Monday, April 15, 2013

Get to know me: The Beauty Blogger Tag!

I was just checking my blogger feed and saw Emily Noel had posted this tag. I thought it seemed fun enough, so I thought I'd give it a go! 

1. Is your hair naturally curly or straight?
Curly, VERY curly. If I don't do anything to it when I get out of the shower it frizzes so big I look like a tiger. 

2. Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon?
When I dyed my hair, I went to a salon; I did dye it myself once and I looked ridiculous I had screwed it up so bad. But it was a lovely color. A lighter brown. Usually at the salon though I dye it to match my roots which naturally are darker at the top even before I dyed it so my hair was an almost black color. The color that my hair is now is the Hawaii sun mixed with the almost black that I dyed it. 

3. Do you wear the same style everyday, or do you change it?
Because I work full-time I throw it up in a bun, top knot, or pony tail. I don't think I've worn my hair down at work ever for a full shift, I lift too many things and do to much to leave it down. But if I have time off or a day off I'll wear it down. If I have the time I'll straighten it, but with working out and running I haven't been seeing the point to straightening it much lately. 

4. Do you do your own mani/pedi or go to a salon?
I used to religiously go get my nails done full acrylics every 4 weeks. When I moved to Hawaii I couldn't justify the price shooting up from 15 dollars a fill to 30-40 dollars a fill, I just didn't see it being worth it any more. Plus, I couldn't find a place that I really enjoyed going to. 

5. How often do you change your nail polish?
I usually change it every 3-4 days if I am wearing polish. Mainly because of work I'll just throw on a clear coat and a strengthener and wear that. But when I'm feeling fancy I change it every 3-4 days. 

6. Do you polish your toes in the winter or just the summer?
All year around. Polish stays on my toes so much longer than my nails because they're pretty much never seen. I don't wear open toe shoes, and I'm constantly wearing socks. I just love the fact that I know that they look good under those things. It's a self fulfilling thing. :) 

7. How long does it take for you to put on makeup?
If I'm going to work and do my normal one shade eyeshadow, liner, mascara, maybe a little blush about 10-15 minutes but if I'm going out and do much more as in highlight and bronzer plus lip colors it takes about 30 minutes. 

8. What do you do first? Face or eyes?
Eyes, I think that the eye makeup is the most important. I'll put concealer and eye primer on first then I go to town on the eyes. Only after I've achieved the look I want I'll move on. Also if I'm running out of time then I have my eyes done and that's enough sometimes! 

9. Do you collect makeup or just buy what you need when you need it?
I'm a collecter for sure. I love to try new products out when I see them and I love to constantly change up my routine by adding new products. That's what beauty bloggers do. :) 

10. How often do you wear false eyelashes?
Funny story; I have never once applied a pair of false lashes. I wore them one time to Homecoming Sophomore year but the lady who applied them did it wrong and it was poking me in the eye all night. Very uncomfortable to say the least. But I have been thinking about checking them out. I'm a natural girl though, I'm not a dramatic makeup person. 

11. Do you do a full face of makeup everyday?
Nope, depending on how busy I am that month I can go a week plus with no makeup. I am a very busy girl and some times I wake up late or just don't have enough time for it that day. 

12. Do you wear makeup when you're home alone or with family?
Yes. I love to look into the mirror and think that I look okay. Putting my best face forward for everyone even though my husband likes me better without my makeup on. 

13. Will you leave the house without makeup?
Yes, as I said earlier sometimes I go a week plus with no makeup on. If I'm going to walmart or something I'm not going to put on a full face of makeup for it. 

14. How many high-end products do you have?
I'd probably say about 45% of my makeup is high end. I get the products at a small discount with no tax at the NEX(Navy Exchange) and they have a lot of high end products in that store. 

15. Do you plan your OOTD every night or decide when you're getting dressed?
Decide when I'm getting dressed. When I do schedule my outfits I tend not to like them and don't stick to it anyway so I just go with the flow. 

16. How often do you change your handbag?
About once a month, I don't go out and buy new handbags that often but I'll switch up the one I'm using for another one in my stash. It takes me about a month to get tired of one. 

17. What time do you wake up and go to sleep?
I wake up at around 7-8 and go to sleep about 10-11. 

18. How often or when do you workout?
I run about 3-5 times a week and I do other workouts about 3 times a week. 

19. Left handed or right handed?

20. How tall are you?

21. Do you speak any foreign languages?
I took Japanese in High School, but I don't remember most of it. I really want to learn spanish though. 

22. How many pets do you have?
Two dogs and One cat. :) 

23. How often are you on Blogger?
I check Blogger everyday to read other peoples posts and to check on my blog, but I post probably on average of about twice a week. 

24. Do you read comments posted on blogs?
Usually yes, I love to read what other people are saying about anything. I'm a comment reader through and through.

25. Do you keep a list of products to try as you see other posts?
Not too much on other peoples posts, but I keep a running list of things that  I want to try. 

26. How did you come up with your blog name?
It's my first name and my last initial. It used to be the journey of my adventure which was when I first started getting into makeup and I wanted to blog about the experience but I never really kept up with it. This is my third go at blogging and I have so much going on but I thought about blogging so much the past few months that I know I want to make a real go at this. 

27. What kind of camera do you use for your photographs?
Canon powershot Elph 100. But I lost the charger for it so I purchased a Canon powershot a2300 as a backup until I find the charger. I haven't posted any of the photos I took with it yet though. 

28. How often do you clean your house?
Funny, I just cleaned the downstairs today. I usually clean it about once a week, I know that sounds like a little, but it's just me really. I can be a messy person some weeks. But I'm so busy I'm never really home. I hate coming home from work to a trashed house so I try to clean as I go.  

29. What's your favorite color?

30. Do you swear?
Yes, I am a heavy duty swear-er. 

31. What are you doing with the rest of your day?
I am going to eat my dinner and then go to bed hopefully! I've already made a list of upcoming blog posts so that's good. I have to make my bed since I washed the sheets today, then I may read a little.

I hope you enjoyed! :) 

Where else to find me:
Twitter: @AlainaKayy
Instagram: @AlainaKayy


Natalia A said...

Such a fun tag. Enjoyed reading the answers. :)

P.S. I am currently hosting a lovely giveaway on my blog - do come and take part, if you like the prize, of course. :)

Claudia Finn said...

This was enjoyable to read, Great Post!

Well I just recorded a get to Know me video about me, I would appreciate it if yoou take some time out and visit my blog
Claudiaa xx

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