Friday, December 05, 2014

Stolen From Mom Tag

If there was anyone who has been quite a big influence on me in terms of beauty, it is my mother. I've watched her put on make-up in a moving car flawlessly for years and I can say that the colours she uses to this day have greatly influenced some of the colours I prefer (especially in lipsticks).

I was tagged by Alex from The Red Eyeliner to do this tag (who also made it btw) because we used to talk about some of the make-up we've "stolen" (rather, taken and then eventually given) from our moms and how that has influenced us in terms of make-up.

For the sake of this tag, I wanted to include a few hair and nail things as well as I "borrow" a lot of those from her as well. I also added another question which will be marked accordingly. So here are my answers to the new 'Stolen from Mom' tag!

1. What is your favourite "stolen" piece?
Cure Natural Aqua Gel & Christian Dior Effets Blush Trio in 802 Expression Rose (Discontinued)

I've lusted over the Cure Natural Aqua Gel ever since I saw BubzBeauty use it years ago. I mentioned it a few times to my mom whenever we passed by Beauty Bar, and she eventually came home with a bottle. I have claimed it as my own since and as you can see, finished the entire bottle! I'm not sure if she ever got to use it as well but she's been very happy with her Laneige Multi Cleanser which I introduced her to 3 years ago.

The Dior trio is an interesting one because it was something that my mother also "stole" from her mother, which I eventually took. My grandmother was definitely more into makeup than she was (probably the same level as I am right now) and she had four drawers full of luxury make-up items. My mother used to use this on me during school events up until I was a pre-teen. I just keep it for sentimental reasons now, and I'll definitely be sad when I have to throw it out.

2. Do you have something of hers that she doesn't know you have taken?
Aveeno Pure Renewal Dry Shampoo

I wanted to try this to see if it would be better than the Etude House Oh My God! Dry Shampoo that I hoarded from Seoul, and it is nothing close! It's sticky, makes my hair feel greasy, and is just a 100% fail in terms of dry shampoo. It's sad because it comes in a really big size, and would have been amazing had it worked.

3. What item have you taken that you have not used?
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Wild Rose (Limited Edition)

This is the one constant thing in my collection, yet I have never bothered to use it. I'm not sure as to why despite the beautiful colours and the lovely glow it gives. I wasn't even aware that this was limited edition until I tried searching for it online to check the price. One of the main reasons that I don't use it (I think) is that I do not have a brush to apply it. I do want to try using it as an eyeshadow in the mean time!

4. Is there something you have been meaning to return?
Revlon Colorstay Soft & Smooth Lipcolor in Creamy Coral (Discontinued)

This was a birthday gift from me to my mother years ago, and was my attempt to get her on the coral lips trend that just came out at the time. I apologize for the stock picture, but this lipstick has not only been long returned, but it has seen better days and has been thrown away. This just means that I have returned this lipstick because I didn't really like the colour on me, and it was far too drying on my lips. I don't think my mother liked the colour very much either as she never really used it as much as her other lipsticks. 

5. Are there things in your collection that you think she wants to steal?
Lioele Auto Eyebrow Pencil #3 & Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

My mom has definitely noticed the sudden increase in my make-up collection and out of all, she has stolen this pencil the most. She just ran out of her eyebrow pencil at the time and she loved the idea of the pencil having a spoolie at the other end. 

My Naked 2 Palette is another thing I've seen her inspect and open a few times when she'd visit my room. I know she's into browns and shimmery eyeshadows so I have an inkling that she really likes this palette. The only two reasons I can think of as to why she hasn't taken the palette for herself is that it's too big to fit in her make-up bag, and it has the word 'Naked' printed in the front. 

*6. Is there anything you want to snag from her current collection?
Too Faced Boudoir Eyes Soft & Sexy Shadow Collection

I was originally going to get her the Naked Basics Palette for Mother's Day (as I was in Singapore at the time) but I decided to get her this palette instead as I thought she would like the colour selection better (and it has more 'Innocent Mom-Friendly' names). She doesn't use this often, probably because she doesn't have a brush for it. Sometimes I want to take it for myself (or "borrow" it) because of the lovely shade selection; I especially love Voulez-Vouz, Sugar Walls, and Lap Dance (oops).

7. Do you have a makeup memory with your mom that you want to share?

It's a fairly recent memory, but I had to put on eye make-up for my mother for a wedding she had to attend. Her eyesight isn't as sharp anymore, so I had to fix her eyeliner so the lines were thick and crisp. Somehow it brought me back to all the times she had to do my make-up for an event. I definitely wouldn't mind doing her make-up from now on because she has better features to work with than I do!

8. Who do you want to tag?

I am tagging Shari of The Misty Mom and Tari of Tari in the Morning (who should get started on blogging soon, too!). I also tag all of you guys, so please feel free to leave comments and link your posts of this tag below!

I hope you all enjoyed reading this as much as I did reminiscing and laughing about my answers. Until my next post!

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  1. You really did tag Tari :)) Those OPI minis look so cute * A *

    1. Because she needs to start blogging! And yes they're adorable ouo

  2. Love this tag! If my Mum had a Naked palette i'd definitely be stealing that too!

    Josie XOXO
    Fashion Mumblr

    1. Hey Josie! Try this tag out and link me the post if you do! :)

  3. This is such a good tag - I really want to give this a go! There are so many things I've stolen from my mum haha!


    1. Hi Drea! Feel free to give this a go! :) I'd love to read what you got from your mom!