The Liebster Award

The Lovely Emily Louise of LoveSmilesAndBeauty very kindly nominated me for the Liebster Award and tagged me to answer her set 11 questions.

The rules are as follows.
1. Each person tagged must post 11 things about themselves.

2. They must also answer the 11 questions the ' tagger ' has set for them.

3. They must create 11 more questions to ask bloggers they have decided to tag.

4. They must then choose a handful of bloggers with less than 200 followers and tag them in their post.

5. These lucky bloggers must then be told.

6. There are no tag backs.
11 Facts about me:
1. I love all martial arts
2. I have just completed a degree in Marine Biology
3. His Dark Materials is my favourite trilogy
4. I met Princess Diana when I was a baby
5. I love DIY sewing projects
6. I have been diving with great white sharks
7. I have been sky-diving
8. Orange is my favourite colour
9. I love scuba diving, surfing, swimming and any other watersport
10. I still hope to this day that I will develop some sort of superpower
11. I suffer from S.A.D. really badly in the winter 

The Questions: 
1. How did you choose the name for your blog?
I am very much a lover of make-up for it’s creative outlet and transformation properties, hence the Lipstick part, but I also adore the great outdoors and go where the sun goes.

2. If you were stranded on a desert island, what is the one beauty product I couldn’t live without?
This would have to be my MAC Tinted Lip Conditioner in Petting Pink. With an SPF of 15 I’ve got protection from the sun, moisturised lips and a great pink tint!

3. Give one beauty tip that you think every girl should know.
Great skin is the most important thing in your make-up routine. The better your skin looks, the less make-up you need. 

4. If you could have your own beauty/fashion line what would it consist of?
Well, I just finished a degree in marine biology, with my specialist area in algae. I have a very strong passion for skincare and would  have a line of seaweed-based skincare products that nourish and hydrate the skin.

5. What is your favourite facial feature and/or body part?
Is this on myself or in general?! I love a strong brow. I think more women should totally rock it, and I love men that have good eyebrows.

6. Do you prefer showers or baths?
On a daily basis, showers, but every now and then I lust after a nice long bath with a LUSH bath bomb on hand.

7. Do you have any piercings or tattoos?
I only have two piercings in each ear, but have plans for a couple tattoos in the near future!

8. Where is your dream place to live?
Well, that’s impossible to say as I have many placed yet to venture to...but I love many parts of Australia, Vancouver, the South of France and the West Coast of the USA. 

9. What is your favourite kind of dessert?
Easy: Tarte au Naturel or Creme Brulee

10. Would you rather go out on a Friday night or stay in?
Go out somewhere exciting!

11. Who is your favourite blogger/youtuber?
I adore Lisa Eldridge, Pixiwoo, Pixi2woo, GabrielleMiau

Questions for my tagged darlings:
1. If you were a sport, which sport would you be?
2. What is your one essential beauty item?
3. Are you a heels or flats kind of girl?
4. Describe your ideal holiday.
5. Which celebrity would you say you are most like?
6. What body part or face trait do you find most attractive?
7. Smokey eye or bold lip?
8. Leather pants (trousers) yes or no?
9. What is your favourite kind of food?
10. What language would you like to learn?
11. Clubs or pubs?

I am tagging:

Mega Love xx

Review: Naked Shine Hydrating Conditioner

I have been a big fan of drugstore/high street natural brand Naked for quite some time now. Their Coco de Mer Body Butter is incredible (review to come soon!) and I have been equally impressed by two shower gels that I have tried.

The product on today's review agenda is the Naked Shine Buttermilk & Green Tea Hydrating Conditioner for normal to dry hair. This lovely shine-boosting conditioner is 97% natural, using plant-based ingredients to effectively condition dry hair without causing chemical build-up. This conditioner is free from parabens, sulphates, petrochemicals and animal ingredients. And at £3.98 it is definitely easy on the pocket.
This photo is of my just-empty tube. I have really enjoyed using this conditioner as it adds loads of shine and softness to my long, thick and sometimes knotty hair. It smells great, puts artificial ingredients to a minimum and costs next to nothing. I would definitely recommend to anyone on a budget!