It's my pleasure to introduce you all to my close friend Louise:
She runs the gorgeous blog: Lulabella's Journal and has some fantastic things to say about Beauty, Education and life in general!!
I asked her the same 10 questions and got some fantastic answers! Here we go:
1: When did you start your blog, and where does the blog name come from?
I started my blog in January 2009 under my original name 'loopilou20'. January this year i did a blog overhaul and deleted a lot of posts as I thought they were rubbish *blushes* i also changed the name to 'lulaxbella' a combination of my old nicknames from school and from what my family used to call me when i was little. The 'x' is simply there as the name 'lulabella' was already taken. But personally, the 'x' has grown on me and i quite like it.
2: What would you say the mission of your blog is? Are there any particular things you find difficult about the blogging community?
My mission is to show people that no matter how small your budget is, you can create some gorgeous makeup looks.
I have come across quite a few issues in the blogging community. Probably the most prominent would be the assumption that everyone has got to own MAC/ NARS products. Yes they are lovely but they are also wonderfully expensive! Another assumption is that beauty bloggers have to be skinny! This has truly got me frustrated at times - whatever size you are girls be proud of your curves! Would love to see your outfit of the days too! And finally... don't get upset if you have only 1 or 2 followers. Blogging shouldn't be about how many followers you have. You should blog because you want to!
3: If someone was interested in blogging, what tips would give them?
- be original in your creativity, no matter how long it takes, play with the colours/ backgrounds etc, and create something your proud of. Most importantly, be yourself – let your unique personality shine through.
4: Where are you based?
A small town in Wiltshire, not far from the city of Bath
5: Which item in your wardrobe or cosmetic cabinet, could you not stand to part with, ever?
I couldn't part with my GOSH lipstick in 'Darling 134' It's a bargain. You can buy it in Superdrug and it's amazing! I've bought so many of these; it is my HG (Holy Grail) Product!
6: What’s your golden piece of shopping advice?
Look at the item you want to buy and think the following: do you really need it? If the answer is YES! Then buy it!
7: In your opinion, every woman should own:
At least one pair of false eyelashes! They can transform a makeup look in so many ways
8: If you had to choose one mantra for life, which everyone should live by, what would it be?
This mantra has always been in the back of my diary for along as I can remember. I put it into each diary that I have, to remind me to live each day to its fullest.
"I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and... I believe in miracles." – Audrey Hepburn
9: Do you have an idol/Role model? Somebody who you look up to?
I have 2 idols that I personally consider to be the world’s most glamorous icons: Marilyn Monroe & Audrey Hepburn
10: Finally, what’s your favourite animal?
Elephants! I just love how wrinkly they are!
Why don't you pay a visit to Louise's blog and show her some love, I know she'd absolutely love to hear from you all - she's very friendly, I promise!