Sunday Snippet : Mastering Your Makeup

Today I feature the lovely Emma from my hometown of Waterford. I've been following Emma since she started her page. I loved Emma's blog at the start as she started off doing the same Itec Make Up Course I had done. I loved my Make Up Course and loved following Emma completing hers. Emma has recently launched an event with Ziaja, which was fantastic for her. It just shows how much effort Emma is going to in her blog. I love sitting down at the end of the week and looking at Emma's blog Mastering Your Make Up

1. Can you tell us a little about yourself?

Hi I’m Emma, I am 28 from Waterford now living in Dublin just over a year. I qualified as a makeup artist last year and also work for a national youth organisation full time. I love all things Disney with over 60 dvds in my collection, my favourite food is chilli chicken from the Chinese, and my mum calls me Emma-Lou even though my name isn't Emma-Louise.

2. How did you get into blogging and why?

In 2013 my passion for makeup grew so I really wanted to learn how to do my own makeup as well as possible. I started paying for one to one lessons and attending as many free masterclasses as I could get to. I was forever telling my friends all the new tips and tricks I had learned when one of them suggested I start writing about it. That’s why I love my blog, as fun as reviews and events are, going back to college and attending classes and courses are my absolute favourite thing to write about.

3. What do you do when you aren’t working on your blog?

Well I go have to work full time and I am a Drug Prevention & Education Youth Officer. I train people who work with young people in Drug Education and I love my job. I was a youth worker for five years before this job so it’s still a new challenge. I also now link in with Ziaja Skincare to hold in store events with the first happening in March so hopefully I will be doing them once a month.
4. Are you a full time blogger? How did you get into blogging and why?

Unfortunately not but who knows what the next year might bring :-)
5. How do you keep coming up with content for your blog?

I feel the ‘learning’ aspect of my blog is what sets me apart from others. I will always be looking to upskill or show case new MUA’s. I feel with makeup there is never enough learning to be had so I will continue to focus my blog on that. Also having some great blogging friends to link in with really helps keep things fresh.

6. Name some of the bloggers whom you look up to and why?

This is really hard…Before I blogged the only blogger I had heard of was So Sue Me. I wasn’t a big blog lover and I rarely read others apart from hers as it was so accessible on Facebook. I was more interested in YouTube tutorials from the likes of Lauren Curtis & Nicole Guerriero, learning to do my makeup was all I cared about not what product to buy. I started my blog really to share all I had learned with my friends and possibly others so now I have friends who are bloggers and people I think have dedicated so much to achieve all they have so I genuinely admire anyone who blogs from the heart, for the reason of sharing info with the world and not to become ‘famous’ or get ‘free stuff’. 

7. Name the top blogs you read?

Working full time and managing my own blog, social life and now linking in with brands doesn’t allow for much time. I am lucky to be a part of a number of groups on Facebook for bloggers where monthly posts can be accessed quickly so I read a lot of people. To be fair to my friends who work their asses off, I will always have a read of;

· Ruby Laine (my blogging bestie) 

· ElAndBabyA (my fantastic bestie from home who is sharing her experience of being a new mum with the world, I always have to check in on how my little JellyBean is coming along) 

· Big Blonde Girl (another amazing friend who’s antics I may be too prudish to talk about but I’ll always read about) 

Other beauty lovers who I like to hear their views on products would be; Aisling (Total Makeup Addict) Anita (Adorn) Grace (FacesbyGrace Youtube) Sinead Cady (The Makeup Chair Youtube) Sinead (The Beautiful Truth) I may not get to read/watch all these ladies all the time but for the most part I find the Facebook groups amazing to see what’s going on with people’s blogs whenever I get a min. 

8.What makes you read the above blogs?

If I feel someone is honest for a start. It’s ok not to like everything, I don’t. For me, a personal view is you need to act like a professional when reviewing a product. If it has been sent to you, it’s been paid for somewhere so if you don’t like it have the courtesy to say that for you, it was a no. I don’t particularly like people who ‘hate’ things. I find aggressive writing a turn off so where as I love an honest review I like to trust myself to read between lines and know if a person is genuine. I also love reading blogs if they are funny, I love a good LOL during the day so if you can make a joke here and there I’ll deffo come back for more!

9. Tell us something we don't know about you?

At the moment I have four tattoos and fifteen piercings. Each one of my tattoos is very important to me small as they may be. Fourteen of my piercings are in my ears and I plan to get another two this summer.

10. Link us to all of your social media platforms.

Twitter: @emmajcsheehan 

Instagram: @emmajcsheehan   

So there's a little insight into Emma and Mastering Your Make Up. Check out Emma on all her public platforms above. 


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