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?!?

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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 urbandecay.com 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 4: GIVEAWAY

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.

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

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

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

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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 4: GIVEAWAY

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

Xoxo

Brittany

The Beauty Deputy

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!
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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.

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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!

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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.

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I think that the Lime Crime Velvetines look lovely as shown above. More information here: http://limecrime.com/lips/velvetines-37.html. Maybe I will sport a red lip someday!

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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!

 

TAG: Search Engine Strangeness – (How People Have Found my Blog)

This is a super clever tag and an interesting one too! It was started by Jacquelyn from The Little Scottish Corner! If you haven’t checked out her blog I recommend that you do! You can check it out here. So recently she noticed that in part of the stats section there is a part that tells her the search items that people used that in the end brought up her blog. She decided to share those by creating a tag! Such a clever tag idea!!! So I decided to look at my search terms. There are a lot of normal ones, but some very strange ones too! It makes me wonder what people are thinking sometimes!!

The Normal Ones

  • My most common one has to do with Elsa from the Disney movie Frozen. I did do an inspired makeup look of Elsa so that is why it brought my blog up. The search words included: elsa frozen, elsa frozen makeup, how to look like elsa from frozen, elsa’s makeup, elsa and anna makeup, and many more. But, it also deals with some of my weird strange search terms that make me wonder what people are thinking. I will get to those ones later!
  • Another common one is dealing with my review on Stila’s Dancing with the Stars palette. One day I got 235 hits and my most viewed post that day was my Stila DWTS review.  I think it was because it was just put on sale at Ulta for $15. The search terms included: stila dancing with the stars, stila patina palette, stila tango palette review, and many more.
  • Other common ones included: perfect palette tag, lush let the good times roll, galaxy chic palette review, urban decay vice 2, and many more.

The Cute Ones

We all know I love my Shiba Inu Mirya. I also love my kitty cat Molly! So this search term, “what does my shiba inu’s tail wag mean?” It just kind of made me smile because shiba inu’s are known for their tails. Through observation I’ve noticed that Mirya doesn’t really wag her tail much and that is common for shiba inus. I would consider her tail more ,”cat” like because she curls and uncurls it based on mood.  The more happy the more curled! She doesn’t even wag it for a treat, but she does have her, “happy” tail on. She does sometimes wag it if she is hard core playing with a toy or she is teasing the cat. When she meets new people she is a little scared and has more of a straighter tail.  If she is looking out the window and seeing something her tail is generally more straight. Same with if she is more calm and resting it is also more straight.

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Mirya even had a “happy tail” when I dressed her up as Snow White for Halloween.

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Mirya the night I got her. Her tail is more straight.

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She even had a curled tail during her bath!

The Strange Ones

  • “do you need to see her picture. no i dont know histroy from the begging of the earth how could i know. i know your name means of the people” I don’t even know what that even means? If anybody does, comment and let me know! I have no idea why it brought up my blog! maybe it was on my, “get to know me tag” where I talked about the history of my hair color. Who knows!?!
  • “how can get an. frozen. elsa comments size 9-10” Not sure where the size 9-10 comes in, unless they were looking for an Elsa costume in the size 9-10? Who knows! But, all I know is that some of these people need to learn to use search engines.
  • “diy scrub johnson bedtime sea salt” This one came up because they wrote the name Johnson which is my last name. Very common! But, maybe they meant, “DIY scrub Johnson&Johnson bedtime sea salt,” but then again isn’t DIY mean doing it yourself?

The “What are people thinking ones?”

  • “frozen elsa sex” Hmm interesting people are searching this. I would hope that people don’t get turned on over an animated character.
  • “hot girl depti lips” That one is interesting too! Not sure what “depti” means?  I’m sure my blog came up because I have done a lip product review and featured some on my monthly favorites.
  • “queen elsa hot” Here is another Elsa one! Elsa is an animated character and I think she is very beautiful. I don’t know if this person was hoping to find some images of Elsa spiced up a bit. I don’t know…maybe with her dress and sleeves cut off into a short skirt. Who knows!

It says that I have 1,852 unknown search terms, but it will only let me see some of them. These were the most interesting ones that I could find!!

My Nominees!

Comment and let me know if you do this tag! I want to see your, “Search Engine Strangeness.”

Xoxo

Brittany

The Beauty Deputy

TAG: Spread the Love

So here is a tag that I made up!

There may be forms of it out there, but this is my own version. This tag is out there to spread the love to all bloggers out in the world. My blog is focused on beauty, makeup, skincare, and of course my pets show up quite a bit in my blog posts too. The point of this tag is to make other bloggers aware of other blogs to follow. Blogging is a community in my eyes. I love reading people’s blog posts and I love reading comments and responses.

