Beauty Blogger Tag

Happy Makeup Monday! Let’s start off our week with a fun post! Today I am doing the “Beauty Blogger Tag!” I was inspired by Christina’s Chic Corner after I read her post of this tag as well, so make sure you head to her post as well!

I honestly love tag posts! It is a fun and informal way to get to know the blogger and just answer some fun questions! I have don a few tag’s in the past, but not a beauty blogger one! So here we go:

1.) What is your natural hair color? Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon?

My natural hair color is a mid-to-dark brown color. I feel like it is right in the middle but closer to dark if I had to guess. I do dye my hair, not all the time, but when I get an itch for something different. I do both salon and at home. If it is just a plain one color, I usually do it myself to save money. But if it is a harder color, highlights, any bleaching…I go to the salon! It honestly just depends on what I want and how much money I have at the time.

2.) How often do you wash your hair?

I used to have really oil hair, but I don’t now. So I aim for two to three times a week. Sometimes more and sadly…maybe sometimes less?? My hair seems to do better when it isn’t washed every day.

3.) Will you leave the house without makeup?

Yes! While I don’t have perfect skin, there are so many times I just don’t want to bother with makeup! Especially if I’m just running to the store or something. While sometimes I may feel self-conscious about it–I still do it!

4.) How long does it take you to do your makeup?

Honestly depends on the look I am going for that day. Just a simple every day look no more than probably 15 minutes, if that. But if I am doing a bigger look or for a special occasion I take my time and could probably use up two hours! I don’t like to have to rush!

5.) Do you read the comments on your posts?

Absolutely! That’s one of the best parts of blogging is getting feedback and getting to connect with readers. I try to read and respond quickly too.

6.) What camera do you use for your photos?

Either my Nikon D3100 or even just my iPhone. I prefer my Nikon obviously but sometimes it is just too much trouble for a little photo or two.

7.) What skin type do you have?

Who knows really. Most of the time I have oily skin, but lately I have had oily cheek bones and a dry dry dry forehead! I usually air on the side of oily though, because that seems to be what I am most of the time.

8.) What is your current facial cleanser?

I am currently using the Ole Henriksen Oil Control Cleanser. But I also love the Clean and Clear foaming cleanser as well.

9.) Do you have freckles?

Not really! A few on my arms but that’s about it. I do have a few beauty marks/moles that tend to look like freckles though.

10.) What is your favorite eye-shadow color?

Yikes! That is a hard one. I love grey, so versatile. Anything shimmery. I also love a purple eye look.

11.) How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?

Oh, probably every day!

12.) Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?

Both! I usually use a pencil on the bottom and a liquid on the top. I have a hard time using a pencil on the top lashes! They’re too rough. And liquid on bottom is a nightmare.

13.) What is your favorite lipstick?

Currently YSL Rouge Volupte! They are so moisturizing and so easy to apply.  But I am also loving Lipsense too!

14.) Name a makeup crime that you hate.

Foundation that is too dark!! I have when you/my neck doesn’t match the face…but it is something every one does! It is hard to perfectly match your skin unless you test it well.

15.) Do you like drugstore makeup?

Oh yes!! I use a good amount of drugstore makeup. They have some great quality stuff!

What would your answers be?? Let me know in the comments! 

Disney World Tag!

Today for Favorites Friday, I am talking about one of my favorite things: DISNEY WORLD!! I have been at least 6 times. We had a good amount of family that lived in Florida so Disney was a frequent meeting place for my family.

I have so many amazing memories at Disney and when I found the Disney World Tag that The Makeup Case did…I knew I had to participate! Here’s to reminiscing all my Disney days!

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First time you went to Walt Disney World?

Haha! I was born in ’92 and I was probably at Disney by summer of ’93! My sister was six years older than me so we probably went more for her…but I was there! We have many pictures and video to prove it.

Favorite Park?

Magic Kingdom, hands down. As I grow older, I appreciate the other parks more, but Magic Kingdom is the most…well, magical. I love everything about it! The different sections and feels of each part of the park make for a great experience. And you cannot go wrong with the traditional walk down main street.

Favorite land at Magic Kingdom?

My my. I would have to say overall, FantasyLand. It has the most iconic and memorable rides for me. Rides like the teacups, Peter Pan, and more are rides I grew up loving and looking forward too. FantasyLand has the most rides I love in one land too.

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Favorite Disney resort hotel?

Caribbean Resort Hotel. I love it! We stay there most of the time if we go. I love the island feel of the resort! Each part of the hotel is named after a different island! You get the best of both worlds…Disney and the beach!

Favorite snack?

