Musings & Miscellany

What Do You Do?

Happy day, dear reader!

I ran across this little beauty questionnaire out in the blogosphere, and was tagged by a friend (?) to share. Here goes! The good, the bad, and the potentially embarrassing…

1. Eyelash Curler – Yes or No?

YES! Sadly, everyday. Even when I am not wearing mascara. Which is rare. I left mine at home when on a trip recently and had to stop at a pharmacy to replace it. My new one is bright pink with bling on it. I feel incredibly silly every morning when I take it out of my caddy, but laughing at myself is a good way to start the day!

OPI Lucky Lucky Lavender

2. Favourite Nail Shade?

Fingers: OPI Rosy Future (Or similar. For years, now.)

Toes: OPI Lucky Lucky Lavender (This season.)

3. Favourite Lipstick Shade?

WHAT? I have to choose? Arrrgh! Gimme a minute…

Subtle:      Bright:  Mary Kay Sassy Fuchsia

4. Blow or Air Dry Your Hair?

Air dry most days, blow dry when I need a little extra sleek or poof. I am a hairdresser’s nightmare; I don’t like product either… Thanks for being patient with me, Hope!

5. Artificial Nails: Yes or No?

No, thank you.

6. Foundation: Yes or No?

As a concealer, but not all over.

7. Hair Up or Down?

There is no up. You’ve seen my hair! If a clip pinning my bangs back counts as “up,” then up for working out, and really hot days.

8. Bar of Soap or Body Wash?

Bar soap.

9. Bath or Shower?

Why not both? Usually a shower on weekdays, but I’ve been known to take a 5 minute bath to calm and pamper in advance of a busy day.

10. Favourite Body Lotion?

Nivea. Ever since high school. It’s all about the smell. Most lotions are too perfumed. I like the Nivea Firming with CoQ10. For my feet, I use coconut oil with a drop of tea tree mixed in.

11. Do you wear perfume? And if so, what is your favourite?

Nope. The smell thing again. When I find ones I like they are always very citrus-y. I think I’m still pining for Love’s Fresh Lemon…

12. Do you shave your legs every day?

Not any more! (Insert maniacal laughter here.)

13. Favourite Lip Balm?

Chap Stick Total Hydration Tinted Lip Balm (Flaunt it Fuchsia… Another one?)

14. How old were you when you started using makeup?

Gosh, I don’t remember… I do remember wearing makeup for dance shows and such when little, and for work when I was in 9th grade, but everyday? It was lipstick. Maybelline. Colorless. But I can still remember the smell like it was yesterday! I do remember my mother saying that once I started wearing mascara I’d feel naked without it. She was right. Moms always are.

So, how about you? What are some of your favorite colors and products? I always love to hear and get new ideas for brands to try! Please share some of yours in the comments below and inspire all of us to try something new…

Stylishly yours,

Many thanks (as always!) to Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb for the Link-Up!


  • ratnamurti

    no nail polish, no artificial nails, no eyelash curler. Always a fuschia lipstick shade. For the past 20 years. Mostly air dry my hair. Hair down by day, up overnight. A bit of foundation, or, mineral powder, depending on how much time that I have (the powder is way quicker!). Bar shop, showers, palmers cocoa butter body lotion, seldom wear lip balm but I do have a Fiji one- amazing, should but don’t shave my legs everyday. Wore my first lipstick at 14.

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