It’s Here: Glitz & Glitter Spotlight

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Hi, babes!

Welcome back to part 2 of the Glitz & Glitter Spotlight! This is another list of blogs I am loving at the moment and I truly think you should support these bloggers! I have a few more installments coming after this, so be ready for more amazing blogs!

My Passion Projects

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Maud is the lovely owner and creator of My Passion Projects, a blog where you can find so many resources on writing, self-help, exploration, and personal development.  The layout of My Passion Projects is so clean and feminine, which is something I love! Maud has really put so much heart into My Passion Projects and I know you are going to love it as much as I do.  There are also freebies and tips, so you have no reason to not check out Maud’s site! The link is in the blog title! (*wink*) Two of my favorites on MPP are the Starters Guide To Living Healthy and 10 Highly Inspirational TED Talks.

I’ve Found Waldo

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Melina, what a darling! Her blog I’ve Found Waldo is so chic and I love all of the bullet journal posts she has.  I really admire people who keep bullet journals because that stuff takes commitment.  Melina is an overall fun person and I love her social media feeds.  Two of my favorite posts on I’ve Found Waldo are 2018 Bullet Journal Set Up and 2018 Skincare Routine .

Born To Be Bright

Sofia’s blog Born To Be Bright is everything I love in the blogging world.  Her site layout, the themes, and the vibes from BTBB are stellar and I love how you can see all the though she puts into her blog.  I also really like supporting bloggers who have been around for a bit and Sofia started blogging back in 2013.  One of my faves on Born To Be Bright is Stay Moisturized This Winter because heavens know I need it!

Soulful Seeds

Zahra’s blog Soulful Seeds is a great site for how to live a great life and grow spiritually.  From forming healthy relationships with food to killing 5 bad morning habits, Soulful Seeds has many resources to help you along in your spiritual journey.  Zahra’s site is so chill and gorgeous and she is so welcoming. Check out Zahra on Twiter and Pinterest for even more inspo!

Beauty Folio

So I know what you are thinking: “Mimi, what’s Beauty Folio?” Well, since you asked, Beauty Folio is the gorgeous creation from Emma, natural beauty lover.  Her blog is beautiful and I love her posts on Glossier, beauty boxes, and product reviews.  I always love reading about natural beauty products or ethically made products because if there are good products to replace some of the brands I currently use, I am all for it.  Make sure to connect with Emma on her Twitter and gorgeous Instagram feed!

The Thrifting Ginger

I love book bloggers and YouTubers because they have such a fun blogging category.  They can get lost in a book and then have an outlet where they can tell everyone their thoughts.  Plus by reading a book blog post on a book that I may want to read, I can get a better insight on the book itself and determine if I still want to read it or not.  Raylynn at The Thrifting Ginger does just that and her blog is so enjoyable to read.  I particularly love her post on Dancing for Degas. She also loves thrifting (if you couldn’t tell by the title!).

Homebird Hang-Ups

Animals, books, mental health, and home…sounds like a great blog, right? The answer is yes, yes it is.  Homebird Hang-Ups is a blog that has all of that and more in one place.  Claire is a great person and I love seeing her journey through blogging.  Two of my favorite posts on Homebird Hang-Ups are You OK Hun and St. Lucia Likes, Loves, and Loathes.  You can also find Claire on Instagram (trust me, you’ll want to follow her feed!)!

That’s all of the blogs and bloggers mentioned in this part of the Glitz and Glitter Spotlight! The third part will be out soon and I can’t wait for you to see the other blogs!

I hope you all have a great week and a fabulous weekend!

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Mystery Blogger Award

Hi there, babes!

I know it has been a while, or at least it seems like it to me. I’m trying to schedule two posts per week while I have the Glitz & Glitter Spotlight series running, so it would be one regular post and one GGS post. Today’s post is a regular one, as I am sure you can tell from the title!

Taiwo @ Stuffed Shelves nominated me for the Mystery Blogger Award and I am so thankful to her! I had hit a mini roadblock when it came to inspiration so hopefully this will kick me back into gear!

