The Beauty Bloggers Tag..♥

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Hey beauties (ha do you get it), yeah sorry that was a little lame!

Today I am here with a lovely beauty tag, I first came across this tag when the lovely Bex had mentioned Life of a Sweetaholic in her tag, so a big thank you for the mention and for introducing me to this great tag.

I don't usually do tags that often but when I find a rare gem I always like to share them with you and get as many of you joining in too, so let's get on with the show..

Why did you start blogging and how long have you been blogging for?
I first started blogging in December 2010, that is where I did my introduction to who I was and then just randomly started posting from there. But I class my 'Blogging Birthday' as around January time as that is when I got into the full swing of it all. I started Life of a Sweetaholic because I had seen quite a few people post on the More! magazine Facebook page about their blogs and I thought I'd join in too, thinking that it would only be a little thing and that I'd fizzle out of doing it, how wrong was I? 

Whose blog did you fall in love with first?
Well I would be very rude to not put my lovely friend Emma-Louise and her wonderful blog down as she was actually the person who started me off blogging. To this day I read her blog everyday and we speak on Facebook a lot too, she is such a lovely girly and her blog really shows her true personalilty.

What was the first blogosphere hyped about product you bought and was it worth the hype?
To be honest I am not one of those beauty bloggers who will just randomly go out and buy a product because everyone else loves it, I will only buy a product if I need it and want it for myself. But I would probably say one of the most popular beauty items that everyone seems to be loving at the moment has got to be the MUA Nail Constellations - the only reason I wanted to try this product is because they have one called 'Leo' which is my start sign and I always seem to buy things relating to my star sign.
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What are your favourite five things about blogging and being a beauty blogger?
1. Making friends with some lovely bloggers, especially meeting Charlotte and Georgina they are both amazing friends of mine and we meet up on a regular basis too.
2. Finding out what new products will be hitting the shops a few months in advance, it has made making my Christmas list much easier.
3. Having and doing something that I love, which is writing and sharing my loves with so many people across the world.
4. Attending my first ever blogging event with Benefit cosmetics - again where I met some lovely girls.
5. The #bbloggers chat on Twitter is always a favoruite of mine when I have the time to join in. I love finding so many wonderful blogs at the end and seeing what others think of the different topics.

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What have you learnt from being a beauty blogger?

I have learnt that althought someone may love a product so much it won't always be the best for others, as we are all different if that be in taste or skin tone etc. I have also learnt to not go out and buy products for the sake of it as sometimes the products are such a let down and my money can be spent else where.

Have you changed anything since being a beauty blogger?
To be honest I wouldn't fully class myself as a beauty blgoger, I have the odd bits of beaty within my blog as I love to just blog about anything and everything. The only thing I have changed since blogging is adding more beauty related posts into the blog as it is something I am getting confident in posting and my readers seem to love those types of posts too.

What advice would you give to a beauty blogger just starting out?
Simply be yourself.

Name your top five brands!
MUA, No7, 17, Miners Cosmetics and Models Own

Recommend your top five favourite beauty products!
1. No7 soft and soothed gentle cleanser
2. Liz Earle sheer skin tint
3. Benefit ultra plush lip gloss in CORALista
4. Models Own Pink Sorbet nail varnish
5. MUA Disco Ball

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Tag other beauty bloggers to do this tag!
I tag whoever wants to do this, if you do leave links below so I can have a read too
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Alfie Diary #2

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Hello sweeties

Today I am back with Alfie's second diarty and update for you all, I cannot believe it is his second month with us, the time has flown by like you wouldn't believe, I have so much to share with you all so let's get crackin'!

First off Alfie has reached two big milestones in his second month with his new family, he has been on his first walk (and many more after) you can read about his first walk here, he has also had his first puppy play date. The same day we got Alfie a friend of ours got their little West Highland Terrier - Casper! So once they had all been jabbed up and were able to go out on walks, we thought we'd introduce them, well that was a funny day for us all. Casper was showing Alfie who was boss basically and I think Alfie spent most of the time on his back wanting his belly rubbing bless.
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Of course Alfie is still a little puppy at only 16 weeks old so whenever we do take him a walk or have a play on the garden or just after a busy day of being Alfie he seems to sleep quite a lot too. I don't think I've ever known a puppy to sleep as much as what he does, and in the most awkward positions too, I look at him and think goodness me boy you cannot be comfy.

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By the fire/ In my arms/ On his side of the sofa
In his bed upside down/ By the radiator / In my arms full stretch
Snuggled up in his bed/ Don't even ask/ Into a ball
As Alfie is still finding new places to go and being introduced to new things and surroundings all the time he seems to plod along without a care in the world and the look in his eye shows me that he is such a happy puppy. Lately he has found new places in the house and on the garden where he loves to go and when it is quite in the house we know where to look straight away. He especailly loves sitting under the chairs and table, on his bed upside down (chillin' like a little dude) and in front of the fire he just falls asleep straight away.
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Over the past month we have learnt a lot more what Alfie likes to do, what he likes to eat and rink and of course what he likes to chew when he has his 'naughty puppy' moments. To say we've had him two months he is almost fully house trained, he has the odd little wee accident (damn those fireworks) but apart from that he knows what he can and cannot chew and bite in the house. One of his favourite things to watch on TV has got to be the Paul O'Grady dogs programme, he happily sat and watched it every week in amazement, bless him. He also likes to have the leftovers of my tea that I leave at the bottom of the mug, but in his bowl of course. When 'naughty puppy' mode kicks in his favourite place to bite is the chair legs, some lovely marks and scratches coming along nicely there Alfie. Finally, because he can't have any chocolate cake when I bake, he tends to have the boxes to chew and run around with, he really is such a lovely little character.
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Alfie also loves it when the camera comes out, as he tends to pose and yaps, I think he is really telling me to get his best side.
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So that is all for this month sweeties, I can't think of anything else to share with you all yet, but I shall jot his moments down and share with you all next month, yes next month will almost be Christmas - god help us when we put the tree up!!!
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