Introducing Beauty Besties!

Wednesday, 27 May 2015


Welcome to Beauty Besties a new feature whereby myself and the lovely Kerrie of Pish Posh and Polish will be bringing you weekly posts all about beauty! Each week will have a new theme, and we will each write a post to go along with that theme so you will get two different perspectives on the same point.



Alyssia's Profile:

When I started blogging I ran a nail blog called Rose Tint My Nails, and that is how I met Kerrie! After starting Alyssiarose I decided to give up my nail blog and focus on a blog more about my lifestyle, with a bit of beauty thrown in. I have always been obsessed with beauty and when I was a teenager I would spend hours and hours watching Youtube makeup tutorials, and I still do even now. This year I finally got around to training as a makeup artist, something I have wanted to do since graduating university a couple of years ago, and now I am finally starting down the path to become a TV and Film makeup artist. With all that in mind I thought it was about time that I started blogging about beauty more!

1. What is your Skintype?

I always used to think that I was combination, but more recently I have noticed that my skin is much more oily than combination, especially around my T-zone.

2. What is your must have beauty product?

Whenever I wear makeup I HAVE to wear eyeliner. I literally cannot wear a look without some form of eyeliner. I’m a massive fan of a cat eye, and I find the best way to achieve that is with a felt eyeliner pen. At the moment I am using a double ended one from Makeup Revolution and it saves me so much time!

3. If you were stranded on an island and could only use either foundation or mascara, which would you pick and why?

Mascara hands down, because my eyes are my best feature and they would be lost without luscious lashes to frame them.

4. Favourite High End brand VS Fav Drugstore brand?

My Favourite ‘high end’ brand is probably Benefit, and not just because I work for them either. Their products really work, and the package is fun and bright. I think overall the best thing about Benefit is they don’t have a million products that all do the same thing, they find something that works, and stick to it. My favourite drugstore brand is a bit of a tough one, for price it would have to be Makeup Revolution, as you can’t beat them on price, and you still get a decent quality product. However if I were to pick based on quality alone, I would probably say Bourjous. Though I only own 3 Bourjous products, which are all lipsticks, they are by far my favourite of any I own. I will be expanding my Bourjous collection very soon!

5. Favourite Mascara?

At the minute I am obsessed with Benefit’s Roller Lash, and I was before I even started working for Benefit! I got the mini tester with Elle Magazine in February and ever since I got it I have been unable to put it down. I have really long lashes, but they are pin straight, and I find it so hard to give them curl and volume, but somehow roller lash seems to work for me. The brush has these little hooks that grab your lashes, and you don’t have to wiggle it through your lashes for good results, you simply roll it up and it curls your lashes. I honestly can’t ever see myself using another mascara, I am that obsessed with it.



Kerrie's Profile:

Hi there! My name is Kerrie and I blog over at PishPosh and Polish. While at University I started my blog to document my rising interests in beauty. Quickly this became a nail polish blog as I became obsessed! Luckily there happened to be a girl in my hometown who shared this obsession- my dear friend Alyssia! I now work at Boots, working as you can guess in the beauty department! Over the last 6 months my blog has started to focus again on the wider aspects of beauty and makeup again. But there are still plenty of nail photos too!

1. What is your Skintype?

My skin is very oily and I have constant battles with it. I have struggled over the last few years to find my dream routine and product but I might finally be there.

2. What is your must have beauty product?

Eyeliner! I use a Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof eyeliner and love it! I have about five of these. I feel I don't look awake with a quick bit of liner! A close second for me is lipstick though.

3. If you were stranded on an island and could only use either foundation or mascara, which would you pick and why?

Foundation for sure! My skin is in quite a bad state after battling with oily skin and hormonal acne and I get quite self conscious about it. Although if I was on a stranded island this might not be as much of an issue!

4. Favourite High End brand VS Fav Drugstore brand?

I do love a bit of Estee Lauder. Oh and MAC! Their lipsticks are magical. As for budget brands I really like  Makeup Revolution and I find for the ultra cheap price Natural Collection is really great too! I like the fact that they are all natural which is something that a lot of higher end brands can't boast about.

5. Favourite Mascara?


They're Real by Benefit really separates my lashes and lasts all day. I wanted to love Roller Lash but for me it just didn't look as good. Most days I don't wear mascara as I have naturally dark lashes and I am too lazy, espically if I have to go to work. This is something I should start to improve on. 
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