3rd Year Blog-Anniversary!

Hello All!

Feeling so blessed to have 3rd anniversary celebration of my blog and thank you so much for the continued support from the most amazing followers. Moreover, the learning curve of the whole blog journey was strikingly marvellous and it gave me so much confidence not only in blogging but also, helped in acquiring my dreams come true. All in all, blogging is like an ocean and there is  even a lot more to explore. Have a wonderful weekend lovelies!

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Back From Holiday…

Hello lovelies,

I’m back from holiday and I’m glad to see you all and being connected through this blogging platform once again and pretty soon, I will be sharing my wonderful memories along with you and in the meantime, I’m sure, also, you are all having an amazing Spring holiday too. Have an awesome weekend!

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One Year Blog Anniversary & GIVEAWAY!

Have a sneak peek through this gorgeous giveaway hosted by DANETIGRESS

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Hey Guys,

I can’t believe my blog is ONE year old! Time flies by so quickly when you’re having fun. I’ve learned a lot through this blogging experience and met so many fun and interesting people. But most of all what surprised me was the kindness and the support that bloggers give each other.

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I’ve reached over 820 wordpress followers and 1600 blog followers and 1k followers on Instagram! I’m so blessed.

I want to thank every one of my subscribers from the bottom of my heart for all the kind comments, advice and support I’ve received! I want to thank all my readers as well and all my followers across my social media platforms.

If you aren’t already following me, don’t hesitate I’m @Danetigress accross the board:

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Top 10 Best Beauty Buys Under £5.

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There was a time when beauty lovers tend to buy beauty products that carries a hefty price tag but not anymore as the budget friendly drugstore brands have amped up their game in par with high end brands and so, why to spend so much, isn’t it? Hence, always do some research before heading onto beauty shopping and realistically, which could ideally make your pockets stay full and at the same time, making your desire to come true as well. So, with that as an inspiration, herewith, I’ve chosen some cherry-picked best buys that makes you to save a fortune without compensating quality.

Ted Baker London Lip Balm (£5):

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Well, if you are looking for a lip balm that is designed as a bejewelled feature, gorgeously smells as cocoa scented and moisturises well as a melted butter, then I think this one ticks all the boxes that you are looking for in a lip balm. Score!

Sleek makeup Matte Me Lip cream (£4.99):

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Another great find recently is Sleek Makeup Matte Me Lip Cream and this is one of the best matte lipsticks that you can get under £5 and the quality and long lasting power is incredible and so, it is a definite thumps up from my side.

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer (£4.19):

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This Collection concealer is an award winning product that comes under £5 bracket and the amazing water-resistant, creamy formula gives you a quintessential coverage for any blemishes, dark circles or under eye bags and the easy to use applicator is perfect to give you a flawless, evened out, photo finish makeup look.

Collection Fast Stroke Eyeliner (£2.99):

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Another great buy from Collection Cosmetics is Collection Fast Stroke Eyeliner and this award winning product is perfect to define fine lines in just a matter of seconds and the soft nip applicator is ideal to define thin lines as per required and the carbon black finished lines are quite commendable as well. Check here for a completed eye makeup look using this eyeliner.

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Natural Collection Blushed Cheeks (£1.99):

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There are lots of makeup range available from this brand and one of my favourites among all is blushed cheeks and this fragrance free blusher is perfect to bring some hue onto your face exponentially well and with just under £2, you can’t go wrong with it.

The Body Shop – Born Lippy Pot Lip Balm (£2):

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I love TBS lip balms as they conditions and moisturises your lips exemplarily well and meantime, bringing in some tint and added fruity flavour to your lips. So, if you are looking for shine as a lip gloss and scented as fruit, then this is a perfect pick.

Maybelline EyeStudio Color Tattoo 24Hr Creme Gel Eyeshadow (£4.99):

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I’m a great fan of Maybelline NewYork Creme Gel Eyeshadow and the creamy, gel like consistency of the formula is perfect to give you a silky smooth finish onto your eyes and the 24Hr long lasting formula works incredibly good on your eyes and the shimmery metallic finish is like icing on the cake.

