Blogger Spotlight Series: Meet Aussie Beauty Talk
Welcome to my new series: Blogger Spotlight where I profile my favourite beauty bloggers and get to know them, their blogging journey, fave products and advice for budding bloggers through a quick Q&A.
I am kicking off this series with a blogger who is beautiful inside and out and is the person who actually inspired me to start this from an IG post she published last year which included the tag #supportnotsabotage. The internet can be a competitive and cruel place at times and I wanted to create this series to share the love and support fellow bloggers.
This week the blogger spotlight is shining brightly on Mel from Aussie Beauty Talk!
WHAT'S THE NAME OF YOUR BLOG AND IS THERE A STORY BEHIND THE NAME?
Aussie Beauty Talk.
My blog was initially called Aussie Asian Beauty, because I’m an Australian, with Asian skin type, who is obsessed with beauty. But I decided to change it because it sounded weird and when you typed Aussie Asian beauty into YouTube these suss dating websites for old men kept coming up LOL. I like having the fact that I’m Australian in the name since I personally much prefer watching/reading from fellow Aussies.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN BLOGGING?
A couple of years now.
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT BLOGGING?
I’m an electrical engineer and a Makeup Artist! I also have a gorgeous bunny, Josie whom I spend lots of time with. I’m married, and a Christian, so I spend lots of time with church friends too. I also love Aerial Yoga and have recently started learning pole dancing. Also love running and walking. I’m kinda low on work at the moment, so if you have any MUA jobs come up in the Newcastle, NSW area, please give me a holla!
HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR BLOGGING CAREER TO DATE
Definitely attending MAC Cosmetics masterclasses. Especially since I’m a MUA, the brand really speaks to me and I love their creativity. When I receive product from them it literally blows my mind and I just can’t believe it, since they have such a high standing in the beauty world.
TOP 5 MAKEUP / BEAUTY PRODUCTS YOU'D BE LOST WITHOUT
Waterproof Mascara! My fave is High Definition from Max Factor.
Bite Beauty Lip Mask because my lips get dry AF and this is a life saver.
Booki Brow brow products or Benefit Cosmetics Brow products, because brows are life.
Purple lipstick! I love Urban Decay Vice’s one, or M.A.C’s Liptensity one, or Revlon’s Matte Lipstick Crayon.
YOUR SKINCARE SAVIOURS
Clarisonic Mia Fit - has flipping changed my life
Sunscreen - stop that pre-mature ageing and cancer!
Neutrogena Hydro Gel Moisturiser
BLOGS YOU LOVE TO READ + FOLLOW
Marisa Robinson MUA of course!
Also love Lab Muffin, Max the Unicorn, Almost Posh, Lily not Louise, and many more.
BLOGGERS YOU ADMIRE
Love Tine Wang from Beautyholics Anonymous, the first blog I ever subscribed to! I also love Julie from Haute Flashes, she is so friendly and grounded and treats everyone equally regardless of following.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE LOOKING TO BECOME A BEAUTY BLOGGER
Know that it will take lots of time out of your life but is rewarding. I find writing a very positive outlet, even though I’m actually terrible at English. The Beauty community online is by far the best thing about blogging, so don’t worry about numbers to much.
If you would like to be featured in my Blogger Spotlight Series or have someone you would like to nominate please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org