Q&A with Joanna from joannaloves

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Hello Beautiful People!

Today for my Q&A Blogger Series I interviewed Joanna from the fashion and beauty blog, joannaloves! I found Joanna’s blog when I first made an account with WordPress and was automatically drawn to her photography and every single one of her posts! So if you haven’t checked out Joanna’s blog before and you’re interested in beauty and fashion, definitely check it out!

Can you introduce yourself, tell us where you’re based from and what the name of your blog is?
Hi! I’m Joanna from a small market town in Wales and I blog daily at joannaloves.com

What gave you the inspiration to start your blog in the first place? 
I used to love posting reviews on sites like make-up alley about products I bought and I read blogs regularly. I just decided one day that I’d like to start one for myself and the rest was history.

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How would you describe your blog?

I’d describe my blog as a mix of everything girly, it’s mainly beauty related but with fashion and lifestyle thrown in. I love to blog my opinions on products to hopefully give others a feel of whether it’s right for them.

Where do you get the inspiration for each blog post?
I think most of my inspiration comes from reading so many other blogs, I’d much rather sit down with a cup of tea and browse new blog posts than pick up a magazine. I also have a notebook where I will write down any ideas as they hit me which means I hardly ever have nothing to blog about.

Did you ever expect your blog to grow so much?
Not at all! For the first few months it was a massive struggle to even get a couple of views a day. There are so many amazing blogs out there which means you have to be very patient, put yourself out there and keep at it. It’s frustrating when you get nothing back from all the effort you’ve put in but not giving up will be rewarded in the end. I still can’t believe anyone reads my blog.

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What are your everyday go-to makeup products?  
I can’t live without my Estée Lauder Double Wear foundation and my Maybelline The Falsies mascara. If I have those two, I’m happy.

Name one staple fashion item in your closet?
At the moment, it’s patterned trousers. I can’t get enough of them and my collection of them is growing rapidly. I love having a plain top and then statement trousers.

If stuck on a desert island and you only had one makeup item with you, what would it be?
I think I’d have to say mascara! My skin tends to clear up and look okay with a tan but mascara makes all the difference.

What is your favourite high end beauty product and your favourite drug store beauty product?
Technically it would be Double Wear and The Falsies but I’ll go with two non essentials and say that high-end would be the Chanel Le Blanc Illuminating Base because it transforms my foundation and makes it so much smoother and flawless. Drugstore would have to be any Kate Moss Rimmel lipsticks, I absolutely love them and think they’re just as good as MAC for a fraction of the price.

Do you have any advise to give to aspiring fashion and beauty bloggers out there?
I think my main advice would be to not let the slow start get you down and make you give up, if you enjoy it then keep at it for you and then eventually you’ll be doing it for readers too. Interact with other bloggers because they all have similar interests and you’ll meet some amazing people.

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I’d like to thank Joanna again for taking the time to answer some of my questions! I’m still amazed by all the people who are willing to take the time to email me back and be willing to participate in my Q&A Series!

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I’ll be blogging about my favourite plants and a review on a Smashbox product soon! I hope you all have an amazing rest of the week! It’s ALMOST the weekend!

Ali Grace xo
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