This or That? The Beauty Edition…

This or That The Beauty Edition TAG 

It’s Friiiiday *happy dance*

Have you’s all had a fab week? I sure hope so! It’s been a busy one here with Em’s back to school, hubby off to work and little ole me back to the writing grindstone. Not that I’m complaining of course, being able to do what I love is such a blessing but it’s nice to switch off come the weekend, we all need a little time to recharge the batteries, spend time with the clan and just generally pamper ourselves right?

Oooh, talking of pampering oneself… hugggeee thanks to the lovely Melissa over at for thoughtfully nominating moi to take part in the fun filled This Or That? Beauty Edition Tag. 

So without further ado, time to roll up my sleeves and jump right in…



Blush or Bronzer?
Okay, already I’m stumped and it’s only the first question *rolls eyes* I’ve always loved a little light pink glow but recently I’ve been uping my contouring game so I’d have to say bronzer. It seems to be suiting my skin tone much better this weather!

Lipgloss or Lipstick?
Arrrgh. Erm. Lipstick. Nooo – gloss. Wait!! Hmm. Okay, stick with gloss…

Eyeliner or Mascara?
Oh for heavens sake, that’s not even fair. Even though I adore my liquid liner I’d have to go with Mascara, it just adds that finished look.

Foundation or Concealer?
Hands down foundation.

Neutral or Colour Eyeshadow?
Even though I love a pop of colour I’m instantly drawn to soft neutral shades for everyday wear so I’d have to go with neutral!

Brushes or Sponges?
Brushes. Sponges just don’t do it for me – sorry Beauty Blender lovers!



OPI or China Glaze?
I’ve yet to try China Glaze so I’m sticking with good old OPI.

Long or Short?
Definitely short. I’ve never actually been a fan of long nails, I think short is much more elegant and practically – I couldn’t write all day with a set of talons… well I could but most of it would be unreadable.

Acrylic or Natural?
Natural. Any acrylic nail extensions I’ve worn in the past has always ended up damaging my nail bed. Last time it took months to repair *sigh*

Brights or Darks?
Brights, I love baby pinks, bright corals, fuschia, lilac. Pretty much anything girly and sweet will catch my eye and tends to suit my skin tone so much better.



Perfume or Body Spray?

Perfume – and before you ask Miss Dior thank you very much *swwwoooon*

Lotion or Body Butter?
Lotion, every time.

Body Wash or Soap?
I’d have to go with a highly moisturising body wash, soap leaves my skin really tight, blotchy and feeling like it’s on fire.

Lush or Other Bath Store?
Considering I haven’t yet tried Lush *gasps of shock* I’d have to go with other bath store… namely The Body Shop, I adore their range of yummy products that smell good enough to eat. NOM!



Jeans or Sweatpants?
Jeans Dahhhling. Having said that Friday night is sweatpants night 😉

Long Sleeved or Short?
Oh heck long – really not a fan of exposing my pale and portly arms thank you very much!

Dresses or Skirts?
Hmmm, I’d probably say skirts. I’ve had quite a few really long denim skirts in the past that have look amazing with boots in the winter and equally gorgeous with sandals in the summer.

Stripes or Plaid?
Stripes, so pretty!

Flip Flops or Sandals?
Although I wear both I’d have to say there’s nothing comfier than a really good pair pf pretty little sandals.

Scarves or Hats?
SCARVESSSS!!! I’m rarely spotted without one!

Studs or Dangly Earrings?
Oooh, my fav pair of owl earrings are dangly but I love studs *hmmm* Lets go with studs, just because.

Necklaces or Bracelets?
Braclets. I actually own very few necklaces however I never take my Pandora charm off my wrist… sleeping, showering, swimming… it’s always there. I know, the people at Pandora wouldn’t be impressed with my continuous wear but I just don’t see the point of having such a beautiful piece of sentimental jewellery and keeping it stashed away. Life’s too short & all that!



Curly or Straight?
I’m rocking my natural curls this weather, so definitely curly!

Bun or Ponytail?
I’ve always thought a little messy bun was quite cute. Yep, bun.

Long or Short?

Light or Dark?
I’ll stick with my natural colour and go with Dark.

Side Swept or Full Bangs?
Side swept, it’s a classic.

Up or Down?
Always down, very rarely up.

