Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Blogger Love Tag

I have wanted to share my favourite blogs for a while now but didn't know quite how to do it until I saw Jennie from Sailboat do the Blogger Love Tag by Fee from Makeup Savvy and knew that it would fit perfectly - with a couple of alterations!! I have been a blog reader for at least 3/4 years now - and now that I have started my own blog I understand the community that has evolved around these websites we put so much effort into and I believe that we should all contribute to sharing the love for any bloggers we enjoy reading! If you feel the same please follow me and complete this tag yourself to help share the love!
So here are my answers to this tag:

What was the first blog you ever came across?
I think the first blog I ever read was Fleur de Force's. I began my adventure into the blogging world through YouTube, having been a subscriber to many channels since I was about 15. I had no idea about the blogging community until I read Fleur's description box on one of her video's and decided to take a look. Thankfully I enjoyed it and here I am today - 4 years on!

Favourite blog reads
Lifestyle/Food: I adore reading A Beautiful Mess as I love being able to live vicariously through their DIY projects, pining for the day I can own my own place. Their food posts are also great and really inspire me to cook more.
Beauty: I have a few favourites in this category - mainly because I love to have different points of view. My longtime favourite reads have been Lily Pebbles, Vivianna Does Makeup and Essie Button, but more recently I have stumbled across UNSTITCHEDD. I would really recommend giving these girls a read - although I am sure you have heard of them before.
Fashion: I have always loved The Camera's Lying and feel that being closer in age gives me a closer connection to Amy's blog. Her Youtube Channel is also worth having a watch

Name a blog that enables your purchases
Urgh - I am so bad with spending, however there aren't any specific blogs which are my enablers, although if I se a product mentioned more than once on my Bloglovin feed then I am sure to add it to my wish list!!

Blogs everyone should be reading!
- Steve Booker - this might be considered an odd choice for a girl but his playlist post really inspire me and I love the care and attention he puts into his outfits
- A Thrifty Mrs - another non beauty relate blog, but the tips and tricks I have learnt through El's blog are a godsend. Who would have though vinegar had so many uses!!
- Student Life - Oh my this girl is funny! Being a student I can totally relate but for any girl this blog is a must!
- Sprinkle of Glitter - I know most people will have heard of Louise... but her blog is always the one I check for first on Bloglovin. It must be the mixture of cute baby and down to earth writing that gets me!

Your favourite way to read blogs
I have always used Bloglovin to read my blogs as it makes it so much easier to have all my favourite blogs in the same feed.  I also love the way you have group the blogs you follow

Bloggers that inspire you
I know they have already been mentioned but both Lily Pebbles and Essie Button are my inspiration - they are the reason I chose to begin blogging frequently again!

Favourite blog design/look
I love blogs which are simple, just pictures and writing etc. If a blog looks to busy it really puts me off. However I also love a blog which reflects the blogger. I love the colours that Lily from LLYMLRS uses - mustard is just a great colour

What is your favourite thing about blogging?
Being able to frequently express myself through writing - it is something I love to develop and blogging is a great way to achieve this as it allows me to write about what I am enjoying as well as connecting with a group of people.
I also love having that escape that reading blogs offers without the need to commit to a whole book. Even spending only half an hour a day scrolling through blogs will improve my day!

Name a blogger you would most life to see write a book in the future!
A hard one as there are so many talented writers out there. If I had to choose anyone I think it would have to be Essie (and Aslan) as I love their outlook on interiors and always want to buy the furniture they mention. they also seem to travel to great places!

I hope you enjoyed this post and have found a few more blogs to read!
I would love some more suggestions on any of your favourite blogs!!


  1. Thank you so much for mentioning me, it means a lot and I love your other picks too! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD


P.S. I don't want this to be spammy but I am also hosting a £50 Giveaway at the moment if you wanted to enter here

  2. Thank you very much for the mention :) x

  3. Hi dear, this is a great post and you have a lovely blog, I hope we can follow each other, if you decided to follow me on BLOGLOVIN please let me know so I can follow you back.


  4. Fleur's blog was definitely one of the first we started reading and following. We also love Lily's style and approach to blogging!