The Sunshine Award Nomination & Thank You! (:

Good morning, everyone! Happy Friday! I hope ya’ll have some fun things planned this weekend! I have a busy one ahead of me (but what’s new, right? haha). Today is my mom’s birthday, so we’re going to be out celebrating tonight, tomorrow I have wedding #2 of this summer to go to, and then on Sunday I’ll be driving back up to my apartment and then hopefully gettin’ some time in there to film a quick look around my apartment video for ya! As much as I would like a weekend to just chill and relax, I do enjoy my busy ones (:

I have some makeup reviews to get up for you guys, as well as a product update, but today I have something else to do. I was nominated last week for the Sunshine Award (my 5th nomination! Woooow!), and I figured what better way to celebrate Friday than with an award nomination and thank you? I was nominated by the beautiful and so so kind Natasha over at http://blondebeauty13.com/ and, I know I’ve said this about her before, but I don’t mind saying it again: go visit her blog! She gives the greatest makeup and beauty tips, tutorials, and reviews and she’s always ready to talk with you and answer any questions! She goes out of her way to be kind to every single person that comments and I absolutely love that about her! I promise that you’ll adore her just as much as I do!

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The Rules

1) Display the award logo to your blog
2) Show appreciation by acknowledging the blogger who nominated you and link back to them in your post (see above)
3) Share 7 random, interesting things about yourself
4) Nominate up to 15 bloggers you admire and happily pass on this award, making sure to link their blog into your post
5) Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know

My incredible nominees are:

http://milliemakeup.wordpress.com/

http://msbeautyguru.com/

http://themosthappy.me/

http://madisonblanding.wordpress.com/

http://sincerelyjeunebelle.wordpress.com/

http://beyoutiful-beauty.com/

If you are looking for fun posts, amazing tips, great pictures, and genuinely sweet people, then go check out any and all of these above blogs! I’ve made a connection with some of these people personally, others I just really enjoy their blog, but no matter what, I know you won’t regret goin’ to check ’em out, you’ll love them too!

7 Random Facts About Me

1) I will be going to Myrtle Beach in South Carolina exactly one month from now!

2) I haaate reading. I’ll be the first to admit that. But I’m currently in the process of reading all of Stephen King’s books and I’m on “Cell” right now. I’m obsessed with him! His books are so amazing that, when I pick one up and start reading, hours could fly by when I look at the clock.

3) Maybe it’s just because I grew up in Texas, but sweet tea will always be my drink of choice.

4) I don’t eat like a “typical girl.” I’d much prefer a loaded burger with fries over a salad and I can out-eat almost anyone when it comes to pizza! Sometimes that makes me feel extremely awkward when I’m out with a big group and all the girls order soups or salads. But then I realize that I don’t really give a shit and order myself that burger anyway!

5) My favorite dog breeds are Pit Bulls and Pit mixes. I think they’re so beautiful and so misunderstood. But there’s really not a dog that I don’t absolutely love!

6) On my third day of driving with my license, I ran over a kitten. I thought it was a plastic bag in the street, so I didn’t slow down. I had to pull over because I was crying so hysterically I couldn’t even drive anymore. haha

7) I love people! Even when I was younger, I would go up and talk to just about anyone. It’s by the grace of God that I never got kidnapped haha There are no strangers to me, just friends waiting to be made. I have a naturally outgoing personality and that’s one of my favorite things about myself.

(Check out my About Me blog post to get to know me even better! https://psmeganelizabeth.wordpress.com/2014/05/27/get-to-know-me/ Be sure to comment on there if you did an About Me post as well, I’d love to read it!)

I just wanna give a huge thanks to Natasha again for thinking of me and nominating me! I can’t believe this is my 5th award already! Each one means so much to me. Ya’ll are so amazing for reading and following my blog and there’s not a day that goes by that I’m not so appreciative of it! I hope ya’ll have awesome weekends and I’ll talk to ya later!

XOXO, Megan ❤

Life Update!

So, today, I have some really sad news to share with you all. My beloved German Shepard, Gypsy, had to be put down on Monday. She was 18 years old, so I practically grew up with her. She’d been suffering from pretty bad arthritis for quite a while, but she was always still happy. This past weekend though, you could just tell that she was suffering now, she wasn’t happy anymore. It’s so heartbreaking, but I think it makes it a whole lot easier to take because I’m really comforted by that fact that she’s not hurting anymore. It’s really, really tough to lose a dog, especially one that was your first best friend and one you grew up with, but all dogs go to heaven, right? ❤

ImageI just wanted to let ya’ll know why I haven’t posted much this week and probably won’t until next week. I haven’t been myself, so I figured it was a better idea to just wait a little while instead of posting a bunch of half-ass blog posts where I’m clearly depressed in them. haha It was already a chaotic week anyway because on Saturday I move into my new apartment, so this is just added stress and anxiety to me.

