30 Awesome Review Bloggers You Should Follow Now
A comprehensive list of active and entertaining bloggers
How many times have you wandered cluelessly around the supermarket trying to buy the right product? How much time did you spend on the internet looking for the perfect vacation, trying to make it fit your budget, your family’s preferences and so on? Should we also mention the times you waited impatiently for that impossible-to-get restaurant reservation, and the food turned out to be less than you expected?
It happens even to the most informed and organized of us. In our consumption-obsessed society, every day seems to be a search for the right product. The food you eat, the places you go for entertainment, the movies you watch and the books you read, the latest products for child care, fashion and beauty items - all of these are part of our daily routine.
Choosing all these can be hard. We enjoy the benefits of easy access to digital information, but, most of the time, the infinite options end up confusing us. Searching can take up time, effort and even money. Luckily, there are people who can come to our help. Either as a business or as a spare time hobby, many bloggers review their favorite products. Then they share with us their best experiences, so that we can explore the right options with just the click of a mouse. We have rounded up 30 of the best review bloggers of 2015 and got some insight from some of them on what are the highlights and hardest parts of their activity.
Tammi from My Organized Chaos
A stay at home mom who shares her favorite products for the entire family, Tammi has managed to combine business with pleasure in the form of her blog. “My organized chaos” has great advice on parenting and includes lifestyle tips, travel ideas, recipes and some amazing family photos. It may seem like a busy schedule, but the results definitely pay off. We asked Tammi what are the best and hardest parts of being an active blogger:
"The highlight would be that blogging has become my business, one that fits so well with being a SAHM. The hardest part would be time management because I am a SAHM and am often juggling many things at once, day and night."
Follow on Twitter: @MyChaos or on www.myorganizedchaos.net
Felicia from Go Grow Go
Felicia not only reviews a whole range of products for the whole family, she also writes about parenting and how to keep your children happy advice. Her blog has it all: you can find insightful writing, fun recipes, travel reviews and some great giveaways. Follow her and get some inspiration for a busy parent life!
Follow her on Twitter: @gogrowgo or on gogrowgo.com
Enza from Enza’s Bargains
A fun blog full of useful tips not only about choosing the right products for your family, but also about saving money. Enza is a mother who works as a teacher and also manages to blog in her spare time. How amazing is that? She shares a whole range of product reviews, recipes, travel experiences, and also deals and coupons that she finds. Go to her blog if you want great advice for your family! So what keeps her motivated in this business? It’s the opportunities that come along the way:
"My biggest highlight of blogging is when I was invited to attend my first press event to attend the Red Carpet in New York for Marvel's the Avengers. To this day I never thought that my writing would open up so many exciting opportunities! I love the community of readers that have followed me since the beginning of my website adventures!"
Follow her on Twitter: @EnzasBargains or on www.enzasbargains.com
Stacie from Divine Lifestyle
Interested in articles about family life, product reviews, beauty, food, traveling? Stacie manages to run an amazing blog, that connects with the readers, offering ideas and inspiration on so many levels. Whether you are looking for a new beauty product to increase your confidence as a mother, for a new product for your kid or a new travel destination, this is the blog to follow!
Find her on Twitter: @StacieinAtlanta or on divinelifestyle.com
Kristin from Our Ordinary Life
This Southern California based mom has her husband’s support on keeping her blog active and her three amazing daughters as inspiration! It’s no wonder that her posts are filled with advice on how to keep the whole family happy. Our Ordinary Life really has it all: product reviews, information on the latest happenings in California, recipe ideas and even health and fitness tips for busy mothers. Want to know how she does it? She gave us some insights about her work:
"I can say the highlight has been how far my blog has taken me. I blog because I enjoy it and lucky for me, success naturally found its way in! But I think the hardest part is getting people to respect my time and efforts. Blogging requires time, time that can be spent with my family. Time to me is just as valuable as anything product review."
Follow her on Twitter: @OurOrdinaryLife or on ourordinarylife.com
Holly, Rachel & Jamie from Kids Activities Blog
A team of three amazing mothers who will teach you how to build a stronger bond with your children. Everything that you find around the house is used by these creative moms for arts crafts and children activities. You will find food, travel and organization advice among the whole range of products useful for your kids’ entertainment.
