Saturday, July 13, 2013

The Beauty Blogger Tag

The other day I was tagged by Pooja Mittal from 'Being Beautiful and Pretty' to complete the Beauty Blogger Tag. I am very honoured; I rarely post about beauty products. I believe my knowledge in this area is somewhat minimal; I know many of you are much better than I am when it comes to beauty routines. However, I thought this would be a great opportunity to address beauty products and, as well as answer the questions forwarded to me, I'll show you my daily makeup routine. 

I'll start with the tag:
1). State that this tag was created by 'The Beau Bow'  
2). Some some more beauty bloggers
3). Title this as I've done to show the contents of the tag
4). Answer the questions

Q). Name the beauty routine you barely do.
I'd probably say toning and mousturising. I often forget or run out of time; other times I am too tired and become lazy so I just skip it. I really need to work on that.

Q). Is washing your makeup brushes something you do regularly?
Unfortunately not because I often forget. However, I do have a large quantity of makeup brushes (I started using a new set recently) so finding a clean one isn't a problem. This question totally reminds me to wash my makeup brushes; I bet I'll end up doing it later today.  

Q). How long will you last with chipped nail varnish?
This is a situation which annoys me greatly so probably not very long. When I notice chipped nail polish I'll fix it at the earliest possible convenience.

Q).  How long do you put off buying/replacing a beauty or a nail polish product even if you need it (ie top coat, foundation etc)?
It depends on the nature of the product. For example, the most important items to me are red lipstick, eyeliner and mascara. If I'm without either one of these products, I'll go to any lengths to replace them as soon as possible. If its foundation I could wait a couple of weeks because I don't think my skin looks too bad without it. In terms of nail polish I'd even wait months because I have so many alternatives; the likelihood of there being entirely without nail polish is extremely slim. 

Q). What is your worst beauty habit? 
I'd definitely say not drinking enough water; continually choosing coke zero over water. I really need to change this. 

1000985_10151475737240950_97053llllllll1103_nQ). Name something non-beauty related you put off doing all the time?
I can't think of one thing specificly but that's because the true answer would be absolutely everything. I am fantastic and very experienced at procrastination. 

Q). When going out somewhere do you leave getting ready to the last minute or not? 
No. I always leave adequate time to get ready. Since dressing up is such an enjoyable experience for me, I like to make the most out of it and look the best I possibly can.. I'm fairly quick at hair and makeup (since I have the same style every day ) so choosing an outfit is the activity which potentially takes the longest amount of time. Although, this also depends; sometimes I instantly know what to wear and other days I'll have to try on like a million outfits before getting it right. Aren't we all like that? 

Q). Can you submit to spending bans? 
Absolutely not! In fact, I can't think of anything in the whole world that I've been worse at in recent times than committing to spending bans. Each time I attempt to implement a spending ban, I end up spending more than I would usually which is simply ridiculous. I think this is because, in a round about way, I'm actually thinking about the whole concept of spending more than I would in usual circumstances. 

Q). How organised is your makeup and nail polish collection?  
My nail polish collection is rather organised; I have them all stored in a pretty box. As for my makeup, it's not particularly organised and could be much better sorted; I'd either find it in the handbag I used last or one of the draws in the bathroom. I really want to find an exciting and stylish way to store my makeup. I'd found some inspiration from other bloggers in recent times. It will be one of my next projects. 
Q). What is  the longest time you have gone without writing a blog post?
Not particularly long. These days I wouldn't go for more than five days without posting. As an estimate, I'd say the longest ever time would be about  two weeks.

Now for my daily makeup routine. My daily makeup is anything but natural; I do tend to wear a lot of makeup every day. I use:
-Covergirl Outlast All-Day Lipcolor in red
-Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in black ink with Bobbi Brown Ultra Fine Eyeliner Brush
-Natio Long Lasting Lip Liner in scarlett
-Maybelline The Falsies Volume Express in black
-Clinique Almost Powder Makeup in fair
-Maybelline Expert Wear Eye Shadow Trio in Crown Jewels

I'm tagging anyone who wants to do this fun post. 

