Friday, May 10, 2013

Tag: Get to Know Me!

Hey everyone! Today I thought I would do this tag I found so you can get to know more about me. It'll help us form a long and lasting relationship. ;)

I cut a lot of questions from the original tag simply because it was way too long (I wouldn't have the patience to do it and you wouldn't have the patience to read it, I'm sure). Feel free to comment with your answers; I would love to get to know YOU! 

1. Is your hair naturally curly or straight?
My hair is naturally very straight. It has a tiny bit of body to it, so it's not stick-straight (like after using a straightener), but rather slightly wavy enough to look like my hair is just messy all the time. But I've grown to love it. It doesn't hold a curl very well at all--I would curl my hair, walk outside, and then it would just fall down--so I only do it for special occasions if I'm putting it in an up-do. If I put up with a thousand bobby pins and drown it in hairspray, it tends to stay quite well. But i don't have that kind of patience, so except for junior and senior prom, that hasn't really happened. Ever.  

2. Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon?
I have never dyed my hair! I have naturally dark blonde (I hate the term "dirty blonde") hair so I have gotten some highlights (just with hair lightener, since my hair is blonde) as a face-frame but that's about it. I'm looking to get hot pink tips this summer, but we'll see. I'm just so scared!

3. Do you wear the same style everyday, or do you change it?
I am the laziest person in the world when it comes to my hair (thank God my hair isn't curly, phew!) so I basically brush it and throw it in a ponytail. Sometimes I leave it down if my hair is in a good mood and decides to look nice. I'm just always on the run, so I don't usually leave time for my hair (that's extra minutes of sleep I could be getting!). On days when I have leave time to get ready, I like leave my hair down and twist a small section of hair on each side of my face and bobby pin it to the back of my head. It looks really effortless (it is!) and a little boho-chic, which is perfect for summer. And if I can do it, anyone can, because I have no hair skills whatsoever. 

4. Do you do your own mani/pedi or go to a salon?
I've only gotten two pedicures in my life (junior prom and senior prom) and four manicures (two just for fun, then both proms). I've found that the polish doesn't last nearly as long at the salon as it does when I do it at home, so I've stopped going. I think it's because they don't use a base coat or a top coat, plus I heard that they water their polishes down for extended use. Hmm. 

5. How often do you change your nail polish?
Once a week. Sometimes more if I am really busy with a show (ex. Tech Week). I wear my nail polish with chips galore. I know, I'm terrible. Sue me. 

6. Do you polish your toes in the winter or just the summer?
I paint my toes all year round, because I have this thing with feet... If my toes are painted pretty colors, it's okay. I just don't like feet, not even my own. Meh. 

7. How long does it take for you to put on makeup?
I probably take around half an hour to put on my makeup. It's kind of therapeutic for me, so I like to take my time. I can do it in a shorter amount of time (by cutting out some steps, not spending so much time deciding on a look for that day), but why not? But this is also why I don't put makeup on everyday, because I don't have that much time every day!

8. What do you do first? Face or eyes?
I do mostly everything on my face (foundation/bb cream, concealer), and then I move down my face (eyes, cheeks--bronzer/blush/highlighter, and then lips). I don't know how this order came about, it's just what happened. 

9. Do you collect makeup or just buy what you need when you need it?
HA. HA HA. Actually, to be honest, I think I'm a fair balance of both. I subscribe to one beauty bag, Ipsy (yes, this is a referral link), and then if there's a really good sale I'll purchase something (but it has to be a REALLY good sale, because drugstores have sales on makeup all the time). Otherwise, I only buy when I run out of something. Unless there's something I really have  been dying for, I really only need to have one on hand. This apparently does not apply to lip products or eyeshadow, because I have those in abundance, but I buy when I run out of everything else since I only really have one or two going at a time (blush, bronzer, foundation, concealer, mascara, eyelienr, etc.)

10. How often do you wear false eyelashes?
I have never worn a pair of false eyelashes! My lashes are naturally full and thick (don't be hatin'), so armed with mascara and an eyelash curler, some people ask me if I'm wearing them anyway. Also, I'm just too darn lazy. And uncoordinated--there is a very good chance I'll put them on incorrectly or just poke myself in the eye. Maybe someday.

