Hello my lovelies, today I’m talking to Jade, 25-year-old blogger, from London. She works as an underwriter for an insurance company. Jade talks about how blogging takes up all her spare time, but how she wishes she was a full-time blogger.
What were you doing before blogging and how did you get in to it?
Well, blogging isn’t my full-time job sadly, FINGERS CROSSED ONE DAY. So before blogging I would eat a lot of snacks in the evenings instead. And I had read and adored blogs for years, never thinking I had anything interesting to say, until there was nothing on Netflix one day and I just thought, ‘let’s give this a go then’.
Whats the best thing you’ve done so far within your blog?
I’ve come to know some lovely girls that are so supportive and I adore their work, and I’ve also worked with a few brands which is so incredibly exciting.
Who is your biggest influence?
Hannah Bloody Gale. Isn’t she just a queen? She’s my writing style inspo, my fashion inspo, my life inspo. I know I would completely embarrass myself if I was ever to meet her, aka cry.
Best advice you’ve ever been given?
My dad has always said to me that ‘life is just a collection of memories’, and I think it’s so important to remember when you’re feeling pressured by the small things. And to really make the most of your time and gain as many experiences as you can rather than a handbag collection (which would be bloomin’ lovely if someone would like to donate one to me).
What do you do in your spare time?
In all honesty, my spare time is consumed by blogging and everything associated with it. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.
What is your favourite and least favourite part about blogging?
My favourite part of blogging is definitely the creative side, where you have the freedom to create whatever it is you want to create. Whether you want to have a rant about something, share some clothing pieces you’ve been loving or even a cheeky lil makeup look.
And my least favourite part would be the comparison, I feel that there is a lot of self-doubt wrapped in blogging as so many people seem to do it. You think that if you aren’t getting the same recognition from other bloggers, from brands and aren’t receiving the brand collaborations (a big issue recently) that you’re not as good as someone else. I am so guilty of this myself. It’s sometimes very demotivating.
Favourite beauty brands?
Ooooo, I think it would have to be Charlotte Tilbury. I recently purchased the ‘Pillow Talk’ lipstick and lipliner and it’s honestly altered my life. I cannot wait to take out a small loan or sell a kidney to start my own lil collection.
What is a typical day in your life?
Is boring an answer? 7am-6pm I am either at work, getting ready for work and travelling to and from work. Can I be a full-time blogger now plz?
Hard work pays off.
What one product couldn’t you live without?
Dry shampoo, as yo girl will do ANYTHING to avoid washing her hair.
Three words to describe you?
Chunky yet funky
Love that haha
How would you describe your personal style?
I think maybe on the comfier side? Nothing makes me cringe more than the thought of wearing something really tight and having to sit down. I’m more of a ‘if I do my hair and makeup nicely, I can get away with wearing these comfy trousers’.
Drugstore or high-end gal?
A mixture of both, as more often than not you can get high-end products on a drugstore budget. But as I say, Charlotte Tilbury cannot be contended with – soz Maybelline.
Best advice to bloggers.
Write about what you love and what you’re interested in. There are thousands of others, but only one you. Show it off.
Thanks for reading my lovelies, tune in tomorrow for my interview with Beth Apps.
Sophie Joan x