Welcome to Interviewed, a series of chats and discussions with creators all over the internet!
Today we’re joined by someone with the most incredible make up skills on the planet, Drag Race superfan and creative genius – Maria from lifewithmaria
D: Who are you and what do you do on the internet?
M: My name’s Maria, and I’m an Editor by day, blogger the rest of the time! As my Instagram bio says, I’m essentially an eclectic ball of mess. I kind of scurry around producing makeup looks one minute, shooting fashion the next, indulging in my passion for film writing and also my new-found love of travel. Most of the time you’ll find me posting weird beauty looks on Instagram, or musing on my blog- lifewithmaria.
D: How did you get started in blogging and adventurous make up looks?
M: I’ve actually been blogging for over five years now, I started when I left uni and worked in social media and blogging for a few years, while running two blogs of my own. I finally invested in my own domain almost two years ago, and have been writing on Life with Maria ever since!
Can you believe I only really discovered makeup a year and a half ago?? I’d never really worn much, but after binge-watching RuPaul’s Drag Race, I got so inspired. I started experimenting a little bit and I’ve been so passionate about it ever since. I have such a long way to go in terms of development, but I can already see myself improving.
D: What brand of make up to you like or would recommend overall?
M: DEFINITELY KAT VON D! I’m so obsessed with every single product, and it’s a mid price range, so definitely worth the investment. When I first started doing dramatic makeup looks I had no money for products like this, but I really couldn’t achieve any results with cheaper counterparts. It’s definitely worth investing. Other than KVD, I also recommend Urban Decay, Anastasia Beverly Hills, CYO Cosmetics (they’re super cheap!), NYX and Marc Jacobs Beauty.
Today I was having a bit of a down day, and thought I’ll put on Kelly Clarkson’s Greatest Hits album (there’s no get pumped jam like ‘Breakaway’ in existence, call me if you find a better one), whipped out my camera, and deciding to film a video and take some blogging pictures.
Thank you for motivating me Kelly.
So, I only delved into the skin care world about a year or two ago, and only extremely recently have I started utilising the Body Shop. And I shall never look back. I LOVE IT.
Today I thought I’d share a few of my favourite Body Shop products that I’ve been using at the mo’!
So I counted the amount of Lush products I had in my bathroom the other day, and I counted 13. Oops. I don’t even have a bath so I don’t own any of that stuff.
Then I recounted and realised I only have 8 products, which you can see down below (except the hand soap which is sat in it’s home [the sink].)
I have no clue how I counted 13. I’m still confused about that.
I thought we’d have a laid back post today in which I tell you what products I like to rub all over my pasty body.
Happy Monday, and happy new week! Also happy half-term to those of you who still get half-term! I’m definitely jealous of you if you do.
First of all, I need to apologize for missing a few days last week! I just didn’t get around to writing posts. I had them planned, so they’ll be going up at some point soon. This post was intended to be Friday’s, I rushed in the morning to take a few pictures on my phone, when I usually use a legit camera, but I ended up being quite busy for the rest of the day, and not making the post. So I could have faffed about and used my camera in the end. Oh well.
Also, this post is more appropriate now, as I cannot stop listening to the Grease soundtrack for some reason. What’s better to start the week with, than a Lush product named after one of Grease’s most famous songs?
Get this album playing, and keep reading
and that is black.
Except I don’t like my coffee black. I prefer it in literally any other way than black. And I don’t like instant coffee, which I guess makes me a bit of a coffee snob? Who knows.
I noticed that most of the products in my bathroom are in black packaging. Here’s what they are and various links to them online: