This is a fun tag for me especially because you get to hear about the behind-the-scenes experiences every beauty blogger goes through.
I was tagged by the lovely Bree and you can see her answers here. Bree has a great beauty blog and always has reviews of the latest lippies and other makeup products. Check it out!
1. When did you start your blog?
January 31, 2015
2. Why did you start a blog?
I actually have this story in my About Me section.
My friend was looking at my beauty/makeup/nails Instagram and said that I should start a YouTube channel, and when I said no, my friend suggested to start a blog. I thought it was such a great idea that I am grateful for the little push! My blog is mostly based off my Instagram.
3. When did you start becoming serious about starting a blog?
The moment I had to pick between Blogger vs. WordPress, finding a name and having my friends and family vote on a username, and setting up a twitter and gmail to reflect my IG username.
4. How many hours a week do you spend planning/writing/uploading posts?
Hours and hours. I don’t know the exact time I spend on it. I don’t have a set schedule for working on blog posts.
5. What has been your biggest challenge about blogging?
Sometimes I would type up a post and wait days until I could take pictures. Sometimes the lighting is off or I’m not in the mood — a bunch of different factors. Other times, I would have all the pictures set up and ready to go, and all I have to do type up a post. I never do anything at the same time in the same day.
6. When is it easiest for you to write your posts?
Weekends and whenever my baby niece and nephew aren’t banging on my laptop.
7. What makes writing posts comfortable for you?
Having my own blog is like having my own world. I can write whatever I want and whenever I want. I like the freedom of not having so many rules with what I can and cannot post.
8. Where do you see your blog in one year?
Still up and running. Maybe I won’t be posting daily like I am this year, but I would still post weekly.
9. What is the most rewarding thing to you about blogging?
The people! Some friends actually read posts and talk to me about them. I really love the support. In addition, people I have never met and probably will never meet have been the biggest support. You guys seem to “like” and comment on posts that interest you the most. And to me that is so rewarding, getting to interact with beauty lovers like myself from all around the world, east coast, west coast, UK, Australia, Japan, etc. It’s awesome!
10. What’s your worst makeup/hair habit?
I hate doing my mascara. UGH it is so messy since I have shorter lashes and the mascara ends up hitting my monolids. It’s a big old mess. Yet I know it makes the biggest difference to my appearance makeup-wise. My hair is fine. No problems there.
11. What’s one quote you wish the world would live by?
“Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be Kind. Always.”
12. How long do you spend getting ready everyday?
Getting ready ranges from 20 minutes to 1 hour. If I take the full hour, it is because I am taking my damn sweet time.
13. What’s your favorite post on your blog?
Oh, let me click through my blog… I have three! Is that cheating?
I really enjoyed painting for this one: NAILS
I enjoyed showing people how to make a bright lip last all night: MAKEUP
I was most excited in this post when I found out I was in Lucky Brand’s Style Gallery: FASHION
14. Who is a beauty blogger that you think deserve more subscribers that they have?
I don’t think it’s fair to point a single blogger out while there are so many deserving blogs out there.
15. What’s one thing you’re excited about in the coming year?
Finding a new job.
16. What has been your favorite blogging moment?
My dad knew when I had around nine followers, and he jokingly said, “Soon you’ll be in double digits!” After a few weeks, he asked me again and was impressed with the bigger number.
17. How long does it take to prep for a post?
Tags/awards are way easier to prep for because the ideas are all laid out for you already, and you just have to be yourself and answer fun questions. My nail posts take a lot of prep. I have to practice the nail design, take pictures with each step that I do in bright lighting, and then edit and watermark the photos. After that, I then type up the post to match the pictures. Sometimes I take hours, sometimes I take days. It really depends. I’m very flexible.
18. Are you wearing jeans/ skirt right now or are you wearing pajama bottoms?
Pajama bottoms — It’s actually Saturday morning as I write this post, and I am feeling a little sick. I intend on eating meat and napping. (Yesterday was a no meat Lenten Friday.)
I tag the following ladies: