I usually create my posts ahead of time and keep them stashed so that I never have to rush to create a post. But I have had a tough past couple weeks with the passing of my grandpa and have used up all of my finished posts. Nonetheless, here I am with a post for you! Since I haven't really had time to do research on new products, I decided to cheat a little.. This post consists of the most frequently asked questions I've received since starting this blog!
What is the point of this blog? You don't actually teach anything..
🤔 It's a beauty blog, silly! It isn't meant to be a tutorial site or a place for me to brag about stuff I buy, and I'm no expert in beauty/skincare by any means.. I just like to think of this as a place where I can share my beauty finds and meet others that adore makeup and want to exchange opinions. I'm hoping you'll come here when you just want to relax with a coffee and read about girly stuff after a long day of working, running errands, being a parent, or going to school. Hopefully you get that same vibe when you go through this blog! 😬
What made you want to start blogging?
To be honest, at first, it was essentially out of boredom. I originally had a job that not only consumed the typical 40 hours of my week, but also took up a lot of my time outside of work. So when I had my son and became a stay at home mom, it didn't take long for me to become desperate for a hobby. So I thought, "Hey, why not put your unhealthy makeup addiction to use?", and decided to give it a go and start this blog to share my opinions with anyone who cared to read them. 💁🏻
What camera do you use?
I actually just use my iPhone 7! Throw in a ring light and the basic photo editing software on your phone, and you got yourself everything you need for decent pictures. 📱
What is your skin tone?
I am very pale and am NW20 in MAC, and usually the lightest color in most drugstore foundations. 😅
What is your skin type?
I have combination skin. Normal cheeks and a very oily T-zone.
What are your favorite makeup brands?
Drugstore: L'Oreal, NYX, and Milani.
High-end: Too Faced, Tarte, and Urban Decay.
Where do you shop the most?
For makeup? Ulta.
For clothing? FashionNova and Charlotte Russe.
What does your name mean? It's .... different.
("Different" is not what she/he actually said 😭)
Conchita means little conch shell. My full name is actually Concepcion. I was supposedly named after my grandma since I was born on her birthday. But I truly believe my mom was just trying to win my grandma over since I was born shortly after my parents eloped.
How long have you and Fabian been together/how did you meet?
We've been together since February 2, 2013. He's my high school sweetheart, we met in math class. We were friends for about a year before he finally took me out on a date. 💑
Are you married? If not, why not?
Nope! We have been living together in sin for about 4 years! Ooops.. Hahaha! Anyways, I don't think there's an official reason as to why we aren't. He just hasn't popped the question and I'm really not in a hurry. 😊
What does Fabian do? / How do you afford to be a stay at home mom?
You mean, aside from putting up with my annoying-ness? 😜 He owns a digital marketing agency. I do small tasks to earn some money (babysit, do makeup, sell things, etc.), and I make money each month from this blog. But to be honest, this comfy lifestyle wouldn't be possible without him! 😊
How old is your son/is it Leo or Leonard or Leonardo?
He was born August 9th, 2016, so as of the day of this post, he is 8 months old. His full name is Leonardo Alexander Bustos, we just call him Leo!
What did you do to get rid of your pregnancy weight? Any special diets?
Honestly? Nothing. Everyone told me I had to wear a postpartum girdle, drink hot teas, stay away from greasy foods and bread, no sodas, etc. I never wore a girdle and had a pizza and breadsticks delivered to the hospital the night I had Leo. To this day I eat more junk food than I would like to admit... The only thing I definitely recommend, is to breastfeed. I gained 50 pounds during my pregnancy and lost that + more within 6 weeks. It's not only great for losing weight quickly, it's also amazing for your baby. 👶💛
How tall are you? How much do you weigh? Age?
I am 22 years old, 5'6", and weigh 108 lbs.
Do you plan on having more kids? How many?
Not for at least a few more years. I want a whole bunch!
Do you have any siblings?
Yes! I have two younger sisters. Ashley is 10 years old, and Breana is 5 years old. Yep, the age difference between them and myself is pretty ridiculous, I know. 🙈
Did you go to school?
Yes, I went for a million things. It took me forever to finally decide what I wanted to do. I ended up going for event planning.
Do you have any pets?
We had two Pomeranians: Sophie and Badger. Badger chased after a cat one morning and we never found him. As for Sophie, she became very depressed during my last few months of pregnancy. Once Leo was born and we came home, it got even worse. I think she was just used to being the only baby in our household. After a couple weeks she refused to eat or drink, and just laid in her bed all day. After almost a week of that behavior, and seeing how weak she was getting, we took her to the vet. He put her down and we never got an official explanation as to what exactly was wrong with her. We haven't gotten any pets since her. 😔
What is your favorite animal?
Giraffes and penguins!
I always hear Friends playing in the background of your snaps. Which Friends character are you most like?
This is the best question I've been asked! It's also a little embarrassing because I do watch this show too much.. ANYWAYS... Definitely Monica!
I really hope this helped everyone to get to know me a little better. I love getting emails from you all! It's really flattering that not only are people reading my posts, but are actually interested in getting to know me! Your emails really do make my day! Even the ones that are meant to be insults. 🙄 If I didn't answer your question, please feel free to send me an email. I would love to talk to you! 😘