Saturday, April 19, 2014

20 Questions (x2)

I like to do Q & A sesstions and "getting to know me" posts every so often to help y'all get to know me better. I think it's nice when you can get a better idea of who the person is behind the blogs you love to read. So, here's such a post. There are 40 questions so it's a little lengthy, but I hope you find it to be a fun post & that you enjoy getting a little glimpse into my life outside of beauty products. (Though some of the questions are beauty related as well.) If you also blog, feel free to answer these in a post of your own. If you don't blog but feel compelled to answer a question or two in the comments, feel free to do that as well. As always, if you have any questions for me you can feel free to send them to me via the comments here, any of my social media accounts (linked in the sidebar to the right), or via e-mail through the "contact" tab at the top of the page. When y'all send me questions I add them to a list for future Q&A posts. I can't promise to answer every question, but I do read all of your comments and messages and I just love hearing from y'all! ❤



1.Is there anything in life you would like to accomplish that you haven't yet?
I'd really love to get married. Chances of that actually happening are slim and getting slimmer every day, but... that's the thing I've always wanted the most.

2.How do you like to relax?
Reading, knitting, crocheting, taking a long hot bath, or watching a little tv.

3.What can you cook very well?
According to the roomie: Pizza, fried rice, chili, spaghetti, sweet & sour chicken, biscuits & gravy, lasagna... the list goes on. I guess I'm a decent cook? LOL

4.What is one tv show that you really don't like?
Um, anything with blood? I have a weak stomach for that stuff.

5.If given a million dollars, what is the first thing you would do with it?
Buy myself a house, and a new house for my dad as well. I guess that seems selfish and this is where most people would say something PC and goodwill-like and say they'd donate it or something, but it's the truth, and it's something that's honestly needed, not a petty want.

6.What is your one embarrassing moment?
Just one? People have just one embarrassing moment? Curious... Alright to pick one of the many I have had: A couple years ago I made the mistake of taking the dog out for a walk whilst wearing flip flops. The problem came when it started to rain really hard. She doesn't like rain, so she freaked out and started to run, which meant I had to run with her. Almost to the safety of the porch, I tripped on the sidewalk and fell, in full view of the neighbors. I don't mean just a stumble either - I mean sprawled out, face first, got totally scraped up and my jeans ripped, I was bleeding etc. I just kinda laid there for a few seconds praying nobody had seen it before I managed to pick myself up but I was so shaky from it I couldn't get straight up to walk inside, I had to sit on the porch for a while. It was a terribly graceful, elegant moment. And yes, the neighbors did see it.

7.What is one makeup mistake that you used to make?
Using Vaseline as a base to stick loose glitter to the eyelids, and really packing it on. It was the 90's and it was "in" then. Don't judge me. :p

8.If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would you pick?
I am going to assume that this means in a perfect world where there would be no ill effects to one's health as a result of this decision and say pizza.

9.Have you got any tattoos? If not, would you like one?
No tattoos, and undecided on if I'd like one. I kind of would like to get one, however given the permanence I'd have to be sure the design was something really special and perfect. I actually did have a design picked out quite a few years ago that I'd found online but I lost the link and never could find it again, so I guess that's a hint I'm not supposed to have a tattoo.

10.Are you OCD about anything?
I'm sort of particular about the way things are folded. Especially towels and bed linens. As long as it gets done I'm happy but I have to admit it does kind of bug me if it's not done neatly.

11.How tall are you?
5'4" and I honestly would not mind being a little shorter, believe it or not.

12.What are you wearing right now?
Lounge pants and a sweatshirt.

13.Who are you closer to, mum or dad?
It's about even.

14.What do you think is the coolest accent?
Australian without a doubt!

15.Are you named after anyone?
In my family we all have biblical names.

16.Do you have kids?
Only if fur kids (pets) count.

17.Do you use sarcasm a lot?
Me? No. Never. *smirk*

18.What is your eye color?
Weird. lol Sometimes they're more brown, other times they're more green. I wish they were straight up green, though.

19.What color is your hair?
Red.

20.Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon?
Neither. I do not dye my hair. I did bleach and dip-dye the ends funky colors (blue, purple etc.) last year before I cut it, and that is something I'd do again for sure because it was fun. But "normal" hair dye? Nope. No thanks. I'm perfectly happy with my natural color thank-you-very-much.

21.Where were you born?
In a hospital. :p

22.Do you have any pets?
Yes - two cats & one dog.

23.What is your favorite movie?
The answer to this changes all the time, it's so hard to pick just one. So I am afraid I am going to have to insist on listing a few favorites: Funny Face, Paris When It Sizzles, How To Steal A Million, Room Service, Singin' In The Rain, Forever Darling, Simply Irresistible, and Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken. I suppose that was a little more than "a few". haha

24.What do you want to be when you grow up?
I think I'm too old for this question. Regardless I will refer you back to question #1 for your hint. ;-)

25.How long does it take for you to put on your makeup?
It depends on what I am doing, where I am going, and how much time I have. For my most frequent, every-day, not in a rush looks maybe about 10 minutes.

26.What do you do first, face or eyes?
Sometimes I do my face first, other times I do my eyes first.

27.Do you collect makeup or just buy what you need when you need it?
I collect it. A bit too much. lol

28.Do you do a full face of makeup everyday?
Heck no! Honestly most days I don't bother at all.

29.Do you wear makeup when you're just staying home?
Sometimes. It really depends on my mood. A lot of days I just don't care, but sometimes I want to put some makeup on because I enjoy the process and the products.

30.Will you leave the house without makeup?
Absolutely. I've no fear where this is concerned. I am not perfect. I have flaws. Those who love me know this and still love me - anybody bothered by it does not deserve me and is not worth my time.

31.Are you left handed or right handed?
Righty.

32. Do you collect anything?
Vintage/antique cameras, and basically anything having to do with wolves, penguins, bunnies, faeries, and unicorns.

33.Do you read comments posted on other blogs?
Sometimes. It depends on how many comments there are, and if I'm trying to find anything helpful in the comments. For example if I'm on a food blog and think there may be something off in a recipe or am hoping to find a substitution for an ingredient I don't have, I will read the comments to see if that is addressed by anyone. Sometimes I can't stomach the comments though - people are incredibly rude toward one another.


34.Do you keep a list of products to try as you see other posts?
Yes, when I see a blog post about a product that strikes my interest I will make note of it. Otherwise, no matter how intrigued I am by it, I'm bound to forget all about it later on!

35.How often do you clean your house?
Every day. There are things that get done daily, other things that get done every couple of days, some things are about once a week etc. so it all boils down to daily. Not everything gets done every day - but there's always some bit of cleaning done each day.

36.What’s your favorite color?
Purple. I like grey a lot too.

37.What are you doing with the rest of your day?
Well it is after 9pm and I've finished up the normal day to day stuff already so I will probably read or perhaps knit or crochet a bit before heading to bed.

38.What are some of your hobbies?
Photography, knitting, crocheting, and reading are at the top of my list.

39.Do you prefer the city or the country?
Country all the way!

40.Which would you rather give up: tv or the internet?
TV. You can watch pretty much everything online these days anyway so with the internet you'd still have access to your favorite shows and movies. TV has become optional.



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