Get To Know Gemma | Featured Blogger Friday


Breathe a huge sigh of relief…it’s Friday. Another week has flown by, mainly consisting of putting some love back into my blog since the big move (what an awful hassle), but it’s coming together nicely now. Thank you for all the lovely responses on the re-design, and equally on yesterdays post, ‘MAC Lipstick Collection‘. I had such fun setting up a studio area and snapping away that I perhaps went a tad overboard on the photographs? My Instagram (@claireelsley) went absolutely crazy for my lippy collection, so I was very excited to hit the ‘Publish’ button and get it posted. In other news, I’ve had butterflies in my stomach for the entire week because today’s the day my Fiancée and I put a deposit down on our dream wedding venue! When did we grow up?

On a more relevant topic…this Friday we’re getting to know Gemma from Gemmas Little World. She loves to focus her content on budget friendly beauty (something I know you all love to digest), and the latest makeup trends. You can expect heaps of honest reviews that I’ve found really useful. So, let’s get to know Gemma…

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Why did you start blogging?
Lots of friends say how passionate I am about make up and hair and often ask for advice. My friends say I’m fun and should blog as that all I talk about (other bloggers) I’m very passionate about learning new trends and tips and getting the best bargains as I truly believe you don’t need loads of money or flash things for people to be interested in you as long as you’re honest!

Describe your blog in five words.
Fun, topical, reviews, informal/casual, honest.

What helps give you inspiration/motivation?
Other blogs, social media/Instagram. Famous people (and envying their lifestyle ha).

How do you stay organised?
Using One note I write topics the comes to my head and take my own pictures throughout the week.

What type of posts do you enjoy reading the most? 
Make up trends, make up hauls, drugstore (high street) make up bargains and hair tutorials.

How often can we expect posts from you?
Weekly (I am trying to invest more time and do 2 a week).

What’s your favourite post to date?
Drugstore Makeup Haul.

What have you learnt in your time as a blogger?
To be topical and that it’s very difficult to get followers.

What advice would you give to someone starting a blog?
Do research, organise and don’t be too professional, try to be “you”.

What’s your favourite thing about blogging?
Giving people more information that I wish I had and giving my opinion.

Which country are you from?

How do you like to spend your weekends?
Dinner and shopping with the girls, cocktails, catching up on social media, magazines and blogs.

What are the top three things on your bucket list?
+ Travel the world in 88 days
+ Learn to fly
+ Own my own make up salon/beauty parlour

What do you do to relax?

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Clarina helps enthusiastic bloggers develop & stand out online, as well as reviewing popular products, discussing the latest beauty trends and quite honestly anything that takes her fancy. Oh! And she's on YouTube.

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2 comments on “Get To Know Gemma | Featured Blogger Friday”

  1. Cherish says:

    I love using OneNote, too!
    I’ve used it religiously for organizing my posts and blog ideas tbh. It’s a great tool! I’ll be checking Gemma’s page out 🙂

    1. admin says:

      I’ve honestly never used it! It sounds great though, maybe I should give it a go 🙂 Thank you – I’m sure she’ll really appreciate it.

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