11. Do you do a full face of makeup everyday?
Whenever I wear makeup, I wear a full face of makeup. However, that takes time, so I don't wear makeup on most days of the week. 

12. Do you wear makeup when you're home alone or with family?
No, they've seen me at my worse. Unless we're going out (in that case, that's a fun occasion to put on makeup), I just kind of bum around in sweatpants. There, I said the "S" word. SWEATPANTS. 

13. Will you leave the house without makeup?
I do it all the time! I think makeup is only to enhance your natural features, and just for fun. It's not something to cover up your face. It's not a part of you. It's like playing dress-up. If you're uncomfortable going out without makeup, I think you need a self-esteem check. 

14. How many high-end products do you have?
I didn't take attendance or anything, but most of my products are drugstore or around that price. Department store products are just so expensive. In fact, I find drugstore products expensive, so I could never see buying department store products on my budget. Maybe when I have a higher-paying job and not as many college loans to pay off. Still, there are just so many wonderful drugstore brands that really compete with department store that I just don't see the need to. And I have good makeup brushes, so I'm content. (Plus, once I start using a lot of department store products and I find a lot of products I like, I'll have to have the money to repurchase them, or else that's just sad). 

15. Do you plan your OOTD every night or decide when you're getting dressed?
I plan my outfit the night before, because otherwise I'll forget something. I like to wear jewelry, too (I'm obsessed with jewelry, don't even get me started), so I like to lay everything out together. Otherwise, I'll be walking around the next day and play with my ear (I fidget with my earrings), only to realize I'm not wearing earrings! And then I feel a little broken inside, and not like myself.   

16. How often do you change your handbag?
Well, at school I have one big tote bag for carrying around books and things. Then, I have a small clutch and one crossbody. And of course a backpack. I tend to change more for use than anything else.  At home I use a handbag for everyday instead of a totebag, since I don't have books to carry around. That's about it! I love bags, but I just don't see the purpose in having so many! So when I retire one, I'll get a new one. 

17. What time do you wake up and go to sleep?
It really depends. When I'm home for the summer with nothing to do, I'm a night owl (waking up at 11am and sleeping God knows when). At school, I wake up between 7am-9am, depending on the day and when I have class, etc. Then, I go to bed around 12am-1am since I have homework, rehearsals, etc. I leave school tomorrow, so then I can wake up and sleep whenever I want!

18. How often or when do you workout?
Ha-ha-ha. No, actually, when I first started the semester I was going to the gym three times a week. Then that sort of dwindled away. I was doing once a week for a little white. For the past two weeks I haven't gone at all, but I've done so much walking and running around the city of Boston that I figured it's okay. Especially since there's no TIME! 

19. Do you read comments posted on blogs?
If I find the person's post interesting, then I like to see what others have to say (especially if they have product recommendations, etc.). And of course, I read what you beautiful people post on mine! 

20. Do you keep a list of products to try as you see other posts?
Yes. I keep a Word document and it's very, very long. 

21. How did you come up with your blog name?
Well, I originally wanted to name it College Beauty (I'm in college, and I like beauty products--not calling myself a beauty!), but that was taken, so I decided on College Beauty Buff, because I am a beauty buff who is in college. I think it worked out nicely. What do you think?

22. What kind of camera do you use for your photographs?
I use a Nikon CoolPix, because I don't have money for a DSLR and the lenses (lenses can often cost more than the camera itself! Eek!) Someday I would really like to buy a DSLR camera, though! If you have any recommendations, I would love to hear them. 

23. What's your favorite color?
In clothing, I wear a lot of white, black, and grey. When I'm wearing color, it's either blue (anywhere to sky blue to navy) or pink (especially coral since it compliments my skin tone well). But my actual favorite color is purple, since it's just so majestic and royal to me. I guess I'm not drawn to purple clothing, though! 

Phew! I cut this questionnaire down by half and it was still super long! Feel free to fill out all of it (or some of it) in the comments below so I can get to know you! Plus, it'll be good for me to learn what it is you guys are interested in.

Have a nice night! :) 

With love,