About Me

Who am I?

Hi! I’m Laura, or as I prefer to go by on my blog; Merkitty. I’m 32 years old and live on the coast in England, UK with my fiancé and our 2 very different cats.

Why the name Merkitty?

I came up with the name based on two of my loves.. mermaids and cats. It seemed cute and fitting and just worked.. plus it made me dream up the perfect logo.

Who designed your logo?

Me! I did it! My logo isn’t the best in the world, but I spent a lot of time on it and now I like it and I hope you do too.

Why did I decide to blog?

I’ve always liked writing and expressing myself in various ways. I needed another creative outlet and a way to connect with others while talking about the things I enjoy in life. I wanted a space I could be honest, whether in a review or talking about things personal to me. Mental health issues are something that are close to my heart, because they are something I have struggled with most of my life. I believe there’s a lot that needs to be talked about in regards to mental health, the stigma surrounding it still needs to be broken down and treatment for these issues needs to be stepped up.

What do I write about?

I intend to use my blog to review products, talk health, food, lifestyle, show off my cats and generally show off things I love.

What things do I love?

Besides cats and mermaids I love all things to do with makeup, health, food, gaming, art and crafts, the latest tech and lots more. I consider myself to be very open minded and enjoy trying new things. I purposefully didn’t focus on one particular area on my blog because of my love for a variety of things. Having a niche just didn’t seem fun to me and felt like I’d be too limited.

How to navigate around my blog

Because I have a variety of different areas of interest, I’ve tried to make it as easy as possible to find what you’d like to read. In my sidebar (the thing on the right hand side of my page) you’ll find a list of categories so hopefully you can find what is relevant to you.

Do I work with brands?

Yes, I’m very open to working with brands. If you think your product is a good fit for my blog and you’d like to discuss working with me I’d love to hear from you!

I can review your product and give my honest opinion on it. I can also take pictures of said product and share discount codes and/or competitions with my readers, if that’s something you’d like to do. If you have something else in mind, get in touch and let me know and maybe I’ll be open to it.

I don’t have a press pack as of right now, sorry, but I will be up front about any figures should you require them.

I accept items to review on a gifting basis only right now, or either via codes that I can use to purchase your product on your website.

At the moment I do not accept payment, but if that ever changes I will be sure to say here. Furthermore, I do not purchase items at a discounted rate to review either.

Currently I promote my blog posts on Twitter, Bloglovin’, Instagram and Google+  (they can all easily be found in the sidebar of my blog)

You can check out all of my reviews here.

If you have any queries or would be interested in working with me, you can contact me at:


I look forward to hearing from you and hopefully working with you.

Page last updated: 1st June 2018