Inside and Out Book Tag

I saw this tag on AlleyHope and I thought that it would be a fun tag to do! It has nothing to do with beauty products, but it has to do with reading and books.  Books have their own kind of beauty in the world. Although, I’ll be truthful and tell you that I have been horrible with reading this year! Horrible! My New Years resolution was to read more and yet I am miserably failing with that.  😥

Inside flap/back of the book summaries: Too much information or not enough?

Some books hardly have anything for a book summary, that I find to be very annoying! With that being said, I would rather have too much information. Although, I do feel like most books give a good enough summary on if I want to read it or put it back on the shelf.

New book: What form do you want it in? Be honest: audio book, e-book, paperback or hardcover?

Hardcover! I have a Kindle, but I just love actual books. I love the look and the smell. I love having actual “evidence” of having the book instead of a e-book. If I am traveling then I would like to bring my kindle because of it being easier to travel with.

Scribble while you read? Do you like to write in your books, taking notes, making comments, or do you keep your books clean?

Definitely not write in my books. I did a little in my nursing books when I was in school, but my novels are too precious for writing in them. If I need to make notes, I use a separate sheet of paper that I use that as my bookmark. But, usually I don’t take notes. I just read and enjoy the story.

In your best voice, read for us your favourite first sentence from a book.

Since I am typing this you can’t hear my voice. This is a hard question! I am going to just type the first sentence from one of my favorite books. “A brisk, wintry wind whistled along the South Carolina Coast.”

Does it matter to you whether the author is male or female when you’re deciding on a book? What if you’re unsure of the author’s gender?

No! I love books from all over!

Ever read ahead? Or have you read the last page before you got there?

Guilty! Sometimes I just can’t wait! I don’t do that as often as I used to.

Organised bookshelves or outrageous bookshelves?

Organized, but not  “library organized.” I organize by size of book and author. My Harry Potter books are on the bottom shelf because well they’re heavy!

Under oath: Have you ever bought a book based on the cover alone?

Guilty again! Usually the cover is what draws me in and gets me to read the summary of the novel.

Take it outside to read or stay in? 

Take it outside! Love when it is nice outside and being able to enjoy the nice weather with a novel.

That concludes the questions! If you’re reading this then I tag you! TAG YOU’RE IT!!!

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Day 20: Happy Easter!!!! Plus The Beauty Scenario Tag

This is going to be a short post! I sort of got overwhelmed during the #30daysofthebeautydeputy so I just wanted to do a quick post today! I am working this weekend during Easter. My family is getting together next weekend instead and then we will also celebrate April birthdays during that time as well. But, I just wanted to take the time to wish you all a Happy Easter! I of course we will wearing my Easter scrub top! 🙂 I remember back when I was a little girl, my cousin and I would get matching Easter dresses and it actually looked like Spring outside with leaves and flower blossoms! We would have the Easter egg hunt outside! Nope, not this year or the last or maybe even the last. The ground is covered in snow!  Lol, anyway sorry for yet another rant about the Minnesota weather! Can you tell I am sick of it?!?


1. You have to get rid of all your foundations and you can only keep one high end and one drugstore, which do you keep?

I only use 1 brand of foundation which is tarte. I have their powder foundation and also their liquid foundation. If I had to get rid of one of those I would get rid of the powder foundation. I use the Amazonian clay full coverage foundation in the shade light sand in their liquid formula.

2. You go for an interview and the lady interviewing you has lipstick on her teeth. Do you approach the subject or ignore it completely?

This is a hard question, I would like to think that I would tell the person and then make a joke about it. But, in reality I don’t think that I would say anything. I’m a fairly shy person especially with meeting new people.

3. You’re not feeling yourself and need a pick me up. Which lipstick do you put on to make yourself feel beautiful?

My Urban Decay lipstick in the shade Strip. It is an exculsive, but I love that shade.

4. You go back in time for a day to your teenage years, how would you do your hair and makeup differently?

In high school I would get up in the last possible moment and then shower (I loved my beauty sleep and I still do), but usually I didn’t have time to blow dry my hair so I ended up going to school with wet hair. I didn’t ever wear makeup in school either because I was a late bloomer with my love of makeup. I don’t know if I really would change anything except not going to school with wet hair. I did love my hair in high school because it was super long. The length is probably why I hated blow drying it.

5. You ask your hairdresser for a shoulder length Pixie Lott hair cut, but they hear wrong and give you a pixi cut. Do you a) Smile, say thank you, leave and call your mum hysterical b) Cry in the chair and things get awkward or c) Complain to the manager and demand a refund.