On a lighter note, I do wanna get your opinion on something real quick…. I have been playing around with the idea of doing some videos on here for ya and I wanted to see if any of you would like that! I feel like if I started uploading some video blogs instead of just writing, you guys would be able to get to know the real me a little bit better. I’ll have to go out and buy a webcam or a video camera first, which isn’t a problem at all, I just figured I’d check with you first and see if any of you would watch! So defiantly let me know your thoughts (and any tips you have on that) down below!

Anyway, I just want to thank ya’ll in advance for being so patient with me this week. Some of you probably think I’m half past insane because I’m grieving this much over a dog, but I know my fellow pet owners out there will understand. Keep in mind, Gypsy was a dog I grew up with, so she wasn’t just a dog to me, She was one of my best friends. So thank you for your patience and support, ya’ll are the absolute greatest!

XOXO, Megan ❤

 

 

 

 

Liebster Award Nomination Update & Thank Yous!

Morning, everyone! So, crazy story time: I just got nominated for the Liebster Award by two lovely people! This will officially make my fourth nomination for this award! Whaaaaat?! This is so insane and I am so appreciative of this. I was nominated by Y. Zheng (http://randomblogyz.wordpress.com/about/about-the-author/ ) and Annalissamarie (http://annalissamarie.wordpress.com/ ). I don’t know Annalissamarie very well, but after I checked out her blog, I can’t wait to get to know her more! Her blog covers beauty, fashion, and lifestyle, so there’s something for everyone! Plus, she has a Yorkie Poo. That’s enough to get me to be best friends with someone. haha Y. Zheng on the other hand, I made a connection with! We just kind of clicked right away! Y’s blog is some place I go whenever I need some relaxation or positivity in my life. Such an amazing writer! We’re constantly in each other’s comments supporting each other and chatting. (: I just wanna give a huuuuge shout out and thank you to the both of them for thinking of me for this award and for supporting me. Ya’ll are the best!

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The Liebster Award Rules:

1. You have to link back to the person that nominated you.
2. You must answer all 11 questions given to you by the person who nominated you.
3. After completing these questions you must nominate 11 bloggers with under 200 followers and give them 11 questions of your choice.
4. You must not nominate the person who nominated you.
5. You must let your nominees know that they have been nominated and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it

Now, the thing is, I just recently got nominated for this award last week ( https://psmeganelizabeth.wordpress.com/2014/05/29/the-liebster-award-nomination-thank-yous-and-nominees/ ) as well as The Very Inspiring Blogger Award ( https://psmeganelizabeth.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/the-very-inspiring-blogger-award-nomination-and-thank-yous/ ) and I can’t continue to nominate the same people over and over, so this post is just gonna be more of an update kinda thing (:

Here are the fun questions Y asked me and the other fellow nominees:

  1. If you won a free airplane ticket to travel to anywhere in the world, where would it be? I would, without a doubt, pick a ticket back to my hometown of Dallas, Texas. I left when I was 13 or 14 years old and have missed it ever since. A few Christmases ago, one of my best friends that I’ve grown up with, Jake, was tragically killed in a car wreck. He was buried in Dallas and I would love the chance to be able to go visit his grave. A part of me will never be able to heal fully until I’m able to do that.
  1. What is the one word you dislike when people are using to describe you? hahah This is so funny to me because people use so many different words to describe me! My friends even say that I can be bitchy at times, but I take that as a compliment. I’ve been through a lot, I have a backbone, and I love that about me. My favorite thing though was, during high school, one of my good friends, Aaron, called me fearless. That stuck with me and that’s a word that I use to carry out my daily life! Love that.
  1. If you can change the name of a food, what would it be? Cheese curds. hahah What’s wrong with mozzarella sticks? Nothing, that’s what. Cheese curds sounds disgusting!
  1. If a stranger hands you a hundred dollar (pound, euro, whatever your currency), what would you spend it on? I’d put some away for my cosmetology program tuition that I’m attending this January and then I’d donate the rest to a local animal shelter.
  1. If you’re a reincarnation of a famous person, who would you want it to be? Well, she’s not dead, but if I could be any celebrity, I’d love to be Jennifer Lawrence for a day! People have told me that I act just like her that’s one of greatest compliments anyone could ever give me. haha I’m girl crushin’ on her!
  1. If you can have any job in the world, what would it be? A full-time blogger and a foster parent to dogs! That’s my dream.
  1. If you were a pop icon living a double life, what would your pop icon name be? Probably Megatron haha That was one of my nicknames in high school and people still call me that!
  1. If you can have an ice cream flavor named after you, what would be? Again, Megatron. And I’d have chocolate and carmel swirls in it because that’s my fave. Yummm.
  1. What is the one word you like people to describe you? Hilarious. I love it when people comment on my sense of humor.
  1. If you can time travel to any destination in time, what year would it be? This is so cliche, but I’d love to meet Jesus!
  1. If you can wake up to any sound, what would it be? I love the way I wake up now. With my fur babies stinky dog breath in my face, paws clicking on the floor, and tails wagging against stuff on my nightstand and knocking it off. Love my 5 dogs to the moon and back.

