Monday, November 18, 2013

Quick Five with the Quirky Beauty

Even though I came up with the questions, I rather enjoyed the quick five with a Q+A.  Here's another edition for your reading pleasure.

1. What's the last product you repurchased? What will be your next?

Excluding items like cotton, makeup removing wipes, nail polish remover, etc- my last repurchase was NARS Pro-Prime Smudge-Proof Eyeshadow Primer. Love it and use it daily. The next item will either be Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer or Diorshow Lash Plumping Formula- I'm not sure which is going first.

2. You've got a NOTD every day. How many bottles of nail polish do you have?

I'm not exactly sure- I stopped counting once I exceeded 500.  I keep a spreadsheet to keep me organized, and I have swatch sticks so I can visually find just the right color in my collection when I'm selecting a nail look.

3. How often do you change your nails? Do they actually match the NOTD?

It varies and sometimes.  I tend to wear polish for 1-2 days because chips drive me insane.  I'm on a computer all day at work and type at night, so I'm incredibly hard on polish.  I don't always match the NOTD because of my photography restrictions (on the weekends if I want an outside shot), but sometimes I do. I tend to swatch 10-15 looks back to back.

4. Isn't that hard on your nails?

Yes, but I use Zoya Remove+ (I find it conditions better than anything else) and Dior Apricot Nail Cream. It helps a lot.

5. Do you buy everything you review?

Yes, for the most part.  I've won a couple of items at events such as the Nordstrom Beauty Trend Shows, but carefully note that in the post.  I don't receive PR samples (although I'm open to that, PR reps- just email me!), so I have to buy where it's the best value.

5b. Then how do you afford it? Are you rich? Or do you have huge credit card bills?

Nope, not rich by any stretch of the imagination. I have a good career that keeps a roof comfortably over my head, but you wouldn't call me rich at all.  No, I don't have huge credit card bills. All beauty purchases are made in cash, debit, or with gift cards I redeemed with rewards points.  How do I actually do it?  Makeup and beauty products are a hobby to me.  I budget for them and allow for a certain level of spending- like another form of entertainment. I'm frugal in other way to compensate.

That's it for this time!  Please remember to submit your own questions!

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