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 4th February 2016 / 3:30 PM

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

    • promakeupblog
      4th February 2016 / 4:17 PM

      Thank you 🙂 x

  2. Ana De- Jesus 4th February 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
      4th February 2016 / 4:51 PM

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

    • promakeupblog
      4th February 2016 / 4:52 PM

      I completely agree with you and she is a stunner!

  3. Sal 4th February 2016 / 5:07 PM

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

    • promakeupblog
      4th February 2016 / 5:12 PM

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

  4. Nayna Kanabar 4th February 2016 / 5:27 PM

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

  5. Emma White 4th February 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
      4th February 2016 / 7:12 PM

      I am glad you enjoyed the post 🙂

  6. Tori Gabriel 4th February 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
      4th February 2016 / 7:13 PM

      Shes a beaut I loved featuring her x

  7. The London Mum 4th February 2016 / 9:25 PM

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

  8. Teresa Bowen 4th February 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
      5th February 2016 / 6:10 AM

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

  9. Jessica 5th February 2016 / 6:02 AM

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

    • promakeupblog
      5th February 2016 / 6:11 AM

      Loved interviewing her she is lovely x

  10. Ali 5th February 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
      6th February 2016 / 11:45 PM

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

  11. Rebecca Smith 5th February 2016 / 2:43 PM

    Love interviews like this, they are always so interesting

    • promakeupblog
      6th February 2016 / 11:45 PM

      I hope you enjoyed it 🙂

  12. Idaintyit 5th February 2016 / 7:56 PM

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

    • promakeupblog
      6th February 2016 / 11:44 PM

      If only my questions were that good haha

  13. Ickle Pickle 5th February 2016 / 9:08 PM

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

    • promakeupblog
      6th February 2016 / 11:43 PM

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

  14. Jessica 6th February 2016 / 9:51 PM

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

    • promakeupblog
      6th February 2016 / 11:43 PM

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

  15. Emma White 7th February 2016 / 3:06 PM

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

  16. Ana De- Jesus 7th February 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
      7th February 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 7th February 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
      7th February 2016 / 9:32 PM

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

  18. Eve Redmond 7th February 2016 / 8:46 PM

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

    • promakeupblog
      7th February 2016 / 9:31 PM

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

  19. Daniella 8th February 2016 / 3:07 PM

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

    • promakeupblog
      9th February 2016 / 1:25 PM

      Yay she will be pleased to hear that x

  20. Rachel 8th February 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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