December 15, 2013


Hi everyone, I hope you’re enjoying the weekend! The lovely blogger GINGERLOVESMAKEUP has tagged me! And if you read this and are a blogger, you too have been tagged! 🙂 So here’s the Q&A:

Is your hair naturally curly or straight?

Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon?
I go to a salon.

Do you wear the same style everyday or do you change it?
Typically wear the same style everyday. Recently I have been French plaiting along the hair line in a mock Danish plait style.

Do you do your own mani/pedi or go to a salon?
This is the main focus for the blog. I believe that you can achieve pro finish if you practice. I challenged myself to learn how to paint like a pro and have painted my nails every Sunday for the last 8 years. I do however go to the salon for pedi’s I believe in salon treatments and you spend your life on your feet they deserve the TLC every now and then.

How often do you change your nail polish?
Every Sunday. On occasion I will do a mid week update if required or going to an event to match an outfit.

Do you polish your toes in winter or just in summer?
Both, they are always painted. I know that they should breathe a little but I love the painted look and go for regular pedicures.

How long does it take you to put on your make up?
10 minutes.

What do you do first, face or eyes?
Face first – I start with a hybrid moisturiser and primer, Elemis Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm, then I use CHANEL Vitalumiere Aqua foundation, I typically use a nude colour eye shadow with a shimmer, I have plenty in this category from Bobbi Brown, MAC and of course Urban Decay Naked Palette, for me it’s all I’m the eyeliner. I love Bobbi Brown long wear gel liners but use Urban Decay Perversion on a daily basis.

Do you collect make-up or do you just buy what you need and when you need it?
I buy new stuff all the time. After working in the beauty industry for over ten years I can’t help getting the latest and greatest new product. I do try to use everything I purchase though.

How often do you wear false eyelashes?
I have worn them a few times for big occasions but typically no.

Do you do a full-face make-up everyday?

Do you wear make-up when you’re home alone or with your family?
I always wear make-up. On the odd lazy Sunday I will go for the bare faced look, fully moisturised though.

Would you leave the house without make-up on?
Yes, although I usually will wear my glasses if I am makeup free so it detracts from the bare faced look. I prefer to put on makeup though even if it is just mascara.

How many high-end products do you own?
All of my products are typically high-end, however I have worked in the luxury beauty industry for the last 10 years so I have benefited from discounts etc… I do use some mass products and think they can be just as good depending on the product.

Do you plan your OOTD every night or when you’re getting dressed?
I plan my outfits in the evening when in bed, although sometimes this changes when I see the weather in the morning.

How often do you change your handbag?
Not very often, I use a tan leather Michael Kors hobo bag everyday. I do change for evening clutches when going out.

What time do you wake up and go to sleep?
Weekdays: I get up at around 7 and go to bed between 23:00 and midnight.

Left-handed or right-handed?
Right-handed. Although I eat left handed.

How tall are you?

How many pets do you have?
None. Although I do have a dog door stop called Baxter in my lounge room.

How do you blog?
I post every Sunday, if time allows I post mid week too. I tweet from @sundaynails more regularly.

Do you read comments posted on blogs?
Yes, all of them. I love to read what others have to say.

Do you keep a list of products you see on other blogs?
Yes, I love getting inspired by other blogs, products I want to try or looks I want to do.

How did you come up with your blog name?
I have painted my nails every Sunday for about 8 years, I have been a beauty editor, copy writer in the past and someone suggested I start a nail blog so SundayNails seemed the perfect name.

What’s your favorite colour?
It is green, although I also love pink too!

Do you swear?
Yes, I’m sad to say I do, however I have tried to watch what I say more recently especially as most of my friends now have children.

What are you doing with the rest of your day?
Painting my nails, of course! I also have a lot of house work to do. But for now it’s blogging and watching Christmas movies.

Thanks for reading! Please feel free to do this tag. I’d love to read more! Simply cut and paste the questions.

By the way, did you know you can follow my blog with Bloglovin’!
And I am on Twitter as well @sundaynails – I love to see nail submissions so please do @ us and or use #SundayNails


Join the conversation! 4 Comments

  1. I finally got around to reading your answers. Very interesting!
    Yay for swearing! Sometimes you just have to let it out. But I too am very careful around kids. Wouldn’t want them to pick up bad habits.

    Good to read I am not the only one who buys all kinds of make-up products all the time. It can be hard to try out everything, especially if you have a lot of stuff, but I too try to use everything at least once.

    Thanks for doing the tag and take care! xo


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About Tori&TheBear

Outside of my avatar as the Secret Beauty Insider I am a professional Beauty Marketeer and work closely with celebrity make-up artists, beauty journalists and international beauty & fragrance brands and glossy magazines. I have worked in the industry for over 11 years and pride myself on my Highly professional attitude. Throughout my career, I have collaborated with many of the world's top beauty houses on their advertising campaigns and launch strategies including Chanel, Dior, Estee Lauder, MAC, Clinique, Clarins, Creme de la Mer, Urban Decay, Benefit, Givenchy, Guerlain, Lancome, Bobbi Brown etc... My approach to beauty and my signature look is best described as a classic with a girly understated twist. I am addicted to nail varnish and can't leave the house without my key beauty staples (Carmex, Chanel Lip gloss, Nars duo concealer, Urban Decay 24/7 pencil in perversion and Chanel Allure) My blogs are filled with hints, tips and product reviews. You can also discover my nail blog at


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