I’ve just hit a hundred followers, and I am so happy and thankful to all of you for reading, commenting, liking and following my blog! It’s been two months of work and play and it’s been AWESOME! And thank you, from the bottom of my heart! I look forward to the theunicahija‘s future, and I hope you guys are as excited as I am and that you continue supporting me on this wonderful journey. (Haha, I speak too dramatically, but I am being sincere!)
Anyway, to celebrate, I thought I’d do another tag just to veer from ‘beauty related’ things. A little self-control and all, since I talk about it non-stop anyway! :D But I did post a Fashion Haul as Part Two, so go check that out as well! :D
I was inspired by makeupamour’s post where she does the Get to Know Me Tag, and I thought I’d do it too!
1. Is your hair naturally curly or straight?
My hair used to be pin-straight, but I think puberty had something to do with my hair growing wild and free. It’s wavy now, and it gets extra wavy when I tie my hair up, which I love! Here is how it looks after I tie my hair. :D
2. Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon?
I dyed my hair when I was a freshman in college (so approximately four years ago), and I’ve continued to color it through the years at the same salon. Recently, I colored my hair to a dark purple (almost black since my hair is so dark!), again at the same salon.
3. Do you wear the same style everyday, or do you change it?
I used to wear the same style everyday for a year, but since my hair’s much longer and the bun got too big that it looked a bit silly, I’ve been changing it up a bit.
4. Do you do your own mani/pedi or go to a salon?
I’ve only ever had my nails done at the salon twice or thrice, and my cuticles always get butchered so I don’t like to go there. I’m not an expert so it’s not very professional looking, but I prefer to do it myself.
5. How often do you change your nail polish?
I’m really bad at this but… whenever I see that the nail polish has chipped off almost completely, or when I get bored of the color and feel like changing it up. That means I could go a month or two without changing my nails, which is horrible!
6. Do you polish your toes in the winter or just the summer?
I usually have my toes polished for both seasons as well, but right now I don’t since I never take nail polish off and now my toenails are horrible!
7. How long does it take for you to put on makeup?
In the car, 10 minutes. If it’s an everyday look, about 20 minutes. If I’m going to a party or a special event, almost an hour. Hm, I wonder if I can do the 3 Minute Makeup Challenge! :D
8. What do you do first? Face or eyes?
I usually do my foundation first, then do my eyes in case there’s any fall out or any mascara blobbing. Then I move on with concealer, blush, et cetera. :)
9. Do you collect makeup or just buy what you need when you need it?
“I don’t collect makeup- I hoard it” Hahahaha this made me laugh so hard! I’m going to answer the same as her because it’s the truth! I do collect makeup as well, and it’s my guiltiest pleasure. There’s just SO MUCH MAKEUP in the world and I feel like I need to have it all (even though I don’t). I wish I were into ‘needs only’, but I do like a variety. :D
*If you guys want to see a makeup collection and storage post, just comment below!*
10. How often do you wear false eyelashes?
If I will be honest, the only time I ever wore false eyelashes were at my 18th birthday party. I think my eyelashes are pretty great on their own, and mascara is all I need. Plus a good eyelash curler and my Dior Lash Plumping Serum. :D
11. Do you do a full face of makeup everyday?
Last year, oh man, it was pretty bad. I felt the need to put makeup on everyday. I couldn’t go out of the house without foundation or mascara. I think it was because I was ‘practicing’ putting on makeup, but then I guess I was slightly insecure. Now, I don’t bother since I go to the gym most days and I’d probably just melt it all off anyway.
