Behind The Blog featuring Oana from Not Just Makeup…

Not Just Make Up

Top O The Morning Chums…

Firstly a huuuuge thanks to all who stopped by yesterday’s post ‘When To Trash Your Stash‘… as much as I hate being the bearer of bad news when it comes to parting with your favourite nostalgic lippy it’s equally as important we realise the pesky hidden dangers that can lurk in the depths of our make up bags… that could end up corroding our complexions with a cocktail of nasties *eurgggh* However it’s been great reading your comments & tweets about the subject, I’m glad I’m not the only one guilty of hoarding beauty goodies a little longer than recommended *ahh hmm*

However onto today’s fun filled blog post as I have yet another cosmetic craving blogger to introduce y’all too as the lovely Oana from Not Just Make Up joins me on the virtual sofa for a behind the scenes chatter of her blossoming beauty & lifestyle blog  – pretty much as the name suggests!

So grab yourself a huge big mug of hot choccie & nestle down in your comfiest chair for another peek Behind The Blog


In only 5 words describe what readers can expect from your blog:

Makeup, books, passion, easy read, quality.


What inspired you to start blogging?

I wanted to share my love for makeup and beauty (first of all), books, cooking and any other things I’m passionate for.


Tell us about your blog name… what made you decide on it?

I didn’t want a name that restricted me to write just about a certain area, so I came up with Not just makeup, that implies that I’ll write a lot about makeup/skincare, but I’ll also feel like sharing some trips or some good books with my readers.


Do you ever suffer from Blogger’s Block & if so how do you overcome it?

Even though I only have this blog for only 5 months, I also “suffer” from Blogger’s Block from time to time, especially because I want to keep my schedule and post every Tuesday. To overcome it I try as best as I can to write down all my ideas in advance so when I can’t find anything good for a certain week, I’ll just read through them. Also if I have a really great idea and I’m in the mood to write some articles, I’ll do it then and keep it for “rainy days”.


What’s your favourite post to date?

Summer evening makeup look using Sephora Kit –


Describe your everyday clothes style:

Casual, comfortable and a hint of sexy.


What are your current top 3 beauty items?

Apivita Tonic Lotion for Normal/Dry Skin,

Liquid lipstick Rouge Edition Velvet from Bourjois in 07 Nude-ist

and of course my LORAC Pro Palette.


How do you like to relax & unwind after a stressful day?

Depends, either I’m staying in, drinking a glass of wine and watching funny, mindless TV series with my boyfriend or we’ll go out and meet with some friends.


Describe your ideal Saturday night:

If it’s summer, I’d like to go really late, when it’s less hot outside, for a long walk and then stop somewhere to drink lemonade.

If it’s winter, I’ll probably be too lazy to want to go out. Maybe a cup of a warm beverage and a good book should do the trick.


What do you do to relax?

Like I said before: mindless TV series, some alcoholic beverage or a book. I also like to do my nails when I’m in the mood.


Everyone has their bad habits, what’s yours?

Binge eating when I watch something.


What’s your most cherished childhood memory?

Hmm… I don’t know. They’re many. I like a lot all of my birthdays. They were all so different and I can remember well almost all of them.


What was your favourite school subject?

Physics and Inorganic Chemistry.


What’s your dream job?

Some job where I do want I like, where my results are significant for the people I work with and I wake up most of the time looking forward for the rest of the day.

I know that no job it’s perfect but there have been periods of time in my life where I felt I had my dream job.


Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Living in Germany with my boyfriend, “having my dream job” and visiting different places every time we got the chance.


What top 5 things are on your bucket list?

I never thought about this subject and honestly I have no idea. I think I just want to be happy and surrounded by the people I love. (I know… cheesu)


What’s your biggest achievement to date?

I don’t know. Probably having a good and stable income.


Who inspires you?

Everyone who works hard and knows what he/she wants.


What top tips would you give to someone who is thinking of starting their own blog?

Do it for you, not for the money or “fame”.

Don’t compare yourself to others.

Make a schedule and try you best to keep it.



Tea or Coffee = Coffe


Coke or Pepsi = Coke


Messy mayhem or Super Organised = Super Organised


Cute kitten or Playful puppy = Both


Night In or Night Out = Depends on the mood I’m in


Heels or Flats = Heels if I want to look good


Lip Stick or Lip Gloss = Lip Stick


Rock Chick or Pop Princess = Rock Chick


Paperback or E-book = Depends on the mood I’m in

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Thanks so much for reading & of course do say hi in the comments below… we adore a good chatter here on Confetti & Curves  🙂

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