Last week I got a message from the beautiful Dyna .
As per usual,Dyna had made a fab youtube beauty tag and gave me a mention.
This is something I have not done before or should I say tried and failed lol.
I did set up everything this morning to do a vlog but the lighting in my home and the camera would just not work as I wanted it to so could not do anything else but to do a post instead, sorry peeps, I did try.
Note to husband - Buy me a new camera PLEASE!
So anyway thankyou Dyna for tagging me here are your questions with my answers-
1. You have to get rid of all your foundations and you can only keep one high end and one drugstore, which do you keep?
A- For me I only use one foundation at the moment and that is the Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in shade Pebble, it last me forever and does exactly what I want it to .
I do not have a drugstore foundation as I threw them all out in my clean out the other month but if I had to choose one it would be L'Oreal magic nude, I actually tried a sample of this a couple of weeks ago and I was surprised how brilliant it was.
2. You go for an interview and the lady interviewing you has lipstick on her teeth. Do you approach the subject or ignore it completely?
A- For some reason people always things I am outgoing, loud and tell people exactly what I am thinking, truth of the matter is I am lol, but I could not physically put someone down for a little lipstick on their teeth. I think it would be hard not to laugh however , especially if the job was for some sort of beauty consultant or so on.
3. You're not feeling yourself and need a pick me up. Which lipstick do you put on to make yourself feel beautiful?
A- This is the easiest question ever! Myth by MAC , simple as that.
I am addicted to it , using it like a lipbalm or gloss rather than a lipstick . Even when I do not need to top it up , I find myself applying it. Maybe it is not the lipstick shade but more the amazing creamy texture feel on my lips I am enjoying.
4. You go back in time for a day to your teenage years, how would you do your hair and makeup differently?
A- Back in my comprehensive years, the first in particular. I asked for a haircut like Naomi Campbell haircut. At the time she had her hair cut short and I looked like a boy when I had mine done. I never really wore makeup until my late teens but wish I knew more about how to apply it then.
5. You ask your hairdresser for a shoulder length Pixie Lott hair cut, but they hear wrong and give you a pixi cut. Do you a) Smile, say thank you, leave and call your mum hysterical b) Cry in the chair and things get awkward or c) Complain to the manager and demand a refund.
A- This has to be my biggest fear ever. There has been occasions where I have gone to the hairdressers, told them to chop only 1 inch or the dead ends of and came out with a bob.
No surprise I was unhappy but never said anything .
Now , I always ensure I constantly repeat myself over and over again to them so they do not even touch the length .
6. Your friend surprises you with a 4 day city break and you have 1 hour to pack. Which 'do it all' palette do you pack in your makeup bag?
A- First of all I do not have any friends who would ever do this for me , lucky if the hubby would even do it for me haha, but if it did happen then I would have to say my Naked 3 Palette by Urban Decay.
It has been my most loved palette this month and I am always using it for day and night looks .
7. Your house has been robbed, don't worry everyone is safe, but your beauty stash has been raided. What's the product you really hope is safe?
A- Again my Urban Decay items and my MAC . Those items are my most loved things in my makeup collection, and the husband treat me to them last month so it would be terrible if they went missing for sentimental reasons (the first ever high end items he has bought me on his own).
8. Your friend borrows your makeup and returns it in awful condition. Do you a) Just pretend you haven't noticed b) Ask them to repurchase it or c) Secretly do the same to something of theirs.
A- I would never ever share my makeup. I hear so many terrible stories of them been ruined or go missing or worse people catching skin diseases due to sharing the contaminated makeup. So for me I would never ever share my makeup.
So there you have it my answers to the questions. Have you any answers that would be different?
My Tags for the lovely lady bloggers-
I would love for a few of the lovely ladies to have a go.
Jenny's beauty pages
The beauty Hot squad
The lovely jubbly blog
Face up beauty
Confessions of a secret shopper
So as some of you may know , A couple of years ago I started to enter competitions religiously on facebook and twitter.
