Pinspiration & Blogging for Benefit

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A couple of months ago I was the person you'd hear saying 'I'm not joining any more social networking sites, I already spend way too much time on Twitter and Instagram' but low and behold, another social site has wormed its way into my life and I've spent the past few weeks becoming more and more addicted to it. The social networking site in question is Pinterest! Before joining I never really knew what it was about or how it worked (and I'm still not entirely sure) but I always heard people talking about how addictive it is and being a huge lover of photography and looking at beautiful images, I knew it would be right up my street. 

Another reason I became more and more interested in joing is because I was gaining a fair amount of traffic from it, even though I wasn't a member myself. I was pretty confused as to why this was happening (not that I was complaining) so I went and did a little bit of digging and found that other people had taken photos from my blog (particuarly photos of my dressing table) and 'pinned' them with a link back to my post. I didn't realise it was possible to do this but its actually a great way to get your blog out there whilst having fun at the same time. I'm going to make a point of ensuring all of my blog photos are now pinned onto Pinterest because who knows, someone might like them and stumble across my blog!

I've also found myself feeling so inspired by some of the images I've come across since joining and its given me a real boost - whether that's an uplifiting quote when I'm having a down day, a kick up the bum to go for that run I keep putting off or some ideas for home decor or recipes - it can all be found on Pinterest. There's even lots of blogging tips and advice over there so its really worth having a look if you're lacking some inspiration. I've even roped my boyfriend into joining and although it might seem like more of a girly website - he's thoroughly enjoyed flicking through photos of gadgets, watches and various other typical man stuff! I just love that whatever you want to find, its there. The collage above is a little selection of the kind of things I've been pinning lately - I've been particuarly obsessed with searching images of beautifully decorated offices (I'm determined to have a pretty office and MAC computer one day), healthy recipes, exercise inspo and inspiring quotes!

I've also been contributing to Benefit's #awesomeaugust board over the past few days which they've created as a celebration of all things fun this Summer! They've got a pretty cool competition going on too so be sure to check that out and you can read my guest post on their blog here for some more cool bene-updates. I still can't believe one of my all time favourite beauty brands asked me to guest post for them - its such an honour! I hope you all like my post and if you do, be sure to tweet me (@k_leexjx) and Benefit (BenefitUK) to let us know!

If you want to follow me over on Pinterest to see pretty photos of beauty, home decor, fitness food and fashion - you can find me here

Do you use Pinterest? If so, leave your usernames down below - I'd love some new accounts to follow!

Lots of love,

25 comments

  1. I LOVE Pinterest! I will start pinning some of my posts to it :) I follow you already, heres a link: http://www.pinterest.com/heathertayl0r/ xoxo

    http://magazinesanddreams.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. Pinterest has to be one of the top sites I spend my time on, hours just seem to fly by without me realizing!

    Bella x

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  3. Pinterest is amazing! I absolutely adore it & definitely following your's! Here's mine & the billions of pins that I have http://www.pinterest.com/brittiebee/

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  4. Pinterest is a genius site - it's my first stop when I start to run out of ideas or inspiration!
    My pinterest is http://www.pinterest.com/hanhan24680420/ :)
    Han xo

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  5. I love pinterest. Although I do seem to spend hours on there without even thinking about it, it's so good for diys etc xxx

    Alana Says…//www.alana-says.blogspot.co.uk//Fashion and lifestyle blog

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  6. I LOVE PINTEREST haha its the best thing ever>>
    xx beautyybychloe.blogspot.com

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  7. Im addicted to Pinterest & Im now following you. I can spend hours on there pinning
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  8. I spend way too much time on pinterest its soo addictive! xx

    ~ VISUALCANDY INC.

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  9. I feel the exact same way about Tumblr! The photos I see really inspire me to create content for my blog as pretty as the pictures on there.

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  10. So inpiration post!!! Pinterest and tumblr are amazing!!!

    FROM: http://pull-bliss.blogspot.com.es/ (New post)

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  11. I loveee pinterest! Whenever I'm bored I just go on to my 'DIY' board and choose a project! xx

    Pillarbox Post

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  12. I'm addicted to pinterest... especially for dessert ideas hehe...

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  13. I go through phases of being ADDICTED to Pinterest then ignoring it for months! I'm ImogenTypes on it. :)
    Imogen's Typewriter. <3 

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  14. I love Pinterest, I got into it when I got engaged and started a wedding board. I haven't been on it for awhile, though when I am I'm on it for ages!! I'm beautybird87 xx

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  15. I have a feeling I might get addicted to Pinterest too now... It would mean the world if you'd check out and follow my beauty and fashion blog:

    taraclare.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. I love pinterest! There's such beautiful and creative things on there. x

    Beauty Soup || UK Beauty Blog

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  17. I love using pinterest :) it is great!

    Emily xx

    emilycouture95.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. I've never really got into Pintrest. Maybe I'll have to try it out again x

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  19. I'm so addicted to Pinterest too! I spend far too long pinning all the things!! The quotes are great inspiration for days when it's difficult to remember why you're doing what you're doing though :) xx

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  20. i went through a little break but i'm back to loving pinterest! i love doing s/s and a/w boards for seasonal fashion inspiration!

    Natalie / Salt & Sail

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  21. I'm a total Pinterest addict! I've used it to get fitness tips too :) Plus the thousands of quotes that I save to my phone are also so inspirational! xx

    everythingbutthekitchen.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. I love pinterest :)

    http://www.pinterest.com/clemloves

    Clem x

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  23. I love pinterest, it's great to see so many different things on there for inspiration
    http://www.pinterest.com/soniahussain/
    sonia x

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  24. I love pinterest so much, I want to be a photographer and also carry on my blog so its right up my street too! my username is @hadamadday xxxx

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  25. I really love pinterest, I think it's so good for blogging inspiration!

    http://www.abigailalicex.com

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