LIEBSTER AWARD!

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I want to thank Jenny from Subscription Boxaholic for nominating me! This is an award to help find new bloggers with under 200 subbies. Ive only been blogging for about 4 months so its really exciting to finally be acknowledged. ^.^

So here are the rules:

1. Thank the person that nominated you!
2. Post 11 Facts about yourself
3. Answer the 11 questions posted by the person who nominated you
4. Nominate 10 Bloggers with less than 200 followers that you think deserve some recognition
5. Inform those bloggers that you’ve nominated them!
6. Post 11 questions for them to answer

11 facts about Stacey!

1. I love to knit and crochet!

2. My first job was at Chuck E. Cheese and it was the worst job ever! {yes, I was the rat}

3. I love to travel and do all the corny tourist activities

4. I love Japanese culture and food.

5. I want to become a better photographer.

6. I usually stay up until 5am every night because I can’t sleep any earlier.

7.  I hate chocolate.

8. Ive always wanted to save a greyhound.

9.  I have 2 half brothers and a half sister. Im really close to my brother Andrew but Ive never met my sister and the last time I saw my other brother was about 2 years ago.

10. I sometimes wish I had a southern accent…. maybe I’ve been watching too much true blood.

11. favorite animal = giraffes

11 questions from Jenny

1. What motivated you to blog? I just wanted to write about all the new things I try and love. This blog actually started out as a food blog but after getting addicted to Subscription boxes it kind of became a food and beauty blog. I also started my travel blog just as a kind of diary of the places I’ve been and to help preserve my memories.

2. What’s your favorite hobby? Is shopping a hobby? lol

3. Do you believe in Karma? Yes !

4. Where’s your favorite place to write? I can only write for my blog late at night because I work a lot. The only place I ever write is in bed but It would be so great to write outside.

5. Do you have any pets? I have a calico kitten named Salem and a cute little rabbit named Cantaloupe.

cat6. What’s your most memorable childhood that you can remember? I can’t remember a big moment in my childhood but I think its all the little memories that make it great. Baking cakes with my auntie, playing baseball with my grandpa, helping my mom with dinner, and just watching tv with my grandma. Those are all moments that made my childhood great.

7. If you could live anywhere- where and why?  I love living in California I just wish that I could live in Manhattan beach instead of the horrible area I’m in now. I live in Los Angeles and if you don’t know already there are parts of  Los Angeles that are so dangerous you can’t even go outside…. thats where I live.

California has good weather, my family, stores/restaurants  everywhere, and its familiar since I’ve lived here so long. I would love to visit a lot of different counties but if I tried living somewhere unfamiliar it would take a lot of adjustments.

8. Is there a bad habit you need to stop?  I actually used to bite my nails and I just stopped last year. It was harder than you think and It took a lot of will power but I finally have long nails!

9. What’s your guilty pleasure food? Im addicted to Mochi ice cream and when I buy a box I will eat the entire thing in one sitting.

10. What is that ONE song that is constantly playing in your head? I just watched Frozen and now I have Let It go stuck in my head!

11. If you can have a super power, what would it be?  The most useful power in real life would be immortality, super healing and being able to heal others. I would love to become a doctor and have the power to heal terminal patients.  I would also love to have the shapeshifting superpower just because it would be so fun!

Here’s the next round of nominees:

I actually had a very hard time trying to find 11 new bloggers that I liked. Everyone I found has just over 200 subscribers. I want to nominate bloggers that I actually like so Ill slowly be adding them on as I find them. 🙂

1.  harlotbeauty.com  I don’t know if she has under 200 subbies but I love her blog!!

2. winkypinkblog.blogspot.com

3.  guiltlust.blogspot.ca  Love the photography

4. coffeeandacardigan.blogspot.com

Its kind of sad that I only have 4 so far…. lol

And here are the questions for my nominees:

1.What is the best and worst about blogging?

2.If you could be anyone for a day, who would you be and why?

3.What is at the top of your bucket list?

4.Something you can’t leave the house without?

5.What made you choose the name of your blog?

6.What’s one piece of advice you’d give your younger self?

7. Biggest Pet Peeve?

8.Where is somewhere you have always wanted to visit?

9. Top 3 items you cannot do without?

10.What is your guilty pleasure?

11.Top 5 holy grail beauty products!

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Free From Sephora!!

Sephora has a free rewards program where you can accumulate points with purchases you make. Every dollar you spend is 1 point and once you reach 100 points you can get a free deluxe sample of a featured product.

