Greetings from the local tavern-based adventurer’s award ceremony, fellow rogues!
Recently, the lovely Michelle over at Wonders Reviews nominated me for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. I’m very honoured that she considers my little Bag of Holding A Rogue’s Nonsensical Ramblings (blog) worthy, and I’m happy to answer the cool questions she posed. I also think that, if you’re in need of a fix in terms of gorgeous high end makeup shinies, you should definitely check Michelle’s incredible stash out! The woman has an actual toolbox full of Tom Ford and Chanel – this is an adventurer that means business, people!
Right, so here’s how I’m going to do this, because I’m a rogue and I have no shame. :-D Below are my answers to Michelle’s questions, and then I’ve made up ten questions of my own that I’m putting out there for everyone who wants to to take them on! If you’d like to do it as an award on your blog, go right ahead! If you’re not blogging, but would like to answer some or all in the comments, please do! I just love hearing from all of you lovely makeup adventurers out there :-)
My Answers to Michelle’s Questions!
How did you choose the name of your blog?
Quite simple, really: as a fan of tabletop RPGS (and videogames, and miniature painting, etc) who always rolls a rogue if given the choice and has an unhealthy fondness for lipstick, ‘The Painted Rogue’ just kind of naturally followed. As a bonus, there is the rather weak pun on ‘rogue/rouge’ that I’m irrationally proud of, although I can’t be the first person who’s pointed that out ;-)
How long have you been blogging for?.
I can hardly believe it, but I only started blogging (on a whim, actually) in late December 2013, making my quest about 9 months old! I’ve met (blogmet?) so many lovely and wonderful and smart and funny people this way, that it feels as though I’ve been blogging forever. The people who support my inane ramblings and provide me with awesome comments and amazingly fantabulous blog posts of their own to read are my absolute favourite things about blogging. They are living proof that the Internet is actually full of superlative people, which is a feeling that can quickly get lost amidst the trolls and general noise. I <3 every single one of you, be you fellow blogger or adventurous reader! WARMFUZZIESINCOMIIIIING!
What are your HG (holy grail) products? The ones that you purchase and repurchase?
Well, since my makeup quest really only started in earnest a year or two ago, I haven’t actually *finished* that much to repurchase! However, I can definitely give you a list of things that I would absolutely repurchase and consititute my ‘HGs’ in each category:
Foundation: YSL’s BB cream.
Concealer: Still looking, but the Collection one is impressing me at the moment, and it was only $11 :-D
Eyeliner: Urban Decay’s 24/7 liners for sure! Especially Junkie and Demolition.
Lipstick: This is kind of a hard one, as I have MANY awesome lip products. My favourite formulae are Bloom, Guerlain Rouge Automatique, Revlon Balms and Butters, Chanel Rouge Coco, and Urban Decay Revolution though.
Mascara: I…haven’t really found an HG yet. YSL’s is good though, and this Clinique one is nice!
What’s your latest beauty/makeup splurge?
I’m not sure that a $26 total including shipping really qualifies as a ‘splurge’, but my most recent makeup purchase was an eyeshadow, a blush and a brush from Makeup Geek! They’ll be coming soon to the blog :-D
How does your DH/BF (or any male relative if you are single) react to your addiction to makeup?
Hah! :-D The wizard has his own unhealhy addiction to miniatures, so he’d definitely be in a glass house if he decided to start throwing stones, LOL! fortunately for me, he is entirely supportive. He even gives me pedicures, carefully choosing the base colour and the appropriate glitter topcoat, and is a fan of my lipsticks, the darker and vampier the better! He’s even volunteered to be made up (partially) for a project I have on that you may or may not eventually see here on the blog…:-D
What’s your makeup advice?
Wear what you want to, how you want to, and don’t take sh*t from anyone. Obviously there are going to be occasional restrictions, but getting into the mindset that you have to keep it a certain way for other people is a terrible road to go down. Embrace your creativity and have fun!
Also, own at least one teal/turquoise eyeliner. They look awesome on everyone, IMHO. Glitter is optional, but you know…UD Junkie has your back ;-)
Are you organised or messy? If organised, what’s your secret?
It kind of depends. When it comes to food, makeup and laboratory work, I try to be as organised and tidy as possible, because my health and safety depends on it. Obviously, a bit of clutter builds up sometimes, but nothing is ever *dirty*. I feel a lot better after tidying things away and organising them though!
When it comes to my work desk, books, papers, journal articles etc, I am hopelessly messy and badly organised. I won’t even use EndNote, preferring to do all my references manually. SHUT UP OK? I KNOW! ;-).
Which beauty products are you most disappointed by?
This is easy – mascaras and concealers! I’m always on the search for a mascara that actually impresses me, as opposed to being just ‘nice, functional etc’. When I say ‘always on the search’ I mean ‘always cadging samples to try’. When it comes to concealers, Ihave yet to find one that is really perfect for my undereye area, and pale enough for face blemishes. It’s an ongoing search, although as I mentioned the Collection one is pretty good.
What are your favourite colours to wear for Autumn/Fall?
PURPLE. ALL THE PURPLE. JUST PURPLE. DID I MENTION PURPLE? GOOD.
What do you love most about makeup?
I love the colours and the artistry of it. Even if you’re beginning, and you don’t think you’re an artist with makeup, you are. You have your own style, your own preferences, ways of using things, tips tricks, the lot. Embrace your art! Also the fact that it gives me a reason to wear more glitter on my person at all times. Because sparkles, yo’. :-D
And now – My Questions for YOU! Muahahahaha!
Remember, this is for everyone, both my stalwart readers and valiant fellow bloggers – answer as many or as few as you like, in the coments below or on your own adventure board!
- What is your absolute dream job? Do you already have it? Is it: ‘Raiding dungeons with my best friends?’
- Is there one makeup product that doesn’t really work well for you, but you just can’t let it go because you love it too much for other reasons?
- What was the first makeup product you ever bought for yourself?
- What’s your number one undereye concealer?
- Do you make a hilarious face while applying eye makeup (especially tightlining)?
- Can you speak or understand more than one language? How often do you use the second/third/fourth one(s)? If not, which one would you like to learn?
- If you could design a makeup collection, what would the items and theme be?
- How many paladins does it take to cook a proper steak?
- If you could dance any role in any ballet (or do any role in any musical) what would it be?
- Why do Mindflayers always try to extract your brain first, and ask questions later? Hunger? Vindictiveness? Lack of social skills? Neurokleptomania?
So there we are! Thanks again to Michelle for the nomination :-) I hope you enjoyed reading my typically rambly answers, and I hope you’ll take a stab at a few of the questions I’ve offered above!
Until next time, fellow adventurers, don’t forget to check for traps!
I am an adventuring rogue, not a mercenary for hire, and as such, all opinions expressed here are my own, based on a genuine fondness for/interest in this product. If you have any queries or suggestions, please do not hesitate to pin your parchment to the board (contact me) at thepaintedrogue [at] gmail [dot] com., or use the contact form provided! All images and text on this blog are the property of The Painted Rogue unless otherwise stated. If you nick off with any of it, be prepared to find that your morning hot beverage tastes a little…different than usual. Didn’t the rogue say something the other day about that new poison that makes your inner ear itch maddeningly for the rest of your life? I think she did…