Q&A Chit Chat

Happy Friday, my sweet friends! I have been excited about this post ALL WEEK LONG. On Monday, I posted on instagram asking all my lovely friends (aka you) to ask me your most burning questions! I get a bunch of Q’s on the daily, so I figured I might as well put them all in one place for you. (ya welcome). You asked some AWESOME questions, and I hope I do the answers justice. I got over 100 questions Monday, so I will be condensing a few of them so I don’t take up TOO much of your time. Let’s jump into it.


Q&A Chit Chat

@ellakatzz asked: How do you keep your makeup so flawless?!

First off — THANK YOU WOW. Second off — I use primer underneath all my makeup every single day, and I also wear Urban Decay’s setting spray overtop! It is the best way to make sure my makeup doesn’t slide off my face during the day.

@thegoldlines asked: How did you start getting collaborations with your blog?

Honestly, they came naturally as Blonde & Ambitious grew organically. I worked hard to make my blog look professional and my social channels as well. They really started coming in once I rebranded last May! I also reached out some myself. 🙂 I hope that helps!

@megansmosaic asked: What kind of camera do you have/who takes your pictures?! 

I have a Canon T6i, and my talented husband takes all my pictures! He is AMAZING at it.

@beautifullyelegantblog asked: What is your favorite makeup item in your collection right now?

The Sweet Peach Palette by Two Faced is TOTALLY killing it in my collection right now! See my tutorial on how to use it HERE.

@kirstenortez asked: How did you teach your husband to take photos?

We are actually really good friends with our wedding photographer and she took us out and taught us how to use it!!!

q&a chit chat

@heytherechelsie asked: What do you want readers to walk away with when they read your blog?

This is such a good question. I hope that when people walk away from my blog they feel empowered and feel as though they can take on the world, whatever that may be (makeup, fashion, hair, marriage, etc). I want women to feel better than they did before, and build a community of real friends.

@busylittleizzy asked: What makeup must you always have on your face?

I always need foundation + eyebrows done. If nothing else, I have to have that. I look ridiculous without it, and I have some acne scars that are NO BUENO!

@rosieeek asked: What is one thing you want to accomplish this year?

I would love to accomplish earning full time income from my blog!!

@calially_ asked: what’s the best part of being in the blog community?

THE FRIENDS! #bloguad. But for real — my girl boss besties are amazing and I would be lost without them.

@sammiescub asked: Do you ever get any harsh/rude judgement from your audience and how do you handle it?

I rarely get rude or harsh words from my audience. But on the occasion I do, I do my best to handle it with grace. Some people have nothing better to do than to hate on someone they only know through the internet.

@mustheartstyle asked: What made you start blogging?

I originally started it as part of a class, but then after that ended, my husband encouraged me to continue as I clearly had a passion for it.

q+a chit chat

@meganfunky asked: Are you outgoing or shy?

I would say I’m a fun combination of both. I am an extroverted introvert. I am pretty outgoing and fun, but spending a lot of time with a lot of people exhausts me.

@ashley_lahue asked: Will you do a contouring video?!

Well are YOU in for a treat, sweet friend! It’s going up on Monday. 😉

@candywaltrip asked: How long does it take you to put on your eyeliner?

It used to take me FOREVER but now it takes less than a minute usually! Just takes practice to get that perfect wing. 🙂

@anasweetstyle asked: Do you blog for a living?

I blog for part time income. 🙂 I work for Pulse Fashion as the digital marketing director as my full time job. 

@lydmonson asked: What’s your favorite part of living in the twin cities?

I love that we are so close to so many fun things, like the science museum and the city museum! I love love love being near exciting activities. Check out this post for all my favorite things. 🙂

@marisolflamenco asked: What do you prefer, winter summer fall or spring?

I prefer FALL! I love summer but my favorite clothing items are in the fall. 

@allthingskate asked: How have you monetized your blog?

I work with all kinds of amazing companies to produce fun sponsored content. I don’t do any ads, so any money I make comes from brand sponsorship or affiliate links. 🙂

@hootsofanightal asked: What is your favorite thing about blogging? Least favorite?

