Today I decided to do a tag, since it's been quite a while. I found this one over on the lovely Adele's blog, & it made me think about why I enjoy blogging so I wanted to share it with you!
Why did you start blogging and how long have you been blogging for?
.I guess I started about a year ago, though I go through periods of forgetting to post! Mainly, I started because I loved reading blogs & other people's opinions and just wanted to share my own. Also, most of my friends were sick of me talking on, and on, and ON about things they had no interest in. I needed an outlet!
Whose blog did you fall in love with first?
I don't know if you'd call it a blog, but like most Irish girls, I read Beaut.ie regularly & then found their blog list. From there, I think CherrySue & Fluff and Fripperies were the first two Irish blogs I loved, followed by ETCLLYMLRS and Thunder & Threads when I explored a bit more. Now, I have a list of over 100 blogs that I read daily!
What was the first blogosphere hyped about product you bought and was it worth the hype?
I think it was Collection 2000's Lasting Perfection Concealer. While I may have bought it initially due to rave reviews on blogs, I'm now on my third repurchase & still loving it It covers any under-eye circles I have but also matches my skin tone if I can't find concealer for blemishes.
What are your favourite five things about blogging and being a beauty blogger?
My favourite thing is the community - I love having chats with other bloggers on Twitter, they're such lovely people!
I love sharing my opinion, especially if something really works for me or I don't get the hype.
I like seeing how other bloggers use a product - Reading reviews on YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat foundation informed me that flat foundation brushes were working better for application.
I love finding out about new products or even oldies but goodies. Especially when it's something I wouldn't have considered or known about!
Finally, I have to admit that I get a burst of joy when someone comments on my blog or tweets me. Shallow, maybe, but it makes me feel good!
What have you learnt from being a beauty blogger?
That I don't need every new product - I wait, see how it works for other people and don't immediately rush out. Also, high street dupes can be better than high end products.
Have you changed anything since being a beauty blogger?
My skin are regime is much improved - Hello Liz Earle! Also, less is more and it's always easier to add a bit more than take it off. I've learned LOADS & made small changes as a result.
What advice would you give to a beauty blogger just starting out?
Blog about what you love & don't try to be someone/ something you're not - Write what you want to read & it comes across much better. Also, a legible font is appreciated!
Name your top five brands!
Oh wow. Difficult but..
Recommend your top five favourite beauty products!
Even more difficult! I know I'll want to change this but the first five that spring to mind -
- YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat foundation
- Collection Lasting Perfection concealer
- OPI Nail Envy
- Loreal Studio Gel Eyeliner
- Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains
Tag other beauty bloggers to do this tag!
I tag anyone who's interested to do this tag!
If you do it, link me to it in the comments :)