Topic: bloggers

8 Back-To-School YouTube Hair Tutorials That Make Us Wish We Were Going Back To School

8 Back-To-School YouTube Hair Tutorials That Make Us Wish We Were Going Back To School

Something that always drove me crazy when I was getting ready to return: how difficult it is to figure out new styles. The pressure to “reinvent” yourself like an aging pop star making a comeback is bizarrely pervasive (at least, it was for me, as I transferred in high school and felt obligated to be…I don’t know, “a new Sam,” or something). Obviously, this is not some requisite for growing up, but change is almost always a fun thing when it comes to style, so why not run with it and try out one of these fantastic tutorials for yourself? More »

Beauty Blogger Suffers Horrifying Allergic Reaction To Spa Facial (WARNING: Graphic!)

Beauty Blogger Suffers Horrifying Allergic Reaction To Spa Facial (WARNING: Graphic!)

Singapore-based beauty blogger Bun Bun (pre-allergic reaction, above) has blogged about her skin troubles before–she suffers from acne and describes her skin as generally sensitive. As part of some recent blogging duties, Bun Bun received a free extraction facial from a local salon for a sponsored post–she won’t name the salon because she believes the ensuing ordeal was an accident (and she can’t pinpoint what exactly caused the terrible reaction) but what happened to her is the stuff of grooming nightmares. More »

Is It Ethical For Bloggers To Sell Their Free Gifts?

Is It Ethical For Bloggers To Sell Their Free Gifts?

As bloggers, we get a fair amount of free stuff from companies and the publicists who represent them. This is both common knowledge and common practice in the industry, as it allows writers to see new products and figure out whether or not we should recommend them to readers, as well as giving the businesses a better chance at exposure. So is the idea of us selling those free gifts ethical? More »