12. Do you wear makeup when you’re home alone or with family?
When my family and I go out, I like to get slightly dolled up since I hardly ever wear makeup now and I enjoy getting ready and looking pretty when I go out. At home, GOD NO! Why would I bother? I have no one else to impress but my cat! :P
13. Will you leave the house without makeup?
Now, I can. Before, not so much. It’s all about confidence and comfort in your own skin, ladies! :) Or acceptance that you woke up with that ridiculously huge zit on your face. :P
14. How many high-end products do you have?
Chanel, Dior, YSL, I’ve got a couple of items (which I keep for special occasions). Then there’s NARS, MAC, MUFE, which I also have a decent amount of. And then I have my drugstore makeup products like Rimmel, Bourjois, Revlon, Maybelline, ELF which are a lot! Drugstore makeup in the Philippines (like the local brands) slightly repel me as I’ve had allergies in the past and I’ve tried a lot of them as a kid, but they’re just not as good quality as the brands in other countries which is very disappointing. I should probably give them a go sometime, but I wouldn’t hold my breath. :P
15. Do you plan your OOTD every night or decide when you’re getting dressed?
I usually have an idea the day/night before and I plan it out in my head, but final decisions are made as I’m getting dressed. :)
16. How often do you change your handbag?
I don’t use a handbag. Haha. I usually carry a backpack or a totebag to school (I’m currently using a totebag), and I change it up usually when it’s too grubby and no longer acceptable. :P (Like a couple of months) My ‘going out bag’ changes according to my outfit though. :) I sometimes wish I had a day job and I could strut into the office with my awesome handbag. :P
17. What time do you wake up and go to sleep?
Oh, don’t even get me started. This answer will be indefinite since my sleep schedule is the worst. I’m a night owl so it changes ALL THE TIME. I sometimes sleep early (like 12 at the earliest), but then most days (currently) I sleep around 5. Sometimes I won’t sleep at all! Then I have class at 10, so I get up at 9. :P During the weekend is a whole different story as well. :P
18. How often or when do you workout?
I try as much as possible to workout everyday, but most of the time at least 4 days a week. I will try to do it everyday though! (Or weekends off, whatever works!)
19. Left handed or right handed?
20. How tall are you?
I am 5’7″. Is that tall enough? :P
21. Do you speak any foreign languages?
Je parle un peu francais, et l’anglais tres bien! (I speak a little French, and English very well.) The first one, I’m not even kidding when I say “a little”. And English, well, you kind of have to be fluent in English, right? :) But I’m also fluent in Filipino, because duh, it’s my country and stuff. :D
22. How many pets do you have?
We took in a stray cat named Henry and he sleeps on top of our car in the garage. :D He also has a girlfriend now, and she steals his food and he lets her. (Cue: AWWW!)
23. Do you read comments posted on blogs?
Most of the time I skim through them if there are a lot, but I still get a sense of what they’re saying and stuff. If there aren’t too many, yeah. On mine I definitely read all of them! I like reading what you guys have to say. :D
24. Do you keep a list of products to try as you see other posts?
I usually just keep a mental note because for some reason, anything related to makeup gets stored in a “Memorized” file folder in my brain. Some of the time though yes, I do keep a list, but only when I’m about to go shopping. I know which ones are talked about a lot, the ones that interesting or pretty, etc.
25. How did you come up with your blog name?
‘The Unica Hija’ literally means ‘the only girl’ in Spanish, and being the only girl in my family (I have two older brothers), I knew I had to use it. It defines me as a person as well because being the youngest sibling, and being a girl, I have certain qualities that most ‘unica hijas’ have. :D
26. What kind of camera do you use for your photographs?
I usually use my Canon 60D for the high resolution photos, but the lower resolution ones are taken on my iPhone. :) Some photos are grabbed from Google, too. :D
27. How often do you clean your house?
Hahahaha, wait let me laugh at that again. Hahahahahaha! Well, I try to clean my room (hahahahahahaha) every 3 months or so. I wait for crap to pile up then realize I have to clean up. Spring cleaning usually happens once a year though. I’m actually going to be spring cleaning today or tomorrow since my mom is practically begging me to fix my room. :P
28. What’s your favorite color?
Mint green is my ultimate favorite color, then pink, then periwinkle, then neon yellow, coral… The list goes on and on. :D
29. Do you swear?
I have a PhD in swearing. ;)
30. What are you doing with the rest of your day?
Well, I have less than two hours before midnight so I might just spend it with my parents (or not) and watch a movie. :D
Yaaay that was so fun to do! I hope you guys enjoyed reading this and do this yourself if you found it fun as well. :D I’d love to read yours so tag me! ;)