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Quick and Easy Face of the Day

Published March 31, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night? Great I hope. I’m a little low on spoons today. The fatigue has slowed me down considerably. So I decided to just do a simple look today. I am wearing YSL Parisian for today’s scent. Let’s jump into today’s Face of the Day ….

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Base:                                                                                                                                                         I primed my face using JCat Beauty Prime and Glow Face Illuminator ($7.99 on their website) in the Licorice formula. I also blurred my pores using Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Sephora). For foundation today I am wearing a combo of 5 pumps of Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter ($45 at Sephora) in the shade Dew You? and 7 pumps of Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup (discontinued) in the shade 4.0. I lightly color corrected my under eyes using Pixi by Petra Correction Concentrate ($12 at Target and on the Pixi Beauty website) in the shade Brightening Peach. I used 3 dots under each eye of Too Faced Born This Way Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer ($29 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Vanilla. I set my full face with Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Setting Powder ($33 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Translucent. I warmed up my face using MAC Bronzing Powder ($30 at MAC) in the shade Matte Bronzer. For touch up powder today I am using Catrice Prime and Fine Mattifying Waterproof Powder ($7.49 at Ulta) in the shade transparent.

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Eyes:                                                                                                                                                         I primed my lids using P.Louise Base ($10 pound sterling/ $12.08 USD on their website… can also be found on the Morphie website for $15) in the shade Rumour 0.5 and today I chose not to set the base. For today’s eye look I used the Born This Way The Natural Nudes Palette ($45 at Ulta and Sephora). For my crease shade I used the color Nude (medium neutral brown matte). For my mobile lid I used the color Swan (eggshell matte). For my lower lash line I created a drop shadow with more of Nude and then went in with Maple (warm caramel brown matte) closest to the lash line to add a bit more depth. I highlighted the inner corners using the shade Glistening Snow (white with a gold shift soft metallic). I then went in with the shade Knit (a caramel rose gold with a golden flip) from the Rachh Loves X Pixi The Layers Highlighting Palette ($24 at Target) and patted that over top of the mobile lid to add a bit more dimension to the lid.  I tight lined the upper and lower waterlines using Pixi by Petra Endless Silky Eye Pen ($12 at Target) in the shade Black Caviar (deep brown). I set my brows using Maybelline Great Lash Mascara ($6.99 at Ulta but I purchased mine from Amazon) in clear and then filled in my brows using Milani Stay Put Brow Color ($8.49 at Ulta) in the shade 05 Dark Brown. I carved out my brow line using the BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte sides and set the brow line using the shade Swan (eggshell matte). I popped on a pair of Ardell Natural Lashes ($4.99 at Ulta) in the style 110 and coated my upper and lower lashes with L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara ($8.99 at Ulta).

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Cheek and Lips:                                                                                                                                 For blush I am using JCat Beauty BlushMellow ($4.99 on their website) in the shade Tutti Fluffy (a bright coral matte). I highlighted my Cupid’s Bow, tops of the cheeks, bridge of the nose, center of my chin, and high points of the brows using the Rachh Loves & Pixi Beauty The Layers Highlighting Palette ($24 at Target) in the shade Lace (a pink with gold flip). I lined and filled in my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Brink (terracotta rose) and topped off my lips using ColourPop Lippie Stix ($7 on their website) in the shade Slacker (soft salmon creme).

 

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Final Thoughts:                                                                                                                                      I have a super cool and simple tip for you when it comes to dried out mascara. I have been trying to use up my L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara ($8.99 at Ulta), because I have so many open mascaras that I just want to try and get through as many of them as I can before I purchase a new one, and I noticed that the mascara was getting a bit clumpy and this never happens with this particular mascara. I also noticed that it seemed very dry so I remembered that I had a bottle of Inglot Cosmetics Duraline liquid ($14 on the Beautylish website) so I put 5 drops of the Duraline in the mascara tube and mixed my mascara wand around to coat the rest of the mascara and then tried to use it and it’s practically brand new. I had used the Duraline to convert my loose pigments into eyeliner. I never tried it as a replenisher to dried out gels and such. I had gel liner and a brow gel pot that was drying out and I added a few drops in each pot and it worked to bring both back to life. So now I know that I don’t need to throw out my dried out gels I can’t just simply use the Duraline to wake them back up …. saving me money in the long run!

Well that’s all dolls. I hope you have a great rest of the day/night and that you are in good spirits. Remember …. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

2 Week Update on Black Castor Oil Brows

Published March 30, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

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Hey doll hey!!! Stopping in with my week 2 update on the road to fuller brows and lashes. As I have already told you, I have been using Jamaican Black Castor Oil to promote hair growth in my brows and lashes…. to refresh your memory this is what my brows and lashes looked like 2 weeks ago….

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my left side lashes … yes I had some bald spots .

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My left side brow … notice there is no hair on the tail or in the arch all that is there is the left over micro brow ink.

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My right side lashes … they were fuller but still stubby

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my right side brow … no hair in the arch and very little hair in the tail

Now let’s see how they are doing now ……

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My right brow … the hair in the tale is longer and getting thicker and there is new hair growth in the arch…. also the hair at the front of my brow is thicker and more hair is growing. I have since plucked the hairs that shouldn’t be there.

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my right side lashes are longer and are all growing in the same direction now. I am also growing hairs at the back of the lash line when I didn’t have lashes there before. 

