|TLAs - WTF?!|
I remember (it seems like a long time ago now) when I started reading blogs, way back when, a long time ago in a planet far far away, and definitely before I'd even considered writing one myself.
The TLAs (Three Letter Acronyms) that bloggers used drove me MENTAL. I had no idea what they all meant. And they've started sneaking their way into my blogs too, - it's a slippery slope! So, here's a quick-n-dirty guide to some you might see in a few blogs out there.
|SA(s)||No, nothing to do with the British Special Air Service, this means Sales Assistant(s)|
|OC, O/C||On Counter|
|MC, MUC||Make(up) counter (I've only seen this in 2 places ever, but it bugged the life out of me. I've come to the conclusion that it was a particular blogger's own shorthand. How and ever, as it annoyed me so much, I've included it here).|
|MUA(s)||Make Up Artist(s)|
|AW, A/W||Autumn/Winter. That special time of year which serves only to feed into Christmas and then back into Summer, via the pseudo-season of Spring.|
|OT, O/T||On-trend. You're more likely to see this in fashion blogs, but it crops up in beauty blogs too, and refers to the current season's trend shades or tendencies|
|ATM||Nope, I'm not talking about withdrawing cash. It means At the moment. Not strictly a beauty blogger one, but I have been guilty of using it.|
|OTT||Also not really an MUA/blogger thig per se, it means over-the-top|
|GWP||Gift with purchase|
|BNT, BNWT||This one is largely going to be seen on a re-seller site, and it means Brand New (with) tags|
|BNWOT||Ditto, but this time, Brand New With Out Tags.|
|FS, HS, TS, SS||Usually refers to Full Size, Half Size, Travel Size, Sample Size|
|LE||I am most definitely guilty of abusing this one! It means Limited Edition and refers to something which is available for a limited time period only, until stocks run out. MAC is irritatingly annoyingly guilty of having LE items in their collections.|
|SS, S/S||Spring/Summer. We tolerate the Spring. We like the Summer. The "royal" we :-)|
|MSF||Usually used to shorten MAC's Mineralized Skin Finish (powder) product|
So there you have it. I'm sure there's a bunch more that I haven't thought of... please feel free to add more in the comments below!!!