Mickey Ears of course! (Vanilla Ice cream bar shaped as Mickey covered in a chocolate shell) Well, I do like and occasional turkey leg too.

Favorite souvenir?

I would say, either my autograph books or my cups! You get a souvenir cups from the hotels and the parks. Both are pretty special to me, among many other buys and toys from there!

Favorite counter service/table service restaurant?

Sci-Fi Dine in Theater! This is almost a “must do” when my family goes to Disney. Located in Hollywood Studios, this cute little restaurant has some table “cars” and other tables that make the room look like a drive in movie. While you dine on your food you get to watch old shorts and videos on a huge screen at the front of the room. Such a fun and exciting experience. You don’t just eat in Disney, you experience and enjoy every part.

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Favorite ride?

How do you pick just one? Instead of trying to answer that impossible question, I will just list my top favorites: Carousel of Progress, Splash Mountain, Tea Cups, Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion, Test Track, and probably dozens more.

Favorite show?

I guess if Hall of Presidents is considered a show then that one for sure! It was always a cool spot to stop and rest while we watch, but the more I grow up, the more I love getting the little bit of history!

Favorite parade/fireworks?

Here is a Disney pro-tip. Once you’ve seen one fireworks show or parade, skip them and go ride! The lines tend to be shorter during the parades and shows! (Don’t tell anyone I told you my secret!)

 

Favorite character to meet?

When I was little, Mary Poppins and Winnie the Pooh were my favorites! I still love seeing them, but we don’t stop for them as much anymore.

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Character you haven’t met but want to?

Let me grab my soap box and tissues, ya’ll. This is a horrible memory and now funny story for me. When I was probably, 5 years old, I waited in line to see Cinderella. I waited and waited, finally! It was my turn. I was the last one in line, and they told us it was Cinderella’s break time and she left. I was honestly crushed. I remember it to this day. I harbored (ok, I still might) anger and resentment to Cinderella for years.

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The closest I ever got to “Cinderella” 🙂

Best Disney memory?

All of them. I know that seems like a cookie cutter, perfect answer but honestly I have way to many memories to count. Experiencing it with my family, trip after trip, makes for the best memories.

I will say, one year we went, I was in 5th grade and we did a special fireworks ride on the water with Peter Pan…and MAN! I thought he was just the cutest thing ever. I was totally smitten.

Have you ever been to Disney?? I’d love to hear your answers!!

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20 Questions: the makeup tag

Hello! Welcome back to another exciting Makeup Monday post! I wanted to do something fun and different, so I went searching for a tag I haven’t done yet!

I stumbled upon Rachel’s from rachelXblog post where she did this same tag! I loved the questions and they seemed different from ones I’ve answered before so I thought I’d give it a try.

Q1 Do you remember your first makeup item? 

I believe it was Clinique blush, mascara, and maybe a powder. My mom made it a really special outing where we went and bought my first makeup! So memorable.

Q2 Describe your perfect mascara. Have you found ‘The One’? 

I’m a bit of a mascara snob and I’m really picky about them. I tend to change it up a lot though. I will say I have a few die-heart favorites: Arbonne It’s a long story, maybelline colassal, and Smashbox X-rated mascara.

Q3 What coverage do you like in a foundation? 

Full coverage all the way. Why where it if it’s any less? 😉

Q4 What’s your favourite high-end brand? 

Oh man. Such a hard question. I love Tarte, MAC, and recently really loving Stila. I love certainly things from many places.

Q5 What cosmetics brand are you desperate to try but haven’t yet? 

Hourglass and Charlotte Tilbury!

Q6 Favourite drugstore brand? 

Msybelline and Wet n Wild!

Q7 Do you wear fake eyelashes? 

For special occasions and fun outings I do! If I could learn to put them on better, I’d wear them more.

Q8 Is there any makeup you can’t leave the house wearing? 

I honestly wear no-makeup a lot. But I usually like some kind of foundation or mascara.

Q9 What is your most cherished beauty product?

Hmmm. Arbonne perfecting foundation and my UD Gwen palette.

Q10 How often do you buy a makeup product? 

I plead the 5th. No comment! None of your business! 😉 I buy something probably almost every week and if not a few times a month.

Q11 Do you have a monthly beauty budget or spend freely? 

Well, my lack of a job usually dictates when and how much I spend.

Q12 Do you utilise coupons, reward cards and sales for your beauty products? 

Absolutely! My Ulta beauty rewards and precious gold to me! I also do a lot of sale shopping and use my Walgreens rewards card.

Q13 Which beauty product do you buy the most of? 

Lip products. Lip products galore.

Q14 Is there a brand that you really don’t like? 

