Today’s Unparalleled Chats guest is Michelle! She is a makeup artist, hairstylist, aupair and blogger. Also, she has just moved to the Netherlands- How cool is that?
I’m very happy I had the chance to interview her as she’s super bright and energetic!
(Michelle’s answers are in black, mine are grey)
1. Can you make an acronym out of your first name?
I don’t think this is too traditional but who cares.
C- Cats (are everything)
L- Loner (I love being alone, that’s in a positive way)
2. What’s the first word you see? _AKE
MAKE- make memories, make art, make the life you want.
3. Claim to fame?
Wearing weird lipsticks while being true to myself. I always wear ‘different’ lipsticks. My go to colours are: orange, blue and purple.
4. What color matches your thoughts?
Green- it is a mix of yellow which bright, positive, energetic and blue which is more ‘head screwed on right’ and it just makes me happy.
5. If you could jump in a pool full of something what would it be?
I would say makeup but that is probably pretty painful. Stationary? Just as painful. Maybe chocolate lol.
6. What’s the fun-est thing you never want to do again?
Definitely zip lining. I had a panic attack on the first line and there were 20!!! I eventually enjoyed one or two and I do recommend it to everyone but I don’t think I would do it again.
7. What dreams do you want to come true?
I would say, I want to be able to earn enough money doing what I love to be able to buy my step-dad an apartment as well as to be able to actively donate to women in need in South Africa -where I am from. My step-dad has been my rock and my dad for the longest time and I do call him dad. We lost my mom last year and I now live overseas again, far from him. I would love to be able to buy him a place and him not worry about rent, food, clothing etc.
8. What do you want to do that you’ve never done?
There are so many things that I want to do. Travel is on the top of my list. Something mundane for me would to want to go to an amusement park and ride a roller coaster which I have never done before as well as a Ferris wheel. More career wise, I would love to be part of a fashion show and do high fashion makeup. That’s my goal.
9. How’d you come up with your blog name?
My blog name is actually ‘ChelleMUA. I came up with it one day randomly. Growing up, I had an aunt named Michelle too so they would call me “Chelle” (pronounced shell) or noo-noo shell. My nieces and nephew also call me chelle now. I am a makeup artist and everyone forgets about the accent on my last e in my name, hence the accent that everyone forgets in my blog name.
Wait, what accent? Oops… I guess I’m in that number… *grimace*
10. Do you share your blog with family and friends?
11. What inspires your posts?
I am in an exciting phase of my life. I graduated college this year after spending 2 years in America, I lived by myself in SA and I have now moved to Holland. I think this inspires me as my life constantly changes and I am in a new place often which means I can experience different culture, different lives and different food. I am also a makeup fan and I love reviews. Telling people about makeup that I like and how I use it makes me so excited. If you ever meet me, talk about makeup and we will be friends for life lol.
12. If you could, would you turn your blog into a business? Have you?
If I could- yes – that is the plan but I want to write because I am in love with writing and not because I HAVE to write.
I hear you!
13. Do you write humorous and serious post on your blog?
Yes I do, I am very sarcastic and witty. This often gets confused with nonchalant and uninterested but that’s far from true. I make jokes about serious things because you can’t always be serious in life.
14. How long can you say “ahhh”?
Like 10 seconds? Is that bad?
Umm… *shrug* I guess you’re good… I’m not sure how long one should be able to hold their breath…
15. Pick up the book closest to you. Go to chapter 5, 4th sentence, 3 word in that line? Now put Giggling in front of it.
Giggling 151 Meters
This is rich!
16. Think about writing a letter to an individual Welches Fruit snack (not the company)… how would you open up?
What the heck is that? BRB gooooooooooooogle!!!!
“Dear Welches Fruit snack,
You don’t know me and I don’t know you but I think we can be friends if you don’t contain too much sugar”
(I’m weird, I know)
17. Favorite color?
Aquamarine- I love it.
18. Favorite blogging quote?
19. Advice for new bloggers?
Blog because you love it, not because you have to.
20. Finally, one question you’d like to ask me?
There’s so many but I think I will go a bit personal… Do you know the muffin man?
Kidding, on a real though. How do you share your faith when it comes to blogging? Having followers on any level means you will be judged. Be it from those creepy Christians or people who have no faith at all. How do you do it?
Wow, you went deep… I don’t like to talk about it but, yes, I know him. He was my neighbor on blueberry lane- But that’s rather personal….
Okay! For real… wow, that’s a very good question!
Honestly, I know, there are those who may feel like I don’t mention God enough and others who say I should quit altogether, but at the end of the day, it’s my Father I’m trying to please. Replacing my adjectives with a name of God, is taking his name in vain, but saying “I’m a Christian” and never mentioning His name is taking Jesus’s sacrifice in vain. And I’m unwilling to do either. Therefore, I share freely as God leads me.
Did you enjoy this chat? Tell me your thoughts!