Friday 4 January 2013

The Beauty Bloggers Tag

YAY! I'm back. The festive period didn't mean a nice break for me. As I work at Gatwick Airport it meant I unfortunately had to work all over Christmas and New Year!! So sorry for the lack of posts. I will resume as normal from now! I will have a What I Got For Christmas post up super soon I promise. I know I'm a little late with this post but I figured better late then never hey! So thank you to Sophia over at Tattooed Tea Lady for creating this lovely tag for us beauty bloggers to do!

Why did you start blogging and how long have you been blogging for?
Well my first blog post was way back in June 2009. But I was never seriously into it until 2012. So it's been 3 years theoretically but I only count from 2012 so I say 7 months. 

Whose blog did you fall in love with first?
I'm probably going with the majority here when I say who I first started reading. They are all really popular beauty bloggers now days and I still love reading and learning from their blogs as much as I did when I first found them.

Zoe over at Zoella
Milly over at Pearls and Poodles
Laura over at Belles Boutique

What was the first blogosphere hyped about product you bought and was it worth the hype?
The first hyped product I bought which was worth it would probably be Rimmels Wake Me Up foundation and concealer. I am still very much in love with both these items and still use them today. They have become my holy grail products. 

What are your favourite five things about blogging and being a beauty blogger?
First things first is the fact I get to talk about all things makeup and beauty to my hearts content without feeling like I'm boring anyone to death. I can talk hours on end about my favourite products or new findings without people thinking I'm crazy or obsessed (which lets face it I am!!)

When I write about a certain product which I love and I get comments saying how they have gone out and purchased said product especially when people haven't liked a product but have given it a second try after reading my blog.

I love that I have managed to discover so many great new products just by being a beauty blogger. And that most are all high street products which I don't think I would of tried if it hadn't been for beauty blogs.

Which leads onto the beauty blogging community. When I first started my blog, none of my friends were really into beauty products or makeup like I was so I never really had anyone I could chat to about my obsession. The beauty blogging community has become a huge part of my life and although I haven't met any of the lovely boys and girls I chat to I feel like they are all like my closest friends.

The interaction between bbloggers is amazing. Through Twitter and Facebook I get to chat to some lovely people and follow their beauty obsessions. I've discovered so many new blogs through twitter and I love that I get to chat to my followers.

What have you learnt from being a beauty blogger?
I've learnt so many things since becoming a beauty blogger! I would probably say the most I've learnt is you shouldn't base your opinions on others. Just because other bloggers like or dislike a product doesn't mean I will or won't.

Have you changed anything since being a beauty blogger?
I have probably changed the way I use products. I have learnt so many tips and tricks I never knew before blogging. How or where I think a product should be used, can be used 10 other ways on 10 other places of the face/body.

What advice would you give to a beauty blogger just starting out?
It's not a scary place. Communicate with other bloggers and don't feel pressured! Blog when you want to don't feel like you HAVE to. It's not fun when it feels like it's turned into a job!

Name your top five brands!
This is a hard one...
-Laura Mercier

Recommend your top five favourite beauty products!
Again very hard...
-Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation & Concealer (I'm counting these as 1!)
-Any MAC Lipsticks
-Any OPI/Essie/China Glaze polishes
-Cetaphil Cleanser
-Benefit Box O Blushers

Tag other beauty bloggers to do this tag!
I tag anyone who wants to do this, and let me know when you have so I can check out your answers!!

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7 lovelies have something to say:

  1. Hi there - new follower from the blog hop! Love your blog & can't wait to read more! Hope you have a great day :)

  2. aww you blog is so cute! i found you on the blog hop over on iampisces

  3. I can imagine Christmas must have been hectic for you!

    Sophie Mayanne
    Stop by and check out my blog sometime, I would love to know what you think.

  4. Great tag lovely, really enjoyed reading this. I hope Christmas wasn't too hectic for you :D


  5. Loved reading this! Hope the airport wasn't too hectic x

  6. I loved getting to know you better! I fell in love with zoella too and she was also my inspiration to start blogging! If you fancy dropping by my blog sometime and letting me know what you think I'd really appreciate it!
    Hazzie xoxo

  7. I think we all fell in Love with Zoella's blog, she's one of my blogging inspirations! I definitely agree that finding out about new products is one of the best things about blogging, and just the overall community :)


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