Let me start by saying I can’t believe I actually get to write this blog post. If someone had told me 4 years ago that I would get to interview Miss BGP I would have told them to leave and shut the front door on their way out.
A little about BGP in case you have been under a rock…. Brighton Girl Problems started as an anonymous Twitter account just over 4 years ago which mainly had hilarious tweets regarding men, sex, nights out… and fashion (leggings and dresses still make me think of her). With the Twitter account also came a blog which offered advice and over time beauty reviews and life have become a huge part of BGP. I have been a fan from day one so doing this is a huge deal for me.
Here are a few questions I personally wanted to know….
1) What inspired you to become an anonymous blogger/twitter account?
I’ve always loved writing and coming up with funny little one liners, and it had been on my mind for a long time, so I decided to bite the bullet and do it! I just didn’t want to put a face to a name, I felt like I could be more daring and funnier and an everyone’s girl by being anonymous!
2) Have you regretted it and has it affected any of your relationships?
I’ve never regretted starting my blog or being anonymous – starting BGP is hands down the best decision I’ve ever made in my life and I thank the Lord for it everyday. I don’t regret being anonymous either, I think that’s why it took off as much as it did. Yes, it has affected relationships, or one relationship really, but I feel like that’s their problem not mine. He would see funny, crude tweets about him and get annoyed at me rather than see the funny side sometimes, but I’m with someone now who thinks its funny when I tweet about our arguments or how he’s annoyed me!
3) I have followed you from day one and seen your content change over time with more opportunities etc but what is the best thing to have come from it for you?
Thank you! Hmm… There’s been so many amazing opportunities I never thought I’d have! Writing for Blogosphere Magazine was incredible, and working with some truly brilliant brands – there’s also probably the best thing that’s come from it which is a secret at the moment!
4) There has been some negativity towards you at times, I always love how you respond to them but does it ever bother you?
Oh god no. I don’t care. It’s their problem not mine! Maybe if I’m ever not anonymous I’ll care more as it’s more of a personal target but I couldn’t care less about the hate. I find it funny and there’s so many supportive people who follow me that it makes the negativity so unimportant!
5) Moving on to beauty… what’s your top 5 make up staples?
Primark HD mascara – cheap as chips and makes your lashes look amazing. Makeup Forever Ultra HD foundation, I’ve used it for ages and it gives a perfect dewy, yet medium flawless coverage look. Laura Mercier translucent setting powder – I’ve used it for years and it creates such an airbrushed look. Urban decay naked concealer, it covers absolutely everything. MAC Soar Lip liner, again I’ve used it for years and it makes your lips look the perfect natural pink, and it’s so easy to over draw whilst keeping them looking natural.
6) Do you have a strict skincare routine? And what is your absolute must have skincare product?
It could be a lot stricter! I’m extremely strict with taking my makeup off and cleansing, and when I have evenings at home I’m very good with my skincare. My absolute must have skincare product is the nip and fab extreme Glycolic fix pads – they get rid of every blemish!
7) Being from Brighton, what is the best thing about Brighton for you? And where is best to eat?
I love how much there is to do, the fact that everyone has their own style and so you can wear what you want and dye your hair any colour in the rainbow and no one cares. The atmosphere is like nowhere else. My favourite restaurant is definitely curry leaf curry – amazing, non traditional curries, unreal starters and a fab atmosphere.
8) Bit random but what is your favourite song of the moment?
Hmm – I love 70s/80s/90s songs and I’m listening to September by Earth Wind and Fire on repeat at the moment – fitting for the month, I know!
9) Favourite/most used app?
Definitely ASOS, unfortunately for my bank balance!
10) Leaving the most cliche for last haha… have you decided when you’ll come clean on your identity… and finally make a YouTube channel?
It’s so difficult to say, I definitely will one day but I’m not sure went – it’s scary after 4 years of anonymity! I want to create a YouTube channel so much, so it’s definitely in the pipeline… Bare with me!
I hope you have enjoyed this post, just want to say thank you to Miss BGP herself for making this a reality. If you don’t already check her twitter out @BtonGirlProbs and her blog brightongirlproblems.co.uk you really won’t be disappointed.