FBFF Q&A: Make me pretty!

04 Mar

Infinity scarf

My first every giveaway winner announced! Last week I promised that I would knit an infinity scarf identical to the one shown above to thank my followers for hanging around and returning. You guys make me so happy! So without further ado, I bring you the lucky winner:

We have our winner!

*** Mackenzie, looks like you got yourself a scarf! Come on down and claim it, little lady! ***

It’s Friday and time to talk about beauty. We each have our personal routines, in some cases we find it acceptable to spend a pretty penny on some items and in others we head to the local drugstore. You’re lookin’ good, what are your secrets? Here are mine:

FBFF: What’s your favorite drugstore make-up product and your favorite higher-end product?

FJ: Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Shimmers and Chanel eye-shadow. I also use Neutrogena eye make-up remover but prefer the Chanel one. The $20 difference keeps me using Neutrogena.

FBFF: Is there one type of product that is your go-to, that you can’t live without?

FJ: Burt’s Bees Lip balm. I love the pomegranate, mango and the new açai in addition to the original minty balm. I’ve been really lucky to have normal skin, it’s very low maintenance.

FBFF: What’s the best hair product you’ve ever used?

FJ: Hands down, Aveda and Kérastase. I’ve strayed and always return.

FBFF: Fess up, what’s the worst beauty look you’ve tried to rock and look back at now with a little shame or apprehension that you actually did that?

FJ: Oh the horror! Seriously? A tight perm when I was in high school. And that’s saying something because I had long hair, short hair, rocker hair, bi-level, (A.K.A. a mullet), bleached, red, maroon, blue-black but that perm takes home the Hair of Shame Medal of Honor. My best friend permed my hair for me.

FBFF: When it comes to beauty products, we all use the same basic products. What do you use that helps show off your personal flare and personality?

FJ: “Mermaid” Trucco eyeshadow. It’s two parts, one side is shimmery golden grassy green, the other is shimmery aqua. The company no longer exists and I’m going to be sad the day that I scrape the last dredges of eyeshadow from the container. It’s a wacky color but I only put it on my lower lid. I have big eyes and eyelids and for daily wear,  I find that it’s often overkill to wear eye-shadow all the way up the lid. I wear it almost every day but it feels just subtle enough to keep me from looking clownish.

Thank you Katy of Modly Chic for crafting these questions. Friend Friday is an opportunity for fashion and beauty bloggers to share their thoughts on a specific topic and read what others have to say on that same topic. For more information, check out Modly Chic and welcome to the wonderful world of blogging!


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  1. Lee Oliveira

    March 4, 2011 at 5:21 am

    Lovely scarf and congrats for the winner
    lee x

  2. Rose

    March 4, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Item A: I am jealous of Mackenzie. Again.
    Item B: I haven’t been commenting much lately, but it does not mean I am not reading! More that I am reading in between meetings, naps, and home improvement projects.
    Item C: Hahahahaha. I am glad I’m not the only one who approaches painting with the best of intentions…;)

  3. stephanie

    March 4, 2011 at 10:34 am

    I’ve never tried burts bee’s, though I have always wanted to. I am addicted to EOS lip balm though. It really healed my lips. Some seasons my lips really dry out, and I have to use vaseline, but when it would come off my lips would still feel so dry and cracked. With EOS it worked the first day :D ( I hate how I sound like an ad btw lol) but it really works, its 100% natural and smells AMAZING!

    However, I think I may still try Burt’s Bees =]
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    • Fabienne Jach

      March 7, 2011 at 10:29 pm

      I’m a big fan of natural products that work well, this one fits the bill. I love all the different flavors they have now.

  4. brett

    March 4, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    That eyeshadow sounds so cool
    Total bummer the company doesn’t exist anymore
    PS… I really wanted that scarf, but since we have been having such warm weather here I would not wear it until next year. LOL
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    • Fabienne Jach

      March 7, 2011 at 10:30 pm

      Who knows, by next year I’m bound to have another giveaway!

  5. Casee Marie

    March 4, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Love your answers! I’ve tried one lip shimmer from Burt’s Bees, but never their original balm. I should, though, because everyone seems to rave about it! I used to use Aveda products, too, they’ve always been a favorite brand. Oh, and I go for the cheaper Neutrogena remover, too – it does the job at a decent price!

    • Fabienne Jach

      March 7, 2011 at 10:31 pm

      The original is very tingly-minty, the other flavors are really nice, too. Not artificial smelling. Hope you like them!

  6. Ofelia

    March 4, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Another giveaway, Please!!! I love your scarfs!!!

    • Fabienne Jach

      March 7, 2011 at 10:32 pm

      I see that I’m going to have to have another one, maybe at 100 followers?


    March 5, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    Hahaha, I’d love to see photos of your crazy hair looks!

    Congrats to the scarf winner — I wouldn’t be opposed to you having another giveaway. ;)
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    • Fabienne Jach

      March 7, 2011 at 10:37 pm

      Careful what you wish for. I might have to put retrospective together someday!

  8. Mackenzie @ Whatever, Gatsby

    March 6, 2011 at 5:10 am

    say whaaaaaaat! i won?! pardon me while i do a happy dance! shall i just email you my address, deary?!
    oh my lordy, i’m so pumped!
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    • Fabienne Jach

      March 7, 2011 at 10:38 pm

      Yup, sending, sister! I’m halfway done with it!

  9. Cloud of Secrets

    March 6, 2011 at 9:01 am

    I was excited to see an ad for a new Burt’s Bee’s tinted lip balm in the April Lucky…it’s not shimmery, and it looks very smooth, shiny, and decently colored. Going to check my grocery store for it when I go next.

    I had a bad perm in middle school — well, the perm wasn’t bad, but my haircut beforehand had been too short, so I looked like I had old lady short, set hair for some months. It did grow out nicely to a thick wave, but those first several months were painful, especially as I had a chubby face.
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    • Fabienne Jach

      March 7, 2011 at 10:41 pm

      Nice! I think everyone got perms back then, and not all of them turned out!

  10. Fashnlvr

    March 7, 2011 at 8:44 am

    Yay Mackenzie! That is going to be a fabulous scarf I am sure you will enjoy!
    Funny to read we both shared the same beauty blunder!!
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    March 7, 2011 at 10:19 pm

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