Over the many years that I've been blogging and reading beauty blogs I've seen so many phases of hype. When I look back there are certain products that stand out and have a firm place in my blogging history so I thought I would share a few today. Also, if you fancy reading some more beauty blogger memories than read Corrie's post that she put up earlier this week, clearly we were both feeling a little nostalgic.
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish: Like many others this was the first 'proper' cleanser that I used and it's what really started off my skincare addiction. It's become a real staple in my routine and I will always have a bottle of it knocking around, even the smell of it brings back such memories of the early days of my blog.
Origins Clear Improvement Mask: A brand that have a big part of my skincare routine is Origins and on the whole I think they're awesome apart from this mask. Summer 2012 is when every blogger was talking about this and of course I just had to try it out for myself. I wanted so badly to love this, but it just doesn't work for my skin, it's simply too clarifying and super difficult to remove.
MAC Cut A Caper Lipstick: The blogging community used to go wild over the limited edition MAC collections and this is probably the most hyped up lipstick of them all. It's the perfect mix between peach and pink that is flattering even on pale skins, I'm praying they release this into their permanent collection because it's just so pretty.
Sleek Blushes: I used to stalk my local Superdrug to see if they'd finally re-stocked the infamous Rose Gold blush and it was a great day when I finally got my mitts on it. Later on, I learned that wasn't quite the right shade for me but it's still a beautiful colour none the less.
Real Techniques Brushes: How did we all cope without our beloved Buffing Brush? Whenever I see people picking these up in Boots I always wonder if they read beauty blogs? I'm forever grateful for this wondrous brand for creating brushes that are fantastic quality and don't break the bank.
17 Mirror Shine Lipstick in 'Beehive': A glossier version of MAC Hue and I'm yet to meet a beauty lover who hasn't tried this, since buying this they have had a re-brand so the shiny blue packaging is long gone but can still get your hands on the shade. It's still one of my go to lipsticks for when I'm not sure what to wear as it's super pretty for everyday wear.
Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray: I coveted this product for months and months as I believed that if I wanted big hair then this is what I needed. It's such an infamous product and the first time I used it I was super disappointed after that I learnt that it wasn't something to use on wet hair and we got along just fine. Although I think it's a lovely product I think you can get better results with something like the Charles Worthington Texture and Bounce Spray.
Topshop Cream Blushes: Two words, Neon Rose. I think everybody was excited when Topshop released their own makeup line and it didn't disappoint. The cream blushes in particular were a big hit with the beauty community because they were the first real budget option available. If you're new to the world of cream blushes these are a great option to begin with as they set down to a matte finish.
What products remind you of your time blogging?
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