Beauty Blogger Spotlight #3

FilipinaMacBarbie’s Beauty Blogger Spotlight of the Week would love to present Stephanie from Steph Life Beauty.

You’ll find her dabbling with swatches, giving you her personal reviews, her favorite cosmetics & skin care, PLUS some mouth drooling recipes!

Meet the Beauty Behind the Blog and enter her world of Beauty.

Beauty Blogger Spotlight

Name & Age

Stephanie, 20

Blog name & URL

Steph Life Beauty:

How did you come up with your blog name?

A few years ago, I had a friend use the phrase “It’s just Steph life” to describe some of things that happened to me or the situations I had been in it.  It was originally going to be my blog title, but I knew I wanted to have a beauty focus on the blog, as well so I added beauty at the end and shortened the whole title to Steph Life Beauty.

When did you start blogging & Why did you start?

I’ve always been an avid reader of blogs – food, fashion, and fitness alike!  However, beauty blog were my first experience with blogging, and it can be difficult to find people around me as interested in beauty as I am.  Blogging is a great way to share my interests with others since the community is much larger.  I had planned on starting a blog in 2012 as a New Years resolution to blog about beauty and college life, but it never actually happened.  It wasn’t until spring of 2013 that I just decided to sit down and start a blog.  I was actually at the end of a study abroad for college at the time, and although it seems like a weird time to start a blog (most people start before going abroad), it was a time that I really wanted to start writing about my interests and my life.

What is your favorite part of being a blogger?

My favorite part of being a blogger is becoming part of a larger community and finding other people with the same interests as me.  Being a blogger as opposed to only a blog reader makes things more exciting because I can actually contribute something of my own and become part of a conversation!

What keeps you inspired to blog?

Reading other blogs and events in my life, as well as finding new beauty, food, or fashion inspiration always gives me something to blog!

Do you have regular beauty blogs that you read?

I read more blogs than I can count!  Here are some of my favorites:

What is your HOLY GRAIL beauty product and why?

My absolutely Holy Grail product would probably my Urban Decay Naked Palette.  Even though I had tons of other neutral eyeshadows and palettes, the original Naked palette has the perfect combination of warm, neutral, cool, matte, and shimmer shades.  I use at least one shade from the palette everyday!

Is there a beauty product that you’ve tried and will never try again? Why?

I don’t seem to have much luck with face primers.  I’ve tried so many brands – Tarte, L’oreal, Givenchy, Hourglass, Maybelline – and they never seem to work with me.  I don’t have specific products, but I think I’m always weary to try out primers in general.

If you could go back in time to 5 years ago, what beauty tip would you give yourself?

My biggest piece of beauty advice would be to stop caking on that foundation!  5 years ago, I suffered from really severe acne just due to hormonal changes in my body, and nothing was working.  I tried to cover it up by layering on foundation, but in my pictures it’s obvious that I had caked it on.  I wish I had used a lighter foundation because it might have helped my scars heal quicker.

What piece of advice would you give to new inspiring beauty bloggers?

My best piece of advice would be to blog about what you care about, even if it’s not the latest, trendiest product.  For example, don’t feel the need to blog about the latest MAC collection or the newest palette if it’s not your style, just because it seems that everyone else has it.  Blogging what you care about will eventually help you find your niche!

Don’t forget to connect with Steph and follow her in her social media below to stay updated in her endeavors!

Website  ♥ Pinterest  ♥  BlogLovin

I hope you enjoyed getting to know this weeks Beauty Blogger Spotlight.  I love getting to know the Beauties Behind the Blogs!

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