Wednesday, 11 December 2013

40 Questions Beauty Tag | Laura Sivers

40 Questions Beauty Tag

Hi everyone, I thought I would do a fun Beauty tag post for you today for some light, easy reading and it was a bit of fun for me.

Hope you enjoy :)

The Questions:


-How many times do you wash your face daily?
Usually twice a day; morning and night, however if I have a show in the evening and have been wearing normal make up during the day I will cleanse my fave before applying stage make up.

-What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo)
I have combination to dry skin, my cheeks and forehead are really dry but I can get a bit oily around my nose. 

-What is your current facial wash?
La Roche Posay Physiological Cleansing Gel is my standard facial wash. If I'm in need of a deeper clean I will use Estée Lauder Perfectly Clean wash/mask.

-Do you exfoliate?
Occasionally if I feel the urge to - you know sometimes your skin feels like a bit itchy and needs a bit of a scrub??

-What brand do you use?
La Roche Posay. My favourite skincare brand.

-What moisturizer do you use?
Day time I use Estée Lauder Day Wear over the top of Hydralauron gel and at night I use Kiels Ultra Facial Creamon top of Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair serum.

-Do you have freckles?
Nope. I wish I did though - freckles are so super pretty.

-Do you use eye cream?
No, although as I'm heading towards my mid twenties I feel like I should be using an anti-aging eye cream.

-Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
Yes and it is still so super prone to acne.

-Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?
No I haven't ever used it or been recommended to use it.


-What foundation do you use?
Totally depends on what sort of skin day I'm having or what I'm doing or what the occasion is. During the day I would tend to just wear concealer and powder, if I were going on a night out I would wear MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation - shade NW10, for going on stage I always wear Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse in shade Cameo. My most favourite foundation ever was a Benefit Play Stix in shade Jax but it was discontinued a few years ago and I am gutted. I have such pale skin I struggle to find foundation to match my skin.

-How about concealer?
Unsurprisingly it's the beauty blogger favourite Collection Lasting Finish concealer. I just love it.

-Do you know your undertone color?
Cool toned pink.

-What do you think of fake eyelashes?
I know I am rubbish at applying them. I only wear them if I'm on a big stage. I would never wear them in real life though - I am lucky and have naturally long and thick lashes.

-Did you know that you are suppose to change your mascara every 3 months?
Mascara would never last me 3 months. I go through A LOT of mascara.

-What brand of mascara do you use?
Benefit They're Real has been my go-to mascara for ages but I got a sample of Lancome Hypnose Star the other day and oh my I love it. Will definitely be purchasing a full size tube of that next.

-Sephora or MAC?

-Do you have a MAC Pro-card?
No I don't.

-What makeup tools do you use in make up application?
A varied collection of Real Techniques, MAC, Body Shop, Estée Lauder and Benefit brushes.

-Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
Yes, I'm currently using a Soap and Glory one I picked up called Eye Bright and I'm really liking it.

-For the face?
Yes I love the Laura Mercier Radiance primer.

-What is your favorite eyeshadow?
Urban Decay Tease.

-Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?
Depends what look i'm going for, more often than not I use liquid though.

-How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
Not as often as I poke my eyes with my mascara wand, ouch!

-What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
I think they're messy and much prefer pressed eyeshadows.

-Do you use mineral makeup?
I don't own any.

-What is your favourite lipstick?
MAC Rebel.

-How about lipgloss?
I'm really not a lipgloss kind of girl. I don't own any that I actually like.

-What is your favourite blush to use?
Benefit Dandelion.

-Do you buy your makeup on ebay?
I never have.

-Do you like drugstore makeup?
Yes, I buy too much high street make up and it's usually stuff I never use.

-Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?
Yes I would so love to go on a make up course!

-Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
On other people yes. I really struggle doing other people's make up. I'm not clumsy really when applying it on myself.

-Name a makeup crime that you hate?
Over plucked eye brows.

