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 ❤

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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 (:

Hair Chalking Tutorial!

Good morning, everyone! I hope ya’ll had an awesome weekend. If you read my Sunday Chit Chat post from last night (https://psmeganelizabeth.wordpress.com/), I had talked about some exciting things I was gonna blog about for ya this week. Welp, today is one of them: hair chalking tutorial! For the first time ever last night, I finally got around to using hair chalk! This is something that I’d been wanting to do for quite some time and I just now made room for it. I took lots of pictures along the way, so if this is something you’re interested in doing yourself, defiantly keep reading!

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This is the hair chalk that I used. I don’t know how much this Chi brand hair chalk sells for because I actually got this included in the package when I bought my new straightener recently. But, when it comes down to it, I know that you actually don’t even need to use hair chalk, you can just use normal chalk (or so I’ve heard from Pinterest). I wish I woulda swatched this on my wrist, so you could see just how pigmented this chalk is, but trust me, what you see right there is what you get! It was so ridiculously pigmented. When you get this product on your hair, it’s literally this exact same color. Crazy color payoff!

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First things first: always start with wet hair! You cannot do this on dry hair and expect good results. I just did my hair chalking after I got out of the shower, so my whole head was wet, but you can also just spritz the sections that you wish the color with a spray bottle. Bottom line: just make sure your hair is wet!

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The hair chalking process itself is actually not too difficult. I know that there’s a hair chalking device out there that looks just like a mini straightener and you just clip your chalk blocks on it so you don’t have to use your hands. But, I personally feel that, unless you’re chalking your hair quite often, it’s pointless to pay money for something like that. So I just used my hands! All you do is just take your chalk, press it on to your wet hair, and run it slowly down the length of the strand. It helps if you do both sides of your hair. And that’s all! You can choose do this all over, just one streak, on one side, every other strand, whatever! The possibilities are endless. I just decided to do mine mainly on the ends of my hair.

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Alright, now let’s get serious. I’m about to drop a bombshell on you: I hate hair chalk. I didn’t think I would, but I do. I hate it with every inch of my heart. You can’t tell by looking at this specific picture, but the hair chalk dries out your hair instantly. It was almost like my ends were completely fried. I couldn’t even run my fingers through it, let alone a brush, as the instructions tell you.

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Plus, it did this to my hands. So not cool. Normally, hair chalk will wash off easily with soap and warm water, so I don’t know if it was just this Chi brand or what, but this stained my hands. Right now as we speak, my hands still look like this. It looks like I murdered a cartoon character.

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Annnnnd, this is what it looks like after I dried it. I don’t know if ya’ll can see just how dry it is in this picture, but I sure can. If you’ll just scroll back up for a sec and notice in my wet hair picture and how I only did certain strands and just the ends of them…. yeah, after I finally manged to rip a brush through my straw-like hair, it completely moved the color around. I ended up with color clear up to the roots of my hair… not even CLOSE to where I had applied it. Brushing it (reminder: the instructions told me to do so) pretty much ruined the streaky look I had goin’ on. It just blended everything together until I looked like a 12 year old girl going through a rebellious phase. And, ladies, I’ve bleached my hair before and that turned my hair into a tangle-y, matted mess. Hair chalking pretty much gave me the exact same results as bleaching, so that’s pretty horrible.

Bless my mom’s heart though, she helped me attempt to get the color out of my hair (after laughing at me first. haha). We washed my hair in the kitchen sink, I kid you not, SEVEN times (and once with Dawn dish soap!) to try to get the color out. Luckily for me, most of it did fade. It’s still got a pink tint to it today and I have it pulled up in a ponytail to keep people at work from noticing my bad hair experiment, but it did fade somewhat. I think using the Dawn dish soap was my saving grace last night. We also applied a deep conditioning treatment and left it on for about 30 minutes, but my hair is still pretty dry and damaged this morning.

