#AskAwayFriday Week #19 with a Green Eyed Lady!

12/12/2013

Hello December! It's the month of crazy holiday shopping, pictures with Santa, happiness and joy!

For those of you who aren't familiar with #AskAwayFriday it's an amazing way to meet new bloggers, make friends and ask some questions to get to know them better!  10 questions are exchanged and answered on your partners blog, you can get as creative as you want and even get into our purses!
As always, tried and true we have the partners in crime, the ladies who created #AskAwayFriday...the wonderful Penny from The Real Housewife of Caroline County and Amber from Bold Fab Mom!!

The Real Housewife of Caroline County

Our co-hosts for the month of December are here as well!  All new ladies who have been wonderful additions to the #AskAwayFriday week after week!  Show them some love by stopping by their blogs!
The Green Eyed Lady Blog

This week I'm exchanging with a beauty and makeup lover just like myself!  I'm so thrilled to be exchanging with Carissa from Green-Eyed Lady Blog!
The Green Eyed Lady Blog

We decided that this week for us is all about beauty related products and questions...let's get this party started!!

1.  You have to do a make over with ONLY five (5) drugstore products...which ones and why?  I'd like to think I have a nice mixture.  I might have a more high end foundation then use a drugstore lip product.  My collection isn't huge by any means but it's not super small either.

2.  What is your all time favorite product (ONLY ONE!)?  Probably mascara...I think mascara just makes such a difference in your look.  Even applying it only to the bottom lashes can change up your entire eye!  Right now I'm loving the Korres Volcano and Rimmel's Lash Accelerator as a combo together.

3.  Top 3 make up products that are must haves in your purse?  

1.  Nivea's Lip Butter in Raspberry Rose Kiss
2.  Whatever blush I'm wearing for the day to touch up
3.  My E.L.F. HD powder for touch ups

4.  What's your favorite foundation?  Right now I'm loving my Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Foundation in Light 49.  I'm always on the search for the perfect foundation and this is about as close as I've gotten but it can get cakey looking if not applied with a light hand.

5.  Do you tend to buy more designer brand makeup or drugstore brand...or a mixture?  I'm definitely more drugstore but I do love my designer products.  It takes me a lot longer to make those higher end purchases though. I mean I probably went back and forth on the Naked Basics Palette for 5 or 6 times before I actually got it!  But as a mommy on a budget I'll go drugstore before designer first.

6.  I need your help, I'm trying to decide between the Urban Decay Naked 3 and the Urban Decay Naked Vice Palette 2.  Which would you chose and why?  I'd say the Vice Palette...ONLY because it offers more pigmented colors in a wider range of colors.  I've heard that the Naked 3 isn't as pigmented as everyone hoped it was. On the other side though the rosy gold colors are beautiful but I don't think it's for me. I'd go with the Vice Palette!

7.  I'm working on perfecting my eyebrows.  What products do you use?  I currently use some sort of brow pencil, right now it's Chella pencil and I top the pencil off with E.L.F. Eye Brow Kit in Medium.  I'm still searching for my right shape but I'm working on that.

8.  What is your favorite color lip gloss and lipstick?  I usually will go for mauve pink colors. My favorite combo is NYX Sand Pink liner, NYX Round Lipstick in Paris and Revlon's Gloss in Wild Orchid.  If I'm not wearing a pink lip I'm wearing red! I love L'Oreal's La Laque in Lacquerizing and I like MAC's lip liner in Auburn.

9.  Who taught you how to do your makeup?  I learned on my own.  I definitely learned a lot from YouTube and watching my beauty gurus.  I'm also lucky to have some friends who are makeup artists and have taught me tricks over time.

10.  Where do you get your makeup inspiration from? Celebrities, Pinterest and YouTube!  I usually go with the same look but I do get a lot of options from those outlets.  NOt every look is going to look right on every person but I try to do my own spin on it. 

Awesome questions Carissa!  You have to go over to her blog and check out the beauty questions I asked her!

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38 comments

  1. How fun!! I've never been much of a makeup person but love looking at all the products. My staples are mascara, a little blush and lip gloss. Thanks for the great link up!!

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  2. Wow I learned a lot from this post! Thank you, as always for being the hostess with the mostest!

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  3. Wow! I envy all makeup gurus...I felt like I was reading a different language. LOL...I do recognize the Nivea lip butter because I love any type of lip stuff (outside of lip stick)...maybe when we finally have our meet up we can do a makeup day so I can finally learn how to put SOMEthing on! LOL You and Carissa definitely make a great swap pair! :)

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    1. I was thinking about a beauty day! Nails, make up, blow outs with the hair...that would be wonderful!

