The Beauty Scenario Tag

the beauty scenario tag

I was tagged by Anjelique to do the The Beauty Scenario Tag, so here it is!!

You have to get rid of all of your foundations and only keep one high-end and one drugstore, which do you keep?

This is an easy one. For high-end, I would keep my NARS Sheer Glow – I love it to bits. For drugstore, it would be my La Roche-Posay Uvidea XL Melt-In BB Cream. I know BB Creams are different to foundations but I’ve never tried any drugstore foundations.

You go for an interview and the lady interviewing you has lipstick on her teeth. Do you approach the subject or ignore it completely?

I would totally ignore it lol I know…I definitely won’t feel comfortable talking about it especially since I’m trying to impress her.

You’re not feeling yourself and you need a pick-me-up lipstick, which do you go for?

I absolutely love my YSL Rouge Volupté Shine. It’s my all time favourite lipstick, so moisturising and looks great on. This lipstick has a yummy fruit scent to it and the packaging is so luxe.

You go back in time for a day to your teenage years, how would you do your hair or makeup differently?

Back in high school, I’ve always had short hair (slightly longer than a pixie cut). One day I showed my husband a photo of my friends and I. He commented and said I look like a pimp!?!? Only because I was taller than most asian girls and had short hair!

This question has got me thinking, I’ve never used makeup in high school. I’ve only started my makeup obsession during my second year of full-time work. My work BFF at the time would take me makeup shopping and that’s how I started!!

You ask your hairdresser for a shoulder length Pixie Lott hair cut but they hear wrong and give you a pixie cut, what do you do?

A) Smile, say thank you, call your mum and cry hysterically
B) Cry in the chair and things get awkward
C) Complain to the manager and demand a refund

To be honest, I had to google what ‘pixie lott hair cut’ was. I had no idea who or what this haircut looked like.. haha! I don’t think I would let my hair dresser keep cutting if I suspected something was wrong. But just say if I didn’t, I would choose C. That’s if I really hated the hair and made me look like a Chinese auntie.

Your friend surprises you with a 4 day city break and you have one hour to pack, which ‘Do It All’ palette do you pack in your makeup bag?

My Naked palette, it’s my number one go-to palette. It has all the shades I need and can create different looks.

Your house has been robbed, don’t worry everyone is safe, but your beauty stash has been raided. What’s the product you really hope is safe?

LOL… I really don’t think a robber would steal much can you possibly resell used makeup for? My most loved item right now is my Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer but I wouldn’t be devastated if they took it.

Your friend borrows makeup and returns it in an awful condition. Do you:

A) Pretend you haven’t noticed
B) Ask them to re-purchase it
C) Secretly do it back to their makeup

I would pick A, there’s no point ruining a friendship over makeup. Having said that, I would make a mental note to never lend her makeup again. If she came over to my house, I would hide all my goodies so she doesn’t know what I have.

That’s it for the Beauty Scenario Tag! I tag Klara, WengYeeSheri & anyone else who wants to do it. If you have done the tag already, please share it in the comments below!

Hot Date with The Body Shop Smoky Poppy Collection

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You know me..I love The Body Shop. A few weeks ago, I was drooling over instagram when everyone was posting about The Body Shop Smoky Poppy Collection. Then next thing you know, it felt like The Body Shop read my mind and BAM.. it was by my door step. I was sent two products from their Smoky Poppy Collection, the body lotion and body scrub. These goodies smell so good, I can’t exactly pin point what kind of scent it is. Lets just call it sexy floral.

Our Smoky Poppy collection is infused with the extract of oil-rich hand-picked red poppy flowers from the Ankara region of Turkey for a dose of blissfully addictive moisture. Seducing all who dare try, its black seeds also pack a heady dose of rich oil. Our most sensual and indulgent body care collection exudes a seductive, euphoric scent that will leave you longing for more.

