Firstly a huuuge thanks to everyone who stopped by yesterday’s post How To Boost Your Blog Traffic Using TweetDeck, as always you guys offer such a wealth of support whilst taking the time to comment with some fabulous feedback – including really useful tips & some great points of view! *high five*
However steaming ahead with today’s post I have the gorgeous Amanda joining us on the virtual sofa today as she gives us a peek behind the scenes of her blossoming make-up & lifestyle blog Makeup With AK. Hailing from Toronto, Amanda describes herself as a “make-up loving Sephora junkie & hoarder of nail polishes”… I’d say she’s in pretty good company, wouldn’t you agree gals? 😉
Time to top up your coffee mug & stop whatever you’re doing for 5 as we take a peek Behind The Blog with Amanda…
In only 5 words describe what readers can expect from your blog:
Makeup, reviews, swatches, laughs, fun.
What inspired you to start blogging?
I have always been extremely passionate about makeup. Every day I would watch YouTube videos or read blog post about beauty. One day I thought, hey, why not share my knowledge with people and learn even more while doing it. It is so easy to write about something that you love.
Tell us about your blog name… what made you decide on it?
I wanted something simple and clear. Everyone calls me AK (my initials) and my blog is all about makeup; so it only made sense.
Do you ever suffer from Blogger’s Block & if so how do you overcome it?
Yes!! I think everyone does at some point LOL. I usually go back in my own content, or watch some other peoples YouTube videos/blogs to get some inspiration.
What’s your favourite post to date?
My favourite post to date is my Christmas Gift Guide for a Beauty Lover- Check it out here –https://makeupwithak.wordpress.com/2015/12/05/christmas-gift-guide-for-a-beauty-lover/
Describe your everyday clothes style:
I think it would be trendy casual, if that makes sense LOL. Usually a cool pair of like textured leggings and a plain top.
What are your current top 3 beauty items?
Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eye Shadow Palette
Stilla Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
How do you like to relax & unwind after a stressful day?
My warm cozy bed, YouTube videos and a chocolate dessert.
Describe your ideal Saturday night:
Depends on the night. A nice dinner out with my family and then a movie on Netflix in bed.
What do you do to relax?
Watch YouTube videos/ re watch Gilmore Girls a million times.
Everyone has their bad habits, what’s yours?
Not cleaning my makeup brushes often enough.
What’s your dream job?
I have a few, Pro golfer, makeup artist.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Finishing up University.
What top 5 things are on your bucket list?
Travel the world
Run a marathon
Create my own makeup line
Go scuba diving/snorkelling
What’s your biggest achievement to date?
Creating my blog and winning multiple provincial medals in my respective sports.
Who inspires you?
Do you have a favourite inspirational quote?
Yes I have many. One of my favourites is: “ It wont be easy, but it will all be worth it”
What top tips would you give to someone who is thinking of starting their own blog?
Proof read all of your content
Take good photos
Reply to all of the comments left on your posts
Make your blog personal, even if it is a simple as adding a LOL to a sentence.
QUICK FIRE QUESTIONS:
Tea or Coffee = Coffee
Coke or Pepsi = Coke
Messy mayhem or Super Organised = Super organized
Cute kitten or Playful puppy = Cute kitten
Night In or Night Out = Night out
Heels or Flats = Heels
Lip Stick or Lip Gloss = Lip gloss
Rock Chick or Pop Princess = Pop princess
Paperback or E-book = E-book
Don’t forget: If you would like your blog featured on Behind The Blog then get in touch via the contact page by clicking *here*, I’d love to hear from you!
Thanks so much for reading & of course do say hi in the comments below… we adore a good chatter here on Confetti & Curves 🙂