Makeup and Beauty Blog on Twitter

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What is Twitter? — As far as I can tell so far (and I’m VERY late to the party), Twitter is at least two different things, the first of which is the reason I refrained from using it for so long.

The beauty of Twitter

  1. It’s an instant messaging/chat service similar to the old AOL chat rooms, AIM or MSN, except that it makes it easier to carry on conversations with large groups of people (from one to potentially millions of people in the same conversation!) and archives each individual message (aka a Tweet) on the web.
  2. Twitter’s also a great way to find and instantly communicate with people and businesses with similar interests (in my case cats, photography, blogging, writing, randomness, makeup and beauty).

How do I know this?

Because of something that happened last week…

It was early on Thursday morning. I was at my computer, drinking coffee in my pajamas and catching up on beauty news online. I saw a blurb in my feed reader for a blog post titled, “Illamasqua Coming to Sephora!!!!”

Holy shizz! Fo’ reals? I couldn’t believe my eyes, so I Googled for info and called Illamasqua to confirm.

It was true, and guess where the news first broke — where did it first appear?

You guessed it: Twitter. :)

Even though I’m afraid I’ll get sucked in, that I’ll need a Twitter intervention by Christmas, who cares? All of the big cosmetics and beauty companies are tweeting out coupon codes, announcing new products, events and sales on Twitter; I can no longer resist.

If you have any Twitter tips or just want to scold me for taking so long to join, let me know in the comments (or via Twitter, ha! Love the irony). I pledge to make up for my lateness with frequent Twittaway beauty giveaways and breaking beauty news.

Quick and easy

I was also really surprised by how easy it was to make a Twitter account. It’s free and easier than ordering a book on Amazon. The toughest part was choosing a username.

My first choice (mbb) was already taken. I’d wanted something short because of how people send messages on Twitter, and “makeupandbeautyblog” isn’t exactly short, right?

So, on Twitter I’m karenmbb. Tweet ya later.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. Do you use Facebook? On Facebook I’m at facebook.com/makeupandbeautyblog. I have my Twitter and Facebook accounts linked, so you can reach me at either one.

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  1. Pia says:

    Yay! welcome to twitter, Karen! i’d been waiting for you to join twitter for so long! Super glad you decided to give it a go.

  2. So glad you joined, it will be fun! You are right, so much news breaks on Twitter I feel lost if I don’t check it every day!

    I have a FaceBook page for my blog also under facebook.com/VampyVarnish. :)
    .-= Vampy Varnish’s last blog post… ME ME ME Nail Polish =-.

  3. Marmar says:

    Ya-hoo! Def added!
    .-= Marmar’s last blog post… 4th of July =-.

  4. gio says:

    Welcome to Twitter, Karen! Glad you joined :)
    .-= gio’s last blog post… Sunday Beauty Reads =-.

  5. Dao says:

    I was searching for you on Twitter, glad you joined. I’m @MyMakeupBlog :)
    .-= Dao’s last blog post… Beauty Literotica: Face Forward by Kevyn Aucoin =-.

  6. Cari says:

    Ha, I’ve been waiting for you to join for ages, Karen! Glad you finally hopped on the twit train! I’m @cariosity; see you around!

  7. Amanda says:

    I’m still out of the twitter loop but I just added you as a friend on facebook!

  8. Paula says:

    So glad to see you on there! I am sure you will have a blast, what with so many other beauty lovelies on there, too!

    I’m @oldergirlbeauty and remember bugging you to join twitter when you first asked. LOL.
    .-= Paula’s last blog post… I am not a "powder your nose" kinda girl =-.

  9. Kate & Zena says:

    Ha ha, I refuse to join twitter. I can barely keep up between my deviantArt, Xanga, Facebook, OnSugar, YouTube and all the blogging sites I check out!!! Twitter would throw me into the land of, “AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!”

    I did add you on Facebook though so you can see all the pretty pictures of Zena. I use my real name on there (Katie G). I still have my senior picture as my photo. Ack! Maybe I should use a picture of Z.

  10. Kate & Zena says:

    Edit: Never mind, it’s back to being a picture of Zena as a baby. You’ll recognize the photo. It’s baby Zena!

  11. Steph says:

    So glad to see you on twitter Karen! Have an awesome day:)
    .-= Steph’s last blog post… Pedi of the Day: Black with White Polka Dots =-.

  12. Laurie says:

    Yay, you gave in! I joined earlier this year and am so hooked. It’s so much fun and easy/addictive with an iphone!

    I just started following you:)

  13. Row says:

    Hey Karen!

    Just added you! I am @cosmetic_candy

    Its been less traumatic for me than Facebook (so far!)
    .-= Row’s last blog post… 12 =-.

  14. Hafsa says:

    Yay Karen and welcome to the twitter world!! I think you’ll like it:) I know what you mean about finding like minded business on twitter; I joined as a way to find more fellow photographers! You will most def be added ! And a little add back would be nice too ;) Congrats and have fun!
    .-= Hafsa’s last blog post… Rainy Day = Lush grass =-.

  15. Tania says:

    Karen,
    You can also add an ap so your tweets pop up as facebook status updates. It’s awesome and kills two birds with one stone (no pun intended). Thanks for letting us know how we can connect with ya. Can’t wait for the tweetaways! Happy Sunday!!

  16. Paris B says:

    Yay for joining Twitter! I’m @paris_b but I’m still not active on facebook :P
    .-= Paris B’s last blog post… Review: Maybelline Diamond Glow Eyestudio Palettes =-.

  17. shivotra says:

    Hi Karen!

    Yes, twitter is definitely better. Gets your point across without much fuss :)

    Cya there :)

  18. Marisol says:

    yay! You will be glad that you joined. Yes it can be addicting but it’s fun. I added you. I am @missmarisol and like Kelly, I feel lost or like I am missing out it I don’t check it.
    .-= Marisol’s last blog post… Kindle me this… =-.

  19. pinky says:

    yay for twitter! it’s hell addictive haha already following you :)
    .-= pinky’s last blog post… Johnson’s Body Wash =-.

  20. Tove says:

    This is going to sound really random, but your blog always makes me so happy, and you seem like such an exceptionally sweet person. Thanks so much for keeping it up!
    .-= Tove’s last blog post… =-.

  21. smilinggreenmom says:

    Okay- not sure if this went through the first time? I just found you blog and am now following you on twitter! Welcome- it is soo addicting, I know :D smilinggreenmom *tweet me!

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