Hey Beauty Buddies…
Are you all having a fabulous week? I sure hope so! Is anyone else experiencing a winter re-lapse? Last week I was super excited for spring arriving, yet just as I was preparing to pack my thermals away, in rolls more torrential rain and teeth chatter temperatures. However I’m still keeping hopeful we’re not too far off a distinctive change in season… I think we’re all firmly done with winter, right?! Which reminds me, if you missed yesterdays post *click here* to check out my Sassy Spring Essentials!
So today we’re back with another Behind The Blog *wooo hooo* As always, if you’re new to Confetti & Curves (friendly wave) and not entirely sure what this virtual shenanigans is all about *click here* to bring yourself up to speed – you may even find yourself getting involved, and why the heck not?!
This mornings featured blogger is the darn right adorable Britney from All Things Britney Lee. If you haven’t already checked out her cutesy corner of the interweb I’d suggest you get clickin’. It’s packed full of fantastic features on everything from beauty to crafts that’s sure to keep even the most wandering of mind well and truly captivated. So do pop over and check her out, but not before you’ve settled down with a cuppa to find out more about the lovely lady herself…
In only 5 words describe what readers can expect from your blog:
DIY, style, beauty, sewing, life.
What inspired you to start blogging?
I had been following blogs for a while and they were always inspiring me to try a new hair curling technique, or a new craft, or just made me feel the warm fuzzies. One day I just realized I want to be that kind of person for others! I want to inspire and teach others to do things that they didn’t think they could do. And then I started my blog and realized how much fun putting a post together is and how much I LOVE the blogging community. It’s pretty freakin’ amazing.
Tell us about your blog name… what made you decide on it?
I didn’t know what focus I wanted my blog to have (sewing, diy, beauty, fashion, lifestyle) and I have SO many different things that I love so I just decided that I wanted my blog to have an all-encompassing name and so “all things britney lee” kinda just happened. I decided to use my first and middle name because it just sounded good when I said it. You know how certain phrases or words just sound better than others? It sounded better than with just my first name. I am continually thinking of different names though so it could change! haha
What’s your favourite post to date?
Oh no! How am I supposed to pick this?! It’s like picking your favourite child! I can’t do it! Honestly, I try to only write posts that are my favourite. Which is probably why I don’t blog super often…or it’s because I am unorganized lol
the last post I wrote was about my pretty hunter green peplum top that I made for all the holiday parties and it was so much fun to show all my lovely friends my outfit! My little sister and I had so much fun taking photos of each other and my mini pro photographer did so well! Heres that post: https://allthingsbritneylee.wordpress.com/2014/12/30/pretty-party-peplum/
Describe your everyday clothes style:
It depends on what I am doing that day…if I am working then I am wearing all black (the uniform of a hairstylist lol) and it is either a pencil skirt and loose top or skinny ponte knit pants and a loose top. I try to find unique pieces with cool textures like sequins, fun details like studs and pockets or white polka dots on it or something.
If I am not working then I am either in jeans and a cute tee for when I have to run errands, or I am in sweat pants and a super comfy graphic tee when I am at home and don’t have to see anyone’s face!
I have to say that I am not very happy with my wardrobe. I only really LOVE about 10% of my clothing. I have a goal to create a wardrobe I love this year and I want it to be mostly handmade! And just so you know, I am going to blog about that. 😉
What are your current top 3 beauty items?
1) Too Faced Melted lipsticks. I AM OBSESSED WITH THEM AND I WANT EVERY COLOR. They hit all the good points: long lasting, amazing color payoff, easy to apply, not shiny but not matte, doesn’t dry out your lips super bad. It is the best.
2) I.T.Cosmetics under eye bye bye under eye concealer. It’s a miracle worker!
3) all my NYX lip butters and butter glosses. Color payoff is AMAZING and they feel like BUTTER! (duh lol)
How do you like to relax & unwind after a stressful day?
I like to take my shoes and bra off and put on comfy clothes (like the aforementioned sweats and graphic tee) and I love to eat Nutella. Straight out the jar. I love to read blogs and peruse Pinterest too!
Describe your ideal Saturday night:
Saturday night is the only night during the week that my husband and I spend together because he is in college full-time and works full-time…so I love to spend it with him. One thing that we have been doing quite a bit is going to the movie theatre. There is this super amazing one that we love to go to that has yummy nachos and instead of those small crappy seats you get your own personal comfy recliner chair. AND you when you buy your tickets you choose were you want to sit and those seats are RESERVED! It’s so magical.
Everyone has their bad habits, what’s yours?
I procrastinate way too much…and I’m sooooo lazy.
What was your favourite school subject?
I was always in some sort of choir class throughout schooling and those were always my absolute favourite! And I’m one of those weird people that actually liked math…yeah yeah I know…I’m crazy.
What’s your dream job?
You know what…I haven’t figured that out yet. I know that I want to be teaching and inspiring people my whole life. When I figure it out I will let you know!
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In 5 years I see myself having at least one kid. Maybe working on my second one. Hopefully I stick to blogging and I will have learned how the heck to make all the different kinds pf posts I want to like picture and video tutorials that look amaze and sponsored posts! (mama’s gotta pay for all those diapers)
I hope to still be doing hair professionally whether it’s just for my close friends and fam or for more people.
That’s as much as I have thought about! Everything else can do whatever it needs/ wants t do. Those are the things that I want to make happen!
Do you have a favourite inspirational quote?
I love all sorts of quotes! but my recent favourite says:
“Anything is possible if you’ve got enough nerve” – J.K.Rowling
What top tips would you give to someone who is thinking of starting their own blog?
I actually wrote a blog post about this for a blogging challenge I did in September and I still feel the same now! Read it here: https://allthingsbritneylee.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/day-twenty-nine-blogging-tips/
QUICK FIRE QUESTIONS:
Tea or Coffee = I don’t drink either
Coke or Pepsi = I don’t drink soda anymore but my favourite is cherry coke!
Messy mayhem or Super Organised = SUPER ORGANIZED
Cute kitten or Playful puppy = I’m allergic to both!
Night In or Night Out = Night in. with netflix
Heels or Flats = Flats all the way.
Lip Stick or Lip Gloss = lipstick (too faced melted lipstick to be exact!)
Rock Chick or Pop Princess = I think I listen to pop more than rock but I love both!
Paperback or E-book = Paperback!
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