I know this may come as a shock to some of you, but I can be a bit obsessive when it comes to lipstick—especially when it comes to finding the right shade of lipstick. Which is how I wound up the owner of, count them, FOUR different Lancôme lipsticks, in the two-monthlong search for a specific one.
I had a few things on a Bobbi Brown wishlist for a while, so when I saw they were having a sale a couple of weeks ago, I couldn’t help but cross some of them off my list!
So, today’s edition is an amalgamation of two desires, one already expressed, and one found in the course of researching a different week’s.
Well, today is my blog’s 6-month anniversary!! *pets it* When I started writing it, I wrote about how I was a failed blogger and I did wonder to myself how long I’d be able to keep this one going.
And despite starting a full-time job in the the middle of all this, I still have managed to keep up posting consistently. It hasn’t been easy, and a lot of the time, it feels like a second job. (I come home from a long day of work…to do more work…) But I’ve done it. And I’m proud and feel accomplished.
So, today’s question:
What is something that you’ve accomplished recently that you’re really proud of?
It doesn’t have to be blog-related. It can be anything. Let’s toot our own horns a bit. 🙂
I’m not ashamed to say that this face of the day with Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner and MAC All Fired Up lipstick was inspired by a look I saw on another beauty blog. Even people obsessed with beauty products can get stuck in a rut.
That’s why Simone’s look was such a revelation for me—it reminded me of the days I actually used to wear COLOR on my EYES. And it gave me a way to ease myself back into it, and to do it again in a different, edgy way.
I may or may not intend to buy the colors she used (hey, green looks good with brown eyes!). but I immediately was reminded that, hey, I have the same liner in a gorgeous purple. And so the look was born.
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This week, it’s a question suggested by my good friend and loyal reader, Andrea.
What trend do you wish would go away?
MOM JEANS. Seriously. They weren’t even cool when they were cool!
I’ve even seen fashion bloggers whose styles I love trying to make them fly, and I’m just…NO.
Here is this week’s question:
What is your biggest pet peeve when it comes to blogs (of any kind)?
For me, my absolute biggest pet peeve is when the blogging system doesn’t notify you of replies to comments. It just drives me nuts when you can see the blogger clearly invested in a nice theme, nice design elements, is quite successful, yet if you want to know if they’ve replied to you, you must go and constantly check the entry. Grrrrrrr.
How about you?
You guys! You guys! I’ve discovered a blog completely dedicated to red lipstick (and it’s not run by me, quelle surprise!), City Girl in Red Lipstick. Bestill my heart!
And the lovely Anita who runs it featured me today! Check me out! And check out the rest of the awesome content!
I am honored and touched to have been nominated for the Liebster Award twice within a week or so, first by Anna of Beauty by Shortylegs and then by Dea of Her Deauty.
The Liebster Award is a way of giving accolades to blogs with 200 or less followers. Basically, most of us who work hard at our blogs and aren’t famous for it.
I’ve been so busy, that I haven’t had time to answer the questions until now, but here we go!
I’m not sure if you know this, but I’m a little bit of a red lipstick aficionado. So with the day of hearts and flowers and red lips (gag gag gag, sorry) upcoming, I thought I would share my top red lipstick picks at every budget level (and in every formula)!
Let’s take a closer look, shall we?