Beauty Influencer’s Sunday Column Vol. 14: What’s the inspiration behind your blog name? How did you come up with it?

Hello dear readers and welcome after a long break. Her and Makeup is making a come back with a new installment of the BISC Column. I missed hearing from all of you, so  enjoy reading our answers and please say Hi in the comments below!

biscvol14-authors-grp2-ftWhat’s the inspiration behind your blog name? How did you come up with it?

BISC Vol.14 Authors Group 2

MATROMAO | Philippines | FoodWorldMe
I started out with two separate blogs: a food/travel/lifestyle blog to review restaurants and tourist spots and another blog for my beauty interests. At the time, I was gunning for a career in culinary arts, so I wanted there to be a particular focus on food reviews. I picked a name that encompassed all those topics in a nutshell and presented them in an obvious manner, so it would be easy for readers to find. Eventually, I decided to consolidate all my entries in one place. The name still feels applicable, so I went ahead and kept it.

SARA | Germany | Color Me Loud
The story behind the blog name goes like this. Me and hubby were driving to visit my mother-in-law. To kill time we were brainstorming about a cool beauty blog name. We spotted some words which we liked, color, purple, shadow etc. I wanted something which combines “Make-up” and “Music” which is my other life long hobby. When we thought about “Loud Colors” (loud from music, color from make-up), I cheered “Color Me Loud” and he was like “Yes I love it!”. But were were almost sure the domain was taken so we tried to find another option just in case. “Loud Colors and Nudy Tunes” would have been an alternative. Right after we arrived, we packed out my notebook and checked it out to see was free! I registered the domain right there and then. The alternative phrase made it to the description of the blog.

AGATA | USA | Her and Makeup
I love this week’s question. When trying to create  the name for my blog, I wanted to come up with something catchy, short, memorable and witty that would reflect the content of my blog at the same time. I ended up with the name “Her and Makeup” as a wordplay on the word “hair”. I came up with the name of the blog long before I wrote my first blog post and I have never wanted to change the name of it since.

ERIN | USA | Clever Girl Reviews
When I was a teen we went to see Jurassic Park. There is an iconic scene that became my mom’s catch phrase for me anytime I did something smart she’d say, “clever girl”. That is how my blog got its name! (

LAARNI | Philippines | Xoxo Laarni
My blog’s name is xoxolaarni, stylized as xoxo, laarni (I have a thing for small letters). XO means hugs & kisses but we already know that, right? Also, I would like to believe that there was a ‘Gossip Girl’ (I am a TV series freak, btw!) inspiration somewhere that’s why I made ‘xoxo’ as prefix for Laarni. It’s very short, memorable, good for people who are always in a hurry (when typing the URL in the browser.) To add, the name was not taken yet (social media accounts, etc), I Googled and it did not have so much Internet presence yet. LOL I am so technical!

JAA | Thailand | Hello Jaa
I registered long before I turned it into a beauty blog and that’s why it doesn’t relate to makeup or beauty. I wanted to put my name somewhere in there because I learned that you are less likely to get bored of your domain name if it has your name in it! Seems to work for me. :) Then I added “Hello” because it’s such a common and friendly word, not to mention the first word you say to someone you’ve never met before. It just sounds so fitting for me. :)

Hope everyone has a great week!

the founder and editor of Her and Makeup.


  1. howdoesdeedoit says:

    Welcome back welcome back mon amie ! I would’ve never guessed that to be the origin of your blog name. That’s so cool !!

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