Get to Know Me Tag: The Beauty Blogger

Happy Thursday loves!

I’ve been wanting to do a Get to Know Me Tag “the beauty blogger version” for the longest time! So I thought I’d do it today 😀

I actually found this tag from Katie at the From My Vanity and liked the question so why not!

1.  Is your hair naturally curly or straight?  Oh its naturally curly. When I was in college, I’d straighten it often as compared to now. I’m trying to get enjoy my natural curly hair and I’m having fun trying out natural products.

2. Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon? First time I ever dyed/highlighted my hair was at a salon. However after that, I just dye my hair at home: a reddish brown shade

3. Do you do your own mani/pedi at home or go to a salon? To be honest, I’ve only had my nails done once at a salon. Never had a pedi at a salon either. That’s one of my goals before the year is over!

4. How often do you change your nail polish? Hmmmm, I’d say about every week or so but sometimes you just need that break and let your nails breath.

5. Do you polish your toes in the winter or just the summer? For me, I’m always updating my nail polish on my toes. I just don’t like having my toes bare lol.

6. How long does it take for you to do your makeup? Umm, it depends! It can range from 10-30 minutes. It depends on how glam I want my makeup and what I’m doing that day. On a simple day, a little bit of moisturizer, BB cream, eyeshadow, eyeliner and mascara and maybe a light lip balm depending on my mood.

7. What do you do first? Eyes or face? I’ve been trying to start applying the eyes first just because there’s always a tendency of fall out. So the days I remember, I’ll do the eyes first. However though, I would put moisturizer and primer first before anything.

8. Do you collect makeup or just buy what you need when you need it? Ooh that’s an effy one :p If I see a sale going on and I love that product, I’ll buy it just because it’s on sale! Either way, I’ll use it eventually! For example, I already have the L’Oreal Voluminous Paradise mascara but I saw it on sale, so I bought it. I don’t plan on buying beauty products without using it. I was at the mall recently and ran into a makeup store and they were selling their individual shadows for $5! I don’t know about you, but thats pretty cheap so I had to buy it. And guess what?! I still use it!

9. How often do you use false lashes? I’ve only worn false lashes probably 4 times in my life and 2 of those were when I was in beauty school! I’m more of a mascara kinda gal.

10. Do you do a full face of makeup everyday? No, not every day. Just the days I feel like it or have a get together with some friends.

11.  Do you wear makeup when you’re home alone or with family? Yes when I’m in the creative mood. Also if I have a get-together with extended family, I’ll wear makeup!

12. Will you leave the house without makeup? Sometimes yes and no. When I haven’t had a good night sleep, I’ll wear makeup. If I’m at work at 5am, 99% of the time, I won’t wear it.

13. How many high-end products do you have? Hmmmm…Does Urban Decay and Origins count? lol If yes, then I’ve got about 8. Urban Decay’s Naked Heat Palette, Origins Mattifying Moisturizer, Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz, Urban Decay Meltdown Makeup Remover, Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb perfume and Kat von D liquid lipstick. I’ve even have 2 Betsy Johnson purses.

14. . Do you plan your OOTD every night or decide when you’re getting dressed?  For the most part, I plan my OOTD when I’m getting dressed. But when it comes to events or a date, then yes I’ll plan it!

15.  How often do you change your handbag? I’m actively growing my handbag collection but at the moment, I’ll change it about 4 times.

16. What’s your favorite skincare brand and/or makeup product at the moment? I’m loving the Bliss Triple Oxygen skincare line. Just a little tip, you can find expensive brand names at Marshalls and TJMaxx. I’m also loving the Urban Decay Naked Heat palette!

17. How often or when do you workout?  I’m probably the worst when it comes to working out. I try to go to the gym 2-3 times a week and if I can’t, then I’ll take a walk in my neighborhood.

18. . Left handed or right handed? Lefty! When I was studying at the university, they actually had seats for lefties.

19. How tall are you? I’m 5’0 🙂

20.  Do you speak any foreign languages? Yes I do speak Arabic. I understand it more than speaking it but you know what? At least it’s something. Just a little sneak peek: Ezayek means how are you in the feminine term. :p

21.  How many pets do you have? At the moment, I have one dog. He’s a daschound pitbull mix and such a sweetie pie!

22.  How often are you on WordPress? A few times a week ranging from once a week to 4 times a week.

23. Do you read comments posted on blogs? Yes of course, I love reading people’s opinions!

24.  Do you keep a list of products to try as you see other posts? Yes, from blog posts, Instagram and Youtube

25.  How did you come up with your blog name? Hmmm, I wanted something unique and something to match me so this is how I got it. Blooming since I love florals. Beauty because of course anything beauty wise! I included Bites becaise I’m such a foodie and plan on posting more food blog posts!

