Friday, April 19, 2013

The Beauty Blogger Tag-Get to Know Me!

*I have nothing to disclose in this post.*
I got this tag from one of my favorite youtubers of all time emilynoel83. She also has her blog, here. If you don't already watch Emily's beauty videos, you definitely should! This tag is basically various beauty questions, so you can get to know me better! Let's get started:

1. Is your hair naturally curly or straight?
My hair is wavy, with more or less waves depending on the length of my hair and if I sleep on it wet. My hair is rather long right now, so it's more wavy to straight, unless I go to bed with wet hair!

2. Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon?
Neither! My hair is all natural, all the time. lol.

3. Do you wear the same style everyday, or do you change it?
I usually air dry my hair, then straighten a few pieces in the front that waved out weird. Sometimes I wear my hair half up/half down or put it up in a ponytail. I very rarely straighten my hair all the way or curl my hair, since I prefer my natural hair plus I'd rather spend more time on makeup!

4. Do you do your own mani/pedi or go to a salon?
I always do my own nails. I've gotten my nails done probably less than 5 times my whole life. I would consider getting gel nails done, but I have no interest in regular polish that I can do myself.

5. How often do you change your nail polish?
I go through phases where I wear nail polish all the time, or I don't wear it at all. When I am wearing polish on my finger nails, I change it about once a week. For my toe nails I go about 2-3 weeks, since toe nails grow much slower and seem to chip less on me.

6. Do you polish your toes in the winter or just the summer?
Usually just the summer, though I do it sometimes in the winter just because. In the summer I might not have my finger nails painted, but I always remember to do my toes. It just makes flip flips and sandals that much cuter!

7. How long does it take for you to put on makeup?
It depends on where I'm going, but I do like to take my time. I like to aim for around 30 min on make-up, 10-15 min for a shower, and 5 min for my hair.

8. What do you do first? Face or eyes?
I usually do my face first, unless I'm using a lot of dark, colorful, or sparkly colors with a lot of fall out. Then I do my eyes first, clean up the fall out, and do my face makeup.

9. Do you collect makeup or just buy what you need when you need it?
It depends. For face makeup, like concealer and powder foundation, I don't buy much more than I need. Don't get me wrong, I do try different concealers or foundations from time to time, but I definitely don't collect it. I also don't collect mascara, though I do have a lot of free samples to go through at the moment. I only open 2 mascaras at time, however, to prevent them from drying out. I don't have a ton of eyeliners, but I definitely have more than needed! As for eyeshadow, I am a huge collector! I've recently been buying a bit less eye shadow, and getting into blushes and lipsticks!

10. How often do you wear false eyelashes?
I never wear them. I'm pretty happy with my own natural lashes with mascara, so I don't bother.

11. Do you do a full face of makeup everyday?
Most of the time, but not every day. If I'm mostly chilling in the house, than I never wear makeup. Or if I'm only running a few errands or exercising, than I might only wear concealer and sunscreen.

12. Do you wear makeup when you're home alone or with family?
I never wear makeup when I'm home alone, unless I'm experimenting on eye makeup for fun! When I'm home alone, I'll take the time to do other beauty related things, like face/hair masks, bath bombs/bubble bars, or painting my nails! If I'm home with my boyfriend or family, I don't bother at all since no one else cares about makeup but me! lol

13. Will you leave the house without makeup?
Yes, I will, but I'm more likely to be wearing makeup (or minimal makeup) than not. Makeup isn't a chore for me, but something I really enjoy!

14. How many high-end products do you have?
A decent amount, but it depends on the product. For concealer and powder foundation, I mostly use drugstore. The only high end face makeup I own is from Bareminerals and Pur minerals. The same goes for eyeliner and mascara; I do try high end ones from time to time, but not outside high end gift sets or freebies. I just keep finding amazing drugstore products, so I don't feel the need to spend more if I don't have to. Plus it leaves more room for buying my high end favorites, which is palettes and sets! Sets/palettes are such a great value, and when you break it down it's not much more than getting the same amount of drugstore makeup. I don't have a lot of high end lipsticks (yay Revlon, Maybelline, Nyx, and Wet N Wild!), but I do love my few MAC lipsticks. I hardly wear or buy lip gloss, so I tend to have whatever comes with gift sets. As for eyeshadow, it's probably the only thing I mostly buy high end, other than Wet N Wild, NYX, and Maybelline Color Tattoos.

