Liebster Award!

I just noticed earlier today that I was nominated for a Liebster Award! Thank you so much Beauty and a Little Extra! I love her site- I especially love her post about a gold daytime eye look.

Rules for the Liebster Award:

  • 1) Thank and link the person that nominated you.
  • 2) Answer the 11 questions asked by the person that nominated you.
  • 3) Nominate 5-10 blogs with under 200 followers and link them.
  • 4) Create 11 new questions for the people you nominate to answer
  • 5) Notify your nominees via social media.

My Questions:

  1. If you had to choose one meal for the rest of your life, what would it consist of? It would probably be a salad with gorgonzola and balsamic vinaigrette with crusty french bread to soak up the vinaigrette- yum!! 

    One of my favorite meals- love a balsamic vinaigrette!
    One of my favorite meals- love a balsamic vinaigrette!
  2. Blush or Bronzer? In the winter blush is a must for me- it gives me that pop of color. In the summer I like bronzer because it looks more like I’ve had sun. 

    I love bareMinerals!!
    I love bareMinerals!!
  3. What is your favorite all-time lipstick? There are so many MAC and bareMinerals colors I like- I can’t pick one! I also love Bite Beauty’s violet lipstick. The color is so bright and pretty! 

    Love this color- Violet.
    Love this color- Violet.
  4. Have you ever been outside of the country, if yes, where? I lived in Canada when I was a lot younger and also I got the opportunity to study abroad in England when I was in college. I loved the experience and want to go back! 
  5. Who is your current role model? My mom is my role model. She was such a sweet, patient mother- it is the way I want to be with my two sons! 
  6. If you had the chance to raid a celeb’s closet, who would it be? I love the classy style of Katie Holmes- classic style. 
  7. Heels or flats? I always wear flats- heels unfortunately kill my feet! 
  8. What is your favorite show right now? My husband and I love Madmen and are in withdrawals now that it is over! 
  9. What is your staple piece of jewelry? I love just a pretty stud earring. I have some turquoise blue and silver ones that I love right now. 
  10. What is your favorite make-up brand? There are so many but right now I am very into bareMinerals. I love the lipsticks- the colors are all so great and they feel good on your lips- they are moisturizing and good for your lips. And I love all of their blushes and cheek colors. 
  11. Finally, If you had to be an animal, what animal would you choose? I would be a dog because they provide so much joy to people!  

The questions for my nominees are:

1. What is your favorite foundation?

2. What do you apply your foundation with?

3. What is your skin care regimen?

4. What makeup brands do you love?

5. What makeup products do you splurge on?

6. What do you love so much about makeup?

7. What are your favorite eye shadow colors?

8. What is your favorite mascara?

9. Pressed or loose powder?

10. What brand brushes do you like?

11. What concealer can you not live without?

Everyone have a good week- thanks =)

Playing with a MAC eyeshadow palette

I am a mom who loves a good deal. If something is 30 percent off it automatically appeals to me more. I was so proud of myself when I got both of my children a 2 pack of pajamas- that are cute!- for $20. That’s $5 a pair! Love! So when I saw eye shadow palettes at the MAC store for almost %50 off I couldn’t say no. So I bought my first MAC eyeshadow palette.

MAC eye shadow palette in cool neutral.
MAC eye shadow palette in cool neutral.

It was the most expensive single piece of makeup I have ever bought- but how could I resist. I love the quality of MAC make-up. These eye shadows stay on a long time and are vibrant. I wish that the colors in the palette were brighter and more exciting- but these are great for every day use. I love there are lighter colors like Flounce- a white and Pick Me Up- a pink, that you can use to highlight. And there are dark ones, like Black Tied and Blackberry that you can line your eyes with. It has everything you need.

I am known as the make up aunt with my nieces so I had to experiment with the palette on one my nieces. I used the Flounce and Pick Me Up and lined with Black Tied.


Makes her brown eyes pop.
Makes her brown eyes pop.

I also tried it out on my sister. She has hazel green so I put After Dusk in the corners. I highlighted with Flounce.


Makes her pretty eyes look greener.
Makes her pretty eyes look greener.

This palette is great for someone starting out with make-up- because you would have a lot you need for eyes in one. Also it is just fun to play with! All and all a great present to myself that I hope will last a longtime!