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Follower Interview with the bubbly, articulate, and ever-helpful Miranda of slashedbeauty.com!

I sent this cute budget-beauty guru a list of questions so she could tell us more about things like some of her favorite beauty products, her beauty icons, and why she got the idea to start her site and video channel. 

If you love beauty products but are constantly on a budget (in this day and age, how many of us aren’t) be sure to check out her channel and site!

TAG: What would you wear if you were…

I was inspired by a funny tag in the perfume blogosphere and decided to adapt it a little and ask all of you for submissions for me to put up here.

Side note: It took me 2 days to really think it through and come up with my choices, and while the makeup I chose was VERY varied, 3 out of the 4 scents I picked came (completely unintentionally) from the Thierry Mugler line. 

Simply start with a short intro of yourself, then list the questions with your answers below!

What makeup (and/or perfume) would you wear if you were:

1. At your coronation as Queen of the World

C: Honestly, I would probably douse myself in graphic black and gold ALL OVER, a la Patricia Valesquez in The Mummy. Gold is primal, and alluring, but too much of it can kill you.

Of course, I might need to work out for months for that physique. (Then again, if I’m Queen of the World, the world will just need to bl$#@y put up with me as I am, won’t it?)

Scent: Thierry Mugler Alien. This is not my favorite perfume, but it’s certainly my most complimented one. It smells like a dark, rich hybrid-jasmine fused with some strange alien bloom from another planet. There’s a reason Christopher Sheldrake describes jasmine as a flower with “cleavage”. It’s enveloping, and trails behind you in a quiet but absolutely REGAL fashion. (Beware if you don’t like jasmine.)

Photo from: tutorialchip.com

2. An evil mermaid or siren, pulling men to their deaths in the ocean’s depths

C: Super-simple barely-there makeup with dark brows, full dark lashes, and flushed lips (all the better to contrast oh-so-beautiful against that slight gleam of ivory fangs). I might coat my body with translucent micro-glitter as well; just for my own viewing pleasure more than for anything else.

Scent: Womanity by Thierry Mugler. This scent has been likened to many things (including feminine “secretions”), which probably adds to its alien-ness and seductive edge. What I love is that it mixes a semblance of sweet normality (juicy figs) with a ozonic, sea-salt accord which smells electric and vaguely dangerous.

3. A revered witch or priestess

C: I would dearly love to surround myself with black feathers (barring any harm caused to poor Ravens of course) like the magnificent Charlize Theron in Snow White and the Huntsman. As an aside, I think she completely stole the show, and poor Kristen Stewart looked woefully inadequate beside her as a wan, frowny, gawky princess. (But that’s just my opinion.)

I would definitely go with dark, smoky eyes AND dark lips just for dramatic effect. Smoky eyes pull people in, but remind them that you’re still slightly dangerous. 

Scent: Something dark, slightly odd, and seductive as a vampire. Vintage Hypnotic Poison, with its buttery, woody, metallic tang.

4. A post-apocalyptic heroine/survivor (You’ve lost family, friends, home, everything you love, and soon you might lose your life as well. What would you wear at this point as a reminder of all the best moments in your life?)

c: I would probably only wear lipstick. What better makeup item to epitomise feminine pride and defiance? Eye makeup is very much designed to draw people in and capture their gaze and attention. Strong lipstick on the other hand, is a dramatic prop that holds people at arms’ length and says “look, but don’t get close”.

I’m wavering between a classic true red and an electric hot pink. (Maybe I’ll wear one on each side of my mouth. Who’s there to laugh anyway?) 

Scent: Angel. One of the first scents I really splurged on as a poor student almost a decade ago. Plus, it’s the ONLY long-time favorite of mine that has not be reformulated in the last decade. I consider it a “beautiful monstrosity” that fills rooms, trails for miles, and strikes ALL the wrong nerves for tons of people.

But that’s why it appeals to my rebellious side. (Trust me, if you grew up in Asia, you’ll know “normal” people don’t wear Thierry Mugler’s Angel. They wear Bvlgari au The Blanc, Elizabeth Arden Green Tea, Clinique Happy, and all the watery, cottony “L’eau”s and “Eau”s from Issey Miyake.) 

If I need to go out with a bang (or gas a roomful of Alien invaders), what better with than Angel?

