Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Featured Blogger #9: May

For my featured blogger for this month I've chosen something a little different. It's no big secret that I may or may not be slightly impartial to a good blogging duo! My featured blogger(s!) for this month are Becki and Jess, a sister duo from London and the faces behind Life Looks Perfect. Their blog covers all our favourite bases - beauty, fashion and lifestyle! I've loved their blog ever since I stumbled across it and was lucky enough to appear in their blogger series not too long ago. Now im ever so happy to return the favour and have their wonderful blog and lovely personalities feature in a post here on A is for Ayla! With double the people, we've got double the answers, even more reading to enjoy!
In less than 50 words tell us a little about yourself and your blog.
We are Becki and Jess, a sister blogging duo. We have been best friends and almost inseparable since we could walk and talk. We both write and run our beauty, lifestyle and fashion blog called Life Looks Perfect, which we only started this year and haven’t gone a day without blogging.

When and why did you initially start blogging?
Becki had started blogging last year, as she is an avid beauty blog reader and misses the days of writing essays and learning- Yes ladies and gents as much as you hate school, college or uni at the time, if you love learning you really do miss it when its not something you do everyday. So that’s how Life Looks Perfect began.

As both of us are into fashion and well basically all things girly, we decided to re-design and both write Life Looks Perfect together at the beginning of this year. We weren't sure at the start, what our blog was going to be as we were complete newbies. But since then we have soon found our own unique way within the blogging world and now our blog is growing from strength to strength.

Do you have any tips or ideas for someone wishing to start a successful blog?
Well as we have only been blogging fully for four months, we still class ourselves as newbies. We feel we couldn't say our blog is successful, as it is completely up to the author, what equates to success. For us, we just love writing and love learning about beauty. It is something neither of us had ever thought of doing but it has become a real passion. So our tip is be yourself, don't compare your blog to anyone else and make it your own space to share what you love. 

Do you feel you've taken anything out of being part of the blogger community?
Yes! We have learnt how to shop hehe! Only joking, we knew how to do that years ago hehe. We are contantly learning about beauty from lots of fabulous blogs out there, which are real genuine opinions. That you can't get from anywhere else in our eyes. But it does mean we occasionally get sucked into buying their recommendations! We hope to progress as bloggers, gain more readers that love the way we write and hopefully be able to make new friends.

What are your 5 favourite products right now?
Becki: Elemental Herbology Facial Glow Radiance Peel mask, Laura Mercier Radiance Foundation Primer, Nails Inc nail varnish in St John's Wood, Pixi Glow Tonic and Caudalie Divine Oil. (I have so many more products I love! That was tough!)

Jess: Nails Inc Leather Effect nail varnish in Ladbroke Grove, Kiehl's Creme de Corps body lotion, Palmer's Natural Bronze self tan, Trevor Sorbie Intensive hair treatment and... can my Phillips Juicer count hehe?

Who are your 5 favourite bloggers right now?
Lily Pebbles- What I Heart Today, Elsie and Emma from A Beautiful Mess, Kate- Ghostparties, Ruth Crilly- A Model Recommends and the ladies over on Domestic Sluttery.

Where can we find you?
You can always find us over on twitter @Life_looks

Any final words of wisdom?We find that we are a bit too young to be giving words of wisdom hehe but in terms of blogging, use your blog as place for yourself. Don't worry about followers or get caught up in receiving pr samples, your blog is for you. The fact that other people are now following, commenting and reading LLP makes us so happy everyday. We read and reply to every comment and hope all of our readers enjoy what we are sharing. But honestly we are so proud of our blog. We love it! And hope to be blogging just as much for years to come.

Like our grandma always used to say to us before bedtime...

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