Hey Beauty Buddies…
Firstly, a huuuuge thank you to all who checked out yesterdays post Is It That Time Already?! Monthly Favourites. I’m still reeling at the fact that June has crept up on us so quickly, however I may be more shocked at the fact my YouTube subscriber list has grown instead of diminished after uploading yesterdays video(!!) If anything it’s certainly prompted me to up my game with summer make-up necessities, and with that in mind if you’ve any great recommendations for long lasting beauty goodies that bode well on these hot sunny days then do let me know in the comments below… heaven knows I need all the suggestions I can get right now gals 😀
However onto today’s post as I introduce y’all to the gorgeous Claudia from Claudia Marie Fit. I’m sure many of you are already familiar with this fresh-faced beauty as she regularly graces readers with glamorous make-up and lifestyle features. Can we also take moment just to congratulate her on losing a super impressive 60lbs!!! If you too could do with a dose of inspiration then why not *Click Here* check her recent feature where she talks all about her fantastic transformation into feeling more strong, confident & healthy about herself.
“Before I start answering Karen’s questions, I would like to take this moment to thank Karen so much for being such a kind and empowering woman and blogger. I am always so passionate when it comes to empowering women and that is why I immediately was drawn to Karen’s positive blog and connected with her. Thank you!” – Claudia.
(Ps: Thank YOU so much. What a fantastic compliment!!! *blushing*)
What inspired you to start blogging?
I have always been that person who loved seeing others being happy and smiling…that is truly when I am the happiest (I mentioned that in my ‘Happiness Tag’ here: https://claudiamariefit.com/2016/05/10/the-happiness-tag/ ). It may sound cheesy but that comes truly from my heart.
My family and friends always come to me for beauty and fitness advice and I love sharing my knowledge, tricks and tips. I love how I can now extend this to my blog ohana (=Hawaiian for family) and reach even more women.
Once I obtained my 60lbs weight loss mark and kept it off, I thought to myself that I would love to start a blog where I hopefully will be inspiring and motivating other women. I know first-hand how difficult it can be to start a new lifestyle and moreover, to stick to it. Combined with my passion for beauty and traveling I created claudiamariefit.com. which I am so happy I did.
Tell us about your blog name… what made you decide on it?
Uh that was a tough decision because all the names I was thinking of at first were already taken. So, I had to be creative and try different variations.
‘Claudia’ is my first name, so I definitely wanted to have that component in my name – simply because that is who I am!
‘Marie’ is my third middle name (I know I have a lot of names lol) but also my alter ego kind of name. I am typically a mix between introvert and extrovert but Marie stands for ‘get out there and achieve what you put your mind to.
‘Fit’ came to me as I changed my lifestyle to becoming more fit and healthy and my love for fitness and working out.
Do you ever suffer from Blogger’s Block & if so how do you overcome it?
I have only started 1.5 months ago with my blog and so far I have a lot of ideas but I am a perfectionist and want to make sure that I am satisfied with the quality of my post. That is why I deleted quite a few posts which were not up to my standard.
What’s your favourite post to date?
That is difficult as I put my heart into each one but…
The most heartfelt post must be the “How I lost 60lbs” post as I put myself out there and make myself very vulnerable https://claudiamariefit.com/2016/05/06/how-i-lost-60lbs-part-i-of-my-journey-to-healthy-strong-confident/.
My favourite post might be my very first one https://claudiamariefit.com/2016/03/24/aloha-and-welcome-to-my-blog/ because I remember all the emotions I had while writing and publishing it.
Describe your everyday clothes style:
I would say that I am a casual chic type of girl 🙂 However, I also love to wear sporty clothes as well as sexy dresses depending on where I go and in which mood I am. I don’t like to be put in one category as I decide every morning how I want to feel/look like…
What are your current top 3 beauty items?
TooFaced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer in Medium- Dark
I just recently came across dermarolling and I love the difference it makes in my skin; so probably my dermaroller
Make Up Forever Aqua Lip Liner in the color 1C – I love this color to line my lips and to make them look full and pouty but still keeping them very natural.
How do you like to relax & unwind after a stressful day?
I am a total beach person. If you can’t find me…chances are high, that I am in the ocean. The ocean is my therapy and no matter what happened during the day, the ocean literally washes it off.
Describe your ideal Saturday night:
I used to love going out with my friends and party (when I was in my late teens, early twenties) but now I would say that my perfect Saturday evening would incorporate having a nice BBQ on the beach, listening to reggae music in a hammock and talking about life with good people.
What do you do to relax?
In my day to day life I try to breath – sounds easier than it is. I use different breathing techniques which totally relax and calm me and down. Deep breathing makes me more focused and present as well.
Everyone has their bad habits, what’s yours?
When I eat Nutella or cookies I can’t stop at one…the whole package or half of the pot is gone. I became much better since changing my lifestyle but Nutella is still my vice…and on bad days Nutella and a spoon has to be there to fix it J
What’s your most cherished childhood memory?
I am truly lucky and grateful because there are so many wonderful childhood memories that I have. But if I have to name only one, than it must be my summers in the South of France, where I spent the most amazing time with my aunties, uncles, cousins and friends. I remember the smell and taste of my uncles amazing paellas which made everyone come together and have a good time.
What was your favourite school subject?
Chemistry – I loved mixing substances and creating solutions. I still think that it is pretty fascinating and with one of my best friend having a PhD in Chemistry and working for a big makeup brand fostered that fascination even more.
What’s your dream job?
Being a Forensic Psychologist. That is what I have studied and I love it!
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I am not too sure – I just hope that I am happy no matter what I am doing.
What top 5 things are on your bucket list?
Traveling – I would love to go to French Polynesia, Africa and Borneo
Giving back – that can be in different ways
Diving in Belize
Buying a house
Seeing Orang Utans in the wild (in Borneo)
What’s your biggest achievement to date?
I have obtained my degree in Psychology, I have lost 60lbs and I have made a difference in kids’ lives when working in an orphanage in Costa Rica.
Who inspires you?
My mother… she is such a positive person, and always sees the good side of everything.
Do you have a favourite inspirational quote?
I have two:
If you really want something (with all your heart), the whole universe conspires in helping you to achieve it – Paulo Coelho
What top tips would you give to someone who is thinking of starting their own blog?
If you have thought about it, than just do it. Sometimes we think too much and too long about things and even end up not doing it. Life is too short for not doing what you want.
Think about what you are truly passionate about and then start posting about it.
You may think that there are so many other bloggers out there who write about similar things but there is only one YOU out there and that will make the difference.
QUICK FIRE QUESTIONS:
Tea or Coffee = Tea
Coke or Pepsi = Coke
Messy mayhem or Super Organised = Good mix?! Lol
Cute kitten or Playful Puppy = playful puppy
Night In or Night Out = Night in
Heels or Flats = Flats
Lip Stick or Lip Gloss = Lip Gloss
Rock Chick or Pop Princess = Pop Princess
Paperback or E-book = Paperback
(Thank you) so much for reading my interview and I hope you enjoyed getting to know who is Behind The Blog at ClaudiaMarieFit. You can find me on the following social media sites…
“I love the interaction with other creative minds and I can’t wait to read about your thoughts on my posts and ‘virtually’ meet you. Sending lots of Aloha your way! xx” Claudia.
Thanks so much for stopping by & of course do say hi in the comments below… we adore a good chatter here on Confetti & Curves