Hey everyone and TGIF! On Wednesday I was nominated by my blogging BFF, Nida, over at Shopaholic Blogs for my third Beauty Blogger Award. Nida is one of my literal favorite people who I haven’t met yet so please be sure to check out her page because I know you’ll adore her as much as I do! And be sure to tune in to lifewithlilred on Sunday for a special guest blog from Nida! Now, onto the rules for the Beauty Blogger Award:
- Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you.
- Answer the questions assigned to you.
- Nominate your own makeup/lifestyle/fashion bloggers.
- Frame 10 questions for your nominees.
- Inform the nominees about their award nomination.
Q & A:
Your favorite thing to eat?
Taco Bell! Always and forever.
List five beauty products you use everyday.
My moisturizer from Trader Joe’s, Nutriganics eye cream from The Body Shop, Vitamin C Skin Boost from The Body Shop, some type of cream cleanser (I’m not picky), an exfoliator, and usually a St. Ives body wash. (That was six but I could have named twenty!)
One tip for writing a great blog post.
Write as if you were talking to your best friend.
If you could buy five things for free from Sephora what would you choose and why?
Uh oh…I’m going to sound like the worst girl ever but I’ve never purchased anything from Sephora before! I’m the queen of drugstore makeup so I never really bothered with getting sucked into the hype of high end beauty products. I suppose if I could try anything, though, I would love to give some of the Kat Von D lipsticks a try – I hear they’re amazing!
Perfume or body mist?
Body mist all day every day!! Country Apple from Bath & Body Works is my mist of choice and I have four extra bottles of it in my hoard just in case they ever discontinue the scent!
One tip for making your makeup last through the day?
I would say to stick with makeup that you know works. I have a very set in stone makeup regimen that I don’t often steer from so if you were in a situation where a makeup melt down would be disastrous (a wedding or a hot summer day) then it’s best not to be ballsy with trying something new. I like to stay within the brands that I love and know that work best for me because I’d hate to waste money on a product that doesn’t last/work well!
Straightening iron or hair dryer and why?
Straightening iron because I’m not patient enough for the hair dryer! I also prefer my hair to be pin straight and that’s something that I can never achieve on the rare occasion that I blow dry my hair.
How have you improved as a blogger over time?
I would say that my posts are way cleaner from when I first started out a year and a half ago. I’m a big grammar and run on sentence stickler so I’ve been trying to eliminate those faux pas from my writing and I think I’m doing alright so far!
Liquid eyeliner or pencil? Which do you choose? State your favorite brand and why you love it.
Definitely a pencil! I use Covergirl’s Liquiline Blast eye pencils and they’re so awesome. I don’t like the super hard pencils and the Liquiline Blast is so smooth and creamy, it makes applying it such a breeze. I also don’t have the steady hand for liquid eyeliner!
A makeup product you wouldn’t use even if you got it for free.
Lol, that’s easy! The brand, Nourish Organic, has the literal worst cleanser I’ve used in my life. You couldn’t pay me to ever buy it again.
My Nominees (I’m only doing three):
My Questions For You:
- What is your favorite beauty product to splurge on?
- What drugstore makeup brand do you swear by?
- What is your favorite fragrance?
- Your favorite junk food?
- How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
- How do you usually style your hair?
- What is your go to nail polish color?
- What makeup shades look best on you?
- How about colors that just look awful?
- What is your favorite shade of lipstick?
So there you have it, my Beauty Blogger Award #3! Thank you so much again to Nida at Shopaholic Blogs for the nomination! Nida is the epitome of beauty inside and out so please give her page some love! How would you answer some of the questions that Nida asked her nominees? How about some of the questions that I asked mine? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah