Happy 2015!

Hey, everyone! Happy New Year! Can you believe it, 2015 already?? I hope that this past year has been just as good for ya’ll as it has been for me. This year has brought me SO many new adventures and I documented most of them through pictures that I wanna share with ya’ll today! Just a suuuper quick flashback through my year (: I also wanna take a second to sincerely apologize for my long absence towards the end of 2014. I had so many new things going on and I just couldn’t keep up with everything at once. Things have settled down now and I’ve personally made it my new year’s resolution to start blogging on a daily or weekly schedule now, so prepare yourself to see a lot more of me this year! With that being said, since I’ve been away from WordPress for such a long time, we have a lot to catch up on, so let’s get started!

I’m gonna start as far back as my summer vacation! With it being in the dead of winter right now (and my area of Illinois currently being under a winter storm warning for later tonight with 6 inches of snow possible!) summer seems waaay too far away, so this just seemed super appropriate to start with right now. haha I traveled to Myrtle Beach in South Carolina with Cody’s family this summer and had way too much fun! I’m not a big beach person anyway (neither is Cody), but there’s SO many different things to do down there that it’s impossible to be bored. This picture was taken right before we all went banana boating (my first time!) and the guy driving us so kindly mentioned to me that when he was taking people out the day before, he saw a shark not too far away from them. I freaked out the whole time and about died laughing when we were all being thrown around by the waves, but it was so much fun. I’d do it again in a heart beat!

Fast forward a month or so to when Cody and I are officially moved into our new apartment and I finally got a new job! Working at Rue 21 isn’t the greatest, but I couldn’t love my coworkers anymore than I do. They’re amazing people and I’m so blessed to work with a team that meshes together so well. Every day is so much fun coming in to work with them! I’ve been at this company for about 5 months now and I’ll continue to work there through my cosmetology school classes as well. Which brings me to my next point….

The year of 2014 brought me one the greatest gifts of the year: I finally got accepted into the esthetics program at the cosmetology school I wanted to go to! I got accepted a while ago (can you tell by the tank top here and my mention of a winter storm warning earlier? it’s no longer tank top weather! haha), but now there’s not much time until my classes start! Actually, one exact week from today! Next Monday is my orientation (: I couldn’t be more excited about taking this next step in my life and I feel so lucky to have this chance. My decision to drop outta college and pursue this career path was met with a lot of snarky comments and some people being very supportive, but sometimes you just gotta do you. I can’t wait to prove them wrong. I also can’t wait to document my journey through cosmetology school and share everything with ya’ll! Thanks for being so supportive!

Moving into a college town (my boyfriend goes to Illinois State University so we live on campus) 2014 also brought so many new friendships. These are just two of the MANY new people I connected with this past year! I’m such a social person and I cherish all these new friendships that I’ve made. Weekend nights are never boring when you live on a college campus, that’s for sure!

2014 also saw the year that Cody and I celebrated our 4 year anniversary together. While our Facebook pages are blowing up with friends and family members getting engaged, we’re not interested in that right now. We’re practically engaged anyway… we live together, split our bills, you get what I’m sayin’. Besides, Cody needs to save up for that big ol’ rock I want on my ring finger some day! haha I seriously adore this kid and I don’t know what I did to deserve him, but I’m beyond blessed that God gave him to me anway.

As the year started to wind down and Christmas time rolled around (my absolute favorite time of the year!), I guess you could say I went a little overboard while decorating haha Confession: this picture was actually taken in early November. According to some (okay, most) that’s too early to be bringing out Christmas things, but when you’re with someone who is as holiday obsessed as I am, there’s no such thing as too early! Even right now, I’m still refusing to take the decorations down haha I might have a problem!

And on one of the last days of 2014, I got to get in some quality family time with my aunt and uncle, one of my cousins, and my grandparents while spending the day at a gorgeous winery. I have a huuuuge family and we live all over the country, so even though this was only a few family members, I still loved every second of it. Because really, isn’t that what these holiday times and the new year are all about? Just spending time with your loved ones.

So there ya have it, guys! I hope your 2014 was as eventful as mine and I hope your new year will be filled with health, happiness, and new adventures for you to go on. Today is one of the first blank pages of 2015, make sure you write yourself a good book this year!

Love you guys so much and I’m stoked to be seein’ more of ya in 2015!

XOXO always, Megan

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Benefit Foundation Kit Review!

