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31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 8 (Skipping a Day)

Hello everyone! Sorry for the long break. To be completely honest I have been a bit unmotivated lately. I’m going to go back in with the blog challenge, but not do it everyday because I think that was a bit difficult for me. I’m also skipping day 7 because I absolutely love my pets and I wouldn’t want to talk about why I hate them. So, please bear with me as I get back into blogging! Day 8 is all about what’s in my handbag. I’m excited for this one!

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I have a very small handbag since I don’t need to carry a lot around with me. I got it on sale at Kohls! Yay me (thank you London Tipton)! So here are the items in my handbag:

  • Elastics that are supposed to be for braces but I use them for my hair
  • My wallet which includes: cash, license, debit card, hot topic card, Ulta card, college id, and library card
  • Bobby pins
  • An old Ed Sheeran concert ticket (the concert was amazing by the way)
  • Pony tails
  • A bunch of pens
  • Key Lime chap stick
  • A Walmart receipt (as you can tell I don’t clean my purse a lot)
  • A bunch of loose change
  • A Lime Crime lipstick

So that was everything currently in my purse! Sorry for the shorter post but I hope you enjoyed!

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Liebster Award

Hello everyone! I hope you’re enjoying this lovely Sunday. Before I begin, I just want to let you know I will be continuing my blogging day challenges this week, and I will be doing some makeup posts!

As you can see I got nominated for the Liebster award! Words can’t even explain how happy and thankful I am for this nomination.

Rules for this award:

  1. Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Answer 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you.
  3. Nominate 11 blogs.
  4. Give them 11 questions to answer.

I was nominated by the wonderful women that make up Beautyholics101 . Everyone definitely needs to check out their blog because it is amazing! I am always reading their posts on makeup, hair, fashion and so much more.

Questions:

  • What is your favorite holiday?
    • My favorite holiday is probably Halloween. I love that time of the year and being able to create anything you put your mind to. I always help my sister out with her makeup that needs to go along with her costume.
  • What is something you learned from blogging?
    • I’ve learned a couple things from blogging. One is that it’s a great way to meet other people and connect, which is part of the reason why I started blogging in the first place. I’ve also learned that blogging has helped me gain more confidence in myself. I was always so afraid of expressing myself and starting this blog, but with all the amazing responses I get from it, it boosts my confidence in myself.
  • Favorite beauty product of all time?
    • This is so difficult to answer because I have lots of favorites, but if I had to pick one I would say the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eye Palette. I use this palette basically everyday and it smells amazing.
  • Least favorite beauty product of all time?
    • My least favorite currently is the e.l.f. Cream Eyeliner in black. No matter how hard I try I can never get this product to work for me.
  • Favorite Day of the week?
    • I would say Sunday is my favorite day. I love the feeling of not having anything going on for the day and being able to lounge around.
  • Favorite summer drink?
    • Definitely lemonade.
  • Favorite youtuber?
    • Ahhhhhh this is such a difficult question! There are so many youtubers that I adore! A couple of my favorites are Tati, RachhLoves, and Jordan Byers. Go check them out!
  • What is an item on your bucket list?
    • One thing on my bucket list is definitely going to Hawaii. The place is so beautiful I NEED to visit it before I die.
  • Favorite chick flick?
    • Pitch Perfect or Legally Blonde have to be my favorites. I love to randomly listen to the Pitch Perfect album because it’s so good and fun to sing to.
  • Three things your dream house would have to have?
    • One is lots of pets. I can’t wait to get my own dogs and cats someday. Second is a nice, big kitchen. I like to cook from time to time and when I think of a dream house I always think of a nice kitchen. Lastly, my dream house would have to have a big backyard. Then if I get some dogs they can run around to their heart’s desire.
  • Dream destination, where would you love to travel?
    • London. Ever since I watched the show Sherlock I have been obsessed with London and I want to go explore there. It’s such a beautiful place.

Here are the amazing blogs I chose to nominate. I wish I could nominate you all!

  1. aliceaustinblog
  2. D.I.Y-ing Machine
  3. Amethyst Rose Beauty
  4. beautifybrooke
  5. BEAUTY BY A DUTCH GIRL
  6. Just Jess
  7. Lazy Girl Loves
  8. With All My Affection
  9. warts&All
  10. Allie and Life
  11. Love, Lauren Ellen

I love all of these blogs and I’m sorry I couldn’t nominate more! Make sure you check out all these amazing blogs!

Questions to answer:

  1. If you could describe yourself as a color, what color would it be and why?
  2. What’s your favorite song at the moment?
  3. What’s your biggest tip for new bloggers?
  4. Favorite flavor of ice cream?
  5. Favorite book at the moment?
  6. What’s your dream job and why?
  7. If you could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would you choose?
  8. What do you like most about blogging?
  9. What is your spirit animal?
  10. Three things that make you happy?
  11. Current favorite TV show?

Thank you so much Christine and Hailey from beautyholics101 for nominating me once again. I had a lot of fun doing this post!

 

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31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 6

Hello everyone! Time for day 6 of this blogging challenge, which is: your 5 senses right now. I really like this topic and I think it’s different and creative. Let’s get right into it!

