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face picDelighted this week to have the very lovely Grace London from www.londonmakeupgirl.com taking part in Beauty Blogger’s Best Things.

I’m delighted on three counts really. Firstly, London Makeup Girl is one of the first blogs I followed and one of my favourites, secondly, Grace has resurrected Beauty Blogger’s Best Things for me, as I don’t know if anyone noticed but there wasn’t one last week…I ran out of willing bloggers! Thirdly, since Grace’s Blog looks at mainly niche brands, I was excited to see her answers.

I even tweaked some of the questions this week which I’ve been promising to for ages!

So firstly, lets talk skincare, are you loyal to a brand, or do you pick and mix from different brands for your skincare? I’m a pick and mixer; there isn’t one brand I’m loyal to. I chose the best products for my skin from a range of brands. I am careful not to mix products with strong actives together and I wouldn’t follow a manual exfoliant with a retinol or AHA product, for example.

What is the one skincare item you would absolutely recommend and couldn’t be without? For myself, I absolutely love Skinceuticals C serum AOX10. I started using it again before the summer, and I think it’s the product that makes the most difference in my routine.

What are your top three cosmetic brands and why? Rouge Bunny Rouge for excellent colours and textures (and beautiful packaging), rms Beauty for easy to apply, naturally beautiful colours with skin benefits and Julie Hewett for the best red lipsticks known to woman.

From reading other blogs and talking to friends etc, it seems that foundation and mascara are the two items that most people struggle to find “the one” or “holy Grail”… have you found your holy grail mascara and foundation? What are they? I don’t often wear foundation, but I do love W3LL People Narcissist Stick Foundation and Concealer – I mostly use it to spot conceal around my eyes and nose. For mascara, I swear by Lancome Hypnose Precious Cells mascara.

What one product do you think every cosmetic aficionado should have in their collection? Julie Hewett Rosie Cheekie – a reddish pink cream blush that suits all skintones.

If you were stuck on a desert island, brand is irrelevant, what item of cosmetics or beauty product could you not be without (lipbalm, mirror, tweezers, mascara etc) Sunscreen!

I love finding new blogs so please before you go, please recommend three of your favourite bloggers.

These are a couple of recent favourite finds, and a long term favourite.

www.arsaromatica.blogspot.com Interesting, thoughtful and well-written. I love Dain’s skincare reviews and colour cosmetic analysis.

www.myfunnyvalentineblog.com Jenny is absolutely gorgeous, and wears a red lipstick crackingly well. Her DIY body and skincare posts are fascinating too, even if I’m far too lazy to do it myself.

www.loveaudreyloveaudrey.blogspot.com A thoroughly engaging blog. The whole Love Audrey family are adorable, and there’s going to be a WEDDING soon. I’m ridiculously excited for the wedding pictures.

Thank you very much for taking part Grace! There’s a few things there that I need to look up now. Also, one new blog to follow.

As always, if you’d like to take part, all welcome, just drop me a line to charlie@ladyofthelane.com

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2 responses to “Grace London’s Beauty Blogger’s Best Things”

  1. Grace London says:

    Thanks for having me!

  2. MarciaF (Beauty Info Zone) says:

    I love Grace London and have followed her from the beginning of her blog.

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