Beauty Tag: 30 Questions

Hey there! It’s been a little while since I’ve posted. I’ve just been feeling under the weather a lot lately. My allergies really got to me last week, and having chronic illness/pain kind of limits me from doing very much. So I just haven’t felt up to doing much of anything. I really wanted to post something though, so I thought I would ‘Google’ beauty tags online and came across this one. I do plan on writing another post within a few days hopefully…

1. Do you remember your first makeup item?

I really can’t remember a specific item, but I remember when Bath & Body Works had makeup, and buying some of their makeup. I also used Almay a lot too in high school. Though I’m pretty sure that the first item had to be something Wet n’ Wild, in middle school that is.

2. Describe your perfect mascara. Have you found one that fits your specifications?

Finding the perfect mascara is kind of like trying to find a unicorn. I’d like one that lengthens & volumizes, separates the lashes, has zero clumps, and does not flake off. The closest one that I’ve found to meet those expectations, is the Maybelline Lash Sensational. I’ve tried many different mascaras, but I always go back to that one. Another drugstore favorite of mine is the Covergirl Super Sizer. I still have quite a few mascaras to try out, so I’m hoping to find my holy grail one day soon!

3. What kind of coverage do you prefer from foundation?

I prefer a buildable medium coverage. Full coverage is nice as long as it doesn’t feel too heavy. I also don’t care for a matte finish too much. It makes me feel like my face is going to crack and break.

4. Favorite high end brand?

That’s a really tough question. I would have to say it’s either Tarte or Jouer.

5. What cosmetic brands have you always wanted to try but still haven’t?

I really want to try Charlotte Tilbury, Natasha Denona, or Makeup Geek. I cant believe I haven’t tried MUG yet. I have no idea why I haven’t.

6. Favorite drugstore brand?

I love Wet n’ Wild, Nyx cosmetics, and L’Oreal. That’s a hard choice to make!

7. Do you wear fake eyelashes?

Occasionally. If I have time and am not in a rush, I love wearing them!

8. Is there any kind of makeup you can’t leave the house without?

Well I leave the house a lot without any makeup, so that’s not really an issue for me. I would probably feel a lot better if I could at least put on some concealer, powder, mascara, brows, and lip gloss.

9. What is your most cherished beauty product?

I’d have to say my eyeshadow palettes. Those can be really expensive! Like the one in the featured image for this post… 😉

10. How often do you shop for makeup? Do you like to pick up an item here and there or get lots of goodies at once?

I shop for new makeup way too often. We’ll leave it at that. I always say I need to go on a no buy or at least a low buy.

11. Do you have a “beauty budget” or do you spend freely? 

I try to be thoughtful with my purchases. Sometimes the hype gets me, you know? Being a beauty blogger, you usually spend any extra money you have on trying new products. I keep saying this to myself, but I need to declutter a lot of old makeup or makeup I just never really used. It’s time to downsize!

12. Do you utilize coupons, rewards cards and sales when you shop for cosmetics?

Oh yes! I love shopping at Ulta the most. I love their rewards program. They always have coupons, and you can activate their 3x or 5x points offers. The points really add up, and then that’s like actual money you get to spend on products in their store.

13. What type of product do you buy the most of?

It has to be lipstick, because you can never have too many everyday pinky-nudes, right?

14. Is there a brand that you absolutely can’t stand?

There really isn’t, though I choose to not buy anything from Jeffree Star. That’s all I will say about that. That is my preference…

15. Do you avoid certain ingredients in cosmetics like parabens or sulfates?

Not really. I should try to be more aware of the ingredients I put on my face though.

16. Do you have a favorite place to shop for makeup?

Like I already said, it has to be Ulta! I love their points system, and they have a great variety of products for every budget.

17. Do you like trying new skincare products or do you keep a certain routine?

I just keep with the same skincare products. My routine is very simple. I can’t really try a bunch of new stuff having Rosacea. I really don’t want to anger the beast.

18. Favorite bath and body brand?

I like Bath & Body Works, though I haven’t bought anything from them in a long time. I usually just pick up some body wash from the grocery store. I would say The Body Shop, but I feel like they don’t have much to choose from when it comes to scents lately.

19. If you could only buy from one brand, which brand would you choose?

Urban Decay, because I know I love their Naked foundation & Concealer, There really isn’t too many things from them that I don’t like.

20. What brand do you think has the best packaging?

I love theBalm’s packaging and Tarte’s.

21. Which celebrity always has great makeup?
I don’t really pay too much attention to celebrities, but I really like Jennifer Lawrence.

22. Do you belong to any online makeup communities?

I’m in a couple of Facebook groups if that counts? I don’t usually post too much, but I like seeing what everyone else posts.

23. Favorite Beauty Gurus

I don’t watch too many bigger channels, but I do like watching emilynoel and thataylaa.

24. Do you like multi-functional products like lip and cheek stains?

I never really use them. I don’t know why, it’s not like I don’t like them. I just never really think to use them.

25. Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?

