1.) What is the one product you'd grab if your house was on fire?
Usually i would think to just get my kids and partner out but as we are doing beauty i would say my muji drawer with all my lipsticks in. If i could take my whole collection i would lol.
2.) Which beauty vlogger/blogger would you want to do your makeup?
No doubt Wayne Goss, i would look naturally flawless.
3.) What celeb do people think you look like?
I have no clue. I don't think i look like any celeb. However around Cambridge i have people stopping me thinking they know me because i look like another girl who lives here lol.
4.) What beauty product do you save for date night?
With 4 kiddliwinks date night isn't so easy but i would have to say bold eyeshadow. Date nights are usually the only times i really wear a bold smoky eye and occasionally false eyelashes. Though my partner prefers me with no makeup. I'm not the type of girl who wears a lot of makeup everyday as i don't really need it. So i usually enjoy playing with my make up on weekends.
5.) Which of your guy friends takes longer than you to get ready?
Umm i don't have many guy friends so none lol.
6.) If you could create your own miracle beauty product, what would it be?
A eye cream that helps lift up eyes and remove fine lines, like surgery or botox but without the pain or the shocking 'my face has been pulled' look lol. Im getting older now being in my 30's and my eyes are my most insecure area of my face that show i am ageing especially after my skin has stretched for 4 pregnancies and i now have excess skin on my eye lids.
7.) What is your best beauty tip?
Hmm i would usually give a makeup tip but since i do so a lot on my instagram i would use this to talk about hair. I have afro hair and i have an extremely sensitive scalp, i would advise if you have a sensitive scalp like myself then oil your scalp, putting oils back into your scalp is the best thing you can do for it (black castor oil is my favourite, you only need a tiny bit) I also love T44Z it also soothes my scalp when i have a bad reaction and break out in blisters. I also find doing this to my scalp has helped with hair growth. I also believe in wrapping my hair every night ( in a silk scarf or silk hair net ) to prevent frizz and keep my hair however i styled it, meaning i need less time to do my hair in the morning. This is great for all hair types not just black/afro hair. Also only shampoo your scalp not the rest of your hair. People don't realise that shampoo actually cleanses and strips your hair of its natural oils, stripping the hair too much dries it out and your scalp will produce more oil to try to replace what you are removing. You only need to shampoo your scalp as the shampoo will run down the rest of the hair when you rinse it out. Conditioner really is hairs best friend, they are great at putting moisture back into the hair. I cannot recommend people condition enough. I often co-wash instead of shampoo and my hair has grown significantly since doing so.
8.) What beauty products do you love to splurge on?
All of them lol, no when i feel like really treating myself i invest in quality skincare items or tom ford lipsticks. At £37 each for a lipstick they aren't exactly cheap. Another guilty pleasure of mine is popping into Lush Cambridge and stocking up on face masks and bath goodies.
9.) Which beauty vloggers/ bbloggers would you bring on a shopping spree?
Omg there is way too many!!! Firstly i would love to go shopping with Wayne Goss, Nicole Guerriero, Raeview, Tyme the infamous and Sarah of beauty buzz hub, of course i would love to go shopping with my IG blogger friend Makeup Sessions. I will be doing a blogpost on my top beauty bloggers, so keep your eyes peeled.
10.) What is your signature scent?
I mostly wear daisy by marc jacobs, english rose by yardley and miss dior by dior. I love girlie floral scents with a hint of sweetness to them. A lot of the perfumes i end up loving end up being limited edition or discontinued *sniff sniff
11.) I am on the endless quest for.....
A concealer and something that reduces my lines under the eyes. Oh, and a magic potion to stop my skin from ageing lol, a girl can dream can't she?
12.) How many beauty products does it take you to get ready?
Hmm it depends, but on an everyday basis...: 4 skincare items (toner, serum..i currently am loving the Bakel p-Lipic it helps my skin absorb my moisturiser better and treats ageing, also a moisturiser and an eyecream) i then use 2 concealers (1 to conceal my circles and another to brighten), sometimes foundation- usually a powdered foundation for simple days my favourite is my mac studio fix, bronzer, eyebrow crayon & sometimes a highlighter. On days i have more time i wear blush and mascara. Only usually on 1-2 days a week do i wear eyeshadow.
13.) What lipstick/lipgloss is in your purse right now?
I am a mommy so i don't have my own purse atm lol, however in my makeup bag which lives in my daughters pink bow yummy mummy bag i currently have:- 4 lipsticks a chanel rouge coco shine in romance, Mac honey love , Charlotte Tilbury Penelope Pink and Tom ford Twist of Fate. Then i have 3 lipliners in Subculture by mac, Iconic nude by charlotte tilbury and Tiramisu by Rimmel and a lipgloss by Bare Minerals marvellous moxie in the shade Trail blazer. I am always changing it up each week depending on my mood at the moment i am loving nude lips.
14.) Who is your celeb beauty icon?
For natural beauty definitely Jessica Alba & Kate Beckinsale (also my mans crush lol) for makeup always being on point it has to be Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez. I also think Cassie is stunning with & without makeup definitely my woman crush lol.
15.) Name the Beauty brand you would most love to be the spokesperson of?
Definitely Bobbi Brown, Every experience i have with Bobbi brown products and the staff is always 100% wonderful.... followed shortly by Chanel and Laura Mercier. If were going down the skincare route then Bakel, Lush & Kiehls.
16.) What is your current nail polish?
I actually barely wear nailpolish, if i do its usually just in the summer months and usually nude, Light pink or teal. I prefer it on my toes than my fingers, personally with 4 children i don't have time for the high maintenance product that is nail polish lol.
17.) Favourite mascara right now?
Its actually a combination of the Dior lash maximizer and maxfactor masterpiece max mascara. Every mascara pretty much transfers on me, this affordable mascara doesn't and the lash maximizer helps.
18.) The last thing you bought at sephora?
Well in England we don't shop at Sephora its usually Boots, Debenhams, John lewis or Space NK. I actually did a large haul you can view here on my instagram. However i did place a sephora order beginning of February you can view that post here.
19.) I try never to be seen without wearing...
My eyebrows filled in and concealer, at least out in public.
20.) Whats one beauty product you always recommend?
I hope you enjoyed this post, if they find time I tag:
Elvie of Cosmocalista
Beti of Makeup Sessions
Sabrina of A Little Obsessed
Annie of Epiphanniea
...and anybody else who would like to take part. Don't forget to let me know if you do take part, i would love to stop by and read.