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Monday, 29 August 2011

Queen Makeupbee

As some of you may already know, I was recently crowned Queen Makeupbee for Yeahhhh, bow down to Queen Meredith!

Just kidding, mostly wanted an excuse to post that. Anyways, as part of the privilege of being Queen Makeupbee I was interviewed by Ti who is one of the co-founders of the site so I wanted to share the interview with you guys!
"Our Second featured QueenMakeupbee of August is Meredith, the owner of Pigments & Palettes blog. Her blog is full of beautiful makeup looks and tutorials, from Makeup to hair, and even step by step Photoshop photo editing tutorials.  Learn not only how to apply makeup beautifully from her, you can also learn how she captures that makeup look into a beautifully composed image. " We interviewed her to find out more about her and her blog..."

1. Why did you start blogging?

I started blogging after I entered my first online makeup contest in March. That contest exposed me to all kinds of incredible talent, both professional and amateur. It was so inspiring it made me want to do what they did, maybe someday inspire people like those bloggers inspired me. I never dreamed I'd have so many followers in such a short amount of time though, it's truly incredible and humbling. 

2. How do you find inspiration for your blog posts?

I'm really inspired by literature and film primarily, as the majority of my looks are character based. I love the idea of interpreting and embodying a persona. I guess that's the part of me that never got over dress-up games. I'm also heavily inspired by the work of other bloggers. I see incredible looks and I want to mimic them or put my own spin on them, which is one of the reasons I love MakeupBee so much, it's great for exposing myself to new ideas and talent.

3. What are your must have beauty items and why?

I'd say the things that I reach for the most in my kit are: My Coastal Scents Palettes, mostly the original and shimmer palettes. I use those in just about every look I do. I can't survive without my Quo Ultra flare lashes, I'm obsessed with them and use them all the time. And my Sephora Sculpting Disk, it helped me to discover the art of contouring and honestly, I don't know how I survived without it, I'll never go back.

4. Why should another makeup lover join Makeupbee?

Well, the reason I love MakeupBee is for the inspiration, the incredible talent and the beautiful pictures. But I also really like the sense of community there. I've met some of my favourite bloggers through the site and continue to stay in contact with them. So I'd say, join for the pictures and stay for the friends! :)


Just a short interview. I also reviewed products sent to me as part of my prize which you can check out here. If you haven't joined you should definitely check it out. I've met tons of talented artists on that site and made some great friends. Here are some of the friendly faces I've come to know and love from Makeupbee.

(From Top Left - Clockwise)
Maryam | Dawnielle | Ronnie | Ailah | Marla | Kassie | Michelle | Sonja

That's it for me today. Unfortunately as all my makeup is packed away in boxes right now (ugh, moving) I'm unable to do any looks for a few days but bear with me. I will also be without internet for an undisclosed period of time as I get settled but never fear, I'll be back with a vengeance before you have time to say 'winged liner'. I have some great stuff planned for September that I'm really excited to share with you guys.

And don't forget, there are only 
until my giveaway closes!


  1. Yaay! Bow to the queen! LOL!

    That's a very nice interview, I had a good time reading it! I feel like I know a bit more from my awesome queen now, :D Congratulations! It is well deserved!

    Leonara Carulina

  2. Great job Meredith! Keep up the good work!

  3. LOL. I *love* that picture of you all blinged out with Snoop.

  4. Aww Congrats! That's lovely to be crowned a Queen of something! ;D xx

  5. congrats! and woah i'm loving the pimpin' version of meredith lol!

  6. Congratulations! Love the pic..hahaha! Gangsta!

  7. Congrats! I haven't logged on that site in forevers. >.< I should go back.

  8. congradulations:)
    and aaah i can't believe my face is there lol <3

    your amazing Mer! (excuse the informality lol)


  9. Your highness, (lol)

    CONGRATS!!! :) YAY!


  10. I humbly bow my head, your majesty... you sparkle like a true queen :)) definitely well deserved!!! and hey, that's meee among friends, yaaayyy!!! oxox

  11. OMFG I literally LOL'ed when I saw that picture, HAHAHAH. Congrats, Queen Meredith! <3

  12. haaaaaa GANGSTAAAA ;PPPP
    congrats girl.
    <3 BB

  13. OMG Thank you so much Meredith!!! You are such a wonderful lady and I am so proud and honored to have met you!! <3 <3


  14. ps. You almost made me crack a rib from that photo lol

  15. :D i love that picture :D , so gangsta , LOL
    Yeah i know the feeling ... moving :( , i have some work in my new house , so i didn't packed everything yet , but it's coming closer now ! I packed some things , but not the makeup , i'll do this last :)

  16. Ah congrats girl you deserve it! You are so talented!
    Lovely photo m'dear haha!
    Keep doing what you do love.

  17. LOL Gangsta! Congrats again! Your skills are the shiz!

  18. Congratulations, Meredith! Cheers to that, sweetie!! You see, you do have a great talent and people can see it :) keep it up, love!

    Not Your Ordinary Beauty Queen


    Instead of saluting you, i'm going to try to perfect that little arm gesture in your Blingee.

  20. You are hilarious! I love the gangsta necklace and, of course, a little Snoop down in the corner breaking it down haha. Thanks for the shout out as well!! You're the best!

  21. LOL i love the picture hahaha! congratulations for the crown baby, you deserve that and more! <3

  22. Congrats my gangsta queen! You totally earned it!

  23. well done!! you deserve it!

  24. I'm in love with your new layout!! It's fabulous and I'm definitely taking your tips you left on my post. Thanks Meredith! (:

  25. Congrats on Queen Makeupbee! =]

  26. that is so amazing congrats :)

    - Sydney xo

  27. Congrats, love! LMAO @ the gif! Great interview, nice to know you moar!! <33

  28. congrats you deserve it hun!
    excited for your giveaway-winner announcement!

  29. I'm so late to the party, but CONGRATS! LOL @ the Blingee ;]