i’ve rounded up some of my most frequently asked questions today for you! there seem to be a lot that are asked around the same topics, so i thought i’d break them up into a few different posts so we don’t get crazy long and random here. let’s start the whole FAQ series off with my most frequently asked beauty related questions since this is a fun topic, and several of these questions are the ones i get daily.
i try my best to respond to your comments, emails and DMs on instagram (thank you so much for always taking the time to send them over!), but sometimes i’m not always able to get to everyone’s, so i wanted to get all that info in one place to help direct you to in the future! i hope this is helpful! i’ll get to your other questions that aren’t related to this topic in the next couple of FAQ posts, so stay tuned!
TELL ME ABOUT YOUR EYELASHES?!
this seems to be my most frequently asked question these days on instagram! which is funny, because i have been wearing lash extensions for a few years now! they are completely fake, slightly obnoxious if you ask my husband, and definitely thinning my natural lash, but i love that they help me feel awake and somewhat put together since i can’t deal with mascara and have always had the tiniest thinnest natural lashes known to man anyway. i love trying new places around the city to get them done, but the one place i do recommend is bling lash at 14th street.
i know every place is different in terms of what types of lashes they offer and how they do them, but i prefer getting a double set (2 lashes to every natural lash) which means the set is much fuller looking. i’ve also noticed that i can get away with going so much longer in-between getting them filled when i wear a double set in the natural style, a C curl and 11 and 12mm in length. i try to take really good care of them in-between sets to make them last longer, although i do get them wet and tend to sleep on my face at night. but all i have to do each day when it comes to my eye make up routine is apply my under eye concealer and brush my lashes with a lash brush. no mascara, no eye liner, no eye shadow, nothing! they aren’t for everyone, but they are definitely for me. i love me some big crazy lashes and also that i get to take a nap when they apply them (they always have to wake me up at the end! i’m usually so embarrassed because i’m sure my mouth has been wide open as i’ve snoozed because i’m always so tired. lol.)
DO YOU CUT YOUR OWN BANGS? HOW DO YOU STYLE YOUR HAIR AND BANGS?
i do cut my own bangs, but only recently started doing it over the past few months because my hair stylist moved to florida and i’m in denial about finding a new one. the good thing about bangs is that they grow back quickly, so if you botch them a bit, it’s not so terrible. i made this youtube video over the summer that shows you exactly how i style my bangs, what products i use, and how i blow dry my hair. currently, my favorite dry shampoo is THIS ONE and i am still so so obsessed with THIS thickening texturizing spray.
COULD YOU SHARE YOUR FAVORITE MAKE UP PRODUCTS?
i did a tutorial on how i do my every day make up look RIGHT HERE! i’m still using all those same products each day. the only thing i’ve added to the mix is my beauty blender that i wish i’d known about and used sooner! life changer, that little thing.
WHAT IS THAT LIGHT PINK LIPSTICK YOU WEAR EACH DAY?
if i’m not wearing a red or darker lip, you can bet i’m in either maybelline’s pink me up or lust for blush or smashbox’s mauve matte (shown below.) these three shades are great because they give just a bit more color to your natural lip, are a matte base but still moisturizing enough to wear completely on their own. i never leave home without one of these on hand.
WHAT NAIL POLISH COLOR IS THAT, AND WHAT DO YOU USE ON YOUR NAILS?
i like getting gel manicures because i can make mine last around 3 weeks without any chipping or significant wear. when i don’t have a gel manicure on my nails, i am known to pick at my nails and cuticles until i have pretty much none left. somehow having polish on them helps me leave them alone, so i prefer the polish! i go to a salon in my neighborhood and they use their own numbering system instead of names for the polishes, so i’m sorry i don’t know the exact names of the shades i wear.
WHERE ARE YOUR NAME RINGS FROM?
several years ago, i swapped out my wedding band for a few thin rings that have my loved ones’ names on them. i ordered mine from HERE several years ago (and when conrad was born, i was so excited to add his name to the stack, that i ordered his from my hospital bed right after we decided on his name! #priorities! lol). i actually just had to reorder two of them because i had a band snap and the top of a letter bent off (which was strange because they’d held up for years without an issue and then two broke within a few days of each other!) but besides that, i’ve been so happy with them. they are a fun and inexpensive way to customize something special. i am not a jewelry person beyond these rings, so i wear them all day everywhere. (by the way, in my first order, i ordered the emma style handwriting font, but after reordering two of them recently, it seems that the original emma font is now called the abram handwriting font.)
i hope this was helpful! thanks for your patience when you ask a question and i sometimes take a million years to respond. i’ll do another round of FAQs on a different topic soon!