When you're really involved in the beauty community, and up to date on the newest releases it's very easy to want all these new items and feel tempted. At the end of the day, beauty companies are releasing new items at such a fast pace that it is really hard to stay on top of all these new releases. I need to keep in mind that I'm buying these products, and I need to prioritize and stay within a reasonable budget. I can not use my blog as an excuse to buy ALL THE THINGS. I would love to, but I'm an adult. Don't buy something because you think everyone else is reviewing it, make sure you really want to try it. I'm not at a point where I will receive PR and that's okay. I don't know if I ever will be. New bloggers shouldn't expect or rely on free products.
Follow Your Own Rules
When it comes to blogging, do your own thing. You don't have to only write product reviews. You can write discussion posts, shop your stash and write about products you already own and love. I love reading wishlists and personal posts. Connect with your audience and have fun. Don't put too much pressure on yourself to do what everyone else is doing. Find your own voice. You do not have to have a DSLR camera, start small and learn as you go. When it comes to photography, I have a lot to learn and I plan to grow and learn at my own pace.
If you're a beauty blogger, chances are you love beauty products. I recommend trying out some monthly subscription boxes that will provide products at a great value to you. Try entering some giveaways and maybe you'll win and have a chance to review those products. Again, shop your stash... When everyone is reviewing the same new products, it's nice to see a post about some products you may have forgotten about. You can also join influencer programs and receive products for free in exchange for a review. I would also recommend shopping at Winners/TJ Maxx stores for discounted makeup.
Brainstorming and keeping a list of potential blog posts really helps to keep me on budget. It makes me realize that I have so many ideas, I don't need that product right away to have a post written. I can explore my options and purchase that product when I'm ready to get it. In the meantime, I can work on posts that I have brainstormed about. I think keeping lists is really helpful, I don't have to be panicked to write my next post.
These are some tips from me to you. I'm still very new to this community and these tips help me as well.