Beauty tips: a quick catch-up with Michelle from Eat Paint Sniff Glue

Eco Tools Moisture Cotton GlovesToday we have recent birthday girl Michelle generously answering our ever nosy and plentiful questions about her skin and hair routine. We’re not just delighted to take a closer peek at her habits and favourite products, she made us belly-laugh and deserves a special mention for using the words ‘glad-wrap’ and ‘sensual vision’ in the same sentence.

Read on to find out what Michelle likes and does at the moment, but brace yourselves first – this is a fun-filled post!

Name: Michelle
Blog & Age: 1 year,
Skin Type: Combination, sensitive, ravaged by hormonal acne (I have PCOS).
Hair Type: Thick, dry with a natural wave.
(Oh dear, this doesn’t paint a very attractive picture, does it?)

What products do you enjoy blogging about the most?
Lipstick. My preference for darker, matte colours means I spend a lot of time going about my life with post-swatch arm staining.

A couple of favourites you’re using on your skin at the moment?
After some trials, tribulations and eruptions of ugly, I have hit my skin-care stride. I’ve learned that ‘cult favourite’ status does not mean I have to perservere with a product my skin doesn’t like (here’s to you, Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant).

Finding products to treat hormonal cystic acne without irritating non-problematic areas is extremely difficult. I’ve disovered Mario Badescu Drying Lotion and Drying Mask used in conjunction with Buffering Lotion can be used only on problem areas as my anti-acne A-Team.

Also, alternating my Clarisonic Mia with Alpha-H Liquid Gold with Glycolic Acid has changed my skin dramatically.

And on your hair?
The inordinate amount of time spent on makeup and skincare means my hair is fairly neglected. I don’t use any heat styling or drying on my mop and am generally unfussed with what I shampoo it with. The only staples in tending to my locks are NAK Aroma Argan Oil, my recently acquired Tangle Teezer (awesome for thick, matted hair) and the occasional coconut oil treatment in which I slather my hair scalp to tip in coconut oil, wrap my head in a glad-wrap turban and sleep on it.

How do you help your skin / hair transition into the colder seasons?
Come Autumn, I am that terrifying cliche of a woman who goes to bed in a body butter cacoon (I am loving The Body Shop Moringa Body Butter) wearing Ecotools Moisture gloves and socks. When treating my hair with coconut oil, my boyfriend is treated to the sensual vision of my glad-wrapped head.

A good lip balm is a lifesaver when the weather turns cold, my picks have been my Korres Lip Butters in Quince and Mango.

Is there one product you absolutely can’t live without?
My Inglot 10-pan Eyeshadow Freedom System (which I’ve recently updated); I use it every single day and not a single eyeshadow I’ve tried since has come close to the quality.

What’s on your radar to try next?
Lancome Hypnose Drama mascara and NARS Doucer blush.
Wow, this interview has given me plenty of ideas on future posts… (:

Thanks so much Michelle!

Michelle from Eat Paint Sniff GlueMichelle is the dark-haired beauty and lipstick-enthusiast behind Eat Paint Sniff Glue, a little gem of a blog that simply is a pleasure to read. Her posts are more like conversations where wit and personality meet informative and helpful tips. Michelle also takes beautiful photographs and is new mum to a sweet tuxedo kitten named Potato. You can also find her on Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter and Hellocotton.

(Images from here and here)