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20 Beauty Questions tag

20 Beauty Questions Tag.

Ages and ages ago, before the dawn of time it would seem….I was tagged by the truly wonderful Andrea to do the ’20 Beauty Questions Tag’.
As you can probably work out, these are 20 questions, all based on beauty….stuff.

So I have finally got round to doing it…I hope you enjoy!!

Ok, Question 1. What is the one product you would grab if your house was on fire?
Wowzers…this is a difficult one. I would probably say concealer. I am a complete zombie in the mornings, and suffer every morning with dark circles under my eyes. The early morning feeds have inevitably caught up with me, and so I have to wear concealer every day. I’m not sure which brand though…they are all amazing!

Question 2. Which beauty vlogger would you want to do your make up?
I have a few – I’m such a rookie when it comes to make up. I’m terrible. But Chyaz (PunkChyaz), Abby (AbbysMakeUpHeaven), Sara (swalkermakeup) and Shelley (shellx85x) always look flawless and gorgeous.
So if any of those beauts want to come round and put my face on, I wouldn’t say no!

Question 3. Which celebrity do people think you look like?
The Wicked Witch of the West?
No, I have to say none. Although my maths teacher when I was in senior school used to call me Katie as I apparently looked like Katie Holmes. Sorry…I just don’t see it. (neither can you? That’s fine…there’s not even a slight resemblance!)

Question 4. Which beauty product do you save for your date night?
Date night? What’s that? Haha….
Steve and I, on the rare occasion we go out Luke Free, don’t really dress up or glamourise. We are perfectly happy just going to a Beefeater. But if the occasion arose that we were off somewhere a little more special, my date night product would be lipstick. I have SO many of the things, but I don’t wear them on a day to day basis. I’m more happy in nude lips with a gloss. But lipsticks? Means something special!!

Question 5. Which of your guy friends takes longest to get ready?
We only have a small, close network of friends. And since having Luke, we don’t see each other as much as I would like!
But it’s without a doubt my Steve – who takes longest to get ready.

Question 6. If you could create your own beauty product, what would it be?
I have be dreaming of a wonder product for years….I want to divulge – but I fear someone will see my idea and design it for themselves. That’s my job!
So, I shan’t tell you. Fingers crossed, one day, my dream will come true, and I’ll design and create this…idea – and make it a reality.
But on a slight tangent, I would like a nail polish that never chips. Is that too much to ask? I know I’m not alone with that.

Question 7. What’s your best beauty tip?
Definitely invest in a decent Day and Night cream. I have the Simple range and they are amazing!
First thing in the morning to wake my skin up and rehydrate, and night cream before bed to soften and lock in any moisture that would be lost over night. My skin has honestly never felt so good or looked so healthy.

Question 8. Which products do you like to splurge on?
I go through stages. Sometimes (like recently) I’ll buy every BB Cream on the market. Then it might be eyeshadows, or liners, or lip gloss. But I only buy from brands I’ve used and trust – so a lot of my make up collection is 17, Collection, ELF or MUA.

Question 9. Which beauty vloggers would you take on a shopping spree?
Sam – Piinksparkles. Have you seen her hauls? They are epic! She hauls every week it would seem and I am obsessed with watching them. I love how she isn’t afraid to wear bold and bright colours, or to go with wacky accessories. She is amazing. I encourage you all to watch her videos!!

Question 10. What is your signature scent?
Cacharel – Amor Amor. Wouldn’t leave the house without it. Beautiful scent for any season, especially spring and summer, but also helps to bring the floral hints into the colder months.

Question 11. I am on an endless quest for the perfect….
Eyeliner. I am getting more and more irritated with spending ages applying my eye liner, then half an hour later, it’s shifted below my eyes and I resemble a panda. Even waterproof ones do this to me.

Question 12. How many beauty products does it take to get ready?
On an average day, 10 – Primer, BB Cream, concealer, powder, blush, eye primer, eye shadow, eyeliner, mascara, lip gloss.
If I’m just chilling out at home though, I don’t bother with blush, lipgloss or mascara. So I can get it down to 7.

Question 13. What lipsticks/lip glosses are in your bag right now?
I have Maybelline Baby Lips in Peach Kiss, the Revlon Colorstay Lipstick in Creamy Coral, the NYC Applelicious Gloss Lip Balm in Caramel Apple and an Aloe Vera Vaseline tin.

