I have decided to start a monthly Bloggers Spotlight series here on Madolyn Thinks as a way of promoting fellow bloggers. Whether this is an interview with a blogger, a list of blog posts I have enjoyed recently or just a shout out to some lovely blogs that I like to read, I thought it would be fun to reach out to the blogging community on a monthly basis.

I am really excited to start this series off with an interview with the beautiful writer of The Static Gypsy, a beauty and lifestyle blog written by the lovely Liv. I love finding out more information about the people behind the blog and I think that a few interview-style questions, is a great way of doing this. 

Introduce us to your blog, what can we expect to find there?

My blog, The Static Gypsy, is a beauty and lifestyle blog from the perspective of an island dwelling 20-something. I post twice a week covering both beauty and lifestyle, and also use my blog as a platform for my photography! I mostly review beauty products, both drugstore and high end, but every now and again I’ll throw in a makeup look tutorial/break down to mix things up. 

How did you get into blogging?

I definitely didn’t set out to be a beauty and lifestyle blogger! When I started my blog in 2015 it was to document my road back to ‘normality’ after a very damaging break up. I saw a good reception to begin with but as I moved away from the break up I didn’t have much motivation for the blog. It wasn’t what I wanted to write about anymore, and when I did it just raked up lots of bad stuff I didn’t want to deal with, so I changed my blog niche and so much the better!

Are there any tips you can give to aspiring bloggers?

Write what you know. My English teacher taught me that. You can learn to promote content and network etc. but if you don’t know or understand what you’re blogging about it simply won’t work. My other big tip is to be consistent – blog even when you’ve had no views, when you don’t want to, and when you’d rather do anything else. It’s like a wall you have to break through I think.

What do you like to do in your spare time when you're not blogging?

With a full time job, a blog of my own and being a contributor to other sites as well I don’t really get much free time! But when I do have it I like to use it spending time with my family and boyfriend, doing DIY in my lovely caravan (a very long ongoing process), or getting out and seeing the beautiful Highlands in all their glory. 

What are your favourite, must have beauty products?

Without a doubt my favourite product right now is the Kat Von D Lock It Concealer, it’s amazing coverage and you only need the tiniest amount! Other products I love are the NYX brow gel, L’Oreal Infallible 24H Foundation, and the Crown Brush eyeshadow palettes. I’m also a firm believer that good skin care is the ultimate beauty product, and I love my Frank Body coffee based skin care – it’s a God send!

I have also answered these same interview questions which are on a blog post over on Liv’s blog. If you’d like to have a read as to what my answers are, head on over and you can also check out some of Liv’s fabulous content whilst you’re there!

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