29 March 2016

Liebster Award

Hello there, Lovely!

Welcome back to my blog! Hope you're doing well. I'm back with another Liebster Award post. I love the outreach these posts give. Discovering new blogs and even making friends. Who doesn't love to make new friends!? I was nominated by the absolutely lovely and beautiful Leya from Leluroxx to answer 11 questions that she has asked (Thank youu!).

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If you're new to these posts then hello! I'm honored mine was the first you've read. This online award is designed for new blogs to be discovered and a way of getting to know a bit about the nominees. Once you have been nominated these are the steps you'll be taking:

  1.  Answer the questions that have been given to you by the person who nominated you.
  2. Share 11 random facts about yourself.
  3. Nominate 11 other bloggers of your choice and set them 11 questions to answer.
Easy peasy and a fun little way of getting to know fellow bloggers. So here I go as I dive in the questions that Leya has given.  Enjoy!

11 Questions Asked

1. Where do you find your inspiration for your blog posts?

Honestly, I try to write about things that interest me. Something I would enjoy reading. It's very difficult for me to just write about anything. Seeing other bloggers who write about things that I enjoy reading makes me work harder to try and bring out the best in my blog.

2. If you could pick a curry to describe your personality which would it be and why?

Ah! I have failed you, Leya! I've actually never had curry before. So I don't really know what's out. It's a great question though, definitely made me giggle!

3. If you could bring a celebrity back from the dead who would it be?

Haha this is a cool question. Would you believe I've never thought about it before. I think I would have to choose Elvis Presley or Johnny Cash. There's just something about the men from that era that interest me and obviously these two are iconic.

4. What is your must have beauty product and item of clothing and why?

I would have to say my must have beauty product right now would have to be mascara. I know it's a cliche answer but as the weather gets warmer and "natural" makeup becomes more of a thing, you always want your lashes to look va va voom! My must have clothing item would be rompers (otherwise known as playsuits). I feel like that's what I'm going for now that the weather is getting warmer. I just love 'em!

5.  Describe yourself in 3 words.

Loving, Bubbely, Short (haha)

6. Pet Peeve?

I have a couple of pet peeve's but the one that I could think of now is misspelling of words or use of double negatives. Now, I am not the grammar police or anything as you can clearly tell by my blog posts. However, auto correct is my best friend with words that I don't know how to spell. As far as double negatives go, just ask my friends and they'll tell you I've corrected them a couple times on it. I've corrected myself on it plenty of times! Just a small pet peeve of mine. :)

7.  Explain your blogging process,  what do you do first and what do you do last?

I don't really have a set way of blogging. Borrrrinnng. I know. My process just consists of taking photos and writing my post. I've only just recently learned how to attach the labels. Sometimes I have the post ready and just need to take photos for them, other times I need the photos already set before I'm motivated to write the actual post. I'm sure one day my answer will change and I'll have more of a process.

8. Where did your blog name originate from?

Well, when I first started my blog it had a horrendous name that I will not mention (although you can search back through my posts and know what it is. Haha) I went on with that for a while before I really thought about what I wanted. I chose "Blissful" because I feel like I'm a pretty happy and bubbely person. "Beauty" because it's what I wanted to focus on - what's "beautiful" to me and what's beautiful in the eyes of others. "Bird" because they're my favorite animals (Sparrows to be exact). Thus, Blissful Beauty Bird became the name.

9. If you could collaborate with anyone on your blog who would it be?

There's so many I couldn't possibly choose one! There are so many amazing bloggers out there. One fashion blogger who always has great posts is Jessie Chanes from Seams For A Desire and that would be a great collaboration. But again sooo many to choose from.

10. If you could be anyone but yourself for a day who would it be?

Besides the obvious comment about being yourself which I truly am happy with. I wouldn't want to be anyone else BUT myself. If there is someone else who's life I'd take a dab in for one day would be Lucy or Lydia from LucyandLydia. Besides them being absolutely gorgeous, those two are ALWAYS happy and look like are truly enjoying themselves which is always nice to see.

11. Biggest fear in life?

My biggest fear in life would be to not be successful in doing something I love and not being happy in the end. I'm a firm believer in "do what you love" and it certainly takes hard work and persistence to get there.

(Thank you Leya for the questions!)

