Saturday, 30 August 2014

Where I'm At Right Now

Hi, Hello how are you? No really, how are you doing right now? I seriously want to know because I feel like we often go through life without stopping to take a few minutes to really know whats going on in each others lives. Even though we only know each other through the internet, I really care about my readers and think about you more than you'd think. So lets talk!

First of all, I just want to say a huge thank you. To you, yes you. I started this blog a few months ago because I love beauty products and makeup, and fashion and the internet. And everyone else seemed to love this online beauty community so I thought hey, what the hell, let's give it a shot. Well a few months down the road and I can't believe we have come so far. I know I only have 170 something followers, which to many is nothing, but to me it is everything. I honestly remember getting excited at 2 and then 3 and then hitting a number like 20 or 30 seemed crazy. And I've had the opportunity to talk to some great people, and (not to jump too far ahead) work with some great companies (spoilers!). I honestly am so critical of myself and my blog. I'm always thinking, I'm not posting enough beauty posts, or fashion posts, or tutorials or reviews etc... and that you guys will all get bored and leave me. And then I get a message, email, tweet, whatever from someone about my blog and it brings me back.  So from the bottom of my heart, thank you.

Second of all, I feel like I owe it to you guys to be completely honest about my life. That's just the kind of person I am. I don't like to hide or pretend. The past few days/ weeks have been rough. So much is changing in my personal life and that's really hard. Some good changes, some tough changes. My best friend (who just started a blog which you should totally check out and follow here) just moved back into town and is only a few minutes away from my house. This makes me so happy because we haven't seen each other as much as we'd like and she is literally my soul. Another friend of mine is moving an hour or so away, and that's weird. Like really weird. Plus school starts and I'm really scared that I'm going to be a bad teacher (no not like Cameron Diaz, because I would totally love that). I'm scared that I won't have any good ideas this year and I'll look like a complete fool. And I'm scared because I graduate next spring and I don't know what I want to do after that. Do I want to teach, take a year off, go to college for something else? I have no idea. And on top of that, as you may know, my little guinea pig Penny is still sick. She wasn't getting any better so we brought her back to the vet and he said just to keep her on medicine. Normally guineas don't do well with pneumonia but Penny's already survived it once and we pray she will again. She seems to be doing a teeny winy bit better so please, prayers and good thoughts are still appreciated.

Thirdly, school is starting super soon (this Tuesday to be exact) and my schedule is legitimate insanity. We're talking 12 hour days filled with co-op, interning, projects, professional development programmes. Just craziness. So I don't really know where Mirror Mirror falls into all of that. I am by no means giving up on this blog nor am I going to stop posting. But I will have to commit to a schedule in order to ensure there is consistent content that is manageable with my school schedule as obviously that must come first. So stay tuned, once I get into the swing of things regular posts will be coming!

And lastly, let's finish off with some good news shall we? I am officially the owner of a new Volkswagen Jetta! She is so beautiful and fun to drive! This is my first car so being able to go where I want, when I want is great! And even though this is a bit of a tough time for me, I know I am blessed and so fortunate to have so many amazing and loving people in my life. We must persevere even when things are tough because "there are far better things ahead, than any we leave behind" (C.S Lewis).


Sunday, 24 August 2014

The Liebster Award 2.0

So I know I've already done this tag, but 3 people have tagged me since then so I figured I'd give it another go! First off I'd like to thank Erin Charlotte for nominating me, she's so sweet and has the cutest blog, go follow her!

If you don't know what the Liebster Award is, the point is to discover new/small blogs and the rules are as follows:
- Answer the 11 questions given to you
- Think of 11 new questions
- Nominate 11 bloggers with under 200 followers to answer the questions.
- You cannot nominate the person who nominated you.
- You must let the people know that you've nominated them and link them to your post.

1) What's your favourite thing about blogging?
The community, I honestly love finding new blogs and checking out favourites. I feel like we all have so much to learn from each other and there is so much positivity here, it's amazing. Also I'm a bit vain so I have to say having a platform to just kinda write what I want and have people want to read about it literally gives me the biggest smile! I love you guys!

2) What's the biggest fashion disaster you've ever made?
Well there was that period where my Mom dressed me as a member from a polygamous group, that awkward time in puberty where I didn't want to wear a bra, and I'm sure many other times. But not that long ago I put together an outfit that I thought was terrible at first but the more I played with it the more I started to love it! To me fashion is about the individual, of course we all love to stay in the loop and see what the latest "trends" are but I think it's important to stay true to who you are and what you enjoy wearing. I love that saying that's like if you feel confident people will be drawn to you no matter what you're wearing! So true!

3) Which subject was your favourite at school?
This is tough, I love both English and History. I took every English class my high school had they were hands down the most fun I've ever had in a class. I know that sounds crazy but it was the same group that took the classes and our teachers were amazing! And I've just always loved History because the idea of knowing where we came from is so intriguing. 

4) If you had to live off one beauty brand for the rest of your life, which would it be?
This is such a hard question. I don't have a bulk amount of products from one company vs the other. I think I could make it work regardless though. I'd probably pick something like NARS because they have amazing shadows, blushes, brushes, foundation, and not to mention my favourite primer.

5) Best book you've ever read?
Well if you haven't checked out my review of All's Fair in Love & Wardrobe you should, that was definitely a great book to read! But my all time favourite would probably be a tie between The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky and Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling.

6) If you could meet anyone in the world, who would it be?
Well this is going to have to be a tie again (obviously I have decision making issues) between the worlds most gorgeous, talented WWE wrestler Sheamus (aka Stephen Farrelly) and my favourite writer, comedian, actress, Mindy Kaling!

7) Where do you see yourself in five years time?
Done school, in a place of my own, maybe married, maybe not! But still staying true to myself hopefully!

8) Which clothing store is your favourite?
I love Forever21, and Target because they often have great clothes for cheap prices! 

9) Do you have a favourite perfume?
I love perfume, and changing it up pretty often. Right now I'm loving Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolph but I also love Katy Perry & Taylor Swift's first perfumes!

10) Name one place on Earth that you want to visit the most.
Versailles. Hands down #1 on my list!

11) Which song(s) are you loving right now?
Shake it Off by Taylor Swift obviously, I love her so so much! Also loving Break Free by Ariana Grande and Zedd, it's just really catchy!

So now for the people I want to nominate, I really wanted to nominate some people who have great blogs and deserve some recognition! I know thats not 11 but everyone else I wanted to nominate has already done the tag!

And here are my 11 questions!
1. What was your favourite television show growing up?
2. Where's your favourite place to go when you're feeling stressed out?
3. With Autumn just around the corner, tell me, what's your favourite, go-to Autumn/Fall look?
4. Are you a morning or night person?
5. If you could eat any food for the rest of your life and not gain a pound, what would it be?
6. What's your favourite app at the moment?
7. Do you have a style influence?
8. What's your favourite movie?
9. Bold or nude lips?
10. If you had to pick one song to be the theme song of your life what would it be?
11. Who would you want to play you in the movie biography of your life?