Procrastinating Beauty Blogger Tag

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1. Name a beauty regime that you rarely do?
I have never self tanned before! I want to try but because I’m naturally quite fair, I’m worried it will look too excessive or strange! I also don’t often use body lotion/moisturiser at all, only when my skin is really really dry during winter.

2. Is washing your make-up brushes something that you do regularly?
Unfortunately no, and I know how bad that is! =( But on a day-to-day basis I don’t use that many brushes so I feel as though it could be a lot worse, especially since I use my fingers to apply my base makeup! I think if I was using the exact same foundation brush for an extended period of time, that would be way too unhygienic! =O

3. How long will you last with chipped nail polish?
It depends on what kind of nail polish I have on! If it’s a nude/neutral shade where it isn’t extremely obvious then I will probably last a maximum of about a week and a half. If it’s a bright or dark shade then I wouldn’t last long at all, I would take it off as soon as possible!

4. How long will you put off buying/replacing a beauty product, even if you need it?
Not that long! I will buy it as soon as I get the chance to. =) Especially if I need it, then I will definitely go out of my way to pick it up again!

5. What is your worst beauty habit?
Linking back to the second question, it’s definitely not washing my brushes often enough! I always make it a habit when I purchase new brushes but after awhile, I put it off for such a long time! =P

6. Name something non-beauty related that you put off doing all the time?
Just general cleaning. My room is quite neat and tidy already but it’s not as spick and span as I’d like it to be! I usually do an annual clean out of my entire room but I skipped over it last year because I just felt too lazy! =/

7. When going out somewhere, do you leave getting ready to the last minute?
Never! I like taking my time to get ready! =) I think it’s really therapeutic and it’s just fun to play around with makeup, trying to make it as flawless as I can! Because I don’t go out that often on occasions where I want to wear heavier makeup, I like to take my time whenever I get the chance to!

8. Can you commit to spending bans?
It depends how intense it is! Not buying makeup for an entire year, I definitely can’t do but I could probably go a good few months without a shopping trip even though it’d be quite difficult!

9. How organised is your make-up and nail polish collections?
It is partly organised! My lip drawer and nail polishes are organised because everything is relatively the same shape! However, my eye makeup drawer is not organised at all. =( It was, until I started purchasing more products, so now it’s hard to rearrange everything neatly and make it all fit! =P I need to work out how to separate everything really soon so it can be more neat LOL.

I really missed doing tags, I hope you liked this one! Please do go ahead and post up your answers to these questions yourself! =)

Confessions of a Beauty Blogger Tag

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1. How many hours a week do you spend planning/writing/uploading posts?
Planning doesn’t take long at all because I write as I go as soon as I come up with an idea. Writing of course takes the longest out of all three but it really depends on what I’m writing about! Reviews and tutorials take the longest because they require photography but doing tags like these do not take long at all in comparison! In total I think I spend a maximum of 3 hours doing all of those three things (and I love every minute of it hehe).

2. Are you a spender or a saver?
Honestly I would put myself in my middle. I set myself a budget that I can spend on beauty products each month. If there are several more high end products I’ve been eyeing, I will allow myself to only purchase one so I have to force myself to choose what I really want most. If I’ve been wanting to purchase makeup products from the drugstore, I will wait until there are deals on. I avoid purchasing full price items!

3. When is it easiest for you to write your posts?
Whenever I have an idea or product to write a review on! Thankfully I haven’t gotten into a rut where I’ve found it really hard to come up with posts since I’m still a fairly new blogger! I constantly get random sparks of ideas throughout the day and it has really made it easy for me to write my posts because I know exactly what the content of them will be!

4. What makes writing posts comfortable for you?
This is kind of a hard question to answer, I’ve never thought about it that much! I guess it’s just knowing that I’m able to express my passion in beauty and fashion to people who feel the same way! Everything kind of just flows from then.

