I'm Kayla. A millennial obsessed with makeup, planner decorating, and board games. Working towards a more organized, simplified life one post at a time. #catlady



The Beauty Blogger Tag

Lindsay over at Belle Amour tagged me to do this post and I thought what the heck!
Why did you start blogging and how long have you been blogging for?
I originally had a personal blog that I started in 2009 where I'd post mostly photos of my daily life or just general ramblings. Once I really started getting into beauty I decided to start my beauty blog last year near the end of May. I've always loved blogging and photography so it's just always been something I've done it feels like 
Whose blog did you fall in love with first?
Before I knew what Bloglovin' was I kept a bookmarks folder of beauty blogs I liked to read. EssieButton and Gh0stparties were the two blogs that I really loved and made me feel like I could give blogging a shot.

What was the first blogosphere hyped about product that you bought? Was it worth the hype?
I honestly can't remember the very first product, but I've definitely bought my fair share of hyped up products I didn't necessarily need. I'm looking at you Urban Decay Naked Palette.

What are your five favorite things about blogging and being a Beauty Blogger?
1. Photography: I love the photography aspect of blogging and how much I've improved since I've started. I've learned so much about product photography and I also really love looking at how other bloggers set up and take their photos.
2. Meeting other bloggers: I've gotten to know a lot of really amazing people from blogging that I would never have otherwise. (Lindsay and Madeline specifically!)
3. Exploring new products: Before I started blogging I knew the basics about beauty, but now I've learned way more. I love checking out new products or venturing into a makeup product I used to avoid (*cough* foundation *cough*)
4. Reading other blogs: Reading beauty blogs is how I relax and spend my free time. Blogs and YouTube are my source of entertainment and besides the occasional bender on Netflix, I don't watch much else.
5. Feeling accomplished: Every time I put up a blog post, guest post on someone else's blog, make a new blogging friend, etc. I feel so accomplished and just all around wonderful. I had no idea what I was doing when I first started my blog, and now I can't imagine doing anything else.

What have you learnt from being a Beauty Blogger? 
I've learned some serious photography skills as well as how to better market myself. If you just post occasionally and don't do anything else to promote yourself and your blog, nothing's going to happen. I've learned that I have to get out there, not be afraid to talk about my blog to people I know, and be proud of what I'm doing.

Have you changed anything since becoming a Beauty Blogger? 
Besides the quality of photography, I think my overall obsession for beauty has definitely increased. Before it was just something I liked, now it's an addiction.

What advice would you give to a beauty blogger just starting out?
You definitely have to find your own voice and style. Plus you have to really decide why you're starting your blog. If you're doing it in the attempt to become rich and famous you're going to get discouraged when the followers don't come flooding in after your first few posts. There should never be an end game to blogging. You should just enjoy doing it!

What are your top 5 makeup brands?
1. MAC: I'm downright obsessed with their lipsticks. I haven't really ventured into anything else within the brand but I have my eye on their brushes.
2. Revlon: Revlon is just a solid drugstore brand that has some really great eye liners.
3. Rimmel: Rimmel is a brand I oftentimes overlook for others but is downright awesome. They produce some really great products at really affordable prices.
4. theBalm: Their NUDE'tude palette needs to be in your life. It's out of this world. Also their Frat Boy blush is fantastic.
5. Benefit: If they would stop being so expensive I'd like this brand even more but their That Gal face primer is the only one I'll use.

Recommend your top 5 beauty products.. 
1. L'Oréal Voluminous Mascara: An underrated mascara that deserves all the awards.
2. theBalm NUDE'tude Palette: You know why.
3. e.l.f. Liquid Eyeliner: It's really easy to use, dries quickly, and has a nice brush.
4. theBalm Frat Boy Blush: The best natural/peachy glow you can get
5. MAC "Syrup" Lipstick: My lips but way way better.

I tag...
Charlotte - Style & Splurging
Amy - srslylou
Heather - porcelainbeautyx

So that's it! Feel free to do this tag yourself and leave the link to your responses in the comments!

xoxo Kayla


  1. Awesome post! I always tend to overlook drugstore brands like Revlon and Rimmel, but I'm starting to realize they seriously have a lot to offer. I've had that brutal mentality of, if you pay more its better, because so far I've found foundations are better when they're more money, but that doesn't mean everything else is!
    You have me seriously curious about TheBALM!
    xo T

    1. theBalm is downright amazing! It is constantly surprising me with how good it is!

  2. Great post! You have a lovely blog x

  3. Fab post Kayla! I enjoy writing and reading tag posts so I mite get involved in this one too :)

    Kayla xx

  4. I finally got a chance to write this post too, thank you for tagging me! I enjoyed so much hearing your answers, it's like getting a "behind the scenes" look, hehe! And I feel the same way about meeting you, I'm so glad I got the chance to! :)


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