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Saturday, 8 February 2014

My Make Up Story Tag!

Happy Weekend! I do love a good tag and I saw that Tabitha from Scared Toast has just created a new one over on her YouTube channel. I loved the questions and even though I wasn't technically tagged I thought I'd give it a bash anyway!

1. When did you first start getting into make up?
I think I was around 12 or 13 when my Mum first took me to pick out my first few make up products. Before then I suppose I was a bit of a tomboy and had been more interested in playing outside on my little scooter than applying make up. But when I started becoming a little more intrigued with my Mum's make up bag she let me have a few things of my own. I had pretty nice skin back then (something that changed hugely when I was around 17!) so I only used a little when I had a few extra minutes in the mornings! 

2. What was the first make up item you bought?
It was definitely something from The Body Shop, I can't remember exactly but I think I was allowed to pick out a translucent powder, a blush and a mascara. I distinctly remember feeling so grown up and I proudly carried the little carrier bag all the way home.
 
3. What is the newest & the oldest item in your collection?
There are definitely a few lip glosses stuck at the back of my drawer that need to be thrown away that I haven't used in a really long time! The newest thing is probably my Rimmel Apocalips in Luna. I totally bought it just for the name and although I hate the scent (it smells like cucumbers to me and I have a really weird thing about the scent of cucumbers!) I'm beginning to fall for the formula. I'm not sure I'd trust myself with any of the brighter shades though, I'd totally smudge it all over my face by accident!

4. Who is your celebrity make up idol?
It's very rare I look at a celebrity and think that I must find out which products they're wearing immediately. I do think that Dianna Agron and Scarlett Johansson always look beautiful and I like their make up but I think that's partly because they have somewhat similar colouring to me.

5. Who is your favourite YouTube guru?
Again, I'm not sure I really have one. Specifically for make up tutorials I don't think you can ever go far wrong with Lisa Eldridge though! 

6. What is a look/trend that you wish you could pull off?
A smokey eye because I think they always look stunning, especially for a night out! I have really hooded eyelids and I wear glasses most of the time so strong eye looks really don't suit me.

7. Any make up disasters?
There have definitely been one too many incidents of trying desperately to make a too-dark-foundation work. Sometimes no amount of blending can make it work. Lets not talk about that though...!

8. What's your favourite make up brand?
This is a really difficult question because I love different brands for pretty specific things. I really enjoy highstreet make up though, I think that the quality has improved so much from when I was in my early teens and I have no doubt I would be perfectly happy with a collection of more affordable products. 

9. What is a make up tip/trick that you wish you had known about sooner?
I really wish I had discovered lash curlers sooner. For the longest time I thought they looked super scary and I was convinced I'd end up pinching my eyelid. They really make all the difference to my lashes though, I use them most days now!

10. Which 5 products could you not live without?

I tag you! 

Love, Jennie
xoxo

79 comments:

  1. I love reading all your tags and your photos are gorgeous! I agree about eyelash curlers, they look so scary but really aren't that hard to use! xxx

    Verity | Life of Verity

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    1. they make so much difference! xo

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  2. I love the Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation too :) it gives the perfect amount of coverage without looking too sheer or too cakey x

    http://hepburnspixiecrop.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's so nice, blends like a dream <3

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  3. This was really interesting to read, I'm still scared of eyelash curlers at the age of 17 because my friend used them and her brother knocked her hand so she cut off some of her eyelashes and I'm too terrified to even try now haha :)

    http://daisychainprincess.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. So nice to read your answers. I love Dianna Agron as well, she's beautiful.

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  5. I love this post idea so much I think it's so fun and interesting to read. Would you like to read my blog?? http://rachelspick.wordpress.com/

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  6. Loved reading your answers, I definitely going to do this tag soon! <3
    http://sparklyghosts.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. I loved reading this tag! I was SUCH a late starter with make up, I must have been about 15 haha xxx

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  8. great answers. I'm scared of eyelash curlers haha xx

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    1. hehe they're pretty terrifying to look at! xo

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  9. I can't imagine not using eyelash curlers now! xxx

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    1. They make so much difference <3

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  10. I love Gerbera too! In fact you were largely the one that inspired me to purchase it so I guess I have you to thank ;) I picked up the Collection concealer while I was in London on holiday last September but I think I bought the shade too light for me (2), so I don't reach for it as much as I should. And also, Lisa is the Queen!