5. What’s your worst makeup/hair habit?
For makeup, it’s washing my brushes too infrequently. I am extremely lazy when it comes to this, I find it really tedious and boring to do even though I know it’s so important for hygiene reasons.

For hair, it’s definitely that I get lazy to brush it sometimes and it gets really knotty. My hair is definitely quite tangly, which is why I refuse to brush it sometimes because it just gets all tied together and so I get too much hair fallout when I tug on it. =(

6. What’s one quote you wish the world would live by?
I have so many quotes I absolute adore so I picked 3 hehe:

Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.” – I really respect people who persevere and work hard despite not having much. What bothers me the most are arrogant people who like to show off what they have. It’s one of the worst personality traits in my opinion.

Just because something isn’t happening for you now doesn’t mean it’s never going to happen. Don’t lose hope.” – This one is really personal to me. I’ve mentioned previously that failure is a fear of mine and I do always get the urge to just give up to avoid it but I keep reminding myself that I just need to pick myself back up and keep going! In my opinion, having the mindset behind this quote is really really important.

The only time you should look down at someone is when you are helping them up.” – I absolutely love this quote! I feel that society is really judgmental and our impressions are often formed by what we see right off the bat. If everyone in the world had this quote to live by, no one would ever feel the need to change themselves to be someone they’re not!

7. How long do you spend getting ready everyday?
It definitely depends on what I’m going to be doing the rest of the day! If it’s a typical casual day where I’ll just be at university or running errands then it will take a maximum of 10 minutes in terms of applying makeup and putting together an outfit. If I’m going out at night or I want to look extra nice to meet friends then it can take up to or even more than 30 minutes.

8. What’s your favourite post on your blog?
This is hard. I honestly can’t pick one!

9. Who is a beauty blogger that you think deserve more subscribers that they have?
Honestly, everyone I’ve met and have been talking to almost everyday on here! I think each and every one of you deserve to have as many people possible read all your amazing posts and be updated no them! =D

10. What’s one thing you’re excited about in the coming year?
I’m looking forward to working on my blog more and coming up with some content. I’m also planning on starting up a small business selling homemade body products so I’m excited to work on perfecting everything going into the whole thing!

11. What has been your favourite blogging moment?
Reaching 1,000 followers was such a huge and joyful achievement for me. I did not see it coming at all but I am truly so grateful! Blogging has probably been the best thing I’ve ever started doing and I never want to stop!

12. How long does it take to prep for a post?
I usually don’t prepare, I just write as I go as soon as I come up with an idea! The good thing about typing is that I can always edit whenever I need to so I don’t feel the need to prepare. =) If it’s the sort of post that requires some sort of preparation, I will break my post down into categories or main points then expand on them!

13. Are you wearing jeans/skirt right now or are you wearing pyjama bottoms?
Neither! =P I’m in gym clothes right now!

If you’re a beauty blogger, definitely do this tag! =) I tag all of you to do this, it’d be really interesting to find out how similar or different we are! ♡

The Versatile Blogger Award

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Yay! I am so grateful to be nominated for this award! =) Thank you so much Marlene from “My Fashion and Beauty Tales”, AmandaYesyBlondegirltalksMitchypoo, One Spicy PepperJasmineMarianne, RachaelRaphaëlleJullaLifestyleStalksAzmiFivezeroHannahKarenDarieTudAlliAlisa and Ella! I’m so happy all of you thought of me while thinking of who to nominate. I really can’t explain in words how happy I am! Everyone go and read their fantastic blogs! They make amazing posts and are so so friendly!

The rules are really simple. You just list 7 facts about yourself and nominate 7 other bloggers for the award! =) Real easy!

➳ Update: I read on some other blog posts that you can nominate 15 people so I guess you can nominate as many people as you want hehehe.

