Vivianna Does Makeup

Thursday, 28 August 2014

[photographs by Charly Cox]

As I shuffled to a corner to stand and stare aimlessly at my phone at a YouTube party I knew nobody at, Anna placed her hand on my shoulder.
"You look lonely! Come and join us...Oh my god! I follow you on Twitter."
Some say love at first sight, others know it's all about the carefully written social media before the real life sight bit. That's how you get the magic to happen.

Anna Gardner is an angelic beauty blogger/vlogger who shatters all the preconceptions we're all very guilty of making over those who natter Nars and chat Chantecaille with what looks like hardly a scrap of make up on her infuriatingly dewy soft skin and naturally shaped eyebrows.

Here's why I love Anna:

Firstly, she is actually a human being not a full time all breathing make up fanatic, (she most certainly does not stay up late at night writing fanfiction about Chanel Rouge Allure.) Although some could argue, isn't that what beauty blogging is with all the sensual language about application?
Secondly, she's a girl after my own heart.
Witty and wonderful with an incredible business accruement, it's not long until Selfridges start producing a mini-Anna to put in your pocket and spout good advice and blot your lipstick.

I'm sure you followed Anna's blog long before mine but if not, I urge and rush you repeatedly poking a Clinique chubby stick at your face to go and check it out.
It's golden just like her.

Woman crush Wednesday everyday now Anna is in my life.


  1. Looooove Anna's blog, have for ages now! Totally having this "universes colliding" moment seeing her on your blog, since of course I adore yours as well!

  2. I really love Anna too! She is one who inspires me. :) Love your blog! Please come visit me too at Thanks for letting me read!

  3. I love Anna too! :)

    Beautiful photography Charly! I am digging it :)

  4. I love Anna! I also love the way this article is put together! Great job!

  5. Love the photos, just found your blog- its lovely :)

  6. Love anna :) She is a wonderful blogger and an inspiration to all of us!

    - Chaitra | PinkPot

  7. Beautiful photos of a gorgeous girl. I've been watching her for a long time, I just love her basically :D What an accurate post this is about her. I agree, everyone should have a little Anna to carry in your pocket! xx Lisa

  8. I am such a massive fan of Anna's blog and of course her Youtube channel. So glad to have stumbled across your blog!

    Debasree from All She Needs

  9. SO cool that you two are friends! Please be my friends?!
    Gorgeous photographs and love the little paper interview format. Also love your blog's new layout Charly! X

  10. Love this post!! And no, I didn´t know her before, but I´ll check her out that's for sure! (:
    Really loved the filled out paper, awesome idea!
    By the way, I love the new blog style! Stil very simple but effective! Congrats on this one!
    Have a lovely day, Marie x

  11. These photos are fantastic! I love Anna's blog, she's a complete babe. The paper questionnaire is a fab idea, Charly x

  12. Great post! how cute is your blog! :) I’m Jenna btw, I’ve got a little blog about positivity and all things motivational, self-help, beauty, fashion, and lifestyle. I would love if you checked it out! :)
    x Jenna

  13. Love your writing; how you mix sarcasm with humor, could not stop smiling! She is a total bae and someone I would love to meet once! xx Shannen

  14. VDM is my favorite beauty blogger! Her writing is so fantastic and she is totally gorgeous
    Allison from

  15. Just started reading your blog bcos of vdm and I'm really obsessed with it! I love your photographs, fashion style, your content and the 'not so common' topics!

  16. Awww soooo sweet. Both the article and Anna. I love them both!

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