I know this blog started out to showcase my very amateur photography 4 years ago (has it been that long?) but the last year and a half, it has transformed into a slightly more beauty-focused blog, although I do throw in my random life things, such as school, boyfriend, family, and travel.
This morning while drinking my usual cup of coffee with sugar and half&half, I was reading one of my favorite bloggers/YouTubers Emily. I find her to be so honest and down to earth. I think I would be star stuck if I ever got a chance to meet her! Come to California Emily! You’ll love our weather 😉 Well anyway, she had this beauty tag on her blog and I thought it’d be fun to do myself. Enjoy!
1. Is your hair naturally curly or straight?
Um…. Well, it’s not quite straight but it’s not curly nor wavy really. It’s more of a fluffy straight. When it air drys, it will appear straight but the layers to wave ever so slightly, but in a fluffy fashion. I get that from my mama!
2. Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon?
About 90% of the time I do it myself. And yes, I have had terrible experiences at home! Anyone remember the ombre?! I fixed it, but it was terrible… I looked like a tiger, let’s just say that! Although the last two times I’ve had my hair colored, it’s been at the salon. I may actually darken my current highlights a bit. The top is just a tad too bright for me. What do you think?
3. Do you wear the same style everyday, or do you change it?
My hair is usually in a bun or down, but I do like the versatility long hair has to offer. For my clothes, it all depends on my mood, but I’m usually in jeans with some type of casual but “cute” top. I like to keep things comfy. My makeup hardly ever changes. Haha. I always due a neutral smokey eye with minimal lip color. I love me some neutrals!
4. Do you do your own mani/pedi or go to a salon?
I do it myself a lot of the time, especially a manicure. I don’t see the point of paying 15+ dollars when I can paint them myself for less than $5. Although I do enjoy a pedicure once in a while! It’s a nice treat for me.
5. How often do you change your nail polish?
My toes I change about every 2-3 weeks. My nails (when I can wear them) about once a week or so.
6. Do you polish your toes in the winter or just the summer?
All year long! I change my nails more frequently though cause of the chipping factor.
7. How long does it take for you to put on makeup?
I’d say 15-20 minutes if I’m doing everything, which according to the boyfriend is way too long. And that’s NOT including my hair! Haha! If I’m in a hurry, I can do it in less than 5 though!
8. What do you do first? Face or eyes?
Face. Like Emily said, once I feel like my face is set, my eyes can go. It’s the foundation (duh) of my makeup, so I like to set that first.
9. Do you collect makeup or just buy what you need when you need it?
Well this last year I’ve definitely been a collector! Haha. Can anyone say mascara hoarder? Hello, my name is Briana and I am addicted to neutral eyeshadows! Haha. But I do use most of it! I do! The one thing I tend to collect dust on is the foundation because once I find one I really like (Covergirl 3-in-1 right now!), I will only reach for that.
10. How often do you wear false eyelashes?
Never. That’s all.
11. Do you do a full face of makeup everyday?
Nope. In fact, I only wear a full face about two times a week now. School has gotten me back to going au naturale. It’s just too much work and honestly, nobody cares but me. LOL.
12. Do you wear makeup when you’re home alone or with family?
Sometimes. When I’m home alone and I don’t have a lot to study, I’ll experiment and just play with my makeup. I love playing with my makeup like I’m a kid again 🙂 Does anyone still do that? Or is that just me?
13. Will you leave the house without makeup?
Yes. Most days I do. Haha. Although I’ll at least throw on some mascara and eyeliner so as not to look sick or haggard. Haha.
14. How many high-end products do you have?
As you know, Urban Decay has my heart when it comes to eyeshadows. Ahh… I have one MAC foundation and concealer, and a few other high-end eyeshadow palettes, as well as mascaras. Otherwise, it’s all drugstore. I love me some drugstore products!
15. Do you plan your OOTD every night or decide when you’re getting dressed?
Usually when I’m getting dressed. I tend to have an idea in my head depending on the weather, especially since every day seems to be changing here in So-Cal. Ugh.
16. How often do you change your handbag?
Like once a month. Haha. I am also a purse hoarder, so I like to change it out every so often. But they’re all big and can hold everything in case of the zombie apocalypse. I’ll be ready for’em!
17. What time do you wake up and go to sleep?
I’ll go to bed anywhere from 9:30pm to midnight, depending on my schedule the next day. And I’ll wake up anywhere from 4:45 am to 8:00 am.
18. How often or when do you workout?
Next! Just kidding. Rarely, unless the boyfriend and I happen to go hiking on the weekends. I walk plenty during clinicals. Trust me.
19. Left handed or right handed?
20. How tall are you?
5’5″ and 3/4. But I just say 5’6″ 😉
21. Do you speak any foreign languages?
Yeah, no. Ha. And I live with a father who speaks another language! What’s up with that?
22. How many pets do you have?
Well, I have Milo here at my parents house. He likes to hoard food in beds, couches, and laundry. More on that later. Then up at the boyfriends house, where they have 4 big dogs, one of them I consider my own, Chubs. He’s a mix of border collie, lab, German shepherd and a few other things. He’s huge and a big baby at that. I chose him from the litter one of their dogs had and he stuck 🙂
23. How often are you on Blogger?
Just a few days a week, when I have the time.
24. Do you read comments posted on blogs?
On my own I always do and always try my best to respond as well! Sometimes I like to read comments on other blogs if it’s a post I’m really interested in to see what others have to say on the subject.
25. Do you keep a list of products to try as you see other posts?
Just a mental list!
26. How did you come up with your blog name?
I was just trying to think of something would let the reader know that this was a variety type of blog, so the word Tidbits just came into my life, which to me means bits and pieces, aka tidbits 🙂
27. What kind of camera do you use for your photographs?
For the posts I really put a lot of attention into, I use my Canon Rebel EOS XT. Otherwise, the rest of the pictures are from my iPhone. But the majority of them are from my Canon.
28. How often do you clean your house?
Growing up, it used to be every Friday, but now it’s kind of as needed. We’ll vacuum a few times a week, laundry whenever, clean the kitchen floor about once a week, and so on. In the medical field, we say PRN or as needed 😉 Haha.
29. What’s your favorite color?
Red or a coral peach.
30. Do you swear?
School has made it worse for me… So yes, sometimes. Ha.
31. What are you doing with the rest of your day?
Getting my upper lip waxed for the first time! Haha. It’s part of a promotional gift card I got for the salon where I had my hair done. I figure it’s free so why not? lol! I also have a lot to study for! My first mental health exam is tomorrow! And then I want to finish an assignment that is due Thursday but I want to get it out of the way now 🙂
Well that was fun! Let me know if you do the tag as well, I’d love to see your answers!
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