Very Inspiring Blogger Award

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Hey beautiful people!

I’m super excited about being nominated by Kelleemudiva’s Beauty Blog for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Thank you for thinking of me. I hope my amazing followers and readers find some inspiration from my blog. Thank you for being an inspiration as well, diva!

Here are the rules:

1.  Thank the blogger who nominated you.
2. List the rules and display the award.
3. Share seven facts about yourself.
4. Nominate other amazing blogs and comment on their blog to let them know you nominated them.

Seven Facts About Me

  1. I love music.  I consider it my first love.  I’m from a very musical family on my daddy’s side.   We sing or play instruments or both.  The last instrument I played was the drums. No, I am not on Sheila E’s level of playing…lol.
  2. I have two tattoos.  I have a small treble clef on my left wrist and the word music with a treble clef replacing the S on the left inside ankle area.   I designed the ankle tattoo.
  3. For my first “career” job out of college, I worked as a chemist for a cosmetic company that made my health and beauty products like shampoos, conditioners, lotion, and etc. for companies like Walmart, Target, and Walgreens. It was the dopest job. 
  4. My favorite color is purple. Yellow is my second favorite.
  5. My favorite snack obsession is gummy bears. Period.
  6. This is not a phobia, but I do not like birds.  They kinda freak me out a little bit.
  7. I went white water rafting a few years ago.  It was one of most exhilarating experiences.  I definitely want to do it again.

I would like to nominate these bloggers amazing and inspiring bloggers that I have connected with.

Hil The Thrill 

Windy City Wardrobe

Olga Linguini

The Management Maven

Curls on the Go

I hope you have gotten a chance to see a little more of me through facts about me!

Much love and peace,

Brandi

25 Question Beauty Tag

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Hey beautiful peeps!
I enjoyed doing the “This or That” tag and found the 25 Questions Beauty Tag. Check out my answers.

1. Do you apply your foundation with a brush, sponge, or fingers?
I apply my foundation with my middle and ring fingers…a technique I learned from a make-up consultant years ago.

2. Do you apply your eyeshadow from light to dark? or dark to light?
Light to dark

3. Do you prime your eyes? Yep, I have oily skin.
Primer keeps my eye shadow from creasing.

4. Concealer first, or after foundation?
I don’t use concealer

5. Go for manicures, or manicure yourself?
I manicure myself. I occasionally go for manicures.

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6. Exfoliate lips, face or both?
I exfoliate both

7. On average, how long does it take you to do your makeup?
1-2 minutes. For special occasions 5 minutes tops.

8. Do you wear makeup everyday and everywhere?
Not every day, 2-4 days out of the week I wear eyeliner and maybe mascara or lipstick.

9. What release are you most excited about?
I enjoy checking out new lipstick and nail polish releases from Ruby Kiss and Wet n’ Wild

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10. What’s your weakness? Shoes, purses, clothes, jewellery, eyeshadow, lipstick or other?
Earrings, lipstick, nail polish, shoes.

11. Do you whiten your teeth?
I tried this whitening kit from Dollar Tree and it worked. I will review it later.

12. Wax eyebrows, or pluck?
I’m old school…I use straight razors.

13. What do you use to contour?
I have never contoured…it’s cool to see the process on YouTube videos.

14. False lashes, or natural?
Natural. I tried false but my natural lashes are really curled.

15. Favourite makeup brands?
It’s simple.
Black Radiance
Ruby Kisses
Wet n’ Wild

16. Liquid eye-liner, pencil or gel?
Pencil all the way.

17. Lipstick, lipgloss or chapstick?

Lipstick 100%

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18. Pigments, pressed or cream eyeshadow?
Pigments and pressed…it balances with my oily skin.

19. If you had to wear only one thing, excluding foundation; what would it be?
Lipstick, dahhhhling😘

20. Favourite color?
Purple and Yellow

21. Favourite color combination?
Metalics…bronze and golden hues.

22. Natural? or Dramatic? (Eye Makeup)
Natural mostly…but drama is necessary to spice it up.

23. Do you care more for quality or name brand?
100 % quality!

24. Do you enjoy using face masks?
Yup. Specifically my Garnier Fructis Skin Renew

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25. What is your current addiction? (example: lipsticks, eyeshadows, earrings..)

I wouldn’t say addiction…but I’m into statement necklaces.

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That’s the end of the 25 questions! It was fun doing this tag. I hope you ladies and gents enjoyed it. I’d love to read any of your tags if you do it!

Just Fab: Spring Picks

Hi everyone,

I do hope everyone is doing well.  I wanted to share a few of my favorite picks from Just Fab’s Spring collection of shoes and handbags.  I’ve listed the names of each item just in case any peak your interest. 

Website: http://www.justfab.com/index.cfm?action=home.boutique#tab_glam

I like the pastel and bright colors which are great for not Spring but all year round.

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I chose different types of shoes that are great for warm weather.

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This or That Tag

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I have been interested in doing a fun beauty tag.  So, I found one called “This or That”.   It’s fairly simple…I have to choose a beauty or fashion option listed.  I wasn’t nominated but it should be fun.  If anyone would like to join in feel free.

Here I Go

Makeup
Blush or Bronzer?
Bronzer, I don’t use it much but I like how my skin shimmers with it.

Lipgloss or Lipstick?
Lipstick hands down

Eyeliner or Mascara?
Mascara, but I typically use both equally

Foundation or Concealer?
Foundation, but I rarely use it anymore

Neutral or Colour Eyeshadow?
Neutral, but I use to play with bright colors and I have quite a bit of color eye shadows

Brushes or Sponges?
Brushes

Nails
OPI or China Glaze?
I choose OPI for this tag, but I don’t buy OPI

Long or Short?
I wear my nails longer now.

Acrylic or Natural?
Natural

Brights or Darks?
Brights

Body
Perfume or Body Spray?
Perfume

Lotion or Body Butter?
Body butter, my fave is Shea butter

Body Wash or Soap?
Body wash

Lush or Other Bath Store?
Other

Fashion
Jeans or Sweatpants?
Do leggings count as sweatpants?  Lol, jeans

Long Sleeved or Short?
Short

Dresses or Skirts?
Dresses, but I like skirts

Stripes or Plaid?
Stripes, where’s the floral and leopard print?

Flip Flops or Sandals?
Sneakers

Scarves or Hats?
Scarves

Studs or Dangly Earrings?
Studs are my new obsession

Necklaces or Bracelets?
Both

Hair
Curly or Straight?
The curlier the better

Bun or Ponytail?
Bun

Long or Short?
longish,  but I recently cut my hair

Light or Dark?
Dark

Side Swept or Full Bangs?
I like a nice full bang…even though I currently don’t have bangs

Up or Down?
It depends on the state of my hair.  I like high buns and ponytails when wear braids and twists.  My afro is usually free and wild.

I hope you enjoyed my take on the tag!

Xoxo Brandi