Saturday, March 1, 2014

The Beauty Blogger Tag | Part 1

Thank you to Alice for this photo and Carissa for allowing me to pinch from her post!

I'm not one for usually posting at weekends but as I have two different beauty blogger tags available I thought they'd be fun for this weekend - stay tuned for another tomorrow.

1. Is your hair naturally curly or straight?
Straight, I never use straighteners and the minute I put a section behind my ear or a curl of some sort the kink will stay whether I like it or not.

2. What is your natural hair colour?
Dark Brown

3. Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon?
Due to my dark hair and declining age a few pesky grey hairs are starting to appear so I have to throw on an at home dye every 6 weeks. I use L'Oreal Casting Creme Gloss and you'll often see it popping up in my empties posts.

4. How often do you wash your hair?
During the week daily unless I oversleep and have to resort to my lazy hairstyle (stay tuned for a post coming up on what that is!). At the weekend it varies depending on my plans but if I can give it a break from the constant washing I will.

5. Do you wear the same style every day or change it?
Day to day it's very much wash and go but at the weekends I try and throw a few curls into the mix if I have some time on my hands.

6. Do you do your own mani/pedi or go to a salon?
Generally I keep things in check at home but I do love a salon pedicure. Luckily a good friend has recently qualified in mani/pedi's so when we have a catch up I put her to work for me.

7. How often to you change your nail polish?
About once a week, usually on a Sunday as part of my back to work pamper.

8. Do you polish your toes in the winter, too or just in the summer?
I always have my toes painted, they looked naked without a bit of red.

9. How long does it take to put on your makeup?
Monday to Friday it takes me however long my journey is from Stratford - Liverpool Street on the underground!

10. What do you do first? Face or eyes?
Always my face as I put foundation on before leaving the house and the rest is done on the train. Whilst I understand the logic of doing eyes first I can't get my head round it.

11. Do you "collect" makeup or just buy what you need when you need it?
Next week I'll be sharing my plans for a spending ban with you references my collecting tendancies. I love buying new releases and would love to own every colour lipstick from certain ranges or every MAC eyeshadow even if I never wore them.

12. How often do you wear false eyelashes?
I've only recently delved back into false eyelashes and for nights out they are usually a feature - I am from Essex after all.

13. Do you do a full face of makeup every day?
Only during the week for work and that varies depending on what I've thrown in the make up bag and how late/hungover I am. Weekend looks depend on my plans, if it's just me at home and I'm not playing with new products you'll find me make up free.

14. Do you wear makeup when you are home alone (or with family)?
No, I don't really understand the minimal make up looks for Sunday sitting on the sofa watching tv on your own. I like to give me skin a break when I can.

15. Will you leave the house without makeup?
Yep, it's not unlikely you would see me on a Saturday in Tesco doing my shopping without make up #shocker!

16. How many high end products do you have?
It's definitely mixed, there's nothing better than a Chanel compact or similar but I'm glad through blogging I've found some fantastic drugstore products.

17. How often do you wash your makeup brushes?
I wash them around every other week and the need to do this was never more evident than when I missed a clean and my eye make up looked terrible because of it.

18. Do you plan your OOTD every night or decide when you are getting dressed?
If I am heading somewhere special I always like to plan in advance, but for day to day I just decide when getting dressed.

19. How often do you change your handbag?
It literally depends on mood and plans. If I'm going out I like something for my shoulder, if to and from the office it's usually a handheld. I can change it up every day/week or another I'll use the same bag all month.

20. What time do you get up & go to sleep?
I usually go to sleep around 11pm and midnight. My alarms start going off from 6am although this past week I've been trying to get into an early to bed regime.

21. How often & when do you workout?
Never is the truthful answer although I'm trying to start building some exercise into my weekly routine as I'm off on holiday in 6 weeks.

22. Left-handed or Right-handed?
Left handed, as is my brother and nephew.

23. How tall are you?
5ft 3. I'd always thought I was 5ft 4 but recently discovered that was not the case.

24. Do you speak a foreign language?
Not at all, I got an E in French at school.

25. How many pets do you have?
None although I'd love a Chihuahuha if I was home more.

26. How often are you on Blogger?
Far too much, definitely daily.

27. Do you read the comments posted blogs?
I've always tried to ensure that every commenter to my blog received a reply (by email) or comment on their blog. I've just recently started replying to comments directly on my blog posts so that everyone else can join in the chat if they wish.

28. Do you keep a list of products to try as you see other posts?
Definitely, there's the beauty one, the skincare one, the Mac one, the American one and they're scattered between my phone and notebooks.

29. How did you come up with your blog name?
Florence and Mary are the names of my grandmothers.

30. What kind of camera do you use for photographs?
I use the Fuji Finepix HS20 EXR for my photos although my mum has broke the screen so I'm looking to upgrade. Of course the Canon 600 is on my list although I'm hoping to start with the Canon EOS M for my holiday so I can try my hand at vlogging.

31. How often do you clean your house?
I have a cleaner who comes every 2 weeks and I love her. I'd go without food to ensure I could afford her services.

32. What is your favourite colour?

33. What is your favourite beauty/fashion magazine?
I'm not really a magazine reader as I often found they were not targeted to my age (either younger or older), repeated the same thing and had more than enough reading material through blogging. That said last weekend I picked up a copy of Red which I enjoyed and I have an iPad subscription to Allure.

34. Do you swear?
Far too much for a lady!

35. What are you doing with the rest of your day?
Today is a day for blogging and straightening my flat up before I head to a friends for dinner this evening.

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  1. Great post dear!
    Love reading your blog!

  2. Ahh I really enjoyed reading this tag! Have a lovely dinner out :) xx

  3. Great tag/post :) I think i shall be doing this soon!

    if you ever have a few minutes, could you maybe check out my blog please?

  4. Fabulous to read about you - LOVE 34 - haha!

  5. Great post - can't wait for your first vlog, Victoria! x

    1. I'm quite excited about trying and how it'll turn out don't know but we'll see!

  6. This was very interesting! :)

    Esther | SILVANNIE


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