A Get to Know Me Tag!

I love these types of things! I also thought this set of questions was a good one and good for a beauty blogger like myself! I saw this post from Britney at buzybritney2009.wordpress.com.  I will link her post below.

1. Is your hair naturally curly or straight?

Naturally straight. One time in middle school I got a perm because I really wanted curly hair. Well that was a bad idea because it made my hair so fragile. But, now it is good.

 2. Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon?

I have naturally dark blonde hair and I go to the salon to have it highlighted. Last year I dyed my hair dark brown which I really liked, but it grew out too fast and then I looked like a skunk with my blonde roots coming through. I also had red hair one time. It was one of those dyes that washes out after awhile. It started out really dark red, but when it got to be strawberry blonde random people stopped me and said they liked my hair (like at the grocery store).

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A senior picture of me with my flute.

  

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Right after I dyed my hair red!

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Another picture of my red hair!

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Right after I dyed my hair dark brown!

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Later on I decided to chop all my hair off! Well a lot of it!

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Fall of 2012.

My hair now! Of course it took awhile to get back to blonde.

My hair now! Of course it took awhile to get back to blonde.

3. Do you wear the same style everyday, or do you change it?

I usually wear it down. Otherwise I wear it in a ponytail at work.

4. Do you do your own mani/pedi or go to a salon?

I hardly do a manicure because nail polish doesn’t last. But, on my birthday on Monday I am getting my first gel manicure with my mom. I’m hoping it last a lot longer then regular nail polish. Last time I painted my nails it lasted less than 24 hours before my first chip.

5. How often do you change your nail polish?

Refer to question number 4. Two days ago I tried to do a candy cane look on my nails. Well that was a miserable fail!

6. Do you polish your toes in the winter or just the summer?

I usually do all year around. But so far this winter I haven’t polished them. I should go do that.

7. How long does it take for you to put on makeup?

It depends on what I am doing for that day. I take the longest on my eye makeup. I would say 15 to 20 minutes.

8. What do you do first? Face or eyes?

Depends on the shadow I am using. If it is an eye shadow that has a lot of fallout I will do my eyes first. Most of the time I do my face first. I don’t wear much face makeup. I sometimes wear foundation, otherwise lately I have been wearing a tinted moisturizer.

9. Do you collect makeup or just buy what you need when you need it?

I would have to say I collect makeup. If you have seen my Perfect Palette Tag I’m sure you would agree. I love eye shadow palettes. It’s my favorite kind of makeup. They also make it hard when they come out with new exciting ones all the time.

10. How often do you wear false eyelashes?

I have never tried wearing false lashes. Well I have tried this product called 3D Fiber lashes from Younique that applies just like mascara. Basically after applying regular mascara, transplantation gel is added over the mascara, and then fiber lashes are applied. I will do a review on it soon.

11. Do you do a full face of makeup everyday?

No I don’t. I hardly wear any makeup at work.

12. Do you wear makeup when you’re home alone or with family?

I wear makeup on my days off. Somedays I take lazy days and don’t put on makeup if I plan on being home alone. But, I most likely always put it on for family.

13. Will you leave the house without makeup?

I leave the house without makeup all the time.

14. How many high-end products do you have?

Quite a few.

15. Do you plan your OOTD every night or decide when you’re getting dressed?

I decide when I am getting dressed. Either I put on a pair of scrubs (if I’m working) or regular clothes.

16. How often do you change your handbag?

Not very often. Every few months.

17. What time do you wake up and go to sleep?

I wake up and go to sleep at 12,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10, or 11 (AM/PM) I never ever go to bed or wake up at the same time. I don’t get the luxury of working 8-5 or any regular hours. I work 7 am to 7:30 PM or 7 PM to 7:30 AM. If I work the next day I go to bed at 10 PM or around there and if I work the next night shift I stay up the night before as late as I can sleep in as late as I can. Since I work 12 hour shifts I get more days off during the week. I am also only considered part time.

