Hello! It has been a long while since I have done a tag or a questionaire entry.
Because I feel the sort of entries I am churning out, or have a mind to put out are a bit of a ho-hum lately, I thought I would do take a little breather (for myself and hopefully you) and wander into a quick tag post that I chanced upon on Roseanne's blog.
I hope these Questions and Answers are interesting enough for you so... here goes!
(inserts mandatory self-shot else the entry is all words)
I think I am wearing NARS Majella here. Think.
1. Do you wear the same style everyday or do you change it?
Somewhat a yes and no. In terms of makeup my looks are rather standard yet I do change and try various shadows / shades if I have the time for it. Though my favorite way to switch up my every day look is by playing around with my lip shades — a bold red one day, a nude, an orange-red or pink the other etc.
2. Do you do your own mani/pedi or go to a salon?
I prefer to file, buff and paint my nails on my own. Maybe it is because I don't have a whole lot of time to sit around now? It sounds like a nice indulgence to have once in awhile yet sometimes I feel what I do is enough for myself. ha!
3. How long does it take for you to put on your make-up?
My usual look with mascara and the works takes me about 30 minutes (a big improvement from the 1 hour that it used to take me!) while quick looks can take 5-10 minutes and elaborate / smokey ones taking longer of course.
4. What do you do first? Face or eyes?
My Face! Unless I am doing a smokey or glittery look where I know I will encounter a crap load of fall out, otherwise I always do my face first. It helps me gauge the eyelook better, somehow.
5. Do you “collect” make-up or just buy what you need when you need it?
To a certain extent I 'collect' yet I do use what I 'collect' as well so nothing remains sitting around just for display. Though of late I am starting to be more rational with my purchases and don't simply buy something for the sake of owning it. Unless it really is super duper pretty, heh. We all have weaknesses.
6. How often do you wear false lashes?
Hardly ever. I would wear them for Fashion Features just because they make the overall makeup look appear better on camera and occasionally during events but otherwise mascara is usually enough for me.
7. Do you do a full face of make-up everyday?
Everyday meaning work day then yes, pretty much. I wear close to nothing on weekends unless I have something on.
8. Do you wear make-up when you are home alone or with family?
No of course not. Who would though... just wondering.
9. Will you leave the house without make-up?
Yes. If you asked me this 4 years ago maybe my answer would be 'NEVAAAA' but over the years I have started to feel more comfortable in my own skin and aside from filling in my very sparse brows, I have ventured to Orchard without anything else on so I would say going without make-up is not a big deal to me now.
10. How many high end products do you have?
I sure don't have a lot compared to others yet I don't keep track either. Why would I?
11. How often do you change your handbag?
Whenever I need a new one. ha! I am quite fuss free in this aspect. I used to match my bags to my attire but now I just couldn't be bothered. If everything fits, I'm good to go.
12. What time do you get up and go to sleep?
Since it is back to work, I wake up at 7 plus in the morning. As for my bedtime, it is highly dependant on what time baby wants to sleep; if I am lucky, it is usually around 12 or 1am
13. How often do you work out?
Now, sad to say, never.
14. Do you speak a foreign language?
I don't speak it well but I can understand basic conversational korean and I can read hangul, that's about it. Though I am intrigued with languages and if I had the chance / time to I would love to pick up more.
15. How did you come up with your blog name?
Oh no, not this question again. Basically icyabstract is a username that my younger teenage self created and it just stuck around till now. If I had a choice I would have renamed my youtube / blog something less poser-sounding.
16. What kind of camera do you use for photographs?
For the most part my trusty SONY A350 though occasionally I throw some mobile shots on here too.
17. What is your favourite color?
Purple! Though specifically I like the light pastel variants of it, such as lilac and lavender.
18. What are you doing with the rest of your day?
TGIF! After the mandatory bore at work, the rest of the day includes some catching up with beauty pals, playing with makeup and then date night with hubs before returning to mommy duties.
Hope everyone's Friday sounds awesome be it chilling or just resting!
And that is the tag! Word is the original tag is a whole lot longer but Roseanne (who I got these questions from) filtered them down to 18 more relevant questions. While I was not tagged by her to do it and picked it up to do on my own, I hope no one minds. I just needed a little entry to just ramble and 'unwind' in.
Thanks for reading and do bear with me again in these busy periods where my blog is at a bit of a lull.