I wasn’t tagged or anything, but decided to do this because it was quite fun to read when I saw it on Manisha’s blog. Here goes..
Blusher or Bronzer?
Blusher. I only use a matte bronzer to contour as I’m not a huge fan of a shimmery-looking face. I also only use it when I’m doing darker looks. Example: Nude eye with thick liner and a dark lip. My favourite bronzer at the moment is the MUA pressed powder in Shade 4.
Lipgloss or Lipstick?
Lipstick. I’m really not a fan of lip gloss. I hate it when my hair gets stuck on it and then wipes off onto my glasses. Yeah, it sounds so silly, but it gets frustrating after a while. I’m a huge fan of matte lipsticks. Currently loving the MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquers. I have Atomic, Reckless, and Kooky. Check out my review here and let me know what you think about the product.
Eyeliner or Mascara?
Mascara. I love eyeliner, but I’ve rekindled my love for mascara. It can just opens up the eyes beautifully and you don’t even need to wear any eyeshadow to look fabulous. You can double it up as an eyeliner for that perfect smudgy look. My favourite is the AVON Supershock Mascara in Black. It’s the only plastic wand mascara I like.
Foundation or Concealer?
Foundation. I recently upgraded to Estée Lauder Double Wear foundation in the colour Spiced Sand [4N2]. It doesn’t budge and can be doubled up [as the name suggests] as a concealer. Love, love, love it. I haven’t found a good concealer yet. I’m a bit dark under the eyes, and I have fine lines, too. A concealer the colour corrects AND has non-creasing staying power will be my holy grail forever. If you know of one, let me know in the comments below and I will love you forever.
Neutral or Colour Eyeshadow?
Neutral. Give me a nice pallet with a dark brown/black, nude, and pale colour and I will make it work for both day and night. My favourite palette is the Sleek I-Divine in Ultra Matte V2.
Pressed or Loose Eyeshadow?
Pressed. As Manisha stated in her post, fall out is a nightmare. I prefer to apply my foundation before the rest of my makeup, so having an array of colours on my cheeks isn’t how I like to walk out the door. I prefer using loose shadows with a bit of added liquid. They make for great coloured eyeliners and striking looks.
Brushes or Sponges?
Brushes. My favourite bran dis Real Techniques by Sam & Nic Chapman. Synthetic [my favourite], super soft, and great to work with. My favourite brush out of the bunch is the Expert Face Brush.
OPI or China Glaze?
Neither. Not because I don’t like them, but because I haven’t tried either brands enough. Once is not enough to form a true opinion.
Long or Short?
Short. I only have long nails when I have acrylics and my love for that is a once a month/every two months kind of gig. Mostly, I have my nials short. Every colour looks great on short nails.
Acrylic or Natural?
Natural. Mostly, anyway. See above. P.s. I do my acrylics myself. I am a perfectionist, and I really don’t like the way most people do my nails in salons. Not to mention their insensitive approach to my nail beds. I use the NAIO brand.
Bright or Dark?
Seasonal. My preference changes with season. I love to wear dark colours during Autumn/Winter and super bright colours during Spring/Summer. Boring, right?
Perfume or Body Spray?
Perfume. I hate body spray. They don’t have the lasting power that perfume has. My favourite is by John Galliano, and it’s apparently called John Galliano. If you’re in the UK, Fragrance Direct is a good site for perfumes.
Lotion or Body Butter?
Body Butter. I love the body butters from The Body Shop. They smell so good and are super moisturising. However, I wouldn’t use it on my face. My favourite ones are the Peach, Strawberry and Olive. The Olive one is slightly less thicker then the others [the only one I’d probably use on my face].
Body Wash or Soap?
Body Wash. The Body Shop do excellent shower gels that last a lifetime and a for a very affordable price. You come out the shower smelling amazing on a budget! I use soap on my face sometimes when I can’t be bothered with cleanser.
Lush or Other Company?
Other. I’m more familiar with The Body Shop, but I’m sure if I bothered with Lush, I’d love it more.
Jeans or Sweat Pants?
Jeans. Love them. Don’t have enough of them.
Long Sleeve or Short?
Long. I love anything form-fitting that is long-sleeved. Unless its really warm here. Then not so much..
Dresses or Skirts?
Dresses. Prettier, and easier to style.
Stripes or Plaid?
Stripes. I own more clothes that have stripes. I don’t think I own any plaid.
Flip Flops or Sandals?
Sandals. They’re so pretty and you can pair them with almost any outfit. I think flip flops are good for the beach and at home.
Scarves or Hats?
Scarves. The more the merrier.
Studs or Dangly Earrings?
Tough. I have three piercings in each ear and wear studs that I never change in four of them. I do like wearing dangly earrings if I’m in the mood to wear anything at all. However, studs are so classic and elegant. Oh, I can’t decide… Studs.
Necklaces or Bracelets?
Bracelets. I have many of both, however I wear a necklace that I’ve had since I was 16 and I have never changed it.
Heels or Flats?
Heels. So elegant. So beautiful.
Cowboy Boots or Riding Boots?
Yee-Haw! Not a fan of Riding boots.
Jacket or Hoodie?
Jacket. I’m trying not to look slobbish so often, so I’ve put all my hoodies away.
Forever21 or Charlotte Russe?
Neither. I’ve not shopped at either, so there. Which is better? You tell me.
Abercrombie or Hollister?
Neither. They’re shit.
Saks 5th or Nordstrom?
Neither. Which is better? You tell me.
Curly or Straight?
Curly. Currently my hair is a very odd length. I took off about 4 inches to prevent further damage to my hair. [I’m trying to grow it out back to its virgin self]. Now it’s just below shoulder-length. I was struggling to find a style that was easy to do, required little effort, and lasted between washes. I now have my hair in beach waves without any product that damages hair. All I do is wash my hair, let it air dry until it’s only damp and then section my hair into four parts. Then, I plait the four section and sleep on it. The next day, I let those bad boys loose, and voila! Perfect beach waves without the effort. I’ve had this hair for the past 3/4 days and the waves still haven’t flattened. I’m in love and it is now my staple look.
Bun or Ponytail?
Ponytail. Before I decided on my ‘staple’ hair style, I used to always put my hair in a bun. Not anymore!
Bobby Pins or Butterfly Clips?
Pins. I only use butterfly clips when I’m at home and need to put my hair up quickly without having to fiddle with hair ties. But I can always reply on pins to keep my hair perfect and in place.
Hair Spray or Gel?
Hair Spray. Only to tame fly-aways. I never use gel.
Long or Short?
Long. I used to go from one extreme to the other when I was younger. I’d let my hair grow long and then I’d cut it really short. Now, I love my hair long.
Light or Dark?
Light. I used to have my hair bleached ombré to a really nice light Blonde colour. I am currently waiting patiently for my hair to grow back to a good length before I do this again.
Side Swept Fringe or Full Fringe?
Neither. Fringes annoy the hell out of me.
Up or Down?
Down. I get headaches when my hair is up for too long. I’m weird.
Rain or Shine?
Shine. Although, I don’t mind a nice rainy day when I don’t have to be anywhere.
Summer or Winter?
Summer. It’s just full of happiness.
Autumn or Spring?
Autumn. it’s the most beautiful and I’m an Autumn baby.
Chocolate or Vanilla?
Chocolate. Dark to be precise.
That was longer than I had anticipated, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. If you got this far, I tag you to do this on your blog and link it to me so I can read what you wrote.