18. How often or when do you workout?

I will admit I could workout more. I like doing it when I get up in the morning.

19. Left handed or right handed?

Right handed. I am pretty useless with my left hand.

20. How tall are you?

5’6″

21. Do you speak any foreign languages?

I was in Spanish in high school and during my senior year of high school I went to Spain and traveled to many different cities with a school group. I also got to stay with a host family. That was a really good experience.

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22. How many pets do you have?

I have a dog named Mirya and a cat named Molly. I also have a dog named Maddie who just turned 10 that lives at my parents house. I was in 9th grade when we got her.

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23. How do you blog?

I usually start out with thinking of ideas. Then I take pictures, upload them. Then start blogging away! I use my desktop computer.

24. Do you read comments posted on blogs?

Yes, always. I feel like that is part of blogging. I also respond to comments.

25. Do you keep a list of products to try as you see other posts?

In the back of my mind. But, no I don’t make an actual physical list.

26. How did you come up with your blog name?

I was trying to think of something to go with Beauty and I don’t know Deputy just kind of came to me. My boyfriend asked me last night why I don’t want to be the Beauty Sheriff. Well, I feel like Beauty Deputy sounds better.

27. What kind of camera do you use for your photographs?

I use my Iphone 4s or I use my Sony Cyber-shot (16.1 mega pixels and 10x optical zoom).

28. How often do you clean your house?

I do spot cleaning every day, but deep cleaning once a week to every other.

29. What’s your favorite color?

It always changes. But, it has been purple for the longest time.

30. Do you swear?

Sometimes, I try not to swear. I hate when people can’t carry on a normal conversation without a swear word.

31. What are you doing with the rest of your day?

Well it is my day off and then I work this weekend. I plan on going to my parents house because my nieces are staying there and then I am going to take them to Frozen.

I tag whoever wants to do this tag and these lovely ladies down below….

1) The Little Scottish Corner

2) Effie Wright

3) Beauty Vancouver 

4) Inside My Wonderland

5)Beauty Blogger Goddess

6) Pretty in the East

7) Benita’s beauty bits and bobs

8) DebE 

Hope you enjoyed that post and let me know if you decide to do this post so I can check it out!

Xoxo

Brittany

The Beauty Deputy

The Winter Tag!

I was tagged by The Little Scottish Corner, who by the way I think has an amazing blog! She is always bringing amazing product reviews!

I live in Minnesota where Winter is a very big part of my life so I thought that the Winter Tag was very appropriate for me to do! It snows quite a lot here and gets well below zero. I have my share of jackets, hats, mittens, gloves, and scarfs for the Winter season. I do like Winter for the most part. I think that it is gorgeous and I also feel like it isn’t my birthday or Christmas without snow! I just hate icy roads and below zero temperatures. So let’s get to the questions and the answers!

What are your favorite things about Winter?

My favorite thing about winter is probably ice skating and snow! I love ice skating. It’s so fun putting on those ice skates and going out on a pond or a lake with the family. Also if it is Winter it might as well have snow. I love the look of snow, especially during December when everybody has Christmas lights on their houses.

What is your favorite Winter outfit?

Pair of jeans, a sweater or sweatshirt, and some boots. I also love wearing scarfs!

What is your favorite Winter food?

I love my grandma’s cooking! So when we get together for Christmas I am in food heaven! I love it all! Mashed potatoes and stuffing are probably on the top part of my list! But as I sit here and type this I think about LEFSE! I can’t be Norwegian and not like Lefse! Lefse with butter and then sugar or brown sugar…mmmhm!

Favorite Winter drink?

Hot chocolate and Apple Cider! I love my hot chocolate with marshmallows! Yum! I also like white hot chocolate! That is delicious!

What is your dream way to spend a Winter’s day?

Spending time with family! I am big on family time! I love when we get together and play cards or board games. I would also love to spend a Winter’s Day ice skating as long as it’s not below zero.

