Follow Friday Interview Series: Tildzbox

I met this girl virtually on Twitter after discovering her mad talents and then we spontaneously met up outside IMATS and spent the day together her making me buy tons of glitter. She came all the way from Paris to go to the IMATS and is such a multi-talented person (she does great makeup, sings fantastic and is a mad cook!!). We’ve become great friends since IMATS and she deserves your attention of her youtube channel LOADS…

Name: Mathilde, aka Matilda, Tilda, or Tildz.
Age: 26
Youtube: Tildzbox
Blog/Tumblr: Tildzbox
Twitter: Tildzbox

How long have you been blogging? 
Beauty blogging, just very recently. I’d say, about a year? But I’ve been writing blogs since I was 15 actually… I’m a true geekette haha,

How many subscribers (across all media incl Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, etc) do you have right now?
About 530 I’d say.

What do you blog most about (reviews? make-up looks? hair care products? fashion?)? 
Oh god, it’s hard to say. Does “general beauty” count? It’s a true mix of all of that! Reviews, first impressions, package openings, make up tutorials, haircare and skin care, general and plus size fashion and style…

How did you come up with your blog’s name? 
It was pretty easy, almost lame-ish haha. A london friend used to call me “Tildz”, for at the time, we all nicknamed each other something that would end up with a “z”. There was Sarz, Marz, Emilz, Ludz, Pietz, Batz, Salvz… and it is full of good memories so I really wanted to include it. The rest is so easy. The screen I was gonna get viewed on in merely just a box format, so… here you go! Tildz’Box!

Do you blog full-time? If not, what do you do full-time? 
I don’t. I do plenty of part time things actually that put together keep me busy full-time :) leisure-wise I have my beauty channel as you all know now haha. I usually film on sundays as it’s my only day off really. I film quite a few videos in a row so I can post a video a day or every other day on the channel!
Beautywise as well, I’m currently saving for a couple of make up courses I want to attend, one by Make Up Atelier and one by Make Up For Ever. Both are based in Paris where I live. So convenient! I really wanna make that happen as freelancing as a MUA is something I’d really like to do, but being a perfectionist, I wouldn’t wanna start doing that if I have not had attended at least one professional course to acknowledge what I think I can do well. I’m building my pro kit and portfolio at the moment. I have allowed myself 9 to 12 month to succeed in this quest, meaning having by then a decent pro kit, portfolio and some kind of certificate from a pro MU school. Wish me luck! :P
I also am the proud owner a cookery blog in french – – that I am really committed to but that has unfortunately gone on a bit of a hiatus state at the moment because I don’t want to host it on tumblr anymore and I’m trying to figure out how wordpress works. Tough stuff!
On the more current side though, truth is I get my plumpy butt up very early week days (idealy around 5.45/6… 6.30 when I sleep in!) for I have a morning job in a branding company where I’m multitasking there, mostly as a receptionist/secretary. This is a job I had to take to cover some of the crazy expenses that I need to be spending out for MUSIC! For THIS is what I do the rest of the time :D . From when I get off at 1pm until as late as necessary, I’m a jazz singer! I’m starting a brand new solo project after a year and a half touring within a quartet. It is the scariest boldest move I’ve made in my musical career so far, but I’ve got a great team with me. Supportive family, friends and fiancé; awesome manager; incredible stylist; all that good stuff. i’m actually “in between pianists” at the moment but I’m auditioning people, and it’s quite a long process. Still… I think I might have found “the one” last week!! We’ll see! :)

Have you ever been invited to any blogging events? If yes, which one was your favorite? 
I wish, but no. No yet, at least ;)

What type of hair do you have and what’s your favorite hair care brand? 
I have naturally good hair, superthick, kinda wavy on the top to curly nearer my neck, and rather dry at times but I think it’s from too much bleaching and/or dying. I use brands such as Timothei, Garnier Fructis and Le Petit Marseillais at the moment, but I don’t have a special haircare love. I like trying out new products every time! Yet, I noticed I tend to go back to these 3 previously mentioned when I don’t fancy getting a new product.

What’s in your make-up bag? 
Random mirrors and applicators, a sample of the Dior DiorBlush in “Contour”, a sparkling lipgloss I once got with a CosmoGirl!, Benefit’s PocketPal which benetint side is empty because it spilled in my bag, M.A.C.’s superglass in Sweet Tart, L’oreal’s True Match pressed powder in D3 Golden Beige, a tube of Gemey/Maybelline Mati Teint Pur in Perfect Beige (I believe this is a Europe Only product), E.L.F. All Over Color Stick in Pink Lemonade that I use for eyes and cheeks, Arcancil’s Waterproof Kajal Khol cone for my waterline, a sample of M.A.C.’s zoomlash mascara, a sample of Dior RougeDior in BoxOffice Beige – one of my favourite lipstick in the WORLD, a sample of the Dior DiorShow BlackOut mascara, a bubblegum lipgel by Absolute! that is deadly sticky, a wild and crazy lipgloss in crush that I adore! Smells like chocolate. Arcancil’s starliner in black + cottonbuds to smudge it, a sample of the UrbanDecay Primer Potion, a Cherry Coke flavoured Chapstick, an Yves Rocher lipgloss that used to smell like raspberries, a mac tinted lip conditioner… aaaaand that is all.

