Friday, July 30, 2010

Tagged by Carrie and Gaby! :)

I've been tagged by Carrie to do a "5 Product Face Challenge" and by Gaby to answer 7 questions. It's been quite a while since both tags, and I feel bad for not being able to do them right away. So, here we are now. :D

For Carrie's tag, I am supposed to do my makeup with only 5 products. I counted how many products I use when I am really into doing my makeup. I use about 10: concealer, foundation, compact powder, cream blush, powder blush, lip balm, lip gloss/lipstick, mascara, eyelid primer, and eyeshadow. But that's only when I have time, haha. ;)

If I had to choose only 5 out of that 10, these are the ones I would definitely use:

1. My MAC concealer (not actual picture) - I use NW25.


2. Revlon Custom Creations Foundation - I started out using just #4, but now I use one whole pump of #4 and a half pump of #3. Check out my post about it here. :)

3. N.Y.C. Blushable Creme Stick - I have it in Big Apple Blush. Check out my review here. :)


4. Essence Black Mania Carbon Black Volume Mascara - I am more comfortable with using a gel/clear mascara, but now I'm really trying to use this black mascara. Check out my thoughts on it here. :)


5. Essence XXXL Shine lip gloss - I have it in Super Girl 05.

*I usually put lip balm on before putting lip gloss/ lipstick on.*

You know how you use one lip gloss for a period of time, and then you kinda want to try a new color, then you use that other color again, and the cycle goes on? Yup, this is my lip gloss of the moment. :D

Thanks again to Carrie for tagging me and sorry it took me forever! My lovely friends, I hope you all get the chance to do this tag too. It's pretty fun, and I tag all of you! :D

Now, on to Gaby's tag. Here are her 7 questions that I will be answering:

1. What's your favorite beauty item(s)? - I have to say my concealer and lip balm.

2. How did you become interested in beauty? - My older sister is the one who has and continues to introduce me to beauty stuff - makeup, facial scrubs, clothes... everything! :D
3. What do you like to see the most in a blog? - I love seeing reviews on beauty products because those give me an idea which ones are good and which ones are not so good. Outfits and hauls are also very fun. And giveaways always excite me! ;)
4. What's your favorite hobby (besides blogging)? - I love to read and swim.
5. What's your favorite book? - I have a lot of favorites, but the number 1 book/ book series that comes to mind is Harry Potter, of course. :D

6. Do you study/work? - I am studying event planning and design. And, nope, I don't work, but I want to, soon. :)
7. Do you have a dream? - I have a lot! My main dreams are for my siblings and me to be successful in our chosen careers and to have a happy family life. :)

Thanks to Gaby for this tag! :D

I hope you get the chance to do either one of these two tags. Have a wonderful weekend! :D


  1. What a fun read!:D I have yet to do this, I must find time to do tags!

    I like that you've posted the pictures of the products you use, not all bloggers do that!:D

    Have a wonderful weekend too!:D
    Beauty. Fashion. Interior Design.
    & Life According to Marie.

  2. Marie-- thanks! i just thought it'd be way more fun to have pictures. :D

  3. Great pictures! I love this post!

    I wholeheartedly agree with lip balm as being important!

    Best wishes,


  4. Ah i found that interesting!:D i loveeee love love harry potter books.

  5. I've been looking for a great lip gloss. Thanks for the recommendations!


  6. i like these posts bc I get to learn about my fellow bloggers =)girl, do not rush into getting a job! enjoy school as long as you cqan lol!

  7. Hey Mimi girl! Hope you are having a lovely friday! Your strawberry lip balm looks so yummy!
    Event planning sounds like fun!
    Big Smoochies
    gi gi

  8. i love MAC studio finish too! thanks for visiting... a new follower here!

  9. aww. i love your answers!

  10. Some good products here! :-)

    Hope your weekend is going well dear

  11. I love the back drop for your product pictures !

    and HP is the besttt!!!


  12. i have that NYC cremeblush and the lip balm! they are pretty amazing!

  13. Hi Mimi! I can not live without lip balm! This is the first thing in my cosmetics)))
    Have a nice day)))

  14. That was great fun to read :D Love it! I might try it also haha 0x

  15. That's great, Mimi! I love makeup reviews, thank you so much for sharing your stuff! XO!

  16. I have never tried any of those products. Fab reviews! xo

  17. If I had to use only 5 makeup items, I think those are the ones I would use too. Good choices.

  18. Zabrinah-- i find it's better with lip balm. :)

    Julie-- harry potter is a classic! :D

    Marcie-- you're welcome! :)

    Join the Gossip-- awww, thanks for the advice! :)

    gi gi-- it's my absolute favorite! :)

    Shopcoholic-- you're welcome and thanks for stopping by too! :)

    Carrie-- thanks! :D

    Tamara Nicole-- thanks, hope you have a good weekend too! :D

    Lily-- thanks! i used the gift wrap tissue that came with my gifts. ;)

    StuddedLilly-- yes, they are both amazing! :)

    AnnaMoon-- me too! i can do away with lip gloss, but lip balm is a must! ;)

    Sarahhh.Fashion-- yes, you should do this tag too! ;)

    shari-- you're welcome! :D

    Fashion Meets Food-- thanks, glad you liked it! :D

    Tayebug-- thanks!!! :D

  19. Sandra-- thanks for stopping by! :D

  20. Fun read. Mimi you're just an amazing person. Loved reading this answers xx

  21. Interesting post! I wish that the NYC cream blush is available in the country i stay...they are soooo pretty!

    Thanks for following my blog btw..i just followed urs too =)

  22. Enjoyed reading this post :)
    I love the clothes you bought/outfit! CUTE

  23. Hi Mimi! Your blog is adorable - I love it! I am so glad to hear you're a fellow Harry Potter fan...excited for Deathly Hallows in November?! I am ecstatic...

    I think the last lip balm you featured here sounds really nice! I don't have enough lip balm and concealer. I should try using them more. I think my desert-island cosmetic must-have would be mascara. Or chapstick. (kind of different...)

  24. Ohh I have that Mac Concealer! I only jsut realised when I looked at this again haha <3 0x

  25. Make-up and Harry Potter...two of my favorite things!! :)

  26. great tags! its interesting to see what products other people use!

  27. great picks! i just used the NYC blush stick too and love it! I think it was like $3.99!!! xoxo

  28. Great items! =) I am terrible at my make up. I seriously should get a make over so I can learn new techniques.

  29. wow, i love the colour of your Essence lip gloss, so pretty!

  30. Oh I love your answers and your dream the best!

  31. Ansa-- awww, thank you so much! that means a lot! <3

    Charming Vanity-- you're welcome and thanks! :D

    Frenchy-- thanks! :)

    starcakeastrology-- :D

    Taylor-- hiii! thanks! and yup, i am super super excited for harry potter! :D

    Sarahhh.Fashion-- haha, isn't it amazing?! :)

    Erika-- same here! :)

    Shelley Ann-- yup! :D

    Andee Layne-- it's amazing! i love it too! :)

    Lisa-- really?! but you always look soo pretty in your pictures. :)


    style'n-- thanks! :)

  32. nice to read all this about you! I love that strawberry lip balm too <3

  33. when you say read and swim.. at the same time?
    that would be fun. reading harry potter on a lilo.

    Ellen at The Raven and the Cellar Door

  34. Bunny Ears-- it's the best lip balm ever! :D

    Ellen-- hahaha, you're funny! nope. but i do wish they would invent waterproof books, so then i can do both things at once. ;)