Linking to: All Things Pretty


Pooja Mittal said...

Hey imogen, im so happy to know you better now...
I also forget drinking water and drink green tea instead, choosing outfit talkes a long tim for me too..
Please do a post whenever you organize your makeup collection.

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Francesca Romana Capizzi said...

Nice tag! You always have a great skin complexion!

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Sam said...

Hi dear, i really enjoyed this beauty post, its great to hear what other bloggers are using and doing in their routines.

Couture Carrie said...

Fun tag, darling! Love that you have never gone for more than 5 days without blogging :)
And you look so gorgeous in all these pics!


Larissa said...

Sometimes I think its really intersting to read some things that you would not expect on someones blog- like this post. I liked it!


Corinne said...

I am terrible at toning too. I moisturise but that's because my skin is so dry!!!! I also could never submit to a spending ban!

Corinne x

Ghada Fadia said...

Great post!! thanks for sharing
a beautiful maison

Mabel said...

This was a neat post! I enjoyed reading your answers. I never drink water either. I swear I live off of coffee and wine lol.

Life of Mabel

Shybiker said...

Discussions like these fascinate me. I'm always curious what real women do, compared to the recommendations of manufacturers. We need to balance our beauty objectives with the other demands in our lives. In a small way, I get to taste this with the minor beauty stuff I do; learning from a "pro" like you is educational.

Ali Hval said...

Oh, so you organize your nail polish? Wow, I'm impressed by that, hehehe. I just have all mine shoved in a drawer... :)

Also about the spending ban--I totally agree with you! It seems like if you don't buy the occasional something, you just build up your wants and end up splurging on a lot of things. Ban or not, you probably end up spending the same amount on things...

&& also I know what you mean when you said that you would never think of putting two items together unless you received them both at the same time. I think that's what happened on my birthday: I got a bunch of new things to wear and got excited and smashed them together, haha! But I wouldn't have done that if I got them separately I bet. :)

Dascha Boonstra said...

Nice to read :D


Michaela said...

I love the lipstick shade in the 1st photo!

Kim Alston said...

i have a bad habit of not washing my brushes right after using them also. i hate chipped nail polish. it drives me bonkers. really good Q&A

The Garage Starlets said...

Love this photos! Cool post!


Thi Lan said...

nice <3 your blog is very lovely and interesting. im glad if you visit my blog, too<3


Patricia G. said...

It is very nice to know more about you!!

Ilana Morgan said...

great interview style post loved reading it!!
xo Ilana @ My Modern Vintage

Janet Taylor said...

Lovely interview, sweetheart!

Sherin said...

I love reading these types of tag. It's so interesting to see everyone else's beauty routines.

Mica said...

Lovely to read more about your routine! :)

Funny though, as I read the comment from you about needing to drink more water, I remembered I should do that too! Luckily I always have a glass or bottle next to the computer to sip away on :)

Away From Blue

Daria said...

amazing blog :) lovely pictures!
would you like to follow each other? let me know ♥

Miss Twiggy said...

great interview!!!
you're always so sweet!!!

Gloria la borsa di mary poppins said...

thank you for your comment! I follow you now!!:)


nataszkowiec said...

Lovely lipstick :)

Wynne Prasetyo said...

i love YSL! i have the same issue as you with regards to washing my brushes. i really need to do that more regularly! xx

Feenkuss said...

Beautiful girl. Like your style and your hair :)

kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.com said...

Very fun to read, it's always great to get to know the person behind the blog a bit better :-)

Sharon said...

What a great tag :) I love reading posts like this

Panty Buns said...

Your lipstick and mascara look lovely, and that's a gorgeous necklace you're wearing! I've seen on YouTube that the Makeup and Beauty tutorials get a LOT of views - I've watched a number of them myself. Well done with The Beauty Blogger Tag.


Midnight Cowgirl said...

What a great tag!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

This was super, loved it!! xx