Blogger Interview - Buff Beauty

Let me introduce Natural & Organic Blogger, Gemma from Buff Beauty

Can you tell us a little about yourself?
I live in Bath with my husband, where we dream of our own cottage with a garden and a scraggy little dog. Meanwhile, we are very content with our tiny flat and two marvellous gerbils. When I'm not blogging, I'm reading, eating, enjoying films, walking and chatting (probably all to excess).

Why did you decide to start your blog?

My previous beauty training and life-long love of both magazines and products has led to a mind full of tips and ideas. Friends have long come to me for product recommendations, so it was a natural extension to put something in writing.

How would you describe your blogging style?
I intend it to be the online equivalent of enjoying a glossy magazine and hope readers enjoy the in-depth features over a nice cup of tea! The look of my blog is also of great importance and I'm fortunate that my (very kind) husband creates some highly appealing imagery.

What do you think is the best thing about blogging?
The creative outlet, the discovery of new and exciting products and being a small part of such an amazing community/industry.

What inspires you when it comes to your blog?
Magazines, conversations, new products; I find there are so many sources of inspiration. In fact I'm overly inspired to the extent I have more ideas than I have the time to blog about! A good problem, I suppose.

What do you find most challenging when blogging about your topic?
Probably the perception that natural products are less glamorous than some of the mainstream brands. Thankfully, as the industry continues to grow the media is taking more notice and helping to shift this notion. I try to do my bit by showing that there's no need to compromise on either indulgence or effectiveness.

Where are your favourite places to shop? (high street or online)
Whole Foods Market is one of my absolute favourites for food, beauty and home buys. It really is my version of the child's toyshop! I'm also a big fan of online shopping and love sites such as Etsy that allow access to some more unique pieces. Living in Bath I get to enjoy some fantastic independents; Mr B's is the most beautiful book shop and the Tea House Emporium is a haven of loose leaf teas.

Has blogging changed the way you make purchasing decisions?
Definitely. I'm fortunate to have access to even more brands than before, so have become all the more selective about what I go out and buy. There are certain products I'd never heard of that will remain staples of my beauty drawers.

What is your all time favourite brand? (cosmetic, clothing or anything else)
I'm going to cheat and say Anthropologie as it houses so many exciting brands (and I've already mentioned the dreamy Whole Foods chain!) There are many items on my wish list right now in terms of both clothing and home accessories.

What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world?
Selfishness. It's too easy to turn a blind eye to our responsibilities and take a 'that's not my problem attitude.' Whether it's buying cheap disposable fashions or not being conscious of recycling, it's important to recognise that it's everyone's problem and we each impact the lives of others around the world.


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    1. Thank you that is a very kind thing to say :)

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    1. Thank you I am glad you enjoyed reading :)

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    1. Thank you I am glad you enjoyed reading :)

  4. Bath is gorgeous, I'd love to live there! Whole Foods is an awesome place to find natural products. Good interview :)


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