Monday, 9 June 2014

The Girl Behind the Blog {Beauty Blogger Tag}

I've read quite a few "Beauty Blogger Tag"s and thought it was such a great idea as a blogger to introduce yourself better to your readers and for readers to get to know you a bit better behind the screen.  I've found a couple different variations all of which tagged the reader to participate if they were interested (yay for me!), but I couldn't decide which version I preferred... Problem solver that I am- I merged three and came up with a "customized" version.  

... The Girl Behind the Blog:

Is your hair naturally curly or straight?
Naturally I have a relaxed wave- but not the cute kind.  I usually throw it up in a "sockless" sock bun for school or run a straightener through it for 5 minutes if I don't have a lot of time to devote to styling.

Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon?
Ha. Haha. Woops.  Long story short is I had a very bad DIY experience which has made me vow never to box dye my hair again.  So yes and no; I used to but not any more.

Do you DIY mani/pedi or go to a salon?
Every once in a while I'll treat myself but for the most part I DIY at home.

Do you polish your toes in the winter or just the summer?
All year round! Toe nails without polish just look so naked!

How long does it take for you to put on makeup?
For school? Maybe 5-15 minutes. 
A night out of special occasion? Any time between 15 and 40 minutes.

Do you do a full face of makeup every day?
Define full face.  My bare minimum is usually BB cream or a light foundation, bronzer, blush- I rarely skip mascara though!

Will you leave the house without makeup?
Not unless I am running extremely behind. 

What are your Top 5 beauty products?
Arg, as if I can pick five. Currently I would say:
MAC Mineralize Products (blushes and skin finishes)
MAC Lipsticks
Revlon ColorBurst Matte Lip Balms
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder aaaaand
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Fragrance

Name a beauty routine you barely do
Do fake eyelashes count as a beauty routine?
When going out somewhere do you leave getting ready until the last minute or not?
If I'm being honest, it depends how excited I am about where I'm going.  If I'm not into it, I'll put it off until the veryyyyyy last minute

How organized is your makeup and nail polish collection?
I'll admit my makeup and nail polish is not as organized as I would like it to be but this just has to do with the fact that I currently live in such a small apartment.  I have big plans for a vanity once I get a larger place and would love an Original Beauty Box.  They're beautiful, high qualify, large acrylic drawers that I would invest in in a heart beat, however I'm having a hard time justifying her $60 flat shipping rates to Canada.   

How often are you on Blogger? 
I check at least once a day!

How did you come up with your blog name?
I don't really know. It's so hard because when you're trying to start a blog it feels like every great idea you have was somebody else's first.  I wanted something short and sweet... Lipstick is my favorite beauty product thus The Love of Lipstick.

Do you read comments posted on your blog?

Yes, absolutely.  I read every single one and get excited that people have read/ taken the time to comment on something I have written.  I always try to reply to every comment and appreciate every bit of feedback that I recieve.

Why did you start blogging and how long have you been blogging for?

I would say I started blogging for a number of reasons.  First, would be my love for makeup and beauty and not really having an outlet for it- boring my boyfriend and roommate to death wasn't really doing it for me (or them) so getting involved with the beauty blogging community and interacting with people with similar interests seemed like something that I would really enjoy doing (also maybe a way to justify my beauty "budget").

Second, there are so many girls on YouTube that I love to watch and inspire me. I love what they do via vlogging and thought I would take some baby steps to get involved.

Lastly was my need for a hobby, something other than my studies or work for me to enjoy during the day. I'm a newbie blogger. I've been blogging for about 4 months now!

What is you favorite thing about blogging and being a Beauty Blogger?
Like I mentioned above, my favorite thing about blogging so far is having an outlet to share my passions and interests within a community of people who are genuinely interested in not only what I have to say but also very similar things.  I also love how much I learn from others.   

What kind of camera do you use for you photographs?
Some might kick me for this, although I have a Nikon DSLR I actually prefer to take photos for my blog using my iPhone or iPad.  It makes it so much easier to shoot, edit, and upload.

If you've been thinking about participating in a Beauty Blogger Tag I encourage you to do it! You're welcome to use my "mash up version" or take a look at one of the three I used for inspiration: Novarellie , Chloe's Way, and Beauty and Things.

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  1. Definitely love the community as well! So beneficial and great tag :) x

    Jasmin Charlotte

  2. Great tag you put together =) and you have such nice skin!!

    xx Kerri
    Beauty & Things

  3. I love these types of tags because, like you said, it allows you to get to know the blogger better (on a more personal level). I have a couple I've been tagged for, but haven't had a chance to get one done. Tsk-tsk! Enjoyed reading, and you have the most beautiful blue eyes!!

    1. I like them too! I have a few others I might do in the future as well :-)
      & thank you! :-*

  4. Aw such a cute picture of you & your Mr! :)
    I do love a good tag to get to know the person behind the blog!
    Lianne | TheBrunetteSays...

  5. I love a good tag! Will definitely have to do this one soon. I like taking photos on my iPhone too. They can still look really high quality :-) thanks for commenting on my blog!xx

    Alex Georgie

    1. Send me the link if you do! Thanks for reading Alex :-)

  6. I love these kinds of posts - it's so fun to learn about bloggers besides what they think about such and such product.

    1. Agreed! I always love reading them :-)
      Thanks for reading!

  7. Nice to know you better! I discovered your blog yet and from now im gonna follow you! (sorry for my english is not perfect)

    XO Chantall (Holland)