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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Special Anniversary Reader Interview Series: Get To Know Waymire01

In honor of the five year anniversary of Nouveau Cheap, I'm interviewing fifteen readers in this very special series, as my way of saying thanks for your support (to read more about this interview series, including how the readers were selected, click here).

All of the readers who were interviewed for this series were given the same ten questions, and they were asked to submit a picture of themselves, their pet, their makeup stash, or anything else they felt like sharing.

The eleventh interview in this series is with reader Waymire01. Take it away, Waymire01!

One of six equine rescues who found a home on Waymire01's urban farm

G: How long have you been a fan of drugstore beauty products?

Waymire01:  I've been a fan of drugstore beauty products for over 25 years, although I did not get serious about it until about five years ago. I bought my first high end product three years ago.. and I prefer drugstore most of the time.

G: What was the first beauty product that you remember purchasing?

Waymire01The first beauty product I can remember buying was a frosty blue eyeshadow trio from Cover was 1988, what can I say?

G: What are your five can't-live-without drugstore beauty products?

Waymire01: I only get five HG drugstore products?!?  Then these are ones that have no substitute.. total HG. Milk of Magnesia (does that count?), Covergirl Outlast 3 in 1 Foundation, Avalon Organics Vitamin C Toner, Black Opal Invisible Oil Blocking Powder (pressed), and Revlon Brow Fantasy (the gel). [MoM definitely counts--I know a lot of readers can't live without using it for oil-control!--G.]

G: Tell us your best "drugstore score" story (something you got for a great deal on clearance and/or with coupons, store rewards, etc.).

Waymire01You know, I don't buy for deals very often anymore. My collection is so large that I have gotten a LOT more selective these days. I do like to wait for a sale to buy (especially if it's an item, like a shadow collection, that I want several of), but if it's new or especially LE I will just buy it at full price unless it happens to be on sale at the time. I've done some amazing things in the past.. I recall one CVS winter clearance where I bought $130 worth of products for $25...but I really try not to do that anymore.  I've also gotten obsessive about returning items unless I love them.

G: What's your go-to shade of lip color?

Waymire01: My go-to shade of lipcolor is a warm neutral, and it has to be a long wear formula. I don't have the patience for formulas that wear off within a couple of hours and I have a problem with ones that transfer onto everything your lips touch.. kind of like some people do with "double dipping", it's just icky. One of my favorites right now is the Rimmel Color Rush balm in Not an Illusion. That said I have no problem wearing a bright or dark lip, and I tend to choose my lip color based on my outfit or mood and never wear the same color twice in a row vs. going for the "comfort" color.

G: What's the one movie you can always re-watch, no matter how many times you've seen it?

Waymire01:   I tend not to re-watch movies very often, and if I do it's years later...but one that sticks in my mind is Ghostbusters.. I still laugh at all the jokes and the effects are still great even after all these years. Now if we talk TV shows I've watched Lost five times...and Skins (UK) several times as well.

G: What's your current favorite TV show?

Waymire01: Current favorite TV shows are Shameless (US), Black Sails, and The Blacklist. I'm eagerly awaiting the return of Game of Thrones and Dr. Who. [Waymire01 submitted her interview answers back in March--G.]

G: What was the last book you read?

Waymire01:  Currently reading Never Let me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, before that reread the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward in preparation for the new book coming out next month.

G: If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?

Waymire01: If I could have any job in the world.. not sure if this counts as a job but I would buy a couple hundred acres and open an equine rescue..,no horse turned away.  I've done independent equine rescue on and off for ten years, over 80 horses have passed through my barn. Space and money are always an issue though, and I've only been able to save four in the last few years due to restrictions in both. I currently own six that are all rescues.

G: Tell us a bit about your hobbies, what you like to do in your spare time, or anything you're very passionate about!

Waymire01: I have a small urban farm with horses, goats, chickens. We also have way too many pets including eight aquariums, a koi pond, six cats (all rescues), an african grey parrot, a dozen or so zebra finches, two turtles, and three geckos. I enjoy movies, TV shows (although I never watch actual TV), casual gaming, YouTube, reading, art, and of course makeup. I think for me the makeup was a combination of growing older and refusing to do it without a fight, and the artistic side. For me it really is "painting your face".

Thanks so much for allowing me to interview you as part of this series, Waymire01! I absolutely loved getting to know you a bit better, and I hope other readers feel like they know you a bit better now as well!


  1. What a great interview and I love the pic of the horse. Good luck with the equine rescue :-)

  2. Thank you G. for the opportunity. I just adore your blog and wouldn't know what to do without it.

  3. The Black Dagger Brotherhood series is one of my favorites! Actually, anything that J.R. Ward writes is her :-)

  4. Nice to meet you, Waymire! Love your interview.

  5. I love that you have so many animals.

  6. Very nice to meet you and YES equine rescue counts as a job and an important one at that. :)

  7. Great interview! I love animals too! I always say if I win the lottery, I will buy a huge piece of land and open an animal sanctuary. Congrats to you that you rescue horses! What an awesome and rewarding thing to do. :D

  8. Great interview! It was nice to meet you Waymire! I think it is great what you are doing with the Equine rescue! Good luck with it!

  9. I'll have to try MoM. Thanks!


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