How do you like to do your make-up in the Winter?

I switch my makeup up a lot during the year, but it is day to day. I really like using more purple, green, and darker colors during the winter and lighter colors during the summer. I also do more neutral eyes during Winter.

What are you hoping Santa brings you?
Beautiful weather for the family Christmas weekend! We’re staying at a little resort place that has ice skating, a water park, snow mobiles, and many more things to do. So I just hope that the weather is nice so all can enjoy the beautiful day!

What are the first three things that remind you of Winter?

1. Waking up and looking outside.

2. Taking my puppy out and remembering I should probably put a coat on. Mirya has a sweatshirt too, but she isn’t a fan of it.

3. Hot chocolate!

What is your favorite Winter song?

I do like Christmas music during that time of year.  My favorite Christmas song is Holy Night.

What is your favorite Winter memory?

Spending time with the family during Christmas. It seems like things were a lot easier when I was younger because then my brothers and I still lived at home and life was more simple. Now things are more complicating because we all live in different cities and work different schedules. But, I have some good memories growing up with my family.

What is your favorite Winter scent?

Cinnamon reminds me of Winter. I love my Scentsy scent, “Christmas Cottage ” for my warmer.

Finish this sentence… If I could have one wish this Christmas it would be…
That everybody makes is home with good weather and that everybody has an amazing Christmas and a Happy New Year!
I tag anybody and everybody that wants to do this tag!

TAG Wintry Wednesday (A few days late…)

The Little Scottish Corner recently did this tag and said she tagged anybody that wanted to do this tag. Well I am always a fan of tags so I decided that I would give it a try even if it is not Wednesday.

This tag reminds me of the new Disney movie Frozen which I loved by the way!

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Anyway onto the questions and answers! Hope you enjoy!

1. What’s your favorite holiday movie?
This is a hard one because I love a lot of the holiday movies. But, one that I love the most is probably “The Christmas Carol.” Except the Mickey version is my favorite because every year my dad would pop it into the VCR and press play. So that is favorite memory of mine too.

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2. What are your favorites Christmas colors?
Red and Green! I do love Christmas colors and I basically just love Christmas!

3. Do you like to stay in your PJs or dress up for Christmas?
When I was a kid I would always wear PJs and my brothers and I would wake up early and go wake up our parents because Santa came. There was no time for dressing up. But, I did dress up when my family celebrated with the extended family. My cousin and I always had to have matching Christmas dresses. Now that I am older I usually dress up a little bit, but not as dressed up as I got when I was little.

4. If you could only buy one person a present this Christmas, who would it be?
That would be so hard. But, I think I would buy for my grandma. She is such a hard worker and she always works so hard to cook a wonderful meal at Christmas time and it’s always fun to watch her open her gifts from us during Christmas.

5. Do You Open Your Presents Christmas Eve Or Christmas Morning?
When I was little our parents would let us open maybe 1 gift on Christmas Eve. We would usually celebrate with my dad’s side on Christmas Eve so we would open those gifts. Then on Christmas we would open gifts from Santa. We would always celebrate Christmas the weekend before or sometimes after depending on where it landed. Now it doesn’t matter. I work as a nurse so I work holidays so we open gifts whenever the family can get together. We still do get together with my mom’s side during the weekend.

6. Have You Ever Built a Ginger Bread House?
I’ve assembled one with one of those kits that you can buy, but I’ve never made one from scratch.

7. What Do You Like To Do On Your Christmas Break?
I don’t really get Christmas breaks anymore because I am in the working field and well hospitals are open 24/7. I do work Christmas Eve this year but I have Christmas Day off. But, when I was in school or college I loved Christmas break. I am big on spending time with family so that was important to me. I just liked relaxing and enjoying my time off.

