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A shift in the blogging world

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For as long as I can remember I’ve always been that girl with the slightly weird interests (now don’t get any weird ideas), the ‘different’ hobbies and the unfamiliar sense of humor. And you know what’s funny? I think I am finally doing something that is considered normal for once. Hooray to me becoming a normal human being – sort of, at least!

Let me explain myself a bit, before you start thinking I have some weird fetishes or something (I’m refering to the earlier mentioned ‘slightly weird interests’ here), because I really don’t! That is, unless you would call my Disney obsession a weird fetish – which I honestly can not fully disagree on… oh dear. Anyway, what I was actually hinting at is the fact that I was kind of a ‘geeky’ girl. Well not really, but I can’t find another word right now. I would enjoy playing games on my Nintendo 64 daily, which later evolved into an online game on the PC. I also created and managed websites at the age of 10 (no, not the ‘websitemaker’ kind, I would actually create websites from HTML codes in notepad) – lil’ tech savvy girl, aye? Also I would purchase clothes online from YesStyle before online shopping was considered normal and I would get asked tons of questions about that. I like to think that I did all that stuff before it was cool. Someone, hand me a pair of hipster glasses please!

A while ago I used to feel like an animal at the zoo when I told people about my blog. Some would understand, some wouldn’t. But every single person would have questions and make me feel kind of uncormfortable about the whole thing. I know that it was mostly just out of interest, but to me (and my history of not-so-ordinary hobbies) it would feel a bit intimidating. I mean, how self-centered does it sound when you tell someone you take pictures of yourself and write about it? I was at that point that I wouldn’t talk about my blog much.

As of right now, I am noticing some sort of shift in the blogging world. ‘Blogging’ has become a term that even the ‘normal’ crowd has come to understand. When I tell people I have a blog now, they don’t even look up. It’s more like ‘okay cool – moving on!’. Sometimes, when the topic comes up at work and I’m with elderly, I get ready to explain what it means, but they’re like ‘oh blogging, my granddaughter does that too! She gets a lot of free stuff and writes about it’ (still, it’s funny how the free stuff always comes up). Nowadays everyone and their cat seems to have a blog. I personally really like that! It comforts me. Sure, some would see it as competition, but I like to see it as a challenge. A challenge to be yourself and stand out from the rest!

 

Are you noticing the same change around you?

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Fruttini ‘My Red Carpet is Cherry’

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I think I’m seeing a pattern here. Cherries seem to be a trending topic on this blog lately. After officially declaring my love for Clinique Cherry Pop lipstick and Mac Cherry lipliner (‘blog official’ is right up there with ‘facebook official’, right?), I think it’s time for another cherry-related product review! Let’s say this one’s the cherry on top. Ha!

Back in december I visited the ‘I LOVE BEAUTY’ event in the Netherlands where I picked up some goodies. One of the things I brought home with me is a line of lovely smelling skin care products called ‘My Red Carpet is Cherry’, by the brand Fruttini. I had never tried this brand before, but I have to say I’m pleasantly surprised! Their products are very affordable and what’s best about it is that they’re vegan! I’m not a vegan myself obviously, but I am a fan of anything nature friendly. So my picks were a body scrub, shower gel and a hand cream. They had so many more amazing products, but I just felt the need to buy these three pieces of the cherry line. Because cherry.

The body scrub and shower gel have a very similar smell to them, it reminds me of cherry-flavored candy so it makes me happy. :-) If you’re not into sweet or fruity scents this might not be what you’re looking for, but otherwise you’ll love it! The hand cream smells a bit different. I find it a bit less fresh and fruity and more warm and cozy.. Is that even a way to describe a scent? It could be just me, but it’s as if I can smell a subtle hint of vanilla mixed with the cherry.. I love it!

The hand cream is exactly what I need in these cold winter months, because my hands tend to get dry a lot. This cream is a life saver and it has deserved a worthy spot in my bag! The shower gel and body scrub do exactly what they need to do — nothing extraordinary. But that SMELL.. holy potato. It’s just too good, I can’t even.

 

Are you into fruity scents?

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Ps. This was completely unintentional, but my friend Ayda – who also bought these products at the event – uploaded her review on the exact same day! Make sure to check it out!