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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Tag post: The Easter tag ⛪🐰🐣🍫

March 25, 2018 1 Comments
Hello everyone!

Today marks the beginning of Holy Week.  Holy Week is the week before Easter and it is also the last week of Lent.  And since Easter is almost here, in this post I'm going to answer the Easter tag questions.

Tag post: The Easter tag


1. Do you celebrate Easter?
I'm Catholic so of course, I celebrate Easter.

2. What was your favourite thing about Easter growing up?
Probably eating a lot of chocolate.

3. What are your plans for Easter this year?
Here in Malta, Easter Sunday is a day we spend with family.

4. Do you colour eggs?
I used to as a child.

5. Do you have Easter traditions?
Easter time in Malta is a time engulfed in tradition and ritual.  It is a time of processions, pilgrimages, pageants, exhibitions and much more.

6. Favourite Easter treat?
Vegan chocolate eggs.

7. Least favourite Easter treat?
Figolli!  Figolli are traditional Maltese Easter sweet almond cakes, covered in icing or chocolate and decorated with half a chocolate egg on top.  They are usually in Christian traditional shapes such as lamb, fish and heart.  

A lamb-shaped figolla
8. Best Easter memory?
When I was a child I used to help my mum make homemade chocolate Easter eggs and fill them with Smarties.  She makes figolli each year too, but I never liked them!

9. Do you hunt/hide eggs?
No.  I don't recall ever doing that.

10. Do you get pictures with the Easter bunny?
No.  The Easter bunny was not "a thing" when I was growing up.


Do you celebrate Easter?  What are your favourite traditions?  Leave your answers in the comments section below.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Tag post: Ride or die make-up tag

February 28, 2017 0 Comments
Hello everyone!

I haven't done a tag post in a while, so today I'm doing the Ride or Die Make-up Tag.  This tag was created by Jaclyn Hill on YouTube.  Her rules are simple: "List your ride or die cosmetic products from each category (foundation, blush, mascara, lip products, etc.).  If you could only take ONE from each category to a desert island, which would you choose?"




Here's a list of my ride or die cosmetics: 

PRIMER

NIVEA MEN Sensitive Post Shave Balm  
You can read my first "beauty secret" post to find out why this product works so well as a make-up primer. 

FOUNDATION

Max Factor Lasting Performance Foundation in 101
This is my all time favourite foundation.  Shade 101 is my perfect match! 

CONCEALER

The Body Shop Concealer All-In-One in 01

FACE POWDER

The Body Shop Loose Face Powder in 01
I actually have 2 favourite powders, I also love Catrice Prime And Fine Mattifying Powder but I have to choose only one for this tag.

UNDER EYE SETTING POWDER

The Body Shop Loose Face Powder in 01
I use one of the two powders I mentioned before.  I don't use a specific powder for my under-eye area.

BLUSH

The Body Shop All-In-One Cheek Colour in 04 Marshmallow

BRONZER

Bourjois Delice De Poudre Bronzer

HIGHLIGHT

NYX Cosmetics Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator in Sunbeam

MASCARA

L'Oreal Paris Telescopic Mascara in Carbon Black 

EYELINER

L'Oreal Paris Super Liner Eyeliner Ultra Precision in Black

LIPSTICK

The Body Shop Colour Crush Shine Lipstick in 15 Fuschia Flirt

GLOSS

NYX Cosmetics Intense Butter Lipgloss in Napoleon

EYE-SHADOW PALETTE

Active Cosmetics Professional Eyeshadow Palette
As I already told you in a previous FOTD post. 

SETTING SPRAY

DIY Make-up setting spray
It has only 2 ingredients and it is healthy for your skin.  Check it out!

PERFUME

Playboy Play It Spicy Eau De Toilette Spray
I have a vast collection of perfumes by my go-to are still L by Lolita Lempicka and Playboy’s Play it spicy, as I told you in the about me tag.


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I hope you enjoyed this tag post.  If you want you can list your ride or die cosmetics in the comments section below.  Are any of these products your favourites too?