(I apologize that the numbering was off on this! I copied and pasted it from Y’s post and I guess it didn’t translate over to my blog for some reason so now it just looks like I can’t count. haha)

And here are the creative questions that Annalissa asked me and her other nominees:

What are your top 5 can’t live without products? I’m not gonna get into brands, but my top 5 makeup must-haves are foundation, concelear, primer, powder, and my setting spray.

Who is your inspiration? My mom. (: She’s battled thyroid cancer and skin cancer several times, but she’s all good now! I’m so glad to have her fighting genes. I come from a strong family.

Biggest splurge? Every time I go into Ulta or Sephora, it’s a bit of a splurge. haha I haven’t bought this yet, but I’m saving up for a Michael Kors bag and a Clarasonic Mia 2! Can’t wait.

If you had to give up make up completely how would you feel? I’d probably barricade myself in my room and fall into a deep state of depression. Is that sad? haha

 
Do you watch YouTube gurus? Who? I sure do! Jaclyn Hill and Nicole Gurrero are my babes ❤

Best makeup brand in your opinion? Drugstore: Maybelline. High-End: Mac or Benefit

If you could style/ makeup any celebrity who would it be And what would you do? Lupita Nyong’o! I don’t know anything about fashion, but I’d loooove to style her because she takes the biggest fashion risks and always looks so stunning, beautiful, and flawless. Love that chick.

Favorite makeup trend ? I think primers and face washes are really getting a moment right now and that makes me happy. I also love summer makeup because it’s so experimental and bright!

What does your blog name mean? p.s megan elizabeth just sounded cute to me haha

Favorite quote ? Oh, geez. I have waaay too many favorite quotes, it’s impossible to pick one! I love love LOVE this one: “Sky above her. Earth below her. Fire within her.” I have plans to turn that into a tattoo this summer (:

Best make up tip/ advice ? ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS WASH YOUR FACE AT NIGHT! Ladies, please! For the love of all that is good in this world, WASH YOUR FACE NIGHTLY!!!! I seriously cannot stress that enough.

(I apologize that the spacing is off on this one. Seriously, what’s wrong with me? haha I’m so computer challenged it’s a pathetic.)

If you wanna see the blogs that I love please go check out the two lovely people who nominated me for this award and click on the link to my other awards to check my nominees out over there (: Another big thank you to Y and Annalissa for thinking of me! Ya’ll are so awesome and I can’t think you enough. I so appreciate this. Thank ya’ll for reading today and don’t forget to like and give me a follow if you haven’t already (: Talk to ya later!

XOXO, Megan ❤

The Liebster Award Nomination, Thank Yous, and Nominees! (:

Good morning, everyone! Ready for some more exciting news? I’ve been nominated, for the second time, for the Liebster Award! Whaaaat?! How crazy is that? I still just cannot get over the fact that people actually read my blog and care about what I have to say. I’m glad ya’ll don’t find me to be half as annoying as I find myself to be haha I was nominated by the ever so sweet http://cheapandlazybeauty.wordpress.com/ so be sure to go check her blog out! This chick is honestly so badass, I can’t even. She’s studying at a pretty prestigious college as a law student and she’ll be visiting Rome here pretty soon as well! And she’s beautiful! Talk about unfair. haha Defiantly go check out her blog and give her some love! You’ll love her just as much as I do.

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The Rules For The Liebster Award:

1. You must link back to the person who nominated you;
2. You must answer the 11 questions given to you by the nominee before you;
3. You must pick 11 nominees with under 200 (or 2000 if you want to go with that) followers to answer your questions;
4. You cannot nominate the person who nominated you;
5. You must let the people you nominate know they have been nominated

Now, the thing is, I just very, very recently was nominated for another award, The Very Inspiring Blogger Award (click here to be linked to that: https://psmeganelizabeth.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/the-very-inspiring-blogger-award-nomination-and-thank-yous/ )! That award says you need to nominate 15 others and this award says to nominate 11 others. Since my blog has such a small following because I’m so new (only 2 months!), I only nominate other bloggers who I’ve made a personal connection with and really genuinely enjoy spending time over at their blogs. I don’t just nominate people for the heck of it because I do feel that getting nominated is something really special. I defiantly go for quality over quantity when it comes to my own nominations! Since I nominated some freaking amazing and gorgeous ladies just a few days ago, I don’t feel it’s necessary to go through the whole nomination process again for the same people, but I do have some new bloggers I wanna nominate! To see who I choose for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award, just click on the URL above (:

Here are my nominations for the newest bloggers that I’ve felt I’ve made a genuine connection with:

http://liveloveanddress.wordpress.com/ Hello world, meet Tania! It’s so funny because I was wondering just this morning who I was going to pass on the nomination to for this award and Tania found my blog this morning and we started talking! This girl is so real, there’s no other way to put it. She’s down to Earth, sweet, creative, and stunning! She’s into fashion and makeup, so her blog is a girl’s best friend! Go check her out, you’ll love what you discover over at her blog.

