Tagged by the beautiful and oh so knowledgeable Hele
What's your favourite makeup look?
I summed it up the other day I think - Blair Waldorf. So subtle eyes, with perfect eyeliner and mascara, a touch of blush and highlighter and coral/red-y pink lips. I am still trying very hard to learn how to emulate this look. If and when I finally go to MAC for that makeup lesson I've been banging on about I will be taking photos of her with me and asking for help. Sad but true.
Do you have a beauty vice?
To be honest, the thing I've unnecessarily bought most of over the years has been perfumes. I have way too many and flit between them all. I rarely buy one I end up disliking, but I do go through phases. I manage to stay fairly even-handed in my makeup buying.
What part of your body do you love?
I have pretty long legs which I am grateful for - I hate wearing short skirts with no tights though so the pins don't come out much in summer but in winter they get a lot of opaque tights and leggings exposure. I've always been obsessive about looking after my hands too - I used to play a lot of music so was always very conscious of people looking at my hands so they've been moisturised to the max all their life!
Who is your beauty icon?
Not one in particular. There are many women whose beauty I admire though - Erin O'Connor, Natalie Portman, Audrey Hepburn, Rita Hayworth, Audrey Tatou
What beauty product makes you feel instantly sexy?
I suppose these days a slick of eyeliner is something I love.
How do you look after your skin?
I drink a ton of water. I always wear sunscreen. I always take off my makeup in the evenings. And I try to 'listen' to it when it objects to something! I'm thinking it might be time soon to enter the world of preventative wrinkle measures...
What is your signature scent?
As I said I have way to many, but there a few core members of the gang who've been with me for years. I can't imagine being without Chanel's Cristalle, Jo Malone's Wild Fig & Cassis, Michael Kors and Lolita Lempicka
What are your hair care secrets?
I've never had my hair dyed as I like my natural colour which is dark with some coppery type highlights. I've also learned to love and cope with it's natural personality, which is a bit wavy. I don't straighten too often which I think it thanks me for.
How do you pamper yourself?
I love having massages, but they're way to expensive to be a regular thing at the moment. Same goes for manicures (London - why can't you be more like New York?). Both those are a lovely treat.
What is your beauty pet peeve?
I'm not mad keen on stripey chunky highlights, too much orange fake tan or really long nails.
What would your desert island must haves be?
Lots of sunscreen, Nuxe's huile prodigieuse, lip balm and a moisturiser.
Finally, do you have a beauty philosophy?
Do the best with what you have!
Ladies, if you haven't done this one - do it now!