26.  What kind of camera do you use for your photographs? I actually use my iPhone 7 camera at the moment.

27. What photo apps do you use to edit photos? I use A Color Story on my phone and while I’m on the computer, I use Fotor and Picmonkey.

28. What time do you go to sleep and wake up? Oooh, this is a tough one. When I’m working, I’ll try to sleep by 10pm-11pm and wake up about 5am or 6am depending on what time I start. On my days off though, I’ll sleep late and attempt to wake up by 8am or 9am.

29. What’s your favorite color? Umm, I actually have 3: silver, black and pink.

30.  Do you swear? I try not to, but it happens.

31. What are you doing with the rest of your day? Run some errands and then off to a Book launch for “The Mask of Masculinity” by Lewis Howes! Extremely excited for that one!

Now first time ever to do this but I tag 5 other Beauty Bloggers to do this fun tag:

Arielle – With All My Affection

Brianna – Online Beauty Finds

New Lune – New Lune

Sydney Rose – Her Unusual Journey

Marione – No Strings Attached

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Mani Monday: Seche Ambitious

Happy Monday loves!

Hope you all are recovering the Daylight Savings change. I feel like a zombie at the moment! Am I the only one who feels that way? lol

I’m back after a little hiatus with a new Mani Monday special! Since we are getting into the fall season, I opted for a dark metallic cobalt blue from Seche Premier Colour sold at Sally Beauty. I got it for under $2 in the clearance bin! FYI: Always look for the clearance items at Sally Beauty, you’d be surprised!

This is called Ambitious and I just love the way the blue stands out, it’s a great color for fall!

What do you guys think?!

Defy & Inspire “Moon Dust”

Happy Monday loves!

I hope you all had a great weekend! Sorry, I’ve been somewhat MIA, it’s been a bit crazy here.

I was at Target a few weeks ago and came across Target’s new nail polish line: Defy & Inspire Wear Resistant Nail Lacquer! I normally don’t spend $7 on nail polish but I realized I needed to try this brand let alone the shade.

A little about Defy & Inspire: Their motto is “Beauty is our Responsibility”. Defy the Ordinary. Inspire the Extraordinary. It’s one of those new brands of nail polishes that have 5 Free: No DPB, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin or Camphor. I only know about the first Formaldehyde! lol

Target did a great job designing a nail polish brand! I mean have you seen the intensity of this “Moon Dust”?! According to Target’s website, it’s considered a metallic finish and metallic color palette. In my opinion, it’s a mix of sparkly baby blue, light purple with duo-chrome glitter. I topped it off with Revlon’s Gel Envy Diamond Top Coat, hence that strong sense of shine.

What do you guys think? Have any of you tried Defy & Inspire?

Pop-arazzi Bronze Metal

Happy Monday loves!

Hope you all had a great weekend! Everyone going through natural disasters: you’re in my prayers! ❤

I’ve recently have been interested in more metallic nail polishes and now I can see why!

This one I’m wearing is Pop-arazzi in Bronze Metal. I’ve applied 2 coats and I like it, it’s not overly bronze and an even shade. I see it more of a rose gold but either way, I love it!

What do you guys think?!

Mani Monday: Pop-arazzi CVS Deal

Happy Monday loves!

Hope you all enjoyed your weekend and keeping cool in this heat!

CVS has been having this crazy deal for 2 weeks now and I wanted to let you guys in on it.

Buy 2 Pop-arazzi nail polishes and get $4 back in Extra Reward Bucks. If you’re paying $2.99 for each, you’re basiacally buying it for only a dollar and change!

I dont know about you, but I like trying out new affordable nail polish!

I’ve lately been getting into metallic lately especially that autumn is coming soon!

Essie Decadent Diva

Happy Tuesday loves!

How did everyone’s weekend go?! I finally went and got my nails done! So I figured I would post the aftermath of it.

I probably wouldn’t get another manicure again though unless it was a gel or a pedicure.

I choose Essie Decadent Diva and I love it! After the first coats, I thought what the heck was I thinking?! But after 2 more coats, it looked like the bottle. It’s a dark brown with a hint of red.

What do you guys think?!

OPI Gel Malaga Wine

Happy Monday loves!

Hope you all had a great weekend!

This is the first time I’ve got a gel manicure and I love it! I went over to my sister’s on Saturday and she had bought the gel at home kit and did my nails for me. A first that’s for sure!!

It was  either bubble gum pink, another light pink or the Malaga Wine. I’m a sucker for any dark wine nail polish so I picked this one!

I definitely love this color and how the shine comes through! It’s nice to know that it’s supposed to last for 2 + weeks!

What do you guys think!?