Welcome To The New & Improved BBB, blogging, blog


You may have noticed a few changes around here.  Bean's Beauty Blog has had a complete overhaul, even the header.  I had been thinking about changing the design of my site for a long time, but wasn't sure where I wanted to go with things.  

It seems a long time ago that I originally started my blog.  The design back then was a pink and cream floral background complete with matching pink header.  How taste (and common sense) changes!  I had been loyal to Pipdig for many months, changing the template to the latest on offer regularly. Whilst I always loved their templates and their exemplary customer service, I knew thousands of others also did too. I was looking for something a little different and came across Underline Designs.

As I write more and more, it becomes apparent that nowadays I certainly favour a sleek, monochrome design and wish for BBB to appear more editorial. That's why I am elated with this snazzy Wordpress inspired design.  Mina, my web designer has unbelievable flair and somehow knows exactly what works and doesn't.  To make a 'Blogger' blog appear as a website demands enormous talent and skill. Mina has this in abundance.

Now, to any of you who have stumbled across BBB, well hi there and welcome! To the loyal old-timers, thanks for sticking with me. Let me talk you through my new and improved site.

Navbar

Now split into just categories, if you hover over each category, the last 3 posts will be displayed from your chosen topic. Alternatively, there is a tab to click on to 'view all posts' from that category.

Slideshow

This displays the 6 most recent posts published on rotation. Under the slideshow, the tabs show Beauty, Travel and Lifestyle. If you click on each tab, the last 3 posts will appear. There is also a 'more posts' tab, which displays everything else.

Currently On The Blog

This shows the latest 2 posts published.

Popular Posts

Shows what the readers have been reading this week.

Footer

This is where you can find out About Me, view my Disclaimer and how to Contact Me. There is also a comprehensive A-Z Directory, which is updated regularly. If I've tested a product, it will feature here.

Welcome To The New & Improved BBB, blogging, blog

I am hoping my site is user friendly, stylish and covers a wide range of topics.

True to my blogging roots, I am going to publish more beauty product reviews.  From makeup to skincare, face masks to foot scrubs, mascara to makeup wipes.  If I try it, I'll let you guys know about it.  If there's a product you'd like me to review, or there's something you think I should try, do let me know.  As always, leave a comment below, tweet or email me.

Snapchat

I am now also on Snapchat.  I wish I had thought more of the username before jumping straight in. When I set up the account, I didn't even think to link it to my blog. If you do wish to follow, my username is GENIEGP.  I publish most days and would love to see you there.  I also tend to haul and swatch on Snapchat, so if you enjoy my blog, it's certainly somewhere to head to next. Please let me know if you do.

Schedule

Schedule wide, I publish Tuesday and Thursday at 5pm and Sunday at 8am. If you would like each post direct to your email, you can subscribe at the bottom of the page.

Thanks for all your support.  Any questions or recommendations are always gratefully received.  If you are a brand or PR company wishing to work with me, please do get in touch, as I love hearing from you.

Have you recently had a blog overhaul? Do you struggle with the direction in which your blog is heading? What do you think to my new, improved site?

Photography: Maisie Smart