In the last year or so, a handful of well known bloggers and Youtube video creators have crossed over from being reviewers and beauty writers of sorts, to create their own beauty ranges. Admittedly it won't be to everyone's taste but I think it is fantastic and so impressive to see the progression of this fairly new community. Slowly but surely both myself and sister have bought and tried most of the beauty ranges (we are easily lead astray) launched by fellow bloggers; we have found that on the whole they have exceeded expectations. Here is a what we thought of the main ranges, some may just surprise you...
Real Techniques Brushes
Perhaps the original cross over line and by far our favourite - very few beauty aficionados don't own at least one Real Techniques brush and for very good reason. In a nutshell they work, offer a great range of options be it pre-made sets or individual brushes and more often than not they are really affordable. They deliver great results (on par with far more expensive tools), are pretty (who can resist metallic and pastel brushes?) and wash (no splaying, shedding or loosing shape) well - you really couldn't ask for more. The entire brush line up is not only available via Superdrug but also Boots - link, it is worth while checking all retailers as more often than not the Real Techniques brushes are on a 3 for 2 offer!
Yes it is aimed at the really young but it is super affordable, beautifully scented and features some super handy products. Take for instance the Zoella Beauty Bath Fizz Bar, not only does it smell wonderful - slightly sweet and floral but the £5 bar provides enough for up to eight relaxing baths. I love that rather than using a full bath fizzer you have complete control over how much you use per use, not to mention it is great value for money. If you enjoy a budget but sweetly scented candle (somewhat floral yet fresh) you could do a lot worse than the Zoella Candle, the scent throw isn't the best but it is nice enough to have flickering away in the background. Sadly I can not find the scented candle online which is a little bizarre but it is readily available in Superdrug which I find adds to the appeal of the brand. You can shop the entire line up here - link.
Colab Dry Shampoo
This is of course the dry shampoo brain child of Ruth Crilly from A Model Recommends. Admittedly it took us (my sister and I) the longest time to pick up a can or two, fobbing off all the hype as just that. Oh how wrong we were; not only do the Colab Dry Shampoo's smell utterly incredible with at least seven scents to choose from (New York and the newly launched Monaco versions are our favourites) but also two varieties: invisible and volumising. They quickly soak up any signs of oily roots, refresh and don't coat the hair in a dreaded cloud of white dust. We honestly rank them as one of the best dry shampoo's out there and the fact that they range from £2.49 - £4.49 in price only sweetens the deal. Forget Batiste this is the dry shampoo range you want to try next! You can find them via Superdrug - link.
Tanya Burr Beauty
Again this is a range that can be found in Superdrug and is perhaps the most varied in terms of products: nail polish, false eye lashes and glosses. The glosses are the stand out item - well pigmented and offer a vast range of shades for every taste, without being too expensive. There is also a huge selection of nail polishes (our favourite is the pretty mint green Little Duck hue, great for Spring/Summer) and well made yet easy to apply eye lashes for every occasion to choose from - the everyday flutter eyelashes are great for beginners! You can shop the Tanya Burr Beauty here - link.
Like we have said not all the ranges will appeal to everyone but it is commendable to see how far blogging as come in the last few years.
What is your favourite blogger beauty range or item?
What blogger would you like to see branch out next?