ThredUp Haul

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You may have noticed ads for ThredUp popping up around blogs and YouTube channels. Well, I’ve used this site as both a shopper and seller multiple times, so I thought I put together my most recent haul along with my thoughts about the company. If you don’t know, ThredUp is an online secondhand and consignment store. They’ll send you a bag, you fill it with clothes you don’t want and send it back, and a few days later you get some store credit to spend on their site. I first sent clothes and shoes to this site about a year ago and purchased a few items with the credit. I really liked what I got, so I kept going. Now, I’ve made three purchases and sent in two bags of…
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Ask Me Anything, Anonymously

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While moving my blog hosting, I noticed a feature that I thought would be lots of fun to add to Broke for Beauty. It lets you post comments to me anonymously, so if you have a question, product recommendation, or just feel like sharing something without your name attached, feel free! Go to brokeforbeauty.com/ask or click Q+A in the navigation bar to find it. I'm looking forward to chatting with you!
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Broke for Beauty is Moving!

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UPDATE 6/29: It looks like everything is in order now. I've added the widgets and followers from my old site and hid my old site. Please let me know if you encounter any issues! UPDATE 6/24: The redirect is propagating. You may be pointed to either my new or old site over the next couple days (if you're seeing this update, you're on my new site!). My new site is plainer with no color in the header and no featured images on posts, as the featured images didn't import. As soon as everything is working properly, I'm going to spend some time in the code to play around with the design. The following is still in progress: Ensuring posts have no broken images - all posts should have images after…
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[4/15/17] Website Maintenance

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Scroll to the bottom for live updates What's happening? You may have some trouble navigating Broke for Beauty over the few days as I reorganize my categories and navigation bar. Later, I'm making some changes that won't affect navigation, like continuing to move photos from Wordpress storage to an external source. When is this happening? Here's what I'm doing over the next few days: Removing 3 categories, repurposing 7 categories, creating 3 categories Rearranging categories into a more straightforward navigation bar Updating the categories for each blog post Here's what I'm doing over the next couple weeks: Moving photos for each post into an external source and updating the photo links Moving social media links from the header to the sidebar Creating a unique signature to sign off my posts Removing the…
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Now on my Tumblr…

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Hello! I just wanted to quickly let you all know that my posts and videos will now be shared on my personal Tumblr in addition to all of the other social media I use. I've had this Tumblr for YEARS, so there's a ton of stuff there to peruse through, but until now I've kept it separate from my beauty stuff. But after a long deliberation, and I've decided that I'd like to have that be the place where I reblog a lot of awesome stuff while ALSO putting out my own content (like my videos and posts for this blog as well as any future blogs or YouTube channels I make). Wanna check it out? I reblog a lot of cute animals, as well as some neat feminism/social justice…
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Quick Announcements!

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Hi all, I'd like to start off this post by telling you that I'm ok! Graduate school is just getting the best of me right now. It's been tough trying to find time to film at a time with decent lighting (Daylight Savings sure isn't going to help), and I've struggled with planning out blog posts in the meantime. Things will hopefully be turning around as my weekly assignments turn into more long-term final projects, so I can save my mornings for filming. If this fails, I'll have an entire month when the semester ends to do nothing but spend time with my family and blog, blog, blog! Here's what's on my post/filming agenda: October Favorites Beauty Blender + 2 Dupes comparison video and post - I filmed this and hated…
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Broke for Beauty is on Facebook and Google+!

Broke for Beauty is on Facebook and Google+!

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Hi everyone, I finally decided to make a Facebook page for B4B, and I connected the blog's email to a Google+ page as well. This is in part due to my plans to eventually self-host this blog, which I'll explain in depth when I make the move, but it's also so that I can connect with you and your blogs over other channels. I hope you'll join me! Facebook Google+ What social media channels are you connected to? Any tips? Let me know in the comments!
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100 Followers!

100 Followers!

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Hi, everyone! I've still been having a hard time health-wise right now, but I was ecstatic to log in and see that I have 100 followers! I want to thank all of you for taking the time to read my blog, even when I've been posting much more sparingly than I've hoped. Your thoughtful comments and kind words are definitely helping me through as I get back into blogging! Woohoo! Look out for some reviews coming up--I've been trying out some new products lately. Check out my Instagram for a sneak peek...and let me know what you'd like to see first! xoxo, Colleen
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Going back to Pittsburgh!

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Hi everyone, I apologize in advance for being a bit MIA for the next few days. I'm at the airport getting ready to fly back to school, and then I have to move back into the dorms and get settled. Classes start on Monday, so I'll be forced back onto a schedule soon! In the meantime, feel free to give me some requests in the comments. I'll be reunited with the rest of my makeup collection, so some inspiration and focus would be greatly appreciated!
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Broke for Beauty Pinterest!

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Hi everyone, I've been hard at work creating a Pinterest account for this blog and making it look beautiful! I hope you come check it out and follow me so we can share inspiration :) www.pinterest.com/brokeforbeauty I'm thinking of starting a Twitter next. What social media outlets do you think are most useful to your blog? I'd love some feedback!
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Bloglovin!

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Hi, beauties! I just want to thank you for all of the love lately (and hello to my new followers). I know I haven't been posting very regularly, but I'm working to make that better! Also, I just joined Bloglovin! Hope to see you all there :) Follow my blog with Bloglovin
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