Wednesday, December 29

Tag: 40 Beauty Questions

I saw this on another beauty blogger's blog (bit of a mouthful!) and was very tempted to do it. So now I've actually got around to doing it for you all! I hope you enjoy it, and I tag all of you.

Skincare

1. How many times do you wash your face daily? Once a day, sometimes twice.
2. What skin type do you have? Extremely dry skin.
3. What is your current facial wash? Clinique liquid facial wash.
4. Do you exfoliate? What brand do you use? Yes, I use St.Ives scrub for spot prone skin.
5. What moisturiser do you use? Benefit Dear John- the best moisturiser I have used.
6. Do you have freckles? Yes, and I hate them lol!
7. Do you use eye cream? Yeah, the Boots Botanics range eye cream.
8. Do you or did you have acne prone skin? Not really, but I have the odd few at the time of month. Doesn't everyone lol.
9. Did you ever have to use Pro-activ? Nope, never heard of it.

Makeup

1. What foundation do you use? bareMinerals original, I LOVE it!
2. How about concealer? Boing by Benefit
3. Do you know your undertone colour? I did, but can't remember. Was it Yellow?
4. What do you think of fake eyelashes? I have never worn the strip lashes. I have however worn individual eyelash extensions which I can't recommend enough. They last for around 2 weeks!
5. Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months? Yeah, and I try to stick by it.
6. What brand of mascara do you use? L'oreal Paris, Rimmel London and No7 do some great ones.
7. Sephora or MAC? Neither :(
8. Do you have a MAC Pro-card? Nope..
9. What makeup tools do you use in makeup application? Umm, brushes mainly. I don't use sponges though, they aren't very hygienic.
10. Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes? Yeah, I use the No7 eyeshadow primer. It's great!
11. Primer for the face? Benefit's That Gal Primer, it smells delicious.
12. What is your favourite eyeshadow? Mushroom by Barry M or Wheatsheaf by No7.
13. How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil? Haha, once of twice a week? Oops!
14. What do you think of pigment eyeshadows? They can be really messy, but the over all look is great.
15. Do you use mineral makeup? My foundation is mineral :)
16. What is your favourite lipstick? Gosh Darling I think, or Kiss Pearl by Maybelline.
17. How about lipgloss? Barry M's lipgloss range is brill!
18. What is your favourite blush to use? Bourjois Rose Frisson, it's a beautiful pink shade.
19. Do you buy makeup on eBay? No, I don't really use eBay at all..
20. Do you like drugstore makeup? Love it :) Especially Barry M and Rimmel London.
21. Do you go to CCO's (cosmetic company outlets)? I've never been to one, which is a shame as everything is a lot cheaper :(
22. Did you ever consider taking make-up classes? Not really, as my mum has taken a course of makeup application to enable her to do makeup at her beauty salon. So she gives me lots of tips!
23. Are you clumsy in putting on makeup? I'm a little OCD really. If my eyeshadow isn't even I get really self conscious! :(
24. Name a makeup crime you hate? Orange foundation with a white neck. I also hate wonky eyeliner :/
25. Colourful or neutral makeup? Neutral suites me more I think..
26. Which celebrity always has great makeup? Kim Kardashian, Pixie Lott and Cheryl Cole :)

27. If you could leave the house using just ONE makeup item, what would you use? Foundation definitely! I have really bad skin (dry, uneven skin tone, large pores)
28. Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on? No chance! It's kinda annoying, but my skin is so pastey :(
29. In your opinion, what is the best makeup line? Benefit is easily the best. I love their packaging, and the quality always amazes me!! I also think Clinique is great.
30. What do you think of makeup? For me makeup is essential. It makes me less self conscious! I also think it's a type of art, as you can express yourself through makeup. I would hate to be without my makeup. :P

I hope you have enjoyed this post. You are all tagged, and I can't wait to see your answers! 

Thursday, December 23

Getting In The Xmas Mood!

Just a quick post to show my reindeer. No, I haven't brought a reindeer online.. I painted one on my thumb nail. I got extremely bored. 

sorry for the dark, tiny photo. I hope you can see it clearly!

I'm really happy with it as it's the first time I have ever attempted nail art. I used a small eyeliner brush that is not used anymore (I have a better one now) and some random nail polishes I found in my drawer. I would really recommend Barry M nail paints, they are great for fiddly work. 

Have a very merry christmas everybody, I hope you all enjoy yourself! I will be back very soon, with 10lb added to my stomach I would imagine :)

Wednesday, December 22

Elf Studio Makeup Mist & Set

A few weeks ago I ordered two separate orders from Elf Cosmetics, and in the first to arrive was the Mist & Set. Thankfully though, mine hadn't leaked, which I have heard happens very regularly. Maybe an error in production going on there?

Quite sleek packaging though isn't it? It has a spray 'device' that works really well, it lets out just the right amount of liquid at just the right pressure. It smells great too, very subtle- though the cap doesn't, it smells like chemicals. (little weird?)

Rating= 7/10

Although this is a great product for £3.50, I believe that it just isn't that great. When you first use it you can feel your skin being really damp, though in the mirror it just looks dewy. While it's drying I wouldn't touch it, else it smears your makeup- let me tell you, that isn't a good look! (oops) 

As for the product actually working though..

I tested it out a few times, keeping an eye on my makeup throughout the day, and I found my makeup started looking a little rough at around 4pm.. good for me, as I finish school at 3:05pm so have enough time to go home and refresh before going out again. For others though, this may become an issue. 

When using this I find my skin looks dewy, feels comfortable (well moisturised) and looks fresh. Another issue though, is my skin does look slightly greasy when using this. If I put on my foundation, put on my powder, then apply this- my face can look a little over dewy. This is a bit funny, as I have extremely dry skin and never usually have an issue with excess oil. Weird?

Conclusion

Over all, I believe this is a great product and worth a try at £3.50. It will last me a long time too, which is always a plus. As for it actually working, I believe it does a good enough job for me. It isn't amazing, but it isn't bad either. If like me, you are still in school, this is perfect to keep your makeup looking fresh throughout the day. 

You can visit ELF for yourself here!

Hope you are all having a good day, and ready for christmas :)

All I want for christmas..

With xmas fast approaching, I have decided to show you all what I am hoping for this christmas. As I have been very good this year, I am really hoping that Santa himself delivers my presents.. but mum said that's very unlikely ;)

Topshop clothes! I'm not even that fussy on what I get, as everything Topshop has I seem to love. But here are a few things I have been eyeing up in recent days.. 




hmm, maybe I should try experimenting with colour? my style is looking a little drab.

Accessorize necklaces, rings, bracelets, slippers etc. I really love this shop. It cheers me up just taking a peek at their window display. It's so cute!
everything is just gorgeous, especially the keyring. I have got my friend the cat version of this, and can't wait to see her reaction when I give it to her!

I am loving this Cath Kidston laptop sleeve. I am in desperate need of one as my Macbook Pro isn't too bright. You see, it seems to walk into walls. Or rather, I seem to walk into walls while holding it. Very strange!


it won't let me copy the image across, so you may have to click onto it via that link ^. sorry!

I really want an Abercrombie & Fitch hoodie for xmas. I have a Hollister one, but I prefer the A&F designs. Unless a miracle happens though, my mum will not be paying £20 for P&P though..


isn't it lovely though! they are so well made, and so soft it's unbelievable..

Last but not least, I am hoping to get my May Ball dress for christmas. Our May Ball, takes place in May (really?) and is basically a 'Prom' for the whole of Year 11, which is the final year of secondary school. I have my eye on this one, what do you think?


 If only it was a little bit shorter, what do you think?

Obviously there are a few odd things I have been looking at, mainly makeup palettes and compacts, but I am really not too fussed this year. I would be happy just to have a good christmas with my family around me. The gifts are just a plus!

I would love to know what you are dreaming of getting this christmas, so leave a comment below! And if you see anything you think I would love, send me a quick link. I love browsing :) 


Sorry for not blogging in what feels like years, but I really needed a break so I could study for my trial GCSEs. I am very happy I made this decision though, as I am extremely proud of the grades I received. I am back for a short period of time now though, and will be blogging throughout the xmas season!

FunnyFace Beauty: Giveaway!

If you love makeup and cosmetics as much as me, you will fall off your seat when you see this.. 


Alicia is treating one lucky subscribers/follower to all of these products. See what I mean, I bet you fell off your chair didn't you? 

She's doing the giveaway to celebrate the festive season, as well as show her appreciation for reaching 1000 subscribers. And if that isn't enough, her mum has even pitched in by 'donating' a Audrey Hepburn calendar! 

So you should definitely get over there and check it out. You can enter the giveaway here, but remember to read the rules before you enter.

Thursday, December 2

I'm back, or am I?

Hello girls (and boys?) 

I have just started using my twitter account I created a few months ago. Don't really know how to use it, so have just decided to post some beautiful items I have found online. As I have flu at the moment, I will have plenty of time to find out how to use it.. 

@beautycfw (standing for beauty-comesfromwithin)

If any of you have twitter, feel free to help me out! :) 

Sorry for not being very active on here, but I have been revising like mad! Only to find out I have flu and have had to miss out on a weeks worth of exams.. and snow :'( Just my luck..