40 Beauty Questions
I saw this tag on my sister's blog and it looked like fun so thought I would have a go!
How many times do you wash your face daily? Twice a day.
What skin type do you have? Combination
What is your current facial wash? Clean and Clear
Do you exfoliate? Yes
What brand do you use? Neutrogena
What moisturiser do you use? Amie Morning Dew
Do you have freckles? Yes but you can't really see them anymore now that I'm older and I wear makeup
Do you use eye cream? I did for a bit, it was Benefit's Eye Con, it was pretty good (May do a review!)
Do you or did you have acne prone skin? I seem to at the moment! It's driving me mad!
Did you ever have to use Pro-activ? Nope.
What foundation do you use? MAC Studio Fix NC15. The shade is perfect and it lasts all day!
How about concealer? Again from MAC to match my foundation.
What do you think of fake eyelashes? I think they look good but would never be able to put it on myself.
Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months? I did hear about it but I never seem to do it.
What brand of mascara do you use? Max Factor's False Lash Effect although Bad Gal by Benefit I find is equally good.
Sephora or MAC? I would have to say MAC
Do you have a MAC Pro-card? I didn't know about this but I may need to look into it!
What makeup tools do you use in make up application? At the moment I am using a foundation brush but have been known to use sponges. I use powder brushes and brushes for applying eyeshadows etc.
Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes? Urban Decay Primer Potion. It's fantastic and keeps my eyeshadows staying put!
For the face? I tend to use La Base by Lancome
What is your favourite eyeshadow (colour or shade)? Don't really have one seeing as I have the Urban Decay eyeshadow set it's sooo hard to choose. I like to experiment with lots of different shades.
Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner? Both
How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil? Not so much with eyeliner but a mascara wand? Yes!! ( I hope I am not in the small minority when I say this)
What do you think of pigment eyeshadows? I've not tried them.
Do you use mineral makeup? Nope.
What is your favourite lipstick? I don't tend to wear lipstick.
How about lipgloss? I have some really nice Tutti Cutti lipglosses, nice and sparkly!
What is your favourite blush to use? I don't have one.
Do you buy your makeup on ebay? No, I like to try my makeup out before I purchase it.
Do you like drugstore makeup? Yep.
Do you go to CCO's? (cosmetic company outlets) No.
Did you ever consider taking make-up classes? Yeah! It sounds really fun! Would love it!
Are you clumsy in putting on makeup? No, unless I'm in a mega rush!
Name a makeup crime that you hate? The wrong shade of foundation!
Do you like colourful shades of makeup (lipstick, eyeshadow) or neutral ones? I like using both!
Which celebrity always has great make up? This is a tough one, but I do love Dita Von Teese's makeup.
If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item,what would you use? I would probably never leave the house! Erm....I think maybe mascara.
Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on? I could but I wouldn't really want to! Lol.
Do you think you look good even without any makeup on? No way!
In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line? I am loving MAC makeup at the moment but I do like Benefit too!
What do you think of Makeup? Absolutely love it!
Love and Tickles
Thursday, 25 February 2010
After all the reviews about the makeup to put on, I thought it may be time to do a quick review on the best way I find of taking it all off!
After the fun of putting on my makeup I hate the part where I have to take it all off again! I have being going through endless makeup removers until I came to this one and now I rarely use any other! I always prefer cleansing lotions as opposed to face wipes which I find never fully takes my makeup off, leaving me with panda eyes and also irritates my skin. The main reason why I was drawn to this particular product was because it was for dry, sensitive skin. Enriched with rose extract (which smells lovely!) it left my skin feeling soft, smooth, clean and refreshed and didn't feel oily. I don't have to use a lot of this product either so it does last (each bottle contains 200ml). I bought Garnier Clean & Soft Cleansing Milk from Superdrug for £3.12. I would definately recommend this product to anyone who wants a makeup remover that doesn't irritate and gets ALL makeup off. A definate must-buy!