Hey, everyone! I hope ya’ll had fun and safe Labor Day weekends! I spent mine in Chicago for a Luke Bryan concert and it was awesome! Cole Swindel, Lee Brice, and Dierks Bentley were also performing that night, so it was full of country craziness. I loved it! Before we went to the concert though, we got to get in some good down town Chicago shopping and, of course, I had go stop in at every makeup and beauty store I passed. I used far too much money and bought way too many things, but hey. What’s life without shopping, right? (:

Anyway, I stopped in at a Sephora store, and I had been wanting to try Benefit’s Hello Flawless foundation for quite some time, so I went to go check that out. Over in the Benefit section, I found the cutest little foundation kit that included a sample size of the Hello Flawless foundation, plus some other goodies, for only $32 so I bought that instead just to kinda test-drive everything before going in and purchasing full size. It’s been quite some time since I’ve done a review for ya’ll, so today I’ve got a really in-depth review over the foundation kit for ya! Read on to see if it’s a match for you (: 

    three piece foundation set

Here’s a picture of the complete set for ya. This set is called the Benefit Flawless Complexion Makeup Kit and I got it in the shade medium (they also had light and dark). The box furthest to the left is the actual box everything came in, the one in the middle is the kit with everything inside, and then to the right is a little instruction manual. Even though everything is pretty self explanatory. haha 

far away set picture

When you flip the kit top back, this is everything that’s inside it. Up at the top, it has a little booklet on the best ways to apply and wear everything. It was pointless to me, but I think it would come in handy for a beginner or someone looking to really master their makeup skills. When I saw the actual kit part, I went a little girl crazy. The sample sizes are so teeny tiny and ADORABLE that I just can’t even. Yep, I’m speaking in fluent bitch voice right now. I literally cannot even. THEY ARE SO CUTE AND TINY. Cody didn’t understand my obsession, but I know ya’ll feel me. Everything is cuter when it’s in a mini version. Don’t even lie to me. 

foundation set

The main reason I purchased this was so I could try out a sample size of the Hello Flawless foundation before committing to a $40 full size bottle. But I’m also actually extremely excited to try out the Porefessional! Pores are a huuuge problem for me, so I’m eager to see if this will work (if any of ya’ll have tried it out, definitely shoot me a comment down below and tell me your thoughts!). Besdies the Porefessional and the foundation, this little kit also comes with Benefit’s Boi-ing concealers and a setting powder, as well as a mini brush to apply it with. The instruction booklet says that you’re supposed to mix both shades of the concealers to get your perfect match, but I actually really love the look of highlighted under eye areas, so I think I’ll test out the lightest one for that for sure. And I doubt if I’ll use the brush on a daily basis, but it’ll defiantly be awesome for travel. 

foundation swatch

This is a quick swatch of the foundation. Keep in mind that iPhone cameras aren’t the best things in the world so the coloring is a bit off! I think this color will go pretty well with my skin tone. It blended in beautifully and didn’t look too yellow or neutral so it will work for me. It has an odd scent to it, so I’m hoping that won’t be a problem when I go to actually apply it to my face. It blended out pretty sheer as well and, for someone like me with rosacea, sheer foundations don’t have enough coverage. I’m a little unsure about this Hello Flawless foundation right now, but we’ll see how it actually works out for me! 

concealer

And last but not least, here’s what the Boi-ing concealers look like up close. I think the colors are gonna be perfect me, so I’m eager to give that a try and I absolutely love love LOVE this little pull-out container they come in! Perfect for traveling and on days when I’m needing to touch up, I can just stick this in my purse and go! The formula is really creamy and rich and seems like it will blend wonderfully. Super excited to give these a try! 

All in all, I’m pretty excited to try everything out in this kit. There’s some products I’ve been wanting to try for awhile as well as some new ones and, if ya’ll know me, you KNOW I’m a sucker for cute packaging. And Benefit definitely got this one on point! When you’re finally done with everything in this kit, you can pull out the middle part and then you just have a cute, little storage box! I’m overly excited about that box. haha Of course, if ya’ll have used this kit or anything in it before, leave me a comment below and tell me all about it, whether it’s good or bad. I wanna know what I’m getting myself into! And once I’ve used everything for awhile, I’ll have an updated review for ya and a picture of what everything looks like on me personally. Keep a look out for that! As always, don’t forget to like this post and give me a follow for more beauty/makeup related posts like this one (: Thanks so much for hanging out with me for a little bit tonight and I’ll talk to ya’ll later! 

XOXO, Megan ❤ 

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 ❤

Life Update & Common Girl Tag!

Hey, everyone! Long time, no talk! Seriously, it’s been, like, a week since I’ve last posted anything, but I promise I’m still alive and kicking! Just super busy. As ya’ll know, Cody and I have finally moved into our new apartment (click here for a tour of my place: https://psmeganelizabeth.wordpress.com/2014/06/22/my-first-video-upload-ever-new-apartment-tour/ ), but I’m still driving the hour every single day to my job here. I get up at 5:30, drive an hour, work, and then drive an hour back. You could say I’m exhausted! haha By the time I get home every day, I just don’t have any energy left to spend on anything else.

