5 Tips For New Bloggers

I’ve been blogging for over a year now and I’m still learning. Every post, every photo and every day, I learn something new and different ways to improve my content. I love blogging and it’s become such a big part of my life that I can’t imagine ever taking away. It’s not just sitting at a computer, writing and taking a photo before uploading it. It’s spending weeks planning your monthly posts, it’s taking photos and editing them to be perfect, it’s drafting the posts to make see they’re as good as they can be and then there’s advertising them as well as the added extras. It’s difficult and for some people, it’s a full time job. 

For me, I’m in uni, I work and I’m a full time blogger so a lot of the time I’m always busy doing something. Although for me, my blog is a priority and I’ll make sure every single week I have 3 posts uploaded. I’ve never missed a day and I don’t have that intention to do it anytime soon. It’s hard though, which is why I have 5 tips for all of you new bloggers out there who are unsure of what they’re doing and anxious about their new life as a blogger. 

1. Be consistent. I know some bloggers are perfectly happy to just post now and again, which is fine. However, consistency for me was so important and without that I don’t think I would be where I am now. I post 3 times a week about lifestyle, beauty and books. I love my content, I love the way I write and the fact that I have a method to my madness. It makes juggling life easier! 

2. Write what makes you happy. Nobody else can tell you what to write, you can take advice and guidance of course. But what you write is your choice and it’s entirely up to you. 

3. The blogging community can be full of positive and negative people, embrace the positive and ignore the negativity. You’re a blogger from the minute you launch your blog and your first post. You will get people who put nasty comments but be the bigger person and move on from them. 

4. I always spend at least one evening a week reading other peoples blogs. Mostly because I love to see other people’s content and also because it helps me to improve my own and think of new content to upload. Liking, following and comment on others blogs will help you to gain more interaction as well! 

5. Get involved with the blogging community. There are twitter chats that bloggers have at least everyday, we get to chat with each other, make friends and promote your blog. Admittedly, there is sometimes blogging drama but I always like to keep out of it. Getting involved will help you become known.

Enjoy your blog! Embrace your new life as a blogger. 

Twitter: @_bbbethan 

Instagram: @_bbbbethan 

With love, Beth x 

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Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation // Review

I’ve recently been testing out the Rimmel Match Perfection foundation and I’ve been loving it. Many years ago during high school, I used the Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation religiously. It’s all I ever used and recently I have seen so many people say how amazing the Match Perfection foundation is and I was sceptical but I thought I would test it out myself to see whether it’s worth the hype. SPOLIER: IT’S FANTASTIC.  

I wore this foundation for a few days before a night out to test how it wore on my skin. I first started with using the Maybelline Baby Skin primer on one side of my face and leaving the other side free of a primer. I did this so I could truly test out the wear of this product and whether it makes a difference to use a primer or not. I could definitely see a difference between either side when I used a primer and didn’t. The combination of both the primer and foundation made my skin look totally flawless and my pores were so blurred out. It was incredible. 

It isn’t too thick at all when it’s on the skin it’s not super dewy but it makes your skin look so healthy which I love. It’s extremely long wearing and has become my go to foundation for a night out because of this. I especially love the shade selection because it caters for so many different skin colours and I think that just makes the collection worth trying really. 

I’m wearing it in the photo below and I just love the finish and how other products sit on my skin once it’s applied. It’s also amazing coverage and I didn’t experience it since it is a drugstore foundation.

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I totally recommend this foundation and I can see me wanting to try the other complexion products from Rimmel. 

Twitter: @_bbbethan 

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With love, Beth x 

Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette Tutorial 

Recently I’ve loved to explore with my shadows and eye looks. Although I’ve been loving the ABH Modern Renaissance palette I thought I’d go back to my Top Faced Sweet Peach Palette and create a purple/gold halo eye with a sharp wing. 

This eye look is perfect for a night out with the ladies or even a date night. It’s really flattering and sexy looking, perfect for when you’re feeling fun. 

I went ahead and started with concealer to prime my lids. I used the Maybelline Age Rewind but you can use whatever you have. I then went over and set it using the shade ‘Peaches ‘N Cream’. 

Using a fluffy crease brush I used ‘Puree’ in the crease and dragging it out to make my eyes look more cat like. Next I went in with ‘Delectable’ in the inner corner and outer corner. I do this by taking a small precise brush and adding small pigment at a time, constantly blending and adding until I got my preferred look. I then added ‘Luscious’ to the inner halo and connecting the shade ‘Delectable’ by dragging either side through the crease. Again, adding more of ‘Luscious’ to intensify the took. To finish, I highlighted my inner corner and brow bone with ‘White Peach’. 


I then went ahead as used the Maybelline Master Precise liner to add a sharp, dramatic wing. I added plenty of mascara and some fluttery, flirty lashes to perfect the look. To finish I dragged ‘Delectable’ under the eye, remembering to drag it up towards the liner and out to make it a more cat eye effect. 

There we have a simple but beautiful halo eye!

