Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

How do you celebrate an occasion? What do you do to make something really special? (And yes, totally not beauty-related… I was stumped!)

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

Are you giving any beauty-related gifts this season? Did you buy any makeup items for friends, family, etc. for the holidays? What did you end up buying?

Monday, December 17th, 2007

What five brushes couldn’t you live without? What brand, which ones?

Sunday, December 16th, 2007

How do you choose a lip combination? Are there any tips or tricks when it comes to selecting the right color, gloss, etc.?

I personally pick from one family of colors I know works for certain eyeshadow shades. I find corals to be excellent with nearly every color, especially greens; while super dark smoky eyes or really dramatic dark blues need paler, pink or peach neutral colors. I find blues work great with pinks or peaches, when they’re lighter rather than darker. I always like to have a slightly purple lip if I’m going for pink or purple on the eyes (or might go with a full on bright pink – just depends).

Saturday, December 15th, 2007

What’s your night time skin regimen? What steps do you go through or what products do you use?

For me:  1) remove makeup — I use either makeup remover wipes for really dark shadows or bold lips or a gel cleanser; 2) cleanse face (lovin’ Renee Rouleau, of course); 3) anti-aging treatment (if I’m testing one!); 4) moisturizer (usually a thick one); 5) lip balm/jelly.

P.S. – Weekend plans? Who has exciting plans? Who can’t wait to relax? I’ll be studying once again… last final is on Tuesday, thankfully! I scarcely even remembered that today was Saturday!

Friday, December 14th, 2007

What is your go-to cream to prevent/aid winter skin? How do you keep your skin super soft even during the drying months?

I’ve actually been trying out all sorts of different ones. I found Osmotics Cream Extreme to be EXCELLENT for super, super dry, flaking skin (like disgustingly flakey!). It’s a bit too expensive for me to use 24/7, though, throughout the winter.