Hello, Alessia! Before we get to the questions, I want to thank you for taking the time to talk to us :) Could you introduce yourself in a few words?
My name is Alessia, soon-to-be 28 years old and I’m from Liège.
Tell us everything! Why Drink & Lipstick? :)
I love rhymes, so I just associated two things that I love! :D
Your blog has been around since 2011, how did you get the idea for it and how do you think it has evolved?
I used to follow French bloggers and all of that made me dream. I admit to having always loved to own a Skyblog back in the day and so I just built on that momentum. At first it was kind of all over the place, which is normal, I started on Blogspot, my mom was the one taking my photos... When I think about it, the beginning of all of this was rather cute. And then I slowly started getting interesting collaborations and one thing led to another…
You use your blog’s Travel section to share stuff about your different experiences abroad. Could you tell us more about your future travel plans? We are also very curious what city you see yourself living in!
I love traveling, it's something that makes me vibrate, that makes me feel alive. I learned a lot about myself through travel. I’ve been successfully collaborating with Neckermann since last year and my next destination for them is Malta, I'm going there soon (from October 27 to October 31). I think you won’t find my answer to be very original but I could see myself living in Italy. It’s my parents’, my family’s home country and I feel happy there.
You shared your shopping experience in Namur in one of your articles; do you have any favorites for a shopping day in Belgium?
Yes, I was pleasantly surprised by Namur! I love shopping in Brussels, there are so many thrift shops, if not, Antwerp for the major retail chains that we don’t have in Wallonia.
Now let's talk about beauty, what are your must-haves?
I only use Cruelty Free products (so stuff that isn’t tested on animals). I am a fan of NYX for everything makeup, especially the lipsticks, they are amazing! I always wear the same products, eyeliner, mascara and lipstick. I admit that this has been my make-up routine since forever! Hahaha.
We discovered your Youtube channel; do you plan on expanding this project in the future?
Yes, I’d love that! I love making videos but I have had some problems in recent months that have kept my away from that. I just couldn’t pretend everything was okay in front of the camera. But I really hope to get back to that very soon!
You’re involved in the In-fluence magazine adventure; can you tell us more about your role in this project?
When Pauline came to invite me to be part of the In'fluence Magazine team, I was immediately excited by the idea and very happy that she chose me. It’s a project that I adore and I am very attached to, even if it’s something recent. I’m a blog writer for the magazine, I talk about fashion but I also write lifestyle articles.
In your opinion, what Comptoirs d'Orta piece defines you best?
The piece that defines me best is, without doubt, the Louise skirt. It’s so cute and retro and I wear mostly skirts or dresses!
We want to thank Alessia for taking the time to answer our questions and we wish her the best! Keep up the good work!
The Comptoirs d'Orta team ♥