Friday 28 December 2012


Ah, we have now reached part 4 of my Meet the #bbloggers series!

Natalie is a journalism student from Surrey - currently residing in Nottingham who aspires to work in PR or for a Woman's magazine. She describes herself as obsessed with beauty and spends most of her time experimenting with different makeup and nail art trends - definitely a girl after my own heart! 

1. How would you describe your blog? 

A way of sharing my insights with people. You know when you get home from a shopping trip and immediately want to show everyone what you've bought and get their opinions on it? For me that's what my blog is for (I live with four boys so they're often not interested). I do regular street style posts from my uni but the rest is mainly 'omg look what I bought today! bargain!' or 'aah look at my nails they're so sparkly'.

2. I am always interested in how people come up with the names for their blog, how did you ome up with yours?

I really struggled to think of a name at first. I thought about using a name generator but it just didn't seem me as none of  the suggestions reflected my blog or my personality. In the end I decided to use 'floral' as I am a huge fan of floral prints and am always wearing them or decorating my room florally. Then it was just thinking of something to go with I googled around to check I wasn't nicking any other names and in the end came up with 'republic'!

3. How would you describe your style?

In a word, simple. I stick to staple items and wear them in different ways. I'm usually in skinny jeans or leggings with dolly shoes and a chunky cardi. I know what suits me and what doesn't so I don't impulse buy the latest trends as I know not everything other people are wearing will look good on me. There are some things I wish I could pull off by I think my classic style is more a reflection of my personality. 

4. If you had to pick either an endless supply of clothes or an endless supply of makeup which would you choose?

Makeup! If I had too many clothes it would take me twice as long to get ready in the mornings as I wouldn't know what to wear. i can never get bored of makeup theres always so many different things to experiment with.

5. What prompted you to start blogging?

I've always been interested in fashion and makeup and gave advice on products to my friends, I realised a lot of this could benefit other people so decided to put it on the internet so I could share it with everyone and see how other people reacted. 

6. Whats the one product that you regret buying?

A bronzer that only came in one shade (orange) when I was about thirteen and didn't have a clue how to apply it.

7. Do your family and friends know about your blog and do they read it?

Some of my friends know about it, I doubt they read it as they hear most of the stuff from me before I post it. To be honest I feel more comfortable with strangers reading my blog than friends - it means I' branching out and other people are enjoying what I have to say.

8. Can you remember that first item of makeup you owned? If yes, what was it?

Rimmel Superlash Mascara

9. What was the first blog that you started reading?

The Topshop blog. When I was browsing their site I'd always go on it and have a nosey to see what they were up to!

10. Tell me your absolute, hoy grail product, the one you buy again and again! 

Batiste dry shampoo! Can't live without it.

11. What part of blogging do you enjoy the most?

If someone comments saying they can relate to something I've said or they're going to buy a product because of my review it really means a lot. I love knowing that my blog has some kind of effect on other people and it's not just pointless rambling. 

12. Finally, tell me your favourite blogs that you read religiously?,,,, - definitely daily reads for me!

A big thank you to Natalie for taking part! I urge you all to head over to Natalies blog by clicking the link below!