Question 14. Who is your celebrity beauty icon?
I can’t say I have one. I’ve never followed beauty and fashion that closely…weak answer. Bad Harriet.

Question 15. Name the beauty brand you would love to be a spokesperson for?
Easy – ELF. I have most of their collection in my make up stash and can quite easily praise their quality, pricing and products all day. I would love to work for their team! I have always had amazing customer service – love!

Question 16. What is your current nail polish?
Ah….now I was really bad and bit my nails again. So nothing. My finger stubs are au natural! But my toes…it’s the NYC Foil Explosion polish in Enchanting Fire. Gorgeous!

Question 17. Favourite mascara right now?
As I only wear mascara when I go out, I don’t just wear one – because I’m not reaching for it everyday. So depending on what I’m doing, depends on which mascara I wear. If I’m just popping to the shop, just a brown mascara. But if I’m out all day or going out for a family event – then I get a black waterproof. But no favourites at the moment. Sorry!

Question 18. The last thing you purchased from Sephora?
Sadly, nothing. I have never purchased anything from them. But now they ship to the UK – this could change!

Question 19. I never try to be seen without wearing….concealer.
The bags under my eyes are worthy of the living dead. Concealer is a must for me.

And finally…
Question 20. The one beauty product you would always recommend?
One that needs no introduction, or any help being recognised in the beauty community – the Collection Lasting Perfection 16 Hour Concealer. It’s amazing! All the big beauty gurus use it, my friends use it, I use it. It’s just fab!

So thank you for reading this essay!! And than you also to the wonderful Andrea for tagging me!! I love tags!

Let me know if there are about other tags you would like me to do!

Love H xxxxx

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Whats in my Bag?

OK, so for those of you who watch YouTube, you will know that pretty much every beauty guru has done the ‘Whats in my Bag’ tag. Me being no exception.
However, I find making videos for my channel (unless Im vlogging…) really quite difficult. So, now that Luke is asleep, I thought I would do the tag….in the form of a blog!
2 birds, 1 stone springs to mind right now!!

SO….

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Firstly, lets take a second to appreciate the bag – I think she is beautiful!!
My bag is a medium, black Fiorelli bag, with white piped side detailing. Unfortunately, I think this particular one has been discontinued, but you may be able to pick one up in an outlet store or on Ebay.
I also can’t tell you how much it was, as it was a Christmas present from Steve in 2012. Since having Luke, I haven’t really used handbags because I put everything into the changing bag. But, I can now go back to my bags, as I carry a Jake and the Neverland Pirates backpack for Luke, and now my stuff wont fit in it!

What is in this bad boy I hear you ask? Lets have a look…

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So, firstly, all the things I cannot leave the house without ; diary, phone, purse and keys.
~ The diary is from Calendar Club (RRP £7.99)
~ Phone is the iPhone 4S,
~ Purse is from United Colours of Benetton from TKMaxx (RRP £8.99)
and…..my key.

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Then I have some smellies –
~ Simple deodorant,
~ Vaseline anti-perperant,
~ Impulse ‘Sweet Smile’ body spray and my signature scent,
~ Amor Amor by Cacharel.
Obviously, it is important to carry around these things, as I don’t like to smell!

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This little collection of stuff is pretty random – (spot the fruit theme….which is in no way intentional!)
~ Hair brush,
~ Citrus scented antibacterial gel (RRP 99p from Wilkinson),
~ Lemony Flutter cuticle butter from Lush (although I use it as a hand cream and it smells delicious!!) RRP £…can’t remember!
~ Strawberry scented tissues, (RRP £1 for 10 packets…Poundland)
~ Sticky Fingers wipes (these are essential, being a mummy to a grub magnet!) These are from Tesco and retail at 89p
~ Chewing gum,
~ 2 pens, and
~ Bottle of water. (Although I have to be honest, I hate water…)

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I am feeling quite proud of myself for only having 4 lip products in my bag at this particular time. I have to admit, its usually in double digits!! I am currently carrying;
~ Maybelline Baby Lips in Peach Kiss
~ Maybelline Baby Lips – Intense Care
~ Revlon Colour Stay Lipstick in Creamy Coral
~ NYC Applelicious Glossy Lip Balm in Caramel Apple
I suffer with dry, cracked lips, so I never leave home without a lip product…or 4 it would seem!

and finally….some randoms odds and sods.