Love and Tickles
Tuesday, 16 February 2010
My sister May Loves Makeup and I thought it would be fun to do a collaborative post of a hair product we both frequently use even though our hair types are different
Here’s my review on Dumb Blonde Smoothing Stuff:
If you’ve never had these products before, don’t let the name fool you, this isn’t just for blondes so it won’t deposit any colour, it purely leaves your hair silky smooth and soft after styling. Perfect for when your hair is needing a little TLC. As we are in the winter season and hair can suffer badly from the weather I found that this helped stop frizz and flyaways and always helped keep straight styles in place. As I have thick hair some finishing products can leave build up but with Smoothing Stuff I didn’t find this to be the case. This product is very handbag friendly so if ever you need a touch-up, you can do so quickly and easily. Dumb Blonde Smoothing Stuff lasts for ages and I found you only need to apply small amounts. Another thing I love about this product is that it smells of strawberries so whilst doing its job it leaves your hair smelling gorgeous!
And now for May's review:
Smoothing Stuff (₤7-₤10 depending on where you go) was first recommended to me by my hair dresser and I use it almost every day. My hair has a tendency for split ends and flyaways and after I’ve straightened my hair this is the best thing to smooth down my tresses and leaving my ends looking like they’re in good condition. My hair gets fuzzy and kinky when it’s damp outside and smoothing stuff does a good job of combating this when I’m out and about. One of my favourite things about this product is that my hair still looks clean when I’m wearing it and a little goes a long way. I love the scent of strawberries that wafts around me when I’ve got smoothing stuff on and I always get comments on how great my hair smells too (my boyfriend loves it!)
So that's our first collaborative post, it may not be our last so watch this space and thanks for reading!
Ruthie and May
Soap & Glory's Wizard of Flaws is a definate must have in your makeup bag. It quickly fills in lines and reduces the look of dark circles under the eyes. It comes in a pen similar to the YSL Touche Eclat and can work it's magic by making you look more wide awake and covers up any red areas. I really liked this product as with its luminous formula it instantly made my face look brighter. I used it before I put on my makeup but if needed I could also touch up any areas after makeup had been applied. It is very easy to apply with the brush and you can put the desired amount on with ease. This product has my seal of approval especially after late nights or when your skin needs a little boost!
Love and Tickles
Urban Decay was never a brand I had come across before until I was bought the Urban Decay Volume II eyeshadow set from my sister. Now I don't know where I would be without it! From its pretty packaging to its vast range of 16 different eyeshadows there really is something to suit everyone. Volume II is a set that you can use everyday as it has colours suited for a more natural look (I use shades YDK, Sellout and Nylon) to shades more suited for nights out (Gunmetal, Misdemeanour and Jinx). The set also includes 'Eyeshadow Primer Potion' which keeps your eyeshadow staying put throughout the whole day and stops creasing as well as two shades of eyeliner (brown and black) to create any look you desire. If you're not sure where to start though there is a 'secret compartment' under the lid which has a booklet to show you new looks you can try as well as a mirror to check out the finished result! I truly would recommend Urban Decay Volume II if you love experimenting with new looks and different colours and also makes a great gift for someone mindful of makeup. At a price of £27 it may seem rather expensive but in my opinion for what you get for your money it could work out a lot cheaper than buying the eyeshadows, liners and primer seperately and the set will last a long time.
Love and Tickles
Love and Tickles
Monday, 15 February 2010
As I am a girl with a rather pale complexion it has always been difficult to find a foundation to match my colouring and also give good coverage. After trying countless foundations I was pointed in the direction of MAC. The first thing I found that I couldn't always get with other brands was the wide range of shades. I'm shade NC15 and it was good to be able to get the MAC concealer and pressed powder in the exact same shade. The best way I found of putting on this foundation was to use a foundation brush and I didn't need to use a lot to get the right coverage. At the moment I am suffering from a lot of blemishes but this covered them up a treat! It's also great for covering up red areas. Studio Fix Fluid is also oil-free too so I haven't had any further breakouts. It is long-lasting, light and gives flawless coverage. It is SPF15 and lasts up to 8 hours (although I have been wearing this all day without the need to re-apply). The foundation comes in a 30ml bottle for ₤19.00 which I think is a reasonable price compared with other premium brand foundations. This foundation has won me over and definately my favourite for the fact that the shade is my true colour and I can feel confident wearing it. MAC foundations are great for anyone trying to find their exact shade that they may not be able to find in another brand.
Thanks for reading!
Thanks for reading!
Love and Tickles