Interview with Rachel from Silver Mess!!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Hey everyone! Today, I'm here with Rachel, previously from Random Rants by Rcubed, who is launching her new blog, Silver Mess! I was super excited when she invited me to be a part of her blog tour, and today we're having a conversation about beauty, fashion, and more! Keep reading to learn about our favorite products, outfit go-to's, and our style inspiration!!


What would you say that your personal style is like?

RACHEL: My own personal style is edgy, comfy, and sporty. I don't play a lot of sports, but sports clothes are usually the most comfortable, so you'll usually catch me lounging around in gym shorts and T-shirts. But when I want to dress up a little, I generally wear a lot of black-and-white. I also have these gray pumps from Tilly's that I LOVE and make me feel more businesslike. What about you, Grace?

GRACE ANNE: When I'm not wearing yoga pants (which, let's face it, I am probably 80% of the time...), my style is very girly and feminine. I love to wear dresses/skirts with tights and booties. At the same time though, I'm majorly into black because it just looks so sophisticated and chic! I also love jewelry, and may or may not possibly be a jewelry hoarder…

RACHEL: I love wearing black and white and gray! At the same time, though, I like to experiment with different things. Do you ever wear something different or unconventional just because you want to? Like one time I was getting ready for Homecoming and I decided to randomly throw on a black leather motorcycle jacket and I happened to like it and I ended up wearing it to Homecoming! Do you ever do things like that?

GRACE ANNE: Oh my goodness, I love that idea! I saw a picture of your Homecoming outfit, and it was fabulous. Sometimes the best outfits come from totally spur-of-the-moment choices! I love to just pull a random piece of clothing out of my closet, and then base the entire outfit around it. It's a great way to force yourself to get creative! Getting to be creative with my outfits is one of the reasons that I love fashion so much! When I was younger, my outfits were so colorful and a bit bizarre, but it was so much fun, like a constant game of dress-up. Some of those photos are totally cringe-worthy, though! When did you first start to get into fashion?

RACHEL: Haha, I got into it literally last month! I started noticing how much better I felt when I was wearing something nice, and it just made me more productive and made me feel more professional.
That's not to say that I don't lounge around in comfy clothes--I literally do that all the time--but I learned the value of looking nice. When did you get into style and fashion?

GRACE ANNE: Haha, wow! Clothes are so much fun, and a special outfit can totally change your outlook. I've honestly been into style and fashion for as long as I can remember. I've always loved clothes, and when I was little my sister and I would make whole games revolving around putting together "the perfect outfit", haha! So, do you like to experiment with hair and makeup along with clothes, or do you typically just stick with clothing?

RACHEL: That's so cool! When I was younger, for whatever reason, I thought it would be better for me to be a "tomboy." That kind of ended when I realized I wasn't coordinated at all (lol). I usually stick to clothing, mostly because regular makeup doesn't really adhere well to my facial structure. I have monolid, which basically means I have no eyelid crease, so when I apply makeup, it barely ever shows :( I've gotten more into it, however--I recently found a couple of mascaras that I've been trying out, and so far they're actually doing something to my thin, un-voluminous, short eyelashes! As for hair...I stink at that kind of stuff, mostly because I'm lazy. I usually just put it up in a ponytail or messy bun xD. Do you experiment with hair and makeup along with clothes? If so, what products do you use, or what's your routine?

GRACE ANNE: Haha! I think a lot of kids feel that way--they seem to be one on end of the spectrum or the other. Either they're tomboys or girly, there isn't always much in-between. That stinks about the eyeshadow :/ But new mascara is always a great thing!! What kind of mascara do you like to use? Haha, ponytails and messy buns seem to be my go-to hairstyles for school days. They're so easy, and cute. I love experimenting with hair and makeup! It's so much fun, and I always feel about a million times more put together when I put some makeup on. I tend to use a lot of stuff from ELF and Covergirl, because their products are really affordable, as well as being great quality. As far as hair goes, I don't usually have time to do anything fancy, but when I do, I love going crazy doing different types of curls and braids. My sister has the longest hair ever, so I love to experiment on her! I think that sometimes, hair and makeup can be easier to do on other people. Have you found that to be true, or do you think that it's easier to do on yourself?

RACHEL: I totally agree! I like making other people pretty and experimenting with things that I think will make them look good, but it's so hard when it comes to trying to look decent myself!
I started using the Maybelline (I think it's Maybelline) Falsies for mascara, and I like it! What do you use?

GRACE ANNE: I’ve been trying out a bunch of different mascaras lately, but my favorite would have to be the Maybelline Volum’ Express Colossal. It’s the best mascara that I’ve been able to find! I may have to try the Falsies though, that’s one that I haven’t used yet. Is Maybelline your favorite makeup brand?

RACHEL: I’m not quite well-versed enough in makeup to consider it my favorite brand, but really it’s just a mascara that someone recommended to me. I also am using a Stila eyeshadow palette that’s doing really well, considering my eye shape, and I also use the Urban Decay primer potion to make sure the eyeshadow stays on my eyes. What other makeup do you use?

GRACE ANNE: Oh, okay! I haven’t tried Stila yet, although I’ve heard that they have good makeup. I haven’t tried UD’s primer either, although I’ve heard from multiple people that it’s crazy good. Gosh, let’s see- I’m a bit of a makeup hoarder haha. I use ELF products for my eyebrows, face mist, and setting powder- their stuff is great quality for a really low price. I also use UD’s Naked 3 palette for my eyes, and I’ve been using Covergirl Tru Blend foundation, although I want to try a different one soon- it’s a little too dark for me. It’s kind of pathetic when I can’t even wear the ivory foundation, haha! Do you ever have trouble picking out color palettes/makeup shades to match your skin tone?

RACHEL: Wow, you seem so much more advanced in that area than I am! I don't use foundation, so I don't really worry about matching my skin tone. My grandma got me some BB cream a couple of Christmases ago, so I use that occasionally...but other than that, I don't use much skin product.

I should probably go before your readers get bored with my makeup struggles! This has been really fun--thanks so much for having me!

GRACE: I’m so glad that you could stop by! This has been fun. Everyone, go check out Rachel’s new blog over at Silver Mess!


Also, in celebration of her new blog, Rachel is hosting a giveaway! You can check it out over at her blog, or I have the Rafflecopter link right here for you to use:)


Goodness, this has been fun! Now it's back to life for me. I haven't posted a ton the past few days (sorry about that!), but expect some new posts coming shortly!!


  1. Yay! Thanks so much for having me!

    I don't really know things about makeup XD I usually just wear mascara and occasionally eyeliner. BB cream happens rarely haha. but my clothing style is usually casual and comfy and YES, black and gray are staples.

      Haha! You're so gorgeous though you don't even need it haha. And YES, black and gray are life.


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