Wednesday, 19 March 2014

A Blogger Interview With... #2 | Holy Chic

Hey guys! So today I have another instalment of A Blogger Interview With…


Introduce Yourself..

What's your name?

Hello! My name is Anita J

What is your blog's name?

All Things Anita

What is your blog about?

I tend to call it a Beauty and Lifestyle blog, but really it’s a huge dose of beauty and a dash of lifestyle mixed in every so often.

 What is your favourite thing about blogging?

I love that my blog is my little corner of the internet to talk about my thoughts and opinions on beauty products & life in general. It’s amazing how far I’ve come from thinking that little to no one will be interested in what I have to say! The blogging community is brilliant as well, with any queries/concerns being attended to within minutes of posting the subject on targeted Twitter trends such as #bbloggers #fblchat and #tbloggers.

 And your least favourite thing?

My least favourite thing would be that when you’re new to blogging some can get really worked up with regards to comparing themselves to other bloggers/bloggers who have “made it”. It really doesn’t matter whether you have 1 follower or 1000 – at the end of the day we’re all human, and I just wish some people would relax about it and focus on being themselves, making their blog their own.

The Questions... 

What is your favourite kind of makeup product to wear?

My favourite would have to be base makeup as I’ve always had problematic skin and it’s really just one of those things I use makeup to conceal.. rather than to enhance. I feel that if my face as a whole looks good even without the common must-have mascara, I’m ready to face [no pun intended] the world with confidence!

 The world is ending soon and you are only allowed to repurchase 5 makeup/beauty products. What would they be?

My holy grail is a good coverage concealer, so I think it would have to be Illamasqua’s Cream Concealer; next would be Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream, which is a cult beauty product that I could use pretty much anywhere on my body so it’s bound to come in handy; and finally if you’re making the effort to look nice, you should at least smell clean/fresh – so deodorant/body spray would be ideal and for that I’d choose Dove Green Tea and Cucumber deodorant which smells absolutely amazing.

 What products do you swear by?

To be honest, I don’t have specific branded products I have to have in my routine, although in general I would say a good oil-based makeup remover is essential to ensure that my skin is free of makeup particularly on nights where I’m too tired to cleanse my face properly and want to climb into bed as soon as possible.

I guess I also swear by waterproof mascara formulas as they’re seemingly ones that would work with my extremely stubborn Asian lashes which point downwards and refuse to hold curl.

 Do you like to repurchase your favourites or keep trying new things?

Despite the contrary of being a “beauty blogger”, I don’t actually find myself being sucked into the latest releases in the beauty section of department stores and drugstores. So for this I’d say I tend to repurchase my favourites, but would try a new product if the one I’ve just used up didn’t do a good job.

 What makeup/ beauty products are currently on your wish list?

Currently I have a couple of skincare products on the back of my mind I’d like to purchase after I complete my Project 5 Pan – La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo +; Real Techniques Kabuki Brush and Dr. Organic’s Snail Gel as well as a few more are patiently sitting on the shelf of shops for me to pick them up.

 How would you describe your style?

I don’t really have a style to be honest.. I’m not one to follow trends so I just stick to basics.

 What item in your wardrobe could you not live without?

My fluffy sleeping socks. I love love love sleeping socks and could wear them all year round!

 Do you prefer to splurge on one item or buy lots of items with the money you have?

Both, if I’m 101% sure after lots of thorough research that I will love a particular product forever I will be willing to splurge on it. However, I am, but I’m also not that picky with beauty products so I’ll choose the latter for things such as lip stick and eyeliner.

 Any style icons?

Nope, I tend not to follow trends J

 What fashion/accessory pieces are currently on your wish list?

I’m not into fashion.. and I can’t go clothes shopping to save my life! So I’m not the best person to ask in terms of fashion advice..

 What is your favourite type of blog posts to write? Beauty, fashion or lifestyle?

Probably beauty as I’m hopeless at fashion, and lifestyle is more subjective than beauty in my opinion.

 The Extra Few... 

If you could have any blogger guest post on your blog, who would it be and why?

I can’t think of any bloggers I’d like in particular to guest post on my blog – anyone would be welcome!

 If you could go anywhere with anyone in the world, where and who would you go with?

I really don’t mind where in the world, as long as I’m with my boyfriend it all that matters! Sounds so cheesy, but he’s amazing and anywhere, everywhere doesn’t matter as long as we’re together as we’re 430 miles apart and I only get to see him in person every 10 weeks or so L

 Any books you are currently reading or wanting to read?

I’m currently reading The Hobbit, by JRR Tolkien, I’m not a huge fan of the LOTR series but this seems to be a good sequel.

 Describe your typical day

I’m in full time education so a huge chunk would be attending college, then to return home in the evening to do some artwork and finally relaxing/blogging!

 When you are not blogging, what would we find you doing?

Probably sketching or watching a film.. or researching a [new] beauty product I’m considering purchasing!

 What are your most favourite posts to write?

Admittedly, not really reviews – although I love taking photos for them. I don’t think I have a favourite type of post I enjoy writing, actually.

Have you/do you ever want to start a YouTube channel? If so, what kind of videos would you post?

Long before I started to blog properly I attempted to upload videos on YouTube but I have always tried and failed, it’s hard to explain why but I just can’t see myself being a YouTuber! I think I’m more of a Blogger.

What opportunities has blogging brought you?

It’s been amazing to physically meet girls of my age and upwards – and to put faces behind blogs, it was a surreal moment when I realised last week when I attended my first blogging event to meet those who also blog about beauty.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself or something your readers don’t already know about you.

I wouldn’t say that I’m addicted, but I’m near enough glued to social media and the internet for at least 16 hours a day.. which is unhealthy. But hey, at least I’m doing something productive out of it by running a blog instead of endless hours of browsing through tumblr..


Well that is it for this instalment of the blogger interview today but I do have loads more coming up so you are probably better off following me via bloglovin so you can keep up to date with this little series.

If you would like to participate, you can tweet me or in the comments leave me your twitter username and email address and I will email the questions to you and tweet you when I have sent them. Easy peasy!

 See you guys with a new post really soon!


Stay chic - A x


  1. Replies
    1. my pleasure! great to have you on the blog with some great answers :)

  2. i love reading question and answer/ tag posts like this! i love learning about the people behind the blogs :) i'd love it if youd check out my blog and comment back! xx

  3. Hi! I have nominated you for the Liebster Award!


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