Friday, 28 February 2014

Blogger Interview: Meet Glitter and Cookies

Hey Guys!
So I've got something a little bit special for you to read today! The other day I was scrolling through twitter when I saw Alex from Glitter and Cookies, mentioning something about a collaboration, after replying back and fourth we both decided that we were both going to do a guest post on each others blog answering 20 questions that we both came up with.

I want to say a quick thank you to Alex for giving me the opportunity to do this, it's not something I have done before and it has been good fun answering the questions and getting to meet her. So thank you Alex!! 

If you want to read my guest blog then pop on over to Glitter and Cookies, but make sure you stay to find out all about the ever so sweet Alex.

Hello everyone! 
It’s Alex from Glitter and Cookies! Today my post is not on my own blog but on Jess’s lovely blog! We agreed to do a guest post on each other’s blog and came up with some questions. It was so much fun to think of the questions and answering them!

1. Why and when did you start blogging?
I spend so much time watching Youtube videos and for about two years I had been wanting to start my own channel as it seems so much fun, and also I wanted to share my ideas and experiences with someone who could appreciate me, because my friends aren’t into the same things as I am. But I was (and still am) too shy to start filming myself, so last January I finally started my blog instead, as I feel a lot more confident and also I love to write!

2. Where did you get the idea for your blog name?
I always have a hard time choosing names for things, so I was really struggling. I didn’t want to come up with a silly or pretentious name, I wanted something original. So I started focusing on what I was going to write about on my blog, and that’s how I came up with Glitter and Cookies. 

3. What is your blog about, and what inspires your posts?
My blog is still very new so maybe it doesn’t appear to have a good variety of all my subjects yet, but I want my blog to be about beauty, DIY such as jewellery and decoration, a bit of fashion and a bit of food, not elaborated recipes, but cute and easy desserts and quick meal ideas. 

4. Where did you get your idea/inspiration for the design of your blog? Is there a story behind it?
I really want my blog to look good because despite the saying that appearance isn’t important, it really is, and when it comes to things such as blogs it really makes a difference on how people perceive the blog as that’s what gives people the first impression. To be honest when I started my blog I picked a background I thought was cute and looks like glitters, is quite abstract and has a good colour palette with some pretty pinks. But I am working on a new design!

5. How often do you blog? Or plan to blog?
I don’t want to give myself a strict schedule like blogging every Tuesday and Friday for example, as I never have the same days off from work, and my shifts change all the time so I can’t plan when I’m going to blog. But I do keep a little notebook with scheduled posts and blog ideas, so when I am free I can just look at it and write. So far I am satisfied of how often I write. I wouldn’t want to write everyday as I am scared I would run out of ideas! 

6. Do you ever suffer from blog envy? Wishing your blog looked as good as someone else's? Or wishing you had thought of that name?
I wouldn’t say I have ever been envious of someone else’s blog, I’m quite proud of how my blog looks and its name. There are some blogs that look really professional, and although I’m not envious, I hope mine will look as good one day.

7. Do you prefer writing beauty blogs or lifestyle blogs?
I haven’t written a lifestyle blog yet, but I do like reading them, and it’s something I would consider doing. Maybe when I do something that is interesting enough lol!
I do enjoy my beauty blog posts, and I don’t only focus on make up, but all sorts of products, so I hope that what I write is helpful to someone in a more important way than the colour of a lipstick. For example I wrote about how I got rid of acne, and I really hope it’s useful to some people. 

8. Where do you see your blog in a year’s time?
I would love to have a big following and have a well established blog that people come back to because they like my writing style, enjoy reading it and consider my posts interesting, fun and useful. 

9. Who are your favourite bloggers? Blogs you read regularly.
I don’t really follow the bigger, famous bloggers, because I find them quite cold and detached from their followers. I try to read all the blogs I follow on Bloglovin, but there’s so many most times I read them if they have a new interesting post. One of the blogs I always go back to is Strikeapose, Mary and Rose are so down to earth, it’s always lovely to read through their blog. 

10. What is one thing that can put you off reading a blog?
The worst thing for me is when a blogger is very pretentious and doesn’t reply to comments. I always try to reply to everyone who comments on my blog because I appreciate they have taken time to read what I wrote, and it makes me feel special that someone actually reads my blog, so the least I could do is thank them for stopping by. Another things I cannot stand is when people can’t write at all. We all make mistakes, no one is perfect, but all bloggers (or at least most bloggers) are adults so I expect a certain level of language knowledge. 

11. What’s your view on high end products vs high street products?
I love a bargain, and I really don’t care if a product is cheap as long as it’s a good product.
I have always thought that logos and brands are just that, logos and brands. I would not buy certain high end products even if I could afford them. If something is really, really good though, or I really, really like it, then I will spend more for the product, but not just so I can say I have that product. I can think of only two high end products I own, one is Christian Dior’s perfume J’adore because I have been in love with that scent for about ten years and I only just got my first bottle, and the other is Estee Double Wear foundation, simply because it is the only foundation that can last a decent amount of time on my oily face.

12. What’s the worst beauty product you’ve tried, and why?
I try to look at the ingredients when buying shampoo and conditioner because silicons ruin my hair so much. At the end of last year I was stupidly tempted to buy L’Oreal Triple Resist shampoo and conditioner, as on the front of the bottle they were promising wonderful things for damaged hair. Yes, after the first few uses my hair was magically beautiful, so I kept using them and bought them again. Until my hair got worse than when I started, because that’s what silicon does. And it took me a hair cut and several overnight coconut oil masks to bring my hair back to a decent state. Never again! 

13. Name one beauty product that you couldn't live without.
Estee Double Wear foundation as it is the only foundation that can keep my face from getting oily and shiny. 

14. What do you do when you’re sad?
When I’m sad the best thing to do is curl up on the sofa with my favourite blanket, some chocolate, and my favourite blogs and Youtube channels! 

15. What is your dream job?
Growing up, I had a few dream jobs I wanted to do as an adult. One of them was being a journalist, and so many years and a University degree after, journalism is the only one that has survived my teenage dreams, and hopefully one day will become true. 

16. Are you more of a cat person or a dog person?
I like all animals, growing up we as a family always had both dogs and cats. I personally would love to have a cat because they are so independent and tend to just mind their own business, but at the same time they’re always there for a cuddle. Whilst I find dogs a bit too over excited and I feel sometimes they can be a bit intrusive. However I do find dogs really cute and loving too, so maybe I am 60% cat person and 40% dog person. 

17. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? 
Wouldn’t it be cool to live in London! Or Brighton, I love that place!

18. Do you have a dream wedding dress? If so, what is it like?
I have to admit I have been looking at wedding dresses and I have decide mine will have lots of lace, the colour should be ivory, and it will either be a princess dress with a big skirt or a less bulky dress but long at floaty. I don’t like siren dresses so much. 

19. What is your favourite film?
I have a few, Trainspotting, Edward Scissor Hands, and Goodbye Lenin.

20. Coca Cola or Pepsi?
I don’t really drink fizzy drinks, but sometimes I crave Pepsi. I don’t mind Coca Cola thought. 


  1. Oh I love blogger collaborations!
    Hehe, So sweet....
    I love both of your blogs.

    Oh, I have a giveaway at the moment! Would love you to enter. Kelly from |Daydreams & Daisychains

    1. Aw thank you! I love your blog and some of the things you write about x

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