11 Jul 2018

Blogging and Money

Blogging and Money | Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog
Blogging and Money | Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog

I think we need to talk about money more.

When I was a guest on Julia’s podcast, Easy Numbers, we briefly discussed the impact that blogging has on spending. Blogging and money will forever be intertwined, for many reasons. It’s a complicated issue, and after thinking about it for a while, it’s something that has undoubtedly had an impact on my life.

I don’t think we can deny that bloggers who are in a position to spend more money are more likely to be successful. There is a lot of “keeping up with the Joneses” in the blogosphere, and more often than not you will see the same people doing the same things becoming more and more well known. It’s biased, but so is life. At the same time, blogging does give other people a platform. It’s - for the most part - accessible. You can set up a free blog and get writing in a matter of clicks. It’s a great thing, really.

Having been present in the “fashion, beauty and lifestyle” sphere of bloggers for over eight years now, I think we also have to address the fact that it is encouraging spending. We’re always hyping new releases, new experiences, the latest sales or the hottest restaurants to visit. Some people do this with dubious intentions, some don’t. It can be hard to discern the difference sometimes.
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4 Jul 2018

New In: Summer Beauty

New Beauty Releases First Impressions 2018 | Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog
New Beauty Releases First Impressions 2018 | Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog

I’ve been on a bit of a quest this year to be more conscious of my shopping habits. One of the biggest things here, for me, was making more of an effort to use up what I had before I got sucked in by the latest beauty launch. It was a bad habit I picked up, and I suppose I could partly blame it on blogging, but my beauty stash was getting out of control and I just wasn’t using any of it.

As a result, I’ve not had as many “new” products to talk about on here, as much of what I’ve been using are things I’ve already spoken about or reviewed at length before. Although blogging does have a slightly detrimental effect on my shopping habits, it does come with the benefit of press samples, and as a result, I’ve been kindly sent a few new releases to try. Let’s take a look at the three brands that have stood out to me so far and have been a welcome addition to my collection for summer.
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