Tag, You’re It! 40 Beauty Questions!

So I felt like doing a fun little post today.. that and I couldn’t think of anything else to write about. Well, there were a few things on my mind, but it’s not time to blog about them yet.

I thought I would do a tag post.  What is a tag post you ask?  Basically it’s questions that other people have answered and then they “tag” you to do it too!  I found these questions online and I thought they would be fun to answer.  I thought I would start with beauty and then maybe in future posts I could try other tags that have to deal with other topics.

So here goes!


Need some new moisturizer!

How many times do you wash your face daily? Twice.
What skin type do you have? (dry, oily, combo) Normal?  It does tend to get dry sometimes in the t-zone though.
What is your current facial wash? Clinique Facial Soap.
Do you exfoliate? Yes, with Clinique Clarifying Lotion
What brand do you use? Clinique! I have been using it since I was about 16.
What moisturizer do you use? Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
Do you have freckles? Nope
Do you use eye cream? Nope! Not yet!
Do you or did you have acne prone skin? No, fortunately.
Did you ever have to use Pro-activ? Nope, never had a problem with acne.


What foundation do you use? Depends on the day and what mood I’m in.  I usually switch between Bare Minerals SPF 15 Original foundation and MAC Pro Longwear.
How about concealer? ELF concealer/illuminator
Do you know your undertone colour? Ugh… red?  Not sure what this is…
What do you think of fake eyelashes? Love them!! I got extensions so I didn’t have to use them all the time, but I still put them on every once in a while for more oomph!
Did you know that you are suppose to change your mascara every 3 months? Yes.  Do I? No.
What brand of mascara do you use? Don’t use mascara anymore but when I did I used Benefit’s Bad Gal Lash.
Sephora or MAC? Toughy! It depends what I want.  I’ve been really into MAC lately though…
Do you have a MAC Pro-card? No! But I wish I did!  Not fair that writers/beauty editors can’t get one!
What makeup tools do you use in makeup application? Foundation brush, powder brush, kabuki brush, eyeshadow brush, eyeliner brush, crease brush, and blush brush.

Do you use makeup base/primer for the eyes? Yes, Urban Decay Primer Potion!
For the face? Hard Candy Sheer Envy
What is your favourite eyeshadow (color or shade)? Neutrals!
Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner? Both.  I like liquid more for my upper lashline and pencil for my lower waterline.
How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil? Almost never.
What do you think of pigment eyeshadows? Never used them.
Do you use mineral makeup? Yes! Bare Minerals! Their mineral foundation is great!
What is your favourite lipstick? I have a few and all by MAC: Fashion Mews (limited edition from the Hello Kitty collection), Saint Germain, and Myth.
How about lipgloss? MAC Viva Glam Gaga, the pink one.
What is your favourite blush to use? Not a huge blush fan, but right now I’m using NARS Orgasm.
Do you buy your makeup on eBay? No.
Do you like drugstore makeup? Yes, but it depends on the brand.

Do you go to CCO’s? (cosmetic company outlets) I’ve only been to the one in Vegas.  Pretty good stuff there and good deals.
Did you ever consider taking makeup classes? Nah..
Are you clumsy in putting on makeup? Sometimes and it depends on what product it is.
Name a makeup crime that you hate? Too much blush!
Do you like colourful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones? Depends on the mood i’m in.  Usually I’ll go with a neutral eye and a bright pink lip.
Which celebrity always has great make up? Kim Kardashian.
If you could leave the house using just ONE makeup item,what would you use? Does Rosebud Salve count?
Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on? Yes, lazy Sundays.
Do you think you look good even without any makeup on? Depends on the day and the lighting.. haha but seriously, everyone is beautiful, makeup just enhances natural beauty.
In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line? MAC, but I have heard a lot of good things about NARS as well.
What do you think of makeup? It’s fun to play around with.  You can be very creative with makeup.


