Random Ramblings Of A City Girl

{TAG} You’re it! The 30 Beauty Questions Tag.

I haven’t done a blogger tag in such a long time, remember when that used to be a thing? I lived for it! I loved doing tags on the blog as it was my way of taking a break from regular reviews, fashion edits and exploring, to expose my readers to a different side of me and let you know that it is in fact a person behind the keyboard and not a bot. I have been participating in random blogger tags since I started my blog back in 2012 and you can check them all out (if you like) – The Beauty Blogger Tag, The Beauty Blogger, Confessions Of A Blogger, The Lipstick Tag and The Beauty Tag. This is actually a Youtube tag but I decided to bring it over to my blog and here it is…city-girl-vibe-x-15-question-beauty-tag

30 Beauty Questions Tag

1. Do you remember your first makeup item?

Yes, definitely! It was Tinkerbell lipstick that my mom bought. I used to cherish it.

2. Describe your perfect mascara. Have you found one that fits your specifications?

I prefer a voluminous and lifting mascara that won’t run, cause panda eyes and irritate my eyes. The closest that I have come to this is the Clarins Supra Volume Mascara.

3.  What kind of coverage do you prefer from foundation?city-girl-vibe-foundations-on-rotationI like a medium coverage most of the time but will do a full coverage foundation when I am feeling boujee.

4. Favorite high end brand?

Estee Lauder

5. What cosmetic brands have you always wanted to try but still haven’t?

YSL. Bless the day I can afford YSL makeup.

6. Favorite drugstore brand?


7. Do you wear fake eyelashes?

No I haven’t tried it before. Luckily I was blessed with long-ish lashes but I would really like to try lash extensions.

8. Is there any kind of makeup you can’t leave the house without?


9. What is your most cherished beauty product?

Foundation. Nothing gets me going more than a good foundation.

10. How often do you shop for makeup? Do you like to pick up an item here and there or get lots of goodies at once?

I buy products at random and would most likely pop an item in my basket if I find it intriguing.

11.  Do you have a “beauty budget” or you spend freely? 

I always have a budget in place or else I would reach “broke status” real fast.

12. Do you utilize coupons, rewards cards and sales when you shop for cosmetics?

ALL THE TIME. I love using my Clicks Cashback Rewards.

13. What type of product do you buy the most of?

Foundation and Lipstick. It’s a 50/50 for me.

14. Is there a brand that you absolutely can’t stand?

I don’t have any, as I like to give each brand/product a fair chance.

15. Do you avoid certain ingredients in cosmetics like parabens or sulfates?

I don’t – even though I know that I probably should.

16.  Do you have a favorite place to shop for makeup?

Clicks and Edgars.

17. Do you like trying new skincare products or do you keep a certain routine? 

city-girl-vibe-x-beaucienceI love testing out new skincare, especially face washes and moisturizers.

18. Favorite bath and body brand?

Bath & Body Works. I hate that we don’t have stores in South Africa so I have to wait till someone spoils me with items from overseas.

19. If you could only buy from one brand, which brand would you choose?

Urban Decay. I am a huge fan!

20. What brand do you think has the best packaging?

Benefit Cosmetics – hands down.

21. Which celebrity always has great makeup?
Rita Ora

22. Do you belong to any online makeup communities?

Not anymore. I used to belong to Beauty Bulletin but couldn’t manage my blog and posting there.

23. 5 Favorite Beauty Gurus

Tati, Jaclyn Hill, Laure Lee (before she became problematic), Desi Perkins and Makeup By Michael Finch.

24. Do you like multifunctional products like lip and cheek stains?

Sometimes, but most of the time find them gimmicky.

25. Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?

I used to be but feel like I have grown so much since watching YT videos and having my bestie teach me so much about makeup.

26.  Do you use makeup base/primer for the eyes?

img_8271Yes I have to or else my oily eyelids eats my eyeshadow.

27.  How many hair products do you use on a typical day?

Little to none as I wear a scarf 90% of the time.

28. What do you apply first, concealer or foundation?

Foundation and then my concealer.

29. Do you ever consider taking makeup classes?

I wish I could do a makeup course but they are so expensive in SA.

30. What do you love about makeup?

The confidence it gives you even though I believe that the way you perceive yourself shouldn’t be based on a full face of makeup or covering up your “”imperfections”. I just feel that makeup is such a powerful tool and that you should have fun with it.


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