Beauty Routine Tag!

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Many thanks to the beautiful Sonja from Life in Blush for tagging me! These questions are so much fun to answer, make sure you do them too. Here it goes...

1. Name a beauty routine you rarely do

Apply a mascara. Yeah.. I love curling my eyelashes but just have not found one that I love enough to wear everyday. I am actually a pretty easy person to convince (trust me and my friends), but that's just it guys. Feel free to shoot me with some of your favorite mascara and I will give them a whirl. I have tried a few from the drugstore (non-natural) that claim to be long-lasting and waterproof but they don't impress me. Either I don't like the spider-leg look (that makes me look super made-up, is it just my face?) or I find one that I like but smudges. 

However, I am ready to explore now since I bought a new eyelash curler :3 

2. Is washing your makeup brushes something you do regularly? 

I usually give it a quick wash every time after I use it because I rarely use make-up brushes anyway. 

3. How long will you last with chipped nail polish? 

I don't wear nail polish because when I do, I chip some more until it's fully chipped out of enjoyment.. but I just don't like nail polishes in general. They are pretty and stuff so I love painting them on other people's nails. 

4. What is your worst beauty habit?

Picking little scabs under my own judgement that they are fully healed, but no. 

5. Name something non-beauty related that you put off all the time.

To buy an umbrella. I have held this off for 1 1/2 years now and honestly I don't know why I think I have survived without it in Melbourne (it's some random rain city!!). C'mon you.. buy an umbrella! 

6. When going out somewhere, do you leave getting ready to the last minute or not? 

I like spontaneity and looking a bit scruffy. Usually, that's what last-minute thinking gives me (although on rare occasion I would come out with a slight panic "what am i wearing?!"). But even without being last minute, I am that person who stands in front of my wardrobe and just quickly grab & go. But if we're talking about make-up, hair and stuff, I don't spend on them for too long either; I do a quick swipe of either an eyeliner or eyeshadow, gives my creamy blush a blend, and lip color can be done in the lift. I don't do anything to my hair except dry shampoo if I need to. 

ok lol, so in conclusion it might sound like last minute but I guess I like to be given the time to think quick on my feet without stress. 

7. Can you commit to spending bans? 

Yes I can. Besides, I usually read reviews after reviews before buying anyway (in terms of beauty products) so I am always more likely to be happy with my purchase. So, no impulse. But with food, it's another story. 

8. How organized are your make-up/nail polish collection? 

I categorize my make-up collection by categories: blushes, face products, lips, eyes. 

9. What is the longest time you've gone without writing a blog post? 

I think almost 2 months hiatus when I was back home in Qatar. As much as I wanted to do a blog post, I had almost 0 exciting beauty-related stuff I could find or bring with me. I would love to slip a travel, food or outfit post here and there now! There are far more things that fascinate me beyond beauty-related stuff as well so I would love to share them. 

Now.. I tag Kels from Collections of a Skincare Junkie, Jade from Nephriticus, and Fathima from Niche Beauty and YOU, if you haven't done it. 

The rules are: 
-this tag was created by http://thebeaubow.blogspot.com 
-tag other bloggers
-title as i've done to show what the tag is about


  1. I loved reading this :) xx

  2. it blows my mind that you haven't bought an umbrella in over a year! I could never survive without one in Canada - plus there are so many cute options! Loved all of your answers; check out KW mascara for sure!


    1. It totally blows my mind as well, I just bought myself a mustard umbrella today, I think I sort of jinxed it after writing this post. I was drenched from the rain today! I don't think anyone should ever survive without an umbrella in Melbourne too.

      Thanks for reading Sonja, and I will be sure to check out the KW mascara soon.

  3. Wow.. Love this! Interesting ��

  4. Hey Asti,

    I really enjoyed reading your responses and could relate to quite a few. But, being a fellow Melbournian, I don't understand how you managed to survive without an umbrella! (I always carry a small one with me for emergencies).

    And I second the KW mascara recommendation. Never enjoyed wearing non-natural mascaras as I have sensitive eyes. KW is nice for everyday, but can be somewhat built up for a little more impact. I'd like to try the reformulated Ilia one next.


    1. Hi Yvonne,

      hahaha I'm not sure... I had always gotten away from hard-pouring rain just until today! I sort of jinxed it I think. But no worries... I got myself some mustard umbrella now. It's so pretty!

      Oh my, you have tried the KW mascara?! Does it not smudge at all Yvonne? OK I think I'm all set, I'm going to buy it soon. Looking at the swatches, I really like the finish of it, very natural! I am also curious to see how the Ilia one compares, it's so good that they got rid of the phenoxytanol.

    2. Definitely no smudging (on me) and on the one or two occasions that a flake may appear there will be one or two only (barely discernible). I also like a natural finish and find this is natural in a 'your eye lashes but better' way. Plus, like all of KW products the packaging is gorgeous!


    3. Thanks! I will keep your review in mind :). I will make sure I put that in my next purchase from I Am Natural Store. Can' wait!