Saturday 17 May 2014

The Beauty Blogger Tag

How many times do you wash your face?
I used to be really slack with this but I've started to get into a routine of every morning and every evening and I have seen an improvement in my skin.

What skin type do you have?
I used to have dry skin but now it's got more oily. And I also have acne prone skin which scars quite badly.

What is your current facial wash?
I am loving Philosophy Purity Cleanser right now! It leaves my skin feeling so soft.

Do you exfoliate?
I probably don't do this enough. To be honest I forget to!

Which moisturiser do you use?
Currently I'm using Molton Brown Rosa Fruit Anti Ageing Hydra Creme. Although they are discontinuing the skincare line I heard so I need to stock up.

Do you have freckles?
Yes, but they show up more in summer when I get a bit of a tan.

Do you use eye cream?
I didn't normally... I know bad beauty blogger but I got a sample of Benefits It's Potent Eye Cream and I love it!

Do you or did you have acne-prone skin?
I'm the opposite to a lot of people. Growing up I never really had a problem with blemishes. I would get them here and there but now I'm older I suffer a lot more and my skin scars really badly!!

Did you ever have to use Pro-Activ?
No I haven't, I never thought my skin was bad enough for it. However now I feel slightly different!!

Which foundation to you use?
Currently I'm using Guerlain Lingerie de Peau BB Cream with an SPF of 30. I love it!!

How about concealer?
I love Mac Pro Longwear concealer. Great coverage and stays put all day!

Do you know your undertone colour?
The first time I ever got colour matched was at mac and they said I was a NC, I got the foundation and it made me so yellow so I always get warmer toned foundations.

What do you think of fake eyelashes?
I wish I could apply them I would definitely wear them more often!!

Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every three months?
Yes I did but to be honest and I bet a lot of beauty bloggers will agree with me my mascaras aren't dried out or empty in 3 months so I feel sometimes it's a waste to chuck them.

Which brand of mascara do you use?
I'm currently using the Smashbox Full Exposure mascara. I've had so many compliments and people asking me if my eyelashes are real I think I'll purchase the full size!!

Sephora or MAC?
I've never been to a Sephora before so I can't really comment! The only thing I can think is although I love MAC products at Sephora it's more choice of brands so you can try more out.

Do you have a MAC pro. card?
I wish!!

Which makeup tools do you use in your makeup application?
I've taken a liking to using the Real Techniques Sponge to apply my foundation. It gives such a flawless finish to the skin, which is perfect for me.

Do you use makeup base or primer for the eyes?

Do you use makeup base or primer for the face?
I use Benefit Porefessional on my nose and my oily areas and then on my whole face I use Smashbox Photo Finish Light primer.

What is your favourite eye shadow?
I'm in love with the original Urban Decay Naked Palette!! So I guess all the shadows in there!

Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?
I've actually just discovered the easiest liquid eyeliner to work with from Primark of all places!

How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
Every now and again!

What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
They are so pretty but I normally don't have the time to sit and apply them properly!

Do you use mineral makeup?
No, I have tried the Bare Minerals makeup before though and loved it!

What is your favourite lipstick?
I couldn't possibly narrow that down, but my favourite brand is MAC!

How about lip gloss?
I don't wear it enough to have a favourite!

Which is your favourite blush to use?
MACs Springsheen is the most gorgeous coral perfect summer colour!

Do you buy your makeup on eBay?
Nope, never bought makeup from there but have bought makeup brushes before and they are fab!!

Do you like drugstore makeup?
Oh yeah! I'm a Boots addict! It's impossible for me to go into a Boots and not buy some form of makeup!!

Have you ever considered taking makeup classes?
Definitely! I kick myself all the time that I didn't follow my dream and study it at college (long story!). I would love to go to classes now I just can't afford them!!

Name a makeup crime that you hate...
People that don't blend foundation properly. I can't stand when I see girls with tidelines along their jawline!!

Do you like colourful shades of makeup, or neutral ones?
I'm a neutral girl at heart but do love a bright, bold lipstick!!

If you could leave the house using just one makeup item, which would it be?
Probably concealer. Just because my skin isn't perfect and it's the thing that bothers me most!

Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
If you asked me this a year or so ago I would have said no!! But I've learnt to accept that I don't need to be fully done up to leave the house, especially in summer when it's far too hot to wear makeup!!

Have you done this tag before? If not then I tag you!

Thursday 1 May 2014

Haul | Bargain Of The Century

There's never a better feeling then finding a really good bargain on something you've been lusting after for a while. So whilst browsing TK Maxx, which is very much a hit or miss shop I came across the best find I ever have before. I spotted right at the back of the shelf after a root around the Urban Decay Naked Palette.

Amazing I thought, until I noticed it didn't have a price on it. Had someone bought it from Debenhams and accidentally left it behind? Was it even suppose to be out? These were all questions running through my mind. So with it safely in my hands I carried on looking about and then took it to the cash desk to find out how much of a bargain it would be.

After a couple of phone calls and a thorough check of the beauty department to check there were no more in the store, I heard the best price I could of possibly ask for. For an originally priced £37 palette I bagged this beauty for £9.99. So of course I said yes and the lovely store assistant bagged it up and I was on my way.

I'm so happy as I've wanted the Naked palette for so long and now finally I own it! Now I just need to get my hands on the Naked 2 and 3!

Do you own the Naked Palette? Do you love it as much as I do?