Happy December everyone! :D hope you are all as excited for Christmas as I am. For this post, I thought I'd do a tag just because I'm relatively new to the blogging world :)
Why did you start blogging and how long have you been blogging for?
I started blogging because it seemed like a really run way of finding out different make-up everyone loves and expressing my opinion of different products. It's also great getting to talk to new people who also share a passion for make-up just like myself! I started blogging a couple of months back, I think my first post was Tuesday, 16th October 2012 to be exact :D
Whose blog did you fall in love with first?
I think it was probably Vivianna Does Make-up. I love the way she writes and she seems to have similar tastes to me so I really value her opinions! I also love her YouTube videos.
What was the first blogosphere hyped about product you bought and was it worth the hype?
I had seen loads of posts dedicated to the Origins Super Spot remover and at that time my face was struggling with spots so I basically thought it was fate and bought it and I am SO glad I did because it works wonders! .
What are your favourite five things about blogging and being a beauty blogger?
1. I love that it kinda justifies my bad spending habits haha, If I buy something relatively expensive I just tell myself it's for blogging purposes and it gets me through!
2. I love finding out new products everybody is raving over and it's even better when I buy it and I completely understand why.
3. I love talking to other beauty bloggers about different make-up I'm loving and they're loving and sharing similar interests
4. I love being a beauty blogger because I feel I'm actually doing some productive in my spare time (although it distracts me from uni work)
5. And lastly, I love expressing my opinions
What have you learnt from being a beauty blogger?
I've learnt to shop around and try new things! I've learnt that different products benefit some people and not others so it's always best to try it yourself. I also find myself asking people who work at make-up counters for make-up that will suit my skin tone best and their best selling products and what they recommend etc.
Have you changed anything since being a beauty blogger?
Since being a beauty blogger I've branched out more with the make-up I use and I've learnt different techniques such as high-lightening and contouring - I never used to do that! I now also have quite a brush collection going on in order to apply my make-up correctly, but I'm still learning.
What advice would you give to a beauty blogger just starting out?
Write about stuff you would personally like to read yourself and about the stuff you love using at the moment or just love in general. Be friendly, and just be yourself really, so cliche haha.
Name your top five brands!
Nars, MAC, Bobbi Brown, Maybellene do the best mascaras and Origins
Recommend your top five favourite beauty products!
1 - A jolly good moisturiser that suits your skin type! I'm currently using one by Olay
2 - Origins Super Spot Remover - it's bloody fantastic! I wouldn't be without it
3 - I loveeeeeeee Topshop lipsticks, they all apply nicely and are pretty inexpensive.
4 - Bumble and Bumble surf spray! It makes your hair look kinda messy, but in a good way if you get what I mean.
5 - Essie nail polish - the formula works really well for me, lasting about 4-5 days.
Tag other beauty bloggers to do this tag!
I tag anyone who wants to do it :)