Why did you create a separate blog for beauty issues?
I started the beauty blog to accommodate all the press releases and products that didn't make it to the magazine I used to handle. I didn't want to put the press releases here. That's all really.
Why don't you update it?
I'm the worst beauty blogger in the world because I'm lazy! I simply don't have the time and energy to take photos of beauty products, make swatches, test the creams and makeup, take before and after photos, etc!
Beauty bloggers, you have my utmost respect!
On a more serious note, the beauty blog was also in great conflict with my previous job. One of my tasks as editor in chief was to woo advertisers and make them happy. But a beauty blog that gives honest reviews doesn't make advertisers happy. In fact, I got into huge trouble when I said that Neutrogena Fine Fairness made my skin break out big time. So I gave up the beauty blog.
But you're not in magazines anymore. You can do beauty blogging now!
Yeah. But I'm still scared haha! Residual fear is crazy.
Besides, many brand managers of beauty brands are still my friends. I feel dyahe to write bad reviews of their business. So if I ever do feature beauty products and services again, it will only be my happy finds. If I didn't like something, I won't feature it.
Are you really giving up on beauty blogging?
Yeah. It's not for me. I keep Beauty For A Living up because it still earns me Google Adsense money! Passive income is so cool.
But since I do want to share a bit of beauty finds, I decided to put a new feature on this blog called Topaz Beauty! I'll update you now and then with the stuff I actually use.
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