Versatile Blogger Award!

Haii beautifuls.

I’m really, super-duper happy to be nominated for this award!!!! Like seriously. It made my day.

Maria Vole at Beauty On a Budget  was the one who tagged me, (along with a few other gorgeous peeps ;} ). Maria is SUCH a sweetheart, and I’m really happy she felt that I should deserve this award. It’s a nice feeling to know that people read your blog.

The whole purpose of this award is to get to know other bloggers, and it’s really fun to see what other people say!

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So here’s how the whole thingy-ma-bob works:

1. Display the Award Certificate on your blog.
2. Announce your win with a post and thank the blogger who nominated you.
3. Present 15 deserving bloggers with the award.
4. Link your nominees in the post and let them know of their nomination with a comment.
5. Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

HERE ARE THE 15 NOMINEES! EVERYONE CLAP!

Ashley at allthingsbeautyandashley.wordpress.com. Right off the bat, her reviews and tutorials are great. She is a very sweet, gorgeous, down-to-earth lady, that is so gracious and kind to her readers! I highly recommend you check her out, because her stuff is so fun to read (I can blog-surf for HOURS)! I’ve been following her for a while, and it’s been amazing watching her blog grow.

Pearls and Paris at pearlsandparis.wordpress.com. I’ve loved this blog for a while! The daily inspirations pics are really…inspirational. Sweet. She also has posts on everything, from food, to music, to humor, to travel. And of course…beauty! If you’re looking for a chic, stylish blog, go and click over to Pearls and Paris.

Olive at eyehavealotoffeelings.wordpress.com . This girl has some of the most unique, beautiful eye looks ever! She is so beautiful, too. I mean seriously. Her posts are also very pleasant, witty, and inspiring. Her makeup looks give me sooo many ideas for how to do my own!

Christina at lusciousandlovely19.wordpress.com . She’s sweet, she’s pretty, she has great fashion reviews, it’s all perfection. I think she’d make a great magazine editor, personally. Her writing’s got a certain voice that just draws you in.

Laurell at paint-me-pretty.com. This blog is absolute perfection! All her posts are extremely well-done and are a perfect mix of beauty, fashion, and lifestyle.

S. at rockinaroundthefrock.wordpress.com . I’ve been reading this blog for quite some time. The author is sooo sassy and charming…just reading her views on fashion, celebs, and other things make me giggle! I love her DIYs too; she is extremely creative on repurposing fashion! If you’re looking for a fashionable-big-sister-you-never-had, head over to Rockin’ Around The Frock.

Deb at debelloyd.com. THIS GIRL HAS CLASS, let me tell you! She’s an artist, a beauty fanatic, and also has some great posts on lifestyle. Her most recent post, the “Face of the Day”, is so flawless and positively lovely..you have to see it!

Tori at notoriousbeautyblog.com . This girl’s blog is all about variety, so you’re never reading about the same ‘ol thing. I love it.

Colleen at brokeforbeauty.com. In her words, she posts “thoughtful reviews for the beauty-obsessed” which is totally accurate. She’s really thorough with them too, so if you’re thinking about buying a product, pop over to her blog first to do some research.

Whit at uglywhitty.com . Can anyone say glamorous? She says she’s juggling kids and her career, but she looks so flawless and fierce! In my opinion, she’s the Contour Queen….with a blog like a cupcake, sprinkled with many different things about life, love, and of course, beauty.

Popette at kissmeunderthepinkblossomtree.wordpress.com. She’s poetic, beautiful, wonderfully sweet, and has a blog full of sadness, dreams, life, and her journey of self. She’s the girl with the pink blossoms in her hair, standing in the park with her parasol. :}

Natalie and Kristen at thekingdomofbohemia.com . These girls have a wonderful taste for fashion and beauty. Their posts are so beautiful and colorful…I just adore their styles. When I look at their looks, I am inspired to create something just as beautiful.

Christine at krissy00417.wordpress.com. If you’re into your high-end beauty products, go and check out Christine’s blog. It’s full of reviews on luxurious, amazing products that are on my “When I save up” wish-list!

? at blogginginagrayarea.wordpress.com. I like nail polish. Do you? WELL, THIS BLOG TAKES NAIL POLISH TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL. All the colors are gorgeous and completely unique…making this blog stand out from all the other mediocre nail polish blogs.

Olivia at classygirlwithcurls.wordpress.com. Helpful, pretty, stylish, fun. These are all words to describe this girl! I like seeing what outfits she puts together and her back-to-school essentials. She’s so nice and bubbly!

