27 December 2013

20 Questions!

Nothing to Disclose

The Beauty Spotlight Team has been helping you get to know our bloggers with a Twenty Questions tag, and today's my turn!  Without further ado...

  1. What time do you wake up in the morning?  If I have to go to work my alarm is set for 6:00AM, but we tend to hit snooze a few times.  On my days off, or if I have to close that night, I generally wake up around 8:10AM
  2. How do you take your coffee?  Until recently I would have told you black with a scoop of vanilla protein powder, but my husband and I bought ourselves a very fancy Keurig for Christmas, so I have been doing a lot of experimenting!
  3. Last book you read, or what are you currently reading? - I am currently reading Game of Thrones, the first book in the series A Song of Ice and Fire.  My husband and I bought our selves the first two seasons on blu-ray for Christmas, and now that we have watched them all naturally I need to read all the books!  I downloaded the first five books in a set from iTunes for $19.99!  
  4. What was your favorite book as a child - and would you still read it?  My favorite book was Matilda by Roald Dahl and yes, I have read it several times as an adult!
  5. Where have you lived, and where do you want to live?  I grew up in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, outside of Pittsburgh.  I went college in Boulder, Colorado, and then lived outside of Denver.  When I met my husband, we moved to Des Moines, Iowa for a few years.  I hated it, so we moved back to Denver.  Then from Denver we lived in Eagle, Colorado.  Then back to Pittsburgh.  Then back to Des Moines.  Sensing a trend here?  We want to move back to Denver in the next few years.
  6. Last concert you went to?  It's been ages, but I believe it was a Cake concert in Boulder, Colorado.
  7. What is your favorite TV show?  I have several, but The Good Wife is my favorite.  Love the writing!
  8. Do you have a special talent?  I have been told I give excellent backrubs!
  9. Do you have a guilty pleasure?  Yes!  Trashy reality tv (think Real Housewives) and SkinnyPop popcorn.  Preferably at the same time.
  10. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?  A business woman, believe it or not.  I wanted to work in a corner office and have my own assistant.  I know think that would be the worst thing for me!
  11. Are you a cat person or a dog person?  Dog person, for sure!  Plus I am allergic to cats.  We don't have a dog right now, but both DH and I want to get a French Bulldog.
  12. What was your first real job?  What do you mean by real?  My first job was as a lifeguard/swim instructor at the YMCA.  My first "real" full time job was as a Human Resources/Training Coordinator for a now defunct big box store.
  13. If you were given a shopping spree at one store, what store would you like it to be?  Nordstrom.  Love their shoe department!  And their beauty department, of course!
  14. Heels or flats?  Flats!  
  15. What would your ideal job be?  I would love to give up my retail management career and "just blog," but I don't see that happening any time soon!
  16. What is your most favorite discontinued item?  Unfortunately there are many!  So many nail polishes I can't count.  To make it simple, I will tell you a lippie.  MAC Spiceflower.  It was part of a set created exclusively for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale in 2009.  I almost used up my entire tube this year, but managed to get my hands on not one but two backups!
  17. Finish this sentence: Don't start a beauty blog if….  You just want things for free.  Plain and simple blogging is hard work.  It takes you away from your friends and your family.  
  18. What is the most difficult part of blogging for you?  I would definitely say my procrastination combined with the overwhelming guilt I feel for not completing reviews fast enough.  Sometimes it becomes too much, and I have to stop blogging altogether.  
  19. What type of product is the most fun for you to test and review?  I love testing base coats and top coats.  I also love trying new mascaras!  There is nothing quite like a fresh tube of mascara!
  20. What are your favorite types of posts to write?  Definitely dupe posts!  There is nothing as gratifying to me as helping someone find a cheaper alternative to a crazy expensive polish!

What about you?  I tag you with my 20 Questions!
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