As we are still celebrating around here at The Beauty Section today’s post is going to be all about getting to know me, Anna the girl behind this blog. I know I don’t talk about a ton of personal things in each of my posts, but there is more to me than loving beauty and makeup, which let’s be honest I do LOVE that stuff! :) Keep reading to learn more about me!
Blogiversary Week: Q&A
These questions were compiled from Facebook friends as well as a popular YouTube tag.
1 // Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed? Closed because it just freaks me out leaving it open.
2 // What do you drink with dinner? At home Sweet Tea, in a restaurant Diet Coke.
3 // Do you sing the car? Absolutely, if I know the words (and chances are I do) I sing every single song.
4 // Hot Tea or Coffee? Hot Tea all day everyday.
5 // What is your eye color? Green
6 // What is the first thing you notice about someone? Their teeth/mouth
7 // Favorite Number? 15, I was born on the 15th and I was always the number 15 in sports.
8 // What’s one thing that most people wouldn’t know about you? That I really like old people and I tend to have a lot of patience with them.
1 // What inspired you to start blogging and why did you choose beauty as the focus? I was inspired to start blogging after many of my friends and family kept telling me I should start one. It honestly went in one ear and out the other anytime someone would tell me that. Until last year I was having lunch with a friend and she said it, but this time I listened, probably because it was a brand new year and for the first time I thought…why not? To answer the second question, beauty became a passion of mine and when something is your passion you retain a lot of knowledge about that subject. So I know a lot about beauty, because I watched YouTube videos when I really knew nothing about beauty, I listened, and learned the skills they were teaching.
2 // What was the best vacation you ever took? When I was younger my 8th grade class went to Italy and Greece for like 10 days or something. It was amazing, but also a rushed trip. Now that I’m older the best vacation would probably be Puerto Rico because it’s seriously one of the most beautiful beaches I’ve ever been to. It’s just perfect.
3 // What is your favorite activity outside of blogging? I’m a big movie buff, and if you throw in a theater with reclining seats then I’m in heaven, so I love going to the movies, but also trying new interesting restaurants with cool atmosphere is something I really love as well. And in the summer, swimming is my favorite thing to do ever! :)
4 // What is your favorite place/activity in Atlanta? One of my newest favorite things to do in Atlanta (actually Alpharetta) is to spend the afternoon/night at Avalon, it’s a new outdoor mall with super cool stores, atmosphere driven restaurants and those reclining seat theaters I was talking out. It’s a really fun place. But if we are talking Downtown ATL I gotta say Cafe Intermezzo… it is the most delicious, beautiful French inspired cafe that stays open till the weeeee hours of the morning serving the BEST stuff. I love that place so much. If you are visiting make sure to check out both of these!
5 // When you are feeling down what book is sure to cheer you up? I don’t read books all that much unfortunately, but if I’m down certain TV shows will get me feeling good again. Like I could binge watch The Hills (please say you’ve seen it!) all day if I’m having a bad day and it will cheer me up.
6 // If money weren’t an option what would you do with your time? I would definitely travel a lot more, go to places I’ve always wanted to go like Australia and Ibiza. I would also buy a yacht and blog from my yacht on the daily. haha :)
7 // What’s your favorite quality about yourself? I love that I have an outgoing personality and I could talk to anyone, i find joy in the simple things and I laugh a lot. If we are talking physical quality, I like my smile and teeth. :)
8 // Why do you wear glasses instead of contacts? I wear glasses because I tried contacts years back and they could never get my prescription correct so when I wore them I couldn’t see. Now if I tried to get contacts again I’m sure they could get it right, but I love myself in my glasses. I wear them everyday and I think they are a part of me now, actually I think I look weird without them :) . Do you get a new pair every year or stick to the same style? I actually stick to the same style and have for a while now. I will touch more on makeup for glasses in a regular post.
9 // Do you have pets? No I don’t, but I have a “dog-in-law” named Tater.
10 // Favorite part of blogging? The community of people I’ve met. I guess first starting out with blogging I just assumed everyone is alone and you are in it by yourself. But that is totally opposite of how it is. There are tons of communities of bloggers that want to support you. It’s great.
