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 ❤

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 ❤

Liebster Award Thank You and Nominations! <3

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

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

2) Answer 11 question your nominator asks.

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

4) Inform the above bloggers that you nominated them.

5) Post 11 questions for them to answer.

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

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

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

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

4) http://henryfacebeauty.com/

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

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

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

8) http://amuletabeauty.com/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7) Favorite color?

Sky blue, mint green, or anything neon!

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

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

9) Bright/bold lips or nude?

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

10) Do you believe in Angels?

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

11) What is your dream job?

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

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

1) Why did you start your blog?

2) What is your favorite food?

3) What’s your favorite saying/quote?

4) Who/what is your biggest inspiration?

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

6) What is your favorite quality about other people?

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

8) Who is your celebrity crush?

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

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

11) What are three random facts about yourself?

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

XOXO, Megan (: