Happy Tuesday Chums…
Yes girls, Behind The Blog is finally back *woo hoo* Have you missed it? I sure have, especially considering my schedule last week was shot to pieces and half-hoopla’d (whatever that translates too) with St Paddy’s day knocking me out of sync amongst a mountain of other writing projects *dramatic eye-roll*
As always, if you’re new to Confetti & Curves (friendly wave) and not entirely sure what this virtual shenanigans is all about *click here* to bring yourself up to speed – you may even find yourself getting involved. Why the heck not?!
So today’s glamorous gal is Amina from New Beauty Addict. If you haven’t already checked out her lovely little slice of the interweb then do pop over to say hi, she’s a super sweet girl who’s slowly but surely expanding her make-up collection via checking out other bloggers beauty regimes and recommendations… confirmation that all those posts each of YOU have been individually dedicated to scribing really do come in handy for the rest of us. In fact I too am forever unearthing new finds and ways to empty my bank account thanks to you lot 😉
Are you sitting comfy? Then without further ado here’s the lovely lady herself to tell you a little bit more about the girl Behind The Blog…
In only 5 words describe what readers can expect from your blog:
Make up, skin care, beauty, fun and just enjoying reading the posts J
What inspired you to start blogging?
I just recently got into reading blogs last year when I got into makeup, I’d read reviews of most products before buying them because I wanted them to be useful to me and since I just got into makeup I didn’t know much so wanted to read others take on things and then at the end of last year I thought hey why don’t I write a blog and here we are! It’s just something that’s a hobby and I like reviewing products and reading other people’s takes on things J
Tell us about your blog name… what made you decide on it?
My blog’s name is newbeautyaddict it speaks for itself really 😛 I’m a new beauty addict because slowly I find myself wanting every make up and skincare item I see. Also I’m bad with coming up with names and then just decided on this and thought this was very apt to myself since I am new to the makeup world and am constantly learning new things J
Do you ever suffer from Blogger’s Block & if so how do you overcome it?
Yes I do, but doesn’t every blogger/writer? I don’t like forcing myself to write posts so I have a book where I have a list of blog posts I could write and just choose which one to write about on the day J. Another thing that I do I find helps me is going out and buying new things on a whim! By doing this I can review the product without previous knowledge and seeing for myself whether this is a useful product for me or not.
What’s your favourite post to date?
My favourite post to date is the Ten Things About Me Tag that I did, this is my favourite because it just let my readers know more about other than the fact that I love makeup. It just let me tell the beauty world a little more about myself and give them an insight to who I am J https://newbeautyaddict.wordpress.com/2015/01/11/ten-things-about-me-tag/
Describe your everyday clothes style:
My everyday clothes style is jeans, dresses, boots in this cold winter weather! And a cardigan is a must along with a coat!
What are your current top 3 beauty items?
1) Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation– I just LOVE this foundation, this is my first high end foundation that I bought and I can gladly say that I do not regret it one bit!
2) Loreal Slimline eyeliner – this is great for creating those flicks!
3) Benefit Hoola– I got this as part of the Christmas set of blushes and I am loving it, it’s not too dark and is great for any skin tone.
How do you like to relax & unwind after a stressful day?
I like to just get into my night clothes and get into bed with my mobile phone and just relax. I often find myself watching Eastenders (a UK soap), catching up on my YouTube videos and then just talking with my friends through WhatsApp J this just relaxes me and I love my bed!
Describe your ideal Saturday night:
Ideal Saturday night is a takeaway, having the cousins and nieces over and just enjoying myself with others company along with not worrying about having to do anything
What do you do to relax?
I either listen to music or just go out with friends and this involves getting a Starbucks hazelnut hot chocolate 😛
Everyone has their bad habits, what’s yours?
Lazyness! If I have nothing scheduled for the next day I will happily stay in my bed past noon just on my phone or on the laptop 😛
What’s your most cherished childhood memory?
I don’t have any in specific so this must mean I have a lot of them! Just spending time with the family and having no worry as a kid was one key thing in all those memories.
What was your favourite school subject?
Art! I loved Art and even took it as GCSE’s, I liked my art class and just liked the feeling of being able to relax in the class and talking to friends and doing something I enjoy.
What’s your dream job?
A dream job would be launching my own makeup line. This is a big dream I would just love to be able to see people using my makeup and having the feeling of accomplishing something big and making it successful.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Hopefully with a stable graduate job and doing something that I love surrounded with friends and family and just enjoying life and not taking it too seriously.
What top 5 things are on your bucket list?
Going to America
Travelling the world
Seeing the new year fireworks at London
Taking a makeup course
Having the courage to travel alone to another country
What’s your biggest achievement to date?
When people ask me this question I always get stuck answering it. I do have a business degree and I could say that was my biggest achievement but to me it doesn’t seem like it, now don’t get me wrong having degree is a big thing but to me it was just something I wanted to do and I did achieve it with a high mark. I am yet to accomplish something that I am extremely proud of!
Who inspires you?
No one in particular, I get inspired by things I see and qualities of people and then learn from them and see how I can adapt it to myself.
Do you have a favourite inspirational quote?
“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on” Robert Frost
QUICK FIRE QUESTIONS:
Tea or Coffee = Tea
Coke or Pepsi = Coke
Messy mayhem or Super Organised = Super Organised
Cute kitten or Playful puppy = Cute Kitten
Night In or Night Out = Night In
Heels or Flats = Flats
Lip Stick or Lip Gloss = Lipstick without a doubt!
Rock Chick or Pop Princess = Pop Princess
Paperback or E-book = Paperback I don’t like reading books online there’s just something about holding a hard copy in your hands.
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