This Or That: Beauty Edition!

15 August 2013

Hello lovelies! Today I'll be doing a fun little tag courtesy of StilaBabe09! Basically the tag is your standard "This or That" style questionnaire with a beauty guru twist! I haven't done a post like this in far too long, and I am so excited to answer all of these fun questions!

blush or bronzer? I'd say blush just because I have such a hard time finding a bronzer that doesn't come out too harsh, orange, or muddy looking for my pale skin!
lip gloss or lipstick? I've been getting more into lipstick lately, so I'll go with that!
eye liner or mascara? I cannot live without my mascara!
foundation or concealer? Hmmm, probably concealer just because it provides more coverage for trouble spots. 
neutral or color eye shadow? Definitely neutral! Anyone who knows me knows that I am terrified of any brightly colored eyeshadows. 
pressed or loose eye shadows? I like both, but I have to go with pressed just because they are less messy to work with. 
brushes or sponges? Brushes for sure! 

OPI or China Glaze? I like OPI better!
long or short? Probably short, just because I don't like the look of super long nails. I feel like they look more clean and polished when they are on the shorter side. 
acrylic or natural? Definitely natural, I'm not a fan of acrylic nails. 
brights or darks? It depends on my mood! Most of the time I actually just do light pinks or nudes so that it's less obvious when the polish chips. 
flower or no flower? I'm thinking this is referring to nail art? I prefer to just do solid color on my nails, so no flower. 


perfume or body splash? Body splash! Perfumes can get a bit too strong and overpowering for everyday use. 
lotion or body butter? I love both, but I use lotion more!
body wash or soap? Soap!
Lush or other bath company? I love Lush!

jeans or sweat pants? It depends how lazy I'm feeling that day! Generally I prefer jeans because it looks more polished. 
long sleeve or short? Hmmm, that's tough! I suppose short sleeves, because I could always layer a cardigan or something like that over it. Is that cheating?
dresses or skirts? Another tough one! I own more dresses than skirts just because they are an instant outfit and easier to just throw on. 
stripes or plaid? Stripes!
flip flops or sandals? Don't make me choose! I guess sandals, because they generally look nicer.
scarves or hats? I love scarves! I'm just not a hat person. 
studs or dangly earrings?  My ears aren't pierced, so neither!
necklaces or bracelets? I love both, but I wear bracelets more often so we'll go with that!
heels or flats? Flats! I almost never wear heels because I walk like a baby calf in them. So painful!
cowboy boots or riding boots? Definitely riding boots!
jacket or hoodie? Hoodies are more comfy!
Forever 21 or Charlotte Russe? Forever 21! I feel like their stuff is just a bit more stylish and high-quality.
Abercombie or Hollister? Neither! I don't support the things their CEO has said and I'm not crazy about their clothes anyway. 
Saks 5th or Nordstrom? Nordstrom- more specifically Nordstrom Rack!

curly or straight? If I have the time, I prefer my hair curled!
bun or ponytail? Bun!
bobby pins or butterfly clips? Wow, blast from the past! I haven't worn butterfly clips since elementary school, so I'd have to say bobby pins.
hair spray or gel? Hair spray!
long or short? Well, I just cut about 9 inches of hair off, so at this point I'd have to say I'm getting into shorter hair!
light or dark? As much as I wish I could rock blonde, I have to go with dark!
side swept bangs or full bangs? I don't have either, but if I were to get some it would be side swept. 
up or down? It depends on the occasion! Typically I prefer to wear my hair down though. 

rain or shine? Shine if I need to be outside, rain if I can just stay indoors and watch.
summer or winter? I find that whatever season I'm currently not in, I like more. So right now, I want to say Winter. Ask me that again in December and you'll probably have a very different answer!
fall or spring? Fall because it's my birthday season!
chocolate or vanilla? Chocolate!
east coast or west coast? I've actually never really been to either coast, so I'm not sure I have the right to choose. I guess I like the more relaxed vibe of California better though!

And that's it for this tag! I tag Beautiful Chapters, Madness & Musings, Beauty & Things, Never Finished, The Caro Diaries, and YOU! Comment below with your This or That post, I'd love to read your responses!!

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  1. http://beautybudgetlivvy.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/this-or-that-tag-courtesy-of-sparkle.html


    1. Yay! I'll go read it right now! :)

  2. http://www.simplysam.org/2013/08/this-or-that-beauty-edition.html

    I loved filling this out!!

    xo Sam

    1. It is fun isn't it! Going to read yours now!!

  3. love it, might have to do this on my blog - seems like fun!


    1. You totally should Cass! I'd love to read it if you do! :)

  4. Thanks for the tag hun! I'll post up mine this week :)

    Kerri @ Beauty & Things

  5. Just posted mine! Loved this post!

  6. This was so fun to read! Thanks!



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