The Rules

  • Place bloggers into categories that you think fits their blog down below
  • Place the person that tagged you into a category
  • Write what category you think that other bloggers will place you in and why
  • Feel free to add whatever categories you think should be part of this tag
  • Spread the Love!!!

Here are the categories…

1. THE BEST BLOG LOOK: this is the blogger that has one of the best blog themes or looks.

This category goes to… Victoria from The Boom Boom Room. I really like her blog look with the high heels. I just think that it is super cute and fitting for her blog. I also like her tag-line.

2. THE BEST WRITING STYLE: this is the blogger that has a writing style that you find intriguing and attention getting. 

This category goes to..Effie Wright. I love her writing style, it just draws me right into her blog posts. You can tell she is an English major and is very talented with writing. I also love talking with Effie through back and forth comments. She seems like a sweet down to earth gal.

3. THE FAITHFUL BLOGGER: this is the blogger that is always commenting on other bloggers posts and is very faithful on posting their own blog posts.

This category goes to…Jacquelyn from the Little Scottish Corner. I could give her a bunch of other categories too because I love reading her blog posts. But, she is always been a faithful commenter of mine. Her blog is always drawing me in! When I see a post from this girl I have to read it!! A recent post of hers was her blogging resolutions and that was a big part of why she got this category.

4. THE ADVICEE: this blogger is always trying out new products and a good blogger to ask advice regarding a product.

This category goes to…Jen from Dragonfly reviews. She always gives quick short reviews on all sorts of products whether it be makeup, skincare, or nail polish. If I have a question on a product Dragonfly reviews has probably reviewed it.

5. THE MAKEUP JUNKIE: this blogger loves makeup and everything about it.

This category goes to…Wendy from wendydotdinh. I think Wendy and I have a lot in common because we both love eye shadow palettes. She has a lot of nice reviews on palettes such as: Urban Decay Naked 3, Illamasqua Fatale palette, and many more. Also how could I forget about the lovely Perfect Palette Tag that got me started on her blog.

6. THE SKINCARE JUNKIE: this blogger is all about skincare.

The category goes to…Benita from Benita’s beauty bits and bobs. I would have to say that she is the Lush product Queen. If I have a question about a Lush product I know who to ask. She is always reviewing bath bombs, fresh face masks, and much more.

7.  THE BEST PICTURES: the blogger always has high quality pictures.

This category goes to…Caryl from carylalmelor.com. I really like her pictures. Just take a look at her blog and you will see why. I really like that she has a little something extra in the background like a flower.

8. THE LIGHT BULB: this blogger is always coming up with amazing new ideas for blog posts. 

This category goes to…Lucy from Miz Lulu. She has quite a lot of different kinds of posts: traveling, baking, makeup, and many more. She always has new ideas up her sleeve.

9. THE EYESHADOW TUTORIAL GURU: this blogger is always posting new and exciting makeup looks.

This category goes to…Lucy from Makeup Crazy! She is always posting amazing eye shadow looks! Also she posts an assortment of them. If you like neutral looks or if you like colorful looks Makeup Crazy has that covered. She is very talented at makeup and I love reading her blog posts!

10. THE HAIR TUTORIAL GURU

The category goes to….I don’t know! But I still thought it was a good category to include. Hopefully I will be able to find someone to fill this category once people start tagging other people.

11. THE NAIL POLISH GURU: this blogger is posting nail polish tutorials.

This category goes to…Laurelle from Paint Me Pretty. She has some pretty amazing nail looks. I especially loved the ones during Christmas time. Go to her blog and check out how amazing they are.

12. THE HIGHLY FASHIONABLE OOTDs: this blogger has a big sense of fashion and has amazing OOTDs.

This category goes to… Joanna from Joannaloves. She has an amazing fashion sense and is always posting adorable OOTDs. I bet that her closet is amazing!

13. THE EMERGER: this blogger is always trying out new brands and doesn’t settle for just one.

This category goes to…Michelle from Pretty in the East. She is always trying out new brands whether it be Urban Decay, The Balm, Julep, and many more. She has some amazing reviews. I especially love her julep subscription box reviews.

14. THE UNIQUE BLOGGER NAME: this is the blogger that has a very unique blogger name.

This category goes to…Victoria from Inside My Wonderland. I just love her blog name because it’s simple but unique. It makes me think of Alice in Wonderland! I love reading her blog! She has some amazing posts whether it be about foundation reviews, new product hauls, and many more. Also this girl can sport whatever hair style she wants and look amazing doing it!

