Blogger Love | How to Write a Kickass Blog Post (Tips to Improve SEO)

Blogger Love | How to Write a Kickass Blog Post (Tips to Improve SEO)

Did you know that creative pursuit often thrives with structure? Although it seems counterintuitive, establishing a solid creative process can help creativity to flourish. Establishing blog habits can help to improve and speed up the blog writing process, while also impacting SEO ranking within search engines. Please keep reading for a step-by-step guide on ways to better your blogging process.

Blogger Love | Bet You Didn’t Know: Random Facts About Me Tag

Blogger Love | Bet You Didn’t Know: Random Facts About Me Tag

I'll admit it: I love reading "get to know me" tags from other bloggers, but they actually scare me. I'm pretty coy when it comes to my personal life, so sharing facts about me can sometimes feel intimidating.  Nevertheless, I was elated when the lovely, Sarah, (creator of A Woman's Confidence) tagged me to participate in the "Bet You Didn't Know" Tag. This tag was created by Jenni over at Housewife Hustle. Please keep reading to learn seven random facts about me!

Understanding Cruelty-Free Beauty | Cruelty Free Beauty 101

Understanding Cruelty-Free Beauty | Cruelty Free Beauty 101

At it's most simplistic definition, Cruelty-Free Beauty consists of beauty and personal care products that are manufactured or developed by methods that do not involve experimentation on animals. Despite the straightforward book definition, Cruelty-Free Beauty is much more complicated in real life because there is no legal definition of what constitutes a Cruelty-Free brand. In a recent video from JenLuvsReviews, she classified Cruelty-Free Beauty into three, easy-to-understand groups. Like her, I will do the same.

The Newbury Girl | Vogue 73 Questions Parody

The Newbury Girl | Vogue 73 Questions Parody

Since May, I have been tagged by four different, lovely blogger friends to participate in the Vogue 73 Questions Parody. Me being me, I'm obviously just getting around to partaking in this tag.  If you're unfamiliar with Vogue's 73 Questions, this is a widely popular video series that started in 2014 on YouTube. In this interview series celebrities are asked a series of 73 questions in rapid fire fashion. Check out Selena Gomez's 73 Questions Interview below - at 26 million views, this interview is one of the most popular from the series.

Blogger Love |5 Top Productivity Hacks for Bloggers

Blogger Love |5 Top Productivity Hacks for Bloggers

Whether we blog purely for passion, a side hustle, or a full-time gig, consistent blogging is a big time commitment that requires a lot of planning and effective time management. As a blogger who works two jobs and is in graduate school, excellent time management is essential for me to maintain consistency with my blog without bleeding into my personal and professional life. Please keep reading for my top time management hacks that help me make the most of my time.

The Newbury Girl’s Back-to-School Beauty Give Away!

The Newbury Girl’s Back-to-School Beauty Give Away!

This August, I reached an amazing milestone and surpassed my 2019 goal: my blog garnered over 12,500 this year. While this may seem like a small feat for some, last year my blog garnered a total of 2,400 views. When I initially set my yearlong views goal, I felt like this would be a difficult challenge, but have been blown away by all of the love and support I've received this year. To celebrate, I'm holding a little beauty giveaway valued at nearly $80.00 USD.

A Blogging Break | The Importance of Blogger Self Care

A Blogging Break | The Importance of Blogger Self Care

Guess who's back, back again? LP's back - hello friends! 😀  Hi friends - I am so THRILLED to be back at it, reading and writing blog posts.  To those I am connected with on social Twitter, this explanatory post may seem redundant to you, but I wanted to make sure my friends on WordPress understand that I didn't abandon my blog or suddenly ghost them. After an excruciating June, I took a much-needed, abrupt blogging break where I stopped writing, posting, and promoting my blog, as well as reading and commenting on other blogs. 

Beau-Tea Talks| Buying PR Packages? Is it Shady?

Beau-Tea Talks| Buying PR Packages? Is it Shady?

As the democratization of beauty industry continues, the power dynamic and relationship between brands and consumers is shifting. I bet cosmetic and skincare executives would never have guessed that an endorsement from a reviewer on YouTube could make or break a product launch, but has influencer PR gone too far? In today's Beau-Tea, we'll be discussing the emerging trend for big-name beauty brands to sell PR packages to the public.