Sight: I’m looking at my brightly lit computer screen in the dark of night. Yes, I know this is bad for my eyes, but I don’t do it all the time. The screen is almost like my own spotlight as I’m writing this post.

Touch: As I’m writing this, my fingers are touching each letter on my keyboard to create words. My arms are resting on one of my blankets. Headphones are also touching my ears to produce music.

Smell: I smell the crisp, fresh air wafting into my room on this dark night.

Hearing: Music is flowing through my ears.

Taste: I taste the ice cold water sitting next to my bed stand.

Thank you so much for reading! I’m really enjoying doing this type of post everyday. See you next time for day 7!

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31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 5

Hello everyone! I am back after a couple of days. I was at a friends for a few days and I had my graduation party, but I’m back now to show you my 10 songs I’ve been loving lately. I love reading posts like these because then you can possibly find some new favorite songs. Let me know some of your favorite songs in the comments and I will happily listen to all of them! Here are my 10 songs I’ve been currently loving:

  1. Losin Control- Russ: WARNING: EXPLICIT CONTENT

  2. Problems Problems- FRANKIE

  3. Shot Down- Khalid

  4. 8TEEN- Khalid (one of my favorite artists right now)

  5. Ex (Acoustic)- James TW

  6. Perfect- Ed Sheeran

  7. I Want Crazy- Hunter Hayes

  8. Not In That Way- Sam Smith

  9. Know No Better- Major Lazer

  10. The Way I Are (Dance With Somebody)- Bebe Rexha

 

Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed reading and I’ll see you tomorrow for day 6!

 

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31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 4

Good morning everyone! It’s time for day 4 of this blog challenge, which is what I am afraid of. This one is a very interesting post and I’m excited to share with you what I am afraid of. Hope you enjoy ❤

  • Drowning

I am definitely afraid of water and drowning. I’ve never experienced a near-death experience with water, but because of movies and other things it’s a big fear.

  • Dying alone

I know this is kind of a cliché fear, but I think deep down everyone has this fear.

  • Family/close friends/pets dying

This post is getting very dark and sad I know realize, so I apologize for that. My next post for this challenge will definitely be happier.

  • Spiders and snakes

I am pretty sure my sister made me scared of these things. I never used to mind spiders or snakes but my sister always made a big deal about them, so now I am a little hesitant around them. Small spiders and little snakes I definitely don’t mind, but if I see some giant spider in my room I might have to burn the whole house down.

  • Speaking in front of large groups/being the center of attention

Being an introvert along with being quiet, I don’t like speaking in front of a large group of people. School always has you doing it and I hate it every time.  As for being the center of attention I can’t really say why I’ve always been afraid of it. I think I just have the anxiety of saying something wrong.

  • Driving

I’ve always hated driving and I probably always will be. I can’t stand the anxiety that driving makes me feel.

There you go! Those are some of my biggest fears that I can think of right now. I hoped you enjoyed reading, and again, I’ll see you tomorrow for day 5!

 

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31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 3

Hello everyone! It’s time for day 3 of this blogging challenge which is my favorite quote. I thought that this post would be way too short if I only did one of my favorite quotes, so I decided to do a couple. Hope you enjoy this post!

All of these quotes I just found off of Pinterest.

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This one has to be one of my favorites because it was written by John Green. He has definitely been one of my favorite authors. I’m definitely a quiet person and I love how he worded this.

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Even though this quote is so short, it says so much. That’s why I really like this one.

b8e1f9ed20f129e3a20d7b1bfaef8b72Lastly, I think this is a quote that everyone can relate to. I love this quote and I love those moments the quote is talking about.

Sorry for the very short post, but I hoped you enjoyed reading some of my favorite quotes! See you for day 4 tomorrow!

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31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 2

Hello everyone! Today is day 2 of this blog challenge! This one involves 20 facts about myself and I’ll try to make each one interesting. Enjoy reading!

  1. Left-handed.
  2. Introvert.
  3. Favorite color is blue.
  4. Favorite TV shows currently include Shameless, Riverdale and 13 Reasons Why.
  5. My favorite clothes stores to shop at are Forever 21 and Target.
  6. Current favorite makeup brand is Too Faced or NYX.
  7. In track I was a distance runner and in soccer I played Forward/Striker.
  8. My pets are two tabby cats named Rigby and Alice, and I have a Papillion named Adora.
  9. I love Disney movies. My favorites are Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin.
  10. I’m obsessed with the musical Hamilton. I can easily listen to the album on repeat and I know most of the songs.
  11. My favorite subject in school is math or art.
  12. I love to learn and I’m already looking forward to going back to school.
  13. I struggle with anxiety.
  14. My favorite movie is currently Dr. Strange because of Benedict Cumberbatch. I absolutely adore him.
  15. I enjoy going to my cabin to go four-wheeling, watching Netflix, makeup, being outside, and being with family/friends.
  16. I’m addicted to coffee and my favorite is from Caribou.
  17. I enjoy listening to pop, r and b, and occasionally rap.
  18. On normal days, I usually don’t wear a ton of makeup.
  19. I have a scar on my right eyebrow from getting stitches when I was younger. What happened was I was watching TV on a chair and dancing to Hannah Montana then fell off and hit my head on the TV stand. I just really loved Hannah Montana I guess.
  20. My birthday is in September.

