Monday, September 30, 2013

The Procrastinating Beauty Blogger Tag

What's up everyone?
I wanted to do one of those fun beauty blog tags, and ran across the Procrastinating Beauty Blogger Tag on Beautyholics Anonymous (what a great name for a blog, right?)... I thought it sounded pretty entertaining! I also thought I looked like a major procrastinator in the pic above, so I figured that needed to be included. Here are my answers (along with some visual aids), and if you're a beauty blogger, I encourage you to do this tag on your own blog! 
1. Name a beauty regime that you rarely do?
See how my buddy Kalee is blow-drying her hair? I hardly ever do that! I really dislike blow-drying my hair, and I've actually arranged my lifestyle so I don't have to do it often. I almost always wash my hair at night, put my hair in one of my half-dozen Turbie Twists so it can start absorbing a lot of the moisture, and then take it off and let my hair air-dry the rest of the way overnight. The next morning, if the hair is damp or if there are any kinks I need to work out before styling, I'll hit it with the blow dryer for maybe 30 seconds (max)- and then I'm good. Maybe it's because I have long hair, maybe it's because I don't own a super awesome blow dryer... but I try to avoid the task if at all possible. And Lord knows I'm not bringing out a round brush to further complicate the situation!
2. Is washing your make-up brushes something that you do regularly?
Actually, yes it is! Of course I have to have the latest & greatest in beauty gadgetry to make it fun for me. I use my Sigma brush cleaning glove every time I wash my brushes (lately I've been using baby shampoo), and then I dry my brushes in my Benjabelle brush tree. These things make the brush cleaning process much more efficient, and make cleaning my brushes every couple of weeks no big deal. I also don't always wash ALL of my brushes at once. Sometimes I'll just grab all of the eye brushes, and another time do the face brushes. Whatever time allows. Then you can frolic with your clean brushes like I am in the picture above.
3. How long will you last with chipped nail polish?
Ok... it's not that I like having chipped nails... but sometimes there's just not enough time in the day to re-do them! So maybe you're thinking- can't you just remove it real quick? Ummm.... yeah. You got me! I'll keep going with minor chips for as much as a few days. Massive mega ugly chips might prompt me to take action sooner. But as you can see, HD cameras show it all, so if I do have chips, you'll know!
4. How long will you put off buying/replacing a beauty product, even if you need it?
Were the words "put off buying" actually used together in a sentence? The question for me should have been- "when will you stop buying back-ups and realize you have enough?!" Seriously... backups of my backups have backups. For example- I don't think I'll ever run out of mascara... there's always something waiting in the wings. There are very few makeup items that I find myself truly in "need" of... I get things because I want them or want to review them. So I know that my beauty-related career makes me different from the average makeup user, but at the same time I can admit that I'm a little lot obsessed.
5. What is your worst beauty habit?
Well, as a child it used to be eating lip balms. Now as you can see, I can appreciate the fine scents of a lip balm without taking a bite. My actual worst beauty habit is probably picking at my nails. I managed to stop biting them years ago, but I continue to pick at the cuticles and I don't even realize I'm doing it. I need to stop that!
6. Name something non-beauty related that you put off doing all the time?
I keep putting off ordering the stuffed alpaca that I couldn't fly back with from the Mall of America because it wouldn't fit in my bag! Someday that fluffy alpaca will be mine! But seriously, I'm trying to think of some recurring issue that I'm always putting off. I'll come back to this question later.
7. When going out somewhere, do you leave getting ready to the last minute?
If at all possible, I try to be ahead of the game and have PLENTY of time to get ready so I don't have to curl my lashes, drink, and do my hair at the same time (that was actually a shot from this Get Ready with Me video). I don't like feeling rushed because I don't like being late... and worrying about being late leaves me stressed so I just go ahead and give myself more than enough time to get ready. Problem solved!
8. Can you commit to spending bans?
Does the girl pictured above look like she can stop herself? She's wearing an I Love Makeup shirt for pete's sake! I don't tend to put myself on makeup spending bans because I want to be able to try the latest & greatest things for my channel/blog. So while I don't often do a "no-buy", I will sometimes do a "low-buy" where I limit new purchases and I actually am able to stick with that. I also find that I can be quite satisfied "shopping my stash" and rediscovering old favorites.
9. How organized is your make-up and nail polish collections?
I pretty much just have a pile going on the floor and just reach into that from time to time. Just kidding! I'd say my collection is very organized. I think if you're going to have a large collection, it needs to be well-organized so you know what you have. I'm very glad that I have the space to categorize products as much as I do, as opposed to cramming it all together and not being able to divide. I actually have my lip products, eyeshadows, and blushes color-coordinated and that helps a lot. It would take up less space if I didn't categorize stuff so much, but it helps me find things much more easily.

Looking for something to blog about? Do this tag! It'll be fun! :) 

Daily Nuggets...
  • Watching The Voice! I was surprised that Blake didn't turn around for the guy who sang his song! I thought that guy was good!
  • The Pumpkin Pecan Waffles candle from Bath & Body Works is HEAVENLY.
  • I'm thirsty.
  • Want to hear a joke? What do you call lending money to a bison? Answer: a buff-a-loan! LOL!!

