Beauty Tag

Hi! I hope you’re having a great day. I’m excited to announce that I’m writing about a Beauty Tag for bloggers in this post. I was tagged by Abigail – her blog is The Pineapple Tart. The link to her website is here: The Pineapple Tart Blog. She’s a fantastic beauty/fashion blogger from the UK. Abigail has great product reviews, OOTDs and helpful skincare advice. One post of hers I enjoyed was her Nighttime Skin Care Routine – it’s interesting to see what products other girls use. I’ve liked reading her posts – they’re fun, engaging and fabulous. You should go check her out! Now, onto the tag…

Here are the rules:

  • Tag the blogger that nominated you (mention them in your version of this blog post)
  • Answer the questions you were given
  • Nominate 10 other beauty blogs of your choice
  • Chose 10 questions for your nominees to answer
  • Inform your chosen bloggers that you nominated them

What is your go to everyday outfit?

As a college student, I like my outfits to be comfy and practical. My go to is a black and white striped long sleeve shirt, dark wash skinny jeans, a pair of nude flats, and some whimsical earrings. I like neutral colors because they go with everything. I’ll often incorporate a pop of color, like pink, into my outfit. It depends on the Chicago weather too – it tends to change a lot. If it’s cold out, I’ll wear a pair of camel-colored riding boots. Here’s my favorite striped shirt from Apt. 9. I got it at Kohl’s earlier in the year.


How often do you wear makeup?

I wear makeup about 5-6 days a week. I like to wear it when I’m at school or going out with friends. If I’m in my dorm doing homework the whole day, then it’s less likely that I’ll put on makeup.

What is your favourite drugstore makeup brand?

My favorite drugstore makeup brand is CoverGirl! I like the Clump Crusher mascara and they have great lip glosses/lip stains too. They’re a great price and their eyeshadows are small enough to carry in your purse or backpack. They have a great message as a brand. Their advertisements are fun and I love their representatives. I like that they’ve used Becky G and Ingrid Nilsen as Glambassadors. It’s a fun, cute brand that’s accessible to women of all ages. It was one of the first makeup brands I ever used.


Who is your favourite youtuber/blogger?

My favorite YouTuber is Nikki Phillippi; she lives in Southern California. Her page can be found here: Nikki’s YouTube Channel. She has a mix of lifestyle, beauty and fashion videos. There’s something for everyone. I’ve also enjoyed her videos related to self-esteem and relationships. Nikki has a great sense of style and has the cutest outfits. Her attitude on life is positive and open-minded; that’s what I really appreciate. Also, my favorite blogger is Gala Darling. Her page can be found here: Gala’s Website. Her motto is “Adorn Yourself, Adore Your Life”. She’s an advocate for loving yourself and empowering women to be their very best selves. Gala lives in New York and is originally from New Zealand. Her articles are fun, quirky and sassy – she has a great point of view. She’s feminine, cool and her website is colorful and vibrant. If you’re ever in a bad mood, is the place to go.

nikkip  gala

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

That’s a good question. I’m 21 right now, so that would make me 26 in 5 years. Wow, that’s weird to think about. I see myself graduated from college with a Marketing degree. I want to live in a city, somewhere in the midwest or east coast. I really like Chicago, but I’m open to living in Minnesota, Wisconsin, or maybe Nashville, Tennessee. I see myself working at an advertising agency or beauty company and gaining more experience in marketing. I’d love to have a studio apartment or live somewhere with one roommate. I see myself at 26 being in a relationship with a great guy. I’ll still be figuring out my life, but I’d like to believe I’ll have more of my stuff together.

What is your favourite form of social media?

I love Pinterest. I’m addicted to that site. I like how I can organize boards into separate categories. It’s user-friendly and so much fun. I’ve found a lot of great recipes that have turned out well. Cooking is a hobby of mine and Pinterest supports it. I like all the motivational quotes and find most of my images for my blog there. I like seeing what other people pin too. It really inspires me. I pin pretty regularly, almost daily, if I can. If you’d like to follow me on Pinterest, here’s the link to my page: Anna’s Pinterest.

What is your favourite makeup tip/trick?

My favorite makeup tip is the use of 2-3 mascaras. It’s kind of like a mascara cocktail! I like to use a volumizing and lengthening mascara. It helps your lashes look longer and thicker. I did this when I went to Prom in high school and for dates. If your lashes are on point, the rest of your look will be too. Here’s a useful infographic from The Beauty Department I saved from Pinterest:


What product do you think is worth the splurge?

I think skincare products in general are worth splurging on. I really like Arbonne’s Clear Future Acne skincare line. I’ve struggled with acne for a long time and this is the one product line that’s really diminished the appearance of my acne. I’d be happy to write a product line review for anyone who’s interested.

What is your favourite lipstick shade/colour?

My favorite lipstick color is a simple rose. I like a mild-medium pink color. It looks best with my fair skin. I like that it’s feminine without being too flashy.

What products do you save on?

I save on nail polish and lip balm by purchasing drugstore brands. Sinful Colors is a good brand for nail polish and it’s about $2.50 a bottle. For lip balm, EOS and Maybelline’s Baby Lips are reasonably priced. Also, Pixi Beauty has affordable products at Target, but has the quality of a higher-end brand.

Now I tag Emily, Laura, Reeanna and Brianna to continue this Beauty Tag. Here are my questions:

  1. What’s your go-to mascara?
  2. What’s your morning skincare routine?
  3. What made you decide to become a beauty blogger?
  4. When did you first start wearing makeup?
  5. Where do you like to buy makeup?
  6.  Who’s your favorite makeup artist?
  7.  Who’s your makeup/beauty inspiration (i.e. a celebrity, friend, relative, YouTuber)?
  8.  What color (s) eyeshadow do you typically wear?
  9.  What’s your favorite makeup brand?
  10.  How do you store your makeup at home?

Have a great day! 🙂

*Images are not my own, except for the photograph of myself






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