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Here are the rules for the award:

  1. Put the award logo/image on your blog
  2. List the rules.
  3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  6. You have to nominate 10 – 20 people
  7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)
  9. Share a link to your best post(s)

If you haven’t heard of the Mystery Blogger Award, it is a special blogging award created by Okoto Enigma a few years ago and has been gracing the internet since then. The Mystery Blogger Award is another way to spread extra positivity on the www and make someone’s day!

Three things about me (you might already know all of them from previous posts)….hmm..

  1. I love music from the 70s and 80s- can’t get enough of it! If you catch me listening to music, it’s probably Fleetwood Mac, Hall and Oates, or Jim Croce. I can’t go a day without music and I carry 2 pairs of headphones with me at all times.
  2. I have a weird obsession with watching World’s Strictest Parents, Wife Swap, and My Strange Addiction. I find them fascinating and I always watch them before bed. Most of the time, my watch history is full of those videos. And TED talks!
  3. I’m trying to get back into artistic things, like water color painting again and sketching. A few months ago, I went out and bought painting supplies and I’m slowly getting back into it. I personally think I am awful, but I am trying not to get discouraged!

Taiwo has 5 questions for her nominees and I am answering them below!

  1. What is the best thing that has happened to you?
    Gosh, I’m not sure! I think being accepted into college and knowing that I was in the next step to a great career was one of the best things that has happened so far.
  2. What do you do apart from blogging?
    Apart from blogging, most of my life revolves around schoolwork. I am about to graduate into university life and I am technically already there, as I have 2 classes on campus already. I’m working on Film Appreciation and Freshman Composition II so I can get those classes out of the way before I am a full time college student.
  3. What’s your best season?
    Hmm…summer or fall. I love the fall time because I adore sweaters, scarves, boots, and so many other fashion things that beautifully blend with fall.
  4. What does your dream life look like?
    Okay, so this might be so basic but I truly would love to find myself happily married and with kids. In that life, I would love to blog full time or have a separate career and then blog part time. I want to live in a comfortable house where there is plenty of space inside and out that is near nature and open spaces. I really want kids, though. I can see myself with a house of ginger babies and I can teach them and take them to so many museums and raise little intellectuals!
  5. If you could be an animal, which would you be?
    This is a difficult question! I do love mountain lions, also called cougars. They are so sleek and dangerous! Something about them is exciting but scary at the same time.

So that is all about me! It is time for nominations and I am tagging the bloggers here and via Twitter instead of commenting on their blogs. There are certain blogs where I am unable to comment on their websites, so that is why I am letting them know on there.

N O M I N E E S

Maud @ My Passion Projects
Marielli @ The Latina Beauty Fix
Melina @ I’ve Found Waldo
Amy @ Amy Adores
Becca @ Becx Blogs
Shaine @ Wanderer in Neverland
Kaelin @ Living in Saturn
Stephanie @ Bend Never Break
Helen @ Tea in the Tub
Tracy @ Miss T Blogs

Here are my 5 questions for my nominees:

  1. What is your favorite thing about blogging?
  2. Are you a fan of blogger chats on social media? Why or why not?
  3. What is your favorite food? (I’m sorry this might be a hard question! I have way too many favorite foods to pick just one!)
  4. What was the last movie you saw in the cinema?
  5. If you could have one thing on your shopping wishlist right now, what would it be?

I hope you all enjoyed this post! If I tagged you and you don’t want to do it, there is no obligation to do so! I love these tag awards and I hope you do, too!

See you next week for a new post!

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Personal Tag: From One Blogger To Another

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The lovely Marielli ( Unpredictable Mom blog and SweetxSour Beauty) tagged me to do a blogger tag where you answer 11 questions from the person who tagged you and then you answer the questions in a blog post and tag more people! I love blogging tags because you guys get to know more about me and I end up learning more about you guys also. The questions I have to answer will be first up, then the questions I will be asking to the bloggers that I tag. Just like in the last tag, my answers will be the italicized following the questions.

Marielli’s Questions For Me:

What is something you’ve always dreamed of doing? I have always dreamed of a lot of different things. I am that person who dreams so big that they will probably never fulfill half of what they want to do! My biggest dream is to travel before I settle down. I want to go across the globe and see everything! At the very least, I want to visit France, the U.K., Italy, and the rest of the U.S.

 What made you start blogging? I started my first blog on Blogger around two years ago with every intention of using it as a personal journal sort of thing. I only ever posted three times on there (all with promises of posting more) and I ended up deleting that blog and account about two months ago. Now I have Glitz and Glitter! Glitz and Glitter is the outlet of my creativity and passions. I love trying new products and writing about lifestyle things. So I guess you could say that I started blogging because I wanted to let out some of my creativity.

Whats behind your blog name? When I was setting up my WordPress blog, my mind went totally blank as to what I should name my site! Everything that I liked were variations of other titles (blog, movies, or otherwise) and were lacking the pizazz that I wanted. I wanted something catchy, that described me and my platform, and that might be interesting. Thus, Glitz & Glitter!

Name something you love to eat but is bad for you. (candy, junk food, certain drink): Any type of baked goods! Cake, cupcakes, pie, literally anything that falls under that category!

 Have you ever traveled outside your home? That depends. Out of my home state? Yes, a bunch of times. There is only so much to do in Oklahoma! But I have never traveled outside of the U.S. That kind of fuels my need for traveling!

Rain or Shine? I like a mixture of both, but it depends on what type of mood I am in. If I am sad, depressed, lonely, etc., I love a good thunderstorm! Thunderstorms tend to soothe me anyway, but the sound of rain and distant rumbles of thunder is a perfect friend for a sad mood. If I am happy and positive, bring on the sunshine!

Ever been in love? Nope!

How many times do you post in a week? I post once a week (every Monday!) and I’m hoping to post two times a week soon, but we will see how that blends in with my schedule!

Whats your biggest fear? Being alone/never finding love. The thought of never finding someone who I love and who loves me back unconditionally is really sad and scary to me. I am a very social person and a romantic on top of that, so I truly hope that there is a guy out there for me!

Are you a morning person or night person? I am in between. I am really productive (like this morning, for example) in the morning when I have a lot of motivation or there is something that I really want to do. But then again, I also get a lot of work done at night. Listening to jazz, making more graphics, and scrolling through Instagram and Twitter, that’s my thing.

What’s something you hope to make out of blogging? I would love to inspire others or help them in some way, while at the same time supporting things that I believe in. If something I do helps someone else, I feel like I have actually accomplished something in my life. If someone reads my posts, goes through my social media, or talks to me, I hope that a bit of happiness has been added to their day 🙂

There you have it! Below are my questions for the bloggers I am going to tag. Before we get into that, just know that this is totally optional! If you are tagged and don’t want to complete it, that is up to you! You are not obligated to do so.

General rules about this: If you do decide to do the tag, make sure to link the person who tagged you and answer the 11 questions they asked. You don’t have to tag anyone once you write your part of the tag. You can answer the questions and leave it at that, if that is what you prefer to do. If you do tag others, make sure to write 11 questions for them to answer!

My Questions:

  1. What is one quality that you look for in a potential romantic partner?
  2. What is your favorite body wash product at the moment?
  3. Favorite film?
  4. What is a song that touches your soul (Sad, happy, funny, etc.)?
  5. What is your blogging platform and why did you chose that one?
  6. Goals that you would like to complete by the end of 2017?
  7. What is your favorite perfume/cologne (if you wear one)?
  8. What is one thing from your bucket list that you want to do, but is also thrilling to you? (Ex: sky diving, bungee jumping, etc.)
  9. What was your cringiest date that you ever went on?
  10. Favorite place to go to?
  11. Scale of 1-10, how bad do you think your drivers’ license (or ID) photo is? (1 being not bad at all, 10 being absolutely horrible)?

 

Those are your questions! I tag Maggie , Saffy, and Anna to do this tag!  Again, if you don’t want to do the tag, you do not have to!

I hope you have a fabulous day! See you back here on Monday with a new review!

XOXO

Mimi

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