Blogger Rewind 2018! My favorite WP posts from this year

Hi friends!

I’ve been on WordPress (WP) for about 8 months now, and as you would think I’ve read a lot of blog posts. From beauty, to lifestyle & DIY, to travel, to cooking, and inspirational & wellbeing blogs. I like to keep my Reader feed both varied & dynamic. There’s a wonderfully diverse group of talent here on this platform, which is informative & inspiring to me. So as the end of 2018 rapidly approaches, I’d like to give back a little love & recognition to those bloggers & to those blog posts that I particularly enjoyed this year.

So forget YouTube Rewind, let’s have the Blogger Rewind! (Sorry, I couldn’t help it!) I hope you enjoy and that you discover some new bloggers in the process! Please make sure to go check them out, and give them some love ❤️.

BEAUTY BLOGS

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Makeup and Beauty Blog by KarenThe Easiest Way to Wear Red Lipstick

Blushy DarlingUrban Decay Born to Run Palette | Review

Polished and InspiredThursday Chats Beauty Brands & Social Media

Always, CleiaMUR X Emily The Wants Palette | Review + 3 Looks

SUPERNOVABEAUTY1920’s Flapper Makeup and Mani Tutorial | Halloween 2018

THERAGEFFECT [MISC] 6 Cutest K-Beauty Product Packaging

Aleeya AzimullaA Very Simple Makeup Look Using Only 6 Products

Beautyholics1013 Products I’ve Changed My Mind About

Forty, Flirty & Fabulous’s WeblogAnatasia Beverly Hills Norvina Palette Review

Jeans & GemsThe Detox Market Grand Opening in NYC

LIFESTYLE & DIY BLOGS

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Blessings by MeCrochet Chemo Caps

Garden Full Of DreamsAwesome Impact Award: Finding the Blessing Amidst Sorrow

Bushra’s LifestyleBest Information With Great Resources To Improve Your Blog

Hunida’s BlogShows I’ve Recently Watched #4

Lifestyle Adventure BeautyBake Off, Halloween Special

Emma KernsteinMocha Pupdate – 6 months!

TRAVEL BLOGS

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The TravellerDay Trip to Salzburg

COOKING & FOOD BLOGS

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Taste N Talk with ThousifHomemade with Love – “Moms Kitchen”, Doha, Qatar

In Diane’s KitchenPeanut Butter Cookies With Chocolate Stars

LibarahChicken Fried Rice

INSPIRATIONAL & Wellbeing BLOGS

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Sunshiny SA, KavithaThe Road Not Taken

Fabulous Fifty FiveLiving With Chronic Pain – How I Learnt To Thrive

The Wellbeing BloggerThe Powerful Healing Effects of Color

What are your favorite blog posts from this year? Please link them down below, I’d love to know!

Xo, Erica

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Check out the blog posts that I loved this year, from beauty, to lifestyle/DIY, to travel, to cooking/food, to inspirational/wellbeing!
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An exciting collaboration!

Hi friends!

I have some very cool news for you today. Remember the interview I did with the CEO & Founder of Blushup last week? Well that was actually the first part in an exciting collaboration with them. Today exclusively over on Blushup’s blog you’ll find a guest post written by none other than yours truly 😉. I wanted to write a piece about what makeup and cosmetics in general really mean to women; how do they make you feel after you apply them, essentially. It was a really fun collaborative effort that includes quotes and interesting anecdotes from some of the women in my life. It’s a personal piece that I hope you enjoy reading!

I’m posting an excerpt of the piece here on We are glamerus, but if you’d like to read the full article (and I really hope you do!) please go over to Blushup’s blog now by clicking this. I’d really appreciate your support as always!

I became a true makeup lover about seven years ago. Before that time I wore only simple, very minimal makeup without much thought as to what I was doing or the products I was using to paint myself. But then the explosion of social media happened, information was everywhere and you could easily access visual guides, like YouTube makeup tutorials. So I started experimenting more with makeup, with different colors and textures on my eyes and face. I slowly began to understand how makeup could be used to enhance certain features. One day I could play up my eyes by using certain contrasting colors, and the next day I could play up my cheeks with a rosy blush. With each little enhancement I felt more and more confident. I felt pretty, I felt strong. I understood then that makeup could make me feel things. 

When I put makeup on, whether it’s simple, no-fuss makeup or more dramatic, glamorous makeup for evening, I’m not trying in any way to change myself. My goal is to feel like the best version of myself. I don’t want people to look at my makeup necessarily, I want them to look at me and think “Oh, she looks nice today.” But any compliments I may get are really just an added bonus. I apply makeup for myself. 

But I wondered, is this why others apply makeup as well? What motivates women to seek out professional artists to apply makeup? I set out to try and answer these questions.

Excerpt from “What does makeup really mean to us?” To read the full article, click here.

If you are interested in discovering and booking beauty services in NYC (for free!) with the best makeup brands, visit the Blushup website. You can also follow them across social media on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, & Twitter.

xo, Erica

 

 

 

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I’d love it if you’d check these posts out if you haven’t already! They are some of my personal favorites from September 😊.

– Want to know how ColourPop became so successful? Read this.

– Instagram images that inspired me this week

  • Vol. 2 is coming tomorrow!

– Joah Beauty has launched at CVS Pharmacy!

– Has CVS brought us the future of drugstore beauty?

And please leave me some of your favorite blog posts in the comments below so that I can show them some love too! ❤️

Xo, Erica