Blog Tour Award

blogtourawardThank you to the lovely stashmatters and lifeofkristyn for nominating me for this!

Rules:

• Pass the tour on up to four other bloggers.
• Give your nominees the rules and a specific Monday to post (please, post your story on Monday June 8th or let your followers know when you post).
• Answer four questions about your creative process which lets other bloggers and visitors know what inspires you to do what you do.

1. How does my work differ from others in my genre?
I feel like I dabble in a few different thing as opposed to focusing on just one area-I do makeup posts, product reviews, nail posts, hauls, etc. Maybe one day I’ll feel comfortable expanding into different areas, like fashion. At this point I don’t know, I’ll just have to figure out what I’m comfortable with.

2. How does my writing/creative process work?
I brainstorm ideas throughout the week, and whichever I am most excited about I starts writing and taking pictures for first. Somedays the ideas aren’t exactly rolling in, which can be frustrating. If I really can’t come up with an idea I’ll try to find a fun tag to do.

3. Why do I write or create what I do?
I absolutely love makeup and beauty, and that is my motivation for writing about it.

4. What I’m working on at the moment?
I’m currently brainstorming ideas for posts!

I nominate:

Glam with Sam

Sober Ramblings about Life and Makeup

Filipino Inside Out

Alice’s Wonderland

Thank you all for reading! 🙂

xo Sandy

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Beautiful Blogger Award

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I was nominated by the amazing Bree of Always, Bree. I’ve been following Bree since I started my blog a few months ago, and I look up to her so much! She does beauty & fashion posts, and also writes about her life as a mommy. She posts everyday and is overall very inspiring to me 🙂 Thank you Bree!!!

The Rules:

Display the Award logo on your blog.

Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them.

Nominate 7 other bloggers and say a little something about them.

Let them know they have been nominated.

My Nominees:

Glam With Sam I love Sam! She does a lot of beauty reviews and she is so funny and easy to talk to.

Jaanethough Jane has some amazing reviews and focuses on cruelty-free products, so I feel like I learn about a lot of different brands from her reviews.

The Life of Kristyn Kristyn does amazing beauty reviews and hauls-I end up wanting the stuff she reviews most of the time haha 🙂

Monogrammed Magnolias Merissa does a little bit of everything, which I love. She posts about beauty, fashion, decor, lifestyle, tv, the list goes on!

Stash Matters I love her makeup reviews and she has some really helpful beauty tips! She’s also embarking on a no-buy for the whole year, which I am in awe of!

The World of Cos Cos does lots of beauty reviews, and I particularly love her manicures of the week.

Sober Ramblings About Life and Makeup  Melissa does some great posts on beauty, and I love love love her FOTDs.

Check out these ladies and their amazing blogs!

Thanks for reading 🙂

xo Sandy

One Lovely Blog Award

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Thank you so much to Its Miss Tazmin for the nomination! I am truly honored 🙂

Rules:

1) Tell 7 facts about yourself.

2) Nominate up to 15 blogs.

Facts About Me

1. I have two older sisters and we are each 5 years apart from each other, so my oldest sister is 10 years older than me.

2. I like ketchup way too much. Fries just aren’t the same without it.

3. I’ve watched a lot of Asian dramas.

4. I would love to go on a cruise one day.

5. I love getting dressed up.

6. I didn’t get into makeup until I was around 18.

7. I’ve never been to Disney Land/World.

My nominees

NotQuiteLondon

Woman Seeking Makeup

Alice’s Wonderland

The Beautified Blogger

Omgkitkatbeauty

A Vibrant Day

Supernova MUA

Beauty by Burdess

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂 Do check out these lovely lady’s blogs!

xo Sandy

Infinity Dreams Award

The Infinity Dreams AwardThank you so much The World of Cos for nominating me! Please stop by her blog if you haven’t already! 🙂

Rules

  1. Thank and follow the blog that nominated you.
  2. Tell us 11 facts about yourself.
  3. Answer the questions that were set for you to answer.
  4. Nominate 11 bloggers and set questions for them.

Facts About Me

1. I have my drivers license but I don’t drive.

2. I’m introverted.

3. I love the smell of rain in the summer.

4. I;m terrified of insects.

5. I collect owl and bird decor.

6. Reese’s are my favorite kind of chocolate.

7. I would love to travel to Korea and Japan.

8. Ulta is my favorite store for makeup.

9. I like spicy foods, although there is definitely a limit to what I can handle.

10. I’ve never dyed my hair before.

11. I love to sleep in.

The World Of Cos’s Questions

1. If you could be a cartoon character, who would you be?

I would love to be a character in the show Arthur. I loved watching that show as a kid! And pretty much all the shows on PBS. I think I would be D.W.

2. What beauty product can you not live without?

Lipstick! It’s such a quick way to make you look fab/put together.

3. What is your favorite movie and why?

Love, Actually because its adorable and such a happy movie. I love all the different storylines.

4. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?

I think Greece would be a nice place to live.

5. What is your favorite type of pie?

Apple!

6. What is your favorite thing about Spring?

Seeing all the leaves on trees and plants/flowers grow back.

7. What is your favorite nail polish color for the Spring?

I’m always drawn to pastels in the spring-especially blues, greens, and purples.

8. Rollercoasters or Sky Diving?

Neither! I’m such a scaredy-cat haha.

9. Vacation on the beach or in the city?

In the city-I feel like there would be tons more to do.

10. What is your favorite eye shadow (brand & color) of all time?

The first shadow that comes to mind is the rosy gold/bronze lid color from the Wet N Wild Comfort Zone palette. I just feel happy every time I put it on. It kind of makes me laugh to think that of all the more expensive eyeshadows I own, I picked one of the cheapest eyeshadows out there. But it’s so good!

11. What is your favorite lipstick (brand & color) of all time?

Russian Red by MAC. It’s such a power color.

My Questions

1. If you met a genie, what would your three wishes be?

2. What are you afraid of?

3. What was the last movie you saw and did you like it?

4. What was your favorite cartoon growing up?

5. What’s your current favorite foundation and mascara?

6. Are there any foods you don’t like?

7. What are your pet peeves?

8. What do you have the most of in your makeup collection? (shadows, lipsticks, blushes, etc.)

9. Do you like scary movies?

10. Do you believe in ghosts/aliens?

11. Do you have any beauty subscriptions, and if so what are your thoughts on them?

Thank you all for reading! I nominate Sober Ramblings About Life and Makeup, Glam with Samitsmisstazmin, Stash Matters, Karen’s Corner,Trying Everything Once, Wisconsin Whimsy, Monogrammed Magnolias, Thelifeofkristyn, Samiya’s Beauty Space, and Gwenan Carter. Do check their awesome blogs out! To my nominees-if you’ve already been nominated, feel free to answer a question or two in the comments! 🙂

The Liebster Award

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Thank you Sam from Glam With Sam and Jaanethough for nominating me! I was also nominated by NotQuiteLondon but I’m having trouble reaching her page, so if you are reading please leave a comment!

Rules

  1. Thank and link back to the person(s) who nominated you and display the award
  2. Answer their 11 questions the nominee asked
  3. Give 11 random facts about yourself
  4. Nominate 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers
  5. Notify the bloggers you chose for the award
  6. Make a list of 11 different questions for your nominees to answer

Sam’s Questions:

1. What is your favorite thing about blogging?

I love recommending beauty products and also warning people of the bad ones! I also love interacting with other bloggers.

2. Why did you become a blogger?

I love to read about beauty products so I decided it was about time I start my own blog so can write about beauty products.

3. What is your favorite makeup company and why?

That’s a tough one, there are so many I love! For drugstore I’ll go with Maybelline and for high-end I’ll go with Lorac. It seems I have a lot of Maybelline products I love, and the same goes for Lorac (love the Pro palettes and the Unzipped palette)..

4. What signature wear are you known for? (lips, lashes, cat eye)

Bold lipsticks cuz lipsticks are my absolute favorite.

5. If you could have any super hero powers, which one would it be?

Haha I can think of so many-flying so I can get to places faster, or even better teleportation! I don’t know if time-travelling counts as a superpower but that would also be awesome.

6. What is your astrological sign?

I’m a Sagitarius! I do believe I fit some of the traits associated with my sign.

7. Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

I think I’ll be married and hopefully have a steady job.

8. What cosmetic do you splurge on the most?

Lipsticks! Haha do you get how much I love lipstick yet?

9. What’s your favorite color?

Purple or mint green, I can’t decide.

10. Are you a lover for breakfast, lunch, or dinner?

BREAKFAST IS MY FAVORITE. I think I could eat it any time of day.

11. What dream do you have that you would like to see come true?

I would love love love to travel-especially to Asia.

Jaanethough’s Questions:

1. What is your dream job?

I’m interested in healthcare and I like to help people so I’m hoping to become a pharmacist.

2. Sweet or savoury food?

Sweet all the way-I have a terrible sweet tooth.

3. What is your current favourite skincare product?

I’m really loving the Cerave moisturizing cream-it’s got great ingredients for your skin and it’s super moisturizing.

4. Who is your idol?

Beyonce. No explanation needed.

5. What is your fondest memory?

I remember the early stages of dating between my boyfriend and I very fondly-we were so awkward and goofy.

6. What is your favourite movie?

I’m a sucker for rom-coms. I’ve watched ‘Love, Actually’ a million times so I’ll go with that.

7. Who is your favourite youtuber?

I can’t just choose one! Mary from aLoveTart, Emily from Beauty Broadcast, Lizzy from WhatWouldLizzyDo, and Leighann from Leighann Says.

8. What is your favourite dessert?

Pie-preferably apple.

9. Coffee or tea?

COFFEE! I’m a coffee monster.

