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Share The Love!

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Share The Love!

Hi everyone!

You may remember that I did some Sharing The Love on You Tube recently. I’m not really sure if You Tube is my thing, I think I’m more comfortable blogging. For now, I have made my videos private but I’ll probably change my mind again tomorrow.

Anyway just in case you are interested, here is a quick rundown of who I mentioned in my Share The Love videos.



 Claire has a blog and a You Tube channel. Her blog is amazing and her channel is a little bit newer but I chose her as a You Tuber just because when she is talking about style and fashion she is so passionate and in to what she is talking about. I find her energy contagious. On my mission, I think I’ve got sidelined by beauty a bit but I’ve started to think more about style and adorning pretty things as I read more of Clare’s posts and watch her videos. A couple of her videos are quite different too. One is dedicated to her shoe collection. I’ve seen tens of make up collection videos before but a shoe collection one?! It worked though, a great vlog. Then there was another chatty vlog about how she thought her style was evolving. Again I’ve seen chatty videos before but never one, that took this angle. So hopefully there will be some more videos up soon. In the meantime, check out her channel if you haven’t already and of course, check out her blog !

Tanya Burr

 When I did my Share the Love videos, I was really in to my Frenched which I doubt I ever would have been able to pull off if I hadn’t watched Tanya’s wearable red lip tutorial. I know she is quite well-known but all of her tutorials seem to work for me. I have been working her Lady Gaga lippie (I do like Satin Taupe) look recently and it is quite wearable. I’ve learnt loads from her and she is a trained make up artist so hopefully everybody can pick up something from her. Tanya also has another ‘fun’ channel which is a good way to wind down if you like ‘A day in the life’ type videos. Oh and of course, look out for the jewellery Tanya wears in her videos because some of it she sells. Remember a certain dancing ring!


 To be fair, I have not watched lots of Alex’s videos yet but I found her channel when I was searching You Tube for some extension videos and I watched one of her videos and then another one. I thought they were good and she covered hair, beauty, make up. She has more then fifty videos up and seems really in to making her channel a success. I have subscribed and think that her channel could be one to watch.


 I wasn’t aware of Kathy’s channel before but she does have a big following so maybe you are already subscribed. However, this channel she is new to me and wow, am I pleased that I found it. I became aware of Kathy’s videos after Laura (Lollipop26) tweeted that the only tutorials she ever watched were on this channel. There are a lot of make up looks on this channel which I will soon be exploring but the video that I have been watching over and over with my 209 in hand, is the Perfect Liquid/Gel liner tutorial.



 I remember saying in my video that Nicoletta’s blog was my current fave and I still look forward to her posts now. I think Nicoletta is quite new to blogging -I’ve probably only followed her a couple of months- but you would never know. She does a lot of faces of the day but also throws in fashion, hair, reviews and more general posts. She did a lovely one today about appreciating the small things such as a morning with her son and some toast. Nicoletta seems really friendly and posts almost, if not, every day.


You all know that I am a big fan of Muhsine’s blog. It covers everything make up, natural beauty, hair and she is just so stylish that you’ll probably find some style inspiration in there too. Muhsine’s photos are great and her posts are always inspiring. She consistently produces very clear swatches with through comparisons. She talks fairly about many different brands. A great blog to check out if you are in to seeing how some of the less hyped brands fare compared to MAC and Nars. The posts on this blog are not ones that could be written without some knowledge, thought and research. Oooh and the odd purchase or so!! Thankfully Muhsine posts several times a week and in addition to this, there is a whole wealth of information on her blog in the form of earlier posts. Sometimes if I have a question (or a blemish), I just search Muhsine’s blog and Bingo, a remedy is found!


A new group blog set up by Gemma from Gem’s Maquillage. You may have heard about it but basically you submit a half decent photo of your outfit of the day and Gemma/Victoria will include it in a cute little post with a few more OOTD’s from others. I’m very nosy and love seeing what people are wearing. It is great to see what we wear in common and what more unique pieces people use to distingish their style. There have been points where I have been obsessed with this blog and trawled the net to try and find something spied here. This blog is also a great way to find new blogs as under photos, IKWYWTS will link to the person’s blog.


 Laura’s blog is brilliant. She posts regularly, does a lot of looks with a lot of different products. One look that I always remember is a Bollywood one. The looks are always creative and to me, Laura’s technique appears spot on. Laura replies to a lot of her comments and seems an avid reader of many blogs herself, I’m sure she has ‘matchmaked’ a lot of blogs with new followers in Blogland, as she often tags or refers to interesting posts or competitions she has read. Also Laura is so on the ball with future collections, she knows what is coming out and when. A great blog to turn to when compiling wish lists. Laura also does beauty reviews and hauls.

There we go, I know some of my mentions are more well-known then others but I hope you find somebody new to follow here.

