20 Beauty Questions- No Holds Barred!

I was on Twitter one day a few weeks ago when I saw this tweet from JennStaz about her post on 40 beauty questions she answered. I thought this would be pretty fun to do for my blog and let you gals get to know me and my beauty habits a little better.

However, 40 questions seems like a lot (do you really want to read that many?) so I cut it down to 20. It’s kind of like when you were younger and had to take a 40 or 50 question test and you were like, “Ooooooh nooooo!” So that’s why you are about to read my honest answers to 20 beauty questions I chose from Jen’s original post.

SKINCARE

 

How many times do you wash your face daily? I wash it only once per day. I think frequent washings can lead to dryness and as I get older, I definitely think I only need to cleanse once a day, which I do at night. In the morning, all I do is spritz my face with the Infotone Face Mist, pat dry, and apply moisturizer.

 

What type of skin do you have? I used to have oily skin as a teen and it was kind of shocking to me hear from an aesthetician that I had dry skin after my last facial! So now I guess I have normal to dry skin.

 

What is your current face wash? I’m using this delightful cream facial wash by Amber’s Organics called Balance Beyond. It’s made with all these beneficial oils, aloe vera, and rooibos tea. It leaves my face feeling soft!

 

Do you exfoliate? Hells yea! I try to exfoliate my face at least twice a week. I’m currently using up the Cosima Facial Scrub I reviewed a while back and forgot I had! For my body, I use my own Dead Sea Salt blend or Amber’s Organics scrub.

 

What moisturizer do you use? My current favorite is another product from Amber’s Organics- the Calendula Butter Face Cream. This stuff is phenomenal! I use it at night as it has the chance to deeply penetrate as I sleep. In the a.m. I use argan oil.

 

Do you have freckles? Yes, I have always been very freckly! When I go in the sun, I become even more freckly.

 

Do you use eye cream? I went so long without using it….ahh the arrogance of youth! When I hit 35, I told myself, “You’d better start using eye cream!” I used to love 100% Pure Coffee Bean eye cream…until I heard reports that their products can be contaminated with staph! Now I use my Keys Soaps Eye Butter or a fabulous eye oil from Amrit Organics.

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MAKE-UP

What foundation do you use? I’m using up my 100% Pure Liquid Foundation right now but I don’t use it that often, so it may take a while. Every day I use my La Bella Donna Compressed Minerals which I got my my fabulous hair stylist Debbie at Capello Salon (by the way, she’s giving anyone who mentions me 10% off on the La Bella Donna line of makeup!) I want to get Vapour Organic Beauty Luminous Foundation soon!

 

How about concealer? I recently had the chance to try RMS Beauty Un-Cover Up and I am loving it! It’s blendable and moisturizes and I also use it as an eye shadow primer.

 

What brand of mascara do you use? I am currently in love with Suncoat ($11 on Lucky Vitamin!) I also love my black mascara from No Miss Cosmetics and a German brand I got in my Goodebox called Benecos.

 

What makeup tools do you use in make up application? Not as many as I probably should. I have one for eyeshadow all over the lid, one I use for highlighting, and of course my blush and foundation brushes. Ecotools all the way!

 

What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade?) Ummm this is a tough one…I have a lot and want even more! I gotta say it’s the Tallahasse Tan I got from No Miss. It’s sooo shimmery and gorgeous! Other than that, my go to shade is taupe or cream colored.

 

Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner? Mostly pencil or I wet a brush and line my eyes with mineral shadow, but I did get into using liquid liner recently after I tried No Miss liquid liners (they come in awesome colors!)

 

What is your favorite lipstick? I am not a lipstick girl. I tend to think they dry the lips out and dried out looking lips look wrinkly! BUT, I do have a favorite one by Lipfacts by Lori. It’s called Almond Cream and it’s a really nice nude shade.

 

How about lipgloss? I am the #1 lip gloss fiend. I love only nude and pink shades- natural lips all the way! My favorite lip gloss right now is Ferndale Fawn, a shimmery nude color by No Miss. I also got to try Vapour Elixir Lip Plumping Gloss and it’s fabuloso!

 

What is your favorite blush to use? I ‘m a big fan of Everyday Minerals because you can get a bunch of blush samples and those usually last me a really long time. They are also very affordable. I love this light shimmery pink they have… I can’t find the package so I don’t know what it’s called, but they’re having a sale right now to make room for the 2013 shades, so it’s worth a visit!

