This is a pretty cool tag where you can get to know the person behind the blog a little more. Coincidentally I wrote a blog about myself yesterday and then I got tagged by the sweet Mammu in this tag. She is such a sweetheart and always makes me feel so pretty and special. Check out her blog!
ABOUT YOUR BLOG (Please be specific in your answers, so we can all learn something!):
- How long have you been blogging?
I started blogging in May 2013, so 8 months now.
- Are there any bloggers who helped you out/encouraged you when you first started your blog?
When I first started I didn’t really have any bloggers that helped out but eventually I gained a few loyal followers who now help me out on a regular basis with their support and encouragement and I appreciate them so much! But I do have two friends who encouraged this blog before I even began 🙂
- What Social Media has given you the most traffic to your blog? Is there a platform that you don’t use?
I don’t actually use any social media at all. I don’t have facebook or twitter but I do use instagram however I do not promote my blog on it . Not sure why either lol.
If you have instagram add me nina_mostar
- How often do you post? Do you have a regular schedule?
I don’t have a schedule, I post when I can. Sometimes I won’t post for days and other times I’ll do a few post in one day.
- Where do you blog?
Anywhere and everywhere! lol At work during downtown, at home, etc., using my laptop.
- What camera do you use? What photo editing software do you use? .
I actually don’t use a regular camera, I use my phone’s camera and it’s decent. As for photo editing programs, I only use Photo Editor and Cymera.
- How did you come up with your blog name?
It’s not very creative at all lol I wish I had some clever catchy name like some ladies have come up with! It’s NinaFashionLife so It’s my name plus 2 things that my blog is about.
- Do you do any regular “series” posts on your blog?
Hmm not really regular. I used to do outfits of the day on a regular basis but now it’s just a bit of everything. Routine is boring lol
- What draws you to a blog?
Well what DRAWS me first is the look and layout of it , obviously it catches my eye but what KEEPS me there is content. Sometimes the layout is nicely customized but then I start browsing and the content just does not match the look of it. That’s when I go NEXXTTT! lol
But I like seeing make up looks, curly hair products, favourites of the month and inspirational quotes.
- What turns you off of a blog?
Bad spelling lol. Posting make up of the day looks every day and your make up looks exactly the same as the day before! I don’t get it. I also like to read about what you post so I don’t like seeing just a bunch of random pictures and nothing written, it tells me you have no personality , you’re boring and dry.
- How many blogs do you subscribe to? Are they all beauty related?
I really don’t know how many blogs I subscribe to and I am too lazy to check but no they’re not all beauty related. Most are but a lot are about healthy lifestyles, inspirational every day life things, poetry, music, etc.
- When do you generally read blogs?
During work when I am bored, on the way home from work on my phone.
- What is your favorite type of post, and why?
I don’t really know if I have a favourite but some that I like are seeing different reviews on various cosmetics because I am always looking to try new make up and hair products. I also like reading quotes.
- What is your least favorite type of post, and why?
I don’t like empties and I really really really cannot stand posts about make up inspired by…. some celebrity. I don’t know why. I am really never interested in replicating a celebrity look and I never ever read about those.
NOW ABOUT YOU!! (If any are any you prefer not to answer, just skip!):
- Where do you live? Tell us a bit about your city!
I live in Toronto, Canada and have been for the past 19 years. Yes Toronto is a great city in so many ways and I am greatful for the opportunity I have been given living here BUT people in Toronto are whack and have no sense of unity or community. The city is very boring as it is not original and always try to copy everything that New York does. Everyone thinks they are better than everyone else and try to be something they are not. Agh. This can turn into a novel so I’ll stop lol.
- What about your home?
I live mid-town Toronto and I have just moved here 4 months ago. I love the area and I love my one bedroom apartment. It’s pretty spacious and cozy.
- Do you have a “day job”?
Of course! lol… I work for the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research.
- How tall are you?
5’5. with brown eyes… smile like the sunrise lol
- Do you have siblings?
I have a younger brother, 5 years younger who is the air I breathe.
- 3 words to describe yourself.
Creative, Outspoken and Hard headed.
- Who is your style icon, and why?
I don’t have a style icon. I kind of follow my own thing. I can’t say one person that I look up to for style inspiration.
- 3 favorite bands/musicians.
Ok I am very versatile in my music choices. VERY . I listen to a lot of underground hip hop to latin music to motown oldies lol
So my 3 favourite musicians would be Fabolous, Lauryn Hill/Mariah Carey (tie) and Boyz II Men . I dont care that they are not on the scene anymore and haven’t been in a gazillion years but I love them and no one will ever do what they did with music.
- 3 random/weird facts about you.
I am allergic to mosquitos lol
Even though I came to Canada at the age of 13 I still have an accent (some say it’s slight some say it’s noticeable a lot) and I love it!
I am ADDICTED TO COFFEE!
Some ladies I’d like to tag in this are: