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!

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DIY Honey and Turmeric Mask

Acne. Pimples. Zits. Terrible, annoying, irritating ickiness. There’s nothing less glamorous than a huge zit on your forehead when you wake up.

GUYS, I’m a middle-school girl. I find myself obligated to know stuff about zits! Picking and pestering those little suckers isn’t the right way to go…and I wanted to share a mask I’ve been using since I was nine.

FYI, this is SOO simple. You only need two things: Organic honey and turmeric!

HONEY AND TURMERIC MASK

Okay, lets get started!! First off, take two spoonfuls of honey and drop them in a bowl. Sprinkle on some turmeric and mix, mix, mix! The consistency may seem thick, gooey and a bit sticky, but that’s how you want it, so no worries.

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After you’re done mixing, spread it on your face in layers. Turmeric is famous in Asia for its skin-brightening, acne-fighting properties, and honey is good for acne as well! They were a match made in heaven, I say. ❤

P.S: If the turmeric stains your skin, gently wash your face with a damp cloth. After a few times of washing, the yellow tint will be gone.

Hope you guys enjoyed this short and sweet recipe!

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Shine On Award

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Shine ; to be very good at or do very well in an activity

to appear to have a specially bright or radiant quality as a result of good health or a strong positive emotion

brightness or radiance emitted by a source of light

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1. Link back to the blogger who nominated you.

Thanks so so sooo much Divine Rush!

Luv ya.

Please go check out her blog; http://divinerush.wordpress.com.

Thank you SO MUCH for this award. You’ve been supporting my blog soo much lately, and I appreciate more than I can put into words.

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2. Nominate fifteen bloggers who shine a little light in your day and be sure to notify them.

Bloggers! 

  1.  http://nonfashionista.wordpress.com
  2.  http://paintedladybeauty.wordpress.com
  3.  http://pearlsandparis.wordpress.com
  4.  http://justbglam.com
  5.  http://trendyfatale.wordpress.com
  6.  http://pinksugarsparklie.wordpress.com
  7.  http://allthingsbeautyandashley.wordpress.com 
  8.  http://rockinaroundthefrock.wordpress.com 
  9.  http://lusciousandlovely19.wordpress.com 
  10. http://vinslookbook.wordpress.com/
  11.  http://classygirlwithcurls.wordpress.com
  12. http://www.overmystyledbody.com
  13. http://www.samicitia.com
  14. http://beautyproductreviewsbydeb.wordpress.com                                     
  15. http://livelaughlovelu.com

I chose bloggers whom I think have very unique, stylish blogs that I love to read. They truly shine!

 3. Share some facts about yourself or answer questions given to you.

I love pink lipsticks!

People make me happy.

I’m terrified of clowns!!! I mean..they’re so scary!

Warm Bodies is definitely one of my favorite movies of 2013! R is adorable.

Christmas is my favorite holiday.

Aaaand..yeah. Mwah luv ya.

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Product Of The Week!

Hey my honey-bunnies.

Here’s a product I’ve been using a looooooot and wanted to show y’all’s. It’s probably my all-time favorite MAC Lipstick, tied SUPER closely with “Brave” and “MAC Red”.

And the product of the week is……. *drumroll*

HOT GOSSIP!!! Whooooooooo! Hot Gossip, you go, girl!

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I had this in a few previous posts, but I just needed to share it again. I’ve been wearing the HECKness out of this, fo sho!

I mean…it’s gorgeous. It’s a warm pink with mild shimmer, that can look only slightly cool in some lighting. It’s not “Barbie”, but some ladies say that it makes them feel like a hooker. To me, it’s not too much for everyday, in fact, it’s pure perfection! It’s such a sweet, candy-like color, that’s my signature for day and (sometimes) night!

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Plus, F.Y.I, the shimmer TOTALLY does not look at all frosty. In fact, it’s far from frosty. The finish is more creamy and glossy (it’s a Cremesheen), and the staying power is pretty good! But I love to pull it out in public anyhow, so people ask what I’m wearing and I can totally fan-girl over it.

