Blogger Love | 100+ Flat Lay Background Ideas

Blogger Love | 100+ Flat Lay Background Ideas

I love flat lay photography, whether a photo is focused on plated food, makeup mess, clothing pieces or books. Not only do I love viewing flat lay photography, but it is my favorite type of content to shoot for my blog.Β Admittedly, when I first started shooting flat lays I felt super discouraged. My work felt subpar to the amazing flat lays that I saw all over Instagram; however, I kept plugging on. Although lighting and featured products play a vital role in creating the perfect flat lay, the background sets the mood for the entire photo. Before I started trying to develop my craft, I'll admit that I felt I'd never create luxe looking flat lays... but I quickly learned that there are ways to create high end looking flat lays without dropping tons of money on fancy backgrounds or decorative pieces. If you struggle with finding the perfect flat lay background, please keep reading for XX background ideas for your next flat lay. P.S. many of these items, you likely own in your home or wardrobe already!

Blogger Recognition Award #2: How to Sustain Blog Growth

Blogger Recognition Award #2: How to Sustain Blog Growth

Although I focus primarily on beauty-related content, as a beauty blogger, I love partaking in blogger tags. Whether I've been tagged in a fun challenge or nominated for a blogger-to-blogger award, I'm always so grateful to be a part of this creative community and feel such a sense of joy that I'll get to nominate other bloggers.

Beauty Inventory 101 | How-To

Beauty Inventory 101 | How-To

Creating a makeup inventory system is a must for anyone with a large beauty collection OR for anyone looking to reduce their collection or spend less. I've been using a comprehensive Beauty Inventory system to track how my collection has grown over the years, in terms of both product volume and value. Please keep reading to learn how to create a Beauty Inventory System.

5 Tips for Dealing with Failure

5 Tips for Dealing with Failure

Failure sucks. How we cope with failure doesn't have to.Β  Whether you're a blogger, a student, a creative, or another working professional, failure is a part of life that everyone has to deal with at some point. If you're feeling down about your recent failures or you're looking for tips on coping with failure, please keep reading.

Blogger Love | Twitter Tips & 40 Retweet Accounts to Help You Grow Your Blog

Blogger Love | Twitter Tips & 40 Retweet Accounts to Help You Grow Your Blog

Although often overlooked by marketers, Twitter is a social platform that lends itself well for media publications, writers, and bloggers. In today's post, I'll be sharing Twitter 101 tips, as well as some amazing accounts that you can use to connect with other bloggers and promote your blog.

Blogger Recognition Award: Why I Write & Tips for New Bloggers

Blogger Recognition Award: Why I Write & Tips for New Bloggers

Although I focus primarily on beauty-related content, as a beauty blogger, I love partaking in blogger tags. Whether I've been tagged in a fun challenge or nominated for a blogger-to-blogger award, I'm always so grateful to be a part of this creative community and feel such a sense of joy that I'll get to nominate other bloggers.

Love Yourself This V-Day: Self Care Tips for Maintaining Your Wellbeing

Love Yourself This V-Day: Self Care Tips for Maintaining Your Wellbeing

The feeling of excitement that the holidays brought has fully worn off and the pressures of real life have set in and started to chip away at my resolve. I'd be lying if I failed to mention that this month has been particularly hard for me, both personally, professionally, and on the blog. Rather than staying down, I've decided to push forward and invest in some quality Me-Time. Please keep reading for some tips on how to love yourself when you're feeling overwhelmed.

8 Helpful Tools for Blog Planning & Scheduling

8 Helpful Tools for Blog Planning & Scheduling

Raise your hand if your sole job is blogging. No hands? Right - didn't think so. The truth is that most of us blog as a hobby or a side hustle because we're passionate about writing and want to share our experiences with the world - whether that passion is about books, beauty, or travel, etc. Given that most of us are blogging on the side, staying organized and planning posts ahead of time is essential to sustain success without burning out. However, when you have very little free time, the thought of pre-planning can seem daunting when it doesn't have to be. There is a wide variety of tools available that make this process easy to visualize and organize. Please keep reading for a list of helpful tools that I use to pre-plan for my blog.

Blogger Love | 5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Blogging

Blogger Love | 5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Blogging

As a blogger and marketer, I have a unique perspective about how to run a successful blog that will garner dedicated readers and will be brand-friendly. Blogger Love is a series dedicated to helping both new and seasoned bloggers grow their blog and create content that is impactful. Throughout this series, I will be sharing advice on how to put your best self forward and create a kickass blog. In today's Blogger Love Post, I'll be sharing five simple pieces of advice that I wish I had known before starting my blog.

19 Useless Things to Declutter from Your Wardrobe before 2019

19 Useless Things to Declutter from Your Wardrobe before 2019

According to the Daily Mail, we'll spend an average of 3,680 hours searching or 153 days searching for lost items. On average, we lose about 9 items a day (198,743 items in a lifetime)! But just imagine - if we spend this much time just looking for lost items, how much more time do we spend cleaning? As a beauty blogger, I spend a lot of time and money buying and organizing cosmetics and clothing, but I want to reduce the clutter in my life.