40 Beauty Questions | TAG


Hope you all had an amazing Easter and I trust everyone ate their weight in chocolate/ saved some for me. Relly’s back with another TAG. This week I’m doing the 40 Beauty Questions TAG. Now 40 is a lot and you know how I like a good ol’ ramble, so I’m just gonna dive straight in.


How many times do you wash your face daily?

Twice. Once in the morning before I put on my makeup, and last thing at night before bed.

What skin type do you have? (dry, oily, combo)

Ooooh boy, my skin is oily. In fact you could save money on oil when frying chips if you catch my drift. I’ve found a way to keep it at bay which seems to be working for me though so I won’t complain.

What is your current facial wash?

At the moment I’m using the Clearasil Superfruits Oil and Shine wash, but it changes all the time.


Do you exfoliate?

Yup, once on a weekend, usually a Saturday morning. I used to exfoliate everyday but that’s baaaad apparently – naughty Relly.

What brand do you use?

I don’t stick to any one brand, I get bored. But I do use a lot of Simple and Garnier products as they don’t seem to break me out at all.

What moisturiser do you use?

I switch this up quite a bit as well, but it’s always an oil balancing one. At the moment its the Boots Witch Hazel and Tea Tree Shine Control Day Moisturiser.


Do you have freckles?

Yep, very fine ones on my cheeks.

Do you use eye cream?

Ooooh yes indeedy. I always use it before bed and sometimes in the morning. I’m using the Elizabeth Arden Visiable Difference one at the moment and its great, it brightens up my dark circles a treat.

Did you or do you have acne prone skin?

Not really. I get the odd zit here and there and blackheads around my nose. Although I do have a few blemishes left behind from old spots.

Did you ever have to use pro active?

Whaaat? I don’t even know what this is – can some kind person shed some light?


What foundation do you use?

I only really use the NARS Tinted Moisturiser, but I do love a bit of NARS Sheer Glow.


How about concealer?

Under my eyes I use MAC Pro Longwear in NW35. On the odd blemishes around my face I just use the Collection Lasting Perfection in Medium – cheap and cheerful.

Do you know your undertone colour?

Not 100%. The lovely people on the MAC counter say I have pinky undertones but I remain unconvinced. All I know is that when choosing concealer (especially drugstore), a lot of them go an ashy grey colour underneath my eyes.

What do you think of false eyelashes?

I will wear natural ones on very special occasions, but I really don’t like long ones, they resemble spiders to me. Ewwwww

Did you know that you’re supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?

Yes, although I only buy a new one when my old one has run out, if that’s over the 3 months then slap me on the wrist.

What brand of mascara do you use?

Maybelline all the way! I love love love The Falsies, I don’t think I’ve ever found anything I love quite as much.


Sephora or MAC?

MAC. If we had a Sephora in the UK, maybe I’d be swayed – who knows.

Do you have a MAC pro- card?

Nope. I would love one though.

What makeup tools do you use in makeup application?

Brushes all the way, I’ve never been into sponges, so I don’t see myself jumping on this Beauty Blender hype anytime soon. I use my fingers to work my undereye concelaer in though.

Do you use makeup base/ primer for the eyes.

Not day to day. I love using the Urban Decay Primer Potion though when I need my makeup to last all day.

For the face?

No, I’ve never really tried it. Maybe if I was to try it id be a convert.

What is your favourite eye shadow colour/ shade?

Don’t ask me questions like that, I can’t choose one as I feel mean on the rest. I’m getting a lot of use out of Shale by MAC at the moment, but all the shades in my Naked Palettes are still waaaaay up there.

Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?

Gel to tight-line and to get my signature flick, but pencil on the lower waterline.

How often do you poke yourself in the eyes with an eyeliner pencil?

How often is all the time!?

What do you think of pigment eye shadow?

They look gorgeous, but waaaay to messy/ time consuming for me.

Do you use mineral makeup?

I’ve never tried it.

What is your favourite lipstick?

Blankety by MAC. I love a nude lip and Blankety is the perfect very cool pink nude shade.

What about lipgloss?

I like Tanya Burr’s lipglosses in Just Peachy and Afternoon Tea, other than that I don’t really wear lipgloss.


What is your favourite blush to use?

I’m not a big fan of wearing blush at all to be honest.

