Wednesday, 22 November 2017

13 Unmissable Reads, The Best of the Blogosphere (November 2017)

13 Unmissable Reads, The Best of the Blogosphere (November 2017)

In my Best of the Blogosphere this month I have two hilarious, tears-inducing beauty reviews, thoughts on being an older blogger, menopause underwear, gifts for teens and more!

(In case you've not seen these posts before my Unmissable Reads are a monthly round-up of things I've seen, watched and liked in the blogosphere that I'm sure you'll love too.)

It seems a particular, very successful YouTuber (rhymes with Floella...) has come under fire this month for producing (and I'm being polite here) a not-very-good-value-for-money advent calendar. There have been SO many reviews of said item on the internet, but don't miss the one that had me in stitches - sarcastic British humour at its absolute best.

I love how YouTubers are now reviewing other YouTubers' products... would you call that life imitating art? Something like that.

Anyway do have a read of these great links - you never know who or what you might discover that makes your day/week/month!


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"If you smell [this candle] long and hard enough you really can smell the exploitation of young children..." Do NOT miss this Youtuber's utterly hilarious review of Zoella's Christmas advent calendar (warning: don't watch if bad language offends you).

Green velvet, tassel earrings, red everything, statement sweaters - Liz has picked her favourite Black Friday deals.

An incredibly moving and heart-warming story about the real reason that Will of Bright Bazaar learned to appreciate home.

I'm on Week 8 of No Sugar and feeling sooo much better thanks to encouragement from The Sequinist - she wrote about how to beat a sugar addiction and described her addiction very frankly.

Danielle Gibson explains how to be an amazing influencer like her (with her tongue firmly in her cheek).

Stuck for what to buy teens for Christmas? Nikki has the ultimate guide.

The funniest beauty review EVER EVER EVER thanks to Amber and her magnetic eyelashes trial. I literally had tears rolling down my face reading it...

Michelle often writes about menopause so she was the perfect person to write a review of smart underwear that controls menopausal hot flushes.

An interesting take on the whole "Instagram is overly curated" debate, Leah actually celebrates the curated photo (and it's a very compelling argument).

Annette has worn her beautiful red velvet blazer three different ways.

50-something Melanie proves with an incredible photo shoot once again that midlife women can be edgy, cool and sophisticated. Yohji Yamamoto needs to snap her up PRONTO.

It's cold and flu season, so these tips for staying glam when you're poorly are invaluable.

I've always been glad I'm a 40-something, not a 20-something, blogger - Heidi writes about her thoughts on being an older blogger... they're all positive!



  1. Oh that video is hilarious! I shut my eyes just to hear that lovely English language!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  2. Gees that video was an eye opener. Why would you give children candles anyway is another point. Good for him.

  3. I'm looking forward to reading all this great stuff, Catherine. Keep it coming!!
    Suzy xx

  4. Ohmygosh I've already spent like half the day watching and reading the things you've linked to and I'm only halfway through. IT'S THANKSGIVING! I HAVE THINGS TO DO! Not really, but...

    Great links! The Zoella Advent "12 Days of Christmas" Calendar video is brilliant :-)


  5. I enjoyed all these links. I didn't even know who Zoella is. Now I do. I truly enjoyed her Half Advent Calendar and the reviews, heh. And then her defense video. It took her a year of planning to put that together. Yes.
    Thanks for including me in your roundup, Catherine!


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