Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Beauty Blogger TAG ❤

Why did you start blogging and how long have you been blogging for?
I started blogging because I have admired the way people achieve friends and gain tips/tricks through blogging. I also have been inspired by many of the blogs I read regularly and youtubers who make videos based on fashion and beauty. I have been blogging for a short time of nearly one month (Well since the end of September) I love it so far and hope it continues to surprise me!

Whose blog did you fall in love with first?
I have mentioned this before but it most definitely has to be Sammi- beautycrush or Khila- missbudgetbeauty. I love both these girls and their Youtube channel's. They inspired me to create my blog and I admire both their styles and stories.

What was the first blogosphere hyped about product that you bought? Was it worth the hype?
My first product I purchased that was "hyped" was my MAC lipstick in Russian Red. It has lived up to the hype that it received. I love this lipstick although I don't wear it on a daily basis. Its a lovely colour and suits me well with my dark hair. My next purchase I'm thinking is Modesty by MAC!

What are you five favourite things about blogging and being a Beauty Blogger?
1. Seeing people appreciate your reviews and the work you put into your blog.
2. I love making friends in the blogging world- All the girls are lovely and always happy to help.
3. I love blogging as it gives me "my space" to write my thoughts down and say what I think about products I have bought with my own money, which makes them feel a little more than just a product.
4. I love blogging as you can check up on other blogs before you review a product or look at a product you have on your wishlist and decided whether to purchase it based on the reviews.
5. I love being a beauty blogger as I feel that you can help alot of other people that are maybe just starting out on make-up or want you to recommend products.
What have you learnt from being a Beauty Blogger? 
I have learned I don't have as big of a make-up collection as I first thought! I have also learned that you don't have to have a lot of money to create beautiful looks. I have learnt that everyone has different opinions on products and just because someone has said they love a product doesn't mean that you will love it too!
Have you changed anything since becoming a Beauty Blogger? 
Not much has changed apart from I am on my computer a lot more and my bank balance has suffered dramatically! I also have people I know complimenting my blog and asking me if I enjoy products and what I recommend.

What advice would you give to a beauty blogger just starting out? 
Go for it! Start a blog, and spread your love. I want to stress that not everyone gets 1030329 views a day, I certainly don't and that's not a bad thing! Once you are a recognised blogger you will achieve the views you dream of and progress. Blogging is an excellent hobby and if you want to start one and your unsure, jump right in! I was unsure at first but since starting Mascara and Mirrors I have fallen in love with the blogging world.
What are your top 5 makeup brands?
1. Benefit- My primer heaven, I love this brand.
2. MAC- self explanatory! My favourite lipstick brand in the world!
3. Maybelline- Affordable products with great quality. 
4.Rimmel- I love Rimmel for Mascara and Eyeliner.
5. ELF- Budget friendly and excellent products.

Recommend your top 5 beauty products.
1. MAC lipsticks- I have Russian Red & Brave in my makeup bag currently- £15.
2. Benefit They're real mascara- £19.50 (Small one free!)
3. Collection Gel eye liner- £2.99 in Black.
4. MAC Studio Fix Fluid (NC15 is my shade)- £21.50 (+£4.00 optional pump).
5. Collection- Lasting Imperfection Concealer- £4.19 In Fair 1.

Thanks for reading! x


  1. I love your answers! I want to do this tag (:

  2. oops I wrote my comment in the wrong place lol. Great post lovely, I think I will be doing this Tag soon:) Following along with a smile:)

    Sara xx

  3. Love your answers :) New follower too

    Tracey x x

  4. I can't believe you've only been blogging for a month, your little blog is amazing! Also I totally agree with they're real being a must have. And the collection concealer. I've never tried their gel liner but am really keen to now.
    Hope to speak soon,
    Your newest follower,
    Laura xx


  5. Hello Laura,
    Thankyou so much! It's not even a month haha :(
    It's only 15 days or something.. Crazy! Im glad you think they're real is a must have haha you should give the eyeliner a try, it's good and you get a wee tiny brush to experiment with xxxx

  6. A month was my mistake haha :( xx