Friday, January 30, 2015

War Paint.

War paint is something I take very seriously. Wondering why I am talking about this when I am clearly not a soldier? Well I have you know I considered my makeup application daily an act of applying war paint. Yes, I simply conclude that my makeup is my war paint. Why I call it this? Well if you went into battle every day like me, which some may, you would refer to it as such as well. 
I envision makeup as a strong barrier between me and the outside world that helps build thick skin. Maybe even as bug repellent for all the people bugging the heck out of me in my life. It's true that there are challenges that we each face that we need some sort of empowerment to face. I find disingenuous individuals are plaguing the world and we as women need every defense possible against mendacious people and those looking to complicate our lives. 

I feel that makeup gives gumption and helps you feel over all more apt to handle situations. If confidence is something you need then for goodness sake apply some. No judgment here, due to my love of all things beauty. Do you apply war paint in the mornings too? Have a great weekend! As always just remember to be yourself regardless of who that is each and every day! 

Heroes by Alesso feat. Tove Lo on Grooveshark

*Dont't forget to enter these great giveaways (2  Winners in each giveaway):
 Tartelette Palette & Ad Space giveaway!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

I confess....+ Giveaway!

Happy Hump day! Today I am linking up again for Hump Day Confessions!  Plus I am a tiny bit addicted to giveaways, so I decided to throw one of those in as well. How is the week going so far? Mine. Well Mine is going and I have been super busy as usual.

I confess....

-I am obsessed with face masks, which you can find here and read about here. Seriously a stress reliever.
-I am sick and tired of a runny nose.
-I often beat myself up because I have a tendency to seek perfection.
-I had dinner with a bunch of loggers last night at a continuing ed class.
-I am slightly addicted to YouTube.
-I bought a new betta fish for my office and set up the aquarium, let's hope it brings peace.

-I am addicted to this coffee called Altamaha Mud, but it is not really mud and tastes amazing.
-I have used my Tarte Tartelette Eye shadow palette every day for the past 5 days, which I am currently giving away 2 of these here on the blog. Enter here
-I love giveaways, which brings me to this.

  AD Space Giveaway!

Linking up with.....
Making Melissa

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Let's Be Friends Blog Hop #102 is LIVE!

Welcome to the Let's Be Friends Blog Hop!
A blog hop is a set time frame for current or aspiring bloggers to find new blogs and quality content. It is a great way to make new friends and find inspiration! It is also a fabulous way to promote your own blog and posts.

Dear Friends,
What a day to celebrate! This is the 102nd week of the Let's Be Friends blog hop! Thanks for joining us on this special day. Chelsee and Tiffany are extremely delighted to see the way this hop has grown and love to see your faces each week!

Join us every Tuesday at 7am (MST). This blog hop focuses on content. LINK UP YOUR FAVORITE POST from last week in this fun content-sharing blog hop! I love the idea of blog hopping, but I love the idea of reading posts and quality content on new blogs I've never been to even more. Instead of simply linking up your blog button, you are now able to link up your favorite post you recently wrote. Have a delicious recipe to share, DIY tutorial, or heartfelt post? Share it with us! All hosts and co-hosts put up some unique and fun content from the past week. Make sure to check them out. P.S.- you may still link up your blog button and blog name, but it is encouraged to link up your favorite post instead. You will get more page views and interest if you do so! Some of the most successful blog hops I have participate in focus on content rather than just exchanging follows. You never know who will become a loyal follower or pin that delicious new recipe you posted!
The BEST part of this blog hop? Each week there will be a WINNER! That's right, each week we will choose one lucky blog to feature from the previous week's hop. This hop receives thousands of page views every week, so your blog will have the chance to be center stage for free. You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win. Only those who link up a specific post are eligible to be featured! *You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win.

The last exciting change is that the co-host spots will now be available to all sponsors of The Dwelling Tree or Southern Beauty Guide. If you are interested in co-hosting the blog hop, email Tiffany or Chelsee about sponsorship opportunities and how to co-host the weekly hop!
There are a couple of great giveaways going on right now at Southern Beauty Guide and The Dwelling Tree. Go check them out! :)

Let's Be Friend's Blog Hop Guidelines
1. Link up your favorite post from your week.
2. Follow your hosts and co-hosts.
3. Grab the button and post it on your blog so we can share the love.
4. Visit 3 other blogs, comment, and follow them along!
5. Tweet about this blog hop, using #letsbefriends
6. Pin the button on pinterest so we can spread the news!
***Once a week, one blog will be chosen to be the featured blogger from the previous blog hop.
Meet your hosts:
The Dwelling Tree: Blog, Bloglovin'
Southern Beauty Guide: Blog, Bloglovin'
Meet this week's co-hosts:
PicMonkey Collage
Christine @ So Called Homemaker
***This weeks featured post from last week's hop:
running playlist-bright
Thank you all once again for continually linking up at our blog hop. It is such a fun time and I am so impressed each week with all the amazing posts. Please continue to link up an actual post instead of your blog. We want to keep reading your content and it makes it more fun to pick a winner!
Is there anything we can do differently or better? Please share in the comments!
... onto the winner!

Hello everyone! This is Tiffany this week. The post I picked this week hits close to home for me. A couple of years ago I ran my first half marathon. I trained for six months, and prior to training had never ran more than a couple of miles in my life. It was a difficult experience, but it changed my life forever to run a bit over 13 miles.

Faith just ran a half marathon and posted beautiful pictures to share with us her experience. The pics of her family rooting for her made my heart melt! It is so awesome for me to see other momma's doing adventurous things like this, and always something I want to applaud! It is not easy to run a half marathon! Her post is inspiring and beautiful, and highlights what she holds dear in her life.
She also shares a fantastic running playlist with us. Please go check her out and follow her blog. She is awesome!

Thank all of you for your amazing posts each week. I love reading all that you share!

Keep posting awesome content! You make it so fun for us to read all your posts! If you can, please link up a specific post. It makes it easier for us to come and visit!