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Ginger from Ginger Loves Makeup invited me a while back to do the “Get To Know Me Tag” and I thought it would be very fitting for this special occasion.
Is your hair naturally curly or straight?
Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon?
I get highlights done at the salon. It’s so much easier so I happily spend the money on it.
Do you wear the same style everyday or do you change it?
I mostly wear it straight and use a hair straightener to shape the ends and my bangs. When I have some more time in the morning or have a fancy occasion I will curl it.
Do you do your own mani/pedi or go to a salon?
I do manicures myself but I get pedicures done at the salon. I find it super awkward to try and reach my toes – I’m really bad at it. In addition, getting a pedicure is just so relaxing. I love the pampering.
How often do you change your nail polish?
I redo my manicure every few days, whenever the polish chips. My pedicure lasts for a really long time. I only go about once a month to get them done.
Do you polish your toes in winter or just in summer?
Pretty much year-round but during the summer I will go more regularly. I really enjoy having some time to myself and getting pampered.
How long does it take you to put on your makeup?
15 minutes for my everyday makeup. Closer to half an hour when I also put on eye makeup.
What do you do first, face or eyes?
Face first. I like to even out the skin tone around my eyes with foundation first.
Do you collect makeup or do you just buy what you need and when you need it?
A bit of both. I like to buy makeup that catches my eyes. My latest obsession has been blushes. Overall I try to keep it to a limit though. For example, I just returned a blush that was really similar in color to another one I already owned. I don’t see a use in owning dupes.
How often do you wear false eyelashes?
Never. I haven’t even tried it. Luckily, I’m blessed with really nice lashes so I don’t really have the need for falsies.
Do you do a full-face makeup everyday?
Pretty much. I may skip a day when I don’t have to leave the house.
Do you wear makeup when you’re home alone or with your family?
I haven’t been doing my makeup when I’m just staying home simply to give my skin a break. But as soon as anyone comes over I’ll put on at least some makeup.
Would you leave the house without makeup on?
Only if I could find absolutely no time to do it. But even then I would probably at least put on some mascara really quickly.
How many high-end products do you own?
I don’t own anything from luxury brands but about 3/4 of my products are from high-end brands.
Do you plan your OOTD every night or when you’re getting dressed?
There really isn’t any planning involved in my outfits. I wear whatever I’m in the mood for that day. The only exceptions are special occasions where I tend to plan my outfit weeks ahead.
How often do you change your handbag?
I keep my handbag colors pretty neutral so it won’t clash with anything. I’ll usually go months with the same purse until one day the mood strikes me and I switch. Or I buy a new one.
What time do you wake up and go to sleep?
I tend to go to sleep around 10 and I try to get up between 5:30 and 6:00 on work days but sometimes I’m just too tired and I fall back asleep. Luckily I don’t have to be at work at a set time. On weekends I usually sleep in until 8 or so but still go to bed at about 10.
Left-handed or right-handed?
How tall are you?
5’2”. Thank god for heels.
Do you speak any foreign languages?
Technically, English is a foreign language to me but at this point I would consider myself bilingual. My native language is German but I also speak some French and Spanish. I’m using Duolingo at the moment to brush up on those.
How many pets do you have?
None since my hamster passed away this spring :(.
How do you blog?
I try to post about 4-5 times a week. I keep a calendar with post ideas, organizing when I would like to publish them. I try to plan ahead for a couple of weeks but most of the time plans change, as they tend to do.
I take pictures with a little point and shoot and am still figuring out how to take good pictures. I don’t have a lightbox and with the days being so short I have to wait until the weekend to take good-quality pictures but during the summer I also take pictures after work. I then use picmonkey.com for all my editing.
Do you read comments posted on blogs?
Definitely. I love to read what people have to say.
Do you keep a list of products you see on other blogs?
Yes. I get a lot of inspiration from other bloggers. I also really like to read product reviews from bloggers who have a similar taste and skin type as I do and their opinion definitely influences my purchase decisions.
How did you come up with your blog name?
I wanted to originally name it “All The Pretty Things” because I like pretty things and wanted to write about them. However, that name was already taken by multiple other blogs. All The Lovely Things In Life was the closest available permutation although it’s quite a mouth-full.
What’s your favorite color?
I like most colors but teal tops my list.
Do you swear?
Yes. Since English is not my native language it’s a lot less inhibiting to cuss. I’ve been trying to get better about it, though.
What are you doing with the rest of your day?
Spending some quality time with the very best boyfriend before going to bed soon.
As always, feel free to do this tag as well if you are interested and make sure to leave a comment below because I would love to see your answers.