Behind The Blog: General Q+A

Friday, May 22, 2015
I asked on my blog's 3rd birthday giveaway post for questions about anything and I would answer them in a general Q&A post! I received quite a lot of blogging questions, some of which I have already answered or I added to my two blogging Q&A posts (here) and (here). 

1. I'd love to know how you found the transition into becoming a vegetarian! (question from Blushhx)

I became a vegetarian almost 11 years ago so it is a little difficult to remember but I don't think I found it too difficult or strange as I didn't like a lot of meat or fish to begin with. The only meat/fish I liked as bacon, salmon and sausages which I would have with pasta. So when I became a vegetarian I would just have the same pasta/sauce without the meat *in the first few years I actually didn't eat a lot of veggies ironically*

2. What made you chose to be veggie? (question from Fizzy Peaches)

I watched a video online of how some animals were being killed for meat consumption and it made me realise at the age of 11/12 that meat on my plate once came from living, breathing animals and I didn't want them to die just so I could eat meat/fish. 

3. What is your daily routine cleaning of the face? 5 essential in your bag? (question from Paulina Rios

My skin care routine changes daily depending on my skin, what I'm doing that day, seasonal factors and if I have new products to try. I usually don't use a cleanser in the morning, I just use water or a toner then my serums and moisturisers. I usually fully cleanse my face in the evening. My five handbag essentials would be: lip balms, bobbles/hair ties, mini perfume, hand cream and nail files. 

4. I am a psychology student and I want to know, what do you love the most about the subject? (question from Alexandra)

I love how diverse the topic of psychology is, from the criminology side of it to child cognitive development and the acquisition of language. I loved it since A level and I loved my three years at university studying psychological studies! I wish I could go back and do it again!

5. What's your favourite thing about blogging? (question from Shreya

The blogging community and the feedback/communication with other bloggers and readers. It makes me feel as though I have this online group of friends with the same interests and hobbies as me.

6. What's your favourite perfume? (question from Dawn)

My all time favourite perfume is Prada Infusion D'Iris, it was super expensive at the time *$100* but I love it and it is very nostalgic to me as it reminds me of holidays in Italy. 

7. What is your one top tip for looking after your skin? (question from Zoe Lianne)

Don't touch your face! This is especially important if you have eczema as I do. Itching eczema although it is so tempting as eczema can be incredibly itchy but it just makes everything worse. 

8. What advice would you give to someone who is just starting out blogging? (question from Kez)

I would say, don't expect it to be easy, it takes a lot of dedication, time and effort; also learn to use your camera and maybe look into pre-made or custom blog designs as they can be amazing and reasonably priced.  


9. I'd love to know more about what made you become a vegetarian and what are your views on non-vegetarians (questions from helen x)


I became a vegetarian for the reasons in question two. I am the only vegetarian in my family (my grandad is a pescatarian, he eats fish but not meat) and my friends eat meat so I am surrounded by it so it doesn't really bother me too much. However, one thing I cannot stand about some non-vegetarians is the ignorance about where their fish/meat comes from; some people don't want to know that their food comes from once happily living animals and that kind of annoys the hell out of me personally.

10. What are the best foods to eat more of to give you great skin? (question from Rosie Dunningham)


Not actually food but I have found that since drinking green tea and herbal tea in general my skin has become brighter, more healthy/plumped and clearer (although blemishes/spots are not a problem for me personally). Also drinking water and getting your five a day really helps!


11. If you had your own make-up line what would you call it? (question from Macen)


Oh, that is an interesting question! I have no idea, maybe something with 'natural' in the name as I would want it to be more natural/eco and to be suitable for super sensitive skin types.  


12. What is your favourite high street/high end beauty brand? If you could only shop at one place for the rest of your life where would you choose? (questions from lillies and lip balm)

My favourite high street brand would be Makeup Revolution, Kiko or Rimmel - I couldn't pick just one! My favourite higher end brand would either be Dior or Burberry. For makeup I would shop at Boots and for clothing probably Newlook or Zara or Asos...

13. What's your favourite pizza toppings? (question from Being Ashleigh - Lifestyle and Fashion blog)


CHEESE, anything cheesy and also mushrooms! My favourite pizza ever is the Dominos medium cheese and tomato pizza with the cheese stuffed crust *drools* with the heavenly garlic/herb dip! I'm hungry now and I want Dominos!

14.  What do you use to help treat your eczema? (question from Grace Slocombe)


I have a entire post dedicated to my eczema 'story' and the products I use for the eczema on my face and on my hand (here). I use Protopic for my face and I use Betnovate for my body eczema.  


15. I'd love to know what made you become a vegetarian! (question from Hannerking)


I answered this in question two and I have to say everyone always asks me 'did you just wake up and want to be a vegetarian?' as if most people would just wake up and make such a massive life change! But it was a big change and in hindsight I should have waited as children/teens need protein to grow and develop.   

16. Do you like living in your country? You were in Russia? If you had the opportunity, how would you have called your own brand of cosmetics or clothing? (questions from Miranda Beauty World)

I do love living in England, it is a relatively stable, safe and happy place to live although as with anywhere there are negative aspects such as crime etc. I adore english history and the heritage we have. I have been to Saint Petersburg back in 2013 and I loved it! I have a blog post about my time there, click here. Again as with question 11, I have no idea, it would be amazing to have my own cosmetics or petite clothing line though! 


17. What your favourite vegetarian meal? (question from Winda)


Pasta, anything with pasta. I'm the pasta queen or so my parents call me as I am constantly eating it. My favourite vegetarian meal would include pasta, green veggies in a creamy herb sauce which is a staple meal for me.


18. 
Would you rather only use one eyeshadow color or one lip color for the rest of your life? (question from Petra Black)


One lip colour as I am definitely more adventurous with my eyeshadow looks than my lip colour!

19. What music genre do you identify yourself most? (question from Silvia Bia)

I like so many music genres from classical to punk, metal, alternative and indie. I don't really identify with one specific genre.

20. What is a must-have for blogging that most people don't think about?

A large SD card, a bit of an unusual thing to say but it definitely helps to have a good SD card (or whichever card your camera takes) with a large storage capacity. Also blue tac, it's great for positioning products to be photographed!


Phew, there were more questions but I didn't want this post to be even longer! If you have any questions at all leave them below and I will answer them as soon as possible. 

26 comments

  1. I love posts like this : ) it's great to get to know the person behind the blog! I'm tempted to do one of these myself, although I doubt people would want to know anything about me haha! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

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  2. This was really fun to read through! I really need to try some Kiko products, thanks for reminding me :) I studied Psychology too and loved every minute of it :)

    Style Sunrise ☀

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    1. Thanks :) I love Kiko, it's one of my fave brands x

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  3. Lovely post, it's always great getting to know a little bit more about the girl behind the blog. Now I'm craving Dominos and pasta haha x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. We are having dominos tomorrow as it's Eurovision! x

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  4. This a great blog pot and actually really helpful in terms of new bloggers.
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    prettymadthings.blogspot.co.uk // x

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  5. This is such a fun post!! Loved getting to know you better


    CANDICE | BEAUTY CANDY LOVES

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  6. This was such a great reading! I love this kind of posts! I didn't know you're a vegetarian! I was vegetarian for almost 5 years and became Vegan 3 years ago! xx

    http://alemint.blogspot.com/

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    1. I've been a vegetarian for 11 years now and I have a veggie food blog - www.the-veggie-kitchen.blogspot.co.uk x

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  7. I quite like Prada smells too. It is lovely that you share with us so much about yourself. Find me at http://www.igaberry.com/ & https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/igaberry-13323143
    Have a lovely day, Iga x

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  8. This is such a nice idea to let your readers know all about you! I'd love to do one, but I would be so worried incase I ended up with only one question haha :D

    P.S Cheese & mushroom pizza is the BEST! xx

    Gemma ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. I thought I wouldn't get many questions but I receives so many, so you will have a tonne x

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  9. I've watched those videos too, and I tried becoming a vegetarian but I wasn't quite successful. However now I do opt for more vegetables! =)

    Celly | asian beauty and makeup blog

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    1. It's not for everyone but including more vegetables in your diet is great x

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  10. I'm not a full veggie but a pescetarian - people always ask me why but I was like 11 when I decided lol. MUR and KIKO are two of my favourite brands as well :) Really liked this post and getting to know you a little better! xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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  11. ooh such a great post! i'd love to do a Q&A on my blog, love getting to know the blogger

    from helen at thelovecatsinc.com

    ps. you can win USA beauty goodies from lorac, tarte etc in my giveaway! click here.

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  12. I also went to school for psychology! awesome! :D

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  13. What a great post! It was so nice to learn more about you. <3

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  14. This is such a nice post & helps us get to know you more!

    From Katie at http://what-katie-did-next.blogspot.co.uk/ XX

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