Follow them on Twitter: @4kidsactivities or on kidsactivitiesblog.com
Jenilee from Eight in the Nest
“If you think my hands are full, you should see my heart”. This is the opening quote on Jenilee’s blog and it fits her perfectly. A full-time employed mother of eight, Jenilee somehow manages to keep an up-to-date blog. She writes about useful products for the whole family and also features some much-wanted giveaways. Let’s some insights on the best and hardest parts of her work:
"There have been several highlights to my blogging career! I absolutely love being on the forefront of new products, so being able to get to see them (sometimes straight out of first production) is pretty awesome. I really enjoy the opportunities to help people by sharing my view, and the amazing opportunities that enhance my family's life that are sent my way.
The hardest part of being a review blogger is definitely deadlines, especially during the holidays- which are very busy for me considering my day job as a mail carrier. Reviews need to be up quickly, and it can become overwhelming when several items come each day, and then there are many social media posts that you need to do to help promote the post. I've learned that I need to accept opportunities wisely and not overburden myself. It can also be difficult to write a negative review. There are times when you just can't love a product. While I try to find positive points, my readers need to know the negative aspects of a product as well- and I'm always honest in my reviews."
Follow her on Twitter: @EightInTheNest or on www.sixinthenest.com
Heidi from The Good Stuff Guide
Heidi founded the good stuff guide to give families everywhere advice on how to stay organized and have a happy environment at home. It’s why on her webiste you can find the perfect products for your kids, for mothers and for your home. And she has the help of another three happy mothers who contribute with blog posts. How often did you find it hard to make a decision on the right product for your family? The Good Stuff Guide can be the help you were looking for!
Follow her on Twitter: @goodstuffguide or on www.thegoodstuffguide.com
Kasandria from Southern Bella’s Ways
Another inspiring and entertaining family blogger is Kasandria. She is a full of life mother, energetic and creative, writing about travel, entertainment, saving up money, and many more. Her blog is pretty and witty, so check it out today for a mood boost and fresh ideas!
Follow her on Twitter: @SBellasWays or on southernbellasways.com
Sammi from Sammi’s Blog of Life
This blog offers great reviews, sparkled with descriptive pictures and personal comments, which make them reliable and interesting. The posts addresses various topics related to family life and can provide great insights, tips and suggestions for any parent. What keeps Sammi going?
"The highlight of my career has been being invited on press trips or press activities. It's always really nice to have people reach out to you to work with you, instead of the other way around. I love being found online! However, the hardest thing about being a review blogger is making sure you have fresh content daily for your readers. It's not always possible, especially when life comes into play."
Follow her on Twitter: @pinkice88 or on www.wordsearchpuzzledreams.com
Jamie from The Perpetual Page-Turner
Jamie’s blog is one of a kind. Focusing of book reviews of Young Adult, Adult-Fiction and some non-fiction, her posts are engaging and useful. She can easily convince the readers of reading a book, if it’s something she really enjoyed. She is honest, enthusiastic and close to her readers, and this makes her blog unique and entertaining. In need for book inspiration?
Follow her on Twitter: @brokeandbookish or on www.perpetualpageturner.com
Yuri from Bookswept
Yuri’s blog opens a fantasy door to a world of book, presented through profound quotes and expressive images. There is a magical vibe about this blog, and it incites the reader to reflect on the topics addressed. For the day dreamers and bookworms out there, it’s a blog to follow. Read below Yuri’s comments about her blogging career.
"The highlight of being a blogger is the stream of comments and emails that I receive from readers telling me how my blog has inspired their relationship with books and reading.
I choose to devote a lot of time to a single book. I carefully read with a pen and highlighter nearby. I write both a preliminary review and a post-reading review, I pick and choose quotes, and I photograph. Dedicating this much time to a single book does prevent me from reading as many different books as I would like, and given the sheer number of books that I would like to read, this has proven difficult. However, I do think we too often hurry through books, passively consuming page and page without pausing to think or to jot down ideas, so for better or for worse, reviewing books does prevent this from happening."
Follow her on Twitter: @yuriroho or on bookswept.com
Julie from Booking Mama
A mother of two, passionate about books, is sharing her opinions on this simple and entertaining book blog. It’s a good place to go for books inspiration, finding honest reviews on books you’re considering or ideas for what to read with your child.
