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After doing my first tag on here, I decided that I’d like to do these regularly because it’s a nice break from regular beauty posts and it also gives me a chance to connect with viewers. I found this tag online somewhere awhile back - it’s a basic beauty blogger “get to know me” tag. Enjoy! 





1. Is your hair naturally curly or straight? 

My hair is fairly straight, but it gets a few kinks in it when I don’t blow dry it. If I let it air dry, it’s usually just very voluminous and kinky, but straight!

2. Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon?

I've always dyed it myself. My hair is naturally red, but over the past few years I've gotten into dyeing it different shades of red to mix it up a little bit and make my hair brighter. So far, I've had great luck with dyeing my hair myself.

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

I like to change my hair up often, but most days I have a go-to look that I do. Most days if I’m not wearing my hair pulled back, I’ll just straighten it to smooth it out. Then when I’m doing out, I’ll usually curl it. My method changes often, though.

4. Do you do your own mani/pedi or go to a salon? 

I definitely do my own nails! I only go to a salon to get my nails done if someone gives me a gift certificate to get it done. I’m pretty decent at painting my nails, so I don’t think it’s necessary to get them done unless I want a French manicure or something like that.

 5. How often do you change your nail polish? 

Not very often, honestly. I don’t care too much if my nails chip, so I’ll let them go a few weeks without me touching them up. That’s probably terrible of me, but that’s just the way I am! I usually keep them painted black or either keep them natural. I really only care to paint them for special nights out. However, I love painting my nails because it’s a great stress reliever.

6. Do you polish your toes in the winter or just the summer?

I usually only paint my toes in the winter if I’m bored. Otherwise, I don’t care if they’re painted. I try to take care of my feet regularly, but keeping my toes painted year round isn't a concern for me.

7. How long does it take for you to put on makeup?

It depends on the look, really. If it’s an everyday look and I’m not being picky about anything, it takes maybe 10 minutes. I've got a good basic look down that I can accomplish fairly quickly when I need to. However, because I love doing my makeup, I like to take my time when I really care about how it looks. If I’m getting ready to go out, I’ll usually spend at least 30 minutes doing my makeup, if not a little longer. I spend more time on my makeup than my hair, for sure.

 8. What do you do first? Face or eyes? 

I understand why it’s a good idea to do your eyes first, but I always do my face first. I just feel weird when I have my eyes done and nothing else. But what’s probably weird is that I actually always fill in my brows before I do anything!

9. Do you collect makeup or just buy what you need when you need it? I’m definitely a collector, although I wish I had more money to blow on cosmetics! I try to keep my makeup collection to a decent limit since I’m not an actual makeup artist. I keep my spending low.

10. How often do you wear false eyelashes? 

I only wear them on special occasions. I have a love/hate relationship with lashes! I think they’re fabulous, but it’s hard for me to find lashes that really suit my eyes because they can be easily overwhelmed with lashes that are too thick and heavy. Also, applying them is a pain.

11. Do you do a full face of makeup everyday? 

No, not everyday. I wear a lot of the same products every day, but my application is lighter for an everyday basis. It really varies depending on what I’m doing at the time. If I’m having a lot of lazy days, then I definitely don’t. If I’m constantly around people and want to look good, then I usually do.

12. Do you wear makeup when you’re home alone or with family? 

Definitely not! When I’m having a few lazy days at home not doing anything, I’ll go days with touching my makeup. Sometimes when I get bored I’ll do it, but otherwise I don’t want to waste product if I don’t need it.

13. Will you leave the house without makeup? 

Yes, but I don’t think I’ll ever go somewhere without anything on my face. I at least have to fill in my brows! I've gone to classes in the past with no makeup on at all and it wasn't a big deal, but I feel better wearing something to make my features stand out a little more. Having blonde brows/lashes is a struggle!

14. How many high-end products do you have? 

I have a few, but not many. All my high-end products are Urban Decay, and they range from palettes to primers. I use mostly drugstore makeup.

15. Do you plan your OOTD every night or decide when you’re getting dressed? 

I usually decide when I’m getting dressed and evaluate whether the outfit is worth making a post about. Honestly, I rarely wear outfits that feel OOTD worthy! I like all the outfits I put together, but they’re usually not incredibly special.

16. How often do you change your handbag? 

I rarely carry a bag, so not very often. Being fresh out of college, I’ve gotten used to never using a handbag. But when I do carry one, I usually stick with a plain black leather bag I have in my closet. It goes with everything and it’s the perfect medium size.

17. What time do you wake up and go to sleep? 

Well, this varies depending on what I’m doing with my life at the time. When I was in school, I would usually go to bed around midnight and wake up by 9 or so. At the moment, I’m enjoying my summer, which is full of late nights and late mornings.

18. How often or when do you workout? 

At the moment, I’m only doing occasional workouts per week that usually involve swimming. I’m working on getting back into a routine!

19. Left handed or right handed? 

Right.

20. How tall are you?

 5’3

21. Do you speak any foreign languages? 

Not really. I know a few select words in Spanish, but I only speak English (and sarcasm) fluently!

22. How many pets do you have? 

We have one dog and two cats at home, and I love them dearly.

23. How often are you on Blogger? 

I get on Blogger several times daily, whether I’m reading articles or checking my own blog.

24. Do you read comments posted on blogs? 

Sometimes I do, depending on the interest in the article.

25. Do you keep a list of products to try as you see other posts? 

I definitely keep a wish list of products I’d kill to have!

26. How did you come up with your blog name? 

I struggled and toyed around with a lot of ideas, and the main thing I kept thinking was - what defines me? What interests me the most? Leather and lipstick seemed the most appropriate, because they’re two things I love and represent a lot about me!

27. What kind of camera do you use for your photographs? 

Right now I haven’t got the funds for a nice camera, so I’m just using my cell phone camera! (I have a Galaxy SIII)

28. How often do you clean your house? 

I try to keep things clean by maintaining regularly, but it can be difficult sometimes. I’m not terribly OCD, so I don’t mind if things get a little messy. Creative minds work best in a creative environment! :)

29. What’s your favorite color?

 Blue

30. Do you swear? 

I’m not perfect!


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I hope you guys enjoyed this tag, and feel free to do it yourself!

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