http://jacquienavarro.wordpress.com/ This is Jacque! We’ve been following each other’s blogs for a couple weeks now and we hit it off right away. Her blog is lovely. She does these awesome posts where she does really informative reviews that are so helpful. We’ve just recently been talking about different lipstick lines that we use and love and she’s one of the best people to bond with over all things beauty! Check out this pretty girl’s blog, you won’t be disappointed.

http://rxveur.wordpress.com/about/ This would be Kimberly (: I haven’t had much time to chat with and really get to know her as we’ve only talked a few times, but I can already tell she’s so unbelievably sweet. Like me, one of her passions is writing, which is one of the reasons she started her blog. So we already have that in common! She does blog posts on everything from makeup reviews to healthful eating to fashion advice! There’s something for everyone on her little corner of the world wide web. Be sure to stop by this gorgeous girl’s blog and stay awhile.

Those are my 3 absolutely incredible nominees for The Liebster Award and don’t forget to check out all my previous nominees from The Very Inspiring Blogger Award! I’ll link that URL for ya again: https://psmeganelizabeth.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/the-very-inspiring-blogger-award-nomination-and-thank-yous/ All of these ladies are so amazing and I’ve fallen in love with all of their blogs. There’s no doubt in mind that you’ll fall in love with their blogs too, so defiantly get you butt on over there to check ’em all out!

Here are the fun questions that http://cheapandlazybeauty.wordpress.com/ asked her nominees!

1. What is your favourite cheap beauty product? My current favorite cheap beauty product is the foundation that I’ve been using recently! It’s the Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation and I’m on my third jar! It applies so beautifully and leaves you with this gorgeous, natural finish. And the color stays all day, imagine that! haha

2. What is your favourite lazy beauty product? My favorite lazy beauty product is defiantly some time of mascara! Mascara is absolutely a must-have if you’re goin’ for a more natural, no makeup makeup look.

3. What are your top 5 drug store products? My top 5 drugstore products are Maybelline Color Whispers and Baby Lips, Revlon ColorStay Whipped Foundation, Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation, Biore face cleaners and scrubs, and Miliani Baked Blushes.

4. What are your top 5 high end products? Mac Pro-Long Wear Concealer, Benefit’s Porefessional Primer, Nars blushes, Makeup Geek eye shadows, and Ben Nye Final Seal Setting Spray.

5. What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given? I have been given countless pieces of amazing advice and I can’t just pick one, so I’m gonna chose the one that has the most relevance to me lately: “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” This summer, my life is gonna consist of alot of changes and new opportunities. I’m naturally a pretty fearless person, but it never helps to remind yourself to take chances.

6. Who are your guilty pleasure music artist? I’m obsessed with music so it’s practically impossible to decide on a guilty pleasure music artist! But I have to say currently that the new Iggy Azalea song “Fancy” is gettin’ to me. People are all like, “OMG, this song is awful.” And I just agree even though it’s been growing on me and, when I’m alone and this song comes on the radio, I may or may not be guilty of turning the volume all the way up. 

7. What is your favourite skincare product? Witch Hazel is my new found love. Check out my skin saving review here: https://psmeganelizabeth.wordpress.com/2014/05/12/gotta-have-it-or-live-without-it-dickensons-witch-hazel/

8. What is your favourite hair care product? I honestly don’t really care about hair. haha I’m boring when it comes to that, I just straighten it and go. So probably my Chi straightener then! It has silver glitter all over it, it’s totally girled out. haha

9. What are your top three tv shows of all time? The Bachelor and Bachelorette, The Walking Dead, and probably some other trashy reality T.V show haha

10. Do you care about politics and why? No, not at all. The only thing politically charged that I care about is gay rights because my bestfriend since 2nd just recently came out and I will fight til the day I die for her to be able to walk down the street with her girlfriend without getting harassed. I do also speak out against BSL and I’m advocate for Pit Bulls and rescue shelters, but I don’t know if that’s really political?

11. If someone gave you £100,000 what is the first thing you would buy? I don’t know how much that is in American money, so I’m just gonna pretend it’s $100,000 here too because I’m an idiot and can’t figure that out. hahah But I’d buy my mom a new car, pay off my boyfriend’s college tuition, pay for my future cosmetology school tuition, and donate the rest to animal rescue charities and cancer society charities. I might save a little bit too I guess!

And here are the 11 questions I wanna ask my amazing nominees….

1) Who has had the most influence in your life?

2) If you could have dinner with 3 people, past or present, who would they be and why?

3) Describe your dream vacation!

4) What does your typical makeup routine consist of?

5) If you could go back in time and tell your younger self anything, what would it be?

6) What’s the best present you’ve ever received?

7) What’s your dream job?

8) High end or drugstore beauty and makeup products?

