An Interview With…. Ali and Her

AminaAli [1442082]Name: Amina Ali

Where are you from? Birmingham, UK

Tell us about your blog?  My blog is about ‘Makeup, Motherhood and much more!’ It’s somewhere for me to talk about what makeup or beauty products I’m loving or give any beauty tips I can. It also allows me to talk about any parenting issues or emotions I am facing!

Whats your day job? I work part time as a primary school teacher and also freelance as a make up artist doing make up for any occasion. 

Who is your current beauty or style icon? My style & beauty icon would definitely have to be Gwen Stefani, her style and makeup is always on point. Love her! I love her new range she has done for Urban Decay too!

Why did you pick that person? Gwen Stefani has always had her own unique sense of style and her makeup is always flawless. To me she defines ‘cool’. She is able to carry anything off and whenever I see her I think, ‘Yes girl!’. She is also a Momma, so someone I can relate to in that sense.

Do you prefer getting dressed up or being casual?  I love being casual. Dressing up is fun too but comfort is most important to me. So if I can be dressed up and comfortable then it’s a thumbs up from me!

Whats your staple fashion item? It sounds boring but a scarf! I love wearing a fancy scarf or shawl around my neck or shoulders! It keeps me warm lol! and also is very flattering as takes the attention away from any wobbly bits or areas I want hiding!

Whats your go to makeup look? I’m into neutral colours at the moment. So usually a liquid eye liner with a decent flick, brown blush with a nude lip. It’s quick and looks effortless.

What makeup items cant you live without and why? Mascara and highlighter! I can’t pick one! I think eyelashes complete the look and I just need my highlighter to give me that fresh dewy look. Especially when in real life I’m exhausted having been up with baby. Who is not so much a baby anymore!

Whats your favourite thing to do on a lazy morning? Wake up late, with the kids in bed. Have a nice breakfast together and then go to the park. That’s a lazy Sunday for me! Really I would love to sleep, sleep and sleep!

Whats your favourite cosmetic brand? Such a hard question as there are too many to choose from. I have to say Charlotte Tilbury products particularly excite me at the moment. Such good quality, packaging and a good range of products!

If you had 5 minutes to get ready, what do you wear / what beauty products do you use?5 min makeup look [1442084]

I recently did a 5 minute makeup look on my blog using a MAC creme blend blush so I would use that with Mascara and highlighter. I would wear my black skinny jeans with a sweatshirt and some ankle boots.

Where can we find you?


Twitter: @aminaali_MUA

Instagram: @aminaali_MUA

Bloglovin: AliandHer



  1. StressedMum February 4, 2016 / 3:30 pm

    What a lovely post, I love reading these and finding out more about the person behind a blog

    • promakeupblog
      February 4, 2016 / 4:17 pm

      Thank you 🙂 x

  2. Ana De- Jesus February 4, 2016 / 4:37 pm

    Looking gorgeous! I confess I don’t own any Charlotte Tilbury products but it is time to make that change!

    • promakeupblog
      February 4, 2016 / 4:51 pm

      She really is a beaut isnt she and yeah I want some CT stuff too x

    • promakeupblog
      February 4, 2016 / 4:52 pm

      I completely agree with you and she is a stunner!

  3. Sal February 4, 2016 / 5:07 pm

    Great post – especially as I’m a teacher and MUA too!

    • promakeupblog
      February 4, 2016 / 5:12 pm

      Small world and busy world by the sounds of it! x

  4. Nayna Kanabar February 4, 2016 / 5:27 pm

    Great learning more about you. The simplistic make up looks so great on you.

  5. Emma White February 4, 2016 / 6:10 pm

    I love to see bloggers showcasing other bloggers its great for the community feel and also gives us new blogs to find and read

    • promakeupblog
      February 4, 2016 / 7:12 pm

      I am glad you enjoyed the post 🙂

  6. Tori Gabriel February 4, 2016 / 7:00 pm

    I love hearing about the blogger behind the blog. I also love scarves. They are so versatile. I’ll have to check out Amina’s blog.

    • promakeupblog
      February 4, 2016 / 7:13 pm

      Shes a beaut I loved featuring her x

  7. The London Mum February 4, 2016 / 9:25 pm

    I love these posts where you get to learn more about another blogger!

  8. Teresa Bowen February 4, 2016 / 10:58 pm

    I love reading interviews with other bloggers. It is interesting to find out more about other people and discover blogs I might not have discovered otherwise.

    • promakeupblog
      February 5, 2016 / 6:10 am

      I love featuring other bloggers I think its a nice way to keep the community growing 🙂

  9. Jessica February 5, 2016 / 6:02 am

    I love her style. I bet you did enjoy the interview as much as I did.

    • promakeupblog
      February 5, 2016 / 6:11 am

      Loved interviewing her she is lovely x

  10. Ali February 5, 2016 / 1:00 pm

    Fab interview, I love posts like this I find them really interesting. I love the fact that her occupations are so diverse – teacher and a make up artist!

    • promakeupblog
      February 6, 2016 / 11:45 pm

      I know hats off to her she is superwoman in my book!

  11. Rebecca Smith February 5, 2016 / 2:43 pm

    Love interviews like this, they are always so interesting

    • promakeupblog
      February 6, 2016 / 11:45 pm

      I hope you enjoyed it 🙂

  12. Idaintyit February 5, 2016 / 7:56 pm

    I love reading these, its like reading a celeb magazine lol

    • promakeupblog
      February 6, 2016 / 11:44 pm

      If only my questions were that good haha

  13. Ickle Pickle February 5, 2016 / 9:08 pm

    What a great interview, and such a stunning lady! I really enjoyed reading this, thank you. Kaz x

    • promakeupblog
      February 6, 2016 / 11:43 pm

      Thanks for taking the time to read it and I am glad you enjoyed it 🙂 x

  14. Jessica February 6, 2016 / 9:51 pm

    I love reading blogger interviews, you’ve introduced me to a blog I haven’t heard of before 🙂

    • promakeupblog
      February 6, 2016 / 11:43 pm

      Well thats a plus 🙂 I hope you enjoyed reading the interview x

  15. Emma White February 7, 2016 / 3:06 pm

    what a lovely post its great getting behind the scenes behind a blog

  16. Ana De- Jesus February 7, 2016 / 5:27 pm

    Wow she is gorgeous even with little makeup on she still looks fantastic and I like that she is driven too!

    • promakeupblog
      February 7, 2016 / 9:33 pm

      She really is, you find that with a lot of MUA’s we have pretty good skin and we work our butts off as the money is so poor in the Makeup industry

  17. The London Mum February 7, 2016 / 5:55 pm

    I absolutely adore charlotte tilbury too, the packaging and the products are just amazing!! I need to get myself some more 😉

    • promakeupblog
      February 7, 2016 / 9:32 pm

      I want some too, I hate that I haven’t managed to get any yet

  18. Eve Redmond February 7, 2016 / 8:46 pm

    Beautiful, I love these types of posts! Will definitely be checking her blog out 🙂

    • promakeupblog
      February 7, 2016 / 9:31 pm

      I hope you enjoy her blog she is lovely and fairly new to the blogging scene x

  19. Daniella February 8, 2016 / 3:07 pm

    I love reading posts like this to discover new blogs. I’ll definitely be checking out her blog.

    • promakeupblog
      February 9, 2016 / 1:25 pm

      Yay she will be pleased to hear that x

  20. Rachel February 8, 2016 / 9:23 pm

    This is such a lovely post, I love reading these and finding out more about the person behind a blog x

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