Blogger Interview With Olivia

Blogger Interview With Olivia

Super excited to share this interview with Olivia– I have really enjoyed her blog for a while now so I am happy that we could do this interview. Feel free to check out her blog which will be linked below

1. Thanks so much for being a part of this interview. Tell us a little bit about yourself and what your blog is about.

Hi there, my names Olivia and I am a Lifestyle blogger.  I really write about everything and anything. My blog covers topics such as body positivity, interior design, self-care, mental health, blogging tips and so much more.

2. When did you start your blog and what made you decide to start blogging?

My blog originally started as a beauty blog back in 2015. I really wanted a platform to share all things hair and makeup. I blogged for about a year and then decided to stop. I had a 4-year break from blogging and came back in July 2020, mid pandemic. I completely re-branded my blog into what it is today. My original reason for starting the beauty blog was to raise awareness of the lack of diversity in the beauty world. We constantly see the same skin tones and complexions from brands. And so, I wanted to create a space for people who didn’t fit the ‘normal’ standard that the beauty world has.

I decided to re-brand and come back to blogging in 2020 because I needed a focus in life. Life as we knew it stopped and I really needed something to focus on besides work.

3. You sort of recreated your blog/brand- what inspired you to do this and what advice would you give bloggers looking to redesign their blog?

​I knew that sticking with the beauty blog I had created would have only gotten me so far. The content I was creating was far too niche and it really excluded a lot of other people. I want to create content for everyone, and although I know beauty and makeup is for everyone. I still knew there was a large chunk of potential audience that I wasn’t reaching.

The advice I would give is, if you feel like you want to re-brand your blog don’t wait until the perfect moment. Do it there and then. You don’t want to wait too long into your blogging journey to do it as it could have negative impacts. I’m glad I did it, but there were so many steps I had to do afterwards to sort of, clean up the mess. Like removing broken links with my old domain name. That was annoying to say the least!

4. How has blogging changed your life?

​Blogging really gave me a purpose. It really ignited my love for content creation. It also lead me to other avenues too. I recently created a small business selling digital illustrations. And I don’t think I would have ever done that if it wasn’t for blogging. It’s probably one of the best things I have done in life so far.

5. How do you find the time to blog while doing so many other things too and what advice would you give other bloggers looking to manage their time better?

​It’s funny because some days I feel like I’m killing it with blogging and managing everything else. And then I have other days where I feel like I am not doing well at all. Being organised and scheduling things in advance really helps me to keep on top of everything. I like to bulk write my blog posts and this helps to keep me on top of things. I put aside an hour or two and write about 2-3 posts at a time.

6. What are some of your long term blogging goals?

I have been lucky enough to work with some amazing brands already, but I would love to continue to work with more. I also look forward to increasing my following and hopefully hit 5k this year! Which would be crazy, but amazing too! One of my biggest goals is finding ways to help other bloggers. I know how it feels to be pretty clueless when it comes to blogging, so I want to help and support as many people as I can.

7. What is your favourite food?

​I don’t think I have a specific food, but type of food would be Mexican or Italian. Give me all the carbs.

8. What is one of your favourite childhood memories?

Being able to spend so much time outside playing games with my friends or family. Some of my most fond memories are being active and outside of the house.

9. What are some of your favourite hobbies other than blogging?

​I really love digital illustrations and calligraphy. Its a new love of mine but one I have really grown fond of over the last few months.

10. Thanks again and please feel free to add anything you would like to share with the readers.

Thanks Pooja for having me on your blog for this interview. I have been such a big fan of your work for so long. You’re an inspiration to a blogger like me.


If you enjoyed this interview don’t forget to stop by Olivia’s blog by clicking here.


If you would like to be interviewed please send me your name (optional), the name of your blog and a link to your blog via email to insomniacwithanaccent@gmail.com


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I Won- Thank You!!