9) Why did you start blogging?

10) What is your must-have makeup staple?

11) Name 3 random facts about yourself!

I hope ya’ll enjoy this rather long post haha And please don’t forget to check out my 3 current nominees and my past nominees from The Very Inspiring Blogger Award (https://psmeganelizabeth.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/the-very-inspiring-blogger-award-nomination-and-thank-yous/)! Thanks so much for reading and I can’t wait to see what my beautiful nominees said back to my 11 questions! Congrats again, girls! Ya’ll are so amazing and you deserve it! If you guys wanna know a little bit more about me, don’t forget to give me a follow! Connecting and getting to know all of you is pretty much my sole drive in blogging, so never be afraid to talk to me (:

XOXO, Megan ❤

 

Get To Know Me! (:

Hey, everyone! I hope ya’ll had a great long weekend and a fantastic Memorial Day. Of course we all spend that day grilling out, swimming, and hanging out with family and friends, but I hope none of you forgot the real reason for the holiday. My step brother, Sean, gave his life fighting for everyone’s freedom, so I will always be beyond thankful for his selfless service as well as every other solider… past, present, and future. If you know someone who served, I hope you gave them a big hug yesterday, because it’s much deserved!

Now, on a lighter note haha I’ve been busy gathering up some products to review, getting my May favorites in order, and figuring out some fun summer looks to do for ya’ll, so today I just wanted to do something a little bit different! As many of you know, I just recently reached 100 followers (yayyyy!) and I’ve been nominated for two awesome awards so far, so I wanted to celebrate by doing a little “about me” type dealio so ya’ll could get to know me a little bit better! I strive to have a connection with people and I absolutely love learning about others, so I figured I want you guys to learn what I’m all about too (: Today, I decided to do 50 Facts About Me, enjoy!

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50 Random Facts About Me!

1. I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas so I’m a city slicker through and through! Anywhere with big buildings and lots of noise and people is where I’m most comfortable.

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2. Music is my life. I’m like a walking iPod. I know every word to every song that’s been created since, like, 1998. haha My friends are constantly asking me the lyrics to songs, who sings what, what album the songs are on, who produces it… and I know everything. It’s crazy.

3. Along with knowing everything about music, I also know a pathetic amount about pop culture. I know everything about every celebrity that’s ever walked this Earth. You’d think all I do is sit around and read tabloids, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s just like I was born with this information, I have no idea where I get it from! It’s like a super power. A pointless super power, but a super power nonetheless!

4. There are three main food groups to me: pizza, bread, and s’mores. Everything else is irrelevant. I should weight 8,000 pounds and only be able to bathe in a kiddie pool. Who knows how I’m not ginormous. 

5. I’m a horror movie fanatic. No one movie genre keeps my interest other than scary movies. If you know of a good one you think I should watch, let me know! I’m always on the lookout for new ones! 

6. I can’t cook to save my life. I once blew up a microwave, caught cereal on fire, and cooked a hot pocket for 14 minutes. I’m a danger in the kitchen.

7. Babies are quite possibly one of my least favorite things in the world. All they do is scream and I think they smell like noodles. Apparently, I’m lacking the Mommy Genes that every other woman seems to have.

8. I love bad weather. I’m happier when it’s cloudy outsides as opposed to sunny. Weird, right?

9. I haaaate superhero movies. Batman, Spiderman, Cat Woman, The Hulk, Fantastic Four, Superman… I hate them with a burning passion.

10. I have a shameless girl crush on Jennifer Lawrence, Lupita Nyong’o, Ellen DeGeneres, Lorde, and Melissa McCarthy.

11. I know every word to every Backstreet Boys and Nsync song that’s ever been created.

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12. I suffer horribly from sedatephobia, which is the fear of silence. Being in a quiet environment gives me terrible anxiety and can send me into a panic attack. 

13. I’m allergic to men in sandals. No. Just no.

14. Hunting makes me sad. I don’t see the purpose or the fun in shooting an innocent animal.

15. I love me some homemade chocolate chip cookies!

16. I am physically incapable of walking in heels. I look like a newborn horse when I try. Not cute.

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17. My ears aren’t pierced because I have the worst fear of needles. I’m the crazy person who cries, screams, throws up, and passes out when I have to get a shot. Because apparently I’m 5 years old.

18. I’m the biggest adrenaline junkie! Bungee jumping, sky diving, rock climbing, scruba diving, roller coasters, swimming with sharks… you name it, I wanna do it!

19. Monkeys terrify me. They’re like little human aliens. Plus, one threw poop at me once. That might have something to do with it!

20. Gay rights are something of utmost importance to me. One of my bestfriends since 2nd grade just recently came out and it sickens me to know we live in a world where she can’t walk down the street holding her girlfriend’s hand because she gets harassed.

21. Walking Dead is quite possibly the best show ever created. I discovered the first season on Netflix and have been an avid fan ever since! Everyone who knows me know that Sunday nights are off limits, that’s Walking Dead night!

