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Thursday, 9 April 2015

Belated March Reads.

Ever get the feeling that you're forgetting something? The niggling voice in the back of your head that's trying to tell you that you've totally spaced out. Pity it doesn't actually tell you what it is you're forgetting, right? Well it's taken me till April 9th to realise that I forgot to write up my favourite 'March Reads'. Whoops, sorry guys. Although this is a relatively new monthly post, it's one of my favourites to write - what can I say, I like to share the blogging love. Here are the posts in March that caught my eye.
I've been a big fan of Suzie's blog for almost a year now, she's one of the few YouTubers I read and watch daily. She's so personable and her cute little puppy, Nala,  just melts my heart. Last month she tried and tested some of Charlotte Tilbury's collaboration with Norman Parkinson and I am so so jealous. Having watched one of her videos where she applies 'Colour of Youth Lip and Cheek Glow', I've been obsessing ever since. It looks like the most perfect bright peach shade while also maintaining a more low key, natural finish. And it doubles as a lip product, I'm the first to admit that I'm a sucker for a two-in-one. I can see the 'Colour of Youth Lip and Cheek Glow'  gaining cult beauty blogger status and it's gone straight to the top of my wishlist alongside the 'Filmstar Bronze and Glow' palette. Suzie gets me hooked on a product yet again

Man Repeller | The Year Without Makeup

One woman charts her year without cosmetics - what starts out as a doctor's request becomes a personal revelation. In an online world of beauty blogging, posts like these, reminding us all that 'nothing will change if you face the world as you really are', are just so important. I love my make-up, skincare, nail polish and all that malarky but I think it's crucial to remember that make-up is only how you choose to present yourself. I know I'd struggle going without even the most basic of cosmetics on an everyday basis, my make-up is my comfort blanket. Without my foundation, mascara, and lipstick I'd feel crazily vulnerable. My love of all things beauty is not something I'm ashamed of but I am quite envious of some of best female friends who can happily pull off the barefaced look and still look great. It's something I'd like to try more often, I think it'd make me happier in my own skin. Challenge accepted!

I've been lucky enough to have met beauty blogger extraordinaire, Lily Pebbles, twice now (the first time when I bumped into her in Oxford Street's Topshop and was so completely starstruck that I just blurted out 'I love your videos so much!' before turning bright red - well played Lydia). I can honestly say she's the loveliest lady and I read her blog daily. She's one of the few bloggers I turn to when it comes to reviewing new products and I have her to thank for my discovery of the 'By Terry' Ombre Blackstars. Plus, she's a fellow London gal so I'm always checking out her vlogs to find new hotspots to explore. Phew, apologies for the fangirl moment. 
I loved her 'Style Evolution' post last month - it left me feeling inspired to try something similar. Although I doubt it would be quite as trendy. It was interesting read as Lily talks through her fashion choices in relation to what was going on in her life at the time - it made me wonder whether I'll cringe over my university style too. Here's hoping not..! 

Again, Hannah has become one of my favourite bloggers. I love that her content is a mix of your standard beauty and fashion posts but she also dabbles in more lifestyle related issues. She's wonderfully honest and upfront with her struggles with anxiety, kudos to this girl.
Her 25 life lessons, struck a cord with me last month - particularly 'if a boy likes you then the whole relationship/seeing each other thing will feel easy' and 'everybody is fighting a battle you know nothing about, so play nice'. Profound words from a wise lady, her variety of content never fails to keep me clicking away. Seriously, I can spend hours just browsing the depths of her site and consider it time well spent - I always walk away feeling inspired.

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