Do you buy your makeup off ebay?

Nope. I like to go in store and see for myself before buying.

Do you like drugstore makeup?

Yes, you can’t go wrong with a few drugstore goodies.

Do you go to CCO’s? (Cosmetic company outlets)

No, I don’t think there is any near me, but If there was I’d be there in a shot.

Did you ever consider taking makeup classes?

No, I use YouTube for that.

Are you clumsy in putting makeup on?

Not really, I’m quite careful in applying makeup, however I’m a clumsy person so I could drop anything. I mean just look at the state of my powder!

stay matte

Name a makeup crime that you hate?

Hmmm, there’s so many that spring to mind. I’m going with harshly drawn on eyebrows, bright you’ve been Tangoed orange foundation and spider lashes.

Do you like colourful shades of makeup (lipstick or eye shadow) or neutral ones?

Neutral. I’m not brave enough to use anything bright.

Which celebrity always has great makeup?

Lana Del Rey. I love her vintage/ modern 60’s style and she rocks tonnes of winged liner.


If you could leave the house using just ONE makeup item, what would it be?

Mascara, at least my eyes would look partially alive and not resemble the Evil Dead.

Could you ever leave the house without makeup on?

Yes. I don’t wear makeup for the gym or just popping to the shop.

Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?

I wouldn’t say I looked good without makeup but I don’t really think I look that bad either. I just prefer looking bright eyed and bushy tailed.

In your opinion what is the BEST makeup line?

Oh dear, another question Relly can’t answer without a ramble. Urban Decay and MAC are my favourite for eye shadows, but NARS has my vote on face makeup.

What do you think of makeup?

I love it. It brightens up the face and makes me feel so much more confident and put together. Having said that, I don’t think we should hide behind tonnes of the stuff and completely change how we look with it, just enhance certain features and work with what your momma gave you.

Phhewwww that was a long ramble, sorry guys. I hope you enjoyed reading it anyway and I TAG all of you who get this far. Dont forget to Like/ Comment and Follow blah blah blah you know the drill. Until Thursday Relly out.








7 Sins of Beauty | TAG

Today I’m going to give the 7 Deadly Sins of Beauty TAG a whirl. I think this tag is based on the movie Se7en, which is about 7 short stories that describe 7 sins of mankind. Anyway, this cool concept has now been turned into a beauty TAG, so lets get on with it.

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What is your most inexpensive beauty item? My least expensive beauty product I would have to go with my Collection Lasting Perfection concealer. At £5, it’s an absolute bargain and it works so well. It covers any pesky red zits, stays put and even doubles up as an eye primer. Win win.


What is your most expensive beauty item? Hmm, I’m going to go with the Urban Decay Naked Pallets. The colour range/ pigmentation and lasting power is perfection. These are probably the most babied products in my makeup collection; I haven’t even taken them out of the boxes they came in. Costing £37 each, that’s £111 worth of eyeshadow – OUCH!




What beauty products do you have a love/ hate relationship with? The love/ hate award has to go to lipstick. I love the gawping at the colours, but I don’t have the confidence to wear any colours but nudes, and within an hour they make my lips peel. Dayymn.


What product has been the hardest to get? The Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette. I got my Naked Palettes in the complete wrong order, 2 first, then 3 then 1. Surprisingly enough, it was the Naked 1 palette that was sold out everywhere, even though it’s been out 4 years longer than the other 2. Strange.



What are your most delicious beauty products? I think this solely goes to the Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream. I was so excited to finally get this, as it was INSANE the amount of people raving about it. As pricey as it is at £26, it has practically given me new lips so it really justifies itself. It doesn’t smell great but it works a dream. Full review here.



What beauty products do you neglect due to laziness? Night skin treatments, hands down. All I want to do at night is lay in bed with my iPad; the idea of spending an extra 10 mins on my skin with oil and god knows what else – psssh bugger that. After the makeups off, my Duac treatment goes on and that’s about it. Dear Skin, I promise I will try and do better.



What beauty product gives you the most self confidence? The NARS tinted moisturiser. I’ve done a full review of this beauty right here. It gives just the right amount of coverage and it’s really buildable. As it’s so lightweight, it just feels like skin, rather than skin that has been buried under a ton of makeup.



