Monday, 1 July 2013

THE BEAUTY BLOGGER TAG


Hello Lovelies! I saw this tag post a (very long) while ago on Gemma's blog (missmakeupmagpie.com) and it got lost in my drafts! But I found it again and thought it looked like fun so I thought I'd give it a go. I love a good tag post, sometimes it's nice to get a bit of background on the blogger. After loving writing/ reading the Confessions of a Blogger tag a long while ago, and getting fab feedback from it, I thought it'd be fun to do this one too! So, let's get into the questions.


Why did you start blogging and how long have you been blogging for?
I started blogging because I wanted a hobby, I thought it would be something extra to put on my CV and it just looked like fun! I've been blogging on Chloe's Way for almost a year now and had another blog before that, so over two years in total!

Whose blog did you fall in love with first?
Gosh I don't remember, I think one of my go to blogs was Lily's (llymlrs.com), which inspired me to start up Chloe's Way as a WIWT blog, which is how it started out. So I think that Lily's Blog was the first blog I really loved and found inspiring.

What was the first blogosphere hyped about product that you bought? Was it worth the hype?
Ooh toughie. I think it was the MAC lipstick in Creme Cup. I liked it and I still want to love it, but to be honest, I really don't think the colour suits me. It's far too blue toned and warm toned lip products definitely suit me way better. So, even though I didn't hate it and I did still use it from time to time, it definitely showed me that just because everyone else seems to love it, you might not! So think before you buy people!

What are you five favourite things about blogging and being a Beauty Blogger?
1.  Other bloggers! I love talking to and meeting lots of new and like minded people through blogging. I love blogger events and twitter chats as you know you have common ground with the people you're meeting/ talking to, as you all have the same hobby - blogging!
2. Writing blog posts - hopefully this is an obvious one, but I really love writing blog posts. It's something to do at the end of a long day to unwind, or something to fill spare time (when I have any!). I love writing about things I am passionate about and that's exactly what blogging allows me to do.
3. Reading Blogs - I love reading other bloggers blog posts, I know that if I'm unsure on a new product, or need style inspiration I can just turn to my Reading List (which is still there, along with GFC - yay google!) and find what I'm looking for! It's like a never ending online magazine!
4. Comments - I love nothing more than reading through all the lovely comments on my blog posts - particularly when I can tell someone has genuinely read and enjoyed my post and taken the time to write a comment.
5. The 'extras' - I don't mean this in a 'I love getting free stuff' way (though we'd be lying if we said we didn't love a freebie!) but I love the doors blogging opens for you. Blogging is essentially something you do for free, off your own back and yet it looks great on a CV and impresses potential employers, allows you to meet new people, come into contact with companies and PR people and the experience you get from all of that is far more valuable than any freebie.

What have you learnt from being a Beauty Blogger? 
I've learnt many things through blogging, one being the one I mentioned earlier, just because everyone else likes something - it doesn't mean you will/ have to! I've also learned about dealing with PR companies, which can be tricky business! I've also learnt that I may have a shopping problem, but that's another story for another day year.

Have you changed anything since becoming a Beauty Blogger? 
Not as such. I've changed my camera as my little digital just wasn't doing it for me, but other than that I haven't. I think that's the beauty of blogging though, you don't need to change anything. You can run a successful blog from your bedroom! You don't need fancy lighting, lots of makeup or an expensive camera. Your blog is what you make it and you can do it your way, which is why my blog is called Chloe's Way!

What advice would you give to a beauty blogger just starting out? 
Exactly as I've just said - do it your way! Don't compare yourself to other bloggers, don't try to be other bloggers and don't worry if you don't get 10,000 followers in two weeks. It's fine to take inspiration from other bloggers, I find it super flattering when bloggers say they're inspired by me! But it's not okay to copy, there are tons of blogs out there, how boring would it be if they were all the same? We all have our own writing style and our posts are all different and that's the best way to be. Do things how you want to and don't feel pressured to be like anyone else. Also, be patient! The follower number doesn't matter, it's amazing when you hit a milestone, whether it's 50 followers or 5000 followers - as long as you have loyal followers who enjoy your posts, that's the main thing.

What are your top 5 makeup brands?
MAC - Duh. It's a cliche but when it comes to lipstick and eyeshadow, nothing compares. It's also not hugely over priced in comparison to other brands too, it's expensive, but way easier to justify than Chanel or Tom Ford!
Benefit - I love Benefit Primers and Mascaras and the super fun packaging helps massively too.
Soap & Glory - One of my fave high street brands. The What's Nude eyeshadow palette is fab for Makeup beginners or if you love a neutral eye but need it on a budget! I also adore their lip plumpers and the supercat eyeliner pen.
Estee Lauder - Double Wear. Need I say more?
Topshop - Another fab high street brand, the nail polishes are gorgeous and their lipsticks are a close second to MAC for me. I also adore Topshop cream blushes!

