Monday, April 29, 2013

Get to Know Me: The Beauty Blogger Tag!

I have seen tons of blogger tags on Twitter or in the Blogsphere. I liked this one because it was cute and a great way to share a bit about yourself with fellow bloggers, beauty bloggers and beauty lovers! 

I came across this on Twitter courtesy of Stephanie  and was directed to her blog ()where she completed her tag, and where she found on Emily`s site: an amazing beauty guru and blogger.

So here is my attempt of trying to honestly answer my version of The Beauty Blogger Tag:

1. Is your hair naturally curly or straight?
Naturally straight. I have braided, twisted, folded, curled, rolled, heat damaged and did everything in my power to make it curly and finally accepted it and figured out a way to be able to wear it straight and with loose curls (Thank you flat iron) :)

2. Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon?
I used to go to the salon a lot when foil highlights were the trend, but for the past few years I have been box colouring and it has worked out quite well.

3. Do you wear the same style everyday, or do you change it?
It depends on the occasion. My everyday style is pretty casual, but when needed I love to wear bright colours, accessories, heels and of course have fun with my hair and makeup.

4. Do you do your own mani/pedi or go to a salon?
I do my own nails but for a big event I will get my nails done. Really loving the gel based manicures :)  

5. How often do you change your nail polish?
Twice a week.

6. Do you polish your toes in the winter or just the summer?
I polish in all seasons. For the winter I will do more deep/dramatic hues and in the Summer I will choose very bright shades.

7. How long does it take for you to put on makeup?
 My everyday makeup can take 10 minutes. For special events, I will take longer to ensure the look and feel is perfect. About half an hour tops.

8. What do you do first-face or eyes?
I do my eyes first, then I will do my face & cheeks. Then I go back to finish up the eyes with eyeliner, mascara and then finish with lips.

9. Do you collect makeup or just buy what you need when you need it?
I am a self proclaimed makeup hoarder.  Now I will buy and get what I need, but the temptation is always there LOL.

10. How often do you wear false eyelashes?
Rarely, again for very special occasions.

11. Do you do a full face of makeup everyday?
I have my 5 minute full face and then my Full on face for a night out.

12. Do you wear makeup when you're home alone or with family?
Sometimes I will put on makeup if I am creating an eye shadow look for the blog, when I am at home with family.  It is very typical for my family to see me with two different makeup looks on my eyes and no one reacts since it is the norm with me.

13. Will you leave the house without makeup?
I have left the house with both, with and without. It took a very long time to feel comfortable in my own skin and not to reach for the eyeliner or lipstick before I left the house.

14. How many high-end products do you have?
I would say a fair amount of my products are mid range, with a few exceptions every once in awhile.

15. Do you plan your OOTD every night or decide when you're getting dressed? 
Usually I will plan the morning of, but for special events I will plan in advance, from the clothes, accessories, the makeup look and hair.

16. How often do you change your handbag?
During the week is my standard bag, but for weekends I will change it depending on my mood.  A pain in the Arse, but again it is an extension of accessorizing.

17. What time do you wake up and go to sleep?
It depends on what I may be working on, but typically by 11pm and then up around 7am.

18. How often do you workout?
Not as often as I would like, but with the nicer weather it does help to be more active outside and more frequently.

19. Left handed or right handed?
Right handed.

20. How tall are you?

21. Do you speak any foreign languages?
Yes I speak Punjabi, can communicate in Hindi and learned high school french, which is very limited :)

22. How many pets do you have?
I have pets through my family. 4

23. How often are you on Blogger?
Not as often as I would like.

24. Do you read comments on blogs?
Yes, I actually will read comments on really intriguing or interesting blogs.

25. Do you keep a list of products to try as you see other posts?
Always, it is named my "Wish List"!

26. How did you come up with your Blogger name?
I wanted to keep it simple and just state what it was I loved and extended it to the logo as well, which I designed to represent me. :)

27. What kind of camera do you use for your photographs?
My Pink SONY Cybershot :) & My Android for Instagram Pics.

28. How often do you clean your house?
Daily cleaning and full fledged cleaning is once a week.

29. What's your favorite color?
I cannot pick one but my top three are Magenta, Turquoise and Black.

30. Do you swear?
Yes I often do. But around the right people and not around children.

31. What are you doing the rest of your day?
Finishing up this blog and going to Instagram pics of my meal prep for the week :) (Yes I am also an Instagram addict)

This was fun to participate in, hopefully you will all enjoy reading this too :)

Always Smile :)  - Sand

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

I am an Instagram Addict :)

It's Self Promotion tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiime! :) If you are a quality TV programming realty TV junkie like me than you should be able to recognize what line I am taking my intro from.  (Hint: Rhymes with Sersey Jore) ;)

Ok jokes aside, I know I have said this about a hundred times..."I will start posting more frequently"... "I will start writing more blogs"... "I will take the time to upload my million of photos to my blog to share".. and of course time flies and 5000 months later here we are.

Today I wanted to share my love of Instagram.  I mean I really LOVE instagram!  I can admit it, I am an Instagram Junkie to my core! I love looking at photos, I love seeing things from another lens, I love how we can connect across the world with one another through photos.  It's quick and easy to fall into the hook of Instagram.  Not only do I love creeping looking at pics, but I also like to share my pics and my view of the things I love!

You can find me on Instagram by searching for, you guessed it:  @MakeupBySand.  Here is the link below

Here you will find my many loves from Makeup, Hair, Books, Art, Food and the love for my city!  Here are some of my fave pics and of course more to come:

Always Smile :)  - Sand