11 Random Facts About Myself

1. I put my trust in Jesus and the Bible is the only book I've been reading.

2. My favorite "colors" would be anything earth toned.

3. If I could have 1 type of food for the rest of my life; it'd be seafood.

4. I'm double jointed on one of my thumbs

5. I've explored a rain forest in Puerto Rico and took a dip in one of it's rivers under the waterfall.

5. I like room temperature water. If I'm out to eat I'll ask for water with no ice.

6. I can't swim (I am trying to learn!)

7. I'm not too much of a jewelry wear-er. I just like statement necklaces.

8. I have 3 older siblings

9. I speak basic Spanish and understand pretty much all of it.

10. I've had two pets in my life (not including fish).

11. I'm a hopeless romantic.

And that's it! Thank you again to Leya from Leluroxx for the great questions and nominating me for this award! You can go check out her blog post on it HERE . Before I begin to list the people I'm going to nominate, I would just like to add if you would like -  put the link to your Liebster Award post down in the comments so I can take a look at yours also!

Here goes my nominees..

Lucy @ LouJay
Katie @ Katie's Blog
Emily @ Emilina
Eesha @ Eesha's Glam
Molly Mac @ Molly Mac

Happy to announce those were my nominees! I'm excited to see the answers to the questions I'm about to ask!

11 Questions for my nominees..

1. How long have you been blogging for?

2. What inspired you to start blogging?

3. Which post is your favorite that you've written so far?

4. What's your favorite quote to live by?

5. One place you've traveled too that you can visit over again and not get tired of it?

6. Describe your blog in 4 words.

7. You pick up your phone, what's the first app you go on?

8. What routine do you have to unwind?

9. If you could be a character from any show, who would you be and why?

10. Favorite spring clothing item?

11. Advice / encouragement you'd give other bloggers?

There you have it! Thank you so much for reading and taking a little look at random facts behind Blissful Beauty Bird! Have fun with your Liebster Award post as I'm looking forward to reading your answers to these questions.


24 March 2016

Without A Shadow Of A Doubt

Welcome Back!

One thing I've noticed about my make up is that I tend to stay with what I know. I've contemplated doing a post on all my lipsticks but honestly, they would all be pretty much the same color from different brands. Or the same kind of blush. Same is true for my eye shadows. I've always and still do favor neutral shades verses over the top colors. I'm not much of a bold make up wear-er.. I know me saying this will not stop me from purchasing more nude shadows in the future - I've just come to a knowledge of it. 

Here comes the long winded background story of how I decided to choose this beautiful palette. You might want to grab a coffee. I came across this YouTube video by Sonia where she did an absolutely beautiful purple look. That video itself led me to my endeavor of a higher end palette with a bit of color flowing through it. With some research I came to the conclusion that I wanted the Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette. It has some an array of lovely colors that I didn't already have in my collection. I would also like to add that once I get something stuck in my mind - like buying this palette - I get very impatient and have a need to go out right that very moment and buy it. So by no surprise I found myself at Ulta rummaging Urban Decay's  products looking for it. When I was trying to find this it was the beginning of January 2016, and this palette had came out last year. They had a display of it with a tester of the product but no actual palettes to sell. I stalked the store for about a week trying to see if they'd restock when finally an employee let me know that because it was last years palette, they might not be getting it back in stock. I was super bummed about that because I already had my heart set on that one. Before knowing that the new Urban Decay Vice 4 palette was coming out only a week or two after I decided to go for another palette. I was contemplating between the Electric Palette or this Shadow Box palette. I was really looking for a bit of color but I came to the conclusion that the Electric palette was TOO much color for me. I knew I wouldn't be using them all or even at all. So I went for the Shadow Box Palette.

The Urban Decay Shadow Box Palette is small but packs quite a punch. It comes with 12 shades; 11 of them shimmer, 1 matte. I know a few of the colors in this palette are in some of the Naked palettes such as Sin. They are all shimmer  shades except for Blackout. Blackout is the only matte shade in this palette (mind you the shimmer from the other shades do fall out onto Blackout which is why it looks a bit shimmer-y. I assure you, it's not.) It has a lovely array of neutral shades like Lost, Baked Cowboy, and Smog and if you'd like that pop of color you can add the beautiful purple, pink, green and blue shades. I feel like no matter how many neutral palettes you have, and in my case a whole bunch, this palette although small is a gem in the midst of your collection.

Overall I feel that if you're looking to dip your toes in the ocean of beautiful bold colors - this is the palette for you. It is a higher end product but well worth every penny. I say give it a try and see what amazing looks you can get out of the 12 colors in the palette.

If you have this palette, or if you have another bold color palette that you love, let me know!

Thanks for reading!