22. I’m oddly attached to my goldfish, Thomas. He’s been alive and swimmin’ for two years now!

23. The Hemsworth Brothers are God’s most beautiful creation.

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24. I don’t understand math. I just don’t. I’ve been tutored by math teachers, students, friends, family, etc and I still don’t get it. I took a math placement test to get into college and I scored into elementary school math. Embarrassing, right? haha It just doesn’t click with me, no matter what I do.

25. I love people who aren’t perfect. I love people who have scars and have stories to tell. Those are my kinda people.

26. I want many, many tattoos! Nothing big and crazy, just simple ones that have a lot of meaning to me. I have an appointment for my first tattoo this summer and I couldn’t be more excited.

27. If I could change my hair color everyday, I so would! Dark auburn hair is my favorite and I envy you if that’s your current hair color!

28. Christmas is my favorite time of the year.

29. When I’m stressing out, deep breathing almost instantly relaxes me.

30. I’m addicted to back massages! My boyfriend spoils me and gives me one almost every day. (:

31. I believe in God and my faith is important to me. It’s gotten me through some pretty tough times.

32. I almost bought a chinchilla once. I went home to get my wallet, but when I came back, someone had already bought it. And I live less than 5 minutes away from PetSmart. Talk about heartbreaking!

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33. Reading magazines is one of my favorite past times and Cosmo is my absolute favorite!

34. Dogs and sharks are my favorite animals, though there’s not an animal I don’t love.

35. I hate candy. Smarties are pretty much the only candy I enjoy.

36. Animal rights are my passion. I speak out against Breed Specific Laws (which work to ban certain breeds from towns or other environments), and I’m an advocate for Pit Bulls, my favorite dog. I have two pits and there’s not a doubt in my mind that if you met them, you’d fall instantly in love.

37. My bucket list consists of some crazy things, but one thing that I wanna do the most is swim with sharks. I would love to swim with Great Whites (in a cage, of course. I’m not crazy. haha), but swimming with Lemon, Reef, or Whale sharks without a cage is my dream! To be next to something so massive and beautiful is just mind blowing to me. They’re such amazing creatures.

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38. Long car rides are one of my favorite things in the world. Sometimes I enjoy them more than the actual trip.

39. Some people annoy me so much when I’m around them that I actually start to get a headache… is that mean? haha

40. I have reeeally picky sleeping habits! I sleep with about 7 pillows, the room needs to be freezing cold, and the mattress can’t be too hard or too soft… basically, I’m really annoying to sleep next to. haha

41. My absolute biggest pet peeve is rude people. I just wanna punch rude people in the face. Can’t stand them.

42. You’ll never meet anyone more impatient than I am.

43. I think Miley Cyrus is one of the worst human beings in the world and I hate her.

44. I’m petrified of the dark and 100% convinced that if I leave my leg outside of the covers at night, something will eat my leg off. Maybe I should stop watch so many scary movies?

45. People who drive giant trucks and rev them up every two seconds piss me off. Who are you trying to impress?

46. I’m an early riser. I love getting up early to go for a run, sit on the patio and eat breakfast… anything. I just love having that time to myself, it starts my day off right!

47. I love me some scary movies, but Pixar movies are some of the greatest movies ever, especially the Toy Story and Monsters Inc movies!

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48. I have so many dream jobs that will never come true because, unfortunately, I can’t have 45 jobs at once. So depressing. haha

49. My favorite colors are sky blue, mint green, and anything neon.

50. Animal rescue is what I live for! If you take anything away from this post today, please just let it be a new found appreciation for animals. I spend my days giving a voice to the voiceless. I’m not saying you need to immerse yourself in volunteering, but just find out what you can do to help out your local shelters. Your life will be forever changed, I promise. (: There’s no better dog than a rescue dog.

I hope ya’ll enjoy this 50 About Me post and I hope you learned some fun things you didn’t know about me before! Never be afraid to tell me a little bit about yourself because I wanna get to know you too! Thanks so much for hanging out with me for a little bit today, I’ll talk to ya later!

XOXO, Megan ❤

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award Nomination and Thank Yous! (:

Hi, everyone! I’ve got some really exciting news to share with ya’ll today… I’ve been nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! The very sweet (did I mention gorgeous?) Sidney at http://fashionbarbie16.wordpress.com/ is who nominated me ❤ I have no earthly idea how to tag people on WordPress, so I just have her URL up here, but make sure to click on it and go show her some love! I started my blog only two months ago and this is the second award that I’ve been nominated for… so crazy! So a huge thank you to Miss Sidney for supporting and believing in me (:

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Rules

  1. Thank and link the amazing person who nominated you
  2. List the rules and display the award
  3. Share seven facts about yourself
  4.  Nominate fifteen other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated
  5. Optional: Proudly display the award logo on your blog and follow the blogger who nominated you

As I mentioned above, my blog is extremely new. I have a little over 100 amazing followers, so it’s kind of difficult for me to nominate 15 other bloggers. So I’m gonna go with quality over quantity here and nominate just a few bloggers who I’ve actually made a connection with, know, and adore. You’ll love them just as much as I do, promise (:

My Nominees ❤

1. http://madisonblanding.wordpress.com/ There’s not enough room or time in the world to rave about Madi! I stumbled upon her blog and we just instantly clicked. There’s no doubt in my mind that if we lived closer together, she would be like my little sister in real life. She’s stunning and her makeup tips are spot-on. Both of us just recently reached 100 followers and I’m excited to see where she’s gonna go from here. I’ve always got her back!