What products do you swear by? 
At the moment : M.A.C.’s Studio Sculpt foundation, Studio Tech sponges, M.A.C.’s Moisture Cover concealer, LANCOME Effacerne concealer, Guerlain’s Meteorites, Jordana’s eyeshadow base, Rouge Baiser L’autentique lipsticks, LaFEMME blushes, Bobbi Brown Long-Wear gel liner, Yves Rocher 360° mascara.

Who are your favorite bloggers? 
I must admit I don’t follow blogs as much as I follow vloggers on youtube, but those almost always have a blog paired with their channel! Everybody knows I follow you vividly for one :) but a whole bunch of others two : (these are youtube channel names) ateliermaquillage, barbiedlux, beautycrush, beckysblog, binosusume, blacktied09, blachebabcock, boywithbrushes, cutepolish, emilynoel83, faithholiday, glamdolllumi, gossmakeupartist, jazziebabycakes, kimitoxxxic, kaliredelysart, loepsie, love4nails, makeupgeektv, marinaasunshine, noaeuve, oodlesofbeauty, petrilude, pixiwoo, princessjoules, rocketdomilane, vintageortacky, whatstyleistonickel, and xsparkage. Quite a list uh? Yet I’m sure I’m forgetting a lot more!!

What animal would you be if you could choose?
A sloth! haha

What’s your pet hate? 
Spiders! EEeeeerrrhhh! Too many legs and omg mandibules, groooooooss! But still, whenever there’s one home, I don’t want to kill it. I ask my boyfriend to catch it if possible and throw it out. It is a living creature! And me not liking its presence under my roof doesn’t mean AT ALL that it should die!

What’s your vice? 
Oh god, FOOD!. Oh and I tend to spend money real fast and on a whim.

What makes you subscribe to a blog? 
For me to sub to a blog, the honnest and truthful personality of the person running it must pour out of each post! I wanna feel that it is held because the person is genuinely interrested in what he/she does and not just trying to get sent free products from companies etc. Too many people aim at this which in the end, makes the blog totally not interesting.

How do you think your blog stands out from the other blogs? 
To be honest, I have no idea. I always am so surprised and so honoured all the same when someone decides to follow my blog or sub to my youtube channel. I’m just being me!

Do you have a favorite make up artist? If yes, who is it? 
So far, I would say Alex Box and François Nars. Alex Box for showing that you can go as wild as you get in your make up and still be you, and François Nars for showing that neutral and classic doesn’t have to be dull or always the same.

How would other people describe you using only 5 adjectives? 
I hear a lot that I’m insane haha yet I hope in a good way. My parents have told me that I always was, even in the crib, VERY determined. I guess I’m humourous because I love to make people laugh, since, let’s face it, laughing is FUN. Looking at my resumé I can only admit that I am very versatile, being very curious of things and enjoying doing very different things with my life. But on the whole I just hope that it’s true that I’m friendly.

What do you consider your strengths? 
I am known among my friend and family to be annoyingly (for them! haha) independent and free minded. It has caused a great deal of problems during my teen years in my interaction with the world, but I’ve worked it to be an asset now and a true friend of my heavily determined character. This aspect of my personality shields me away from all the hurt feelings that haters’ comments may cause, for example – which is a priceless strengths when being active online! Haters are everywhere, and because they are anonymous, they are wilder and crueler than they would be in ‘real life’.
Also, I think I’m a very positive person. Even is something shocks, offends, or frustrates me on the spur of the moment, I’ll always end up thinking “oh well” and move on eventually in some way at one point. It helps me with not dwelling too much on anything negative that might damage my spirit and motivation!

What is your favorite beauty magazine? 
I don’t really have any. I am subscribed to Glamour and Cosmo, that when they arrive home directly go into the reading room (meaning the toilet) for my boyfriend and I to read whenever we’re stuck in there haha XP

What food can you not stay away from? 
Nutella, yogurts, and chicken!

How often per month do you haul? 
I hardly ever all at once. I do with my mom because she spoils me too much whenever we meet!! But me alone, I’m more likely to buy little at a time, but often! :)

Is there something we should know about you that you haven’t shared before? 
I don’t think so…. but follow me on youtube and you’ll tell me! :D

I really love this lady. She’s lives in the most beautiful city, is mega talented (you should hear her sing! OMG, she’ll be singing and doing my makeup at my wedding!) and she has a unique taste in jewellery and shoes! LOVE IT. I love that she also does French videos on her youtube channel.

Go follow her, she deserves it.

Much love,
Miss drifted Snow White


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2 Comments on “Follow Friday Interview Series: Tildzbox

  1. Sarah

    A really interesting read, love getting to know about the people i’m subscribed to on Youtube and I just found her food blog…..going to go eat my weight in food now! lol


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