Jamaican Lifestyle: Transitioning from Beauty magazines to beauty blogs

Marie Claire

Marie Claire (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By: Denise N. Fyffe.
Copyright © 2012, Poetess Defy, Denise Fyffe

Can you remember when you were younger walking into stores and scanning through all the beauty magazines? Did you used to have a stash of beauty magazines in your room? This is a common practice among women. It is almost an essential item in our own private stash; that of having a beauty magazine tucked away. This is how we learnt how to put on makeup, find out what clothing, fashion and styles are in season along with how to style our hair.

There are so many of these magazines and each having millions of subscribers and readers. Many carry popular movie stars, celebrities and sports athletes on their cover. This is for the reason that young impressible girls are always following the trends that they sell and it is a way of selling their beauty magazine and widening the viewership.

Some of the more popular and high-ranking magazines include Allure, Marie Claire,

Glamour (magazine)

Glamour (magazine) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Cosmopolitan, Elle,    Glamour, Redbook, Ladies’ Home Journal, Self, Shape, Vogue and Woman’s Day. Allure is high on the list and has thousands of subscribers to its beauty magazine. It was started in New York by Linda Wells, in 1991; she is still in charge of the company and is the editor in chief.  Her magazine is well-respected and hailed as being witty, intelligent and an innovator. They even have a yearly anticipated best in beauty award where the best of hair-care, skin-care, and makeup products are identified.

With technology we now have access to tons of beauty bogs. There are blogs for every aspect of the fashion and beauty world. You will have age, gender, culture and fashion blogs. Some of the more popular beauty bogs include BellaSugar, Hair Apparent, Splendora Blog, Outblush, Product Girl, We Love Beauty, The Makeup Girl, Jolie Nadine, 55 Secret Street and Makeup Minute rounding off the list.

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