Me and Anna from @sparkleofgrace had been following me for a while, so when she wanted to feature on my ‘A chat with’ series I was very excited. I love her blog and the content she creates is great, and I would definitely recommend having a look at @sparkleofgrace if you are into the ‘beauty, fashion and lifestyle’ style of blog. Her Instagram is also completely fab and I love her very feminine and pretty style of photography, it is such a gorgeous feed. I can’t wait for you to hear her answers!
As always from now on my text will be in bold and Anna’s text will be in a regular font.
What made you start @sparkleofgrace? Was it planned or a spontaneous decision one day?
I started my first blog on a whim, but @sparkleofgrace was planned. I wanted to step up my blogging game, and my old blog didn’t represent me anymore.
How would you describe your blog in 3 words to someone who doesn’t follow you?
Beauty, Food, Glitter.
What is your favourite social media platform to post on?
Instagram! I have a love hate relationship with it but in the end it’s the only one I continuously use and come back to.
I love your Instagram! Do you plan your photos to get the perfect feed or just post what you want?
Thank you! A mix of both really, when I’m taking blog photos I always try to make sure the fit with my Instagram. I do think sometimes ‘oh that would look nice on Instagram’ but for the most part I just edit them it fit in.
How do you manage your blog alongside other life commitments?
I haven’t been doing very well with that lately, but I try to plan as much as I can in advance and work on it every free moment I can find. I do a lot admin, promoting on social media and that sort of thing while I’m riding in the car. I think the most important thing is not to stress about it if something doesn’t get done then it doesn’t get done.
What is your favourite thing about blogging?
I love the whole process, every day I learn something new. I also love the community I have gotten so much support and advice from other bloggers, it wonderful to be part of.
What do you consider before working with a brand on your blog?
There are so many things to consider, the big one is if it is a good fit for my blog, I have a pretty open minded and will to make something work, the there are times when a brand is just not compatible.
What is your biggest piece of advice for someone who is thinking of starting a blog/Instagram account?
Give it some good thought before you start, what do you want from it? How do you want to be represented? Do your research, and most importantly be yourself.
What has been your favourite day of 2018 so far?
That would have to be the day my nephew was born! August 11th.
I talk a lot about beauty on my blog so we will have the last question as something beauty related, What is your holy grail beauty product?
Oh my goodness that is a tough question! I’m not usually very loyal with beauty products because I love testing out new ones. I love the Kat Von D Tattoo liner, it’s definitely in my top five favourites.
So there are the answers! I hope you like Anna from @sparkleofgrace as much as I do and if you haven’t seen her content then click below to be redirected to her page.