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    Winter Wonderful TAG!

    Yay, another TAG!! I love doing these, but sometimes when I get behind in videos, I tend to miss out on all the fun tags currently going around. Even though this tag does reference Christmas a few times, it still has some nice general winter questions so I figured it still wasn’t too late to give it a shot!

    Oh, and while I’ve realized that the extra room I’m staying at in my aunt’s house is waaaay too dark to ever film a video inside, the backyard is quite nice! Loveee all that natural light! This will probably be my usual recording space unless I’m doing tutorials and get ready with me videos…then I will have to do those at my sister’s apartment or somewhere else. I’ll figure it out eventually! xD

    THE QUESTIONS: 

    1. What do you like best about winter? 
    2. Scarves or Beanies? 
    3. What’s your favorite holiday movie? 
    4. Favorite winter nail polish? 
    5. Favorite Starbucks Holiday Drink?
     6. What are your top 3 winter essentials? 
    7. Name one item on your wish list this year! 
    8. Favorite holiday song? 
    9. Are you going Black Friday shopping this year? 
    10. Must have winter lip product? 
    11. Will you be rocking an ugly Christmas sweater this year? 
    12. Have you ever had a white Christmas where you live? 
    13. Favorite winter candle scent? 
    14. How will you be celebrating this holiday?

    Have you done the Winter Wonderland Tag?
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    TAG: My First Time!

    I was tagged once again by my friend Carrie to do this video and, boy, did it take me back! This tag was all about the various “Firsts” in your life. Some of them I remember more clearly than others haha. Be sure to check out my video to see my responses!

    THE QUESTIONS
    1. FIRST Youtube video you ever watched?
    2. FIRST person you subscribed to on YouTube?
    3. Do you still talk to your FIRST love? 
    4. FIRST kiss?
    5. FIRST alcoholic drink? 
    6. FIRST car?
    7. FIRST job? 
    8. FIRST pet?
    9. FIRST celebrity crush?
    10. FIRST real boyfriend?
    11. Who was the FIRST person to text you today?
    12. Who was your FIRST grade teacher? 
    13. Where was your FIRST sleepover? 
    14. What was the FIRST thing you did this morning? 
    15. FIRST concert you ever went to? 
    16. FIRST broken bone? 
    17. FIRST movie you remember seeing?
    18. FIRST sport you were involved in?
    19. FIRST tweet?
    20. FIRST Facebook profile pic?
    21. FIRST piercing? 
    Have you done the My First Time Tag?
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    TAG: I Heart Summer!


    The Questions:

     
    1. Favorite bronzer for summer?
    My go-to everyday bronzer is my NYC “Sunny” Bronzer (which I’ve actually hit pan on), but for more special occasions, I still use my trusty NARS “Laguna” Bronzer.
     
    2. You’re relaxing in a hammock, on a tropical island. What are you sipping on? (Favorite summer drink)
    I’ve been all about fresh fruit in my drinks this summer so probably some freshly made strawberry lemonade or some kind of frozen cocktail.
     
    3. Favorite summer lip product?
    I’ve been loving very moisturizing and bold colors for summers. Some of my favorite products have been the Revlon Lip Butters, Maybelline Color Whispers, and Maybelline Vivids.
     
    4. Pool or Beach?
    A couple years ago I probably would have said beach because I liked the privacy, but I now I have to say beach. Living in New York, it’s something I realized I took for granted in Florida and really miss it. I’m not the biggest fan of sand but nothing’s better than a nice beach breeze. Sadly, I haven’t been to either all summer but I’m hoping to change that on my return trip to LA in a week.
     
    5. Summer = crazy hair! What’s your must-have styling product?
    The Wet Brush for easily and painlessly getting rid of my tangles and Batiste Dry Shampoo for those days when I’m just too busy to wash my hair.
     
    6. Sun bathing or fake tan?
    Haven’t had time this summer to do either so I’ve been embracing my pale skin haha. Definitely would have to go with fake though!
     
    7. Favorite summer nail polish?
    Essie’s In the Cabana BY FAR! I’ve been absolutely obsessed with this color all summer!
     
    8. Any summer traditions?
    The only one I can think of San Diego Comic Con with my family in July! It started as a high school graduation present and now we’ve been going for seven years!
     