On top of traveling two hours every single day, my contract here at work is up on July 18th, so in about two weeks. I’ve been job hunting, but no where seems to be hiring. I’m so unbelievably stressed and when I’m stressed I can’t sleep. So, with getting up at 5:30 anyway, I pretty much get one or two hours of sleep every night. I’m almost dysfunctional I’m so tired. haha

Since I’m pretty much venting to ya’ll anyway, I might as well continue, right? haha I get paid pretty well at my job, but because I drive two hours daily, obviously I need to fill up my gas tank every single week (my car gets awful gas mileage). Because of that, all of my money goes to either gas or my cosmetology school savings, so I have $0 leftover to purchase new makeup or clothing or anything else for myself. Which means I kind of needed to cut back on monthly favorites, new makeup trends, and other blog posts like that. It sucks, but I’m so excited for cosmetology school that I don’t mind (: So just hang in there with me and I’m hoping that we’ll get through this together!

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Anyway, since I’ve been stressin’ lately but haven’t posted in a while, I wanted to do something fun today! I was watching one of my YouTube beauty gurus last night and she was doing the Common Girl Tag, which sounded fun to me! It’s basically just a buncha questions that are cliche girly things. I thought it would be interesting for me to do this because I’m not exactly a girly person and I also don’t typically follow the crowd, so we’ll see what my answers are like!

Here are the questions:

1. Favorite Starbucks drink? I’m actually not a fan of Starbucks! I don’t like fancy drinks and I can just make tea myself at home instead of paying $7 a cup. haha But I’ll go with hot chocolate, because their hot chocolate is liquid deliciousness.  
2. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? Well, since I’ve been having to get up at 5:30 for work, I want to sleep in as long as I possibly can, so I can typically get ready in 30 minutes. But on weekends or for special events, it can take me upwards of an hour to an hour and a half. 
3. How many selfies do you take on a daily basis? None! Unless I’m posting an Outfit of the Day or Look of the Day, I never take selfies! I hate looking at myself, I don’t wanna make anyone else suffer either haha 
4. How many IG followers and pics do you have? I pretty much just got an Instagram so I could stalk all my favorite celebrities. I don’t have any followers or post anything, I just like seeing a more real look at what famous people are up to! Is that creepy? haha
5. Do you ever say “LOL” or “OMG” out loud? hahah No! I do say “Oh my god,” but never OMG! 
6. Do you wear the same clothing item more than once? Uhmm, yeah. Of course. haha I’m next to broke, this girl doesn’t have the money to throw away outfits after one wear!
7. Are you racist?  I’m not even sure why this is a question, but no, of course not. I don’t see race. Just like I’m extremely supportive of gay rights, race doesn’t bother me either. It shouldn’t bother anyone.
8. How many tweets do you have? I don’t have a Twitter account actually! 
9. Instagram, Twitter, or Tumblr? Can I just say Facebook? haha (Friend me on Facebook here! https://www.facebook.com/megan.hartman.58 I post way more frequently on there than I do on here!)
10. What do you spend most of your time doing? I work quite a bit. Other than that, I love to spend my time with friends and family, playing with dogs, and eating! I’m a simple person. haha 
11. Who are your favorite youtubers? Jaclyn Hill and Nicole Guierro are my faves (: But I love lots more! I love my beauty gurus! 
12. How often do you do your nails? This is probably the most cliche girly thing that I take part in haha I paint my nails obsessively! I paint them differently at least once a week and always in bright, happy colors and patterns! I love nail art too. 
13. Are you a shopaholic? Ya know what, no. I wouldn’t consider myself a shopaholic. I enjoy shopping, yes. But I’m defiantly not one of those girls who goes to the mall and comes home with 10 different bags!
14. How many times have you watched Mean Girls? Hmmm. I’ve watched it fully through probably three of four times. But I’ve seen bits and pieces of it, like, hundreds of times haha Whenever I notice that it’s on T.V, I usually tune in. On Wednesdays, we wear pink.
15. Do you own a lot of clothes? Yeah, I guess so. But I only wear the same things over and over again haha I need to clean out my closet again and donate! I do that several times a year to keep my closet space free for new finds and give away nice things to people who really need it. 
16. Do you take pictures of your food before you eat it?  Nope! As much as I enjoy eating, you’d think that I would! I don’t bake often, so if I make something that looks exceptionally nice, I’ll take a picture and send it to a friend or something, but I never post it on social media sites.
17. Do you wear makeup everyday?  I do! I have horribly acne scarred skin, so the least I do is cover it up with a few dabs of concealer. The only time I am without makeup, is when I’m sleeping or on lazy days at home!
18. What are your average grades in school? Well, I’ve been out of high school for a while, but I was an awful student. haha I did the bare minimum to get by. I probably sat around C’s and the occasional D. It’s not that I’m dumb, it’s that I didn’t care. I was that kid who sat in the back of the classroom and made everyone laugh. I didn’t go to school to learn, I went to socialize. I’m an awful person. haha 
19. How do you usually style your hair? It’s either always straight and down or just pulled back into a ponytail. I never did anything exciting with my hair, but now that it’s short, I can’t wait for it to grow back out, so I can do cute stuff to it! 
20. Do you always look presentable? Always? Not by a long shot. haha When I go out and obviously at work, I always do, but if I’m just chillin’ at home, going to the grocery store, or anything like that, you can typically catch me in a giant, over sized flannel shirt, black shorts, and my hair lookin’ a mess. haha Keepin’ it real, ladies.

