Under the 20 Questions spotlight today is Rebecca from Le Salon De Beaute. Rebecca is a make-up artist with a sideline in blogging, and she has a serious passion for make-up! I love her chatty style of writing, and she is also a You Tube guru so get on over to her blog and take a look!
1) Why did you start your blog?
None of my friends wanted to talk to me about makeup anymore so I decided to start talking to strangers!
2) How long have you been blogging for?
Less than a year.
3) What do you enjoy most about blogging?
Playing with makeup, talking about makeup, experimenting with makeup!
4) What frustrates you most about blogging?
I feel really bad if I don’t do a post. Sometimes it technical issues, or life getting in the way but it’s a pressure to be there all the time with the latest and greatest postings.
5) How much time a week do you spend on your blog / reading other people’s blogs?
I spend HOURS a day reading other blogs!
6) What advice do you have for aspiring beauty bloggers?
Time management! I haven’t mastered it yet, but I’m really trying! Also, stick to why you started it. Don’t let the feeling that you need to be always featuring the latest products take over on your blog. Stay true to the things you love.
7) What other hobbies/interests do you have?
I used to have a life outside of makeup – but I forget what that was like!
8 ) How many bottles of nail varnish do you own?
Not that many! I’m obsessed with not wasting them so keep trying to use up the ones I’ve got!
9) Do you set yourself a shopping budget, or do you purchase on an as-and-when basis?
As and when. If there are funds in my account then I’m off to the shops!
10) What is your favourite make-up brand, and why?
That’s like asking me to pick just one of my own children! ( I don’t have children. I have cats though)
11) Do you ever leave the house without wearing make-up?
Only if I’m doing something like going for a long walk for exercise purposes, etc. Apart from that, NEVER!
12) What is your favourite beauty product and why?
Why do you keep asking me these questions??? I refuse to choose! Mmm, maybe a non mineral oil based cleanser. There. Are you happy now???
13) What is your favourite nail varnish of all time? (yep, only one!)
I’m just refusing to answer these questions now! But Vixen from Revlon has sentimental value…
14) Tell us about the best holiday you’ve ever been on
Mmm, I’d have to pick between 5 days on Cinque Terre in Italy or skiing over Christmas in La Plagne with 2 coach loads of strangers that now include some really great friends.
15) What would be your ideal day off?
Where I get to go play with makeup all day!
16) What is your favourite TV show?
Glee! No, Outnumbered. No, Glee! No, I can’t choose. One of those…
17) What music do you enjoy listening to?
I’m an Indie girl. You’d never know it to look at me, but I am.
18) What is your favourite food?
Cheese!!! But I’m trying really hard to stay away from dairy at the moment. It’s killing me!
19) Where would you most like to visit in the world? (money no object)
Top of my wish list at the moment is a trip around South East Asia taking in Cambodia, Vietnam and the likes. It’s been on the top of my wish list for about 15 years now. Maybe some day!
20) Tell us a secret…
I rarely spend money on my own personal makeup. All the nice products, brushes, etc go into my kit…
Thankyou Rebecca! If you’d like to participate in Just Nice Things’ 20 Questions, please send an email address to the usual address.
I feel a bit guilty ab0ut this post. This is one of the most amazing nail varnishes in my entire collection, and so, true to form, you can’t buy it in the UK. Do you know what’s even worse? This is available to our American friends for a mere 99 cents! It’s enough to make you cry, isn’t it?
Night Prowl was one of the surprise gifts sent to me in the package I received from Scrangie recently, and was the reason for my jaw instantly hitting the floor. It’s beautiful. In the bottle, it looks remarkably similar to Zoya Roxy or Models Own Magenta Divine as all you see is beautiful fuschia coloured glitter.
A quick swatch revealed this to be a magical polish. Indeed, it is a fuschia glitter, but rather than being encased in clear jelly, the base colour of this one is black. So awesome! I love it. This is two coats (over an existing manicure of a grey creme) but I have heard tell that this one is just fine in three coats over naked nails.
As soon as I applied this, I was in love. It is basically a better, more purple equivalent of China Glaze’s Lubu Heels, at a fraction of the price. Application was perfect and so far (day three), the wear has been excellent.
It makes me sad that we don’t have access to these awesome polishes in the UK. Tesco has fnally cottoned on and started stocking the odd bottle of Wet & Wild, but I can’t see us getting these. Such a shame as this is beautiful and hardwearing and just makes me realise how ripped off we are, all the time.
Thankyou Scrangie for sending it my way, knowing I would love this!
Hello everyone. Did you miss me? Of course you didn’t – that’s the wonder of scheduled posts.
Anyway I just wanted to let you know that the wedding was absolutely perfect and we had so much fun on the honeymoon as well. Very happy indeed. Oh, and for those of you who wanted to know what polish I wore – it was China Glaze Stellar on my fingers, and China Glaze’s Atlantis on my toes (for my something blue).
And here’s a photo from the day.