The Sunshine Award!

What is the Sunshine Award?

I was delighted to be nominated by the lovely Lucille from http://pinkleopardlipstick.blogspot.co.uk for The Sunshine Blogging Award.

For those of you who don’t know, this award is for positive and creatively inspiring other bloggers. As a new blogger, I’m so excited to be a part of this! Thank you Lucille!

So if you would like to learn more about me, please read on!

Sunshine AwardThe Rules

The Rules are as follows:

1) Share 11 facts of your choice about yourself.

2) Answer the 11 questions set by the blogger who nominated you.

3) Nominate 11 bloggers of your choice.

4) Include 11 questions for the bloggers you have nominated to answer.

11 Facts About Me

1) I’m currently studying for my masters in Broadcast Journalism.

2) I’m a vegetarian and I love animals.

3) I’m obsessed with everything to do with Harry Potter and I’m not ashamed to admit I wish Hogwarts was real…

4) The vast majority of things I own are the colour pink.

5) I think The Vampire Diaries is one of the best TV shows ever made.

6) I’m probably the worst procrastinator I know- I’m desperately trying to stop this but have had no luck yet!

7) I really want a pet micro pig as I think they are unbelievably cute (but then again, who doesn’t!)

8) It’s my ambition to write fiction books one day.

9) I think I’m addicted to chocolate.

10) If it’s glittery or sparkly, I usually want to buy it.

11) Listening to music and singing (usually to myself) makes me so happy.

Lucille’s Questions To Me

1) What’s your favourite low-end makeup brand?

I love lots of low-end drugstore makeup brands but I’ve been particularly impressed by Maybelline’s products at the moment! Their The Rocket and Colossal mascaras are fantastic and their baby lips lip balms and colour tattoo cream eyeshadows are so amazing for the price!

2) Name one celebrity you would love to meet.

There’s so many celebrities I would be ridiculously excited to meet but I would absolutely love to meet Emma Watson. She’s beautiful stylish, down to earth and intelligent and I think she’s an amazing role model for young women. Plus she happened to be in Harry Potter, my favourite film franchise ever so I would definitely love to quiz her about that!

3) What is the best advice you have ever been given?

That ‘you make your own luck.’ This is my godfather’s favourite saying and I think that while we all need a little bit of luck, exciting things will come our way if we work hard for them.

4) What’s one experience that you will never forget?

Skiing in Lake Tahoe in Nevada was amazing, being able to see the desert while you’re knee deep in snow is pretty surreal!

5) What’s one present you want to get this Christmas?

The Urban Decay Naked 3 palette is most definitely on my Christmas list! I’ve heard it’s coming out mid December so that’s perfect timing for the Christmas stocking! I’m in love with the original Naked palette and the rose gold hues in the Naked 3 palette look equally as incredible!

6) Who’s your celebrity crush?

I know this seems like I’m taking the Harry Potter obsession a bit far but I think Daniel Radcliffe is perfect- he’s gorgeous, intelligent and humble.

7) What one country would you love to live in?

I’ve always been fascinated with America, I would really love to live there one day and it’s my life’s ambition to visit every single state- USA watch out!

8) What’s your favourite hot/cold drink?

My favourite hot drink has to be the British favourite of a cup of tea- it seems to solve all life’s stresses and is the perfect antidote if you’ve had a bad day! My favourite cold drink is probably Diet Coke as it’s so refreshing, especially on a hot day (not that we get many of those here in Britain!)

9) What was your favourite subject at school?

My favourite subject at school was always English because I love writing and day-dreaming up lots of creative things- that’s why I love blogging!

10) What’s your favourite high-end makeup brand?

This is a hard one- I love Mac and Illamasqua, but my favourite high-end brand at the moment has to be Urban Decay. Their eyeshadows are incredibly pigmented and their All Nighter spray always sets my makeup perfectly- plus they’re cruelty free!

11) If you were only allowed to shop at one shop for the rest of your life what would it be?

I would choose T.K Maxx (or T.J. Maxx if you’re an American reader) because then you could buy designer makeup, clothes and homeware all in one place all at much lower prices. This may be slightly cheating as I think you could get pretty much all you needed there for life (apart from maybe enough food)!

