Shine On Award

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Thank you so much Angie from Rubyangel711 for nominated me for this award! I really appreciate it!!! Make sure to go check out her blog here. This is my very first Shine On Award. Thinking of the word, “shine”  makes me happy!! Also makes me think of summer which makes me extremely happy! 

If you would like to accept and forward the award on. the ‘Shine On’ Award rules are:

1. Display the award logo to your blog
2. Show appreciation by acknowledging the blogger who nominated you and link back to them in your post
3. Share 7 random, interesting things about yourself
4. Nominate 15 bloggers you admire and happily pass on this award,  making sure to link their blog into your post
5. Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know

Here are 7 things about me:

11 Facts:

1. I hate onions!!! I think they’re disgusting! I don’t understand how people can put onions on their cheeseburgers!

2. I used to have a stuffed animal panda bear that was my “security blanket.”  Sadly, he didn’t have a unique name because I named him, “Mr. Panda.” I still do have him down in the basement and I will never get rid of him! But, he was the reason I started to love panda bears.

3. Still going with the theme of panda bears. I saw my first real panda bear in August 2010!

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Here is a video that I took during my trip to San Diego Zoo…

4. Ok moving on from panda bears. I liked the 2nd Hunger Games movie better then the first! Same with The Hobbit!

5. My cousin and I were super close growing up and we would braid our hair together when our parents said it was time to go! They apparently can’t split us up when our hair is braided together!

6. I love finding new books to read, but never can find the time to read them all! I have enough books to last me for awhile. Darn you Target book club!

7. Apparently according to a pattern I am suppose to have 2 girls, then a boy! This is because my mom had boy boy girl, my grandma had girl girl boy, and my great grandma had boy boy girl! How silly is that!?!

My Nominees!!

  1. The Feminine Files
  2. Makeup Crazy
  3. Simply Stine
  4. allgusiedup
  5. Stephanie Wright
  6. The Little Scottish Corner
  7. carylalmelor
  8. Beautiful Goodies
  9. Eye Have A Lot of Feelings\
  10. Gracious Luck 
  11. Andrea Elizabeth 
  12. World Inspires You Create
  13. Ginger Loves Make-up
  14. Cats for Life
  15. thelifeandliesofsarah 

Congrats to my nominees!!! Make sure to check out their blogs because they all deserve this award! Thanks again for the nomination!!!!

Xoxo

Brittany

The Beauty Deputy

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Wonderful Team Member Readership Award

Thank you Jen from Dragonfly reviews for nominating me for this award! You can check out her blog here. It means a lot!

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Rules
1. Place the Logo on your blog.
2. Acceptance speech.
3. Thank the one who nominated you and a back link to their blog.
4. Nominate 10 other blogs, inform them of the nomination.

I’ve never done an acceptance speech before! But here it goes!!

I just want to thank all my followers for following my blog! It really means a lot to me! Back in October when I started my blog at WordPress I never imagined it would come this far. I thought back then, “well if it doesn’t work out, I don’t have to continue.” But, months later my blog has come farther then I expected! I also realize that I really enjoy blogging more then I thought I would! Blogging is a way for me to share my makeup, skincare, and all types of beauty product obsession with the world. It brings a smile to my face with each and every comment that you all post on my blog. I love responding to them! I especially want to thank those people out there that take the time to read my posts and comment on them! That makes me feel like I should keep doing what I am doing! Also thank you to the people that like my posts too! With blogging, I enjoy the community aspect of it! I love that I can communicate with people from all over the world through blogging! With that, I want to say that I hope everybody has a nice day! Xoxo Brittany The Beauty Deputy!

My Nominees

  1. Beauty Blogger Goddess
  2. Makeup Crazy
  3. Beauty on a Budget
  4. A pound of luck
  5. Evelenmargaret
  6. Stephanie Wright 
  7. Benita’s beauty bits and bobs
  8. The Low Point
  9. The Little Scottish Corner
  10. Rubyangel711

Xoxo

Brittany

The Beauty Deputy

WordPress Family Award!

