The Beauty Tag – Late Night Edition

I am sitting here in front of my desk, suitcase half packed, the Little Bean finally asleep and lots of stuff to do until I board the plane in a little more than 24 hours.

Why you may ask?
Because Agata from Her and Makeup tagged me in her Beauty Tag, and I wouldn’t want to miss out on that.

Beauty Tag

So there we go: 10 Questions about makeup and beauty.

1. The best beauty product discovery of 2014?
To be honest, I didn’t buy a lot of new stuff in 2014. I made a point in shopping my stash and finally finish some products I had, which led to less purchases.
The one thing I really bought this year and was majorly impressed with are the Essence Nail Art Express Dry Drops (review here).

Essence Nail Art Express Dry Drops

2. What Spring 2015 makeup collection appeals to you the most and why?
Lancome French Innocence.
I love, love, love the color combination! It will be the next Collection featured in my Inspired by… series, so you can see what I mean.

Lancome French Innocence Spring 2015

3. What one makeup tip would you give to your mom?
My mom is who taught me how to wear makeup, so thinking about giving her tips now feels a little weird. She is really good at doing her makeup in her personal style, so I either recommend products I discovered or completely stick to skincare advice.

4. The most disappointing beauty purchase of 2014?
A Limited Edition Red Lipgloss by Catrice. I got it in a whim, because it was a collaboration with LaLa Berlin, a fashion label I really like, but I just can’t stop it from settling into my lip lines. I have tried lip pencils, blotting, everything. It just moves everywhere.

5. Do you prefer to shop in store or online? What are your favorite places to shop for makeup?
I love to shop online for skincare (Cult Beauty being my favorite), but for makeup it is very important  in my opinion to actually see and feel the product. Usually I read reviews, swatches and all this online and then got out to buy the product in store. Douglas for high-end cosmetic and DM for drugstore makeup.

6. What kind of posts would you like to see more of on my blog?
I have to agree with many of the comments you received before: Makeup looks and tutorials are your strength. But as they are time-consuming and sometimes require picture taking by someone else, how about more personal/chatty posts? Your skin issues and what you are trying to get it right again. How moving to America felt. Holiday traditions form Poland. Zumba and why you love it so much. Lifestyle posts is what they are called, I guess.

7. Who is your favorite You Tube blogger and why?
I will have to cheat a little and name two, because as much as I love them on their own, the two of them together are my absolute favorite: ViviannaDoesMakeup and LilyPebbles. They are relatable, down to earth, witty and live in London. What else could you ask for?

8. If you could wear only one eyeshadow for the rest of the year, what shade would you pick?
MAC Satin Taupe. A subtle brown to taupe smokey eye that works with a bright lip as well as a more natural look.

9. What do you think of the 2015 Pantone Color of the Year – Marsala? Are you going to incorporate this shade into your makeup?
Yes. Being 35, I remember when similar colors were in fashion back in the days, and I will feel like my old 16 year old self again when applying it to my lips and cheeks.

10. What one makeup product should everyone have in their makeup bag?
Concealer. Whether you are a teen and suffer from spots or a mother lacking sleep, if you want to hide the discoloration too much sun has given you throughout the years, Concealer is your friend regardless your age.

MAC Conceal and Correct Palette in „Light“

I tag Mimi from Mimi Flys and Cat from CatheartBudget (I know you are always looking for a tag, Cat!) as well as Marie from Allornothing, Hollie from Holliegarner44 and Jinah from HeartandSeoul.

To all my lovely readers: Feel free to answer the questions in the comment section, even if I didn’t tag you.
If you don’t feel like answering all the questions, do me the favor and answer question number 6 at least.

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  • Love, love all your answers. It's so great that your mom taught you how to wear makeup! My mom's always worn makeup and she was the one to buy me my first makeup products but I don't actually remember her ever showing me how to apply it. I guess I figured it out on my own and now she comes to me for advice!

    Thanks for such an elaborate answer to question 6! I will try to incorporate more "lifestyle" posts into my blog, as actually some other readers suggested that too! As far as your blog, I absolutely love your "inspired by" series so continue with those. Surprisingly enough, I also love reading your mommy-baby posts even though I am not a mother myself yet but it's always great to read about someone else's experience.

    Oh and that Lancome collection is really pretty indeed. I like the sift shades in the palette with the pop of teal, very clever!

    Safe travels on you NZ trip and I cannot wait to hear all about it!

    • My mom told me much more often how NOT to apply it (I was into brightly colored, extremely winged liners back in the days *cringe*), but just seeing her looking so pretty gave me a lot of ideas.

      Glad you enjoy my mommy-baby-posts, I think I scared some people a little with these posts and my tweets. Might have to stress that even though I lack sleep I still plan on having another one, because it is great! There are more to come.

      I can't believe we are leaving tomorrow, so excited!

  • haha! great many thanks for the tag ! i will reply soon ! where re you going away ?
    tell me all !!!!! xxx

    • We are going to New Zealand for seven weeks, road tripping in a Camper Van. (And yes, we have someone taking care of our home, so I am not afraid to make my absence public 😉
      I will keep you guys posted on Instagram and Twitter whenever I have internet connection and of course tell you about it on the blog when I come back.

  • Hey Linda, haha I'm really jealous of you now! I wish my mom had taught me how to apply makeup, but she didn't really do that! She wore makeup when she was younger, but with the three of us, that just took the backseat I guess.

    I really love your looks! I'd totally like to see more of those! And wait, you're going to New Zealand for 7 weeks? WHOA! Have lots of fun and show us pictures!

    • We were four girls at home, but my mom never stopped working and aways made a point to take time for herself. She is an inspiration in many ways for me.

      And of course I will keep you up to date! I am so excited…

  • !!! You're coming to NZ! 😀 So exciting! I'm sure you have all your ducks in a row, and all your adventures planned, but if you want any inside tips for stuff to do (including the best tramping – well, IMO), just drop me a line on my blog email ( and I will be happy to oblige. 🙂 <3

    Ich hoffe, dass die Flüge nich zu anstrengend sein werden – the Wizard (mein Mann) kommt aus Deutschland, und ich habe diese Reise schon mehrmals gemacht!

    More OT: It's so cool that your mum taught you how to wear makeup! Mine did too, in the sense of powder and lipsticks, but she never wears eye makeup or foundation! Perhaps that's why I almost only wear lipstick, with occasional bits of powder and eyeliner! 🙂

    • I sure hope the flight will be bearable. We are traveling with our daughter, eleven months old, and I am a little nervous how well she will do it.

      Thanks for the offer, I will make sure to contact you for some insider tips (especially shopping related!)

  • Yay, it was really fun reading your answers! I'm also pretty happy with marsala, I think it's a very wearable shade, and you're right, it has a bit of a retro vibe to it.

    • Thank you, Melissa. Answering questions is fun. Must be the narcissistic me, I guess.

  • Lia

    Nice answers and enjoyed reading it.

  • Love your blog! 🙂 This post is very inspiring, keep up the great work! I'm a fan. 🙂

    • Thank you, Zalona. Which posts would you like to see more of?

  • Loved your answers..I love such tags 🙂

  • hi, are you going to do the Liebster award? ( I nominated you )

    • I am sorry, I must have missed the nomination while traveling.
      Sadly, I already did the Liebster Award back in December, but thank you so much for nominating me!