I just wanted to apologize for my lack of posts lately. I was in the states, then when I returned home I got EXTREMELY sick and I'm still trying to fight that off. because of that I haven't been wearing much makeup at all, and infact haven't put anything on my face in multiple days. I am uploading a backlog of videos though, so check out my youtube!

My Nail Polish Collection!

This is going to be an extremely picture heavy post. After spending most of my Sunday swatching and photographing my ENTIRE nailpolish collection, I first have photos of the polishes. I grouped them by brand, with the leftovers all photographed together. You guys have seen all my Models Own collection, so I won't include those photos again.


NARS Galion and Night Rider


Zoya Jo, Julieanne, Lolly, Dovima, Pandora

to see the rest of my collection, click the jump!

30 Days of Questions- more catch ups :)

so, since I was without internet during my entire trip (both a blessing and a curse) I am going to take some time and catch up on the questions.

6. Do you like/wear false lashes? If yes, strip or individual?
I actually recently got really into false lashes. I had always admired the lines of beauties, and wore them quite a few times to school dances, always expertly applied by a MUA. I included a picture below of my favorite pair, a lovely feathered pair by Makeup Forever. After being terrified for as long as I could remember, I finally got the hang of it, and wear them quite often. My favorites are Shu Uemura Smokey Layers, MAC 1 and 20. 


7. Favourite eye shadow color?
If I was to choose a single color, to use for the rest of my life, MAC Grand Entrance. Its the absolutely perfect shimmering champagne color that I just adore and have used up an entire pan of :) 

8. What's your favourite daytime look?
It varies every day! Right now I'm really enjoying MAC Sumptuous Olive, Bronze, and Humid with Pearlglide Intense Liner in Lord It Up, Benefit's They're Real Mascara,  a little MAC Warm Soul Blush and a tad of Chanel Glossimer in 86

9. Picture of your makeup collection? (I'm skipping this for now, pictures to come)

10. Favourite makeup brush?
Right now? My Sigma F80. I have sung its praises multiple times and it makes putting on foundations a breeze. I also love the F84 and use it for my thicker BB creams. 

11. Do you like wearing bronzer?
I have long subscribed to the cult of NARS Laguna, and I own quite a few others (MAC Golden, Hoola, and a couple drug stores) 

I will try and keep up with these :) 


Awful blogger... and an Update!

So, I am back from vacation, (where I had extremely little to NO internet) and thought that I would show a Fall FOTD.

I took all my makeup with me, but found myself using only my Becca Luminous skin tint, a little mascara,  and Becca Beach Tint on my lips and cheeks.

On my youtube over the next couple of weeks I am going to be doing a top 5 series. So far I have my 5 favorite blushes, cream blushes, eyeshadows, cream shadows, foundation, eye palettes, concealers, lipsticks and lip glosses. I figured it would be a fun little series to do :)

in other news: here is my FOTD. I will film a tutorial on it hopefully tomorrow.



30 Questions in 30 Days- Catch Up!

So, unexplained illness, paired with sleeping nearly all day has led to me not being as good about posting, so I thought I would do a catch up post :) so here are questions 2-5

2. How did you learn to put on makeup?
I started by watching my mom, who has always been as interested in makeup as I am. My good friend Lindy, who is an unbelievable makeup artist and one of my role models played an insurmountable role in not only my skills in applying makeup, but also my love of makeup. 

3. Favourite brand?
I feel as if my taste in makeup is slowly evolving, where a year ago it would have been MAC hands down, I find myself being much more drawn to Guerlain and Chanel, although my love for Laura Mercier started young. If I had to pick one brand, to use exclusively, I would say Guerlain, because I love all parts of the brand, with Chanel coming in right behind. 

4. Do you like wearing foundation? If so, what's your color and favourite?
I love wearing foundation! I would say my favorites are Laura Mercier Moisturizing Foundation in Warm Ivory, Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua in a custom mix of BR10 and BR40, Estee Lauder Double Wear Light in Shade 1

I have very odd coloring to my skin. I am technically pink based (I wear MAC NW shades) but since I have so much redness from being so pale and having dry skin, I like to wear more neutral to warm shades to cancel that out and match my neck, which is definitely more warm. 

 5. Favourite lipstick, lip gloss and lip liner?
If I had to pick one of each: Guerlain Kiss Kiss Rose Ingenue 573, Chanel Glossimer in Meteore #128, NYX lip liner in Pale Pink 

so there you have it! I will try to get back on schedule with these, and I'm going to try and get everything ready to auto post as I will be on the beautiful Island of Crete, Greece next week :)


Lipstick Tag!

This is originally from Beauty's Bad Habit here but I thought it would be great because I have a huge obsession with lip products. Check back tomorrow for the my answers regarding lipgloss!

How many lipsticks do you have?
138 (this is definitely about 10 times more than I need)

What was the first ever lipstick you bought?
I'm fairly sure it was a very light pink Estee Lauder 

What is your newest lipstick?
The Models Own from my recent haul

What is your favourite lipstick brand?
I would have to say Guerlain, because the packaging and quality is unbeatable, followed by YSL, and MAC

Favourite pink?
NARS Carthage, YSL Rouge Volupte 27, MAC Angel and Creme D'Nude, Tom Ford Pink Dusk

Favourite nude?
Guerlian Kiss Kiss in Rose Ingenue or Tom Ford in Blush Nude

Favourite peach/ coral?
Tom Ford True Coral, MAC Ever Hip, 
YSL Rouge Volupte 13 and 26, MAC Sheen Supreme Gotta Dash!

Favourite red?
NARS Jungle Red lip liner for a matte lip, or with a little balm over the top! 

Favourite unusual shade?
Probably MAC Black Knight, or Fashion Mews/ Lavender Whip

Favourite dark shade?
MAC Media, Guerlain Gigilo, NARS Volga Pure Matte-- how could I pick one?

Favourite texture/ finish?
Right now? Glossy sheer mositursing, although I love a good, longwearing creamy matte come fall and winter. I tend to stray away from glitter, although that was not always the case.  

 Other favourites?

Guerlain Rouge Automatique 140, MAC Beigeland, MAC Freshbrew, MAC Love Dust, Guerlain Rouge G Gemma, YSL Pure Shines in general, MAC Blooming Lovely (can you tell I love me some lipstick)

like I said, check back tomorrow for the same survey, lipgloss addition! I will also try and photograph and swatch all the lipsticks mentioned!

also- I PROMISE MO nail swatches are coming, its just quite a HUGE undertaking!

xx theblondeandthebeauty

*Giveaway* 10 Models Own Polishes of your choice!

OK- so in order to be eligible you must leave your comment on the VIDEO below.

here are the rules:

*open worldwide except where nail polish is not allowed to be imported*

1. subscribe to my youtube channel!
2, follow my blog and let me know what you follow under in the comments on the VIDEO
3. Tell me in the comments which 9 polishes you would like to receive

you have until October 9th to enter!

Polishes to choose from:

Purple Haze, Scarlet Sparkle, Silver Fox, Magenta Pearl, Gold Rush, Slate Grey, Lemon Meringue, Top Turquoise, Betty Blue, Purple Grey, Becca's Brown, Gold Digger

good luck to everyone! Here is a picture of the polishes up for grabs!