If there is anything certain in the universe, it’s that Ireland is undoubtedly swarming with glowing pink bodies today (appearing semi-radioactive) from what can only be described as the mini heatwave which descended upon our bank holiday Monday. What a scorcher it was as back gardens & beaches were crammed with budding barbequers relishing in the sun rays, enjoying their burnt hot dogs & cider. I on the other hand was inching around the shade – wilting like an extra from Bram Stokers. Needless to say an Ikea parasol is the most life saving investment I’ve ever purchased, and if you’re pale skinned you’ll more than understand 😉 On a slightly different note, my new summer sandals arrived and they are THEE comfiest things I have EVER worn. Seriously, they really are! *happy sigh & happy feet* 😀
Ooh talking of happy, I’ve yet another cheery blog buddy to introduce y’all to today as the gorgeous Sorcha from Simply Sorcha joins us on the virtual sofa for a quick chatter about life behind the scenes of her ‘oh-so-chic’ beauty & lifestyle blog. With a love of cosmetics, a sprinkle of wanderlust, fun features and a talented flair for writing, Sorcha’s blog is certainly not one to miss out on so if you haven’t already check it out then get over pronto & check in 🙂
In only 5 words describe what readers can expect from your blog:
Lifestyle, beauty, honesty and fun!
What inspired you to start blogging?
As clichéd as it sounds, it was my love of writing. I used to write all the time, I previously had a travel blog and also wrote short stories. But lately I’ve just been writing for work, and not for myself, so in January of this year, I made the leap and began blogging again.
Tell us about your blog name… what made you decide on it?
Simply Sorcha, is ‘simply’ about me. My life, my loves, my interests, my experiences, my travels, and anything else happening in my life that I think people would like to read about. I deliberated for weeks trying to come up with a name that covered everything I wanted to write about, in the end it just made sense to name it after myself!
Do you ever suffer from Blogger’s Block & if so how do you overcome it?
Absolutely. It happens quite regularly and usually if I’m a bit stressed out. I second guess myself a lot and wonder if I’m just boring people, or whether my posts are even interesting. I’m sure most bloggers experience that every so often. But when I’m having days like that, I try just think about what I like to read in blog posts and go from there.
What’s your favourite post to date?
Ah… That has to be my wedding photography post, Wedding, Photos, Love. https://simplysorcha.com/2016/03/03/wedding-photos-love/
I got married last December so I shared this post when we received our photos from our photographer. It is my most-read post to date with over 2000 views, yay!
Describe your everyday clothes style:
Hmmm, casual chic maybe? My staple daily outfit usually consists of a jacket of some sort, a top or blouse, skinny jeans and ankle boots. But I do love glamming it up for a night out!
What are your current top 3 beauty items?
This changes all the time, but currently my favs are:
Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette
Charlotte Tilbury Retoucher Concealer Pen
MAC Lady Danger Lipstick
How do you like to relax & unwind after a stressful day?
By soaking in a long, hot bath with a great book and a glass of red.
Describe your ideal Saturday night:
Going for dinner with my hubby and/or friends, chatting and drinking the night away.
What do you do to relax?
I’m really into meditation and mindfulness so I try to switch off and meditate as much as I can. I also love nothing more than putting on my PJs and slippers, and curling up on the couch with one of my favourite movies.
Everyone has their bad habits, what’s yours?
I’m a complete stress head, even though I try very hard not to be!
What’s your most cherished childhood memory?
Trips away with my family in summer – it’s the simple things.
What was your favourite school subject?
English! Hence why I love writing so much I think…
What’s your dream job?
To be a published, successful author.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I would love to be a full time, professional blogger, and also have a family.
What top 5 things are on your bucket list?
Oh there are just so many things on my bucket list but my top five would have to be:
Buy a Chanel Handbag
Visit The White House
Write a book
Buy a house
What’s your biggest achievement to date?
N/A (Only because I can’t think of what to say here!)
Who inspires you?
My parents. They have an incredible work ethic and are the most generous people I know.
Do you have a favourite inspirational quote?
I’m totally obsessed with quotes, there’s nothing else like one for a bit of inspiration. But I think my favourite would have to be:
‘For what it’s worth: it’s never too late to be what you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again’. – F. Scott Fitzgerald
What top tips would you give to someone who is thinking of starting their own blog?
Given that I’m new to the blogging world I still have a lot to learn myself, but social media has really helped grow my readership and followers. So I definitely recommend setting up as many social media accounts as possible and really engaging with your followers.
QUICK FIRE QUESTIONS:
Tea or Coffee = Tea
Coke or Pepsi = Coke (Diet!)
Messy mayhem or Super Organised = Super Organised
Cute kitten or Playful puppy = Cute Kitten
Night In or Night Out = Night Out
Heels or Flats = Heels
Lip Stick or Lip Gloss = Lipstick
Rock Chick or Pop Princess = Rock Chic
Paperback or E-book = Paperback
Blog Address: simplysorcha.com
Snapchat Username: imsimplysorcha
Thanks so much for stopping by & of course do say hi in the comments below… we adore a good chatter here on Confetti & Curves