Thursday, 28 March 2013

confessions of a beauty blogger tag

I like doing tag posts, however I'm awful at remembering to actually do them myself. But as I do love answering them, here's my input to the Confessions of a Beauty Blogger Tag!
 (A very edited version of one of the photos from my review of the Covergirl LashBlast 24hr mascara)

1. How many hours a week do you spend writing/editing posts?
In total, including taking the photos and editing them I'd say about six hours if I'm publishing three posts a week. I enjoy every minute of it though!

2. Are you a spender or a saver?
Spender spender spender. My brain works in strange ways when shopping whether it be online or in stores, although I am reluctant to splurge on an expensive dress or high-end makeup, I'm completely fine with buying lots of drugstore makeup that adds up to twice the total of buying one expensive thing. I'm trying to change that as I want to downsize my makeup collection, and I'd rather have a few amazing quality high-end products than every. single. item that MUA and Barry M sell.

3. When is it easiest for you to blog?
I take photos at the weekend, and write up posts whenever inspiration strikes me (normally in the shower) and when I've got some free time. About half of my posts are constructed at one o'clock in the morning when my mind is fuelled purely by caffeine, needless to say there has to be a lot of amends to the post the following day; my spelling is atrocious when I'm tired.

4. What's your worst makeup/hair habit?
Off the top of my head, the worst one I can think of is that I use regular cleanser to remove eye makeup. Yes, it stings like hell but I'm just too lazy to reach over and grab my eye makeup remover. I abuse my hair too, I blow-dry and straighten it every two days.

6. What's your one quote that you wish the world could live by?
I have countless quotes that I love but three of my favourites are:
"If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely." - Roald Dahl quote.

7. How long do you spend getting ready every day?
If I'm off to school, it takes me about 35 minutes to go from getting out of bed to out the door, including showering, breakfast, makeup, hair etc. When I'm going for lunch with friends I take longer getting ready, about an hour and a half, and when I'm not going out I won't wear any makeup or bother doing my hair.

8. What's your favourite video on YouTube?
One video? Argh I can't do that! This makes me laugh, this makes me cry, and I don't know what this does but it's amazing.

9. Who is the blogger that you read that deserves more subscribers than they have?
Everyone in my Lovely Blogs series really - that's why I started it!

10. What's the one thing that you're most excited about in the up and coming year?
About a month ago I did a week of work experience at a local radio station, and they invited me to volunteer there and present a show for an hour each week. I start this Saturday and I'm so excited for it!

11. What's your most awkward blogging moment?
I can't say I've experienced anything awkward in the blogging world so far, perhaps replying to an email from a company that hasn't sent me a very professional email? I honestly don't know what to put for this question!

12.  How long does it take to prep a post?
If I'm reviewing something, it'll take at least a few days for me to judge it properly and with skincare at least two weeks. Posts involving multiple lip swatches can take ages to, as I need to take photos of each lip product on my lips on a different day, to avoid any staining from the previous swatch changing the true colour. And as I only can take photos in good lighting on weekends, it may take a week or two to get all the swatches together.

13. Are you wearing jeans, pants, pyjamas or a skirt right now?
Well, seeing as it's just past ten o'clock in the evening right now, I have no shame in saying that I'm in my pyjamas, curled up in a blanket with some hot chocolate. Bliss.

14. What are you most proud of in your life right now?
I think it may actually be this blog! I'm so proud of how it's grown - it's almost a year old (look out for a small giveaway) and it's led me to discover the blogging community, which is so so lovely.

Also, you may have noticed the little Easter egg in the top right corner, it's for an Easter egg hunt competition in collaboration with Park Resorts - if you want to learn more click here.


  1. oo how exciting, good luck with the radio show! I should be in my pj's right now too, in fact I'm going as soon as I submit this comment!

    I'm thinking about doing this tag this week :D

    Amy xx
    A Little Boat Sailing

  2. Good luck at the radio station :)

  3. I thought I was the only one who took ages to write my posts! It's probably mostly because I'm super slow to get my ideas together, but I'm happy to hear I'm in good company with my two hour per post minimum over here! I really liked the quotes you chose, and seriously best of luck at the radio station! xx

    1. haha, i always check for spelling mistakes about five times but one always managed to slip through, and thanks so much! x