Recommend your top 5 beauty products.. 
(all linked to reviews!)
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation - total holy grail foundation. Maybe not for you if you have very dry skin, but anything from normal to oily and this is perfect. Matte finish and lasts all day long!
Benefit They're Real Mascara- I'm sure I don't need to tell you all about this, but it's my most favourite mascara ever - literally makes my lashes look false!
MAC Pure Zen Lipstick - I adore this! Prettiest nude/ peachy pink ever and lasts a super long time for a nude.
MAC Painterly Paint Pot - This is the only eyeshadow base I use. It's super neutral and keeps my eyeshadows on all day long without any creasing whatsoever
Soap & Glory Super Cat Eyeliner - This is gorgeous, super black and almost foolproof! Perfect winged liner anyone?

Hope you enjoyed this little tag!
I'd love to know if you've done any tag posts lately as I love to read them - I tag you ALL so let me know if you do this!

Photobucket

26 comments:

  1. I love these kind of posts and why people blog etc :)and yours is a great post :)
    xxx

    xsarahspeaksx.wordpress.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. & now I know the reason behind your blog name! I absolutely love your blog, photos and writing style. I've been blogging for over a month now and I honestly think it is the best thing I've ever done. Writing things I'm passionate about and sharing them with the blogging community is so rewarding and its lovely to know that people read and enjoy what you write and keep coming back to them. As you've tagged everyone I'll be doing this post soon too. I look forward to reading more of your posts in the future!

    fleurdanielle.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love these tags! and your blog is amazing <3

    http://daisychainsintherain.wordpress.com/

    ReplyDelete
  4. Love the tag, it is nice to find out about the history of your blog! xxx

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love these kinds of posts! It's always nice learning more about both the blogger and the blog!

    xoxo aly

    ReplyDelete
  6. great http://differentcands.blogspot.kr/2013/06/interview-by-looktm.html

    ReplyDelete
  7. I will defo do this one and let you know :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Lovely post. Its always nice to learn something new about other bloggers. Its really inspiring to here your thoughts on being a blogger and even some snippets of advice!

    www.crazylins.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love your blog! and well done on the award!
    make sure to check my blog out!
    http://majotron.blogspot.co.uk/
    :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. i love this blog :) so cute and girly
    new follower here!
    id love it if you went and checked out my blog and followed if you liked it :)
    http://fionas-bubble.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
  11. hi, i was reading your blog today and i just wanted to let me know that it was reading your blog, and especially reading this post that encouraged me to finally start a blog. definitely following, new favourite blog! i'd love it if you could check out my blog.. i know it's still all very new and not properly set up, but still. i just wanted to let you know, and to say a massive thank you!
    http://rachelsaysfabulous.blogspot.co.uk/
    stay fabulous gurl, rachel xxxx

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hi amazing blog you have there! and love your vision of this tag too.
    Do check mine out, im new to blogging. =)
    http://sincerelyrenny.blogspot.sg/2013/05/hey-beautiful-peeps-as-you-may-or-may.html

    ReplyDelete
  13. I love your blog!! I follow you as carymakeup <3
    if you want to follow me back I'll be very happy :)
    http://c--makeup.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  14. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I have just started my blog and I would love it if you guys could all check it out and give me some feedback on how to improve (also this tag was my first post!) thank you x

    http://shanlxiuse.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
  16. such a good giveaway would love to add a mac lippy to my makeup collection

    ReplyDelete
  17. I did this, it would mean so much if you read it and commented! xx
    www.daniellestheme.wordpress.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. Randomly stumbled upon this and ahh your blog is amazeballs! Love it! x

    ReplyDelete
  19. I love this so much that I just did it myself! I used your post as inspiration, I would love for you to take a look :-)
    Dani

    www.theloveoflipstick.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  20. Hi, I love this tag so much thinking about doing it. I would love if you took a look at my blog> BeautiiBoots.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  21. Hi I've used this as my first post on my own blog and linked back to you, hope you don't mind! Love your blog

    Natalie x

    ReplyDelete
  22. I think I'm going to do this tag! I am looking for beauty blogger tags, but there are not that many to choose from! This one seems like fun, tho :)

    ReplyDelete
  23. just did this tag! love your blog so happy i've found it! my tags on www.emilyy.co.uk

    ReplyDelete

Thanks so much for your comment, I read and appreciate every single one! If you leave me your link I will always do my best to check out your blog too!
If you have any questions feel free to tweet me @chloesway xo

Blogger templates