31 January 2014

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.

21 comments :

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

    www.healthyyetbeautiful.blogspot.co.uk

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


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  3. 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.

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

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

    Laura
    xxx

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

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  7. 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

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

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

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Fashion Blog

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  10. 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

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    1. Oh my goodness ultimate fan girl moment right now!!

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

      Laura
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  11. 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!!!!

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  12. 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/

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

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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

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  15. 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

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  16. 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

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  17. 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

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

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  19. 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.

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