I always LOVE reading tags – even though blogging can be a very personal thing, there is something about tags which really reveal more about the author. I came across this tag while on my Googles. I decided it would be super fun to give it a go!
Why did you start blogging and how long have you been blogging for?
I actually started blogging in 2009 – I can’t remember the URL or any details of it for the life of me. It was something I did for about a day until I decided I couldn’t be bothered. I picked it up again back in 2014 while I was in my first year of university. Throughout my years in sixth form, my friends would often ask me for my opinions on certain products as they knew I loved trying things out. I decided to create a space where I could share my ‘knowledge’ in a fun and open way.
Whose blog did you fall in love with first?
Victoria’s blog has always, for me, been the royalty of the blogging world. There’s something so slick and effortless about her content. I am SO in love with her recent vlogs too!
What was the first blogosphere hyped about product that you bought? Was it worth the hype?
I remember when he MUA palette came out; more specifically the one which was supposed to be a dupe of the Naked palette. I remember it was £4 and I bought it while shopping in Leeds for the day. I was so excited to own it as it was such a talked about product. I kept it for years, even when the lid came off and I had to keep it together with a hair band.
What are your five favourite things about blogging and being a Beauty Blogger
- I love that I’ve been able to meet so many amazing people and make new friends. I was so nervous when I started blogging that I wouldn’t fit in, but that really hasn’t been the case!
- Getting the opportunity to go to some amazing events and trial some fantastic products.
- Being able to share experiences and knowledge, knowing it will benefit someone!
- I love that being a beauty blogger has lead me to feel confident to blog about other things, such as mental health.
- It helps me improve my writing with each post.
What have you learnt from being a Beauty Blogger?
- Everyone deals with writers block.
- Not to just accept any blogger opportunity. I’ve been offered reviews, sometimes paid opportunities, which just aren’t my thing. I think it’s important to stay true to your blog.
- It has boosted my confidence a lot – I’ve learnt to really push myself out of my comfort zone.
- Proof reading is a thing – do it.
- A lot of people I know have ‘discussed‘ the fact I blog/go to events/work with brands behind my back. Stuff em, idc I love it.
Have you changed anything since becoming a Beauty Blogger?
I’ve been able to branch out into other areas of blogging, such as lifestyle, mental health, and more recently, design. I love that I am able to share all of these different aspects of my personality.
What advice would you give to a beauty blogger just starting out?
I worried a lot about the numbers when I started – almost an obsession – I was worried people would degrade my content as I wasn’t a popular blogger. This isn’t true – write what you want, photograph what you want, the followers don’t matter. Do it because you enjoy it; not for the figure on a screen.
What are your top 5 makeup brands?
- Urban Decay
- Anastasia Beverly Hills
- Kat Von D
Recommend your top 5 beauty products..
(all linked to reviews!)
- Urban Decayn Afterglow Highlight in shade ‘Sin’
- Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser
- MAC Studio Sculpt foundation
- NYX Pro contour palette
- Biore pore strips
What I love about tags is that everyone will answer them differently, so instead of tagging people specifically – I’m tagging anyone who wants to do this! Tag originally found on Chloe’s Way!