This month we’ve collaborated with Camilla and Jules from local beauty blog, alldolledup.co.za. We asked Camilla to tell us a little bit more about them:
Describe your blog in one line: A South African beauty blog created for fellow lovers of make-up, hair care, skincare and nail products.
When did you start blogging? January 2013.
What made you start a blog? Jules and I both have a lifelong love of all things beauty, and we decided to start the blog as a creative outlet to share our passion and to connect with like-minded women.
Is your blog your day job or do you have a full time job? It is very much a passion project at this stage. I am an attorney and Jules runs her own digital marketing company.
How often do you update your blog? We aim for 3 times a week.
What do you focus on? Make-up, skin care, body care, hair care, fragrance.
3 tips for someone who wants to start a blog:
Be patient – it takes a long time to make connections and gain traction.
Be active on social media – it is the best way to connect with your readers.
Create, don’t curate.
What are the 5 beauty products you can’t live without?
Camilla: My beautyblender, Aquaphor (can be used on lips, cuticles, and even under your eyes to plump up the skin), a good hand cream (LUSH Love & Light is my current favourite), a SKOON Concentrate Squalane, and Tweezerman tweezers.
Drugstore beauty or high-end products? A mix of both, however I do tend to lean more towards high-end. Jules is more of a drugstore beauty lover.
What international blogs do you follow? A Model Recommends; Beauty Editor; British Beauty Blogger; Buy Now, Blog Later; Beautezine; The Beauty Department; Fleur de Force; I Covet Thee; Into The Gloss; Kate La Vie; Lily Pebbles; Lisa Eldridge; Mascara Wars; She’s In The Glow; Temptalia; The Beauty Look Book; The Coveteur; Violet Grey; Vivianna Does Makeup.
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