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First off, I got nominated twice today, one by Stephanie Wright and also by The Little Scottish Corner. I just wanted to say thank you to both of you!!! I love both of your blogs and think they’re amazing!

Anyway as I sit here I start to reminisce about my blogging experience so far. I honestly hated English class and I definitely hated writing in school so i never thought I would ever start a blog, ever! But, hey people change as they grow. I have a love for beauty products and all things girly and it just blossomed into what it is now. But, there is just something about blogging about beauty products that I love and I love sharing it with other beauty lovers. It took me months and months to actually decide to start a blog, but I decided to start my blog in August in a different website. I wasn’t too fond of the blog program I was using so I moved to WordPress and I am glad I did. I feel like I got to read a lot more blog posts that I enjoy reading and read people’s posts from all over the world. This is a community, a blogging community. It makes my day when people read my blog posts and comment on them and when people also follow my blog. I have gotten to know a few people’s blogs and I feel like they have made an impact on me and are considered my “blogging family.”

Rules:
1. Display the award logo on your blog.
2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
3. Nominate 6 other bloggers who have made an impact on your blogging experience in such a way that they feel like “family.”
4. Let your 6 “WordPress family members” know that you have awarded them.
5. Spread the love!

My Blogging Family! 

1. Stephanie Wright: Since I got nominated by 2 different people I decided that I could nominate the people that nominated me. I just love her blog. I also love Effie’s writing style! You can tell that she was an English major. She always does amazing posts whether it be: Sleek blush reviews, job interviews do’s and don’ts, Lush product reviews, and many more. I always see myself clicking on her posts when I see that she has a new one. Can’t forget about those Harry Potter reviews!

2. The Little Scottish Corner: Jacquelyn is the nail polish queen! I always see myself reading this blog too! I love her reviews whether is be Lush products, or nail products, or many more. I agree with Effie Wright that she is very efficient in commenting! If she lived close by I would probably be at her place requesting a manicure!

3. Inside My Wonderland: for my third nomination I would have to say Victoria from Inside My Wonderland. With her posts she sure can take you into a makeup, fashion, and all things girly wonderland! She always comes up makeup tutorials that are gorgeous and I love her makeup reviews.

4. Pretty in the East: Michelle from Pretty in the East is another one of my nominations! I love reading her blog posts and seeing her reviews on products such as: The Balm NudeTude, Julep nail polishes, and many more! She always has amazing pictures so show her swatches of products!

5. Dragonfly reviews: Dragonfly reviews always has amazing reviews on beauty products. Some examples are mascara reviews, eyeliner reviews, perfume reviews, and many more. Her reviews are simple and concise and to the point which I like.

6. World Inspires You Create: I recently started following Anastasiia’s blog and I think her blog is amazing! I love her makeup tutorials! She has some gorgeous eye looks that she has come up with on her blog! She also has an adorable cat!

I just want to end this post by saying thank you to everybody and especially thank you to my blog family! My blog would not be where it is today if it wasn’t for you all!

The Sunshine Award!

Boy oh boy is today the day for award nominations! I just completed the, “One Lovely Blog,” post! Well onto the, “Sunshine Award.” First off I will say that this picture below makes me happy because I think of Summer! (I am not ready for another Minnesota Winter and would love to go back to Summer if I could.)

I want to thank The Little Scottish Corner for the nomination. I really appreciate it! I enjoy reading your blog too!

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So here are the rules:
Share 11 facts about yourself
Answer the 11 set questions by your nomination blogger
Nominate 11 bloggers
Include 11 questions for your nominees to answer
 
