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Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Time for a Meme

I discovered lovely Creature Comforts via lovely Decor8, and Ez has extended an open invitation to anyone to participate in the following meme. I consider myself tagged, and so can you if you like.

My Foundation: I only use tinted moisturiser from time to time. I think it's Cover Girl... yes, CG Smoothers -- it's great, but I haven't used any other so can't compare. Better than foundation, anyway (I hate that stuff).

My Mascara: I have Estee Lauder Lash XL and L'Oreal Longitude and I wish I didn't because Estee Lauder has sweatshop, toxic dumping and "antitrust" issues, L'Oreal has the evil N****e as a large stakeholder, and neither have signed the Compact for Safe Cosmetics. I only ever use mascara for special occasions, anyway.

Day Cream: My own jojoba lotion.

My Beauty Product Brand: The stuff I make! Not blowing my own trumpet, but I like to know what's in it, and I use the simplest possible formulae, and to me it feels better than anything else I have used.

My Essential Beauty Product: My own jojoba lotion.

My Favorite Makeup Product: Bronzer. I use it very carefully and it just brings me back from the brink of deathly pale.

My Perfume: Calvin Klein Truth. I bought it duty-free on the way to our honeymoon, and every time I wear it it reminds me of floating dreamily around the Cook Islands.

Three Products (besides solar) to bring on a Deserted Island: This is so unlike me (practical) but I will say a packet of Redheads (matches), a Swiss army knife, and a satellite phone so I can call someone to come and pick me up after I have a walk, a swim, and a lie in the sun (does that count?).

Woman I admire for her beauty: Ingrid Bergman. I love those classic movie stars -- their beauty was natural and for most of them, lasting.

Woman with the Best Sense of Style: Oooh. This is a difficult one! Gwen Stefani comes to mind, but I don't know if she'd be "best". My sister-in-law is the most stylish woman I know.

My Ultimate Dream: To live on a few bushy acres overlooking the sea in a lovely old airy light-filled house, and neither of us having to work. I would spend my days playing with the girls, walking or riding bikes with S, reading, cooking, and crafting. Aaaah. Oh, and world peace.

How Do I Define Womanhood: Nurturing, intuitive, patient, strong, cunning.

My Favorite Fashion Publication: Maybe Russh, although I very rarely read fashion publications.


PHEW! Talk about shallow to deep and back to shallow!

1 comment:

A Print A Day said...

we have the same dream :)

i have friends who live in australia and they think it's paradise :)