Laura Guy: Chatting About Her Home of Fashion, Beauty And Wellness.
Meet Laura Guy, the 21-year-old English Language and Media graduate who started her blog because of her love of fashion, beauty and makeup. In her own words, 'in my spare time, I like to cuddle my French bulldog and Chinese restaurants with my partner'. Laura also runs a freelance web design business where she designs websites for a variety of businesses.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR BLOG AND CONTENT? WHAT IS THE THEME AND BACKGROUND?
'So I started my blog when I was 18 and it was something I really wanted to do, as well as being creative. I had always been into fashion and makeup. I had just been through a huge breakup, and my blog was just an outlet for me to just share my thoughts and my processes, write about my dating experiences. It was my online diary, which I feel people can read and relate to.'
CAN YOU TELL THE READERS WHY YOU STARTED YOUTUBE?
'I started my Youtube account because I've grown up watching Youtube, I love watching Youtube, and I have always wanted to create my own video content and Youtube videos. Quite recently, my mum found an old Canon camera of hers and it actually had a video of a 12-year-old me filming a makeup tutorial, with my No 7 and Nivea makeup. That just shows how long I've been inspired by Youtube and how much I've wanted to create content, as that was 10 years ago. I finally did it, I finally got the confidence, and I just love creating. I completed a Media degree recently, so the whole production of editing, filming, directing side overlaps the degree and my hobby as I love both the creating and output process.'
DO YOU HAVE ANY FASHION TIPS AND TRICKS FOR THE READERS?
'My fashion tips and tricks for readers would be; go to charity shops, go to vintage and thrift stores because you will find absolute gems, and they will 100% be top-notch quality. Honestly, you won't get any better quality in another fast-fashion store, if you want good quality products like good stitching and the pattern work, then go to these places. And fashion trends are constantly recycling themselves, so you are bound to find something that is on season that was also around 20 years ago.'
DO YOU HAVE ANY BEAUTY AND MAKEUP PRODUCTS YOU WANT TO RECOMMEND AND WHY?
'For beauty products, do your research by watching tutorials and reading beauty and makeup blogs, and find drug-store products that compare to high-end products and that perform the same. I am a believer in cheaper products and dupe products performing the same or as well as more expensive products. The drugstore is a massive competitor now when it comes to makeup and beauty and skincare products. One of my personal favourite makeup products is Revolution, I think they are great, and they get a lot of their inspiration from high-end brands.'
WHERE DO YOU WANT TO GO IN THE FUTURE, AND WHAT ARE YOUR DREAM GOALS?
'My aim and dream for my blog and video content would be to inspire people, for them to look forward to reading or watching my content, and keeping up with what I create. I love writing my blog posts, and I recently gave my website a makeover. I also count my Instagram part of my blog, so for people to look forward to scrolling on my page it makes me happy. I don't think I would make this as a career, as I want this to be in my Media degree however as a side hustle sure. My main goal is to make people happy.'
If you want to be further inspired by Laura, then follow her Instagram @lauraguyy2, her blog https://www.simplylauraguy.com/blog/ and her Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtYn7cTetVs-inbGzUvHkyQ.