Monday, May 20, 2013

Five of my favorite blogs (only 5?!)

Day 19 - Five of your favorite blogs and what you love about them.

I've learned a lot over the past 5 months, and I've also gotten some great tips both about blogging and about products/fashion/makeup. Here are some of them, and for the purpose of this post, I'm not including my real life friends like Steph, Candy and Shelby, nor am I including Marla because I already wrote about her here.

In no particular order:

Love, Fun and Football - Erin had me at football, even though her favorite team is a big rival of my favorite team (we just won't talk about that right now). She did my fabulous blog design and when I decided to jump into sponsoring blogs, Erin was my first choice and she's been fantastic! She only lives a couple hours from me so I hope to meet her in person someday.

Hey, Hollywood - Holly lives in Columbus, so I'd really better meet her sometime; maybe at the Crawl for Cancer this weekend (on second thought, maybe that's not such a good idea for a first meeting!). A little while ago, Holly wrote about Key Socks. I immediately ordered some and they are the bomb for wearing with flats or pumps and pants. Check it out:

Maskcara - Cara's a makeup artist (and she's up for Allure's Beauty Blogger Award) and I've implemented so many tips from her blog I can't even count them. She does a lot of video tutorials, which are super helpful. She's gotten me to try pink lipstick (a huge feat) and to buy this, which is THE best eye shadow primer I've ever used, but she also has a recipe for a homemade one as well:

Helene in Between - Helene is a must read every day. She's funny, genuine and she'll dance anyone under the table. She gives great advice on things like What to Wear to a Festival and How to Prepare for a First Blate (blate = blogger date or meetup). She also has a ferocious-looking but super sweet dog named Hugo.

Because Shanna Said So - Shanna is a fashion blogger and a total sweetheart, and she was recently selected as the US Blogger Ambassador for Wallis Fashion, which took her on a trip to London. While voting for her, I checked out their clothing and after she won, I ordered this (bonus: I ordered a size smaller than I normally would and amazingly it fits!):

This was hard only because I had to narrow it down to five!

Confessions of a Gila Monster


  1. I am still so proud of you for sticking to this every day! I've tried 3or 4 month long blog challenges and never made it past Day 10!

    YOU GO GWEN COCO!!!!!!!

    OMG, That might have to be my new name for you.

    Anyway, faboosh blog choices, and again, thanks for the love at the top! I'm def gonna be checking out Maskcara!!!

  2. Well this made my entire day, really thanks so much. I am so honored and love the blogs you listed here as well. Thanks again for the shout out!!! You're the best!

  3. Aww thank you a million for the shout out! I love chatting football with you …. even though our teams are the biggest rivals known to mankind haha!


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