TAG: Liebster Blog Award

The lovely and super talented Maya from Blue Jeans and Red Lipstick has tagged me to do the Liebster Blog Award, and since I have been a bit absent lately I thought what better way than to kick off the Summer Blogging with this tag post πŸ™‚ Also do not forget to go follow Maya if you have not already, she does amazing nail posts!

So here it goes! Maya has come up with 11 questions for me to answer:

1. How long have you been blogging?
The first blog post on A Cosmetic Affair goes back to 2009 which was boringly called ‘First Post‘ and I had posted it on Valentine’s Day. I have been blogging ever since, so that’s 5 years of blogging πŸ™‚

2. Is there one international blogger whose style you admire most, or aspire to be like?
I love EstΓ©e from EssieButton. I just love her quirky sense of style, how down to earth she is, and her fun vlogs with her boyfriend Aslan and her greyhound Reggie. Her beauty and skin care recommendations are always spot on and I just love everything about her πŸ™‚

3. What are your top three Summer Essentials?
For me SPF is a must! So a good, oil free, matte sun block is an essential. Another essential for me is mascara. I can do bare face but if I don’t have mascara on I feel naked. In the absence of mascara, when there’s not other way around it, I have to curl my lashes, it just opens up my eyes and makes me look awake πŸ™‚

4. Naked Face or Naked Nails?
I have just gone three weeks with nothing on my nails. They did need a break but it was mostly because I did not have time to do them during my exams. However, I did put makeup on for exams, so I guess that answers the question.

5. What are you reading at the moment? Or the last book you read?
At the moment I am reading ‘Looking for Alaska’ by John Green. I am already more than half way through it and it’s amazing. Before that I re-read ‘The Fault in Our Stars‘ also by John Green, in anticipation of the movie which is now in cinemas.

6. What’s your most recent beauty or fashion related purchase?
The latest beauty purchase was the Barry M Flawless Matte Finish Foundation. It is a sheer, light coverage foundation that is great for a lighter base in Summer.

7. How do you feel about fashion or beauty trends? A definite must, or more like guidelines that you might incorporate into your own style if you like them?
I am a bit of a snob when it comes to following fashion or beauty trends. If it works for me, I will incorporate it into my own style, but if not I won’t go out of my way to do so.Β 

8. One thing you’re planning to do this Summer?
I plan to work on my thesis which is due next year. I also plan to blog more and to come up with new and interesting blog posts for your reading pleasure πŸ™‚

9. Are you strict with yourself when it comes to scheduling your blogging, or do you prefer to blog as inspiration hits you?
I would like to get into scheduling posts so that it will be more consistent. However I also believe that you should write when inspiration hits you and that is what I do mostly.

10. One tip or trick you’ve learnt that helps you with your blogging?
Having a notepad close by, anywhere you go. You would be surprised how ideas come to you at the most random of times. It is important to jot down any idea that comes to you, when it comes to you, before you lose it forever. Believe me it has happened to me more times than I would like to admit!

11. If you had an unlimited budget, where would you love to travel to?Β 
First I would love to visit the UK. I have never been and would love to visit sometime soon πŸ™‚ There’s also Paris, which I would love to revisit, and I would really like to visit the US.

I would like to tag anyone who has not been tagged yet and feel free to post your link in the comments below.Β 

Also check out the following bloggers which I love reading. Feel free to do the tag if you have not already.

Claire from This and That
Shyan from Her World, Her Words
Kelly from Odd Ball
Lyndsey from Splashes of Looks

Please follow me on FacebookΒ for more updates and on InstagramΒ as I am doing the #100happydays Challenge πŸ™‚

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