Howdy Beauty Buddies…
I’m terrible with endings. Saying goodbye always feels intensely yucky to me, whether it be dropping Emma off at school (I know, I know I’m a soppy over-protective mum…though some days I sigh with relief at a few hours of peace) or saying goodbye to a close friend who I’ll probably not see for years to come. Either way I always get tinges of sadness.
Yesterday in work I said a final cheerio to a lovely work colleague who left the department so abruptly. It was a tough exit for her & being a temporary worker there nothing anyone could do about it. It stayed with me right through to last night, wondering if she was okay – particularly seeing her so teary-eyed yesterday. I’m sure as the days pass she’ll be fine. It’s just a shock to us all as a great wee team, and on a selfish level I never cope well with change… even if it doesn’t directly affect me, it just never sits well in my bones. I’ve drifted off to sleep for a few hours tonight, probably with the thoughts of everything in my mind. But I’m awake now, drinking tea and writing to you guys – who always manage to cheer me up 🙂 That’s the awesome things about blogging, the community spirit. A random comment really helps lift a dull mood & lighten the stresses of a dismal day. So thank you guys – oblivious as you’s all may be your constant support & friendship goes without saying ❤
Talking of blogging community, I have a rather fabulous gal to introduce y’all too today as the lovely Alexis from Coast to Coast with Alexis joins us for a chat about behind the scenes of her beauty & lifestyle blog. What I love about Alexis’ posts is that it quite often comes across that she’s writing straight from the heart. In fact it feels like you’re lost in an email from a good friend rather than a blogger you’ve never met. She’s always so engaging, cheery and totally relate-able. Sounds like your kinda blog buddy? Then why not pop on over and check her out, right after we’ve taken a peek Behind The Blog…
In only 5 words describe what readers can expect from your blog:
Wit, sarcasm, beauty, rants, lifestyle
What inspired you to start blogging?
Moving from coast to coast constantly, I’m always met with different things from each coast (friends, work, etc). So I thought a blog would be a good way to combine the west coast with the east.
Tell us about your blog name… what made you decide on it?
Coast to Coast with Alexis is definitely the best indicator of why I started blogging so it was just cute and direct.
Do you ever suffer from Blogger’s Block & if so how do you overcome it?
All the time. Sometimes I look at what my favourite YouTubers are talking about, or sometimes I’ll decide it’s a good reason to buy some make up, or just looking to what I’m studying in class and seeing if any of those would make a good blog post!
What’s your favourite post to date?
Probably “An Open Letter to my Boyfriend” because that was when I really let my readers inside of my life.
Describe your everyday clothes style:
If I can get away with wearing jeans and T-shirt, it’s a good day.
What are your current top 3 beauty items?
Anastasia Brow Wiz in Auburn, Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer, and Maybelline Matte Lipstick in 650 – Nude Embrace
How do you like to relax & unwind after a stressful day?
Definitely Netflix and Coffee, they’re my two favourite things
Describe your ideal Saturday night:
Mexican Food (take out or dine in, doesn’t matter) and Netflix in bed
What do you do to relax?
Literally, apply make up. Putting on make up is just such a good de-stresser for me, personally.
Everyone has their bad habits, what’s yours?
Hitting that snooze button in the morning way too often
What’s your most cherished childhood memory?
I don’t think I have one
What was your favourite school subject?
Math was definitely my favourite subject, but I definitely hated taking Stats in college
What’s your dream job?
I’m in between becoming a Marriage Family Therapist and a School Psychologist
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Hopefully graduating my Master’s program!
What top 5 things are on your bucket list?
Going to Dublin, owning a home, adopting a child …that’s it so far, I don’t really have an interesting one
What’s your biggest achievement to date?
Probably getting into BU, maybe that’s sad but so many amazing accomplishments have come out of coming to Boston University.
Who inspires you?
Rory Gilmore, everyday of my life
Do you have a favourite inspirational quote?
“Control what you can, Confront what you can’t,” –The Maine
What top tips would you give to someone who is thinking of starting their own blog?
Don’t let your stats control you. Of course post things readers want to see, but if you love a post you wrote and it doesn’t get a lot of traffic, it doesn’t make it a bad post. Remember why you started!
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 in
Heels or Flats = Flats
Lip Stick or Lip Gloss = Lip Stick
Rock Chick or Pop Princess = Pop Princess
Paperback or E-book = Paperback
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