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How do I pronounce your name?
Think MonaLisa. It's pronounced ah-nah-lease-ah. Aunie is pronounced ah-nee.
What do you do for a living?
I work full-time as a Development Assistant at a non-profit hospital in Boise. I wrote more about my job here.
What did you study in school?
I graduated from Boise State University with a B.S. in Health Education & Promotion. For my freshman year, I also attended the University of Redlands in southern California, but transferred home sophomore year to join Boise State's cheerleading team.
You post about trichotillomania, when did you realize you had it? Can you tell me more?
Trichotillomania is a disorder where you pull out your hair. I pull my eyelashes and eyebrows. I began pulling when I was 16, and by the time I was 21, I didn't have a single eyebrow or eyelash left. Since then, I've been able to take better control of my pulling, though I still deal with it often. I'm really open about my struggles with trich, because I want to be able to help others who deal with this debilitating disorder. To see more about it and my experiences, click here.
How do you style your hair?
Great question! After Bye Bye Beehive (my 365-day hair project), I became fond of my natural hair, just the way it is—fine and mostly straight—and to keep it healthy, I try not to use any heat styling tools. To see how I style it on an almost-daily basis, watch my video here. To see how I get my no-heat curls, click here. For a more comprehensive list of my hairstyles, click here.
What makeup/beauty products do you use?
On a daily basis, I use almost all of the same products—it's a pretty simple beauty routine.
Makeup (in order of how I apply it): moisturizer // eyeshadow primer // eyebrow powder // bronzer // blush // facial powder // eyeshadow // eyebrow highlight // eyeliner // mascara // chapstick or lip glow.
You can also shop my other favorite beauty items here.____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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What does Daniel do for a living?
Daniel was a personal trainer for the past several years, and recently began a new career as an Idaho Air National Guard Recruiter. He joined the Guard when he lived in Wyoming, and after fighting forest fires in Idaho, decided he loved it here, and packed up and moved shortly thereafter. He's been in the Guard for 10 years and plans on staying with them until retirement. I am so proud of my military man.
Where did you an Daniel meet?
Daniel and I met at the gym! It was an unconventional meeting, but somehow my sweaty-moves caught his eye.
You talk about Daniel a lot, but we don't see much of him on the blog... why?
I love to talk about all aspects of my life, take photos, and put myself out there... but it's not really Daniel's thing. While he supports and reads my blog—and is always so encouraging—he doesn't love being featured, so I try to respect that.
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Who takes your photos?
I take most of the photos. Daniel takes many of the Style photos, and he always is able to make me laugh when he takes my picture. I'm also very fortunate to be able to shoot occasionally with a friend from church, Taylor, of Taylor Love Studios. If you ever have a question about which of us has taken the photos, just ask!
Where did you get your top/pants/shoes/accessories?
I include information (and links, if relevant) about what I'm wearing underneath the first photo in my style posts. You can also shop my closet here.
If I leave a comment, will you respond to it?
I love comments, and read every single one. I try my best to respond to comments—especially the ones that ask questions. I use the Disqus commenting system, which posts my answer to your question as a reply in the comment thread. If you'd also like my reply to come back to your inbox (so you don't have to check back at my post), make sure you register for a Disqus account.
What are your tips for blog growth?
#1: Blog for YOU. It doesn't matter what your blog is about. If you enjoy doing it, others will enjoy reading it. #2: Network, network, network! Swap ads, comment on big and small blogs. Let people know who you are. I have a couple posts that talk about my blog tips here, here and here.
How did you start reaching out to sponsors, brands, etc.?
When I was first starting out, I looked for other blogs who had similar followings to myself. We swapped ad space and I slowly began meeting more and more bloggers. When I had a slightly bigger following, I began taking paid advertisements. Those initial swap friends made up many of the people who purchased ads from me in the beginning. I don't make a conscious effort to "reach out" to brands. If I receive an email from a business looking to promote a product, I try my best to work with them and help them gain exposure.
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