08 November 2012

Confessions of a Beauty Blogger Tag

I was tagged by the very lovely Jen from The Shopping Queen. She has to be one of the most loveliest blogger I know, and I absolutely love her blog (it's all pink and stuff!). Please go check her blog out if you haven't already! You won't be sorry!

Anyway, onto the tag questions and answers...

1. How many hours a week do you spend planning/writing/uploading posts?
It varies quite drastically. When I'm on a holiday without my laptop, I do approximately 0 hours a week... Have you tried blogging on an iPad or iPhone? It's hell! When I'm busy with work (which was before my holidays, I averaged about 45 hours a week at work), I don't blog as much as well.
When I'm procrastinating, I spend a LOT of time on my blog. Although this might be due to me doing a gazillion things at once. I tend to watch tv, online/window shop, blog, and try to bribe myself to work all at once, so things take longer than normal. I also tend not to plan my posts. I'm not a big planner...

2. Are you a spender or a saver?
Definitely a spender. I'd love to be a saver... but it's impossible. My whole family spends... it's in my genes! 

3. When is it easiest for you to write your posts?
It is easiest when I'm organised and have all the necessary information and photos. In terms of time, I don't really have a ideal time of the day.

4.  What makes writing posts comfortable for you?
Being part of an amazing blogging community helps tremendously - e.g. getting encouraging comments and messages on my posts.

5. What's your worst make up/hair habit?
For makeup, it's not throwing out mascaras until they're well and truly clumpy... which may take more than a few months. I also like opening up multiple makeup products, therefore having like 3-4 bottles of foundations, 10 mascaras, 5 eyeliners, 9 blushes opened at one go. In case you're wondering why it's a bad habit, I don't end up using them up within the recommended time frame.

Hair: Like Jen, I get so lazy brushing my hair as well. I also love to dye/bleach the crap out of it... and they don't always turn out the way I want them to, as can be seen in my recent Singapore & Europe trip posts.
It was meant to be less brassy damnit! :(
6. What’s one quote you wish the world would live by?
Do unto others as you would have them do to you. How much better would the world be if everyone lived by that rule? If you don't wish to get robbed, don't rob others. If you value your life, don't murder or hurt others. If you don't want your daughter to be raped, then don't rape others. If you don't like being cheated on, don't cheat on your partner.

7. How long do you spend getting ready everyday?
Hmmm... I think I've improved drastically. I used to spend about an hour getting ready, but now it's about 30 minutes (~25 min on makeup, ~5 on clothes).

8. What’s your favourite post on your blog?
I like my Singapore & Europe posts (Part I and Part II). They bring back fond memories... <3

9. Who is a beauty blogger that you think deserves more subscribers than they have?
There are a few that I think are seriously awesome. One of which is Jen from The Shopping Queen, Jasmine from Sweetaholic Beauty, Jasmine from My Cup of Tequila and Mishelle from Mishelle's Sleepy Time. I always look forward to reading their posts, and when they haven't posted anything new in a while, I get post-withdrawal syndrome...

10. What’s one thing you’re excited about in the coming year?
So there's talk about going to Maldives next year... In case you haven't heard of Maldives before, I'm going to spam you with photos (my apologies if you have, ok I'm not that sorry... Maldives is truly friggin gorgeous)

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Ok I think you get the idea now... Awesome isn't it?! Apart from the Maldives, I'm excited for my birthday... I always am. Aaaand I'm going to become an aunty in January!

11.  What’s been your favourite blogging moment?
Hitting the 300 followers milestone, and every time I get an email saying that someone commented on one of my posts.

12. How long does it take to prep for a post?
Depending on the post... Ok I don't really have an clue. I don't tend to time myself but I think about 10-20 minutes, if I can get my camera to cooperate.

13.  Are you wearing jeans/skirt right now or are you wearing pajama bottoms?
Wouldn't you like to know ;)

Fact: Wearing jeans (especially skinny jeans) annoy me when I'm chillaxing at home. They're too restrictive. I love wearing shorts.

14. What are you most proud of in your life?
Most proud of finishing uni, despite me not liking the course that I did (I only realised about half way through, but I sucked it up and finished it).
I'm also proud of all my little achievements, such as getting my driver's license before my older brother, being able to cook edible food (whether or not they taste good is a different story), being loyal to my employer (been working there since 2005) - ok maybe I'm just too lazy to find a job...

Anyway, that's enough rambling for one night me thinks. I've been on a bit of a roll, posting 3 posts in one day (I'm ignoring the fact that it is now 12.30am, so it's technically the next day)... I'm proud of that too!

Now for the tagging bit... I tag:
Chelsea from Super Purdy!
Fleur from Pour le femmes
Tezza from Myteefine
Sharina from The Misty Mom
Nalini from The Made Up Maiden

and YOU! Please feel free to do the tag and comment below with the link to your post. I'd love to read it.


  1. Ooh I am glad that lots of people are doing this tag :D I love reading the answers! I need to kick that habit of opening too many makeup products at once too. I am going well at the moment, still haven't opening my shiny new Lancome mascara my mum bought me! I am so jealous that you are going to the Maldives, I have wanted to go there ever since I saw Natalie Tran's (communitychannel on Youtube) video on it.
    Wow this was a really long comment! Sorry!

    1. I love reading long comments! I'm glad I'm not the only one with this problem!

  2. Awh this is such a cute tag! Loved reading your answers. Might have to do it this soon! :)


    1. You should definitely do it! I'd love to read your answers :)

  3. This is such a cute tag, and looks like such fun to write! I would love to go to the Maldives too! xo


    1. Thanks! You should give it a go. I would love to read your answers.

  4. I love reading these :) maldives looks amazing!!!!!

  5. I loved reading your responses :) The maldives looks amazing... I've been telling my boyfriend that we need to go to bora bora one day which looks kind of the same.

    You probably already know this but, try putting toner through your hair when you bleach it to stop it going brassy :)

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    2. I used toner straight after a bleach and then I normally use purple shampoo every other wash to help tone down the brassyness but I didn't take it with me on my trip :(

  6. Haha I do the same thing with not chucking mascaras out! :P
    Great post! xx

  7. Great tag!! I love reading these. :)

    xo - Sheila

  8. I am so jealous you might be heading the the Maldives. What bliss :) Always been a dream of mine to visit.

    Luc X


    1. Aww, hopefully you'll get the chance to go someday soon :)

  9. Loved your post! It was very sweet of you to tag me :)
    I'm really sorry I wasn't able to read it earlier, I'll try to get back to blogging


  10. I do the exact same thing with mascaras, I like to believe they actually last forever and I never have to get rid of them!