'Get to Know Me' - Beauty Blogger Tag

I saw my friend Paige over at 'Beauty and Me' (Link Here) do this tag the other week and found it really interesting reading her post and so I thought I would answer the questions too!

1. Is your hair naturally curly or straight?
My hair is naturally straight with absolutely no volume to it at all! It is very easy to manage as I just run the straighteners over it and it's done, however I do have to try very hard to curl or get any volume in my hair. 

2. Do you dye it yourself or go to the salon? 
I do a bit of both to be honest! I prefer going to the salon to get it dyed as it always seems to come out nicer than when I do it and its also a much nicer experience too!

3. Do you where the same style everyday or do you change it?
I normally just wear my hair straight and down, very boring! However I do curl it sometimes when I want it to look pretty! 

4. How long does it take for you to put on makeup? 
I normally do my makeup on an everyday basis between 20-30 minutes but I can do a quick face of makeup in 10 minutes and I've also completed the 3 minute makeup challenge before!! If I'm going out on a night out with my friends then I normally spend between 30-45 minutes. 

5. What do you do first, face or eyes? 
I always do my base first, then my contour, then my eyes and brows, then I go back to my blush and highlight and then I do my lips! Strange I know! 

6. Do you collect makeup or just buy what you need when you need it? 
I think that I do a bit of both to be honest. I love makeup and so I have way way more than I need, 100%! But I don't see the point in collecting makeup and not using it just because it's pretty, that makes no sense to me! 

7. How often do you wear false eyelashes? 
I have actually never worn a pair! I have naturally long lashes and with mascara, they look absolutely fine to me. I also just couldn't be doing with pieces of material on my eyes, I think they'd really irritate me! 

8. What are your current everyday makeup staples? 
I've been obsessed with the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop lately as it's just so beautiful and also the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette too, I keep reaching for it over any other blushers, it just has all the options I need!

9. Do you wear makeup if you're home alone or with family? 
Most of the time I do because if I have a day free, I'm most likely filming a video on that day and so therefore I will need to have makeup on! However if I'm just having a complete chill day then I won't wear makeup. I'm very comfortable without makeup around everyone I know. 

10. How many high-end products do you have?
I have a fair few I have to admit! Most of my skincare is high end and I do have a lot of high-end makeup, however I do have an equal amount of drugstore makeup products too. 

11. Do you plan your OOTD every night or decide in the morning when you're getting dressed? 
I normally decide in the morning but sometimes if I'm going into uni early the next day, I plan my outfit the nigh before just so I'm not stressing in the morning! 

12. How often do you change your handbag?
I use my Michael Kors Selma handbag all the time but occasionally I do fancy mixing it up, if I need a bigger or smaller bag or even when it gets warmer and I don't fancy carry such a structured black bag!

13. How often or when do you work out?
Literally never. I know thats so bad and I am trying to get into doing some exercise at the moment (I even bought work out clothes!!). I normally get into working out when it gets to March/April and I realise that I'll be going on holiday in the not so distant future! I really want to look good this summer though so I'm going to get on it! 

14. Left or right handed? 

15. How tall are you? 
I always say that I'm 5ft 2" but actually I think I'm more realistically 5ft 1" and a bit. 

16. Do you speak any foreign languages?
Not really, I did GCSE french but literally the only things I can remember are bonjour and je suis. 

17. Sweet or savoury? 
This ones hard because I do love myself some pizza hut cookie dough but I do love savoury food too! I probably couldn't pick because I just love the both too much. 

18. What's your favourite perfume? 
I have a few to be honest, I love Jo Malone Pomegrante Noir, Tom Ford Black Orchid, Paco Rabanne Lady Million, Victor and Rolf Flowerbomb, Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy, Giorgio Armani Diamonds, a lot basically!! 

19. How many pets do you have? 
I actually don't have any. We have a cat at my Dad's house but it was my step-mum's cat before they got together so I don't really count it as mine. Bradley has a dog though and as we've been together for nearly 5 years, I'll count her as mine ;) She's adorable!

20. Do you read comments posted on blogs?
I always read the comments left on my blog, especially now I'm getting back into writing posts for you guys! But I go through stages with reading actual blogs and so I also go through stages of reading the comments. 

21. Do you keep a list of products to try as you see other posts? 
I keep a list of products I want to try on the notes app on my phone but I only ever add to it when I really want something. I normally keep the tab open on safari on my laptop if theres a product that I really want! 

22. How did you come up with your blog name? 
I actually started off as 'Make-Up Addict 15' years and years ago and then I changed to gingerbread beauty (I know, what the hell?!) and that blog is actually still live, here. I then created my youtube channel whilst still writing that blog and called that 'JDRMakeUp' so then my blog ended up following the same name! I really love my youtube and blog name and am so thankful to my 15 year old self for choosing it!

23. What sort of camera do you use for your photographs? 
I use my Canon 700D normally to take my blog photos which is the same camera that I use for my main channel youtube videos. However if I'm out and about, I'll use my Canon G7X camera that I use for vlogging. I use my iPhone 6 Plus for instagrams. 

24. What's your favourite colour? 
I don't really have one if I'm honest! I like pastel colours though. 

25. Do you swear? 
Yes, it's got worse since I got to uni too. I never used to swear though at all, said not one word! 

26. What are you doing with the rest of your day?
It's actually 10:24pm whilst I'm writing this so theres not much of the day left! I'm going to get into bed, finish my weekly vlog and read some of a new book I've started reading called 'It's not me, it's you' on my kindle. 

Hope you enjoyed reading this and getting to know me more! 

1 comment :

  1. Please post a video of your planner and stickers :) x