Sunday, October 04, 2015

Tag post: Halloween questions

October 04, 2015 0 Comments
Hello everyone!

October is finally here - Kids are back in school and the weather is starting to get a little chilly.  But most importantly, Halloween is almost here!  So today I'm going to answer some Halloween related questions.

Halloween tag

1. What’s your favourite horror movie?
 Horror/Thriller is my favourite genre.  Here are some of my favourite:
Stir of Echoes (1999), The Others (2001), "Frágiles" (Fragile) (2005), "El Orfanato" (The Orphanage) (2007).  I actually love Spanish horror movies, French comedy and Italian drama. 

2. If you were in a horror movie, how far do you think you would get? (Five minutes, halfway, all the way to the end credits…?)
All the way to the end credits, duh! 

3. Favourite scary video game?
I'm not much of a gamer.

4. Favourite scary story?
The ghost stories my nanna (grandma) used to tell me and my brother when we were little.

5. What’s one unusual thing that you’re afraid of?
Nothing at present but when I was little I used to be afraid of clowns after watching It (1990).  That movie scared a whole generation!

It poster


6. What’s your first memory of Halloween?
In Malta, Halloween has only been gaining popularity in recent years.  Growing up, Halloween was not part of my calendar, however, I always loved scary stories and I wanted to be a little witch (while most girls wanted to be princesses).

7. What’s your favourite Halloween memory?
The first pumpkin I carved into a jack o'lantern!

8. Best Halloween costume you’ve had?
I wore plenty of Carnival costumes as a child but I never wore a Halloween costume in my life.  My favourite costume was a seasons/rainbow costume.  My mum used to make all of our costumes and my brother and I used to have the best costumes in our school!    

9. Worst Halloween costume you’ve had?
The worse costume I had was a Pocahontas costume for the Maltese Carnival.  It was too plain for my taste.  And of course, how can I forget the clown costume my mum made me wear when I was 10.  I didn't want to dress up that year because I felt I was "too old" for that.  It was the last Carnival costume I ever wore.    

Which is scarier: (If they were all real)

10. Werewolves or vampires?
Vampires - Unlike werewolves, they are undead and immortal.

11. Ghosts or zombies?
Zombies!

12. Creepy dolls or creepy clowns?
Creepy clowns.

13) Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers or Leatherface?
Leatherface  -  He is an inbred, cannibal murderer who wears masks made of human skin!  That definitely makes him the scariest in my book.



Hope you enjoyed this tag post.  I tag all of you!  Leave a comment with your answers. 






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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Tag post: Sweater weather!

October 25, 2014 0 Comments
Hello everyone!

Although it doesn't feel like autumn here in Malta, yet, I thought it would be fun to do the Sweater Weather Tag!  So, here are some of my autumn favourites...


Favourite candle scent?
I'm obsessed with Yankee Candle, especially the fruit and food and spice fragrances.  I can't get enough of the Sweet Strawberry smell!

Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate?
I never drank coffee in my life.  I drink green tea, rooibos red tea and herbal teas.  But I also love my vegan hot chocolate (hot rice drink or oats drink with pure cocoa powder).

What's the best fall memory you have?
Watching horror movies and classic TV specials around Halloween.

Which make-up trend do you prefer: dark lips or winged eyeliner?
I wear both but if I had to choose I'd pick winked eyeliner. 

Best fragrance for fall?
When it comes to perfume, I like what I like regardless of seasons!

Favourite Thanksgiving food?
Malta doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving.  

What is autumn weather like where you live?
Mostly warm sunny days and slightly cooler evenings.  Currently the temperature is about 25°C (77°F).

Most worn sweater?
I love over-sized knitted sweaters but I'm currently still wearing summer clothes.  It's still way too hot to wear sweaters! :(
 
Must-have nail polish this fall?
My "must-have" for autumn and winter is always a red nail polish.