Follow her on Twitter: @bookingmama or on www.bookingmama.net
Sheila from The Deliberate Reader
The motto of this blog sums it up very well: “because good books shouldn’t be hard to find”. Sheila covers books on various genres, offering honest and straight-forward reviews. She is aiming at helping readers connect with books they might love, giving useful tips on finding good books, how to make more time for reading and many other topics.
Follow her on Twitter: @SheilaRCraig or on deliberatereader.com
Eden from Mint Notion
With impressive travel reviews on her blog, Eden has traveled all over the world at only 26. From all parts of the US and Canada to Europe and Asia, Eden definitely offers a fresh perspective- hence, the name Mint Notion, as she explains on the blog. And the best part is that she gives great advice on how to travel on a budget, so you can easily get inspiration for your next adventure. It is a delight to her to see that others are motivated to travel after reading her blog:
"I have only been blogging for a little over a year now, but the biggest highlight during my career was when I gained regular readers. Of course it was exciting when I got my first sponsored post and big brands wanted to work with me, but my blog wouldn’t exist without my readers. It makes me so happy to see people who have been reading my blog since the beginning and hearing that some of my posts have inspired them to travel and be open to new experiences.
I love sharing reviews in hopes that it will inspire others to travel and try new experiences. However, being a review blogger isn’t always as glamorous as it appears. I am constantly observing my surroundings and noting each and every detail so no page is left unturned. Most of my travels are with my fiancé and sometimes he gets annoyed when we are out eating and I have to position the food just right for that perfect photo. Sometimes I just want to take time and enjoy the moment without being in the work-mode, but being a review blogger is so rewarding and I love sharing experiences with my readers."
Follow her on Twitter: @MintNotion or on www.mintnotion.com
Caroline from Caroline in The City
Caroline has pursued her dream to travel and founded her impressive blog to share her numerous adventures. With destinations from all over the world, Caroline offers great advice on finding budget accommodation, so you can start fulfilling your dream to travel too. Her work is truly inspirational and her wonderful travel photos confirm that Caroline is one lucky girl!
Follow her on Twitter: @cairinthecity or on www.carolineinthecityblog.com
Brooke from World of Wonderlust
Brooke writes about glamorous destinations and reviews some of the most coveted hotels around the world. She also covers airline, cruise and tours reviews, so there is plenty of creative posts to get you inspired for your next travel.
Follow her on Twitter: @worldofwlust or on worldofwanderlust.com
The Bender Family from Travel with Bender
Family travel has never been so easy, this is the feeling that you get when you take a look at Travel with Bender blog. Erin keeps the blog up and running with the help of her husband Josh and they write about their unique family experiences from traveling around the world. And they have an impressing list of destinations that undoubtedly will awaken your inner wanderer. If you don’t know where to start, the blog also offers useful resources and product reviews for a perfect journey. It even shows you how to start a travel blog! Erin was kind enough to share some thoughts with us:
"The delightful emails I get from a client once a post goes live. I love the satisfaction of writing something incredible and showing it off with the best photography. Even better is when a post goes viral for a small town no one visits. The article got in the paper, on the local radio station and hopefully introduced the destination to a whole new group of visitors.
Being organised is the hardest part. As we are nomadic it is very hard for us to commit to a destination weeks in advance, let alone months. It makes working with brands much harder since they don’t work on the same last minute schedule we do."
Follow them on Twitter: @TravelwitBender or on travelwithbender.com
Cassie from A girl has to eat
Go on a trip around the world’s finest restaurants with Cassie, a self-declared food addict. Her amazing photos from her trips and restaurant reviews will most certainly make your mouth water and get to make time for check out that restaurant you have been thinking about for a while. She shared with us the highlight and the hardest part of her career:
"I once wrote a blog post on a 3 star Michelin restaurant called Victor's Gourmet Restaurant. In the article I wrote about how extraordinary that meal was and how it was the meal of my life. Two years after I visited that restaurant someone emailed me to say that they had just visited Victor's and that they too loved it! They also told me that the reason they visited Victor's Gourmet Restaurant was because they had read my article two years earlier and so decided to go to the restaurant. I was thrilled that I was the inspiration for their visit!
