Wednesday, May 28, 2014

30 Beauty Questions Tag

So this is it - the "before" state of my beauty life as I embark on this mad make-up induced path I envision in my head. As I am still ill, cozy on the couch with a nice mug of hot tea (and a cookie, obviously), I decided to just dig in and see what we come up with. Now, let's get started!

1. Do you remember your first make-up item?

Sure! It was a glittery light-blue eyeshadow. Similar to a Color Tattoo. Quite nice, but I lost it after a couple of days of carrying it around everywhere. Then I never really bothered to ask for something else. Because I was a dancer my whole teenage period, I owned more make-up than most kids those days. Maybe some experience with it scared me off the whole idea of make up and I just can't remember it? Must ask my mum about it. 

2. Describe you perfect mascara. Have you found one that fits your specifications?

Black. And not clumpy. What I learned in the past month is that my eyelashes are really long, so I need to add volume and curl them more than I need to lengthen them. Now I need to find the perfect mascara to help me do that.

3. What kind of coverage do you prefer from foundation?

I don't even understand this questions? A foundation is supposed to cover, right? Why would you use it otherwise?

4. Favorite high end brand?

Chanel. I did/do actually own quite a lot of Chanel by some curious twist of fate. Long story.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014


Your low maintenance beauty has fallen ill, so it was the nose-blowing and tea-making routine for me, rather than a make-up one. But, I have mustered enough energy to write a quick blog today. Since I haven't made ANY progress, I though it would be fun to do a random TMI tag, followed by a Beauty Questions tag. I think that especially the latter one will be quite fun to read in a year or so, provided that I actually will follow up and do something spectacular regarding my looks.

So I searched for a TMI tag and came up with a 50 questions one that seems to be quite popular on Youtube at the moment. Without further ado, here are the questions and the answers.

1. What are you wearing?

Right now, yoga pants from Nike and a Kings t-shirt. Yes, I'm a huge Kings fan, although I'm a girl and live thousands of miles from USA. Do you know that #11 Kopitar is Slovenian? Didn't think so :)

2. Ever been in love?

I think I've been in love, yes. It's what I would describe my current status as.

3. Ever had a terrible breakup?

Quite a few, so I wouldn't really get into that. Fun fact - if your bf asks for money for his birthday and you break up months before, he might still call you on the day and ask for the money. I tried to pick up my jaw from the floor for weeks after that.

4. How tall are you?

 168 cm or 5,5. Yes, I had to Google that one.

5. How much do you weight?

Too much. My weight is really bouncing up and down lately, but I consider myself to be overweight. FYI, in Slovenia, my size is M, and in USA I'm a XS. So... my enormousness is obviously very relative to the continent.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Make-up "essentials"

Do I own at least the basics? According to the beauty gurus out there, a woman only really needs about ten essential items in her make-up bag/drawer/stash, to be beautiful. So obviously I've been doing something right. It's just that going over the list, the products on my shelves don't exactly match what I'm reading. 

Looking for advice to  Real Simple who also provide a checklist for dummies, this goes as following: 

1.      Concealer. Obviously used for hiding under-eye circles and cover blemishes. My dilemma here is whether it should be lighter or match the foundation. No idea there.

Currently using: Essence Stay All Day Long Lasting Concealer

2. Foundation/tinted moisturizer. OK, this I get. But it should match your skin tone, which is easier said than done. Do I need a foundation for every season of the year? My skin tone right now is kinda yellowish because I've been sitting in the office all the time, but hopefully will go to a light bronze in the next couple of months. Also, can you blend different foundations? Is that even allowed in the sacred make-up world?

Currently using: L'oreal Infallible Foundation in Golden Beige

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

How it all began

It's not that I don't care. Because I do. 

I always made sure that my hair was clean, my nails were pretty (yes, nail polishes were always a must for me) and that my lips weren't chapped. I wore foundation, some eye shadow and mascara. An occasional lipgloss, always in pink, because I thought that that was the only color that complimented my blue eyes, blonde hair and light complexion. This brings us to about 5 products.

I am and will always remain a sucker for shampoos and conditioners, because the highlighting leaves my hair somewhat dry. So I always stocked up on those. Also, I used a hairspray. Not counting simple elastic bands, we're now at 8 products. Of course, I have a face cream, a hand cream and a body lotion. Some sunscreen, Aloe Vera, some perfumes. But I hardly think that counts. And if it does, we still haven't reached the fairy tale dozen.