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Beauty Blog of The Week:- Older Girl Beauty
Before I started my site a few years ago, I hadn’t really been taking very good care of myself. I wasn’t up on the latest makeup or skincare and I sure didn’t treat myself to anything fun.I decided I was going to take $50USD out of each of my checks and start taking better care of myself. And since I didn’t know where to even begin in choosing things, I turned to the beauty blogs for ideas. Problem was, so many of them were geared towards the 20-somethings and didn’t really address what I felt like would work for me. I knew then that if I was looking for this, there had to be other older lovelies looking for this, too – and Older Girl Beauty was born.
It’s core premise has been to try products out and give my experience with them – good or bad. I’m not afraid to say if a product doesn’t work for me, in hopes of preventing someone like me from wasting their time and money. I do this primarily because when I first started out, I would look up products that I would find and then I wouldn’t see anything posted about it. That led me to think “Ohhh, I’ve discovered something”, and then it would be bad. This made me realize that folks just weren’t writing about how bad it was, not that they hadn’t tried them. Lesson learned.
Over the years I have been lucky enough to foster some really great relationships (*esp via twitter ) that has allowed me to expand the scope of my site. Now, not only do I get to write about things that I have tried, I get to discuss upcoming launches, interview beauty industry movers and shakers and do things I never thought I would ever be able to do, like report live from backstage at New York Fashion Week.
After all this time, I have found my holy grail products, products I wonder how I ever lived without before, the chance to try new and upcoming things and an appreciation for all things beauty. I especially love when I have friends and family that travel around the world that make a point to bring me things back to try. I love seeing what other lovelies use in their own cultures. I also love that I can help other people would are just as confused today as I was a few years ago find out what can work for them, too.
That is my favorite thing about having my site – it allows me to share my point of view, and help my readers experience things just as I do, whether it is via my twitter timeline, my up-to-the minute posts or my videos. No matter how you view me, it’s always me, my voice and its the same across the board. What you see it what you get.
Tune in next week and see who will be the win the beauty blog of the week chosen by you!