#MeetTheBeauties - Iya-louisas

Hello lovelies and welcome back to another interview from my #MeetTheBeauties Series. This week I am showcasing Iya-Louisa from iya-louisas.co.uk

Iya-Louisa is a blogger with an obsession to Harry Potter who aims to make a difference and I have no doubt that she will! You can find an array of topics on her blog, so sit back, get comfy and prepare to find out all about Iya-Louisa.

1: Tell us a bit about yourself.

So hi! I am Iya - louisa, I am 21 almost 22. I have an obsession with Harry Potter and Eminem (hence why my dogs called Shade) and I blog, obviously. My blog is a mixture of everything that defines me. You will find veggie/vegan food reviews, ridiculous puns, mental health stories and advice, cruelty free beauty, campaign work and just everyday personal life chat. My aim in life is to make a difference. And that’s what I am going to do. 

2: How did you come up with your Blog name? 

My blog name is literally my first name haha! Is that cheating? I have a very unusual/unique name and after years of crying over my not spelt right, not pronounced properly, can’t get a coke bottle with it on, name. I decided to use it to my advantage. 

3: How long have you been blogging?

I have been blogging now since the 22nd September 2016, so almost two years!

4: Who/What Inspired you to start a blog?

I started my blog as part of a course assignment. I was under the princes trust enterprise scheme and my mentor suggested I give It a try just to get me use to writing to target audiences. At the time I didn't think I was going to keep it up and actually put so much effort into it! When it came to really sharing it with the world I have to thank Linda from HowLindyCsIt an old school friend who literally sent me every bit of information she knew about becoming self hosted and blogging. She was literally amazing! I hate when other bloggers don't like to share how to become successful out of fear. She was not one of them! https://howlindycsit.co.uk

5: What's one piece of advice you would give to someone just starting?

Just go for it. When I first started I was so worried that no one would read my blog or actually the opposite… everyone I knew would! And then I just got into a (excuse the swearing but) f*ck it attitude! And then I just didn't care anymore and my blog became so easy to write.

6: Tell us a random fact about yourself?

Why do I always find these so hard? Haha. Umm… I have dyslexia! I don't really talk about it often but I actually have dyslexia which is why you will find some interesting spelling or words randomly chucked in my posts from time to time haha

7: Is there anything you know now that you wish you knew before you started blogging?

How much hard work it is to actually blog! People don’t realise the time and effort it takes to publish and edit a post. I mainly struggle with motivation but when I'm in the zone it all comes together. But then you need to learn how to promote yourself on top and it isn’t easy! I am still learning everything now!

8: Describe your perfect Night in.

My perfect night in would probably be, face masks, movie marathons with the boyfriend and a load of snacks/carb based food… what would make it extra perfect is if that food wouldn't affect me after! haha

9: Looking back, what's your favourite blog post to date?

My favourite blog post… this is a hard one! I would have to say its between two and surprisingly it’s not a foodie one! My two favourites are my favourite for similar reasons. They are the ones people resinated the most with as well as the ones that actually helped people. Both of these posts had me receiving all forms of messages with “me too” stories/thank you for being so real about it, and I actually just felt so happy that my posts were actually helping people! These posts were; ‘All about my “suicidal little ass”’ http://iya-louisas.co.uk/2017/10/11/mental-health-day/ and ‘You are pretty! You know, for a black girl’ http://iya-louisas.co.uk/2017/09/12/beautyandrace/ which actually kicked off a whole campaign series!

10: What are your links, where can we find you?

You can find me on;
FacebookIya - Louisas
And of course my bloghttp://iya-louisas.co.uk

Quick Fire Round;

Bus or Taxi?
Beach or Pool? 
Cats or Dogs? 
Bath or Shower?
Pizza or Pasta? 
Night in or Night out?
Night in 
Music or Movies? 
Fizzy Juice or Hot Drinks? 
Fizzy juice
Sweets or Crisps? 
Netflix or Amazon Prime? 

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