July 24, 2024

Blogger of the Month: Albertine Sarah

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Meet our first Blogger of the Month for 2018, Albertine Sarah, who discusses what would be in her very own beauty box and what's hot on her blog right now!

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Here at Latest in Beauty, we love blogs and thoroughly enjoy looking through all of your fab posts, photos and feedback on our Build-Your-Own beauty boxes. The pool of LiB lovers continues to grow and that’s down to you lovely lot and our collective of beauty bloggers sharing the love and discussing product they’ve discovered through LiB. It’s so exciting when some of our favourite bloggers and influencers share their must-have Latest in Beauty discoveries, therefore each month we like to chat to one of them right here on the blog. We’d like to introduce you to the first Blogger of the Month for 2018; the gorgeous Albertine from Albertine Sarah (previously known as Dippy Writes).

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What’s hot on the blog right now?

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At the moment it’s all about beauty boxes, of all shapes and sizes, and getting more bang for my reader’s bucks! My most read posts are currently about the Soap and Glory Spa of Wonder box and the Latest in Beauty x The Greatest Showman box. Both are great value for money and include amazing products, so I’m guessing that’s why people are so drawn to those posts in particular.

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What’s in your makeup bag for Winter?

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A heavy-duty lip balm (either Dr Lipp or NUXE Reve De Meil), a lip scrub (Lush do great ones), a face mist (Jurlique are my faves for this) and a matte red lipstick (Stila Stay All Day liquid lipsticks are THE best)! Basically, I’m all about keeping my skin hydrated and my lips soft in the winter. And a red lip can fix anything and immediately make me feel put together.

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Favourite discovery from your latest LiB box?

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It has to be the Miller Harris Rose Silence Eau de Parfum sample included in the collaborative box with The Greatest Showman. I’ve fallen head over heels for the heady rose scent and I’m planning to buy myself the biggest bottle I can once I’ve used up my sample! I’m not normally a fan of perfume samples in beauty boxes, but this one was a generous size so I could really get a feel for the fragrance before deciding to buy full-sized.

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What’s your favourite thing about blogging?

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The community, hands down. I’ve met so many lovely people through blogging, and I’ve made some really great friends. Everyone is supportive and helpful, and it’s nice having people I can talk so candidly to about my blog content and how I’m working with brands. I don’t think I would enjoy blogging nearly as much as I do without the community that comes with it.

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…and the worst?

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SEO – I just find it so boring but it really is necessary for attracting new readers! Adding no-follow links, keywords, image tags etc. can sometimes take me longer than it does to actually write the blog post and I find it really tedious! That said, it definitely has helped my blog to grow, so it’s worth doing.

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What’s your signature scent?

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Ooh that’s a tricky one for me because I do love to test out new fragrances. But right now it’s Elie Saab Girl of Now which is a delicious gourmand scent.

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The blogger/YouTuber made me buy it:

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Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish, and I am eternally grateful for the recommendation because I now can’t live without it!

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Beauty hacks, have you got any?

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If you’ve got annoyingly shaky hands (like me) and struggle to get a sharp winged liner line, then medical tape is your friend. I place it following my natural lower lash line and use it to get a super sharp winged liner line. Once you’re done applying liner you just peel the tape off and go – It’s practically foolproof!

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Any beauty sins?

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Oh gosh, luckily I don’t think I have many of these but I definitely get lazy with my skincare routine when I’m really busy, and it definitely shows when I do! I used to be an avid face wipe user but luckily I’ve grown out of that habit and my skin is eternally grateful.

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If you could curate your own beauty box, what would it contain and why?

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This is tricky, but it would have to be a collection of the products I recommend time and time again to my blog readers, friends and family:

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish
Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist
NUXE Reve De Meil lip balm
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer
Beautyblender classic sponge
Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye mascara
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner
Max Factor Colour Elixir Honey Lacquer Lipgloss in Honey Nude

Check out Albertine’s blog and get all the inspiration from her latest selections before creating your own box! Don’t forget to share the love using #LoveLiB!

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