So this lifestyle edition is my first post in a three post series over the next week or so. Quite a few weeks ago now I asked over on Instagram for some questions and I was blown away by the response and amount of questions, so I have decided to break it down into a lifestyle edition, and then beauty and studying next week so that I can answer all of the questions that were asked! There were some great questions, and I’m starting with the general lifestyle and random questions because I think they were the most in depth.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years time? @hebahpervaiz
We are starting off this lifestyle edition Q&A with the hardest question! Honestly I don’t know, as so much can change in such a short space of time, I don’t even know what I am going to do tomorrow never mind when I’m nearly 28! However I hope that I have graduated with a good degree (and potentially a masters), dipping my toe into the world of a career and starting to pay back the mountain that will be my student loan. In my personal life, I hope that I am in a happy relationship and maybe living in a little flat with that person? A girl can dream! I also want to travel a bit and see some more cities before I am too committed to work and general life! Honestly as long as I am happy then I don’t really mind what path my life takes, but I hope it works out well for me.
Who’s your biggest inspiration? 💗 @thekateedit
Ooh I have no idea! There are so many people that I find inspiring and not just ‘famous’ people, but people just in my life too, there is a lot of well known people that I find inspiring but not one thats enough to pinpoint as my biggest because I don’t properly know them. I find my nan and grandad very inspiring as they are always working and they have taught me to work hard to see results, they always inspire me to push further in order to get what I want out of my life.
How would you describe how your photography style has evolved? @calipollution
I think my photography style and what I like in photography keeps changing and will continue to do so as I find more styles that I love. When I first bought my camera back in 2015 I was really into nature photography but there are only so many flowers that you can take photos of! Now I love when I go to cities and take more street photography, I am such a lover of street art and graffiti as I think it makes such an intricate photograph. I think my Instagram now is about 80% city photography, I just love it so much. This isn’t my photography but as I have become more confident I have also enjoyed being in front of the camera more as well, outfit photography is my fave and it always gets a good response on social media. Im just lucky that my friends, family and boyfriend are willing to take them for me!
These are some examples of my old nature photography, I’m actually really proud of these!
Who are your favourite bloggers/youtubers? @martaslife
There are so many people that I love! Recently I have moved away from watching youtube (14 year old me was obsessed) and instead I read more blog posts. I love smaller accounts as opposed to the people with millions of followers, as I find them more realistic and down to earth, as much as watching someone jet around the world and live a crazy life is lovely I would rather watch someone vlog that is more relatable. I also love watching studying videos to motivate me, some people don’t like them but I find them so inspiring.
Here are some of my favourite accounts if you want to check any out:
If you could travel anywhere, where would it be and why? @missshanlouise
I think I would probably travel to New York, as I visited when I was really young but cant really remember much about it. It just looks so perfect and such an inspiring city, so I really hope to visit again soon. Apart from that, theres nowhere specific. I’m a city girl at heart so I think I would like to see some European cities, as I haven’t really seen any! Amsterdam and Barcelona are definitely on my list as I have heard that they are fantastic for a long weekend. Amsterdam looks gorgeous and I can’t wait to visit in the summer!
What brands would you love to work with and why? @shenel.xo
I would love to work with more beauty brands, because I love makeup and it is always so special when I receive a PR email from a beauty brand. Charlotte Tilbury was a particular blog high for me, as they are just such a big and luxurious brand that it blew me away when they wanted to work with little me. I think my dream collaboration would probably be with another big makeup brand or maybe more body? I loved the lush blog event last year that I attended and it would be a dream to work with them on a more personal and higher level. They seem like such a fab company, and I love their products too!
Oooh, what’s your favourite purchase ever?? @missmayax
These lifestyle edition questions are getting harder! I think it would have to go to my camera, I bought it 3 years ago now and I have never stopped loving it, it was a really expensive purchase at the time but I use it constantly and even after 3 years it hasn’t broken once so I have got my moneys worth. I love it, and if I hadn’t had bought it I probably wouldn’t have started my blog so it needs to take the trophy for best purchase really.
Cats or dogs? (Had to ask that!) @femenish
Dogs all the way! I have actually never had a proper pet but I do love dogs, they are just the most loving animals and so cute. That being said I don’t know whether I would ever buy my own dog, as much as I love them, they are a lot of commitment that I am not used to because I haven’t had on growing up.
Who’s your biggest style inspiration? @loveelouisee
Who’s your style inspo? @bethxlouisexx
I paired these questions together because they are practically the same! I don’t think I have a specific style inspiration, as I pick and choose different pieces from different people. Im sorry that I can’t give you a better answer! I wouldn’t say that I have a particularly interesting style (I basically only wear black and grey) so you aren’t missing out on much!
Where do you get outfit inspiration from? @georgia_headdon
If you do want to follow my style more and different outfit photos that I take then I would definitely advise you to follow my 21 buttons, it is a relatively new app and I have really enjoyed using it. You can see and save your favourite outfits and also get some inspiration for your own style, I love it! I am @indigorosee on here there as always. I always scroll through it and get some outfit inspiration, and apart from that I just love looking through Instagram at my favourite bloggers as they have such great style!
Why did you start blogging? @emstagramr
Back when I was about 13, I really started getting into watching youtube videos and the really big names (zoella etc) and I had never considered the concept before. I loved the idea that people were just sharing their everyday lives, and that inspired me to do the same. Videos aren’t really my thing (I have dabbled in youtube but I hate the sound of my own voice!) so I always had it in my head to start a blog. I was so nervous and actually waited for about 2 years before I started my own because I was at school and so worried about what people thought of me, but as soon as I started sixth form I just thought ‘f*** it’ and started designing my site straight away. I launched my blog in Dublin on the 24th October 2016 and I haven’t looked back since. This photo was actually taken about an hour after I revealed it to everyone on Instagram!
Where’s your fave travel destination? @lolitambonita
I have two favourite travel destinations and they are polar opposites of each other! My first is Dublin, and if you have followed this blog for a while you will know just how much I love it, I have written so many blog posts about the city when I have visited. My other favourite travel destination is Disney world in Florida, I have been 3 times and I absolutely love it. The sunshine, Disneyworld and general American life is my absolute favourite and I really want to go back one day!
So there are the questions for the lifestyle edition! Thank you so much to everyone who asked me a question and please go and check out their accounts if you get chance because I love so many of their accounts. My next post will be with all of the study related questions in the next few days. As always thank you so much for reading this lifestyle edition Q&A and for supporting my account, I really appreciate it.