Blogger Showcase: Kat Dootson from Rainbowcrush

0 Posted by - July 20, 2014 - All, Bloggers, Fashion

Kat Dootson

Hey Kat!  We’re big fans of your blog Rainbowcrush, tell us a little bit about why you started blogging?

I’ve blogged on and off for a few years now but I got into beauty blogging when I stumbled across Lily Melrose’s blog llymlrs a couple of years ago. It really inspired me and I wanted to write so that people could find out whether a product was worth getting and it’s just grown from there.

Do you read many blogs yourself? Who are your all-time faves?

Yes I read quite a few actually!  Some of my favourites are llymlrs, gh0stparties and viviannadoesmakeup.  I’m always looking for new ones to read though!

You work as a web developer. How do you balance working and blogging with everything else in between?

It can be tough and sometimes blogging does take a back seat but I try to be as organised as possible. Taking pictures in bulk and scheduling posts for the week ahead is helpful as I don’t have to worry about taking pictures when it’s dark and I’m tired and trying to fit lots of posts in during the week.

Who is your biggest style influence?

This is difficult; there’s so many people I take inspiration from like Zooey Deschanel, Kate Middleton and Lauren Conrad but I suppose it would have to be Blake Lively, she looks so effortless and flawless in everything.

 If you could shop with anyone, past or present, who would it be?

If I could shop with anyone I’d shop with my mum, she’s great fun, she knows what suits me and is always honest. I trust her opinion above everyone else when it comes to picking clothes to suit me.

What’s the best piece of career/blogging advice you’ve ever been given?

My parents used to say if you do something you love you’ll never work a day in your life and it’s true I love both my blog and my career and there’s never a time where I think I don’t want to do this. Obviously not everyone will find a job they love, but I think people should aim to.

What does a typical day look like for you?

I work full time so Monday to Friday I’m busy working. I usually read a few blogs and get some images edited on my lunch break then I’ll try and get a couple more posts done in the evening and reply to emails and chat with other bloggers if I’ve got a spare hour or two.  I do set aside my Sundays as a blogging day to take pictures for upcoming posts for the week ahead and to try new recipes out for my Sunday posts.

Finally, we’ve all had ‘em…what is your biggest fashion disaster?

I’ve had so many over the years! But probably when I was going through my emo phase. I used to wear spaghetti tops over black tshirts with bright coloured plastic necklaces and backcomb my hair with a thick fringe over my face. I thought I looked so cool but I cringe when I look back now, I just looked a mess!

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