All in all, would I ever do this again? Maybe, further on down the line, I’ll experiment with a different brand of hair chalk because I do believe that most of the problems I encountered were probably because of that. But it’ll defiantly be a loooong time before I get the balls to put chalk to my hair again. I don’t wanna scare any of you away from doing hair chalking, that’s not my goal! This was just my personal experience. Something like this might work for a dance party, concert, etc, but just make sure you’re ready to give your damaged hair some serious TLC come morning time. And you’re probably better off just using a temporary hair dye instead of hair chalk. My best advice though? If you absolutely, 100%, completely wanna try this: please, just let a professional do it. It’s just easier that way. haha

As always, if ya’ll have an questions at all, leave me a comment down below. I hope you enjoyed my failed attempt at hair chalking and if any of you plan on doing it in the near future, I wish you the best of luck. haha I hope you get better results than what I got. Don’t forget to give me a follow for some other exciting posts that I’ve got comin’ up this week for ya, thanks for reading today, and I’ll talk to ya’ll later!

XOXO, Megan ❤

 

Sunday Chit Chat: Wedding Edition!

Hi, everyone! I hope your weekend has been great so far, mine’s been so busy! It was my cousin’s wedding weekend, so I’ve been out of town and celebrating all weekend. I don’t know what it is about weddings, but I’m obsessed. I’ve had my own wedding planned since I was about 5. I’m not psychotic… right? haha I didn’t have my phone on me a lot this weekend, but I still managed to snap a few pictures for ya (: Check ’em out!

I’m so disappointed in myself for not snapping a picture of the back of my dress. It’s to die for. It’s one of those maxi dresses that you can adjust in 100 different ways! I decided to wear mine like a one-shoulder, Grecian kinda look. It’s all twisty in the back and really pretty! I’ve got four or five more weddings to go to this season, so I’ll wear it again and get a picture then for ya!

As ya’ll can see, I did a very heavy, dramatic makeup look for the wedding day on Saturday. I smoked my eye out a little bit, did some full coverage foundation and concealer, and did a really dramatic deep red lip. If you’re wanting to know specifics and brands of some of the makeup you’re seeing here, let me know and I’ll do a post on it for ya. (:

My lovely date! My boyfriend, Cody. We danced and celebrated the night away with around 200 other guests. It was so much fun! This picture was just taken when we took a break from dancing for just a second. It’s super fuzzy and out of focus, so I apologize for that!

Here’s the happy bride and groom in their limo! My gorgeous cousin, Kara, had on the most beautiful lace dress. So stunning. And that’s Curran. her beaming husband. They’re on their way to their honeymoon right now as we speak!

That’s what my exciting weekend consisted of! It was so great, but I’m exhausted! I’ve got some really fun stuff planned for ya’ll this week. I’m doing some hair chalking tonight (my first time ever!) and some DIY projects to finish up, so I’ll have some tutorials up on all that. I also bought some new drugstore products on Friday and I’ll have some reviews on those as well, so be on the lookout for all that this week! If ya’ll aren’t following me already, go ahead and give me a follow, you don’t wanna miss out on the tutorials I’ve got coming up for ya! I hope you guys had an exciting weekend as well, thanks for hanging out with me today, and I’ll talk to ya tomorrow!

XOXO, Megan ❤

 

 

 

Outfit of the Day!

Hi, everyone! It’s Outfit of the Day time!

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Rant time: It’s May 14th and it didn’t even reach 55 degrees today. I wore my North Face to work. In May. Uhmmm, yeah, so not okay with that! Go home, Mother Nature. You’re drunk.

Anyway, on to the good stuff!

Sky Blue Hoodie: American Eagle

Skinny Jeans: Pacific Sunwear

Brown Riding Boots: Macy’s

Navy Floral Infinity Scarf: American Eagle

I hope ya’ll had better weather than I did today, that’s for sure! If you aren’t already, don’t forget to give me a follow! I’m almost to 100 followers, I hope to be there by the end of this week! Thanks for reading (: Talk to ya later!

XOXO, Megan ❤