Blogging is a part time Job

I truthly feel like blogging is a job, I feel like I spend a huge amount of time blogging via YouTube or my blog .I also socializing a lot via Twitter, Google hangouts or Snapchat. My life seems to be spend online a lot and I love it. I love the fact ,that I can talk to people around the world especially Africa. That I would never get the chance to meet normally due to location and financial constrains. Its seems like the world is getting smaller due to the internet and social media.

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I am constantly amazed by the amount of people who read my blog and watch my YouTube channel. I am seriously thinking I need to start making an income online, as I spend to much time online not to make a income.Currently I only have Google ad sense account that only brings in £60 a year. I can’t live on that.

I feel like a don’t promote myself enough on my Twitter account bettytoo22 .I can go days without post a link to my blog post or Youtube channels. But I am happy to promote other peoples work but not my own work. I feel like I am having a light build moment.Its like MsAfropolitan in this interview .She was spending so much time blogging that she need to monetise her blog.

Honestly I was scared to promote my work ,I worry that people wont like me and will unsubscribe to me.I feel like I need to get over this fear. I put to much work into my blog and Youtube to let peoples nasty comments stop me. I also paint and I am a artist and like to make clothes and handbags.I need to start promoting what I do outside of Youtuber and blogging.To be able to make a realistic income from blogging. Social media is a way to drive traffic to your website, where you sell your products .I need to create an action plan to use my following properly and to increase my income .

I have found in the ten years Vlogging on YouTube ,I have never got an donate via my PayPal donate button on my YouTube channel page.Its quite disheartening.I think people are just use to getting content for free and don’t stop to think .The time and cost that goes in to creating good videos and blog post on a tweet weeny budget like mine.

Please spare some change for my Youtuber channel and other Youtuber you like, as small Youtuber like me, never get sent products to review.We buy our own products. And we rarely get promote especially since we are Black . And if you talk politics, racism you wont get promoted due to the current politics climate and the Orwellian world thats being created by western governments trying to get rid of freedom of spreech.

Donating helps me create better content and buy new equipment like a mic and pay travel cost when I want to go to an blogging events like in London.Blogging scene seems to start and end in London. And unfortuanley for me I live in Northern England. There also a blogging scene in Africa and I am keen to experience that too but that takes time and money too.So please donate if you can afford too. If not please share my blog posts and videos via social media with friends and familes members, as supporting doesnt always have to be moneywise. Please donate below by clicking on the Paypal button on my Youtuber channel ,link here.Button is on the top right of the page

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Getting back to blogging as a part time job ,I want to make an income from blogging as my health still isn’t improving I cant cope with working full time as I still have chronic pain for Fibroids and Polycystic ovaries . Blogging seems like the only real part time job that would give me a income with my health condition and would fit around it .As the medicine I take makes me tried a lot ( Tramdol and Gabapentin ,Paracetamol daily) .I end up like sleeping beauty alot.

 I also want to travel and connect with other women and men of African descent
and be able to make a reasonable income wherever I am in the world, Africa where I am planning on travelling to first.

I am definitely going to start promoting myself and organising my other email address as my current Gmail address is full of spam .It makes it so hard to follow bloggers I love ,when my email is full of spam and random shit lol.

A blogger who is serious about making money has to be organise and treat it like a job. And I realise the money dont come straight away from blogging its a process ,you live and learn, in the Blogosphere .

Please share my post and comment if you have any tips for making income online via blogging. And please donate if your can .Love Betty

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Dashiki Print African Dresses

Lately I have been taping into my African roots more .I am getting fed up of Western  fashion.I am fed up of not finding my size in Primark and other high street shops .I am fed up of having to lose weight to fit into clothes. So when these African Dashiki Print  Dresses and pant suits pop up. I put it on my fashion must have items list straight away. I have seen these online in Youtube videos, blogs and everyone seem to be wearing them.Men and women.

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They seems to come in all shapes, sizes and colours. The Dashiki shirts one will allow me to eat my pounded yam and Afia Efere soup (Efik White soup) .Without me passing out because I cant breathe after dinner in my tight western clothing. That’s the beauty of bagging African style clothing ,you can still look beautiful and fashionable while being comfortable.

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Here’s the Dashiki Pants suits

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What you think people would you wear these ? Please comment , share on social media and subscribe .

 

Makeup Wish List

Even though I love makeup , my makeup skills aren’t great and there are some item I am missing to complete some of the make up looks ,l would like to try out.

The first item I would like to buy is the

Sleek Good Girl Eyeshadow palette its full of different shades of pink and red.

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This is a makeup look I would like to try out from YouTuber Beebz its called the Monochrome Cranberry Look when I get the Sleek Good Girl Palette .I think its so beautiful , sexy look and Beebz is such a beautiful lady.

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I also want the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette that Beebz use to complete this Eyeshadow look .

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The third item I need is a new set of makeup brushes as the first set of makeup brushes I brought of Ebay .The hair kept coming off ,when I was applying makeup.I truthfully love bamboo handles ,so my new set of brushes will have to have bamboo handles .And I want several brushes as I need a few and I hate having to constantly clean my makeup brushes when applying makeup.

Matto 9-Piece Bamboo Makeup Brush Set with Travel Bag

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Lastly I just wanted a dressing table as I have no where to storage my makeup.Its all in plastic drawers. My computer table doubles as a dressing table and it aint good .There not enough room for PC ,laptops and my makeup lol. So a table is a must.

