Welcome to Blogmas day ten eeeek! Christmas is a creepin’ up on us and I have bought a grand total of two presents! Ut oh! The Christmas tree was purchased today though (my family went for a fake one), so hopefully a Christmas tree post will be posted very shortly! Today also I had my hair done (just a trim) and went to visit my Grandparents because they have just come back from a holiday to Portugal!
Day 10 of my beauty advent revealed…
… No7 Stay Perfect Amazing Eyes Pencil
There isn’t a specific shade on the actual eye pencil but I would say it is gold. On the Boots website it says that this eye liner would be £7.50 if bought on its own! I’m not sure I would pay that for the gold shade, possibly the black one because I would use it more. I am going to use it in the corners of my eyes so that it gives a bright highlight effect. In terms of application, it goes on well and easily. I love the colour – very Christmassy. I love it!
The 20 Beauty Questions Tag
I have decided to do ‘The 20 Beauty Questions Tag’. I found this on http://www.letstalkcosmetics.wordpress.com and I loveeee her blog so make sure to check it out! Also if any of you guys wish to do this tag feel free!
1- Do you remember your first make up item?
It was probably a lip balm or something from a magazine! I do remember getting lip glosses with magazines like ‘Shout’ which I don’t know if it still exists anymore! I used to ask my mom’ if I could borrow her powder and lip stick when I was younger though!
2- Describe your perfect mascara. Have you found one that fits your specifications?
My version of a ‘perfect’ mascara is:
- Doesn’t flake off/leave bits under my eyes
- Can wash off easily (doesn’t take a load of product to scrub it off)
- Doesn’t make my eye lashes look clumped together
- Makes my eye lashes look longer and fuller
The best mascara I have found so far is the one I always raveeee about : MAC Haute Naughty Lash
3- What kind of coverage do you prefer from a foundation?
I like my foundation to look natural but at the same time to cover any blemishes or spots I have. So probably medium coverage.
4- Favourite high end brand?
Definitely MAC. I have bought far too many amazing products from there. They are pricey at times but I would rather pay more for something that looks great and lasts a while than a cheap product that reacts badly with my skin or runs out/dries up quickly.
5- Favourite drug store brand?
Simple. I use their moisturiser, cleanser, toner, face wash, face wipes and even their shampoo! I love their products as they are so kind to skin and often in Boots they have a 3 for 2 offer on them!
6- Is there any kind of make up you can’t leave the house without?
To be honest I wear no make up more than I wear make up. Buuut if I had to choose it would probably be something boring like vaseline!
7- What is your most cherished beauty product?
My most cherished beauty product would have to be my Lady Million perfume by Paco Rabanne. I think that it is so special and I only really use it on special occasions. It smells amazing!
8- How often do you shop for make up?
I don’t specifically go on make up shopping trips. I suppose if I spot something whilst I’m out or I’m running out of something I’ll buy it for myself as and when.
9- Do you have a beauty budget or do you spend freely?
To be honest I don’t really buy my make up based on price. If I see an amazing product that I love, has great reviews, looks good and I know I will use it a lot then I’ll buy it. My make up bag varies from high street to high end. When I visited Prague I found a Sephora and I didn’t really know how the pricing would be compared in pounds so I kinda just went along with it and bought things I loved!
10- What type of product do you buy the most?
Hmm probably mascara because I tend to renew mine every 4-6 months. Or moisturisers because I go through them quite quickly!
11- Do you avoid certain ingredients in cosmetics like parabens or sulfates?
I have never really thought about it really.
12- Do you have a favorite place to shop for makeup?
Ooh it would have to be a tie between Sephora and MAC!
13- Do you like trying new skincare products or do you keep a certain routine?
I tend to try different skin products because I find my skin gets used to different face washes. I do love trying new products!
14- Favorite bath and body brand?
At the moment I am absolutely loving Zoella’s Soap Opera bubble bath and her Creamy Madly Dreamy moisturiser. Her products smell gorgeous and are so reasonably priced!
15- Do you like multifunctional products like lip and cheek stains?
I don’t know why but I am always a bit dubious about these products.I had a lip stain product which you could use on your cheeks too but I only used it on my lips. I am yet to be convinced!
16- Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
Liquid eyeliner – yes! I think the more practice I have had, the easier it has been to apply careful products like fake lashes or eye liner.
17- Do you ever consider taking makeup classes?
I would love to! Just for a hobbie though. I remember in high school our head teacher brought in some make up artists to teach us all the correct way to apply make up! It was good because when I was younger Youtube tutorials definitely weren’t that popular so you just had to look in a magazine or ask someone. So now I think it is so cool that if you wanted to try a certain style, an make up guru could give you a step by step free video tutorial which you could play as many times as you wish.
18- What do you love about makeup?
Hmm well I love art and I guess I see applying make up as a kind of art. It is extremely technical (using different products to create different looks on different skin tones, face shapes etc). I love that it sort of creates a certain type of ‘art’. I love applying it, collecting it and trying out new looks.
19- Dramatic or Natural Makeup look?
Natural any day! I love subtle, natural make up looks, which incude a ot of nude shades.
20- Worst makeup-related habit?
My worst make up related habit is the equivalent of double dipping with my brushes! So putting my brush in one shade of eye shadow then applying it then putting it into another instead of cleaning it in between. Also doing the same for my powder and high lighter for my contour and my bronzer and brown contour shade.
Thanks for reading guys and feel free to do this tag!