My 7 facts:

  1. I could eat the exact same three/four meals everyday if I wanted to. I already eat the same breakfast everyday! (I actually get excited to wake up the next morning so I can eat it hehehe, it’s like dessert to me).
  2. I’m a bit of a shy extrovert, if that makes any sense! =P I love being around crowds of people (I only like being alone when I need to study etc.) but I’m not really loud unless I’m with people I know at least decently well (or I have a specific topic I know I can discuss with them!).
  3. One of my favourite animals are lions. The reason is because I love how they are super adorable when they are cubs but they grow to become really strong, fierce and majestic animals!
  4. Going skydiving and bungee jumping are activities that are on my bucket list! I’ve never done anything “crazy” and I really want to try and do something out of my comfort zone. Hopefully I will be brave and do them sometime soon! =)
  5. I have been learning how to cook lately and it’s been fun looking up recipes to try! Thankfully there have been no major accidents! *Touches wood*
  6. (I think this might be the case for everyone but) If I download or buy a full season of a TV show, I will literally not stop watching until I’m up to date with it!
  7. I dislike going to the beach (I know, I’m crazy!). I always just get ridiculously sunburnt and I don’t like the feeling of having sand all over my body! I feel as though I’m not clean until I have a shower at home and the showers at the beach just don’t cut it!

My 7 beautiful nominees:

Abigail (Shaudae)
Amy
Bree
Janet and Josie
Jee and Soo
Rainbow
Yuri

It was so hard to select 7 people! I really wanted to include so many more of you! ><

I hope you guys enjoyed this post! ♡ Once again, I’m just so happy to have been nominated for several different awards! I really did not see ANY of them coming so I feel really special! Thank you again Marlene, Amanda, Yesy, Blondegirltalks, Mitchypoo, One Spicy Pepper, Jasmine, Marianne, Rachael and Raphaëlle! You all are the sweetest hehehe!

Beauty Blogger Tag ♡

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Hi everyone! ♡
This is my first tag post! The questions are so fun and I enjoyed answering all the questions! I tag everyone reading to do this!

1) Is your hair naturally straight or curly?
My hair is naturally fairly straight! It’s not pin straight and has some slight waviness when I wake up in the morning but I’d still consider it straight if I had to choose between the two! =)

2) Do you dye it yourself or go to the salon?
I used to do both. DIY is great for in between visits to the salon because you can save quite a lot of money! The last time I dyed it was at a hair salon though! (Post on my hair coming up tomorrow hehe).

3) Do you wear the same style everyday, or do you switch it up?
Normally I just leave it straight down. I would curl it everyday if I could but it takes up too much time (about an hour!). =( If I’m feeling extra fancy then I’ll either do a side braid or throw it into a high messy bun!

4) Do your own mani/pedi or go to the salon?
I do my own! =) I haven’t gone to a salon in years! It’s just so much easier to do it at home and it’s cheaper too!

5) How often do you change your nail polish?
Whenever it starts chipping badly or if I really want to change the colour!

6) Do you polish your toes in the winter or just the summer?
I polish my toes all year round!

7) How long does it take for you to put your makeup on?
Depends on the day! If I’m getting ready for school or work then it takes about 10 minutes max. If it’s a special occasion or I just want to spend extra time on it, I can take up to 30 minutes or even more.

8) What do you do first face or eyes?
I do my foundation/BB cream first then do my eyes and come back to finish the rest of my face afterwards so it has time to settle nicely on my skin!

9) Do you collect makeup or just buy it?
Hm, I would say I buy it? Collecting sounds like I just buy makeup for the sake of it! D= I only buy products that I think I will use often or will be interesting to review!

10) How often do you wear false eyelashes?
Not very often at all. Only for special nights! =)

11) Do you do full face makeup everyday?
Usually I do a basic makeup look everyday. For me, a full face would include contouring/highlighting and I don’t do both of them everyday.

12) Do you wear makeup when you’re home alone or with family?
Nope! Not unless I’m taking photos for my blog or something like that hehe.

13) Will you leave the house without makeup?
Yes! Honestly not often though. I normally need my bare essentials to feel comfortable – BB cream, mascara and a natural lippie.

