Monday, 12 November 2012

The Beauty Blogger Tag

I love doing tags so when I saw Sophia from Tattoo TeaLady had created a beauty blogger tag, I knew I had to do it. This tag is all about me as a beauty blogger, what I love about being a beauty blogger and what products I love. Here we go...

Why did you start blogging and how long have you been blogging for?
I first started blogging when I found other bloggers doing it, I wanted to put my stamp on it and write what I thought about beauty. I first started blogging in June 2011 and not looked back since. I've found that blogging has become my hobby and I really enjoy it. It's nice to do something productive with my time and beauty is something I'm passionate about.

Whose blog did you fall in love with first?
I first fell in love with Anna's from Vivianna Does Make-up. I love her posts and her Youtube videos were the first I subscribed too. She's my number 1 top influencer now and everything she has I need, haha.

What was the first blogosphere hyped about product you bought and was it worth the hype?
In blogging and outside, I'd heard about the Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream, celebrities like Cheryl Cole use it and bloggers rave about it. I don't think it's worth the hype personally, I don't like the smell and I was disappointed when it came as Vaseline like formula instead of an actual cream.

What are your favourite five things about blogging and being a beauty blogger?
I wouldn't say I have five specific things but I love being part of the beauty community, I have friends who are interested in beauty but they don't really understand it as much as beauty bloggers. The blogging world seems to justify my spending habit and I love sharing what I think about products with my readers. Another favourite is taking part in the #bbloggers chat and meeting new people with the same interests, it's great to meet new people. Blogging has become a hobby of mine and whenever I'm bored at home, I grab a cuppa, turn on my laptop and blog.

What have you learnt from being a beauty blogger?
Through being a beauty blogger, I've learnt to shop around in what I buy. A cleanser may be £40 but there could be one from Boots which is £5 and better. I always read reviews and try samples before I purchase a product to make sure. It's good to ask around and ask other bloggers what they think to get a second opinion.

Have you changed anything since being a beauty blogger?
I've learnt how to apply my make-up properly and new techniques such as contouring and highlighting - I was alien to this before I started blogging. Being a beauty blogger has changed the way I look at make-up, it's something I enjoy more than a necessity. I find fun in make-up instead of just monotonously apply it everyday like I used to.

What advice would you give to a beauty blogger just starting out?
Write about what you love and write what you would want to read yourself. Do it because you love it, not to get free stuff. Be friendly and get to know people, you soon make friends.

Name your top five brands!
Nars, MAC, L'oreal, Estee Lauder and Bumble & Bumble.

Recommend your top five favourite beauty products!
1 - I'd recommend a good hot cloth cleanser, they've changed the way I take my make-up off. The Liz Earle one is very popular, I currently use a No.7 one.
2 - Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair is a great serum to use on an evening and it's really improved my skintone. Pricey though.
3 - Topshop has a great range of lipsticks which are inexpensive and come in a great range of shades and finishes. My personal favourite Whimsical.
4 - L'occitane Shea Butter hand cream is amazing, it soaks in so quickly and leaves hands so soft. I recommend their foot cream too.
5 - Lastly, if you're feeling a bit pale, try the Xen-Tan lotion, lasts all week and gives a natural olive tan.

Tag other beauty bloggers to do this tag!
I tag all you beauty bloggers to do this tag! Remember to let Sophia know because it's her tag! Leave me your link below, I'd love to read it!
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5 comments

  1. I'll definitely be doing this one! :)

    Sandra from The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

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  2. Thx for sending your link on bbloggers chat, following now! I think it's a great tag!!
    http://www.curlsandbags.com

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  3. I loved reading this post, the blogging community is so lovely and it's great to be a part of! I love Topshop lipsticks a lot too! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  4. I might do this tag it looks great! New follower xxx

    http://lucyrobertsfashion.blogspot.co.uk

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