Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Be My Guest: Carissa from Vanilla Crush

Carissa from Vanilla Crush

Tell us about yourself:
Hiii! My name is Carissa and I live in the Garden of England that is Kent. I am an Economics graduate and have just completed my master’s degree, but am currently unsure what I want to do in life.  I am hoping to go travelling soon with my boyfriend, before I fully begin the joys of work.
At University I was a Cheerleader, which I absolutely loved.  I met so many great people and I really do miss that part of my life, but as they say onwards and upwards!  I love to pamper myself and have an unhealthy obsession with nail polish and blusher. I also love travelling and exploring new cultures.  Lastly, I love all things cute and pretty, which includes animals, make-up and general girly products.
A random/interesting fact about yourself:
Not the most interesting of facts but definitely random – I hallucinate in my sleep.  It doesn’t happen all the time, but every now and then I “see” things in my room and genuinely believe they are there!  Quite often I have to turn on the lights to reassure myself they aren't there.  For example, if I have been out with friends they sometimes “appear” in my room when I am asleep.  One time I even began to tidy my room as I was embarrassed that I had "guests" and it was a mess.  I am not crazy...honest!
Tell us about your blog:
Vanilla Crush is a new blog that mainly has a beauty focus.  I enjoy sharing reviews on products, beauty bargains and wish lists, but also from time to time I also talk about other random interests such as fashion, jewellery and travel. 
After years of following other beauty blogs and watching YouTube videos, I thought I should start my own.  I am not sure that I will ever venture to the YouTube side as I am not very confident in front of the camera but who knows!  If you wonder where the name “Vanilla Crush” came from, well I like Vanilla and thought crush went well with it, hence Vanilla Crush!
What do you love the most about blogging?:
Firstly, I must say, I love the blogging community.  Everyone is genuinely so lovely and friendly and it really is nice to receive the support I get from others.  I also enjoy reading everyone’s comments, it definitely warms my heart! 
I also love having the chance to meet people with the same interests as me and getting to know them :)  Although my friends enjoy make-up and beauty etc, I do not think it is to the same extent that I do.  So I enjoy sharing my thoughts online and talking to others about what I am most interested in.
Tell us about/show us your favourite thing:
This is hard!  Other than the obvious of family, friends and the boyfriend I would have to say my cats.  I am not a crazy cat woman, even though we used to have 4 (crazy I know), I just love how affectionate they are.  Unfortunately Sid got knocked down recently ;(, so we only have 3 now.  I miss him ever so much but my other 3 keep me happy :)

They were best of friends! Sid is on the bottom and Woody on top.  Woody will be 1 in March.

Blossom on the left and Patsy on the right (she is Burmese).  We are unsure of their ages as they were rescue cats.

List your 4 fav blogs/websites:
Again, this is also very hard – there are so many amazing blogs and I love reading every single one of them.  But ones that I have been a fan of for a while now are:
I would also like to say thank you to Rachael for giving me the chance to take part in Be My Guest <3
Thank you so much Carissa for taking part! ♥

If you would like to take part in this guest blogging feature I would be over the moon to have you! Simply send a quick email to rachie_cxx(at)hotmail(dot)com with the title Be My Guest and I'll get back to you asap! ♥