14 October 2016


Welcome back, little birdies!

I hope you're all doing well. I bring you a VERY exciting post today. I feel like I've come a bit a ways with my little space here. To celebrate that and my new and improved layout. I wanted to be able to say "Thank You" to my readers who have supported me with "Blissful Beauty Bird". I have been truly loving my blog and my goals towards it have skyrocketed! I love every thoughtful comment that goes into these posts and all the blogging friends I've been making from Twitter because of it. And because of that, I'll be hosting my very first giveaway! This is so exciting for me and I wanted to make sure it was the right time to do one. I made a Twitter poll a few weeks ago asking if you guys wanted a few drugstore items or one high end item as a giveaway. The majority of you voted for one high end product. Luckily, I found the perfect gift!

When I saw this gift I knew it was the perfect one to grab to give away to one of you lovely readers. Not only did I just recently review a lip gloss from this collection not that long ago, but these colors are stunning and are just the right shades you need for this Autumn weather. I'm giving away this Lorac Alter Ego Dynamic Duo Set! It contains two lipsticks in the shade Dominatrix and Socialite and their matching lip gloss! What a treat to be able to get FOUR items for one. :) I'll be honest and say I was so tempted to keep this for myself haha. They are stunning shades and literally the best shades for this season. The box also states that these are two of their best selling shades. I figured it would be the perfect giveaway gift. Check down below to find out how to enter!

Here are the rules to this giveaway:

1. You must be following me on Bloglovin'

2. You must be following my Twitter

This is open INTERNATIONALLY seeing as a lot of my readers are from other countries. :)

You may enter on Rafflecopter down below.

Any Giveaway Accounts will be disqualified

Winner will be chosen randomly by Rafflecopter.

I will be checking all entries before choosing a winner.

The winner must reply to the email within 48 hours of me choosing or a new winner will be chosen

Giveaway ends on Friday, November 4th 2016

Mini Disclaimer: I am not working with Lorac for this giveaway. I purchased this with my own money.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you again for all the support you've shown! I'm so happy to be able to do this giveaway for you guys. Good luck to all those who enter!


10 October 2016

Liebster Award #3 & #4

Welcome back, little birdies!

Well I think it's safe to say that third time's the charm! I've been nominated for my third Liebster Award by the absolutely beautiful Shannon from the blog Shannon-Marie. As I've said many times before, I love doing / reading these types of posts because I'm a bit of a nosey bugger (No, we don't use the term "bugger" here in the States. Yes, I thought it was cute and fitting seeing as Shannon is from the UK. And yes again, I did just use you (Shan) as an excuse to use the word.)
While getting this post ready, I was nominated again by the lovely Jen from Beauty Life Mom ! I'll be adding her questions to this post as well! Thanks so much, ladies!

  Anyways, if you didn't already know what the Liebster Award is - it's just a fun way for bloggers to get to know each other and to help you discover other blogs. It's a great idea really seeing as I love finding other blogs and even getting to know a little bit more about the person who runs it.

The rules to this tag are as followed:

1. Thank whoever nominated you
2. Post 10 facts about yourself (optional) 
3. Answer the 11 questions given
4. Nominate at least 5 but no more than 11 bloggers and let them know they were nominated :)
5. Create 11 questions for your nominee's to answer.

(For the sake of doing another tag that requires me to post facts about myself that should be up soon, I will only be answering the questions that Shannon and Jen has asked. Let's face it, it's really hard to think of facts about yourself!)

Grab a cup of tea, we're going to be a while ;)

Shannon's questions:

 1. What is your favourite TV show?
My favorite TV show at the moment is definitely between The White Queen, and Reign! 

2. Name three things you could never live without?
My family (that's a give in), My Bible, and Seafood :)

3. Do you have any tattoos? If so, what are they and what's the meaning behind them?
I don't have any tattoos, actually! I'm not a needle person. No pain tolerance what so ever.

4. How long have you been blogging?
I've been blogging on and off for 2 years now. Although I don't really count it as that long seeing as I've only posted 5 times in the year 2015 haha. I've gotten much more into it this past year.

5. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

That's a tough one seeing as I'm a BIG foodie! I looove my seafood but to bring it down to one meal.. I would have to say the meal I had the other day at this restaurant - it was English Pea Ravioli with Salmon. It was actually SO delicious and I'm already thinking of the next time I can go back and have some more.

6. If you could go anywhere on holiday right now, where would you go?
That's such a hard question because there are so many places I'd like to visit! I feel like my first travel spot will definitely be England. I have friends there that need visiting and the country is absolutely beautiful. I'd like to see the rest of the UK and the rest of Europe as well!

7. What's your favorite quote?
Good question! There are so many, so I went to my Pinterest board "Quotes I love" and picked out one of my favorites, it's "A ship in port is safe but that is not what ships are built for."

8. Favourite book?
Honestly, the only book I've been reading has been my Bible. Apart from that and blog post I don't really remember the last time I read a good book! Any recommendations?

