Beauty Blogger Tag

Happy Makeup Monday! Let’s start off our week with a fun post! Today I am doing the “Beauty Blogger Tag!” I was inspired by Christina’s Chic Corner after I read her post of this tag as well, so make sure you head to her post as well!

I honestly love tag posts! It is a fun and informal way to get to know the blogger and just answer some fun questions! I have don a few tag’s in the past, but not a beauty blogger one! So here we go:

1.) What is your natural hair color? Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon?

My natural hair color is a mid-to-dark brown color. I feel like it is right in the middle but closer to dark if I had to guess. I do dye my hair, not all the time, but when I get an itch for something different. I do both salon and at home. If it is just a plain one color, I usually do it myself to save money. But if it is a harder color, highlights, any bleaching…I go to the salon! It honestly just depends on what I want and how much money I have at the time.

2.) How often do you wash your hair?

I used to have really oil hair, but I don’t now. So I aim for two to three times a week. Sometimes more and sadly…maybe sometimes less?? My hair seems to do better when it isn’t washed every day.

3.) Will you leave the house without makeup?

Yes! While I don’t have perfect skin, there are so many times I just don’t want to bother with makeup! Especially if I’m just running to the store or something. While sometimes I may feel self-conscious about it–I still do it!

4.) How long does it take you to do your makeup?

Honestly depends on the look I am going for that day. Just a simple every day look no more than probably 15 minutes, if that. But if I am doing a bigger look or for a special occasion I take my time and could probably use up two hours! I don’t like to have to rush!

5.) Do you read the comments on your posts?

Absolutely! That’s one of the best parts of blogging is getting feedback and getting to connect with readers. I try to read and respond quickly too.

6.) What camera do you use for your photos?

Either my Nikon D3100 or even just my iPhone. I prefer my Nikon obviously but sometimes it is just too much trouble for a little photo or two.

7.) What skin type do you have?

Who knows really. Most of the time I have oily skin, but lately I have had oily cheek bones and a dry dry dry forehead! I usually air on the side of oily though, because that seems to be what I am most of the time.

8.) What is your current facial cleanser?

I am currently using the Ole Henriksen Oil Control Cleanser. But I also love the Clean and Clear foaming cleanser as well.

9.) Do you have freckles?

Not really! A few on my arms but that’s about it. I do have a few beauty marks/moles that tend to look like freckles though.

10.) What is your favorite eye-shadow color?

Yikes! That is a hard one. I love grey, so versatile. Anything shimmery. I also love a purple eye look.

11.) How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?

Oh, probably every day!

12.) Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?

Both! I usually use a pencil on the bottom and a liquid on the top. I have a hard time using a pencil on the top lashes! They’re too rough. And liquid on bottom is a nightmare.

13.) What is your favorite lipstick?

Currently YSL Rouge Volupte! They are so moisturizing and so easy to apply.  But I am also loving Lipsense too!

14.) Name a makeup crime that you hate.

Foundation that is too dark!! I have when you/my neck doesn’t match the face…but it is something every one does! It is hard to perfectly match your skin unless you test it well.

15.) Do you like drugstore makeup?

Oh yes!! I use a good amount of drugstore makeup. They have some great quality stuff!

What would your answers be?? Let me know in the comments! 

20 Questions: the makeup tag

Hello! Welcome back to another exciting Makeup Monday post! I wanted to do something fun and different, so I went searching for a tag I haven’t done yet!

I stumbled upon Rachel’s from rachelXblog post where she did this same tag! I loved the questions and they seemed different from ones I’ve answered before so I thought I’d give it a try.

Q1 Do you remember your first makeup item? 

I believe it was Clinique blush, mascara, and maybe a powder. My mom made it a really special outing where we went and bought my first makeup! So memorable.

Q2 Describe your perfect mascara. Have you found ‘The One’? 

I’m a bit of a mascara snob and I’m really picky about them. I tend to change it up a lot though. I will say I have a few die-heart favorites: Arbonne It’s a long story, maybelline colassal, and Smashbox X-rated mascara.

Q3 What coverage do you like in a foundation? 

Full coverage all the way. Why where it if it’s any less? 😉

Q4 What’s your favourite high-end brand? 

Oh man. Such a hard question. I love Tarte, MAC, and recently really loving Stila. I love certainly things from many places.

Q5 What cosmetics brand are you desperate to try but haven’t yet? 

Hourglass and Charlotte Tilbury!

Q6 Favourite drugstore brand? 

Msybelline and Wet n Wild!

Q7 Do you wear fake eyelashes? 

For special occasions and fun outings I do! If I could learn to put them on better, I’d wear them more.

Q8 Is there any makeup you can’t leave the house wearing? 

I honestly wear no-makeup a lot. But I usually like some kind of foundation or mascara.

Q9 What is your most cherished beauty product?

Hmmm. Arbonne perfecting foundation and my UD Gwen palette.

Q10 How often do you buy a makeup product? 

I plead the 5th. No comment! None of your business! 😉 I buy something probably almost every week and if not a few times a month.

Q11 Do you have a monthly beauty budget or spend freely? 

Well, my lack of a job usually dictates when and how much I spend.

Q12 Do you utilise coupons, reward cards and sales for your beauty products? 

Absolutely! My Ulta beauty rewards and precious gold to me! I also do a lot of sale shopping and use my Walgreens rewards card.

Q13 Which beauty product do you buy the most of? 

Lip products. Lip products galore.

Q14 Is there a brand that you really don’t like? 

There’s a few brands that I don’t use because I don’t want to support the company. And I’m not a huge fan of Covergirl (don’t ask me why, just never have been!).

Q15 Do you avoid certain ingredients in cosmetics like paraben’s or sulphates? 

I should probably say yes, but no…

Q16 Do you have a favourite place to shop for makeup? 

Ulta, Walmart, and Sephora.

Q17 Do you like trying new skincare products or sticking to a routine? 

Well. I’m really starting to up my skincare game so I’ve been trying new products. But once I find stuff that works, I don’t change much.

Q18 What’s your favourite Bath & Body brand?

Bath and Body, lush, and recently Soap and Glory.

Q19 If you could only buy from one brand, who would you pick? 

Oh my my…maybe Tarte or MAC?? Don’t make me pick just one place!

Q20 What do you love about makeup? 

I love that it enhances my beauty. It doesn’t make me beautiful but it allows me to be creative and show off my hobby!

What would some of your answers be? If you do this tag, let me know! I’d love to see what you come up with. XO