The Body Shop Smoky Poppy Collection are all packaged in black with a red poppy illustration. Anything black and red =  sexiness. The range comes in 6 products – Smoky Poppy Seed Scrub, Body Butter, Shower Gel, Body Lotion, Bath Bombs and Massage Oil.

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Smoky Poppy Seed Scrub – This scrub is made out of poppy seed and it smells so good. It’s not harsh on the skin and feels amazing afterwards. Usually after using a scrub, I feel like I have to moisturise straight away but not this one. It leaves my skin so smooth and soft.

Reveal radiant skin and lift away dead skin cells as you stimulate the skins surface, leaving skin feeling smooth and soft.

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Smoky Poppy Body Lotion – I’ve tried a few The Body Shop lotions and they have always been on the light side. So when I was trying the Smoky Poppy Body Lotion, I was also expecting a similar consistency but I was wrong! This lotion is thicker and more creamier than their other lotions. Despite being a thicker lotion, it’s absorbs into the skin amazingly well and does not leave the skin feeling sticky. The scent is so beautiful and I love how it lingers awhile.

The lightweight lusciousness of our Smoky Poppy Body Lotion leaves skin moisturised, feeling desirably soft and sensuously smooth.

I’m absolutely loving this range and I plan on getting the bath bombs and body butter in the next couple of weeks. So if you’re not doing much on Valentine’s day, take yourself on a date with The Body Shop Smoky Poppy Collection and pamper yourself.

Products were provided for consideration. This has not influenced my opinion in anyway.

The Rosehip Oil Addiction

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Happy Tuesday folks! I’m here to talk about the rosehip oil addiction. If you don’t know what rosehip oil is and its benefits, where have you been? Rosehip oil is extracted from the hip after the rose has bloomed and the petal fallen off. The oil is said to be very beneficial for the skin and contains many awesome fatty acids and vitamins.

Rosehip oil may help with:

  • Reducing stretch marks and appearance of scars
  • Increase skin hydration
  • Diminish wrinkles
  • Help promote skin elasticity

The lovely people at RosehipPlus sent me a pack of goodies to try at home. I’ve been using the day and night cream everyday and the rosehip oil 2-3 times a week at night.

Here’s a little bit about RosehipPlus:

Launched onto the Australian market in 2012 by The Rosehip Specialists, RosehipPLUS Australian Certified Organic Rosehip Oil is one of the finest quality Rosehip Oils available. Now two new creams are being introduced to the Australian made and owned range, offering the best in natural, Australian Certified Organic and cruelty free skin care.

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RosehipPlus Hydrating Day Cream – RRP $19.95 75ml

The hydrating day cream contains 95% organic ingredients. The key ingredients in this cream is rosehip oil, chamomile, avocado oil and rose geranium. The cream is a soft light texture and a little goes a long way. It absorbs quite quickly and doesn’t leave the face oily. It’s great to use underneath makeup as well.

RosehipPlus Nourishing Night Cream – RRP $29.95 50ml

The nourishing night cream also contains 95% organic ingredients. The key ingredients in this cream is rosehip oil, cocoa seed butter, Jojoba Seed oil, Shea Butter. The cream texture is similar to the day cream and absorbs quickly too. For a night cream, I do prefer a richer consistency but I haven’t noticed any drying on my face so it’s great that it’s light and moisturising. After using the cream for a week, I’ve noticed my skin tone looking more clearer.

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Rosehip Oil Skin Boost Roll-On – $14.95 15ml

I won’t talk about the bottled rosehip oil because I’m sure I’ve talked about it in some of my previous blog posts. I’ve been using rosehip oil for years now and I’ve always used it in the dropper bottle. This roll-on packaging is sooo much better. It can be applied directly onto the face or body and the roller ball applies just the right amount of product on. The packaging is small, so you can have it in your travel (under 100ml) or makeup bag. The Skin Boost Roll-On gives the same benefits as the bottle rosehip oil but 5x easier to apply.

Have you tried rosehip oil and do you love it?


Products were provided for consideration. All opinions are my own.

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