Answering Beauty Questions

I linked up with The Blended Blog back in the fall for their fall edition of TBB ASKS.  When I saw the BEAUTY Edition….I KNEW I had to join the fun!

I remember when I was younger, my cousin, Whitney, was super into all things make-up, lip gloss, and just any girly product.  I was not into it AT ALL, but MY, oh MY, how the times have changed!  I love trying new beauty products…new make-up, new skin care, and even a new laundry detergent can get me pretty excited.  #andthatssayingsomething

So let’s get to it today…

1. Eyelash Curler-Yes or No?

No, I used to use one on the daily, but maybe from Rodan and Fields’ Lash Boost or just a better mascara I don’t feel like I need to curl them anymore.

This is the one I used.  It’s great if you’re looking for a good curler.  I’m pretty sure Shay recommended it years ago!  And if you’re like me, I always get my best recommendations from my girlfriends {and blog readers!!}.

2. Favorite Nail Shade?

I just shared this one with you yesterday, but spring has me in the mood for this one…

3. Favorite Lipstick Shade?

This past fall/winter I became the biggest fan of Bobbi Brown’s Rum Raisin.

It’s the perfect shade for fall/winter months.  I’m on the look out for a more “springy” color {that also makes my teeth appear whiter than they really are}.  If you have any recommendations, PLEASE share!

4.  Blow Dry or Air Dry your hair?

 dry shampoo in between washes so it allows me to only wash my hair about twice a week.  Blow drying isn’t so bad when I only have to do it twice a week. 

5. Artificial Nails-yes or no?

I love getting a gel manicure.  My nails will look great for two weeks, BUT the problem is I do not like wasting an hour every other week sitting there getting my nails done.  SO…I’m gonna go with no artificial nails…just real.  I can paint them easily at home and I like my nails to be crazy short so I can keep that just like I like it too.

6.  Foundation-yes or no?

If I’m wearing make-up, yes!  I’m wearing foundation.  This is my foundation of choice right now….

7.  Hair Up or Hair Down?

That depends what my day looks like.  If I’m at home, running errands, and that kind of thing…then it’s probably going up.  If I have a date night planned, then I’ll wear it down.

8.  Bar Soap or Body Wash?

Body wash ALL THE WAY!  I’ve been using this shower gel and am almost out.  🙁
9.  Bath or Shower?

It depends on my need…if I really need to get super clean, then shower ALL THE WAY.  If I’m escaping the crazy and relaxing for a few minutes, then a bath!

10.  Favorite Body Lotion?

Around the holidays I listened to the Big Boo podcast where they talked about Christmas gifts.  Did you listen to that one?  They had some fun ideas!  And I ended up ordering the Hummingbird Farms lotion set as a gift AND one for myself.

This lavender lotion is my favorite at the moment.  I love the smell of lavender.  {I think because it reminds me of a spa…ha!}

11.  Do you wear perfume?  If so, what’s your favorite scent?

I’m gonna be the first to tell you-I have a super sensitive sense of smell.  I feel strongly about how things smell.  With that said, I love a good smelling strong smell just as much as I dislike the nasty scents.  I also am someone who gets to immune to smells pretty quickly.  That perfume I use daily-I eventually stop being able to smell it.  And I don’t like that!  So, I began buying Jo Malone’s gift sets.  At certain times during the year, the sets can include five different perfumes.  They’re easy to take on trips, throw into your gym bag, or keep in your bathroom for daily use.
All of the scents are very fresh to me.

12.  Do you shave your legs everyday?

No way!

13.  Favorite Lip Balm?
This Rose Salve is probably my favorite.  It’s inexpensive, works super well, and is easy to throw in any bag or purse.

14. How old were you when you first started wearing make-up?

I think I was in sixth grade when I first started.  {And you can imagine I was an absolute MESS!!}  I think in seventh grade it began looking much better.

What about you?  Do you have any beauty products you absolutely love?  If so, please share!

Happy Monday, Friends!

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  1. 3.5.18
    Sarah Shaneyfelt said:

    I like to keep my nails super short, too, so there's no way I could do fake nails! I remember when it was all the rage to get tips put on your nails in high school before dances, and I did it before the first one I ever went to and that was the last time I ever had those on my nails haha!

  2. 3.5.18
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    Girl! I'm obsessed with the Hummingbird Farms too! Is it weird that my skin feels kind of tingly after I use it? But like in a really good way?! Love it and all things beauty…this was a fun link up!

  3. 3.5.18
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    I love that rose salve too! For sure on my lips, but it's also the only thing that works when my elbows get super dry. Just a little dab and I'm good to go. Fun post!

  4. 3.5.18
    Narci said:

    How fun!! Give me all the beauty products! I’m ordering that lotion set ASAP!

  5. 3.5.18
    Simply Tish said:

    One of my go-to make up products is the Urban Decay eyeshadow primer! Your eyeshadow will stay on ALL day! I get the color Sin which has a sparkle to it. Often I just wear a little of it by itself for a quick face on the weekends! Fun link up!
    Simply Tish

  6. 3.5.18
    Katie {The Mishaps and Mayhem of a Solitary Life} said:

    SO glad you linked up! I am totally going to have to try that lip salve…a few people have posted about it!! And that lotion…have a great week Erika!!

  7. 3.5.18
    Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said:

    Yes on short nails!! I can't type or text with long nails. And that's super important. haha. Love this link up! I'll have to check out that blog. That Inspired Chick

  8. 3.5.18
    Ella said:

    Funny that the day you post this I'm wearing OPI Funny Bunny polish.
    I found it at TJ Maxx and it last better than Essie Polish.

  9. 3.5.18
    Elizabeth | The Blush Magnolia said:

    My teenage makeup was a mess as well! I also love the scent of lavender. So relaxing!

  10. 3.6.18
    Mary Jane said:

    My favorite perfume (today!) is Viktor & Rolf's Flowerbomb. LOVE this scent!!

  11. 3.6.18
    Deena @Shoes to Shiraz said:

    I love that Occitane body oil too. Thanks for linking up!

  12. 3.7.18
    Lisa said:

    So glad you did this one, Erika! I’ve been seeing so much about that body wash lately I’m going to have to try it. Love my Lash Boost, but I still like to use my curler. Maybe because I finally have decent lashes. I also want to check out that perfume. Hope you’re having a great week!

  13. 3.8.18
    Shaunacey Bonneville said:

    I swore I commented on this already… the internet hates me. Sorry if you get double.
    Funny bunny – I LOVE OPI's colour names!!!
    I think I need that body oil! My skin is so dry these days

  14. 3.20.18
    jfsteinberg06 said:

    I am always searching for a great lipstick for the Spring. Any recommendations for one that would make your teeth whiter?