Wednesday 30 May 2012

five beauty truths

The gorgeous Mel from Wall of Mirrors has posted a tag called five beauty truths, where you tell the world five beauty-related things that people wouldn't know and expose them - because we all have flaws. I'm not one to miss out on all the fun, so let's get started!

1. Although I do my fingernails really often, I only give myself a pedicure about once every three or four months - apart from in the summer when my feet are on show.

2. I wash all my makeup brushes after every few uses apart from my powder brush, which only gets a bath every two weeks to a month, it just takes forever to dry. And I'm lazy.

3. I don't throw out makeup after it's expiry date, especially mascaras, sometimes I have so many on the go that if I obeyed the "three month rule" that would mean chucking out a mascara that I've only used a few times and I don't like wasting things!

4. I never really bother with eyeshadow on a day-to-day basis. If I'm going out and have ages to get ready I'll put some on, but when I normally have to go to school and have 5-10 minutes to do my makeup (depending on how comfy my bed is that day) I can't be bothered with primer and eyeshadow brushes and things like that.

5. Beauty gurus on YouTube really annoy me. There's a select few that I enjoy, but for the most part they seem shallow and turn the slightest thing into a whole topic. I remember someone saying that they're talking about an embarrassing topic...and then went on to talk about deodorant. Everyone sweats, girl. Get over it.
And someone else was like "I'm hardly wearing any makeup today, I've only got on foundation, concealer, powder, primer, blush, bronzer, eyebrow powder, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, lip liner, lipstick, lipgloss....You see I'm being really natural today!"
Also when they give out advice and then don't follow it.
On the whole, I prefer reading a blog to watching a beauty video, because when you type you think about every word you say, so you don't go off on pointless tangents and you just get the essential information in, and personally I prefer reading a blog post for two minutes then watching a ten minute long review of something. Not to mention that in blog posts you get really good photos.
Even about personal life, I like blogs better, I dunno, maybe I just like reading. Sorry, I needed to rant a little bit there.

So now that that's done, I've decided not to tag anyone specifically so if you want to do the tag, go ahead! Just be sure to leave a link to your post in the comments, mmmmkay?


  1. I'm with you on prefering blogs to vids (most of the time) as swatches are clearer and everything isnt bleached out by false light and I dont know why but when youtubers keep touching their hair it does my head in! lol even worse when they spend most of the vid looking at themselves in the view finder while doing daft pouty poses.

  2. Yay, you did it. Yours are not embarrassing at all, haha.
    I so know what you mean about videos, sometimes I just want a quick opinion on a product to help me decide on it, and end up having to sit through 15 minutes of waffle.And some of them get way too carried away with how funny they think they are. Again though, there are a select few I like.
    Also never bother with eyeshadow when I´m going to work, I used to but nowadays I like to save something for when I go out so that I can feel a bit more dressed up.
    Mel x

    1. i'm completely with you on videos if your deciding whether to buy something...they go on and on and on....blogs just summarise all the good bits! x

  3. Fun tag! I'm wish you when you say your bed is better than putting on makeup for school - usually I only wear some eyeshadow, mascara, and lip balm for school! The rest of my makeup can just be used over the weekend!

    1. yeah, sometimes i feel bad about buying lots of makeup then only using it a few times a week...but then my bed is so cosy! x

  4. i read mel's post about this too -- and i really love your little rant about beauty youtubers! i couldn't agree with you more there. and there are even some beauty bloggers that really rustle my jimmies. they blog about the DUMBEST things -- like their silly little scented candle or stupid drugstore mascara, and everyone gushes over their post and writes, "WOW YOU'RE SUCH AN INSPIRATION!" and they have 10'000 followers.
    and then there are the bloggers who put real effort and research and soul into their post, and very little comes of it.
    i see it all. the. time.
    gah, well anyway, i felt like ranting! and you seem like a lovely, un-judgemental person ha ha!


    1. yeah, what really gets on my nerves is when all the little fangirls worship beauty gurus, its not healthy to idolise someone who's teaching to put slap on your face!

  5. Thank you for the comment you left on my blog! I'm going to do this tag too! :) x