Featured Blogger: All That Shimmers

1. Tell us a little about yourself.
My name is Emma, I write the blog 'All That Shimmers'. I'm almost 20 and I'm currently in university studying Media, Journalism, Graphics and English... And I really love pugs.

2. Where did you get the idea for All That Shimmers? Why did you want to start a blog?
There's this really popular saying 'All that glitters is not gold' which I've always liked, plus I have a huge love for shimmery products so the two combined created 'All That Shimmers'.
I started my blog originally to fill the void between finishing college and starting uni... I broke up from college at the beginning of June 2014, then didn't start uni till the end of September! The popularity then grew and grew to what it is today, there's also a great community plus the degree I'm working for goes hand in hand perfectly with blogging, so if I could leave uni and become a full time blogger that would be the dream!

3. Link 3 of your favorite posts you've written.

When I bought my first Naked 2 palette it had broken in the post, then when I had cleaned it up I discovered it was also a fake. I luckily got my money back but making the best of a bad situation I wrote a post on how to tell the difference, so I feel good about hopefully helping someone not do the same!

This was the first post when I used my new SLR properly, I was really pleased with how the photos turned out considering I've not used SLR's too much in the past.

My latest post was simply a list of websites I find helpful, but I was overwhelmed with how popular it got! It got over 300 likes on Bloglovin, thousands of views, tonnes of comments, loads of new followers... So I'm definitely proud of this one!

4. If you were stranded on an island and could only take 3 beauty products, what would they be?
My Naked 2 palette - this is my favourite eyeshadow palette in the whole wide world, I would never want to part with it.

Barry M Eyebrow Kit - I need my brows done, I feel naked otherwise!!

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation - This is my most favourite foundation ever, the subtle shimmer is too gorgeous I haven't had a foundation that beats it to date.

5. How do you fit blogging into your daily schedule?
I don't have a regular schedule really, I just squeeze it in when I can. At the moment I'm off Uni and have just handed in my last assignment so I'm going to use the time I still have until I'm back to plan and schedule posts. I find the calendar on Google is handy as it gives me alarm reminders on my phone and I can still view it as an electronic calendar on both my laptop and phone. I'm also trying to post every other day right now, so I make sure the next post is finished on the 'off' day!

6. What are the top 3 beauty tips you would give to your readers?
Wash your make up brushes regularly! When I first started using brushes I didn't realise how regular it should be, then the first time I washed them a load of crap went everywhere and it took ages! I do it every other weekend now.

This is gonna sound weird, but wash your hair without shampoo sometimes! I now and then just use conditioner, I'm unnaturally blonde so my hair needs regular TLC and this is definitely the best way to go about it.

If you're going to do a bold eye, keep your lips simple! I regularly have bold eyes so I have a tone of pinky/nude lipsticks floating about.

7. What's your favorite place to shop?
New Look for clothes, basically all my clothes are from there! Superdrug for beauty and other bits - I used to work there so I still have a discount card!

8. What do you do when you have a blogging writers block?
Browse through my drafts and see what is there, or just go shopping!! I always find something I want to write about whilst browsing in TK Maxx, drugstores, so on!

9. List three bloggers (and links) that you read daily.

I love this blog! Victoria is definitely a massive inspiration!
Another lilac haired blogger, she's such a lovely person and has a cracking personality - her videos are great!

Autumn Leaves
She's always posting really helpful things!!! I love it.

10. What advice would you give others interested in beauty blogging?
Make sure you have the time! Blogging is really time consuming, there has been days where I've done nothing but be sat on my blog and there isn't much to show but I will have been sat there all day long doing something.

Thank you for reading the Q&A - you can find me at allthatshimmers.co.uk!

Emma xo
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  1. thanks so much for the blogging tips! very much appreciated for new bloggers!

  2. Im also in LOVE with my Naked 2 palette so im totally with you on that one. Solid Choice

  3. Such an amazing chance to get seen! I'm brand new to blogging & something like this would be so so helpful. Good luck everyone :) xx

  4. I've been blogging 5 wks so I am realising how time consuming it can be but if u want something badly enough u put the time and effort in! Great feature !X

  5. lovely q&a, I will check out the bloggers suggested<3

  6. Love Q and A posts. I'm new to blogging and this seems like such a helpful way to get your blog noticed!

    Danielle | Simplicityrose x

  7. Emma, you're '10 Handy Websites for Bloggers' is just an absolute godsend! Thank you so much for sharing xx
    One More Beauty Blogger

  8. I've just had a look at the 10 handy websites too - brilliant

  9. I'm so happy i've stumbled across your blog, I love your writing style and I love the 10 handy websites xx

  10. I love getting to know bloggers Emma seems like an awesome blogger and I love the 10 handy websites something I really needed to know! I also love her Real vs Fake post about Urban Decay got me thinking lol!!!

  11. Agreed, blogging takes some time. I'm trying to take the best pictures in the mornings while it's light out and then write when I have free time.
    Kat | http://makeupsweetheart.com

  12. In that "Handy Websites" Post, you do list some helpful websites! Thanks!

  13. Blogging is definitely very time consuming! With the winters where I am, it's dark when I go to work, and dark when I get home so I'm limited to weekend for picture taking until summer. I'm glad this post introduced me to your blog, I love your handy website post!

  14. Really enjoyed reading this post :)
    Clem xx

  15. I love that I found you guys! xoxo *erica*

  16. I would love to be featured blogger <3

  17. Found you on Twitter.Really enjoyed reading this post, too.The 10 handy websites for bloggers are golden nuggets. Thank you so much! Would love to be featured here!