NOW FOR 7 INTERESTING THINGS: 

  1. Because I’m Alutiiq, or Aleut, a type of native Alaskan, my great-grandmother gives everyone a native name when they’re born. Mine is Saangapaluq, which means swallow-bird, one of my favorite animals!
  2. I don’t have a religion. Seriously. For a while I though I was Buddhist-Hindu, but now I’m completely unsure what I am.
  3. Right now I am in loooove with Lana Del Rey and her music. It’s so sultry and I adore the lyrics: “My old man is a tough man, but, he’s got a soul as sweet as blood red jam, and he shows me, he knows me, every inch of my tar black soul.”
  4. I honestly wish I was brave enough to wear cool eyeshadow and eyeliner like some girls…you know, totally crazy, glam, sparkly and eye-catching. But, face it, darlings. I’m a lip-girl at heart. But I’m trying to break out of my comfort zone!!!
  5. My girl-crush is a tie between Emma Watson and Anne Hathaway. I love both of their classic, effortless styles, and all the roles they’ve played! If either one of them asked me to marry them, I’d totally say yes. HOW COULD YOU NOT???
  6. I make friends really easily, and am very trusting. If you break that trust, I make a wall though. Not just any wall, but a wall made out of bricks, titanium, and Nokia phones, so you’re gonna have to work to break it down.
  7. Blogging is one of my biggest joys. I’m so thankful for meeting everyone I’ve met, you don’t even know!

Thank you SO much, guys!

Now, if you excuse me, I’m going to go on a short jog. ;} Ta ta!

x

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4 Fave Summer Lippies!

Hi everyone! ❤

If you have stuck with me for a while, you know how I feel about lipsticks and glosses.

I luuuuuuv dem.

Anyway, summer’s coming to a close, so why not share some fresh, summery colors that I loved this season??

LET’S GET MOVIN’.

So for starters, I’m going to show TWO drugstore lippies first, then two high-end. My top drugstore lipstick choice is Revlon Super-Lustrous Lipstick in “Coral Berry”, a sweet, candied coral color that is totally reminiscent of MAC’s “Vegas Volt”. It’s creamy and fresh, perfect for a day of lounging at the beach! Image

Next, I chose a drugstore gloss that is really easy to top on anything. I picked out NYC’s Liquid Lipshine in “Nude York City” because it complements my skin tone really nicely. It’s that perfect, beachy nude that looks great on anyone! Plus, I love the applicator; it applies the color nice and even.

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NOW, let’s check out two high-end lip products :3

Not gonna lie, it was a hard decision.

First, as a lipstick, I chose one from Clinique, that’s a really easy color to wear. It’s Clinique Buttershine Lipstick in “Fresh Watermelon”, a nice, deep red-pink with some sparkle. It glides on deliciously, and illuminates your pout with a light glossy look, positively beautiful! To be honest, this summer I didn’t wear a lot of lipstick, but I love this color. It gives your mouth a “I just drank fruit punch” look, very kissable.

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My high-end gloss is one from MAC. Truth be told, the only high-end glosses I own are from MAC, because there’s some KILLER drugstore glosses out there!!! I picked a lustreglass in “Wonderstruck”, a warm, shimmery pink. I like it because it’s got an opaque look on the lip, so you can just put it on and go. It’s effortless, it’s long-lasting, it’s perfection. AND it smells like cupcakes!

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If you guys want a post on back-to-school fashion AND makeup, let me know in the comments. :}

I’m so sad summer’s almost over!!!!! We have to make the best of it, right?

Buhbye, darlings.

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What’s Next??

Hayyy y’all.

Just popping in before bed to check in..I have a looong day tomorrow.

I’ve been a bit busy lately, but I have some exciting posts on the way, so no worries. ;}

If you’re wondering WHAT’S NEXT…

there will be:

  • A bunch of reviews on some new makeup
  • Giveaway winner results! (If you haven’t entered yet, click here!) The giveaway is closed at the end of the month.
  • A new “How-To”
  • A skincare DIY
  • Aaand to top it all off, some random favorites!

Thank you SO much for being patient and lovely and amazing. I’ll be back as soon as I can.

I end this with a picture of a panda chibi.

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With extreme, tremendous, great, great love and kisses and rainbows,

Isabella

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FIRST GIVEAWAY! [[CLOSED!]]

Here y’all go, fresh and hot out of the oven.!

