Why did you start blogging and how long have you been blogging for?
I started blogging in June 2011, but didn't properly get into it until January 2012. My posts at the beginning of the year were sporadic though, due to my exams. So, technically, I've been blogging for 1 year and 5 months - but I'd count it as since July this year, when I really got into it. :)
Whose blog did you fall in love with first?
I honestly can't remember! I think the first beauty youtuber I came across was SWalkerMakeup, and then I found out about beauty blogging through her - so I guess her blog!
What was the first blogosphere hyped about product you bought and was it worth the hype?
Oooooh good question! I guess it was the Sleek Contour Kit - and no! I really didn't like it - I found it orange-toned, too powdery and cakey on the skin - a pity, as I love Sleek products!
What are your favourite things about blogging and being a beauty blogger?
I think for any blogger, getting lovely comments really makes your day! It usually proves that people have read and enjoyed the post - I try to focus on this more than follower counts, especially as, in my experience, it's only fellow bloggers that use GFC. I do also love the #bblogger chats and finding new blogs.
What have you learnt from being a beauty blogger?
It's okay to speak out if you don't like a product, and to really be who you are. Post things YOU want to, not things you think will make your follow count rise.
Have you changed anything since being a beauty blogger?
Yes (I spend more!!)
What advice would you give to a beauty blogger just starting out?
Chat, chat, chat! The #bblogger community is amazing - the best way to discover new blogs, strike #bblogger friendships and spread the word of your blog is through commenting on other people's posts, chatting through twitter etc - and not just "follow back?!" - I know I'm more likely to check out someone's blog if they've left a nice/honest comment.
Name your top five beauty brands!
Recommend your top five favourite beauty products!
BECCA Luminous Skin Colour
Bobbi Brown Tinted Moisturiser
Shu Uemura Bow Wow Magic Queen Palette
Rimmel Lipstick from the Kate Moss Matte Collection in 107
YSL Shocking Mascara
I TAG YOU ALL! If you decide to post this, let me know in the comments below so I can check out your blog