 

I hope you enjoyed these 20 facts about me. See you soon for day 3 of this blog challenge!

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31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 1

Hello everyone! Sorry again for being gone. This week has been hectic due to my graduation party coming up. I’ve been thinking about doing this challenge for a while and to connect with you all more I decided now was the perfect time to do it. Day 1 on this blogging challenge is Introduction and recent photo. So, let’s get started!

Okay, so let’s start with a little bit about me. My name is Bailey and I am 18 years old. I currently live in the wonderful state of Minnesota. I just recently graduated and I am going to school to get my bachelors in Information Technology. With that degree, I hope to one day become a Web designer and developer. I live at home with my parents and younger sister. We currently have 3 pets at home. Two cats and one dog, which I love dearly. In high school, I played soccer and ran track. I’ve been playing soccer since I was 6 years old and I love every second of it. Playing college soccer was something that I wanted to do, but after tearing my ACL my senior year I don’t think it’ll be an option. I’ve been getting into makeup for about a year now and I love the creative aspect behind it. I love being able to connect with you all and being able to share my current passion.

Hopefully that was a good enough introduction!

For my recent photo, this is a picture my parents took of me before graduation! Thanks for reading and I’ll see you tomorrow for Day 2!

holla

 

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E.L.F. Cosmetics Illuminating Palette Review

Hello everyone! I graduate high school in two days and I am so excited! My plans for the future are to continue this blog and even create an Instagram for this blog. So, stay tuned!

This post is my review on the e.l.f. Illuminating Palette. On their website it costs $6.00. I absolutely adore e.l.f. because of their prices. It’s super affordable and lots of their products preform very well. I own a couple e.l.f. products that I love, but this illuminating palette just didn’t cut it for me.

Pro’s of this palette:

  • Great price
  • Large mirror
  • Shades are very soft and silky to the touch

Con’s of this palette:

  • Not very pigmented
  • Very powdery
  • Cakey looking on the skin

These powders are more of a powder than a highlight. I am the type of makeup lover that loves popping highlighter and this product did not give me that. Even if you are a more natural highlighter lover, I still think you wouldn’t enjoy this product. It’s very powdery and looks cakey on the skin.

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Because of that, I give this product a 1 out of 5 stars. I hope to try more e.l.f. products soon because they have really stepped up their game lately.

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Current Makeup Wish list (Sephora and Ulta)

Hello everyone! I thought this post would be exciting to not only create, but read as well. These are some products that I hope to buy in the next couple of months. If you have any of these products and enjoy them, let me know in the comments below! Enjoy ❤

Ulta

Rimmel London Lash Accelerator Serum $9.99

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I didn’t even know a product like this existed, so I really want to try it. My lashes aren’t very long and I would love a cheap product that makes them longer. I have high hopes for this product!

NYX Professional Makeup Vivid Brights Eyeliner $6.99

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I just recently have seen this all over Instagram and the result is amazing. They have tons of fun colors to pick from and I think I could create some fun looks with these liners.

NYX Professional Makeup Micro Brow Pencil $9.99

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I’ve never tried a brow pencil before, only pomade, so this caught my eye. It’s relatively inexpensive and has great reviews! I’m excited to try different products I don’t usually use.

NYX Professional Makeup Pigments $5.99

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Can you tell I really like NYX? I don’t have any glitter pigments and these looked very nice! I can’t wait to create looks with these.

MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot $22.00

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The popular “soft ochre paint pot” has been all over social media and because of its hype I desperately want to try it. My current lid primer is transparent, so I would like to try a product that covers up everything.

TARTE Double Duty Beauty Shape Tape Contour Concealer $25.00

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I have been on the lookout for a good, light concealer lately and I really want to try this Tarte one. From videos, it looks like it provides amazing coverage.

Sephora

STILA Magnificent Metals Glitter and Glow Liquid Eye Shadow $24.00

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I have been really into glitter looks lately and these colors look gorgeous. I definitely want to try this out.

Milk Makeup Matcha Toner $26.00

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A toner in a stick form?? Now that sounds very cool. I usually don’t use toners, but this one caught my eye.

Sephora Collection Wild Bunch Sponge Set $16.00

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I’m always in need of new beauty sponges because I haven’t gotten to the point where I want to spend 20$ on a beauty blender. With this set you get four for a great price and the packaging is so cute.

Sephora Collection House of Lashes x Disney Tinker Bell Lash Collection $15.00

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This collection looks adorable and I really want to try out more lashes. This collection got really great reviews, so I’m excited to buy these.

I hope you enjoyed this post! In the future I hope to do more of these posts and include more brands like Colourpop and Morphe. If you loved any of these products be sure to let me know! Thanks for reading ❤

Disclaimer: All of the links were created to give you easy access to finding all of these products. I would not receive any commission from you clicking on the links because they are not affiliates. All of the pictures were from the Ulta and Sephora website.