    9. Favorite summer scent?
    Marc Jacobs’ Daisy! First off, how cute is the bottle? It reminds me more of summer than spring, but I still love it anyway. The scent is very light, floral and girly and is great for everyday wear.
     
    10. Favorite BBQ food?
    I LOVE BBQ!! You can’t go wrong with pulled pork and baked beans – yumm.
     
    11. What’s your favorite summer-proof product?
    Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray – I am so impressed with how this stuff keeps my makeup on all day and night! So great for those hot, sweaty summer days when your makeup just want to melt off your face!
     
    12. Any summer vacation plans this year? No plans? Tell us about your dream summer trip!
    My big summer vacation plan was Comic Con in July, but I’m super excited about going back to Los Angeles in a week! Along with being reunited with my dad and sister, I’m planning on hitting up some beaches, going to Six Flags for the first time, and maybe doing a little bit of shopping!
     
    Have you done the I Heart Summer Tag?

     

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    3 Minute Makeup Challenge

    I was tagged to do the 3 Minute Makeup Challenge by my YouTube sister, Carrie aka 615carebear
    The rules are simple: do your makeup in three minutes!
    I couldn’t believe how quickly time passed! I felt like I was making pretty good time, but the liquid eyeliner was definitely something I couldn’t rush. If I had a little more time, I would have done my brows and set my eyeliner with black shadow but, otherwise, I did everything I wanted to do and was happy with the outcome!
    To see the challenge and results, check out the video and pictures below!
    PRODUCTS USED
    – Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation
    – Bobbi Brown Corrector
    – Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer Pen
    – Maybelline Dream Matte Powder
    – Benefit Coralista Blush
    – L’Oreal Lineur Intense Liquid Eyeliner in Blackest Black
    – Maybelline Vivids Lipstick in Shocking Coral
    – Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme

    Have you tried this challenge? Can you do your makeup in 3 minutes?
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    TAG: 10 Valentine’s Day Questions!


    Happy Valentine’s Day!!! I saw this tag on ElleandBlair.Com and thought I would give it a whirl. Feel free to fill it out yourself and post your answers in the comments!

    1. What is your favorite Valentines Day treat? I loveeee Lundt chocolate. Anything caramel or coconut filled is good in my book.

    2. Sweethearts or chocolate covered strawberries?
    Chocolate covered strawberries!


    3. What was your favorite Valentines day memory?
    I miss those days in grade school when you got to give Valentine’s Day cards to all your classmates. It was so much fun choosing what themed card pack to get and deciding who would what card and, of course, it was fun seeing all the cards and candy you got at the end of the day.


    4. What movie would you rather watch on Valentine’s Day: Pretty Woman or You’ve Got Mail?
    I haven’t seen either one… I’m not that big into romantic comedies =/


    5. What celeb would you not mind having as your Valentine?
    I wouldn’t mind Ian Somerhalder or Bradley Cooper…


    6. What would you do on your perfect Valentine’s date?
    Some kind of activity like laser tag or paintball followed by food from some hidden word-of-mouth restaurant where we could just talk would be pretty nice, but then again Netflix and a home-cooked dinner sound pretty awesome too.


    7. Red or pink lips on Valentines Day?
    Probably pink, but depends on the outfit.


    8. What is your ideal Valentine’s Day date outfit?
    Probably a white bustier-like top tucked into a red bandage skirt with a belt around the waist paired with strappy heels and dangling earrings. (I’d go with red lipstick for this outfit.)


    9. Homemade or store-bought gifts?
    Either, I’m just grateful to be thought of


    10. Would you wear your hair up or hair down for a date night?
    Hair down 🙂

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    TAG: I ❤ Fall!

    1. Favorite Fall lip product?
    For me, fall is all about berry and plum colored lips! It’s the only time of the year that I’m this dark and daring with my lip color so I milk it for all it’s worth before I go back to light pinks and nudes in the winter. My favorite lip product for fall is, of course, a Revlon Lip Butter – Raspberry Pie, to be exact. It’s SUPER pigmented and a beautiful berry color. I find that it is even more pigmented than some of my department store lip sticks. I also love my NARS Larger Than Life lip gloss in Place Vendome. And of course, as mentioned in my October Favorites, my MAC Rebel lipstick. Drugstore-wise, I really love Maybelline’s Blissful Berry.

