Liebster Awards!

A *big* thank you to Seeking Subtle Glow for nominating my blog for the Liebster Awards! Henryface, of Seeking Subtle Glow, has been a real joy to read and I’m so glad I found her blog. She is going to have an awesome giveaway soon to celebrate 10,000 views on her blog – go Seeking Subtle Glow!

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A little bit about the Liebster Awards:

The Liebster Award acknowledges up-and-coming bloggers with less than 200 followers and is a great way for all of us to get to know each other a little more! The rules for participating are as follows:

  1. Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Answer 11 questions your nominator asked.
  3. Nominate 10 bloggers (w/ less than 200 followers) that you feel deserve recognition!
  4. Inform the above bloggers that you have nominated them.
  5. Post 11 questions for them to answer.

On to the questions!

  1. Why did you start your blog?  I started my blog because I love YouTube videos and watch a lot of them. I also like trying out new products, getting tips and tricks from friends and YouTube, DIY projects, etc and wanted to share. I didn’t want only a YouTube channel because I think a blog really compliments a YouTube channel. If YouTube is the dessert, blogs are the meal 🙂

  2. Dogs or cats? Dogs 100%! The more you get to know me (and I’m hoping you get to know me pretty well), you’ll find that I am a dog crazy person. If I could have 20 dogs, my life would be a very happy one indeed.

  3. What are your holy grail beauty products? Ooooo tough question! Shiseido sunscreen (I just bought a bazillion during the last VIB sale), Urban Decay Naked palettes (I only have 1, 2 and basics…. I think I’ll pass on 3), Mac Mineralize Skinfinish in Blonde (which was sadly limited edition), Stila liquid eyeliner and Dior lash maximizer primer.

  4. Night owl or morning person? I’m a night owl… in fact, I think you would be hard pressed to find a less-morning friendly person than me! I like to sleep right up until the last possible minute and even when I am awake I have something I call, “sleep inertia” where my body is moving, but my mind stays in a state of sleep 🙂 In the evenings, I hate going to bed because I just want to play!

  5. What is your favorite beauty brand/product? I love Urban Decay for their eyeshadows, MAC for lipsticks and Hourglass for almost everything. I don’t have a cult beauty brand that I’ll buy everything from though. I remember I used to see some girls buy MAC everything, but I like bits and pieces here and there from just about everywhere.

  6. Tastiest vegetable? Bell peppers. I love them all – green, red, orange, yellow… Now I’m craving it…

  7. Where would your dream vacation take place? I always have a lemming for different places – kind of a flavor of the month. Currently, it is Venice. I’d like to see it before it becomes fully submerged in water!

  8. What is the color you wear most often? I wear a pretty wide variety in the color spectrum, but I probably wear blues and pinks (not together) the most.

  9. What is the TV show you watch most often? I think I’ll have to go with The Big Bang Theory. Even the re-runs are hilarious and Sheldon gets me every.single.time.

  10. Favorite summer activity? Does being lazy count? Or eating ice cream? (I lie… I eat ice cream in the dead of the winter too). I think it would just being outdoors in generally – at the beach, with my dogs or on a walk!

I will update with my nominees shortly! I’m trying not to nominate people who were already nominated to keep the love goin’ around, but it is harder than it looks!

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Sephora Spring 2014 Haul

I’m a makeup lover – even though you won’t see me wearing all that much, I just looove buying it, swatching it, looking at it and just having it…is anyone else out there like me? I also looooove deals – I would be an Extreme-Couponer if I could only figure out how. So when the Sephora VIB sale rolls around, my two loves collide [cue music]. In fact, I oftentimes hold out on my purchases because I know I can get my fix on a discount in October and April. Sure there are times when I fall off the wagon and make purchases at full price (see my lip products haul here), but on the whole, I really do try. That counts, right?

Anyway, last weekend, my hubs-to-be and I were going to Delaware, home of Tax-Free shopping, during the VIB sale. So not only was I getting 15% off, I was also getting it tax free! The deal-lover inside me cackled with glee. I stockpiled on a lot of my essentials and while the following items seems like a lot, these will last me until the October sale.

Here’s an overall view and breakdown of my purchases and some thoughts:

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You can also see my video haul here on my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dt-DyhHi8b4.

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