I recently contacted Leanne from http://donotrefreeze.com/ to answer my questions, and she willingly replied! I was so delighted, and her answers are really lovely:)
1.Why did you start your blog, and did anyone inspire you?
Funny story…I actually first got properly into makeup when I was at college and my boyfriend said to me, ‘why don’t you wear any makeup?!’ I had a guy friend at college who wore a LOT of it, and he taught me lots. He introduced me to the world of YouTube tutorials, where I discovered Lauren Luke. I’m really not a fan of her these days, but back then I thought she was pretty much the best thing since sliced bread.
2.What do you do other than blogging?
I work in social commerce for my day job. Other than that, I spend a couple of evenings a week hanging with some of the great friends I’ve made through blogging, and the rest of my time is spent either sleeping, reading, cooking or playing on the Xbox with the man indoors. It’s a simple life, but I like it!
3.What’s been the best experience that you’ve had during your time blogging?
If I’m being soppy, I’d say all the amazing, genuine friends I’ve made. If I’m being a bit more self-centred, some of the best things are attending IMATS every year (honestly a huge highlight of my year), and meeting some really cool people including Alesha Dixon, Diversity and my ultimate childhood heroes Steps! In fact, tonight I’m off to an intimate gig with The Body Shop and Leona Lewis, and I’ll be interviewing her after. That’s pretty cool, huh?
4.Do you have any people/things that inspire you?
In terms of blogging, everyone that I follow inspires me. I’m a big lover of some American YouTubers, their insane skills push me to try new things. My favourites are xsparkage (I just love her makeup style) and goldiestarling (she is ridiculously talented and totally underrated!).
5.What camera do you use?
I’ve been using a Canon Powershot G12 for a couple of years now, it’s a really great little camera that bridges the gap between a compact and and SLR. I also recently got a Canon EOS 1000D but I’m struggling to get the hang of it at the moment! I actually have an A level in Photography but hey, that was film photography so you can’t expect me to just *know* digital right off the bat. 😉
6.How would you describe your style?
Lazy. I don’t think I really *have* a style as such. I wear jeans and boots literally every day of my life (even in summer…). I’m pretty boring in that respect – this is why I’m not a fashion blogger!
7.What’s your favourite and essential item of clothing/accessory you think everyone should have?
Black jeans. EVERYONE needs black jeans.
8.Do you have any favourite designers?
Clothing designers? I’m afraid not – see above answers for my extreme lack of fashion savvy. I’m all about the makeup.
9.Which places do you often shop at?
Forever 21 is one of my favourites (and I live, like, 10 minutes away from one which could be seen as either a good thing or bad thing…). Also a big fan of H&M and New Look, and as much as many of us hate to admit it you can’t go wrong with a bit of Primark every now and again.
10.If you could steal anyone’s wardrobe, who’s would you steal?
I really like Sarah from essbeevee‘s style. She’s all about dresses. I wish I could wear dresses every day, and pull them off like her. If you want pretty dress porn, go visit Sarah like RIGHT NOW.
Leanne’s blog is full of beauty bits, and is just a great read! I’m so glad she replied, and I hope you’ve found a new blog that you will loyally read too! Bye for now:)