Facts About Me
 
  1. I love Italian food, I order it quite frequently at restaurants.
  2. I am a RN at a hospital. I work on the Medical-Surgical floors.
  3. I have a really close knit family.
  4. I know how to crochet (just not very good)
  5. I love Christmas time! I love Christmas decorations. I am tempted to put up my tree tomorrow.
  6. I love chocolate!
  7. I’ve lived in Minnesota my whole life and never plan on leaving. Unless I get a job working with pandas at the San Diego Zoo. (very unlikely)
  8. I love watching movies. I am very excited for the upcoming, “Hunger Games Catching Fire” movie.
  9. I love to read.
  10. I was in dance for 13 years. My favorite was when I was on the dance team in high school.
  11. I have 2 tattoos. One of a butterfly resting on a moon on my foot. I also have a dragonfly on my shoulder except the body is made out of Chinese symbols for “live, laugh, love.” I got the dragonfly tattoo with my cousin.
Questions from my nominee: The Little Scottish Corner
  1. Who is the biggest inspiration in your life? Probably my grandma. She is a really hard worker. She is also very healthy for her age. So I hope that one day I can be as successful as she is.
  2. Why and when did you start blogging? I started blogging in August of this year. I moved my blog to WordPress in October and I am glad that I did. I decided to start blogging because I have a really big interest in all things beauty related and I felt like I had a lot of say about it.
  3. The first makeup/beauty/fashion item you remember buying? I would have to say Lip Smackers as a little girl. Otherwise it was something from Avon because that was the first makeup I ever really used.
  4. Cats or dogs? Both! But I suppose that isn’t a good enough answer. I would have to say I’m more of a dog person. I just love dog’s unconditional love and their excitement when their owner gets home. But, I love my dog and cat! My cat is just more independent.
  5. Favourite drugstore and favourite high end product? My favorite drug store product is probably Baby Lips by Maybelline and my favorite high end product is probably my Naked 2 palette.
  6. Ideal night in? Spending time with family. Making a nice supper and then watching a movie and maybe playing a board game of some sort.
  7. One place in the world you really want to go? I really would like to go to Ireland. I think that it look gorgeous and super green!
  8. If you could tell your younger self one thing what would it be? That is a hard question! I would have to tell my younger self to take generals first at the local tech school and then go to a 4 year college. Instead I went the opposite. I completed my nursing program at the local tech school after I went to a 4 year college for a year and a half.
  9. Favourite film or tv show? My favorite movie would have to be, “The Count of Monte Cristo.” I first saw it in my 12th grade English class and I just loved it! It has the theme of love, friendship, betrayal, and revenge. It is based off of a really old book by Alexandre Dumas.
  10. Your most prized possession? A cross necklace that I got from my grandma.
  11. Dessert island products? Naked 2 and Urban Decay Vice 2 palette just because I could get a wide range of looks with those palettes.

My nominees are…

1. Blueberry&Pinks http://blueberrypinks.wordpress.com/

2. Joannaloves http://joannaloves.com/

3. love beauty marks http://lovebeautymarks.wordpress.com/

4. Dragonfly reviews http://dragonflybeautyreviews.wordpress.com/

5. The Chick Clique http://thechickclique.com/

6. Eve Have A Lot of Feelings http://eyehavealotoffeelings.wordpress.com/

7.  Miz Lulu http://lifewithmizlulu.wordpress.com/

8. Back to Beautiful http://backtobeautifulblog.com/

9.  mylifeasholland http://mylifeasholland.wordpress.com/

10. rubyangel711 http://rubyangel711.wordpress.com/

11. la belle http://labelle1.wordpress.com/

My questions for my nominees are:

1. Favorite movie?

2. Who inspires you most?

3. Favorite makeup item?

4. Drug store or high end?

5. Colorful or neutral makeup looks?

6. What do you like doing for fun?

7. Favorite artist/band?

8. Favorite mascara?

9. Favorite blush?

10. Favorite food?

11. Favorite Disney princess?

Ready set go!

One Lovely Blog Nomination!

I was nominated for the One lovely Blog Award by MY TRIP DOWN THE BEAUTY AISLE! Thank you so much for the nomination! I really appreciate it! Also your cat is adorable!!!!  One Lovely Blog award

Here are the rules for award:

Thank the one that nominated you.

Put up the picture for the One Lovely Blog Award.

Tell everyone seven things about yourself.

Nominate seven other people and tell them you have nominated them!

Seven facts about me…

1) I am a Registered Nurse and I work at a hospital on the medical-surgical floor. I wish that I could open up my own Alzheimer’s care center. It’s just such a sad disease, it is hard on the person, but also hard on the family. My care center would be located on a farm. There would be animal therapy, music therapy, etc. I just feel like people with dementia or Alzheimer’s don’t get the care they deserve in nursing homes.

2) I love panda bears! Ever since I was little I’ve loved panda bears! I have a million panda figurines and panda stuff animals from when I was little. My grandma also one time made me a panda bedspread when I was a little girl! If it was up to me I would be living in San Diego, CA and working at the San Diego Zoo with the panda bears. That is my dream, but it is also very unlikely that it will come true. I have been to the San Diego Zoo once and that was the first time I got to see an actual panda bear. That was the summer of 2010. Someone told me I should get a panda tattoo, I don’t think that I will go that far.

3) I love colors, but my favorite color changes. In high school it was blue, but now blue is now low my list of favorite colors. Right now my favorite color is purple. Before then it used to be red. I also love the color green. If I had my own makeup line my packaging would be very colorful!

4) I used to hate makeup. In high school I never wore makeup. I felt like I didn’t need to fit into society’s norms of women wearing makeup. Sure, I wore it for special occasions like prom and weddings, but I had other people do my makeup. I also could have had a hatred for makeup because I was in dance for 13 years and I was forced to wear makeup. Then around the year 2010 I started wearing the makeup from Avon and decided to start selling it (I no longer sell Avon, I sold it for about a year). So that was where my makeup enthusiasm was born. But, I do give most of the credit to Sephora. They had just completed a brand new Sephora at the JCPenney’s in the St. Cloud, MN mall. At that time I had no idea what Sephora was, but I heard my sister in law say she liked that place. I didn’t go in there for months because I felt like I had enough Avon makeup and at that time I was still a consultant, but wasn’t really selling it anymore. I sort of thought I would be a trader if I went to Sephora. Well anyway I decided to go there and I saw The Great and Powerful Oz Glinda palette and I loved the colors and decided to swatch them. The pigmentation blew me away. I didn’t get the palette right away. I ended up ordering it online with a coupon code. So that ended up being my first non Avon makeup palette and after that my enthusiasm for makeup grew and grew and grew and now I am blogging about it.

5) I love animals! I think that I already clarified that I love panda bears. But, I love dogs and cats. I have a dog named Mirya who is a shiba inu and a cat named Molly. I also have a family dog named Maddie who lives at my parents house who is now 10 years old. I also wish I could have my own horses. I grew up going to my grandma’s farm where she had horses and I just loved it as a kid.

6) Family is the most important part of my life. I would not be who I am today without them. I would not have accomplished what I have without them by my side. I owe my family a lot, especially my parents. I love my awesome boyfriend and am excited for what the future will bring us.

7) I love Disney themed everything! I love sitting down and watching a Disney movie. I don’t care if I am almost 25, I still enjoy watching ,” The Little Mermaid” just as much as my little 5 year old niece. Yes, I am buying the blue-rays of all the Disney movies when they come out. My most recent purchase was, “The Little Mermaid.” I went to Disney World in 2001 and I would love to go again! I also love Disney themed makeup!

Well I hope you found my 7  facts about me entertaining to read.

My nominees include:

1) Pretty in the East http://prettyintheeast.wordpress.com/

2) The Little Scottish Corner http://thelittlescottishcorner.wordpress.com/

3) amysbeautydiary http://amysbeautydiary.wordpress.com/page/2/

4) Inside my Wonderland http://insidemywonderland.com/

5) Stephanie Wright http://effiewright.wordpress.com/

6) DebE http://debelloyd.com/

7) capitolbeauty http://capitolbeauty.wordpress.com/ Ready set go!

The Liebster Award!

 I have been nominated for the “Liebster Award”! 

I was nominated by Pretty In the East. I would like to thank you for taking the time to read my posts and nominating me!

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The Liebster Award is a “favorite blog award”, as Liebster is the German word for favorite, beloved, or dearest. It is meant for smaller blogs with less than two hundred followers to help expose them to the world and help them discover other new and upcoming bloggers.