Spring Nails

From left to right: Essie's Nice is Nice, Essie's Sand Tropez, and Spa Ritual's Knowledge is Power

So I went a little nail polish crazy this past weekend.  I took a day trip down to the United States and picked up a few Essie polishes (my first ones ever) and today I got the hottest pink ever (it was love at first sight).

I have been really into nail polishes for the past two months ever since I got an OPI stand to display them all.  Ever since I got it all I want to do is fill it up!  Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t have a crazy amount of nail polish, maybe like 20 colours? But I’m pretty much obsessed.  I’m not a manicure kind of girl, I would so rather do my own nails then pay to get them done.  The last time I went for a mani/pedi the selection of colours was just awful, so ever since then I tend to just do my nails myself because I like my colours better than what they have in the salon.

Anyways back to the present, I love the colours I got, they are just so perfect for spring!

Spa Ritual “Knowledge is Power”

I’ve never been a pink and red nail polish kind of girl, unless of course it is a unique colour.  When I saw Spa Ritual’s Knowledge is Power from their Truth collection I literally had to have it.  It’s just the most gorgeous pink, fuchsia colour.  I have not tried it on yet because I painted my nails yesterday but this is going to be the next colour on my nails.  I only have another colour by Spa Rituals (Solaris – a bright orange) but I do remember it going on fairly well.  I can’t remember how long that one lasted on my nails before it started to chip.

I’m usually an OPI kind of girl, but this colour is seriously to die for.  The only thing that sucks about Spa Ritual is the price of them and the availability.  I believe they retail for $12 in Canada and are available exclusively at salons.  If you see this colour though and love pinks, I would grab it. It’s actually so gorgeous.

Essie “Nice is Nice”

I have never tried Essie nail polishes before but have read a lot of great things about their French Affair spring collection.  I really wanted MAC’s Little Girl Type nail polish from the Quite Cute collection but when I tried it out in store it didn’t apply that great.  And I mean for the price of the thing I would want it to be perfect.  Well it wasn’t, so that’s why I got this pretty colour.  It’s a soft lilac colour and I find it quite similar to OPI’s Rumples Wiggin’s from the 2010 Shrek Collection (I don’t have that shade but I did compare them side by side).  I have not tried this one out yet so I can’t tell you how it looks applied, but it’s so pretty I can’t wait to rock it in the spring.

Essie “Sand Tropez”

Okay so if you read my March 2011 favourites post you would have read that I have been loving neutral colour polishes.  They are just so versatile, you can wear them in the office, at night, to an event – literally everywhere.  They are just so basic that they go with everything.  When I first saw Essie’s Sand Tropez I knew I had to have it.  It goes on so pigmented and soft with really good colour payoff.  I was a bit skeptical at first because the colour is so light, but it goes on really good. It’s just so pretty it matches the colour of my skin and it does look exactly like sand.  It reminds me of a tropical beach.

I got both Sand Tropez and Nice is Nice at Target but I believe that Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada just started selling them.  Not sure what they run for in Canada but in the U.S. I paid around $7.50 per polish. Like I said earlier, I am an OPI kind of girl, but I love trying new brands as well, especially if they have awesome colours.

What are your favourite colours for spring?  Have you tried any of the polishes I listed?

Happy Birthday Ziggy!

So today was my special little guys’ birthday!  My American Eskimo dog Ziggy turned two today!  We did all his favourite things – park, walk, played ball, went to Petland and Pet Valu, got hamburgers, opened presents, and ate cake!  I got this super cute birthday cake special for dogs at a pet boutique.  It’s from a company called the Lazy Dog Cookie Co. and he seemed to like it, even though he was pretty full from dinner.

It's my birthday, I'll be sad if I want to...

Last year I went all out for his birthday including doggy friends, birthday hats (which he hates, hence the expression on his face) and even a DQ cake (which Dairy Queen messed up might I add). This year was a little more low key, we did all his favourite things.

Anyways, just thought I would do a quick post about my dog’s birthday. Do you guys throw birthday parties for your dogs too?  Please tell me I’m not the only crazy dog lady…

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