Howdy beauty chums…
As per usual a big thanks to all who checked out yesterdays post: Nail Stamping Kit For Beginners! I have to say it’s always pretty weird filming from an angle that I’m not in view, as my hands seem to do most of the talking in this one 😀 Nevertheless you guys left some awesome comments! I do hope all you manicure addicts interested in cheering up the claws with some fun nail art give it a go. It’s such an affordable little kit, and one that’ll undoubtedly start a whole obsession with collecting exciting nail & stamping goodies. So if you haven’t checked it out then why not pop over and see just how easy peasy it is to dress up your digits 🙂
However, it’s time to prep the virtual sofa yet again as we welcome our second blogger of the week… it’s the gorgeous Tessa from Bubbles and Macaroons! How cute is that blog name? Apart from having as sweet a name as she is, Tessa is an avid beauty blogger and cosmetic craver who loves to fill our news feeds with fabulous news, reviews and great make-up looks to help inspire! So if you haven’t’ already popped over to get acquainted her virtual haven then get clicking gals – of course not before we take a quick peek Behind The Blog…
In only 5 words describe what readers can expect from your blog:
Readers can expect beauty looks, reviews, tips, inspiration and fun!
What inspired you to start blogging?
At first, my blog was a project in my journalism studies. I am now in my second year and the lecturers encouraged us to start an online project in any medium with the thing you love the most. I always loved writing and make-up and fashion is my biggest passion. I took some beauty classes a couple of years ago, which explains my knowledge. Now, my blog has grown out to be my own place. Blogging really relaxes me, and I can write about the things I love the most. I am inspired to work more everyday so it turns out into a professional blog!
Tell us about your blog name… what made you decide on it?
Bubbles and macaroons, yes it looks a bit random, which it was at the time I created my blog! My blogname was literally something that popped into my head at the moment I was building my site. I just decided to roll with it. The only thing I knew was that I wanted something that featured two things so the “and” factor was a necessity. It also had to be English. I am actually a Belgian, so I speak Dutch in everyday life! I love to blog in English because it allows me more, and my network can be bigger than just Belgians and Dutchies. Right now, I actually like my name, ha ha!
Do you ever suffer from Blogger’s Block & if so how do you overcome it?
I am lucky to have never experience Blogger’s Block before. I had writer’s block before (as a journalism student) but I never had it on my blog! I see a lot of things around me and then I think: “that should be a good post.” Tips for posts I use are looking into the seasons. What events are happening right now? What does the season require? Usually something pops up then. Another way to overcome it is to read magazines like Elle or Vogue, or watch some YouTube videos. Pinterest helps as well.
What’s your favourite post to date?
That’s a really hard question! I had fun creating every single post that is up on my blog right now, so it is hard to choose. I guess I’ll have to go with my carnival make-up post. There were no borders creating the look since it was carnival. Creativity was the main focus in that post! You can check it out here: https://tessadewolf.wordpress.com/2016/02/12/my-carnival-make-up/
Describe your everyday clothes style:
I would have to go with preppy college student. I love this style so much and when in store, I tend to reach for preppy clothing the most. I have other things as well, but mostly this style. It makes me feel confident, classy and successful. And you know what they say: a well-dressed woman is a successful woman! Oh well, everything can help, right?
What are your current top 3 beauty items?
My absolute number one is the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. I take it with me to the student house, on holidays, friends,… I love the shades and you can use the palette for any occasion! Number 2 would have to be the Yves Saint Laurent Touche éclat foundation. It is such a healthy looking foundation and it looks so natural. I use the smallest pump possible and distribute it all over my face to freshen up my complexion. Number 3 is the Maybelline Brow Drama brow gel. I cannot go without filling in my eyebrows and with this product you are ready in 10 seconds! The product lasts forever as well.
How do you like to relax & unwind after a stressful day?
I like to take a long hot shower and then watch some Netflix in bed. Netflix is essential in my life!
Describe your ideal Saturday night:
Since I go out with my friends on Friday night, Saturday is usually a stay-in evening. I study late, because I am a perfectionist, and after that, my parents and I go out for some delicious food and watching tv together, while my dearest friend Sammie (the cat) sleeps in between us.
What do you do to relax?
Same thing as I said above, Netflix is my life guys, it literally is. Ha ha! Who’s with me?
Everyone has their bad habits, what’s yours?
I have the bad habit of staying up wayyyy too late and then waking up wayyyy too late in the morning. I just can’t get myself in bed before 11:30. In the morning it is same but the other way around. I just sleep too long. My rhythm is just totally confused! (Let’s blame it on the student life). I tend to make any appointments I need to go to in the morning, so I have to wake up early, like I have to for morning classes at college.
What’s your most cherished childhood memory?
That’s a hard one, because I had a very nice childhood, so it is hard to pick just one. Maybe I pick the first time I went to Disneyland. I was about nine years old and we were already on a vacation in France where I made some friends, we played on the beach and had the best time. When my parents dropped the bomb that we were going to Disneyland, my summer couldn’t go wrong!
What was your favourite school subject?
I really liked history. At college I still have a lot of history, since journalists need to know what is happening and happened around the world. I love the stories and most of the times, I try to imagine what it was like to live in that specific period.
What’s your dream job?
I would love to be a successful journalist at a womens’ magazine like Vogue or Elle. Then I would be doing the things I love the most as a job! Writing, taking pictures and talking about beauty and fashion.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Ideal, I would have successful job and met the love of my life. More realistic, I hope to still work at a nice place and have my own apartment or something!
What top 5 things are on your bucket list?
Traveling, a lot!
Go to the ABC islands
A roadtrip through America
Start my own beauty and fashion magazine
What’s your biggest achievement to date?
I would have to go with passing my first year in journalism college without any retests. Here in Belgium, it is very common to have so, so I was very proud to pass without them!
Who inspires you?
I am much inspired by a lot of beautyguru’s on Youtube. They inspired me to start this blog as well!
Do you have a favourite inspirational quote?
I do not really have a favourite, mostly “positive and get things done”-quotes are my favourites!
What top tips would you give to someone who is thinking of starting their own blog?
Do not overthink. Just do what you like and see your blog as your own personal space where you can put your own thoughts. If somebody doesn’t like it, well then just click the close button. Your blog is your space in the first place, so you should be your number one fan and be proud of it. That’s my golden rule!
QUICK FIRE QUESTIONS:
Tea or Coffee = Coffee for the win!
Coke or Pepsi = Definitely Coke
Messy mayhem or Super Organised =Super organised
Cute kitten or Playful puppy = Cute kitten (crazy catloveralert!)
Night In or Night Out = Night out! You are just one time in young in your life, right?
Heels or Flats =Heels, because I am so short, haha
Lip Stick or Lip Gloss = Lipstick
Rock Chick or Pop Princess =Pop princess
Paperback or E-book = Paperback
I would love it if you check out my blog! You can find the link here: www.tessadewolf.wordpress.com
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“I would like to thank Karen for this lovely opportunity. I am so thankful for her to let me fill in this interview, it means a lot! My blog is still very small, so I am happy with every support I get. Karen, you are amazing! Xoxo, Tessa”
**Thanks sooo much for the kind words Tessa ❤ Such a pleasure having you feature & getting to know more about you! Keep up the awesome blogging work 🙂
Don’t forget: If you would like your blog featured on Behind The Blog then get in touch via the contact page by clicking *here*, I’d love to hear from you!
Thanks so much for reading & of course do say hi in the comments below… we adore a good chatter here on Confetti & Curves