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Monday, 18 February 2013

Favourite Blogs #4: Thrift Thick

Ahh, my first blogger from across the pond! I adore Thrift Thick and the stunningly beautiful blogger who runs it. Cassie's posts are filled with her witty sense of humour and I always find myself smiling as I read them. She also incorporates big, beautiful photos and it's just a joy to explore her work. Whilst I carry on inwardly worshipping Thrift Thick, I'll let Cassie introduce it for herself!

Thrift Thick's Banner, Starring Cassie's professional photobombing cat, Galileo.

Hi everyone!! My name is Cassie; I'm a 22 year old college graduate currently earning my MFA (Master of Fine Arts) in drawing and painting. I have a love and passion for all things fashion and beauty so I created a blog to further indulge my obsession. "ThriftThick" is essentially just a place where I can be myself and share my honest views on cosmetics (I tend to focus my thrifting and fashion on my YouTube channel of the same name) and simultaneous spam my viewers with photos of my cat, Galileo :)

Why did you start blogging?
Though I didn't realize it at the time, I think I started blogging because of my dream to be a
teacher. I love studying up on things and then sharing what I know with others so blogging was pretty much the perfect way for me to do this; reading other people's blogs helped me to research and discover products while starting my own blog allowed me an outlet to share my own opinions... which reminds me: I also wanted to create a blog that was nothing but 100% honest. I hate blogs that are full of nothing but PR samples and misleadingly positive reviews!!

A stunningly beautiful Tarte Blush (that I've been lusting over forever)

What's your favorite thing about blogging?
Hands down: the beauty community. I can't even begin to express how amazing it has been to interact with people from all over the world of so many different ages, backgrounds, etc. just because of a common interest in cosmetics. People have been so unbelievably kind to me (and I'd like to think I've been the same to others haha) and really motivate me to continue being myself both online and in real life :)

If you could choose just one holy grail product, what would it be and why?
Oh gosh... how do you pick??? If I had to pick skincare it would absolutely be the Acne Free Severe Terminator 10 Spot Treatment (it has cleared up my acne better than any other product and, as a girl who has suffered from acne for 10+ years now, that means a lot!!). 
However, if I had to pick makeup I would definitely pick Estee Lauder's Double Wear Light Foundation (I wear Intensity 2.0); beautiful skin is one of the quickest ways to feeling beautiful and confident and this foundation is the best I've ever used!!

Cassie's base products from her "How Much Is My Face Worth?" post! Lady with expensive taste.

Do you have any tips for new bloggers?
I feel like everyone says this, but: ignore the numbers. I didn't get my first follower until over a month into my blog but, since I loved what I was doing, I kept at it and now have some of the loveliest and committed followers (some that I can now call friends) that dreams are made of. 
Oh, and don't be the spam commenter on other people's blogs... you know, that person who leaves a comment like "Lovely! xx insertname&bloglinkhere". It's beyond obvious that you just copy and pasted that comment from a sticky note on your desktop and people will basically hate you and not want to check out your blog haha.

Describe your personal style?
"Grab bag". I honestly don't know that my style fits into just one category (and I've always been told that I'm one of the hardest people to buy for *sob*) since I love so many facets of fashion so a grab bag seems like an appropriate comparison. That probably comes from my thrifting obsession as well (I kind of go nuts for a good grandpa cardigan or man sweater)!!

One of my personal favourite OOTD's from Cassie. All the way back from July! Looking utterly stunning.

Do your friends and family know about your blog?
Yes and no. My closest friends and family know about (and silently stalk) my blog but I have the hardest time telling other people in my day-to-day life about my internet life... I don't know what it is but it's just too strange to tell others!!


Thank you so much for taking the time to chat to me Cassie, I couldn't agree more with the things you've said! I'm definitely a firm believer in beautiful skin making me feel confident and it really is so important to blog for no one but yourself! Please, please, please go and check out Thrift Thick and say hi to Cassie, I promise you won't regret it!

Lauren

19 comments:

  1. Yes! Two of my favorite bloggers collaborating! And the kitty too! =^.^=

    V
    peanutloveslipstick.blogspot.com

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    1. awhh! I'm glad you like us :D haha x

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  2. Thanks for sharing! Cassie's blog looks great :)

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    1. it's awesome :) definitely a favourite x

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  3. I love Cassie's blog. Galileo as well xx

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    1. It's so so so good! haha he's such a cutie :) xx

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  4. That Tarte blusher is gorgeous!!
    Cassie's blog sounds right up my street, I'm off to have a nosey now :)

    Jesss xo

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    1. *sighs dreamily* isn't it? Wish it was easily available in the UK :( woo! go :) x

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  5. lovely post - looks like another blog up my street :) xx

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    1. it certainly should be! fantastic blog x

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  6. Great post, that blush is gorgeous! I'm glad I'm not the only one who finds telling my 'real life' friends about my blog odd. Some people just don't get it, I'd rather discuss it with like minded people :)

    Loving the new layout Lauren!

    Lyndsay ♡
    Fizzy Peaches

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    1. it's weird isn't it? I wouldn't dream of telling everyone either.

      Thank you! designed by Amy from paintpotted.com :) x

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  7. Uh you help me find so many good blogs! I'm now following her :D xo

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  8. So lovely chatting with you as well Lauren; thank you so much again for all of your sweet words and support :)

    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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    1. awh any time lovely :) thank you to you for doing this with me :) x

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  9. is the tarte blush as good as everyone raves about, I am so intrigued :) x

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  10. Beautiful, top, kitty and you
    www.adoramehitabel.blogspot.co.uk

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