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Get to know me tag

Ginger from Ginger Loves Make-Up (gingerlovesmakeup.wordpress.com) tagged me in the “Get to know you” tag! Just makes me think of the song – getting to know you, getting to know all about you… Anyways, here goes:

Is your hair naturally curly or straight?
Stick straight.

Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon?
I go to a salon for highlights. I don’t trust myself with my hair!

Do you wear the same style everyday or do you change it?
I try to change it, but my sad stick straight hair won’t keep a curl or do anything exciting. For work, I usually pull it up in a bun or braid. Sometimes I try styles I see on Pinterest, and every now and again it works.

Do you do your own mani/pedi or go to a salon?
Manis – I definitely do my own. I went to a salon recently and ended up sad that I paid for something I can do better on my own. Pedis – I usually do my own, but there’s something so satisfactory about the foot pampering/ sitting in a massage chair/ drinking wine combo.

How often do you change your nail polish?
Usually about 2-3 times a week. I get polish ADD and will only keep a manicure longer than 2-3 days if it’s amazingly gorgeous. Chips really bother me so I’ll change it up if I see even the smallest chip.

Do you polish your toes in winter or just in summer?
All year long! I love having bare feet, even if it’s just at home. So I like having my toes looking cute and polished year round.

How long does it take you to put on your make up?
10-15 minutes.

What do you do first, face or eyes?
Face.

Do you collect make-up or do you just buy what you need and when you need it?
I usually buy it as I need it, but sometimes I can’t resist a beautiful new eyeshadow or lipgloss.

How often do you wear false eyelashes?
Only for costumes.

Do you do a full-face make-up everyday?
Yes, but that really just includes concealer with powder, mascara, and a little eyeshadow. When I have more time, I like to spend it on my eyes with some eyeliner and more involved eyeshadow. I usually don’t wear lipstick though. I go for chapstick or slightly tinted lipgloss.

Do you wear make-up when you’re home alone or with your family?
If I know I’m not going to see another person other than my husband, then I usually go make-up free. Otherwise, I always put a little make-up on.

Would you leave the house without make-up on?
Only when I walk my dog in the early morning. Otherwise, nope.

How many high-end products do you own?
More than is appropriate for my back account. I decided a few years ago that I wanted to own less but better quality make-up. So pretty much everything I put on my face is either mid- or high-end.

Do you plan your OOTD every night or when you’re getting dressed?
While I’m getting dressed. Usually it’s simple because I mainly wear scrubs.

How often do you change your handbag?
Every time I change my outfit! I own way too many handbags (is that even possible?!), and I love utilizing them all.

What time do you wake up and go to sleep?
This is extremely varied. When I’m on service (aka working in the NICU), I wake up at 4:30am or 5:40am (with a few presses of my snooze button) depending on the hospital at which I’m working. When I’m working in the research lab, I wake up between 6:30-7am. I’m a night owl, so I usually don’t go to bed before midnight. When I’m on call (working overnight in the NICU), I usually don’t sleep for a good 24-36 hours and then crash when I get home. On weekends, I sleep as much as I can to catch up! And that’s more than you ever wanted to know about my sleep habits!

Left-handed or right-handed?
Right.

How tall are you?
5’8”.

How many pets do you have?
One – my adorably hyper dog, Kaiser.

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How do you blog?
I try to get in 1-2 posts a week, schedule permitting.

Do you read comments posted on blogs?
Every single one! I try to always reply to comments on my posts.

Do you keep a list of products you see on other blogs?
I keep a nail polish wish list, but not other beauty products.

How did you come up with your blog name?
Not terribly creative here – I’m a doctor and I love crafty things and people.

What’s your favorite color?
I can’t pick just one! Probably a mint green/ teal, but I love blues and purple.

Do you swear?
Like a sailor with Tourettes! Since starting to work with children, I’ve learned how to curb this habit. I now work solely with babies, so it’s ok if I let a curse word or two slip 🙂

What are you doing with the rest of your day?
Cleaning a bit, grocery shopping, painting my nails (duh!), and seeing The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug with the husband!!

Thanks for getting to know me! Feel free to post all about yourself too.

My Liebster nominations

Here are my nominations for the Liebster award:

1. http://monkeynailart.wordpress.com – Anyone who loves monkeys and nails is good by me!

2. http://thebubblybrunette.wordpress.com – Great nail polish swatches and some fun art as well.

3. http://adornedclaw.wordpress.com – Fun nail art!

4. http://thepolishinfluenza.wordpress.com – It’s like nail porn. And there’s a Mean Girls themed post (On Wednesdays, we wear pink!) every week!

5. http://eeeknailpolish.com – Just starting to enjoy this blog… loving her nail art with animals.

6. http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com – So impressed with all the nail art. So impressed.

7. http://ourpaintedworld.wordpress.com – Another amazing nail art blog.

8. http://brijitsdigits.net – Just starting to explore this site. Good tutorials, art, swatches… everything you could want!

9. http://milliemuppet.wordpress.com – So much glitter… love the sparkles!

10. http://thiskittenhasklaws.wordpress.com – Pretty colors, some stamping… love it!

My very first blog post… Let me introduce myself. I am living in Pittsburgh, PA with my husband, Grant, and our dog Kaiser. We moved here from Norfolk, VA just over a year ago so I could start my neonatology fellowship (for those who don’t know, that is the specialty training doctors go through to become a baby doctor working in neonatal intensive care units).

I spend a ton of time in the hospital, studying, researching, and generally doing nerdy things to further my medical training. In my off time, I love to keep busy with crafting, concerts, movies, etc. I taught myself how to make jewelry back in my 4th year of medical school, taught myself how to knit during residency, and recently became obsessed with all things nail-related. 

I was going to set up an Etsy shop to sell jewelry and knitted items, but I found I couldn’t part with the non-gift pieces I made. I just loved them too much! So here comes the blog where I can just post pictures of the things I create and make y’all jealous instead! 😉