I have been thinking of doing a Q & A section for my blog for a while so I thought I would make a start this week. Reading other beauty blogs is something I enjoy doing when I have a spare moment or two; I particularly find it interesting reading about other products that beauty bloggers rate, especially as they’ve probably tried a fair few!.
One such blogger is Farrah Gray, author of the blog Farrah Tells….It Like It is. Farrah has been blogging for a while and is a former MUA. So naturally, she would have come accross a range of products in her time and has developed blogging expertise. I have personally followed her blog and always found it insightful.
In the Q&A, she gives her advise on successful blogging, and some of her favourite products.
Q: What are your 3 dessert island skincare products that you would not be without?
1. Sarah chapman cleanser
2. A stash of flannels or sarah chapman ‘s cleansing mitts.
3. P50 exfoliating toner
Q: Same for make-up?
A 1. Tinted moisturiser with SPF (liz earle’s skin tint or chantecaille’s tinted moisturiser)
2. Blusher (either a nars multiple or Face Stockholm cream blusher)
3. Moisturising lip tint (carmex moisture plus in pink)
Q. How do you find new topics to blog about and how do you motivate yourself?
A: Gosh, this is a hard question. Finding a topic is easy, I have a book full of topics/subjects, it’s finding the time to do it frequently. If I was good at photography, I would blog way more than I do, I just find that part of blogging the hardest. Also, because I’m so eager to try products, by the time I’m ready to blog about them, they look so abused! Haha
As I work in the industry, I always have products to review and talk about but I mainly write about brands, products and treatments that actually work and I recommend.
Q: Which female celebrity fashion style inspires you the most?
A: Hmmm, I don’t have one. I’m inspired by girls all around me, could be fellow bloggers, strangers in the street, friends, my sisters.
Q:Pick one celebrity who does make-up well?
A: Gisele, she always has glowing skin which still shows her freckles – I love that. I hate to see caked on make up.
Q: How did you get started in makeup artistry and PR?
A: I started working for Calvin Klein cosmetics on a make up counter when the brand first came to the uk and from there I worked for space.nk, Nars and jumped into freelance work. After working for years as a freelancer, I was ready for a new challenge and went to uni to do a pr degree.
Q: What would be your ultimate skin tip for women?
A: Make sure you wash every last trace of make up off- Double cleanse!
Q: What is the number one makeup mistake women make?
A: I could give you so many examples here, but to give you one I would say wearing the wrong colour foundation. When being colour matched in store, go out the store into the daylight and check it is a match, lighting in department stores isn’t the best.
If you’re really struggling for a match, mix two colours and create your own custom colour.
Q: Favourite skincare brands and why?
A: Revive for it’s eye renewal cream, such an expensive brand but brilliant long term results.
Bioeffect for it’s serum, one of my fave products of all time. It’s pricey so can’t buy it all the time, due a replen so must start saving. P50 exfoliating toner, my mother got me into this product, she’s been using it for years and I have recently started using it. My mother has great skin and has hardly ages thanks to this product.
Sarah chapman for her affordable yet brilliant cleanser.
Q: You have been blogging for a while, what were the first few lessons you learnt to be a successful blogger?
A: Network! Network! network! Use twitter, instagram etc, go to blogger meets. Comment on bloggers posts. Blog frequently. Be genuine.
So there you have it, I must say i have read very good reviews of bioeffect myself and may have to try it out!..so I also must start saving!.
Below is the link to Farrahs blog here on WordPress….
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