Saturday, 25 September 2010

42 Beauty Questions x

Thought this would be a good way to fit alot of information into one blog post.
Hope you enjoy reading! :)


1)How many times do you wash your face daily?
Twice, morning and night.

2)What skin type do you have?

3)What is your current facial wash?
I tend to use a different one every few days.
The ones i'm currently using are:
*Clinique Anti Blemish Foam Wash.
*Garnier Pure- Anti Blemish- Deep Pore Wash.
*Witch Exfoliating Face Wash.
*Homemade Lemon Facial Scrub.

4)Do you exfoliate?
Yes, i exfoliate my body usually twice a week with a pair of exfoliating gloves.
As for my body every other day maybe?

5)What toner do you use?
*Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions Clarifying lotion.
*Simple Facial Toner.

Not a toner but i also use Garnier Pure Extra Strong-Daily purifying pads, i usually use these to take off my make up and i sometimes use them instead of a toner.

6)What moisturiser do you use?
*Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions clearing moisturizer.
*Simple Replenishing Rich moisturizer.

7)Do you have freckles?
I have alot of randoms ones, over my body.
I also get a few tiny ones on my nose in the summer, i'd like to have a few more on my nose as i think they're really cute! :)

8)Do you use eye cream?
I don't, but i really should as i suffer with bad dark circles! :(

9)Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
I do have acne prone skin, it's cleared alot of the years but i still have it. :(
I also suffer with blackheads and i have some scarring too.
So for all you acne sufferers out there, i know how depressing it can be!

10)Did you ever have to use Pro-Activ?


11)What foundation do you use?
I'm a foundation addict! Love the stuff.
At the moment it's either:
*L'oreal True Match Foundation (liquid) in shade W3 Golden Beige.
*Revlon Colorstay- Combination/Oily skin- in shade 320 True Beige.

12)How about concealer?
*Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection 16hour wear concealer.

13)Do you know your undertone colour?
I have light olive undertones and some redness too (due to acne)

14)What do you think of fake eyelashes?
I LOVE them! They give some amazing effects!
I usually wear them for the evening (nights out etc) although their are alot of gorgeous natural false lashes which could be used for every day wear.
I'm a HUGE fan of Eylure lashes.

15)Did you know you were supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?
Yep, i'm currently using Maybelline Lash Stiletto mascara, but i need a new one very soon.

16)What brand of mascara do you use?
I like to try a new mascara every time i buy a new one.
The last one i used before lash stiletto was Max Factors False Lash Effect.

17)Sephora or Mac?
I've never been to Sephora, but i do like the variety of brands.
I guess i'd have to say Mac as i have shopped there.

18)Do you have a Mac Pro card?
No, but i think i can get one, i should really look into that.

19)What makeup tools do you use in makeup application?
Love using brushes!
Big fan of the stippling brush! Currently using the Mac 187.
Always use a big powder brush, either a good blush or contour brush (for bronzer, contour, blush, highlight), a flat eyeshadow brush, a fluffy brush for blending, angled brush (for brows, eyeliner, eyeshadow).

20)Do you use makeup base/primer for the eyes?
I usually use a Mac Paint Pot i have the shade Painterly.
I also use concealer/foundation as a base for the eyes too.

21)For the face?
I've used Mac Prep & Prime twice, don't think i like it.
I should try and find a face primer i like.

22)What is your favourite eyeshadow?colour or shade?
I like Neutral colours, browns- dark-light, greys.
I also like dark blues, greens, golds, whites, black- usually for evening wear.
I LOVEEE smokey eyes.
Mac eyeshadows are great. Currently using a NYC Metro Quartet palette in shade Union Square.
I'm a fan of using eyeliners as eyeshadows by blending them.

23)Do you use pencil or liquid liner?
Both, pencil to create a few different looks, from subtle to bold to smokey.
I also use liquid liner to define the eye and to create more bold looks such as winged eyeliner.
Gel eyeliner is fantastic!

24)How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
Never really. Occasional poke from a Mascara wand on a dozy day!

25)What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
Amazing colours.
I'm a fan of the Barry M Dazzle Dusts and Mac pigments.

26)Do you use mineral makeup?
I don't think i am. Maybe i should because it might be better for my skin, but i feel they wouldn't give me enough coverage as i would like.

27)What is your favourite lipstick?
Erm.. I like the Barry M Lip paints.
Gotta love the mac lipsticks also. Russian Red is great.
I'm a huge fan of nude lips!
I usually create this look with vaseline and a concealer.

