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Another week, another Bloggers Talk Beauty! For those who don’t know, this is my weekly feature where bloggers of any genre, tell us about their favourite beauty products.

This week we’re talking to the lovely Alice from from One & The Same.

Alice Gorman

Tell us a bit about your blog.

I started blogging about 5 years ago as a part of my course at uni and sporadically kept it up for my portfolio. In my final year I got into writing for online mags and student publications and posted my pieces on my blog which were quite popular. Once I graduated I started having more of a go at it but life got in the way and I did neglect it. I picked it up again a few months ago and have fallen back in love with it and been loving getting involved with the blogging community on Twitter!

Oh, and my blog is mainly lifestyle/beauty/food and occasionally fashion!

Do you have a morning skincare routine? If so, what is it?

Every morning without fail I lather myself in Clarins face cream. I alternative between Clarins Hydraquench and Clarins Multiactive Day Cream for Dry Skin. I have been using them for years and years as they are the only moisturisers I have tried that smooth and soothe my very dry/tight face. I have controlled eczema so moisturising is very important to me (and my face!)

Do you have an evening skincare routine? If so, what is it?

If I have been wearing make up through the day I always make sure I have taken this off before I repeat my morning routine. Nothing swanky; simple face wipe and tons of Clarins!

What make up item can you not leave the house without wearing?

Top of this list would most likely be bronzer. I am in no way scared of showing people my un-made up face but the first thing I think to myself when I see myself without make up is ‘WHY ARE YOU SO PALE!!!!’

What are your favourite skincare brands and why?

My favourite skin care brand is, you’ve guessed it – Clarins! I have tried so many other brands but always come back to my fave. Although it is pricey and I wince every time I buy it, another would have to be so super special to take it’s place!

What are your favourite cosmetic brands and why?

I don’t really have an absolute FAVOURITE brand because I like so many for different reasons. If I was to choose an overall favourite it would probably be MAC but my all time favourite mascara is made by Dior and should they ever discontinue it my life would be over.

Do you have a holy grail item? One that you simply cannot be without? Why is it so special?

As I just mentioned my absolute holy grail item is my Diorshow Iconic mascara. It is the best mascara by miles that I have tried and I have tried hundreds! It is pretty pricey but when you consider how good it is and how long it will last it is worth it. I totally recommend it to anyone who listens!

I’m always looking for new blogs to check out, so please recommend one of your favourites!

I love Hannah Gale’s blog and have really enjoyed watching her develop over the years. Also love bigfashionista.com, her posts always make me laugh and theskinnedcartree.co.uk is so informative; I’ve found so many helpful posts on there! Too many to mention – I love cruising through Twitter and finding more to read!

Thanks for taking part Alice, I love Clarins so I totally agree with your faves but I have to try that mascara now…I might have to save up! I’m also really pale so I feel your pain on that one! Everyone else, go give her a follow here.

If you’re a blogger of any genre, and you’d like to take part, then all you need to do is fill in this form, and email me a photo you’d like me to use! I look forward to hearing from you!

16 responses to “Bloggers Talk Beauty – One & The Same”

  1. Elizabeth says:

    At first glance I thought this was a photo of Angelina Jolie! Loving her natural look and simple advice for skincare. 🙂

  2. Laura says:

    Great interview. She’s mentioned a couple of my favourite bloggers as her favourites too-awesome taste!

  3. Rachel says:

    I am often asked why I am so pale too, I just say I am British x

  4. Jessica says:

    I love blogger interviews, it’s always a great way of finding new bloggers and getting to know them 🙂

  5. Liz Mays says:

    Now I’m wondering why in the world I’ve never tried using bronzer. It’s such a logical, simple thing to do.

  6. Deanna says:

    I’m going to go read her blog! It sounds wonderful, I’ve never tried clarions but i’ve always wanted to. I might pick up their cleanser after reading her rave about it

  7. I agree on using bronzer. just discovered it and it definitely gives a bit of a glow to my winter skin!

  8. I dont have a fav skincare brand either. I think i just try different things but never stick to one treatment.


  9. I really enjoy reading interviews with other bloggers!

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