There’s a few brands that I don’t use because I don’t want to support the company. And I’m not a huge fan of Covergirl (don’t ask me why, just never have been!).

Q15 Do you avoid certain ingredients in cosmetics like paraben’s or sulphates? 

I should probably say yes, but no…

Q16 Do you have a favourite place to shop for makeup? 

Ulta, Walmart, and Sephora.

Q17 Do you like trying new skincare products or sticking to a routine? 

Well. I’m really starting to up my skincare game so I’ve been trying new products. But once I find stuff that works, I don’t change much.

Q18 What’s your favourite Bath & Body brand?

Bath and Body, lush, and recently Soap and Glory.

Q19 If you could only buy from one brand, who would you pick? 

Oh my my…maybe Tarte or MAC?? Don’t make me pick just one place!

Q20 What do you love about makeup? 

I love that it enhances my beauty. It doesn’t make me beautiful but it allows me to be creative and show off my hobby!

What would some of your answers be? If you do this tag, let me know! I’d love to see what you come up with. XO

3 Things Tag

Happy Monday everyone!! If you have the Monday blues, I am sharing a fun little post to cheer you up! I am doing the “3 Things” tag. I first saw this cute tag from Christina over at My Love For Makeup. Make sure you go check out her answers to the tag as well.

I try to share a little about me every once in a while, but this is such a fun and fast way to do so! So, here is my “3 Things” tag answers.

3 Things I like.

  • Jesus
  • Writings
  • Makeup

3 Things I don’t like.

  • Public speaking
  • Eggs
  • Driving at night

3 Things I did last weekend.

  • Celebrated Thanksgiving
  • Watched the Gilmore Girls revival
  • Rested in bed because I was sick

3 Things I Can Do

  • Sing
  • Write
  • Paint

3 Things I Can’t Do.

  • Do anything that required hand eye coordination
  • Draw
  • Snap with my right hand

3 Things I’d like to learn

  • Perfect winged liner
  • How to french braid
  • Coding and backdoor website updating

3 Things I Should Do.

  • Finish my novel
  • Clean my room out
  • Re-paint my nails! (Eww, ugly chipped ones)

3 Things that I stress about.

  • Finding a job
  • Money
  • What others think of me

3 Things I often speak of. 

  • My relationship with Jesus
  • MAKEUP
  • My family

What would your answers me?? Be sure to tag me if you do this post! I’d love to see your answers! XO 

 

Ride or Die {Makeup Tag}

Good morning and welcome back to W&W! I’m sure you have seen/read/watched many people do this tag but I couldn’t help but join the club. It was originally created by Jaclyn Hill and has just exploded.  

The Ride or Die makeup tag is all about sharing the makeup products I hold most dear…the ones I will never stop using…the ones that will always have my back. Narrowing my products down for this tag is a little harder than you might think; apparently I mix up my makeup game too much. I’ll give you my top product from each category so you can maybe try and fall in love! 

I, however, finally narrowed it down enough to share with ya’ll my ride or dies! A few categories have 2 because I honestly couldn’t decide between the 2! {While these are the products are my ride or dies, I don’t always use them consistently every day} 

Primer: Arbonne Makeup Primer & Urband Decay Primer potion for eyes 

Foundation: Arbonne perfecting liquid foundation 

Concealer: NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer 

Powder: Rimmel Stay Matte in translucent 

Bronzer: NYX matte bronzer 

Blush: Too faced sweetheart perfect flush blush OR NYX ombré blush 

Highlighter: Wet n Wild illuminating palette OR Makeup Revolution pro illuminate 

Eyeshadow palette: Urban Decay Gwen Stefani palette 

Cream shadow: Maybelline color tattoo pots 

Eye liner: e.l.f. expert liquid liner 

Mascara: it’s a long story mascara by Arbonne OR Smashbox X-rated 

Lipstick: Rimmel 107 OR NYX liquid suede 

Brushes: Anything Real Techniques 

What are your ride or die products?? Let me know down below! XO 

Behind the Scenes // Blogger Tag

I recently read a blog post by the Style Lullaby called “Blogger Behind the Scenes Tag” and loved the idea; I knew I needed to participate! It’s a fun tag all about answering questions about what the behind the scene of your blog looks like. I hope you enjoy!

Where do you blog?

For the most part, I blog at home either in my room or the living room. Sometimes I will blog at a coffee shop or the library just to get some different scenery. However, most of the time I’m blogging in my pajamas, with a cup of coffee, and music or Netflix on.

Where do you find inspiration for your blog posts?

