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Thursday, 19 December 2013


'Tis the season to be jolly, FALALALALALALALALALALALALA

Hey guys, MERRY CHRISTMAS! So it's 6 days until Christmas and as you can probably tell I'm super excited! I'm also excited because it's my birthday on the 21st December so I hope all your cards are in the post ;). Today I'm going to be doing a tag called the #TAGbeautytalk tag, created by the lovely Jessica over on Jessica's Beauty Garden; you should all definitely follow her blog and all her social media sites! The tag involves answering a series of questions about makeup and beauty, so let's get started!

What products have stood out to you this year?

I'd say that the RealTechniques brushes have been a real stand-out product this year; they're my first proper makeup brushes and I'm so glad I got them! They're affordable and such high quality, I'd recommend you get them! 
Also the Rimmel Stay Matte powder - best budget powder. Ever. 
Another stand-out product is the YSL Babydoll mascara because it's just amazing and gives me such good length and volume - a great all round mascara! 

Which makeup items would you recommend for young girls or people who are just getting in to beauty?

Definitely a tinted moisturiser like Maybelline Dream Pure BB for oily skin! It gives amazing coverage for a tinted moisturiser and doesn't look cakey. Also I'd say a good mascara like Maybelline Falsies mascara and a lovely rosy blush like the Collection Blush in 02 Bashful. Rimmel also do some good eyeshadow quads which would help you get an idea of what colours work together and where they go. Rimmel are also good for their lip glosses that would give a subtle wash of colour - I love the Vinyl Gloss collection they have. 

Favourite high street and high end beauty brand?

My favourite high-street brand would either be Rimmel or Maybelline as I have the most products from them. My favourite high-end brand would either be MAC or YSL - sorry I couldn't choose but they're both amazing!!  

Most disappointing product you've tried?

It would have to be the Max Factor Lipfinity Lasting Lip Tint - I hate the texture, the application and the fact that it says it lasts but as soon as I took a drink of my tea it came off and made my tea pink - NOT happy! Luckily I didn't buy it, my mum did, so I didn't waste any money. 

A beauty item you use everyday?

An absolute STAPLE for me is MAC Omega; it's a matte eyeshadow that I use to fill in my brows. Not many people have seen me 'eyebrowless' but I assure, you don't want to! I never used to realise how much eyebrows framed your face but now I fill mine in, I could never not!

What are you essentials for winter?

A moisturiser!! I can't stress enough how much you need to moisture your skin, especially during the winter with all the wind and cold! You should start moisturising as soon as you hit puberty as all the changes in your hormones can irritate and dry out your skin and we don't want that! I use Nivea Daily Essentials Rich Moisturising Day Cream and I love it so much! 

Your favourite product for a dramatic, party look?

I would say my Sleek i-Divine palette - it has such a good range of well-pigmented colours and they give a beautifully smokey look!

What's on your Christmas wish list? (beauty wise....)

NAKED 1 PALETTE - I reeeaallllyyy hope I get this as I've been wanting it for so long! Also the Stroke of Midnight Brush Kit: Essentials as I've wanted MAC brushes for a while but they're so expensive so a little kit with them in would be so good!

So that's it from me! I tag anyone else to do this - send me a link to it through any of my social media sites (in the 'Where to find me' tab) and also hashtag #TAGbeautytalk so Jessica can see them too! 

See you soon and stay insane!

Bloggerella x

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