It’s Friday and it means one thing… Spotlight time!! Woo!
The gorgeous Becky from The Colour Carousel is one hot mamma. Just look at those red lips! I swear she reminds me of the unstoppable Florence Welsh!
The Colour Carousel is a lovely mix of content from budget beauty buys, product reviews, NOTDs through to fashion and wins from blog give aways (jammy cow – I’m so unlucky!).
A gorgeous blog from a gorgeous lady with great content. I recommend you all check our Becky’s Blog HERE or follow her on Twitter HERE
Q : Tell us a little bit about your blog(s) and why you started it /them
My blog is mainly about beauty reviews and other beauty and fashion related posts. I aim mainly to inform people about budget products whilst making it fun and easy to relate to. I started it only a few months ago, after previously having blogs on more general topics. I wanted to start a beauty/fashion/lifestyle blog because I have a huge interest in these things!
Q : What is your favourite part of blogging?
I love talking to like-minded people about my interests in beauty and other things. I also love reading what other people have to say on their own blogs.
I don’t really have one as of yet!
Q : If you could go back to the time you started your blog, what would you do differently?
Being fairly new to the beauty blogging world I’m not sure what I would change! I would perhaps try to make it look a little more appealing on the surface, perhaps changing the layout etc, as I think first impressions are really important.
Q : What advice could you give to new bloggers just starting their blogging adventure?
I would probably say the most important thing is to enjoy writing your blog and don’t focus too much upon the number of followers, be patient and if people like what they see then the followers will come!
Q : What’s your shopping style – Budgeted, splurge or frugal? Do you ever shop solely with your blog in mind?
I would say a mixture of budgeted and splurge! I have bought a few things to date that I perhaps wouldn’t have done otherwise, with the intention of reviewing them or comparing them to other products.
Q : What are your favourite brands and why?
My favourite beauty brands are affordable yet great in my opinion- such as Revlon, Rimmel, Barry M etc. In terms of fashion, I love Topshop!
Q : Do you take inspiration from the media or do you go it alone and rock your own style?
I try to keep my blog in my own style. If I am influenced at all it is usually by other people in the blogging world.
Q : What would you say your ‘signature look’ is, whether that’s make up or fashion?
My look is quite colourful! Yet tasteful, I hope! In both make-up and fashion, but particularly fashion!
Right… now on to the more interesting questions – The personal ones. These are the ones I always wonder about bloggers!
Q : How old are you?
I’m 20, 21 soon! *EDIT – This makes me feel well old!! K*
Q : What do you do? Student? Work? Profession?
I am a degree student studying for an art degree.
Q : What do you like to do when you aren’t blogging?
I love art, so this is the main hobby besides blogging. I also play the guitar and love that too!
Q : What kind of music do you like?
A bit of everything! My favourite bands are mainly rock/alternative though, like Breaking Benjamin, The Rasmus and Muse.
Q : Happy to be seen bare faced or do you always wear make up?
If I’m not going out then I wouldn’t wear make-up, but if I’m leaving the house I will at least but a bit on.
Q : What do you love most about beauty and fashion?
I really like how you can create your own unique style! Without beauty and fashion I think it would make us all look a little similar perhaps!
Q : What do you hate most about beauty and fashion?
This is a tricky one. I would probably say I don’t like the way in which some products are a bit of a gimmick, as in they sound amazing and claim to do great things but are perhaps no better than anything else (cheaper alternatives!).
And finally… the biggy…..
Q : If you had to invest in 1 designer piece… money no object…. would it be a pair of shoes, a handbag or a dress? I want to see pictures!!!
A handbag! I love handbags! I love Vivienne Westwood as the handbags she designs are so quirky and colourful. In particular, I’d love this one!