Friday Fun! 21 Quirky Questions about Beauty & Pop Culture Favs

Taking a post from one of my favorites, Bonnie (Queen of the Girl Geeks), titled Friday Fun! 21 Quirky Questions about Beauty & Pop Culture Favs (read Bonnie’s post here), below are my answers to her fun questions!

One – Favorite Decade?

I am going to have to copy Bonnie and say the 80’s! I was a huge fan of Duran Duran, Adam Ant, Madonna, INXS..  I can go on and on! When I think back on favorite times of my life, the 80’s definitely stand out.

Two – Favorite Lipstick?

I don’t wear lipstick so I’ll answer with my favorite lipgloss: Rimmel London’s Stay Glossy in Dorchester Rose.

Three – Last Movie?

I just finished watching Karate Kid (the original) for the millionth time. 🙂  LOOK EYE, ALWAYS LOOK EYE.

Four – Shampoo I’m Using Right Now?

Garnier Fructis Color Shield in rotation with TIGI Urban Antidotes Resurrection shampoo

Five – 5th & 15th Book On My Kindle Shelf? 

I don’t have a Kindle, however, the books I have on my shelf are:

Etta James – Rage to Survive and Johnny Cash – Cash

Six – Most Hated 80’s Fashion?

Stirrup pants.  Uggh, the absolute worst.

Seven – First Concert?

New Kids on the Block.

Eight – Most “Meh” Beauty Product?

Any liquid lipstick and concealer.

Nine – Heels or Flats?

Heels! I don’t get to wear them often, though.

Ten – 3 Favorite Beauty Brands Right Now?

e.l.f., Too Faced, and Maybelline

Eleven –  What’s In Your Purse Make-Up Bag?

Maybelline Master Prime blurring primer, e.l.f. flawless finish foundation, e.l.f. blush, e.l.f. volumizing mascara, a Real Techniques beauty sponge, and a couple e.l.f. brushes.

Twelve – Favorite TV Mom?

Lois from Family Guy.

Thirteen – I hate the number 13.

I’ll use this number to share a random fact about me.  I suffer from claustrophobia.

Fourteen –  Splurge Beauty Buy?

Jeffree Star Androgyny eyeshadow palette and the ABH Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit. SO WORTH IT, THOUGH. 🙂

Fifteen –  Beauty Quirk?

EYEBROWS.  Shaping, plucking, anything to do with my eyebrows.  Right along with 80’s stirrup pants, they’re the worst.

Sixteen –  Travel Wish List?

Africa, Bora Bora, Egypt, Prague, Alaska.. the entire world! 🙂

Seventeen – Lush vs. Bath & Body Works?

Haven’t tried either.  😦  I think I’ve used Bath & Body Works products, but it’s been a while so I don’t remember if I liked them.

Eighteen – Closet TV Indulgence?

Watching the World Poker Tour.  And Dirty Jobs.  I have a crush on Mike Rowe. 🙂 I mean, who doesn’t?

Nineteen – Biggest Beauty Fear?

Trying a new look and leaving my house looking foolish.  I also want to try doing YouTube videos, but I don’t think I ever will get the nerve.

Twenty – Geek-Out TV Fest Favorites?

I enjoy Grace and Frankie, OITNB and Game of Thrones.

Twenty-One – What are you eating right now?

Nothing. BUT, I’m getting ready to make a small bag of popcorn.

Tag!  You’re it! Copy and paste, link back to Bonnie and tag me so I can read your posts!

Thank you for reading!  ❤  Don’t forget to read Bonnie’s post !

Things I Love

Earlier yesterday I read a sweet post from the beautiful Meena (makeupandmeena) titled Things I Love.  After reading her words, I was inspired to write my own post filled with the Things I Love.

With Meena’s permission, I have linked her Things I Love post here.

Here are my
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(These are in no particular order)

I love my family.  We live pretty close to each other, but we don’t see each other all that often.  Busy schedules tend to interfere.  ❤

I love my grandson.  I know he constitutes as family, but he deserves his own little paragraph. My grandson, Danté, is 2.5 years old and is my best friend.  I love him more than anything ever in this world.  I cry happy tears when he’s asleep in my arms, and sad tears when I watch my daughter drive away with him crying in the backseat. He is my world, and I’d do anything for him. ❤

I love my dogs.  I have a Boston Terrier and Shih-Tzu. They are pains in the arse, but I can’t live without them.  ❤

I love all things beauty. That includes YouTube.  I watch more beauty tutorials and reviews than shows on television. I love makeup and face masks. Buying products and sharing my thoughts on them is fun and keeps me busy.  ❤

I love the small group of friends that I have.  Thanks to being burned many times in my life, I set high standards for those I choose to hang around with.  I have many acquaintances, but a pretty wonderful small group of friends that I actually spend time with and confide in. ❤

I love my Jeep. I never thought I’d see the day where I love a vehicle so much that when I walk away from it, I turn around to get another glance.  I have wanted a Jeep since I was about 10 years old. Finally, at 41, I bought one. It’s expensive, not just with the monthly payment, but with the upgrades and the modifications, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world.  I’ve met so many amazing people, I have gone to many beautiful places to ride, and have participated in events that raise money for charities, including a charity to support the families of fallen Law Enforcement Officers. ❤

I love Christmas music.  I will sing Christmas carols all year round (and annoy everyone around me). My absolute favorite Christmas song is Carol of the Bells by Trans-Siberian Orchestra (listen here – at 2:48 the beat DROPS, ya’ll).  ❤

I love my black Converse Chucks.  I have to wear dress pants and a nice blouse to work, but I refuse to wear anything else on my feet but my black Chucks. In fact, I only wear my black Chucks to work.  On my days off, I wear flip flops or tennis shoes. ❤

I love frozen marshmallows. I don’t eat them very often, but I enjoy a few as a yummy snack from time to time. Freeze ’em then eat ’em.  Thank me later. ❤

Last but NEVER ever least, I love photography. It’s a hobby, it’s a passion. From landscapes, to flowers, to my dogs, to wildlife, my ultimate dream is to work for National Geographic. ❤

I hope you have read and enjoyed Meena’s Things I Love post, and enjoyed reading mine!

I challenge YOU to write your own Things I Love post!  If you accept this challenge, please include a link to Meena’s post.

Don’t forget to tag me so that I can read your posts! ❤

 

No Makeup Challenge

I have worn makeup off and on since I was about 25.  As I’ve aged, I am now 44, I only go without makeup on my days off.  I’ve never gone to work without my face done up.

Today I went to work to drop off something for a coworker, and I wasn’t wearing any makeup. Three people I see on a daily basis noticed, all men, and had nothing but positive things to say about my appearance.  I have noticed over the many years, that when I feel like I’m having a bad hair day or a bad makeup day, those are the days I get the most compliments.

I don’t have many skin imperfections, I’m just very pale, and use makeup to give me a bit of color and glow. I feel I just look better with my face done!

A challenge was proposed that I go to work tomorrow sans makeup.  I don’t know if this is something I can legit do!  I mean, I have to wear mascara or else I just look like the walking dead.  But all day at work without makeup?  Does a tinted moisturizer count as makeup?  Is the challenge busted if I wear mascara?

Ok, so maybe I can just do mascara and a lip balm.

Hmm..  stay tuned to see if I did this challenge!

Can YOU do this challenge?