36 comments:

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  2. Love this tag! And I really love that first photo of you... it's adorable! : ) I think all of us have a bit of procrastinator inside somewhere. : )
    -Jess (frostingandfacials.com)

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  3. This is such a fun tag! I haven`t seen it before, I might just do it as I am a beauty blogger too. I loved all of your answers, this was quite the fun read and I love your sense of humour! :) x

    natalielovesbeauty.blogspot.ca

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  4. Absolutely loved this post.. It was fun! and your umm joke? A buff-a-loan? LOL!!! Bahaha VERY funny, corny but funny.. LOL

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  5. I agree Pumpkin Pecan waffles is maybe the best this year i have smelled..I can neither confirm nor deny that I might have purchased 4 of this type of candle. ;0)

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  6. I might just do this tag! My products are rarely organized, in fact, not EVER! But it's okay, because I know where everything is! Thanks for sharing this tag with us!
    Carla @ Love Cartista

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  7. Hi Emily, I've been watching your YouTube videos for about five years now (oh wow, time flies so fast). I just wanted to say thank you for spending your time to share your thoughts on beauty items -you saved me so many times from spending too much $$$ on cosmetics because you always review affordable products. I now started following your blog! I love your posts -very cheerful like the way you are in videos. Maybe I should do this tag sometimes too :) love, plum mui

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  8. So jealous! There's a waiting list for pumpkin pecan waffle at my Bath & Body store! Out of stock online. Had to settle for a mini. :(

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  9. I have been enjoying your blog just as much as your YouTube channels! I love the picture of you frolicking with your brushes! lol I am sure they look forward to that! ;-) I Soooo agree with you on those round brushes! Man, those things are evil or maybe I'm just not coordinated enough to use one! ha ha

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  10. This was such a cute tag! I am the same about blow drying. I just don't have time to spend doing it - it takes ages with my hair! So, I'll do whatever I can to avoid it.
    the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

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  12. I burn the B&BW candles in my agency and everyone loves the Pumpkin Pecan Waffles one, I also just got a pumpkin cheesecake candle at Target that is amazing...

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  13. I did this tag awhile ago...although it was named the Beauty Blogger Tag.

    I'm with you though, I never blow dry my hair like that...

    Lily | beautywithlily.blogspot.com

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  14. I'm a skilled procrastinator in every category you can think of! The blow drying hair is easy with my short hair & all the more reason to keep it short so I don't have to use a curling iron like I did when it was longer. I really enjoy washing my brushes since I got the Sigma glove & I'll usually wash my face brushes, then wash my eye brushes at another time. I need one of those 'tree' thingies! The way I handle my chipped nail polish is to dab a bit on the nail as soon as it starts chipping, surprisingly it lasts a while for me. No wonder you ate lip balms as a child, they smell good enough to eat! I always allow lots of time when getting ready to do my makeup. If I have to rush and put it on my face always feel 'dirty'. I try to limit my makeup spending but seems like every time I get the thought there's either an on line sale of some kind or I see something at the drugstore/Walmart. My makeup is organized some what with my limited space. Like you I was very surprised Blake didn't pick the guy who sung his song. I'd like to see Adam win with him this season. I think Blake makes the show with his humor and wit along with his 'bromance' with Adam. Funny joke! haha.

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  15. I haven't used a blow dryer in over 14 years. I have naturally curly hair so it seems to really dry it out. Right before I got married I decided not to use it anymore. I may actually have to buy one now so I can give my daughter a bath in the morning and not have to send her out in the cold with a wet head. Rats!

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  16. hehe this is a great post :) I always enjoy your videos and blog thanks for sharing xxx
    http://sassylittlenails37.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. That was such a fun read!
    I try to minimise blow drying as well as it is just so much better for your hair! That picture of the alpaca with you is absolutely adorable. I really enjoyed this blog post.
    Katrina
    Mountainbeauty2013

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  18. OMG I love the Pumpkin Pecan Waffle candle from BBW. It's one of my absolute favorites. I plan on stocking up in case it disappears after the season is over.

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  19. This was so fun to read and I relate to so many of your answers! You're the best, Emily! I will try to do this tag on my own blog soon. I'll come back and leave a link to the post when it's done! :)

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  20. Loved this! Will definitely be doing this tag on my beauty blog! And by the way, loved the joke ;)

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  21. Loved this! Will definitely be doing this tag on my beauty blog! And by the way, loved the joke ;)

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  22. Such a fun tag! Maybe we'll do this one on our blog (www.themakeupfamily.blogspot.com)
    Love the buff-a-loan joke btw ;D

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  23. Great topic! I am terrible about procrastinating. In fact, I am procrastinating cleaning up as I write this lol. I really enjoy all your vids/blogs. Great that you write about everyday issues.

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  24. Great topic! I'm definitely doing this tag on my blog too! :) As soon as I have the time...Friday maybe? I'm a hopeless procrastinator...

    www.makeupandstilettos.blogspot.com

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  25. Oh I'm totally going to have to do this on my blog!

    blushingsooner.blogspot.com

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  26. 1. what eyeshadow are you wearing in the still with the chipped polish? looks gorgeousssssssss
    2. hahaha i would totally send you a stuffed alpaca if you wanted. it would be a great excuse to hit up MOA!

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  28. Love how you added the pics to go with it! I love visuals! Here is mine! http://t.co/18PhIIh7Cv thanks, Leslie

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  29. I did it!!!
    http://mylifeaskathy.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-procrastinating-beauty-blogger-tag.html

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  30. I dont even have a blowdryer haha!

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  31. I did this tag on my blog.
    It was a lot of fun.
    Come and take a look.
    Kathy-www.smile1963.blogspot.com

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  32. Emily, this is an adorable tag! I really enjoyed doing it myself. I also hate blowdrying my hair, I have a cheap $6 blowdryer (deal of the century) for emergency purposes, but I use it maybe twice a year, maybe.

    <3 Holly
    http://fifthandadams.com

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