Friday, March 4, 2011

If Everybody Looked the Same ...

Well thank goodness we don't all look the same ... thanks to Katy of Modly Chic for recognising this and putting out a beauty-themed Fashion Beauty Friend Friday set of questions this week.
Here's my two cents worth...

1. What's your favorite drug store makeup product and your favourite higher-end product?
I have oodles of nail polishes in a myriad colours that I've picked up for $2 a pop.
These paints have staying power and incredibly saturated shades that I just cannot fault.
I've long ditched big-brand nail polishes - I'll save my money thanks!

Just a few of my favourite nail colours.

I don't buy high-end makeup anymore - when I visit chemists I buy whatever looks like might be a bit of fun.
The most expensive purchase in recent memory is a MAC lipstick in Russian Red that I bought online for a fraction of the Australian RRP.
I saw it on Sister Wolf and the Beckerman Girls and fell in love with its saturated, matte red colour.

2. Is there one type of product that is your go-to, can't live without?
Make up: definitely mascara, especially now I'm a bottle-blond;).  And red lipstick.  Always.
Skin care: Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser - it's pH balanced and helps stop my skin misbehaving like a naughty 14-year-old's.

3. What's the best hair product you've ever used?
GKMBJ Intensive Nourishing Treatment - it's an absolute tub of love that keeps my peroxide locks from turning into what cows eat in winter.

4. Fess up, what's the worst beauty look you've tried to rock and look back at now with a little shame or apprehension that you actually did that?
I've never been a big make-up junkie - I really admire people who shamelessly play with colour and have fun with their faces.
I can only think of pale pink or gold, sparkly lippy not really doing it for me in the 80s, so I just went back to wearing red.I wore false eyelashes in the 80s and I loved them - so much so, I recently bought two sets of feather flutterers to play with.

5. When it comes to beauty products, we all use the same basic products. What do you use that helps show off your personal flare and personality?
I love black liquid liner and if I'm feeling fancy (err ... that's most days) black eyeshadow.
You'd think at my age I'd steer clear of black eye makeup, but I'm completely hooked and I'll wear it until I think it's time to stop - being as disgraceful as I am though, hopefully that'll be never!!
Red lipstick is cluttering up my meagre makeup stash.
I might have to ditch the plastic takeaway container and upgrade to some better storage as supplies are growing due to my "terrible" addiction to red lippy.

Oh dear, I seem to be wearing my underwear on the outside again ...


  1. So interesting - have never heard of any of those brands, apart from MAC. But that is one of the fun things about travel - seeing and buying stuff I cant get at home. Wish you a wonderful weekend

  2. Afternoon, Gorgeous!
    I'm so with you on the cheap cosmetics. I fail to see the point in spending ten quid on a nail polish when you can get one for £2 and usually in a way better colour. Rimmel rocks, doesn't it?
    I love my black eyeliner, all the "experts" say it's a no-no after forty, but it's a big "yes-yes" from me. xxxxxxxxxxx

  3. I've just found your blog & I LOVE IT!! I hope i can grow older disgracefully!! Will look up the intensive nourishing treatment, thanks for mentioning it I dye my hair quite frequently so it needs some love! Great FBFF post xcx

  4. YOU are such a stunner. I keep pulling pics of you and putting in my inspirational photo. LOVELY.
    Enter to Win My Shabby Apple Dress Give-Away- the Citizen Rosebud

  5. Fantastic answer, no fancy brands, hehehe.
    I have just arrive from the coat with the family, but I had to say hello.

  6. and the award for cutest ending line in a blog goes to- YOU- for "oops I'm wearing my underwear on the outside again". LOVE!

  7. Bugger not wearing black eyeliner after forty!!! What a load of crap.I think we need to wear MORE!!! ha!
    Nice bit of inside info there,cheers!
    I use any old cheap makeup/nail varnish.Can't be arsed spending big bucks I really can't spare,anyway!

  8. I hope you never stop rocking the black shadow & red lips! You look fab :)

  9. So, I'm struck by the irony that I had to find a fellow Queensland blogger by joining up a US blogging group and taking part in #FBFF. I live on the Sunshine Coast.

  10. I love to know more about blogger amigas.
    ha! My mom still rocks her blackliner and she is in her 50's.I cant live without black liquid eyeliner,red lippys and concealer.I am a huge make up hoarder and also love cheap brands.

  11. Yes, Kolbotn is only half an hour from me. So funny he has stayed there!
    Happy weekend wishes from Norway!

  12. I really enjoyed this post! Much better than my own fbff! But maybe its because you look so great with that little red flower in your hair!
    Im am also with you on the cheap nail polish I have drawers full!


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