Honestly nothing fancy. I use the camera on my Samsung Galaxy S4. I find the photos I take usually come out great quality, so why fix what ain't broke?
What programme do you use to edit your photos?
I don't have Adobe Photoshop on my laptop (even though my boyfriend does), so I just use PicMonkey (which after years of using Photoshop for my degree) I can say look equally as impressive.
Who designed your layout?
I did, which is why it's so bad at the moment! My boyfriend is currently working on a huge design revamp for my blog so stay tuned for that!
What made you start a blog?
I love writing, and it really is that simple. Whether I'm writing stories, writing about my day, experiences or products - I love it. I think it's a really great, healthy way to express yourself, and I think if you do it right, your personality will shine through it and you'll be able to make lots of friends! (If you have a nice personality. If not then I guess you probably won't make a lot of friends?)
Why did you call your blog The British Trend?
I remember sitting down one evening and spending hours trying to come up with a good name. It really didn't come to me instantly, and I really wasn't convinced once I'd chosen it. Once I started linking my blog to my dissertation last year (I designed a magazine) and I was using the name more often, it really started to stick, and after that I was glad I came up with it. That, and I really don't think I could come up with anything better that encapsulates current trends in Britain. Starting to doubt self again.
How do you get people to read and follow your blog?
It took about half a year for me to get any recognition - they really don't appear overnight. I was featured on a double-page spread in Company Magazine early this year, which really gave my blog an amazing boost, so I am really grateful to the lovely guys over at Company. I also have my blog linked up to its own Facebook and Twitter which really helps. The more you socialise, the more popular your blog will become, but it really doesn't happen quickly, and requires you to work very hard, even when you're not talking to many people. But I think if one person reads my blog and likes it, then it's worth it.
I need help creating a blog name, can you think of anything?
As you know, I'm not a great example after spending so long thinking of mine. Being a blogger on Tumblr too, I always spend far too long thinking of names. If I were you, I'd probably make a little spider diagram of words that relate to what you want to blog about (and some of your favourite words!) have a play around with them and see where it takes you!
What do you ask for at the hairdressers?
Honestly? I don't. This is absolutely terrible that as a beauty blogger I'm saying this, but I haven't had a haircut in about 3/4 years. Sure, I've trimmed it myself here and there, but I haven't had it cut in a long, long time. Don't do this though! It's not very healthy for your hair, and can cause split ends. I love having hair almost down to my hips, but it's a bit of a nightmare to uphold. I'm currently debating with the idea of going shoulder-length.
Can I add you on your personal Facebook?
I only add people I know personally (and I'm actually friends with!) on my personal Facebook. I recently had a big clear out and went from about 500 friends down to 70, so I'm not sure I'd like to add lots of people on there. Huge 'however' though! I do have a The British Trend Facebook page, which you can "like", as I'd love to make friends with you on there and read what you've got to say about some of the topics I write about.