Hello and Welcome!
I know that my posts might seem a little random at the moment, but as I explained a couple of posts ago, I’m currently in hospital with my boyfriend so my posts are going to be less typical for a while.
I have been part of a few collaborative series’ on other people’s blogs. Such as the ‘Bloggers Thoughts on Blogging and Commitments’ on John’s blog. Therefore, today I’m writing another super quick post to direct you to two other series’ that I’ve been a part of – both of which are interviews.
Firstly, I’ve been featured on the lovely Megan’s series called ‘Meet the Blogger with Me’. Megan is honestly lovely and has some fantastic posts. I’d highly recommend checking her out over on her blog, and of course follow her on Twitter, and Instagram!
In her series I answered some difficult, and deep, questions such as:
- What struggles do you face as a blogger?
- How do you stand out from other bloggers?
- How do you cope with numbers and the competitive blogging community?
If you want to see my answers to these questions, and more, then please check out her post Meet the Blogger with Me: Charlotte.
I’ve been lucky enough to be part of another interview series called ‘Behind the Screen’ from a blogger called Sophie. Unfortunately, for whatever reason the link to this interview was broken therefore, you can’t access it on Sophie’s website. Since I’d already taken the time to complete the interview, I thought I’d write the questions she asked and my answers here instead!
What were you doing before blogging and how did you get in to it?
When I first started my blog I had just graduated and was working in a job I hated. I had been thinking about starting a blog for a while but kept putting it off. I realised I was just standing in my own way and there was no reason not to.
Who is your biggest influence? (another blogger or family etc)
This is hard to choose one specific person and I don’t think I can. All the individuals that I follow both on my blog, and Instagram, inspire and influence me in some way. I follow so many people who are unapologetically themselves and it makes me feel so good. Also, everyone I’ve ever reached out to with questions have been incredibly kind and friendly. Therefore, I wouldn’t say I specifically have one influence and instead look to many different people.
What is your most favourite and least favourite part about blogging?
My most favourite part is all the people that I’ve met, and spoken to, through blogging. I have quite a few people that I speak to regularly who I met through my blog. I love supporting other people and blogging can be such a nice environment to interact with, and appreciate, others.
My least favourite is probably the obsession with numbers. It can be really demoralising when brands wont work with you because your blog (or social media) isn’t big enough. Sometimes it feels like a competition between you and other bloggers, and it shouldn’t feel like that.
What is a typical day in your life?
As I’m a student, it really depends on the time of year. Currently, I’ve pretty much finished university for the year so I’ll answer based on that.
I tend to get up around 9am, get a coffee, check my emails, Twitter, and Instagram and go on an engagement spree, liking and commenting on people’s posts. Typically, I’ll then go and shower (and sing in the shower, of course). I then get dressed, put my (wet) hair up, and do my makeup, this really varies in time depending on how I’m feeling that day. I’ll then dry my hair. Once my hair and makeup is done I’ll take some pictures for Instagram. Then, I’ll edit the pictures and upload them, or if I’ve already uploaded that day then I’ll save them for another day. Then I hop onto my laptop and work on answering emails and writing blog posts. Once some of that is done I watch Pointless at 5:15pm followed by The Chase on +1 at 6pm. Somewhere around here I’ll also make dinner. In the evening I usually watch YouTube videos or catch up on programmes on Netflix. Then I go to sleep!
It’s boring, I know. I do also go out, but it depends on the day and what I need to do.
What one product wouldn’t you live without? (this doesn’t have to be beauty related)
I think I’d have to say an eyebrow pencil. I can live without most things (beauty and non-beauty) but my eyebrows were unfortunately plagued by me overplucking during secondary school. The fear of the dreaded monobrow led me to pluck my brows until they were so separated they no longer live in the same country. My true brows are too shameful to show the world and I would be very sad without a brow pencil.
Three words to sum you up
Weird, Funny, Dedicated
How would you describe your personal style?
I always call it edgy-girly and I think this pretty much sums it up. I almost always wear winged eyeliner which I find makes me look more edgy, but then I’ll pair it with pink lipsticks or eyeshadow. In terms of clothing I’ll wear more traditionally girlie tops (off the shoulder, or crop tops), or dresses, but then will add a leather jacket or ripped denim.
Drugstore or high-end gal?
As much as I would love to be high-end, I don’t think my bank account would like that. I occasionally buy high-end, but the vast majority of my makeup is definitely drugstore – the drugstore is killing it with beauty products!
It’s unfortunate that the link for this interview on Sophie’s website didn’t work, but I encourage you to check her out all the same – you can find her blog here. Also be sure to follow her Instagram and her Twitter.
So this brings us to the end of this post! I know it wasn’t very typical for me, but I hope that you enjoyed it nonetheless. I promise that I’ll be getting back to more product reviews soon, so if you’re following my blog for that then please stay with me, it’s a challenging time for me. If you did enjoy this post then please give this post a quick like! Also if you enjoy reading beauty reviews and the occasional lifestyle post related to beauty, then please follow my blog.
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