Get To Know Me | The Beauty Blogger Tag

I wouldn't necessarily pop myself into the 'beauty blogger' category of the blogger community, but I do dabble in a few beauty reviews here and there.. I'm just no expert, haha! Regardless, I decided to do another tag post, since I love writing these so much... (especially when I'm super tired.. like today, haha!) and today I decided to do the beauty blogger tag because I'm in a bit of a makeup-y mood recently and I've loved experimenting with new styles and colours rather than just sticking to the same boring routine every single day. I'm also loving sharing a bit about myself recently as I did in my last post which you can read here! Anywho, let's get onto those questions and remember to link me to your own answers in the comments! 

1. Is your hair naturally curly or straight? // My hair is naturally VERY straight... like incredibly straight! I actually grew up with a best friend who had the curliest hair and of course I always always wanted mine to be that curly too! To the point where when I was 11 I got my hair permed (like a right granny.. lol!) which was probably the worst decision ever, it seriously dried my hair out and I swear it's never really been the same since! The curls never suited me anyways and now I actually prefer it straight! 

2. Do you dye your hair yourself or go to the salon? // I've only ever seriously dyed my hair once and that was when I got it bleached from brunette to blonde and I did obviously go to a salon to get that done! That was only 2 months ago and my roots are beginning to look ridiculous, so I may have to go and get them re-done soon.. as I've said a few times, I haven't decided whether I actually like my hair blonde yet so I might just get it dyed back brunette.. gah I don't know! The only other times I've dyed my hair was those semi-permenant ones that wash out and my Mum did those for me at home so I didn't 'ruin her bathroom' lol.

3. Do you wear your hair the same everyday or change it up? // When I had longer hair I always always either wore it down straight or in a messy bun, in fact most days I just got out of bed and wore it however it looked.. lol! Nowadays I'm kind of forced to make more of an effort with it since it doesn't look the best just left how it is.. and to be honest I just do whatever works for me that day! I'm kind of loving curls nowadays, but it's such a chore honestly, so most of the time I opt for a messy high pony! 

4. Do you do your own mani/pedi or go to a salon? // I kind of have a crazy nail polish collection so I do tend to do my own nails at home.. although saying that nowadays I usually just go for a boring nude colour!! I always used to try and do crazy nail art when I was younger though.. when I had a bit more time patience!) Every now and again I do like to go the salon to get my nails done though and I always always get gel nails because normal polish doesn't seem to last 2 seconds for me! Sometimes it's just nice to refresh your nails and get them shaped and buffed properly when they get a bit out of hand.. pun not intended!! 

5. How often do you change your nail polish? // I don't really tend to paint my nails too much and I often just leave my nails naked, mainly because as I said nail polish doesn't seem to last 2 seconds for me.. ugh! 

6. Do you polish your toes in the winter or just the summer? // I always seem to forget my toes when it comes to nail polish, especially in the winter when they are always always covered by massive warm socks and boots, lol! So usually I just tend to paint them in the summer when they are out on show more often, mainly because I don't like my feet.. so it makes them look semi-decent, haha! 

7. How long does it take for you to do your makeup? // This varies so much for me! On an average day I usually give myself around 40 minutes, however I have also managed to get it all done in 10 minutes when I'm in a huge rush..! On a night out I honestly like to give myself 2 hours.. mainly because I hate being rushed, that way I can just take my time and do other things too! (Usually have a mini party to some throwback classics, lol!) 

8. What do you do first face or eyes? // Funnily enough I've changed this up super recently! I always always always ever since I first starting doing makeup always did my face first - mainly because I never really used to experiment with eyeshadow so I didn't have to deal with annoying fall-out! But recently I decided to start doing my eyes first so that I could remove the edge of my eyeshadow and give it a sharper edge and I really really love doing it this way now.. even if you do look really crazy with just eyeshadow on, haha! It's funny because I never used to understand why people would do eyeshadow first.. but now I totally get it! 

9. Do you collect makeup or just buy it when you need it? // I do a bit of both really, when I have the money to I LOVE collecting new makeup and experimenting with new brands and products that I haven't used before!  I also have a lush makeup drawer that I love storing all my makeup in (which you can read about in this REALLY old post if you really want to, haha!) so it makes me really happy to add new makeup to it! But I also obviously have those staple products that I buy again and again as and when I need them - I'm looking at you Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer, haha! 

10. How often do you wear fake eyelashes? // Very very rarely.. Honestly I think the last time I wore them was Halloween.. and they pretty much fell off.. I was a bit drunk, haha! I've actually gone to wore fake eyelashes a few times recently on nights out, but I've completely ran out of glue and I keep forgetting to buy more! I don't think I've ever wore fake eyelashes on a normal day though, although I would love to have the time and patience to do this because they do make you look so much more awake and put together!! 

11.  Do you do a full face of makeup everyday? // I pretty much do! I would love to be able to condense my everyday makeup down so that I could have a lighter look but I just look weird if I cut anything out.. like I don't think I couldn't wear eyeliner or eyeshadow.. so. 

12. Do you wear makeup when you're home alone or with family? // Not really! Being a self-proclaimed lazy person I take every opportunity not to wear makeup.. since it honestly turns into such a chore sometimes! I also like to just let my skin breathe every now and again, haha! The only time I'd really wear makeup when home alone is if I'm messing around with it or trying out new products! 

13. Will you leave the house without makeup?// If I had to answer this question a few years ago my answer would be flat-out no, I would never even dream of it! But recently, I like to think I've grown up a bit and I really am not bothered at all! In fact, I've recently been wearing no makeup to work because I usually start at around 6am.. and let's be honest, I'd rather have 40 more minutes sleep than have a fresher face that day, haha! 


  1. Love these kind of posts where we actually get to know a little more about the lovely blogger herself :)

  2. I loved this post!! Nice to read a little more about the person behind the blog :) xxx

  3. Nail polish does not last 2 seconds on my either I've just given up with it now, it's a waste of time! I just wish I could afford to constantly have shellac done because I hate have bare nails! Also, I've tried doing my eye makeup before face and I just can't get along with it - I doing quite grunge looks with eye shadow all around my eyes, so when I put concealer and foundation on it covers some of it up!

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

    1. 100% agree with you there! Shellac is pretty expensive for what it is - would probably be cheaper in the long run to do it at home, haha! That's so true with the eye makeup before face thing - never thought of it that way! :) x