Wednesday 7 November 2012

Confessions of a Beauty Blogger Tag

I was tagged today by Mishelle from Mishelle's Sleepy Time to do the Confessions of a Beauty Blogger Tag. I love Mishelle's blog and I've read every post of hers :) Definitely go check her out if you aren't already following her!

So for the tag, my answers to the questions are:

1. How many hours a week do you spend planning/writing/uploading posts?

It really depends. At the moment, I’m in the middle of uni exams so I haven’t had a lot of time to write posts but I normally spend about an afternoon (so a few hours) once or twice a week, writing 2-3 posts. I generally don’t plan them ahead of time as I blog whenever I get the inspiration to sit down and review some products or take photos.

2. Are you a spender or a saver?

I think everyone who reads my blog would agree that I’m a spender! I love to shop but I also work hard for my money. In saying that, I still make sure that I pay my bills and save some of my paycheck.

3. When is it easiest for you to write your posts?

During the day as I take my photos right before I write the post so I need decent lighting. I’m pretty bad at taking photos though.

4.  What makes writing posts comfortable for you?

I always make sure that what I write is genuine and easy to read. I also like to make sure that I have (half decent) photos as I find posts without photos really boring and I don’t want to do them (or read them!).

In saying that, here's a bad quality photo to break up the mass of text that this post will probably become. It was dark at night and the only decent photo I could take was with my Macbook Pro (and then I took a photo of the photo with my iPhone - which is this photo if that made any sense at all). I'm going to a late Halloween party in 2 weeks and I'm going as a fairy :) I'll be using pink and green eyeshadow as well in the final look. I'll definitely take photos on the day!

In the process of doing my Halloween makeup

5. What’s your worst make up/hair habit?

Makeup: I’m always late in the morning so I have to do what I can on the train to work. I know that some people hate it when they see other people doing their makeup on the train but I normally only wear concealer and eyeliner anyway. Also, sometimes I also get really lazy and can’t be bothered to remove my makeup properly so I’ll just jump in the shower and wash my face under the hot water (so bad for my skin!!!)

Hair: I never brush it. It’s always really knotty and I’ll brush it with my fingers as I’m walking into work. I bought myself the Tangle Teezer hair brush to try to change my attitude towards my hair but I’m too lazy for that as well!

6. What’s one quote you wish the world would live by?

Learn how to say no. Sometimes it's ok to be selfish and take a little bit of time out for yourself. I find that some people don't know how to say no to others and end up being taken advantage of (e.g. always saying yes to family so that favours end up become things that are just expected). It can really impact on your mental health and you deserve to have a bit of a break every now and then.

7. How long do you spend getting ready everyday?

I love my sleep. I really really love my sleep. I can never sleep too much in one day so I normally get up as late as possible so I only have 15 minutes to get ready. I know I take at least 20 minutes but I need my sleep! :P

8. What’s your favourite post on your blog?

I like the post that I did on my Elizabeth Arden lipstick. You can read that here.

9. Who is a beauty blogger that you think deserves more subscribers than they have?

I think Abigail from Shrinking Wallet and Jasmine from My Cup of Tequila both deserve more subscribers than they already have! I really enjoyed reading their blogs before I started my own and I was super excited when they started following me! It seriously made my day when they did!

10. What’s one thing you’re excited about in the coming year?

Graduating uni! I have one more year to go so this time next year, I’ll have finished my degree. I have no idea what I’m going to be doing afterwards though so that part is really scary!

11.  What’s been your favourite blogging moment?

Realising that people actually read my blog and having subscribers who leave comments! I know that I haven't responded to many comments recently but I promise I'll get on top of that when uni is over.

12. How long does it take to prep for a post?

I’m hopeless at taking photos so I’ll take maybe an hour? Most of that time is spent fiddling with cropping my photos and choosing the best ones.

13.  Are you wearing jeans/skirt right now or are you wearing pajama bottoms?

What a weird question haha. I’m wearing pastel blue shorts right now. It’s from Forever 21 and I wish I stocked up as I love it!

14. What are you most proud of in your life?

Working since the age of 14 and 9 months (legal age to work in NSW) so that I could stop relying on my parents as much. I still live at home as my parents are very traditional and believe that girls should live at home until they’re married as “it’s not safe in the big bad world”. I have plans to move out next year though (I have no idea how I’ll break that news to them!). I’m also proud of the job that I hold right now and how much career experience I’ve gained out of it.

I know that it's been a long post but to finish off,

I want to tag:

Abigail from Shrinking Wallet
Jasmine from My Cup of Tequila
Sarah from More Than Adored
Kat from Kitsch Snitch
Jasmine from Sweetaholic Beauty

Looking forward to their responses :)

And because I don't like posts without photos, here's another one :) I can't believe Christmas is almost here and tomorrow, I'll be revealing my Christmas giveaway!

2011 Christmas at a friend's house


  1. Aww... You're just too kind! My ego is inflated right now I don't think I can fit through the door. I'm going to start working on the tag as soon as I finish typing this comment.

    P.S. Out of curiosity, what are you studying at uni?

  2. Yay I'm glad you did the tag :D I have been working since I was 14 too :) I agree with what you said about saying no to things.
    I love all the people that you tagged too!

  3. Just chanced upon your blog and it's so cute! The last picture has made me excited for Christmas time! And good for you for working all those years :) Following you now!

    x Ellie @ Ellalogy 

  4. Loved reading your tag! Also loving your blog so I've decided to follow you :) xx



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