5 Lifestyle Bloggers to Follow (Fashion, Beauty & More!) – February 2017

Hello everyone! Happy Tuesday ❤

There are countless of blogs out there, so I began this blogging series in December in hopes to share the incredible sites I come by. This month’s picks happen to include more fashion and beauty related blogs, but you’ll find these bloggers have an array of interests that are seen on their sites. If you have a blog of your own or adore a particular one, please feel free to share it and meet others.

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Each month I feature five of the best lifestyle blogs I come across and follow. The blogs featured in this favorites series are directed by individuals who have an incredible niche for fashion, makeup, and/or skincare.


One of the first style blogs that stood out in February of 2017 is CIISTAFFAIRS by Minneapolis-based blogger Valentine. Her fashion blog is full of personality and documents her personal style, often featuring outfit combinations that range from casual everyday wear to items fit for the runway.

 

Another stunning blog that will inspire you when you’re in need of some fashion inspiration is The Bottle Blonde. Sydney Wilfley, the blonde behind this welcoming blog, writes she’s a “lover of fashion, beauty, food, and all the fund things in life.” Expect holiday lookbooks, seasonal style trends, and bold lip colors!

 

Heathermoors is a creative space where thoughts are delicately and gracefully expressed through photography. The style blogger also responds to different literature and invites you to discuss them with her. Heather lets her readers into her mind not only by her writing but by her manner of dress.

 

For those who are more interested in all things makeup, Catty Natty Beauty by Natalie is a refreshing cruelty-free beauty blog that provides great insights on bunny friendly makeup options. The Chicago-based blogger reviews products, which range from makeup to skincare, and informs of promising subscription services.

 

Baking can be challenging and prove to be quite the nemesis for many people. Samantha from The Beauty Spyglass shares some of her recipes in a way that both novice and experienced cook can understand. Her lifestyle blog is not solely about the musings of a foodie, but rather a creative outlet that has a little bit of everything.

 

Sincerely, Ingrid Nicole

Missed last month’s picks? View “January’s 5 Lifestyle Bloggers to Follow” here!

Psst… Would you like to be considered for next month’s list of top bloggers? Share your site below!

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5 Lifestyle Bloggers to Follow (Travel, Fashion, & Makeup) – January 2017

Hello everyone! Happy Tuesday ❤

Last month, I started a new blogging series with the goal to share some of the best sites I encounter. There was an overall positive response to the blogging series, and I received tons of support from other bloggers. I will continue showcasing five lifestyle bloggers each month; however, I will be providing more information on the focal point of each one.

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Each month I feature five of the best lifestyle blogs I come across and follow. The blogs featured in this favorites series are directed by individuals who have an incredible niche for fashion, makeup, and/or skincare.


The first blog that stood out in January of 2017 is Arctic Sabrina. This lifestyle blog has everything from travel journals to beauty product reviews. The content creator, Sabrina, is a full-time student who graciously vlogs about her interests and will give you extreme wanderlust with her travels. Speaking of wanderlust, the blog Hello, It’s Jo by a fashion intern has a great series on the kinds of things to do and places to visit in London.

If you are looking for fashion and styling inspiration, Mox and Socks by Devinne is a great site to visit. This simple and chic blog is a creative outlet for Chicago-based blogger Devinne. She has wonderful outfit ideas and easy to follow hair tutorials.

I personally am quite the beauty enthusiast, and there are two bloggers that have this in common with me. Desperately Seeking Lifestyle by Ellie is a fantastic site for makeup and skincare reviews. Based in Scotland, this lifestyle blog also has helpful home improvement/DIYs sprinkled in. Beauty and the Beach is another great blog that sings to a makeup lover and contains creative eye looks.

Sincerely, Ingrid Nicole

Missed last month’s picks? View “December’s 5 Lifestyle Bloggers to Follow” here!

Psst… Would you like to be considered for next month’s list of top bloggers? Share your site below!

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Makeup Geek x MannyMUA Palette: Review + Swatches!

Hello Everyone! Happy Friday<3

Today, I bring you the MannyMUA eyeshadow palette in collaboration with Makeup Geek! I’ve seen this palette all over the internet, especially Instagram and Youtube, and due to popular demand, it has been restocked! I was able to purchase one for myself and decided to share with you all my first impressions. For those who do not know MannyMUA, he’s a beauty vlogger with (last time I checked!) over one million YouTube subscribers. He collaborated with Makeup Geek, a cruelty-free cosmetics brand, and came out with this eyeshadow palette. So, is this palette worth the hype? Let’s find out.

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Makeup Geek x MannyMua Palette Details

The palette contains nine eyeshadows and an impressive sized mirror inside. Four of the shadows are part of Makeup Geek’s permanent collection, while the other five shadows were customized by beauty vlogger MannyMUA. Personally, I think the packaging is lovely and feel that there’s a good mix of matte, shimmery, and foiled shadows. This palette is on the pricer side though, retailing at $45, but if you do the math, you’ll discover you actually do save a bit. Each pan of (traditional) powder formulated eyeshadow is about $6 and each foil formulated eyeshadow is $10 at Makeup Geek. So, since this palette has seven powder and two foiled formulated shadows, it would come out to $62 (wow!).

According to the Makeup Geek website, the eyeshadows (which are listed in order of how they’re featured by rows in the palette) are described as:

  • Artemis – “a muted champagne yellow with a shimmery finish”
  • Beaches & Cream* – “a soft peachy beige with a matte finish”
  • Luna – “a medium rose gold with a foiled finish”
  • Cosmopolitan* – “a gold-flecked medium rose with a shimmery finish”
  • Sora – “a medium earthy terra-cotta with a matte finish”
  • Frappe* – “a medium maple brown with a matte finish”
  • Insomnia* – “a warm red brown with blue reflects and a foiled finish”
  • Mars – “a deep cherry red with a matte finish”
  • Aphrodite – “a deep plum brown with a mate finish”

*Note: These eyeshadows are part of Makeup Geek‘s permanent collection. The shade Insomnia is only available for purchase as a loose pigment, with the exception of the pressed version found in this limited edition palette.MannyMUA x Makeup Geek

Final Thoughts

I had never purchased eyeshadows from Makeup Geek Cosmetics (until now), but was pleasantly surprised by both the brand’s professionalism and quality products. MannyMUA’s palette cover had a Gatsby feel to it, due to the black and metallic designs, and I found this palette contains perfect transition shades. The shadows themselves are very blendable and can create simple to full glam looks fit for many occasions. I like how compact the palette is, which will come in handy for traveling this summer, and overall think the palette was worth the splurge. MannyMUA palette swatches

This palette can be worn by anyone and everyone regardless of age or race- I wanted to make sure of that! I worked so hard on this palette and I couldn’t be happier with the results!-MannyMUA

Sincerely, Ingrid Nicole

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