    2. Favorite Fall Nail Polish?
    I am in love with this fall’s nail trends! I love the deep reds, midnight blues, and jewel tones as well as the earthy tones and neutral greys on the other end of the spectrum. My favorite nail polish this season would probably be Essie’s Bahama Mama – it’s just such a gorgeous, dark vampy color; Orly’s Rage – the perfect rose gold polish; and China Glaze’s Argo, Autumn Harvest, and Foie Gras from the Hunger Games collection.

    3. Favorite Starbucks Fall Drink?
    I am all about the Pumpkin Spice!

    4. Favorite Fall Candle?
    Soooo cliché, but I loveeee the Leaves candle from Bath and Body Works. Thank goodness to the many gurus out there who talk about this candle or I may have never discovered it (I very much doubt I would have ever picked up a candle called “Leaves”). I am also loving the Pumpkin Cupcake candle – two of my favorite things combined in a candle – how could I not love it?

    5. Favorite Fall Scarf or accessory
    I love my oxblood Rebecca Minkoff Mini M.A.C. purse that I received for my birthday. Not only is the color perfect for fall but it’s also perfect for an FSU student since our colors are garnet and gold so bonus! My favorite scarf I bought from Topshop when I was backpacking in Europe.

    6. Haunted house, haunted hay ride, or haunted corn maze?
    What’s a haunted corn maze? Probably something they don’t have in Florida haha. Um, these things don’t really scare me, but I say hay ride because at least you get to sit down! Yes, I’m lazy.

    7. Favorite Halloween movie?
    My favorite Halloween-themed movie is probably The Nightmare Before Christmas. I remember loving this movie as a kid even if Mr. Boogie gave me nightmares. My favorite horror movie is Psycho which, thanks to the new Hitchcock previews, I’ve been itching to watch again really soon. Ooh! Growing up, I also loved watching the Disney channel original movie Halloweentown.

    8. Favorite candy to eat on Halloween?
    I love sour candies! They make my mouth water just thinking about them! Reese’s are also a favorite as are Almond Joys – even if I don’t like almonds. Yes, I know about Mounds…

    9. What are you dressing up as for Halloween?!
    I love showing off my nerdiness through my costumes! I went as Daenerys from Game of Thrones one night and Bellatrix Lestrange from Harry Potter another (:

    10. What is your Favorite thing about Fall?
    The weather! In Florida, the summer is so HOT so when fall hits with its breezy, cool weather it is glorious. Plus, with cooler weather comes the accompanying warmer clothes: boots, layering pieces, sweaters, jackets, scarves – I loveee fall clothes.

    That’s it for this tag! Hope you guys enjoyed it! What are your answers? Feel free to do this tag yourself and put a link to your post in the comments section, I’d love to read it! (:

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    Everyday 5 Minute Makeup Look

    Today, I decided to show you guys a really simple and easy everyday makeup look that I do when I’m in a hurry or when I just want to keep my makeup very light that day. This is a look I feel you can wear year-round since it is very neutral and natural. This was my go-to look for most of the summer and am still rocking it in the fall…and will do so in the winter too. It’s also super affordable because all the products I used (minus brushes and eyelash curler) can be bought at the drugstore.

    ♡ PRODUCTS USED (these are pretty much my most reached for items)
    – Revlon Colorstay for Combination/Oily Skin in Natural Beige
    – Maybelline DreamLumi Touch Highlighting Concealer in Ivory
    – Maybelline Dream Matte Powder in Medium Sand
    – NYC Bronzing Powder in Sunny
    – Rimmel blush in Pink Sorbet
    – Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze
    – Covergirl Shimmering Sands palette
    – Maybelline Line Stiletto Liquid Eyeliner
    – Revlon Lip Butter in Sugar Frosting

    ♡ NAILS
    – China Glaze “Foie Gras” (from the Hunger Games collection)

    Hope you guys enjoyed the look! (:
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    TAG: 7 Deadly Sins of Beauty!

