Fall Favorites Tag

I love fall. In California it doesn’t necessarily mean changing leaves, but it does mean a break from the crazy heat and even some rain! Wee! So when I saw this tag being done by some youtubers I decided to steal it and do it here. Any other bloggers who want to do it please let me know so I can link to you. :D Onward!

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100 Things No One Asks Tag

I’m a huge fan of Miss Bunny aka grav3yardgirl on Youtube, so I stole this tag from her. :) If you haven’t seen her videos you should check her out. She’s hilarious. Here’s her video w/ her answers to the tag.

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11 Questions Tag

How exciting. Tagging! I was tagged by Brooke @ Blushing Noir. :) I have to tell you 11 things about myself, then answer some questions Brooke asked (11 of them, imagine that!).

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7 Deadly Sins of Beauty

This is one of those tag things that was going around on Youtube and I thought it would be fun to do it over here on my blog. I saw it done by amarixe <–go check out her video here.

If you aren’t familiar with the tag, it goes over the seven deadly sins and asks a beauty-related question to go with each one. I thought it was kind of fun.

GREED: What is your most inexpensive beauty item? What is your most expensive?

My most inexpensive beauty product is certainly something from Wet ‘n Wild, I’m sure. I have gotten nail polishes during their 40% off sales that were under $1. Overall I really love WNW polishes! Their Wild Shine Black Creme is my favorite black polish. For my most expensive item, that’s definitely my Clarisonic brush (which I know was over $150 eeep!). Totally. Worth it. I love it so much. It really helps with deep exfoliation and keeping my pores clog-free.

WRATH: What beauty products do you have a love/hate relationship with? What product has been the hardest to get?

I have a love/hate relationship with eyeliner definitely. I love the way it looks, but it’s the thing I have the most difficulty applying and also removing! For a hard to get product, oh gosh. That was Melrose Mood lipstick from the MAC Heatherette collection. It sold out EVERYWHERE it seemed. A really nice gal I know on MUA picked one up at her local counter for me and mailed it all the way from Florida. Funny thing is the color looks awful on almost everyone.

GLUTTONY: What are your most delicious beauty products?

One of them would have to be my body lotion by Kiss My Face. I have it in the Peaches ‘n Cream scent and it makes me smell like a giant juicy peach! It also softens and has AHAs in it for deliciously soft skin. Another qualifier is the bubblegum sugar scrub from LUSH. It’s literally delicious because you can eat it!

SLOTH: What beauty product do you neglect, due to laziness?

Loose pigments. I love them, but I rarely ever take the time to use them because they require a tiny bit more thought and effort than pressed shadows. Also any sort of lip product in a palette. I don’t like having to bother with a brush.

PRIDE: What beauty product gives you the most self confidence?

It used to be concealer when I had issues with breakouts. I hated leaving home without it. But now that I have clear skin, I often leave the house barefaced. However, I really feel better about my overall look when my eyebrows are done. They frame the whole face and since I have dark hair it looks really strange when my eyebrows aren’t filled in.

LUST: What attributes do you find most attractive in the opposite sex?

I like nice eyes, good hair, and muscular arms/shoulders. I also really have a thing for tall guys. I’m only 5’3″, but pretty much every guy I’ve ever dated has been 6′ or taller.

ENVY: What items would you most like to receive as a gift? 

Who doesn’t love presents? I’d love getting anything beauty-related as a gift (ok well almost anything). For xmas this past year Mr. Boyfriend got me a bottle of eye makeup remover, which sounds silly and mundane but I love it because a.) it shows he was listening when I said it was the best and b.) it’s something I use all the time and every time I use it, I think of his thoughtfulness.

40 Beauty Questions

This was a tag that is going around on YouTube, and I decided to do it in blog format because I ramble a LOT so it’s easier to write it than do a really long, rambling “um”-filled video. ;)
40 Beauty Questions