Football games or jumping in leaf piles?
I'm not into sports and I never jumped in leaf piles.

Skinny jeans or leggings?
Leggings are more comfortable!

Combat boots or Uggs?
Combat boots.  

Is pumpkin spice worth the hype?
I personally can't stand it!

Favourite fall TV show?
I watch so many shows, way too many!  I can't pick a favourite.  

What song really gets you into the fall spirit?
I don't think there's a particular song that gets me into the "fall spirit".  I'm currently loving PTX Vol III and That's Christmas To Me by Pentatonix but, it's way too early to listen to the second one over and over again.


P.S. I just realised that I also mentioned Pentatonix in last year's Winter tag! #superfan


Hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did!  You can answer these questions in the comment section below!







Monday, May 05, 2014

Tag post: My hair

May 05, 2014 0 Comments
Hello everyone!

Today I want to talk about my hair, so here's my hair tag!  Keep reading to learn more about my hair story.


When was the first time you got your hair cut? 
My mum always says that she cut my hair when I was only 2 days old!  Apparently I was born with long hair. :)

When was the first time you got your hair coloured or highlighted.
When I was 15.

What is the longest and the shortest you hair has ever been?
When I was 9 I had knee length hair.  Yes, I said KNEE... I was a real life Rapunzel.  And when I was 12 I got a pixie cut (talk about extremes)!  Throughout the years my hair has been all the lengths in between.  However, as an adult I never let my longest layer grow past my waist.    

How often do you trim/cut your hair?
I'm kind of obsessed with cutting my hair.  I cut my hair myself.  I usually cut 2 inches every 8 week.  There were times when I trimmed my hair more than once a month (*scissor happy*).  My hair grows really quickly, which is both a blessing and a curse! ;)

Do you wear your hair "natural" or do you straighten/curl it on a regular basis?
From the age of 13 until 20/21, I used to straighten my hair RELIGIOUSLY.  I would never wear my hair down unless it was perfectly straight.  I finally learned to love my natural hair... frizz and all! ;)


What’s the secret ingredient that your hair LOVES the most? 
Coconut oil, without a doubt.  Check out the best hair treatment I ever used, here!

How often do you dye your hair?
After the first week I start noticing re-growth, however I wait for at least 4 weeks before re-colouring my hair.  Click here for at-home hair dye tips!

What do you think about extensions?
I personally never used them.  If the person wearing them makes them blend in well with their hair then I think they are okay.  They are especially useful for people with thin hair.

What is one hair care rule you never follow?
I only use shampoo on my scalp, not on my hair.  I cleanse my hair with conditioner (co-washing).

Do you use vitamins/supplements to improve the health of your hair?
No, I just try to eat healthy.

What is your go-to hair style when you’re in a rush?
A top knot.


I hope you enjoyed this tag and I would love to read your answers!  I tag each and every one of you reading this post!  Leave your answers in the comment section.


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Friday, May 02, 2014

Tag post: Beauty & Brains

May 02, 2014 0 Comments
Hello everyone!

Today I decided to do another tag post.  I answered these questions so you can get to know me a little bit better.  The Beauty & Brains Tag was created by WildYoungThing (Youtube username) back in 2012.  

Lets get started...

Favourite book
I don't have a favourite book.  Whenever I want to read a new book I visit Goodreads and pick one (or three).  I normally read more than one book at a time.  I am currently reading the Delirium series by .



Favourite quotation/s
I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not. - Kurt Cobain


Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing. - Oscar Wilde



English or Maths?
English

Science or Art?
Art

Name five albums or musical artists that changed your life.
I LOVE music and couldn't live without it but I wouldn't say any artist or album "changed my life".

Favourite & least favourite subject in school
Spanish was my favourite subject and PE was my least favourite.  Let me just say this... we didn't have showers at my school!

Favourite "celebrity with a brain"
Mayim Bialik


If you could study anything anywhere, what would it be?
I would have loved to study French at La Sorbonne.  

What is your "nerdy little secret"?
I love watching crime, forensic and paranormal drama and documentaries!

Favourite beauty guru/s who you admire for more than their love for beauty/fashion.
Kandee Johnson - If you don't know who she is you need to check out her channel!

If your channel/blog couldn't focus on beauty/fashion, what would it be?
Healthy eating or books.

Name some things that you're obsessed with that other people would find strange or geeky.
I'm kind of obsessed with the paranormal!  

Name five people (excluding family and friends) who inspire you.
I'm not "inspired" by anyone in particular.  I do however admire people with good moral values, who don't compromise their beliefs.

Who is your intellectual soul mate?
I haven't met him yet! ;)


Check out my previous tags!

Feel free to answer any of these questions in the comments section below!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Tag post: The beauty blogger tag

March 23, 2014 0 Comments
Hello everyone!

Today's post is another tag post!  Check it out:


1) Is your hair naturally curly or straight?
My hair is wavy/curly.

2) What is your natural hair colour?
Medium brown

3) Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon?
I used to go to a salon but I have been dying and cutting my own hair for years.  I also colour and cut my mum's hair and cut my brother's curly hair!

4) Do you wear the same style every day or do you change it?
I wear whatever I want!

5) Do you do your own mani/pedi or go to a salon?
Mostly I do my own mani/pedi.  

6) How often do you change your nail polish?
Once a week, more or less.

7) Do you polish your toes in Winter or just in the Summer?
I don't usually wear toe nail polish during the Winter months.

8) How long does it take for you to put on your make-up?
I'd say 10-15 minutes on average.

9) What do you do first, face or eyes?
Face.

10) Do you collect make-up or just buy what you need when you need it?
I collect lip products, shadows, eyeliners, blushers and nail polishes.  I don't collect foundations, concealers, powders and mascaras.  I definitely have more make-up than I need.

11) How often do you wear false eyelashes?
I bought a couple of different once a few months ago, but I haven't tried any of them yet!

12) Do you do a full face of make-up every day?
No.

13) Do you wear make-up when you are home alone or with family?
No, never.

14) Will you leave the house without make-up?
Yes.  I don't mind.

15) How many high-end products do you have?
I have quite a few, but I definitely have more drugstore make-up than high-end.

16) Do you plan your OOTD every night or decide when you're getting dressed?
If I have to be up early I'll try to decided on what I'm wearing the night before, but on most days I'll choose something as I'm getting ready.

17) How often do you change your handbag?
I change it  to coordinate with my outfit.

18) What time do you get up and go to sleep?
I don't have a set sleep schedule.  I just try to get 7-8 hours of sleep.

19) Do you work out?  How often?
I try to hoop for 1 hour every day.  It's a really great workout and I love hooping to my favourite music! :)

20) Left-handed or right-handed?
Right-handed.

21) How tall are you?
I 'm 5' 2.5"

22) Do you speak a foreign language?
Besides Maltese and English, I'm also fluent in Italian, Spanish and French!  Speaking five languages, I'm never out of options when it comes to music, TV shows, movies and books! ;)    

23) How many pets do you have?
Currently, one.  His name is Cookie, my super cute and cuddly guinea pig!

24) How often are you on Blogger?
Every day.  I like to check my blog and browse through other people's posts.

25) Do you read comments posted on blogs?
I read all of the comments on my blog and I read some comments on other blogs too.  I also read all the messages I receive on my Facebook page and reply to all the questions you ask me. 

26) Do you keep a list of products to try as you see other posts?
Yes!

27) How did you come up with your blog name?
For my DIY beauty recipes, I use ingredients from my kitchen pantry.  I combined beauty and pantry together with my name and the name Cosette's Beauty Pantry was born!    

28) What kind of camera do you use for photographs?
Fuji FinePix S5700

29) How often do you clean your house?
As often as needed.

30) What is your favourite colour?
I don't have one.

31) Do you swear?
No, never.

32) What are you doing with the rest of your day?
It's almost midnight so... not much! ;)  


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