Beauty Routine Tag

Thanks Asti from Skjonnhet for tagging me–my very first tag! Hope you enjoy~

1. Name a beauty routine you rarely do.

Filling in my brows. I am lucky to have inherited my dad’s caterpillar eyebrows, and while I could do some filling in where my eyebrows trail off, I am a bit lazy. I also just tell myself that it gives my eyebrows character.

2. Is washing your makeup brushes something you do regularly? 

I try to do it weekly or after I’ve dropped enough brushes on the floor by accident (I hate floor germs!!). But since I’ve been using more finger-painting makeup products (rms beauty, Kjaer Weis), I have barely touched my brushes, and thus have barely washed them in the past month.

3. How long will you last with chipped nail polish? 

As long as I am lazy about it. I usually only paint my toenails (#pianistproblems) so especially in the winter when my toes are hiding half the time, I can last up to a month before I get fed up with the chips. But now that I’ve started using nail polish remover cloth wipes (priti NYC, RBG cosmetics) which are totally ingenious, fuss-free, and not messy, I will probably be more proactive when it comes to chipped nail polish for the upcoming season.

4. How long do you put off buying/replacing a product even if you really need it?

Like negative time…if I really need it, I am going to preemptively restock. Sometimes I am too late (ran out of OLO x BeautyBets oil cleanser and was distraught for a couple days) and other times I am way too early (preemptively restocked Consonant’s The Perfect Sunscreen and my current bottle is still going strong).

5. What is your worst beauty habit?

Popping pimples…when they come to a head and just sit on my face all day, they are asking for it! Luckily this doesn’t happen too often, and when it does, I make sure to treat it with Dr. Alkaitis Soothing Gel or lavender oil, and be very gentle with it afterwards.

6. Name something non-beauty related that you put off all the time.

Homework? Just kidding. Cleaning and organizing. I go back and forth between needing a bit of clutter or complete spotlessness in my room for optimal performance. There is something comforting about a little bit of mess, but I am also a total sucker for a nicely-made bed.

7. When going out somewhere, do you leave getting ready to the last minute or not? 

I give myself plenty of time to get ready to minimize stress and because I enjoy getting ready (I love love love slowly getting ready while listening to beauty-related YouTube videos), but I’ll do last-minute touch-ups before leaving, like re-curling my eyelashes and wiping away any smudges.

8. Can you commit to spending bans? 

Sometimes…though admittedly, I am a bit impulsive, especially when everyone is raving about a certain product, and when something like my birthday rolls around and No More Dirty Looks is running an awesome Friday Deal, I just can’t resist…and then they run two awesome Friday Deals in a row…my bank account sighs…

9. How organized are your make-up/nail polish collections? 

Fairly organized. I don’t have many nail polishes, so they all hang out in a acrylic tray together. I just got this silly cat-face-shaped dish that mostly houses my rms beauty and other beauty pots, and the rest of my makeup is currently chilling out next to it. I’m on the lookout for more silly dishes to keep my cat face company.

10. What is the longest time you’ve gone without writing a blog post? 

Probably about a month…not without good excuse! I really want to give whatever products I am using the best, unbiased chance to wow me, so I tend to use products for months or until they are empty before talking about them. Or sometimes homework or piano takes over my life.

I tag Marcella from Naturally Marcy, the girls at Call It Vanity, and you, dear reader!

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