Beauty Blogger Interview: Ashlynne Kaliher

Thanks for taking on this interview! Let’s start off with a self introduction.

Hi everyone! Thank you so much, Vivian, for this awesome opportunity. I think this is such a fun idea! I have been obsessed with makeup for about 5 years now, and I’ve loved skincare for about 2 years. I’m 21-years-old with combo/oily skin. I love finding new products that work for me. Beauty is such a passion of mine, and so is writing. I’m a senior in college and I’m hoping to do something with criminal psychology!

When did you first start blogging about beauty?

I started my blog this past May, so I’ve been blogging for almost 4 months now! Starting my beauty blog was definitely one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I’ve loved everything beauty-related for so long and it was time to share my thoughts and opinions out in the beauty community! I also love writing and have ever since I was little, so it’s amazing being able to combine my two passions in one. It makes me so happy to pick up a new makeup product or find a skincare product that makes my skin feel good. I will always love makeup and skincare.

Could you share your first experience with makeup?

My first experience with makeup was when I was in 6th grade I think. I remember seeing girls at school wearing makeup so I desperately wanted to try it, too. I begged my mom to let me try eyeliner, so I went to the store with her and picked up a blue CoverGirl eyeliner…lol. I didn’t even wear it properly; I put it under my bottom lashes, so it looked like I had raccoon eyes but blue instead of black. It was really bad. After that, I started wearing Revlon ColorStay foundation and some powder. Thankfully, my makeup progressed a little bit and I wasn’t looking like a clown anymore.

What are some of your favourite brands?

I recently went cruelty-free, which I’m very excited about. I’ve always loved the brands Anastasia Beverly Hills, Too Faced, Becca, and Sol de Janeiro. I also am loving Farmacy, Go-To, Indie Lee, and Drunk Elephant. Anastasia Beverly Hills and Sol de Janeiro have to be my all-time favorite brands, though. I have so many amazing products from them! The Modern Renaissance Palette, Soft Glam, the brow powder duo, clear brow gel, Amrezy highlighter, etc. from ABH, and the incredible Bum Bum Cream, Body Mist, Lip Butter, Body Scrub, etc. from Sol de Janeiro!

(My blog post all about my entire Anastasia Beverly Hills collection: https://ashsbeautyspace.wordpress.com/2018/08/14/my-anastasia-beverly-hills-makeup-collection/)

Choose one: skincare or makeup?

This is a really tough one…in the past, I’d easily choose makeup. However, I’m so into skincare now because I know that makeup will only look as good as your base does (your bare face). If you take care of your skin and have a good skincare routine, your makeup will look amazing. But, I also enjoy wearing no makeup, and I feel more confident doing so with clear skin. So I’ll have to say I’d choose skincare!

Name one product that you would repurchase for the rest of your life.

This is another hard one to answer! Hmmm…I’d probably have to say either the Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Melting Cleansing Balm or the Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Sunshine Serum. Green clean is 100% necessary for me on the days I wear makeup; it’s the best way to get all the makeup off my face to prepare for my second cleanse. But, I’m obsessed with D-Bronzi because it gives you an automatic, sun-kissed glow. Hard choice…but I think I’d pick D-Bronzi.

(My review of D-Bronzi: https://ashsbeautyspace.wordpress.com/2018/06/30/drunk-elephant-d-bronzi-sunshine-serum-review-swatches/)

What is one piece of advice you would give to readers who are just starting out in their skincare or makeup journey?

I would suggest starting out small and not buying every product you see. Everyone’s skin is different, so just because a beauty guru you watch loved a certain 5 products, that doesn’t always mean those will work the same for you. I recommend doing your research first, for sure! From there, see what you think you’d like best that will fit your budget, and try some things out! You aren’t going to have an entire beauty room full of products right off the bat, so just take it slow and have fun! Also, when it comes to skincare specifically, less is MORE. From what I’ve found, my skin reacts the best when I have a simple routine with minimal products, rather than a super long routine with 8 products.


I hope you all enjoyed learning a bit more about me! Thank you again, Vivian, for this great opportunity. Thanks for reading!

Xoxo,

Ash

My blog: https://ashsbeautyspace.wordpress.com/

You can find me on social media here:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ashtaykay_/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/ashtaykay_/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ash_kal20

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Vivian Yeong

“I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.” ― Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart

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