Barry M Lip Liner (£2.99):

I really love the creamy texture of the formula and this lip liner defines your pout multi-times better and the soft texture of the formula is so easy to blend with.

Rimmel London 60 Second Double Decker Red Nail Polish (£2.99):

This is one miracle nail lacquer as it comes with 60 seconds quick dry formula and the running consistency is perfect to give you a glossy, shine finish. Besides, the brush applicator is perfect to give you a fine streaked lines that you are always looking for.

The Body Shop – Organic Cotton Cosmetic Buds (£2.50):

We all know the versatility of using cotton buds in any makeup tutorials or nail polish clear ups and these TBS dual-purpose cosmetic cotton buds are made out of organic cotton and are designed in such a way that on one side, it has flat rounded shape end which is ideal to apply any makeup or cream and on the other side, it has pointed end which is perfect to correct any eye makeup related mistakes.

Have you ever used any of these products before? If so, let me know about your thoughts and as always, I would love to read them.

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6 Insane Ways To Optimise Your Content For Your Blog Post.

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Are you looking for some blogging inspiration? Then, here comes some of the key techniques that you need to know to take control of your blog post and first of all, I would like to thank Online Creators to give me this great opportunity and I’m totally delighted with this amazing collaboration. Check onto Online Creators for a full detailed post about 6 insane ways to optimise your content for your blog post. See you there!

You could share along your valuable thoughts into the comment section that is right below and as always, I would love to read them. Happy Midweek All!

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The Leibster Award.

I have been nominated by the gorgeous Beautisteel  for the Leibster award and FYI: It is a fun way to recognise new and upcoming bloggers and it helps to improve more visibility and also promote their blog. So, let me get straight into it.

11 random facts about me:

  1. I love to do yoga.
  2. My favourite nibble is toffee popcorn.
  3. When sun comes out, my favourite way to pass time is to go for outing.
  4. I’m a shopaholic and I love to grab bargains.
  5. My top beauty wish list for this year is to explore more Charlotte Tilbury products.
  6. I have great cooking skills.
  7. I love to bake cakes too.
  8. I prefer to stick onto natural skincare regime as much as possible.
  9. I always love to admire confident women in the beauty and fashion industry.
  10. Among runway models, I love Karlie Kloss.
  11. In general, I love fashion, beauty and photography.

11 questions that I’ve been asked to answer for:

  1. Where are you from? I’m originally from India and later settled back in UK.
  2. Why did you start your blog? Having seen so many inspiring blogs and vlogs before, I’ve started an urge to start my own blog.
  3. If you could go to any place in the world, where it would be? I always wanted to go to the city that never sleeps which is none-other-than, NewYork.
  4. What are the top three must have items when travelling? This is a very tricky question. Hand cream always tops the list which is then followed by lipstick and hand sanitiser.
  5. If money was no factor, what would your dream job be? I would love to be a fashion designer as I have so much inspiration towards fashion.
  6. Who inspires you? All the innovative bloggers are my true inspiration as they put so much time, effort and energy to shape up their blogs.
  7. Home cooked meal or eating out? Cooking is in my genes and so, certainly, I would prefer to go for home cooked meal.
  8. What is your favourite book? Insurgent by Veronica Roth is my current favourite book.
  9. What is the strangest food that you have eaten? One time, I was eating seafood paella and I saw mini octopus was submerged inside the meal portion which is quite a surprise for me as I’m not use to eat it.
  10. What is one useful tip that you can pass on? Self confidence is the most important striving factor for any kind of work and hence, try to built it and never give up until you get it.
  11. Where do you get the ideas for your blog? I mostly read lots of beauty and fashion related articles regularly and also, I do keep watching the latest trends and these two are the vital factors to help me to get new ideas.