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    1. Yayy, always happy to enable a purchase hehe ;) x

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  11. What a fun tag! I love Scarlett Johansson, she is such a natural beauty.
    I might treat myself to a few Stila Convertible Colours they have some very pretty colours
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/be-the-best-version-of-you/

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  12. cute post! haha and ya too dark and too light foundations never end up good! and nice to read your answers :D

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  13. I wish I could pull off smokey eyes too but sadly I am rubbish at them - in fact, I'm a bit rubbish with any kind of eyeshadow! Definitely agree with you about eyelash curlers, I use mine every day now!
    Gillian · elevatormusik.com x

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    1. ahh me too, I don't have the patience! xo

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  14. I love this tag! Totally identify with the too-dark foundation problem - it's a bit nightmare!!
    Also agree that Scarlet Johansson is stunning :)

    Jess xo

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    1. Ahh it is, I wish finding the perfect shade was easier! xo

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  15. I love this tag! I may have to do it myself. Plus that shade of Apocalips is gorgeous. x

    Wallflower

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  16. great tag! i wish i had found eyelash curlers sooner as well, i couldn't live without them now! xxx
    mollyox.blogspot.com

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    1. They make so much of a difference! xo

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  17. I love the fairy lights in your blog pictures now! I've wanted to try out the apocalips colours for a while, and I lost a pair of eyelash curlers over the summer and I was absolutely lost without them! I love reading the tags you do, Jennie!

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  18. What a fun tag! You always find the best tags :)

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  19. Love the shade of that Rimmel Apocalypse gloss! Great post :) x
    http://the-finestthings.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. You take the most gorgeous photos! I enjoyed reading this, but my own story would be far too boring to do this tag for, haha.

    Nicola // pink-confetti.co.uk

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  21. I love the smell of the apocolips...weird I know :)

    Sharlotte // Sharlotte

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  22. Gosh I think I was a late bloomer when it came to makeup, I don't think I wore mascara until I was 18!

    And makeup disasters? I've had a few too :)

    Hmm maybe...

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    1. Nothing wrong with that at all <3 x

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  23. I really love reading this tag!!!:)

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  24. i remember when i was 11 or so i got a box of smuckers lip glosses for christmas and became obsessed with playing with makeup haha- it definitely starts at a young age ;)

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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  25. This is a cute tag, Dianna Agron's make-up always looks amazing :) xx

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  26. Love this! I do believe my first ever items of makeup were also from the body shop and it was their clear mascara and clear lip gloss. Obviously wanted to be subtle x

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  27. Ooh the Stila product looks just beautiful!

    Have fallen a bit in love with the Apocalips range, I'm so rubbish at trying new make-up though and those and Rimmel's 'Fuchsia' lipstick are the only ones I really use!

    Sophie xo

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    1. Ooh I'll have to check it out <3

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  28. I shall definitely be doing this! I also love Dianna Agron, her make up and hair are always impeccable x

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  29. This is an adorable post idea! I too admire but cannot rock the smokey eye (mostly due to lack of makeup talent)
    Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

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    1. I think if I tried it would just look like I'd been punched hehe xo

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  30. Lash curlers make such a difference! I also cannot do mascara without curling my lashes first haha. I love this tag! :) x

    www.natalielovesbeauty.com

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  31. I love this tag. By the way, the background for your pictures in this post is so pretty! Like bokkeh blurry lights?

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    1. Thank you, yess pretty fairy lights <3

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  32. I find the smell of Apocalips weird too! Really need to try one of the Stila Convertible Colour blusher, they look beautiful! x

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  33. Great to read all about your make-ups! I STILL haven't tried the Apocalips range yet, though I've a birthday coming up... ;) And I can't believe I didn't know Lisa Eldridge did YouTube videos! *subscribe* Hehe, great post :) Wendy xx
    Scottish Wendy | Wendy's World

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    1. Perfect excuse to try them!! ;) xx

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  34. Loved the post! :-D

    http://simoneeart.blogspot.dk

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  35. ahh this is such a fun tag! loved reading all your answers :) i think i might give it a go too!

    rachel x
    blush&brunch

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  36. Oh, this is such an interesting tag! It's nice learning a bit more about people and I'm a bit nosey about things like this because developed my interest in makeup only a year and a half ago.

    I have to agree with you about cucumbers! They smell horrid. It's so weird that a lip lacquer would smell of them.

    Would you mind if I did this tag too at some point?
    x

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    1. Ahh I know, what ever happened to nice fruity scents ;) Of course not, I'd love to read your answers! xo

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  37. I still pinch my eyelid with my eyelash curler…but I just get used to it now hahah
    The Artistically Challenged: Beauty, Fashion, Music, Lifestyle Blog

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  38. Your description of eyelash curlers really made me giggle! I remember being totally scared of them about a 100 years ago (I am that old!) but I too wouldn't be without them x

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  39. Such a nice tag, love your 5 essentials!

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  40. I love this tag! Eyelash curlers are something which I've started to use recently too and can't believe the difference they make! Luna is such a gorgeous Apocalips too! xo

    Hannah | Glitter and Sparkle

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