A Day in the Life of a Beauty Blogger

8:00: Alarm goes off. Ponder if you should really get up or maybe sleep in since there’s no one to yell at you if you don’t.
8:05: After snuggling with giant fat cat for a few minutes, brush teeth.
8:06: Consider being one of those people who wakes up at 7:00 for exercise for work. Dismiss idea.
8:07: Ponder taking shower and getting dressed and actually feeling like a normal human OR staying in PJ’s until later.
8:07: After having decided to not shower yet, make coffee.
8:15: Log into the following: WordPress, Gmail, Twitter and Facebook.
9:15: Realize you have spent an hour on piddling around on social media and need to get crackin’!
9:20: The youngest, most needy cat (Chewbacca) begins his morning ritual of pestering until he gets the second part of his breakfast. Feed cats.
9:30: Now that he’s been fed, above cat begins his morning ritual of pestering until he gets to go in backyard for a few minutes.
9:30: Take all three cats outside, watch them eat grass so they can later barf on carpet.
9:31: Check Twitter again.
9:40: Ok NOW get to work!
9:41: Check Twitter again.
9:42: Start editing photos, uploading, writing, editing, scheduling posts for next 1-3 days.
9:47: Check Twitter again.
9:48: Continue editing photos, uploading, writing, editing, scheduling posts for next 1-3 days.
10:15: Start getting hungry realizing you have only had a cup of coffee.
10:16: Eat something smallish for breakfast.
10:17: Check Twitter again while eating.
10:25: Upload cute picture of Sammy to Instagram.
10:26: Check front door for packages.
10:27: Ok start working again.
10:31: Clean up cat barf.
11:00: Start feeling like a complete bum because you haven’t showered.
11:01: Check Twitter again.
11:02: Check Instagram and see “likes” and comments for Sammy pic.
11:03: Shower, dress, do hair. Ponder actually putting on makeup because duh, you ARE a beauty blogger. Dismiss idea.
11:35: Check front door for packages.
11:36: Check Twitter again.
11:36: Back to work, dammit!
12:00: Start getting super ravenous for lunch.
12:25: Decide eating is probably a good idea before it’s too late.
12:26: Check Twitter.
12:27: Eat at desk while checking Twitter, Facebook, Email, Instagram.
12:44: Check front door for packages.
12:45: Let cats out into yard again for few minutes.
12:55: Check Twitter.
12:56: Take product and swatch photos, edit, write, etc.
1:30: Sammy begins his mid-afternoon meltdown for more food. Give cats a few kernels each.
1:35: With cats sleeping peacefully, check Twitter.
1:36: Check front door for packages.
1:37-3:30: More work. Check Twitter at least 2-10 times in-between.
3:30: Start getting hungry for a mid-afternoon snack. Eat bag of nuts or more likely pretzels or something carb-y. Maybe string cheese.
3:37: Curse self for not waiting until dinner to eat.
4:00: Sammy begins his late-afternoon meltdown for dinner (served at 5:00).
4:01: Ignore cat, check Twitter.
4:02: Final push through late afternoon slump.
4:30-5:00: Quitting time (usually unless a hot item comes in I need to immediately photograph/swatch).
4:30-5:00: Consider being one of those people who works out after work. Dismiss idea.
5:00-9:00: Check front door for packages approx 5 times.
And fin.

-Kelly

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46 comments

  • October 11, 2012
    Stephanie Soper

    I have to giggle. I was gonna tweet and ask if the cat barfed, but then I read more and they obviously had…LOL…

    • October 11, 2012

      Haha of course! :)

      • October 11, 2012
        Sophie

        Only once? Man, are you lucky. I have to clean up barf at least 2x a day. But then again, I have 6 cats, so I guess it evens out. LOL >^.^<

  • October 11, 2012

    So cute! Change this to Saturday and that is exactly my day!
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    • October 11, 2012

      Thanks!

  • October 11, 2012

    11:03 <- Oh, yes. That is me during a day at home. =P
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    • October 11, 2012

      Haha!

  • October 11, 2012

    Haha this is just like my days! Except mine involves more checking Facebook than Twitter, and more World of Warcraft than is probably acceptable in normal society… >_<
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    • October 11, 2012

      I was into WoW for like a few weeks years ago. That can SUCK you in!

    • October 11, 2012
      Corviddreams

      Ditto!

  • October 11, 2012

    Haaaa, love this! This is so my day, just insert “kids” for “cats” and it’s pretty damn similar :).
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  • October 11, 2012

    That sounds great!

    I am always cleaning up cat throw up / hairballs. I should probably brush my cats more often but they hate it! I have to chase my older cat around the floor with the brush. It’s hilarious.

    I do have to say I love exercise. You could always be one of those people who exercises in the middle of the day since you set your own schedule! Plus it’s a great excuse not to shower – “I can’t shower until after I work out.” – but then I really do need to shower after my work outs, so it can back-fire on me! Haha!

