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!!!
@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.
@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)!
@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.
@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!