I blog because it is my passion. I don't make money from blogging and I do it in my spare time. I also hold down a full time job. Because of that, I find that the hardest part of blogging is actually finding the time to blog and juggling blogging with work, a social life, and all the other activities and responsibilities in my life."
Follow her on Twitter: @Agirlhastoeat or on agirlhastoeat.com
Carlos from Carlos Eats
This Florida based Restaurant reviewer is the ultimate guide to Tampa Bay Area dining and not only.He is also a contributing writer for two publications and has received many awards for his blogging activity. It’s not surprising, considering the vast number of detailed reviews of restaurants that his blog offers. Warning: you will go crazy for the tasty food featured in his photos!
Follow him on Twitter: @carloseats or on www.carloseats.com
Gil from Gil’s Thrilling (And Filling) Blog
Gil Garduno has been sharing his passion for eating since 1995 and he has a unique style. His reviews focus on the New Mexico food scene, but he also covers a multitude of restaurants from all over the US. His restaurant reviews feature good food for every budget so it’s impossible not to get inspiration for your next culinary adventure! Although it’s not hard to imagine what keeps Gil motivated, that is getting recognition for reviwing delicious food, we asked him to share the best and hardest parts of blogging:
"The highlight of my career as a blogger is meeting so many wonderful people. I’m often asked by people who value my restaurant reviews why I would provide such a service without being paid for it. It’s a question I stopped asking myself years ago. Over the past twenty years of writing about restaurants, my social circle has expanded widely to include many wonderful people I would not otherwise have had the honor and privilege to now call friends. I’ve received effusive gratitude, enthusiastic praise and even the occasional criticism, but this isn’t about ego. I’d write about restaurants even if no one read my reviews. The fact is many people do read my every word and they use my recommendations to help them decide where to dine. Most indications are that I have not led too many people astray.
The most difficult part of being a review blogger is in not always sharing the enthusiasm some restaurateurs and chefs have for their establishments. I believe most restaurateurs and chefs are sincere in their desire to provide memorable dining experiences and excellent food for their guests. They don’t intentionally set forth to serve bad food or provide bad service, but it does happen on occasion. Far be it for me to be overly critical, especially of independently owned “mom-and-pop” eateries struggling to gain a foothold in a tough market."
Follow him on Twitter: @nmgastronome or on www.nmgastronome.com
Katie from The Hostel Girl
A travel blog with a twist, The Hostel Girl offers numerous travel tips and focuses on hostel reviews from destinations worldwide. It is the go to guide if you want to travel on a budget and still have the most pleasant experience. We most definitely have to congratulate Katie on that!
Follow her on Twitter: @the_hostelgirl or on thehostelgirl.com
Jeannine from Jeannine Morris
Jeannine’s blog, with its classy design, covers various topics related to beauty. She is a multimedia reporter, content creator and influencer, currently studying to become a health coach. Her vast experience and interests can be noticed on her blog. Readers can find there useful reviews on different beauty products, but the blog is clearly more than that. Her life philosophy is transparent through the blog, encouraging readers to become more aware of the connection between their mind, body and soul. The blog is an inspiration. What’s the taste of success for Jeannine?
"The highlight of my blogging/freelance career so far is my partnership with Dove last year. The brand hired me to be their Spokesperson for an activation with E! and The Emmys. I was in two E! commercials representing the brand and was able to report on beauty trends with E! live from the red carpet at the Emmys. It was a dream come true.
The hardest thing about reviewing beauty products for my blog is the fact that I don’t have time to write about all of them. I’m often so impressed by new technology that I’d love to cover more than I actually do. Sometimes I take to social media to express my love for a new product, because it’s quicker and to the point."
Follow her on Twitter: @JeannineMorris or on www.jeanninemorris.com
Jasmine from Jasmine Talks Beauty
Jasmine’s Blog is a wonderful read, full of different products appropriate for all budgets. Nice pictures, swatches, good reviews and classy vibe, this is what you’ll be finding on her blog. A beauty from Manchester, passionate about makeup and beauty, sharing her opinion and tips.
"Although there hasn't been one specific moment for me that was a highlight, it's amazing to have your work recognised and gain positive feedback from brands and readers.
The hardest part would be finding the time to do it all. People really underestimate what goes into blogging but it feels like being a one-person business."
Follow her on Twitter: @jasminetalksblg or on www.jasminetalksbeauty.com
Emily from EmilyLoula
Emily is running a wonderful beauty blog, sharing her passion through her posts. Her blog is rather personal, filled with nice pictures of different products and consistent reviews. Looking for beauty tricks? You can also find that, together with a big bucket of enthusiasm.
"The highlight of my blogging career so far is being able to attend some fantastic events, meet some great brands and some other lovely bloggers that I'm lucky enough to be able to call my friends. One of my reviews was also posted in a BuzzFeed article which was really exciting, and gained me a lot of traffic!
I think the hardest thing about being a review blogger is being able to capture the exact product how I'm able to see it. For example, it can be tricky to get lipstick swatches to look on camera as they do in person. I really try to make the lipsticks and swatches look as they do in real life, so my readers can be totally sure before committing to a purchase."
Follow her on Twitter: @emilyloulablog or on emilyloula.com
Karen from Make Up and Beauty
Interested in beauty, but you prefer something more visual? Then Karen’s blog is the one to follow - it is filled with wonderful and detailed videos, presenting various products, how they feel and how they look like. Her blog is very professional and attractive, so it’s a must follow for any beauty addict.
Follow her on Twitter: @karenmbb or on makeupandbeautyblog.com
Mateja from Mateja’s Beauty Blog
Mateja’s blog is girly, with a catchy design and friendly language, becoming a source of inspiration for everyone interested in beauty. Filled with make up ideas, product reviews and good advice, the blog is very descriptive and creative, and Mateja is lovely to chat with, or just admire from the distance, as her pictures are stunning. She is also really into lipstick, so you can read a lot more about this product and various swatches on her page.
"I think the highlight of my blogging career would be when my blog reached one million views. It's nice to know that people love visiting my blog and I never imagined all those years ago, when I started that so many people would be interested in what I have to say.
The hardest thing is always being ready at a specific time in a day to take pictures for the review. You really learn to appreciate those precious hours of the best light you get a day. But sometimes you feel so creative at a completely different time and it's annoying that you have to wait for the best light to realize your ideas."
Follow her on Twitter: @MatejaKoby or on matejasbeautyblog.blogspot.com
Jasmine from Classy, Sassy & A Bit Smartassy
Jasmine is a beauty blogger and a happy mother, posting about beauty products reviews, makeup and recipes. She tries out different products, recommends and shares her favorites, communicates with her close community of followers and managed to create a lovely blogging universe to share her thoughts.
Follow her on Twitter: @csandsblog or on www.csandsblog.com
Nashia from Makeup and Beauty Mayhem
In doubt of what product to purchase next? Have any doubts about how a product actually is, behind its glamorous packaging? Nashia’s blog is the place to go to have these questions answered. In a clear and descriptive manner, she reviews various products, taking picture of the entire process. She is devoted and hardworking, which reflects in the passion she talks about her blog:
"The highlight of my blogging career has been when I was first contacted by a company to do a sponsored post. It meant that my hard work slowly but surely paying off. Another important highlight would be the encouragement I get through the comments my readers leave for me when they have enjoyed reading a blog post.
The hardest part would be the expense when it comes to purchasing the products to review. As I am still not making a steady income through my blog I need to balance my expenses and buy products that I think my readers and I both will love. It can be quite tempting to buy everything other beauty bloggers recommend but you need to figure out what will suit your blog the best."
Follow her on Twitter: @nashia1986 or on www.makeupandbeautymayhem.com
Becky from The Little Blog of Beauty
Becky is an interesting British blogger, owning a little blog of beauty reviews. She is a specialist in nail art, so her posts represent a true inspiration for anybody interested in this topic. She occasionally blogs about topics other beauty bloggers focus less on, which adds some spice in the virtual universe. This is gem that is to be discovered, as Becky’s insights are useful and entertaining, so give it a read today! She shared with us an everyday challenge, that can occur when being a review blogger.
"The hardest thing about being a beauty reviewer is probably trying to remember to test everything I need to, I often find products I've had for months I'd forgotten about."
Follow her on Twitter: @Lilblogofbeauty or on www.thelittleblogofbeauty.co.uk
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