    I’m finally doing one of my favorite tags, the 7 Deadly Sins of Beauty Tag! I’ve really been enjoying the responses to this tag on Youtube and other blogs, and couldn’t wait to participate in it myself! I know I’m a bit late getting on the train but better late than never!


    Note: I recorded this video in one super long 21-minute take so I had to cut out a lot of stuff to keep it at a reasonable length and not bore you all to death with my rambling. Hope the editing isn’t as jarring as my lighting and fast talking lol.

    1. GREED – What is your most inexpensive beauty item? What is your most expensive?
    My most inexpensive would definitely be one of my E.L.F. products. Here, I have my All Over Color stick because I know for certain this was only a dollar. I really don’t use it that often. Sometimes if I’m running late to class or I’m not wearing any makeup that day and I just need a little color, I’ll put a little on my cheeks so I don’t look like a completely zombie.
    My most expensive would be my Bobbi Brown Extra Repair Eye Cream which retails for $68. I know that’s crazy expensive but this product really is amazing and worth the investment (especially for someone who has very sensitive under eye areas like me). Plus, you really don’t need that much so it lasts a long time. I also wanted to add on that my biggest splurge product would probably be my Chanel Aqua Vitalumiere foundation which I think is $54. It’s my absolute favorite foundation, but I only wear it for special occasions because it’s so pricey. I am fortunate enough that I do get all of these products at a discount though because I work within a Dillards.


    2. WRATH – What beauty products do you have a love/hate relationship with? 

What product has been the hardest to get?
    I have a love/hate relationship with lipgloss! I love the glossy look they give and that some can moisturize and hydrate your lips, but I HATE how super thick and sticky some can be and that somehow my hair always ends up stuck in it.
    My Lush products have taken some work to get since I don’t live anywhere near one. Some products like my Lush Cupcake Mask can only be purchased in store so even if I wanted to order everything online, that’s still one product I wouldn’t be able to get my hands on. Also, any new MAC collection is always a hassle to get (ESPECIALLY the lipsticks!). 

    3. GLUTTONY – What are your most delicious beauty products?


    I loveee my Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub – it tastes soooo good!! Also, my MAC Tendertone has the most amazing smell – I just want to eat it!


    4. SLOTH – What beauty product do you neglect, due to laziness?


    I neglect curling my eyelashes. I was never big on curling my lashes because I never saw a big difference in my appearance in doing so. Plus, my eyelashes seemed to lose their curl almost instantly. And it was a pain to curl them because the curler would pull and tag at my lashes and often times make them fall out. Perhaps I was just using cheap eyelash curlers though – I recently bought a Chanel eyelash curler and LOVE it! It curls the lashes so effortlessly and the curl actually LASTS. 

    5. PRIDE – What beauty product gives you the most self confidence?


    Definitely, definitely FOUNDATION! I know everyone has said this, but it’s true! If I could only wear one makeup product for the rest of my life, it would be without a doubt foundation. Like everyone else, I’ve struggled with insecurities about my skin and have tried Proactive and just about every acne scrub out there (a Clarisonic is probably my number one wishlist item right now). I love how foundation evens out my skin tone and covers up my blemishes – it just makes me feel so much more confident about myself.

    6. LUST – What attributes do you find most attractive in the opposite sex?


    This question seems a little out of place – I feel like they should’ve asked “what makeup product are you lusting after” but whatevs. Let’s get physical out of the way and then move on to the important stuff – personality! I’ll admit it, I have a very particular type – tall, slim, toned (not muscular), dark hair, nice eyes and smile, and – this might be weird – but a good jaw (ex. Ian Somerhalder ;). And for personality – I love a goofy guy that can make me laugh and laugh at themselves. I also like a guy who is genuinely a good person that inspires me to want to be better as well. Also, it’s really important that a guy is passionate about something to me. 

    7. ENVY – What items would you most like to receive as a gift?
    I would love to get perfume as a gift! Up until a couple weeks ago, I actually have never owned any perfumes (plenty of body sprays, but no actual perfumes because they were so expensive), however, thanks to a big limited time 45% employee discount, I decided to get Taylor Swift’s Wonderstruck and Marc Jacobs Daisy. I have to say that I have officially been bit by the fragrance bug and now I can’t wait to have my own little perfume collection (I’m looking at Katy Perry’s Purr next). I also think nail polish makes a great more affordable gift – I can never have enough!

