Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010 ~

A Ramble-y Hello!

The thing about cosmetics is that it's kind of a personal experience, and most people don't talk about it. It's not something you readily bring up in a conversation. I'd love to have in-depth conversations about the merits and faults of various products or comment on the cosmetics industry or about beauty in general... but who with? Outside of the blogger world, I find that makeup only comes up in certain specific instances. Like when you see your girlfriend reaching into her bag for lip balm... then you can sooooorrrttt of squeeze in a comment or two about lip products, but even then, the conversation goes nowhere.

Whereas, for instance, food bloggers always have lots of people to chat with. When the foodie in a group of friends talks about a specific food, everyone can at least say whether or not they like it.  Not so for makeup! Our audience is much more narrow.

Of course, it depends on who your friends are. But I have only one friend with whom I can truly talk makeup with, but she's currently at the other end of the country! Yes, I can "talk" makeup online, but there's something very gratifying about having a face-to-face discussion.

Anyone feel the same way? 

Happy Holidays, everyone! I will get a camera soon, and do photo-posts again. It's not the same without visuals, right?

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  1. Lulu said... December 7, 2010 at 9:52 PM

    hiiiiii wiggle! glad to hear from you again hehe. hope things are doing well w/ u on the east coast, coming home for the holidays??? I totally agree w/ you about makeup talk, i also lack a friend in real life to naturally carry on a conversation with me strictly about makeup -- but blogger babes are great for instances like this hehehe.

  2. Dina (XYYan) said... December 8, 2010 at 7:16 AM

    Yes, I do feel the same way! I have no one to talk about makeup stuffs beside blogger friends. It's just hard to engage the convo when my friends are not as interested in makeup like I do.

  3. LittoMokaa said... December 8, 2010 at 10:40 AM

    *BIG HUG* Yay im so happy to hear from you again! :D How have you been? As for makeup talk, I have my best friend with who I talk to but sometimes she doesn't understand anything and I feel that like I'm teaching her more stuff than actually having a conversation. Props to beauty bloggers! :)

  4. Tammy said... December 9, 2010 at 2:28 PM

    I feel the same way...most of my friends buy for utilitarian purposes, but not the extent that we do where we derive pleasure from *using the product and *looking and having the product itself hahah funny way to put it I suppose XD

  5. Shop N' Chomp said... December 9, 2010 at 10:40 PM

    So true! Hence, beauty blogs. Welcome back =D

  6. Sarah said... May 10, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Totally agree with you on this. And same! My only friend which I can talk makeup with is miles away from me :( She was the one who got me into this whole makeup addiction anyway hehe!

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