February 2018 Blog of the Month: Doll & Dye

Doll & Dye

By Tori
Tori Doll and Dye

Describe your blog in fifteen words or less:
How to embrace colour & have fun with your beauty routine, wardrobe and overall lifestyle.

Why did you start your blog?
My friends always looked to me for beauty & fashion advice and applauded me for my ‘bravery’ when it came to personal style. I wanted others to know just how easy it can be to incorporate colour into their lives, with something as simple as trying a new lipstick. Essentially, changing their point of view from, “I wish I could pull that off,” to “I can’t wait to try this!”

I told myself, “Even if just one person reads this blog, it’ll be worth it.”

It’s been almost 2 years of blogging now, and that sentiment still rings true. I’ve learned so much from my readers, and I’m always humbled by the responses I get on posts.

Using this platform to inspire others is my biggest motivation for creating new content.

What do you love posting about on your blog?
I love working with local businesses to feature indie products that others may not be aware of. I was fortunate enough to even host a giveaway full of local Ottawa goodies to celebrate 1k followers on Instagram! Giving back to the community that helped me to grow my blog from the beginning is so important to me.

What is your favourite post?
So hard to choose! That’s like a parent choosing their favourite kid, haha!

Collaborating with Neutrogena was a huge milestone for my blog. To be able to partner with such a big-name brand was not only a humbling experience, but a ton of fun, too! I still use that mask regularly (and it matches my pink hair).

What is your #1 tip for others looking to start a beauty blog?
Write about the things that make YOU happy. I’ve always lived by the motto, “Comparison is the thief of joy,” and I found it especially applies to the blogging world. I’ve learned to look at my fellow bloggers as a community, and not a competition. We’re all out here doing our own thing, but we still support one another.

And most importantly, HAVE FUN!

So check out Tori’s blog, you won’t regret it! Go to Doll & Dye!

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