The Lipstick League – Week of 25.4.11

Posted by Lipglossiping On May - 2 - 2011

This week’s question of the week…

What’s your favorite and least favorite thing about blogging?

My favourite thing about blogging is having an outlet.  Don’t get me wrong… I’m no great writer and I don’t feel a compulsion to express myself “creatively”.  I just enjoy cataloguing products I encounter (like a nerdy list-maker really), chatting to like-minded people and chewing the cud on a subject that doesn’t interest anyone I know in my day-to-day life.

I’ve met some really good eggs, had some great experiences that I wouldn’t have been fortunate enough to enjoy otherwise and I can look back through my archives with a sense of achievement that I’ve managed to write so much about such a shallow, frivolous subject instead of doing proper work instead.

My least favourite thing about blogging is having an amazing hobby that doesn’t pay the bills.  If I could, I’d spend 3x the time on site but my husband would divorce me first.  I already have major guilts about how much time I dedicate to it… finding work/life/blog balance is always an issue for me.  I wish I could throw myself into it completely.

This week’s links…

Orange to LA – has been sick for a few days but that didn’t stop her from testing out Giorgio Armani ‘Eyes To Kill’ #10 Airy Jade. See swatches, and find out if this color was a hit or miss.

Pink Sith – Joeybunny shows you one of the NARS Spring eyeshadow duos and why you NEED to own this DOGON duo!

Phyrra – debuts the Tokidoki Devil Girl Cromatico Palette & shows you swatches and looks. It’s hot for summer!

Vampy Varnish – Channel your inner child with Crayola Scented Nail Polish!

we heart this – There’s something gorgeous blooming at MAC, and it’s called Fashionflower

Beauty Junkies Unite – puts Tarte’s new emphasEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Cream Eyeshadows to the test, find out how they fared!

EauMG – What is your favorite spring floral? EauMG reviews Guerlain Champs-Elysees and there is a sample draw!

Nouveau Cheap – Get your first look at the gorgeous new Wet n Wild limited edition Summer 2011 collections (rumor has it there are some fantastic dupes here).

Do you have a blog?  What are your loves and hates about blogging?


5 Responses to “The Lipstick League – Week of 25.4.11”

  1. cclarebear says:

    I have a blog and I’m with you – the most challenging part is finding that balance between my personal life, my work life and then my online life – the blog, twitter, facebook, emails etc. It can be a lot.

    I think my favourite part though is all the products. I love finding an excuse to collect and buy more, to look at pretty photos of lipsticks on the internet, to swatch beautiful things, and then sometimes have people ask me what I think is suitable for them. Be that a lipstick shade, or a foundation formula… It’s nice being needed :)

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  2. Ayshe says:

    I started a blog in January, currently not working I haven’t had an issue with work/life balance, although when I have a busier weekend I don’t get to do as much as I would like so I can see how it will get difficult when I do find work. My fav part is the community you build and reading other peoples opinions on products, although that does lead to a lot of temptation to buy more than I need!!

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  3. Gauri says:

    I’d say the best part about blogging would be, like you, cataloging products I know & sharing my thoughts about them. However, this has resulted in me being obsessed with new makeup collections, which is a little worrisome sometimes as I haven’t started earning yet & am always on a budget!!

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  4. Geek Faerie says:

    I have a blog too and I have the same woes with finding that balance between work/family/blogging/gaming/etc too. Course before the blog finding that balance between doing what I want to do and doing what I need/have to do was always there. The other challenging part I have is worrying/obsessing that I am getting my point across with my words and photos. I’ve been told my entire life that I write too much like I talk and my hope is that may not be a downfall here in the blogging world. I imagine sitting with my readers and talking/gushing about a product and see where it flows. That brings it into what I love about it. I can talk freely. I’m not restricted by the rules of how a story or poem should read or the flow of a business email. I can write like I’m having a nice normal conversation with friends and talk openly about what ever I want. Be it the latest haul I’ve dragged in from Sephora or finding Wonder Woman notebooks at Target.

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  5. Yep I’m with you on the balance! That and the fact that my family and friends don’t really understand it. I love the ‘escape’ it gives me.

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