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Get to know me: Beauty Blogger Tag


Hey everyone, I hope you are all having a lovely week, and the cold weather isn't getting you down too much! If you live in England then you know what I am on about - because it is freezing!!!!! Anyway, today I thought I would do a 'Get to Know Me' Tag, as I thought this would be nice to do. I have only just started blogging, so I thought this would be a good way to share some beauty-related things about myself!

Is your hair naturally curly or straight?

Ever since I was little, my hair has always been naturally straight and to be honest I think that is a god-send! I don't think I would be able to cope with curly hair and trying to tame it down every morning. Although, I have always wanted to have wavy hair, because it just looks so beautiful and natural... but unfortunately that's not going to happen... sigh!

Do you dye your hair yourself or go to the salon?

A mixture of both. When I first started dying my hair 3 years ago, I started buying hair dye from the Clairol Nice 'n Easy range. I naturally have dark blonde hair, but I decided that this colour didn't suit me, so I dyed my hair dark brown. For the first few times, my hair went a horrible ginger colour, and when I look back at old photos I cringe! But then after a while, it started to look better and I kept dyeing my hair darker and darker until it was nearly black! I then had a random moment and dyed it dark brown with a hint of red, but that didn't last long and so went back to natural brown! However, for the last few months, I have been getting my hairdresser to dye my hair rather than buying it. It lasts so much longer and you can create the colours yourself which is great! I currently have a dark brown colour but would like to go lighter!

 Do you wear the same style everyday or do you change it?

At the moment, I am growing my hair, as  for ages I have had my hair quite short. So, I have decided I want to grow my hair longer so I can do more with it! Currently, may hair is just below my shoulders, which you cant really do much with, so I normally either have my my hair down, or if I haven't washed it, I will put it up in a ponytail. From time to time, if their is a special occasion or I fancy something different, I will put my hair up in a bun, or I will curl my hair. 

Do you do your own manicures and pedicures, or do you go to the salon?

Personally, I really like painting my own nails, as it is cheaper and I love collecting nail varnishes! Although, I would like to go to a salon and get them done, once I have enough money of course!

How often do you change your nail varnish?

I would usually change it once a week, but sometimes I will change it twice a week, depending if I have an event to go to, and if they need spicing up. 

Do you paint your toes in the winter, or just the summer?

To be honest, I can't stand bare toe nails, so of course I have to paint mine! Although, I don't change the nail varnish, quite as often as I do my finger nails! ( I'm just lazy)

Do you plan your OOTD the night before, or do you decide when you are getting dressed?

It all depends on what I am doing on that particular day, if it is a special occasion or just an average college day. When it comes to Special occasions like parties or weddings or dates, I would definately plan ahead, sometimes even weeks or months before! For special  events like weddings, I would have to go shopping months in advance, because you have to look special for an even more special day... and if I was deciding an outfit for a party, I would have to start deciding the week before by looking for inspiration online or asking my friends what they are wearing! However, if it was just for an average weekend or college day, I would think about it night before, but decide in the morning. 

How often do you change you handbag?

I know this may come as a surprise to you, but I'm not really fussed about handbags - and never have been! I only have a few handbags, and the ones I use most are my black one for college and occasionally my brown one too. Which actually reminds me, I need to buy a smaller bag for the weekends, because I usually carry around my massive one for college! 

How long do you spend doing your makeup? 

On an everyday basis for college and weekends and if I'm in a rush, then it will normally only take me about 10-15 minutes. But if I was doing my makeup for a special occasion then it can take me up to an hour just to get it right!

What do you do first? Face or eyes?

 If I am in a rush, I would do my face first and then my eyes. But if I have more time and if I'm doing a more dramatic eye, then I would do my eyes first!

Do you collect makeup, or do you just buy what you need?

A bit of both really! When it comes to things like foundation, concealer and mascara which are just the basics, then I wouldn't really buy anymore or try any others, until I am finished with that one. However, when it comes to eye-shadows, lipsticks, blushes etc, I would normally splash out! I love buying and trying lots of different lip products, because you can never have too many - right?! 

How often do you wear False Eyelashes?

I'm not particularly interested in wearing them, and I don't understand why some girls wear them all the time? I would only ever wear them if it was for a special occasion, and sometimes not even then! 

Do you wear a full face of makeup everyday?

Most of the time, yes I do, but sometimes I don't bother. If I was going to college then I would definitely wear a full face of makeup, but if I am having a spot free day, then I won't wear as much. If I have no plans that day, then I wouldn't wear any makeup at all.

Will you leave the house without makeup? 

Yes I would! If I am not going to see anyone, or if I am having a confident and spot free day then I will go without. 

How many high end products do you own? 

I am not actually sure, but not a lot! This year, I stepped into the magical world of Benefit, and I am in lobe with their products! Also, just recently, I decided to splash out on two brushes from the well-known Real Techniques brand, which you will have seen in my last post! I am hoping for an Urban Decay Naked Basics palette for Christmas too!

What time do you wake up and go to sleep?

For college days, if I have to go in early, then i have to wake up at 6.30 am but if I don't have to go to college, then I will usually wake up at around 8am - I am no one for laying in until mid-day!
For going to sleep, I will usually go to bed at about 10pm every night. 

How many pets do you have?

I have 2 lovely cats called Benny and Yoshi, which we rescued from Cats Protection 5 years ago - and they are brothers! They are honestly the cutest things ever, and they always make me laugh!

How often do you use Blogger? 

I haven't really been blogging for that long, but have come to an agreement with myself that I will try to blog at least once a week. I am still trying to think of ideas for upcoming blog posts so it may take me a while to get used to and become more confident. 

What kind of camera do you use for your blog posts?

I use my Nikon D3100, which is an amazing camera fro DSLR beginners. I got mine last Christmas as I love doing photography, and its really easy to use, plus it takes really nice photos. 

So guys, I really hope you enjoyed this tag, and enjoyed reading my answers. I hope you feel like you know me a little bit better, and can understand what my blog is about!

Ami xxx

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