4.12.11

Spotlight Blogger


Today my Spotlight Blogger is Gabriellasofia of HauteFuture. We found each other via Twitter a short time ago. We have common ground on the fact that she also suffers from eczema. Do check out her blog it's a good mix of every day topics - beauty reviews, fashion, health and interviews. Gabriellasofia also has a YouTube channel.

Why did you decide to start your blog?
I actually started by vlogging! I'd seen a few beauty vlogs for Youtube-Beauty-Guru-Royalty, such as juicystar07, AllThatGlitters21, AndreasChoice and Macbarbie07 and since I love talking so much I figured I could do it on camera! Before I knew it I soon realized that vlogging requires a lot more effort (I don't feel comfortable recording a video unless I look relatively presentable and there are WAY more haters on Youtube!) than blogging. I'd actually meddled with blogging when I was in high school too, but it soon dropped off when my classmates couldn't understand me. It's much easier to do when you know you have the support of your fellow bloggers like I do now!

Did you follow any blogs before creating yours?
I actually didn't officially follow any blogs before my account and blog was set up. However, I'd read a couple of blogs from some of the vloggers I loved including FleurDeForce and the aforementioned vloggers. These days I spend most of my time hitting 'Follow' on fellow bloggers pages!

What is your favourite time of the day to write posts?
I usually post in the evening when I'm relaxed after uni or work, and have had the whole day to develop an idea. 

What do you think is the best thing about blogging?
I think the best thing about blogging is that it's a way of getting your work out into the open. I've wanted to be a beauty journalist for as long as I can remember, and blogging allows me a platform to practice that whilst building up a relatively successful body of work to list in my CV!

What inspires you when it comes to your blog?
Literally anything can inspire me. The street-style I spot on campus, the freebies I get in the post, events I've been to, products I've been wanting to buy for ages, celebrity make-up looks, magazines, brand newsletters and even what I've been doing that day! There is always a great story out there... You've just got to find it!

Where are your favourite places to shop?
I'm a massive sucker for a Topshop sale! I also love Forever21, Urban Outfitters, Miss Selfridge, New Look and River Island. Urban Outfitters and Topshop are there if I'm feeling rich and super-fashion-forward, Miss Selfridge and River Island are great for finding Urban Outfitters and Topshop copies for a fraction of the price and New Look and Forever 21 are good for getting good value for money. Honestly though, I'd give them all up if you made me choose between them and Boots. Boots is my life. Shelf after shelf of beauty, body and bath product... Ahhhh... 

Has blogging changed the way you make purchasing decisions?
I have had to be more intelligent with my money as I usually blog about what I buy, so in order to get the most blog posts I need to be getting more for my money! My Boots Advantage Card has been a Godsend, and being subscribed to the e-newsletters for all of my favorite stores has meant that I've been able to get exclusive discounts for most places. Also, I tend to make sure if I'm paying for a seminar or PR event that there is a worthwhile goodie-bag at the end, so I learn AND get free products for the price of one! 

What is your all time favourite brand? (Cosmetic, clothing or anything else)
My all-time favorite brand is benefit cosmetics. Although some of the items are pricier, I really believe that they are some of the best in the industry, not to mention that you can see where your money is going; not only the development of awesome products, but also the hiring of fantastic staff and the gorgeous packaging too. 

What is your favourite time of year and why?
I love the winter! I know people think it's miserable with the cold rainy days and the mornings and afternoons being dark, but I kind of love it! It gives me a chance to wrap up warm under my duvet with a hot chocolate and my laptop and blog for hours. What more could I want?

What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world?
Oooh good question! I'd impost a world-wide minimum wage. I think it's so unfair that there are people out there who work so much harder than me, are younger than me, and yet are much worse off than me because they're being paid an unfair wage and their talents and lands are being exploited. It's simply not fair.

.....end of interview.....

2 comments:

  1. @Vintage Makeup - thank you I would like to do them more often but I have been finding it hard to find bloggers willing to participate.

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