0Aaaand here’s it on meh lips. See? It’s glossy-ish!

It smells great, too, like vanilla cupcakes, unicorn farts, and happiness.

What’s your fave MAC lipstick? :}

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Fave Drugstore Shadow

Oooh the drugstore. Great beauty products for a low price!! I have a modest collection of drugstore products, but this is something that really stands out!!

It’s the Wet ‘N’ Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in “Sweet As Candy”. images

I use this trio all the time!! The colors are buttery, long-lasting, and SO pigmented I can’t even explain!!! You just need to barely tap your brush into the product and you’ve got a ton of color, plus it’s very portable and has your three basics. A light, warm creamy shade, a dark chocolate brown, and a candy pink, for super-sweet eyes.

It comes with a tiny, stumpy eyeshadow brush and a disposable sponge applicator, and has a diagram on the back of where to put the color. awwil

The colors are beautiful, as well. TOTALLY like candy, with maybe a little shimmer in the pink. Their not really matte, but their not super glittery or shimmery either. Their like satin.

Anywayyyyyyz. Just wanted to share this gorgeous little find!

And sorry I’ve been gone for so long, things have been quite hectic lately. Bleh. I’m glad to be back, though! ❤

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MAC Mini-Haul

Oh my goshness, guys!

I just went to MAC today and purchased a bunch of goodies. Well, not really a bunch. Like, four.

But anyway.

I’m just really excited to show you, because these are all things I’m really happy I purchased.

I ADORE THEM. And I might as well show ya. :}

#1: Face and Body in “C2”.

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I found it to make my skin very radiant, glowing, and flawless. I’m the shade C2, which matched my skin to a T, and stayed on a long time, even without any powder! I have combo skin, and my skin didn’t even get oily once!

#2: Bronzing Powder in “Refined Golden.” Image

Ooooooohhhh daaaaammmn. This COLOR. Brushed on my cheekbones, nose bridge, and sides of my forehead, it made me look perfectly flushed, sun-kissed, and healthy. Topping my Face and Body, I looked like I had just came out of a spa, or a relaxing vacation on the beach. It totally gave my face dimension, and had subtle, golden shimmer.

#3: Dazzleglass in “Funtabulous”! Image 

This is certainly “Fun” and “Fabulous.” FUNTABULOUS. How cute is that?

It has a blue-violet shimmer mixed in a pretty, fuchsia gloss, that is decently thick and tacky. It stays on the lips, makes your teeth look really white, and is overall amazing! It just makes me feel so glamorous, so sparkly. If you love your sparkles, the dazzleglasses are the way to go. They last forever!

#4: Plushglass in “Full For You”. Image 

This gloss’s texture is way different than the dazzleglass. It’s more creamy, more smooth, and not as thick and sticky.

The color is beautiful and gives a mirror-like shine, with a rosy, juicy flush. It plumps really well, and smells like rainbows and candy and happiness!! I love it. It’s delicious and sweet, and a staple color that I think everyone should have.

……Yeah I know that was a short haul. But whatevs…these are great MAC products!

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Product of the Week

 Hi darlings. 

I wanted to show you MY FAVORITE newest product, that is super versatile and I don’t mention often. 

BUT I USE IT A LOT. 

Like every day.

‘Cause it’s just an amazing staple.

Clinique Stay-Matte Pressed Powder! 

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If you have oily or combo skin, I totally recommend you check this baby out. On drier skin it can look a little caky, but it controls oil amazingly and can provide a fair amount of coverage if you want it. 

My shade is “Stay Buff”, which works really well for my neutral skin. It isn’t completely matte, (it looks sort of satin-ish on me), which I love! It never looks really powdery, or really like your wearing any makeup; it just adds a subtle, healthy glow.

But, alas. Thou must goeth, for thy homework won’t do itself. 

I love ya. Stick around for a MAC Haul in a couple of days!