Twitter: @bbbethan 

Instagram: @bbbbethan 

With love, Beth x 

Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer // Review 

I purchased this Bronzer whilst in New York this summer and I’ve been committed to it every since. Before I went I knew that if I only purchased one item of makeup it would be this Bronzer since it’s been raved about for so long. 


I saw the last one that was in Target and I didn’t hesitate to grab it. I will say that it is very warm toned but don’t let that turn you off. It’s still a gorgeous shade to wear and it doesn’t make your skin look orange at all. In fact, it applies so evenly and just adds a beautiful bronzed glow to the face. The scent is incredible, it’s like summer in a compact. 
I’m fair skinned and this just makes my skin look so healthy and nourished. It blends so well regardless of whether you’ve powdered your foundation or not. I’ve been obsessed with this for months now and I’m hoping that Physicans Formula come to the UK so I can try more of their products. 

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With love, Beth x 

Book Review // The Start of Me and You 

The second book I read by Emery Lord was called The Start of Me and You. I’ll admit, it wasn’t as good as When We Collided but still very enjoyable. 

At a very young age, Paige suffered the loss of her boyfriend and never thought she would feel the same again. Eventually, life had to change and she realised that there was a lot of things that she wanted to do and no longer wanted to be stopped from doing them. The new school year began and it was time for her to make those changes, but will she ever be able to swim if she doesn’t dive? 

The book was just as lovely as When We Collided by Emery Lord. Although I did prefer the other novel, I must admit that I like the character of Paige. She actually reminded me of myself and the things I realised when I knew my life had to change because of anxious thoughts and holding myself back. I love that again, Emery Lord has written in a character who is homosexual and I think that’s such a wonderful aspect to her books because she shows that she is so accepting of everybody’s background and lifestyle choices. 

Twitter: @_bbbethan 

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With love, Beth x 

H&M Beauty Sponge Review

H&M have been a little hit and miss with me across the years, their clothing is lovely but the sizing is often difficult to figure out. I’ve always been intrigued by their beauty selection as I know again some people say it’s hit and miss, certain products are fantastic but others are a little difficult to work with. 

So, when I was in there recently I saw that they had their own beauty sponge for a bargain of £1.99! I’m always interested in testing new sponges because they’re such a statement in my routine that if I can find an affordable one then I’m always pleased!


Can I honestly say that this sponge has changed my life? No, it really hasn’t. If I’m totally honest, for £1.99 it isn’t the worst sponge in the world but I doubt I’ll ever repurchase this again. 

Don’t get me wrong, it’s an OK sponge. I do find that the sponge sucks up a lot of product which is so irritating and the faint bumps along the sponge can transfer and make the foundation or concealer look weird and leaves marks. 

                   SPONGE VS BRUSH 

I tested the sponge on one side of my face and a brush on the other side. Personally, I preferred the finish that the brush gave me because it just looked more full coverage and flawless. Whereas the sponge just took away and sucked up the product. So it made the one side of my makeup less full coverage and a little more cakey. 


I really do think the Real Techniques sponges are really worth the money and I would rather invest in the more expensive sponges (only like £4 more) since they are more effective. They don’t suck up the product and actually really do make the products look flawless and exactly how I like it. 

Twitter: @bethdaviesblog 

Instagram: @_bbbbethan 

With love, Beth x 

Real Techniques Flawless Base Collection 

I’m an avid fan of the Real Techniques brushes and I have been since I started purchasing brushes. They’re incredible for the pricing and I find that they can be used for multiple different things. Although each brush is labled for specific techniques they are in fact so useful and can be used in so many different ways. I love using the sculpting brush for foundation! 

I picked up the Flawless Base Collection in Boots when it was on sale for 50% off. It comes with the brush holder and 4 individual brushes. The contour brush, the detail brush, the buffing brush and the square foundation brush. 

The only brush I was concerned about was the square foundation brush. It just seemed like an oddly shaped brush and I didn’t know what I would ever use it for. However after having a play around with it I realised that it could be perfect for applying primer to specific placing or even to apply concealed under the eyes or even eyeshadow primer to the kids. It’s actually a very useful brush and a lot of others have probably been confused to how this brush is at all useful. 

The buffing brush has been my favourite to use. I find that my base just looks perfect when I’ve blended my foundation and concealer in. If I happen to have any pimples or imperfections I love to use the detail brush to add concealer to more precise areas and around my eye area. These are brilliant brushes that just make the base look effortlessly beautiful. 

The final brush is actually one I already own and it’s incredible. The contour brush is outstanding and I could never imagine applying contour without this brush. It applies so evenly and blends incredibly, creating a flawless and cut contour. 

These brushes are honestly some of the best affordable brushes I’ve ever used. They don’t shred, they’re easy to clean and they last an extremely long time as long as they’re cared for. 

I’ve got my eye on few more of these wonderful sets and I highly recommend them! 

Twitter: @_bbbethan 

Instagram: @_bbbbethan 

With love, Beth x