It's Tuesday so that means it's time for Meet The Blogger!
Today's Blogger is Kiersten of
I LOVE her blog! She's one of my absolute faves & I'm thrilled to have her here today.
Also for her selfie she's a mermaid, how awesome is that!
What make you start a blog?
I wanted to share what I found through subscriptions and nail polish brands with my friends and family. I initially only shared blog posts on my personal news feed, which I rarely do now! I liked being able to show people what was out there outside of what was available in my smaller hometown.
How long have you been blogging?
Just over two years!
What would you say makes your blog unique?
I review subscriptions and makeup as well as nail polishes. I do reviews on men’s boxes (which my husband loves), pet boxes (which my puppy loves), and still do both indie and mainstream brands of makeup and nail polish!
What's your favorite part of having a blog?
Can I say having an excuse to buy a ton of makeup and nail polish, because that’s it. :D
Have you ever reviewed a product that has become something you use all the time?
Yes! For non-nail things - Don’t Despair, Repair by Briogeo. It’s this amazing deep conditioner that I first got through either Birchbox or Ipsy and then received through other subscriptions, but now I buy a full-size as well. For nail things - Heather’s Hues Cutie-cle Oil. It’s a new product that I’ve tried and I’ve fallen so in love with it.
What would you say is the downside of blogging?
Comparing myself to others. It’s not something that I try to do often, but I do occasionally do it and don’t really like how it makes me feel. I know that everyone has their own styles and their own situations, but sometimes I do compare my blog to others’.
Do you have a least favorite post that you've written?
Sadly, this just popped up in my ‘On This Day.’ It was my first review of Fairytale Finish’s subscription where I had really bad nail shape, really poor angles, and I really needed some help with cleaning/top coat/everything.
What is something you have to have while writing a blog post? Examples music, watching netflicks, drinking tea eat
I watch Twitch or YouTube. I’m a geek at heart and I love Minecraft and Sims, so I usually am watching one of those games being played or live-streamed. Recently, I’ve been watching a streamer named Sevadus because he streams for so long, it takes up the majority of my ‘work time.'
Do you think your blog has changed of the years?
Definitely, I have grown so much stronger as a writer, a photographer (I started out taking pictures on our coffee table!), and as a nail swatcher/blogger.
Are you married? Do you have any kids and/or pets?
Yes! Husband and I have been married for 1 1/2 years and I have my rescue lab mix (we don’t know what with) named Trumpet who is 1 1/2 years old. We rescued him from a shelter that was having an adoption drive at PetSmart a year ago this past February and he’s been our baby ever since.
This question is optional :
What was it like when you found out you were getting your first press samples?
I giggled and did a happy dance, then freaked out slightly (no shame). It’s one thing when you have an item that you have purchased that you need to photograph/swatch/review, but it makes you feel like you need to be even more serious and make sure everything is perfect.
Any advice for new bloggers?
Don’t stop trying! My only regret is that for about four months after getting married and moving to a new city, I didn’t really blog because I just didn’t have the time or room to have my things set up. I really fell behind during those few months and now don’t ever want to stop!