Leibster Award Beauty Q&A

June 27, 2016

Quite some time ago, Shell at The Novice Life kindly nominated Almost Posh for a Leibster Award and although I did a Leibster post last year, I thought I'd answer her questions, even if it is rather late. Sorry, Shell!

Flatlay Australis foundation, Velourlips, Essence eyeshadow | Almost Posh

1. At what age did you become interested in beauty products?

Hard to say, really. I wore mascara in Year 12 and I think I've been wearing some sort of base plus mascara and lipstick for most of my adult life, but it only really escalated over the last five years or so. I used to save wearing eyeshadow "for good" to demonstrate a marked difference between my work look and going out but now I go full face for work and even fuller face for those rare occasions I go out after the sun goes down.

2. Have you ever gambled everything for love? (To quote Ben Lee.)

Well, I did have to make a choice between my now-husband and a now-ex friend when we first got together. Although I'd known her for ten years and him for ten minutes, I took the risk and 13 years later, I'm confident I made the right decision.

3. Name 3 songs you never wish to hear again.

Happily in these days of personal music portability, I don't have to subject myself to the radio very often.

"I Want To Know What Love Is" - Foreigner
"That Don't Impress Me Much" - Shania Twain
Anything at all by Delta Goodrem

4. What's your guilty pleasure TV show?

Geordie Shore and all the associated MTV spin-offs and similar shows including Ex On The Beach, The Valleys, Beauty School Cop Outs etc. Also Ridiculousness and any police procedural shows like COPS, RBT or Territory Cops. And Judge Judy of course.

5. What was the best year of your life and why?

Hmm, good question. There's always highs and lows in every year but I'm happy to say that the last few years have more or less been a steady plateau of contentment.

6. What are you more frightened of - a zombie apocalypse or robots taking over the world?

If by "zombie", you mean some government / military weaponised disease that gets loose (see "The Stand", "Cell" or "28 Days Later") then that.

7. What's your go-to makeup look?

My daily is a fairly neutral matte eye with either a bright or neutral lip, depending on what I'm wearing, a light blush and some Hourglass Ambient Lighting powder to finish.

8. As a teenager, were you a rebel or a goody-two-shoes?

I was pretty good. A few teenage hi-jinx but nothing criminal, deceitful or life-threatening.

9. Name 5 people (dead or alive) you would want to invite to a dinner party & why?

I always wonder about this kind of question and if you'd invite someone who'd take over and dominate conversation or whether you'd be too agog to speak or if five is too many and it would be better to have one-on-one time with each person individually, like The Bachelor. And who cooks and cleans up after? Anyway, off the top of my head, I'm thinking David Tennant. Stephen King. Gwen Stefani. Maybe some randoms like the Obamas.

10. Have you ever had a dream that came true?

I've invented things and apps in my sleep that were eventually brought to market by other people which is deeply annoying.

11.What's your favourite social media platform to use & why?

For blogging, I like Insta for the engagement and interaction. Personal is still Facebook . . .  for all its faults!

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