Q: Are you a professional makeup artist?
A: Nope, just a girl who's had a lot of time and practice =).

Q: Have you gone to school for makeup?
A: Nope, it's just something that I love.

Q: When did you realize you loved makeup?
A: Around 2006 or 2007, if I remember correctly. Started watching a bunch of YouTube gurus and things, all that good stuff. My first real trip to a makeup counter was the Becca counter in search of concealer. I ended up getting a lip gloss, and it was all downhill from there.

Q: What's up with your blog name?
A: I really wanted my own domain, and was lingering on ideas/names for a while before I actually bought it. I knew I'd have it for a while, so I really wanted it to be me. Took a while, but I realized Strange And Pretty sums me up in a nutshell. Before I purchased my own spot on the interwebz, my blog's name was Love That Lavender Brunette, which is a (slight switch up of) a Lady Gaga lyric.

Q: What are your beauty stats?
A: I'm an NW43/NW45 in (most) MAC foundations, I have very oily skin, but not acne prone (whew!). My hair is relaxed, color treated, and highlighted. I happen to have unfortunately dry scalp, though.

Q: What's your favorite makeup brand?
A: Don't really have one, but I'd say I've become a big fan of Maybelline in the past year or so. Makeup Forever has really amazing products in the high end department.

Q: What's your favorite makeup item? 
A: Right now I'm really into cheek products. Blush, highlighter, bronzer, the like. Pearlescent Pink from Wet N Wild is one of my favorite blushes; it's a nice peachy flush for my skin tone.

Q: Don't you think you wear too much makeup?
A: Don't you think you don't wear ENOUGH makeup…? But no, I don't. I know I don't need a pound of makeup to make myself look pretty. I see it as an art and I just have a lot of tools and colors and ideas. A lot.

Q: Can you do a review on ________?
A: Sure, just ask and I'll be happy to.

Q: Who's your celebrity makeup inspiration?
A: Don't judge me but….the Kardashian family. I have a sickening obsession with them in general, but I seriously watch KUWTK (or whatever spin-off happens to be running at the time) Sunday nights just to get makeup/nail polish ideas for the next day. Love love love their smokey eyes.