40 Beauty Questions | TAG

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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.

Skincare

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.

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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.

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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?

Makeup

What foundation do you use?

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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Its a Miracle | Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream

Hello again lovelies,
All I will say is all you YouTube/ Bloggers made me do it. Relly has fallen victim to yet another beauty cult classic – not that I’m complaining. In fact, I applaud you.
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In 1930, a small cold planet known as Pluto was discovered. Back on earth, a skin protectant going by the name of Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream was born. Still a staple in makeup kits, this moisturiser remains closer to the sun than Pluto could ever hope to be.
The Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream is possibly one of the most hyped up moisturisers around. I’d lusted after this beast for months, with all the raves about it, how can a girl resist? It’s designed to treat extremely dry skin, and oooh boy, it does exactly that.

A little bit about it…

It says it contains petrolatum, which is a skin soothing beta-hydroxy (one of its first recorded cosmetic uses) and vitamin E. It claims to:
• Help protect, sooth and moisturize skin
• Relieve chapped and cracked skin.
• Act as a de-reddening anti inflammatory agent.
• Sooth and comfort minor weather burns, scrapes and abrasions.
The cream itself is apricot in colour, and has a thick oily consistency, but don’t let the oil put you off. It absorbs into the skin, doesn’t leave it feeling oily; and best of all it works wonders. I would recommend this stuff hands down.

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The scent is very pungent and something of a love to hate/ learn to love. I don’t hate it, but probably wouldn’t sit and smell it either. It reminds me of either oregano mixed with basil or Citronella – you know the stuff that keeps mosquitoes from eating you alive.

Sounds very appealing right? I’m terrible at describing scents though so I’d go give it a sniff yourself. I do believe there is a fragrance free version too.

Me…I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it

As you all know, I have a major issue with my dry lips – or Lizard Lips as I like to call them. I’ve used soooo many different lip balms/ treatments over the years, but nothing stopped them from peeling. Imagine a snake shedding its skin on your face daily… As a result, lipstick/ gloss became my frenemies; a pretty looking catalyst speeding up my yucky lip peeling syndrome.

I’ve only been using this beauty for little over a week, and I have already noticed one heck of a difference, I can’t actually put into words how much I love it. It may as well have given me new lips, they look and feel super smooth, hydrated and best of all they don’t peel. I apply it to my lips right before lights out, and occasionally in the morning.

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If you’ve read my past posts, you’ll know I’ve been loving the Tanya Burr Lipgloss Range recently (for my full review click here). I have found myself reaching for this a lot more this week, even experimenting with lipsticks underneath – aren’t I getting brave? For the first time in soooo long, I feel like I can enjoy lipsticks again, the Eight Hour Cream has softened my lips so much that lipsticks glide over them smoothly, and my lips stay hydrated throughout the day. Merry Jigs!

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Gimmie More…

I believe Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream is a multipurpose wonder cosmetic, it doesn’t only work wonders on dry skin. So here are a couple of other uses people seem to rate it for:

Glow Giver

Apply a very tiny amount to the top of your cheekbones after foundation, and it will give a chic and healthy sheen all day.

Lip Scrub

Apply a dab of it to your lips and rub over with an old toothbrush to remove any traces of dead/ peeling skin.

Cuticle Rescue

Apply around dry cuticles before bed to rehydrate the skin. For dry hands and feet, apply all over the area, then sleep with gloves/ socks on; it will repair even the driest of skin. The perfect end to a mani/pedi.

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Body Highlight

Use on collarbone, shoulders, knees and shins to create a healthy summer glow.

Weather Protector

Apply a dollop on your hands, let it heat up for a minute then smooth over your face and neck to fight off dehydration in harsh weather conditions.

Eye Opener

Apply a small amount to the centre of your eyelids, it opens the eye and gives it a mysterious glow. Also try applying it to the brow bone to highlight the area.

Brow Shine

Brush a bit through your brows with a spoolie. It will tame eyebrows, provide sheen and keep them in place to frame the face.

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Overall, the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream is definitely worth the hype. It’s certainly on the pricey side at £26 but you get 50ml, and as you only use a tiny amount, it will last. The formulation hasn’t changed over the years, so it doesn’t possess the most advanced or high tech, fancy ingredients, but it delivers every time. I can safely say, I’m glad I became slave to the 8 Hour Cream. It’s like I’ve got brand spanking new lips.

Have you guys tried it, what do you think? Are there any other uses its good for?

Ps: I’ve decided to take part in the whole TAG Tuesday hype, any good TAGS floating around?

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Ciao you lovely lot

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