5 June 2011

My makeup story :-)

Hi my lovelies,

I hope you're all ok :-)

I spotted this tag on a blog I was reading and thought it would be fun to share. I love to read peoples stories and wanted to share my own, enjoy and here goes :-)

How old were you when you started wearing makeup?  
When I went to secondary school everyone looked like two bit you know whats, so I started wearing this cream shimmer eyeshadow and mascara. My parents never limited me on makeup I was always allowed to wear it unless I went too crazy.

How did you get into makeup?  
I’ve always been obsessed and would buy stuff I wouldn’t really need but for the past two years I’ve gotten in to it more. I want to go college and learn it and hairdressing professionally. I think it’s fun to be creative.

What are some of your favourite brands?  
MAC,  L'Oreal, Wet n Wild, Maybelline, MUA, Sleek and Barry M.

What does make-up mean to you?  
Makeup is something I can hide behind, when I don’t feel so happy I can go up to my room and play around with it. I don’t trowel it on, I think it’s nice to have my skin showing I embrace my pink cheeks and my milk white skin. I love makeup but I can live without it.

If you could only wear 4 products on your face what would they be? 
Gel liner, some sort of lipgloss, eyeshadow and lipstick.

What is your favourite thing about makeup?  
My favourite thing is learning it, once you know makeup you can do anything. You can freelance or even work in an awesome shop or on a counter. Making people feel better with a little makeup would make my day

What do you think about drugstore makeup vs high end makeupObviously high end in some instances can be better but as I search and search through my makeup I realise that it doesn’t always have to be MAC etc, I’ve found a ton of dupes today. I guess if you have the money it’s not my place to say something but I cannot get my head around the fact that some people splurge and spend £30 for a blush. I love the feeling going around Superdrug and Boots and coming home with a bag full of goodies knowing I can get all of that for one thing at Dior or wherever. Budget makeup is not so bad. I hate people who brag, “Oh I got a new Chanel nail polish today” there is my take on it.

What is one tip of advice you can give to a beginner?  
My advice to beginners is to start off with drug store brands and gradually upgrade after mastering the technique of applying it correctly. I also advise, don’t be so upset if you try a winged liner or smokey eye and it doesn’t look amazing first time round. If you stick with it and try and try you’ll get there, no one can be perfect straight away :-).

What is one makeup trend you never understood?  
Nude lips, yeah I really do not like nude lips. I actually think they silly why would you want to look dead? I’m not really fussed, just because I don’t like it doesn’t mean someone else shouldn’t

What do you think of the Beauty Community on Youtube/Blogger?  
I started watching YouTube videos a few years ago and I think it was better back then when people didn’t review stuff just to make money. I hate reading/watching reviews that’re sponsored because it’s obvious they are just saying all the good things to get us to spend money. I prefer to read blogs that aren’t like that, I have very little money now I’m on own and I’m going to treat myself to something I’d like to know both pros and cons. I doubt I’ll ever be sponsored but if I ever was, I’d be honest from the start. I know “If you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say anything” but if I can save someone some money then I’ll slag it off. I’m not scared lol

Who is your style icon?  
Ok, being honest, I don’t have a style icon. I don’t like to follow trends, I like to wear what I want to wear and I usually like fashion once it’s gone out fashion. I want to be me and not look like everyone else because that’s boring. However, I love the whole pinup look.

There we have it, share you story I'd be interested to read it :-)

Peace love and all things pretty


  1. Awe lovely post hon. I think we are all a bit obsessed with it but make up is also really important to us xx

  2. aww thanks sweetie :-)
    It is isn't it? I think it's a good thing to have lots of, just because us lovelies can never make up our minds. I think it's ok to obsessed it's healthy lol :-) xx