15. THE UNIQUE TAGLINE: this blogger has a tagline that catches the attention and draws you in.

This category goes to…Mary from My Trip Down the Beauty Aisle. I love her tagline, it is very sweet. “A Girl, A Dream, A Palette Full of Color.” I love her blog because she does awesome makeup looks with a “palette full of color.”

16. THE SUBSCRIPTION BOX GURU: The blogger that has the most information on subscription boxes.

This category goes to the one and only…The Subscriptionist. She has a whole blog dedicated to subscription boxes. She was my inspiration for getting the BarkBox for Mirya my Shiba Inu. She has so many subscription boxes that she reviews and a lot of them are ones I’ve never heard of such as: Plated and Conscious Box.

The Category that I think other bloggers will give me…

The Emerger because I always try out new brands!! I’ve tried Urban Decay, Stila, Sigma, Too Faced, Flower Beauty, Bh Cosmetics, and many more.

Well that ends this tag! I hope you enjoyed it!

It will be interesting to see how far this tag travels around.

Xoxo

Brittany

The Beauty Deputy

TAG: Best of Beauty 2013

So I recently watched a YouTube video on this tag and I thought that it was a cool tag to do with the year coming to an end. I have done a few tags here and there and I have to say that I do love doing them. With tags I can go see what other bloggers wrote about the same questions that I answered, and I find that interesting.  Some other tags that I have done is the perfect palette tag, the wintery tag, and a get to know me tag and I do have a few more that I have on my list to do. I am also hoping that some day I can create my own clever tag.

So I will admit that I did buy a lot of beauty products in the year 2013 and I just thought this tag was a perfect way to share some of my favorite products from certain categories with you!

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1. Primer

The Balm Shelter Tinted Moisturizer

I honestly don’t really use primer. So I switched this category up a little and I am sharing with you my favorite tinted moisturizer. I recently got the Balm Shelter from The Balm cosmetics and I love it! It has a good amount of coverage for a tinted moisturizer and leaves the face feeling moisturized and refreshed. Also it doesn’t feel like I have any makeup on. I got mine in the color light. I normally would have gone for light/medium but this product does oxidize some meaning it does turn darker in color with time.  The Balm always does amazing with packaging.

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2. Foundation

Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation 

I got this foundation earlier this year. I honestly don’t wear much foundation so I am not that educated on it. But, when I do want more coverage I use this foundation. It is easy to apply. I use the brush that Tarte sells to accompany it. I have the color light beige and it works perfect for me. I also love that Tarte products are more natural.

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3. Concealer

Maybelline Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle

Well if you know me you may know that I suffer from dark circles. I call them my panda eyes. I do love panda bears, I just don’t want to share their eyes. Anyway, I am still on my search for the perfect concealer. I do have quite a few concealers, but I always seem to go back to this one because it is easy to apply and it does give me a good amount of coverage. I recently got the Balm’s  TimeBalm concealer. I have not used it enough to have a good enough opinion on it quite yet.

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4. Powder

bareMinerals Mineral Veil

I don’t use very much powder ever, but I got this as a sample. I really do like this powder. It is easy to apply and gives me the airbrushed look. I don’t use it for absorbing any oils because I have dry skin.

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5. Bronzer

PurMinerals Untamed Glamour Leapoard Print Mineral Glow

This bronzer actually comes in a 3 piece set. I did have review on it not to long ago so if you’re interested check it out. This bronzer is a nice color and it’s not too dark like a lot of bronzers out there. The packaging is also super high quality! Very sturdy!

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6. Blush

Benefit’s Rockateur Box O’ Powder

I love this blush! I am always grabbing for this blush. It’s a gorgeous rose gold color and it has been featured in a monthly favorites post too! I think that the color is a nice, has good color payoff, and is very blendable.

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7. Highlighter

Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighter, Shadow, & Shimmer

When I wear highlighter I always grab for this one. It is perfect for a night out! I don’t have that many highlighters, but I do have some. This highlighter is super pigmented, so a light brush will do. It also can be used as an eye shadow.

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8. Brow

I don’t use anything for my brows. But, I do think that if I did I would check out the brand Anastasia. They’re known for their brow products.

http://www.anastasia.net/brows/

9. Eye Shadow Palette

Urban Decay Vice 2

I love this palette. In the perfect palette tag I said it was my desert island palette and it still is. I just love the array of colors and finishes. I am a person that loves playing with all sorts of colors. This palette has both neutrals and colorful shadows. If I could go back in time I would buy this palette again!

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10. Eye Liner

Urban Decay  24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils 

This is the first high end eyeliners I ever tried and I do love them. They are creamy and super easy to apply. I got a bunch of mini ones in a set awhile back. I have tried other high end ones since then and I still have to say these are my favorite.

