Hey Beauty Buddies…
A maaaahoosive thank you to everyone yesterday who stopped by Confetti & Curves to check out Building A Beauty Room, I can honestly say that I’m bursting with excitement now that it’s slowly coming together – in fact I was even able to filming tomorrows YouTube video in it so you’ll catch a quick glimpse of some of the hard work that’s gone into making the makeup haven/office a reality 🙂 Not long to go until I’m able to give you guys a proper tour, and of course in the mean time if you’ve any links for cute little knick-knacks or storage essentials pop them my way & I’ll be sure to check them out!
However onto today’s fun-filled post as I’m deeeelighted to introduce y’all to thee gorgeous Allison from How To Get Things Done In 10 Ways! Sounds intriguing right? But I’m sure and certain you’ll have such a fun time getting to know this wonderfully witty blogger along with her quirky & hilarious scribed lifestyle & humorous ‘how to’ features. In fact if you’re anything like myself you’ll wholeheartedly appreciate Allison’s ‘Awkward’ category that has literally had me chortling out loud on a few occassions… so be warned if you decide to pay a visit whilst out in public! Last time I read her ‘How To Cry About Pretty Much Anything In 7 Ways‘ I got a few concerned glances in Costa’s whilst disastrously trying to stiffle giggles between sipping on a Cafe Caramella, which I admit wasn’t a pretty sight. Needless to say the store staff now seem to flash me sympathetic looks & over friendly smiles since the incident… you have been warned ladies 😀
Although I usually suggest a cuppa with these posts it may be best to hold that action today chums as there’ll be giggles a plenty with this gal around…
In only 5 words describe what readers can expect from your blog:
What inspired you to start blogging?
I told one of my friends that I had been thinking about it for awhile but had no clue what to call it or what to write about. Then she told, “Just do it.” She was right, I really had nothing to lose, so I figured heck yeah, let’s do it!
Tell us about your blog name… what made you decide on it?
I had no idea what to name my blog. I wanted it to be cool, clever, quirky, a play on words, something just awesome (I also told my mom that she should have named me better so I could do a play on my name. Ha ha!) Anyway, my friend told me that I give good advice, so I could do an advice blog about different/random things. I immediately thought, “Oooooh, like Andy Anderson in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days?! I’ve always thought she was so cool in that movie!” And then my friend said, “Yes! And you could name your blog How to Get Things Done in 10 Ways!” And boom. That’s how that happened.
Do you ever suffer from Blogger’s Block & if so how do you overcome it?
I definitely do! Don’t we all?! When I start feeling this way I just start thinking about why I started blogging and how I never stick with anything, so I should really give this a shot, especially since I love it so much! Also, the boyfriend always likes playing video games, so when he plays his games, I pull out the laptop and just start reading other blogs, surfing Pinterest for inspiration, and just jot down titles for posts, then when I have more time I start writing them.
What’s your favourite post to date?
Oh this is a hard one! Can I choose two? They’re actually posts from the beginning of my blog days, so while they lack pictures, I just love the content. I love being able to make fun of myself before someone else does and these just make me laugh every time I look at them again. But How to Not Be That Drunk Girl in 10 Ways (https://tenways10.wordpress.com/2015/08/10/how-to-not-be-that-drunk-girl-in-10-ways/) and How to be Awkward in the Workplace in 10 Easy Steps (https://tenways10.wordpress.com/2015/09/11/how-to-be-awkward-in-the-workplace-in-10-easy-steps/) are definitely the top ones in my mind.
Describe your everyday clothes style:
Casual cute? Is that a style? I like to wear jeans. Love to wear jeans, and a nice sweater, scarf, cute jacket, and some nice boots. I like to be comfortable, but also look like I put in a little bit of effort into my outfit.
What are your current top 3 beauty items?
Clinque Even Better Liquid Foundation – pure amazingness in a bottle and covers absolutely anything and everything. I use this everyday.
It’s So Big Mascara – because it really does my lashes “so big”
NYX Makeup Setting Spray – I used to use the Urban Decay one, but this one is so much more affordable and just as nice!
How do you like to relax & unwind after a stressful day?
I honestly like to come home, lay down on the couch, and turn on the TV. A nice cold beer or glass of wine is never far off either. I just like to chill and occupy my mind off of the stresses of the day.
Describe your ideal Saturday night:
Hanging out with friends. Just having awesome conversations, and awesome laughs. The boyfriend and I have grown to be pretty mellow. We just like being able to get together with our friends and hang.
What do you do to relax?
Become a couch potato. Straight up. It helps me unwind my body and brain.
Everyone has their bad habits, what’s yours?
I bite my nails when I get nervous or stressed. It’s terrible because they’re normally pretty good, until something upsets me and I just destroy them. It’s terrible.
What’s your most cherished childhood memory?.
Probably when my sister and I would play Lion King (she was always Simba, and I was Nala) and we would crawl around the house acting like lions. One day we decided that the recliner chair would be the perfect Pride Rock, so we both climbed to the top of it and then it tipped over and sent us flying to the ground! What dorks! But it still makes me laugh every time.
What was your favourite school subject?
I actually really liked math. I was so good at it, and once it makes sense it was just the greatest feeling ever. I went all the way through Calculus and I loved it.
What’s your dream job?
I honestly have no idea. Something where I would get paid a lot, but I could write, and travel, and eat good food, and just know that every day of work was what I really wanted to be doing everyday. I’ve always kind of wanted to work for a magazine. I really like the graphic design aspect of that.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Hopefully either buying or had bought my own home, have a job that doesn’t make me stress out all the time, and maybe a puppy. Maybe. Or a kitten. I could do with either 🙂
What top 5 things are on your bucket list?
Travel back to Europe
Travel to Australia
Go through a corn maze
Throw a pie in someone’s face
One of those safari bed and breakfasts
What’s your biggest achievement to date?
My biggest achievement to date…I would probably say that I saved my money and was able to put myself through a study abroad program for 3 months and it was the most life changing experience I’ve ever had.
Who inspires you?
Women in general. Women that go after what they want and don’t care about what others think. The women that want to challenge society and prove that they can do/say/be whatever they want.
Do you have a favourite inspirational quote?
My favorite quote is by Robert Frost: “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” Could not be truer. Don’t dwell on things; because in a few weeks, months, years, will it really have mattered?
What top tips would you give to someone who is thinking of starting their own blog?
Write about whatever you want. Don’t hold back – people will either like it or they won’t and it won’t matter because it’s your blog anyway.
Don’t be afraid to use pictures! People are very visual, and seeing pictures brings the whole thing together! I was nervous about putting pictures up, but it’s the internet, people are going to find what they want if they want it.
Stick with it! It might be weird at first but it gets easier. I blogged for two months without telling anyone because I didn’t want them to read it because I was embarrassed, but after that little hump, I started telling people gradually and now I’m like, “I don’t care. I like to blog. Go check it out, here’s the website.”
QUICK FIRE QUESTIONS:
Tea or Coffee = Neither L
Coke or Pepsi = Pepsi
Messy mayhem or Super Organised = Super organized!
Cute kitten or Playful puppy = Puppies!
Night In or Night Out = Night in
Heels or Flats = Flats
Lip Stick or Lip Gloss = Gloss
Rock Chick or Pop Princess = Rock Chick
Paperback or E-book = Paperback
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