The Brillante Award highlights those blogs that are amazing and allows the person who receives it to pass it on to other blogs that they love -- seven blogs only. Reading hundreds of blogs a week on Coutorture, Total Beauty, and blogs residing all over the blogosphere, this was a tough choice for us.
Drum roll, please...
We bestow the Brillante Award honor on the following blogs:
In the fitness category, hands down, MizFit is our fave blog. She is a combo of brains on humor, brains on fitness, and pure brains! Owning her studio and working with clients from all walks of life allowed her to realize that the key to lifelong fitness success is a healthy helping of education, motivation and HUMOR that she shares in her blog.
In the fashion category, Kristopher Dukes. We might have found somebody that moves as fast as we do. With the witty "Wanting...Wearing...Hating..." format, Kristopher Dukes has created a fashion format that is unsurpassed by any other blogs. This is brains on fashion.
In the beauty category, Jen from Fifty-Cent Head, works for a very well-known and trend setting cosmetics company as a makeup artist and is ahead of the curve when it comes to beauty trends and alerts. Plus, she is techno wiz and has helped us with techie stuff many times. Smooches for that.
Also in the beauty category, Jamie -- not our Jamie, although they both graduated from Indiana University -- editor of The Beauty of Life also has a fascinating résumé. Along with her daily blog posts, Jamie also is the Associate Beauty Editor for Teen Scene Magazine and works full-time as the Copywriter for a major fashion company. We find that this background knowledge makes her blog articles indispensable reading. She also has been in our court since the inception of Girl-Woman-Beauty-Brains-Blog.
Stiletto Jungle, an online shopping blog, is written by a young attorney who has bridged the gap between the life of a struggling student and the life of luxury. We always find the best deals and steals at Stiletto Jungle.
Beckie is particularly partial to blogs for women over forty.
Fabulous over Forty. Seriously, girls, there are not many beauty blogs for women over forty. Sad but true. Kari offers tips and reviews that real women over forty and fifty can use.
The Best Kept Secret: With editor Karen Hamilton's humorous and witty essays on how she deals with perimenopause, and contributing bloggers, like Beckie Temple of Girl-Woman-Beauty-Brains-Blog, The Best Kept Secret is an outstanding source for women over forty. "It’s like swapping stories and secrets over a glass of wine with girlfriends. You never know what you might find out."
We are humbled and honored to be associated with these tremendously talented bloggers.
Beckie and Jamie