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Ask Sabrina | July 2023

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Comfortable Sunday! It’s time for an additional Ask Sabrina roundup! You despatched in SO many nice questions in my final ballot on the weblog and on Instagram, I believe I’ve a listing lengthy sufficient to maintain this sequence occurring for the following a number of months!

Listed below are 10 extra questions I’m answering at the moment. As at all times if you happen to’re interested by one thing private, my background, and many others. you’ll be able to at all times click on on the ASK SABRINA class to learn previous posts!

Though lots of you will have been with me from the start (ie earlier than I ever confirmed my face to the world) there are many new readers who need to know extra about how I began my weblog, how one can change into a magnificence influencer/blogger, why we moved to Florida and extra. All of those are answered in previous Ask Sabrina posts, however I’ll elaborate on just a few since lots of you will have requested comply with up questions.

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1. Are you able to inform us extra about your upcoming transfer? Why are you transferring once more? How are you going to resolve between San Diego or Miami?

Andrew and I like exploring and our jobs give us the flexibleness to do it! San Diego remains to be dwelling to me. I’ve household and buddy there though many have moved away over the previous decade. Lots of our buddies moved away from San Diego to larger cities like LA or San Francisco for extra job alternatives. Additionally when the pandemic hit and all the things was shut down lots of our buddies moved to completely different states to be nearer to household.

We’d transfer again to San Diego due to Andrew’s job and my household there. However proper now our coronary heart is about on Miami for our subsequent journey. We’re exploring our choices and are are taking our time exploring each.

For our transfer to Miami, I’ve at all times wished to stay in a giant metropolis and we each love all that Miami has to supply. It’s considerably larger than Tampa and every time we journey to Miami we’re at all times unhappy to depart. We nonetheless love Tampa/St. Pete however we’re prepared for a change after being right here 6 years.

And who is aware of? We may be again after a yr or so! Lots of readers have advised me they’ve locations on each coasts. They journey backwards and forwards relying on what vibe they need. Tampa/St Pete is extra informal laid again and relaxed whereas Miami is busier and has extra vitality.

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2. Do you ever remorse leaving your 9-5 company job? Do you are feeling your training and background in finance helps you along with your running a blog profession at the moment?

I’ve ZERO regrets about leaving the company world. After I give up my company job to weblog full time practically everybody advised me I might remorse it. On the time I made a decision to depart I used to be actually torn. It was the primary firm I labored at that had an excellent office tradition and atmosphere. I actually cherished the workforce I labored with and the administration. All that mentioned, I nonetheless felt restricted in what I might do and the way I might develop. I used to be anticipated to advance to a managerial place finally and managing folks is just not my factor in any respect. The transition of working at a giant firm to working alone was fairly a shock for me. It took a while to get used to however I haven’t regretted it in any respect.

All of my experiences have been helpful to me indirectly. I do suppose my training helped in some ways. I don’t know that I might name it important for me now, however I’m glad I went by means of it.

Best Concealers YSL, Natasha Denona, Givenchy, NARS and Armani

3. What’s your favourite concealer today?

I nonetheless swear by the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer however there are LOTS of nice new choices out at the moment. My prime 2 proper now are the Natasha Denona Hy-Glam Concealer and Givenchy Prisme Libre Concealer. Additionally actually love YSL Touche Eclat (finest for brightening) and the Armani Luminous Silk Concealer (at all times a traditional).

For mixing I often use a beautyblender however my 2 favourite brushes are the Real Techniques 210 Brush and the Hourglass Vanish Concealer Brush.

4. What’s one magnificence product you would like existed however doesn’t?

I REALLY love that Chanel make-up applicator machine from the film Fifth Aspect. On the spot look that’s additionally Chanel? Signal me up! For one thing extra real looking, I might actually find it irresistible Chanel introduced again their finest colours they discontinued (ie Nude Lip Liner, Seashell or Glow Glossimer, or any of the glossimers actually).

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5. Finest marriage ceremony lipstick?

This might be a terrific query for me to ask YOU! I’d like to do a ballot on what lipstick you wore to your marriage ceremony as a result of Andrew and I didn’t have one. We bought married on the courthouse in San Diego as a result of planning a marriage was overwhelming. Andrew proposed whereas we had been each in grad faculty. We had been relationship for practically 7 years and knew we had been prepared, however faculty was very time consuming for each of us. We had very busy schedules and I felt like we barely noticed one another for 3 years!

