I want to sip lattes and take pictures of myself in cute outfits and get PAID! How?! Seriously travel/lifestyle/beauty blogger envy happening right meow, folks. Wouldn’t it be grand if I could get paid to travel and post pictures of how much fun I am having? This is living the new american dream. I know that first, I would need an Instagram husband…too bad I had to fire mine.
I struggle with this though. Deeply. On one hand it sounds extremely cool and amazing, on the other I think: this isn’t real life. Spending hours getting ready, curling my hair, applying makeup, and buying a coffee just to take pictures with it… but then it all sounds so glorious! Could I stand that many pictures of my own face though?
Instead of punching in on a nine to five job, these ladies are getting paid to look pretty. They are capitalizing and self-marketing in ways I can’t even fathom. One of my favorites is a travel blogger who gets to zip around the world with free board at some of the most exclusive hotels, and then writes about it. Heaven!
Is this a credible profession? I ponder what would qualify me to give style and fashion tips? I guess like any style blogger, if you have a computer and a Visa you are in. But will this go against everything I believe in? I am torn. As a woman, I am about being different, promoting self-love, and using my noggin and wit to compel, not my outfits. Would I become one more eyeliner abusin’, Starbucks sippin’, Hans Solo outfit wearin’ wanna-be? Or should I live out my silly girl dreams?!
What do YOU think?