Skin Care Questions
How many times do you wash your face each day?   Once or twice.
What type of skin do you have?   Combo-to-dry.
What is your current face wash?   Caudalie Instant Foaming Cleanser or Philosophy Microdelivery Wash, or the Target knock-offs of Ponds’ Wipes.
Do you exfoliate?    Yes, as my skin isn’t that acne-prone but it is clog-prone.
What do you use to exfoliate?    Either my Clarisonic or Philosophy Microdelivery Wash. The fake ponds wipes are kind of exfoliating too, since they’re textured.
Do you have freckles?    Yes! I like them. 
Do you use eye cream?    Yes. I use Eye Wonder by Vasanti Cosmetics.
Do you/did you have acne prone skin?    I have in the past, but right now it’s not really acne-prone except sometimes during TOTM. Yay hormones.
Did you ever use proactiv?   Nope. I was pretty tempted to in the past when my skin was breaking out, but never got around to it. I am still curious about the refining mask since I’ve heard good things about it as an emergency spot treatment. Sounds like it’d be great as a TOTM zit rescue.
Makeup Questions
What foundation do you use?   If I’m just putting something on in a hurry, MAC Studio Fix since it has the fastest, easiest application. Special occasions I use MUFE (either HD or F&B). I have lots of other foundations around from various reviews that I use occasionally, but those are the ones I go back to again and again. On other people I like to use L’Oreal True Match, American Beauty, Purely Cosmetics, or MAC.
Do you use concealer?     Goodness yes. MUFE Full Cover is the best spot concealer. I also love Eve Pearl salmon concealer for under-eye, and Stila Illuminating Concealer for under-eye too. 
Do you know your undertone color?     Mhmm. I’m the poster child for pink undertones. Even pink undertoned people look at me and go “oh wow, you’re really pink”. 
What do you think of false lashes?    They look awesome, but are sorcery I have yet to master.
Did you know you’re supposed to change mascara every 3 mo?    Yup. I don’t always do this, but I know I should…I’ll keep a mascara around if it’s something I don’t wear very often.
What mascara do you use?     Right now I’m using a couple of NYX mascaras (Propel My Eyes and Fly With Me) interchangeably. They’re both just okay. I’m not loving either one that much. I was going to review them, but they are just “meh”, so here’s my review: “meh”.
Sephora or MAC?     I can’t choose a favorite, geez. 
Do you have a MAC pro card?     Yes I do.
What makeup tools do you use for makeup application?    I use brushes and sponges, and occasionally my fingers. I prefer sponges for liquid foundation, whether it’s a beauty blender (totally awesome), or a plain ole’ wedge sponge.
Do you use base/primer for eyes?/face?    I always use some sort of base for my eyes unless I know I’ll only be out for a couple hours. I’ll use MAC Painterly or a MUFE Aqua Cream, or sometimes Urban Decay Primer Potion. For face, I have been using Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Illuminator thingy. I don’t know if that’s really a primer but it’s in their Smooth Operator line so I’m gonna go with yes.
Fav eyeshadow?    I don’t know if I could choose one single favorite, because I can’t even think of a favorite brand. I like MAC, Urban Decay, It Cosmetics, Wet ‘n Wild, MUFE, NARS, Stila… see what happens?
Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?    I skip eyeliner a lot actually. But I like pencil because it’s easy.
How often do you poke your eye w/ an eyeliner pencil?   Not very. I’m much more likely to poke myself with a mascara wand or an eyelash comb (which BTW HURTS really bad so don’t do it!).
What do you think of pigment eye shadows?    Really pretty colors but not as convenient to use as pressed shadows.
Do you use mineral makeup?     Sometimes yes. I have a bunch from Purely Cosmetics that is really really good stuff. 
What is your fav lipstick?    I’ll just go with my favorite brand, which is MAC. 
What is your fav lipgloss?    MAC, I guess? I actually don’t really have a favorite lipgloss. I mean I have favorite colors but as far as formulas go, I don’t know. I’m feeling kind of “whatever” right now. There are a lot that I like, such as Revlon Colorburst, Urban Decay Lip Junkie, ELF, NARS…
What is your fav blush?    Rock ‘n Republic blush in Spank. It’s the most perfect pink ever.
Do you buy makeup on ebay?     Sometimes. You have to be VERY careful because of all the fakes out there, but it can be done successfully.
Do you like drugstore makeup?    Some of it. I like Wet ‘n Wild a lot. I like a lot of drugstore mascaras, too.
Do you go to CCOs?    Not very often. The one near me is decent. But usually I just get my stuff straight from MAC since I have a pro card. If I go to the CCO it’s actually more expensive! Unless I am getting something in special packaging (pro discount doesn’t work on special packaging stuff).
Did you ever consider taking makeup classes?    Yes, and I still might.
Are you clumsy w/ putting on makeup?    Only when I rush and do things without thinking (that’s when I end up getting stabbed with an eyelash comb…sigh).
Name a makeup crime you hate.   Bad eyebrows.
Do you like colors or neutrals?    I tend to stick more towards neutrals on my eyes with brighter colors on cheeks and lips.
Which celeb always has great makeup?    Hayden Pannetierre, Katy Perry, Kim Kardashian
If you could leave the house using just one makeup item, what would you use?   Eyebrows filled.
Could you ever leave the house w/o any makeup?    Sure, I do all the time.
Do you think you look good w/o makeup?    I think I look okay? I don’t look that different with/without makeup.
What is the best makeup line?    Can’t choose. I like so many. It’s a beauty blogger hazard. :)
What do you think of makeup?    Um, it’s awesome of course. It’s fun. It’s a means of self expression. And it’s pretty to look at, touch, smell, etc.