Tell Me About You!

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This is my cat Essie.

Hi readers! I’d love to get to know you a little bit better, so I thought it would be fun to write up some questions and see if anyone wanted to answer them.

  1. Do you have a blog, beauty or otherwise? Please link to it!
  2. What are some of your interests / hobbies?
  3. Do you have a job (what it is?) or are you in school (for something in particular?) or is there something else you do most days?
  4. Do you have any pets? Please link to a photo if you have one!
  5. What makeup product are you loving right now?
  6. What makeup look are you loving right now?
  7. Where do you live?
  8. What’s the place you most want to visit?
  9. If you had a million dollars, what’s the first thing you’d buy?
  10. I ran out of ideas for questions, tell me anything.

You can either answer these in the comments, or (if you have a blog), feel free to answer on your blog & leave a link in the comments.

My answers:

  1. Do you have a blog, beauty or otherwise? Please link to it! I think you all know the answer to this one. This is my only blog.
  2. What are some of your interests / hobbies? Blogging / makeup / playing with my cats / hanging out with my wife.
  3. Do you have a job (what it is?) or are you in school (for something in particular?) or is there something else you do most days?  I’m a lawyer at a nonprofit.
  4. Do you have any pets? Please link to a photo if you have one! There’s a photo of Essie up at the top of the post, and here’s my other kitty, Res.

    kitty

    And here’s Res.

  5. What makeup product are you loving right now? Hmm, not sure – I love all the things! I have been really into glossy, slightly sheer lipsticks and pigmented glosses though, I love just a hint of transparency.
  6. What makeup look are you loving right now? Winged liner, bright lips. It’s a classic for a reason!
  7. Where do you live? Los Angeles, CA.
  8. What’s the place you most want to visit? Japan (and not just for the makeup!).
  9. If you had a million dollars, what’s the first thing you’d buy? A house. Okay, not *first* – houses take a while to buy – but it’s the first thing I’d start looking at purchasing.
  10. I ran out of ideas for questions, tell me anything. I sing to myself a lot.

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  • How fun! I don’t comment here much, but this seemed like a fun way to procrastinate 🙂 here we go…

    Do you have a blog, beauty or otherwise? Please link to it!

    I have a baking blog! http://www.bakerita.com

    What are some of your interests / hobbies?

    I love to bake and cook, write, read, travel, and play with makeup 🙂

    Do you have a job (what it is?) or are you in school (for something in particular?) or is there something else you do most days?

    I’m a junior in college, and currently studying abroad in London!

    Do you have any pets? Please link to a photo if you have one!

    I have a lovely HUGE dog named bear, pictured here: https://twitter.com/bakeritablog/status/393774313079185408/photo/1

    What makeup product are you loving right now?
    That’s tough…but I’ve got to go with my Nars One Night Stand Cheek Palette! It’s perfect for traveling.

    What makeup look are you loving right now?
    For day to day…glowy skin, gold/champagne eyes, and a nude lip. For nights, a super subtle smokey eye and Covergirl lipstick in Entwined. Love it!

    Where do you live?
    Currently, London. “Home” is San Diego, and I go to university in Washington state!

    What’s the place you most want to visit?
    Thailand! There’s also lots in Europe, but those are currently getting crossed off the list.

    If you had a million dollars, what’s the first thing you’d buy?
    Shopping spree! Not sure what would be first, but I’d probably give myself a couple grand to just go crazy with at the mall.

    • Thank you for answering! Bear is super cute, I love giant dogs! And I’m jealous that you’re in London, I lived there for a little while and I miss it.

  • Helena

    I’ll have a go at it!

