I've had some emails lately asking why I bother having a beauty blog when I don't seem to purchase all that much makeup, at least by their standards, and I wanted to take a second and address this.
I have a beauty blog for me, simply because I love to buy and play with and write about makeup. I'm not doing this for anyone else or with any financial incentives, and anyone who doesn't like me blog is free to stop reading. I think it's fun to be able to show off what I've bought, express my views and share ideas and a beauty blog gives me the perfect outlet, especially since none of my "in real life" friends share this interest.
I'm also a single girl living in one of the most expensive cities in the world, which means that I have neither the cash nor the storage to buy every new Chanel eye shadow released. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely admire those who can and am most appreciative (and slightly jealous!) when they share and post pictures of them, but even I could afford every lip gloss Bobbi Brown makes, I'd have no place to put them! I live within both my means and my space, and I there are other things I like to buy as well (I like to think I had a hand in J.Crew's profits being up this year).
Also, I actually like having a collection tailored enough that I actually get to use most of what I own. By non-makeup-aficionado status it's massive, never fails to elicit comments from people who come to visit, and certainly gives me options in the morning, but it's not so overwhelmingly large that I'm apt to forget I own something and accidentally purchase a duplicate. Every now and then I have the satisfying feeling of having used something up (rare though it may be), and can handily keep track of everything.
Finally, it sounds cheesy, but I'm actually really proud of this blog and the feeling I have writing it. For those who believe that I don't update it often enough or buy enough new things to captivate you, there are plenty of other wonderful sites to read, and I don't plan to stop writing any time soon.