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Thursday, 1 September 2016

The Summer Loving Tag



I remember when I started blogging and I used to do these tags, they're a great way to get to know other bloggers and interact. Anyway, it's been ages since I did one of these, so I was really glad to be tagged by Danielle to do the Summer Loving Tag. Do check out her great blog here!

Favourite Perfume
My favourite summer perfumes are more on the floral side. If I had to limit it down it would either be Chloe Love Story (here) or Marc Jacobs Daisy. Although, lately I feel like I'm falling in love with every new release, I tried a Guerlian one at the department store the other day which comes in different aromas, including blueberries! It was actually quite nice.

Favourite Lip Colour
This stays the same for me all year around! It's the lipstick that you automatically reach for when you're running late, you know the one that just makes such a difference and livens your face up. For me, it's the MUA matte lipstick in Wild Berry. The formula might not be the best, and it's not a deep or pigmented berry shade either, but it literally works wonders for me. I'll have a full review up soon.


Favourite Drink
I've been really trying to up my water intake in the last year so I rarely drink anything else, apart from the odd fruit juice every now and again and some fizzy drink with greasy foods. I do love Cherry Cola though!

Favourite Blush
Again, for blush this is an all year favourite. It's the Bare Minerals Ready Blush I reviewed in The One (here). The dusky pink shade also works brilliantly with my complexion.


Favourite Clothing Item
So, I have a story to tell you. Around the time I set up my blog I spent almost two weeks trying to think of a name. I was also obsessed with velvet dresses at this time (as you will probably know). Therefore, I wanted to call my blog Velvet Dress. However, that was taken and after a couple of hours pairing everything with Velvet I could think of, I settled on; Velvet Blush. I liked the effect it had, and it felt like me. It's also allowed me to stay somewhat anonymous, because as well as being shy, I like the idea that anyone can write a beauty blog (even me!). I was just starting out and my application skills are still probably rubbish, but hey as the blog is growing, so am I continuing to learn!

So here is a picture of the dress that started this!


Favourite Movie
Lately, I've become really interested in movies about artificial intelligence and so on; like Ex Machina and Lucy. There's already robots around that can do so much, so for me this does open up a lot of questions. I liked Lucy because as her brain function increased (although it is a myth that we only use 10% of brain function), she started to feel all the emotions in her surroundings and she started looking at the bigger picture instead of all the petty things we probably bother ourselves with. Wouldn't we live in a better world if everyone saw the bigger picture?

Favourite TV Show
I don't have a favourite show per se, I do enjoy the odd documentary though. However, I did love two recent BBC adaptations; War and Peace, and The Night Manager. The former is based on a novel by Leo Tolstoy (which I'm currently reading), and the latter is based on a novel by John Le Carre. I really like the fact that they changed some of the settings for The Night Manager so it reflects current crisis taking place, it was a great eye opener.

Favourite Food
I'm not really fussy with food, as long as it tastes good haha! I am a fan of pizza, burritos and wraps.

Now that it's the first day of Autumn here, I think it might be a bit too late for nominations, so I'll nominate whoever wants to do the Summer tag, or if your Summer is just starting!

I hope you enjoyed this post!
Please let me know something about you, or link me up if you've done a similar post :)


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83 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed reading this post and getting to know you a little more. It's also interesting to read how your blog name came about as I always wonder what inspired bloggers to name their blog certain things :) x

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    1. Aww thank you! That's the one thing that always intrigues me too :) xx

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  2. nice to know more about you. that lip colour is indeed gorgeous

    Wendee// theglossychic.com

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  3. What a fun tag! I tried to drink more water too and it makes a huge difference in my body and skin, it is so important to drink water every day. I am looking for a new series to start watching so thanks for your recommendations, I will check them out.

    Yiota
    Pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I've drunk 4 glasses so far but I'm still parched for some reason! I hope you enjoy them :)

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  4. What a fun tag! I tried to drink more water too and it makes a huge difference in my body and skin, it is so important to drink water every day. I am looking for a new series to start watching so thanks for your recommendations, I will check them out.

    Yiota
    Pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

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  5. What a fun tag! I tried to drink more water too and it makes a huge difference in my body and skin, it is so important to drink water every day. I am looking for a new series to start watching so thanks for your recommendations, I will check them out.

    Yiota
    Pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

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  6. Yay you did it! I loved the story about how you chose your blog name, I had wondered! I like staying anonymous too but I'm not original enough to come up with a name that doesn't include my actual name!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. I stopped being so lazy for once ;) Aww thank you, I love your blog name, it makes me feel like I already know you :)

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  7. It's the first day of Spring for me! I love the Chloe perfume too but another of my favourites would be the Miss Dior Cherie perfume. It's so weird how our seasons are the opposite!

    Sally - DiagonSally

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    1. I hope you have a much better Spring and Summer, unlike our non-existent one! I'm yet to try that one :) That's true, I forget sometimes and just assume that everyone's Summer is the same! :)

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  8. fun tag!i was tagged too so i better work on my answers :) that lippie looks gorge!

    http://villemo20.blogspot.com/

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  9. Lovely products!

    Happy Friday Doll! Kisses,
    BLOG | TAISLANY

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  10. I'm so glad I've found this blog! It's perfect!

    xx
    Aida
    www.espritdemode.blogspot.com

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  11. the lipstick looks really pretty!

    http://claresloves.blogspot.com/

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  12. That velvet dress is so lovely - I'm loving anything velvet at the moment now that it's autumn!

