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InfluenSTAR: Sydney Carver

InfluenSTAR: Sydney Carver

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Say hello to Sydney Carver of @summerwind41490 - our InfluenSTAR of the week!

We chatted with Sydney Carver of SummerWind41490 about how she's grown her Instagram following to almost 40K, what her favorite beauty products are, and how she thinks you SHOULD start your blog. Read on to see more tips, favorites, and advice from Sydney!

How did you get started? Did you set out to grow your Instagram following or did it come more naturally?

I started in early 2009 after finding blogs that I was interested in. I started it out as a hobby and didn't intend to grow any type of following, it just came naturally. Now, however, I do pay attention to my following and am always looking to create content that more and more people are interested in!


What advice would you give to someone who wants to start their own blog?

I would say to start out with a plan. Don't just start on a whim. It's always easier to execute and follow through once you have a clear path carved out! Also, write about things you are passionate about. Blogging is all about being a self-starter, so you should write about things you want to keep you going!


You're stranded on a deserted island (with WiFi - thank god!) and can only use ONE form of social media - what would be it? Why?

Hands down, Instagram. It's my favorite for checking out my favorite bloggers and keeping up with friends and family!


What are your must-have beauty products?

NARS Concealer | Wet Brush | Anastasia Brow Wiz Pencil


Definitely my NARS concealer... it is hands down my favorite concealer ever. It's so smooth and creamy and blends so nicely. I also swear by the Anastasia brow wiz pencil. It's so easy to use! A wet brush is also something I use daily after a shower. It makes it so easy to comb through wet hair-- which can sometimes be a challenge for me since I have super thick hair!


So, there you have it - some secrets, tips, and tricks from an Influenster who's absolutely crushing it on Instagram. Have any questions? Ask them in the comments below!

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