Hello and welcome to another mutual blogger interview, brought to you by Beauty Blogs’ Backstage! This month I was paired up with gorgeous beauty blogger Dominique, whose blog, Aijuswhanakno, shows that there’s no need to be afraid of wearing intense colours. I highly recommend checking out her blog, especially if you love colourful EotDs. I’m so envious of her blending skills *attempts to camouflage the greenish teint*!
1. What is your favourite kind of eyeliner?
~I absolutely love gel liners. Mac Fluidline was my go-to, until Imoved to Japan Unfortunately, Mac won't ship that here. However, I found a new favorite. KATE gel liner. It's just as good :)
2. You're certainly not afraid of using any colour in existence. But is there a look you favour when you're in a hurry?
~I do have an "in a hurry" look, but it's not specific colors. It's more of an application method. I'll just pick two coordinating random shadows. One on the inner half of the eye, the other on the outer half.
Blend any lines with a #217, and I'm good to go!
3. Have you ever tried a new brand, expecting to dislike the products, only to find them amazing?
~Hmmm, that's a good question! I'd have to say HiFi Cosmetics. (http://www.etsy.com/shop/hificosmetics). To me, most of the swatches online were blah looking, and I couldn't understand why people raved about them. I ordered, and now I understand why people get giddy over HiFi Cosmetics!
4. Do you have a role model, either look-wise or whose code of ethics or lifestyle you'd like to emulate?
~Wow, another good one. Honestly, I don't have anyone that I try to emulate on a regular basis. I have a sort of "style A.D.D.", and I am constantly changing my appearance. I always try to surround myself with people that are beautiful inside and out, and that possess qualities that I seem to be weak in (or lack completely). To be in my life, I must feel like I can learn something from you. Celebrity-wise, I am in love with Aaliyah (R.I.P.) and Gwen Stefani. Both are/were timeless classic beauties that always exuded elegance and a sex appeal that usually wasn't over the top. This might make some people cringe, but I also really admire Lady Gaga. She may be a freak, but she goes after what she wants and she acts upon what she believes in. The world needs more people like her.
5. We seem to have mutual location envy. What did you find most difficult to adapt to in Japan and what struck you as much better in comparison to the U.S.?
~Oh gosh, what ISN'T better than the U.S. here? Lol I am extremely biased, and I honestly don't want to have to leave Okinawa. I would want to live in Mainland Japan, if anything else. Honestly, the hardest thing I have trouble adjusting to is the high concentration of military and military spouses I have to deal with on a daily basis. Military wives are a breed unto their own, even though there are some true gems among us. As far as what's better than the U.S.? Everything!! Okinawa is highly Americanized and honestly is nothing like Mainland Japan (I have visited their too). Okinawa has it's own history and culture outside of Japan's history, and it's very interesting. The Okinawan and Japanese people are simply amazing. As an American, you hear stories about how much some of the older generations cling to their old fears of Americans, and hate us.
However, that has not been the case for me. They are so kind and warm-hearted, and we have so much to learn from them, if they'll listen. I could go on and on, but I'll stop here :-p
6. What is it that fascinates you so much about the 80s?
~The colors!! I am a color freak, and everything was so cool back then. My love of the 80's does bleed into the very early 90's as well. I just love the funky colors, styles, and patterns. Even the music was more fun and original (music today is awful for the most part, but that's another story.) Dancing back then was a SPORT! Not this ridiculous crap that's being put out today like "the dougie" and "the stanky leg". Wtf is that crap????
7. Please tell us something - whatever comes to mind - about music.
~Haha oops, I guess I kinda hit that in the last question, didn't I?
Well....music today isn't music. It's crappy samplings of older music filled to the max with ohrwurm's (ear worms). I know I personally am sick of hearing the same beats used OVER and OVER again.
Thank you, Dominique, for extensively answering my silly questions, I enjoyed our interview a lot.
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