I felt like starting a FAQ section even though I rarely get asked much. I will start with the few questions I've received so far and as this blog continues to grow, I'll keep adding your questions to this section!
1- What camera do you use for your blog?
A: I own a EOS Canon Digital Rebel. Its an older model (about 2004-5ish) and use the basic lens that came with the camera, EFS 18-55mm. Yes, I realize I need an upgrade but this camera and I have been through too much together. Plus, as you can see it works wonderfully. I take all the photo's for my blog unless specified otherwise.
2- What do you use to edit your photo's?
A: I honestly try not to do too much editing to my photo's but when I do, I use Picnick.com. This site won't be up much longer. They have a new contract with Google+ and will only be available to those with a Google+ account. Perk?! If you have a Google+ account you will automatically have Premium editing access. Previously you had to pay for all the extra editing.
3- What program do you use to create your outfit/product posts where you include direct links?
A: Its a program called SnagIt. I LOVE it and it is worth every penny. I've used it for numerous projects including my Facebook cover picture for my FB fan page.
4- How do you get your skin to look flawless?
A: This is always such a funny question to me because my skin is far from "flawless". I suppose I've come to understand my skin type and because of my strong product knowledge I know the types of products that work for me long term and those that will still be ok on my skin as long as its a once-in-a-while thing. I wash my face EVERY morning and every night before bed. I use: 1- the Bare Escentuals Exfoliator and the Bare Escentuals Purifying Face Cleanser. The PFC is used daily morning and night, the Exfoliator is used while in the shower a few times a week. 2- the Bare Escentuals recovery serum, 3- the Bare Escentuals Moisturizer for combination skin, and 4- the Bare Escentuals Night Treatment. I have used this regime for a very long time and I love it.
I have often used a Clarisonic to cleans my face while using the Bare Escentuals Purifying Face Cleanser. It works like a dream! Silky smooth skin afterwards. I try to live a healthy lifestyle. I stay active, drink lots of water, get plenty of sleep, and smile. I think smiling helps any ones skin. :)
5- About My Blog Design.
A: While I'm certainly no designer, I have designed, organized, and maintained my site on my own since day one. I like my blog the same way I like my makeup, fashion, interior design, and architecture. Clean, simple, to-the-point, engaging, minimal, strong, inspiring, modern, and elegant. I wanted to keep my blog (especially the side bar with my links, past posts, etc...) organized and easy to use while still leaving my visitors inspired. I designed my own header and chose photos that best represent what you'll find on my blog. Fashion, personal style, makeup, and the small things in life that make me happy. I chose to go with more black and white photos as opposed to bright colorful photos because I wanted my header to have a warm and inviting yet mysterious quality to it. If there is anything you'd like me to add to my blog to make it easier to use, please let me know!
Well, I think that's all for now folks. If I remember any other questions I will add them to this page and if YOU have any questions, please feel free to contact me!