The 2011 Beauty Census

Stealing this from Natalie and editing it to be slightly more recent as my mind cannot cast itself back as far as Tuesday the 9th of August. Scary, I know. So here it is, my response to the 2011 Beauty Census;

How many beauty products dwell in the vicinity of your computer/laptop. Include all products that ordinarily live there as well as any that have not been put away to their correct location. 5

What are the names of these products? Please list whether they ordinarily reside in this location. Regulars: Clarins Hand And Nail Treatment Cream, Bath + Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar Anti-Bacterial Waterless Hand Foam & CO Bigelow Blueberry Rose Salve. Temporary: Invisible Zinc Tinted Daywear Light & Invisible Zinc Staying Powder.

Are these products owned by the person filling out this form? Yes

On the day of Saturday 13th of August what beauty products did you use? AM: Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Shampoo, Wella Enrich Conditioner, Moroccanoil, Unico Hair Serum, Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant, Botaní Soothing Facial Mist, Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturiser, CO Bigelow Blueberry Rose Salve, Nivea Invisible For Black & White Deoderant, Vaseline Total Moisture Aloe Fresh Daily Light Lotion. PM: Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel, Botaní Soothing Facial Mist, Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturiser, Nivea Invisible For Black & White Deoderant, Flourish Almond Milk Body Lotion, Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille Perfume, NP Set Calming Pre-Foundation Primer, Givenchy Photo Perfexion Foundation in Perfect Ivory, Benefit Erase Paste in Fair, YSL Touche Eclat in #1, MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light, MAC Blushcreme in Ladyblush, Esteé Lauder Blush in Rose Nuance, Urban Decay Primer Potion, MAC Eyeshadow in Orb, MAC Eyeshadow in Blanc Type, Stila Kajal Eyeliner in Topaz, Chanel Precision Eyeliner in Bonai, Lancome Hypnose Mascara in Noir Infini, CK Brow Pencil in Brunette, Lanolips Lip Ointment in Rhubarb.

Is this your normal routine? If no, what is your normal routine? This is pretty much my normal ‘Saturday’ routine of low-key in the morning and then prepping for a night out. I do change up my products quite a lot though, if I am trialling something new for review I will tend to use that more often than anything else.

On the day of Saturday 13th of August what fragrance did you wear? Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille

Did you own this fragrance a year ago? I owned a sample of it, but not a full sized bottle.

On the day of Saturday 13th of August what colour was your hair? Dark brown

Was your hair this colour 1 year ago? Yes

Was your hair this colour 5 years ago? Yes

On the day of Saturday 13th of August what colour were your nails? OPI Bubble Bath

How long have they been this colour? Since Saturday, 13 August

In the week prior to Saturday 13th of August have you actively researched any beauty products? No, just my usual trawling of the internet reading blogs and making wishlists at various online stores.

In the week prior to Tuesday 13th of August have you actively received any beauty products? Please note whether they were purchased/won/swap/provide for consideration. Yes… I received the following for review: Invisible Zinc Tinted Daywear Light, Invisible Zinc Staying Powder, NP Set Brightening Pre-Foundation Primer, NP Set Calming Pre-Foundation Primer and Vaseline Total Moisture Aloe Fresh Daily Light Lotion.

Top 10 Favourite Movies

In Stef’s latest ‘Tidbit Tuesday‘, blog post she put the question out to readers – what are your top 5 favourite movies? As I could not cut off my list at 5, I decided to make this post my top 10 favourite movies of all time. Without further ado and in no particular order, here they are:

01: The Blues Brothers – definitely one of my long standing favourite films. I love Jake & Elwood Blues, and Dan Ackroyd’s dancing in every single musical scene throughout the film never fails to make me laugh. So many quoteable lines too. 02: The Dreamers – If you don’t already love Eva Green, you will after watching this film. It’s beautiful, and the imagery is still fresh for me even after years of re-watching.

03: Atonement – Watching this film will result in a full scale crush on James McAvoy, be warned. This is one of the rare circumstances (at least for me personally) where the film supersedes the book. 04: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – I doubt I have to explain why this movie is so amazing. If you’ve not seen it, you’ve obviously not lived through the 80’s.

05: Constantine – I’m not really sure why I like this movie so much, but it’s one of the few I can re-watch a countless number of times without getting sick of it. Tilda Swinton as Gabriel is simply genius. 06: Romeo & Juliet – When this film first came out, I went and saw it at the cinema around 4 times. I became obsessed with it, and the story of Romeo & Juliet. It also sparked my unhealthy teenage obsession with Leonardo DiCaprio, but we won’t go into that now…

07: Alien Vs Predator – Guilty pleasure film, don’t ask. 08: Star Wars Trilogy – I call this a trilogy because the recent films 1-3 are dead to me. Nothing beats the original. I still have memories of being a child and doing everything I could to stay away to watch the entire films when they were shown on TV, but I remember always falling asleep when Luke gets attacked by the Sand People. Gosh I’m cool.

09: Indiana Jones Trilogy – If I have to explain to you why Indiana Jones is amazing, well then we can’t be friends I’m sorry. The original trilogy is still my favourite, but the 4th film wasn’t too bad. Shia LaBouf’s smart mouth usually makes a film pretty bearable for me. 10: The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy – Now my inner geek is really showing. I love these films, and can still get a lot of enjoyment out of them after countless re-screenings. You know you’ve matured when you no longer find Orlando Bloom as Legolas attractive, but think Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn is the cat’s pyjamas.

So now I pose the question to you – what are your top 5 or 10 favourite movies of all time?