I often get asked about how people might be able to improve their blog. How do I increase page views? How do I get more readers? How do I gain more comments on my posts? Many times peoples feel disheartened because they are just starting out and don't have much money to put towards things like photo equipment, props or advertising. I think one of the biggest misconceptions out there in relation to blogging is that you need to have a lot of money to be a great blogger. I'm here to tell you that you don't need the latest technical equipment, hottest new product releases or invites to VIP brand showcases to be a good blogger. The only things you need are: a passion for the topic you're talking about, a clear voice to communicate with your audience and a creative eye to draw some interest to your posts and express your content! For today's post, I thought I would outline some really simple but effective strategies to improve your blog that don't require any money, fancy equipment or special programs.
As many of you would know by now, I think good quality skincare is so important and am always trying new brands and ranges so I can share with you some of the best products I come across, that hopefully don't cost you the earth. I was recently given the opportunity to trial some products from ASAP Skincare through Ry.com.au which is a fantastic online site that offers a huge range of makeup, beauty, skincare and haircare products. I picked out a few products to trial from the range and now I'm here with a full review to share!
If you haven't already heard by now, Rimmel - one of the most affordable brands for lipsticks have just dropped a new lipstick formula! New shades are exciting, but new formulas definitely excite me even more! Rimmel's The Only 1 Lipstick Collection* definitely caught my eye with the bright shade offerings and the promise of moisture and comfort throughout wear. I was sent six shades to review, along with one of the new lip liner colours so keep reading if you're wondering what I think of this lipstick range.
In the next installation in my Save or Spend Series in collaboration with fellow beauty blogger Melissa, from Loads of Lifestyle we are both committing to a Project Pan this year! If you haven't read my last post from this series about 5 Ways to Spend Less When You're a Beauty Junkie, you can read it here.
If you are not familiar with the concept of Project Pan it is an awesome idea to help beauty enthusiasts get through more of their collection and to assist them to spend less money on makeup, and focus more on using up products in their existing collection. Typically for a Project Pan, most people choose 10 products that they have to use up completely before buying any more makeup products (besides necessities) although there are lots of variations to these rules. Read on to find out what I will be doing!
Sally Hansen is one of my favourite brands when it comes to nails and nail care. They have such a great range of formulas including Miracle Gel, Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear, and Complete Salon Manicure, all of which I really love. Recently, I was sent out the new Sally Hansen Complete Care 7-in-1 Nail Treatment* to trial, which claims to help restore dry, brittle nails and make them look healthier, shinier and more moisturised in just 3 days. I suffer from fairly brittle nails myself which I have been trying to work on and find products to give my nails more TLC, so I have put this treatment to the test. Read on to hear my thoughts!