Thursday, August 4, 2011

HG and Five Enablers

If you've been reading beauty blogs for any length of time, eventually you're not going to be able to just watch your wishlist continue to grow.  You're going to cave and indulge in some of those products that are always raved about.
I keep up on over 30 beauty/fashion blogs on nearly a daily basis, all of which are entertaining or interesting in some way.  Within this selection I have certain go-to blogs, because I've tried some of their recommendations and discovered HG-worthy products as a result.
A lot of these are things I wouldn't have tried without their endorsement and review.

Vivianna does Makeup - Origins Vitazing /I think most people love her best for her gorgeous mane, Victoria's Secret Model-like tan, and lippie obsession, but her thorough review of Origins Vitazing led me to purchase it after years of avoiding their products because I had a reaction to a lipgloss in, like, 2002.  Origins definitely stepped up their game since then, but I wouldn't have felt confident to try it without her rave.

Will Work for Makeup - Milani Blush in Luminoso /Many blogs are raving about this now, but I saw it here first, and her pictures and personality that comes through in her writing are lovely.  She writes as if to a good friend, with honesty and enthusiasm.

Makeup and Macaroons - Illamasqua Blush in Lover /A blush and lipstick-loving Aussie (not to mention the drool-worthy macaroons!), Lilit loves a bold lip and cheek.  After trying a couple of her inexpensive lipstick recommendations and loving them, I had to try one of her pricier blush faves.  Illamasqua Lover blush, why did I wait so long to try you?  Oh, right, $$.
But so worth it!

Don't Call Me Jessie - Boscia BB Cream /I can't even remember how I found her blog; I think I was googling about whether other grown-up women love Disney and cute stuff (obviously, lots of us do!). She has an amazing fashion sense and makeup collection, and even got me watching Disney movies again (specifically, "Tangled," which transported me back to my childhood; it's great!).  I'm not that old, but sometimes I get that little voice saying I'm too old to love pink and Hello Kitty.  LOL so I guess her blog made me feel normal!  Anyway, I found lots of other great beauty blogs from her favorites.  The specific product I love and first saw on her blog is Boscia BB Cream, which offers pretty good coverage but doesn't feel like a layer of product on your skin... it's my go-to summer foundation this year.

Zoella - MAC Shy Girl Lipstick /This girl is cute as kittens! She doesn't do any really funky, out-there makeup, but her usual makeup look is amazeballs, her sense of style is boho-fabulous, and she is so charming in her Youtube videos to boot.  I think most people would trade one of their five senses to have her hair!  And she has that innate photography sensibility that can't be taught.  She often rocks a pale peach-nude lip, and I'm so glad her blog inspired me to try it as well.  The more I use MAC Shy Girl (she's wearing it in many blog archive photos) the more I absolutely love it.

I would love to have an ounce of the natural glamour that these bloggers have in spades! Thanks, ladies, for sharing a bit of it with your readers!


  1. Thank you for the mention! I'm so glad you like the Boscia BB Cream. It's my favorite I've tried so far - like you said, it's light but gives decent coverage for days when you don't feel like wearing a higher coverage foundation.

    And of course I love the other blogs you mentioned - they've definitely enabled me, too! :D

  2. I love Zoella too and her style. I just noticed you feature me in your "blogs I love section"...thank you so much! You are too sweet!
    xx Jessica

  3. @ Jess: TBH I definitely found a lot of my faves in your blogroll. Double thanks to you :)

    @ Jessica: It's called "Ruffles and Truffles," so chances were I'd like it... gave it a read and I do!


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