A new face of Beyond Beauty Tips!

I took blogging seriously when I started this blog. And even though I have moved on to my own domain and hosting, I still love being a part of the WordPress.com family. I am glad I did not delete this blog. I have a new plan.

I come across so many awesome posts that I want it difficult to keep a tab on everything wonderful I read. So from now onwards, this blog is not going to be in a state of coma. I am going to write a few posts every now and then with my random thoughts, and also share some awesome reads that I come across in WordPress.com

I update my other blogs daily:

http://toraveabout.com (Lifestyle blog)

http://shoppingescapades.com (Beauty blog)

Have a great day!

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Galimoto, Un-glamorous

RituKT:

To a small beginning that made a huge difference!

Originally posted on rarasaur:

galimoto, fair trade, push toy
This is my Galimoto.  When you push– the legs pedal.  Side by side with the world’s most expensive and popular toys, my Galimoto will win the favor of children every single time.

This particular one is made from coat hangers and cloth that were rescued from dumps, cleaned, and donated to organizations that employ small businesses in developing countries, under the banner of fair trade.   He was manufactured in a country where my aunt lives, where she runs her own business thanks to micro-loans and the protection of fair trade commerce.

When this was sent to me, it was accompanied by a note:

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”
– Arthur Ashe

This time of year, I think a lot about my little bicycle toy.

It’s easy to fall into the hype of a New Year.  Everyone wants to start with a bang!…

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Happy New Year 2014!!!

Happy New Year!!!

It is that time of the year when we make plans, lists, goals, resolutions anything you want to call and promise to do things that bring us happiness in some way or improve our lives. I have made a lot of resolutions, lots of them this year and since I am a blogger, most of my resolutions are blogging-related. Read my resolutions for my lifestyle blog and beauty blog for 2014.

One of the main things that I am looking for is becoming a better writer and blogger. And everything else just helps me become good at this main goal. I really hope this year I am able to fulfill my goals and resolutions. And I also hope that I get to make blogging my full-time job.

What are you goals and resolutions for 2014?

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A Year Later….

I have been blogging for a year now and it feels so surreal and yet I cannot imagine life without blogging now. The challenges are still plenty and yet I have stuck with it and I plan to do it in the future too. I signed up with WordPress on 20th November 2012 and started posting from 1st December. I got plenty of support in the first week, enough for me to overcome my fear of blogging and the online world.

I shifted my blog to a new address in the beginning of May 2013 to http://toraveabout.com and this place has been empty ever since. I also started a beauty blog Shopping Escapades – A Makeup and Beauty Blog around the same time. I have spent countless hours on both of my blogs. Despite the challenges I have faced, I plan to keep going on. Happy one year anniverary to Beyond Beauty Tips (this blog), the place where it all started!

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What have you been up to?

I have been gone from this blog (for a while) and working day-in- day-out to set up my new website. It’s been busy but I’m loving it. I love having control over everything on my website, I could never have had it on a free blog. On to the exciting things I’ve been up to:

1. I have been posting (almost) everyday of the week on my website. The blog still follows the “Everything under the sun” category.

2. I am hosting a Photo Challenge in July called Photo A Day Experiment (PADE) with a blogger friend, get more details here. The response to PADE has already exceeded my expectations! The posts on photography and related things have increased exponentially due to PADE.

3. I received two more awards from fellow bloggers – Versatile Blogger Award and Inspiring blogger award! I feel honored to have been acknowledged for my work.

4. I took a trip of my lifetime last week. I visited Jeju, South Korea also registered as the New 7 Wonders of Nature. It was breathtakingly beautiful!

What have you been up to?

Hope to connect with you on my website, have a great day!

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