TAG: Would You Rather? The Beauty Edition

Sunday 8 June 2014


I saw this post up from Caitlin at Blogging through the Mirror, and rather cheekily I’ve just decided to do it myself, without waiting to be tagged. I think it’s a good one because it’s a bit different and the questions are quite fun, so here goes:

Would you rather lose all of your mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks and lip gloss or lose all of your palettes and eyeshadows?

This is a really tough one to open with, heaven knows I’m a beauty junkie. I would rather lose the palettes and shadows. It would be a crushing blow (tears are already springing to my eyes at the mere thought of parting with my Naked 2 palette) but shadows are sort of a nice to have, whereas for me, eyeliner is totally indispensable. Lipgloss I can love or leave – I’m perfectly happy with made-up eyes and bare lips.

Would you rather chop all of your hair off or never be able to cut it again?

Definitely never be able to cut it again! My long hair is my safety blanket. I’ve had it for years, and although I occasionally start crushing on long bobs, I haven’t got the bone structure to make them look good. My hair used to be long enough to sit on when I was little, but as soon as I was old enough to choose for myself, I went for a drastic chop. It looked atrocious, like an upside down mushroom, and its scarred me for life! So I’d much rather have the long locks with the ratty ends.  

Would you rather have coral cheeks or pink cheeks?

Coral, for sure. I can struggle to find a shade of pink that looks natural on me, and although they are out there, it tends to be a trial and error thing. So coral goes a bit easier on me, and tends to look fresher.

If you had £1000 to spend would you rather buy clothes or make up?

Tough one, but make-up wins the day. I’m a total beauty junkie and I couldn’t do without my products, whereas I’d happily my scruffiest outfit if I felt my warpaint game was up to scratch!

Would you rather apply lipstick as eyeliner or eyeliner as lipstick?

Ummm…another tough one. I really don’t think lipstick would work as eyeliner, so probably eyeliner as lipstick! You’d have to be really careful with the colour though -  a light brown is about the only shade that would be passable.

Would you rather only shop at MAC or Sephora?

Easy, easy! Sephora for definite! I love MAC insane amounts, but variety wins hands-down and whenever I’ve had a trip to Sephora its so insanely exciting and there’s so much to discover. Sorry MAC I love you really!

Would you rather use one eyeshadow colour or one lip colour for the rest of your life?

I would rather only use one colour eyeshadow – and I’d probably pick Mac’s Satin Taupe, as it dark enough to make an impact but still a good neutral for daytime, the perfect shade. I like to mix it up much more when it comes to lip colour -  I adore oranges, nude glosses and bold reds, so I’d rather have a choice there.

Would you rather wear winter clothes in Summer or Summer clothes in Winter?

Winter clothes in summer! I’m a person that feels the cold a lot, and I can’t stand to be shivering and things, so I’d rather sweat it out in a fur coat in summer – at least you’d lose weight, even if you’d stink a bit! Also, it’s the end of May as I write this and its not exactly blazing hot in good old Blighty, so with the exception of a few freakishly warm days, I tend to think you’d be better off covered up!

Would you rather have dark nails or bright nails all year round?

Dark nails! I love the contrast of vampy nails with light, floaty summer outfits anyway, so this wouldn’t be too much of a hardship. I’d pick a dark red – like Chanel’s Rouge Noir or Nails Inc’s Victoria Street, and I reckon that would go well with most things!

Would you rather give up your favourite lip colour or your favourite eye product?

I’d give up my favourite lip colour. When it comes to eye products I need a lot more help, so I’d much rather have bare lips and fabulous peepers.

Would you rather only be able to wear your hair in a pony or a messy bun?

A tough one…probably the messy bun, but there’s not much in it as I don’t see much difference between that and a pony. I mainly wear my hair down so having to have it up all the time would just make me feel like I needed to wash it!

Would you rather never be able to paint your nails again or never use lipgloss?

I’d give up the nail polish, easy decision. I like having different coloured nails but if it was a choice, I’d skip them in a heartbeat and go for the pout power. Nail polish is always an add-on for me, but I like the look of nude nails anyway.

Would you rather shave your eyebrows and have none at all or sharpie them in every day?

Oh god!! This is a seriously awful choice. I’m serious about my eyebrow game and both of these options would slay me! I guess…reluctantly…I’d go with the sharpie! I’d rather have some arches than nothing at all, even if they looked atrocious. Let’s pray it never comes to this!

Would you rather live without make up or nail polish?

I would much rather live without nail polish! I think its becoming clear that I’m massively addicted to slap and actually, nude nails would be no big hardship to me. I bit my nails for years when I was younger and they were always gross, its only really in the last few years that I’ve started really looking after my nails and I’m still not massively experimental with nail art of anything – plain wins the day for me!

I hope you enjoyed reading this tag-  feel free to do your own version if you want and post the link below!

I tag: 

Kerry from Kerry Just Beauty
Leah from Peaches and Smoke
Laura from Life and Lipstick
Naomi from StyleFaceBeauty
Caroline from Putting Your Life In Order
Audrey from Cremes Come True
Rosemary from Rosemary of Elephants
Donna from Legos and Louboutins
Laura from Unloved Button


  1. Thanks for the tag. It's in my schedule.

  2. Cant wait to read it Caroline! Some tricky q's in this one :)

  3. Here you go, may answers to the most challenging set of beauty conundrums!