9. Who is your beauty inspiration?
Ah! Again there can be so many good ones! There are so many inspirations on YouTube and Instagram and even from other bloggers! I'm really loving lupescuevas  on Instagram. Her makeup is always on point!

10. Favourite YouTuber / Blogger?
I can't choose just one blogger there are so many and it's always growing! I'm always finding more that I just love to follow. I feel same goes with YouTubers. Can't pick one!

11. What's your best feature?
I would have to say for myself, my best feature (looking outwardly) are my legs. I'm only the grand height of 4 foot 11 but I do really like my legs. Is that a strange one? Haha.

Jen's questions:

1. Have you figured out your life calling or is it something you're still discovering?
It's definitely something I'm still discovering. I'm still finding my way with life so I don't think I'll have it figured out this soon.

2. Name one thing that you're proud of that you did this week?
Well I'm quite proud that I went through my clothing items and figured out what I want and what I don't want / need / fits and that I'll be bringing it to a shelter soon enough so they can be given to someone in need. It makes me feel pretty nice to think about it.

3. You just won a million dollars! What are 3 things you would do or get for yourself?
I would help my parents pay off bills, I'd move and I would go travelling!

4. What song are you really feeling right now? Any special stories or significance behind it?
I'm really loving the song called "He sees what we don't". It's a Christian song and it hits me right in the faith feels haha.

 5. Name your one strength as a blogger and one thing you'd like to improve.
That's a bit of a tough question haha. I'm not really sure what my strength is as a blogger just yet. I feel as though I'm still getting a feel for everything. As far as improving, I feel I can definitely improve on making and keeping to a schedule.. It's just so daunting knowing you have a deadline for posts and have to get those creative juices flowing!

6. What does a really good day look like to you?
I would say a really good day looks like me being productive. Getting things done and achieving goals. Along with being with family and friends. Sounds perfect!

7. When life gets crazy, what's your favorite way to de-stress?
I would definitely need ME time! Whether that's a nice bath with some Lush bath bombs, or cuddling under my heated blanket and watch Netflix. It could even be going out for a walk and enjoying nature.

8. You've been given the opportunity to travel back five years to visit yourself! Name something about your life now that your former self would be happy to learn.
Jen, you make me laugh. Can I just say that some of your questions remind me of the Monopoly game haha. - Well 5 years ago I was 18 years old and my whole mindset has changed since then. I think my former self would be happy to know that at 23 years old, I'm happy. That I can achieve things, I am worth it, I have great friends, family, church family ect. and I'm doing well. I've become a stronger and more independent person and it feels great!

9. Describe your favorite piece of jewelry.
To be quite honest, I'm not much of a jewelry wearer. I KNOW... the horror, right!? I feel like the only pieces I actually wear are statement necklaces - and even those are rare lately.

10. Name one thing you're looking to buy.
You've limited me to only one thing?! But there's so many.. :( In all honesty, right now, the one thing I'm looking forward to buying is my corner writing desk. I really need my own work space because doing things from bed just isn't cutting it anymore haha.

Thanks soo much again to both Shannon and Jen for nominating me for this. Both set of questions were great and really had me thinking! I really enjoyed them and had fun answering them. I highly suggest you go over to their blogs and show them some love! Now onto my nominee's.

I Nominate:
Robyn - midnightandlace.blogspot.co.uk
Nicole - nicolecorbettblog.co.uk
Tania - whentaniatalks.com
Elly - ellymitchell.co.uk
Shannon - pinklemonadeandpaperbacks.blogspot.com
Chloe - chloetommo.co.uk
Rebecca - staticnova.blogspot.co.uk
Summer - theblondecafe.wordpress.com
Guilianna - guiliannamarie.blogspot.com

Here are your questions:
1. What is something you feel strongly about?
2. What is something you feel proud of?
3. What are three words or phrases that make you laugh?
4. What's the meaning behind your Blog name?
5. What inspired you to start a blog?
6. How would you describe your style?
7. Where do you see yourself in 3 years?
8. What are you most excited about for the upcoming season?
9. Is there a vacation (holiday) spot you would visit again?
10. How would you describe your personality?
11. How would you like to inspire others?

Good luck to all my nominee's! I look forward to reading your answers and getting to know more about you! Please remember to check out all the other amazing ladies I've mentioned. It's always nice getting to know a little bit more about the person behind the blog.

Until next time,

03 October 2016

Lorac Alter Ego Lip Gloss in "Goddess"

Welcome back, little birdies!

This is just a quick post to show you what I've been loving recently! I made a purchase not too long ago at Ulta (something you'll find out about soon enough) and while I was checking out, they said I was eligible for a mini free gift. So when I got home I saw that the gift was a mini Lorac Lip Gloss! It look super cute and not just because the lip gloss can fit in the palm of my hand. I was really excited as I've tried Lorac's eye shadows before but never got the chance to try out any of their lip products. I was just a tad bit skeptical seeing as I'm definitely a nude shade on lips type of girl and I never would've thought I would own a shade like this. It's a very soft Lilac color.