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    Larry

    Brilliant. Really had to laugh.

  • October 11, 2012

    LOL you REALLY cracked me up with this one, Kelly! Love the “Take all three cats outside, watch them eat grass so they can later barf on carpet” part and the incessant Twitter-checking!
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  • October 11, 2012

    This made me smile, I could pretty much relate to every step. On days when I don’t have work/class, I find that the “should I shower now or later” question always comes up… I usually put it off thinking, well I’m going to work out this morning so why shower before working out? Except then when I don’t work out, I’m just in my PJs until noon
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  • October 11, 2012

    This is my dream work day…except cleaning up the cat barf! LOL.
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  • October 11, 2012

    I’m sitting at my desk at work cracking up. Im so jealous <3
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  • October 11, 2012

    This was HI-LAR-I-OUS!

    So like my day, minus kittehs and packages. And IG. And swatching, photos etc.

    Are you ready for this colder weather?

    Enjoy your blogging day!
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  • October 11, 2012

    I haven’t laughed so hard since your Fall Nail Trends post!
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  • October 11, 2012
    Cindi

    I want your job! Minus the cat barf, of course. I do the same stay in pj’s/get dressed dilemma too on my days off. Unless I am on a make up or polish haul, then it’s dressed and out the door and ready when they OPEN! But yeah it’s a nice treat to hang out and be a bum in the jammies for a few hours after waking.

  • October 11, 2012
    YadiQ

    This post is hysterical and made my day xo!

  • October 11, 2012

    Hahaha, this is so spot on! Hilarious– I got a good chuckle out of this. And it pretty much accurately describes my Saturdays when I’m trying to swatch and get things ready for my blog!
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  • October 11, 2012

    You lead such a glamorous life!! This had me giggling!
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  • October 11, 2012

    Whoa! I felt like such a slacker, and then I read this ;) You can exchange PhD Student for Beauty Blogger and that describes my day as well. …Sit down, write a few lines of my dissertation, review my to-do list, check Facebook again… lol.
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  • October 11, 2012

    R u feeling better cause it really seems like u r. Which is most definately a good thing. Sorry for being nosey…
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  • October 11, 2012

    Loved reading this post!
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  • October 11, 2012

    OMG, this post is hilarious! hahah – thanks for sharing! xx
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  • October 11, 2012

    Lol cute. I love checking for packages and seeing what goodies have been delivered. And instead of cats, I’m constantly letting 6 dogs out haha.
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  • October 12, 2012

    LMAO I love this. So true!
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  • October 12, 2012

    I love this!!! I can totally relate to this when I’m off from work. The only difference is it’s my daughter nagging me instead of cats, lol.
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  • October 12, 2012

    LOL That is awesome! Replace the cats with children and multiply the interruptions by 10 and omit the cat barf and you have my day. LOL
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  • October 12, 2012

    Hahaha this made me giggle!
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  • October 12, 2012
    Lara

    Sounds just like me! Except I wait for my kids to get up so I can bath them then bath myself and I have no cats. Oh and I rarely check twitter so it’s always fb. lol

  • October 12, 2012

    Very funny!! Do you really check Twitter that often? I’ll have to tweet to you right now and check! xo

  • October 12, 2012
    ReaderRita

    Sounds like my day, except you have to insert: “read and write about painful, mind-numbingly boring stuff” everywhere you have: “work”, “take product and swatch photos, edit, write, etc.”, or “editing photos, uploading, writing, editing, scheduling posts for next 1-3 days”.
    Lol.
    At least cleaning up cat barf keeps me sane.
    (!)

  • October 12, 2012
    lov2read68

    I’m not a blogger but this made me laugh! Reads sort of like my days went when I was a stay at home mom!!

  • October 12, 2012

    Haha love it! Similar day for me too. Only with kids not pets and pee not barf. Add in the occasional kool aid spill, dumped potted plant, and broken nails and tada my life.
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  • October 13, 2012

    Take out the cats and sick, add in some Bejeweled Blitz (OK, a lot) and some work on my business and ta da, there’s my day. Intersperse a few expletives and that’d be more truthful!
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  • October 13, 2012

    GIANT LOLZ!!! I was reading this entire post while nodding in agreement – sounds like one of my days, with the exception of cater to my dog aka: his Royal Hound-ness, and driving my daughter to and from school! Seriously funny – thanks for sharing! PS: still laughing!!!
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  • October 13, 2012

    This made me LOL, but instead of a cat, I have a dog.
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  • October 13, 2012

    Oh this is so funny! This was bascially what my life was like when I was in uni!
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  • October 15, 2012

    OMG this is the best post EVER.

  • October 19, 2012

    I wish I could contribute to my blog on a daily basis. I would love to do it just because it’s fun and it’s a great outlet. But unfortunately I’m moving and have 2 young kids, 1 & 3. They barely let me go to the bathroom by myself much less post a blog entry. Wait, I actually can’t remember the last time I went to the restroom alone lol
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