First of all my hairdresser would know better. She knows I’m growing my hair out so she would ask me probably a million times are you sure. But, if I did have a pixi cut I would probably cry in the chair. I could never pull off that short of hair.

6. Your friend surprises you with a 4 day city break and you have 1 hour to pack. Which ‘do it all’ palette do you pack in your makeup bag?

I would probably bring my naked 2 palette because it is travel friendly and comes with a 2 sided brush. It also doesn’t take up much room in a suitcase.

7. Your house has been robbed, don’t worry everyone is safe, but your beauty stash has been raided. What’s the product you really hope is safe?

Can I say my palette drawer! Does that count? No I would hope that my Urban Decay The Great and Powerful Oz palettes are safe because they’re limited edition!

8. Your friend borrows your makeup and returns it in awful condition. Do you a) Just pretend you haven’t noticed b) Ask them to repurchase it or c) Secretly do the same to something of theirs

First of all I don’t think that would happen because my friends don’t share the love of makeup with me. Also, my friends would not destroy my makeup, but I would be pick B (ask them to replace it) because I would do the same if I borrowed something that ended up getting ruined.

If you’re reading this I tag you! I would rather tag you (the person that is reading it) than a list of people that may or may not even read this post!

Comment down below and let me know what you think of my responses and once again Happy Easter!

Day 19: April 2014 Ipsy Glam Bag

Day 18: Easter Goodies!

Day 17: My Niece Does my Makeup

Day 16: Wizard of Oz Collection by Julep

Day 15: Kat Von D Esperanza Palette Review

Day 14: Soap & Glory Endless Glove

Day 13: My Top 10 Youtube Beauty Gurus

Day 12: The Spring Tag

Day 11: Beauty Box 5

Day 10: Discuss with Me #3

Day 9: Fortune Cookie Soap Spring Box

Day 8: No 3 month No-Buy

Day 7: My Weekend & an Ulta Sale

Day 6: Tag 10 Beauty Mistakes I Used to Make

Day 5: Only One Tag


Day 3: Miranda’s Tangerine Natural Lip Balm

Day 2: March Favorites

Day 1: Beauty & Fashion Spring Picks Blog Hop

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Day 12: The Spring Tag!

So I already wrote this tag, but for some reason is disappeared! Sad day! Oh well, I guess now I will quickly retype this. I was tagged by a few people to do this fun Spring Tag so I decided why not? This tag reminds me a lot of my Day 1 post of the #30daysofthebeautydeputy which was Spring Beauty and Fashion picks. But, I still decided to do this tag because it had a lot of cute questions. Hope you enjoy!

1) What eye palette will you use most this spring?

If you read many of my blog posts, you may know that I ❤ eye shadow palettes. I especially love ones with color. These colorful palettes I feel are perfect for Spring. I’m not sure which palette I will use the most this Spring, but I will post a picture of a palette that I am looking forward to using.

Kat Von D Esperanza! Aren’t the colors gorgeous!?!

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2)What blusher in your collection is a Spring must? And what about lipstick too?

This is another hard question! I love blushes and I can’t just pick one. But, I guess if I have to I pick I choose my new Clinque blush. Although, all the other blushes in the photo below are lovely as well.



I don’t have a lipstick must, but I do have a lip tint must! Pacifica Lip Tints! 🙂 ❤


3)What nail polish do you love to wear in Spring?

Pastels!  I love wearing Essie, Flower Beauty, Julep, and OPI the most.



4)What is on your Spring break agenda?

I don’t do Spring break anymore. I am working at a hospital now and they don’t do Spring break. During college years I just relaxed at home during Spring break. Next year I would love to go to Florida. I really want to visit Harry Potter World.

5)What trends are you looking forward to- fashion nail polish make up etc?

Once again! Pastels! Florals! Pop of Coral! I’m just looking forward to not having to wear pants and boots.

6)What is your signature Spring scent?

I don’t really have a signature scent, but right now I have been loving my Katy Perry Killer Queen perfume. Smells amazing! It was featured in my monthly favorites!

7)Do you have a Spring skincare regime?

My skincare regime is usually the same as Winter, although I do try to wear more SPF.

8)What is Spring like where you live?

Aaah Good Ole’ Minnesota. It’s in very moody. Last year we had a snow storm the end of April. I hope that it doesn’t happen this year. It has been feeling more like Spring lately which is always pleasant. Also, snow has been melting quite a bit! 😀

9)Florals, got to have them or make them stop?

