TAG ARCHIVES: makeup
I was recently asked by one of my workmates what products I use each morning to get ready for work. My makeup look is pretty basic and very rarely changes and while I do enjoy colourful makeup looks I always seem to stick the neutrals everyday.
These are my go-to products and they haven’t failed me yet. I didn’t include things like eyeliner, mascara or lipstick because mine varies so often (especially lipstick) that by the time this goes live I would have changed my lip colour several times already.
Another tag copied from Michelle from Lab Muffin.
I guess these aren’t really “beauty confessions”, I don’t believe I made any of these a secret on social media or on the blog. But either way, ENJOY!
Also, please be sure to let me know if you’ve done this tag so I can check it out.
1. My nails
If it’s not biting my nails – which I’m happy to say I’ve given up on – I am constantly picking nailpolish off, which is why I could be sporting different colours up to four times a week. Just when I kicked a bad habit, I start with another.
2. Doing makeup in public
OH NO YOU DI’NT! It’s one of my biggest pet peeves. I’m not referring to reapplying lippy after a meal or drink, I’m talking about the whole nine yards – usually on public transport – foundation, bronzer, mascara, eyeliner (risking the chance of beginning poked in the eye with it – if there’s a bump in the road)… BIG no no!
3. Makeup brushes
I probably don’t wash my brushes as often as I’m meant to. Probably once a week, I believe I let mine go for about two weeks once. I know, it sounds gross but I using the same brushes, in the same colours to do the same makeup look so it’s not like I’m being too gross.
I am insanely in love with honey-scented body washes and soaps, hence why Lush’s Honey I Washed the Kids is my favourite scent of all time.
5. Daily water intake
I honestly don’t drink enough of it because it’s usually replaced with tea and coffee and the occasional Diet Coke. But, at work I set myself a water intake goal and try extremely hard to reach it. Often it’s about nine cups of water, but I’ve only ever reached that number once. The rest was about five or 6 cups. FAIL!
6. Makeup before bed
I have only ever fallen asleep with makeup on ONCE and it was the first and last time I would ever do it. No only did my eyes get glued shut from the lash glue, I woke up with a horrible eye infection. NEVER AGAIN! And besides, there’s nothing hot about panda eyes… unless you’re an actual panda.
7. Makeup artistry
As much as I LOVE makeup I could never do it as a profession. So many of my friends and people I’ve met through blogging have suggested I go to beauty school but it’s never been something I’ve wanted to pursuit. I’ve felt that if I turned something I loved into work I’d begin to hate it and I never want to hate makeup.
What are YOUR top 7 beauty confessions?
Today I caught up with Tea from The Ladida for High Tea, a chat and a bit of shopping.
I love catching up with friends, especially Beauty Bloggers because I love to know what product they use and recommend and what events they’re attending or going to.
Although there were discounts on all of my purchases today, here’s the damage from today…
There’s a lot of changes that’s happening at Atomic HQ. Not only is there Healthy 2013 in place for the entire year, I’m now enforcing the great Spending Ban 2013.
…And not just any spending ban, but the biggest the world has ever seen!
When I moved into my new place I was confronted with the amount of junk I had stored away in my room. Clothes, makeup, magazines, stationary… stuff! There was a ridiculous amounts of it which I had to throw out because there was so way I could fit it all in my new place.
Even when I had settled in my new home I still culled a lot of stuff post-move. Makeup mostly. Products that I had received yet haven’t used or out of date. There was no chance I was going to get through it all. Not in this lifetime, nor the next three. My makeup drawers were out of control! A ridiculous amount of makeup that is well and truly unhealthy.
So, what I’m going to be doing in 2013 is going on a spending ban. I’m going to do a lot of Project X Pan, using up what makeup and beauty products I already have. I’ve always seem to fail miserably with Project X Pan, so it’ll be a good challenge.
I’m also documenting all of my monthly empties and I’m hoping to see the end of at least six products every month.
The only time I’m ever going to spend money is when I repurchase my holy grail products and ONLY after they’re finished – not before.
Products include: skincare, shampoo/conditioner, soap/body wash and my basic makeup (eyeliner, makeup wipes, etc).
I didn’t realise this before, I don’t actually wear a lot of a makeup. I wear the same makeup look everyday, no matter what occasion – work, a night out or coffee with friends. So the need to have excessive amounts of beauty products and makeup is unnecessary.
This year I will NOT fall for any makeup collections or buy lip balms unless I really need them. (Unless it’s Jack Black, it’s highly unlikely.)
Are you on a spending ban for 2013? What is your plan of attack?
