Meet My Lovely Advertisers! Featuring Made From Beauty & RG Illustration


The month of April went so quickly! I can't believe the sun is finally starting to shine and we're in May already. It'll be Christmas again in the blink of an eye! April was the first month I'd offered advertising since my rebrand, and it's been so nice to welcome two lovely ladies, Sam from Made From Beauty and Rebecca from RG Illustration, to my readers. You might have seen their buttons on my sidebar, and me bigging them up on social media, and now it's time to find out a bit more about them and what they do.


MADE FROM BEAUTY - STAR ADVERTISER



My star advertiser for April is someone who's blog I've admired for such a long time. Sam runs Made From Beauty, a stunning blog with a great mix of content. There's a bit of lifestyle, but as the name suggests, beauty takes the centre stage. There's the standard roster of hauls, tutorials and latest product releases but Sam's posts are always so goddarn helpful! I always come off her blog feeling like I've learnt something. 

My favourite posts include So You Want To Bake? (Not the Mary Berry kind of baking), 5 Products To Make You Look Less Tired and Trying Spring Nail ArtI love that Sam includes step-by-step photos of her face too, as I feel like not many bloggers do this (myself included, I always fail at taking photos of my face!). I set Sam 5 questions so we can get to know her and Made From Beauty that little bit better. 




1) WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR BLOG INSPIRATION FROM?



My inspiration comes from everywhere nowadays. Vogue magazine has been a huge inspiration to me throughout the years, but I've always had a love of beauty and after training as a writer at the University of Winchester I wanted to put my two passions together into very own piece of the Internet. I wanted to create somewhere every woman could come and try out looks along with me. For trend inspiration I head to Pinterest and Instagram then take those catwalk, dramatic looks down a peg or two for my blog.


2) WHEN & WHY DID YOU START YOUR BLOG?



I started my blog just over a year ago now and what a year it's been! I started my blog to give people somewhere to go to read all about beauty trends and products I'd recommend. Beauty articles written by journalists can sometimes be a little intimidating to those who don't know where to start with makeup and skincare, which is hopefully where Made From Beauty; I don't focus on the 'don't's or 'fail's, I just chat about beauty hopefully in a fun, light hearted way.


3) MOST POPULAR POST TO DATE?



My most popular post to date has been my review of the new L'Oreal Color Riche Lip Palettes. Check it out here


4) WHERE DOES THE BLOGGING MAGIC HAPPEN? 



The blogging magic happens everywhere and anywhere with me. I write posts in notebooks, on my laptop in my spare bedroom, on my phone in train stations, or sat watching a film with my other half. I try to write a post everyday, as I publish five times a week, so I just have to write whenever and whether possible. 


5) SUM UP YOUR BLOG IN 3 WORDS...



Chic. Stylish. Fresh.


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RG ILLUSTRATION - SMALL BUSINESS ADVERTISER



Rebecca Gibson is the freelance illustrator (and all-round lovely lady) behind RG Illustration, my April Small Business of the Month! She creates all different kinds of illustrations from fashion, where her background lies, to the prettiest perfume sketches, which won my heart through and through. Rebecca has worked with some fab companies, such as The Perfume Society and Skinny Dip London, producing illustrations which can be seen on her Commissions page. She is also currently doing the #100DayProject over on the RG Illustration Instagram page, and every design she produces is even more stunning than the last.

RG Illustration also has a 'shop' section, where you can buy some of her most popular illustrations in print form. Rebecca was kind enough to send me a selection of prints, which you might have seen in the backgrounds of various blog and Instagram photos. I've collected a few prints and canvases for the wall of prints that I have been planning, but I really need to get some frames and get them all up! I'll do an update when it is finished (or at least in progress) via a Lifestyle Favourites or Instagram post. 


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I'm so grateful of Sam and Rebecca for supporting my blog, and I hope you'll head on over to their sites to check out what they have to offer. I am currently taking bookings for June's advertising slots, so if you want to feature in a similar post check out my advertising page. I have 3 super affordable packages for bloggers (from just £2!), and can put together bespoke packages for brands and small businesses too. 

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