So there you have it beauty buddies, my This Or That Beauty Edition Tag… thanks again to the gorgeous Melissa for nominating me, I had super fun giving this a go! I’m going to pass the Beauty Baton onto…

 Katie from Plus+ Beauty

Kaily from Someday Sunny

Jen from The Avon Insider

V from Say Hello to Gorgeous

Britney from All Things Britney Lee

Leah from The Pink Impact

Fiona from Fiona’s Wonderland

Nadine from Ladies & Lace

& You – Yes, YOU!

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So if you think this looks like fun and want to give us all something to cast our eyes upon then consider yourself nominated! It’s such a super fun TAG to get involved in… don’t forget to pop a little link below if you do give it a go, I’d love to check it out!

As always beauty buddies thanks so much for stopping by, wishing you all a super awesome weekend, stay safe & catch up soon.

Cheerio chums…

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44 thoughts on “This or That? The Beauty Edition…

  1. Great post Karen! Thanks for tagging me! I am going to really enjoy doing this tag. I am actually awake late enough to be one of the first ones to catch your post but I am hoping to get some sleep soon lol. I will work on this over the weekend. It will give me something fun to do. 🙂 Xoxo

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    • Thank you chummy!! I thought you might enjoy this one 😉 hehe It must be super late there now – it’s so early here, and this week has been hectic! Looking forward to settling down tonight to catch up on some blog reading I’ve missed out on 😦 Have fun doing the TAG, looking forward to reading your answers 😀 XXXX

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      • Well it was after midnight when I was up and now I am up again at 5 am lol. Sounds like you have had a hectic week! I am hoping to get back to sleep again soon. Though I thought it might be good for me to get up and move around a little bit so I am not so stiff and achy when I get up for the day. I did some stretches and now here I am 😀 Looking forward to doing the tag this weekend! 😀 XXXX

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      • Awe thanks Karen! I did get back to sleep though I still feel tired today and just may take a nap lol. I hope you’re having a great day!! 🙂 Xoxox

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      • How is it for sensitive skin Anne? I think that’s what’s holding me back – regular soap makes my skin really tight and burns. I’ve such a picky complexion *grrr* I keep thinking because their stuff is so brightly coloured it’ll end up leaving me feel vacuum packed lol I really should just give it a go… I’ve my eye on their lip scrub too – apparently it’s wonderful!!! Xo


  2. I’ve never been to Lush either! So I’m totally with you on The Body Shop 🙂 Ok so at first I also said mascara but I guess if I can ever figure out how the hell to apply falsies I could get the best of both worlds!

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    • FINALLY someone else who hasn’t tried Lush!!!! Honestly Kaily I thought I was the last remaining human lol Ooh, I never thought of that… good idea, thought I’m with you on the falsies – disasterous!!! lol xo

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  3. Yay for OPI Polish! They’re great, and the formula isn’t too shabby dabby. Miss Dior is fab. I remember, or I don’t remember that you wrote a post with that perfume in it. You should try Lush. It’s awesome and it smells nice, just like The Body Shop. Great answers lovely Karen! And merci for tagging me. 💕 xoxo

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    • I’m literally in LOVE with Miss Dior. it smells aaaamazing!! Yes, I did put it in a post – what a memory 😉 You’re good!!!! hehe I’m really looking forward to giving them a go – just have to get myself up to their Belfast store and treat myself to a few wee bits & pieces!! So welcome for the tag, no pressure to do it of course, and have as super a weekend as you are chum!!!! ❤ Xo xo

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  4. Happy Friday to you as well my dear! Thanks for tagging me! ❤ I love your answers, I'm also a Body Shop girl, I haven't tried Lush either so we'll just admire everyone who has. lol Have a wonderful weekend! xo ❤

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    • You’re sooooo welcome – had to be done Jen 😉 haha Thank you so much lovely!! Isn’t body shop awesome?! The smells OH the smells!!!! Another non Lush trier?! Wow, Kaily is in our exclusive little club too Jen!!! lol We’re rebelling against the norm eh?! You too huni 🙂 XO

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  5. Those questions remind me of when your friend on the playground would ask you silly Would You Rather questions that made no sense. I would always get upset like, “why do I have to choose?!” That’s pretty much how I felt reading through the makeup section haha!

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