12 Day Blogger Challange | Day 1

Monday, 27 October 2014

Today marks the start of a 12 day blogger challenge, which originated with the lovely Amy from stylestorms (if you havent seen her beautiful blog, check it out here). 
I love taking part in blogging challenges and I am particularly excited about this one as it will give you, my amazing readers, a chance to find out a bit more about me!

Day 1's challenege is entitled; Why do you blog? + 5 random facts.

So, why do I blog? If you've been a reader for some time you've probably seen me answer this question before, but I guess the reason I started blogging was because I have passion. I studied at beauty college and fell in love with the industry, not necessarily just giving beauty treatments, but the whole atmosphere of the beauty industry. I found it exhilarating, there are constantly new products to try, you can meet some amazing people and so much more. 
My love for beauty continued and grew when I got my first job in a beauty salon, I loved seeing how happy even the littlest of treatments, even just a simple nail paint, could make a woman. Please, don't get me wrong, I understand that there is much more to a person than an outward appearance, but I loved the feeling of giving women a boost and a little extra confidence through a half hour appointment. When my job ended at the salon (I was only covering maternity leave, boo!) I was lost, I didn't know what to do and I felt like I was loosing touch with something I loved so much. 
So I decided to start writing a blog inbetween looking for work, and now I am addicted. I have learned so much through blogging, and not just about the beauty world, but about the real world too; how to network and how to approach and liaise with companies, brands and bloggers a like. I love being able to keep up to date with what's hot and what's coming up and I love meeting new people. My blog is constantly growing and I am so proud to say that it is something I have done all by myself, and I am so looking forward to what is in-store!

5 random facts - this could be interesting!

1. I have a metal spine! I had a corrective surgery for scoliosis - a spinal deformity - where my spine was replaced with titanium rods to keep it straight. You can see my x-rays in the collage!
2. I am so scared about giving birth in April! 
3. I LOVE classical and country music and I cant stand pop music (except Katy Perry, of course!)
4. I dream of living in America one day <3
5. I know it's weird, but I eat Starburst with the wrappers on :/

Well, that was slightly embarrassing, but I hope you guys got some fun and laughs out of it! Looking forward to blogging for you again tomorrow where I will be reviewing my favourite product, brand or service!


  1. I love this! Your facts are pretty interesting! I for one like all kinds of music, but I don't know many classical or country artists -- any suggestions? :) I'm not a fan of those particular Starburst lollies; it's so strange that you eat them with the wrapper on! Is it a pregnancy thing or have you always eaten them like that? :D I'm really excited for the rest of your posts, I've been having so much fun doing the challenge.

    Sarah xo
    Diary of a Beauty Padawan

    1. Ahh its so nice to find someone else who enjoys different kinds of music, there's so much out there!! Ohhh that's a hard question, I'd say some of my fave country artists are Josh Turner, Brad Paisley, The Band Perry, Miranda Lambert & Carrie Underwood - I'm still discovering many more! OhMyGosh that's so embarrassing huh, I think (or hope!) its a pregnancy thing! I hardly ever eat them but .. well, yeah hahah!! **blushes**
      I am loving this challenge, on my way to read yours now!!!
      <3 <3 <3