Got to have them..

10)Favorite activity to do in the Spring?

I love going for walks with the family, especially Mirya and Maddie. I can’t wait to be able to go bike riding and kayaking!!!

Well that concludes the questions! Hope you enjoyed this post! I can’t believe that my first attempt at this tag got deleted somehow. If you’re reading this I tag you!!! Tag you’re it! 

Also, don’t forget to check out my previous posts from this month during the #30daysofthebeautydeputy

Day 11: Beauty Box 5

Day 10: Discuss with Me #3

Day 9: Fortune Cookie Soap Spring Box

Day 8: No 3 month No-Buy

Day 7: My Weekend & an Ulta Sale

Day 6: Tag 10 Beauty Mistakes I Used to Make

Day 5: Only One Tag


Day 3: Miranda’s Tangerine Natural Lip Balm

Day 2: March Favorites

Day 1: Beauty & Fashion Spring Picks Blog Hop

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Don’t forget to enter my GIVEAWAY!!



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Day 6: TAG 10 Beauty Mistakes I Used to Make!

I saw this tag going around Youtube, and I thought it would be a cool tag to do. Right now I’m thinking of the new
Christina Perri song, “Human” because we are all only human. We make mistakes! We may be in a hurry and do things that maybe we shouldn’t. So here are my list of beauty mistakes that I used to make. Honestly, sometimes I still do make them.


1) Not using a heat protector
I am very guilty of not using a heat protector. I hardly ever curl my hair or use a hair straightener, but I do a lot of blow drying. Even that is harsh on hair! I’ve been using the Tresemme heat protector. Recently I got a free Take 10 from Ulta and one of the 10 things that apparently this does is protect from heat.

2) How I shampooed my hair
I used to put shampoo in my hands and then start on the top of my head. Doing that usually ended up with tons of tangles. The best way to shampoo your hair is to start at the middle part of the hair to the ends and work the shampoo up to the roots without turning it into a rats nest.

3) I used the wrong brush when my hair was wet
I have been super mean to my hair! Taking a hot shower makes hair fragile. Nobody likes a cold shower, unless it’s a super hot day! Taking a hot shower opens up the hair follicles making breakage easier. So using the wrong brush was not good for my hair. Sometimes yes we are in a hurry and we can’t wait for our hair to dry some before brushing it. Maybe do your makeup first? I decided to toss my normal brush and I ordered a new type of brush: the tangle teezer! I will be doing a review on these brushes sometime coming up.


4) Basecoat? What’s that?
I never used a basecoat! Then I would be annoyed when I took my polish off and my nails were stained. This is mostly on my toes, because especially during the summer I wear nail polish all the time. Some of those brighter colors have a tendency to stain those nails! So use a base coat!

5) Laziness on actually taking the polish off
Just go get that nail polish remover instead of doing what I used to do! Don’t peel that polish off the nail bed. It isn’t good for them! I’m very guilty of this recently because I got a gel manicure and it started peeling off. I’m sort of OCD so I peeled some of it off before I got to the store to get acetone remover! Naughty me! My nails looked awful after that! They’re getting better now and plus I’ve been taking Biotin.


6) Being mean to my under-eyes
This skin is fragile! FRAGILE! I used to have dry eyes and I used to rub my eyes. NO NO! Naughty me! That causes premature wrinkles! Wish I could take that back because I don’t want wrinkles! Also, I used to use my pointer finger to apply under eye lotion or concealer. No! Use that ring finger because it is the weakest finger on the hand.


7) Applying concealer
I used to apply concealer the wrong way. I would apply it under the eyes, but then I was rub it in lightly. It is better to tap (using that ring finger) or a brush and blend it in. Rubbing the concealer in defeats the purpose. Tapping it in makes for a much better finish.

8) Powder powder! 
I would apply my concealer and not set it with powder. Then it would crease and my mascara would go all over my under-eyes. Soon I looked like a panda! Now that I set my concealer with powder, the longevity of my mascara is so much longer. I don’t use powder for oily skin ( I have dry skin), but use it for pulling the look together.

9) Eye-shadow problems
When I first started getting into eye-shadow, I wasn’t sure on the best way to apply it. I would place it on the brush and sweep it across the lid. Doing it that way caused for more fall-out. To get the best pigmentation and the least amount of fall-out placing the shadow on the brush and then patting the eyelid works the best for me. Then after that use a blending brush to blend out the harsh lines.

