Sweater Weather Tag

Happy Thanksgiving loves!

I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving and enjoy that meal with loved ones!

I’m changing things up for the holiday season. 🙂 A tag post for Thanksgiving and Christmas!

SWEATER WEATHER TAG QUESTIONS:

1. Favorite candle scent? If we’re talking about Bath and Body Works, then I’d have to say Eucalyptus Spearmint. Now if we’re talking about any place..that would be from Ross. I have one that’s called Scentsational Candles in Bold.


2. Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate? Umm can I chose all 3?! Iced coffee in the morning, tea in the evening to unwind before going to bed. As for hot chocolate, it would be during the winter season especially while reading a book!
3. Which makeup trend do you prefer: dark lips or winged eyeliner? I would have to pick winged eyeliner personally for me just because I don’t know if I can pull off dark lips. I’ve barely gotten into berry matte lips. (More on that in an upcoming post!)
4. Favorite Thanksgiving food? I’d have to say mashed potatoes and ham, smoked turkey when there’s an opportunity lol.
5. What is autumn weather like where you live? Classic California weather! One day it’ll be chilly the next day, it’s 95 degrees! Just like today. I honestly can’t wait til it actually becomes chilly! I do remember a few Thanksgiving that it was raining. Very rare though :p
6. Most worn sweater? It was a purchase from Meryvns if anyone remembers that!? It was a black cozy long sleeve sweater that I’ve have worn a little bit too much!
7. Must-have nail polish this fall? Oooo I don’t think I have one in the moment! But I have been looking into CND Vinylux that I found at CVS.

8. Football games or jumping in leaf piles? Even though I’m older than most, I’d have to pick jumping in leaf piles. Shockingly I’ve never jumped in a leaf pile! That’s another one on my bucket list.
9. Skinny jeans or leggings? Again, I’d have to say both! Leggings for the days where you don’t want to wear skinny jeans. We all have those moments where sometimes the skinny jeans are too tight? Or is that just me? I’d wear skinny jeans for social events or dates.
10. Combat boots or Uggs? I’d have to go with combat boots. I feel like Uggs is a beginners step into boots.
11. Is pumpkin spice worth the hype? I think it depends where you go! I personally prefer Starbucks pumpkin spice frappacino. I’ve tried the iced pumpkin spice latte but I don’t know how it went wrong.
12. Favorite fall TV show? I’m going to have to go with Gilmore Girls! I blame my best friend for that one! I mean it’s got coffee, food and books. What’s not to like? Oh and a little trivia about Gilmore Girls: you remember how Rory and Loreali always drank coffee? Well in fact they were drinking hot chocolate!
13. What song really gets you into the fall spirit? It’s not exactly a fall song but every time I walk into Starbucks, they’re playing Last Christmas. That song is so darn catchy, it doesn’t matter who is singing it. Either it being Taylor Swift or Wham, I love this song.

14. What’s your favorite fall scent? Hmm hands down, anything with a hint of cinnamon! Walking into Michaels or any other store and all I can smell is cinnamon!

 

 

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Get to Know Me Tag: The Beauty Blogger

Happy Thursday loves!

I’ve been wanting to do a Get to Know Me Tag “the beauty blogger version” for the longest time! So I thought I’d do it today 😀

I actually found this tag from Katie at the From My Vanity and liked the question so why not!

1.  Is your hair naturally curly or straight?  Oh its naturally curly. When I was in college, I’d straighten it often as compared to now. I’m trying to get enjoy my natural curly hair and I’m having fun trying out natural products.

2. Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon? First time I ever dyed/highlighted my hair was at a salon. However after that, I just dye my hair at home: a reddish brown shade

3. Do you do your own mani/pedi at home or go to a salon? To be honest, I’ve only had my nails done once at a salon. Never had a pedi at a salon either. That’s one of my goals before the year is over!

4. How often do you change your nail polish? Hmmmm, I’d say about every week or so but sometimes you just need that break and let your nails breath.

5. Do you polish your toes in the winter or just the summer? For me, I’m always updating my nail polish on my toes. I just don’t like having my toes bare lol.

6. How long does it take for you to do your makeup? Umm, it depends! It can range from 10-30 minutes. It depends on how glam I want my makeup and what I’m doing that day. On a simple day, a little bit of moisturizer, BB cream, eyeshadow, eyeliner and mascara and maybe a light lip balm depending on my mood.

7. What do you do first? Eyes or face? I’ve been trying to start applying the eyes first just because there’s always a tendency of fall out. So the days I remember, I’ll do the eyes first. However though, I would put moisturizer and primer first before anything.

8. Do you collect makeup or just buy what you need when you need it? Ooh that’s an effy one :p If I see a sale going on and I love that product, I’ll buy it just because it’s on sale! Either way, I’ll use it eventually! For example, I already have the L’Oreal Voluminous Paradise mascara but I saw it on sale, so I bought it. I don’t plan on buying beauty products without using it. I was at the mall recently and ran into a makeup store and they were selling their individual shadows for $5! I don’t know about you, but thats pretty cheap so I had to buy it. And guess what?! I still use it!

9. How often do you use false lashes? I’ve only worn false lashes probably 4 times in my life and 2 of those were when I was in beauty school! I’m more of a mascara kinda gal.