 

Are you clumsy in putting on makeup? Uh, yes, you’d know this if you saw my How to Apply Shadow Like a Makeup Artist video. I was lining my eyes with a sparkly black mineral shadow and got it ALL over my face. I tend to rush through putting on my makeup and I need to learn to slow down.

 

Name a makeup crime that you hate. Wearing colors that don’t suit you. For example, me in red lipstick. Can anyone say Ronald McDonald?

 

Could you leave the house without any makeup on? Yes, and I’ve done this often as I was very makeup lazy this past summer. But I have been told I look good without makeup too.

 

What do you think of makeup? I think it’s fabulous only when it’s nontoxic and uses natural ingredients! It’s a great tool that helps women look and feel better about themselves. That being said, I also think we as women should go without makeup for a day or a period of time to understand that we are all naturally beautiful and don’t need makeup to be considered attractive!

 

I hope you enjoyed this little peek inside my beauty world!

 

Feel free to answer some of the questions yourself in the comments section- I want to know about your beauty habits too!

 

Stay natural…stay beautiful…go green!

 

Robin started her career as an educator of children and has now become an educator for adults everywhere who want to know the truth about what they put into their bodies through the skin. She is passionate about educating people to make better health and beauty choices.
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  • Elitza

    Robin, I have another, very important question that I didn’t find here: do you have a safe way of dyeing your hair? Thanks!

  • http://www.bebeautysmart.com Bebeautysmart

    It was so much fun to read it!:) Maybe I will do it too:)

  • http://www.jennstaz.com Jenn Staz

    Yay, I’m so glad you did the tag. It was great learning more about you. I love how you’re dedicated to the brands you use.
    Jenn Staz´s last blog post ..I found the perfect iPhone 4S case at @GetUncommon

  • http://www.toxicbeautyblog.com/about?rel=author Natural Organics

    Hi Dina,

    Yes….you should! I’d love to read it! :)

  • http://www.toxicbeautyblog.com/about?rel=author Natural Organics

    Hi Elitza,

    I actually don’t dye my hair- but I do get highlights that are organic from my local salon (Organic Color Systems.) If you can’t find an organic salon near you, a better choice than conventional are the ones you can get at Whole Foods. But keep in mind that even supposed “organic” hair dye contains unsavory chemicals. You just can’t get away from it. If you have dark hair, you can also use henna….but it’s not for light or blonde hair. Thanks for the question, Elitza!

    -Robin

  • http://www.lifeinabreakdown.com Sarah Bailey

    Love it!

    What a fab way to get to know a little more about someone!

    x
    Sarah Bailey´s last blog post ..Fatboy at Amara

  • http://www.sparklysexycool.com Clare (SparklySexyCool)

    This is fab! I LOVE being nosey about what other beauty bloggers are using! In fact I may even pinch this idea, I will link back to you if I do! x
    Clare (SparklySexyCool)´s last blog post ..Limited Edition Vaseline Pink Bubbly Lip Therapy

  • http://www.fashionabeauty.com scarlett

    Hey dear thanks for these i have read it and LOVE being nosey about what other beauty bloggers are using!
    scarlett´s last blog post ..Best Foods for Your Skin

  • http://www.facefactsbylori.com lori hoffmann

    This was lovely and I am most appreciative of the complement- I hope others will come to learn more about the brand and experience naturally elegant lipfacts!!!

  • http://trilastinreview.com Tiffany

    How do you make your dead sea salt scrub blend? I’ve seen lots of DIY recipes online but it’s hard to tell the good from the bad.

  • http://www.toxicbeautyblog.com/about?rel=author Natural Organics

    Hi Tiffany,

    Thanks for your question! In the post above, I put a link to the Dead Seal Salt Recipe….just click it and it will take you there! My recipe is SO easy!

    -Robin

  • http://radiant-brown-beauty.com Michelle @Radiant Brown Beauty

    I’m not a lipstick girl either. I will wear it once in a very blue moon but thats only because i’m trying to get rid of what i have! My daughter likes lipstick so she takes most of mine anyway.

    I love lip gloss and either do a nude or slightly tinted lip.

    I wash my face twice day. It’s actually recommended because of the dirt/grime that gets onto your skin throughout the day. The mornings are usually a light wash though.
    Michelle @Radiant Brown Beauty´s last blog post ..EFFEN Vodka Art of Design Event

  • http://www.toxicbeautyblog.com/about?rel=author Natural Organics

    Thanks for sharing a few of your beauty habits, Michelle!