Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Beauty and the Beast

Following my new interest in beauty blogs (I know, I can't believe it either) I'm planning to do a series of posts about glasses. I have worn glasses since I was 5 years old, and due to a condition called blepharitis (basically really really dry eyes) I can't wear contacts or have that laser surgery. So I have recently embraced my glasses as important accessories which I need to change with my mood and clothing, much as you might think of jewellery. Of course, for this I will need to take photographs, ugh, so time consuming, so it will have to wait. But I promise to do it soon.

In the meantime I thought you might like to check out two beauty blogs which I have recently discovered and which are prime examples of the way beauty bloggers should, ideally, be wielding their power. They are both Sydney gals, which makes it doubly fabulous.

Here is Swatchgirl's post about a new Sportsgirl nailpolish. I rarely see negative feedback in beauty posts, so thanks Swatchgirl for keeping it real. It seems that most bloggers would much rather review items which are sent to them and which they like, kind of. So a lot of posts go something like this: "Look what just arrived in my postbox - three lipsticks by X! Wow, so cool, you'll love them and I really love them too, because they're fun colours and moisturising." Boooooring. BUT, I get it, because blogger can't afford to buy all the products they'd like to try. The whole point is that you get sent stuff for free, which means that those products ALWAYS come with strings attached. A free product can never be given the same objective appraisal as one you had to pay for with your own hard-earned cash. No such thing as a free lunch ladies.

I wonder if there are any really rich beauty bloggers out there who review stuff they buy. Now that would be an awesome blog!! How generous would that be?

Moving right along Fantasy Lane.....

Fifi is my latest love. Not only is she a Sydney gal, but she actually writes about the clothes shops at my local shopping centre. After reading this post, I raced to my local Sportgirl and bought that striped skirt and it is BLOODY AWESOME thankyouverymuch. Perhaps I shall take a photo of me in the skirt one day?

I hardly recognise myself.

E x

14 comments:

Julie said...

Oh Eleanor, as someone who has worn glasses since age three, I am most fascinated to see your array of glasses matched to mood/clothing. My delightful youngest monster snapped my glasses in half recently and getting a new pair set me back such a stunningly large amount of money for the LENSES (not the frames)that I doubt I'll be able to follow suit. I have a very strong prescription and the thin lenses they are now able to make (to avoid the coke-bottle-bottom effect) come at a premium.

Kathy said...

Dude! You are making me want to fire up my old beauty blog, Lipstick Is My Crack, again. Even though lipstick is no longer my crack and I haven't posted there in ages and ages. I remember agonizing over the whole freebies thing before finally deciding not to accept them anymore. Very freeing, but I did have much less to write about.

Duyvken said...

Eleanor! Glasses since the age of 4, current pair since early 2006. I need a new pair! Having a hard time settling on frames though. I love the idea of using them as acccessories. Might have to talk myself into 2 pairs this time. I am almost 37 after all..... xx PS I want that striped skirt too!

Paola said...

Shoot the pics.
Then we can talk.

kim at allconsuming said...

I just don't know you anymore.

Suse said...

Well babe, you were totally the star of The Changing Room, our old clothing group on Flickr. Post it there!

And yes to the glasses thing. I've worn mine since I was 5 and have the same coke bottle thing as Julie, which makes glasses verrrry verrrry expensive. But I can live vicariously through you, right?

RW said...

well, this is kind of fun!
thanks for the great links.
me too, glasses since grade 2.
requiring super high index lens to keep them thin which means I wear the same pair for years and years.

mostly I wear contacts. but, now I wear reading glasses on top of contacts for when I am at work so picked up a funky new frame...

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The Coffee Lady said...

I got sent some make-up recently. I liked some, I didn't like some, I blogged honestly. They haven't got back to me, though...

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Julia said...

I'd love to see your glasses pics! I've been wearing glasses since I was 4, and am very attached to mine.

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readersguide said...

Glasses since age 6 (or maybe 7) here. I love glasses. For me, it's important that they are metal, since the plastic ones slide down my nose, but although I only have one pair because they are expensive, I think it would actually be great to have more pairs. Then you could get wild ones without having to worry about wearing them every day. Also, I want that skirt. Although it would possibly look very very bad on me.