Today’s post is the first in a long overdue series I’m calling “Daily Reads.” The blogosphere is full of beautiful, creative, inspiring blogs. In each “Daily Reads” post, I will share a handful of blogs that I, quite literally, read daily. This first installment of beauty-blog-adoration features The Beauty Sample, My Lucite Dreams, Mostly Sunny, and Life’s Entropy.
When I first stumbled onto The Beauty Sample, I was immediately drawn in. Partly due to the beautiful photography, partly due to the types of brands and products featured, and most of all, because you simply can’t read Becca’s blog without feeling some of her enthusiasm rub off on you. It feels like chatting with a close friend – who totally gets your beauty addiction. Yet for all her positivity, Becca always gives thorough, honest reviews and lists the drawbacks of a product alongside the raves. The Beauty Sample is a blog you feel you can trust – and it’s led to more of my recent beauty purchases than I care to recount.
Another blog that immediately resonated with me, My Lucite Dreams is like a wonderland of understated gorgeousness. Taylor is a blogger that appreciates the nuances of subtly. Her “less is more” beauty philosophy is very much in line with my own. In addition to being physically stunning, Taylor is a very kind, thoughtful person who stresses that true beauty is internal. She’s also my winged eyeliner inspiration, having perfected the technique of creating the most flawless, subtle flick.
I aspire to blog with half the efficiency of Sunny at Mostly Sunny. Sunny churns out posts at impressive speed with near daily updates – yet each post looks like it took hours and hours to create. Hailing from Taiwan and based in Belgium, Sunny is a freelance translator – and on Mostly Sunny, she’s “your beauty culture translator.” She features a diverse range of products, with an emphasis on high end/luxury brands. Sunny also shares my (/half the internet’s) cat obsession – so you’ll sometimes be treated to an appearance from adorable Muffin and Tango.
Life’s Entropy is a relatively new find for me. After landing on the blog, my first thought was “how am I just discovering this now?” Simply put: the layout is stunning. Jane’s images and graphics are works of art in and of themselves. Which makes sense – Jane says one of the reasons she started Life’s Entropy was to give an outlet for her interest in graphic design. Beyond the aesthetics, Life’s Entropy is also an incredibly helpful beauty blog. Jane has meticulous swatches of so many products from all prices ranges and is always adding more. I suppose there’s probably some potential profound meaning in the fact that, on a blog that’s title means “life’s randomness,” everything fits together so perfectly.
Just a note, which hopefully isn’t necessary but just in case:
Most of these bloggers are not exclusively cruelty-free. Of course that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying their posts – simply don’t purchase the products that aren’t cruelty-free. If you see a product you love that’s not cruelty-free, taking the time to contact the company truly can make a difference.
What are some of your daily reads?