10. Who are your favourite authors?

I love Jane Austen.

11. What is your dream transport?

Teleportation. Because how amazing would that be? One day guys, one day…

Facts About Me

1. I drink coffee everyday (and if I don’t I’ll probably die…or at least it will feel like that HAHA).

2. On top of being a makeup junkie, I’m also a movie/tv junkie.

3. My favorite band ever is Dashboard Confessional-been listening to them since I was 13 and 10 years later I still absolutely adore them. It’s an endless true love guys.

4. I don’t eat red meat-just cuz…I just prefer turkey/chicken.

5. I’m not big on fish either-I’ll eat sushi rolls cuz they are delicious and I can barely taste the actual fish, but outside of that I don’t really eat fish or other seafoods (I’m a little freaked out by shrimp, crab, or lobster because they look too real…ya know, like they just came out of the ocean or something. Yes, I’m weird.)

6. I’m the youngest of three daughters. Also, my dog is a girl. My poor dad dealt with a lot of female hormones here.

7. I’ve never left the continent (North America that is). But I would love to one day.

8. I wish I could be April Ludgate from Parks and Recreation.

How April Ludgate Are You?All roads lead to pizza. 

9. My favorite Disney movie is Mulan.

10. My favorite ice cream flavor is cookie dough-but the kind without chocolate chips. I don’t know about you but I don’t like hard bits in my ice cream. I can deal with crunchy (cookies for example) but chocolate chips are straight up rock-solid.

11. I’ve known my two best friends since elementary school. I also consider my sister and boyfriend best friends. And that’t it for my circle of close friends.

Ron Swanson says ‘Friends: One to three is sufficient.’

My questions:

1. If you could be any animal/creature (real or mythical) what would you be?

2. If you could pick any era of time to live in, what time period would you pick?

3. What’s your least favorite chore?

4. What is your favorite Disney movie?

5. What’s your favorite TV show right now?

6. If you could travel to any place in the world right now, where would you go?

7. If you had an unlimited shopping spree for only 1 hour, what store would you pick?

8. If you won the lottery (let’s say the jackpot was $200 million), what would you do with the money?

9. If you could only pick one brand of makeup to buy from for the rest of your life, what would it be?

10. What’s your favorite part of your makeup routine?

11. If you could pick any celebrity to be your best friend and one to be your love interest (if you have a significant other already than just pretend he/she doesn’t exist right now hehe) who would you pick?

I tag Monogrammed Magnolias, Karen’s CornerAlways, Bree, Broke and Beautiful, Trying Everything Once, Fangirling Owl, and One Girls Obsession With Makeup. (and if you do have more than 200 followers or have already received this award my apologies, but do answer your favorite question(s) in the comments if you’d like :))

Thanks for reading and have a great day! 🙂

-Sandy

Note: Pictures are not mine, click to be linked to their sources 🙂

Very Inspiring Blogger Award Nomination

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Wow, this came to a total (pleasant) surprise to me! Always Bree ever so kindly nominated me- I love her blog, she puts up posts everyday (mind boggling to me, I’m beyond impressed) and she’s a great writer. Thank you again Bree! I’m fairly new to blogging but it’s something I’ve thought about for a long time. I’m glad I finally started a blog and enjoy reading other bloggers posts too. I’d like to thank all the readers for your support i.e. taking the time to read my posts 🙂 It means a lot to me.

The rules for this award

1. Thank the person who nominated you and add their link to your blog
2. List the award rules so your nominees will know what to do.
3. State 7 things about yourself.
4. Nominate other bloggers.
5. Contact your nominees and provide a link to your post.
6. Display the award logo (button) on your blog, whether on your sidebar or about page, or special award page.

7 Things About Me:

1) I work as a pharmacy technician part-time and am in the process of applying to pharmacy school.

2) I wear glasses about half of the time during a typical week.

3) I love watching TV and movies, and reading. I watch more TV than I should-my top favorites are Homeland, The Walking Dead, Shameless, Modern Family, The Middle, and many others. I’m currently addicted to The Bachelor (I think it’s hilarious and beyond entertaining). Also, anything Disney (yup, in my 20s and not ashamed!)

4) I really hate bugs-if it has wings or more than four legs, I’m probably afraid of it. Even butterflies freak me out (yes I know, I’m weird!).

5) My gateway into makeup (many moons ago) was lipstick, and it’s still my favorite to this day (hence the blog title hehe).

6) I’m a coffee addict (like, every morning or else bad things will happen).

7) My name is Sandy and it’s actually not short for Sandra, or anything for that matter. It’s my full name and I don’t have a middle name. And yes, I got a lot of Grease references growing up in case you were wondering 🙂

The lovely fellow bloggers I nominate are:

Miss Mariah Couture

Beauty and Baklava

Glam with Sam 

Monogrammed Magnolias

Supernova MUA 

I hope you check them out! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

-S