Monday, January 25, 2010

You Know You're A Beauty Blogger If...

I was lying in bed thinking about Jeweled Thumb as I generally do when I can't fall asleep and I realized something. Beauty Bloggers are their own breed; a subset of the makeup addict. And while I was thinking and not going to bed like I should have been, I came up with a list.
You know you're a beauty blogger if:
  • You stay up till all hours of the night thinking about your beauty blog; formatting, new posts, anything-
  • When you're driving, taking a break at work or otherwise unoccupied you think about your blog
  • You constantly update your DH or SO about your blog, what's going on in the blog world and how many followers you have - they don't quite get it and think you're loony but love you anyway, of course!
  • When you go to a store for something boring like toilet paper, you invariably head off to the beauty aisle just to check for ""research"" and almost always buy something
  • You buy something you don't need because you're totally going to review it on your blog and it's going to be awesome!
  • You spend far too much time on the internet, reading other blogs, researching and coming up with witty things to say on your own
  • Your digital camera memory stick is mostly filled with pictures of beauty products
  • Sometimes your hand looked like a third grader attacked it with markers due to your swatching
Share your own!


Jenn @ So Very Fabulous said...

Haha, this is SO true. I've really only decided to put more effort into my blog recently, and boy does my boyfriend ever hear about it. I blab about it so much to him that he is starting to remember the names of MAC collections I've talked about as well as certain nail polish colours I've worn. He's also probably spent more time in Sephora than he's liked.

And I DO stay up later than I should doing blog related things, or thinking about blog related things and reading other blogs.

I totally find myself wanting to buy things I wouldn't necessarily have bought before because I want to review them too.

I guess we're all alike! :)

Jem said...

you nailed it,hun

i guess i really do enjoy beauty blogging!
whenever i hunt for lipsticks, my arms would be laden with swatches that i eventually forgot what brand i got a certain swatch is from.

Lisa Kate said...

So true!! All of these are me! Haha! I'm always telling my hubby things about the blog and he looks at me all blankly like he has no idea what I'm talking about.

I'm actually working on a post about things I've never done before beauty blogging. I swear my makeup routine has gotten 20 minutes longer!!

Pink Sith said...

Oh so true! All of it! LOL

spifftiff88 said...

LOL! I don't actually have a blog, but I religiously read them and spend way too much time on the internet and am always buying something that you beauty bloggers review (or that I just want), I should start one!

Bea said...

oh my! This is soo true and soo ME!
I always check my blog everytime & i spent like hours checking my blog and reading other blogs.! im crazy! And there's this time wherein, i talk about mu with my bf and surprisingly, he is also interested with the topic. He ask a lot of questions and stuff ~ well im absolutely glad that he's really supportive of what i am doing. He even ask me if there's something i wanted to buy, and i ask him why. He just said that.. for me to review the item and post it. lol. i totally love him! :)

anyway, im getting more addicted to it. and i get happy whenever i have a new follower or a comment. I don't know.. blogging makes me feel good. It makes my day. :)

Eve said...

TRUEEE! Also, a beauty blogger thinks of EVERYTHING in terms of beauty products. I almost told my guy friend that his face was like a NC35 now becuase of his tan XP.

Jeweled Thumb said...

@So Very Fabulous: Nah, we're all individuals. We just happen to have very similar quirks. =)

Oh my goodness. I'll tell you something funny and a bit embarassing. Ever since people actually started reading this thing, every morning I give DH a status report. I make him guess how many followers I have and then I get mad if he overshoots and give him the true number. It's so ridiculous.

Jeweled Thumb said...

@~tHiAmErE~: Wow. Swatch queen! =)

Jeweled Thumb said...

@Lisa Kate: Oo - can't wait for your post! I bet I'll be nodding along with each point you make. So sad.

Yeah, DH just kind of nods when I talk to him about beauty blog stuff; about the same way I nod and smile when he talks about his video gaming. Guess that means he doesn't listen. =p

Jeweled Thumb said...

@Elvira: Anything to add? You've been doing this longer than I have. =)

@spifftiff88: You totally should! Let me know when/if you do so I can follow. =)

@Bea: Getting followers is one of the best feelings ever. Glad your SO is supportive, too!

@Y: Hah! I think DH would kill me if I tried telling him what MAC shade he is. Actually, I know already since he's about as pale as I am!

myolie said...

sooo cute!!!

Jeweled Thumb said...

@myolie: Thanks =)

Anonymous said...

I love thisz! So so true!

Jeweled Thumb said...

@Purple Crown Princess: Thanks. Anything to add? =)

Heather said...

This is so true, whenever I go anywhere with my boyfriend I always try to tell him I need new makeup to review for my blog, not like it's just for me or anything... I have actually used the word research. Whenever I'm not doing something mind-consuming I'm thinking about blogging and what new products I want... I hate going to bed without catching up on everyone's posts for the day!

Jeweled Thumb said...

@Heather: Of course, it's for the readers. All hail the readers (and my makeup bag). =p

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