December 2018 Blog of the Month: Always, Cleia

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By Cleia
Always Cleia

Describe your blog in fifteen words or less:
Always, Cleia is a blog where I share my love of makeup, skincare and subscription boxes.

Why did you start your blog?
I began my blog because I began subscribing to beauty subscription boxes in late 2015 and I wanted to share them somewhere online. I started a WordPress blog and discovered that there was a whole community of other bloggers doing the same thing, it was really cool to find other people who shared the same interests. My blog slowly morphed into a beauty blog and now includes product reviews and makeup tutorials.

What do you love posting about on your blog?
I love posting all kinds of beauty related things but my favourite posts to write are eyeshadow palette reviews. Those reviews are the longest and most challenging to write because I create several makeup looks to go with each palette but I love how it challenges my creativity.

What is your favourite post?
My favourite post currently is a recent one called Then VS Now: Makeup Progress. I went through all of my old makeup looks from when I first started my blog and showed my journey of learning how to do my makeup/eyeshadow properly. It was cool because even if you just skim the photos you can literally see the progress from three years ago up until now. It’s a drastic improvement! I’ve written similar posts and I love doing them because a lot of people tell me how encouraging it is to see my old cringey blog photos compared to what I create now. We all start somewhere, these posts remind people that practice really does make a difference.

What is your #1 tip for others looking to start a beauty blog?
Just start! Seriously, you aren’t going to learn anything if you spend all your time planning and never doing. Your first ten, twenty, or fifty posts may need a lot of work but trust me, if you write them you WILL learn and you WILL get better.

So check out Cleia’s blog, you won’t regret it! Go to Always, Cleia!

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