10. Do you do a full face of makeup everyday? No, not every day. Just the days I feel like it or have a get together with some friends.

11.  Do you wear makeup when you’re home alone or with family? Yes when I’m in the creative mood. Also if I have a get-together with extended family, I’ll wear makeup!

12. Will you leave the house without makeup? Sometimes yes and no. When I haven’t had a good night sleep, I’ll wear makeup. If I’m at work at 5am, 99% of the time, I won’t wear it.

13. How many high-end products do you have? Hmmmm…Does Urban Decay and Origins count? lol If yes, then I’ve got about 8. Urban Decay’s Naked Heat Palette, Origins Mattifying Moisturizer, Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz, Urban Decay Meltdown Makeup Remover, Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb perfume and Kat von D liquid lipstick. I’ve even have 2 Betsy Johnson purses.

14. . Do you plan your OOTD every night or decide when you’re getting dressed?  For the most part, I plan my OOTD when I’m getting dressed. But when it comes to events or a date, then yes I’ll plan it!

15.  How often do you change your handbag? I’m actively growing my handbag collection but at the moment, I’ll change it about 4 times.

16. What’s your favorite skincare brand and/or makeup product at the moment? I’m loving the Bliss Triple Oxygen skincare line. Just a little tip, you can find expensive brand names at Marshalls and TJMaxx. I’m also loving the Urban Decay Naked Heat palette!

17. How often or when do you workout?  I’m probably the worst when it comes to working out. I try to go to the gym 2-3 times a week and if I can’t, then I’ll take a walk in my neighborhood.

18. . Left handed or right handed? Lefty! When I was studying at the university, they actually had seats for lefties.

19. How tall are you? I’m 5’0 🙂

20.  Do you speak any foreign languages? Yes I do speak Arabic. I understand it more than speaking it but you know what? At least it’s something. Just a little sneak peek: Ezayek means how are you in the feminine term. :p

21.  How many pets do you have? At the moment, I have one dog. He’s a daschound pitbull mix and such a sweetie pie!

22.  How often are you on WordPress? A few times a week ranging from once a week to 4 times a week.

23. Do you read comments posted on blogs? Yes of course, I love reading people’s opinions!

24.  Do you keep a list of products to try as you see other posts? Yes, from blog posts, Instagram and Youtube

25.  How did you come up with your blog name? Hmmm, I wanted something unique and something to match me so this is how I got it. Blooming since I love florals. Beauty because of course anything beauty wise! I included Bites becaise I’m such a foodie and plan on posting more food blog posts!

26.  What kind of camera do you use for your photographs? I actually use my iPhone 7 camera at the moment.

27. What photo apps do you use to edit photos? I use A Color Story on my phone and while I’m on the computer, I use Fotor and Picmonkey.

28. What time do you go to sleep and wake up? Oooh, this is a tough one. When I’m working, I’ll try to sleep by 10pm-11pm and wake up about 5am or 6am depending on what time I start. On my days off though, I’ll sleep late and attempt to wake up by 8am or 9am.

29. What’s your favorite color? Umm, I actually have 3: silver, black and pink.

30.  Do you swear? I try not to, but it happens.

31. What are you doing with the rest of your day? Run some errands and then off to a Book launch for “The Mask of Masculinity” by Lewis Howes! Extremely excited for that one!

Now first time ever to do this but I tag 5 other Beauty Bloggers to do this fun tag:

Arielle – With All My Affection

Brianna – Online Beauty Finds

New Lune – New Lune

Sydney Rose – Her Unusual Journey

Marione – No Strings Attached

About Me Tag

Happy Friday loves!

I hope you all are enjoying your Friday and have a great weekend!

I wanted to change up things a bit, and post an about me tag since I’ve never really done a tag about myself.

What is my middle name? Girgis (my dad’s name which means George but in Arabic)

What was your favorite subjects in school? English and Art

What is your favorite drink? Must I be asked this question?! lol We’ll just keep it simple. ICED COFFEE

What is your favorite song at this moment? It’s an oldie but I do love Grenade from Bruno Mars. And Sam Smith: Not the Only One. I know its sad, but I still love it.

What is your favorite food? Sushi!! but then again anything savory.

What is the last thing you bought? Dove Dry Spray (it’s a new type of deodarant)

Favorite colors? Silver,pink and black

Do you have any pets? just 1 dog (Dahab!) He’s a Daschound Pitbull mix. -I think a very tiny part of pitbull

Favorite perfume: Michael Kors Glam Jasmine

Have you ever been out of the country?  Nope not unless you consider being born in Egypt is being out of the country

Do you speak any other languages? Arabic (Egyptian dialect)

How many siblings do you have? 1 younger sister

What is your favorite shop? Gstage, Styles4less and Ross

Favorite movies? Casablanca, Love Actually, Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I just love their insults!

Favorite TV shows? Criminal Minds, Gilmore Girls. 2 totally different genres but that’s how I am lol

PC or Mac? PC

What phone do you have? 4G

How tall are you? 5’1

Can you cook? Yes I can. I love cooking enchilladas, and I’m slowly learning how to cook some Arabic food. Ooh and baking too!