Today’s Post is on Makeupandbeautyblog!

Like fitting yourself into a much smaller box, or when Karen from Makeupandbeautyblog asks you to write guest posts!

About a month ago, I received an e-mail from Karen. Not having read the title properly, I assumed it was my friend Karin (ignoring for a second that her name is spelled with an i, not e). The e-mail began normal. She’s planning a short vacation towards the end of April. Sounds good to me. She’s going to Kauai. That’s not an obvious holiday destination for someone who lives in Belgium, but sure why not? And she’s looking for a few talented bloggers to help her take a little time off. Wait WHAT? Who IS the sender of the e-mail? I finally went back to the title and freaked out a little. It’s KAREN, Karen from Makeupandbeautyblog!

Karen kindly gave me some blogging advice (which I have been trying to follow, including introducing more light to where I take photos and more photos per post), and told he she was looking very specifically for how-tos and tutorials, which I have almost never done on Mostly Sunny. I thought and thought and thought… what do I know a tiny little bit about? What part of my experience can I share with others in a more organized way? After many e-mail exchanges, we narrowed the ideas down, and I proudly present you my first guest post on MBB!

Writing this post took almost a whole day. I began by writing the “tips” down, digging things I wanted to show out, and taking first product photos and then demonstration photos. After that, it was the usual process of sifting through photos, labeling them properly, and adjusting mostly brightness. Please bear in mind that I didn’t have my new camera at that point, so it was just my small point-and-shoot. Nevertheless, I am proud of how it turned out!

With no further ado, here is the link to the guest post if you don’t already follow Karen (though I wouldn’t know in what universe is that even possible). Feel free to leave comments here or there to let me know how you like it. I hope you’ll enjoy it!

In life, we must learn from Tango the wise kitty:

(Yup, the poor box in which my flash arrived was flattened in about an hour)

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

  • projectswatch

    It’s a fantastic post, and I was so excited to see you there! :) Plus, that cat on a box photo is too cute!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Emi! I’m glad you like it! I’m in a bit of shock right now (which is weird since I KNEW it’d go live today haha), and you’re so right about Tango being ON the box. He’s REALLY too big to be IN it! xx

  • naomihing

    Sunny! So proud of you! Your article was great!!!!Happy dance

    • Sunny

      Thanks Naomi!!! I’m glad you like it. I’ll see if I can come up with something similar on Mostly Sunny later :)

  • Emma

    Congrats beautiful thats a really great post and a big deal being on that lovely ladys blog :) <3

    • Sunny

      Thanks Emma!!! I really flipped out when I finally figured that first e-mail out!

  • sugarmitten

    Wonderful post Sunny! You did such a great job as always! So happy for you! Oh that Tango is such a cutie! What is it with cats and boxes?? They always prefer boxes to anything else!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Amy!!! You’re so sweet :)

      Thanks for saying Tango is a cutie too. I guess cats like anywhere they feel safe. If I open an umbrella in the house he’d sit right under it lol

      • sugarmitten

        My friend has two cats that prefer boxes to their cat beds!

        • Sunny

          Oh definitely. If you have a cat you’ll know that spending money on cat toys or beds is really for your own fun. They love free toys and boxes lol

  • i‚ô•makeupart

    What great exposure for you. I can’t wait to read the post:)

    • Sunny

      Thanks hon! I hope you’ll like it!

  • ShannonBearzatto

    Super post Sunny dear – you did a great job!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Shannon! I kinda wish I already had my new camera and everything, but oh well :)

      • ShannonBearzatto

        Next time!

  • Sophie

    Tango is my kind of cat—-large! Great post, too!

    • Sunny

      LOL I honestly didn’t expect the little mouse that weighed 70 grams when I found him to grow to 7 kilograms… I must have been doing something right haha

  • Phil

    The cat.. too much..awesome!
    Keep doing what you’re doing Sunny, it’s going good.

    • Sunny

      Haha thanks Phil! The poor box! He should have gauged his size before trying to sit in it!

  • Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    I already read it, Sunny. You did a great job! That’s awesome, I didn’t realize she had approached you. You def deserve it–love your blog!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Becca! Yeah it was a very big surprise! I’m glad you like the post!

  • Diana F. (@DianaAPBL)

    Woah, such an honor! Great job!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Diana! I’m glad you like it!

  • Tina B

    What a great honor, loved the post! It’s funny, I’ll bet some think that a post takes no time at all but we know all the thought, preparation, work, and immense time that goes into it. There is a real sense of accomplishment when it’s complete and you are so happy with your work, though. So happy to read of your success and to see you on MBB, we all know it as pretty much the best beauty blog on the planet!