Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Let's get personal

I'm trying to make my blog more personal and trying to be more relatable to my readers. I used to be a faceless blogger but as you have seen, I've slowly grown out of my shell - yay! My favorite blogs to read are usually written by people in Vancouver and who share a bit about their life outside of fashion and beauty.

I'm guessing most of my readers are people who don't know me personally. So I've decided to give myself a little Q&A session. For my friends who read this blog (I love you guys!), I'm sure this may be boring since you probably know all these facts already.

Q: How old are you?
A: 25.

Q: Do you go to school?
A: I did. I graduated in June 2010 with a Bachelor's of Science in Health Science at SFU. The faculty was a combination of your typical science courses like 1st - 4th year Microbiology, Biochemistry, Immunology, and etc with public health courses like Epidemiology, Environmental Health, Social Determinants of Health, and etc. Yes, I'm a closet nerd and I don't look like one.

Q: What do you want to do in life?
A: I want to be a public health inspector (if I get into the program in Fall 2012) and if not that, basically work in a health care setting - not sure what that is at the moment.

Q: So is Kerri your real name?
A: No, it's half of my name. If I tell you how to spell my real name, I will be easily found on Google or online. I just want a little privacy so I kept it a general name for blogging purposes. My name is spelled uniquely but it's pronounced a really generic way. If you are my friends, don't give me a comment with my real name please and thanks!

Q: What is your favorite colour?
A: Black. I know it's a shade/hue but I say it counts.

Q: Do you have a job?
A: I work in the alcoholic beverage industry. I work for 3 people in my life: Balenciaga, Chanel and Louis Vuitton haha. All jokes, it's not what I want to do with my life...per se but I wouldn't mind being an inspector for liquor and licensing (ultimate dream!)

Q: You seem like you spend a lot of money on fashion/beauty, how do you even save?
A: I actually don't spend thatttt much. There are spikes in my credit card cycles like in June (Aritzia post card sale) and November & December (Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Boxing day deals). I plan my big purchases strategically (wait for deals that I know are coming up, try to find it used but good condition, and etc). Otherwise, I just save by having a job, by not having any expenses and by having parents who are supportive of me and my decisions.

Q: Do you have a boyfriend?
A: Yes. We've been together for 3 years and a bit.

Q: What shows do you watch?
A: Modern Family, How I Met Your Mother, Jersey Shore (yes, I'm embarrassed to admit that) and Keeping Up with the Kardashians (and all their other spin offs).

Q: Are your girl friends like you? - similar tastes in designer clothes, shoes, bags, and beauty products?
A: Actually, most of my girl friends taste in clothes and make up are different than my taste. Which is great, we all have our own style and we barely have those awkward moments where you realize you have the same item.

Q: What is your signature look?
A: All black everything! Basically black/dark jeggings, pretty flats and bunny earring studs.

Q: Heels or flats?
A: Flats because I'm lazy.

Q: What is your signature make up look?
A: I really like to focus on my eyes because they are my favorite aspect of my face lol. I usually do my eyes with: a cream shimmery shade under the brow bone, use a pastel pink or neutral pink on my crease and a metallic bronze brown colour on my lids. I use eye liner to line my upper lash line as thin as I can (or not at all) at the inner corners and make it thicker on the outer edge. For my bottom lash line, I only line it halfway from the outer corner to the middle. I don't like thick eye liner on my upper lash line because it makes my lids look smaller or look like a monolid.

Q: How many premium designer bags/accessories do you have and what are they?
A: Louis Vuitton mini lin speedy 30 in ebene (my first premium designer bag), Louis Vuitton Trevi pm, Louis Vuitton Eva in damier ebene, Chanel black lambskin medium flap with silver hardware, Chanel red camellia wallet on chain, Balenciaga giant silver hardware City in papyrus, Gucci studded pelham bag in brown monogram canvas, and a Louis Vuitton vernis zippy coin purse in rouge fauviste. I have a Marc by Marc Jacobs Natasha bag in black I use a lot - even though it's not premium designer.

Q: Premium designer shoes?
A: Only 2 pairs. I have yet to dive into this area because I don't really wear heels and I think I get more use out of a designer bag than pretty heels. So far it's only: Christian Louboutin Fifi 100 in metallic turquoise suede and Jimmy Choo wigmore flats in anthracite.

Q: What sites do you visit when you go online?
A: Blogs on my favorites link, Facebook, Twitter, Mallvibes, Forever 21 Canada, Hotmail, The Purse Forum, and Revscene.

Q: Tell me some interesting facts about yourself?
A: I have a scar (due to stitches) on my left temple on my head because when I was a kid, I wanted to be a figure skater and I was wearing tights and a dress spinning around in the kitchen and I hit my head on a baseboard. You can see the scar below the tip of my eye brow in that eye photo. My best friend and I have been best friends since kindergarten. I'm scared of worms. I hate drinking milk that has a slight off smell of expiration even though it's not close to the due date. I have a tattoo on my side ribcage and I got it 4-5 years ago. I talk in my sleep. I am quite updated with internet memes and internet pop culture.

My bestie and me.

Have a Merry Christmas readers! I hope you enjoyed this post. I got bored writing it after a while. You can still ask me questions via the comments below or Formspring. You can even follow me on Twitter if you want to see what I do on the regular.


  1. Great post, Kerri! I don't post much about my personal life due to my career but I really do enjoy getting these snippets of other peoples' lives :)

    xo, alison*elle

  2. I agree with you, it defintely adds a more personal/relatable element to a blog when we get some insight on the blogger! Great FAQs!!
    Love your blog :)
    Happy Holidays!!
    Bella xox

  3. I loved this post :)

    I enjoy getting to know bloggers on a more personal level.


  4. Great post, Kerri! I've wanted to do something like this for a while now, just not sure what to write lol.


  5. This was so sweet Kerri! I loved reading it :) I love your blog and it's nice to be able to get to know...well you a bit more! I've always felt you'd be a super awesome shopping buddy :)

    Don't ever stop blogging!

  6. thanks friends for your support =)

    Lori - awww. I think you'd be a great shopping buddy as well =D

  7. Cat - I think you should do a post like this too. I would want to get to know you =)

  8. I really adored this post! Thanks for sharing :)


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