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  4. I learned a lot from this post! I wish we were closer so you could help me, LOL. Have a good weekend darling!

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    1. I'm only an email or a google chat away :)

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  5. I wish I had your makeup skills. I just told my husband "I'm a real boy" after "trying" to use my new BareMinerals. I just don't have makeup skills, I watched three or so YouTube videos and still ended up looking like an Oompa Loompa! However I agree mascara is a must!
    XOXO

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    1. I'm sure you looked wonderful!

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  6. Love this post and the questions!!! This was fun linking up about makeup...we need a makeup linkup!

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    1. that's a great idea or a makeup exchange??

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  7. I too learned most of my makeup application skills from Youtube. I actually used to do tutorials on my channel. I'd love to get back into it, but my son keeps me pretty busy these days and my blog too!

    Tenns @ New Mama Diaries

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    1. I do mostly Get Ready With Me's on my channel, easier than tutorials

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  8. I love all the beauty questions that Carissa threw at you! I like how you use a variety of brands and products - I learned a few things here. Thanks! I have the Urban Decay anniversary palette and I love it. I've been wanting the Naked 2 palette, but Naked 3 recently came out and it has lots of gold-pink tones which I love!

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  9. I definitely do not have make up skills...most times I really don't bother. I have to be seriously going out for a very special occasion before I will even put on eyeliner and a bit of shadow. I will pick eyeliner over mascara because I am thankful for thick lashes and it irritates my eyes. I did happily recognize some of the names. LOL! Have a great weekend!

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  10. I've learned a little bit from this post too! I typically don't wear ANY make up, but I'd like to start!

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  11. Hi Penny,
    thanks for ask away Friday, I always love reading all the posts, and I learn such a lot. I did not have a partner for this week and did not know about the beauty bit, so just did my own questions to let you all know a little about me.
    I love the questions above and have learnt a lot from them. thank you.
    I have a brand new blog and any visitors and followers would be most appreciated, thank you.
    I hope that you have a fantastic day, and weekend.
    Love and best wishes.
    Anne

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  12. I'm starting to wear more makeup now that I'm getting older. Foundation -- having a good one -- is definitely key. I love the products from Benefit.
    Still most days I only wear mascara and eyeliner but hey .. at this point, if I can still get away with just that power to me right?? LOL

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    1. you're gorgeous so whatever you do just enhances it!

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  13. I wear just a bit of makeup sometimes. I hate feeling like I have to wear it everyday, because when I forget and people ask me if I'm sick it just tears me down!

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  14. I need to watch some youtube tutorials because I don't have a clue about how to properly apply makeup. I have not even tried to use any kind of makeup in about three years.

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  15. totally agree with you on #2. I firmly believe that mascara makes a HUGE difference in how your entire face looks. Although eyeliner helps a lot, too. Thanks for the tips!

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  16. Great answers, I love all of your make up knowledge!! I always see that you use the Kat Von D make up and I have to say that I love a bunch of things in her line. Her concealers are awesome!

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  17. I love the fun beauty product twist. I used to be a real MAC and Sephora junkie, but then I started really trying drug store products and found a lot that I love. So I agree, it's fun to have a mix. I love the NYX brand, and I'm also a total mascara addict. I love the Doll Eyes Long lash by NXY!

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    1. NYX is great! Lots of great products! I love drugstore just as much as designer. I've gotten away from MAC because so much of their stuff is dupeable with drugstore products!

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  18. I am not a huge make up person but I found that I like the whipped foundation from Ulta the best.

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  19. I'm loving all the makeup talk with you and Carissa linking up! That's right up my alley! You ladies really should do a makeup link up or something similar.

    I'm a fan of the e.l.f. hd powder, too. I can't even remember what I was using for touch-ups before I ran across it.

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  20. Great idea on the make up Q&A, love it!

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  21. These were great questions! I could tell you both enjoyed it so much. I realized how much I don't know about makeup by reading this! Haha!

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    1. haha it's a slight obsession :)

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  22. You know, I very nearly texted you the other day to help me decide if a matte red lip was the way to go for our photo shoot but I chickened out and took it off. Maybe Ill try it for work one day this week... PS- My post is coming! Sorry so late !!

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    1. oh you should have! I would have had a ton of recommendations! You could totally rock it!

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  23. I agree - mascara is my must-have! And love the ELF products - I just discovered them a few months ago. Great products for an even better price!! Great post! Loved the theme! :)

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