Sunday, September 9, 2012

This or That Make-up Tag

Today Beauty Thrill had this cute tag that I couldn't resist reading and re-posting myself. I love letting others get to know me, and I like getting to know my fellow beauties as well!


I Prefer....

Blush or Bronzer? I love using both, but blush would be my preference over bronzer, because on me, bronzer cannot be worn alone. I love a light pink or peach blush, but I love sculpted face as well. 

Lipgloss or Lipstick? Gloss but not too shimmery. 

Chapstick or Lip Butter? I don't think I've ever tried a lip butter so chapstick it is!

Matte or Sparkle Eye Shadow? Matte, but I love shimmer/sparkle shadow as well for a night out.

Eyeliner or Mascara? Mascara!! There would be no point of liner without mascara.

Gel, Liquid, Cream, or Pencil Eyeliner? Liquid. I wear it everyday!

Foundation or Concealer? Foundation, but I'm more of a tinted moisturizer kind of gal.

Liquid or Powder Foundation? Powder, I get oily!

Neutral or Statement Eyes? Statement, My eyes are main attention grabber!

Pressed or Loose Shadows? Pressed. I'm not experienced with loose. Loose intimidates me.

Waterproof or Non Water proof? Waterproof is too hard to remove.

Brushes, Sponges or Fingers? Brushes. No sponges, too streaky and difficult for me to apply! Fingers, sometimes.

Powder, Cream, or Liquid Highlighter? Powder, again I get oily.

I encourage everyone to do this post including these beauties:

Saturday, September 8, 2012

September MyGlam Hints

MyGlam has issued six hints for September's bag. Typically MyGlam will only issue 4 hints. This puts me on edge even more because I really am looking forward to this bag!

SNEAK PEEK #1 "...The bag will be filled with 5 colorful beauty products. Eyes, lips, nails & hair... We've got you covered!"
No Comment from MyGlam on this one, but I know I am going to LOVE this bag! It's black, sharp and perfect for the fall.

SEPTEMBER GLAM BAG SNEAK PEEK #2: September style is complete with a little sparkle.
More lip gloss! I've been wearing a lot of lip gloss lately, so yay for this one! I'm excited to see the color and brand! The first hint, gives me an idea!

SNEAK PEEK #3  Fall in love with a shadow that's always in fashion.
I cannot wait to get this shadow. Not sure what brand but I think this one has potential. Also, I'm happy there is a makeup product, most months in any beauty sub service contain makeup!

SNEAK PEEK #4: Say" So long!" to split ends in style.
Not sure what product this may be, but I have long hair and can always use something for split ends. Look sleek!

SNEAK PEEK #5: State-of-the-art materials to create sultry smudges.
In previous month's MyGlam included cosmetic brushes created specifically for MyGlam subscribers. I'm not sure if this another brush of that type, but I'm not concerned because I can always use another brush, especially a smudge kind!

SNEAK PEEK #6: It's a wrap with the last shade in this collection.

I hope I get this color because last month's electric orange was not my style.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Freebie Friday: Intro to Listia

If you've been keeping up with my blog, twitter, instagram, etc. than you know how much of a *freebie fanatic* I am. Who doesn't love a no strings attatched freebie? Sure, there are tons of websites and programs out there, where you can receive free products, but more than likely, there is some hidden catch for how you are truly going to receive that item totally free.

I am starting a new series on my blog called Freebie Friday. Freebie Friday will consist of the many free products I receive every so often, with mini reviews, and tips of the free trade. I will have links and other resources available for anyone interested in trying out some of the services. Some services may not be totally 100% free, like Birchbox, but may contain how I used the rewards prgrams to score these goodies. I will ocassionally highlight particular programs of interest for Freebie Friday.  I may also post current freebies up for grabs. I will not post this every Friday, because some weeks I don't receive a lot of products. Also, as many of you know I am busy girl with 2 jobs, and full time college classes.

So for my first Freebie Friday post, I will be introducing Listia.

Listia is a free market place where you can earn virtual currency (credits) to earn free new or used products. Similar to Ebay, you can bid on auctions, and list auctions for other users to bid on. Listing auctions is the best way to earn credits. Auctions can be set any where from 3-10 days, and people bid away. Once an autction has ended, the user ships out the package and within 10 days credits are transferred to the Listian's account. When an auction is listed, the seller determines whether he/she will pay shipping or if the buyer will.

With Listia, each user has XP (experience) points to earn.  XP is basically the scoring system for your user level. XP can be earned by logging in, listing auctions, giving feedback. Badges are also earned when you complete these tasks. Although you do not receive credit for badges or XP, it's a great set up because other users can see that you are an experienced, trustable seller.

There are other ways to earn credits such as, completing surveys, referring friends or sharing auctions. As stated earlier, Listing auctions is the best way to earn credits! I currently have 7,000 + credits and am continuing to save them for something great that comes along.


Adding Free Shipping bears better winning auctions! The first auction I listed did not offer free shipping. That item's highest bid was 605 credits. Later, I listed another item exaclty like it and the highest bid for that was well over 2,000 credits. Shipping cost me less than $3.00 and I'm okay with that because I've won some some pretty awesome items.

Always leave feedback!! This will prompt users to leave feedback for you, which is helpful to both of you because other users will see that both parties are reliable.

Read the entire item and description and ask questions about auctions that you are bidding on. If you know you do not want to pay shipping for items, then make sure you read the details to know if that seller is paying shipping or not. If not, you may be unsatisfied with the auction results and you may lose credits doing so.

Use the "Watchlist" feature to stay on top of your game. Listia will email you notifications that auctions in your watchlist are ending soon. I've won many auctions using this and the iPhone App.

Refer friends! Referring friends gives you 500 Credits!! How easy is that?

So now that you know what Listia is, check out some of my lucky winnings!


Pictures from right to left: Pur Minerals All Over Bronzing Glow Powder, Susan Bates Plastic Crochet Hooks, Crochet Bag Pattern, Flower Headband Crochet Pattern.
If you have any questions feel free to ask. You can find me on Listia by clicking HERE!