Thursday, September 8

Bloggers Uncovered: Zoe from 'London Lipgloss'


Hi Zoe! To start off with, why did you start your blog The London Lipgloss?
About 18 months ago I got hooked on reading about beauty on other lovely blogs and felt so happy that I could relate to these girls just the same as me I got inspired to write my own. I hadn't lived in London very long and it was a great way to feel comfortable and happy about the passions I had that I didn't really have many girls to chat to about! That's my favourite thing about blogging, not only have I become horribly addicted to writing all the time, I love the social aspect that has come out of it, it's really changed my life.

Do your friends and family know about your blog?
Yeah! I don't live at home so don't live with any of them, my mum and sister read my every post, my dad even reads it sometimes too. I know my aunties and cousins read it as I barely see them and they see it as having a chat with me, as one of my aunts once said 'it's just like talking to Zoe'. I love that they read it. They're all so supportive and it's amazing.

Do you think you'll still be blogging in 10 years time?
I would love to, but I honestly couldn't tell you about the future. I thought i'd be on MySpace forever but it fizzled out... only time will tell!

Would you consider yourself good at HTML/CSS?
Yeah fairly, I did my own blog layout and I code all my photographs so, that's kinda as far as it needs to go!

Do you like to take part in the #bbloggers chat on Twitter?
I do some moderating every now and then, and try and encourage some chatter. I love good healthy chatter as long as it's constructive and not hateful.

Have you ever been to a blogging event?
Yes, I have. I normally go to a couple a week when my time allowance lets me!

Who are your favourite established bloggers?
Fleurdeforce, Gemsmaquillage, Lollipop26, Zoella, DoNotRefreeze, MakeupLoveer, Lipglossiping...loads

Who are your favourite new bloggers (under 18mnths)?
Kirstix, A Slice of My Life, Beauty's Bad Habit, 25FLondon, What I Heart Today...again, loads

What is your favourite post from your blog and why?
Um, i'm not sure actually! The one that gets the most hits is my post on my Ramona Flowers hair colours, I do quite like that one. 

Which camera/device do you use to take photos for your blog?
I shoot on a Canon 50d which I bought as I am a live music photographer, but it also comes in nicely for product images!

Name one thing you like about blogging?
Like I said earlier, the social aspect gets me the most as I am fortunate to go to events and i just LOVE spending my evenings with all my favourite blogging ladies. It's literally my favourite thing to do and i'm so proud to call them all friends. 

Name one thing you dislike about blogging?
The hatred that goes around on Twitter, I wish there was less of that, just want people to all respect each other and support each other.

And a weird one, would you rather be a tiny rhino or a giant hamster?
A giant hamster so I can carry around giant food in my giant cheeks!!

If you would like to check out Zoe's amazing blog click here. She writes about beauty, fashion and music- with my personal favourites being her pre-launch posts. She's recently reached 1000 followers, so congratulations to her! :)

4 comments:

  1. Ohhh really great to know more abou Zoe :) She has such a great blog and I definitely agree with her about the social ascept of it. It's really good!

    Fee x

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  2. I loved reading this, Zoe is one of the loveliest ladies that I've had the pleasure of meeting :)

    Thanks for mentioning my blog hun x

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  3. what a lovely interview =]
    I've just checked her blog I'm loving it Xx

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