Saturday, January 4, 2014

The Favourite Five is back! # 1

It's baaaaack!  It's a new year and I've got some ideas for new features on the blog, but missed some of the oldies.  Towards the end of last year, I ran out of steam in terms of reading lots of other blogs, but taking a couple of weeks off blogging has recharged the aul batteries!

I love finding other blogs, especially from people I know because I trust them, so my Favourite Five is back!  This started a couple of years ago and I decided to even create a theme tune based on the Famous Five from back in the day.  Oh yes, I'm that old.

These are the five posts that inspired me, made me laugh, think, go hmmm, and want to buy stuff.  They're the five that I still thought about long after I finished reading them.  So go read them and subscribe because there's more good stuff where this comes from.

So as Dermot says, in no particular order…

1.  This post from British Beauty Blogger Jane got me excited about MAC for the first time in aaaaaaaages.  They're bringing out their own nude eyeshadow palettes in March with 15 shades of varying colours and textures and I am mucho excited!  There's a cool and a warm toned one and the warm one needs to be on my face stat.  Go read about it now people.  We have two months to save.

2. Dear Lily Pebbles, you invaded my brain and posted a list of new year's beauty resolutions that had me nodding along as I was reading.  With the exception of drinking more water, I had had a little chat to myself last week and had resolved to do the rest of the list and was delighted to see another beauty junkie with the same goals.  Only a fellow beauty lover will see the importance in having a goal to finish more products!  And if you're new to Lily Pebbles, make sure to subscribe to her YouTube videos too.

3. As a lover of all things rose gold, and also having trawled through Space NK's sale last month, I had to take a moment after seeing this stunning rose gold pressed powder from By Terry over on Beauty Passionista….  I met Ambarina last year in London and have been a firm favourite of her blog and YouTube videos since!  Also, she's obsessed with mascara so I love her even more, mascara buddies all the way!  (Like the consummate weirdo I am, I had to ask her what mascara she'd on the day we met because she had the longest lashes I've ever seen on a person, so girlfriend knows her mascara!)

4. I loved this post over on Girlfriday's Beauty Blog where she posted 101 goals she wants to achieve in 1001 days.  It made me think about what I want to achieve over the next couple of years too and totally inspired me to make a list. Who knew it was so bloody hard to think of 101 things I want to do!! Go read this post if you want to challenge yourself a bit, go outside of your comfort zone and prove to yourself you can do it.  Loved this post so much!

5. I'm obsessed with watching YouTube videos (as usual) and I'm always on the hunt for new people to follow.  Assuming you love beauty videos like myself, then I thought I'd share a favourite YouTuber each week and hopefully make you sit at your phone or computer even longer as you watch them all!  Some might be people you know and follow, but hopefully some of them will be new to you.

This weeks YouTuber is Holly from Twinkle Lashes.  She's so funny and witty, not to mention gorgeous, has massive voluminous hair and a raspy voice that I could listen to for ages!  She makes me want to buy stuff all the time and is a joy to watch, so go forth and subscribe to her now!

So those were my Favourite Five this week.  Please feel free to leave any links to blogs I should follow below and I hope sharing the love a bit increases your reading list!


  1. I wish I hadn't seen that MAC post as there are so many palettes out there that I want and I just can't afford them all!

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  3. I got excited when I saw the mac shadows as well but looks like they're a bit pricey!

  4. Oh I'm so excited about these shadows :) I love all of your Five here x


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