The Beauty Addict

My name is Victoria and I am Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger with over 15 years experience working with in the Beauty Industry and it is my passion for all things Beauty that drove me to create ‘The Diary of a Beauty Addict’ in October 2015.  My Blog is my way of combining my passion for Beauty with my love of Fashion, Technology, Health and Lifestyle and sharing them with the world, along with anything else that happens to inspire me!  I love Blogging and the freedom it gives me to continue pursuing a career I love and allows me to work with some amazing Bloggers and Brands that I both respect and admire!

I am addicted to Subscription Beauty Boxes, Online Shopping and Pinterest.  I love getting together with friends, drinking Gin and eating Cake. I am a hoarder of  Handbags, Lipsticks, Shoes and Candles, and I am totally obsessed with Naked Palettes and finding the perfect pair of Jeans!

Originally from Norfolk, I now live in the South West of England with my amazing Husband, and our 4 year old Pug, Albert.  I am currently expecting my first child, due this Summer and I love spending time with my family and friends and returning home to my beloved Norfolk Countryside and Coastline when ever I can, and when I can’t I enjoy finding new places to explore in and around Somerset!

Although I am reliant on Maternity Clothes and prefer a pair of Flip Flops or Ugg Boots to Heels at present, my sense of style is largely inspired by the classic looks of my Beauty Icon, Marilyn Monroe and I love trying to keep up to date with the latest trends in Beauty, Fashion and Make-Up!  I am forever experimenting with the latest Beauty Trends, finding the best Beauty Tips and failing to recreate many an Online Make-Up Tutorial in my search for the best that the Beauty World has to offer and all so I can share my exports with people kind enough to follow The Diary of a Beauty Addict!

If you wish to connect with me, please feel free to follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and BlogLovin’ or use the ‘Contact The Beauty Addict’ Page to contact me directly.  You can also subscribe to my Newsletter to keep up to date with all the latest News, Reviews and Offers from The Diary of a Beauty Addict.

My Tech

I mainly blog on my MacBook and use my iPhone 7 Plus for most of my photographs, along with my Fuji X30 and beloved Canon EOS 700D DSLR.  I love my Soft Boxes and Ring Lights when I am not able to find any natural light, and my tripod and remote shutter really are my photography best friends.  If I need to I will edit my pictures using Photoshop, but also use several of the amazing editing Apps available on my iPhone such as A Beautiful Mess and Font Candy+, and I am never far from my trusty Notebook and iPad as I like to make sure I keep up to date with all the latest beauty trends and brand launches, as well as being able to prepare, edit and upload my latest Blog Posts even when I am out and about.

My History

I am a BABTAC Register Qualified MUA and Beauty Therapist specialising in Complimentary Therapies such as Reflexology, Aromatherapy and Indian Head Massage. I trained with Bare Minerals Make Up and Bio Sculpture Gel Polish as well working with Aveda, L’Oréal Professionnel, Kérastase and Spa Ritual products through out my career.  I am now working as a full time Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger and enjoying the freedom and creativity the role gives me.