What products do you lust after? The YSL Babydoll Mascara. I want to try it sooooo bad but I can’t seem to cave into my own temptation. I love my Maybelline The Falsies that much that I’m scared the YSL can’t live up to it. What’s a girl to do?



What would you most like to receive as a gift? Hmmm tough one, but I think I’ll go for Benefit Makeup. I get confused by all the product names, figure I’d be completely lost and avoid the stand. However, the significant other was nice enough to surprise me with the High Beam Highlighter, and I absolutely FREAKING LOVE it, so I definitely have my beady eye on that – maybe a wishlist is the way forward.


Now you’re up. Don’t forget to send me your links if you give this TAG a go. I’ll be back on Thursday guys, but in the meantime don’t forget to Like/ Comment/ Follow.




I Heart Spring Tag

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Happy April you lovely bunch!

Due to my shoddy internet connection, this post is a day late – sorry guys. Anyway, I thought I’d banish my blues and give the I Heart Spring Tag a shot. So lets go…
What is your favourite spring nail polish?
I don’t really follow seasonal trends with nail polish, I usually just go with what colour I’m feeling that week. But I’m digging the paler colours at the moment, so I’m going to go with my favourite one at the moment which is Tanya Burrs Penguin Chic.

tanya burr penguin chic

What is your must have lip colour this spring?

I’m a nude lip gal, so I’ll be sticking to my usual pink toned nudes. My favourite at the moment is Maybelline’s colour stay in Tantalizingly Taupe.


Show us your favourite spring dress!

I only got this a few days ago but I know I’m going to get a lot of wear out of it. It’s quite a bold choice for me, I normally shy away from dresses that aren’t black/ grey but there was something about this one that obliterated any reservations.


What’s your favourite flower?

Haha good one, I don’t know flowers at all. I quite like pink Tulips though.

pink tu

Favourite scarf/ accessory?

I’ve got waaaaay too many scarves to possibly choose a favourite so I’m going to go with my favourite jewellery. I got this bracelet and necklace combo for my birthday, and I’ve been loving them recently, they go with all my outfits and are simple and classic.


What spring trends are you most excited about this year? (makeup, fashion or both)

Makeup: I’m quite looking forward to embracing a few neutral eye looks. The other day I tried MACs Naked Lunch all over the Lid with Toasted from the Urban Decay Naked Pallette through the crease and it looked really summery and fresh.

Fashion: I like to rock a few different coloured jeans at this time of year, pale oranges, blues and mint. I think what I’m most excited about wearing though is my KEDS, as soon as the weather permits, I’ll be busting these babies. Come on Mother Nature – you know you wanna stop making it rain ;-).

Favourite Spring candle?

I really like the Airwick Colour Changing Candle in Vanilla at the moment. I find it relaxing watching it gently change colour and Vanilla always smells good.


Favourite body spray/ perfume for spring?

My favourite spring perfume (Ana Sui – Flight of Fancy) has been discontinued – god damn it! I think this year I’ll be reaching for Taylor Swifts – Taylor perfume, it smells fresh, fruity and summery.


What is spring like where you live?

A bit strange in the weather department – its not really cold, but one minute its glorious hot sunshine and the next it’s hammering it down (hail stone the lot). Aside from that there are plenty of flowers in bloom and because of the indecisive weather, rainbows.


What’s your favourite thing about spring?

Being outside. I like going for walks without freezing to death. My favourite place for a nice stroll is Digley Reservoir in Huddersfield – the water is clear and calm, and the hills roll on for miles. Bliss.


Are you a spring cleaner?

I wish.

Any plans for spring break or upcoming vacations?

The significant other and I do a little 2 day break in Alton Towers – we’ve done it every year and it’s something we always get excited about. Bring on June!


Me last year in Alton Towers


And that’s a wrap guys! Thanks for reading, hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to like/ comment/ follow all that jazz.

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Would You Rather TAG – Beauty Edition

Woohoo, Spring has arrived! It’s also Thursday, and that means time for another ramble…


I thought I’d mix things up a bit this week. I’ve seen this TAG floating around various blogs and thought it would be fun to give it go; plus you guys may learn a little more about me in the process ;-).

So let’s get started…

Would you rather lose all of your mascaras, eyeliners and lipsticks or all of your palettes and eyeshadows?

