02 February, 2014

Blogger's Block!

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Hello my lovelies, it's been a little while since my last post. Ok so it's only been a couple of weeks but to me it feels much longer. You know when you're ill, you've got a sore throat and you begin to lose your voice? Well, I've come down with a serious case of Bloggeritis right now and my voice is croaking more than a 60 year old barmaid who's smoked 30 a day for the past 40-odd years.

I'm starting to feel that the blogging community has become a bit like Eastenders, not because of all the drama and back-stabbing, but because Eastenders has been running almost thirty years and you begin to wonder how? I mean, it's the same stories constantly regurgitated just with different faces. Classic case? Ian Beale. How many times has he been married? For me blogging has become a little bit like that, the constant regurgitation of the same old stuff.

I don't feel like I'm regurgitating the same old stuff, I feel that most of the blogging world is just going round in pointless, neverending circles. There are too many blogs that not only add nothing to the community, they actually detract from it. There's a basic lack of creativity or ingenuity and I'm flooded with 'reviews' that barely last three paragraphs. Three paragraphs?!! Are we at primary school here?

'I like the sun. It is nice. It makes me feel warm.'

 Just for the record, there are plenty of fantastic blogs out there and I'm actually seeing a lot of newbies entering the scene offering something fresh and something different, which in turn inspires me to keep my own blog fresh! My gripe is really with the kind of blog that clearly lacks spark or passion for the chosen subject.

Aside from that, it's just been too gloomy (and windy) up north to even consider taking photos, having said that we are slowly crawling towards spring so there'll be more natural light and hopefully less wind and rain!

So why am I writing this post? Well I woke up today thinking: 'Fuck the wind, fuck the rain, fuck the blogger's block. I'm doing a post.' This one's just to ease me back in to the swing of things, to beat the block. And actually, I think it might have worked... ;)

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I'm teasing you all a little with this photo, I'll be posting an OOTD featuring this beautiful dress in the near future. I just cannot get over how stunning, and original, it is!

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 I also created this new look for my eyes, it wasn't intentional but it matches up with the dress perfectly!

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You can just about make out my eyeshadow here, but more importantly check out my darling Wilhelmina pretending that she doesn't want to kiss me.

Just by way of a little update, Illamasqua featured me on their Instagram account a couple of weeks ago! I was surprised and thrilled by this but I got a few nasty comments! A few haters focused on my eyebrows being too close together, I wasn't bothered because that's just the way my brows are, but I was a little taken aback by this as I don't understand how anyone following Illamasqua could be so vile! I got talking to another blogger called Jayne who also experienced something similar when she was featured there too. It's particularly shocking to me given Illamasqua's continued support for the Sophie Lancaster Foundation, I wonder if these girls even know of this tragedy?

Either way, I'll be back soon with some new posts in the coming weeks. And yeah, I'll be keeping my eyebrows just the way they are... ;)

Peace.

 Halima

18 comments:

  1. Halima, your eyebrows are fab, I love them and your eye make up is just gorgeous! Glad you're back on the scene, looking forward to your outfit post! Big mwahs!

    Anoushka
    Www.anoushkaloves.com xxx

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  2. Wow, your eye makeup is stunning! And ain't nobody got time for those haters!
    You look gorgeous as always xxx

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  3. YOUR HAIR! And those eyes, my god... I am SO in love!
    You are gorgeous, and now I'm off to catch up on your blog ;)
    Have a great week babe.

    JESS | WWW.JYUKIMI.COM

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  4. That sounds like those people just wanted to find something to criticise. I mean seriously, eyebrows? How can eyebrows make anyone want to leave an angry comment? I worry about blogging as so many people feel disillusioned with it at the moment. I just keep trundling along with my outfit posts and toy posts and thoughts. But I'm not always sure what I'm looking for. Just a chance to make connections and place to share my thoughts mostly? But it's the polished professionals with thousands of followers in a few months that scare me a little.

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  5. It's been ages since I have seen Eastenders, haha. It's so funny, I feel the same sometimes about the blogging community, but you must blog for you and nobody else. I tend to write sometimes too much, but that's what I like. I really love your makeup, and massive congrats on the feature!
    /Madison

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  6. Your makeup is fab! I hope this post has given you a boost :)

    Your cat is beautiful and what an awesome name!!

    Georgie xx

    Life in Loafers

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  7. I really love your hair color & makeup! Congratulations on your feature! Nasty comments suck but you're gorgeous & unique Hun! Like you said, haters. :p Anyways, just great. :)

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  8. Obviously the haters have no sense. Your eyebrows are fabulous and frame your beautiful eyes wonderfully! I'm happy your won't be changing your eyebrows. :)

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  9. Halima, your make up always astounds me, you are so good at it, I am on the other hand useless!

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  10. People have too much free time, too much free time to say nosense things. We should leave them alone. About the post, I kind of feel like you, sometime I wonder what can I talk about in my post, most of the time it's about my life, at the end my blog is kind of a personal blog where I post every thing that I like at the moment, so I guess it will change whenever I change.

    Love the colours of the eye makeup!

    xoxo, Laila

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  11. Yaaaay!! I'm happy that's you're back to blogging! I don't really give a sh+zz about anything blogging related. I love to join chats and "being part of the community" but sometimes there is a bit too much drama and hassle, and I feel it's not easy to stay true to yourself if you are part of the whole lot... Even if we don't realise, we're influenced by what surrounds us... makes sense? It does to me! Ha!
    Anyway, looking forward to reading your posts!!!! :) xx

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  12. I was having this conversation with a friend a while back! I agree it can kind of get repetitive, especially when a new product comes out or there's a new trend. I even find that with myself when I post an outfit post and I just think 'errrr, this is so boring' but I guess different people will have different levels of creativity and I guess that's what sets out the 'bigger' bloggers from the rest although not really because I've come across a few 'big' bloggers who have the same issue so I dunno really ha! Aaaanyway, I love you top/the print of it! I saw the Instagram comments too and just kinda thought how petty is that?! But whatever, at least you got featured on there :)
    Saadiya x

    www.thatgirlsaadiya.blogspot.com

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  13. I know exactly what you are talking about. Just do as your hearts pleases. Good followers will always be here. I am still here! Your hair is fabulous! I am a pussy cat when it comes to trying something out of the ordinary for my hair! Your makeup is fabulous too!

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  14. You always take such beautiful photos, I can't wait to see more of that dress! It's quite sad but I find whenever I write a slightly longer post, no one reads it and I get comments like 'GREAT!' or 'Love your dress' when I've clearly stated it's a skirt and a top...Ha!

    Tara x

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  15. i completely agree with you about the repetitiveness on the billion blogs that are now out there, it almsot feels like the majority of them aren't genuine?
    every blog features the same review on the same products, as a reader you don't really get anything much from it.
    anyway, your blog is always a breath of fresh air and always goes way deeper than blush and mascara.

    much love x

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  16. I think bloggers block is something we all have to go through, but I agree that there are so many fresh bloggers coming through at the moment that it keeps everything so fun. Also you've got a gorgeous kitty cat!

    Lindsey. x
    www.elegant-chaos.blogspot.com

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  17. Your hair and makeup is amazing! I have a nice shot of your from LFW in the Street Style report on Le Stage...

    http://lestage2012.blogspot.co.uk/

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