#MyBlogLife: STELLAR Meets Keva Doyle From Blunt Blonde
Keva from the Blunt Blonde blog chats to us about her essential blogging kit, her ultimate beauty products and her next big purchase.
Keva’s essential info
Name: Keva Doyle
Why did you start blogging?
It’d been something I’d been thinking about doing for a while, but it took me some time to build up the courage. I started writing but wasn’t sharing any of my posts until I got into the swing of it. The website’s something I loved creating and it took a bit of time to get it how I wanted it.
How often do you blog?
It really is seven days a week. I’ve been told I never put my phone down – I’m constantly online. I work full time too, so I write in the evenings and take photos at the weekend. Sometimes I wish there were more hours in the day!
What’s in your blogging kit?
I was a camera nerd for about a month, researching and looking at every YouTube video available before I took the plunge and invested in the Panasonic Lumix GF6. It’s a compact DSLR, so you get the quality of a huge SLR, but the neatness of a smaller camera. This is essential for bloggers as it’s something you want to be able to bring everywhere. The detachable lenses are also amazing.
What’s difficult about being a blogger?
Sharing your life on the internet can be hard but I’m lucky in that the majority of the time I get lovely comments from followers – but you can get the odd insult. Not everyone is going to like what you’re doing.
What’s your favourite blog category?
I like fashion, can eat for Ireland and will get on a plane at a minute’s notice – so it’s hard to say. Having a lifestyle blog allows me to share my love for fashion, food and travel with a bit of beauty thrown in for good measure.
And your beauty essentials?
Eve Lom cleanser is one of the best products I use, it’s pricey but so worth it. Your skin is something that you really need to look after.
What’s your favourite make-up look?
My favourite make-up look is definitely sun kissed. I don’t think you can beat that. The Laura Mercier Primer Radiance is something I use every day too.
Who’s your beauty inspiration?
Blake Lively – her hair and skin are always flawless!
Who’s your style inspiration?
I love Aimee Song, Poppy Delevingne, Sienna Miller, Reese Witherspoon and Blake Lively. Outfit inspiration comes from magazines and street style, and I get endless inspiration from Pinterest and other bloggers.
What item should we all invest in?
A good handbag. A classic black bag is something we all should have.
Where are your favourite places to shop?
I’m obsessed with Zara. Others I love are Cos, Maje, H&M, and Topshop jeans are amazing. I also love Revolve clothing and Asos.
Any hidden gems?
I love celebrating Irish designers, and although well respected I think Zoe Jordan and Danielle Romeril are definitely gems to keep an eye on.
What’s the most expensive item you’ve ever bought?
A pair of Michael Kors boots that lasted me years, they’ve now been replaced by a gorgeous pair of Stuart Weitzman 50/50 boots.
What’s your next big buy?
Jimmy Choo Abel Courts: they’ve been on my wishlist for quite a while.
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