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I’ve been in and out of the blog for a while now so I’ve decided to do an easy blog to get back into my stride! It’s been a mad few months with work and Intrigue.ie and I’m currently in talks with the charity Jigsaw to do some work with them – so all in all, I’ve been busy! I’ve seen this on a number or blogs recently, including Aoife Bennett’s Pretty Purple Polka Dots, Seána Curley’s Innocent Illusion and Girl Friday and said I’d give you an idea of the beauty and fashion choices I make every day!

Makeup

Blush or Bronzer?

Neither! Because I’m so pale, I find bronzer looks absolutely ridiculous on me because I’m not wearing . As for blush, I think it looks a bit silly on me so I stick with a little darker powder in the apple of my cheeks for contouring and leave it at that!

Lipgloss or Lipstick?
Lipstick all the way! I am addicted to my red lipstick and keep buying it in different shades of red! Two favourites of mine are the MAC Archie Comics Collection red and No7 in ‘Love Red‘ but I do love a bit of orange or bright pink! I feel naked without bright lips and plus Ireland is WAY too windy to appreciate the power of lipgloss!

Eyeliner or Mascara?
Eyeliner. I feel completely naked without some eyeliner on but I could probably survive without wearing mascara for a little while! I like to enhance my eyes when I put makeup on so eyeliner is the perfect thing to do that!

Foundation or Concealer?
Foundation. I have extremely red skin sometimes so foundation evens out my skin tone! I couldn’t live without my MAC Studio Sculpt SPF15 Foundation, I have really dry skin so this foundation does wonders for me. It’s also one of the only brands that does makeup pale enough for my skin.

Neutral or Colour Eyeshadow?
I usually stick with blacks, greys and golds for my eyes as I like to widen them. For this, I couldn’t survive without the Urban Decay Naked2 palette – which has all the shades I need for shading!

Pressed or loose eyeshadow?
I have never been a fan of loose eyeshadow because it gets way too messy and I always seem to drop it. For this reason, i’ll have to stick with pressed eyeshadow!

Nails
OPI or China Glaze?
I’ve never actually used either of them but I hear OPI is fantastic! However, I do swear by Barry M, especially the new Gelly collections!

Long or Short Nails?
Somewhere in between! I don’t like long long nails but I like them to look good and healthy! I’m lucky I have good strong nails as I stopped biting them years ago, so short nails is never really a problem for me.

Acrylic or Natural?
The one time I’ve used false nails they infuriated me so I prefer to work with my own nails!

Bright or Dark?
Depends on my mood and whether I’m working or not! I’m favouring lilac and blue at the moment as I’ve just bought the Barry M Gelly colours but I’m partial to most colours!

Flower or no flower?
Not really a huge nail art fan!

Body
Perfume or Body Spray?
Body spray wears away too quickly so I tend to stick to perfume! My usual is Calvin Klein Euphoria, it’s such a rich dark scent, I love it!

Lotion or Body Butter?
Body butter. I always forget to put it on anyway but I have a couple of pots of Soap & Glory ‘The Righteous Butter’ which I love the smell of (when I remember)!

Body Wash or Soap?
Body wash when I shower, but soap when I’m washing my hands etc.

LUSH or Other bath companies?
LUSH is pretty nice but I’m terrible for just picking up a bottle of Radox gel!

Fashion
Jeans or Sweat Pants?
Jeans but I’m a skirt person!

Long or short sleeves?
Both – depending on my mood.

Dresses or skirts?
Both, I love wearing both skirts and dresses with tights and boots, especially in the winter! I feel way more comfortable in these kinds of outfits and they suit my figure more!

Stripes or Plaid?
I don’t wear either that much but I’ve just bought a tartan midi skirt that I love! I suppose there is a time and a place for both stripes and plaid!

Flip Flops or Sandals?
Neither, I never find them comfortable!

Scarves or hats?
Both. As soon as I see Autumn at a distance, I’m pulling out the scarves and hats! I’m lucky to have  a head for hats and just keep buying new ones!

Studs or dangly earrings?
Studs all the way!

Necklaces or Bracelets?
Necklaces. I love spiky necklaces, especially because I wear collared shirts a lot. Necklaces can really complete an outfit and I adore picking out new and interesting ones.

Jackets or Hoodies?
I wear a hoody lounging round the house but jackets outside the house. I do love me some leather!

Hair
Curly or Straight?
My hair is naturally curly but I wear it straight a lot when I’m going out. My hair used to be short so it’s still good to tie it up sometimes!

Bun or ponytail?
Both. I wear my hair up for work so I like to wear a mixture of both!

Bobby Pins or Butterfly Clips

Bobby pins – there are about a million of them around our flat and they’re so handy for those bad hair days!

Hair Spray or Hair Gel?
Hair spray but I never really use it. It’s great for keeping your make-up on for a night out though – mind you, I wouldn’t advise doing it!

Long or Short hair?
This is a tough question! I cut my hair really short a couple of years ago and I loved it but I’m really enjoying having my hair long at the moment and being able to play around with it!

Light or dark?
Dark – the darker the better at the moment!

Side sweep or Full on bangs (fringe)?
I have a full fringe and it suits the shape of my face so I would always opt for a full fringe.

Up or Down?
Both.

Random
Rain or Shine?
Being honest, I like the rain. I burn very easily so I always prefer the rain. As long as I have an umbrella, mind you!

Summer or Winter?
Winter. It suits my wardrobe and I can wear faux fur all I want!

Autumn or Spring?
Autumn. I love the colours and the smells!

Chocolate or Vanilla?
Chocolate all the way!

Until next time,

Keep Styling,

Em

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