Blogs Bloggers Read: Leigh from Lipgloss is my life

One of the best beauty bloggers in the biz is Leigh from Lipgloss is my life… she is passionate about beauty and really knows her stuff.

I love reading her blog for it’s useful info and sarky humour so obviously I had to find out which blogs feature highly on her recommended list!

And here they are…


The Pioneer Woman

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I stumbled across Ree’s blog ages back while looking for a good Frito pie recipe (long story). She’s a mom living on a ranch in Texas and her recipes are the shizzle’s nizzle. I live out my secret Southern Belle fantasies via her recipes which are all amazing. I love her sense of frivolity and the fact that she’s not scared of butter, sugar or salt.


The Blonde Abroad

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I’m wanting to get more into travel writing and have been looking at various travel blogs for inspo and am in love with this savvy California girl traveller’s blog that’s spilling over with great advice and fabulous, jealousy-inducing piccies. I’m gearing up for a solo trip to Cancun, Mexico later this year so I’m lapping up all her ‘solo female traveller’ advice.



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I don’t know if this counts as a blog. It’s more like an online magazine, but either way, I love xojane. Every day they slap up a bunch of new stories written by fearless, opinionated females and the comments sections are pure night time reading gold. I quite like their ‘It happened to me’ category – often very well written first person accounts of diverse experiences.


Cape Town My Love

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Maybe I’m a biased old cow but I consider my bestie Karisa’s lifestyle blog, one that’s all about things to do, see and eat in Cape Town, one of the best in the city. I love that she’s very honest but has a great sense of adventure and fun that comes across in her work. She infuses a lot of herself into her all her stories while always keeping the reader in mind, answering the kind of questions anyone considering following in her footsteps would want to know the answers to.



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There’s nothing worse than when a friend (other than Karisa – ha ha!) tells you they’ve started a blog as they’re usually kak, but my friend’s Tam’s blog, about parenting her two year old, is the best entertainment around due to her brilliant sense of humour and talent for telling an entertaining tale. I’m not a kiddie person, I don’t particularly like kids, but Tam’s blog always makes me laugh.


Love this diverse list Leigh…. and not a beauty blog among them! Interesting 😉


So, which blogger would you like to see featured next? Leave a comment below and let me know

Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

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