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I have
~ Plasters…obvious reasons…
~ Heartburn tablets – I only occasionally suffer with the dreaded burn, but I carry them with me as a precaution,
~ Passport – I had an interview yesterday, and thought it might be useful…
~ Rubbish – because no handbag is complete without a little crap!!

So that is everything that is in my bag! Whats in your bag?

Thanks for reading!!
Love H xxxx

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The Throwback Tag

I seriously struggled to think of a blog post. I didn’t think I would get ‘blog block’ so soon into it.

I wanted to another blog about beauty and cosmetics, one of the things I ‘specialised’ in when on YouTube.

However, an amazing friend of mine, Eilidh, recently put up a video onto her YouTube channel about her childhood and I thought this would make a fab post, as it helps you get to know me a little better!

 So, this is the Throwback Tag! (Give or take a few questions!)

 

 In which year were you born? I was born in 1984, making me the grand old age of 29! I was 2 days early, and my mum endured a 31 hour labour! Sorry mum! 

Do you have any photos of yourself from when you were younger? I do, embarrassingly, but I am no way scared to share them with you!! Here I am when I was about 5 months old. Check out those socks!! Lots of people have looked at this photo and compared me to Luke! I love that!!

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Which TV shows did you grow up watching?  I was a big fan of Fireman Sam, Postman Pat, Moon Dreamers, My Little Pony, Tom and Jerry, Care Bears, Popples, Sylvanian Families, Count Duckula, SuperTed, and Thunder Cats (as you do!) I loved anything, although especially LOVED art programmes, like Art Attack, Tony Hart and Rolf Harris’ Cartoon Time. My mum said I used to dance to the Neighbours theme too, although I didn’t watch it!

 

What did you want to be when you grew up? As the photo would suggest, I wanted to follow in my mums footsteps and become a nurse. She has been in the nursing profession for more than 35 years, and I was always interested in it. I used to go to work with her with I was small and talk to the patients. My mum used to work with the elderly who suffered with severe amnesia, so I found my mum to be a huge inspiration.

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What were your favourite toys to play with? I loved my rainbow bunny, Buster, my Popo Pat (I couldn’t say Postman!) and Katy, my beloved doll and ‘daughter’. She went everywhere with me, and when I went to school, I used to pretend to drop her off at nursery, which apparently made it easier for me to part with her! Below is a photo of me and my Katy! I loved that doll!

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What is the most embarrassing thing you remember doing? My granddad used to own an allotment, and he came over to me with muddy hands and waved them in front of my face. Instead of laughing (like any normal child would have probably done) I turned to my granddad and told him to “Pi** off”. Still haven’t lived that one down!

 

Three songs you loved listening to as a child? My mum and dad used to listen to lots of amazing 80s tracks when I was younger, so the house was always filled with music. The likes of Duran Duran, ABC, Earth Wind and Fire, Kool and the Gang, Boney M, Wham, Culture Club…Sounds like a perfect wedding reception line up! So there aren’t 3 in particular I used to like. The 80’s was the best era for music.

 

What was a funny thing you dressed up as when you were younger? I did a lot of dressing up for various charity events when I was younger. I’ve been Madame Butterfly for an Ugly Bug Ball, a nurse, Harriet the Spy for a Murder Mystery evening (original!) and then there was the clown for a carnival. Ironically, I hate clowns! I get too shy to dress up now, but I loved it then!

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Are there any special things you have kept from your childhood? I try to keep a lot of things from my childhood and school. Memories to look back on. A few are below. I have a big box full of memories. I occasionally get teary when I think back to the days gone by, family we’ve lost…but the memories help me remember the good times. Being a child seems like a million years ago!

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BUSTER BUNNY!!

 

What was something weird you used to do as a child? I used to talk to myself – and answer myself too. Being an only child, I didn’t have many friends, so I made friends with myself! I also used to have house parties in my room with my teddies…hmm…and I also used to bury my toys to play treasure hunters…But I occasionally couldn’t find them again. Somewhere in the back garden is a little mermaid and a plastic gerbil!

 

I hope this was a good read for you. I love going back in time and revisiting the old days. Hopefully this post will make you understand me more, I’m a crazy cookie!!

 Thanks for reading guys! I’d love to know a bit about your childhoods! And thanks to the wonderful Eilidh for the inspiration for this tag!!

Check out her YouTube channel by searching for Curlybobofelia!
Love Harriet xxx