My 11 Nominated Bloggers 

1) Nykki from http://www.josephinenychole.com

2) Katie from http://subtlecoral.blogspot.co.uk

3) Michelle from http://thoushaltnotcovet.net

4) Beky Lou from http://www.bekylou.com

5) Georgina from http://www.shemightbeloved.com

6) Sera from http://www.theagoraphobicfashionista.com

7) Becky from http://lipgloss-and-lashes.blogspot.co.uk

8) Diane from http://stylecontext.com

9) Gemma from http://www.alittlegemm.blogspot.co.uk

10) Cat from http://www.whatcatsays.blogspot.co.uk

11) Georgina from http://www.makeup-pixi3.com

11 Questions For My Nominated Bloggers To Answer!

 1) Why did you decide to start your blog?

2) If you could only take one makeup item to a desert island what would it be?

3) What would be the soundtrack to your life?

4) Who would you want to play you in a film about your life?

5) Would you rather be able to talk to animals or speak all the languages in the world?

6) If you could be invisible, read peoples’ minds or fly, which superpower would you pick and why?

7) Which two celebrity guests (alive or dead) would you invite to your dinner party?

8) What is the best present you have ever received?

9) What’s your favourite beauty product to use in the winter months?

10) If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you would buy?

11) What’s your best makeup tip/trick? 

I hope you enjoyed this post and I’d love to read your answers to any of the questions above in the comments!

Alice xx

How Much Is My Face Worth?

Buying makeup is an expensive necessity for most of us, but how much money are we really spending on our face?

Well, after seeing this tag covered by many of my favourite beauty bloggers and feeling particularly inspired by Subtle Coral’s version, I decided to give it a go!

So I began  the rather scary task of finding out how much my daily makeup routine was costing me!  I’m rather glad this didn’t count my shameful and ever-growing makeup collection, because the results of this were pretty eye-opening! I also didn’t include skincare or makeup tools so my total is purely for the makeup products I would use on a day to day basis!

The  products in this post are what I would normally use for glamorous (but not ott) everyday makeup. Though I must admit this makeup look is for the (sometimes rare) times when I listen to the alarm clock and get up early enough to put my full ‘face’ on!

So here it goes…

All my Makeup!

All my daily makeup!

Face Products

My Face Makeup!

Daily Face Makeup!

Smashbox Photo Finish More than Primer Blemish Control- £28.00

Smashbox Liquid Halo HD Foundation in shade 3-  £27.50

Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder- £6.99

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Shade 006 warm beige- £3.99

Collection Lasting Perfect Concealer in Shade 3 Medium £4.19

Sleek Blush in shade Rose Gold- £4.49

Total: £75.16

Eye Products

Daily eye makeup!

Daily Eye Makeup!

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion (comes free with Urban Decay naked palette)

Urban Decay Original Naked Eyeshadow Palette £37.00

Loreal Volume Million Excess Mascara in Black £10.99

Rimmel Scandaleyes Lycra Flex Mascara in Black £6.99 (yes I feel I must use two mascaras…)

HD Brow Palette in Vamp £19.96

Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Liner Pencil in shade 061 Jet Black £2.99

Barry M Waterproof Gel Eyeliner in Black- £5.49

Total: £83.42

Lip products

Daily lip products!

Daily Lip Products!

Maybelline Baby Lips lip balm in Peach Kiss £2.99

Sally Hansen Lip Inflation Lip Plumper £6.39

 Total: £9.38

Grand Total: £167.96

My £166 Face!

My £167.96 Face!

Although my total is pretty terrifying. These products will (hopefully) last me a very long time so I should get my money’s worth! Also, the prices listed are at the standard RRP and I know I will have taken advantage of some store deals to get some of my products for cheaper than their full price!

I tag these bloggers and all you other lovely people to work out how much your face is worth! :

  1. Lisa from http://lisabella-x.blogspot.co.uk
  2. Shay from http://www.whatsontheblog.co.uk
  3. Martyne from http://www.goingtheextrastyle.com
  4. Gabriella from http://brightongirlblogger.com
  5. Scarlett from http://scarlettlondon.com
  6. Kate from http://www.prettylittleus.com