Saturday, 4 June 2011

May Favourites - and now for something completely different!

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 BrownVisionary 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!


  1. Thank you, Jennifer! As a long-time reader of yours I feel so happy to be welcomed and accepted into this beauty community by you and all the other wonderful bloggers. Thank you for the mention, I really appreciate it! :)

  2. Such a great post, I always love to come across new awesome blogs, YAY I see my fellow Aussie Dempeaux included (she's the bomb!) :)

  3. What a pleasant surprise, LL! Thank you so much for mentioning my blog.

  4. Awww Thank you for the very kind comment and shout out Jennifer! I fancied some new blog reading material, so I'm all ready for a afternoon on the couch reading blogs. Thanks again lovely x

  5. Thank you Jennifer for such a lovely mention! And I actually love and read all the other blogs you've mentioned as well. I used to buy lots of magazines as well but since I've discovered the beauty of online blogs I haven't bought a single one (except a Glamour mag while I was in London, but that was more of a souvenir :)
    x Klara

  6. Thank you so much LL! It feels so good to be recognized by outstanding blogs as yours!!!

  7. TY for mentioning :) I'm so glad to have people actually read :P

  8. Quick reply to everyone, no need to thank me! We all put so much hard work into our blogs and it is important for that to be recognised every now and again. The only downside is that the more blogs I read, the more things I want to buy and the less law work I get done! xx