10) Washing those makeup brushes…
I think that this is a mistake that a lot of people make. I do wash my makeup brushes, just not as often as I should. Not washing them can cause germs and then dipping them into shadows places germs in the shadows. Ick! I really need to wash my brushes again. Here is a beauty mistake that I still do make. I will be doing a post on how I wash my makeup brushes in the future!

Phew! I’m to #10! Comment and let me know if you are guilty of these mistakes! Consider yourself tagged if you’re reading this because I think that it is fun reading this tag! Comment down below and leave a link when you do this tag or if you have already done it.

People that I specifically tag..

  • All the lovely bloggers from the Facebook group Beauty and Fashion Blog Community. Here is a link to this group here. Request an invite to be part of this lovely community!
  • All the lovely bloggers from the Facebook group Minnesota Bloggers! ❤ Minnesota!
  • Effie Wright
  • The Little Scottish Corner
  • The Oxford Owl
  • Beauty Blogger Goddess
  • DebE
  • Caryl Almelor
  • Randomness I Like

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Day 5: Only One Tag

Only One Tag

I found this fun quick tag by  and I thought it would be fun to do!

1. If I can only have ONE shopping mall to only go, what would it be?

Mall of America

2. If I can only have ONE restaurant to only eat, what would it be?

Well , this is the tough one! I love many different restaurants. I guess I would have to pick Olive Garden. I would just have to try everything on the menu!

3. If I can only have ONE handbag brand/store to only have, what would it be?

Maurices! I’m not really into designer fashion, so I am content with Maurices. This store is also part of my mall in my hometown. Most of my wardrobe is from there, so I could probably start working there and not have to buy a thing for wearing to work. Although, I’m sure that employee discount would be tempting (if they get one?).

4. If I can only have ONE shoe brand/store to only have, what would it be?

Famous Footwear! That way I have many choices on shoes.  If I choose a brand of shoes I would pick Bear Traps because they have a lot of nice boots especially for winter. Maurices has a lot of nice summer sandals, since that is the only store I can shop at then I am set there.

5. If I can only have ONE clothing brand/store to only have, what would it be?

Maurices Duh!

6. If I can only have ONE accessories brand/store to only have, what would it be?

I have a lot of jewelry from Premier Designs, so I would have to go with that one! I got a lot of free jewelry from hosting a party!

7. If I can only have ONE watch brand/store, what would it be?

I don’t really wear watches that often, except at work. At work I don’t wear extremely nice watches. I just bought a new watch from Target for work. It is digital in military time!

8. If I can only have ONE makeup brand/store, what would it be?

Really? Why this question?!? Urban Decay! I’m going to cheat and say The Balm too!

9. If I can only have ONE lingerie brand/store, what would it be?

Aerie. I think VS is overrated!

10. If I can only have ONE dessert/snack store, what would it be?

Cold Stone! Yum yum yum! I love ice cream!

11. If I can only have ONE tv show/channel to watch, what would it be?

ABC. They have a lot of good shows such as: Once Upon a Time, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Revenge, Grey’s Anatomy, etc. Although, I’m angry at ABC that they apparently are canceling OUAT Wonderland! So I guess I change my mind to HGTV! ❤ House Hunters, House Hunters International, Property Brothers, Rehab Addict, and many others! I’m watching House Hunters right now as I type this.

12. If I can only have ONE music/singer/band to listen to, what would it be?

The Beatles and Coldplay. Haha I cheated again!

13. If I can only have ONE breakfast menu to eat, what would it be?

Fresh fruit! Strawberries, cantaloupes, grapes, pineapples, etc. Yum yum yum!

14. If I can only have ONE grocery store, what would it be?

County Market.

15. If I can only have ONE drink to drink, what would it be?

Milk. I need my strong bones! Especially after working at the hospital and seeing hip fractures. Build those bones!!! Apparently my sister in law says I neeeeeeed to try almond milk. I’ll have to pick it up next time I go to the store.

I tag…

Simply Stine

The Feminine Files

Effie Wright

The Little Scottish Corner

Eye Have A Lot of Feelings

Beautiful Goodies

…also anybody else that would like to do this tag, it would take forever to tag everybody, so consider yourself tagged…

Hope you enjoyed this tag post! Comment down below what you thought of my responses. Also, post the link to your post if you decide to do this tag! Also, don’t forget to enter my giveaway!!!

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TAG: The Valentine’s Tag!!!

So I saw this blog tag on Reviews/Ramblings & Randomness and I thought it was a good idea. You can check her blog out here. I thought it was the perfect time to do this tag because Valentine’s Day is tomorrow.