28?How about lipgloss?
Don't really wear it to be honest, lipgloss and windy days don't get on well.
Any clear or nude gloss is a winner though.

29)What is your favourite blush to use?
Couldn't tell you, i mainly just use bronzer instead.

30)Do you buy your makeup on Ebay?
I haven't, but i should!

31)Do you like drugstore makeup?
Yes, i love it. I like bargains, plus it suits well for my financial situation at this moment in time. When i do have the extra money i like to sometimes treat myself to the bigger brand cosmetics.

32)Do you go to CCO's?Cosmetic Company Outlet?

33)Did you ever consider taking makeup classes?
I have a Level 2 Certificate in Fashion & Photographic Make Up.
I'm currently studying the level 3 course, which covers Casualty, Theatrical and Media, Cosmetic Camouflage and Fashion and Photographic (more like catwalk).

34)Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
I think everyone can have there bad day, usually when rushed.

35)Name a makeup crime that you hate?
Super dark foundation + White neck.

36)Do you like colourful shades of makeup (lipstick or eyeshadow) or neutral ones?
Neutral! But i do like colourful from time to time.

37)Which celebrity always has great makeup?
Oooooo there's so many!!
A few off the top of my head..
*Jennifer Aniston
*Pixie Lott
*Eva Mendes
*Lauren Conrad
*Kim Kardashian
*Megan Fox

38)If you could leave the house using just ONE makeup item, what would you use?

39)Could you leave the house without any makeup on?
Yes and i have done it before.
I don't feel very sexy when i do it though!

40)Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
NO! I look dreadful!

41)In your opinion what is the BEST makeup line?
Very tough, as every makeup line has both good and bad.
I'm a big fan of Revlon, Mac and L'oreal.

42)What do you think of makeup?
I love it.
I like how it's apart of nearly every woman's daily life, not only does it bring great confidence to a person but also alot of creativity!
It's a big part of my life.

If you have any questions/thoughts or even have some recommendations for me, please leave me a comment. :)

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Festival Fever

I'm a bit upset that i didn't experience some new festivals this year or do more than one, i think i need to change this next year! Any you would suggest?

Alot of my friends are going to Bestival this weekend, i envy them so much!
My own fault for leaving it too late and spending money on other things, i know. :(

Look how wonderful it looks....

It's fancy dress too! This years theme is Fantasy.

Check it out HERE

On a positive note, i did go to Creamfields for the day (on the Sunday)

And this was my festival look..

What do you think??

Did you make it to any festivals this year? Tell me about them and show me what you wore! :)

Friday, 3 September 2010

When life gives you lemons!

Use them to your advantage! :)

Here is a few fantastic lemon tricks for you all!

Lemons are AMAZING for your skin, they help remove the dead skin cells on your face, they also help with Blackheads, Acne, Discoloration, Sunspots, Freckles, Age spots, Blemishes, Boils, Cold-sores and even helps to reduce scarring. (if you do either the face wash/facial scrub)

xx Lemon face wash xx
*Wet your face with warm water
*Take a slice of lemon
*Either apply directly to the face or squeeze the lemon juice onto a cotton pad.
*Rub it in circular motions around the whole of your face (mind your eyes though!)
*Rinse your face with warm water.

xx Lemon Scrub xx
*Wet your face with warm water
*Take a slice of lemon
*Squeeze the lemon juice onto a cotton pad
*Sprinkle a teaspoon amount of sugar onto the cotton pad.
*Rub it in circular motions around the whole of your face (mind your eyes though!)
*Rinse your face with warm water.

Please note if you have sensitive skin, dilute the lemon juice with water before applying it to your face!

You can do the lemon wash/scrub as many times as you want per week, whatever you feel best is for your skin.

xx Drink lemon xx
Lemon is an antioxidant so i recommend drinking it, it will help flush toxins out of your body, get nutrients into your system to help keep you healthy and it may even help you lose weight! So..
Add a slice of lemon to either a cup of boiled water, a glass of cold water or even add a slice to a cup of green tea.

They say it's best to try and drink a cup of warm (boiled water) with lemon in the morning! :)

xx Tan removal xx
Had a fake tan gone wrong?
Got a streak after applying fake tan?
Or just want to remove fake tan without having to wait for it to go naturally?
Then either
*Squeeze lemon juice onto a cotton pad and apply it to the areas you want to strip the fake tan.
*Take a wedge of lemon and rub it to the fake tan areas.
or even cut slices of lemon and put them in a nice warm/hot bath, then exfoliate using either a body scrub, an exfoliating glove or a loofah.

Hope these beauty tips have become helpful to you!