We had deliberate on having a giant ceremony a yr later after we each graduated after we had extra time to plan and have enjoyable with all of it. However by the point a yr rolled round we had been each very fortunately married, felt like we didn’t want a giant marriage ceremony and determined to save lots of the $$$ for a future honeymoon journey.

For weddings I’ve attended I really don’t recall what magnificence merchandise I’ve worn, however I really feel like for lipstick it could have often been one thing from Tom Ford or Chanel. It’s actually the ceremony or being there for family members that I keep in mind versus what I wore. It’s been a very long time since we’ve been to a marriage – most of our buddies all have youngsters by now!

6. What’s your favourite responsible pleasure?

Fingers down something candy. I like Jeni’s Ice Cream and Dealer Joe’s Pancake Bread. I additionally love Swedish Fish and Haribo gummies.

7. Do you prefer to cook dinner or bake? What are your favourite meals?

Sure, I like baking and cooking! I used to work at Williams and Sonoma and assisted of their cooking lessons. I needed to cease baking although as a result of it was extremely unhealthy.

Once we moved to Florida we each began cooking lots to eat more healthy however proper now I really don’t cook dinner very a lot. Andrew wished to discover a means to assist reduce down on my cooking time so we’ve been making an attempt out some meal plans. If you need an outline or recs I can undoubtedly share them. Discovering one we each like has been a problem as a result of I’m the final word choosy eater. We’ve tried lots!

8. What’s a behavior you’ve construct into your routine?

Each Andrew and I’ve made an additional effort to enhance our well being and wellness and it’s made such an enormous distinction in our lives. We don’t at all times eat wholesome, we nonetheless prefer to indulge, however we’ve made an enormous effort to chop down on sugar consumption and we’ve by no means felt higher! It’s been a problem since I’ve a candy tooth, however we actually make an effort to eat it sparsely.

9. You’re caught on a desert island, what 5 magnificence merchandise would you like with you?

This query at all times has me laughing as a result of I’ve comply with up questions! Am I on my own? Who else is there? Can I escape or get off the island? If I’m on my own likelihood is that I actually received’t care about magnificence merchandise and would reasonably need one thing to get me off that island!

However I can’t stay with out baths or showers so I’d need a lifetime provide of fine bathe gel (if I needed to have just one, I’d steal Andrew’s Jack Black Turbo Wash as a result of it should double as a shampoo) and face cleanser (in all probability First Aid Beauty Pure Skin Cleanser). Solar safety by which case I’d have my Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protector Lotion Sunscreen. Native Deodorant as a result of even when I’m on my own I don’t need to odor dangerous. An excellent lip balm, I believe the Vaseline Lip Therapy Cocoa Butter could be my choose. Additionally I’d in all probability cheat and ask to be allowed a sixth product which is a very good hair brush.

Calvin and Ollie

10. Pet stuff! I’m combining 2 in a single. What shampoo and grooming merchandise do you employ for Ollie? Do Ollie and Kitty get alongside?

We began with Earthbath Oatmeal and Aloe Fragrance Free as a result of that’s what we used on Jake and Lucy for over a decade. We’ve since began utilizing the Ouai Pet Shampoo as a result of it smells superb (out there at Sephora and Ulta). We alternate between the 2 manufacturers.

I did take a whiff of the Aesop Pet Shampoo however thought the scent was too sturdy so I didn’t purchase it. I might see myself utilizing it, however I felt like it could be an excessive amount of for Ollie’s nostril. When you’ve got tried it in your pet let me know!

Ollie nonetheless hates baths so we wash him within the bathe which he tolerates.

And sure Ollie and Kitty get alongside nicely. They don’t snuggle however they really play collectively now and have zoomies the place they chase one another. Typically the cat is the one who initiates play time with some playful swatting. It’s so cute.

That wraps up this week’s Ask Sabrina sequence! If you wish to share your marriage ceremony lipstick within the feedback I’m positive future brides could be completely grateful to listen to what your favorites are! I’ll additionally do a ballot on Instagram this week and share ends in my subsequent Ask Sabrina sequence.


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