My name’s Katie, I’m 28 years old and I’m from Staffordshire.
I stumbled across the beauty blogging community back in 2011 – I was suffering from cystic acne at the time and was generally just looking for a bit of skincare/make-up advice. It was then I discovered a new passion, and spent hours reading product reviews and watching YouTube tutorials online. Very unaccustomed for a girl who’d never considered beauty to be her ‘thing’ !
I’d tried to start a fashion blog a few years earlier but my heart hadn’t really been in it (turns out I much preferred being behind the camera rather than in front of it). However, this didn’t stop me from giving the online world another shot – I was still hugely passionate about writing and photography, so in early 2012 I started my first beauty blog.
Fast forward seven years and I now work as a make-up artist (despite studying a degree in Fashion!) which I absolutely love. It’s crazy to think that an insecurity I carried in my early twenties opened a door to a career I never thought would be for me! I still love blogging as much as I did back then, but my style has changed considerably over the years. These days I like to discuss a variety of topics – lifestyle, travel, food, relationships, literature… the list goes on! Of course, I still adore writing about beauty – although I like to think I’m a lot more knowledgeable on the subject these days!
I started KatieLeanne.com in late 2019 as a creative outlet and a place to share my passions and experiences. I really hope you enjoy reading and please don’t hesitate to drop me an email if you have any questions or queries.