Interview with Marta Walsh of

I was recently interviewed by the lovely Tammy Gibson founder and editor of and I thought to share. Thank you Tammy:)

Your Name: Marta Walsh

How many children do you have? 2 boys, Jake (4) and Kieran (almost 2).

Your Blog Name:

Brief Description of Your Blog: Talking Makeup is a top style, fashion, and beauty blog. At Talking Makeup you get the latest news on style, fashion, and beauty and celebrity interviews. We also do makeup, skincare and perfume product reviews, celebrity inspired beauty tips, and my favorite pop culture news. Our network of blogs also include: and

What’s the coolest experience you’ve had because of your blog? (A trip, an interview, a product?)
My coolest experience because of my blog is having celebrities call my house for an interview, for example, Eva La Rue and Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian. I love to interview and I really hope the personalities I interview inspire Talking Makeup’s readers with their beauty secrets and life story. I got to meet Beyonce, and most recently I met Natasha Bedingfield at the John Frieda Sheer Blonde kick off event concert in New York City. Getting invited to fashion shows in New York is also amazing.

What are the top 3 blogs that you like to read?
I have 4: T Magazine, Swide, NYLON and Style

When do you make time to run a blog with your busy MOM schedule?
Luckily, I’m able to run my blog as a full time job while I send my boys to day care. I’ll be lost without day care! LOL

What is your favorite beauty tip?
Always do your hair because hair is half beauty, wear a face powder or a foundation for perfect complexion, lip gloss, and a smile.

What did your mother teach you about beauty and fashion?
Always dress your best.

What outfit makes you feel beautiful and confident? Tell us about it!
I’m most comfortable with skinny jeans and a cool dress top or T-shirt. I’m very much a rock chic type of girl.

What’s your favorite online site to shop for beauty or fashion?
I have more than one, is that OK?,,,,

What motivates you to look your best?
I believe you have to take care of every aspect of your life and looking good is one of them. And when I do look the best I truly feel the best. Cliche but true.

As a mom, “Me Time” is limited… what are your time saving beauty tips?
Biggest one is not washing my hair everyday. I like my hair straight and it takes good 35 minutes to get it perfect. Who’s got time for that in the morning with kids? I hear it’s actually good for the hair as well.

Name one beauty product you can’t live without: Good foundation. My favorites lately: NARS Sheer GLOW Foundation, lasting silk UV foundation spf 20 by Giorgio Armani Beauty, stila one step makeup foundation, Lancôme Ôscillation Powerfoundation, MAC Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation. And lots of shimmer thanks to Victoria’s Secrets Sexy Little Things Give Me The Shimmers Shimmering Body Powder which I never leave my house without it.

Heels or flats? Describe your favorite pair.
In an ideal and fantasy world I would wear heels all the time even on the beach (and I try sometimes). However, running around after two very feisty boys I often keep flats in my purse, just in case. My favorite shoes are by Christian Louboutin and Guess by Marciano.

What has been your worst fashion faux pas?
Wearing baggy clothes in high school. Not a good look for a skinny girl. I blame it on the 80s.

Lip gloss or Lip Stick? Do you have a favorite brand/color?
I’m mostly a lip gloss girl. I like to wear lipstick when I go out for a bolder effect or for layering. My recent favorites are: rouge d’armani lipstick 401 by Giorgio Armani Beauty and Lancome Chris&Tell Lipstick (light pink coral) over MAC Embre Glow Lip Glass (beige coral).

Are you on Twitter, Facebook or MySpace? If so, please include your links so we can follow you!

Twitter @talkingmakeup and I gave up on myspace.

Any additional comments on beauty and style you’d like to share:
Looking good is not complete if you don’t have the right attitude. Remember to smile and stay positive and beautiful from within.

Editor’s Note: Read more about Marta and her great blog in Fabulous: All About 50+ Top Beauty Bloggers of 201o. And just a note about Marta, she has REALLY great hair and fabulous taste in shoes! Thanks for sharing your tips and product choices Marta!

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