-Do you like colourful shades of makeup or neutral ones?
I love colourful lipstick but would always tend to stick to neutral shades on my eyes.

-Which celebrity always has great make up?
Mila Kunis' make up always looks flawless and perfect on her.

-If you could leave the house using just one make up item,what would you use?
Brown pencil eye liner.

-Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
Yes of course, but it's not enjoyable and definitely not a pretty site!!

-Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
Haha not at all!

-In your opinion, what is the best makeup line?
No make up line is perfect but for the sheer amount of options, shades, products, tools it would have to be MAC.

-What do you think of Makeup?
I bloody love it! 

Thanks for reading guys and I hope you enjoyed :) 
Love Laura x 

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

The Christmas Tag | Laura Sivers

Happy December lovely people!

It is now socially acceptable everywhere to be all consumed by everything Christmas and I am loving it and feel so festive. I thought I'd kick off December on my blog with the Christmas Tag I got from the lovely Fee - go and check out her Make up and Beauty blog

1. Do you prefer a real Christmas tree or synthetic? 

I definitely prefer a real one as you just can't beat the gorgeous smell. We tend to get the ones where the needles don't drop which saves you from hoovering 10x a day! 

 2. You're in a coffee shop, it's December, what do you pick? 

Ooooh! Well anybody who knows me, knows I go to Starbucks practically every day! I'm currently alternating between a Gingerbread Latte, Toffee Nut Latte and a Peppermint Hot Chocolate - all with skinny of course :) I've tried every festive drink from both Starbucks and Costa and those 3 are my favourites! 

 3. Whats your favourite colour scheme for decorating the tree? 

Traditional. So reds, greens, golds and white. I love old fashioned decorations. Oh and lots and lots of fairy lights! 

 4. Giving or receiving? 

100000% giving! I get so so excited about giving people presents. I've been browsing online for Christmas gifts every day since August ended just to try and find the perfect gift. I love wrapping too and making all the gifts I give look beautiful. Ah I just love it. Receiving, for me, is always a bit awkward as I am beyond fussy and I'm really not subtle so if something isn't right or I don't like it I can't lie and pretend I do, my face always gives me away!  

 5. To mince pie or not to? 

Oh I bought some mince meat filling the other day to make some mince pies - thanks for reminding me! I have to be in the mood to actually eat mince pies but I think I quite like them. 

 6. What's your traditional Sunday lunch?  

I'm guessing this means Christmas Lunch as it's a Christmas tag. Well as a child I never used to like turkey so we always used to have roast beef on Christmas Day. Now I prefer turkey so as my Mum is amazing she does a roast turkey dinner :) So I would have turkey, loads of veg (can't actually remember what vegetables we usually have) then maybe a potato and a pig in a blanket.  

 7. Christmas day fashion 

Ever since I was tiny I've had a new dress for Christmas Day so it will always be a dress with tights and boots. This is one of my favourite Christmas Day photos of me and my brother:

8. What's your favourite Christmas song? 

If it was acceptable I would listen to Christmas music all year round I love it so much! My absolute favourite is Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy by David Bowie and Bing Crosby. I also love Merry Christmas Everyone by Shakin' Stevens too. I recorded on a Christmas CD this year which was so much fun and actually sounds pretty good - let me know if you want to buy one ;) 

 9. What's your favourite Christmas film? 

There's a big long list of my favourite Christmas films, my top three would have to be Elf, The Holiday and Miracle on 34th Street. Sky Movies is so worth having just for the month of December as there are so many amazing films on all day everyday which I am definitely taking advantage of! 

 10. Open presents before or after lunch? 

 Before! The rule in our household is my brother and I open our stockings as soon as we wake up but then we all have to be dressed and had breakfast before we all sit and open the presents under the tree. I think this system works quite nicely.

I hope to do some more Christmas themed blog posts throughout December so keep a look out for some more festive fun.

Laura x x