Through my daily beauty blogger reads, I came across the beautiful Stephanie‘s blog that she did AGES ago. I love doing tags like this.
What is your most hated type of make up?
Foundation and that’s because I suck at applying it. I rarely wear it too. I just stick to BB cream.
If you had one day left to live, what would you do?
Spend every last cent I had, eat whatever I wanted, sit in the sunshine, play with LC and Andre, and makeout with Topher.
Where were you born?
What are you scared of?
Nothing. I used to be scared of clowns and needles, but I’ve managed to get over it.
What is your worst habit?
Biting my nails. My nails are thinner than paper.
If you could be anyone, who would you be?
A cat. So I’d live up to the reputation of a real princess.
Why do you read blogs?
I like reading, in general. And even more about makeup, love lives and pretty things.
In truth or dare, which do you pick?
The best moment in your life?
Meeting my dude. He is the only guy ever to give me butterflies.
Favourite part of your make up to apply?
I’m sure you’ve seen this chick on YouTube or even crossed her blog at some point. I’m talking about the ever-so-lovely Zoella.
Once again I’m mesmerised by how chic this website is. This girl not only looks amazing, but she also does some really amazing YouTube videos too. Her makeup is always done immaculately and of course, she’s nice about EVERYTHING!
It’s always nice to feature nice, happy, uplifting people. ♥
I should have done this tag earlier in September, but of course, I’ve always been a late bloomer. I copied this off Angela who made a video on it. I figured better late than never right.
1. Most worn nail polish
Lots of cool blues to suit Winter. There were a few nude nailpolishes and even some blue-toned pinks.
My favourites were Pool Boy by OCC, the rose-scented polish by BYS and La Paz-itively Hot by OPI.
2. Most worn hair product
Just hairspray and only because I am way too lazy in Winter to bother with styling my hair. I switches shampoo and conditioners a few times though.
3. Most worn bag
I absolutely wore my Forever New handbag to death. I can’t even remember what it was called, but it cost me $70 it was a pale blue leather bag and it was my absolute favourite. The lining inside didn’t last very long, if it had I’d definitely still be using it too.
4. Most worn shoes
My black ballet flats from Rubi. They’re cheap and easy to replace if they break on you. I think at one stage during the Winter I had about four of the same pair going at the one time.
5. Most worn accessories
Just the ring I wear half way down my left ring finger. It’s been something I’ve worn for a decade, why stop now?
6. Most worn clothing item
Black leggings, but I don’t wear them as pants. I wear them under everything though; dresses, skirts, long shirts. I think it should be illegal to wear black leggings as pants, don’t you agree?
7. Most worn foundation
I don’t wear foundation. Like, ever! I’ve only ever worn foundation when I was modelling, but day-to-day and even on special occasions I don’t wear anything.
8. Most worn blush and/or bronzer
I don’t wear bronzer either. But for blush, I didn’t really get into wearing it til the tail-end of Winter. I’ve been using the Australis Shoot to Thrill blush. It’s the most bold blush you will ever see but when applied correctly it’s not so bad.
9. Most worn lip product
Lip balm, by far! Particularly the EOS spheres.
10. Most worn mascara
I’ve been using the Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara which is by far the best mascara I have ever used in my entire life. It’s just so hard to come by because they don’t ship to Australia.
11. Most worn eyeshadow
There have been a number of shadows I’ve been wearing, most of them have been from Urban Decay’s NAKED palette.
I’ve been using Sidecar or Half Baked on the lids (it’ll change depending on the mood I’m in), Naked in the crease, Virgin or Sin as a brow highlight (again, depends on my mood) and I comb Buck through my brows.
SOOO… I gave in and decided to check out TOPSHOP on the way home after a long day.
I honestly didn’t plan to buy anything. In fact, I walked into the store ten minutes before closing time and managed to walk out with four new makeup products.
Well, IMATS Sydney 2012 is over for another year. What a crazy weekend it was!
I decided that I wasn’t going to go mental at the show this year. Last year I spent a lot, this year – I took more than I was willing to even spend. I didn’t want to get into buying lots of makeup when I already had a tonne of it still left over from last year. If there was anything on my mind to purchase, it was going to be makeup brushes. Loads and loads of brushes. Brushes and the need to mett with other beauty bloggers and YouTubers.
Let me just say that I was a little disappointed in this year’s IMATS. I’ve been two years previous and compared to them, this year was only 1/3rd of the size.
There were a lot of brands that were listed as exhibitors but weren’t there, which was disappointing. But I did enjoy myself at the show this year and hope that it’s bigger and better next year!
Here is my rather tame IMATS haul for 2012…