Friday, November 4, 2011

With A Little Help From My Friends: TINA!

So, Tina is another lady that I met while doing YouTube videos! Not only does she still do YouTube videos, she also runs a blog called The Digital Rebel. Tina is so cool! I never get to speak to her enough on twitter because, obviously, our time zones don't coincide. She's gorgeous, isn't she? I love this photo of her. Her blog/YT focuses on makeup as well as nail polish.





1. How long have you been blogging?
I have been beauty blogging since February 2009 (but I started out making webpages and blogs in 1997)

2. What inspired you to start blogging? How did you come up with the name of your blog?
The inspiration to my beauty blog came from the YouTube beauty community mostly. Many of the people I was watching had beauty blogs and since I already had a domain name and no current active blog I simply decided to start one!

3. What is your favorite color? Is it your favorite polish color, as well?
My favorite color is not purple as you might expect, it is actually a dark, dusky, greyish blue with a teal hint. My favorite nail polish color on the other hand, is purple. ;)

4. Is there a polish (or makeup) color you won't wear?
I won't wear white or black nail polish on their own. I won't wear yellow eyeshadow. ;)

5. Do a lot of people offline notice your polish/makeup? What kinds of comments do you get?
Yes it happens and it's always nice when it does! I often get asked what eyeshadows I'm wearing and of course what nail polish! ;)

6. What are some of your favorite blogs? (Doesn't necessarily have to be polish or makeup related!)
I read a lot of blogs. A lot. And not only makeup or nail polish related. Tech blogs, linux blogs, cat blogs, everyday life blogs and so on! It is very hard to pick favorites! But there are a few that I read more often than others of course. A few random favorites are:
http://www.scrangie.com/
http://the-swatchaholic.com/
http://www.nightlynails.com/ (no, I'm not sucking up lol)
http://www.lockergnome.com/
http://laperm.wordpress.com/

7. What other hobbies and interests do you have outside of polish and blogging?
Computers, Science, Science Fiction, Photography, web design, web graphics, cats, interior design. I also used to create levels for Quake 3 Arena. So, I'm adding game design to the interests as well. :)

8. Tell us a bit more about yourself. Any tidbits you'd like to share!
It's so difficult to talk about one self I think! I don't know where to begin lol! But my full name is Christina (I call myself Tina) and I belong in the obscure "30 plus" age range.. ;) I am a bit of a loner when it comes to physical company, but I LOVE interacting with others online! I am very interested in people and I always try to figure out and understand what's "behind" the mask so to speak. I try to live by a very simple motto (that I obviously did not invent myself): Treat others like you wish to be treated yourself! 

9. What is the one beauty item you cannot live without - you won't go out of the house without using or wearing it?
Mascara. I have blonde lashes so it's a must for me! I look like a corpse without it! I have read that it's unsafe to dye the lashes or I would have done it!

10. What is the craziest/most interesting thing you've ever done?
The craziest thing I've done was when I moved to London in the mid 90s to work. I left everything in Sweden, threw away all things I had (sold what I could) and just.. moved. I had 2000 SEK (today that is about $300) in the purse and no contacts in England or any idea where to go and what to do.
The second craziest thing was when I after 1,5 years over there decided to move back to Sweden. I hitchhiked home. Without a penny in my pockets. 


Her favorite manicure photo, BB Couture Dragon's Breath. Isn't that a great photo of it?
Haha, Tina, we are obscure 30+ year olds together, sister! It's funny when you "meet" someone on line half a world away, yet you have many things in common. I think some of it has to do with us being close in age. I hope you guys enjoyed getting to know Tina a little bit. Do check out her blog and her YouTube channel!

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