The Beauty Blogger Tag

One of my favorite things is to read and post tags, they are so much fun and they help you get to know the person that wrote it a bit more!  I came across a Beauty Blogger Tag by Sophia Patel, you can check out her blog by clicking on her name.

The Beauty Blogger Tag

I hope you enjoy reading this Beauty Blogger Tag, enjoy!!

Skin Care

1. How many times do you wash your face daily?

I’m horrible at washing my face everyday, I do however always using a makeup remover wipe if I wear makeup that day.

2. What skin type do you have? (dry, oily, combo)

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One Year of Blogging!!

My blog is over a year old now!!!

I got the notification that my blog turned one year some time in February but that was just such a crazy month for me that I didn’t write a blog about it.  Blogging has helped me out in so many different ways.  I feel like I have finally found a community that I can be a part of, my writing skills have improved, as well as my makeup skills.  I also type way faster now which still amazes me!

One Year of Blogging

To celebrate Makeup & Flowers’ first year I thought I would share with you some of my earlier posts that you maybe haven’t read.

Cool Girl: This is the post that really made me get into blogging.  This is a Polyvore outfit set and I made it when I was bored and decided to share it on my blog.  It got a few likes and I was super happy that even one person would like my outfit.

July’s Favorite Eight: This was my first favorites post and I was excited to post something like a favorites because I would love seeing Favorites videos on YouTube.

Florida Vacay!!☀️🐬👙 & Mexico Vacay!🇲🇽: Last year I was lucky enough to go on to vacations in a row.  I had so much fun on both and I was excited that I had some content to go on my blog since I wasn’t really sure what to write about yet.

e.l.f. Makeup Remover Pen: My first review! The main picture from this post was my first attempt to take a good picture and edit it.  My pictures have gotten so much better now and it is one of the things that I am proud of.

Those are some of my earlier posts that I wanted to share with you all.  I hope you will check them out.  I just want to thank each and everyone that follows my blog! You all have helped me out so much to grow in so many ways.  Thank you for an amazing and for many more to come!

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Life Update

Hello!!

Ever since the 2016 started I haven’t had a good blogging schedule and it’s really starting to bug at me.  Starting school hasn’t helped either as this semester I am taking 5 classes.  Because of this blogging instability, I have asked myself if I truly want to keep blogging and the answer is yes!! I do want to keep blogging but just like anything that is good, I have to work hard to keep this blog and better it.

I usually blog 5 times a week and I’ve tried to blog less but I don’t really like that so I am going to try harder to blog 5 times a week and also take my pictures one day so that days that I get home tired, all I have to do is write my post and the pictures are already taken care of.  I also want to be more active on social media.  My favorite platforms are Instagram and Snapchat.  You can find my accounts on the sidebar or you can find me on both accounts by the username “kaarlaa88”

While there has been a lot of things going on this year so far that got in the way of my blogging, that situation is getting better.  I also have two weeks off work so I will definitely use this time to get back into blogging consistently.

Also stay tuned because I will be posting a makeup review later today!

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How to Deal With a Blogging Rut

Lately blogging has started to feel like a chore and when I woke up this morning I had something planned but I simply didn’t feel like taking the pictures or writing the blog out.

How to Deal with a Blogging Rut

This feeling started after Blogmas.  I took a very short break off of blogging and ever since then I blogging has felt like a chore.  While it has been feeling like a chore, I do start enjoying it again once I’m putting the post together.  The problem with this is that I don’t want to wake up every morning and feel like I have to blog because then it just won’t be fun anymore.

So while thinking about how much I didn’t want to blog today I started thinking about why I felt this way and what the difference is when I am feeling motivated and excited to blog versus now, that I am not so excited.

Keep reading to find out what to do when you are in a blogging rut. Enjoy!

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Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Hydrating Primer | Blogmas Day 4 ❄️🎅🏼🎄🎁

Hello!!

One of the items I got in my Play! by Sephora box was the Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Hydrating Primer.  At first I didn’t really think I would use it at all since I love my Smashbox primer.

What made me decide to try the primer was the fact that it is supposed to hydrate and because the days are cold now, hydration is a must.

Keep reading to find out my thoughts on this primer and to see if it’s a hit or a miss.  Enjoy!

Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Hydrating Primer

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Blogmas 2015❄️🎅🏼🎄🎁

Hello!!

I want to let you all know that I will participating in Blogmas this year!!!

Blogmas 2015 | Makeup & Flowers

I am super excited because it serves as a bit of a countdown for Christmas and it’s also a fun challenge.  I will be blogging daily from the 1st to the 25th of December.  While most of my blogs will be Christmas/Holiday themed, there will also be regular posts.

Like I said, I am super excited to start this and I’m happy that I can participate in it this year.  I always love to see Youtubers do their Blogmas and now I get to do it as well!!

Overall this was a short post being that it’s just an announcement.

I hope everyone is having a great day!

Are you participating in Blogmas this year?

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I’m Thankful! 

Hello!!

Tomorrow is finally Thanksgiving here in the U.S. and, like I’ve said before, I’m excited!!

I have decided to telling you all about a few things I’m thankful for this year. Enjoy!

  
First off, I am thankful for my family, boyfriend, and my best friend.  These are the people I have the most fun with and can be myself 100%. My best friend and I have been friends for about 16 years and I treasure her so much!!

I’m thankful for Starbucks!!! It’s super yummy and they have so many options!

I’m thankful for beauty and fashion! I have always loved these things and these are the areas where I can let my creative side out!

I’m thankful for Internet connection!! Yes I said it! It’s great that we can connect with people or look up something in question with so much quickness.

I’m thankful for Hulu and Netflix.  I love that I can watch my favorite shows on my own time, especially because I always forget when the show actually airs. Haha

I’m thankful for Makeup & Flowers! This blog has made this year amazing! It has made me more confident and I have experimented more with makeup.  I have also been able to connect with all you wonderful people! I finally feel like I have found my group. Thank you all so much, you all have made my blogging journey amazing!!

Those wear a few things that I am thankful for.  Some superficial but those thing also make my days better on stressful days.

What are you thankful for this year?

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Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Hello!!

Mascara is always an essential when it comes to makeup.  I love how mascara makes my look come together.  When I first heard of Too Faced’s Better Than Sex Mascara I thought it was a weird name for a mascara.  I then saw a lot of people on youtube using the mascara and saying that it was one of their favorites.  I didn’t purchase it because when it comes to mascaras some are amazing and then others just aren’t.  I was able to get a small sample of it when I bought too faced products a while back so I thought I would do a review over this famous mascara. Enjoy!!

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Review

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Liebster Awards

I was recently nominated for the Liebster Award by the lovely Carly Tamara from Pretty Style of Living.  You should definitely check her blog out, she has great makeup, fashion and general life post!

Firstly I want to thank Carly because it truly makes me happy that someone would like my blog enough to nominate me! So thank you so much!!

These awards only have a few rules:

Thank the blogger who nominated you with a link back to his/her blog
Answer the questions asked by the nominator
Nominate bloggers with under 500 followers
Create 10 questions for the nominees to answer

Carly’s Questions:

Who is your idol?
My idol is Kalyn Nicholson.  She is an amazing Youtuber who has great fashion sense and is always in such a happy, positive mood.  Watching her videos and reading her blog gave me a push to have my own blog. Continue reading