Mascaras, eyeliners and lipsticks without a doubt. I would just use eyeshadow to imitate eyeliner. Mascara may be the hardest one to lose though, as long as I could at least curl my lashes/ wear falsies on special occasions, I’d survive – I think.

Would you rather never being able to paint yours nails again or never use lip gloss?

I’d ditch the lipgloss. Call me strange, but I find painting my nails quite therapeutic, especially now they have grown back fully. Lip balms shine like gloss and are better for your lips anyway right ;).

Would you rather give up foundation or mascara forever?

That’s easy, farewell foundation! My skin isn’t too bad, aside from the odd blemish and monthly breakouts. As long as I had moisturizer and concealer I’d be happy. I couldn’t say goodbye to mascara – noooo way!

Would you rather have no eyebrows or have your eyelashes fall out?

Hmmmm, I’d rather my eyelashes fall out, I think. No lashes doesn’t sound as noticeable as no brows, although coming to think of it – I wonder how weird that would look.

Would you rather shave your eyebrows and have none at all or sharpie them in everyday?

A sharpie for eyebrows? Not a chance in hell would that be happening! I’d rather live my life with no eyebrows at all. I have images of sharpie drawn brows now – nightmares. I would either use eyeshadow to give the illusion of having brows, or just suck it up and go bare.


Noooooo way – you keep awaaaay Mr.

Would you rather have a bad hair cut or bad hair colour?

I could work with a bad haircut, it’ll grow out although I’m inpatient so I’d go out and grab some extensions – instant fix ;). A bad hair colour is harder to disguise, and trying to reverse it would snap my hair.

Would you rather give up makeup or your cell phone for a year?

Tough one, but my iPhone would be more useful in an emergency. Make up wouldn’t help me talk to those special people in my life, and not wearing makeup for a year would work wonders on your skin.

Would you rather leave the house with an obvious foundation line or overdone blush?

Overdone blush seems like the lesser of two evils. I’d work with the blush and try to convince people I’d been running for an hour, not that anyone who knows me would believe me, but hey. If it was really bad I’d spend ten minutes finding the nearest mirror to blend it in.

Would you rather wear a bad lip-liner/lipstick combo or have an 80’s perm?

Bad lip liner and lipstick combo, I don’t think I could rock the 80s perm. My hair as a child was the equivalent anyway – tight/ afro curls and I hated it. God bless relaxing systems and GHDs.

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BOOM! I am MORTIFIED right now…

Would you rather give up using makeup brushes or mascara?

Makeup brushes. A lick of mascara makes the world of difference, without it my eyes would resemble a decomposed panda, niiice. Although giving up my Real Techniques collection would be awful, there would be tears.

Would you rather apply make- up yourself with no mirror on a bumpy car journey or ask a 5 year old to do it?

Do it myself without a mirror, I don’t care how bumpy the journey is. I wouldn’t let a 5 year old loose on my face with makeup. Doing minimal makeup minus a mirror can’t be too difficult, reflections could help ;-). Although my clumsiness would probably mean mascara on my teeth.

Would you rather wear the exact same make up everyday for the rest of your life or drastically change your makeup everyday (even if it didnt suit you)?

Same make up everyday, although that sounds boring. There are some make up looks I’m just not brave enough to try. The hardest part of this for me would be using the same products over and over, I like shopping for newbies. I get bored.

Would you rather have dodgy brows or patchy fake tan?

Erm, i’ve never used fake tan but I’m guessing patchy fake tan is easier to cover. Fake tan would wear off in a few days wouldn’t it, although patchy fake tan looks baaad. A dodgy brow do would take a while to grow out.

Would you rather have perfectly white teeth or the perfect hairstyle?

I’ll take the pearly whites. A hair style is easy to achieve, but will never stay perfect, even with the strongest style spray. Teeth need a little more work, but they will stay perfect a little longer. I’m scared of both dentists and hairdressers though so as long as I didnt have to visit either, it’s all good.

Would you rather wear no lipstick ever again or no eyeliner ever again?

Lipstick. My lizard lips dont get on so well with lipstick anyway. Eye makeup is my favourite part of the whole ritual, they look shockingly dull with no winged liner and I’d feel naked without it.

And that’s all folks!…

Hope you enjoyed reading. Do any of you disagree with my answers?  Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to like/comment and follow.

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