8. Any Christmas Wishes?
That the weather cooperates and that all family members make it safe and sound. One Christmas a freeway closed due to bad weather so some family couldn’t come. Also that it isn’t freezing cold out this Christmas so I can go ice skating with my family. Last night it was -15 degrees (Fahrenheit) and right now it is -6 and on Thursday they say it will be 15 degrees. Well that is a heat wave!

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9. Favorite Christmas Smell?
Cinnamon! I have this scent from Scentsy called Christmas Cottage and it smells divine! A Description from my catalog states, “A cozy, inviting blend of Valencia oranges, raspberries, cloves, and spices.

10. Favorite Christmas Meal or Treat?
This is a hard to choose. But, I love my grandma’s stuffing. It is the best stuffing I’ve ever tried!!! It’s so delicious! I also have a sweet tooth so I do love Christmas cookies!

I tag you, you, and then you! Actually I tag anybody that wants to do this post. Let me know if you do so I can give it a read!

The Perfect Palette Tag

On Youtube there is this tag going around called, “The Perfect Palette Tag.” It was created by a mother and daughter. The mom’s YouTube channel is iluvfaces1042. Well I just thought that this tag was a really good idea! In this tag there is a list of 8 questions and whoever is doing the tag gets to look at their palettes and place them into a category such as: best packaging or best color payoff. Well I don’t make YouTube videos so I decided to tag myself and do it through my blog. I am a big palette junkie, making eye shadow palettes my favorite makeup item. Well in advance I am apologizing for the bad photo quality. I was taking these pictures by myself using my Ipad and at that time the sun was going down. I wish I would have taken the pictures sooner, but oh well you get the point of the pictures!

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Well here are my palettes that I choose for the tag!

1. BEST PACKAGING

The Great and Powerful Oz in Glinda and Theodora by Urban Decay

I couldn’t choose between my Glinda or my Theodora palettes because I love both their packaging. It is a very sturdy tin case and the colors of the cases are gorgeous! I feel like the colors fit Glinda’s and Theodora’s character very well. Also the eye shadow colors are divine, but this part is for best packaging! In each palette all the eye shadows are removable so the case can be re-used with other Urban Decay shadows once a shadow runs out. These palettes are Limited Edition, but I did see that the, “Glinda” palette is still available and it is on sale! http://www.urbandecay.com/what%27s-new/the-glinda-and-theodora-palettes/361.html

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2. BEST COLORPAY OFF

Nude Tude by The Balm

These shadows are the most buttery smooth pigmented eye shadows I have ever used. They’re super blendable which I think is a huge plus! These shadows make applying eye shadows a breeze!  They also have 2 versions of this palette: the “naughty” one which is the one I have (as you can see the girls in the background, but hey it’s the “Nude Tude”) palette or the “nice” one which has a grey background. The Balm goes on Hautelook quite frequently so you can get this palette discounted. Otherwise their website is: http://www.thebalm.com/nude-tude.html

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3. MOST VERSATILE

Lorac Pro by Lorac Cosmetics

I would have to go with my Lorac Pro for a few reasons. First off there is 16 eye shadows. There is a wide range of colors meaning that I could make a day look or spice it up a bit with the darker shades. Another thing that sets the Lorac Pro apart from other palettes and making it my most versatile is that the top 8 shadows are all matte and the bottom shadows are all shimmer. There is also a good highlight shade which is always a pro. I got mine at Ulta, but you can get it at their website too! http://www.loraccosmetics.com/make-up_pro-palette.html Lorac is the founder Carol spelled backwards. I thought that was interesting and a good idea on Carol’s part. Also, this palette comes with a primer!

