The Blogger Love Tag

Photo created by Fee of Makeup Savvy (link)

Fee over at Makeup Savvy created this ‘Blogger Love’ Tag, and I think it’s the best tag I’ve seen in a long time. As I was reading through Fee’s questions and answers, I noticed that she had amazingly named my blog as one of two blogs in the ‘Favourite blog design/look’ question – I couldn’t believe it. Makeup Savvy is a blog I’ve read since the end of 2010. Three years and nearly 1000 posts later, I’m still an avid Makeup Savvy reader. I love how original this tag is, and I really love blogger share-the-love posts, so this is a perfect tag.. and I had to do it!
What was the first blog you ever came across? 

That would be Makeup Savvy. I didn’t even know beauty blogs existed until I happened to stumble across Fee’s blog whilst googling pale foundations. I remember being in awe of post after post of beauty reviews and then searching for other beauty blogs I could also read. Fee’s photography is my biggest inspiration, her photo’s are absolute perfection and her photography tip posts (link) have been incredibly helpful for my blog.

Favourite beauty blog reads?

I follow over 200 blogs, and last year I created a Blogroll (here) to showcase all of my favourite blogs. If I had to pick my top three that I check first every day, they would be; The Sunday Girl, Pearls and Poodles and The Black Pearl Blog.

Best blogging friend?

I have three – I’m very lucky! Laura of Tease Flutter Pout, Latasha of Today I Adore and Danielle of Miss Sunshine and Sparkle. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t talk to these girlies; by email, DM, text or WhatsApp. They’re all such kind, thoughtful, funny, caring, supportive girls and I love them so much. 

Name a blog that enables your purchases..

This is such an easy question for me.. The Sunday Girl. Adrienne the ‘enabler’ has enabled so, so, so many purchases…

5 blogs everyone should be reading! 

1. Pretty Little Us 2. Love and Liquor 3. Holly Mixtures 4. The Black Pearl Blog 5. Sparkly Vodka 

Your favourite way to read blogs?

Bloglovin’ is definitely my favourite. I used to be a real stickler for GFC, but now I’ve got the iPhone and iPad app for Bloglovin’ it’s so much easier to catch up on all the blogs I follow. I love how you can ‘like’ posts too. 

Bloggers that inspire you..

I have two blogger inspirations that I’ve already mentioned. They are Fee (Makeup Savvy) & Adrienne (The Sunday Girl). They have both had their blogs for 3+ years and they still publish new, original content every day (sometimes multiple times a day, in The Sunday Girl’s case). They’re so hardworking, and I’m definitely inspired by that. Their content is fantastic and detailed and in my opinion are the two best UK beauty blogs. I also love how grounded they are with their success, and will always tweet/comment back to their followers.

 Favourite blog design/look?

Temptalia – without  a doubt. It’s such an amazing website, with incredibly easy navigation and my go-to for swatches for everything and anything. I love the dupes, swatches and foundation matrix – just so helpful when you’re considering a new makeup purchase. I love how Christine grades every product too, it’s such a fantastic format. 

What is your favourite thing about blogging?

Such a cheesy yet predictable answer, but the friendships I’ve made through blogging. I’ve made so many friends in the year I’ve been blogging which has been amazing. I love having friends who completely understand and share my makeup obsessions.
  
Name a blogger you would most like to see write a book in the future?

This is such a hard question.. I really don’t know. I’d love to read an ebook from one of my favourite bloggers for their photography tips maybe? 
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So they’re my answers for the ‘Blogger Love’ Tag.. I think this is such a good tag and would love to read your answers if you do it yourself.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00292895695283291552 Millie Whittaker

    Love this tag, so interesting seeing whoever people love to read I will most definitely be doing it next week xx

    http://www.healthyyetbeautiful.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10582979589502583299 Emma Walker

    Love this tag! I really found tons of new blogs through this so I am happy
    
With A City Dream


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03706346901780094103 Ε½iva

    Ah great post Gemma! Just read it on Fee’s blog today. :) The last question I completely agree with – I’m always looking for photography/blogging tips from my favourite bloggers – you should consider doing it as well! x
    Živa from Nothin’ Fancy. Really.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04710483668471505966 Alice May

    Love this, a great way of finding new blogs to read! Thank you and great post :)
    Alice | Blog | YouTube | xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08035916073019521642 Laura Loves

    Ah Gemma, thank you so much! I feel honored to even be mentioned! :)

    Laura
    xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17999507823528783542 beautyqueenuk

    This is a fab tag, loved your answers x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12570872654773804597 Beauty Fashion Skin Care Blog – Girlie Blog Seattle

    I read a lot of the beauty blogs you mentioned as well. I feel that blogs are better than beauty and fashion magazines because they are written by real people. Thanks for the list. I started following some of the ones I haven’t seen yet.
    Beauty Fashion Skin Care Blog -Girlie Blog Seattle | Casual Chic Style

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06410444708299905760 Celina

    Oh I like this tag! I’ll definitely have to do it too.
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16323161067351070179 Zazie Bibi

    Such a great tag (: loved reading your answered and finding more blogs to read! xx

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Fashion Blog

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14680012311873427885 Fee – Makeup Savvy

    So nice that you did the tag :))

    I actually can’t believe I was your first blog you came across! Crazy. Just checked out the blogs you suggested and love ‘Love & Liquor’.

    Fee x

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08035916073019521642 Laura Loves

      Oh my goodness ultimate fan girl moment right now!!

      Laura
      Xx

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08035916073019521642 Laura Loves

      Oh my goodness- fan girl moment right now!! Thanks Fee!!

      Laura
      X

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00863169092318311730 TwentyThirty GLAM

    Wow this is a cute tag! We agree about the friendships though. We’ve made so many new and amazing friends thru blogging and we just love it!!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06869560380222432887 Erica D

    What a cute tag! I haven’t heard of a lot of the blogs you mentioned but now I have :)

    -Erica
    http://diaryofatrendaholic.blogspot.ca/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17425657349617228017 Emily Knott

    Really enjoyed reading this! I really should create a blogroll!

    http://www.britishbeautyaddict.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06938899456099967972 casuallyawkward

    Love Love Love this tag! Such a great concept and really showing the love
    Casualllyawkward

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09523169521827578320 Holly Gardiner

    Gemma you are such a doll for including me in this <3 it’s like an honour, seriously haha, thank you…BAREEE LOVEAGE BEING SENT YOUR WAY MY LADYYY
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Holly Mixtures
    xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09124743282910814771 Beautykinguk

    I might do this tag once I am more established, my blog is still really new. I am the other half of Beautyqueenuk so I recognise your blog from the ones that she reads :)
    Beautykinguk

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16583582558131823844 Danielle Smith

    Love this tag babes and I love you to bits!!!! hahaha just think of all the little things that brought us n our bloggies together 101 hahaha!! Thank you for mentioning me gorgeous xxxxxxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11372313896156343149 Temporary:Secretary

    This is a lovely tag, a great one to bring the community together much closer again! x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08493078350123391270 Sandra TheBlackPearlBlog

    Thank you so much for the mention Gemma. It means a lot.

    Your blog is definitely my ‘must read’ every single day and I love how detailed all your reviews are.

    I might do the tag this weekend to share the love.