Omg you guys I actually won something that I REALLY wanted to win so badly!! A while ago I was reading Jirah Merizz’s blog and I noticed she had just hit 2k which is obviously amazing. Of course I wanted to congratulate her on the followers and then I realised she was also doing a giveaway.
In case you are not familiar with her or her blog- in which case I would recommend checking it out immediately by clicking here– she is an amazing artist and does graphic artwork. She has quite a few pre-made ones ones on sale that you can check out here. She also makes specific designs if you want something specific. I have been obsessed with her work for a while now and when I saw that one of the prizes was a custom digital illustration I knew that I had to apply.
Of course, I kind of forgot about it and did not expect to win just because I never really win stuff in general but I actually won! I was so excited when she informed me that I had won and I sent her an image that I wanted her to make for me. This is one of my favourite images from one of my favourite outings and I thought it would look really cool as graphic art:

And being the amazing person that she is not only did she make that one but she made in three different styles which is just so generous of her. As someone who is dipping their feet into digital art I can imagine just how much time this took and how hard it must be to make just one let alone three with different backgrounds.
I LOVE how they turned out and I honestly can’t pick a favourite because they’re all so cute!!



I want to thank Jirah once more from the bottom of my heart and I also really want to congratulate her again on the well deserved followers!
She is an absolutely amazing artist and if you or someone you know would be interested in graphic art I would highly recommend her. You can check out her Instagram for more of her designs by clicking here. You can check out her pre-made designs by clicking here. You can check out her blog by clicking here. You can also see her other amazing artwork on her blog by clicking here. I would love it if you guys would support her because she is an amazing artist and it’s always awesome when bloggers support each other!
Let me know which of the three images she made are your favourite or if you’re like me and like all three!


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Tips for Dry Skin

As you guys know I have dry skin and I think these tips are super helpful especially with winter around the corner!

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Hello my loves! As December rolls upon us i thought i would delight you guys with some tips and tricks for dry skin. As i have mentioned before in previous blogs, i have suffered from dry hair, oily hair and dry and oily skin throughout my life. So i understand how hard the struggle is.

Here are some things that i did to help my dry skin feel less bothersome.

I found that after taking showers often times made my skin feel worse afterwards. You would think that all you have to do is put on some lotion. FALSE! There are times when not even lotion would help.

Don’t take long showers:

I know how relaxing a good long 30min shower can feel after a long day, but having your skin in the water for that long really isnt good for your skin. Try and limit your showers to 5-10…

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Best 2018 Black Friday Deals For Makeup!

Hope you get some good stuff this Blackfriday!

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Hey y’all! Black Friday is coming up soon, and though I usually don’t leave my house for this event, I love to online shop and take advantage of all the sweet deals. I’ve had a few people ask me what the best deals are, so I thought I’d compile a few good ones and share them with you! I definitely won’t be buying things from all of these sites, but I might pick a few items up here and there 😉 Also, I definitely haven’t captured every single sale out there, but these are a few from the most popular beauty brands at the moment. Hope you enjoy!

 

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Ulta has soooo many good deals happening in the next week! I will link their website here: https://www.ulta.com/blackfriday/ . Not only do they have deals for actual Black Friday, but things are on sale before then too! This applies to…

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Getting A Job At Uni: My Top Tips!

Working while at university is harder then it seems so here are a few very helpful tips to help you find a job!

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A longer post today focusing on what so many students worry about…

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I think we all know university can be a huge financial struggle for a lot of people, some people only get a small loan that doesn’t cover their rent, some get no loan and others are not in a position to borrow money when needed. So, for many people getting a job is a necessity while studying.

For me, my loan unfortunately only covers half my annual rent total and all the money I saved working over summer just wouldn’t be enough to cover 6 months rent, food money, social money and transport and therefore, I had to find a job.

Whilst most universities are based in cities, and you’d think finding a job because of this would be easy, for students this just isn’t the case, for many businesses aren’t willing to…

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My Crazy Flight

So I’m back in Canada- we arrived yesterday and oh boy do I have a crazy story for you!

It was super rainy in Nairobi so our flight got delayed and consequently we missed our flight to Toronto and I was stuck in Ethiopia for 2 days which was a true blessing in disguise because I had the most amazing time ever! The food was amazing and the country is so beautiful. There is so much greenery everywhere I was blown away. I’m super busy at the moment getting everything ready for school and stuff but I will absolutely be posting lots of pictures of it as soon as I get some time as well as some more details of all the places we visited. Just wanted to post a little update before that.

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