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Sunday, January 05, 2014

14 Beauty Must Reads for 2014

14 Beauty Must Reads for 2014

Beauty blogging has changed since I began three years ago (gosh how time flies) however I don't see that as a negative thing at all. Change is normal and imagine how stagnant blogs of any type would be if we didn't evolve and adapt (isn't that the tag line for a movie?). Three years ago I followed a handful of blogs and have now let it snowball out of control to now hundreds which I read weekly. Of course some of such blogs now cease to exist and new reads have filled their place so I thought today I would share fourteen blogs I recommend adding to your reading list...





1, Saloule - Sarah has an uncanny ability to make me give up all leave of my senses and purchase just about anything she features -  despite the fact we don't have the skin tone or skin type. Yes she's that good. A beautifully laid out site coupled with Sarah's impeccable make-up taste make this a must read.

2, Late Night NonsenseI adore that Adrienne (yes she's a fellow Adrienne) features a combination of high street and high end products meaning every budget is catered for. She posts concise reviews that are easy to read yet never lacking in detail not to mention Adrienne's photo skills are second to none.

3, The Beauty MilkCoco's blog has it all - large, clear and beautifully formed images, a great writing style and the perfect blend of various products be they skin care, make-up or American drugstore products we have yet to get our hands on. Coco also posts tutorials which are easy to follow but with great results. 

4, Cocoa Amourr - Another beautifully laid out blog with plenty of that NYC flavour we all wish we possessed. Elena tends to focus more on high end products but is never anything but honest about what each product can or more importantly can't do. If you like beauty posts broken up with the odd fashion/lifestyle musing add this blog to your reading list now.


5, Beauty Blah Blah Blah - A new find for me but a great one. I really like that Tamara has the ability to write short but concise reviews of beauty products - something I have yet to grasp. Again a well laid out blog with great photography which is something I always appreciate.

6, Eating Lipstick - A drugstore must read has to be Hollie's blog - if there is a new product to hit the stands this girl has it and will review in detail complete with 100% honesty. The large clear photos really have help when it comes to deciding what is worth purchasing. Hollie also posts Youtube videos so she has every base covered - a must read! 

7, Nouveau Cheap - This is the bible of all things drugstore. I tend to scour N.C to get the scoop on newly released or to be released drugstore products state side so I can add them to my lust list and patiently wait for them to hit the UK shores. N.C also reviews said products and features swatches so you always know where you stand.

8, Sleep and Water - Such a beautiful blog that again features truly honest reviews of beauty products of all types and price brackets. The photography is to a very high standard and S&W also gives an insight into the Australian beauty market featuring products and brands that I have yet to experience. 



9, Autumnleaves-x - Rebecca does mainly post about beauty products but she has the ability to easily slot in lifestyle type posts which really allow you to get to know the writer. I really like the warm, chatty feel of this blog - a feel good factor and beauty products in one place what more do you need?

10, Rotten Otter - Another blog that combines beauty and life but Rotten Otter is so much more than that! A combination of life, beauty, craft and interior posts that seamlessly slot into one blog which is written with impeccable style and truly wonderful (sometimes magical) images. One of my absolute favourite blogs ever, ever.

11, John, It's Only Makeup! - Lorraine was my first ever taste of an Irish beauty blog, she is beyond witty yet truly knowledgeable and never shies away from the truth. I dare you not to chuckle big, belly laughs with Lorraine as she tells it how it is. A breath of fresh air.

12, What I Call Beautiful - Again this is relatively new addition to my reading list but quickly becoming a firm favourite. Danni features both beauty and fashion posts but truly has her own style (which is faultless in my opinion). Her photography style is beautiful, the blog is well laid out and the content is great. Check it out!


13, Baby Face - When it comes to photography this blog is my go to - I could spend hours just perusing the beautiful images that Amy produces. Again this is a great blog to follow if you like a variety of subjects such as life, beauty and fashion all neatly rolled into one.

14, Rose Beauty - The term whimsical was invented for this blog. Sundariu has an impeccable style and a flair for interior design (it also doesn't hurt that she is a fellow cat lady) and one of the nicest bloggers out there!


Rather than leaving a typical comment I would really like you to leave another blog's link (please) so hopefully I too can find new reading material. Go on spread the blogging love.



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45 comments:

  1. http://mizzmagnifiquexoxox.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. http://hollylerose.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. I love John, Its only makeup! hahah I am obsessed she makes me giggle

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  4. This is great! I'm going through them all as we speak!

    Emily | PENNY RUGBURN 

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  5. Oh wow a lot of new reads for me! I've not come across so many of these so going to have a good ol read this afternoon, thank you!
    Liza | Beauty Blog Glambeautys | YouTube | Family & Lifestyle Blog Glambambini

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  6. I'm just starting out but ameasureofblush.blogspot.co.uk will include many beauty/skincare reviews, the first of which will appear this evening!

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  7. lovely selection, I already read quite a few of those. One of my favourite blogs is http://drivelaboutfrivol.blogspot.co.uk/ , a couple of more recent finds are http://www.theprivatelifeofagirl.com/ and http://tinted-red.blogspot.co.uk/ , I could go on but I'll stop there!

    Aye Lined 

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  8. Thanks for this list...normally when I read this type of blogpost....its always the same bloggers......but I haven't disovered these guys yet!! xx

    http://vodkaandarose.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. My God! Words can NOT express how thankful I am for what you've said for me. I've never seen my blogs name written on anyones blog before (like a beauty reads). This means so much to me. Thank you for your support! These posts motivated me to become better and improve my blog! Thank you so much.
    =)
    E | Beauty/Skincare | Cocoamourr

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  10. I love finding new blogs, thanks for the recommendations! x

    http://theressomethingaboutalice.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. A lovely selection of blogs, Autumn Leaves is one of my favourites!


