Somehow we are in June already but rather than post the usual products I have loved this month and the products I would like to own by next month (in my dreams), I thought I would focus on my favourite new blogs.
It might just be me being very slow on the uptake, plus I was missing in action whilst doing exams for a month, but all of a sudden a number of fantastic new blogs have come to my attention.
I started reading blogs because I wanted to see swatches of products before I ordered them online, being unable to get to department stores and Space NK easily. First I stumbled across the colossus that is Temptalia, and then from there found London Makeup Girl, Modesty Brown, Visionary Beauty and British Beauty Blogger.
Having been a little obsessed with magazines since my early teens, I had never considered looking online for beauty news and reviews, and I am ashamed and a little embarrassed to say that I took every word in print to be gospel. It was only last year, when I found blogs that it dawned on me that I wasn't the only crazed beauty junkie out there, there was a whole community willing and able to advise on and discuss beauty, and the best thing was that it was available 24 hours a day and didn't cost a thing! Gone are the days of watching friends' eyes glaze over when I mention lipstick, since then I've never looked back but I will admit, my bank balance has suffered.
I always love finding a new blog, reading the archives often for hours, so I felt I'd hit the jackpot this month when I saw a number of newish blogs focusing on all the brands I adore but are very hard to find swatches of. One of my best blog friends, the wonderful Jeanie from Makeup Merriment, kindly gave me a blog award for bloggers starting out back in the New Year and I was meant to tag some others, but life got in the way and I never got around to posting about it. Instead of tagging people, I am picking my favourite new blogs from the month of May. Here goes:
If you are on the look out for a new blog to read or just can't get enough of great swatches and thoughtful reviews of beautiful luxury products, I highly recommend all of the above.
Finally, here are a couple of blogs that aren't exactly new (hence not in my May favourites), but in my eyes don't get the amount of attention they deserve:
All in all I have to say May has been a wonderful month for Beauty Blogging!