Our Top 25: Best Beauty And Spa Blogs And Vlogs

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We’ve updated our previous list for 2014, and it’s been quite a journey around the blogosphere tracking down the most fabulous lifestyle, beauty and spa experts on the web.

Not only gorgeous to look at, these blogs and vlogs are also brilliant resources for tips on shopping, styling, spa treatments, male grooming, new products, industry gossip and of course, great reviews of the top spas. So in no particular order, here they are:

Spa and beauty bloggers

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Kiss and Make Up

The Vibe:

“Pucker” spa reviews

Need to Know:

Beauty experts talk the talk on trends, products and offers, with in depth reviews on spa days as well. They also have handy how-to guides and step-by-step tutorials.
Website, Twitter and YouTube

The Grooming Guru

The Vibe:

The consummate consultant

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Award-winning journalist Lee Kynaston discusses the pros and cons of manscara and guyliner on his blog. He also interviews the leading lights of the burgeoning male grooming industry, so you get the news first on what’s hot and what’s definitely not.
Website and Twitter

spa massage

Lip so facto

The Vibe:

Lifestyle with a literary twist

Need to Know:

We love a Latin pun so this blog was always off to a good start. Started by Meg Lucas while she was an English undergraduate in 2011, you can find a host of reviews on everything from skincare to makeup. She even has a “little black book” section to highlight must-have brands. If it is specifically hair styling tips you’re after, check out her weekly column for Layered Online.
Website and Twitter

The Wahanda Blog

The Vibe:

Spa-tastic

Need to Know:

This blog is truly passionate about spas, wellbeing and beauty, and is chock full of reviews, competitions and news.
Website and Twitter

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London Beauty Queen

The Vibe:

Regal top tips

Need to Know:

Award-winning blogger, Hayley Carr, happily admits to being in her 30s and in possession of the odd wrinkle; and we applaud that honesty! LBQ’s Top Three tips are particularly useful for a few minutes insider knowledge beauty blitz.
Website, Twitter and YouTube

Ape to Gentleman

The Vibe:

Metrosexual musings

Need to Know:

This male grooming and style blog puts the “man” into manicure. It takes a sartorial look at mens’ style and reviews all the latest products on the market. Sharp, slick and smart, this is a must for the men in your life.
Website and Twitter

Spa4

A Beauty Junkie in London

The Vibe:

Addicted to beauty

Need to Know:

In a nutshell: beauty, beauty and beauty. It also features all that’s related to pampering, with anything from make-up, to body care and salon treatments. All products mentioned or reviewed on the site are tested by the editor, Jen, so you get to know about what works and what doesn’t.
Website, Twitter and YouTube

Good Spa Spies

The Vibe:

Scrutinising spas

Need to Know:

The blog of the Good Spa Guide. The writers travel in search of great spa experiences and they believe a “good” spa isn’t necessarily an expensive spa – we like that philosophy a lot!
Website and Twitter

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Cult Beauty

The Vibe:

Intelligent beauty

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Not only really well designed, but this blog also has an eclectic mix of spa, beauty and stylist views. With a nice tongue and cheek tone, it’s the ideal place to find out about the world’s best beauty buys and get involved in their frequent competitions and giveaways.
Website and Twitter

Biteable Beauty

The Vibe:

The natural look

Need to Know:

Rebecca Goodyear reveals her beauty product reviews on this health-focused blog. It ranges from simple step-by-step tips for applying nail polish to a handy round-up of summer skin products. A nice and easy blog to navigate and find the article(s) you need.
Website and Twitter

The Beauty Scoop

The Vibe:

A fusion of fashion and fun

Need to Know:

Anyone who professes a love of gin and cats can’t be all bad, and this fabulous beauty blog manages to perfectly blend product reviews and competitions with funny images and jokes. It’s safe to say that this blogger doesn’t take herself too seriously, and you can also catch Claire Lynch at the Huffington Post. Fat Girl Slim is our favourite blog post: honest and brilliant!
Website and Twitter

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Strawberry Blond Beauty

The Vibe:

Belfast-based beauty

Need to Know:

This beauty blogger has been testing makeup and skincare for 20 years and her enthusiasm for the subject “pores” out onto the page. Testing products to within an inch of their lives, her detailed descriptions make this blog an extremely useful resource. With posts like “In-Flight Essentials” and others showcasing her nail polish addiction, this is where you will get the rundown on “must have” products.
Website and Twitter

The Sunday Girl

The Vibe:

The appliance of Sunday science

Need to Know:

Less “fluffy” than some of their beauty counterparts, these product reviews have strict rules that are stuck to when informing you about a product (for example her lip products are wear tested over a three wear period). This is a great place to go to find out your “beauty buzz” with newsy elements like The Daily Beauty Report. Helpfully she also lists her skin and hair type so you know where her reviews are coming from.
Website and Twitter

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Yin and Yang

The Vibe:

Opposites attract readers

Need to Know:

Niran Vinod (Yin) and Ernest Opoku (Yang) set up their blog to highlight everything they consider cool. Reviewing everything from advertising to film and technology, with some music and football thrown in; this is a great place to find inspirational lifestyle posts. Having roped family members into the mix over the years, their memorable musings are a breath of fresh air.
Website, Twitter and Instagram

Lily Pebbles

The Vibe:

Make-up magic

Need to Know:

