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Magali Vaz of Blue Skies, Calm Seas & Me Joins The POPxo Blog Network!

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With her idiosyncratic sense of fashion and beauty, Magali Vaz of Blue Skies, Calm Seas & Me has created a unique personal style statement which attracted us towards her blog. Her blog posts reflect her personal style, and features her travails through the world of beauty and fashion. Besides being a fashion and lifestyle blogger, Magali is a photographer (check out her blog for her photos), and a vlogger (video blogger) - she has her own Youtube channel. Her reviews and posts are honest, energetic and offer a fresh perspective on things. As she joins The POPxo Blog Network this month, we asked her a few questions to get started. Read on...


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What sparked your interest in fashion/ beauty?


I've always loved the idea of fashion as a means of self expression. As a kid I was quite individualistic when it came to my sense of dressing and I always wore what I wanted (no matter how silly it looked!). I love reading about the history of fashion, especially fashion throughout the 20th century - it's such a significant part of every culture.


Makeup is something I've always loved to experiment with, and I love the transformative power of it - how a little bit of makeup can really enhance your look or more of it can make you look like a completely different person.



What is your first fashion/ beauty memory?


My mom was never into fashion that much, so my first fashion memory is posing in my aunt's court shoes as a four year old, with my hand on my hip all, just like a model. And my first beauty memory is of course raiding the bathroom cabinet to try on my mom's lipsticks!



What is your personal style statement?


Comfy and casual, with little hints of quirkiness.



What made you take up blogging?


I've had 'blogs' since early 2000 as I've always been a geek who loved to write. I started Blue Skies, Calm Seas & Me in 2010 to have a separate blog for my fashion posts. I was inspired by Karishma Rajani of Purple Peeptoes (also a member of the POPxo Blog Network, woohoo!) and loved the idea of a blog documenting my personal style. Over time it also expanded to include my obsession with all things beauty and makeup related.



What would you like to tell all aspiring bloggers?


Be original and stay true to yourself. Blog about what YOU like, and not just the latest trends & fads. Try to be somewhat frequent, but ultimately content & quality is king (queen?). When you blog about things you're passionate about it doesn't feel like work and it's a joy to do.


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The POPxo Quiz


1. One beauty product you swear by:


Nuxe Reve de Miel lip balm. It smells heavenly and makes my lips so soft I can wear all the matte lipsticks without feeling uncomfortable (even in winter).



2. An outfit you could live in for the rest of your life:


A sweatshirt or band t-shirt, well-fitted skinny jeans, and Vans or Native shoes depending on the weather.



3. Your biggest guilty pleasure:


Champagne and chocolates.



4. The one trend/style you would NEVER wear:


While there are certain trends I dislike (bandage dresses, lucite heels, or bags with loud branding), I've learnt that when it comes to fashion, never say never! I hated animal prints when I was young, and now I love wearing them (in moderation).



5. Success is?


When you're happy with where you are in life.



6. Fame or money?


Fame!



7. You look up to?


Tavi Gevinson



8. The ONE thing no one knows about you?


I'm a very messy person. In fact, I probably can't function with all of the important stuff strewn all around me.



9. What is your biggest strength?


My mother, who's always there to support and help me!



10. If you could be anyone for a day, who would you like to be?


David Bowie - I'd love to see how one of the most significant rockstars of all time spends his life in retirement.



11. How does it feel to be part of the POPxo Blog Network?


It feels amazing to be a part of the POPxo blog network among such fabulous company and I am so excited for everything that's in store!


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