    Georgia | The Weekend Attic

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    1. Thank you :) I'm already looking forward to wearing it :)

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  13. Haha, what a fun challenge! Great!

    Ina, http://theradiantcherie.com/ ♡

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  14. My friend keeps telling me to watch War and Peace!! I'll add the Night Manager on my to-watch list.

    Samantha Series

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    1. You have to watch it, it's soooo good, I'm sure you'll love it :)

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  15. I love a summer round up and this one is great - l am loving bare minerals too!

    Charlotte x

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  16. I love reading tags like these, by the way that dress is so cute!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

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  17. Great photos - I love the colour of that dress! Very '90s. :-)
    April xx

    | APRIL ROSE PENGILLY |

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  18. I have actually always wondered about your blog name and now I know! I seriously adore that dress and supposedly velvet is supposed to be big again in Autumn/Fall so you'll be bang on trend! ;D

    Musings & More

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    1. Haha I hope you enjoyed the little story! I hope I get more wear out of it, last year I only wore it once I think :)

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  19. I love using Berry lipstick shades especially in Fall! Also that dress is very pretty x Overall I love your blog ^^ <3


    www.beautiliciousd.blogspot.com

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    1. Berry lips are my all time favourite! Aww thanks for your lovely comment :)

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  20. Yes I love Coca Cola Cherry, and I love the Vanilla one aswell! :) x

    ♡ itsjessiejane ♡

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  21. I did a few tags when I started blogging too. Such a great way to know each other better. I love your favorites. Great story on how you named your blog. You must be happy velvet is trending again. Yay, I love it too.

    http://fashionablyidu.com/

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    1. Aww thank you! Haha I am indeed, gives me a chance to wear those dresses :)

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  22. Mac Jacobs Daisy is a great pick! It has the perfect combination of floral and musk, so I think it makes it perfect for every season. I just checked swatches on that MUA lipstick and it looks gorgeous! I love my full on dark lipsticks, but I also enjoy darker lipsticks with a sheer formula, perfect for everyday. Great tag, it was so fun to read!

    Cy | Dulce de Mango

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    1. I must admit, I try not to use it that often because I don't want it to run out haha! Thank you for dropping by, I'll have a full review on the lipstick soon :)

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  23. Lovely post reading all about your summer faves and reminiscing on the past few months. Love that dress, so pretty and I am definitely intrigued to watch The Night Manager now x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. Thank you! It's a great series, I'm sure you'll love it :)

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  24. I've seen this tag around quite a lot lately, and it seems like so much fun! Totally loving your summer perfume picks, Love Story is a beautiful scent but personally I enjoy it more during the spring months. X x You really can't go wrong with Daisy, though, it's perfect all year round. X That blush sounds totally amazing, also! Thanks for sharing, hun x

    Kay
    Shoes and Glitter

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    1. Thanks for dropping by :) It was a really fun tag to write :)

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  25. I totally love this post dear, such a fun tag hun.

    www.tessyonyia.com

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  26. Loved reading this, War and Peace in the BBC was one of my favourites too.

    http://ohduckydarling.com

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    1. Yay! Finally someone else who loves it as much as me :)

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  27. Chloe love story is one of my favourites as well!

    Georgia | The Weekend Attic

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  28. Great post, that velvet dress though. So pretty!

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  29. The MUA lipstick looks so pretty! Plums are such a gorgeous lip option :)
    Ambar | Her Little Loves

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    1. I find it a super flattering shade aswell :)

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  30. Love that dress! I love velvet anything :)

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    Nida | Caked To The Nines

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  31. It's nice to know how you got your blog name and yes, it did worked out well for you! I love Coca Cola but can't stand Cherry Coke. LOL!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Haha thank you! Aww never mind, Coca Cola is still good ;) xx

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  32. Hi!
    What a lovely read, great to get to know you a bit better. I am trying to drink more water however diet coke is my vice. I loved the book war and peace, I will now look for the BBC adaptation.

    Love
    Shanel
    http://babblingonbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Hi! Thank you for your lovely comment :) Yes, another fan, I've been looking for someone who loves it as much as me haha :) xx

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  33. Beautiful post! And I love those ruby red shades

    Stephanie | www.stephykeung.com

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  34. mmmm. I think we are all a fan of pizza!

    Great tag!

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  35. The dress that inspired your blog is so cute! That Mac lip shade is lovely too :) I also tend to keep the same makeup routine all year round

    Rachel xxx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

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  36. I love the look of that Wildberry lipstick- so perfect with the weather cooling down!

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    Anjelique

    http://anjelique.com.au | snapchat: anjeliquetv

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  37. These tags are so fun to read and a great way to know the author behind the blog better! I am not the biggest fan of velvet but this dress looks like something I would totally wear, haha. Also, who doesn't love pizza?

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. Haha, that's very true, there's only one person I know who doesn't eat Pizza :)

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  38. Hey sweets. This was so much fun. Love your velvet dress.

    amakamedia.com

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  39. Lovely products! That lip colour is really pretty.

    Face to Curls | http://facetocurls.com

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  40. I have that dress too! It's so nice and I love that the colour comes back in fashion every single year. Danielle xx

    missdanielle.com

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  41. I love tag post. And I'm a die hard fan of Marc Jacobs daisy. It's my all year round favorite perfume.

    Sam || Beautydetour

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