I have immersed myself into the beauty blogging world for a few months now and it’s interesting to realise that beauty bloggers have coined terms such as “holy grail” (describing a must-have product) and “MLBB” (my lips but better to describe a lip product).  Today I am going to introduce the word “lemming” into The Best Beauty Blog.

From the Urban Dictionary :

A lemming refers to a purchase/wished-for-item which results from reading an enthusiastic post about a new fabulous product. Overcome by compulsion, readers follow like lemmings diving off a cliff.

I am not exactly sure how to use this term, so please excuse me if I fail badly.  I mean, is it “lemming for” or “lemming after” or “lemming on” or is “lemming” a noun??  I digress…

I am lemming Chanel Mimosa.  I love the colour yellow – hence my yellow VW Polo car (which is sitting unloved in my parents house…in Scotland!) – but I don’t really suit the colour yellow because I have a yellow-y skintone.

Anyway, I have 2 yellow nail polishes in my collection – Nicole by OPI Yellow It’s Me and FACE OF AUSTRALIA Luxe Lemon Sorbet – (both yellow nail polishes were provided by PRs).  Don’t they look simply fabulous in their bottles!

But I don’t even look good with yellow nail polish…so why am I lemming after Chanel Mimosa??  I want something which clearly will not suit me but I want it just because.  Is there a term to describe my condition??

Do you have a lemming for something?

12 Comments on Yellow Lemming

  1. Rainy Days & Lattes
    20/06/2011 at 12:23 pm (7 years ago)

    I just love lemon sorbet!! What a gorgeous color!!

  2. productdoctor
    20/06/2011 at 12:30 pm (7 years ago)

    I’m lemming after Rouge Bunny Rouge eyeshadows!

  3. Vintage Makeup
    20/06/2011 at 1:21 pm (7 years ago)

    I really want some Kat Von D makeup!

    • Ling Tung
      21/06/2011 at 2:58 pm (6 years ago)

      @Vintage Makeup, Don’t think that’s available in Australia…or I haven’t seen it around…

  4. ♥ Claire ♥
    20/06/2011 at 4:23 pm (7 years ago)

    Love the Lemon Sorbet! I don’t think I can pull off yellow either but a girl can dream 🙂

  5. Dinah
    20/06/2011 at 6:16 pm (7 years ago)

    I really like the luxe one.


    • Ling Tung
      21/06/2011 at 2:58 pm (6 years ago)

      @Dinah, Yes, it’s an awesome colour!

  6. Di from Max The Unicorn
    20/06/2011 at 7:56 pm (7 years ago)

    LOL! Thanks for explaining the lemming thing, I never really knew what it meant!