As I’ve get more and more into reading beauty blogs, I find myself stumbling across some absolutely lovely people – Stephanie May from the fantastic blog MayLovesMakeup is absolutely one of those girls! I couldn’t resist asking her to do some kind of blog collaboration, and we decided on doing mutual interviews to let our readers know about one another! Here is the gorgeous girl herself:
I sent over some questions for Stephanie May to answer – so, let’s get going!
You are, without a doubt, one of the friendliest beauty bloggers around – do you think that this is one of the reasons you have such loyal followers?
Awww thank you so much, I like this interview already! I hope that’s one of the reasons, I like interacting with the girls that read my blog, they’re such a lovely bunch and I like to think my blog is a friendly, girly space they can come for a beauty fix!
How did your blogging journey start and develop?
I’d been reading blogs for a couple of years before I began my own. I was poorly and stuck at home in bed one week 18 months ago and decided to give blogging a go just to give myself something to do! I never thought in a million years anyone would ever read it but it’s become my favourite hobby! I’ve grown in confidence, met some lovely new people, tried some brilliant new products and had a fabulous time over the last year and a half!
When reviewing a product, what are the main things you like to focus on?
The most important thing is if it does what it claims to do! Then I look at everything from ease of use to girly aspects like if the packaging looks good on my dressing table!
Aside from blogging, what do you like to do in your spare time?
I like going out dancing with my friends, shopping, hanging out with my sisters and taking trips! (Does tweeting count too? I think I’m a bit obsessed!)
Tell us something that your readers may not know about you…
I travelled round Eastern Europe and lived in Romania for a little while after I finished school and had several crazy adventures!
What are your top tips for standing out in the competative world of beauty blogging?
Whenever I get asked this I always say it’s so important to be yourself and the rest will follow! I love reading a blog where the blogger’s personality shines through!
Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time?
Oh my goodness this is a tricky one! I can barely plan what I’m doing next month and I still don’t feel like I know what I want to be when I grow up! I just want to still be happy and enjoying life but apart from that I try and take each day as it comes as you truly never know what’s going to happen and what’s just around the corner!
Have you had any particularly memorable experiences as a blogger?
Yes, I’ve been lucky enough to go to lots of events and meet other bloggers, some of whom have become good friends over the past 18 months! Appearing in August Cosmopolitan for Max Factor was a genuine dream come true, I’ve been a Cosmo girl for so long so it was such an amazing opportunity. I did the shoot with some of my favourite girls too which made the experience extra special!
Thank you so much to Stephanie May for answering my questions! You can check out her blog by clicking here: MayLovesMakeup