1. What skin type do you have?
I'd say a combination of dry and oily, even though its mostly dry. My forehead, cheeks and neck are quite dry so I tend to apply lots of moisturiser in these areas, but my nose, dark circles and eyelids can be oily so primer is always a must in my make-up routine!
2. What is your current facial wash?
Simple Kind To Skin Refreshing Facial Wash. This is by far my favourite face wash because it removes my make-up really well, leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean and is affordable. Love it!
3. How many times do you wash your face daily?
Twice: in the morning before I cleanse and moisturise and at night. Me without make-up is not a good look and don't nobody deserve to see me like that, so no washing during the day.
4. Do you exfoliate?
Yes, twice a week. It makes a real difference to my skin which feels just so soft afterwards. I like Simple Clear Skin Oil Balancing Exfoliating Wash.
5. What moisturiser do you use?
I use two different ones. My day cream is Rich Moisturising Day Cream by Nivea and at night I use Beautiful Skin Night Cream Normal/Dry by N.7 (simply the best moisturiser I have ever used). I also use a serum by Nivea called Cellular Anti-Age to avoid fine lines and wrinkles. To see my skincare regime you can check this post here.
6. Do you use eye cream?
Yup, it’s called Simple Kind to Eyes Revitalising Eye Roll-On and I swear by it. It soothes my skin and is great under my make-up (I did a review of it here).
7. Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
I've been really blessed in the skin department and cannot complain about the minor imperfections and small pimples that arise from time to time; nothing major that I can’t cover with a little bit of make-up.
8. What foundation do you use?
I have way too many and I tend to use a different one every day. But my favourite by far is Stay Perfect Foundation by N.7 and my shade is Warm Ivory. It's not matte (which is the only downsize) but it gives me such good coverage and stays put for hours.
9. How about concealer?
Again, I have many different ones, but right now I'm mostly sticking to Maybelline Fit Me Concealer and my shade is Light.
10. Do you know your undertone colour?
Yup, my undertone is Warm but if you don’t know yours, you can check it here.
11. What do you think of false eyelashes?
Pretty! And I have many of them but can never get them quite right. My own eyelashes with a good amount of mascara give me enough volume as it is so still waiting for a big occasion to bat my ridiculously long falsies.
12. Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?
Yes, and I try to follow this rule but I do have some old mascara in my dressing table that cost me a little more than they should have and I just can't seem to get rid of them.
13. What brand of mascara do you use?
My favourite mascara at the moment is Maybelline Lash Sensational Lash Multiplying Mascara (review of it here). It's cheap and works really well on me. But I have other brands too but the Maybelline one wins it all!
14. Boots or Superdrug?
I much prefer Boots where you can get cheaper make-up as well as premium brands. But, I like MUA and Makeup Revolution, only available at Superdrug.
15. What tools do you use in make-up application?
Everything! I have many different brushes and beauty blenders but nothing beats blending concealer with the tips of my fingers. Funny note: I have tried teaching my mum what each brush is designed for but whenever she needs something she will pick up the first one she sees.
16. Do you use make-up base/primer?
Every day! I have very oily eyelids so if I don’t use a primer, my eye make-up will not hold in place. I use the Mary Kay eye primer and it is amazing! For my face, I have many different ones but my current favourite is W7 primer, which cost me £3.99 and have reviewed it here.
17. What is your favourite eye shadow (colour or shade)?
I like using nude shades and my favourite palette would have to be Koloss Powerful Palette N.2 which I bought in Brazil and it is the exact replica of Naked by Urban Decay.
18. Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?
I use gel eyeliner because it makes application easier for me.
19. How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
HAHA I have done that once or twice in the past, but nowadays never.
20. What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
Pretty, especially the new MAC Cinderella ones. But they are messy and I am clumsy, so not sure if a good combination.