Over the years I have won some amazing items, even won the majority of my wedding needs , like money for my dress, decor, bridal jewelery,shoes ect. I have also won cameras, phones, tumble dryer, so many clothes and jewelry, books, bags, shoes, vouchers, toys, and thousands of pounds worth of beauty products amongst many more things.
Over xmas I gave it up. I needed a break with my family and realised I wanted to start blogging and put more effort into that.
After feeling rather organised by the end of April, I decided to give it another go and so I thought I would show you what I had won this month. I am actually awaiting some more fantastic things but this is some of the items that have already turned up.
This is what arrived in the post this week for me
(some items are not shown )
Total = £524.50
I definintely have to say that I have been very lucky , this lot was all won on twitter by using Twitaculous and RT and Follow competitions by following the live stream.
I still have more to come to so far -
So overall in a week , I have won a staggering £770.28 worth of beauty product prizes .
I do not get many pennies to treat myself so having competitions like this really does help me out. I have already given three sets of the Little mix makeup collections to my three daughters, the L'Octaine body cream and Clarins double serum is most defininetly the most amazing products so far tried out and I am loving those.
I am never ungrateful for free items as you can imagine. I always use everything and If I win something I may not use myself or receive through expecting something else , I will give it to family or friends who will use them.
Why not try these sites to enter competitions-
The Prize finder
You got to be in it to win it !
There are many others , you just have to look for them , sometimes I receive emails telling me to enter one with certain brands and companies.
Do you enter competitions , have you been lucky ?
Optrex Eye Revive Moisture Mist can be bought form Boots
Costs - £15.31
1ml contains 10mg Soy Lecithin, 8mg Sodium Chloride, 8mg Ethanol, 5mg Phenoxyethanol, 5mg Pro-Vitamin B5 (Dexpanthenol), 0.25mg Vitamin A Palmitate, 0.02mg Vitamin E, Purified Water.
What Optrex has to say -
What can Eye Revive Moisture Mist do for me?
Modern lifestyles - computer screens, air-conditioning and central heating - can make our eyes drier, leaving them feeling tired and sore. Optrex Eye Revive Moisture Mist has been designed to care for tired eyes so they can feel good again. The convenient mist-on format can be sprayed over closed eyes any time of the day, even over make-up.
How does it work?
Optrex Eye Revive Moisture Mist works both in the eyes and around the eyes:
How to Use -
Before use, please read the information leaflet enclosed.
Hazards and Cautions -
Store at room temperature (between 2°C and 25°C).
What I have to say about it -
First of all I have to say I was really excited while waiting for this to arrive. I have always struggled to sleep and therefore my eyes are continously tired .
As soon as the postman passed it into my hands I had to use it straight away , excited to think that my eyes may feel less tired and make me feel more awake after yet another hard night of no sleep .
For starters the box instantly stood out , but surprisingly my husband commented on how the colours and style of the box reminded him of the Durex packets when he spotted it on the window sill ,he did get a little shock lol.
Haha ,,, ok so they are not exact but I see the resemblance.
Anyway less about the humorous of things and lets get to the important things you want to hear about.
Lets start with the Mist itself.
I am going to start with the negatives .
I am rather disappointed in the ridiculous price. I feel it is way over priced and is therefore not affordable to those who feel they could benefit from it. They should really retail this at £5 or below for what it actually is. I feel we are paying for the bottle not the product.
2- Packaging -
The spray bottle is in fact a small solid glass bottle and for me it is something of a bug bear.
For me this product is a small product. The glass bottle can not be reused and it seems I am paying for this rather than more product for the price.
The lid is also an issue and although it does sit comfortably on top of the spray nozzle , I feel the screw top is so much better especially for those who may need to keep things like this out of reach of younger ones.
Like I keep saying , it seems the price we are paying for this is for the packaging and it is way too much for such a small item especially when the ingredients are nothing fantastic themselves.