14) How many high end products do you own?
Not that many I think! I have a nice mix of high end and drugstore products!

15) Do you plan your OOTD every night or decide when you get ready?
Normally I just decide when I get ready! The weather in Australia is really unpredictable so I just pick out my clothes in the morning.

16) How often do you change your handbag?
As often as I need to! I have a small collection that I rotate around according to the outfit I’m wearing that day or if I need more/less space to put stuff!

17) What time do you wake up and go to sleep?
I wake up at around 8 or 9 am everyday and I sleep between 12 to 2 am! I like to watch videos and read blog posts until I’m ready to fall asleep. =P

18) How often or when do you work out?
Almost everyday!

19) Left or right handed?
Right handed. =)

20) Do you speak any foreign languages?
I speak basic Mandarin. I can also speak some Japanese too because I studied it throughout high school but it’s a little rusty now unfortunately! I haven’t practised in the longest time.

21) How tall are you?
167 cm.

22) How many pets do you have?
I have 2 dogs and A LOT of fish haha.

23) How often do you blog?
At the moment, every single day! =)

24) Do you read comments?
Yes, of course I do! I love reading and replying to comments. They make blogging special. ♡

25) Do you keep a list of products to try that you see in a post?
I have a mental list of products! I really should start writing out a list though, there are so many new things I want to try!

26) How did you come up with your blog name?
I came up with ‘Dorkchops’ more than 6 years ago, it just sort of sparked in my head and I’ve been using it since then! =)

27) What kind of camera do you use for your photos?
I use a Canon 450D and my iPhone for selfie/face shots.

28) How often do you clean your house?
Not that often to be honest. If it gets messy I’ll clean it but normally I try to keep it neat and tidy on a daily basis so I don’t have to do a massive clean up later!

29) What’s your favourite colour?
Pink, most definitely!

30) Do you swear?
Honestly I do sometimes! >< But definitely only in the right time and place.

31) What are you doing for the rest of the day?
Blogging!

Thank you for reading! I hope you enjoyed it! ♡

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award

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I can’t believe this is the second award I’ve been nominated for, this is crazy! Thank you so much SamHayleyThe Simply Sweet Project21PandaAnneAyoMbokiNimi and Ritu for nominating me! =) I am so happy and grateful that all of you find me insipiring and enjoy my reviews! I hope that all of you will go and check them out, they have awesome blogs!

The rules for this award –

1. Thank the person who nominated you and add their link to your blog.
2. List the award rules so your nominees will know what to do.
3. State 7 things about yourself.
4. Nominate other bloggers.
5. Contact your nominees and provide a link to your post.
6. Display the award logo (button) on your blog, whether on your sidebar or about page, or special award page.

7 things about me!:

1. My name is Jennifer but most people call me Jen and I go by Dorkchops on the internet! =)
2. I am full 100% Chinese, even though I look mixed. Some people actually think I’m fully Caucasian!
3. I absolutely love dogs. I’m that awkward person who squeals and gets excited when I see them on the streets or in pet stores hehe. I just want to hug and pet them all! I also have 2 of my own! ^^
4. I’m very rarely angry. If I am then something really bad must have happened!
5. I am starting third year of my Psychology degree this year with plans to become a clinical psychologist in the future.
6. I am really passionate about health and fitness. I enjoy eating really healthy and I workout almost everyday. My favourite sport is weightlifting!
7. My biggest fear would probably be failure. I think it’s why it takes me so long to get started on things I want to try and do! >< I’m hoping to overcome this eventually though!

…And the bloggers I want to nominate are:

Abigail (Shaudae)
Amber
Anabel
Arielle
Cory
Jaanethough
Janet
Megan
The Crazy Bag Lady
Transfashions
Whitney
Yuri

I hope you guys enjoyed reading and I look forward to all of your responses! Can’t wait to get to know all of you a bit better and find out some fun facts! =)