21. What is your favourite lipstick?
Tough choice, but I would say FruFru by Dailus Pro ( number 4 on this list here). It is the perfect shade of purple and you will definitely be seeing lots of pictures of me wearing it this summer.
22. How about lip gloss?
I'm not really keen on lip gloss to be honest, it sticks to my hair and it's messy. But if I had to choose, I’d say Kiko Supergloss, shade Pearly Rose Quartz which is quite pretty and I wear (very) occasionally.
23. Do you ever buy any make-up on eBay/Amazon?
eBay, no. I've bought a few things from Amazon but I always make sure the seller is trustworthy and the product is authentic by reading the reviews. I have had no problems so far.
24. Do you like drug store make-up?
Like it? I freakin' love it! I do my research to make sure cheap does not mean poor quality and aside from a few disappointments, most of the stuff I bought is pretty awesome.
25. Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?
I took a short make-up course by "Boca Rosa" (a somewhat famous make-up artist from Rio, Brazil) and even got myself a nice looking certificate. I want to do a few more but I find them to be somewhat expensive so I need to earn more monies before I am able to brush up on my make-up skills.
26. Hardest make-up trick?
I still have trouble perfecting the cat eye.
27. Name a make-up crime that you hate.
Badly drawn eyebrows are just horrid! I find this video here to be super funny and I agree 100% with everything this blogger says.
28. Crazy coloured make-up?
During the week I tend to wear more neutral shades, but in the weekend I go a bit crazier with the colours.
29. In your opinion. which celebrity always has great make-up?
Jennifer Aniston! I am a huge Friends fan so I may be biased here, but the woman manages to age and look yet more beautiful every time I see her. Her make up is always classy, and less is more with her. I like how her make-up artist highlights her best features and makes her look fresh and natural at the same time.
30. If you could leave the house using just ONE make-up item,what would you pick?
Concealer! I have pretty dark eye circles so that is the one thing I always have to cover up.
31. Could you ever leave the house without any make-up on?
Yes but leaving the house without make-up makes me feel uncomfortable and somewhat "naked". If I'm wearing just a tiny bit of concealer and lip balm, I am already more confident.
32. Do you think you look good without any make-up on?
My fiancé says I do so I will trust him on that.
33. In your opinion, what is the BEST make-up brand?
Hmmm tough one! I don't think I can pick only one, but I am a big fan of all things Benefit. A cheaper make-up brand which I discovered only recently is W7 and their stuff is pretty amazing too.
34. How many times do you wash your hair per week?
Ermmm...every day. I know you are not supposed to but I hate going to sleep with my hair smelling of pollution and whatever else the wonderful London air has to offer. I have to wash it every day even if that means spending a lot of money on Shampoo.
35. What Shampoo and Conditioner do you use?
Garnier Ultimate Blends The Shine Revitaliser Shampoo and Conditioner.
36. When was the last time you got a haircut?
Couple of weeks ago. I tend not get my hair cut very often because I am a tiny bit scared of hairdressers. You tell them "just a tiny bit off the back" but they never listen. Thankfully my last haircut was exactly what I wanted and I even got highlights done.
37. Do you style your hair with heat everyday?
Yes, sadly I do. I like having a straight side fringe and some loose curls but if I am late for work I do my fringe only and I am out of the door.
38. Have you ever had a bad colouring done?
Who hasn't?! I remember wanting highlights really badly a few years back but instead of going to the hairdressers, mum and I thought we could do it ourselves in the comfort of our home. Let's just say things didn't end well and the next day I was at the hairdressers trying to fix what we had done.
39. Buns or Ponytails?
Both! I love having my hair up in different ways, I think they look fun and interesting. I did a post few weeks back where I teach you 10 different hairstyles (which are perfect for Spring/Summer now that I think about it, see here) so check that out for some ideas.
40. What 2015 hair trend do you like best?
I really like how braids are making a comeback (they never went anywhere really). I wish I could do more than a simple fishtail or french braid though so now it's the time to brush up on my braiding skills.