Now, my nominees are:

Beaufou Jewellery Box

Bflyrenee

Country Girl Em

The Girl Loves Makeup

BeautyliciousStyle 

And, my questions are:

  1. Who are your inspiring bloggers?
  2.  Name 3 Youtube channels that you watch regularly?
  3. What is your take on Spring makeup look?
  4. Do you accessorise a lot and what are they?
  5. Name 3 makeup brands that you want to explore this year?
  6. Name 3 must-have beauty products in your handbag?
  7. What is your favourite reality show? And, why?
  8. What are your interests other than blogging?
  9. How often do you get a new mascara?
  10. How many blog posts do you do in a week?
  11. What are your social media platforms?

Hope you all had a fabulous time in reading this post and have a wonderful Thursday.

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The Beauty Blogger Tag.

A week ago I was nominated to do The Beauty Blogger Tag by the lovely Emma. Check out her blog and I’m sure, you would certainly love as much as I do.

The rules for this tag:

  1. Tag the blogger that nominated you.
  2. Answer the questions you were given.
  3. Nominate 10 bloggers whose blog is about beauty/fashion/lifestyle.
  4. Name 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
  5. Inform the bloggers you chose that you nominated them.

The questions Emma gave me:

  1. Why did you start blogging? – Before starting a blog myself, I was a regular reader of some of the well-known blogs and the effort that they put in each of the post makes me to inspire a lot and finally, I got hooked up and decided to give it a go and I’m extremely glad that I made the right decision at the right time.
  2. Favourite Lipstick?Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Ultra Lipstick in the shade Flame (03) is my current favourite and I have started using this Hollywood style glam red lipstick since Valentine’s day and I’m so intrigued with the fuller looking plumper lips that it gives as it is infused with Volulip, a new ultra plumping agent.
  3. Top three things on your bucket list? – It is a very tricky question but still, I would love to shortlist some of my bucket list items to three. The first one on top of the list is Charlotte Tilbury Covetable lipsticks that is designed exclusively for her high clienteles and by releasing this charitable lipstick tubes, she has taken lipsticks to a level up position and in particularly, I would prefer to purchase Miranda May (in honour of the super model Miranda Kerr) and Electric Poppy (in honour of British supermodel Poppy Delevingne, who is also sister of Cara Delevingne) and secondly, I want to try MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick in which everyone is raving about and I’ve heard that this matte liquid lipstick is so easy to apply and doesn’t budge at all unlike other liquid lipsticks and hence, you could able to coat multiple times with complete peace of mind and lastly, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette, which is one of the product that I’ve been eyeing so long.
  4. Skincare go-to? – I regularly follow two time cleansing routine everyday and I don’t skip it even while I’m on move. Then, I use my luxury toner  to tone my skin and then, I use OZ Naturals HA moisturising serum in the morning and Estee Lauder Night Repair Serum in the evening skincare routine. Finally, I top up with moisturiser and for body, I always trust my Soap&Glory The Righteous Butter and Olay Essentials Complete Care Day Cream  for face and lastly for lips, I love to use my bejewelled luxury Ted Baker cocoa scented lip balm.
  5. Favourite drugstore brand? – I love Maybelline NewYork, L’oreal Paris and Rimmel London and some of my favourite picks are Maybelline NewYork The Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara, L’Oreal False Lash Superstar Mascara and Rimmel London Scandaleyes Waterproof Gel Eyeliner.
  6. Favourite high end brand? – Estee Lauder and Elizabeth Arden are my favourite high end brands and some of my cherry picked items from their range are my travel friendly Estee Lauder Pure Colour Eyeshadow palette and Elizabeth Arden Sunflowers perfume.
  7. Natural or smokey eye? – For workwear, I always choose natural eye but for any other special occasion, I’ll go for a flawless smokey eye.
  8. Brushes or beauty blender? – I prefer to use brush.
  9. Favourite highlighter?Bourjois Paris Bronzing and Illuminator duo and Soap&Glory Solar Powder.
  10. What are your social media handles? Twitter and Instagram.

