Confessions of a beauty blogger Tag! :)

Thank you Angie (Chocolate and lipstick) for tagging me in this fun little blogger tag! I loved reading your answers and enjoyed writing up mine! :) Hope you all like reading some insights into my world of blogging and snip it's about my life! :)

1: How many hours a week do you spend planning/writing/uploading post?
Hmm, this varies. I'm always thinking of ideas and if one just pops into my head I will let it play out a bit (listening to it in my head) before running to find a pad to jot down notes, if I think it will make a good post. I like to take pictures too, so that can add a bit of time. If its something like a product I like and I am taking pictures and then writing about it, I'd say it would take me about an hour plus. If it's something more in depth, say opinions on different topics and things I'm very passionate about, that could take me 3 plus hours or a few days, if I need to write, read, re-read and change stuff.

2: Are you a spender or a saver?
Definitely a saver! I am my mother's daughter! :p I like to make lists of things that I wish to save up for and when I have paid bills or think it's ok to get it, I will then purchase it. But I'm someone that will overthink every purchase I make, like 'do I really need it?' "Can I wait for it to go on sale?' etc.

3: When is the easiest time to write your post?
When I was working part time in retail, id write in the morning before work or in the afternoon after work depending on my schedule. When I started at my new job I worked afternoons and would sit and write in the mornings, however, currently I am on a full time shift so I try and write in the evening but sometime end up playing catch up and writing Saturday and Sunday mornings. Ideally I love to write when I wake up! :)

4: What makes writing post comfortable to you?
I used to just try and get comfy on the couch with my laptop on my knee but now I adore sitting at my desk in my own little space. It feels calming and I feel more focused. I also have to make sure everywhere is tidy and I have cleaned up and written 'To do lists' and have my brain organized before I can concentrate on a blog post.

5: What's your worst makeup/hair habit?
Hmm, i'm not sure about this one. My makeup is usually very simple these days and I make sure to wash it off before I go to sleep at night. I admit that I used to fall asleep with my makeup on but now I can't bare to do that. I have to make sure my face is clean and I have my night cream on. :) I am hopeless when it comes to my hair, so I guess my worst habit is that I just don't do much with it. It's either up or straightened roughly and that's about it. :p

6: What is the one quote you wish the world lived by? 
I love reading quotes and have shared one or two of my favourites in previous posts, however, for this tag I am going to take it old school and keep it simple.

"Treat others how you would like to be treated."

I grew up with this quote as it's something my Mum often said. If people really truly acted on these words I believe the world would be a very different place! :)

7: How long do you spend getting ready every day?
These days I am in work for 7:15 and I like to get up at 6am. I'm not someone that can roll out of bed, throw clothes on and leave the house, I have to wake myself up and feel paced and not rushed. It takes me about 10-15 mins to wash my face and do my makeup and then the rest of the time is getting breakfast and making coffee for my husband and I and getting our packed lunches ready! :) If I don't have anywhere to be, I will most likely be in my pajamas until I feel the need to change into a fresh pair before bed! :p

8: What's your favourite blog post?
I love writing and a part of me is always proud when I publish a post, no matter what it is about, i'm just happy that I finally stopped overthinking and started this blog instead of always wishing or wondering if I could have/do one. I love writing about my family, in addition to some of my favourites being ones where I have voiced my opinion on subjects that I feel strongly about.
http://lululocket.blogspot.com/2014/02/it-seems-that-every-time-i-watch-new.html
http://lululocket.blogspot.com/2014/09/what-do-women-really-want.html
http://lululocket.blogspot.com/2014/05/success-dreams-wrestling-and-future.html

9: Who is a Beauty Blogger you think deserves more subscribers than they already have? 
Hmm to be very honest I don't really pay attention to subscribers and numbers. If I come across a blog I love I will happily support and talk about them encouraging others to take a look, but whether you have one follower or a thousand I think as long as you love what you do then you should keep doing it. Furthermore, if you have one follower who loves reading your posts and it helps them and makes there day, then you are awesome and doing a great thing. Don't get caught up in numbers or get down on yourself. :)

10: What's one thing you are excited about in the coming year?
I'm really trying my best this year to live for the moment. It's funny that Kelly and I grew up writing that phrase on everything, thanks to The Hardy Boys, but actually living by it is tougher. If I think about the future I can often get overwhelmed and start planning and counting down for things to happen but without being specific with times and dates, I am looking forward to when I can go back home and spend time with my family. :) Ooh and if I am being specific... Jerry Seinfeld live on April 2nd!!!! :)

11: What's been your favourite blogger moment?
I love when people comment and I get to connect with people through writing! :) Also, making friends and connecting with the lovely Angie, from Chocolate and Lipstick. :)

12: How long does it take to prep for a post? 
1-2 hours, to a few days, it depends. :)

13: Are you wearing jeans, skirt or just pajama bottoms?
Currently having just been out for brunch, (I'm writing this on Sunday) I am wearing jeans and a Thor t-shirt. :) But usually I rarely wear jeans and love my pajama pants or leggings.

14: What are you most proudest in your life?
This might sound silly and a little odd, as I haven't had kids yet and I didn't do anything but be born to get the family I have, but family is my everything and I am just so proud of them. I'm proud to say they are mine and I'm proud of the love we all have for each other and the way we all look after each other. :) In addition, I am proud of my sister and I for chasing our dreams with wrestling and for all the things we achieved with that, as well as feeling like I was a good teacher to all my kiddies when I worked as a Nursery Nurse and a Teaching assistant back home! :)

Hope you enjoyed this little tag, they are always lots of fun to do! :) I tag everyone who would like to take part. Feel free to answer one or two questions below if you fancy too! :)

Love Lulu. xx

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