5 Blog Posts to Read This Week | Blogmas Day 19

Usually I spend 50% of my blogging time publishing content, and another half promoting content and reading other blogs. Unfortunately one of the downsides of Blogmas is all my time is being eaten up by shooting, editing, writing, proofreading, and finally publishing.

But even if I haven't been reading and commenting as much as I would have liked, there have been some posts that caught my eye in Bloglovin' that I couldn't resist reading.

Also I apologize for falling so behind on replying to comments 😔 I hope to be all caught up by the end of the week.

3 Brilliant Instagram Resources To Organically Grow Engagement by Sarirah at Pretty Not Included
After the whole Instagram algorithm fiasco, the amount of time I spent on Instagram took a sharp nose dive. I've recently gotten my head back in the game and am always looking for new tools to help me out.

I haven't tried out the apps that she recommended yet, but it's on my to do list! One of them looks up the best hashtags for you to use for maximum exposure, a priceless tool for any sort of blogger.

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer: Worth the Hype? by Jenn at Beauty by Jellybean
I've been on and off about purchasing the Tarte Shape Tape concealer, especially since I really, really love my Bare Minerals serum concealer. But Jenn has convinced me that I finally need to give the Tarte concealer a go, especially since they released more shades!

43 Quick Tips for Your Blog by Paula at Thirteen Thoughts
Paula is always killing it with her blog and social media tips posts! This post is sort of like a roundup of some of her greatest hits plus more 😉

How to Stop Impulse Purchasing by Nida at Caked to the Nines
If you've read any of my recent haul posts, then you'll know I'm guilty of impulse shopping. Especially when it's the holidays and it's sales bonanza. I will give myself some credit and say that 75% of my purchases have been planned, but in an ideal world 100% of them would be planned!

Starting in January I would like to put myself on a one or two month beauty no-buy. It really shouldn't be a problem since I have loads of stuff I haven't gotten around to trying yet... I still need all the help I can get. Nida wrote up some great tips on how to stop yourself from making impulse purchases.

Step 1 for me? Unsubscribe from all the beauty mailing lists!

11 Tips For Taking Brighter Blog Photos This Winter by Jennifer at Barely There Beauty
Natural light is both my best friend and my greatest foe in the wintertime. It's basically my ultimate frenemy. We have a very unstable relationship.

When it's there I'm thankful for it's presence and help in taking light, airy photos. When it's not there I curse it for being a finicky asshole who ruined my photo-taking plans. Therefore I'm always looking for tips on how to maximize the light while it's there. Jennifer's post has got a whole lotta tips that I need to utilize ASAP!

And that's it, folks! What posts have you been loving this week?

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