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Monday, 24 April 2017

April Bellabox*

April Bellabox - Sweetaholic Beauty

I absolutely love receiving subscription boxes. There is nothing more exciting than getting a box of surprise goodies. I luckily received the recent April Bellabox and so I was pretty keen to get into it.

April Bellabox - Sweetaholic Beauty

This month's theme was Beauty Tribe.
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Thursday, 20 April 2017

So... What's The Deal With Instagram?

So... What's The Deal With Instagram? - Sweetaholic Beauty

If you're an avid user of Instagram, then you'll know that lately, there have been a few hiccups with the app. And when I say hiccups I mean major bloody catastrophes. 

Recently, I was shadowbanned. If you don't know what shadowbanning is, I suggest you Google it. There are a huge number of articles written about what it is, what causes it and how to try to avoid it. To put it simply - shadowbanning means my photographs don't show up under the hashtags I use for people who don't follow me. Meaning there is really no way for new followers to find me. 

Shadowbanning sucks. It means that smaller accounts like mine cannot grow or reach maximum exposure. For something like this to be essentially out of your control, it's a very frustrating experience.

So... What's The Deal With Instagram? - Sweetaholic Beauty

So what the hell can we do about it? Honestly, not much. I have since changed my Instagram account from a business profile (which was essential to find out my statistics) back to a personal profile; I have changed my hashtags but continue to be blocked on new hashtags that I use; I have tried no hashtags at all and I have tried everything I can think of. But this is not a post to complain about how my Instagram tactics are not working. This post is about sharing knowledge, sharing this issue and making everyone aware that Instagram is sadly treating their most important users - bloggers and small businesses - like crap. 

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Monday, 17 April 2017

NYX Cosmetics Cosmic Party Haul*

NYX Cosmetics Cosmic Party Haul - Sweetaholic Beauty

Two weeks ago, I attended the most out of this world party! The NYX Cosmetics Cosmetic Party. Launching a bunch of new awesome products, including their amazing Cosmic Metals Lips, we were treated to a night under the stars with music, drinks and of course, yummy food. I was also lucky enough to take home one of the absolute jam-packed goody bags full of new release products.

NYX Cosmetics Cosmic Party Haul - Sweetaholic Beauty

Wowza - look at all those products! We received a bunch of new NYX Cosmetics products, as well as a few from other brands which I shared at the end. I was pretty excited to dig into everything.

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Monday, 24 April 2017

April Bellabox*

April Bellabox - Sweetaholic Beauty

I absolutely love receiving subscription boxes. There is nothing more exciting than getting a box of surprise goodies. I luckily received the recent April Bellabox and so I was pretty keen to get into it.

April Bellabox - Sweetaholic Beauty

This month's theme was Beauty Tribe.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

So... What's The Deal With Instagram?

So... What's The Deal With Instagram? - Sweetaholic Beauty

If you're an avid user of Instagram, then you'll know that lately, there have been a few hiccups with the app. And when I say hiccups I mean major bloody catastrophes. 

Recently, I was shadowbanned. If you don't know what shadowbanning is, I suggest you Google it. There are a huge number of articles written about what it is, what causes it and how to try to avoid it. To put it simply - shadowbanning means my photographs don't show up under the hashtags I use for people who don't follow me. Meaning there is really no way for new followers to find me. 

Shadowbanning sucks. It means that smaller accounts like mine cannot grow or reach maximum exposure. For something like this to be essentially out of your control, it's a very frustrating experience.

So... What's The Deal With Instagram? - Sweetaholic Beauty

So what the hell can we do about it? Honestly, not much. I have since changed my Instagram account from a business profile (which was essential to find out my statistics) back to a personal profile; I have changed my hashtags but continue to be blocked on new hashtags that I use; I have tried no hashtags at all and I have tried everything I can think of. But this is not a post to complain about how my Instagram tactics are not working. This post is about sharing knowledge, sharing this issue and making everyone aware that Instagram is sadly treating their most important users - bloggers and small businesses - like crap. 

Monday, 17 April 2017

NYX Cosmetics Cosmic Party Haul*

NYX Cosmetics Cosmic Party Haul - Sweetaholic Beauty

Two weeks ago, I attended the most out of this world party! The NYX Cosmetics Cosmetic Party. Launching a bunch of new awesome products, including their amazing Cosmic Metals Lips, we were treated to a night under the stars with music, drinks and of course, yummy food. I was also lucky enough to take home one of the absolute jam-packed goody bags full of new release products.

NYX Cosmetics Cosmic Party Haul - Sweetaholic Beauty

Wowza - look at all those products! We received a bunch of new NYX Cosmetics products, as well as a few from other brands which I shared at the end. I was pretty excited to dig into everything.

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