So here are the questions!!!

What is your favorite Valentine’s Day treat?
I don’t really have a specific Valentine’s Day treat, but if I lived closer to The Cheesecake Factory I’m sure that would be it. If you don’t know what The Cheesecake Factory is, that is where Penny works from The Big Bang Theory. Although in real life it is much more fancier and they wear all white instead of what Penny wears. My favorite cheesecake from there is the Dutch Apple Caramel Streusel!!!  Otherwise I love chocolate covered strawberries. Yum yum yum!!!

Sweethearts or chocolate covered strawberries?
Chocolate covered strawberries! I do love Sweethearts, but chocolate covered strawberries win by miles and miles.

What was your favorite Valentine’s Day memory?
During grade school making Valentine’s Day boxes and getting to pick out Valentines at the store to bring for my classmates. It was always a competition on who had the best Valentine’s Day box between the classmates. There were a lot of creative boxes throughout the years.

What movie would you rather watch on Valentine’s Day: “Pretty Woman” or “You’ve Got Mail”?

I would rather watch Pretty Woman because I haven’t seen You’ve Got Mail. So I suppose I should actually watch the one I haven’t seen. Comment down below if you think I should watch this movie.

What celeb would you not mind having as your Valentine?
I was never ever celebrity obsessed. I would love to have my boyfriend as my Valentine! But, I guess I’ll take this question seriously. I would have to say Channing Tatum!

What would you do on your perfect Valentine’s Day date?
I would love to go out to a fancy dinner and then end with a movie or a play. My boyfriend and I love going to the Cheesecake Factory. Yum yum yum!!! We would have started the day out by stopping by Mall of America of course!

Red or pink lips on Valentine’s Day?

Pink lips! I never wear red lips!

What is your ideal Valentine’s Day date outfit?

I would say a dress! But, Minnesota isn’t very nice right now with it being Winter, so I guess a sweater dress with leggings, a scarf, and boots.

Homemade or store-bought gifts?

Homemade! Love homemade gifts because of the time that it takes to make them. It makes them more special!

Would you wear your hair up or hair down for a date night?
Down. I’m horrible with doing hairstyles with my hair. I’m either a wear hair down or up in ponytail type girl. If I was amazing and doing hair I would say hair up.

So that concludes this tag! I’m going to tag anybody and everybody that reads this! Comment in the comment section and let me know if you end up doing this tag!

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!!! OR VALENTINE’S DAY EVE!!! OR HAPPY BELATED VALENTINE’S DAY! Depends on what time zone you’re in and when you’re reading this!



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The 7 Deadly Sins of Makeup

The 7 Deadly Sins: Greed, Wrath, Gluttony, Sloth, Pride, Lust, & Envy

I saw this post going around the blogging world and I thought it was a cool post to do!

Greed: What’s your most expensive beauty item?
That would be my Marc Jacobs Scarlet palette! I don’t even want to say the price, because anything Marc Jacobs is expensive! I would love to own one of his perfumes one day!

Wrath: What item do you have a strong love/hate relationship with?

This is not necessarily a certain nail polish, but nail polishes all together! I love painted nails, but my nails always seem to chip too fast. I love the way it looks! I hate the application and the longevity of it.

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Gluttony: What brand takes up most of your collection?

Urban Decay!! I have quite a few Urban Decay palettes so they do take up most of my collection. Here are some of them below, but not all of them.

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Sloth: What product do you ignore the most due to laziness?

Bronzer because it seems like too much work! I am also not that good at applying it yet. I think I need to get a better brush for it.

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Pride: Which product gives you the most confidence?

Eye Shadows! Here is a picture from my Perfect Palette Tag post! I love playing with color! I feel like I can be creative with eye shadows and make a bunch of different looks. I love neutral looks and I love bold colorful looks.


Lust: What item is at the top of your list?

Eye Shadows again! But, lately I’ve  been loving my Naked palettes. I think they’re the perfect palettes for Winter time!


Envy: Which makeup product/look looks great on others but not on you?

Red Lips! I love the look of a bold lip! I just don’t think that I look good with bold lips. But, I have also never really tried it that much, due to it being in my “uncomfortable” zone.


I think that the Lime Crime Velvetines look lovely as shown above. More information here: Maybe I will sport a red lip someday!


Snow White does the red lip the best! I hope to do a Disney series of makeup looks which Snow White would involve a red lip!

Well this was a cute short post! Comment and let me know if you decide to do this post!