I encourage all of you to do this tag as well and don’t forget to let me know so I can stop by and read what your answers were! I hope ya’ll enjoyed this, sorry for my absence, but I’ll try to get back into the swing of things! Thanks so much for reading today and I’ll talk to ya’ll 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 ❤

 

 

 

 

I need YOUR opinion! Please read (:

Hi, everyone! I hope ya’ll had a great and refreshing weekend. This was my last weekend before I move into my new apartment! 6 days, so crazy! I’m so excited, but it’s starting to make me anxious too because it’s in a new city and I’m pretty resistant to change, so hopefully everything goes well and I’ll be able to make an easy and comfortable transition for myself. I’m glad to know that I have ya’ll supporting me though it and I can’t wait to show ya pictures of my apartment! I think you’ll love it (:

Anyway, on to the makeup talk! Today’s post isn’t gonna be long, but it’s something that’s important to me and I can’t wait to hear from ya’ll with your opinions! When summer rolls around, I kind of clean out my makeup stash and I looove to bring in some new products that I’ve never tried before. That’s where you come in! Today, I have a list of some new products that I’m wanting to try out, but I wanna get your opinions first! The plan is to just list down some really generic products (foundation, polish, hair product, etc) and then leave the rest up to you! I want ya’ll to list your favorite brands, your favorite colors, etc whether it be high-end or low end! I need your help to clean out and restock my makeup chaos with some fun, new products (:

I thought it would be easiest if I did a numbered list, so then in the comments section, you guys could just write down the number and then tell me whatcha think instead of having to retype the whole question or anything like that. Feel free to give me one or two products, or give me a whole list of your faves! I’m up for anything (:

1) Favorite summer foundation! I have oily skin, but my setting spray is absolutely fantastic and allows me to wear any type of foundation without having to worry about shine. So even if you have dry skin, let me know what keeps your makeup budge-proof this summer!

2) Favorite nail polish! Obviously, since it’s summer, if you know of a good chip-proof polish, you better not hold out on me! I paint my nails a new color about every week and I still have yet to find that perfect anti-chip polish. Don’t forget to tell me your favorite colors either!

3) Favorite lip product! Whether it be a moisturizing lip balm, a bold lipstick, or a creamy nude, I wanna know! Not that I need anymore lip products in my life, but that never stopped me before haha

4) Favorite heatless hair styling product! I just recently found a really nice sea salt spray that I use to add heatless waves into my hair, but I’m not 100% sold on it yet. So if you have a heatless hair styling product that you’ve been using and love, leave the brand and product below! I have naturally curly, frizzy hair, but it’s surprisingly easy to tame. If it’s a straitening balm, curling cream, or anything else, let me know!

5) Favorite face wash/scrub! This is a pretty vague one because face wash/scrub covers sooo much ground. There’s so many products that fall into this. If you’ve been following my blog for awhile, then you know that I’m the biggest face product hoarder! Foundations, concealers, scrubs, washes, etc, I wanna try them all! Feel free to leave multiple suggestions (;

6) Favorite candle scent! This is a pretty weird one, but with me moving into my new apartment, I’ve been wanting to try some new scents out! I have a cinnamon one and a pumpkin spice one right now, but I love me some candles, so I defiantly wanna get a few more! I will be living with Cody though, so I’ve been trying to find some scents that aren’t as girlie, which has proven to be rather difficult!

7) Favorite colored eye liner! Summer is 100% the time to experiment with colored eye liners, so I’m lookin’ to add to my collection! Shadows also fall into this this category! If you know of any that are smudge-proof, comment below!

That’s all that I’ve been thinking of off the top of my head, but of course, leave me any other product suggestions below that you think I should be trying out! I can’t wait to read what some of your favorite products are and I’m so excited to go out and purchase some! My makeup collection needs a good restocking (not really, but what can ya do? haha) Thank you so much for reading and thank you in advance for any suggestions you give me! I love tryin’ some new products and I’m so excited to try some of your faves (:

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 ❤