2. http://starrsparkles.com/ I just recently discovered Starr’s blog and, ohmygosh, I love it. Her makeup is so flawless and glamorous, I can’t get enough. Plus, she’s absolutely beautiful. She 100% deserves this award because she’s a mother, wife, blogger, student, and makeup enthusiast…. what’s more inspirational than all of that? Give her a follow, you won’t regret it.

3. http://msbeautyguru.com/ Rachel gets nominated all the time for awards like this because she deserves it! If you haven’t checked out her blog yet, you seriously need to. Not only is she extremely talented makeup-wise, she’s also amazingly sweet. Whenever I see that she’s commented on a blog post I’ve done, I can’t wait to read what she’s said because I know it will be so supportive. I also really appreciate how she’s open about her faith, I love that. How can someone be so perfect?! haha

4. http://blondebeauty13.wordpress.com/ This awesome chick is also someone who gets nominated for things like this quite often (she has a major following), but she deserves it as well! She puts out awesome, informative posts revolving around the beauty industry and I look forward to reading them every time I see another pop up. She’s so kind and only has nice words to say to other people. Despite how her blog as grown, she’s so grounded and kind to everyone that comes her way.

5. http://thisthatntheotherthing.com/ Uhmm, is it possible to be any more gorgeous? Pretty sure it’s not. haha I just discovered her blog and I love it! It’s so cheerful and relaxing. This girl covers so much stuff! From food to makeup, to beauty and photography, you’re for sure going to find something you love on her blog! Personally? I love it all. I can’t wait to see where her blogging takes her because she’s gonna go far. She’s so easy to relate to, she’s someone you just wanna sit down and have lunch with and talk for hours!

Congrats to my wonderfully amazing Very Inspiring Blogger nominees! They 100% deserve. I know I didn’t pick 15 nominees, but I can tell you without a doubt in my mind that you’ll love these five ladies just as much as I do. Go show them some love. (:

Now for the seven facts about myself….

1. There’s not much that I’m more passionate about than animal rescue. I also speak out against Breed Specific Laws and I’m a big advocate for Pit Bulls, my favorite dogs. There’s no such thing as a mean dog, just mean owners and bad situations.

2. My boyfriend pretty much rocks my socks off. We’ve been together for almost 4 years and we’ll be moving into our new apartment next month!

3. I eat pizza every single day. Yes, you read that right. Every. Single. Day. It’s like my drug. If I don’t eat it, I swear I start to have withdrawal symptoms. haha

4. I love Cookie Dough Blizzards from Dairy Queen.

5. Way back in the day, when I was driving home from high school once, someone threw a cheeseburger at my car. I tried to wipe it off with my windshield wipers, but all that did was smear the ketchup, cheese, onions, mustard, and pickles around on the window. I then proceeded to drive into a ditch screaming the whole way. It ended up being over $500 worth of damage and I never found out who threw the burger at me. Welcome to my life.

6. I was voted class clown and worst driver in high school, along with winning prom queen and homecoming queen… which mystifies me because sometimes I’m so weird that I wonder why people even like me.

7. I wanna talk to you! I wanna get to know you. Before I dropped out of college after one year (another story for another day), I was majoring in sociology. I love people. So if you have a story to tell, come tell me. I wanna listen. I love learning about other people (:

I hope ya’ll enjoyed this post and a huge thanks again to Sidney for the nomination! Thanks to everyone for following me and being so kind and supportive. I couldn’t have done any of this without you. Congrats again to my beautiful nominees, can’t wait to read your posts! ❤

XOXO, Megan (:

Liebster Award Thank You and Nominations! <3

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Good Morning, Everyone! Exciting news: I was nominated for the Liebester Award by the gorgeous msbeautyguru (http://msbeautyguru.com/)! For those who aren’t familiar, the Liebster Award is given to new, up and coming bloggers with small followings. This is a really awesome way to get their names out there, give them recognition, get to know each other better, and the best part is that you get to pay if forward by nominating 10 other people! So, just a quick shout out and thank you to msbeautyguru for thinking of including me among 9 other awesome ladies for nomination! Here are the rules:

1) Acknowledge the blogger(s) who nominated you.

2) Answer 11 question your nominator asks.

3) Nominate 10 bloggers (with less than 200 followers) that you feel deserve recognition!

