Saturday, 12 May 2012

Tag...Getting to know me

I was rummaging through old posts of some of my favourite Beauty Bloggers and came across this tag called Getting to know me. I love taking part in different tags. I get to babble on about stuff like a beauty junkie and I don't get funny looks hehe :-)

There are 40 questions in this Tag about skincare and make-up, right up my street. Enjoy reading.


How many times do you wash your face daily?  
I cleanse once in the morning and cleanse twice straight away after work, or whenever I get home.

What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo) 
Dry skin all the way :-(

What is your current facial wash? 
Clairns Extra comfort Cleansing Cream

Do you exfoliate? Yep

What brand do you use? 

I'm always using different brands, but I do love clarins skincare.

What moisturiser do you use? 

At the mo, I use Nivea Regenerating night cream and Clairns Hydraquench rich day cream.

Do you have freckles? 
No, but I tend to get a few if I'm somewhere that gets sunshine, not Ireland :-(

Do you use eye cream? 

Yes. No 7 protect and perfect eye cream.

Do you or did you have acne prone skin? 

No, luckily

Did you ever have to use Proactiv? 


What foundation do you use? 
Too many, I'm loving Bourjois healthy mix at the mo.

How about concealer? 
Lancome Teint Miracle for under eye concealing.

Do you know your undertone colour? 

What do you think of fake eyelashes? 

 Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months? 
Mascaras are supposed to be changed at the most every 6 months and I usually stick to this as they tend to dry out by then anyway, but of course sometimes that  doesn't go to plan :-/

What brand of mascara do you use?  
Lancome, all four Hypnose mascaras are amazing!

Sephora or MAC? 
No Sephora in Ireland so I would have to say MAC although I did pick up a few pieces from Sephora when I was in Las Vegas.

Do you have a MAC Pro Card?

What makeup tools do you use in make-up application? 
Absolutely everything I can from stippling brushes to concealer brushes to angled eye-liner brushes and eyelash curlers.

Do you use makeup base/primer for the eyes? 
Yes, Mac prep and prime or just good old concealer and powder.

 For the face?  
Lancome La Base Pro.

What is your favorite eyeshadow? 
I couldn't say one

Do you use pencil or liquid eye-liner?
Mainly liquid or gel.

How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
? rarely

What do you think of pigment eyeshadows? 
I look when you can achieve great colour pay off so easily

Do you use mineral makeup? 

What is your favorite lipstick? 
Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet

How about lipgloss? 
Clinique long last glosswear

What is your favourite blush to use? 
I love cream blushes

 Do you buy your makeup on ebay? 
No I haven't yet..

Do you like drugstore makeup? 
Of course!

 Did you ever consider taking makeup classes? 
I am currently studying with LA Make-up Academy

Are you clumsy in putting on makeup? 
Never I am too much of a perfectionist.

Name a makeup crime that you hate? 
Tide waves. Orange face white neck!

Do you like colourful shades of makeup or neutral ones? 

Which celebrity always has great make up? 
I love Kim Kardashians ever flawless makeup look

If you could leave the house using just one make up item what would you use? 

Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on? 
Sure could

 Do you think you look good even without any makeup on? 
Sometimes :-/

 In your opinion, what is the best makeup line? 
I could choose just one.sorry.

What do you think of Makeup? 
I think Make-up is an amazing way to be able to express ourselves. I could not live without it. I would not have a job I love without it. and What could I possibly blog about if make-up was not part of my life? :-)

I hope you guys enjoyed this..
 If you are a fellow Beauty Blogger you should also take part.

Rachel xx


  1. I love these posts! :) I love getting to know the girl behind the blog :) I have copied the questions and will post it during the week and give you a mention xxx Thank you xxx

    1. I cant wait to see it Aveen.
      Rachel xxx

  2. Love this post. I always cleanse/wash my make-up off as soon as I get home too, find it weird hanging around my home with a face full make-up on:)
    Sara xx

  3. Try using the Clarins Santal Oil for your dry skin instead of or under your normal night cream. This will be an instant thirst quench for those times when you're super dry!

    1. Thanks Natash.
      I actually use the Orchid oil a couple of times a month when my skin is dehydrated as I work in an air conditioned environment. It really makes a difference to my skin.

      Rachel xx