Why I decided to become a beauty blogger.

On June 8th I blogged about the Urban Decay Alice Through The Looking Glass Iracebeth lipstick and I really enjoyed doing the review. It was the first time I had blogged in about 6 months and it felt really good to be writing again so I started writing more and more beauty reviews and I’m still loving it a month later.

So why beauty?

I’ve always loved cosmetics and beauty products. In the 70’s I was the girl with the giant Bonne Bell lipgloss in her pocket. In the 80’s I was always first in line at the Elizabeth Arden counter to get their Christmas package and Princess Marcella Borghese was a favorite brand for me. In the 90’s I loved Clinique and Lancome and Revlon.

Then I became a mom. Being a mom leaves little time for make-up and quite frankly I stopped caring about putting make-up on which was a big mistake. Aside from wearing lipstick and blush my beauty routine was dead.

Fast forward 10 years…I still basically just went with the lipstick/blush routine but I was starting to get back into wearing eyeshadow and using bath products (other than bar soap).

Then I got pneumonia which was awful. After a 2 month recovery from being on the world’s worst anti-biotic my skin was a mess and I was losing my hair which was completely depressing. I needed help!

Then I discovered Lush. My daughter and I enjoy watching Grav3Yard Girl and she recommend Lush Shampoo Bars and so my obsession began. In a few months I was a full-on Lushie and the Shampoo Bars literally saved my hair. Not sure if there was a direct correlation but after I started using them my hair stopped falling out and now it’s back to normal. So if you see me review Lush a lot that’s why!

I truly believe that women of all ages can benefit from beauty products. Spending even $25 a month at Sephora or Ulta can be a huge lift to your spirits. I know that I feel 100% better when I find a great lipstick or eyeshadow.

I know beauty isn’t rocket science but it can give us a much need break from work, politics, being a mom, cleaning, laundry…well you get the picture. It doesn’t matter your age, weight, economic status, gender or race… I feel like beauty brings people together in a positive way and if I can write a review that makes even one person smile then it’s worth it.

So there you  have it! I hope you enjoy reading my reviews and I hope to keep improving my blog.

Thanks for reading!



About Queen of the Girl Geeks

Bonnie is a 48-year-old girl geek. She started her career as a geek way back in the 1970's after she saw Star Wars 37 times. She loves hanging out in cosmetics shops, writing about the latest beauty products and helping moms over 40 look amazing. In her spare time she collects beach glass and blogs about it.
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12 Responses to Why I decided to become a beauty blogger.

  1. lexilife says:

    This is a great post, and I love how youtube had a part of you becoming a beauty blogger. I’ve become obsessed and seen youtube in a total different light now that I have my own channel. I wouldn’t have done it without the support from the blogging community! I feel like it’s total goals to have youtube sessions with your daughter hehe xx

    http://www.lexilife95.com & https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjf_Yy-CZV0Tq9EgU2RG9Jw

  2. This is nice. Sometimes I feel that beauty blogsphere are largely from the 1990s or younger. It is hard to relate to their anti-aging routines or makeup looks. Lovely to find a blogger that’s relatable 😄

  3. Great post ! Thanks for sharing !

  4. kawaiipeachgrl says:

    Great post !! 🙂 you go girl!

  5. Susan says:

    I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading each post in your beauty series, just as I’ve always enjoyed reading everything you write. I’ll admit, I was surprised to see this side of you, and a little curious. So now I know what brought it all on, the new look (of the blog) and the new looks (you look fabulous!). Leave it to Bonnie to turn beauty into something totally geek. I love it!

  6. Pingback: I’m Giving YouTube A Try! | Queen of the Girl Geeks

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