Seems ages since we did a blog of the week and we’d forgotten all about it until we came across the fabulous VarnishVixen. In love with the fab nail trends therein and generally enlivened by the cut of Varnish Vixen’s gib we became more than curious as to who was behind the site and what makes them tick. A few emails later we put the following questions to Varnish Vixen and jewelry fanatic Rory and this is what we discovered ….
What’s in your make-up bag?
Hmmm. The only make-up I carry with me is lip gloss and lipstick. Right now I’m carrying NARS Gypsy and NARS Dolce Vita as I couldn’t decide if I wanted a bold or subtle lip this morning !
Who’s your make-up muse?
I read a lot of beauty blogs and they all kind of make it into my brain. Sarah B. from Them Pretty Colors got me interested in lipstick and Helen from Just Nice Things started my love for NARS eyeshadow duos.
Do you have a favorite beauty trend this season?
I like the coral look and just bought a coral lipstick and blush. I think I need to wait for something like a tan to be able to pull it off properly though.
Where’s your favorite place to shop for a beauty fix?
I like one stop shopping so Sephora is perfect for me!
When it comes to beauty buys do you prefer the bargains or are you more high end?
Umm, I guess I’m more high end, but I mix it up. Right now I have a lot of NARS products, but I use drugstore eyeliner and mascara. I also don’t like spending lots of money on brushes so I get my brushes from CVS or the like.
What’s your all time must have beauty buy?
I love highlighter. Right now I switch between NARS Albatross and LORAC Oli-free highlighter.
What’s on your beauty wish list?
NARS Earth Angel and I’m saving up for the T3 Mane Tamer flat iron. I hope it’s actually capable of straightening damp hair!
What’s been your biggest beauty disaster to date?
My skin has a lot of red pigmentation in it. I was really self conscious about it when I was younger and didn’t know a lot about make-up at the time. One day I snuck into my mom’s make-up bag and stole some light brown eyeshadow. I rubbed it all over my face and went to school. I thought I looked fine until my friends started giving me weird looks!