Confessions of a Beauty Blogger Tag

I love to do tags because they give you a chance to find out more about a person. They are also one of my favourite posts to read. I stumbled upon the Confessions of a Beauty Blogger online and I decided to do it. I was not tagged by anyone but the questions were really interesting and I thought it was fun so here we go....

1. How many hours a week do you spend planning, writing/uploading posts?
I have never really thought about it. Judging from the amount of time I spend on this blog, let’s say it can almost qualify as a part time job (no kidding). I would say I spend an average of 10-15 hours a week on my blog. It’s a little crazy but I think I just love it so much that I don’t notice time is ticking by.

2. Are you a spender or saver?
I would say I definitely sit between the two. I love to shop however I only buy things I need. I still buy a few unrealistic things but I am getting much better. When it comes to saving for important things, I definitely am a saver.

3. When is it easiest for you to write a post?
I think the easiest time for me to write a post is when I am feeling most inspired and it can be anywhere and any time. I prefer to capture my thoughts (even if it’s on my phone) when I feel really inspired rather than waiting for a suitable moment. Most times, I write during the day and edit/upload pictures in the evening/night.

4. What makes writing a post comfortable?
I think for me it is when I am writing from my heart (when the inspiration hits). For me to be super comfortable, I prefer to be in my bedroom and chilling in my comfy clothes. It’s just relaxing and my ideas flow much better that way. Also, I feel very comfy writing a post when I have all the information I need as it flows better.

5. What’s one of the quotes you wish the world will live by?
"Live and Let Live". I know it’s not one of the catchiest phrases but it really captures the essence of living in harmony with others despite any differences. We are all unique and I don’t think it is okay to put down anyone for their differences. Everyone should strive to live in harmony and I think the world will be a much better place for us all. Peace and One Love...xx

6. How long do you spend getting ready every day?
I have to say far too For weekdays, I try to be faster so I can get to work early and be productive. I would say about an hour and this includes taking a shower, dressing up and makeup. I don’t spend a long time in the shower and I plan my outfits the night before so I spend the bulk of my time on my skincare routine and makeup. During the weekends, it’s another kettle of fish and I looooove to take my time. Just don’t ask me to go anywhere during the weekend because it can take me as long as 2-3 hours to get ready.

7. Favourite Post on your blog
I know this sounds cliché but I love all my posts and my favourite ones are any one I recently publish. However, there are some that make me super happy maybe because it has memories attached to it or the photos were nice or I just felt very inspired at the time. I particularly love my Lancome Nail Polish Collection. I remember it was such a sunny and beautiful day (I took the photos on my iPhone and they do look a little dodgy but I love them)

8. Beauty Blogger that deserves more subscribers
I know a lot of people define blogging success with the number of followers, comments, shares, working with brands, etc which is all well and good. I am not saying there are not important; they certainly are and I still look at my numbers sometimes. It is also a lot of motivation when people comment, share and subscribe however I don’t think it’s a determination of success per say. Your blog is successful when you are very happy with your content and proud of your own little space. I know I didn't answer the question but I do think all bloggers deserve more subscribers for the sheer amount of work/time/effort they invest in their blogs.

9. What’s been your favourite blogging moment?
Ohhhh!! I can't really pin point any one but one constant fond moment is when you all leave me such lovely comments. I seriously mean it when I say it means the whole world to me. I love to know that my blog has been useful and inspiring to someone. That's just everything to me!!

10. How long does it take to prep a post?
I think this may be very difficult to breakdown because I prep my posts in bulk but I will try my best. I would say it takes me about 20 minutes to take photos of a product and this includes setting up my background and props. I take a lot of photos for each product but only a few make it to the blog. I spend some time deleting the ones I don't need and I edit the photos. I would say editing may take me about 30 minutes depending on how many photos I have. Writing the post is the easiest and takes the shortest time so I would say around 15-20 minutes. Uploading and arranging the text and photos on blogger takes me about 15-20 minutes and this includes editing and adding links. I never do all these steps in one day. I usually take photos during the weekend and write/prep/upload on another day. So, I would say the total time it takes me to prep a post from start to finish is about 1.5- 2 hours spread over a few days. Phew!! That was long winded, wasn't it?  That's it folks! It's your turn now!! I tag everyone reading this post and if you have done this already, please leave your links below as I would love to read it. Have a fab day and see you in my next post...xx


  1. I love this tag! x

    Jasmine ||

    1. I do as well and there is a part 2 coming along!! I hope you do this tag as I would love to read your thoughts!!...xx

  2. Loved this tag! I think i'll have to give this one a go myself!

    Heather, porcelainbeautyx

    1. You should and I would be waiting to read it...xx

  3. LOL! It would take the whole day for me to finish this post :D
    However, I'm gonna try to do it and let's see if I can finish it ^^

    1. Hahahaha, did you succeed in completing it within one day?!! I have to say writing this post was probably the easiest because I did not have to take new photos or edit and the questions were so easy (so I didn't have to think too much!!)...xx

  4. This is such an interesting tag to read! I know that I can spend anywhere between 20 minutes to few days working on a post haha! I also definitely spend as much time working on my blog as one would during a part time job too, but I do have to agree with you that time does fly when you're having fun and doing something you really like. I don't even remember what I used to with all my time before I had a blog hah! ;) I have to say that I love your blog, especially your reviews, which are always so nice and thorough! I know that I may not always leave a comment (I know, shame on me, lol), but I do read every single post you write (it's one of the first places I visit during my lunch break at work). Keep up the great work Love! I also have to say that your photos are looking stunning! <3 <3

    Thirteen Thoughts

    1. Awww Paula, thank you so much for such a lovely comment!! I totally get you about spending varied times on a blog post!! It all depends on what it is all about, doesn't it? Our blogs definitely qualify as part time jobs and even though I don't get paid by an employer on a month to month basis; the joy I get from doing it cannot be quantified by any amount. I am so pleased you love my blog and photos (you know you have amazing photos too!!). I am exactly like you on commenting on posts and I am very bad (but getting better every day!!) You always like my Instagram photos and that means a lot to me!!! Thanks once again sweetheart!!...xx

  5. I tend to take more time writing my content rather than taking photos! I spend so much time on my blog it's quite scary actually but then again I'm having fun and it's a unique hobby so it's all good. I definitely love it when people stumble upon my blog and leave a comment, it's so humbling knowing that some people from all over the world enjoys your text and photos you spent so much time on! Also checking my stats and seeing I have people as far as Indonesia reading my blog is unbelievable. I think I'll have to do this tag soon :)
    Dalal xx

    1. I am totally with you. I love to write posts but I think they are much faster than taking photos for me, I find. We bloggers spend so much time on our blogs but the joy and satisfaction we receive is definitely unquantifiable which is why we continue. I just popped over to your blog and it's lovely...xx

  6. thank you for confessing for all of us, lool, well most of us... hehehehe!


    1. Hehehehhe, abi ooo....Thanks for stopping by...xx


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