4) Inform the above bloggers that you nominated them.

5) Post 11 questions for them to answer.

I’m so, so, sooo excited to pass on this nomination to 10 other people who fully deserve it! Here’s my 10 wonderful nominees:

1) http://madisonblanding.wordpress.com/

2) http://thebrazilianbeautyblog.wordpress.com/

3) http://jacquienavarro.wordpress.com/

4) http://henryfacebeauty.com/

5) http://trendyteacher13.wordpress.com/

6) http://sayhellotogorgeous.wordpress.com/

7) http://kelzbelzphotography.wordpress.com/

8) http://amuletabeauty.com/

9) http://cassmadaboutfashion.wordpress.com/

10) http://rachelmankowitz.wordpress.com/

As you can see, I have no idea how to tag people in blog posts (or if that’s even possible?), so I just copied and pasted their blog URLs. If that doesn’t work to where you can click on them, just copy and paste it into your search bar and it should take you right to their pages (: Sorry for being so technology challenged! It’ll be the death of me, I swear. Anyway, all ten of you guys are so amazing and I love spending time reading your blog! I know most of you don’t really have a “small” following, but rules are made to broken, right? I nominated all of you because I think your blogs are awesome and they deserve some recognition!

msbeautyguru asked me 11 really fun questions, so let’s get to those!

1) How old were you when you first started playing around/wearing makeup?

When I was really, really little, I used to play around and do my family’s makeup for them. Bless them for letting my little 3 year old hands around makeup and their faces. They’re really the ones we should be thanking haha

2) Do you have children, if so what are their ages/names (Pets count if you don’t have kids! lol…)

I’m proud Momma Bear to five incredible rescue dogs. Two pit bulls, Lil’ Bit and Mikey, a beagle, Lucy, a shih tzu, Lacie, and a german shepard, Doodle Bug! While we’re on this topic, make sure you donate, adopt, foster, or volunteer at your local shelter! Rescue animals are the best pets to have (:

3) If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?

100%, hands down, completely, and totally in a city somewhere! Anywhere with big buildings, lots of noise, and tons of people is where I feel most at home. I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas so I think that has something to do with it! You can take a girl out of the city, but you can’t take the city out of a girl.

4) When traveling do you prefer train/plane/automobile?

Automobile! I actually really love long car rides. Train’s aren’t bad either, though I’ve only been on one in my whole life. I’m absolutely terrified of water, so boats are a big no-go and planes aren’t much better for me either! I prefer to be on land, thank you very much!

5) What is your favorite feature on/about yourself?

My sense of humor. I can be serious when I need to be, but 99.9% of the time, I have a giant, goofy smile on my face. In high school, I was voted class clown, if that tells you anything! One of my favorite things in life is making people laugh.

6) What are three makeup products you would recommend to a makeup newbie?

If you’re a newbie, I defiantly recommend sticking with drugstore brands at first! It’s gonna get waaaay too expensive if you just jump right into high-end when you’re still figuring things out. I recommend L’Oreal True Match foundation because it’s super easy to find your shade, I’m a fan of any Covergirl mascara (except their Bombshell mascara, that’s awful), and one of my favorite lipstick lines of all time are the Maybelline Color Whispers!

7) Favorite color?

Sky blue, mint green, or anything neon!

8) Would you rather spend a day at the beach or at the mountain?

In a city! haha If i had to pick, I would say a beach, probably. I’m not really a fan of either though.

9) Bright/bold lips or nude?

Depends on the occasion, but I usually rock nude or light pink lips for my day to day because I don’t typically have time for touch-ups. If you see me at a party though, you better believe I’m rockin’ that bright red!

10) Do you believe in Angels?

I do! I’m not one of those ‘go to church twelve times a week’ kinda people, but my religion is important to me and it’s gotten me through quite a few rough times. Plus, it’s really comforting to know that when loved ones pass away, they’re somewhere better and looking down on you.

11) What is your dream job?

I would love to have a job like those beauty gurus on YouTube, blogging full-time, or something with animals. No matter what though, I will always be involved with rescue shelters! Once Cody and I move into our house, we plan on fostering fur babies (:

Okay, now that my questions are answered, here are my 11 questions for the ladies I nominated:

1) Why did you start your blog?

2) What is your favorite food?

3) What’s your favorite saying/quote?

4) Who/what is your biggest inspiration?

5) If you could meet anyone, past or present, who would it be?

6) What is your favorite quality about other people?

7) If you had a magic lamp with only one wish, what would that wish be?

8) Who is your celebrity crush?

9) If you could spend one year anywhere in the world, where would it be? Why?

10) If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money?

11) What are three random facts about yourself?

Alright, everyone, that’s it for my Liebester Award Nomination! Again, I wanna give a biiiig thank you to msbeautyguru for nominating me and congratulations to all the beautiful ladies I nominated myself! Can’t wait to read what you all have to say!

XOXO, Megan (: