Hi Lizzy, thanks for taking the time to tell these lovely people about the competition you entered. It is much appreciated!
So how did it feel to be Secrets Of A Beauty Addict’s first prize winner?
He’s been in the beauty industry for 25 years and his make up is a dream to use! He has won many beauty award including Cosmo Awards for Best Blusher and Best Brushes, and a Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) Award for his lipstick in the beauty and lifestyle brand section! His name is Daniel Sandler, and I have been privileged enough to ask this Make-Up Genius some questions, take a look at what he said:
Thank you Katie for agreeing to answer some questions for me. How has your life changed in recent years?
Drastically and I’ve walked in many different shoes, from being young with not a care in the world, to being ill and in hospital and now finally back to work doing something that I love, which is a great feeling.
Hi Ellie, firstly can I thank you so much for this! You’re a successful Pilates tutor running Brighton Pilates!
When did you decide that Pilates was what you wanted to do as a career?
I had my first taster of Pilates when I was 14. I was a body for my dance teacher at the time’s Pilates teacher training exam. I loved it as I instantly could feel the benefits and new it would compliment my dance training. I continued to do Pilates; I went weekly with my mum to studio sessions. When I went to university to study dance I had to stop because I couldn’t afford to do it anymore. When it came to the 3rd year, I decided to do my dissertation on the effects of Pilates on Dance training. Luckily my course tutor was a Pilates instructor and agreed to let me come to her classes with a group of Dance students who were willing bodies for my study. The results were amazing, I was staggered at how much stronger the group became from doing Pilates twice a week. Once I left University, the first thing I did was beg my Dad to lend me money to do my Pilates teacher training. Luckily, he did!
Hi Lee, firstly can I thank you so much for taking the time out to answer some questions, I’m honoured! You’re a successful journalist, when did you decide that writing was what you wanted to do for a career?
I’m honoured to have been asked for an interview! It’s refreshing being on the other side for a change. I knew I wanted to become a journalist when I was finishing school – English and Geography were always my strongest subjects and I’ve always been nosy, so journalism made sense as a career. I’m definitely glad I didn’t follow my second career plan and become an estate agent.
Weleda’s commercial director, Jayn Sterland, talks to Secrets Of A Beauty Addict.
Illustrator, Natalie Lines, has worked for all kinds of magazines such as Company, V Magazine and InStyle Magazine . On her Behance profile it states, “Natalie Lines is a self-taught illustrator based in the Midlands. Her recent projects have been for Dorothy Perkins, House of fraser, Lissie and Lady Gaga.” She is just 22 and yet has already had an awesome career, and it is set to just get better and better. She regularly posts on her blogspot about her current projects and there are many, and I am lucky enough to ask her a few questions about it all… yay!
Today is International Inflammatory Bowel Disease Day, and because of that I asked Harriet, from the awesome blog, Harriet’s Got Crohn’s, to answer some questions for us. Harriet kindly accepted and here’s our interview:
Today I am lucky enough to talk to possibly my favourite photographer, of all time. Her evocative photographs seem to speak to me in a way that words just can’t. She manages to strip emotions bare, and very openly delivers the truth in her work. Her portfolio has been so unique, a personal favourite, was a self portraiture project named 365, whereby she took a self portraiture each day of the year. What was particularly poignant was her relationship with nature, and the way that changes with the seasons. The whole collection was thought provoking and beautiful in equal measures. She also has a fantastic portfolio of fashion photography and commission work which I would urge people to look at. Her life is spent capturing beauty, in it’s many forms, and delivering it in her own unique way. Her name is Alexandra Cameron.