http://eyeheartit.blogspot.com/ taking part in Beauty Blogger's Best Things. Contrary to what you might expect, Larie is not actually a small cute dog, she is however a little camera shy so on the left there is her Mum's adorable dog!
So lets get on and see what Larie has to share with us this week. Starting with the easy questions!
So lets start with some easy questions!
Can you talk me through your daily skin care regimen, which products you use and why?
I have normal to combination skin – occasionally oily through the T-zone, but dry in the winter. I’m afraid that I’m one of those Clinique girls! I started using their 3-step system right after high school, and it really calmed my skin down and kept it balanced, so I figured, why change? Every morning, I wash my face with Clinique’s facial soap, and then apply the moisturizing gel right afterward. Then it’s the Clinique Even Better moisturizer (especially during the winter, when I get dry and patchy skin) and Clinique Super City Block SPF 40 all over my face. Then I pat some of the Bliss eye cream right under my eyes to brighten the panda eyes I usually have in the morning.
In the evening, I remove my eye makeup with an oil-based product (lately it’s been Origin’s Well Off), and then use Boscia’s cleansing oil to take off everything else. I finish with Clinique’s facial soap again. Once a week I use my Clarisonic MIA (with the Clinique soap), and I also exfoliate twice a week with Dr. Brandt’s. After cleansing, I use Clinique’s toner (#2 – the purple one) and then moisturizing gel, and Boscia eye cream. If I need it, I use a spot treatment (usually a drugstore one, like Clean & Clear) at this point.
What shampoo and conditioner are you devoted to?
I’m actually not devoted to any; I pick up whatever’s on sale at the drug store! Usually Aussie, or Herbal Essences, or something like that. They get the job done, and I don’t usually have problems with damaged hair or anything like that. I do make very regular trips to the salon, though.
What about your top three make up brands generally speaking?
Dior, MAC, and all of my eye shadows recently have come from the indie brand Shiro Cosmetics.
Ok some specifics now!
What is your favourite foundation and why?
It’s not exactly a full-coverage foundation, but lately I’ve been loving Dior’s tinted moisturizer: Dior Hydra Life Pro Youth Skin Tint SPF 20 (mouthful, right? Sheesh.) It’s moisturizing, and offers a little more coverage than your average TM. It’s also SPF 20! I wear it in 1, Natural. It has a beautiful, dewy finish.
What is your favourite mascara and why?
I’m actually not big on mascara and don’t wear it every day, but when I do, it’s Tarte’s Lights, Camera, Lashes or Tarte’s MultiplEye.
What one product do you think every cosmetic aficionado should have in their collection?
An instant pick-me up product! Whether that’s your favorite eye shadow, the va-va-voom mascara, or a date night lipstick, you should have something that instantly picks up your mood and makes you feel fabulous!
I love finding new blogs so please before you go, please recommend three of your favourite bloggers.
Rae @ theNotice (http://thenotice.net/ ). She is hilarious, takes beautiful photos, and often posts photography and blogging tips.
Dani @ http://callitbeauty.blogspot.com/ ). Her photos are also gorgeous, she has great fashion photos, and she does stunning EOTDs – neutrals, show-stopping colors, everything.
MnG @ http://ohsillymng.blogspot.com/ . She has perfect swatches, and her posts are so much fun to read.
Thank you Larie! There are some new blogs for me to follow there so I'm off to check them out now!
Also I'm loving the sound of that Dior Tinted Moisturiser so I'm going to go and google that too!
Love your gorgeous doggy too :)
So the final word, as always, is please drop me a line if you'd like to take part in BBBT, all are welcome, just send an email to email@example.com.
I think the questionnaire could do with a little revamp so I'll be changing some of the questions soon!