I have my moments. I’ve poked my eye out with a mascara wand quite a few times, stuff like that.

26. Do you use makeup base/primer for the eyes?

Yes I do. My favorite eyeshadow primer is the Milani eyeshadow primer. I think that using my Tarte Shape Tape concealer on my lids works pretty well too. It covers up the little veins I have going on.

27. How many hair products do you use on a typical day?

Usually none, because 98% of the time I don’t do anything with myself. When I wear my hair straight, I use some hairspray. If I wear it wavy, I use some mousse/gel and hairspray. Though of course I always use shampoo, conditioner, and a leave-in detangler.

28. What do you apply first, concealer or foundation?

Foundation first, then concealer.

29. Do you ever consider taking makeup classes?

I think it would be fun, but I’ve learned a lot from watching videos online.

30. What do you love about makeup?

Makeup is fun. Makeup makes me feel good about myself, it enhances my features. Makeup is art and it’s a way to express myself.

I hope that you enjoyed reading my answers. Feel free to do this tag on your blog if you’d like. I’d love to read your answers, please let me know if you do this tag. Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great weekend!

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The Blogger Recognition Award

Hello!
How was everyone’s week so far? Well I haven’t had the best of luck this week. I was planning on doing a post, but I’ve been sick unfortunately. I went to the hospital and found out that I have a bad infection. I had to have an IV containing antibiotics before I could go back home. I’ve just been resting and taking my antibiotics, along with drinking plenty of water. I apologize yet again, for not being as active here, on WordPress, like I would like to be. I hope to get a new post up again as soon as I’m feeling up to it.

I did want to write up some kind of post though. I was recently tagged by the lovely ‘Beauty Mommies‘ for The Blogger Recognition Award. Thank you so much for tagging me! ❤ At first, I told myself that I wouldn’t do tag posts, but I’m thinking they’re a good idea. I have a new blog now, along with new readers. Some of you know quite a bit about me from my last blog, but then there are those of you that don’t really know anything at all about me. So I figured that, by answering these questions, it would give you all a chance to get to know more about me and my blog.

The Rules: 

  1. Thank the Blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  2. Write a post to show your award.
  3. Give a brief story of how you started your blog.
  4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  5. Select other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  6. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide a link to the post you created.

How I started this blog?

Well as some of you know, I used to run a blog called ‘Plus+ Beauty Blog.’ It was quite a successful blog. I started blogging while I was living in Las Vegas, Nevada. I was far away from my home state (Michigan), and I didn’t know anyone, or how to go about to meet new people. I figured that I needed to come up with some kind of hobby. I don’t work because I’m disabled. I deal with chronic pain/illness on a daily basis. I won’t get too much into that. If you have any questions about it, feel free to ask me in the comments down below.

Well anyway, After running my blog for over a year, I had to take a break to get ready to move back to Michigan. We were living in Vegas in the first place, because my boyfriend’s work sent him there. He had to be there a minimum of 2 years. After 2 years was up, we decided that Vegas wasn’t the best place for us to be. I thought I would continue blogging once we were moved in and got settled. Well, my health and my pain level were not doing too well, along with some other private health issues I was dealing with.

A year had passed, and I didn’t blog. I wasn’t sure if I was ever going to get back into blogging again. For a long time, I just didn’t feel like myself. Then one day, I thought that I would like to get back to blogging, but I wanted to make a fresh start. So I deleted my old blog, came up with a new name, header, and that’s how Kate’s Vanity was born. I wanted to reconnect with old friends on here, and make new ones. Though, of course I got into blogging about beauty, because it’s a passion of mine. I wanted to be able to share that passion with others with similar interests. I don’t want this blog to only be limited to beauty only. I do plan on doing other types of posts as well.

My advice to new bloggers…

  1. If you’re getting into blogging, expecting to be paid and to get well-known, then don’t blog. Blog about your topic because it’s your passion. It takes time to grow a blog and to grow your audience. I’m not saying that you won’t ever make it to being paid for blogging, or that you won’t become well-known in the community. I’m really meaning to say, don’t expect it to happen overnight. Let this experience be about something you love, and enjoy it!
  2. Don’t worry about numbers. If you write it, they will come. I gave up, something like 1500+ followers on my old blog when I deleted it. I’m not here for the numbers. I’m here to have a conversation about all things beauty, and more! Also, one little last tip…I’m sure a lot of fellow bloggers can relate, I get peeved when some people leave a comment saying something like this “Come check out my page!” followed by the address of their blog page. It’s really very annoying! Just saying…When someone follows me, I usually follow them back, based on their content. If you write a post that piques my interest, then I will definitely click on it and read it.

Nominations for this post…

Stash Matters

Helpless Whilst Drying

Confetti & Curves

Windy City Wardrobe 

Chanelle Hayley

Glamour and Gloss

Naz Meets Makeup 101

Well that’s it for this post. I hope that you enjoyed reading it! Thank you again to Beauty Mommies! ❤ You can check out their original post here. I hope to feel better soon, so that I can post here again soon! Enjoy your weekend!

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