I’m very excited to bring you this interview with one of my fave bloggers: Brittany from Clumps of Mascara. Ever since I stumbled on her blog, I keep going back for more. B is a beautiful, smart and funny lady who posts genuine and honest reviews and great beauty tips. And her writing style is so entertaining, she always manages to put a smile on my face even when I’m feeling down. Read on to find out more about B:
1. Hi Brittany. Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
Hiii! So my name is Brittany (duh, lol!) but I go by B and I am 25 years old. I live in Central Florida, love technology, health/fitness, beauty, traveling, God and making my dreams come true. That last bit sounds mega corny but it’s true!
2. When and why did you start your blog?
I started Clumps almost 3 years ago because I was bored. Seriously. I was a college senior about to graduate and I had reached the point where I was just starting to get into make-up. I started my blog with the intention of being able to log my journey into make-up. I never expected anyone else to read but 3 years later and wow….Clumps is like my kid!
3. When did you first realized you were beauty obsessed?
I was about 22. I spent SO much money in MAC, that’s it’s ridiculous. I was out of control.
4. What beauty products can’t you simply live without?
Although they aren’t considered “beauty products”, I can’t live without olive oil and castile soap. Those two natural beauties combined can hook up my hair, nails, body and face and lips. Oh! And eyeliner too. I know what you’re thinking. “What about mascara?” Surprisingly…I can live without it. But I wouldn’t want to.
5. You truly are the queen of mascaras, having reviewed more than 100! What are your favourites and why?
Yikes! I haven’t reviewed 100 just yet. Almost though. My favs would be Lancome’s Oscillation, Maybelline Lash Stiletto, Imju Fiberwig, CoverGirl Lash Blast, YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils and L’Oreal Voluminous. These mascaras rank above others because they do exactly what they say they are going to do. And as consumers…that’s what we want!
6. Let’s talk about skincare. What’s your skincare regimen?
I’m pretty simple with skincare. My skin is acne prone so I use the very mild Philosophy Purity. To keep the hyperpigmentation at bay I use Clinique’s Even Better Skin Tone Corrector. If I get a pimple, I use Mario Badescu’s Drying Lotion and for a moisturizer I use Olay Complete. I have a Clarisonic Mia and wowsers…that baby has saved my skin!
7. What is your definition of beauty?
Beauty is a feeling. It is more than just a lip gloss or hairstyle. Beauty means really feeling good about yourself despite what others say or think. It means self-acceptance and pride. Beauty also means accepting others for who they are. I really think that being beautiful is a verb more than an adjective. It’s what we “do” and how we should aim to be.
8. And finally, do you have any beauty secrets you can share?
Don’t buy body scrubs. Brown sugar + oatmeal + olive oil=cheapest and best scrub ever!
Thanks for the interview B. And if you haven’t already, go and check out Clumps of Mascara now!