This week as part of Meet the #bbloggers I am introducing the lovely Georgina from Makeup-Pixi3! Georgina is a gamer with a love for makeup. She describes her blog as a welcoming place, which I can vouch for is completely true! Her blog is a mix of beauty fashion and lifestyle with her recent post on handmade cards being a personal fave!
So as usual get yourself comfy and let's see what Georgina has to say :-)
1. How would you describe your blog?
I would describe my blog as a warm, honest and welcoming place where you can find reviews of mostly makeup, but other fun things too, as well as random lifestyle posts, and loaaaads of photos :)
2. I am always interested in how people come up with the names for their blog, how did you ome up with yours?
Well, this goes back quite a long way! For years now a lot of my online names have been TwinklinPixi3 (its a gamer thing), so things like my Twitter handle is TwinklinPixi3 and loads of other stuff. When I was thinking of a name for the blog, I wanted something along the same lines, but that would be obvious that it's a beauty blog - and thats how Makeup-Pixi3 was born :)
3. How would you describe your style?
Well my style as a writer is above all honest, and I like to write in a tone that feels like we're siting down having a coffee and a chat, I often miss the mark, but it's what I aim for :) As a person my style is... hmm, not sure there's a word for it, I suppose...well it used to be very alternative, but it's not so much like that now. I love purple (and black), but I also love rose gold (hence the watch!), I like high quality things (not that I can usually afford them though!). As a person I'd say I'm a cat loving, vegetarian who adores sushi, loves married life, gaming, heavy metal and of course, makeup :) and smiles :D.
4. If you had to pick either an endless supply of clothes or an endless supply of makeup which would you choose?
Hmm, well I was automatically going to put makeup, bbut I'd get pretty cold without clothes (let's face it, after years of wearing the same things, they's fall off eventually!), so surprisingly I'd say clothes (assuming that the other option would disappear after a while) :)
5. What prompted you to start blogging?
It really was a natural evolution from my YouTube channel, I still put up about 1-2 videos a week, but there's something I think, more intimate about a blog, about writing and sharing your considered words. I'd also been reading lots of blogs at that time and wanted to get involved. It took a while, 6 months before I'd amassed 50 followers, but in the first few months I didn't blog much and hadn't discovered the beauty community on Twitter either :)
6. Whats the one product that you regret buying?
Easy, Estee Lauder Double Wear, man alive I hate that. It's like the worst product for my skin. It's too heavy for starters, it cracks like hell under my fine lines and needs constant baby sitting and it's nightmare to remove. I don't understand how anyone who doesn't have beautifully young skin is able to wear it, if my experience is anything to go by that is :)
7. Do your family and friends know about your blog and do they read it?
They do! To start off with, I didn't tell anyone other than my hubby, but then I told my friends/family on Facebook that I knew were really into makeup, then I told all my family, then I just told everyone :) I'm not shy about it at all now, quite the opposite, I'm really proud of my blog, nothing makes me happier than someone who's read a post, making a comment :)
8. Can you remember that first item of makeup you owned? If yes, what was it?
Hmm, the best recollection I have was of my dad's girlfriend buying me makeup just after my parents split up, so not a great memory. I remember feeling like she was telling me I needed makeup, I was 11. I remember it being a combination of Rimmel and Collection 2000, there was Rimmel powder in it and concealer, a Collection 2000 lipstick (a light sparkly pink one) and I can't remember what else. I do remember that it was all rubbish though, and the lipstick smelt :p Oh how they've both come a long way now!
9. What was the first blog that you started reading?
I'm not 100% sure, it was one of the following three! Either Emily Noel (Beauty Broadcast), Sprinkle of Glitter or Fleur De Force. I think it was probably Emily Noel because I think I discovered the others after Emily :)
10. Tell me your absolute, hoy grail product, the one you buy again and again!
That's super easy (I really should write a blog post about it!), it's the Chanel Ecriture liquid eyeliner. I've been re-purchasing it for around 8 years now. It's the best liquid liner I have ever used, nothing else comes close for staying power, blackness and ease of use . It's a great format, a firm but flexible tip and it's super dark black, and it will last until you decide to take it off :) I've been on the quest for the last year trying to find a decent dupe for it, and haven't been able to find one that comes close to being a dupe.
11. What part of blogging do you enjoy the most?
Hmmm *deliberates* It's hard to say... I love writing the posts, and putting my thoughts into something a little more structures, but I also love talking to other bloggers and beauty addicts on Twitter, reading comments etc - it's sort of the 'whole package' deal I think.
12. Finally, tell me your favourite blogs that you read religiously?
There's a few! Well here goes! Tattooed Tea Lady, The Black Pearl Blog, A Day in the life of a Scottish Lass, Sprinkle of Glitter - there's a mass, and I mean loads of others I read on a weekly basis, but those mentioned are my daily ones :)
A big thank you to Georgina for taking part in this interview!
To find out more about Georgina and read some more of her amazing posts then I urge you to head over to her blog here!