Goooooooood morning beauty buddies,
It’s been one heck of a week but I’m grasping onto the fact that in less than 24 hours yet another weekend shall be upon us *excited air punch* 5 am starts on these dark & chilly mornings is really taking it’s toll on my energy levels – not to mention my tired and dehydrated skin! I think it’s about time I re-evaluate my diet and stock up on a few super-hydrating balms, body creams & pick-me-up’s. Overall I’m determined to keep as healthy as can be so as not to spend another winter bunged up in bed – that’s pretty much been the story this past 3 years! What’s your top tips for keeping as healthy as can be now the colder weather’s creeping in? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
However onto today’s post as we have the gorrrrrgeous Valentina gracing the virtual sofa of sassiness this morning to give us a little peek behind her blog Valenina Sofia. I love this gals super-postive attitude and fabulously fun posts that feel like you’re catching up with an old friend than meeting a new one. If you haven’t already visited her blog then do your senses a favour by popping over and saying a huge hello. She’s incredibly welcoming & a total cosmetic craver just like the rest of us 😉
In the meantime, get your feet up & grab your cuppa as we go Behind The Blog…
In only 5 words describe what readers can expect from your blog?
Your friendly neighbourhood lipstick lesbian! In reality, it’s more like hauls, reviews and lots of lipstick!
What inspired you to start blogging?
In all honesty, I’m not entirely sure. One day I decided I wanted to use an old WordPress account that I created for a class to be a personal blog where I talk about fashion, beauty and my life, but after my first haul post I was hooked on the world of beauty blogging and three months later (to the day!), here I am!
Tell us about your blog name… what made you decide on it?
It’s my first and middle name! I love my name and I love my names together, and with this as my blog name/URL, I could easily switch to a different type of blog if I wanted to… I probably never will though.
Do you ever suffer from Blogger’s Block & if so how do you overcome it?
Not really, but also yes. Sometimes I can’t think of what to write about, but it’s never so much that my blog lies abandoned completely. Usually I come up with four or five different ideas for what I can write about, write them in a day or two, and schedule them for the next two weeks!
What’s your favourite post to date?
It was so hard to pick one, but I think my favorite one has to be my collab with Lucie, Lipstick Addicts Anonymous! We were both so excited to write about it and it’s such a clever title, plus it’s about my favorite thing — lipstick!
Describe your everyday clothes style:
A little bit of everything! Lately, I’ve been really into midi skirts with shirts tucked into them but I also love wearing leggings with a flowy top or a skater skirt/crop top combo!
What are your current top 3 beauty items?
Another hard question! I’m going to have to go with my micellar water, my MAC Velvet Teddy lipstick and my Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette!
How do you like to relax & unwind after a stressful day?
If I have any in my stash, a face mask is always nice. Usually, I just catch up on blog posts, chat with Savannah, and watch Netflix!
Describe your ideal Saturday night:
Either hanging out at a bar or someone’s apartment with my friends, going to a theme park (especially for some fireworks), or having an early night with some wine and Netflix!
What do you do to relax?
I love taking baths but since I live in Florida and it’s always so hot here, those are few and far in between. That being said, I still indulge every once in a while! I also love doing some yoga or just doing my nails and not thinking about anything.
Everyone has their bad habits, what’s yours?
Picking at the skin around my nails and picking at my nails! If I don’t have my nails painted, I’ll pick at it all day and my fingers end up looking like a mess.
What’s your most cherished childhood memory?
I have a big Hispanic family so summers would be spent with all of us at our lake house in Chile and thinking about it just makes me so happy! We had a phase where we were all into Harry Potter and I remember us playing Quidditch with footballs, tennis balls and brooms between our legs!
What was your favourite school subject?
Usually English and when I was in high school, journalism!
What’s your dream job?
I’d love to work for a socially conscious and aware women’s magazine, somewhere I can write about feminism and women’s rights issues but also talk about makeup!
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Living in a big city and working somewhere that isn’t paying me minimum wage!
What top 5 things are on your bucket list?
Going to Europe, moving to a big city, getting married, having a family, and making enough money to support my makeup addiction!
What’s your biggest achievement to date?
I recently celebrated my two year work anniversary at Universal Orlando, and it’s really weird to think about because I used to never be able to hold a job for more than a few months at a time!
Who inspires you?
It’s super cheesy, but definitely my mom! She’s always been there for me and she’ll always be my rock and my inspiration. And also, all of the beautiful bloggers I’ve met in this community! You’re all such wonderfully kind people and I love following everyone and reading about them, their lives, and their makeup!
Do you have a favourite inspirational quote?
I’ll be completely honest here: I had no idea where this quote was from and I had to google it! But the first thing to come into my mind was “She believed she could, so she did.” Apparently it’s from Scoring Wilder by R.S. Grey. The more you know.
What top tips would you give to someone who is thinking of starting their own blog?
Don’t conform to what you think a beauty blog is supposed to be like, and don’t shy away from making a blog if you’re not an expert at makeup! Your blog is what you make it and no one can tell you how to run it, what to write about, or what to do with it. This community is all about solidarity, about learning and learning together, and that’s what makes it so beautiful!
QUICK FIRE QUESTIONS:
Tea or Coffee = Tea!
Coke or Pepsi = Diet Coke
Messy mayhem or Super Organised = Organized mayhem
Cute kitten or Playful puppy = BOTH
Night In or Night Out = Night in
Heels or Flats = Flats
Lip Stick or Lip Gloss = Lipstick, duh
Rock Chick or Pop Princess = Pop princess
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 🙂