Hi all – my apologies for the long break between posts. Whenever I read bloggers give excuses, I would scoff and think, “Yeah, yeah, excuses, excuses.” But now I’m realizing that life really does get in the way and that a lot of times, I’d rather not put up any content at all, than have content that I don’t think is my best. I’m an all-or-nothing kinda gal usually, but here’s to trying to at least just put up some of my thoughts on the latest of MAC’s offerings.
I’m sure you all know what a hot commodity they are right now. The beautiful packaging, the high pigmentation and buttery texture – MAC hit it out of the park with this one! I don’t think I’ve loved a limited edition collection from MAC like this as when they came out with their Making Pretty collection a couple of years ago (when I got my HG lipstick, 3N… ::sniff:: I can’t believe it’s not permanent…. but I digress).
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!
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:
- Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you.
- Answer 11 questions your nominator asked.
- Nominate 10 bloggers (w/ less than 200 followers) that you feel deserve recognition!
- Inform the above bloggers that you have nominated them.
- Post 11 questions for them to answer.
On to the questions!
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 🙂
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.
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.
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!
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.
Tastiest vegetable? Bell peppers. I love them all – green, red, orange, yellow… Now I’m craving it…
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!
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.
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.
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!
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:
You can also see my video haul here on my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dt-DyhHi8b4.