Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Confessions Of A Beauty Blogger Tag

It's been a while since I last did a tag post but I was tagged by Claire at xclaireabella and I am just a little bit too excited by this (Also, thanks Claire for what you wrote about my blog, it means an awful lot to me that you think that about my blog). So without much further ado, here are my answers to the 'Confessions of a Beauty Blogger' tag.

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

I am really bad for this, I wish I was more organised and had scheduled posts lined up and always kept on top of my writing but to be honest, that's just not me. I am a bit too slapdash with my posts and everything is very 'off the cuff'. When I started I had my journal and I planned my posts but slowly I felt like it wasn't personal enough, then I started to write without out thinking ahead, like I do now, where all I know is the product and if I like it or not, I do this because I wan't it to feel like a conversation between you and I. It's certainly a lot easier for me. Asides from that I do like to proofread my posts before uploading and even then I will end up missing something. 

2. Are you a spender or a saver?

Hand on heart, spender. I should be more careful with my money but I really never feel the need to unless I know I've got something big coming up, like a holiday. I never see the point in having money if you're not going to enjoy it, which is possibly why I find myself struggling to get by until my next payday with little or no money in my bank account. 

3. When is easiest to write your posts?

Early afternoon by far, I've been awake for a while, had a few coffees and something to eat and I just feel like, at that point, I can get on with the rest of my day. I do try my best to write frequently but given I do shift work I find it difficult to keep up with. If only I could earn money from home and not have a job to go to then you would be seeing regular posts from me. Alas, that will have to remain a dream for now. 

4. What makes writing posts comfortable for you?

There is nothing better for me than to be sat in my living room with a cup of coffee and trash TV on in the background. I would usually be lounging around like this anyway so I like to make to most of my time and actually get some work done. 

(Channelling Lorde)

5. What's your worst makeup/hair habit?

I'll split this into two because I have a few bad habits.

Hair - My worst habit is constantly having my hair tied up. Unfortunately this comes with the job that I do, I'm not allowed to have my hair down because of working with food. My hair seems to not like it if it's tied up too much and the ends break off and my hair just gets generally knotty because of this. If I was a bit less lazy then I would take my hair out of it's bobble and give a brush through every so often and also a deep condition but like I said, I'm lazy.

Makeup - I will admit that I have gotten better with this but my worst habit by far is my cleansing routine. It was non-existent up until a few weeks ago but not I have actually gotten into the routine of cleansing, exfoliating, toning and moisturising, go me!

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

'It won't be easy, but it'll be worth it' 
I think it reminds us all that nothing in life ever comes easy, especially the things you want the most. You don't (unless you are extremely lucky) get everything you want just handed to you, some things you have to fight for but it will taste so sweet knowing how much effort you put in.

7. How long do you spend getting ready every day?

Oh dear, I'm a little ashamed of this one. If I have an early start at work I will spend about 30 mins to an hour getting ready but if I have a late start then I can take hours! It takes a lifetime to dry my hair so I tend to let it sit in a towel to soak up most of the moisture, then I go through my skincare routine which doesn't take too long but where the most time goes is into my makeup. I can spend about 2 hours doing my own makeup, which sounds crazy but I just drift off into a trance sometimes and just create whatever comes to mind. Then it only takes me 2 mins to put on some clothes and do my hair. 

(Channelling Lorde part deux)

8.  What are your favourite posts on your blog?

A while ago, long time readers will know, I posted a series of product comparison reviews called Beauty Smackdown whic I loved doing. The premise behind these were I would take 2 similar products (can be any combination of drugstore or high end) and I'd compare the two of them based on several categories which were specific to those products. I really want to get back into these especially because I have bigger and better ideas for them.

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

I am so very flattered that Claire(xclairebella) mentioned me for this question. I honestly believe that Claire's blog needs more recognition. She has a fantastic fashion sense and her photos are beyond beautiful. She is such a nice person and was super friendly when we met at a blogging event last year. You defintely need to look at her blog if you haven't already seen it.

10. What's one thing you're excited about in this coming year?

Oh there are so many things but I'm really not sure. I've been discussing a lot of options this year with my boyfriend, Daniel, and we haven't decided on whether we are going to move out or go on holiday yet but either way, the most exciting thing will be one of those. 

11. What's your favourite blogging moment?

Hitting 400 followers has been a pretty big moment for me and I was super excited about that but I think one of the most exciting moments was when I held my first ever giveaway. I never thought that I would be able to get to the point where I could do that but the responses are amazing. P.S I will be holding another when I get to 500 followers.

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

On a good day I can get one done in about 2 hours. Some days I'm a bit lazy and It takes me a while to figure everything out, but I try haha!

(Obsessed with OITNB, my take on Morello)

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

Well I'm writing at 12:47am so it'd comfy Batman pyjama bottoms for me.

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

Travelling half way across the world with my boyfriend and not getting lost once haha. I feel like I am slowly becoming a fully functioning adult and I'm proud at the fact that I'm not dependant on my parents and I can quite happily manage with it just being me and him. Now all I need is my own place and a serious job.

So those were all the questions for this tag, I really hope you enjoyed my answers and I would like to tag Catherine (bigbookssmallgirl) and I generally tag all my readers to give this one a go, I would love to read your posts so link them in the comments :)

Speak soon
Roo xx

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