    Stephanie
    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3436251/hope-freedom-love
    xxxx

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  12. Eeeek thank you for such kind words about my blog! You've included a lot of blogs I haven't read before so I know what I'll be doing this evening! Yours is one of my favourites too :) xx

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  13. Really great suggestions! I'll have to check them all out!

    http://chelsealeighbeauty.blogspot.ca/

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  14. Never hard of half of these! Can't wait to read them!

    CHLOTALKS.blogspot.com

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  15. It's lovely to see fresh blogger! Thank you for sharing! I wish I could take photographs like these guys, absolutely beautiful!

    www.myfloralvalentine.blogspot.com

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  16. Thanks for the mention Adrienne! Wondered why my followers spiked and then this put a smile on my face. Still love the fact I've found another Adrienne that is also a beauty blogger! xo

    Adrienne @ Late Night Nonsense | Bloglovin' | YouTube

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  17. Such a great selection, although my reading list is now much longer!

    sheblah.blogspot.com

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  18. Love this style of post, thank you for the recs!

    I nominate Liza from www.glambeautys.com (who has commented up there somewhere - she's SO lovely and her reviews and videos are really helpful.

    Georgina at itotallypaused.com

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  19. I love the Beauty Milk and Eating Lipstick!
    Haha, sound like a very weird meal...

    Kah-Feh Yen | YSL Rouge Volupté Giveaway.

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  20. Thank you for all those bloggers! I think I will spend my evening reading their posts! haha

    Victoria ♥
    http://victressvic.blogspot.com/

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  21. I've just entered the world of beauty and lifestyle blogging so this is such a helpful post :D

    http://chloesthoughtss.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. Seriously thank you so much for including me, I've already had an influx of followers, wow!
    I'll definitely be checking out the rest of the blogs as you obviously have good taste ;););)
    I'm such a huge fan of your blog, even if I don't comment as much as I'd like (silly bloglovin app) I always read your posts!
    Love, Rebecca-Louise
    Autumn Leaves - UK Beauty Blog

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  23. www.luxelist.me - I love love love it!

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  24. Going to check out those blogs, great post as usual, I recommend ...
    www.abeautifuldelight.blogspot.com
    www.beautylifemichelle.blogspot.com
    They are really lovely girls and I really enjoy their blogs hope you do too :) x

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  25. Wow thank you for mentioning me, read your blog daily! x

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  26. Some of these girls are my old favourites!!

    Emily xx
    www.beautybyemily.co.uk

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  27. My blog reading list just got A LOT longer! Thanks for all the suggestions. :)

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  28. haha, I'm already Behind on the blogs I usually read! Now I need to add these ones!!! Im going to be veryyy busy!

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  29. Hi, Adrienne. I'm both honored and extremely excited that you featured me on this list!! About half of these blogs were already on my reading list, but right now I have a bunch of tabs open with the rest. I'm browsing through them and following them now. Thanks for sharing these blogs. Great new reads!
    <3

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  30. This is a very timely post as one of my favourite blogs (beaut.ie) has just announced that they're closing down. I'm gutted but now have 14 more options to explore : )

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  31. Thank you so much for featuring me among these lovely bloggers Adrienne and for your sweet comments! That's so very kind and generous of you. I've loved your blog since the very beginning when I first started blogging - I remember reading your posts about the Revlon Lip Butters and marvelling at how creative the backgrounds for each of the colours were in your pictures! I'm definitely going to be checking out the other bloggers you've showcased here as well :)

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  32. There are some blogs here that I love to read! thank you for sharing!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  33. Wonderful list! I'm always on the lookout for new reads, so thank you for featuring many that I would not have come across myself. :)

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  34. www.allthatsparklesbeauty.blogspot.com

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  35. You're a doll. I've loved your blog for yonks now and i feel as if we've known each other for years..!!! Remember winning a competition aaaaaages ago!!! Thanks so much for your kind words! Xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  36. Thank you so so much for the mention! I can't believe I've only just seen this post?! :)xx

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  37. This was such a lovely idea, I like doing posts like these myself :) Some of my favourite blogs you have already listed such as Sleep and Water however I also really like at the moment:

    www.jennypurr.co.uk
    www.lifesetsail.com
    www.beautyandthechic.net

    I hope you like these as much as I do :)

    Amy x A Little Boat Sailing

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  38. I'm always on the look out for new reading material & inspiration, I only follow one of the blogs - Autumn Leaves & love reading her blog :) I'm away to follow & check out the other ones :D Thanks for sharing Adrienne :D
    xxx

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  39. I'm going to shamelessly promote my own blog www.bethyoungmakeup.com. I just recently started blogging regularly (New Years Resolution). I've read your blog for ages so it would be amazing if you could give it a look.

    Thanks!
    Beth

    Beth Young Makeup

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  40. I definitely would recommend manface.co.uk as one of my fave beauty blogs. Its always nice to get a males perspective.

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  41. I'll definitely be checking out these blogs, I've been looking for some new reads and these sound amazing! Two of my favourite beauty blogs at the moment are:
    http://www.thunderl0ve.co.uk & http://www.girlwithmakeup.com - I've been reading them a lot recently!

    Amy at The Girl in the Bowler Hat
    xxxx

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  42. These all look great! I started my blog 6 months ago called makeupmusicbooks.blogspot.com :)

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  43. Loved this post! Absolutely love finding new blogs to read, and I've definitely found a few here!!

    Rhianna | robowecop

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