Sunday, January 8, 2017

Rebranding: Jolene's Beauty Fix

I have a bunch of half finished posts and a new planner on the way, so I'm going to work on posting at least twice a month. Most of my time is spent on Instagram (@taznjade) and I'm not sure if I will change my username yet.

But I've gone ahead and changed my blog name from Jolene Blogs It (boring, ugh) to Jolene's Beauty Fix. Because really, that's what I like to write about and spent most of my time doing. Skincare, makeup, figuring out the best curly products for my hair, etc.

My IG name is Taznjade, named after my dog Taz and my cat Jade. I've used that id for all my social media accounts so I don't know if I want to change it yet. I would welcome any thoughts on that! My IG is just about purely beauty themed, so I'm leaning towards yes.

If you can't tell, I'm very indecisive. And a perfectionist. Which is why I'm criticizing my writing even as I type this. That's one thing I really need to work on because I'm tired of thinking my posts aren't good enough or the construction is too messy, or whatever. I nitpick everything which is another reason I've been putting off blogging for almost a year.

So enough of that. This isn't a professional article, it's a blog. About beauty stuff. If my writing isn't exactly perfect, so what? Of course I'm a bit rusty, I haven't written much in years. It'll get better!

Anyway, I'll be posting some reviews and my first giveaway in the next week or so! I'm so excited to finally host a giveaway for some great makeup and skincare items.

Well, I'm off to try out a new sheetmask and jot down my thoughts for a review which *should* be up in the next day or so. Just wanted to finally publish a post and get my intentions out there. For whatever reason it solidifies the notion of being a blogger and I'm more motivated to do it. Lol.

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Til next time

~Jolene

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Beauty Blog Update

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Hey everyone! I'm working hard to try and get my blog design up, so I hope to be publishing posts regularly very soon!

Just to give you an idea of what to expect from my blog, here's a quick rundown. Makeup and beauty are going to be my main subjects. I don't have a camera so I'm using my phone to take photos, and it's REALLY cramping my style, lol. It takes a lot more work and effort to find the right lighting, angles, etc. Then I have to edit the crap out of them so the subjects look as vibrant as they do in real life. Well, as close to it as possible.

Don't get me wrong, my phone's camera is amazing. But I'm a perfectionist, and hardly ever satisfied with a photo. And close ups of swatches are extremely difficult, since it just will not focus without blurring. Hopefully that will all change when I acquire a camera and decent lighting equipment. Until then, I'll do my best with what I've got!

There are so many reviews I want to publish, and I'm looking forward to trying different looks. To be honest, I'm not entirely sure what direction this blog will go in, but I'm hoping to do posts on favorites, reviews, looks, and more general life posts including chronic pain. Instagram is where I do the most frequent posting and while I'm a bit addicted to it, I can write more on a blog. I will be posting at least twice a week on here and more frequently on Instagram, so make sure to follow me there! My IG is @taznjade and should be on the right sidebar. Sometimes it disappears.. like I said, I'm working on fixing the design.

That's about it for now, I think. Next time I post, the layout will (crossing fingers) be fixed and more user friendly.

Until next time, see you on Instagram!

Jolene