If you wait until you accumulate 500 points you can get a limited edition set! Your points don’t expire so you can take you sweet time collecting them and have a nice surprise when you reach 100 or 500 points. Although I think its better to wait til you reach 500 points because its usually worth more.

On my Recent trip to Sephora the Cashier informed me that I Finally Had collected 500 Points. Yay!

They Gave me {what I think is the best 500 point gift so far} a Benefit Set!

girlmeetspearlIt Came With a Full Size Girl Meets Pearl Highlighter { $30 Value} a Bene Tint Mini 0.13 fl oz and a Bad Gal Lash Mini 0.14 oz!
girlmeetspearl1They Give all this to you In the cute little box labeled Sweet to meet you! Things are so much better when there free!

I think they Have a L’Occitane Favorites set right now for 500 points too and it includes 5 deluxe samples.

Another Awesome Benefit of being a Sephora Beauty Insider Is that they give you a free Birthday gift every Year! 

In 2013 Sephora Gave me a Sample size They’re Real! mascara and Watt’s Up! highlighter. This Year they are giving a mini Make Up For Ever Lipstick and mascara! Too bad I have to Wait Until August.

SEPHORA 2014 BIRTHDAY GIFT

I Highly Recommend you Sign up for Sephora Beauty Insider Program and at least get your free birthday gift.

They Also offer a birthday gift for MEN. {Usually a Mini Jack Black Shaving kit}


Thank you for reading!!!

Must Have Make-up Monday #2

SEPHORA COLLECTION
Long Lasting Eyeliner 

Are you looking for the perfect eyeliner? I found a super pigmented liquid liner that goes on perfectly!

What I look for in an Eyeliner…

  •  Ultra pigmented so that I don’t have to go over it multiple times.{Only having to apply it once saves product}
  •  A fine brush because it offers more control and precision{a fine brush allows you to make the perfect cat eye}
  • Smooth consistency that glides on for a flawless application

I don’t really like pen-style eyeliners and gel eyeliner because they dry out too quickly. The Sephora brand is exactly What an eyeliner is supposed to be and it has a great price too. It goes on smooth , has a dramatic matte color, and is long lasting. plus it only costs $12!

Even though I have a lot of practice applying my eyeliner I still make mistakes sometimes. I love that with this eyeliner you can easily correct it with a q-tip and makeup remover.

It lasts me at least 2 months probably longer if you don’t apply as much as I do. 🙂

This is my absolute favorite liquid liner!

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This is also available in a waterproof version but I honestly don’t like it at all. Like most waterproof liquid liners it has a sort of shine to it and it stays tacky.

What is your favorite eyeliner? 

Thank You for reading!!

Must Have Make-up Monday #1

Lip Stain

I’m always afraid my Lipstick is going to smear {especially bolder colors} and I also don’t like the feeling of having it on my lips. I can’t be the only one out there. 🙂 So I was forced to look for an alternative.

When I first begin the hunt for a lip stain I went to Sephora and asked what they recommended. They showed me Lorac lip/cheek stain which they don’t sell anymore. It was so horrible because it comes out darker in some areas and darker in your lip creases when you apply it with the roller it comes with. I also tried a lip brush and my finger but the outcome was the same. {You would have to do a lip scrub before to exfoliate all the dead skin because this stuff would make it extremely noticeable.} It was way more trouble than it was worth! It was about $27 and it spilled everywhere because the roller leaks. lol Another Blogger Reviewed The Revlon Just bitten lip stain and it Had the same effect… although the lorac stain was 10X more noticeable. Check out her review here.

I gave up on lip stains and had to deal with lipsticks until I went back for sephora’s holiday sale in December. I tried BITE cashmere lip Cream which then became my favorite. It feels light on your lips and has just a little bit of shine.  I Purchased Rioja and port {one is a bright red and the other is wine} I still love this lip cream but I found Something better Since then. These are kind of expensive at $28 a pop.

On my most recent visit to Sephora I came across the Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain and Im very impressed.  I went out all day and ate and it still didn’t come off.{I love not having to reapply} You apply it as a cream and it dries perfectly Matte…Ive tried a couple of the other colors {Colors #6 &# 8} But they have a shimmer which I don’t like. Im looking forward to trying #2 & #3 because they are also matte.

Color 01 Always Red

only $13!Stace_FotorThis is the Red color ..  it shows up a little brighter here because of the sun. 

If you’ve tried sephora’s lip creams tell me how it worked out for you in the comments below! Which one was your favorite color?

Thank You for reading!!