In order to formally accept this award, the nominee must do several things

1. Link back and recognize the blogger who nominated you

2. Answer ten questions given to you by the blogger who nominated you

3. Nominate ten other bloggers for the award.

4. Create ten questions for your nominees to answer.

5. Notify your nominees.

You may copy and paste the award on your blog!

Here is the link to this blogger that I was nominated by website: http://prettyintheeast.wordpress.com/2013/10/10/the-liebster-award/

In no particular order, here are my nominees for the Liebster Award:

[1] Stephanie Wright http://effiewright.wordpress.com/

[2] Inside My Wonderland http://insidemywonderland.com/

[3] Makeup and Monsters http://makeupandmonsters.wordpress.com/

[4] Benita’s Blog http://paplausb.wordpress.com/

[5] Lay Bare, With A Little Flair http://laybareblog.wordpress.com/

[6] buzybritney2009’s blog http://buzybritney2oo9.wordpress.com/

[7] Beauty on A Budget http://getbudgetbeautiful.com/

[8] Every girl’s answer http://everygirlsanswer.com/

[9] Juicy Fashion http://juicyfashionblog.wordpress.com/

[10] Capitolbeauty http://capitolbeauty.wordpress.com/

I tried my best to find blogs with less than 200 followers. Not all blogs show their stats. I enjoyed reading these people’s blog posts and I think they deserve it!

The answers to my questions asked by beauty in the east

1.) How long have you been blogging and what made you start?

I started blogging at the end of August, but I recently moved my blog to WordPress and I am glad that I did!!! I contemplated the idea of starting a blog for a very long time, but then in August I decided to give it a try. I really do enjoy it and I hope people enjoy reading my posts. I have a big interest in makeup, skin care, fragrances, and many other things!

2.) What type of post(s) do you enjoy reading and writing the most?

My favorite posts are probably makeup review posts. But, I also do love tags posts here and there.

3.) What are three of your favorite songs, either current or classic?

I love love love, “The Beatles.” One of my favorite songs is “Let it Be.”

I also love the band Coldplay. One of my favorite songs is “The Scientist.”

I love the song, “I Will Wait” by Mumford & Sons.

4.) What are you most inspired by?

There are many things that inspire me such as my family and friends. I am huge on family. They’re so important to me because I would not be who I am today without them.

5.) If you had $500 to spend on one makeup brand, which would you choose and why?

I would choose Urban Decay. They have a large variety of makeup items and they’re very high quality. I love their eye shadows and eye liners.  If I had $500 to spend I would probably pick up the entire Holiday collection.

6.) How would you describe your style?

I probably would describe my style, “Maurices style.” Lol just kidding, but most of my clothes are from Maurices. I would say I am casual. Most times I wear jeans or capris and some sort of shirt. I’m not really a t-shirt type of person. I have the Maurices tank tops with the lace in just about every color. Although I do enjoy dressing up at times.

7.) Where would you go on your dream vacation?

My dream vacation would be anywhere that they have gone to on the show The Bachelor or Bachelorette. There are many places that I would love to see. But, my dream vacation probably would be a cruise around the Caribbean that way I get to see many different islands.

8.) Where do you see yourself ten years from now?

Hopefully married with 2 kids or so with animals running around.  I see myself working in OB with newborn babies and moms.

9.) What are your top three ‘holy grail’ products you can’t live without (makeup, skincare, bath, body, etc.)?

Naked 2 palette

Zum lip balm from the brand Indigo Wild (all natural)

Lush sea salt face and body scrub

10.) What are you looking forward to the most this fall and/or winter?

Watching my Shiba Inu grow up! Also on Monday it will be my boyfriend and I 1 year Anniversary! So i am looking forward to that!

Here are the questions for my bloggers that I have nominated!

1) If you won the lottery what would you do with it?

2) If you had to go to a desert island what makeup palette would you bring with?

3) What do you enjoy more: reading a book or watching tv?

4) What is your favorite perfume and why?

5) Are you a morning person or a night owl?

6) Who is someone that you look up to and why?

7) A genie has granted you 3 wishes: what are they and why?

8) What do you enjoy most about blogging?

9) What is your favorite type of makeup look?

10) What is your favorite movie?