beauty q&a

Drop Dead Gorgeous Daily contacted me recently with a Q&A to quiz me on all things 'Shardette' beauty related. Not that I classify myself as a beauty product addict, but I do like to patron a few select brands and have few tips and tricks for you - check it out below xx Sharday

What are your top 5 can’t-live-without beauty products?

  1. Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm
  2. MAC SPF15+ Foundation
  3. Lancome Hydra Zen Nuit cream
  4. Dry Shampoo
  5. MAC Pressed Powder

What’s your favourite hairstyle to rock during the week?

Because my hair is a bit ‘meh’ naturally, I am constantly curling it! Hence, soft, waterfall waves are my favourite – weekdays to weekends.

How do you keep your skin in shape?

I try to cleanse with Aesop everyday and make sure never to go to bed with make-up on. I’ve read a million times that you should drink lots of water for good skin – but I always seem to forget!

How about your hair? How do you keep it healthy?

Washing it only 1-2 times a week. Luckily my hair isn’t the greasy kind, so I try and leave it in-between washes for as long as possible. For some reason, the less I wash my hair, the better it looks!

Which beauty secret do you swear by?

Always curl your lashes before mascara application!

What’s the best beauty advice you’ve ever been given?

According to my Mum – “Don’t forget to moisturise your neck at night, or you’ll end up with a wrinkled turkey neck!”. Gobble gobble..

Describe a typical working day?

I just moved to Vancouver, so my typical working day (not that I have a job right now) involves waking up, eating delicious home-made muesli, doing some yoga/gym exercise and then spending the rest of the day working on my blog, walking around Vancouver or reading books. Tough life!

Favourite fragrance? What does it remind you of?

Balenciaga Eau de Parfum. It reminds me of walks through the forest, smelling beautiful violets.

Favourite beauty brand and why?

Probably MAC, I only got into the brand about a year ago, but it has pretty much changed my ‘make-up’ life. Their pressed powders, foundations, brushes and lipsticks are like no other.

Walk us through your daily makeup application.

It’s a very simple and quick routine.

  1. Clean face with toner
  2. Apply BB Cream or tinted moisturiser
  3. Brush face with MAC pressed powder
  4. Brush face with NARS ‘Orgasm’ bronzer
  5. Curl lashes, then coat with mascara

If you could take only one beauty item with you on a deserted island, which would it be and why?

Something practical.. Lucas Paw Paw Ointment. It fixes dry lips and it’s great for burns, cuts AND insect bites. It’s a wonder balm!