Tell me what you would like make up wise .Please comment and share

 

 

Technic Pink Nail Polish

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I found a beautiful pink nail vanish in Bodycare .Its a beautiful bright fuschia colour.In the picture it looks darker then it is but its a lot brighter in person. Its was only £1.50 a great price for my student budget.

I just love nail vanish , it makes me feel very lady like and glamourous .

 

Kids Organics Shea Butter Hair Lotion

I have been looking for hair lotion for a while , as I have been using Hair pomade for years .And it’s not really worked out that well.My natural hair seems to break off lot. And the African Pride Gro pomade , just seems to get stuck in one place.Plus I find products like Old Fashion Blue Ultra sheen just dry my hair out.

The Blue Ultra sheen back in the day was my mum favourite hair cream .It gives great for shine but it will dry my hair out the next day.

I’ve been looking for more water based and glycerin products with Shea butter or oil in them lately. Luckily I found this product called Kids Organics hair lotion.It is mineral oil and petroleum free.Plus its has Glycerin ,Shea butter , Cacao Seed butter and lovely natural ingredients.Its lovely and runny and its easily to spread on my hair from root to tip.

The next day my 4a /b hair was still soft.I have very thick hair and the price of hair products without petroleum oil and minerals oil in them are very expensive e.g kinky curly, Shea Moisture, Carol Daughter.

The general cost of hair products has been burning a hole in my pocket.My unemployment benefit money just isn’t enough ,I seem to be constantly in debt.I always seem to forget to budget the cost of hair products and household cleaning products.But at only £2.99 it’s reasonable price.

I just wish the bottle was a bit bigger ,as my hair is thick and I have a lot of hair.

I would recommend this product for afro hair .

Why Black Women don’t start makeup brands.

I have been blogging and vlogging for a while. And the same questions keeps coming up.Why isnt there enough makeup brands ,that cater for women of colour especially black women? Women of African and Asian descent skin tone vary in skin tones but its like mission to get makeup foundation that fits are vary skin tones in the Uk especially if your dark skin.

Here’s Youtuber Mithu she a British Srilankan Tamil her skin tone is the same as many African women.Black women come from all over the world and there beauty needs to be celebrate and catered for.

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I feel like we black women are always moaning about the lack of makeup brands that catered for us .But how many of us are willing to start are own makeup brand.We know there  a problem but we seem to be waiting on white mainstream beauty companies to fix it.

I notice a while back British Ghanaian Youtuber Chanel started a makeup line called Amby Rose but I was disappointed when she just launch it with fake lashes and makeup brushes first.It wasn’t addressing the problem of lack of suitable shades for dark skin women like us. I was expected more from her as a makeup artist by profession.

Its seem like some of us black folk love to complain ,as long we never get too the doing part.It’s like some in the black community always say its white folk  fault and that they need to change so we can be more comfortable.

But we are very talented people ,why if we are trained makeup artists ,hairdressers etc. Haven’t we started are own beauty brands instead of buying them from white beauty companies that dont care about us.

Its like we don’t believe in ourselves or want to invest in the time and effort it takes to launch our own makeup brands celebrating are own kind of beauty.

When are we collectively going to put ourselves first

We also seems to have  a distribution problem .As many black beauty shop are owned by fair skin Asian who don’t stock many makeup brand for dark skin women of colour .And many black women and men don’t want to own a beauty shop catering to there own community,We let others do it for us .

If you find black makeup online ,there no testers so you have to buy it and waste money if its not the right colour. People things need to change .Let me know if you as a black women ever thought about starting a makeup line ?

Please leave you thoughts in the comment section.

 

 

 

 

Maybelline’s Fit Me! Foundations

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I am just a brown skin girl living in a vanilla world and I hear constantly how colour don’t matter but I still can’t walk into any high street shop or department store in England and get the right shade of foundation for my skin tone. I have to order online or go to a specfic shop to buy foundation.

So when I saw Maybelline new advert advertising the fit me foundation I was surprise as it said it now has 40 shades .I thought bloody hell that a lot. As I looked closer to the ad ,I notice it was only for normal to oily skin.

I thought that counts me out as I have dry skin.Its seem there a myth that black skin is oily .My skin is very dry .I get annoyed when people tell me its weird for a black women not to have oily skin. I just tell them ,no its not as I don’t have oily skin.

I looked at the US advert and notice there was only one black women in the advert even though it said it has 40 shades.And the Asian and European women all seem to be closer to the same shade.Its seem white capitalism beauty company Maybelline just don’t get African skin stone can range from the white cream to darkest brown .Its funny how the ad was saying foundation for all skin tones and contrdict it self with only light skin tone show and one token black women in shade 360 is  meant to represent all black women

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The ad is a USA ad and the same ad in Uk only 19 shades are available in the uk.This is very unfair.I will have to complain to Maybelline about this .

I am getting really fed up of white dominated beauty companies and there  false advertisement,They getaway with it everyday and people just don’t see the racism behind it.Its time Black people start there own beauty companies and stop letting white beauty  companies get away with false advertising and not providing enough shades for the variety of brown skin women of African descent .

False advertisement seem to  be the name of the games in the white beauty world.