    And that is it for questions! I had a lot of fun doing this, and if you haven’t participated in this tag yet, I tag you! I would loveee to read your responses! Also, if you’ve already done this tag, feel free to post a link to it in the comments and I’ll check it out! Have a wonderful rest of the day!

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    TAG: Get to Know Me


    Almost a month ago, my friend, the seriously AH-MAZING Kelsey at The Girl Talks tagged me to do this, and I’m finally getting around to doing it now that I actually know other people to tag back! I really enjoyed doing this tag, and I hope you all will too!

    THE RULES:
    1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves on their blog.
    2. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you plus eleven questions for the people you have tagged to answer.
    3. Choose eleven people and link them in your tag.
    4. Go to their page and tell them.
    5. No tag backs.
    6. You legitimately have to tag.
    11 FACTS ABOUT ME:
    1. I’m obsessed with maxi skirts and dresses.
    2. I have the entire China Glaze Colours From the Capitol nail polish collection.
    3. I have never seen a Transformers movie.
    4. My family has moved four times all within the same county – the name of which is my street address in college.
    5. I’ve only cosplayed once, but I want to do it again.
    6. I’m in an Asian sorority and a co-ed fraternity.
    7. I’ve tried to dye my naturally dark brown hair blonde twice.
    8. I had a Harry Potter party for my 22nd birthday.
    9. I like to read and write fan fiction.
    10. I have 70 floors on Tiny Tower.
    11. I’m planning on starting a Youtube channel soon ^_^
    MY ANSWERS TO KELSEY’S QUESTIONS:
    1. What is the last book you read? The Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
    2. Is your hair curly, wavy, or straight? Naturally wavy
    3. Mac or PC? Mac
    4. Have you ever purchased and used a Groupon? Yes, several. I love them!
    5. Do you enjoy cooking? I honestly wish I had more time to do it because when I do, I love it (even if I’m not the best cook)!
    6. Do you have any pets? I have two cats with me in college and another seven back home.
    7. WordPress or Blogger? Blogger. I’ved used WordPress before and had to deal with soooo much spam. 
    8. If you had to give up either Facebook or makeup for the rest of your life, which would you choose? Facebook! I use Twitter more anyway, and I’d be such a hot mess without my makeup.
    9. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be everything from a farmer, politician, Egyptologist, and actress.
    10. Do you have any scars? How did you get them? I have one on my forehead from a burn I got as a child and one on my right arm where one of our cats bit me. It looks like a vampire or snake bite which is kind of cool.
    11. Dream job? Publicist for a fashion/beauty/entertainment company <3
    MY QUESTIONS FOR YOU:
    1. Do you have a nickname? Yes, Manda/y, Manda Panda (self-explanatory) and Banana (inside joke with my line sisters)
    2. Have you ever subscribed to a beauty box and if so which one/s? As of right now, I am subscribed to Birchbox, MyGlam, Eco-Emi, and Julep Maven.
    3. Favorite YouTuber? Obsessed with missglamorazzi and jennamarbles
    4. Which song is currently stuck in your head? Fun.’s “We Are Young” and Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know”
    5. Morning or night person? Definitely night.
    6. Celebrity crush? Ian Somerhalder <3
    7. If you could visit any country, where would you go? Tokyo, Japan
    8. What was your first job? Worked concession at the movie theater
    9. Favorite childhood tv shows? The Power Rangers and Sailor Moon were my life.
    10. What food could you eat everyday and not get tired of? Pho! (a Vietnamese noodle soup) sooo good!!
    11. Last movie you saw? Cabin in the Woods – simply amazing. Joss doesn’t disappoint.
    TAGGING:
    1. Becca – Back for Tea
    2. Taylor – Girl Meets Beauty
    3. Nicola – Nikscritsx
    4. Holly – Blog of a Cosmetics Junkie
    5. Sashka – My Beauty Memoirs
    6. Nadine – College Girl
    7. Sophie – Duck and Egg
    8. Joy – A Vintage Joy
    9. Kayley – Lavender Blush Beauty
    10. Lucy – Lucinda Baby Doll
    11. JoJo – Forever in Pink
    Can’t wait to see the responses!! ^_^
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