My very first giveaway, celebrating my over 100 follower mark! Whoop whoop!

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I had a hard time picking the prizes because I wasn’t exactly sure how to do everything…people do giveaways differently.

But the prizes are as follows. Because this is my first giveaway, AND I’m, like, 13, I didn’t want to spend too much on prizes. I picked out things I really liked, and hope you will too!

Milani Baked Blush in “Dolce Pink”

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Wet ‘N’ Wild Trio in “Sweet As Candy”

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Femme Couture Lipgloss in “Smooth Coral”

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Anyway, here’s what you have to do:

  1. Follow my blog!
  2. Follow my Twitter. (@girlywithcurlz)
  3. Answer this question in the comments: “What makes you feel beautiful?” Get creative with it!

THAT’S IT! 

There will be one winner randomly picked, and I will contact you ASAP after the drawing.

My email’s in the “About Me” tab on my blog, and you can email me your mailing info, or any questions. :}

And thank you, thank you, thank you. For following me, for everything. tumblr_m4b049gr5P1qhy6c9o1_500

Buhbye, Curly-Fries. ❤

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Heads Up!

Aw, poo. :/

Just as I’m getting back into my blogging ZONE, I’m going to be racing off to dance camp for four days, TOMORROW morning!!

I’m just posting this short, sweet lil update to let all my followers know that I will be back. When I’m dancing from 6AM to 10PM, that leaves no room for me to post. Plus, I’ll be bonding with my team!

I leave you with a sleepy kitten waving goodbye..but don’t worry, I won’t be gone forever. Image

If you want to contact me and say hi, you can find all of my contact info in the “About Me” tab on my blog.

I’m sure I’ll have time to have a quick chat over the weekend. ;}

Mwah!

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GIRL CRUSH ALERT!

Haii guys!

I know I’ve been gone..but I was caught up in EVERYTHING. Homework, summer plans, friends, family, ect. I’ve missed all of my glamorous blogging buddies. :{

Summer has been gray and lukewarm, a blur of Pretty Little Liar marathons, mindlessly Snapchatting my friends, and Starbucks Double-Shots.

If you have never seen PLL, check it out ASAP, hun. ❤

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Hanna Marin is my absolute fave.

I LOVE her humor, her gorgeous curls, and her brown smoky eye she always rocks.

Out of ALL the Pretty Little Liar girls, I like her da best.

You’ll see a “How-To: Hanna Marin Look” in the future. ;}

DUECES, my darlings.

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SWIMSUIT CONFIDENCE

Geez..I can’t believe I haven’t posted anything in FOUR WHOLE DAYS! I know..I’m bad.! :/

Anyways, heyyyy sexy ladies!

Summer’s creeping up quickly…and let’s be honest…is anyone ready to squeeze into their swimsuits?

Honestly, I feel kinda self-concious. Because, A: My tummy will never be flat-as-a-board, B: I have NO boobs, and C: My ass will NEVER look as perky as J.Lo’s.

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Well…I have something to say to all the girls who feel the same:

YOU SHOULD JUST EMBRACE YOUR BODY.

I mean, who cares?!?! Who. Cares.

Have fun. Dance around. Accept yourself, gurl.!!! Summers should be cherished, so soak it up. Before you know it, it’s autumn again and we’re bundled up in scarves, thick jackets, leggings, and boots.

Everybody, let’s make a pledge right now!!

This summer, I, _________, pledge to embrace what I’ve got, and STOP comparing myself to celebrities, friends, AND Victoria’s Secret Angels.

Say it! Cuz honey, NO ONE is beautiful quite like YOU.

And that’s a true story. :}

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Update!

Hello my buttercups! ❤ ❤

Things have been a little funky this week with drama, extra schoolwork, and everything else piled on top. I really miss you guys..and I’ll soon be back with all sorts of summer beauty posts and DIYs.

You know..life as a middle schooler is pretty confusing at times, so bare with me.

Here’s a pic of a baby cow that I thought was cute…

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Love you guys!

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Is This Heartbreak??

I know…my blog is not my diary. But this is too much pain to contain inside. 

I kissed this boy who I really like. We weren’t dating, we just kissed. You know. 

Now my friend (who has a boyfriend), is flirting with him and probably making out with him right about now. I’m an idiot. An idiot. 

Is this heartbreak? Is this what it feels like? 

If I could put what I feel into words, I would pick hurt. Very, very hurt. 

I can’t believe I thought he cared about me. Can anyone relate?