Beauty In Beta Gets A Revamp!

Howdy lovlies,

I hope you are well?

You may have noticed something a little different here in Beauty In Beta, I’ve had a makeover! I’d been feeling a bit sad about my layout, not sure what I wanted from it, then I came across the amazingly talented Carly Watts. I immediately fell in love with her design work and illustrations and knew that it was exactly what I had been looking for. I looked through her whole portfolio and everything I saw just got better and better.

So about 10 minutes after finding her site, I emailed her and commissioned her to design me a new header, buttons, YouTube channel art and a portrait and I’m so so happy I did. To do the portrait, she asked for a few photos of me, asked me a couple of questions like colours I liked, what I’d like in the picture (obviously had to have my cat Gizmo). She sent over a first draft quickly, which I loved, and then she sent over this portrait, which I am even more in love with. Look how cute Gizmo looks, I can’t deal with it!



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Google Analytics For Bloggers | Beauty In Beta

Howdy lovlies,

I hope you are all well this lovely Tuesday? Well, on my last SEO post I did a little poll on what you’d like to have a post on next, and the majority said Google Analytics, so here we go! Sorry it’s taken so long to get this out. 🙂

Obviously I’m no expert, but I use Google Analytics daily for clients at work, so I thought I’d put together a little post on what exactly GA is, and how to get it on your site.
I’m going to talk a bit about how to apply this to your blog, and how to get yourself set up. Unfortunately this only applies to those who have a Blogger blog or a self hosted WordPress, as I’m not familiar with any others! You’re unable to use GA on a site (one hosted through WordPress), so you’ll have to stick to the stats tab of their blog, sorry!

A Big Ol’ Birthday Wishlist | Beauty In Beta

Howdy lovlies,

As my birthday is coming up next month, I thought it would be fun to do a Birthday wishlist, of all the things I’ve been lusting over recently. Some of these things are just so out of my price range, that my only hope is that someone with a bit more money loves me enough to buy it for me! So without further ado…..



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A Letter To My Younger Self | Beauty In Beta

Hi 11 year old Beth,

I know I’ve caught you in a pretty awkward stage of your life ey? You’re about to start Secondary school, and you don’t really know what’s going to happen next. That feeling of uncertainty, scared of the change, stepping out from the comfort of your small school, with all your friends. Right now your main worries are which colour choker necklace you want to buy from Claires, which sweets to buy after your Swimming lessons and filling the pages of your Football sticker book, and I love that. You have a fun zest for life that you shouldn’t ever let anyone take from you. Say yes more, have fun, do the things you want to do, don’t be scared.

As you get older, smaller worries start to make a bigger impact.  I’m afraid that anxiety never really goes away, so maybe if you can try and stop it now it’ll be better? I know things have happened that weren’t part of the plan, and I wish so much I had a real time machine to save you from everything that will hurt you, but when things don’t go to plan, then speak to someone, ask for help. It’s ok to feel scared sometimes. 

School is rough, but don’t worry you’ll get to the other side without a scratch. I’m not going tell you it’s the best time of your life because I’m afraid it won’t be, but you’ll carry on through and your grades will be good, you get nothing lower than a C, even in Maths! I know, crazy?

You go through a stage of being a right grumpy wotsit, so try not to take it out on Mum and Alan, they’re only trying to help. Oh yeah I’m afraid you never really get less gawky, and your eyesight is only going to get worse but you learn to embrace it, I promise it gets better. Honestly, nowadays it’s even fashionable to wear glasses. I’m not even joking! Please please remember to wear your retainer all the time though, because damn it’s annoying when your teeth start to go crooked again.

Oh hey, you know you’d always wanted a younger brother or sister, well I’ve got great news. In a couple of years, you’ll have a baby sister, and then 3 years after that an awesome baby brother. I know, amazing right? Continue reading

Some Love For A Newbie Blog?| Beauty In Beta

Howdy lovlies,

I hope you are all well?

Well, it’s only awards season in the blogosphere and it’s so flipping exciting! I was having a look at the categories for the Cosmo Blog Awards, and was thinking to myself, there’s no way I can compete with all the amazing beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogs out there

But I thought, you never know things unless you try, so as my little space on the internet here is only still a baby (6 months old), I thought that I’d maybe give the ‘Best Newcomer’ category a go.

So, if you like my random ramblings, or are feeling especially generous, then please do pop on over to this link below, it takes just two seconds and I’d be so grateful!



That’s it really! I’m not going to keep harping on about this, but please do let me know if you give me a cheeky little vote, I’d love to say thanks!

Beth xx