Beauty Blogger Tag 2019

I was scrolling through my reader section and I came across LifeMakeupStyle’s “blogger tag” post. I love reading these tags so I figured I’d do it myself.

1. What is the one product you could not go without?
Mascara! Specifically Essence Lash Princess Sculpted Volume Mascara. I cannot wear makeup without mascara. I can go without everything else, but if I’m doing my makeup, I cannot leave the house without mascara.
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2. Favorite Make Up Brand
Hourglass is my favorite. The quality of their products is incredible and I love that they promote being cruelty free.
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3. Who is your makeup style inspiration?
Lily Collins! I love how she rocks a red lip. She always looks so vintage and sophisticated.
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4. Do you remember the first make up item you purchased?
I believe my first makeup purchase was the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette. I was so excited to get this. It was the beginning of my makeup obsession.
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5. Who is your favorite beauty blogger or YouTuber?
Kathleenlights. She is hilarious and stunning! She was the first Youtuber I started watching.
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6. What are your top 5 makeup brands?
1. Hourglass
2. Becca
3. Too Faced
4. Colourpop
5. Nudestix

7. What is your top beauty tip?
Top tip would be to not wear too much makeup. I think makeup looks so much better when it’s not overdone. I prefer a natural look with a fresh, glowy face.
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8. Why did you start blogging?
I have always had a presence online ever since I was a teen. I had a Myspace blog, then a Tumblr and then moved to an actual website. I love sharing my passion for beauty and fashion with others and connecting with followers from all around the world. I also wanted to bring awareness to cruelty free beauty and its importance.
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9. Random Fact About Yourself?
I am obsessed with British culture. I love watching British movies/tv shows and practicing my accents.
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10. How much do you spend on beauty products every month?
Depends on the month. I have been on a low buy, so I haven’t spent a lot of money recently. I would say about $50.
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11. Describe your dream make up haul
There are so many makeup brands that you can only get online. I would love to go through all of those sites and get all the products I’ve been wanting to try.

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12. How often do you wash your make up brushes?

Ooo I am horrible at this. I probably wash my brushes every three-four months… don’t kill me.
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13. If you could only choose to do one before leaving the house, would you do your hair or your makeup?
Makeup 100%. My hair looks awful everyday. It’s thin and short so I’ve totally given up on it.
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15. What advice would you give to a beauty blogger just starting out?
I definitely think that blogging isn’t as popular as it used to be. Unless you have a really “pretty” site with content that sets you apart from the rest, it’s difficult to gain a following. As long as you are having fun and expressing your ideas, just keep at it.
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Comment below if you do this tag!

lots of luv – shelrosebeauty

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Indie Beauty Brands Shoutout

Of course we all know the popular beauty and makeup brands you can find at Sephora, Ulta or the drugstore, but what about Indie brands that don’t get as much attention? I follow a lot of natural, cruelty free, indie beauty brands on instagram and I am very intrigued but their products. I decided to create this monthly post where I will choose five of brands to feature. Here’s this month’s top five…

1. Shelby Naturals
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I was obviously first intrigued by this brand because my name is Shelby. I thought it would be cool to have a product with my name on it. After keeping up with their instagram posts and browsing their website, I really loved their products. Shelby Ondrus, the creator of Shelby Naturals, is so passionate about creating clean, effective products and she also shares her knowledge via her Youtube channel.
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2. Freck Beauty
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Freck first grabbed my attention on instagram with their realistic faux freckles product. I love freckles and always wished I had some. The faux freckle trend became popular in the beauty community last year, so I thought it was genius that this brand created a product specially for that. Freck recently expanded into skincare with their range called the Cactus Collection. I hope to continue to see great things from this brand.
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3. YLLO Beauty
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YLLO Beauty is natural beauty for a cause. I appreciate beauty brands that also give back. Their products involve turmeric which is known to have positive effects on the skin. 10% of purchase proceeds go to Plan International Canada’s Hatibandha Project which helps to end child marriages in south Asian countries.
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4. Sundays
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Finding nontoxic, cruelty free nail polish can be a challenge. Sundays not only has their own line of polish, they also have two studios in New York City where you can get your nails done. They pride themselves on creating a nontoxic, clean environment for their clients. They are revolutionizing the nail industry because pretty much every nail salon around uses products that are toxic and not cruelty free.
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5. Kai Fragrance
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Like nail polish, clean, cruelty free fragrances are also hard to come by. Kai offers a range of bath, body, home, perfume and hygiene products that are infused with natural essences.
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Which indie beauty brands are on your wishlist or which brands should I check out?

lots of luv – shelrosebeauty