BLOGGER Q&A

28.11.14

He's my first Q&A asked by my lovely Blogger friends and the lovely Blogging community, Enjoy!



1. "Why are all your photos black and white, I like them but it's intreguing?" - @April_Todd

I'm quite a creative at heart and I love interior design, when that comes to one I love thinks to look appealing. 

My addiction to B&W started when I fell in love with photography and from then on the love began and my Instagram took a B&W form and from then it stuck.

2. "What's your favourite highstreet brand at the moment?" - @SunflowerSundae

My favourite high street brand has to be Primark, it's my one stop shop on par with TK Maxx. 

I love Primark and TK Maxx for their variety, from clothing to accessories and homeware too, and I love homeware! 

I like being able to rely on shops for what I need, and I like knowing where to shop for a certain item, and most of all I love a bargain! 

3. "Holy grail lipstick?" - @CopperGardenx

My holy grail lipstick has to be a toss up between my MAC Matte Russian Red for evening wear and my MAC Matte Velvet Teddy for daywear. 

4. "How did you decide on a B&W theme for your Instagram and Blog?" - @DippyWritesBlog

I adapted a B&W Instagram well over a year ago now and I just love it! My signature photography style has been B&W for years now since I fell in love with photography.

When the request arose for my to start a blog, I thought; 'Why change now?'.

People loved my B&W Instagram, and no one else had a B&W blog, so I took the risk! 

5. "What's your biggest pet peeve?" - @SunflowerSundae

My biggest pet peeves are a equal between repetitive noises/actions and (randomly) leaving the microwave door open.

6. "Who is your celeb crush?" - @HollyBobbinBlog

I'm a huge celebrity follower and I love following the celeb lifestyle. 

I have male and female celeb crushes.

Female: Kim Kardashian, Emma Stone & Rita Order

Male: Robert Pattinson & Channing Tatum

7. "What made you start your Blog/YouTube?" - @ChloesWay

My blog was started after a constant persuasion from my Instagram followers and after a while I thought; 'What do I have to lose?'

My YouTube became a decision for me after meeting two of my dearest Blogger friends Albertine & Jess and after watching their videos and after their lovely persuasion and advice, Styled by Charlie's YouTube Channel was born! 

8.  "Chinese, Indian, Pizza or Fish & Chips?" - @HollyBobbinBlog

Pizza, Pizza, Pizza. 

9. "Where would you like to be in a years time?" - @ChloesWay

Blogging wise, In a years time I'd like Styled by Charlie to have more post on Interiors, Design and Baking as well as Fashion and Beauty. 

I love more people to find Styled by Charlie and hope they're inspired in the way of style and gain confidence to express their style further and have confidence in style choice. 

Any further growth, establishment and recognition for Styled by Charlie would be amazing over the next year, I'd be so grateful! 

Other than blogging, I'd love to be in the process of getting my own house. 

10. "What camera do you use to  take all your gorgeous pictures?" - @HollyBobbinBlog

I mainly use my iPhone 6 Camera however if at an event I will take my photography cameras; Nikon D90 and Nikon D800. 

I do edit my pictures as a keen photographer, however that doesn't have to be difficult and can be done on an iPhone App like I do with all my images with the likes of the Photoshop Express App. 

11. "What is the biggest obstacle you find when it comes to blogging?"- @ThePixieCut

The only obstacle I face when blogging is timing and arranging time for photographs and content. 

As I work full time and blogging is a part time hobby it is difficult to find time to arrange posts, however I make it a first priorities as I adore blogging so much.

12. "What inspired you to start blogging?" - @Just_Jodess

I've always has a passion for indivualitiy, fashion and style and thanks to social media all fashion trends and style are so much more accessible to us now with Instagram and Twitter as well as fashion Apps too.

My inspiration for Blogging came from Instagram followers and the people I follow that helped the inspiration in starting Styled by Charlie.

13. "Do you contour your cheekbones, if so what makeup do you use and what tips would you give your followers on the best ways to contour?" - @MyDangerousObsession

I do use makeup to enhance my cheekbones but nothing complicated, and I don't use expensive products. 

My daily makeup is based on a base foundation from MAC, powder from MAC and highlighter concealer from MUA, bronzer/blush from MUA and highlighter powder from MUA. 

All I do is use my foundation and powder and a base to even my complexion which creates a canvas to build on contouring and blending. 

I then use my MUA conceler under my eyes to my temples, down my nose, top lip and chin then blending. 

Then I use my £2 Bronzee from MUA down from my hairline over the cheekbones towards the nose and putting a small amount of blushes the top of cheekbones to. 

To complete, following where I put the MUA conceler I put my MUA highlighter powder under my eyes, forehead, down my nose, top lio and chin. 

That is how I comtour my face, I'd recommend watching Tanya Burr or other YouTube makeup tutorials to complete the look in confidence if you're unsure.

14. "Do you enjoy blogging, or do you find it demaning working with companies?" - @ThePollyPocket_

I wouldn't say it's demanding, I'd say it's very time consuming for part time bloggers to fit it in in busy lifestyles, and I would had to let a busy lifestyle affect my blog content or effort. 

I find it amazing that companies want to work with me and for that I'm really grateful.

15. "What has been your favourite Autumn/Winter item you've enjoyed blogging about?" - @ThePixieCut

My favourite AW fashion and beauty styles are: 
• Turtle necks
• Fur
• Dark Tones
• Layers 
• Auntumnal Dark Tonal Makeup

16. "Is there a blogger that inspired you to start blogging?" - @FashionIsBlack

Actually yes, I followed Sarah Ashcroft, Charlotte Fisher, Amy Valentine etc however the blogger that actually inspired me to start blogging was Zoe Barson of Fashion Signal. 

17. "Are you a Full Time Blogger, if not would you like to be?" - @CharlieRose11

I blog part time inbetween my busy full time working life as I work in sales and buying for a furniture and interiors company as well as photography and graphic design on the side, so my work lifestyle is jam packed. 

But blogging has become a full time hobby for me and I live and breath my blog and am inspired daily by new trends and styles and really, really enjoy taking the time to express my love for Fashion and Beauty in my blog. 

18. "What are you favourite high street stores?" - @FashionIsBlack

My favourite high street stores have to be Primark, Zara and TK Maxx. 

19. "Do you have any other hobbies than blogging?" - @ThePixieCut 

Photography, graphic design and interior design are huge hobbies for me. I've been interested in photography since I was 14 and I adore graphic designing from logos to montages as well as a more recent passion for interior design too. 

20. "Who are your Top 5 Bloggers for inspiration and why?" - @MyDangerousObsession 

Tanya Burr - For her amazing YouTube channel of tutorials and vlogs, and her posts of Beauty, Fashion and Baking. 

Sarah Ashcroft, Megan Cawe & Yasmine Chanel - For their unique styles and the introduction of new brands I'm not already aware of for beauty and fashion from high street to designer brands.

Megan Ellaby - Unique style perfection and perfect for ASOS lovers! 

21. "Where do you get your style inspiration from?
Which social media platforms and which Bloggers?" - @Beth__Norton 

My style comes from a lot of inspiration from vintage to new trends with a happy medium combination between the seasons.

The 5 bloggers above really influence my style in the way of finding the best place to find new styles and trends. 

Regarding social media, celebrity fashion really influences my style and I stay up to date on a daily basis with new trends and styles to craze celebrity fashion and I stay regularly updated with Twitter and Instagram that really inspire my style and fashion choices. 

22. "If you could only buy one makeup brand, which would it be?" - @DippyWritesBlog

MAC, MAC, MAC. 

23. "What online shops do you like to shop in?" - @IAmAlishaWhite

I love a bargain and a one stop shop, my favourite places to shop for fashion are Primark, ASOS and TK Maxx.

For beauty I really only shop in Superdrug, as they have such an amazing variety of brands and beauty/skincare options as well as the best, best offers and deals, especially Frangrance bargains. 

24. "Glam, wealth or fame?" - @AStyleDByBanke 

I've always craved my future to be a happy one, if that happens with glam, wealth or fame aslong as my family and I are happy and healthy, I am extremely grateful for whatever comes my way career wise. 

We'll have to wait and see! 

25. "What's your must have beauty product?" - @IAmAlishaWhite

My must have beauty product is a toss up between my eyebrow brush and eyebrow powder and my trusty MAC Studio Fix Fluid. 

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