Hey Beauty Buddies,
Firstly a huuuuuge thanks to all who checked out yesterdays feature: Creating Silky Smooth Curls. I have to admit, Emma was literally floating on the abundance of compliments you lot paid, so a huge thank you – you’ve certainly made her day, if not week 😀 And of course, if you’re eager to find out how my first attempt went with the Silk Curling Wand then why not *click here* to head over to the Confetti & Curves YouTube channel where you can check out the results for yourself…
However before you click on anything (well, the kettle switch is an exception) why not get acquainted with our second blogger of the week, as we welcome the fabulous Sofia from Born To Be Bright onto the virtual sofa to give us all a quick peek behind the scenes of her oh-so-chic fashion, lifestyle and beauty blog. Apart from having one of thee most cheeriest domains in the blogisphere, her incredible sense of style combined with her talent for writing and outstanding photography skills, makes Sofia’s blog a must-read for beauty & fashion enthusiasts everywhere. Whatever your passion, I’m pretty sure you’ll adore reading Born To Be Bright as it’s certainly an inspirational and sassy place to be!
So get yourself comfy chums as we prepare to go Behind The Blog with this stylish gal…
In only 5 words describe what readers can expect from your blog:
Beauty, Lifestyle, and many wishlists
What inspired you to start blogging?
I really can’t remember, it’s a bit fuzzy but all I can say is: best decision ever.
Tell us about your blog name… what made you decide on it?
I recently changed my blog name because I felt like my old name wasn’t really coherent with my blog topics or who I wanted to be anymore so I thought for a good few weeks before I landed on Born To Be Bright. It kind of means to be yourself and not change yourself for other people.
Do you ever suffer from Blogger’s Block & if so how do you overcome it?
Only a few times, I usually try to plan out posts at least a few days in advance so I can put a lot of time and effort into my content and really be happy and proud of what I’m posting. I have a running list of post ideas so I never really run out.
What’s your favourite post to date?
I really liked writing my Welcome back post, although I think there was a glitch and literally no one saw it oops. I also really like writing makeup bag posts, those are always fun because I like to do them with my pal Makena!
Describe your everyday clothes style:
Comfortable but still shows some effort. I’ve been testing out 2 week capsules so by the time Spring rolls around I’ll have a super clear idea of what types of pieces I like to wear and I can shop effectively for my first real Capsule!
What are your current top 3 beauty items?
Origins SmartyPlants CC, life-changing light foundation for dry skin.
Clark’s Botanicals Deep Moisture Mask, the most life-altering product I’ve ever discovered despite the insane price tag.
Essie Master Plan, which is my favorite neutral nail polish.
How do you like to relax & unwind after a stressful day?
I usually like to watch a few episodes of Friends, Gossip Girl, or take a shower then light a candle and catch up on blog posts.
Describe your ideal Saturday night:
Two choices: one is driving around with one of my best friends and having a good time singing along to music and talking then going to another friend’s house for some pizza and ping pong and the other is just catching up on everything like reading, watching some Gossip Girl and Friends, and painting my nails and cleaning up. I like very low-key evenings.
What do you do to relax?
To relax I take long, hot showers with the best smelling bath products I own and again turn on a good TV show to take my mind off anything. If I’m feeling anxious before I go to sleep I listen to some of my favorite songs for a while before I turn on Relax + with Andrew Johnson it seriously calms me down so much.
Everyone has their bad habits, what’s yours?
It used to be biting my nails and when I’m nervous for a decent amount of time like a few days I turn back to it *glances down at short nails*. Other than that, when I’m nervous about time management that’s when I start rubbing my face and we all know that that isn’t good so that is something I’m trying to stop.
What’s your most cherished childhood memory?
It’s not so much a memory as a person, my great-grandma is who I get my eye color from and we are the only two in the family with blue eyes. She’s so inspirational to me and I can only remember a little bit of her from when I was young but she’s always been a role model to me since I can remember.
What was your favourite school subject?
Definitely math, I’m one for a strictly right or wrong answer. Formulas and calculations were always my strong suit, even though most people hate it.
What’s your dream job?
I’d love to do this for the rest of my life, I love blogging and the community around it. If that isn’t possible I like to learn bits and pieces of code and would love to work on web design as a possible career path.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In 5 years I will be in my third or last year of college and by then I hope to be going to school abroad full time, I’d love to go to Australia, Norway, or Germany. I have wanted to live abroad when I got older for quite a while. My aunt always inspired me to do so, she moved to Australia a few years out of college and has been living there happily since. I think her and I are similar in mentality and personality so I hope I can do it too.
What top 5 things are on your bucket list?
- Travel as much as I possibly can all around Europe and Australia
- Go to as many concerts as I can specifically the 1975
- Learn 2 languages fluently (Spanish and either French or German)
- Learn to cook some pretty kick butt homemade things like homemade noodles and pasta sauce
- Find what makes me happy and stick with it
What’s your biggest achievement to date?
I think it might be investing in my blog for the first time and renaming it. I was up until 2 or 3 AM so many nights trying to figure things out and I really think that it was an achievement for me to do so much all by myself. I am no computer genius so I think that getting my blog set up on a new platform alone and actually investing in it really has been one of my biggest achievements.
Who inspires you?
People who can balance friends, family, and work inspire me, also people that have really become life-long learners and aren’t just done learning after high school or college.
Do you have a favourite inspirational quote?
Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right. Henry Ford
I hope you live a life you’re proud of. F. Scott Fitzgerald
What top tips would you give to someone who is thinking of starting their own blog?
Firstly, do it. Secondly, don’t do what everyone else is doing, in other words, be who you are. We read blogs to get your honest opinion and thoughts, we don’t want you to change what you have to say so it agrees with everyone else.
QUICK FIRE QUESTIONS:
Tea or Coffee = Tea
Coke or Pepsi = Neither, Dr. Pepper
Messy mayhem or Super Organised = I try to be organized but it usually ends up messy anyway
Cute kitten or Playful puppy = Puppies
Night In or Night Out = Night In
Heels or Flats = Heels
Lip Stick or Lip Gloss = Lip stick
Rock Chick or Pop Princess = Both
Paperback or E-book = Paperback
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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