Hey Beauty Buddies…
I’m seriously loving the effect these gorgeous sunny days are having on everyone’s moods, however one down side I recently discovered was how drastically I’m in need of a tootsie overhaul… especially after digging out my flip flops yesterday evening! Considering my feet have literally been incased in boots/furry slippers/thick fluffy socks for the last six months you can imagine the shock they encountered when finally exposed to natural sunlight… and no, they haven’t burned up or turned to dust before you ask!! Thankfully ladies, my new Lavendar nail polish I aquired ownership of in yesterday’s Beauty Bargain Bag Reveal video should put right to all my toe woes! Time for a pamper pedi this weekend I reckon, so any suggestions for great feet treats would be warmly welcomed gals 😉
However enough of my blathering as it’s time for another fun filled Behind The Blog *cheers of joy* Today’s blogger on the virtual sofa of sassiness is the lovely Sshhbeauty… have you checked this awesome beauty haven out yet?! If not you simply have to get yourself over pronto – if your a cosmetic craver (like moi) then you’ll instantly be hooked! Firstly though, pop your feet up & get to know this incredibly talented (& super lovely) blogger…
In only 5 words describe what readers can expect from your blog:
Reviews, favourites, tutorials, first impressions and general beauty chats!
What inspired you to start blogging?
Other bloggers! And also the fact that most people around me aren’t very into makeup and beauty – having a blog is a great way to chat to like-minded people.
Tell us about your blog name… what made you decide on it?
‘sshhbeauty’ got it’s name because I’m anonymous. Get sshhbeauty, as in ‘don’t tell anyone’! That’s why you won’t see any selfies on my page; as much as I’d like to post them I keep my little corner on the hush to those around me.
Do you ever suffer from Blogger’s Block & if so how do you overcome it?
I think all bloggers suffer from Blogger’s Block – if you don’t I’m very, very jealous! Because I blog about beauty I just have a dig through my makeup stash or create a makeup look to tell you all about, so I suppose I can ‘cure’ myself pretty quickly!
Having a look for inspiration on other blogs is also a great way to get writing, but make sure you don’t copy off other people’s ideas!
What’s your favourite post to date?
I suppose I’ve got two favourites (is that cheating? Sorry Karen!). The first is my recent ‘products worth the save’ post, in which I shared all of my top drugstore picks! I love rifling through my makeup stash and rediscovering little treasures. Plus, who doesn’t like to save pennies where possible?
And my other favourite is my MAC haul… Not so much for writing it, but for the beauty chat I had with you all in the comments! You guys are so lovely.
Describe your everyday clothes style:
I don’t really have an ‘everyday’ clothes style – what I end up wearing is generally very random and depends on things like the weather and what I’m doing!
In winter my top clothing item has been oversized wooly jumpers – I practically lived in them! I like a few different ones, but my favourite is a big fluffy grey one from ASOS, it’s just so comfy!
Seeing as the weather’s heating up now though, I’m loving denim shorts – especially ones with white lace around the edges. SO cute! And just to clarify, it has to be REALLY hot for me to wear them.
What are your current top 3 beauty items?
Narrowing my favourites down to three is a bit tricky, I have to say. I’m loving the Maybelline Brow Drama at the minute – sorting out my unruly brows is such a chore in the morning, but this is basically perfect eyebrows in a bottle and I absolutely love it.
I’m also really enjoying the GlamLASH Mascara from Laura Geller – something that I’ve never heard of before but am so impressed with! It lengthens and separates the lashes amazingly and lasts a really long time.
My final favourite is the Urban Decay eyeshadows – especially the ones in my Naked On The Run, they’re just the best on the market. Well done Urban Decay, you get it right every time!
How do you like to relax & unwind after a stressful day?
Ooh, a sugary cake after dinner always puts a smile on my face haha!
And come onto WordPress and Bloglovin’ of course – looking at makeup always cheers me up!
Describe your ideal Saturday night:
I’m not a big night-out kind of girl, although I won’t turn down one once in a while. My ideal Saturday night would consist of a Lush bath bomb, cosy PJs, chocolate and something good on the TV, like I’m a Celebrity (although I know that it’s not on anymore! *sad face*).
What do you do to relax?
A deep bubble bath (a Lush one, preferably) and a face mask (Origins, hydrate my skin please!). You can’t go wrong, really.
Everyone has their bad habits, what’s yours?
Leaving a trail of mess behind me! Honestly, I’m so organised with my diary and things like that, but in person I just can’t keep tidy. I hate mess with a vengeance, but I can’t help but cause it!
What’s your most cherished childhood memory?
There’s so many! I’ll always remember my first day at school, I couldn’t forget it.
What was your favourite school subject?
Textiles! I’ve always been a slave to fashion.
What’s your dream job?
Can you be a makeup collector for your job? I’d be great at it.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Wow, I have no idea! Hopefully just happy, and still blogging! I’m going to stick at it!
What top 5 things are on your bucket list?
To visit New York at Christmas time, and be there for New Year! I just think that it would be amazing.
To send a letter in a bottle. How cute would that be, the thought that someone, somewhere, might read it? I love sentimental things like that.
Swim in the Great Barrier Reef – something I don’t think I could ever do (I’m too scared of spiders to even think of going anywhere near Australia, don’t laugh), but it would be an incredible experience nevertheless. If not this, to swim with dolphins! So sweet.
To buy something from NARS! Hopefully I can tick this off soon.
To surprise my family with something amazing, like a holiday for them all. I’d just love to see their faces when I told them.
What’s your biggest achievement to date?
One of them is definitely gaining 550 blog followers! I never thought that around 550 of you would enjoy listening to me having a ramble, honestly.
Who inspires you?
Anyone who has worked as hard as anything to get where they are today. I salute you!
Do you have a favourite inspirational quote?
“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door” – Milton Berle. Live your life the way you want to! Don’t wait for opportunities to come; grab life in both hands and really run with it.
What top tips would you give to someone who is thinking of starting their own blog?
What are you waiting for? You should totally give blogging a try! What’s the worst that could happen?
Post regularly to keep your readers engaged, and customise your blog until it’s just how you like it! Also, tag your posts with tags that reflect what your post is about – it’s the best way to get your content out there!
QUICK FIRE QUESTIONS:
Tea or Coffee = Neither. I’d much rather have a juice!
Coke or Pepsi = Coke, 100%!
Messy mayhem or Super Organised = SUPER ORGANISED! I hate mess (but I can’t stop making it).
Cute kitten or Playful puppy = Cats all the way; I’m pretty scared of dogs.
Night In or Night Out = Night in with chocolate and I’m sorted.
Heels or Flats = Flats!
Lip Stick or Lip Gloss = Gloss – it’s just so low-maintenance.
Rock Chick or Pop Princess = Pop princess… I think?
Paperback or E-book = Paperback! Nothing beats the smell of a new book.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/sshhbeauty – @sshhbeauty
Instagram: https://instagram.com/sshhbeauty/ – @sshhbeauty
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