I get my inspirations from my head, fellow bloggers, and sometimes just the world around me. At times, I find great ideas from blogger friends or I just come up with an idea. Sometimes the Lord is showing me something in my life or an event happens in my life and that urges me to write a post.

How long does it take you to do a blog post?

Well that depends. If I am doing something, like a review or something with photography, it takes me a lot more time. The posts that are lists, something from my heart, or tips don’t usually take me as long as album reviews or monthly favorite posts take me. The photography ones take a while because I have to gather everything, take the photos, edit them, then write the post.

Do you plan your blog posts? If so, Why?

Yes and no. For the most part I try to plan out at least a week in advance to a couple weeks but that doesn’t always happen. 🙂 I try to be planned out because I feel like the quality tends to be better when it’s not rushed, but sometimes I can’t help that. Planning helps me stay focused and work on creating great content for ya’ll.

What kind of camera do you use?

I use a Nikon D3100. It was originally my sisters but she has graciously given me full access to it since I started blogging and doing photography. I love it! It’s just fancy enough to produce great pictures but not too fancy that I can’t figure it out. I also use my iPhone sometimes. I’ve taken some classes in iPhone photography and social media that has helped with that!

What editing programs do you use?

I use numerous different programs: Indesign, Photoshop, and PicMonkey. I also use a good amount of apps such as: Color Story, Rhonna Designs, Vintique, and Canva. All of these are great programs to help edit, add layers, and text to my pictures.

Do you use a notebook to track ideas?

Not exactly, I mainly use my phone or my day planner. So yes, I usually keep an idea list going but I don’t have a specific notebook for them. They tend to be all over everywhere!

Do you take your pictures?

Probably 90% of the pictures on my blog are my own! I do use an occasional stock photo if I’m pressed for time but I really like to use my own photography as much as I can. It both displays my skill as well as helps me grow better as a photographer.

What’s your favorite posts to write?

Monthly Favorites for sure! I love gathering all my favorite products, photographing them, and discussing them with you! I also enjoy tip posts and posts where I just ramble about things the Lord is showing me in my life.

Who knows about your blog?

Obviously my family and friends, fellow bloggers, and hopefully more people! My goal is always to spread the love of God and create content that people will enjoy; so I hope anyone that needs to see it does.

Are you an organized or messy blogger?

Both 🙂 It really depends on the time. I try to be as organized as possible but I always have my messy moments. The longer I blog the more organized I seem to become.

Biggest blogging pet peeve?

Probably when bloggers don’t help each other out. We are each others greatest cheerleaders and I hate when we don’t help each other out or support each other.

How did you like this tag? If you’re a blogger I would love to see your answers! Do this tag and tag me in it so I can see!! XO

{My own} Beauty Blogger Tag

Good afternoon/evening! I hope you had a beautiful weekend and are looking forward to another week.

I have a Bath and Body haul post that needs to be written, but I have been MIA all day for some family reasons. So instead of rushing a fun post like that, I thought I would create and answer a few beauty questions. I am sure everyone has a different tag and set of questions but I am just going to makeup up my own!

I tag the lovely Miss Petigrew Review, Owl U Need is Love, and  Krisztina Williams.  Answer the same questions I do,and post them on your blogs! It’s always fun to see everyone’s different answers.

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The Questions!

Favorite high-end brand? At the moment, Tarte. 

Favorite drugstore brand? NYX and e.l.f. 

Would you prefer a bright eye-shadow or a bright lip color? Bright lip of course. 

What is your go-to piece of jewelry? I always go for a ring or a long necklace. 

What hairstyle do you wear the most? When my hair was long, messy bun. BUT right now its usually down or in a half top knot.  

Favorite beauty tool essential? Real Technique brushes-any of them! I love all of their brushes and they are great quality for such an affordable price. 

Go-to nail color? I love a bright pink or dark grey! 

Would you rather have to wear the same outfit or the same makeup everyday? Hmm. Same outfit I think! 🙂 

Favorite eye-shadow palette? Currently, Makeup Revolution Iconic 2 and 3. 

Favorite Clothing brand? Torrid! 

New makeup or new shoes? It depends on my mood! ha! But usually makeup, unless I need new shoes. 

Holy Grail makeup item? Arbonne Mascara or Rimmel Stay Matte powder. 

If you could only pick one makeup item to use for the rest of your live, what would it be? Either mascara or lipstick, hands down! 

Brand I want to try? I really want to try some Colourpop lippiestix! I’m hoping to buy some soon!

I hope you enjoyed these questions!! If I tagged you, make sure you answer them. And feel free to use these questions for your own post, just tag me as well. What were some of your answers? Let me know in the comments! XO