My favorite thing is making incredible friends. My #blogsquad is 1 of a kind. I’m so blessed. My least favorite would probably be trying to stay on top of social media trends so I can keep producing relevant content for all my favorite readers (and so you’ll actually see it)!

q&a chit chat

@emilysoto asked: Who taught you how to do makeup?

I taught myself 🙂 I took a makeup class in high school but it focused more on film and theatre makeup. I have watched a LOT of makeup tutorials.

@darlingdearest (and MANY others) asked: If you could only have one makeup product to use every day, what would it be? 

I love my Tarte amazonian clay foundation! It is the BEST.

@hauteadventure asked: Favorite piece of clothing in your closet?

I love my shiny pink bomber jacket right now! IT IS SO FUN.

@kristen_lawler asked: What product have you recently bought that was a total fail?

I really don’t like the Physician’s Formula cushion foundation! It doesn’t stay on my face AT ALL.

@thebellelifeblog asked: What video editing tools do you use?

I use iMovie on my MacBook. 🙂

@espresso.ever.after asked: What is your dream date? 

I would love to go to New York City, see a broadway musical and go to a hole in the wall pizza place. 🙂

@thejasminemaria asked: If you could collaborate with any BIG beauty youtuber who would it be?

Samantha Ravndahl. HANDS DOWN.

@krystalynnblogs asked: What 3 high-end products do you absolutely buy first?

A good high-end eyeshadow palette, a good foundation, and a brow products.

@samimast asked: What’s your best secret to getting more page views on your blog?

I think consistency plays a big role in this. I honestly thing that most important thing is putting out good content, and often!

@ablissfulwedding asked: How did you get through trying times with wedding planning?

I was blessed with a loving and patient husband. When I was stressed, he stepped in and took care of whatever was stressing me. I am unbelievably grateful for him AND my mother for doing the majority of the big stuff while I was 2000 miles away from my wedding venue.

q&a chit chat

@tonyamichelle26 asked: What’s a good tip for someone just starting to do eye makeup?

Start with watching a bunch of makeup tutorials. It is super important that you understand brushes and eyeshadow type!

@theconfusedmillennial asked: Where did you honeymoon?

We did a caribbean cruise! IT WAS THE BEST DECISION WE EVER MADE. 10/10 would recommend to everyone ever.

@someonelikeamy asked: How did you find time to plan a wedding in college?

Cue my amazing mother. I planned a college all the way across the country from my venue. My mom basically took my instructions and carried them out while I was at school. She deserves 1000 awards.

@katielovelyy asked: Is your hair naturally blonde?

Oh boy. The truth is out now. This is fitting for the last question. Time for a truth bomb. Nope, I am NOT actually blonde. EEK. I have light brown hair for reals. But I look MUCH better as a blonde.


Okay guys! THIS WAS SO MUCH FUN. I can’t wait to do another one soon. I love hearing from you and bonding over our mutual love for winged eyeliner and blogging. 

I hope you learned something new today and have an AMAZING weekend!

About The Author

Taylor Mobley

47 COMMENTS

  1. Christi | 3rd Feb 17

    Great post. Love the blonde too!

  2. Charlotte | 3rd Feb 17

    Awww, I love this Q&A and the fact that your hubby takes all of your pictures! I have a hard time when someone leaves me a harsh comment, but thankfully it doesn’t happen too often. You’re right though and no one should try and steal my sunshine so easily 🙂 hope you have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by so I could find your adorable blog. Going to start following you everywhere now!

    XOXO

    • Taylor Mobley | 3rd Feb 17

      You are SO SWEET! I love yours too! I can’t wait to connect with you more!

  3. Dominique | 3rd Feb 17

    You are so accomplished for such a young lady! I really enjoy your blog, Taylor, and this little glimpse into “what makes Taylor tick”!!

  4. Candy | 3rd Feb 17

    Wonderful questions and love the answers. Have a great style and blog

  5. Amanda | 3rd Feb 17

    Love your blog girl!! Great Q&A Xo Amanda

  6. Leslie Soto | 3rd Feb 17

    Wha ta fun post. I love Q&A posts like these. You get to learn so much about each other!

  7. Ivelisse | 3rd Feb 17

    I loved reading and learning more about you! I wish my hubby would get on board and take my pics without complaining LOL! You are so talented <3

    Love,
    Ivelisse | CarnationDreams.com

  8. Erica @ Coming Up Roses | 3rd Feb 17

    YOU SAID BLOGUAD, I’M DYING <333333

  9. Emily | 3rd Feb 17

    I love this type of a post! I’d also consider myself an extroverted introvert. I’m glad I’m not the only one!

  10. Ryan | A Polished Palate | 3rd Feb 17

    Great post! I’m still trying to convince my husband to take more photos for me. If only he could see that there are so many other husbands out there doing the same thing. 🙂

  11. Logan | 3rd Feb 17

    I love that sweater! You husband is very talented! Can he please teach mine? haha

  12. Lee Anne | 3rd Feb 17

    Love this Q&A, a great way to get to know you more! And I love your sweater!

    XO
    Lee Anne
    http://www.lifebylee.com

  13. Nellwyn | 3rd Feb 17

    I love posts like these to get to know the blogger a little better! I definitely have to try the Urban Decay setting spray you mentioned.

  14. Neely Moldovan | 3rd Feb 17

    I had no idea you started blogging for a class. How fun!

  15. Jessica Sheppard | 3rd Feb 17

    Love this post…the Q &A format is perfect for your readers to get to know you better as well as gaining a wealth of knowledge. Adorable in those pics…your husband does a fab job!

  16. Nicole | 3rd Feb 17

    loving the shoes! Cheers to your husband for his great photography too! That’s so great that your wedding photographer was nice enough to help you guys out 🙂

  17. Kat | 3rd Feb 17

    First, love the sleves on your sweater. Second, love the Q and A! Great getting a peek into who you are. 😀

  18. CoCo | 3rd Feb 17

    I always think its fun to get to know the people behind the blog better!

  19. Chelsie Carr | 3rd Feb 17

    I see you, #blogsquad! Loved this idea for a post- hoping to do something similar in the days to come!

  20. Jenny | 3rd Feb 17

    Loved learning more about you! I think it’s time for me to do a similar post to this haha.

  21. Amanda Rinehart | 3rd Feb 17

    This was such a cute post! I LOVE Sam on youtube as well. She seems like she would be so cool to hang with. Also hella talented.

  22. Rachel Ritlop | 4th Feb 17

    Ahhh loveeeeed this Taylor! Also, I feel so much better that it used to take you forever to do your eyeliner. I still want to learn how to do it haha

    • Taylor Mobley | 4th Feb 17

      It did. TRUST MEEEEEE. It gets easier I swear.

  23. Chelsea | 5th Feb 17

    So fun! And love your ruffles sleeves!!!

    Chelsea || http://www.binkiesandbaubles.com

  24. Ruthie Ridley | 5th Feb 17

    Loved getting to know more about you!! Stunning photos!!

  25. Amanda Kruse | 5th Feb 17

    I love getting to know more about bloggers. My husband takes all my Instagram photos for me.

    xx,
    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

  26. Thee Lovingrose | 6th Feb 17

    This Q&A post is such a cute idea and those shots of you are so cute! You are very pretty! Also, I love the urban decay spray, it is my holly grail item.

    XOXO
    Thee Lovingrose_ || http://www.theelovingrose.com

  27. Jackie | 6th Feb 17

    Love this sort of post! And your outfit is so cute…that necklace!

  28. Kristie | 6th Feb 17

    This is such a great idea!! Thanks for sharing your answers honestly 🙂

    xo
    Kristie
    http://www.kristiesreverie.com

  29. Annie | 6th Feb 17

    Love that fun top! Such a well written post and love all the good questions 🙂

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