Today is the launch of a new weekly series I’ll be posting on Luxe & Bliss, Beauty Talk. I’ll be chatting all things beauty (and a bit of blogging) with a variety of bloggers, influencers, make-up artists and beauty therapists about their ride or die products, common beauty mistakes, tips and tricks and much more.
To kick off the first edition of Beauty Talk, I had a chat with Peta Serras from the kick-ass blog Professional Babe.
I started my blogging journey about 7 years ago. My blog was actually a Pilates based blog that eventually saw me talking about health and mindset articles. I’ve been a model for 13 years and I usually do the hair and makeup on my shoots, so I was constantly being asked questions about beauty products and posing (for photos).
‘Professional Babe’ was a term I used to use when people started asking me what I did as a job. People were slightly judgey when I responded that I was a model and I owned a Pilates studio. I found ‘Professional Babe’ a little more humorous instead. It was a year or so later than I realised it was a great name and decided to start a blog under it.
Who are your favourite bloggers and/or influencers?
@gemkwatts – a droolworthy Instagram feed
@clementinemcveigh – I need her wardrobe now!
@kristinabazan – my ultimate girl crush
@margoandme – her website is goals
Do you have any tips on how to grow your Instagram following?
Consistently post beautiful aspirational content and your readers will find you.
Do you have a blogging routine or schedule?
Not particularly. I’ll have ideas for posts and I make a loose plan around that. I have another business so I’ll often work late into the night editing photos and writing. I just make sure that I get content out each week and to write my goals down and work on them daily.
What’s the best thing to come out of launching your blog?
My favourite skincare brand, Bioderma, took me to France. I don’t think it gets much better than that!
Tell me about your AM and PM skincare routine(s). If you have specific products you use every day, what are they?
My routine is quite simple and identical from AM to PM. I love the Bioderma Sensibio range. I use their micellar water followed by their rich moisturising cream. My eye cream is by Nuxe and I love their Huile Prodigieuse body oil as well. When my dermatitis is bad I’ll use a kiwi seed extract by Dermaviduals.
What beauty products/tools could you never be without?
1. My blow dryer
2. Bioderma H2O micellar water
3. Lancôme Grandiose liquid liner
4. Red lipstick
5. La Roche-Posay BB cream
If you could only use products from one brand for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
Definitely Bioderma. Their skincare makes my skin really happy. For makeup products I’d have to say Lancôme or L’Oreal.
What is your biggest beauty or fashion splurge?
I have a thing for expensive accessories. Anything by Gucci always has my heart.
Nude or bold lip? Bold. Always red.
Falsies or lash extensions? Falsies
Straightener or curling wand? Blow dryer!
Instagram or Snapchat? Instagram. Snapchat confuses me.
Tea or coffee? Coffee. Long black, thank you.
Lipstick or mascara? Lipstick – red, always.
Beauty or fashion? Beauty!
Thanks so much, Peta! To learn more about Peta and Professional Babe, check out her social channels:
Stay tuned for next week’s edition of Beauty Talk!
– A xx