This or That: Get to Know Me

I always enjoy reading ‘get to know me’ posts so thought I would do one to introduce myself to you guys! I have picked out a mixture of 16 (my age – I’m so smart) ‘this or that' style questions relating to beauty, fashion and just life in general – I hope you enjoy!

1. Coffee or tea?
I actually dislike both except flavoured lattes (vanilla lattes are the way to my heart) and fruity herbal teas. But overall, I’d have to pick lattes as they are my guilty pleasure on a cold winter’s day!

2. Eyeliner or mascara?
Definitely mascara. I have very small eyelids so liquid eyeliner doesn’t look that great on me, however I do love tight lining with pencil or shadow but mascara, I mean, aw it’s just the best isn’t it?

3. Side-swept bangs or full bangs?
I love fringes on other people, but on me? No. I just hate having hair in my face. Kirby clips and I are indefinitely best friends. Also, just look at what I have subjected my hair to in the past and you will understand my trauma…

4. Hunting or fishing?
Quite random, I admit. However it’s time for a FUN FACT! How exciting! I do in fact practice archery and I really do love it, so much that I based my school art project on it (fun fact: I quite like art too). I have been “hunting” with a gun (no idea what type though – a long and heavy one) but only shooting clay pigeons, not living, breathing pigeons. I could never shoot an animal (with a gun or a bow) even though I eat them… such hypocrisy I know. I actually cried when shooting with a gun due to the ‘recoil’ (I prefer ‘blowback’) but all in all my love of archery means I prefer hunting over fishing, I guess…

5. Bracelet or necklace?
Necklaces win every time for me. My favourite is a detailed silver butterfly from Accessorize. Perhaps my love for necklaces is because I don’t have much else going on in the chest department, if you know what I mean…

6. Lipgloss or lipstick?
I love lipgloss as long as they are pigmented. I find they generally last longer than lipsticks, I like being able to feel the glossy texture on my lips and gosh they sure smell good! I promise to do a post on my favourite lipglosses soon – they make me so happy!

7. Orange or apple juice?
Okay, I’m going to come straight out with it – I mix the two together. Before you close this page in disgust – hear me out! We drink flavoured juices daily with exotic combinations so why not try mixing your own? I also apply this thought to mixing ketchup and mayonnaise – just try it before you knock it and let me know what you think!

8. Neutral or colour eyeshadow?
For my everyday look I stick to neutral eyeshadows however I used to be completely obsessed with purple after reading an article that it was the perfect match for brown/hazel eyes (fun fact: my eyes are hazel). I’m definitely beginning to experiment with brighter colours though, I just need to find a good brand to rely on – any recommendations??
Hahahahaha what was I doing? Hard to imagine I had a boyfriend looking like this eh? My phase of dark purple eyeshadow and, again, the horrid fringe.

9. Perfume or body spray?
This is a difficult one. I have about five perfumes I wear on a regular basis and I adore their scents, however I also love a quick spritz of refreshing body spray to boost my mood! I’ll go for body spray. No – perfume! Ahh I can’t decide!!

10. Jeans or leggings?
Jeans. ‘Nuff said.

11. Morning or evening shower?
Always morning – I feel really awake after blasting myself with cold water (yup I rinse with icy water – it’s supposedly good for you).

12. Cats or dogs?
The ultimate question. Can I pick both? No… Well then I think I’ll have to say cats because I currently have a ‘cat wall’ in my room, two cat calendars, a cat cushion and a ring that I wear every day of a stylised cat head (it's my favourite :3). And no I am not obsessed – yet…
13. Brushes or fingers?
I have a modest collection of makeup brushes which are great, especially my trusty GOSH kabuki brush, but I much prefer using my fingers. I feel they give a much more natural finish and are much easier to wash than brushes which take forever to dry!

14. Powders or liquids?
Oooh this question got me all excited for some reason (please don’t judge me). Since I have oily/combination skin I prefer to wear powder on my face and eyes. I also love having a matte finish to my makeup and highlight again with powder.

15. Comedy or horror?
I despise horror films – the tension of knowing something scary is going to happen but not knowing when just stresses me out! I do however love a good comedy – note ‘good’. Some of my favourites include Cheers, Frasier (Kelsey Grammer ftw) and Family Guy for when I have not yet woken up on Sunday morning and my brain cannot appreciate complex humour. OH and The Big Bang Theory – how could I forget?! Sorry Sheldon!

16. Long or short nails?
I would love to have long nails but mine are so weak that they break and peel extremely easily. I’m currently trying to grow them out to be strong and healthy though so I can share some nail designs with you all – I love nail art!

So, that sums up my ‘get to know me’ post – I hope you all enjoyed learning a little bit about the person behind the blog. If you have done a similar post I would love for you to share it with me in the comments!

And please, let me know what you think of the ketchup/mayonnaise combo!!

**Questions sourced from, and the brain of Mairi Lowe (me)**

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