    1. Yep, but I’m horrible at blogging, ha. http://cockamamied.wordpress.com
    2. Makeup (obviously), biology, doodling, playing video games, watching my favorite TV shows, and eating food.
    3. I’m in school, studying chemistry/biology and cosmetology/esthetics.
    4. I have Kaya (http://instagram.com/p/eD3yMsy5q8/) who’s old, Kiki (http://instagram.com/p/kv4Zely5v_/) who adopted us, and Maggie (http://instagram.com/p/jO3tsmS5v6/) who I have claimed joint custody of.
    5. Eyeliner, because it’s the easiest thing to put on the morning that will last all day. (My cosmetology class is six hours long and it feels gauche to show up completely bare-faced, so eyeliner it is!)
    6. Pretty-colored eyeliner and tinted lip balm.
    7. Santa Monica. I wish we had had a real winter… I hate warm weather!
    8. I guess New York City, but I really just want to travel like…everywhere.
    9. A place to live (because I live with my parents and am getting reeeally tired of it…) and some organization for my makeup!
    10. I’m really hungry and don’t know what to eat. 🙁

    • Oh hi there neighbor(ish) – I’m in Koreatown. I too wish we had real winter (and cooler summers – though Santa Monica tends to be more reasonable).

  • Do you have a blog, beauty or otherwise? Please link to it! My nail blog: http://quest4theholynail.blogspot.com/
    What are some of your interests / hobbies? I like to read, play with makeup, watch TV… I am pretty dull, TBH.
    Do you have a job (what it is?) or are you in school (for something in particular?) or is there something else you do most days? I’m a part-time aide in a toddler classroom and a full-time Early Childhood Education student!
    Do you have any pets? Please link to a photo if you have one! I have a cat named Julie! My Disqus profile picture is of her, but unfortunately my computer crashed last month and I lost every picture I had of her. :'(
    What makeup product are you loving right now? The Rimmel x Kate Moss lipsticks, the Wet n Wild Fergie lip stains, Benefit Lollitint.
    What makeup look are you loving right now? Purple lips!
    Where do you live? I live in western Washington but I’m moving back to my hometown in California in six months.
    What’s the place you most want to visit? I really, really, really want to go to the Grand Canyon! Also Scotland, where my little sister lives.
    If you had a million dollars, what’s the first thing you’d buy? I don’t know! I’d probably save most of it until I was in a position to try to buy a house. I’d definitely fritter away a little bit of it on fancy makeup, though.

    • Omg losing all my pictures is such a nightmare idea. I’m so sorry. The WnW Fergie lip stains are so great!

  • Joanna Symons

    Hi Emi !! (shouts from SD to LA!!!)

    Do you have a blog, beauty or otherwise? umm, pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/sunonwater11/makeup-girly-stuff-ohmy/ and instagram http://instagram.com/sunonwater11#

    What are some of your interests / hobbies? anything teal, art, art history, diy with old stuff, craft beer, cheese, tinkering

    Do you have a job (what it is?) I work at a retail catalog company (two sister catalogs Chinaberry and the other is Isabella

    or is there something else you do most days? hang with the hubby (newlywed since May 2013)

    Do you have any pets? Libby is my baby (but really the family pet, she lives at my parents since they have a real yard) http://instagram.com/p/kJKIj9Sfj_/

    What makeup product are you loving right now? uumm, I always seem to reach for Benefit “that gal” no matter what type foundation I use.

    What makeup look are you loving right now? nude/taupey eye

    Where do you live? San Diego, CA (*waves*)

    What’s the place you most want to visit? umm, Ive traveled a bit but I would love to see Tibet.

    If you had a million dollars, what’s the first thing you’d buy? pay off some stuff for my parents and my car. haha.

    I ran out of ideas for questions, tell me anything: I’ve been to the Louvre 3 times.

  • Joanna Symons

    thhsf

  • I’m a sucker for surveys (and avoiding work…)

    Do you have a blog, beauty or otherwise? Beauty blog – http://www.iseemakeup.net

    What are some of your interests / hobbies? Buying makeup and nail polish (obviously) taking really long naps, baking cupcakes and brownies (and not sharing with my husband – oops!) obsessively eating pumpkin flavored foods Sept-Nov and spending way too much time on Pinterest

    Do you have a job (what it is?) or are you in school (for something in particular?) or is there something else you do most days? I am the Customer Service Supervisor at a medical device company that sells products for eye surgery

    Do you have any pets? Please link to a photo if you have one! Just one (who is way more than enough) Gizmo “The Gizmonster” a West Highland White Terrier

    What makeup product are you loving right now? Lancome Teinte Idole 24H foundation, L’Oreal Extraordinaire lipsticks and Stila Smudge Sticks

    What makeup look are you loving right now? Bronzed smokey eyes, fresh glowing cheeks and glossy MLBB lips

    Where do you live? Boston, MA

    What’s the place you most want to visit? I’m dying to go to Alaska – seems like an epic adventure with all the different landscapes. I’m sick of going to the stupid beach!

