Today’s Friyay favourite is homegrown, you know…because local is lekker???? If you’ve been following me since the beginning, you would notice that I’ve mentioned Luzanne A LOT. Luzanne from Pink Peonies Blog needs no introduction if you’re familiar with South African bloggers. Heck even my husband knows who ‘Luzanne’ is. lol.
Pink Peonies Blog is the reason I had the confidence to start dabbling in makeup and essentially the reason I started blogging. Not only is Luzanne knowledgeable in makeup, but also in skin care and all her blog posts are very informative and thorough. Her photography is also something I think a lot of us bloggers aspire to. Then, one very important thing (for me) that just sets her above the rest, is that Luzanne takes the time to reply to almost every single comment on her blog. It’s always made my time, my questions and my comments seem valued and made me feel valued as a reader. I think making your reader feel valued is a special quality to have and it’s what keeps me loyal.
It is my pet peeve in life to spend time reading a blog post, asking the writer a question and they don’t even acknowledge me or answer my question. It’s caused me to unfollow a lot of bloggers. If ever I make you feel that way, gals, redirect me to this post. I honestly appreciate every single comment and question. It’s the reason I started blogging…to interact with people…not to stand in a room having a one way conversation with myself.
Okay, Simone has gone off track…what’s new? Back to the video. I’ve chosen an older video from Luzanne today. When I was learning to apply eye shadow, her videos were always my go to. The principles have stayed the same despite this being a video from 2yrs ago. Light powder to set your primer. Transition shade, shimmer on the lid, smoke out the outer corner and highlight the brow bone. These are good, solid basics in a world full of unicorn highlighters and slay queens 😉