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50 Blog Post Ideas That Will Captivate Your Audience | Beauty And Lifestyle Edition

Do you ever find yourself unable to figure out what type of content to create next? Or do you have dozens of blog post ideas going on in your head at once and can’t narrow it down to one specific topic? I’ve often been in that position and what sometimes helps me is listing down different topics or finding ideas on the web. Today, I’m here to share 50 fun, interesting topics that will surely captivate your audience and even increase it!

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Beauty On A Budget | Five Must Have e.l.f. Cosmetics Products

Beauty on a budget is incredibly important to me, nothing makes me happier than hauling makeup without breaking the bank! There are only a handful of brands I follow that truly provide beauty products at an affordable price without compromising quality. e.l.f. Cosmetics is one of those brands and I thought I’d share a few products I would 100% recommend to you!

Beauty On A Budget | Five Must Have e.l.f. Cosmetics Products

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Instagram | How To Grow and Build A Loyal Audience

Instagram used to be my favorite social media platform but the algorithm and other recent updates lately have made using it incredibly frustrating. Earlier in the year, I thought I was the only one feeling like engagement had gone down but a few friends had mentioned they saw a stunt in engagement as well. Fast forward to end of Spring, engagement became worse and growth almost nonexistent. At first I thought, what in the world did I do? I was posting consistently and I thought the quality of my photos were pretty darn good for someone who had 0 experience with photography.

Fortunately (and unfortunately) lack in growth and engagement was an issue for nearly 90% of the people I followed as well as others I’ve seen in different niches. It sucks but rather than moping around (okay I still do this LOL) I began to do TONS of research. After months and months of reading articles and talking to dozens of Instagrammers, I think I can offer a few tips on how grow and build a loyal audience.

TIPS TO GROW AND BUILD A LOYAL AUDIENCE

Similar to what I did in my post about Do’s and Don’ts of Brand Pitches, I asked several fellow influencers to give me their opinion on this topic.

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A Beginner’s Guide To Makeup | Types Of Beauty Products

Hi loves! Grab a snack or some bubbly because this is going to be a long one.

I am so excited to be writing this post because, if you asked me a few years ago, it’s something I never thought I would have the experience and knowledge to write. I wasn’t always a makeup enthusiast, in fact I started wearing makeup when I was about 19 or 20..and that wasn’t even a full face – just basic foundation, a little eyeliner, and some gloss. Ever since then, I began to do more and more research and spent countless hours watching beauty gurus on youtube and reading dozens of beauty blogs. A little over 5 years later, here I am ready to give beauty beginners some information I wish I had when I first started.

As I dove deeper into the beauty realm, many of my friends and family members would ask me questions about makeup – what foundation to use, what’s a highlighter, what’s the difference between matte and sheer, what do these products even do, etc. The fact that I was able to answer all their questions confidently made me realize it wouldn’t hurt to give my thoughts here on my blog.

This will be the first of a three-part series! As I mentioned above, this post will contain information on makeup products and what they are/do. The next series will do with the best places to shop for makeup, and the last part will do with specific product recommendations!

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Pitch to Brands | The Do’s and Don’ts

One of the perks of being a blogger, influencer, youtuber, etc. is having the opportunity to work with brands we’ve always adored! If you’re lucky, they’ll contact you directly but often times creators like ourselves will take the first step and pitch to brands in hopes of starting a wonderful relationship.

This post has been one of the most highly requested topics and the main reason I held off on posting is that I didn’t think I could give you the best advice and tips..until now that is! Instead of telling you exactly how to pitch to brands, I’ve collaborated with several beauty influencers and bloggers to give you the biggest things you should and should not do when it comes to contacting brands.

Do's and Don'ts | Pitch to Brands

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Four Wonderful Platforms That Connect Influencers To Brands

I love being a social media influencer. I’ve been giving my opinions and reviewing products and brands, mostly beauty related, for almost 4 years now! I feel like I can now start to offer advice, tips, trick – whatever you may call it to others who’d like to be an influencer and/or grow as one.

One perk of being an influencer is receiving complimentary products from various brands and companies. There are different ways to receive products to review but the one I’ll be talking about in this post includes third party companies that connect influencers to brands and vice versa. There are tons of platforms that offer services like this and I have tested out quite a few of them. Below I’ll be listing the four I’ve had the most success with. While my niche is beauty, all four of these offer products for fashion, fitness, health, and lifestyle influencers as well.

Before I get into these platforms, I just want to make it clear that I’m not here to tell you to become a half ass influencer to get free things. That is NOT the point of me sharing my experiences with you.

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Six Steps To Create A Kicka$$ Blog

I read numerous posts with a similar title prior to starting Glamour and Giggles and after several years of blogging, I think I can share my experiences and what worked best in my scenario that will help you start your own blog.

First thing first, creating a blog is a process, and quite a lengthy one if you’re incredibly detailed oriented and picky like me so don’t expect to have one created and ready to go within a day or two. Below I’ll list 6 steps to start a blog and my experience going through each step.

Note: These steps aren’t specific to creating a beauty blog. My goal is to help every person out there who wants to start a blog, no matter what your niche is!

Six Steps to Create a Kicka$$ Blog

 

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