How many times do you wash your face daily?

Once in the morning (shower): at night I use lime juice.

What skin type do you have? (dry, oily or combination)

Normal to dry-ish. Depends on the season

What moisturiser do you use? 

Olive Oil – straight from the bottle.

Do you use eye cream?

Not anymore. I recently switched to using Olive Oil and have not found the need for eye cream.

What foundation do you use?

Maybelline FitMe.

How about concealer?

Maybelline FitMe.

What do you think of fake eyelashes?

On special occasions, I will use either singles or cut full sets and place them on the outer corners of my eyes/lash line.

What brand of mascara do you use?

Rimmel Volume eyes…or something like that? Also, Maybelline Great Lash.

Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?

Not typically, although I might incorporate a translucent powder if I have a special event and need shadow to stay.

For the face?

L’Oreal lumi or just good old chafing gel 🙂

What is your favourite eye shadow? (Colour or Shade)

I am impartial – for trendier colors I’ll use Milani, but I also use Estee Lauder.

Do you use pencil or liquid eye-liner?

Liquid, unless I am tight-lining, in which case gel works better.

What do you think of pigment eye shadows?

They look great on some people who can carry a strong color: I tend to stick with neutrals, so it’s not critical.

Do you use mineral make-up? 

No, I do not.

What is your favourite lipstick?

I use L’oreal neutral shades, but I’ve gotten some brights recently too. For drugstore, L’oreal has a nice, creamy texture that lasts.

How about lip gloss? 

Bath and Body Works in purple shades

What is your favorite blush?

I do not wear blush. Ever.

Do you buy make-up on e-bay?

Not likely.

Do you like drug store make-up?

Formulaically they work fine for me, so yes, I like drug store makeup!

Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?

I have taken makeup classes! Not since I was 14 years old, but I took them. It was fun, because I had my colors done and everything.

Are you clumsy in putting on make-up?

Not anymore. I didn’t start wearing makeup until my late 20’s. I find youtube tutorials super helpful.

Name a make-up crime that you hate?

Really intense white eyeliner. I just don’t get it.

Do you like colorful shades of make-up (lipstick, eye shadow) or neutral tones?

-Neutral – colors look very “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane” on me.

Which celebrity always has great make-up?

Jennifer Aniston and Jennifer Esposito always have really nice, polished looks. Reece Witherspoon does as well. And Emma Stone.

If you could leave the house with just ONE Make-up item, what would you use?

Skin improving, tinted BB cream. If everything is even, the rest will pull together.

Could you ever leave the house without any make-up on?

I could…but the children and puppies would suffer.

Do you think you look good even without any make-up on?

Not especially, but I don’t wear it on the weekends.

In your opinion, what is the BEST make-up line?

I don’t believe I have tried enough to have an educated opinion. I like what I use, which is why I use it, so L’Oreal and Estee Lauder. Friends and family are partial to MAC and Lancome, so I have every reason to think they are great as well.

What do you think of Make-up?

Makeup is a great confidence-builder and should be used to amplify natural beauty, not replace what you have.



20 Questions Tag

What is your favorite color?


What is your favorite food?
Ooohhh…difficult. I really love to eat. I guess I will go with the old boring standard: pizza (on cheat days!).

Where is the place that you want to go the most?
Generically, Europe. I have been to England and Ireland, but I’d love to see more of England, particularly London/Chelsea, but also France, Italy and Russia (yes, Russia).

Which part of you do you hate the most?
This question is quite negative, but I my least favorite part of myself is my nose.

What are you afraid to lose the most?
Inspiration and intrigue. Certainly, losing people is difficult and challenging. But what purpose is left in life if you have nothing that inspires you, and you lack intrigue by others?

If you win $1 million, what would you do?
Do the sensible thing and invest: some in real estate, some in the market and some in a charity that I would found.

Which actor/actress would you like to play you in a movie?
Tina Fey

How do you cope with boredom?
I create. I seek new inspiration – this is part of not losing intrigue!

Until now, what is the moment that you regret the most?
Am I supposed to regret this? Haha…well, I made some free-spirited choices when I younger but I’d have to say the moment I chose to leave a prior position was as close to regret as I will allow myself to get (see “A sidebar on failure” post).

What type of person do you hate the most?
This is also quite negative.

What is your ambition?

To do as much as I can with what I have where I am.

If you had one wish, what would you wish for?
Better global medicine

How did you celebrate New Year?
My boyfriend and I binge-watched Netflix and ate a crap-ton of food.

What has been the craziest thing you’ve ever done in your whole life?
Hmmm…I’m not a crazy sort, but that’s all in the perspective. I haven’t wrestled crocodiles or jumped out of a plane….I’m not a Ridiculousness sort of risk-taker. This is not to say I haven’t taken chances, faced fears or succumbed to road rage. Eh, no, I’m not crazy.

If your life is a song, what title best fits it?
Chocolate Rain. Just kidding: I guess if my life had a soundtrack it would more likely be a mash-up than one song in particular. I don’t think anyone is that silo-ed.

What is your inspiration in life?
Individuals with disabilities – I will never cease being a champion for them.

If you were to change one event in your life, what would it be?
This is regretful – it would also change the course of my life, making me a slightly different person! There are without questions instances where my flaws could have been reigned in – I could have behaved differently (or, not at all). There is one person I would have tried to connect with sooner.

How tall are you?


How much do you weigh?

Between 128-132lbs

What is your favorite blog?

I follow several for different content and reasons: (1) Cupcakes and Cashmere; (2) Makeup Geek; and (3) The Shiksa in the Kitchen are a few.


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