15. Do you plan your OOTD every night or decide when you're getting dressed?
If I'm traveling or going somewhere important, I pick out my outfit. Or if I'm excited about a new dress, I might plan to wear it! I do pick out my work outfits ahead of time lately, but only so I know if I need to do laundry!

16. How often do you change your handbag?
Not too often, but it depends where I'm going. I'm not a big bag collector, so I mostly use my big black purse for every day. When I want to go lighter/look more put together, I have my Coach black & white cross body purse and my tan Nine West cross body purse. I have two Coach clutches for nights out, but other than that, I don't own many bags.

17. What time do you wake up and go to sleep?
I wake up around 9am, unless I have somewhere to go at an earlier hour or I stay up too late! I go to sleep around midnight.

18. How often or when do you workout?
The boyfriend and I are trying to get into a work out routine, or just plan work out more regularly. We go on runs together, or alone, depending on the day's schedule.

19. Left handed or right handed?

20. How tall are you?
5'2" (though I'm more like 5'2' and 3/4 but who's counting? haha)

21. Do you speak any foreign languages?
I know some Spanish from high school and from living in California, but I'm definitely not fluent.

22. How many pets do you have?
None at the moment, but I want me some kitties soon. :(

23. How often are you on Blogger?
Pretty much every day! I try to post about 5 days a week or close to every day if I can manage it. I usually do about one post a day. If I have time, I make posts and take pic in advance!

24. Do you read comments posted on blogs?
I always read every comment on my own blog, which is one of my favorite things about blogging in general! My only wish is that more people would comment! I will read comments on other blogs, especially if the topic really interests me or I'm also commenting.

25. Do you keep a list of products to try as you see other posts?
I have a running wish list on my phone. I always look at it when I'm buying new things. I always try to narrow down the list but removing items I don't want as much as others. I also try not to buy things that aren't on the list, so I won't impulse shop.

26. How did you come up with your blog name?
I came up with "beauty in the breakdown" because it's what I wanted to do; "break down beauty" by reviewing products.

27. What kind of camera do you use for your photographs?
My Canon point and shoot or my iphone. If my mom's around, I use her fancy camera! lol

28. How often do you clean your house?
When it needs it! I focus my cleaning on certain parts of the house and basically rotate what needs to be done, until it's all clean.

29. What's your favorite color?

30. Do you swear?
Not too often, unless I'm angry or joking around.

31. What are you doing with the rest of your day?
It's my day off, so I'll be doing chores and laundry, as well as uploading pic and writing blog posts! I also want to take time to test out some pampering products from Lush, like Roots hair treatment and Love Lettuce Fresh Face Mask! And maybe even a bubble bar, and some youtube videos :)
Me using Lush Cupcake Face Mask. Review to come soon!
I hope you all are having a wonderful day! And feel free to also do the tag, and let me know what products from my recent hauls that you'd like to me to review soon!


  1. Cute post! :D Can't wait to hear your thoughts on the Lush Cupcake face mask! I wish Lush sold their masks on their site - I totally get why they don't due to the lack of preservatives and the need for refrigeration, but the closest store to me is not close at all and is located inside a Macy's and is TINY and stuffed in a corner. I would pay extra for overnight shipping and dry ice, lol! A girl can dream!

    1. I know, right! I recently picked up another mask that IS sold on Lush's website, Mask of Magnaminty. It is very similar to Cupcake, since it has the same type of clay, which helps clean out your pores! I'll be doing reviews and comparisons on both!

    2. Ooh! Fun! I can't wait to see that! I have a weakness for face masks! :)

  2. I also like to focus more time for applying makeup instead of hair :) Very nice post!

    1. Thank you! Just started following your blog! And even though I do not need any more eyeshadows, you make me want to get the Lorac pro palette!