20 Questions with Sarah’s Scribbles
Today’s blogger isn’t strictly a beauty blogger – instead, Sarah writes about fashion, lifestyle, shopping, musings on life and all things she finds inspiring. She has a fantastic blog, and has the ability to look good in practically anything. She has great taste, although I sometimes have to avoid her blog until payday as she shows so many gorgeous things. Follow her here!
1) Why did you start your blog?
I started blogging mainly because I felt I had (too) much to say about (too) many things, it was more of a venting/opinion space than anything else, I had heard of blogs before, but for me, to put myself out there was a bit of a big step for me.
2) How long have you been blogging for?
I have been blogging for what was, a year in August! Wow wee time flies *plucks grey hair*
3) What do you enjoy most about blogging?
I enjoy pretty much everything about blogging – I like the sense of freedom it gives me to express not only myself, but my opinions, views and my life really. I like to think that perhaps some of the things I write are pretty much written from a normal woman’s point of view – not one that has endless money or success – I’m just me and if anything I blog can be of some help – that’s a Brucie bonus!
4) What frustrates you most about blogging?
Not much really – I tend to keep myself to myself, and yes, you will always get the odd negative comment or anon comment, but you know what, I blog because I can – I don’t claim to be able to change the world with my writing and if people do feel negative towards me, well quite frankly it’s their issue!
5) How much time a week do you spend on your blog / reading other people’s blogs?
This one is a hard one – I don’t get as much time as I’d like to write, mostly I will fit in a couple of evenings during the week, but the weekends tend to be more productive! In terms of reading other people’s blog – A LOT OF THE TIME! Mostly in my breaks at work, I will zone out and immerse myself in the land of blog.
6) What advice do you have for aspiring bloggers?
Be very very true to yourself – be you, be inspired by other bloggers but stay original too, plus enjoy it!
7) What other hobbies/interests do you have?
I have recently grown to love running – which *shock/horror* is actually loads of fun! I am an avid magazine reader and not only spend a fortune on them; I also spend way too much time reading them! I also love eating cake – that’s a hobby right!?
8 ) How many bottles of nail varnish do you own?
On last count, 32…
9) Do you set yourself a shopping budget, or do you purchase on an as-and-when basis?
I’m a real ‘on a whim’ spender! I try to budget, but heck, it goes straight out the window when I see that dress/shoes I really wanted!
10) What is your favourite make-up brand, and why?
I’ve recently discovered MAC (I know, I know!) and really like their eyeshadows, but for me, I love Benefit! From its vintage-esque inspired packaging to its inventive and creative ranges, I pretty much love them!
11) Do you ever leave the house without wearing make-up?
I ALWAYS have to have bronzer/blusher. I don’t care for much else, but that is an absolute necessity.
12) What is your favourite beauty product and why?
Believe it or not, but it has to be my E45 cream! I suffer from really sensitive skin and will often come up in various complaints, so this is a must-have for me!
13) What is your favourite nail varnish of all time? (yep, only one!)
Without a doubt, it has to be OPI ‘Do you Lilac it’ I searched high and low for this baby and still, love it.
14) Tell us about the best holiday you’ve ever been on.
Not a holiday as such, but every time I go to north Devon to see my parents. It’s like a holiday on so many levels: being with my mum and dad, I get spoiled and I simple adore the area.
15) What would be your ideal day off?
Probably a leisurely lie-in, followed by breakfast out – somewhere that just oozes that fresh coffee bean smell, then a day at a spa – alone, with a day packed full of treatments. Then for the evening, a nice cooked meal with a big bed all to myself, TV and DVD…bliss…
16) What is your favourite TV show?
At the moment? Sherlock!!! Of all time? Sex and The City.
17) What music do you enjoy listening to?
A bit of everything really, but I have fallen truly,madly,deeply in love with Ed Sheeran’s voice. AMAZE!
18) What is your favourite food?
Thai, Thai, Thai oh, did I mention Thai!?!?!
19) Where would you most like to visit in the world? (money no object)
Two places really: New York and the Seychelles.
20) Tell us a secret…
I used to professionally tap dance.
Thank you, Sarah! Remember, if you have a blog and would like to feature on 20 Questions, please send us an email to the usual address.