This post will take a slight detour from our beloved beauty products and tantalizing fragrances, lotions and potions because I am participating in The Writing Process Tour! Since I love to write I decided to share a little insight into my blogging style and preparation. I was nominated by the lovely Chelsea from Tiger Love Beauty.Com who also writes beauty reviews and shares her makeup inspiration and favorite products.
And now the questions for the tour...
1. What am I working on?
At any given moment you can be sure that I am testing makeup from some great brands, working on a new makeup look or editing a review. I put a lot of work into the entire process of composing an informed blog post and I usually test products for weeks before they appear on my website. Whether I am vacationing half way around the world or I’m right here in my home office I try to create interesting content and stay connected. More specifically I am working on finishing up some summer reviews and getting into fall the collections. I've even been testing some new products for Halloween!
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
There are a lot of bloggers out there and a plethora of great beauty sites circling the web. I try to infuse my lifestyle into my blog’s content by occasionally taking a break from all the gloss, glitter and shadow to incorporate my other passions and hobbies. I love photography and travel so I often share photos of my exotic destinations and adventures in hopes that my readers get to know me and virtually travel along too!
3. Why do I write what I do?
When I am out and about, whether it be shopping at the grocery store, traveling to other countries or just browsing the mall I get stopped by women very often and asked about my makeup. I've had lengthy conversations with strangers about what products I use and how to use them correctly. The world of beauty and makeup is so expansive that it is easy to get overwhelmed with all the choices available. I created my website to share my thoughts on all the newest and popular beauty products, to help people gain a better understanding of how they work and if they are worth shelling out the cash for. It can be helpful to get an informed second opinion and I myself like to read reviews before I invest in a product.
I also blog for fun, I love connecting with readers from around the world and seeing their encouraging comments. I am honored that I can inspire and help people while getting the chance to express myself, write and play with some fabulous makeup!
4. How does your writing process work?
Many of you may not know this but I love creative writing and I have been working on a fictional novel for a few years. Although my blog’s writing style and genre differs from fictional work I still get to portray my thoughts and ideas. I usually get my best ideas when I least expect it, I could be in the shower, driving home, eating dinner or lying in bed and when an idea hits I can write entire paragraphs in my head! Usually when these ideas come to me I get out my phone or iPad and jot down some notes, I have scribbles everywhere! I like to finish posts ahead of time so I always have them scheduled and completed weeks in advance! It can take quite a while to finish a review, but if it ends up being informative and helpful then it is well worth it!
I hope you enjoyed reading about my writing process. To continue the tour I nominate these gorgeous bloggers:
*Aaliyah from: Shadow Liner Girl
Aaliyah is a lovely American blogger who writes about popular cosmetics which she uses to create colorful makeup looks. Like many of us she has no control in makeup stores and loves purple lip products.
*Demi from: Beauty & The Mist
*Demi from: Beauty & The Mist
Demi and I have been blogging pals for a while and this dark haired beauty from Greece blogs about makeup, beauty tips, fashion and DIY projects.
If you would like to share a bit about your writing process please respond in the comments section below :)
I enjoyed reading this post and I am very curious to read your novel.ReplyDelete
Your blog is one of my favourites!
Thank you very much for nominating me!
I haven't worked on my novel in a while, I am about 200 pages in but I really hope I can finish it! Thanks for stopping by :)Delete
Thank you again for nominating me!! Our writing processes are so similar- I have lists everywhere too! Maybe one day I'll compile them in one place to get a lil more organized! lolReplyDelete
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You're welcome! Looking forward to your post :)Delete
It was neat to learn about your writing process. Your blog has consistently been one of my favorite reads. Just wondering, but have you ever thought about doing YouTube tutorials? The reason why I'm asking is because I'd really be interested in watching one because your eye shadow always looks amazing!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, I'm glad you like my blog. I have thought about doing Youtube in fact many other readers have suggested and requested that I do tutorials. One day after a trip to Walmart this woman in a car across the street called out to me. I don't know how she saw me from so far away with my back to her but I went over thinking she needed help and she said that she had been watching me and asked if I could teach her how to apply makeup! Apparently she had just lost a lot of weight and wanted to learn how to look her best. I would love to help women work with makeup and accentuate their beauty and I know it is easier in videos but having a blog is already such a big commitment and I'm not sure I can invest any more just yet. I would love to have someone help who is already familiar with the Youtube process. If I do it I want to produce high quality, creative, well edited videos right off the bat.
I was nominated for this tour as well, and I'm looking forward to telling my story as well. I did enjoy reading about your process, and it's really interesting! I'm really excited for your novel! I hope you'll let us know when it's completed and ready to go. I'm also with Lisa! I would love to see you on Youtube! I'm not a pro, but if you need any help or recommendations, let me know. :)ReplyDelete
Can't wait to read about your process Ash. I really hope I can finish the book, it has taken so long because I stop writing for months at a time and with all the traveling and life events its been difficult to focus. Thanks for the Youtube encouragement when I feel like I have some extra energy I will think about investing some in my channel.Delete
Thank you for taking part in this awesome tour! Your blog is one of my favorites. When I first started blogging I had so many things to talk about, but now I feel like I'm stuck in a rut. I wish I could have posts ready weeks in advance like you!ReplyDelete