Sunday, 7 August 2016

The Beauty Blogger Tag | Pale and Interesting


Today I've decided to post my response to the Beauty Blogger Tag. I really enjoy reading peoples' responses to this tag so if any of you are interested, I'd love if you'd write one!

Without further ado, here's the Beauty Blogger Tag!

1. Is your hair naturally straight or curly?
Up until about a few months ago, I had perfectly straight hair but recently it has been more wavy. 
2. What is your natural hair colour?
My natural hair colour is light brown with streaks of blonde and red.
3. Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon?
I don't dye my hair, so neither.
4. How often do you wash you hair?
I wash it every two or three days. I'm quite lazy in that I always let my hair dry naturally. For this reason my second day hair is the my favourite. I always have to wash it on the third day though.
5. Do you wear it in the same style every day?
I try to wear my hair is different styles as often as possible but I usually wear it down or in a ponytail.
6. Do you do your own mani/pedi or go to a salon?
I almost always do it myself but I love going to have a pedicure at a salon.
7. How often do you change up your nail polish?
I change my nail polish every week or so.
8. How long does it take you to put on your make-up?
I alter my makeup routine depending on how much time I have. I might take 10 minutes or 30 minutes.
9.What do you do first, face or eyes?
I always do my face before my eyes. I do this out of habit despite my distaste for fallout that I struggle to remove!
10. Do you collect make-up or just buy what you need when you need it?
I collect makeup! I certainly have a bit of a problem when it comes to makeup shopping... 
11. How often do you wear false eyelashes?
I very rarely wear eyelashes. I haven't yet got the knack of applying them so I only ever wear them to practice.
12. Do you do a full face of make-up every day?
I struggle to apply minimal makeup so when I put on makeup I tend to go all out. Although I don't wear makeup every day, when I do, I wear a full face.
13. Will you leave the house without make-up on?
I go to school everyday without makeup on and it doesn't phase me. Makeup is something I really enjoy but I can live without it.
14. How many high end products do you have?
I would say half of the products I own are high end and half are drugstore. I am a strong believer that the quality of a product is not decided by the price tag. 
15. How often do you wash your make-up brushes?
I don't have a schedule on which I wash my brushes but rather, wash them whenever they need to be. This is usually every two weeks or so.
16. How often do you change your handbag?
I alternate between two handbags and switch between the two every month or so. I buy a new bag every eight or nine months.
17. What time do you get up at and go to sleep?
It depends on whether it's a weekend or a weekday. On the weekdays I get up at around twenty to seven and on the weekends I get up about 20 minutes later because I have orchestra at eight. I go to bed at eleven or so each night.
18. How often do you workout?
Well.... I've been told by my physiotherapist that I'm not allowed do any exercise at the moment because of my knees but recently I've been really missing it. I have a set of exercises for my knees that I do twice everyday though...
19. Left handed or right handed?
I am right handed.
20. How tall are you?
I'm not entirely sure but a little bit taller than 5'4
21. Do you speak a foreign language?
This doesn't really count as a foreign language but Irish. I really love the language and love to speak it. I also learn German in school.
22. How many pets do you have?
A grand total of zero.
23. How often do you blog?
I don't have a set schedule but I generally post once or twice a week.
24. Do you read the comments posted on blogs?
Yes! I find it very interesting to hear other peoples'  opinions and this is a great way to hear diverse points of view.
25. Do you keep a list of products to try as you read about them on other blogs?
I am constantly adding products to a mental list when I read about them on other blogs.
26. How did you come up with your blog name?
I've said this before, but when I was younger, my mum used to describe me as being "pale and interesting" when I'd complain about my light skin tone.
27. What kind of camera do you use for photographs?
I usually use my phone (a Vodafone Smart 6) or else a digital camera I own.
28. What is your favourite beauty/fashion magazine?
I'll admit I'm not a big magazine reader. I have yet to find one that I really love. If you know of one that you want to recommend, please leave a comment letting me know.
29. Favourite Make-up brand?
MAC has been a firm favourite of mine since I first tried it. Although it is quite pricey, I believe the quality is well worth it. I also love Inglot which is a high quality brand but is a lot cheaper.
30. Why did you start blogging?
I've always loved writing and blogging seemed like a perfect opportunity to write for fun. I thought blogging about beauty would be a good way to incorporate my new-found love for makeup.

That's all for today! I hope you liked this post.

Have a great day,
Clare xx

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

In The Know | The Best Apps for Bloggers | Pale and Interesting


Over the last year I have learnt how to utilise certain apps to benefit my blog. Apps like these ones are the kind that my blog wouldn't exist without. If manipulated correctly, these apps can help your blog out a lot.

These are the apps that I would recommend to all bloggers. They will boost your readership and lead to a significant growth in your statistics.