I have been loving Dorkchops blog and she recently did this tag.  If you’re reading this, I hope you’ll do this tag too!

1) Is your hair naturally straight or curly?
My hair is stick straight.  It’s really difficult to maintain a curl by heat styling, so I get one of those Korean digital perms periodically.  It looks like I took the time to curl it myself, but it requires very little-to-no effort.

2) Do you dye it yourself or go to the salon?
You know, I’ve never dyed my hair.  I used to want to put red streaks or purple in my hair, but those days are behind me…  maybe.

3) Do you wear the same style everyday, or do you switch it up?
I’ll either wear my hair down, pin my bangs up to the side, pull it into a side ponytail or put it in a messy top knot.  I wish I knew how to braid my hair!  If it’s a particularly bad hair day, I will wear a slouchy beanie.

4) Do your own mani/pedi or go to the salon?
I do my own nails because it takes me forEVER to pick out what color I want.  🙂  I started wearing nail polish after I discovered quick drying topcoat.  Revolutionary!!  Prior to that, I barely wore polish.

5) How often do you change your nail polish?
Usually, I’ll switch the polish on my fingers once a week or so.  My polish will typically last long enough for me to get sick of the color and that’s about 7-12 days.  If I’m really inspired or it looks really chipped, I’ll change my polish sooner.  I will change the polish on my toes about every three weeks…

6) Do you polish your toes in the winter or just the summer?
All year round!

7) How long does it take for you to put your makeup on? 
Hmm, on a work day, probably 5-10 minutes.  On a weekend, maybe 15-20 minutes?  Special occasions or filming makeup takes about 30-45 minutes.

8) What do you do first face or eyes?
I always do face first, unless I’m doing a super smoky look with potential for lots of fallout.

9) Do you collect makeup or just buy it?
Oooh, good question.  I initially thought, “No way! I don’t collect makeup!”  I’m wrong though…  There are a few items I collect.  I have a LOT of the Maybelline Color Tattoos.  They are amazing and I’m sure you’ve all heard about how great they are as a base for eyeshadows!  I did a whole post on them back in the day that you can read here.  I am a huge Urban Decay fan and have been informally collecting the Vice palettes.  I have Vice 2 and 3.  I’ve heard the Vice, Ltd is out, but I need to swatch it to decide if I’m going to pick one up.  I’m not sold on it yet.  If you have one, let me know what you think!

10) How often do you wear false eyelashes?
I will only wear them if I’m filming something.  I don’t think I’ve ever worn them in my everyday life.  Maybe I should try that this year!  I had eyelash extensions once and that was super fun.  I had the most fluttery, beautiful lashes for a whole month!

11) Do you do full face makeup everyday?
For work, it’s funny.  I’ll typically wear a tinted moisturizer, blush, some light contour, and a natural lip color, but won’t put eye makeup on.  I don’t know why I do that, especially since I think eye makeup is my favorite!  I may have to change that.  On the weekends, I’ll do the whole routine, but I like to keep my look pretty natural.

12) Do you wear makeup when you’re home alone or with family?
Not usually, unless I’m filming something or trying out new products.

13) Will you leave the house without makeup?
I used to, but now, I try to at least put on tinted moisturizer (for SPF purposes too) and lip color.  Otherwise, I think I look kind of tired.

14) How many high end products do you own?
I think I do a mix of drugstore and medium-ish range products.  I really like Maybelline products, like their Fit Me concealer, Color Tattoos, and some of their mascaras.  My nicer brands include Urban Decay, Hourglass, Nars, Too Faced, and Tarte.  I have a few Chanel items I invested in last year that I enjoy a lot.  There are some other brands I’m excited to try, but I’m trying to be more selective these days.  Let me know if you have some “must-try” suggestions!

15) Do you plan your OOTD every night or decide when you get ready?
I usually pick my outfit when I get ready, unless it’s a special occasion.  Every so often, I’ll go “shopping” in my closet and experiment with what I have to come up with new combinations I wouldn’t normally think of on the fly.  It’s really fun doing that!

16) How often do you change your handbag?
It depends on how big of a bag I need.  Sometimes, I just want something streamlined, so I’ll switch to a small cross body.  If I’m traveling or need to carry a lot, I’ll bring something more roomy with me.

17) What time do you wake up and go to sleep?
Weekdays, I wake up around 6:30 a.m. and go to bed around 11:30 p.m.  On weekends, I will wake up around 8 or 9 a.m. but sleep anywhere between 1 – 3 a.m.   I’m a night owl by nature…  these days, I’m enjoying a break from the routine.

18) How often or when do you work out?
1-2 times a week, sometimes more.

19) Left or right handed?
Right!  I can sort of write using my left hand and maaaaybe use a utensil…

20) Do you speak any foreign languages?
I can speak Spanish and some Korean.  My Spanish is actually pretty respectable.  I can treat my patients speaking in Spanish (and doing lots of gesturing).  When I try to think of words in Korean, usually I’ll think of the word in Spanish first…  hahaha.

21) How tall are you?
5’6

22) How many pets do you have?
I have a dog!  I love him.  🙂

23) How often do you blog?
Since I’ve been off work, I’m trying to blog at least every other day, sometimes more.  I’m going back to work soon, but I’m hoping to continue blogging consistently.  I’ve blogged here and there over the years, but I will say, this time around has been the most enjoyable, especially since I’ve been able to connect with such cool people!

24) Do you read comments?
Yes!  I love reading comments and replying!  I think it’s an awesome way to connect with other people.  Isn’t that why we blog?

25) Do you keep a list of products to try that you see in a post?
Heck yeah!  It’s actually pretty dangerous.  I’m trying to put myself on a temporary makeup purchase ban, but it’s challenging.  Making a list helps me prioritize what I’m actually going to try out.

26) How did you come up with your blog name?
I based it off of a nickname I had in college.  🙂

27) What kind of camera do you use for your photos?
I use a Nikon D5100 or D300 for my high-res photos, but I admit, I’ve used my cellphone for quick photo sometimes.

28) How often do you clean your house?
I try not to make a mess in the first place, but sometimes, life gets in the way.  I’ll usually try to clean up after myself right away, if possible.  I’ll do a more thorough clean once a week.

29) What’s your favorite color?
I like blue, black, and gray.

30) Do you swear?
I don’t swear very often.  If I’m swearing, it usually means I’m driving and just encountered an idiot on the road.  :p

31) What are you doing for the rest of the day?
It’s 2:36 a.m. right now.  I am going to sleep!  Later on, I think I’m going to try to film my next video for my “One Take” series.  I may go to Ulta and swatch the Vice Ltd palette.  I’m still on a makeup purchase ban, but I don’t want to have any regrets.  🙂  I also want to write up a January favorites post sometime soon.

Thanks for reading!  If you end up doing this tag, please let me know.  I would love to read what your answers are!

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