Wednesday, 10 April 2013

My Alternative to Google Reader

Like most people recently I was in a panic when I discovered that Google Reader was closing. Searching for information about what I could use as an alternative to read my blogs I found Jessica's post really helpful and changed over to Bloglovin'

However after using Bloglovin' for a little while I didn't like the way you had to click on each individual post header to read the rest of the post. So I had to find a new alternative which I can now say that I highly recommend: The Old Reader

The Old Reader is basically identical to Google Reader, I can log in using my Blogger login and it allows me to read all the recent posts from my followed blogs as a continuous feed. 

I like this layout best as it feels a bit like reading a magazine (albeit a very long beauty magazine!). The only thing I didn't like about changing over to The Old Reader was the import time to transfer my followed blogs from Google Reader to it. This took around a week. However I think the panic of Google Reader closing had triggered a huge volume of traffic which I'm sure will eventually calm down again.

As mentioned above as part of my research to find a new blog reader I joined up to both Bloglovin' and also She Said Beauty so (little plug here) if you want to follow The Buzz About Beef and Beauty you can now do so on both sites!

Thanks - Leanne x

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Beauty at M&S

Even though I've been on a self imposed blogging ban while I moved house (the second move since I started this blog) last night at M&S I got an amazing beauty bargain which I had to post about:

If you purchased two full size REN products you received a free gift worth £30. Not only that but they had an Easter 20% off all beauty offer running which made it even cheaper.  

I think yesterday might have been the last day of the 20% discount but further details about their beauty range and free gifts can be found here. Get yourselves to M&S and get some REN goodness :)

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