Exciting News & New Hair Change!

Hi, everyone! Hope all your weeks are goin’ good so far. I know it’s probably just a four day week for many of you, it is for me too! I’ve got some fun plans for Friday on the 4th of July and I can’t wait! I also can’t wait to read posts from all you guys to see what ya’ll are gonna be up to on Friday! I’ve got two pieces of exciting news to share with ya’ll today, so let’s get to it!

My first exciting news is that I’m no longer a blonde anymore! I briefly talked about that in my last Outfit of the Day post (check it out here: https://psmeganelizabeth.wordpress.com/2014/06/26/outfit-of-the-day-new-maxi-skirt-turned-work-appropriate/ ), but those pictures were kinda far away and hard to tell, so I took another one for ya! Those of you who are friends with me on Facebook have seen it before, but I decided to upload it here today!

Photo: I'm not a blondie anymore! after being blonde for a couple years, I had a good run, but I'm definitely happy to be back to brunette!I’m not much for taking selfies, but I just had to show my new hair off because I actually really love it! I’m pretty chill when it comes to coloring my hair, I don’t really care how it turns out haha So Cody and I just bought one of those boxed colors from Walmart for, like, $2.97 and it turned out awesome! It’s not as dark as I’d like it to be though, so I’ll have to get a darker one next time. Since my hair was bleach blonde before, I think this brunette color really gives that healthy and shiny look back to it. I’m also wearing a new lip color! It’s a Nyx Butter Lipstick and it’s this gorgeous raspberry color. Love! What do ya’ll think of my hair and this lip color?? Let me know! (: 

My other exciting news is that I was nominated for my 5th or 6th award last night! Ahhhh! So insane. I was nominated by the absolutely gorgeous Maddy over at Media Junkie Jungle. This Liebster Award was her very first award (it was my first one too!), so defiantly stop by her page and give her some love! You can find her here: http://mediajunkiejungle.com/2014/07/01/my-very-first-liebster-award/ I’ll link my other award nominees and questions down below, but for now I’m just gonna answer the fun questions Maddy gave her nominees!

1. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would that be? Definitely, hands down, without a doubt in a city somewhere! I grew up in Dallas, Texas and miss it horribly. I probably miss it worse now that I in Illinois where there’s corn fields for miles. haha I would also love to live in L.A or New York City. Anywhere with hustle and bustle! Love that. 

2. Pick a store where you would shop if you had no spending limit? Man, I’m not sure if I could narrow it down! Without a spending limit, I’d probably hit up Charlotte Russe, Forever 21, American Eagle, Hollister, H&M, Victoria’s Secret/Pink, PacSun, or Sephora! When I become a famous actor/dancer/singer/dolphin trainer (because, really, who doesn’t wanna be a dolphin trainer? come on), I’m taking you all with me! haha 

3. Would you rather drink your least your favorite drink or eat your least favorite food for the rest of your life? Defiantly drink my least favorite drink! I could NOT give up pizza. Pizza is my drug. It’s pathetic. 

4. Favorite Genre of Music? I was born in the 90s, so of course 90s music was my first love! Backstreet Boys and Nsync anyone? I also really like pop music, alternative, country, hip hop… pretty much anything except classical and we’re good! 

5. Fame or Fortune? I’d probably pick fortune.

6. What do you think makes a blog great? Someone who is easy to relate to and funny! No one wants to read a blog written by someone boring and monotone. You’ve gotta make it interesting! I think it’s important to blog about something you’re passionate about, as well. I follow some blog on here that I’m not necessarily into their topics, but they blog about it with so much love that I can’t help but reading! I’m also a visual person, so I love looking at pictures!

7. What is your biggest goal right now? With my current work contract coming to an end in the middle of this month, I’ve been job hunting like crazy, so it’s really important to me right now that I’m able to find another job pretty quickly! Beyond that, it’s my goal to start my cosmetology school classes, finish with great grades and experience, pass my state boards, and then score a job that I’m absolutely in love with.

8. If you could go to any time period which would it be and why? I’d love to go back and visit the dinosaurs! haha A little dangerous? Maybe. But, seriously, who wouldn’t love to pet a T-Rex?

9. How would you explain your blog in 10 words or less? I hope that people find my blog to be fun and interesting! I also try to make it informative, but mostly, I just want ya’ll to have fun with me! I want to build a relationship with people and I feel like I’ve done that here! (That, 100% was NOT less than 10 words. My bad. haha)

10. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas! I’m sucha freak about Christmas! I pretty much wait all year for the month of December to roll around. If people wouldn’t kill me, I’d have Christmas decorations up all year around. haha

11. What is your favorite thing to write about? Anything beauty related! I also love giving you guys Life Updates to share with ya’ll a little bit about what’s goin’ on with me because I really want you to know the real me. I also love the outpouring of support that you can receive from your followers on here. I love ya’ll (:

Those were fun questions, Maddy! Thank you! Now that they’ve all been answered, I’ll link the URLs below in case any of ya’ll wanna go back and check out other questions or see my other nominees (:

https://psmeganelizabeth.wordpress.com/2014/06/05/liebster-award-nomination-update-thank-yous/

https://psmeganelizabeth.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/the-very-inspiring-blogger-award-nomination-and-thank-yous/

https://psmeganelizabeth.wordpress.com/2014/06/20/the-sunshine-award-nomination-thank-you/

There’s a few other ones that I didn’t link above, but if you’re interested, just hop on over to my page and type in “award” in the search bar and they’ll all pop up!

A biiiiiig shout out again to the wonderful Miss Maddy for thinking of me! And a huge congratulations to her for being nominated for her first award! That’s so exciting and I’m so happy for you. And thanks to ya’ll for reading this! If I don’t get a chance to talk to any of ya before Friday, enjoy your 4th of July and have awesome weekends!

XOXO, Megan ❤

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 ❤

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 ❤

 

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 (: