Beauty

Top 20 Beauty Bloggers You Must Follow

If you need that extra dose of inspiration check out these 20 beauty blogs that we selected especially for our readers. Each of them prepared secret tips just for you.

If you wanted to explore a little bit more and find some new blogs you should follow, look no further! We have prepared a series of articles introducing the best blogs in their own categories.

After detailed search online among hundreds of blogs, this is our final selection of 20 Best Beauty Blogs that deserve your attention. Please read carefully, because there are some very good tips inside written exclusively for YouQueen readers.

We listed them in no particular order, as each one of them is unique in their own way and definitely worth your time.

Miranda Mendoza – Slashed Beauty

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1 . How would you describe yourself using only 11 words?

Hard working, beauty obsessed, animal lover, focused, feminist, adventurous, creative, silly, dreamer, optimistic, traveler.

2. What is that “special touch” which makes your blog unique?

What makes Slashed Beauty unique is that I’ve focused on budget beauty almost exclusively from day one, talking about how to achieve the latest trends with affordable products and how to score on high end beauty for less. I started the blog when I was a college student, looking for any way to stretch my dollar without sacrificing my love for makeup.

3. Exclusive tip or recommendation for YouQueen readers?

One of my best money – saving beauty tips is to return makeup you don’t like, or that doesn’t work for you. Yes, it seems awkward, but most beauty retailers will take back even used makeup— including drugstores! Don’t waste money on something that disappointed you! Find something that works instead of letting a bottle of  wrong shade foundation sit in your drawer forever. You wouldn’t believe how many people hold on to products they don’t like, letting the cost go to waste.

4. YouQueen’s Random Question: Your Favorite Quote?

“If you’re going through hell, keep going” – Winston Churchill

You can visit Miranda’s blog at www.slashedbeauty.com

Jamie Stone – Honestly Jamie

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1 . How would you describe yourself using only 11 words?

Fun, loyal, creative, smart, loving, adventurous, passionate, interesting, caring, daring, sarcastic.

2. What is that “special touch” which makes your blog unique?

I’ve always felt that my blog is successful because I’m 100% authentic. That’s really the only way it works for me and the only way that I’d have it. I have a beauty PR/marketing background so I bring a unique perspective to my reviews and tutorials.

3. Exclusive tip or recommendation for YouQueen readers?

Always stay true to who you are – people can see right through you when you’re trying to be something that you’re not.

4. YouQueen’s Random Question: What makes you feel good?

A lot of things, definitely, but I find that volunteering has really brought me the greatest joy. Working with at-risk teen girls really puts a lot of things in perspective since I really believe that being grateful is the true key to happiness.

Visit Jamie’s blog at www.honestlyjamie.com

Deepica Mutyala – Deepicam

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1 . How would you describe yourself using only 11 words?

Bold, dreamer, optimistic, loud, passionate, loyal, creative, analytical, driven, agile, perfectionist.

2. What is that “special touch” which makes your blog unique?

I’ve worked in the beauty industry on the corporate end for 5 years and had the chance to work with some of the best makeup artists and hair stylists in the world. Being around them, I learned so many fun tips that I hope to simplify for the everyday girl. I want women to realize that beauty doesn’t need to feel complicated – it should feel fun!

I also hope that my followers see that I truly am passionate about what I do and that I genuinely love engaging with them. Being south Asian, I never thought a career in the online space was possible. I mean, I was trained to be a doctor my whole life (my dad is still secretly hoping it happens) – my supporters keep me positive and going for my dreams.

3. Exclusive tip, how to or recommendation for YouQueen readers?

My biggest beauty advice is to try not to conform with the looks you see everyone else is doing – take those looks & and create a version of them that feels true to you. When you wear something you’re comfortable in, it’ll show in your confidence.

4. YouQueen’s Random Question: Where would you go in a time machine?

1920’s…I love the fashion of that era! Dressing up as a flapper would be so fun!

Visit Deepica’s blog at www.deepicam.com

Lara Ramos – The Glossarie

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1 . How would you describe yourself using only 11 words?

Happy, Loving, Thoughtful, Driven, Friendly, Optimistic, Energetic, Creative, Kind, Supportive, Lucky.

2. What is that “special touch” which makes your blog unique?

The Glossarie focuses exclusively on positive reviews. I am dedicated to sharing products that work and I remain as transparent and honest as possible about my own skin struggles and personal journey to find solutions.

3. Exclusive tip, how to or recommendation for YouQueen readers?

I recently learned that if you’re searching for the most flattering lip shade, try to match the pink tone of the skin inside your bottom lip. It works so well! My new go-to is a dusty pink tone.

4. YouQueen’s Random Question: Favorite book?

My favorite book is “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein.

Visit Lara’s blog at www.theglossarie.com

Charleston Girl – Best Things in Beauty

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1 . How would you describe yourself using only 11 words?

Baby Boomer Beauty Blogger with an eye for luxurious beauty products.

2. What is that “special touch” which makes your blog unique?

Charleston girl loves sharing her extensive (and expensive) experience with beauty products with others and hopes she can help you choose products that are worth the splurge.

3. Exclusive tip or recommendation for YouQueen readers?

One inexpensive tip my readers have really appreciated is to use OCuSoft Lid Scrub Eyelid Cleanser. These individually wrapped, moistened pads are fabulous, not only for removing eye makeup, but also for exfoliating the tender skin around your eyes.

They were recommended to me by my ophthalmologist years ago, and I have used them ever since. You won’t find a more effective eye makeup remover.

4. YouQueen’s Random Question: What do you like and what do you hate?

I like kindness, particularly to animals and people who need help. I hate false accusations, hateful behavior, and partisan politics that keep us from doing great things.

You can visit Charleston girl’s blog at www.bestthingsinbeauty.blogspot.com

Marta Walsh – Talking Makeup

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1 . How would you describe yourself using only 11 words?

Witty, personable, caring, good listener, fair, determined, what you see is what you get, dreams big, naturally confident, independent thinker, leader.

2. What is that “special touch” which makes your blog unique?

What makes Talking Makeup different is that we have access to upcoming products launches before they hit the market and available to consumers. We are one of the original beauty blogs and we’re approaching our 10 year anniversary.

3. Exclusive tip or recommendation for YouQueen readers?

Most under rated beauty tips. Lightening your brows can soften your look and give you an instant wow factor makeover. And, don’t be afraid to wax your arms.

4. YouQueen’s Random Question: One place in the world you would like to stay for a year?

Probably New York City my hometown. Now that I live in Scottsdale Arizona for so many years I sometimes miss New York City and wonder what it is going to be like to live there again.

You can visit Marta’s blog at www.talkingmakeup.com

Britanie Faith – Beauty By Britanie

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1 . How would you describe yourself using only 11 words?

Funny. Compassionate. Dedicated. Honest. Faithful. Spiritual. Vibrant. Curvy. Vulnerable. Loving. Sensitive.

2. What is that “special touch” which makes your blog unique?

Reading my blog is like sitting down with a personal friend to chat and catch up. I write from my heart with passion for green beauty, wellness, fashion & spiritual tools for enhancing your life. I share my tips for living an authentic Eco-friendly lifestyle even if you suffer from chronic illness.

I’m open and honest about my struggles with fibromyalgia and I share alternative healing remedies that work for me in hope that readers may find new information and comfort.

3. Exclusive tip, how to or recommendation for YouQueen readers?

An important tip for having healthy skin is to make sure to completely remove your makeup before you go to sleep. No excuses! And authentic natural beauty begins from the inside ~ out, so you must make sure and drink plenty of filtered water, green and herbal teas and coconut water for hydration.

Every morning I have a nutrient packed breakfast shake and fill it with organic kale, wheatgrass and frozen or fresh blueberries for the antioxidants and chlorophyll. The nutrients good for your health will automatically be great for your skin.

Beauty is not about mere appearances. True natural beauty is cultivated from the inside~out. The more you show WHO you are, the more beautiful YOU will be.

4. YouQueen’s Random Question: Perfect gift for your birthday?

The perfect gift for my birthday would be any product from Lotus Wei, crystals, and a gluten & dairy-free birthday cake!

You can visit Brittanie’s blog at www.beautybybritanie.com

Kim Do – The Makeup Blogger

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1 . How would you describe yourself using only 11 words?

Authentic, humorous, curious, aesthetically-inclined, self-aware, creative, vibrant, savvy, grateful, aspirational and well-travelled.

2. What is that “special touch” which makes your blog unique?

During my college years, I wandered from my post in the Nordstrom Young Mens’ department to the Makeup counter, where I dipped my fingers into makeup testers.  Mesmerized by the magic of makeup, I never looked back.

Upon moving to New York City, I worked on the faces of John Legend, Anne Hathaway, and Katie Couric.  I also assisted legendary makeup artist, Billy B. While freelancing for CBS, I powdered the most famous face of all: Barack Obama.

As a makeup artist and the new Chief Editor of themakeupblogger.com, I aspire to create a unique online colony for women to explore the complex notion of beauty and makeup application.”

3. Exclusive tip or recommendation for YouQueen readers?

Every woman should have a red lipstick that makes them feel sexy and sassy.

4. YouQueen’s Random Question: Your dream holiday?

My favorite holiday is a combination of a city and the beach. I would start out in Paris, which is one of my favorite cities to dine, walk, shop and appreciate artistry. Subsequently, I’d take a leisurely drive to Eze.

You can visit Kim’s blog at www.themakeupblogger.com

Sienna Sisi Lala – Modern Beauty Girl

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1 . How would you describe yourself using only 11 words?

Loyal, creative, driven, enigmatic, social, optimistic, energetic, independent, honest, funny, sincere.

2. What is that “special touch” which makes your blog unique?

My “special touch” is that I am currently a college student, so I feel really in touch with a lot of teenagers and young adults that read my blog. My posts are really casual and my tutorials are all quick and simple because I understand that people are busy and don’t have time to do complex looks in the morning. I’m untrained in cosmetology, so I try to keep my posts conversational because my readers and I are growing and navigating the world of beauty and fashion together.

3. Exclusive tip or recommendation for YouQueen readers?

I have oily eyelids and I spend half the year in Hawaii where it’s humid and hot all the time, so I struggle with regular mascara transferring to my eyelids. My tip is to apply a coat of regular mascara then add a coat of waterproof mascara over the top.

The waterproof mascara acts as a shell on the outside, preventing mascara transfer, while the regular mascara is right on your lash, so it’s super easy to remove at the end of the day! No more worrying about not removing all of the waterproof mascara or spending a lot of time struggling and accidentally ripping eyelashes out!

4. YouQueen’s Random Question: Your perfect weekend?

My perfect weekend would be during the summer when I’m home in Hawaii! I would go to the beach early in the morning to watch the sunrise, then go to brunch with my friends to eat a huge acai bowl! I’d have all my friends over for a little party and to play games (we’re obsessed with Mario Kart and Spot It!) and talk, then go to the mall for dinner and try on ridiculous clothes and take tons of pictures!

You can visit Sienna’s blog at www.modernbeautygirl.com

Jane Cunningham – British Beauty Blogger

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1 . How would you describe yourself using only 11 words?

Excitable, cynical, sensitive, imaginative, enthusiastic, perceptive, cheerful, optimistic, temperamental, competitive, impulsive and thrill-seeker.

2. What is that “special touch” which makes your blog unique?

I really try and tell it how it is and relay the difference between hype and reality. I’m not afraid to call a product out if it doesn’t perform as expected. I send out frequent posts per day – up to five – and rarely schedule anything so you see it as I say it.

3. Exclusive tip or recommendation for YouQueen readers?

If you’re having a hard time getting up in the morning, tip a few drops of your favorite energizing aromatherapy oil onto a damp washcloth and lay it over a radiator before bed. As your heating kicks in in the morning, the fragrance will bloom into your room – it’s a perfect start to a good mood day.

4. YouQueen’s Random Question: How do you define success?

I’m a Capricorn so we are destined to perceive that we never succeed! We just get to where we think we want to be and realize that actually our goal is higher. I think success is a changing thing. You can measure it in money, in assets or in family and friends, and its sense of importance shifts as you go through life.

Success means different things to different people, so I’d say there is no exact definition of success, but if you’ve achieved a feeling of well-being, contentment and balance in life then you’re a winner.

You can visit Jane’s blog at www.britishbeautyblogger.com

Mary Helen Leonard – The Natural Beauty Workshop

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1 . How would you describe yourself using only 11 words?

Recipes, tips, and inspiration for natural beauty product manufacturers, soap makers, and aspiring artisans.

2. What is that “special touch” which makes your blog unique?

We take great pride in bringing professional expertise to the recipes and projects on our blog. That way The Natural Beauty Workshop can be a resource for artisans, formulators, and hobbyists alike.

We regularly feature new and exciting ingredients and techniques for creating all-natural skin and hair care products – keeping our readers up to date on the latest natural beauty trends.

3. Exclusive tip, how to or recommendation for YouQueen readers?

You can make almost any product for your skin or hair from all natural ingredients. Since homemade products often don’t contain the same powerful preservatives as commercial products it’s important to treat these recipes with extra care.

Make your homemade lotions, scrubs, and other homemade products in small batches so they can be used up quickly and remember to refrigerate anything that contains water or milk.

4. YouQueen’s Random Question: Your favorite essential oil?

Right now we are loving Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood Oil. We carry an organic variety that has a rich, woody aroma with subtle notes of sweetness. This exotic essential oil is a sustainable alternative to the more widely known Indian Sandalwood which is becoming exceedingly rare.

Sandalwood makes an incredible addition to aromatic blends – lending deep base notes that complement everything from florals to citrus. It also works quite well in skin care recipes for dry, sensitive, and combination skin types.

You can visit the blog Mary Helen authors at www.naturalbeautyworkshop.com. This blog is owned and operated by From Nature With Love (www.fromnaturewithlove.com).

Annie Atkinson – She’s In The Glow

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1 . How would you describe yourself using only 11 words?

A balance of beautiful things, family, friends, New York, skin, culinary adventures, exploration.

2. What is that “special touch” which makes your blog unique?

We cover everything from smoothie making and sheet masks to international trends and travel must-haves. At its core, She’s in the Glow explores the best of beauty, focusing on how to achieve a healthy balance between what’s natural and what’s scientific. We are interested in what makes you feel happy and glowing from the inside out.

3. Exclusive tip or recommendation for YouQueen readers?

I never go anywhere without a facemask. Anytime I travel, I make sure that I pack at least one mask for every night that I am gone. I’ll usually bring a jar of the Tata Harper Resurfacing Face Mask and a few Korean hydrating sheet masks or the SK-II sheet masks with me on my travels to keep my skin looking dewy and amazing.

4. YouQueen’s Random Question: What is your favorite lunch?

My favorite lunch is probably the kale and raw salad from Barney’s (which is raw massaged kale, julienned celery, carrots, fennel, raw beets, green and yellow zucchini, raw local mushrooms) and a glass (or two) of wine. I stick to a mainly vegan diet, and I am super healthy, but I always love a good glass of wine ;-)

You can visit Annie’s blog at www.shesintheglow.com

Paris B – My Women Stuff

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1 . How would you describe yourself using only 11 words?

Quirky, irreverent, strange sense of humor, mature, discerning, generous, independent, firm

2. What is that “special touch” which makes your blog unique?

At My Women Stuff it is not just about product reviews, but it is about growing a community where we can talk about all kinds of things, from beauty to lifestyle and life experiences. It is the vocal community and their input and questions, especially in the blog comments, that makes us stand out.

It is also the discerning critique in product reviews and careful curation of posts and contents that have people visiting from all over the world.

3. Exclusive tip or recommendation for YouQueen readers?

Always, ALWAYS use sunscreen in all weather. No exceptions. Care for your skin. It’s the only one you have.

4. YouQueen’s Random Question: Best way to relax after hard day?

As much as I’d like to say a massage, I find that a half hour yoga session makes me feel much better, by stretching my muscles and helping me relax better after a long hard day. Try it and see!

Visit Paris’ blog at www.mywomenstuff.com

Kristina Braly – Pretty Shiny Sparkly

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1 . How would you describe yourself using only 11 words?

Caring, irreverent, goofy, vulnerable, realist, compulsive, honest, dedicated, perseverant, sarcastic, silly

2. What is that “special touch” which makes your blog unique?

I look for a clean, white aesthetic. Simple layouts, no sidebars, good photography, and high quality video content are what make my blog stand out from the crowd. I think the other aspect is just staying authentic and vulnerable in my videos.

3. Exclusive tip or recommendation for YouQueen readers?

Make your makeup last longer by spritzing makeup setting spray before you apply your makeup, and then after once it’s all done! Setting spray sandwich!

4. YouQueen’s Random Question: What would you do if you won the lottery?

Pay off my medical school loan debt, buy my husband a desperately-needed new car, put the rest in savings! Boring, I know!

Visit Kristina’s blog at www.prettyshinysparkly.com

Lola Seicento – Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog

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1 . How would you describe yourself using only 11 words?

Intelligent, compassionate, inquisitive, sincere, loyal, honest, independent, hardworking, trustworthy, caring and humorous.

2. What is that “special touch” which makes your blog unique?

I always offer my honest assessments of the products that I review, and I prefer to review products that I actually love to use. I take the time to give Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog readers in-depth responses to their questions, and have forged wonderful relationships with them in doing so.

I utilize my training as a college professor to create well-researched and well-written articles, and my training in Art and Art History to create visually interesting photographs.

3. Exclusive tip or recommendation for YouQueen readers?

Always wear a sunscreen! It may not be sunny outside, but your skin still needs SPF protection. There are so many high quality sunscreens on the market that will not disturb your makeup, and that offer UVA and UVB protection.

The key, of course, is to reapply your sunscreen every 80 minutes. This will prevent your skin from prematurely aging, and will reduce your chances of getting skin cancer.

4. YouQueen’s Random Question – If you can donate a million to charity, what will be the cause?

I would donate it to Santé D’Or Foundation, a not-for-profit animal rescue organization, in Los Angeles. It is a volunteer-run animal rescue and adoption center that rescues animals found on the streets of Los Angeles, and they accept animals who are surrendered by LA residents who are no longer able care for their animals.

It is a wonderful organization that saves countless precious lives, and they are very deserving of financial donations.

Visit Lola’s blog at www.lolassecretbeautyblog.com

Sesame – Viva Woman

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1 . How would you describe yourself using only 11 words?

I’m a beauty fanatic with a keen interest in green beauty.

2. What is that “special touch” which makes your blog unique?

Viva Woman brings original and relevant content to women who want to stay beautiful the natural way. This blog showcases in-depth articles on skin care as well as beauty food, and keeps it real, with unbiased reviews on natural/organic products that are down-to-earth and honest.

3. Exclusive tip or recommendation for YouQueen readers?

For beauty inside out, make simple changes to your diet by incorporating these three habits: Drink a glass of warm, unsweetened lemon water first thing every morning. Add a probiotics supplement to your diet. Finally, cut down on dairy products and sugar consumption.

4. YouQueen’s Random Question: What is real happiness for you?

Real happiness is in having clarity in your identity, being secure in knowing who you are and what you have, and living a purpose-driven life.

Visit Sesame’s blog at www.vivawoman.net

Rachel Anise – Beauty Professor

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1 . How would you describe yourself using only 11 words?

Observant, Empathetic, Lip color lover, Foundation-phile, Communication professor, Family-oriented, Adore dogs, Classic film buff, Endlessly curious, Voracious reader, Cheese devotee.

2. What is that “special touch” which makes your blog unique?

Beauty Professor heavily focuses on high-end, luxury and difficult-to-find brands. To assist my readers and subscribers in their pursuits, I endeavor to provide full shade spectrum swatches of foundation (my weakness) and a great deal of compare and contrast features so that one can find their most befitting formula.

I love shooting in natural sunlight and always try to include images of the products in action on my own face!

3. Exclusive tip or recommendation for YouQueen readers?

Beauty starts from the inside out; drink plenty of water and green tea and consider taking a daily vitamin and/or Vitamin B supplement to nourish hair, skin and nails.

4. YouQueen’s Random Question: Your perfect weekend?

My perfect weekend involves sleeping in, having a big breakfast, spending time with my husband and pup, perhaps a little shopping excursion with my mom (who is also my blog assistant) and shooting new product in the sunlight. Since I work so much during the week, I am a total homebody on my days off!

Visit Rachel’s blog at www.beautyprofessor.net

Fran Kerr – High on Clear Skin

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1 . How would you describe yourself using only 11 words?

Passionate about healing and natural beauty through rebalancing the body.

2. What is that “special touch” which makes your blog unique?

High on Clear Skin is a unique beauty blog because it focuses on healing the skin by rebalancing the body from the inside out. In my consultation work most of the focus is on diet, lifestyle and herbal supplementation to achieve clear skin.

And my philosophies on external skin care are based on raw, natural and very basic organic ingredients only – it’s very simple!

3. Exclusive tip or recommendation for YouQueen readers?

Most chronic acne in adult women is a hormonal issue – but you need to first figure out why you have that hormonal imbalance in the first place. In most cases hormonal acne is caused by stress or poor diet, coming on or off synthetic birth control, a sugar/carbohydrate sensitivity, adrenal fatigue or a thyroid issue.

Good external skin care will help, but you need to get right down into the core of the issue to get a cure.

4. YouQueen’s Random Question: What advice would you give to your teenage self?

Don’t take it all so seriously. In fact, that’s what I would tell my younger adult self as well. Beauty comes from the inside out, so how we feel about ourselves and how we feel about the world reflects on our skin.

There is so much choice and worry in life, so many different paths to choose and options to take, so much depression about the past and worry about the future. My advice to my teenage self is to relax and enjoy all of it, to take it all in and to have fun with life in every moment… to basically not take it all so seriously.

Visit Fran’s blog at www.highonclearskin.com

Cindy Ingalls – Prime Beauty

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1 . How would you describe yourself using only 11 words?

Witty, strong, fun-loving, social, empathetic, loving, loyal, independent, determined, fashionable, stylish, kind.

2. What is that “special touch” which makes your blog unique?

Prime Beauty is a beauty and lifestyle resource for women over 40 with equal parts info and snark. Written with a tongue-in-cheek attitude, Prime Beauty is packed with articles on skincare, makeup, product reviews, makeup tips and tricks, recipes, lifestyle tips and giveaways. In addition to looking good on the outside, I hope to encourage, inspire and celebrate women over 40!

3. Exclusive tip or recommendation for YouQueen readers?

Every over 40 woman needs to be using a face primer to fill in large pores, fine lines and wrinkles as well as keeping skin moisturized.

4. YouQueen’s Random Question: What you do when not blogging?

I am an avid reader (mostly fiction), play with my dog, go shopping and to lunch with my friends and hike.

Visit Cindy’s blog at  www.primebeautyblog.net

 Gemima – Lovely Witches

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1 . How would you describe yourself using only 11 words?

Animal lover, daydreamer, reader, writer, creative, optimist, compassionate, enthusiastic, dedicated, positive, blogger.

2. What is that “special touch” which makes your blog unique?

Compassion for animals is at the heart of my blog, which is why my focus is cruelty-free and vegan beauty. I want to help others to lead a more animal friendly lifestyle and show how easy it can be to make kinder choices everyday.

3. Exclusive tip or recommendation for YouQueen readers?

An easy way to get started with cruelty-free beauty is to look for the Leaping Bunny logo :)

4. YouQueen’s Random Question: What cheers you up?

My cat always makes me smile! He’s a little monkey so he likes to keep me occupied trying to keep him out of trouble.

Visit Gemima’s blog at www.lovelywitches.co.uk

We would really like to hear what is your favorite beauty blog from our list? Which other beauty bloggers do you follow?