Photo from thierrymugler.com

Let me know what your choices are; the shades, brands, colors, smells that you would choose. I’d love to know!

Makeupbox Follower Interview Session: 
Itscalledstylebaby
Hey everyone! I’m Rebecca and I reside in sunny Long Beach, California! I am a student, bartender, server, stylist and blogger (It’s called STYLE, baby.) Above all, I am an artist. Fashion elements are my tools and the human body is my canvas. I have a passion for painting, dressing and styling to create walking masterpieces.
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1. What/who inspires you, style- and/or beauty-wise?
My number one style AND beauty icon is the incredible, Gwen Stefani. Not only is she extremely successful in all of her endeavors, but she is always absolutely stunning. Being a fan of Gwen for years, I’ve seen her signature style sprout and continue to flourish through out her years. She does what she wants, not what everyone else is doing and she does it with confidence, poise, and class. She is a magnificent role model, style and beauty icon.
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2. What was the very first beauty product you remember buying yourself?
If anyone remembers the Jane cosmetics brand, I was a loyal and regular buyer of their nail polish. It was really the only beauty product I could get away with at 10.
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3. What’s your favorite high-end beauty brand and why?
I love MAC for their eye shadows, due to the wide range of fun and bold colors and they also make an amazing lip glass, which is this super shimmery gloss that makes any girl’s lips say WOW. I also appreciate the MAC recycle program, where you can exchange old, empty containers for a new lipstick.
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4.What’s your favorite drugstore/low-end beauty brand and why?
My number one liquid eye liner has got to be L’Oreal’s Carbon Black Lineur Intense felt tip eyeliner. I’ve tried numerous liquid eye liners, from high end to low end, and I find that this is my go-to product. It glides on smooth, stays on all day and is easy to use with the felt tip applicator.
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5. Do you have a favorite scent?
I don’t actually have a favorite, but lately I’ve spritzed on Bombshell from Victoria’s Secret. I love the light citrus smell and it remains fragrant for long periods of time.
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6. Name one imperfection of yours that you like, and why!
I have a small gap in my teeth. In the middle east, they say it’s good luck to have a gap in your front teeth. What do you know… I’m one very lucky girl.
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7. What defines “Beauty” to you?
Beauty is an art. If you think about art, you’ll find that art comes in thousands of different forms, shapes, sizes and colors; much like beauty. I am also a firm believer that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” because we ALL view the world differently.
Thank you so much for the opportunity to interview, and for your readers please follow my tumblr!
-Rebecca Renee
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Candice: I’ve decided I’ll go around “spotting” interesting blogs and people to feature! It’s not a hard-and-fast rule, but things like having plenty of original content and or a great personality tend to catch my eye, because I think we can all appreciate and learn from others!
Since this is a makeup blog, my interview questions will typically be centered around beauty of course, but hopefully it extends to more than just that, and you can let your personalities show in your answers. 
DO: compile some of your best content or images in a single-post submission or photo-reply to Interview posts with something original you did. If I like what I see, I’ll be dropping you a message! ;-)
DON’T: Spam my message box with tons of repeat messages and submissions in order to get featured. It doesn’t do anything except fill my Message box with spam and stop me from getting to the genuine questions and messages from other readers. 

Makeupbox Follower Interview Session:

Itscalledstylebaby

Hey everyone! I’m Rebecca and I reside in sunny Long Beach, California! I am a student, bartender, server, stylist and blogger (It’s called STYLE, baby.) Above all, I am an artist. Fashion elements are my tools and the human body is my canvas. I have a passion for painting, dressing and styling to create walking masterpieces.

1. What/who inspires you, style- and/or beauty-wise?

My number one style AND beauty icon is the incredible, Gwen Stefani. Not only is she extremely successful in all of her endeavors, but she is always absolutely stunning. Being a fan of Gwen for years, I’ve seen her signature style sprout and continue to flourish through out her years. She does what she wants, not what everyone else is doing and she does it with confidence, poise, and class. She is a magnificent role model, style and beauty icon.

2. What was the very first beauty product you remember buying yourself?

If anyone remembers the Jane cosmetics brand, I was a loyal and regular buyer of their nail polish. It was really the only beauty product I could get away with at 10.

