My beauty go tos
Are you after a little holiday reading or are you like me and love getting educated about all things beauty?
Well have I got the answer to your beauty prayers - my go to beauty sites and Insta feeds, jam packed with information and inspiration.
Gritty Pretty: It's the brainchild of former InStyle beauty editor and award winning journalist Eleanor Pendleton and is dedicated to beauty. Eleanor says she created the site for the confident woman who craves information.
There's also a quarterly online magazine that's as good as anything you'll buy in a store, filled with interesting stories, celebrity interviews and the latest information on beauty products from makeup to skincare, haircare and nails.
Beauticate: This offering comes from Sigourney Cantelo who says her website is aimed at empowering women, the name joining the words beautify and educate. The respected, award winning beauty journalist is the former beauty and health director at Vogue Australia and wants women to master beauty techniques and be informed about the big bad beauty world.
The site offers tutorials, tips on every topic you could imagine, product reviews and the latest beauty and celeb news.
Byrdie: I usually go to the Australian version of the site (the original was launched in LA in 2013). It's the same people that brought you the really cool fashion site whowhatwear.
Makeup tips and celebrity beauty secrets, health advice, workout suggestions, beauty news, makeup tutorials and information on the latest products are all on offer. Be warned - once you enter, it'll be hours before you exit but you'll be smarter for it.
Allure: Whether you're after tips from beauty experts when it comes to trends and new products or an honest product review, this is for you. It is filled with easy to follow information in what can be a beauty minefield.
There's also a bit of fashion news thrown in as well, not to mention the highly regarded Allure best of beauty awards that tell you just what the must have products are.
Chloe Morello: The beauty vlogger has a diverse and varied feed with different shades of eyeshadows to lipsticks and hair colours. There are some pics of herself and her friends for a personal touch as well as videos to show how she gets her makeup to look so darn good.
Wendy online: This woman is the flay lay queen. The self confessed makeup addict has one of the most extensive makeup collections going around with the very latest products so you'll know always know what's new and needed in your kit.
Harlotte Cosmetics: The makeup brand, created by Sydney makeup artist Michelle Crofts, has a non stop parade of beautiful women with beautiful dewy skin and highlighted cheeks. That's what the Harlotte brand is all about and the awesome product range is also showcased.
It's not only models showing off the makeup but people like you and me, showing the look really is achievable. Throw in some cheeky quotes to make you smile and the feed has it all.
So what do you think of my choices? Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me what sites and Insta feeds you're checking out.