Monday, 13 February 2012

Guest Post - My Life, The Universe, and My Shoes

Hey guys, I'm swamped with midterms so I don't have time to write an original post :( Sorry! But here is a guest post/interview, I hope you like it!

Here is Lauren from My Life, The Universe, and My Shoes!


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When did you start blogging? I only started blogging 8 months ago but it feels so much longer than that. Blogging has become a part of my every day life. I read blogs more than I do magazines now!

What made you want to start? One of my oldest friends has been blogging for years. She would go on and on about it all the time and after a while she wore me down. I had a little look around and got hooked instantly. To begin with I had no idea what I would write about, it never started out as a beauty blog. But it didn't take long for me to discover that that was my genre.

How did you come up with your blog name? Over a few bottles of wine with my old housemates! I was renowned for having an epic collection of shoes and the name just sort of jumped out at me!

What is in your everyday makeup bag? Funnily enough I did a post on this a little while ago. I've really been trying to switch around my products and use different things. But you will always find; Estee Lauder Double Wear concealer, Sleek Contouring Kit, Carmex, A Too Faced Flatbuki Kabuki brush, Mac Shy Girl lipstick, MUA pressed powder and Sleek blush in Flushed.

What is your number one beauty secret? Drink plenty of water (obvious I know!) and have a free skin mapping procedure done at Dermalogica. Your skin is your base for all your make up, you can spend thousands on cosmetics but if you don't do the basics with your skin, no amount of make-up will hide that!

What are your top 3 stores to shop at? I adore Boots, and Superdrug but I love Harvey Nichols. None of the staff pressure you and it has a very calm atmosphere.

What is the best beauty bargain that you’ve ever found? Definitely Nivea Daily Essentials moisturiser. It's just over £4 and I quit using Chanel Hydramax because I preferred it!

What should we expect from your blog? Personality! I like to think I talk to my readers like I do my friends. I can't bear serious over-sciencey reviews. Life is too short to sweat the small stuff and after all, it's just make up!

What sets it apart from other blogs? My blog has no illusions of grandeur! I buy everything with my own money and I'm not doing this to get rich. I'm also a normal girl, I don't work in PR and I have no journalism qualifications. I hope my readers can see that I am still figuring this whole blogging thing out and I hope they enjoy reading about what I'm learning and what I'm enjoying.

What is something that your readers would be interested to learn about you? Ooooh! I don't know! Well actually I'm a trained actress. I went to drama school for three years in London. I still work, have an agent and dream of feature films! I like to think if I (ever!!) hit the big time I'd still keep blogging. I just might have a few more pennies to spend!

Anything else you wanted to share? I'm just getting into Vlogging. My youtube channel is on my blog. I think this is an exciting new adventure for me. I'm a chatterbox so this is a great way for me to get to talking to people. I started because I've been suffering with RSI for a few months now and it won't get any better. This way I can keep My Life, The Universe and My Shoes going without getting poorly wrists!

Thanks for the guest post!! :)

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