I've been tagged in The Beauty Blogger Tag. Thank you to everyone who tagged me and I'm sorry it's taken me what feels like forever to do. Let's get into it...
1. How many hours a week do you spend planning/writing/uploading posts?
I spend one day sorting out all my media work (emails, letters, etc), one day taking any pictures I need for my blog posts, one day shopping for anything I may need to pick up and two days actually writing and scheduling blog posts. I usually work from 11am until 1pm and then 3pm until 6pm. I'm lucky enough to be sponsored for my blog, so blogging really is a full time job for me.
2. Are you a spender or a saver?
I'm in the middle. If I think want something then I will add it into an amazon wish list and if I still want it in a month or so, I will buy it. But I like to wait and see what's in my subscription boxes and what brands get in touch with me within that month, there's been a few times were I've really wanted something and then a few days later the brand has got in touch with me asking me if I would like to review it - which is always great!
3. When is it easiest for you to write your posts?
I have two moods depending on what the blog post is about. I either like silence with a very relaxing lighting (I have fairy lights, a lava lamp and candles lit sometimes), or I like to be listening to music or having a tv show on in the background. I have a make up room / office room in my home for my blogging work so I'm usually in there blogging away.
4. What makes writing posts comfortable for you?
All blog posts I write are comfortable for me because I will only ever give my honest opinion or comment when it comes to, well anything in life really. I don't like not saying how I feel about anything at all. My blog and my blog posts are all my views, thoughts and opinions are all mine, so I'm comfortable with that.
5. What’s your worst makeup/hair habit?
Does not trying enough nail products count as makeup? I have a really bad habit of only using pink nail polishes and I have hundreds of nail polishes, I need to use more now it's summer time. As for hair, I am really bad lazy with cleaning my makeup brushes, I really should do it more.
6. What’s one quote you wish the world would live by?
I love quotes, I have so many favourite ones, but "What a wonderful thought it is, that some of the best days of our lives haven't even happened yet." So many people in this world need to remember this. Whenever I'm having a bad day or feel low one day I remember this and it makes my day seem that little less bad or low. There is so much drama, bullying, evil, hurt, pain, anger in this world that sometimes a bad day can seem like a bad life and that's not the case at all. You may be having a bad day, a bad week, a day month or a bad year but at some point something amazing will happen so don't worry and stress yourself that life can't get better because it always can.
7. How long do you spend getting ready everyday?
It really depends on what I'm doing in the day. A lot of the time I will dress from the waist up (just encase I need to go on webcam for anything), but around two hours. That's waking up, having breakfast, having a bath, doing my facial routine, figuring out what to wear and getting dressed, doing my makeup routine, doing my hair routine, doing my nails routine and actually doing all my other bits and bobs I may need to do.
8. What’s your favourite post on your blog?
That's a really hard question, I love them all. I can't pick.
9. Who is a beauty blogger that you think deserve more subscribers that they have?
Fleur De Force, I know she has about a million subscribers already but I just think she is amazing. She started blogging from a spare bedroom in her home and now she lives in a massive before house. She gives me something to aim for.
10. What’s one thing you’re excited about in the coming year?
There is a big top secret thing I am involved in which is going to be coming out around Christmas time, I can't say what it is but I can say that it is going to be amazing, and I can't wait! I am so thankful to be apart of it.
11. What has been your favourite blogging moment?
Reaching 25K followers on my old blog, that for me was unbelievable and something that I could never of thought I would do. That's 25K people wanting to know my views and thoughts and opinions and about my life, it's crazy. It took me a really long time to work them followers up though and it did not happen over night, and now starting this new blog and using my old/new twitter account, I feel like I have to start that all over again and it was all for nothing which makes me so sad.
12. How long does it take to prep for a post?
It really depends on the post. It can be anything from an hour to a couple of months.
13. Are you wearing jeans/skirt right now or are you wearing pyjama bottoms?
As usual I tag everyone of my followers and readers that are beauty bloggers, not because I'm lazy but because I love knowing about you all just as much as you like knowing about me.
I hope you all have a wonderful day!
With love, Alisha Valerie. x