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May 22, 2012

Q & A #1

A couple of days ago I uploaded a post, as well as a status on my Facebook page, asking viewers to hit me up with any questions (personal, beauty related and/or otherwise) that they wanted to know that answer to. 

I received 5 questions all up (all submitted via Facebook, funnily enough) so let's get into it.
If you had only one make up product to choose to use out of your whole collection, what would it be?
From Jess B 
Eeek! What a tough question, Jess. To be honest, it would probably be my NARS Sheer Glow foundation. It's a little too light for me (I just CAN'T seem to find a perfect colour match) but, as you may have seen from my LUSH Skin Challenge posts, I have a few patches of discolouration and skin that doesn't want to behave. I love having a product that can cover that all up.
My skin is drying out like a b*itch thanks to winter. Can you suggest any great moisturisers to help my skin survive the cold?
From Hooked
I'm not sure if I'm the best person to ask, to be honest, as I have normal/combination skin that borders on oily at times. With that in mind, however, I'm really happy with my LUSH Vanishing Cream moisturiser. It's featured in my LUSH Skin Challenge posts. It's a great, light formula that I feel moisturises my skin really well. I'm not sure if it would be intense enough for dry skin, but I'd definitely recommend heading into LUSH to grab a sample. The Lushies (sales assistants) might have a moisturiser that's more suited to you as well. 
What is this BB cream I keep hearing about?
From  Chelsae M
BB creams (also known as Blemish Balms, Blemish Bases etc) are a product that, in a basic sense, are somewhere between a tinted moisturiser and foundation when it comes to coverage. They're meant to have a soothing effect on the skin and act as a multi-tasking product. A BB cream is said to moisturiser the skin, prime it for make up, provide coverage and sunscreen. Some also contain agents that are meant to address problem skin.

I don't know a great deal about BB creams as I've only ever tried two, but I hope to test out a couple more then get back to you guys. 
I'm wearing a white dress with a 'dash' of hot pink on it. I'd like to team it with a pink glitter eyeshadow. I wear eyelash extensions so I don't think it would be OTT. What are your thoughts? If you agree, what brands do you recommend?
From  Taya M
Wow! That sounds like a great dress. I hope you're wearing it on a great night out. Personally, I don't often rock hot pink eyeshadow. Why? Because no matter what I do, I always end up looking like I have pink eye. With that in mind, however, I've seen other people rock pink eyeshadow. With this in mind, I don't have a great deal of advice for you. I am, however, a big fan of Napoleon Perdis' Loose Dust Eyeshadows. As you can see in my Napoleon Perdis Eyeshadow Collection post, I have a lovely pink loose dust in #20 Antique Rose. Although the packaging and colours have changed slightly since, I'm sure they have something similar.

Sorry, Taya, I'm not sure how much help I've been. As far as pink eyeshadows go, be careful. Apply the colour slowly as it's difficult to remove. Don't blend your colours too much, as you don't want to look like you have an eye condition.

Goodluck! I'd love to see photos once you've completed the look (either posted on Born to Buy's Facebook page or emailed to dontstopbuying@hotmail.com).
When you have competition what program/method do you use to select a random winner?
From Shandelle W
Unless stated otherwise, my competition winners are selected through random.org. Random.org is a website designed to provide users with a random number for such purposes. For example, if 110 people enter my competition I'll input 1 and 110 (because 1 is my starting number) and it will give a generated number. Every entry is numbered in a Microsoft Word document in the order it's received, so I just use the matching number. 

Keep your questions coming! I'd love to do more posts like that.

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1 comment :

  1. Thanks for the tip! I've been using organic rosehip oil as my daily moisturiser and it's doing a FAB job xo


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