3. What’s your favorite high-end beauty brand and why?

I love MAC for their eye shadows, due to the wide range of fun and bold colors and they also make an amazing lip glass, which is this super shimmery gloss that makes any girl’s lips say WOW. I also appreciate the MAC recycle program, where you can exchange old, empty containers for a new lipstick.

4.What’s your favorite drugstore/low-end beauty brand and why?

My number one liquid eye liner has got to be L’Oreal’s Carbon Black Lineur Intense felt tip eyeliner. I’ve tried numerous liquid eye liners, from high end to low end, and I find that this is my go-to product. It glides on smooth, stays on all day and is easy to use with the felt tip applicator.

5. Do you have a favorite scent?

I don’t actually have a favorite, but lately I’ve spritzed on Bombshell from Victoria’s Secret. I love the light citrus smell and it remains fragrant for long periods of time.

6. Name one imperfection of yours that you like, and why!

I have a small gap in my teeth. In the middle east, they say it’s good luck to have a gap in your front teeth. What do you know… I’m one very lucky girl.

7. What defines “Beauty” to you?

Beauty is an art. If you think about art, you’ll find that art comes in thousands of different forms, shapes, sizes and colors; much like beauty. I am also a firm believer that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” because we ALL view the world differently.

Thank you so much for the opportunity to interview, and for your readers please follow my tumblr!

-Rebecca Renee

Candice: I’ve decided I’ll go around “spotting” interesting blogs and people to feature! It’s not a hard-and-fast rule, but things like having plenty of original content and or a great personality tend to catch my eye, because I think we can all appreciate and learn from others!

Since this is a makeup blog, my interview questions will typically be centered around beauty of course, but hopefully it extends to more than just that, and you can let your personalities show in your answers. 

  • DO: compile some of your best content or images in a single-post submission or photo-reply to Interview posts with something original you did. If I like what I see, I’ll be dropping you a message! ;-)
  • DON’T: Spam my message box with tons of repeat messages and submissions in order to get featured. It doesn’t do anything except fill my Message box with spam and stop me from getting to the genuine questions and messages from other readers. 

Follower Interview: 10 Things About whenhesaidhelovedme

My names vanessa I’m 22 and I’m a nursing student but my true passion in beauty. If the nursing thing doesn’t work out I’m going to pursue a career in cosmetology. 


1. How would you describe your makeup style?

Hmm. I love winged eyeliner, smokey eye, and a neutral lip.  I also love red lipstick and classic pin-up style makeup. 


2. Lipstick or Lipgloss? Mascara or False Eyelashes?

Lipstick definitely because it lasts longer than lipgloss and looks better. Mascara because i like the more natural look.

3. You are late for a hot date and you have not done your face. You have space for only 3 items in your purse and these are…

 Mascara, lip gloss, and blush.


4. What is your biggest beauty challenge/ hurdle?

My biggest challenge is making my eyebrows look even.  my eyebrows grow uneven and i have to shape them a certain way and use brow liner or powder to make them look even.

5. What beauty product do you have way too many of?

First off you could never have too many of any makeup product but I guess you could say I have alot of eyeshadows. I love eyeshadows because when doing my makeup my favorite part of the process is making my eyes pop.


6. What are your beauty pet peeves? (List 1-3)

1. Too much foundation.  When girls cake on the foundation it just looks trashy and fake.

2. Too much blush. Too much blush makes you look like a clown. That’s why when using a bright blush you have to make sure you blend it well enough

3. Clumpy lashes.


7. Who is/are your favorite beauty icon(s)?

Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Beyonce and Katy Perry are some of my favs but I also love the classic look of Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Ava Gardner.

8. What beauty product do you regret buying in the past half year?

Revlon’s Double Twist mascara cost me 8.99 and it was the worst purchase I’ve ever made. You would think it would be a good idea to combine plastic bristles with traditional bristles for a mascara wand but it’s horrible. The formula clumps and the wand is awkward to use.

9. What (1-3) items is/are on your current Beauty Wishlist?

Hmm….I’m loving the Mac Viva Glam Nicki lip stick and want it so bad. Also I’ve had my eye on Anastasia 6-Element Essential Brow Kit for a while but it’s a bit pricey.


10. If you were an animal/creature, you would probably be a…

Tiger. They are such beautful creatures. Also I’ve always been told i have cat eyes and tigers are my fav kind of kitty haha.

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