Warning: This post is going to be a long one!
So I’ve been on Dazed and Beautiful for over a year now but I feel like I have never actually introduced myself properly and that you guys probably don’t know that much about me! So for the first of my tags I thought I would do The Beauty Blogger Tag. This is a tag of 30 questions that will pretty much cover everything about me, beauty wise or not! I saw this tag on ‘The Beauty Broadcast’ and loved it!
1. Is your hair naturally curly or straight?
When I was a child my hair was ringlet curly and I absolutely hated it! So when I finally got to the age of being able to straighten it myself I did. A lot. I used to straighten my hair every day without a heat spray so it basically ruined my hair. So now my hair is a kind of curly/wavy and straight all in one. Since I’ve stopped using heat my curls are coming back! (Finally!)
2. Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon?
I don’t dye my hair and I don’t plan to. If I did dye my hair though I would definitely do it myself.
3. Do you wear the same style every day, or do you change it?
Most days I keep my hair in the wavy curls I get from my night-time plait because it is just easy. I love experimenting with my hair and switching it up with ponytails, buns and braids, but I will usually just keep it down as I feel it frames my face the best.
4. Do you do your own mani/pedi or go to a salon?
I went to a salon once and really enjoyed it (apart from the pedi bit!) but I do love to paint my own nails at home. For me, painting my nails is a luxury thing that I like to spend my time on. Plus it is frowned upon to wear pjs to the salon!
5. How often do you change your nail polish?
Usually I will change my polish weekly but I will change it sooner if the chipping is really bad because I hate dingy nails.
6. Do you polish your toes in the winter or just the summer?
I do have my nails painted in the winter but I do switch the colour a lot more in summer!
7. How long does it take for you to put on makeup?
I wear very little to no makeup on a daily basis so probably five minutes, however if I am doing a tutorial it will probably take me about 40 minutes to do a full face makeup look.
8. What do you do first? Face or eyes?
I always do my face first. I feel like it is super important to get a proper base before going on to the rest of the look. Even if I am using an eye shadow with a lot of fall out I will still do the base first and then go over any parts that need touching up. I feel like a flawless base can really make a look.
9. Do you collect makeup or just buy what you need when you need it?
Even though I have a beauty and fashion blog I have a very small collection of makeup. I don’t really collect makeup but if I love a product then I will repurchase it. Apart from that I’m not a particularly big buyer of makeup.
10. How often do you wear false eyelashes?
I have never worn false eyelashes. I have been blessed with naturally long, thick, curled eyelashes so a few coats of mascara and my eyes already look like I have falsies on. I feel I would look a bit more drag if I wore false lashes.
11. Do you do a full face of makeup every day?
No way! I very rarely, if ever, wear a full face of makeup
12. Do you wear makeup when you’re home alone or with family?
Only if I am testing products or filming tutorials. Other than that I like to be bare-faced when I’m relaxing at home.
13. Will you leave the house without makeup?
Yes, and more than likely I will. Makeup can get pretty pricey if you are putting on a full face of makeup just to pop round to the shops.
14. How many high-end products do you have?
None! The joy of being a teenager is that high-end makeup is just really out of my price range. I would really love to try a MAC lipstick though just to see what the fuss is about!
15. Do you plan your OOTD every night or decide when you’re getting dressed?
I will only plan an outfit the night before if I have a super early start in the morning and more times than not I end up changing my mind in the morning anyway! But I mostly just decide what to wear based on what I am feeling that day!
16. How often do you change your handbag?
I very rarely change my bag. I have my one main bag from Primark that I carry around with me that has everything I could possibly need in it and matches any outfit. I will only change my bag if I want to travel light and then I will swap to a wristlet.
17. What time do you wake up and go to sleep?
During school time I would wake up at around 7am and go to sleep about 11pm however as I am off for summer it’s a little bit different! I usually wake up between 9:30am to 10:30am and will usually go to sleep at about 1am after browsing the internet for a few hours! Whoops!
18. How often or when do you workout?
I try to exercise around 3 times a week but through the month of July I have been doing the #thisismyJuly calendar from the amazing Blogilates. I love seeing Cassey everyday and I usually work out for about an hour in the afternoon with Friday being my rest day.
19. Left handed or right handed?
20. How tall are you?
I am 5 foot and 8 inches.
21. Do you speak any foreign languages?
I can very loosely speak German but only certain bits and I know a few words in French but languages have never really been my thing!
22. How many pets do you have?
One. A black Labrador called Reuben
23. How often are you on WordPress?
I am on WordPress every single day whether it’s posting, doing admin or just scrolling through other blogs! I only post on Tuesdays and Fridays though.
24. Do you read comments posted on blogs?
If there is an opinionated article written I am always interested in reading what other people have to say on the matter and of course I always read and respond to every comment on my blog but other than that I don’t really read a lot of comments!
25. Do you keep a list of products to try as you see other posts?
I have a specific note in my iPhone for beauty or fashion products that I have seen or liked the look of. I review it every week to see if there is anything that I might have put down in the spur of the moment and the things that remain are the items I really want to try.
26. How did you come up with your blog name?
My friend Teddy was scrolling through his phone and came across the song ‘Dazed, Beautiful and Bruised’ by Catatonia and my other friend Kez and I really liked the sound of those words together (minus the ‘bruised’) and so Dazed and Beautiful was born!
27. What kind of camera do you use for your photographs?
Previously I used a Sony Cybershot but now I use the Canon 600D SLR camera and I love it!
28. What’s your favourite colour?
I really love pastel colours. Lilac and mint are my favourites.
29. Do you swear?
I very rarely swear (and it’s usually if I stub my toe!)
30. What are you doing with the rest of your day?
Well it’s pretty late as I’m posting this so the rest of my day is probably going to be filled with editing photos for this Friday’s post.
I hope you enjoyed this tag and have maybe learnt something about me that you didn’t know before! If you want to do this tag then I tag you and please let me know if you do it!
I’ll see you on Friday!