Behind the Scenes Tag!!

Behind the ScenesTag

I haven’t done a tag for a while and when the lovely Robyn from Lipstick on the Lake tagged me on the Behind the Scenes Tag, I knew I had to participate. ¬†If you don’t follow her, get on that asap – she does great Youtube makeup tutorials and her blog is a great resource if you’re a beauty junkie like moi! ūüėČ ¬†Note that I’ve modified some of the original¬†questions so that they pertain to me – I don’t do Youtube videos, I strictly blog!:

1) What camera do you use?

I use my iPhone6 to take my blog photos – but it’s been acting up lately so I’ve reverted back to my iPad, which takes great pics but is a huge PITA to use. ¬†I’ve got a point and click camera somewhere, I should probably pull it out. ¬†Or you know, invest in something better.

2) What editing system do you use?

I use a combination of Canva and PicMonkey – both are free and work really well.

3) Do you use artificial or natural lighting?

Natural lighting is my preference.

4) What is the top item on your posting wishlist?

I want to get my clothing haul up from Vegas; I’m struggling to take proper pictures of things though. ¬†I need a full length mirror so I can just take pics of me wearing the clothes rather than trying to take pictures of them on hangers.

5) What is your favourite day in the week to post?

Hmmm…probably Monday or Tuesday. ¬†I like to start my week off with a post when I can.

6) Do you plan your posts. If so, how?

I just picked up a planner that I plan (hehe) to use for this exact purpose. ¬†This is something I really need to improve on – I’m so bad at just flying by the seat of my pants. ¬†It’s so much less stressful to have my posts prepared in advance but it takes a while for me to get into a rhythm. ¬†I hope to have a schedule down by the end of this month and work really hard to stick to it!

7) How long does it take you to complete a post?

It kind of depends on the topic – probably at least¬†4-5 hours total between photography, writing and editing, sometimes longer if it requires lots of images or lots of detail. ¬†It’s a lot of work!

8) How many hours do you spend editing a post?  

See above.

9) Favourite types of posts to write?

Easily my This & That Fridays posts РI write about whatever I feel like.

10) Do you people at your school or work know about your channel?

Nope; my husband and parents are the only ones who know that I blog. ¬†I feel really uncomfortable having people I know read my blog – I’m not sure why. ¬†At some point I feel like I’m going to need to get over this fear, I don’t like that I’m keeping that something that I enjoy so much a secret from some of my close friends.

11) What is your process of thinking of a post idea?

I keep an ongoing list of post ideas in a journal and every week I look through it and pick out a couple to use.

12) Do you feel awkward filming in front of other people or in public?

I don’t do any videos – strictly blog posts. ¬†I post very limited photos of myself on Instagram as well. At this point I don’t see myself ever starting a Youtube channel – the public scruitiny scares the heck out of me – people can be so VICIOUS! ¬†I think I’ll be happy just sticking with my blog but I’ve also learned to never say never!

13) Do you and your Blogger friends plan out videos together?

Nope¬†but it’s definitely something I’ve considered and would love to do!

14) What is your subscriber goal by the end of the year?

I have a very lofty goal of obtaining 1000 subscribers by the end of 2016…I’m currently at 197 so I have a ways to go!

15) Who do you tag to do this tag next?

I’d like to tag whoever wants to participate! ūüôā

Thanks again to Lipstick on the Lake for tagging me! xoxo

Beauty Blogger Lovers Tag

Beauty Blogger Lovers Tag

Thank you to Lipstick on the Lake for tagging me on this‚Ķtag? ¬†ūüėČ ¬†This is a fun one¬†and a great way to learn of some new bloggers/Youtubers to follow!

If you are tagged, answer these questions, then tag some people. Let’s all celebrate being makeup addicts together!

1) Which beauty blogger would you like to do your makeup?

Lisa Eldridge – no contest.

2) Which beauty blogger do you want to be your best friend?

Leighannsays. ¬†She is one of my favourite YouTubers – she’s quirky, hilarious, and just seems so down-to-earth.

3) Which beauty blogger would you have a secret affair with?

Haha – Kate Bryan from The Small Things Blog. ¬†She’s so pretty and has great hair.

4) Which beauty blogger would you like to go on a shopping spree with?

I would choose Tati (GlamLifeGuru) because she seems like the expert on shopping sprees and hauls.

5) Which beauty blogger could convince you not to buy something you’ve always wanted?

Emily Noel83 –¬†her reviews are always so detailed and comprehensive. ¬†I feel like she covers all the bases and is truly honest in her reviews.

6) Which beauty blogger’s stash would you want to transplant into your room?

I struggle with this one because while I’m kind of in awe of most beauty guru’s collections, I feel like having that much product around me would be really overwhelming. ¬†But If I was going to do it, I’d go big and transplant Temptalia’s. ¬†Not only would I likely have almost every beauty product known to man, it’d be organized to a T.

7) What are the top three items a beauty blogger has talked you into buying?

Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation

Cerave PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion

Milani Baked Blush (Luminoso)

All 3 were recommended by Leighannsays.

8) What are the top three items a beauty blogger has talked you out of getting?

Hmmm this is a hard one‚Ķ.I’ve always been intrigued by Wen Haircare but Maskcara recently had a post on her blog about why she’s transitioned to Living Proof Products from Wen. ¬†After reading her post I no longer have interest in it (apparently lots of people have experienced hair loss after using it).

I remember wanting to try Benefit’s They’re Real Eyeliner when it first came out – and then every beauty guru on the planet said how horrible it was. ¬†So I didn’t try that. ¬†As well, not many have good things to say about the L’Oreal eyeshadow palettes (that I think were meant to be dupes for the Urban Decay naked palettes).

I tag the following lovely bloggers to participate in this tag!

Its Jordan Leigh

Simply 20s Life

Luzz05’s Blog

Richelle Reviews Beauty

…and anyone else who would like to participate!

Thanks for reading!