** LESS THAN 2 WEEKS LEFT TO ENTER OUR FIRST EVER GIVEAWAY! **
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I was thinking the other week that I haven’t done a tag for a while – and then the wonderful Kate from The Minted Beauty tagged me in this one! It looks nice and simple, and I love that it’s not a beauty-specific tag. So, here goes!
1. Who/what encouraged you to start blogging?
I’ve always been an over-sharer. And I’ve always written things down – from my childhood travel diaries, to my teenage journals, to my overly wordy Tumblr account that kept me sane through uni. But to be completely honest, B&B was born mostly out of boredom! Work was a bit dull (spreadsheets, databases, and then a few more spreadsheets), and I needed a creative outlet. I was also keen to move into marketing, and so this acted as a way to explore small aspects of digital marketing at the same time.
2. How did you choose what topics to blog about?
It had to be something completely different to my job (a book review blog was waaay to close to home) – and I wanted it to be something that would mix my love of writing with my love of photography and photoshop. So I thought a beauty blog would be a great way to use all of these skills, and learn at the same time (I’m definitely NOT a beauty expert, but am having a blast learning). I also knew from the get-go that I needed some sort of niche (it helps me focus!) so I settled on reviewing exclusively Australian made and/or Australian owned. And – I believe – I’m the only blog with that speciality.
3. What is something most people don’t know about you?
Like I said, I’m an over-sharer, which makes it hard to have secrets. But in terms of the blogging world – you probably wouldn’t know that I’M GOING TO SEE HANSON IN AUGUST! I bought tickets yesterday and am SO excited. I saw them in 2012 and it was basically the best night of my life. I’ve been grooving along to Give a Little most of today…
4. What three words describe your style?
I’ve always found this question really hard as it’s in between classic and trendy. I love 50’s silhouettes and floral prints – but I also love my skinny jeans and cosy knits. So let’s go with: depends on mood 😉
5. What do you love when you are not blogging?
I’m a total bookworm, and I’m also obsessive about TV shows – I get far too attached to fictional characters, and cry whether it’s good or bad (I just have a lot of feelings). But mainly, I love hanging out at home with my boy, my bunny and an expensive bottle of cab merlot!
Thanks Kate for tagging me – I hope you guys found it a little bit entertaining! I’m not going to tag anyone specific, but if you do this, leave a link below xx