Saturday, 16 June 2012

This or that beauty tag!

A few days ago I saw a beauty this or that tag of RivaSoave blog (found here). So I thought I'd steal it & try out my own answers. Hope you find it at least a little interesting :) 

1. Blusher or Bronzer? Blusher, every time. I have quite fair skin so I get scared I will get bronzer happy & look silly! I think there is a blusher for every skin type/colour. I'm currently using Benefit's Sugarbomb.
2. Lipgloss or Lipstick? I would usually alllways say lipgloss. But, having recently bought one of the Kate Moss lipsticks from her Rimmel range I think I may be converting...?!
3. Lip Balm or Lip Butter? Lip balm. I don't think I've actually tried a lip butter before. My favourite lib balm is the Nivea rose. It smells absolutely amaaazing & has a lovely pink tint to it for everyday wear.
4. Matt or sparkle eye shadow? I much prefer matte for daytime wear, but everybody loves a little sparkle on the evening :)

5. Eye Liner or Mascara? If it was life or death I think I'd say... mascara. Much easier to apply & brightens my eyes up loads. Without it I look a little dead!
6. Gel, Liquid or Cream Liner? I recently received one of the Collection gel eyeliners in a beauty box. I find it soo easy to apply & it has great staying power. Definitely gel :)
7. Foundation or Concealer? Foundation. A great all over coverage does me fine.
8. Liquid or Powder foundation? I'm currently using a mouse, so undecided between liquid & powder!
9. Neutral or Colour Eye Shadow? Neutral, I love a brown smokey eye look. Hoping for one of the Naked palettes by Urban Decay for my birthday :)
10. Pressed or Loose Shadows? Pressed. Loose shadow makes me wayy too nervous when opening & applying, haha.
11. Waterproof or Non-Waterproof? I've never really understood the need for water proof mascara :S Thankfully, I've never been in a situation where water, such as rain, has caused my mascara to run. So non-waterproof.
12. Brushes or Sponges? Brushes :) I really don't have very many, but would love more!
13. Powder, Cream or Liquid Highlighter? Liquid. Am loving the Benefit high beam. It does the job perfectly & the bottle lasts for so long! 

1. OPI or Essie? OPI. I love their range & the quality of the polish!
2. Acrylic or Natural? I had acrylic nails for sooo long. I absolutely loved them; their strength, length & the wide variety of nail art available. However, due to a lack of student pennies I couldn't afford to keep getting them maintained. After a long period of applying various nail strengtheners & cuticle oils I now much prefer my own (cheaper!) natural nails.
3. Brights or Darks? Usually brights. Although, I am currently sporting Topshop's Lead, which I love!
4. Matte or Shiny? Hmm, I'm not so sure. I love both!
5. Glitter or No Glitter? I loveeee glitter polishes, but they are such a pain to get off. I couldn't be bothered (lazy...) with applying glitter every time, but for special occasions they ate nice :) 

1. Perfume or Body Splash? Perfume. My favourites are Marc Jacobs - Daisy & Lola. Dreaaaam!
2. Lotion or Body Butter? Body butter. There is nothing better than a thick, creamy body butter after a shower :)
3. Body wash or Soap? Body wash
4. Tan or No Tan? I love having a tan but I find them such a pain to maintain. I don't mind so much in the winter, but for the summer - definitely tan :) 

Jen xox


  1. Yay! Good idea to do the tag! The number of people who have tried acrylic nails makes me feel I really need to sometime haha!
    Same with the Marc Jacobs perfumes! I've recently found one though by Marc Jacobs Splash in scent Kumquat. It smells exactly like Starburst! My friend is getting me it for my birthday haha!

    rachael xx

    1. If you already have nice natural nails then I wouldn't bother with acrylics. They are really pretty & strong, but completely ruin your own nails. Mmmmm, anything Marc Jacobs sounds good to me :) xx

  2. I love reading this tags! I have also done this tag on my blog here:
    Personally, I have never tried acrylic nails! I would like to try them but my nails are already quite thin and in great condition, so I am wary of ruining them even more!


    1. I'll go & check yours out :) I wouldn't bother with acrylics if you already have nice nails. Plus, they are a bit of a pain (& expensive!) to maintain xx

  3. Hey :) I did this tag too! i absolutely adore Benefit Sugarbomb!!! Its my all time fave blusher :D have you tried the new highlighter Sun Beam? its really good and has more golden tones than high beam, ooo but I would love to try the new Watts up I saw it on someone and it looked amazing!! :)hehe

    Jen xxx

    1. Noo, I haven't tried sun beam but I think I'd love it! I might have to treat myself :) xx