nikki tiu beauty secrets

I’ve recently had the pleasure to interview the lovely Nikki from Askmewhats. Her blog is one of my daily reads. Nikki is a beautiful, very sweet girl and her happy, bright personality shines through her blog. Her site features beauty products and restaurants reviews, great tutorials and amazing nail art! Read on to find out more about Nikki:

1. When and why did you start your blog?

I started blogging January of this year! I decided to blog because I have a couple of friends who would ask my opinion on products that I’ve used or encountered and I’ve found myself answering the same questions again and again. So, I’ve decided put my thoughts in writing and ask my friends to read it so I don’t have to repeat myself! hahaha
I am also good with research, so I always ended up buying the “right” product, so I’d love to share that to people who read my blog too šŸ™‚

2. What is your favourite thing about blogging? And the least?

Favorite thing about blogging is meeting new people, interacting with them and learn so much about different cultures. I love blogging the best when I get emails, or messages from readers who told me that they learn so much from my blog.
Least favorite about blogging…well cropping photos! LOL

3. What is the best thing that happened to you because of your blog?

I’ve found new friends that I chat or talk to regularly not only about make-up but about LIFE in general!

4. When did you first realize that you were beauty obsessed?

When I was in junior high. I was in -charge for make-up for our school’s Major Play and I found myself enjoying it! I don’t mind that people line up for me to do make-up on them no matter how crowded it is, or how tiring it gets. I just can’t stop smiling!

5. How did you learn how to apply makeup?

Recently, I learned through YouTube and beauty blogs, but all these years, I wasn’t scared to do make-up on ANYONE who wants to! I practice on my friends’ faces and mine (bless them for trusting me).
I also had a short lesson with the Chief Make-up Artist of Paul & Joe (Philippines) Ms. Cherry Pacheco Uy to learn the tricks.

6. What is your daily skincare routine?

Cleanse, Tone, Moisturize, Sunscreen.

7. Have you found your HG products yet? If so, what are they?

HG Gel Liner – STILA Smudgepots!
HG Brow Pencil – Paul & Joe no. 2 pencil
I will definitely let you guys know if I found more!

8. What are your favourite beauty brands?

Paul & Joe , MAC, Shu Uemura, MUFE, NYX, Milani, etc… ( I don’t really have specific brands that I would really be loyal to, I just find what’s the best product each brand has to offer).

9. What’s in your makeup bag right now?

A small mirror, tweezers, Joppa finishing silk, NYX lipstick in Tea Rose, Kiehl’s No.1 Lipbalm.

10. And finally, do you have any beauty secrets you can share?
SMILING! Trust me, smiling (genuinely) can make you prettier!

Make sure you visit Askmewhats now! Thanks for the interview Nikki!