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4. BEST FOR TRAVELING

Naked 2 by Urban Decay

The Naked 2 palette comes in a hard tin case making it strong for travels. It has 12 shadows from light to dark. Basically I can create numerous neutral looks from just 1 palette. It also comes with a double sided brush making eye shadow application as simple as 1-2-3. I think that the upcoming Naked 3 looks amazing because it has rose neutrals! Here is their website: http://www.urbandecay.com/urban-decay/eye-makeup/naked2-palette/282.html

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5. BIGGEST REGRET

San Francisco Eye Shadow and Blush Palette by Bh Cosmetics 

Sorry Bh Cosmetics but I haven’t really used this palette that much. The eye shadows are kind of lacking in the pigmentation department and I just have a hard time thinking of a look to create with it. I do think the packaging is cool. It was also pretty cheap, so I don’t feel too bad! But, I did give Bh Cosmetics another chance and because of that I now love my Galaxy Chic palette from them! That palette was in close second on best packaging. (I do have a review on the Galaxy Chic palette,  the link is posted below.) Here is the link to their website for the San Francisco Palette: http://www.bhcosmetics.com/products/eyes/bh-san-francisco-palette

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6. BEST COLOR NAMES

Creme De Couture by Sigma Beauty 

This palette is no longer available online. But I just thought that the names were adorable! This palette is based off of Macaroons so the palette itself is suppose to look like a macaroon box. The color names include: Redberry Rose, Apricot Flower, Passion Fruit, Cherry Blossom, Meyer Lemon, Ginger Pumpkin, Cafe au Lait, Blueberry Cream, Violet Whip, Lavender Honey, Cassis, Elderberry, Blue Chocolate, Almond Pear, Creme De Menthe, and Citron Pistachio. So each name is like a different type of macaroon. I just think that Sigma did a really good job with matching the names with the color. I just think that they should have included a vanilla color in this palette.

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7. LEAST USED

Ammo Palette by Urban Decay

I really do like this palette. It was actually my first palette ever. I said it was, “The Great and Powerful Oz in Glinda” in one of my previous posts, but I just realized I got this palette first. As you can tell I forget about this little guy! I do like the colors in this palette. So I need to start using this palette more!

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8. MOST USED, MOST LOVED, DESERT ISLAND

Vice 2 by Urban Decay

Wow, quite a few Urban Decay palettes have made it onto my, “Perfect Palette Tag” so kudos to you Urban Decay! Your eye shadows rock! Anyway the reason I pick this palette is because there is 20 colors and If I was on a desert island and for some reason got to bring an eye shadow palette along I would pick this one. Although if I was stuck on a desert island I wouldn’t probably worry about makeup. I just feel that with this palette since there is 20 colors in a huge range of colors and finishes I could make a multitude of looks. I really do love Urban Decay’s pigmentation and I love the colors so that is why  this palette is my most loved! I do use this palette freqently, although it is pretty new, it is on its way to becoming the most used.

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Well that ends my list of palettes for the tag! Hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know if you have any of these palettes and what do you think of them! I also have a review on the Vice 2 palette that I will link down below. Comment down below if you want a review on any of these palettes or some pictures of some swatches. I am also thinking about doing, “The Rainbow Tag” and “The Princess Tag.” Let me know if you would like me to do those tags!

Now for the fun part! Just because I didn’t tag you on this list doesn’t mean that you can’t do this tag. Like I said above nobody tagged me, my heart just desired to do this tag. Also if you don’t have enough palettes to do this tag you can do eye shadow quads or whatever you feel like doing.

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

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

3. Stephanie Wright http://effiewright.wordpress.com/

4. Inside My Wonderland http://insidemywonderland.com/

5. Pretty in the East http://prettyintheeast.wordpress.com/

Ready Set Go!!!!

Would you rather…beauty edition tag

1.) Would you rather lose all of your mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks, and lipglosses or lose all of your palettes and eyeshadows?

I would rather lose my mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks, and lipglosses. Palettes are usually the most expensive makeup item out of the ones listed. Mascaras are no big deal because they do expire faster than the other makeup items so I  would need to replace them sooner than the other makeup items. I don’t wear that much lipstick but I am getting more into wearing more, so I have a small collection of lipstick. I would be sad to lose all my lipglosses though, but if I had to choose I would choose that.  Some of my makeup palettes are limited edition and I just feel like I can be creative with my eye look when I have a bunch of different eye shadow options.