    If you had a million dollars, what’s the first thing you’d buy? Pay off my student loans… they are the wooooorst (only 5 more years of payments to go – woo?)

    I ran out of ideas for questions, tell me anything…. I’m a Masshole, through and through. I have no patience when I’m driving! But other than that I’m really nice haha 🙂

  • Thanks for the meet and greet!

    Do you have a blog, beauty or otherwise? Please link to it!
    http://miuayg.blogspot.com/

    What are some of your interests / hobbies?
    Makeup shopping(of course!),reading, writing, hiking and being a foodie.

    Do you have a job (what it is?) or are you in school (for something in particular?) or is there something else you do most days?

    I’m an executive assistant by day.

    Do you have any pets? Please link to a photo if you have one!

    No pets.

    What makeup product are you loving right now?

    I’m currently loving my Rimmel London lip glosses. Doesn’t matter what color, I’m trying to rock them everyday!

    What makeup look are you loving right now?

    The nudes are my fave. I hope it lasts all year!!

    Where do you live?

    I live in Not so hot-Lanta

    What’s the place you most want to visit?

    I’m such an Anglophile. I want to go back to London.

    If you had a million dollars, what’s the first thing you’d buy?

    I’d do the boring things (pay off bills) and then travel.

    I ran out of ideas for questions, tell me anything. I coupon a lot. That’s how I get a ton of my drugstore makeup. That also means I have plenty of toothpaste and kleenex at any time.

    • I love London, I lived there for a couple months and I want to go back too. Also, I am jealous of your couponing – I try, but I’m organized enough (& don’t get the sunday paper or live somewhere that they double coupons).

      • Awww man! I just used 15 Wet-n-Wild coupons on nail polish (free or .89cents) and lip gloss. And I have 15 for Rimmel London products. Co-workers know I’m crazy about Health and Beauty coupons so they give me theirs! It’s addicting though but it’s makeup — you can’t have too much, right? right? LOL!

  • R.R. Starr

    1. Do you have a blog, beauty or otherwise? Please link to it!

    I have a blog about my back yard chicken keeping adventure! I love my sweet girls who give me eggs, compost for my garden, and a lot of laughs.
    http://cheekychookyscorner.blogspot.com/

    2. What are some of your interests /hobbies?

    Reading, sewing makeup, belly dancing, gardening, baking, playing MMORPG’s… too many to mention all of them really.

    3. Do you have a job (what it is?) or are you in school (for something in particular?) or is there something else you do most days?

    I am not currently working. I am hopefully going to be returning to complete a B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Psychology.

    4. Do you have any pets? Please link to a photo if you have one!

    I have two cats, one Russian tortie, and four pet chickens. Click on the blog above and you can find photos of all of them!

    5. What makeup product are you loving right now?

    Oh my. I just pressed all my loose eye shadows so I can see what all I have easily. I am totally in love with them all over again.

    6. What makeup look are you loving right now?

    Neutral eye shadows are a novelty for me but since I hit my mid-40’s, I am trying to lighten up on the supremely bright colors and/or glitter.

    7. Where do you live?

    In a SW desert in the U.S.

    8. What’s the place you most want to visit?

    There are a few on my list- I would start with the Grand Canyon, followed by any place next to the ocean.

    9. If you had a million dollars, what’s the first thing you’d buy?

    A house near a beach somewhere tolerable.

    10. I ran out of ideas for questions, tell me anything.

    Anything? I grew up in Los Angeles living in apartments and never so much as watered a lawn as a kid. I now live in the suburbs and despite e a small backyard, I manage to pack it full of flowers, veggies, one fruit tree, four chickens, and occasionally an elderly cat on a leash!

    • Chickens! I love them! All of your animals are super cute.

      • R.R. Starr

        Thanks! Chickens are HILARIOUS little critters! Your kitties are adorable. I love how the one has a such a 50/50 face.

