Without the love and appreciation of some truly amazing bloggers out there in internet ether we really wouldn’t be where we are today. We wanted to introduce you to some of our nearest and dearest:
Health and beauty journalist Fiona Klonarides founded The Beauty Shortlist in 2009 to offer an objective, honest “best of beauty” edit of the best beauty products and brands on the market, whether it’s a small Cornish skincare company or a French “laboratoire” pharmaceutical brand producing high end beauty products with higher price tags. Covering health and beauty for 10 years, she has also handled PR for luxury hotel and beauty brands and also writes for beauty/lifestyle sites.
Fiona is a wonderful adversary for all things natural and organic and really is the go to person for all queries! Plus, she launched one of the most respected awards ceremonies out there, the Beauty Shortlist Awards shouting about the best natural and organic products available.
Biteable Beauty by Rebecca Goodyear is a blog/online magazine dedicated to natural beauty, organic lifestyle, health, fitness and wellbeing. Founded in April 2011, both the blog and Rebecca have come a long way together.
Her aim was to be informative whilst having some fun, sharing with you honest product reviews and impart some beauty and health tips that she picks up on her journey. By day she runs a boutique agency specialising in natural and organic products, encompassing beauty, grooming, health, supplements and superfoods. She has also pioneered her Biteable Beauty Awards rewarding the greatest natural products out there.
Get The Gloss is the online destination for expert health and beauty. They work with leading makeup artists, hair stylists, nutritionists, personal trainers, trichologists and wellness practitioners to bring their readers the expert view on news and trends in beauty and wellness, and create specialist guides to help you be your happiest, healthiest self.
Led by founders Susannah Taylor and Sarah Vine, their editorial team works with favourite writers and industry insiders from Amelia Freer to Peta Bee and Imogen Edwards-Jones, and with some of the world’s leading brands in beauty and wellness, from Chanel and Estée Lauder to Barrecore and Frame – to bring you all the information and inspiration you need for skincare, haircare, makeup, fitness and nutrition in one place.
Call It Vanity, or the two-faced blog as its more widely known, is about giving you the low down on the natural beauty products that really work and those that really don’t; saving you any beauty heartbreak whilst introducing you to your long term loves! But, we all know what works for one person doesn’t necessarily do it for everyone.
This is again where Call It Vanity come in – say hello to your two new blogging besties Sabrina and Mayah who make up this beautifully two-faced beauty blog! Between them they have every skin problem and beauty wish out there which has grown into a (probably unhealthy) shared obsession. They love quality ingredients, products that deliver and ultimately make us feel damn fine. The girls famously quoted “some might say we’re high maintenance, but we just call it vanity…”
Oh Hello Face is a beauty blog written, with a bit of lifestyle and fashion thrown in occasionally, by Lucy, a freelance hair and makeup artist.
She has been a makeup artist for 9 years in the fashion and television industries, working on programs such as The Great British Bake Off, The Alan Titchmarsh Show, Deal or No Deal and many others in between.
She has been blogging since the beginning of 2009 but when she fell pregnant in 2012, anything other than sleeping, eating and carrying a heavy bump on my commute to London kind of fell by the way side. It wasn’t until her son, Charlie, was nearly a year old that she went back to work and remembered she was human (and one that really rather loved beauty products and blogging about them) that she decided to start a fresh new blog; one to fit who she was now – a beauty product obssesive, a makeup artist but also a mum, now in her thirties and rather enjoying living a healthy life style (or doing my best to) and spending time with her family.
In October 2015 she started eating a vegan diet for ethical and environmental reasons, a few months down the line it made sense to her to carry this in to all areas of my life, including the beauty products she was using. She now only buys or promotes cruelty free products and she aims to have everything she uses to be vegan too. It’s an ongoing process and her wonderful blog Oh Hello Face is her effigy to this.
No More Dirty Looks is a book, website and community devoted to natural beauty, wellness and healthy living. Founded by co-authors Siobhan O’Connor, now the Health Director at TIME Magazine and TIME.com, and Alexandra Spunt, now Head of Creative at Everlane, No More Dirty Looks has been featured on the TODAY Show, The Doctors and The Leonard Lopate Show, in New York magazine, TIME magazine, Style.com, US News & World Report, on the Huffington Post, the Daily Beast, Treehugger, and many other sites, newspapers and magazines. Since the launch in 2010, No More Dirty Looks has expanded to include a roster of wonderful staffers and writers.
Susannah Compton, who writes and manages the day-to-day at NMDL, blends natural perfume and creates DIY skincare hacks in her spare time. Nicolle Mackinnon, NMDL’s social media manager and contributor, is a lifestyle and beauty editor who has a passion for natural makeup and skincare for sensitive skin. Rebecca Bailey, a longtime contributor and the resident DIY dabbler, loves to seek out the best in unscented and gluten-free products.
Their plethora of guest writers and contributors is a wonder to behold making this one of the top bibles for natural and organic product know-how. Haven’t visited. Head over immediately!!
Have you got any favourites you think we should know about??