 

2.) Would you rather chop off all your hair or never be able to cut it again?

I would rather chop all my hair off because my hair stylist told me that my hair grows twice as fast as a normal persons based on where my highlights were one time when I went in.  If I could never cut it again by the time I was an old lady I would have severe neck/back problems from having to carry all that hair around. At least if I chopped it all off it would still grow.

3.) Would you rather have a coral cheek or a pink cheek?

Pink blush because it is more versatile and looks good on all skin tones.  I feel like a coral cheek only looks good with certain makeup looks or outfits whereas pink goes with a lot more.

4.) If you had $1000 to spend, would you rather buy clothes or makeup?

I would rather buy makeup. I don’t need anymore clothes at this time in my life. I just donated a bunch of them to make room in my closet. I don’t really need 1,000 dollars worth of makeup either but I could always give some to my family.  But, that would be an amazingly fun shopping spree.

5.) Would you rather apply lipstick as eyeliner, or eyeliner as lipstick?

Neither but if I had to choose I would rather apply eyeliner as lipstick because lipstick as eyeliner would be too messy and probably sticky too.

6.) Would you rather only shop at MAC or Sephora?

Sephora hands down!  I don’t have anything from MAC.  Sephora offers a multitude of brands including cruelty free brands like Tarte and Too Faced, etc.  I’ve also watched some youtube guru’s videos that buy MAC and it seems crazy expensive.

7.) Would you rather only use one eyeshadow color or one lip color for the rest of your life?

One lip color because as stated above I have a lot of eyeshadows and eyeshadow palettes and feel like I can be creative with a look.

 

8.) Would you rather wear winter clothes in summer or summer clothes in winter?

That is a tough question. I live in Minnesota and we have long winters and this summer wasn’t that nice so I would have to say winter clothes in summer. Summer clothes in a MN winter doesn’t sound like a good idea.  But, I would be sad to never be able to wear summer dresses again.

9.) Would you rather have dark nails or bright nails all year round?

Bright nails. I tend to go for brighter colors than darker ones. Usually I don’t paint my nails because I am a nurse and they never last using the hand soap and hand sanitizer. But, I always have my toes painted and during winter most people don’t see them but during the summer I always wear flip flops and sandals and would rather have a bright nail then. Bright nails are more cheery!

10.) Would you rather give up your favorite lip product or your favorite eye product?

My favorite lip product which is my zum chapstick made by the brand indigo wild. It is super moisturizing and all natural, but I feel like there are other brands out there that has the same qualities. You can see my review on it if you read my post called, “Brand Review: Indigo Wild.”

11.) Would you rather only be able to wear your hair in a ponytail or a messy bun?

Ponytail. I wear my hair in a ponytail a lot anyways because I work in a hospital. Besides a ponytail I usually wear my hair down when I’m not at work. I never put it is a messy bun because I’m not a big fan of a messy buns. They look good on a lot of people I just think they look weird on me.

12.) Would your rather never be able to paint your nails again or never use lipgloss?

Never paint nails again. I never paint my nails because my nail polish doesn’t last long due to the harsh chemicals in the soap and hand sanitizer at work. But, I do like my lip gloss.

13.) Would you rather shave your eyebrows and have none at all or sharpie them in everyday?

Both sound scary. But, I would rather sharpie them everyday. Having nothing there would look really scary. At least sharpies come in different sizes and colors.

14.) Would you rather live without makeup or nail polish?

I would rather live without nail polish because makeup is just too much fun!

Anyway I hope you enjoyed this tag! I was tagged by prettyintheeast.wordpress.com. Thanks for the tag!

I tag anybody who wants to do this tag!

Xoxoxo

Brittany

The Beauty Deputy