Hey Beauty Buddies…
It’s NEVER Thursday already?! *gasp* This is what I lurrrrve about post bank holiday weeks… the pending weekend arrives a whole lot quicker 😉 However seeing as the sky has temporarily reverted back to it’s gloomy winter drizzle we need a little something to brighten the mood & I have just the ticket: another Behind The Blog offering! *imagining your virtual cheers of joy*
As always, if you’re new to Confetti & Curves (friendly wave) & not entirely sure what this virtual shenanigans is all about then *click here* to bring yourself up to speed – you may even find yourself getting involved. Why the heck not?!
So today we have the stunning Rachael from Helpless Whilst Drying! Not only is this lovely lady a super talented blogger & beauty addict, she’s also a website designer… *Rachael, I fear after admitting that, you may be inundated with all sorts of techie related questions from the many of us who get ourselves into a virtual pickle! Be prepared! 😉 *
If you haven’t already checked out Rachael’s blog then do make a point of getting yourself over pronto – she’s incredibly chatty, welcoming and has an online haven full of great articles for you to plunder through. However before you do, settle yourself down for ten minutes to find out a little bit more about the girl Behind The Blog…
In only 5 words describe what readers can expect from your blog:
Nail polish, Hauls, Fashion & Dieting
What inspired you to start blogging?
I’ve read blogs and watched youtube for about 6 years now, and decided to throw my own thoughts into the arena, and I wish I’d done it years ago as I really enjoy it!
I was also fed up of spending money on products that weren’t worth it, or it’s not the colour I thought it was going to be – so if I can save someone the same disappointment (and money), then I hope I’m doing something right.
Tell us about your blog name… what made you decide on it?
A quote I’ve loved for ages is a “woman is helpless whilst her nails are drying” I was really surprised that I couldn’t find anyone else with a similar name when I came to set up my blog so here I am!
Do you ever suffer from Blogger’s Block & if so how do you overcome it?
I have done – although have been on a recent roll. I tend to look at what’s new on the market, and that will often remind me of products which I already have an love. Alternatively I find doing things such as lust lists where I post things which I’ve seen and liked online (clothes, beauty, jewellery etc) are an easy way to get yourself back into it again and kickstart creative juices.
What’s your favourite post to date?
Ooh that’s a hard one! I just had a flick through and narrowed it down to my Bedside beauty post (https://helplesswhilstdrying.wordpress.com/2015/01/09/bedside-beauty/), but also hope that my first post on the 5:2 diet for anyone who is considering doing it (https://helplesswhilstdrying.wordpress.com/2015/01/31/52-diet/)
Describe your everyday clothes style:
In winter, skinny jeans with jumpers. In summer midi length skater skirts with shirts or tops. And always, no matter what time of year – a statement necklace, they take an outfit with absolutely no effort made, to something that looks special.
What are your current top 3 beauty items?
My Little Beauty Volumising Mascara, Garnier Micellar Water and Sleek Contour Kit in Light
How do you like to relax & unwind after a stressful day?
Curled up on the sofa with my dog and boyfriend watching a movie – preferably with a glass of rose wine!
Describe your ideal Saturday night
Spent in with friends/family with a takeaway chilling out at home- if we’re with family we tend to crack out the board games and play until 2 in the morning.
What do you do to relax?
I love a Sunday afternoon walking in the countryside with our dog, especially when the sun is setting, we get home to a roast and then chill out at home it relaxes me out before going back to a busy workplace on a Monday morning. If I’m in by myself, Pretty little liars on Netflix with a large glass of rose wine.
Everyone has their bad habits, what’s yours?
I’m easily the messiest person I know, and the messiest person most people know. Everything is clean, but it’s hidden under a pile of stuff!
What’s your most cherished childhood memory?
The best days of my life were summer holidays, my best friend always came on holiday with me and my sister, and we went with her vice versa. We went to Devon, Spain, Cornwall, Derbyshire & Scotland amongst others and they were easily the best days in my childhood.
What was your favourite school subject?
English, we studied a lot of Shakespeare which I absolutely adored!
What’s your dream job?
I’d love to be doing what I’m doing now – web/marketing designer, but in a purely fashion or beauty based environment, I cover these areas now as I work for a TV shopping channel – but it’s easily the areas that I enjoy most – and can give the best of myself to!
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Job wise I would like to be doing the same, possibly self employed – I’d like to have bought a bigger house, and have a few kids crawling around the house, maybe with an extra dog as well!
What top 5 things are on your bucket list?
Run a 10k (A marathon would be a too much commitment for me)
Adopt a rescue dog
Go self employed
Visit the general Australasia region
What’s your biggest achievement to date?
I’m very proud to have got to where I have in my career, be a home owner, and a happily settled person in life in general by the age of 25. I’ve got to where I want to be, before I thought I could.
Who inspires you?
My mum and dad, they’re self employed and they are the hardest working people I know – they’ve built a successful business and have achieved so much, and whenever I’m annoyed at working late, I always know my parents are working later, working from 9am – 2am is normal for them!
Do you have a favourite inspirational quote?
“Be Yourself, Everyone else is already taken” – Oscar Wilde
What top tips would you give to someone who is thinking of starting their own blog?
Just get on with it, don’t worry if you don’t have a great camera (I have an SLR but always reach for my iPhone instead), blog about what you’re interested in, now what you think others will be interested in, that way even if it takes time you’ll find readers who are similarly interested. If you’re not blogging about what you truly love, you’ll struggle with motivation.
QUICK FIRE QUESTIONS:
Tea or Coffee = Tea
Coke or Pepsi = Coke
Messy mayhem or Super Organised = Messy Mayhem (but I wish it was the latter!)
Cute kitten or Playful puppy = Playful Puppy
Night In or Night Out = Night In
Heels or Flats = Heels
Lip Stick or Lip Gloss = Lipstick
Rock Chick or Pop Princess = Rock Chick
Paperback or E-book = Ebook
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