3- The waste -
I am disappointed to hear that you can not use up all the product in the bottle.
Supposedly Optrex have acknowledged that there will be product left on the bottom due to the nozzle pipe not reaching the bottom of the bottle.
They say they can not make it reach the rest of the product due to it effecting the spray effect itself but have said that they added more product to make up for the loss. Seems a little silly to me , is that not just waste? I hate waste!
4 - Smell -
The smell is terrible. I do not know exactly what I was expecting from an eye mist but this is most definitely not it. I think it actually smells like a three day old doughnut and not the delicious type . It smells rather foisty .
5 - Nozzle -
The spray nozzle works fantastic but in fact sprays way too wide than needed. When I spray this on my eyes I do not expect to have to wipe it from my ear or forehead .
I know I think I have been harsh as there is not much left to like is there?
So what are the good points?
1 - Size-
This is small enough to carry with you where ever you need to take it.It is very handy .
2- Easy and quick-
The spray is easy and quick to use . The nozzle ensures that the spray is released with the first pump of the nozzle .
I find this has an instant cooling effect that feels as though my eyes and around the eyes are instantly refreshed.
4- Safe to use-
This is safe to use with contacts and can also be used while wearing makeup.
Overall my thoughts on this is not so great.
I have tried this everyday now and although I think it does refresh my eyes it does not make them feel more awake .
I think the same effect could be achieved by spraying cool water on my eyes as this is the same effect I am feeling.
The cold spritz refreshes my eyes, not the product.
The tiredness does not go away and I feel the effect is not as good as the drops .
I would not spend my money on this product at all and find it a total waste of time .
Have you tried this product or will you be?
I would be interested to see if others had a better experience so please share your thoughts.
I am over the moon to have been added to the Top 100 Beauty Blogs of the Uk list, thankyou to all my readers.
I have just had a twitter message saying my blog had been added to the ''Top 100 Beauty blogs in the UK '' and it has truly made my day.
I have been working very hard recently on this blog and it seems since I started in September it has only been since this January that this Blog is finally getting noticed. To me that seems amazing as I know many other Beauty Bloggers who have worked for years and still working towards awards and such,,,,,, keep at it ladies and gents .
I have no idea who nominated me nor do I know why or for what reason but I know this award is most definately appreciated and welcomed .
I would love to see some of the blogs I read also hit the list such as
Makup Pixi 3
My Pale skin
Coco's Tea Party
This week they all have made an amazing post or two this week and I for one loved reading them .
so many more,,,,,,,,,, and already there are a few favourites on the list already which I am pleased to see,,, so welldone everyone.
So a huge thankyou to everyone for helping me and reading my posts, sharing and RTing them, commenting and being soo lovely in supporting me through my journey of Beauty blogging, we are only at the very beginning , but it is becoming a very happy place to be , Thankyou .
Here is hoping I can stay on the list .
So I thought it was time to do another beauty tag for you all!
I would love it if you gave it ago too and left your link in the comment below.
-How many times do you wash your face daily?
Twice. On a morning and before I go to bed.
-What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo)
Combination. It is an absolute pain.
-What is your current facial wash?
Currently loving the Pai cleanser , freshens and brightens my skin instantly .
-Do you exfoliate ?
Yes, Once a week , sometimes twice if I feel I need to.
-What brand do you use?
I am currently using the Champney's Face polish scrub, it is gentle enough to lock in my skins natural moisture yet clear away the unwanted dirt and grime.
-What moisturiser do you use?
I am terrible for moisturisers but when I remember (I know terrible), I use the planet spa moisturisers, they smell amazing , those or body shop body butters.
-Do you have freckles?
Hehe, you can not see them but in the summer they come out in force all over my nose and cheeks .
-Do you use eye cream?
I do not use one , I cant use anything around my eyes in the sense of creams as they seem to irritate me.
-Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
No , I have never had Acne.
-Did you ever have to use Pro-active?