Oh and of course, there is Laura, Lollipop26 ( but you are all following her anyway but just so you know I would highly, highly recommend following her if you live on Jupiter and aren’t already. Are there any other amazing channels or blogs that I should be subscribed to?! Let me know and I will check them out.


PS I have done a post or two like this before so flick through my wordpress ( archives to see who else I have rated if you are interested.


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July 6, 2010 at 7:43 pm

Congratulations Laura!

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Congratulations Laura!

Laura, Emerald Green 88, has 150 followers and to celebrate, she is having a giveaway where one lucky winner will win a bumper stash including some MAC (All That Glitters!!) and many other beauty faves.

As part of the giveaway, you must follow Laura’s fabulous blog. Laura is happy to have more followers as long as they are loyal to her posts and not just there for a giveaway.

I really suggest you take a look at Laura’s blog. Her brilliant blog was one of the first that I followed and I really look forward to her fabulous FOTD’s and very regular, detailed updates. Her approach to blogging seems as professional as her nature is friendly (she dedicated a whole post to me once with swatches when I was umming and ahhing over purple eye make up. So sweet). I can’t imagine it’ll be long before she has another 150 followers so what are you waiting for?! Hop across now and be inspired by one of her gorgeous product finds or what about her Indian wedding look?

This is Laura’s link


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April 12, 2010 at 9:09 pm

I love your blog!

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I love your blog!

Well, the Oscars are drawing ever closer. How exciting! Can’t wait to see George in his tux and all the gorgeous looks that the oh so glam crowd will be rocking. Hey girls, you’re the only crowd that are even near hot on their heels!

Anyway that little gold man equals awards and well, I think I already mentioned (shouted from the rooftops) that Laura gave me my very first blog award recently.

In order to accept it, I have to award some blogs myself. I think we are meant to tag 15 other blogs, Laura tagged 8 and I’m going to award as many as I can.

Over the last few months, I have encountered tens maybe hundreds of beauty blogs and I’m not sure that there is one that I would not return to but for me, these are the ones that do stand out and for whatever reason, my little computer arrow ends up clicking on.


2/Lollipop26 writes. . .



5/15 steps, then a beauty blog.

6/Natalya’s Beauty Blog

7/Vex In The City


9/ Bamboozlebeautyblog

10/ PearlsandPoodles

11/ The MakeUpGoddessGuru

12/ Random London Girl

I know that this is not the most original list (and I am aware that some of these bloggers have already recieved the award) but this award is a ‘I love your blog’ award and for me, these are the blogs with that little extra magic. I wish I could surprise you with special discoveries of my own but maybe there is a reason (and not necessarily YouTube) why these blogs are so loved by me and many others. There are a couple more blogs that I really, really like and would have added to this list if only they were updated a little bit more. I know it is hard to make time to update. I have certainly being slipping lately so if I do any shoutouts in the next couple of weeks then they are likely to be about a specific post that I like rather then an actual blog.

Anyway if by some mistake, you are not already following any of the blogs listed here then go and say hello now. These are the creme de la creme!

Ooh and also I have to admit that I don’t think I can but if I could I would be awarding Laura straight back. Her blog is wonderful, full of swatches and info about the very latest products (esp. MAC). I think you can normally tell how much work somebody puts in to a blog, I think that Laura puts buckets and buckets of work, time and lippie in to her beautiful blog and is rapidly gaining a very loyal following.

It means a lot that Laura gave me this award, did you see the quality of the other blogs she awarded?! Yet, she still had a space for my blog on on her list. Thanks, Hun!

For the bloggers I’ve nominated, apparently these are the “rules” for the award.


– Post award on your blog

– Link the person who has given you the award

– Pass the award to 15 other blogs you’ve discovered

– Remember to contact the bloggers you’ve nominated.

 Remember this is another step closer to an Oscar, hee hee.


Written by essjay23x

March 7, 2010 at 12:53 am

Thank you, Laura!

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Thank you, Laura!

Hey Girls, look what I’ve got.


A blog award, my first one.

Thank you, Laura !


Laura actually awarded me this about a week ago but I’ve postponed my post because one of the conditions of the award is that you award 15 other blogs yourself. As Laura, herself, said 15 is a lot and she, in fact, only tagged 8.

I could probably name 50+ fabulous blogs. However, I expect you already know many of them. Lollipop26writes; Bubblegarm; Makeup and, anybody?!

Then there are the others that I follow such as Laura’s who deserve the award and rightly so, have already recieved it.

So this is a little note for Laura to say thank you so much for the award, it means a lot and I have not forgotten or cast it aside with no second thought but instead I’m just dragging out my decision-making process over who to award. I’m not good at decisions. You can just imagine what a nightmare it is to shop with me.

I love checking out blogs. So if you’ve any suggestions for blogs or even individual posts or You Tube videos that I might enjoy then please, please comment below. My heart always sinks when I switch the computer on and my Google readers or/and YouTube Subscriptions Box has no new updates. Eurgh, not good. I want to fill these little boxes up!


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February 21, 2010 at 8:01 pm