11 // Why do you think beauty is important to women? I think beauty is important to women because it’s who we are. Women are beautiful creatures (not to say that men aren’t), but us women we feel empowered when we feel beautiful. I’m here to say just because I have a beauty blog and love talking about makeup doesn’t mean a woman has to pile on pounds of makeup to be beautiful. She can embrace her beauty however she wants, but I believe most beauty comes from within. If your heart is beautiful and kind it will show all over your face.
12 // What qualities do you look for in a friend? Someone who is loyal, just like I am. If you are flaky and always have different excuses then that friendship won’t last. Also someone I can have a good time with, laugh, and have things to talk about.
13 // If you could move anywhere where would it be and why? I really love living in Georgia, but if I could live anywhere even for a short time I would move to California. I’ve never visited but I’ve heard it’s beautiful plus I always feel like people are always just getting stuff done out there, like they work hard at perfecting their craft. Plus I could really go for a bonfire on the beach…Que scene from The Hills.
Okay that is all the questions for today! I hope you learned some new things about me! If you have a question for me that you want to know just leave it in the comments below!
I was so happy to see your sweet face on my blog!!!! Now this tag was so cute! And you know what is funny: we almost moved last year to Alpharetta! We have actually very good friends living in Johns Creek- we visit them all the time! But we decided to stay in Florida after all because it is warmer- lol! I bet your Greek vacation was a beautiful memory. I grew up in Germany, so I have seen a lot in Europe! ;-) It is just so different then the US but I love it here! Kisses my dear, Sissi http://www.beauty4free2u.com
Aww thank you girl! :) That is awesome, Alpharetta and Johns Creek are both really nice areas, but I understand why you would want to be in FL! If you come up here again maybe we could do a meet up or something! :)
Jenna @ A Savory Feast
I learned a few new things about you today! The closet doors thing is hilarious! I seriously have never thought of that. Mine are always open because my shoes are kind of overflowing and taking over my room, so I can’t close the doors….
Haha that’s pretty funny! Well if shoes are in the way then I think I could work out my fears haha! :)
Such a fun post! I love singing in the car :-)
Thank you!! Haha I know it’s just so fun!! :)
Sarah @ Seriously, Sarah?
I love this post! I have a friend who wore contacts for year, but for a medical reason, she just couldn’t tolerate contacts anymore! I like that you found a style that works for you and you stay with it! I just got tired of contacts, so I wear glasses, but I got a 2 for 1 deal this year, although I definitely prefer one pair over the other!
Aww thank you so much! I do want to do a makeup tutorial for glasses in the future so definitely stay tuned. Yea not everyone likes wearing their glasses, but I just learned to embrace them a long time ago and I love them now. I can’t picture myself wearing contacts! :)
What a fun Q&A! I really enjoyed getting to know you better. :-) You look amazing in glasses, so I say rock them! :-) And as for California….I’ve visited San Diego a few times and it IS beautiful. :-) Lovely place to visit…but I can’t say I would want to live there. It’s too crowded, busy, and crazy for me! :-)
Thank you, I love Q&As so I thought this would be fun! Awww and thank you for saying that about me in glasses, that’s very sweet! :)
Yea maybe I should visit Cali before I make plans to move there haha, I’m not even planning on it right now, but who knows what the future holds!!
We are the same person! Ha! I hate having closet doors open when i go to bed. There is probably someone or something in there & by keeping it closed I am safe. Makes perfect sense lol. & I have an obsession with teeth. That is totally what I am checking out when I first meet someone. Weird,totally! & I was planning on going to the mall in ATL that has the bass pro shop connected to it. & the renaissance place.. I can never remember the name of that mall!? Anyway, if the weather is nice I may have to visit that outdoor one instead!
Haha well yea is there like any other option than closing the closet door at night?!? :)
I’m definitely the same with teeth, to me it just shows good hygiene and I like that. It’s not like I can’t be someones friend if they have bad teeth or anything haha! Oh yea I think you are talking about Discover Mills which is now called something else like The Collection or something. But definitely check out Avalon, it’s really really nice! :)