. You need to blog about topics you enjoy! If you're having fun, your readers will be having fun too.
I hope this helped! If you ever want me to check out your blog and give you feedback, just contact me again! Thanks for looking at my site!
@LizzieH. Thank you for all the great feedback! It's really helpful to be able to read your advice. To answer your question about my favorite inexpensive BB Creams, I've used the CoverGirl CGSmoothers BB Cream and I'm actually a big fan of it. I love the coverage and it feels like I'm wearing nothing! My best friend swears by the Garnier Fructis one, so you could try that out too! Both of these are about $7-$10. The suggestion about doing a daily makeup routine is a great idea-- I'll definitely do it within the next few days! Also, unfortunately the site I made my website on does not allow subscribers or comments on articles. I have figured out a way that I can update you on my blog: I have made an email for this site (firstname.lastname@example.org), and since you have provided me with your email, I will send you a message whenever I've answered something of yours or posted anything. If anyone else would like me to do the same for them, leave a comment on the home page with your email and just say that you want to be signed up for updates. Since I am only starting with this blog, I'm not going to have moderators yet, BUT I would be perfectly okay with having 1 or 2 guest articles/reviews done by you, as long as I can see and edit them first. Thank you so much for your kind comments and advice!
@JolieR. For young teens, I would suggest going with a concealer to hide any blemishes and dark circles. Foundations are generally too heavy of a coverage and unnecessary for people our age. If you do really have issues with your skin such as acne, I'd suggest using a BB Cream or tinted moisturizer, for lighter coverage. Eye makeup should be simple: I would suggest a neutral, shimmery shadow on the lid and some mascara. I think eyeliner tends to look heavy and harsh on younger teens. Lipstick is unnecessary except for special occasions. I normally wear a tinted lip balm (such as the Maybelline Baby Lips) or a light gloss! These are my specific product suggestions:
@AmandaB. I have the same problem! My hair is slightly on the oily side but I try to avoid washing it every day. My first suggestion is to use a stripping shampoo once a week to strip your hair of all oils. You can either use an inexpensive shampoo (Suave, Vo-5, etc.) or an actual stripping shampoo such as Neutrogena's. This helps so much! Also, I find rinsing and repeating helps. Just apply your shampoo, rinse and then repeat. Plus, NEVER put conditioner on your scalp--apply it only below your ears. On the days you skip washing your hair, apply some baby powder or dry shampoo. This will soak up the oil and make your hair look freshly washed and volumized. My favorite is Batiste's Dry Shampoo, it's literally my life saver. Thank you so much for checking out my blog!
@LizzieH. Thank you so much! I'm really glad you enjoy reading my blog. Your comment made me feel as if all my hard work has paid off! I was just curious what grammar/spelling errors were evident, given that I check over my posts multiple times. I also teach ESL, so one would hope I knew what I was doing! I am so sorry for any difficulty in understanding my posts. It would be wonderful if you could respond and let me know of any mistakes you have come across! Thanks again!
@A There's really no need to be mean to me. I understand that it's plain... it's just getting started. I actually do know A LOT about makeup. I've been doing stage makeup for three years now, not only on myself but as an intern for a local theater. Please don't assume. And if you have nothing nice to say don't say it...
@ChristinaM. Thank you so much for the feedback! Your tips are really helpful and I'm going to try and keep them in mind(: Thanks so much for checking out my blog!!!