1. Have you always been into makeup as much as you are now? Has being a beauty blogger or watching You Tube videos about makeup increase your love?
Oh no, no, no. I have youtube to blame for that! ha. Well I always had an interest in it but never knew how to really do it good. I did very minimal and never experimented. Then I came across youtube video's and it just took off. I learned better techniques. What to use, what not to use, and to just have fun!
Being a beauty blogger has definitely increased my love for all these beauty products. Now I want to try everything out, let everyone know about the good stuff vs the bad stuff, and what not to buy! I know I am not the best but I am loving what I do for me and what I can give my opinion about as well as seeing what others do too!
2. Where do you find inspiration when doing your makeup, hair, and fashion?
Honestly, myself. I hope that doesn't sound rude or conceited cause I don't meen it like that at all! I just have never been one that really has relied on someone else for inspiration all the time. I really love to just experiment, I just do what I think I will like and hope it turns out well. Let me tell you its went both ways! But, if I do feel like I need some inspiration, I turn to bloggers/youtubers I follow. If that fails I just need to stay home, close the blinds and hope no one shows up!
3.Is there a celebrity that you would like to steal their look?
I found that I really love how Jennifer Lopez had her makeup done on American Idol. It was always different, sometimes daring, sometimes girly, and other times just nice and simple.
4.Is there a celebrity that you would like to do a makeover on? Who and why?
Oh goodness,ummm probably would choose Lindsey Lohan. She used to be so pretty and I really liked her. Now every time I see her I think, What the hell did she do to herself! She is a bit of a train-wreck lately though. Sad cause I really think she is a talented actress!
5.Do you have a Holy Grail makeup item? Holy Grail Beauty item (lotion, perfume ,hair product)
Concealer! I have dark under eye circle so anything to help that, I will be in love with! Currently one of my favorites is benefit Erase paste. Just love it!
6.Is there a beauty trend that you just don't understand or you will never follow?
Sharpie looking eyebrows. I don't get it and probably never will.
7.Is there something you could tell us about yourself that might surprise us or that we might not know just from your videos/blog?
Hmmm, well I don't know if it will be a surprise but I can tell you a little about me and then you tell me if your surprised?! I am 30 years young with 3 kids. I was a teen mom and had 2 of my kids before age 20. It was hard but I don't regret it one bit. I am lucky enough to be a stay at home mama. In my spare time, I foster scared cats and kittens. My goal is to get them adoptable. So far, I have turned every cat into an adoptable loving family pet. I guess I have a talent for those scared cats!
These two black and white kitties were so scared that they hid and just would shake. Now they are out in the open, confident and loving!
I started my blog March 2011
What made me start is when I found out about it. I had no idea about the blogging world until I got into Youtube and was shown from there. I instantly saw how fun it was and knew I had to do it. I didn't know if I would be successful but I thought it would be a great outlet for me to express what I love and what I have learned. Now I have over 1200 followers and am so thankful to them all every day! They keep this fun for me and I love meeting new people from all over the world!
9.Can you tell us what music you like to listen to when you’re getting ready? What musician or songs you enjoy listening to when you’re doing hair and makeup?
I love everything. I grew up loving R&B, rap, and boy bands(NKOTB & Backstreet will always have a special place in my heart!lol) Now I listen to everything: Country, pop, rap, r&b, oldies,rock, just a mix of it all. My favorite era is probably the 90's though. It really was the best music IMO. I usually put my phone on pandora and do the mix of all my channels. Currently they are country hits, top hits, 80's and the 90's :) One of my favorite songs right now is One More Night by Maroon 5, I can listen to it over and over and over.
10.Do you have any advice for anyone who is interested in starting a beauty blog?
Do it for the right reasons, not to try to have a popularity contest or trying to get free stuff. Do it because you will enjoy it and want to do it. Let your personality show through and don't try to right it for someone else or the way you think someone else would do it. We all want to get to know you and what you love. We want to see your personality. Also, respond to people. There are blogs that get big and stop responding to people or just don't at all. To me that is rude. Your blog wouldn't be anywhere if it wasn't for all the loyal people who follow your blog. Let them know how much that means to you by commenting back or going to check out their blog and follow. I don't care how big my blog gets, I will ALWAYS write back to everyone. That is one thing that keeps me doing this. You beauties are AWESOME!
11.What is your favorite thing about having a beauty blog? How do you feel yours is different than many others out there?
I think my favorite thing is finding out what is out there. There are so many products and brands I wasn't aware of till I got started in the blogging world. I really honestly didn't know Urban Decay from Wet n Wild and now they are 2 of my most favorites!
Mine is different because it is from me! It is my take on everything and shows my world. I love to incorporate my life and show here and there what I do on weekends or on Vacations. I just did a post on my mini Vaca with my parents to Boise and thought it was fun to share those little tidbits. You can see that post: http://www.
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Thank you so much for doing this interview with me! Is there anything else you would like to add?Thank you so much for interviewing me! This really has been so fun to answer these questions! I think if there is anything to add it would be, I would love to get to know whoever reads this! Stop by say hi and don't be afraid to chit chat with me on my blog, Facebook, or twitter!
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