Blogger Spotlight Series: Meet Caryl from The Caryl Edit
Welcome to my new series: Blogger Spotlight where I profile my favourite beauty bloggers and get to know them, their blogging journey, fave products and advice for budding bloggers through a quick Q&A.
This week the blogger spotlight is shining brightly on a talented beauty who not only juggles being a full time mum with blogging, but is an amazing writer who I truly admire. She has a beautiful blog and a gorgeous photography style which you will recognise immediately in your Instagram feed.
Introducing the one and only Caryl from The Caryl Edit.
WHAT'S THE NAME OF YOUR BLOG AND IS THERE A STORY BEHIND THE NAME?
My blog name is The Caryl Edit. There really isn’t a story about this name, but I was basically unhappy with my blog name and theme layout for the longest time that the name sounded fitting. I used to go by my full name and then thought that people could assume I was aspiring to become a makeup artist - which I am not. So I reserved my identity for my future writing projects instead.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN BLOGGING?
I have been blogging since January 2013 part time-ish.
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT BLOGGING?
I am a full time mum to my son who is 2 years old. I am also a freelance writer, I write contemporary romance stories on the side, which began as a hobby while I was wrapping up my uni degree. Then I wrote my first romance eBook novel in 2014. Other than writing, I spend my time with my little family and see friends from time to time.
HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR BLOGGING CAREER TO DATE
My blog was recently featured on the Fashion Observer Magazine’s Blogger Love series (issue 13). It is really nice to be recognised for what I do as a beauty blogger. I appreciate the opportunities that has come my way and I am happy to be part of a large beauty community.
TOP 5 MAKEUP / BEAUTY PRODUCTS YOU'D BE LOST WITHOUT
Lucas’ Papaw Ointment - Everyone should have this product as a staple no matter what.
An Eyelash Curler – I have small Asian lashes.
Pocket Tissues – Accidents!
Lavanila Lab The Healthy Deodorant – It doesn’t make me sweat.
Simple Facial Cleansing Wipes (original) – For the lazy girl in me.
YOUR SKINCARE SAVIOURS
Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief Gel-Crème
Bioderma Solution Micellaire Water (all of them)
Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs & Rosewater
BLOGS YOU LOVE TO READ + FOLLOW
Marisa Robinson MUA
Sarah Loves Makeup
BLOGGERS YOU ADMIRE
Orchids and Peonies
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE LOOKING TO BECOME A BEAUTY BLOGGER
Write what interests you and what you enjoy reading. Importantly, it doesn’t hurt to be nice to people you meet, because you never know when those nice people will contact you for amazing blogging opportunities.
If you would like to be featured in my Blogger Spotlight Series or have someone you would like to nominate please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org