No . But then agai using cleansers and scrubs pretty much do the same thing don't they?
-What foundation do you use?
Estee Lauder, Double wear foundation in the shade pebble , but I am looking for something new even though I love it dearly.
-How about concealer?
Esteee Lauder again, It was a freebie when I got the foundation and works great together.
-Do you know your undertone color?
I think I am cool
-What do you think of fake eyelashes?
Omg , I love false lashes, I have found myself wearing them more less now I have found the perfect mascara - Smashbox extreme makes my lashes look fuller and longer.
-Did you know that you are suppose to change your mascara every 3 months?
Yes, but I never abide to it unless I have ran out.
-What brand of mascara do you use?
Smahbox extreme limited edition, I am in love and will be repurchasing.
-Sephora or MAC?
To be honest I am not so big on either of the brands and would prefer neither to other brands I use. Yes I know your all screaming at me ,,, MENTAL! Honestly .
-Do you have a MAC Pro-card?
No , why on earth would I want one ? I am not obsessed with any 1 brand , lol.
-What makeup tools do you use in make up application?
Brushes , I love my Real Techniques collection and they make applying make up easy.
-Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
Of course! Love Too faced eye primer.
-For the face?
Always! You must always prime . It is a crime not to prime. I have been trying different primers but still find myself going back to Collection fix it primer.
-What is your favourite eye shadow (colour or shade)?
I love the neutral smokey look .
-Do you use pencil or liquid eye liner?
Ii used to love liquid but now only use a pencil , Smashbox have amazing liners.
-How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
Never . I am used to it now as I am the person who will wear eye liner everyday and love the winged look.
-What do you think of pigment eye shadows?
I love pigment eye shadows , currently loving Elf at the moment but they can be a pain if you have a habbit of dropping things lol .
-Do you use mineral makeup?
Yes, face and eyes.
-What is your favourite lipstick?
To be honest I have so many that I bounce from brand to brand but I keep going back to the Revlon butters and NYX lipsticks.
-How about lip gloss?
I don't wear gloss
-What is your favourite blush to use?
I am loving Bourjois Cream at the moment in Rose , perfect and subtle for the winter to spring look.
-Do you buy your make up on ebay?
OMG , Never, so many fakes and its unhygienic and I will only ever buy from the original seller online or from a shop
-Do you like drug store makeup?
Yes am not a brand snob, will wear anything if it works with my skin from drug store or high store.
-Do you go to CCO's? (cosmetic company outlets)
Not on purpose but if I pass one I may drop in.
-Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?
No , I do what I feel is right for my skin and have no intentions of applying to others, you tube helps so much with learning , there's no right or wrong way , we are all different and use different techniques.
-Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
No , the odd times I have dabbed myself in the nose with my mascara though lol.
-Name a makeup crime that you hate?
Orange skin. I hate it when people over do it on the bronzers and contour kits. I like a natural look with a small amount of blusher and bronzer, not basically the whole face been covered in it giving them the umpa lumpa look.
-Do you like colourful shades of makeup (lipstick,eye shadow) or neutral ones?
I love wearing neautral but in the summer it is nice to bring a bit of colour , and blending them properly can look good on anyone.
-Which celebrity always has great make up?
Taylor Swift , I have no idea what it is but her eyes are always captivating and she always has a lovely lip shape and tone . Flawless.
-If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item,what would you use?
Has to be eye liner, its my stapel love.
-Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
I do a lot as I live in a small village and no one cares lol.
-Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
I do not think so but my husband prefers it.
-In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?
I love a few , MUA for affordability is deffo a fave as I use a lot of their products. Too faced have amazing blushers/bronzers, Smashbox for mascara and eye liners, Sleek for their eye shadows and blushers but definately Estee Lauder for my face base because it works perfectly for my skin.
-What do you think of Makeup?
Love it , especially when I feel groggy, I apply makeup and it makes me feel better.
So there you have it, what were your answers?