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11. Mascara

Flower Beauty Zoom-In Ultimate Mascara in Intense Black

Flower Beauty is a company that was started by Drew Barrymore. I decided to try her mascara because I thought it was intriguing with how the brush works. Basically when I use it I apply 3 coats. With each coat I turn the knob on top like in the picture and it changes the wand. This mascara is considered a 3 in 1 twist because it gives length, curl, and volume.  I just think that Drew Barrymore was amazingly smart for thinking of this mascara. I plan on doing a Brand Spotlight on this company so stay tuned for that.

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Length

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Curl

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Volume

12. Lip Pencil

I don’t ever use lip pencils. The only lip pencil I have I got from an Ispy bag which I haven’t really tried yet.

13. Lipstick

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in the color Strip

Urban Decay came out with these lipsticks earlier this year. I have 2 of them, but this color Strip is my favorite. I felt like it was a perfect Fall shade and I liked how it looked on my lips. The application is easy and the formula is creamy. It does need to be re-applied throughout the day, but I feel like most lipsticks do anyway with eating and drinking. This color is a urbandecay.com exclusive.

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14. Lip Gloss

Flower Beauty Shine On Lipgloss in My Little Buttercup

This lip gloss is from the same company as the mascara which is Flower Beauty. I really like the formula of this. It isn’t sticky at all. I hate those super sticky lip glosses! They also have really good color payoff. I do have another color from this lip gloss line, but I will show you that in my brand spotlight post coming up.

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15. Beauty Subscription

Ipsy…beauty by you

I love getting my Ipsy bag each month. It costs $10 a month which I think is super reasonable for the amount of products included. I did have BirchBox before, but I canceled it because I felt like Ipsy was way better and I didn’t need to have both services. Right now the subscription services that I have are Ipsy, NatureBox, BarkBox, Fortune Cookie Soap, and Julep.

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I thought this tag needed a few more so I added 2 more categories.

16. Perfume

Meow by Katy Perry

I love this perfume. I got it awhile back along with the Purr perfume by Katy Perry. I got it for quite a reasonable price so that is why I decided to get both. I love using Meow for during the day and Purr for the night. I do like Meow a little better though, but still do love Purr. The packaging is adorable! I do like Katy Perry. I think she is awesome at making pop songs. I think that this scent smells very girly so if you’re not into that you probably won’t like it. But, I did list the notes found on her site down below. The scent is soft, musky, and fruity and isn’t overpowering. I do wish that is lasted a little bit longer, but all in all I still do love this perfume and I always grab for it! Comment if you want me to share my perfume collection.

TOP NOTES
Tangerine, Pear and Gardenia
MIDDLE NOTES
Honeysuckle, Lily of the Valley and Orange Blossoms
BOTTOM NOTES
Vanilla, Musk Amber and Sandalwood

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17. Lip balm/chap-stick

Maybelline Baby Lips in Quenched & EOS Lip Balms

I always use lip balm and chap-stick way more then I use lip stick or lip gloss. My lips always get super chapped and I love using both these products because they’re both moisturizing, feel good on the lips, and they smell good too!

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18. Eye Shadow Brush

Sigma E55 Eye Shading

My favorite eye shadow brushes are Sigma brushes. Every time I go to Mall of America I always stop in the Sigma store and get myself a new brush. This is the E55 which is perfect for placing shadow on the eyelid. I love eye shadow and creating looks and I feel that in order to get the look I want I need quality brushes. I will post more information on my thoughts on makeup brushes someday.

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Now for the people I tag…

1. The Little Scottish Corner

2. Stephanie (Effie) Wright

3. Benita’s beauty bobs and bits

4. Eye Have A Lot of Feelings

5. Pretty in the East

6. Inside My Wonderland

7. Paint Me Pretty

8. Joannaloves

9. My Trip Down the Beauty Aisle

10. wendydotdinh

Even if I didn’t list you under the people I tag, I still tag you!! Feel free to skip whatever category you want or add in whatever category you want also. I didn’t do anything skincare related, but feel free to add that in if you please.

Hope you enjoyed this post. I enjoyed writing this. Comment and let me know if you have tried any of these products. Also please please comment and let me know if you complete this tag so I can go check it out!

One last thing…in school teachers always said that the excuse, “my dog ate my homework” wasn’t a valid excuse. I have to disagree with that because Mirya my shiba inu loves paper! I’m not saying I ever had to use that excuse in school, I was always a good student. It was just a silly thought! Hope you all had a great Christmas or Holiday and hope you have a great New Years!

Xoxo

Brittany

The Beauty Deputy