What is Beauties On Fire?
It’s a collaboration of beauty and fashion bloggers, spearheaded by the amazing Elisabeth over at Everything & Nothin’. Every week there will be a different theme, and the participating bloggers post to that theme, and the posts are shared via Elisabeth’s blog. You can read more about it on her post here, as well as find the other posts for this introduction at the bottom of the page. Would you like to join up? Drop her a line! The more, the merrier!
The first post is an introduction, so here goes!
1.) Tell us a little about your blog and why you decided to start blogging:
This is the second incarnation of my original weight loss blog. I decided I wanted to expand, to share more than just weight stuff. I love makeup, new ideas in skin care, and just being able to talk about my life and ideas. Well, some of my ideas, at least! I’ve been bad about following a set schedule for blogging, which is something I intend to work on.
2.) How long have you been blogging?
I have no idea – about three years, I think? Before WordPress, I kept an online journal over at LiveJournal. For years. I sort of with Facebook had never gained popularity (and not just because I think Mark Zuckerberg is a bit annoying), because LJ was a good platform to just write.
3.) Do you consider yourself a fashion blogger, beauty blogger, or both?
I consider myself an everything blogger, really. I’d have to lean towards beauty blogger if it was only between these two, though.
4.) List 3 things you love to do besides blogging:
- Visiting historical museums and sites. I am a complete history goob.
- Writing, though I haven’t been doing much of that for a bit. I need to get back into it, and soon! I have a couple story ideas in my head I really want to write.
- Needlework. Like cross stitch, embroidery, blackwork, redwork. Mom taught me how to stitch when I was little, and I remember her most with either knitting, stitching, or a book in her hands.
For Beauty Bloggers: What style of makeup do you enjoy the most: Natural, Trendy, Glamorous? Show us some of your best looks…you can create a small collage for this (this collage can be used to show readers your beauty style). Also, what is one beauty product you can’t live without and why.
I’d have to say I’m usually tossing on natural, simply because it’s quick and easy. My favorite, however, is… drumroll… historical styles! (Yeah, y’all didn’t even expect that, did you? Pffft…) Seriously, I am in love with being able to recreate makeup from the Teens, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s… and I love the perfumes from back then, too.
My one beauty product I can’t live without…. oooh. Perfume, honestly. Assuming cleanser and deodorant and all don’t count! But perfume can just lift my spirits, or bolster my confidence. And I have a few signature scents that just say “Syd”!
I would put a collage of looks here, but I’m a bad beauty blogger and actually don’t have any photos of my looks!
So come on! Come discover some ultra-amazing bloggers and join in if you’d like! Click on the Beauties On Fire logo up top to go to the blog post at Everything & Nothin’, then read up about Elisabeth and follow links at the bottom of her page to find so many others!