I nominate:

Bronaghs Beauty and Books

Stashmatters

Puddle Side Musings

Lizzie Loves Beauty

A Brash Attitude

Chanelle Hayley

Ladies and Lace

Alifya Lifestyle

Clair Neriah 

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

My questions are:

  1. What is your key point for a successful blog?
  2. What is your current favourite Spring makeup look?
  3. Name three branded lipsticks from your collection.
  4. Do you use toner regularly and how often?
  5. Do you have any travel wish lists for this year?
  6. What is your tips on getting a pro-styled smokey eye look?
  7. How frequently do you clean your makeup brushes?
  8. Are you a blush or a bronzer person?
  9. What is your take on using natural skincare product in your beauty regime?
  10. What are your social media handles?

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The Beauty Blogger Tag.

I was recently nominated to do The Beauty Blogger Tag by the lovely Sally from Like Sally Bee (Thank you!) and now, I’m really looking forward to answer her questions.

The Rules for this Tag…

  1. Tag the blogger that nominated you
  2. Answer the questions you were given
  3. Nominate 10 bloggers whose blog is about beauty/lifestyle/fashion
  4. Name 10 questions for your nominees to answer
  5. Inform the bloggers you chose that you nominated them

The questions that Sally gave me…

  1. What is your favourite makeup item to buy? And, why? – I love mascaras and my latest buy is Lancome Grandiose Mascara.
  2. Top tips for blogging photography? Three important tips that I need to mention here. Firstly, make sure you use maximum amount of natural daylight (if possible) and then secondly, ensure background setting as light and airy and lastly, use suitable props that helps to enhance the quality of the picture like hue, design or maybe, patterns.
  3. What beauty advice would you give your younger self? That is a good question. Using minimum makeup look and better to use natural products in the skincare line.
  4. Current beauty obsession? Spring is just around the corner and hence, I’m sticking onto my no-makeup makeup look, blush and lip gloss.
  5. Who are your favourite beauty/lifestyle Blogger/Vloggers? When it comes to blogger, I always love to read Vivianna Does Makeup and meanwhile, onto the Vlogging side, I prefer to watch Amelia Liana since I love her entertaining aspects of how she describes her daily musings on beauty, fashion and lifestyle.
  6. Which part of your beauty regimen do you NEVER miss? Morning and evening cleansing routines are an absolutely mandatory for me and that is the one beauty regimen that I never miss.
  7. Do you feel comfortable leaving the house without makeup? Yes, I did before and I will continue to do the same in future as well.
  8. If you could start your blog again, would you do anything differently? Certainly. Because, by now, I have more knowledge on blogging than ever before and hence, I would concentrate more onto blog design and its features.
  9. Does blogging help you with your current career or future career prospects? Currently, that is my go to wish list. Fingers crossed and let’s see how things are shaping up.
  10. What are your social media handles? I want to follow them, if I’m not already. Apparently, I’m very much active on Twitter and Instagram and hence, you could always follow me to catch up all the updates.

I nominate…

Stash Matters

Fivezero

Clarina Beauty

Lizzie Loves Beauty

A Brash Attitude

Fashion And Beauty Obsessed

Glamour Vortex

Confetti And Curves

Danetigress

Styled With Joy

And my questions are…

  1. How often do you use social media platforms?
  2. Have you ever been on a low-buy mode on beauty?
  3. How do you increase the wear time of your makeup?
  4. Which product in your makeup routine do you enjoy the most and least?
  5. Do you do makeup that matches your outfit?
  6. What advice do you give to a beginner blogger who wants to build their blogging audience?
  7. Name 3 Youtubers that you prefer to watch their channels.
  8. How do you share an equal amount of time between your life and blogging?
  9. How do you keep an up-to-date information on beauty that is around the world?
  10. Have you ever participated in a beauty or fashion event? And, if so, name it.

 

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