Monday, July 18, 2011
Does anyone have any sort of suggestions for fun blog projects I should take on?
I’ve already been inspired to take on a sort of autobiographical trip down memory lane and do a series of posts inspired by how fragrance has shaped my romantic encounters. I’m planning on going through each of my past paramours and reviewing the fragrances each one wore, and the fragrances each one preferred on me. I think it’d be fun. Besides, smell is generally so inextricably wound up with our memories: what we remember, how we remember, and why we remember.
I do plan on also going through my ginormous eyeshadow collection. I was reading through my past entries and I realize I never finished my Sleek palette project!
I’d also like to do a bunch of posts on oft-neglected, more workhouse-y products. I feel that beauty blogging has, for some reason, created a silly sense of importance on the newest products, and limited-edition products. I realize that people enjoy seeing what’s new and what’s hot. Still, I think it’s silly to forget that brands have, you know, permanent collections of products. It’d be fun to go through my collection and point out things that you the reader can have at any time. Let’s face it - not all of us have the time or money to keep up with new releases.
Oh - and I’m going to continue my reflections on Indie lines. I’m all for supporting the little guys out there.
In addition, I’d like to do posts on UK lines - I’ve amassed a small collection of UK drugstore products that are too awesome to not mention.
Of course, I’m going to throw in skincare and haircare.
Basically, I’d like to not be the typical beauty blog. I want to make this as personal as possible, as intelligent as possible, and as fun as possible. I need incentive to write, but I know that it’s important to keep you all interested.
Thanks everyone! I’m excited to hear your thoughts.
P.S. I also do plan on occasionally posting about my life outside of the beauty blogosphere. And yes, there will be food porn. So, on that note, enjoy these random pictures from my birthday dinner at Dos Caminos, Soho NYC. Dos Caminos makes the best cast-iron cornbread, and these ridiculous cocktails called Del Diablos (Skyy Vodka, passionfruit juice, pineapple juice, and five different types of chilis).
(Carnitas tacos and the amazing cornbread)
(The Del Diablo, or "The Greatest Cocktail on Earth, if you're Joey")