  • Courtney

    Do you
    have a blog, beauty or otherwise? Please link to it! I don’t have a blog but I
    do vlog about beauty and makeup on my youtube channel! I just started it and
    although there isn’t much now I’m hoping to improve! Here’s the link:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/Diamondaydreamer

    What
    are some of your interests / hobbies? One of my favorite hobbies is doing nails
    which is one of the reasons I was attracted to your blog 🙂

    Do you
    have a job (what it is?) or are you in school (for something in particular?) or
    is there something else you do most days? I am a full time student right now
    and now I study Communication

    Do you
    have any pets? Please link to a photo if you have one! I don’t have any pets
    unfortunately : ( I do like greyhounds though 🙂

    What makeup
    product are you loving right now? I really have been loving the NYX Smoky
    shadow palette right now. It has a good mix of colors for night time.

    What
    makeup look are you loving right now? Recently, I have been trying to perfect
    my cat eye skills. A nice cat eye really adds a flirty quality to the eye.

    Where
    do you live? The great state of Texas!

    What’s
    the place you most want to visit? I have always wanted to visit Japan!

    If you
    had a million dollars, what’s the first thing you’d buy? I would buy my mom her
    dream house

    I ran
    out of ideas for questions, tell me anything. I really like to try different
    dishes from food trucks : )

  • thank you 🙂 they’re cuties!

  • your cat could not possibly be cuter! checking out your blog now 🙂

  • Aw, I’m sorry you hate NYC so much! I saw penguins in South America recently, they really are amazing. Here’s a quick video I took: http://instagram.com/p/is-M9rE7d_/

    • AHH! They’re so CUTE!!! That is awesome, thank you for sharing it! =DD My mom is Ecuadorian but even though I’ve gone to Ecuador a few times when I was younger, I never went to the Galapagos where the pengus are.

  • AG

    Hi Emi! This is a fun post, thanks for doing it!

    I’m one of five people writing about indie beauty products at indieknow.net.
    I love reading everything I can get my hands on and getting outside with friends! We don’t get much sun here so I take advantage of it whenever it peeks past the clouds.
    I’m working as a scientist, and I’m also in grad school.
    I have a very friendly young kitty who is sitting next to me purring for no reason right now!
    I’m loving everything from Little Sparrow Cosmetics right now. Jessica just put out a bunch of new lip products and blushes, which are my weaknesses. I will be buying one of everything, no joke.
    I’m really into looks starring purple blush and/or purple lips lately.
    I’m in Seattle, WA.
    Does “everywhere” count? Right now, Australia and New Zealand sound like great, sunny places to visit.
    I completely agree with you, Emi – I’d get a house. The housing market here is a little out of control.
    Fun fact: despite blogging about it and being a little obsessed with makeup, I don’t wear it most days. I can’t be bothered on early mornings.

  • Katja

    This is a clever idea!

    I do have a blog, beauty and some randomness. wanderlustandart.blogspot.com

    I mostly study French and write.

    No job right now, no money right now. Full time student of astrophysics.

    I have two dogs, yellow Labradors. They’re my babies.
    http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/zz303/fkpuffinlover/Rhea_zps0918f476.jpg

    http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/zz303/fkpuffinlover/Sugar_zpsf06a9c94.jpg

    I’ve been obsessed with vampy lips. I feel like they fit my personality, but I’ve never been a lipstick wearer so it’s a little scary, lol. My favourite right now is one by NYX… violet?

    I currently live in Chicago, but I’m a lifelong Minnesotan. Go Minnesnowda!

    I’ve always wanted to go to Alabama (I don’t even know why, sigh…)

    I would definitely buy a car. A nice car. And then a boyfriend. And then a lot of expensive chocolate bars to make up for the fact that money can’t buy love.

    I’m trilingual! English, French, and German.

  • Yay! I can’t bring my attention span to answer all of these but lets go withhh:
    I have a tuxedo cat named Potey and he is the love of my life. I live in florida. I really want to visit EVERYWHERE because I feel like I’ve been nowhere. I’m loving purple lips lately. My beauty blog is http://www.budgetsplurgebeauty.blogspot.com !