While the name might conjure up images of The Flintstones, there’s nothing Stone Age about this blog. With up-to-the-minute reviews, Lily Pebbles has her finger on the beauty pulse. Anyone who uses the feature title “What’s on my face”, to describe their beauty regime definitely deserves brownie points. Her sister is a make-up artist, and you can tell the passion for fashion runs in the family.
Website and Twitter

Spa and wellness details

Beauty Blog Cosmo

The Vibe:

Long-term beauty bible

Need to Know:

This has great tips for makeovers and offers on beauty products and treatments all over the UK so it’s definitely worth a look, especially if you want a daily blast of beauty.
Website and Twitter

milkteef

The Vibe:

Beauty with a bite

Need to Know:

This cheekily named lifestyle blog is sleek and clean and easy to read, with a strong focus on images. Emma has a handy product directory so if there is a brand or item you particularly like or are looking for information on; you can just click right through to the appropriate feature! Working closely with brands such as L’oreal and Max Factor, for which she is very open about, this is stylish read.
Website, Twitter and YouTube

Spa and beauty vloggers

Vivianna does make up

The Vibe:

Make up from the couch

Need to Know:

Despite boasting a psychology degree, twenty-something Anna, the brains behind the blog, is far from introspective. In fact her posts are both funny and frank and she doesn’t take herself too seriously. Her Beauty Bag posts, with the guests or friends she has roped in having to go through their makeup routines and bag contents are good value and feel very real. Check out her thrice-weekly vlogs, too.
Website, Twitter and YouTube

Amelia Liana

The Vibe:

Transatlantic tips

Need to Know:

Amelias’s vlogs range from the educational to the ridiculous (she’s never afraid to film herself and friends messing about) and they are all the better for it. She knows her beauty stuff inside out and has the added benefit of being able to talk about the latest releases in Europe and the US. Her quirky style has led her to become Cosmopolitan‘s Resident Beauty Vlogger and Beauty Editor for SUITCASE Magazine.
Website, Twitter and YouTube

Fleur de force

The Vibe:

A million people can’t be wrong

Need to Know:

Fleur De Force has hit the magic one million mark for subscribers to her YouTube channel. Her unscripted musings on all things beauty, fashion and lifestyle have proved an internet hit. She goes through everything from reviews of products to her makeup routine, and all delivered to camera in an easy-going style. She clearly knows her cosmetics, so if you haven’t caught her before, now is the time.
Website, Twitter and YouTube

Melon Lady

The Vibe:

Colourful and quirky

Need to Know:

Vloggers aren’t generally a shy bunch, but Melon stands out from the crowd with her larger-than-life personality. Her “what I am wearing” vlogs from her bedroom are amusing, and we’re not sure if she’s ever had the same hairstyle twice. Bold, brash and bright; her enthusiasm and kitsch look show a love for all things fashion. Definitely a vlog for those who like their fashion with a slice of fun thrown in!
Website, Twitter and YouTube

Hello October

The Vibe:

Bright and breezy Brighton beauty

Need to Know:

Award-winning vlogger Suzie Bonaldi now has 110k subscribers tuned in to her regular updates on all things beauty and fashion. With her “monthly favourites” and sharing insights on everything from lip products to eyebrow pencils, her lovely, chatty style makes the updates fly by. She also posts her flat viewings, lunches and chats with boyfriend Josh – it’s almost like a fluffy and fun version of Big Brother. We’ll give you the thumbs up!
Website, Twitter and YouTube

Zoe London

The Vibe:

Colourfully creative

Need to Know:

As a DJ and vlogger documenting London life, this isn’t your average beauty and lifestyle blog. Zoe has recently started a “band does my make-up” feature which is just genius, and anyone who is prepared to dye their hair five different colours and write about it definitely stands out from the crowd. This is lifestyle with an edge.
Website, Twitter and YouTube

In the frow

The Vibe:

Educating the fashion community

Need to Know:

Not many vloggers can claim to have a fashion doctorate, but Victoria Magrath is practicing what she preaches as a lecturer in Fashion Retailing. This award-winning style guru doesn’t take herself too seriously; she even let her mate do her make up blindfolded! The “Get Ready With Me” videos are particularly popular and she bravely goes bare-faced to take you through the style process step–by-step.
Website, Twitter and YouTube

pollyanne b

The Vibe:

Down-to-earth make up tips

Need to Know:

Definitely more a prolific vlogger than blogger (as the blog isn’t updated that often), check out her YouTube site for some creative content and make-up routines. Not many people would put together an entire Halloween series (including zombie nail tutorials) which why this is vlog makes a nice change.
Website, Twitter and YouTube

Feeling inspired?

If these blogs have put you in a pampering mood, take a look at our lastest spa deals and treat yourself to a little much-needed TLC.

Let us know what you think about our list, too – if we’ve missed out your favourite or if you’ve got a tip for the latest up-and-coming beauty and spa star, please let us know by leaving a comment below.

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Kirsten Beacock

Kirsten is the chief blogger here at lastminute.com. A former newspaper journalist (don’t hold that against her), having taken extensive trips to China, America and Australasia, she is now pouring her passion for travel into writing blogs and features for the lastminute.com website. Arriving in London via exotic Scunthorpe, Kirsten has made it her mission to try out as many pubs and restaurants as she possibly can in the capital.

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