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My left brow … again more and thicker hair at the front …. the arch is getting thicker with hair and the tail has longer and more hair. I have since plucked the hairs that shouldn’t be there ….

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My left lashes …. longer and growing in the same direction and fuller than they were 2 weeks ago.

Well there you have it dolls … progress …. slowly …. but it’s still progress…. I can’t wait to see what my brows look like in another 2 weeks.

Well that’s all for now dolls…. have a great day/night…. and remember …. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Sultry Eye Face of the Day

Published March 30, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! Hope you are having a great day/night. I’m doing pretty good today. It’s a low pain high energy day for me so that’s an awesome thing. I’ve been loving doing glam looks lately so I decided to do another smokey look. Today I’m wearing Katy Perry Royal Revolution perfume. Let’s jump into today’s Face of the Day ….

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Base:                                                                                                                                                         I primed my face using JCat Beauty Prime and Glow Face Illuminator ($7.99 on their website) in the Licorice formula. I also blurred my pores using Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Sephora). For foundation today I am wearing a combo of 5 pumps of Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter ($45 at Sephora) in the shade Dew You? and 7 pumps of Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer ($8.99 at Target) in the shade 03 Light Beige. I lightly color corrected my under eyes using Pixi by Petra Correction Concentrate ($12 at Target and on the Pixi Beauty website) in the shade Brightening Peach. I used 3 dots under each eye of Too Faced Born This Way Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer ($29 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Vanilla. I set my full face with Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Setting Powder ($33 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Translucent. I warmed up my face using MAC Bronzing Powder ($30 at MAC) in the shade Matte Bronzer. For touch up powder today I am using Catrice Prime and Fine Mattifying Waterproof Powder ($7.49 at Ulta) in the shade transparent.

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Eyes:                                                                                                                                                         I primed my lids using P.Louise Base ($10 pound sterling/ $12.08 USD on their website… can also be found on the Morphie website for $15) in the shade Rumour 0.5 and today I chose not to set the base. For today’s eye look I used the Born This Way The Natural Nudes Palette ($45 at Ulta and Sephora). For my transition shade I used the color Maple (warm caramel brown matte). For my crease I used the shade Cocoa (medium chocolate brown matte). I deepened the crease, outer v, and outer 1/3 of my mobile lid using the shade Truffle (deep rich brown matte). On the remaining 2/3 of my mobile lid I used the shade Shimmering Pearl (gold with a pink shift soft metallic) and then went back over the middle 1/3 using the shade Rose Gold (rose gold soft metallic) to blend the inner and outer 1/3 together. For my lower lash line I created a drop shadow using more of the shade Cocoa. I deepened the lower lash line using more of the shade Truffle and then buffed out the whole lash line using more of the shade Maple. I highlighted the inner corners using the shade Glistening Snow (white with gold shift soft metallic). I tight lined the upper and lower waterlines using Pixi by Petra Endless Silky Eye Pen ($12 at Target) in the shade Black Caviar (deep brown). I set my brows using Maybelline Great Lash Mascara ($6.99 at Ulta but I purchased mine from Amazon) in clear and then filled in my brows using Milani Stay Put Brow Color ($8.49 at Ulta) in the shade 05 Dark Brown. I carved out my brow line using the BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte sides and set the brow line using the shade Swan (eggshell matte). I popped on a pair of Profusion Beauty 3D Faux Mink Lashes ($7 for pack of 5 on their website) in the style Big Tease and coated my upper and lower lashes with L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara ($8.99 at Ulta).

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Cheeks and Lips:                                                                                                                               For blush I am using JCat Beauty BlushMellow ($4.99 on their website) in the shade Tutti Fluffy (a bright coral matte). I highlighted my Cupid’s Bow, tops of the cheeks, bridge of the nose, center of my chin, and high points of the brows using the Rachh Loves & Pixi Beauty The Layers Highlighting Palette ($24 at Target) in the shade Lace (a pink iwht gold flip). I lined and filled in my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Brink (terracotta rose) and topped off my lips using ColourPop Lippie Stix ($7 on their website) in the shade Slacker (soft salmon creme).

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Final Thoughts:                                                                                                                                   So I’ve been loving this blush color lately… it’s just the perfect coral pink for a flush of color. I’ve also been doing my blush placement a bit different lately. Instead of placing my blush directly on my  cheeks I take the blush a bit higher on the cheek bones. I saw this on a Makeup Forever master class video and noticed that it gives a more youthful look to the face.

I’ve also been loving this lip combo too… It’s very flattering and goes with almost any eye look.

Well that’s all for now dolls…. I hope and pray you are healthy, safe, and in good spirits. Remember ….. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Getting to Know Me Part 5… 20 Questions

Published March 29, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! Hope you are having a great day/night …. I’m coming at you with another lightning round of questions tag from bekkibee22…. she is coming up with some really great questions… so here goes nothing …..

What are you most likely very wrong about? my stand on corporal punishment.

What chapters would you separate your autobiography into? Before salvation, After Salvation, and A Fairytale love affair.

What are some things you’ve had to unlearn? I had to unlearn being such a perfectionist…. with beung sick I can’t work life the way I once did because I often wear myself out…. so I’ve had to relearn how to be a house wife.

What could you give a 40 minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation? several things …. I could give a 40 minute presentation o what it’s like living with Fibromyalgia, I could give one on makeup application, I could give one on cooking from scratch….

What question would you most like to know the answer to? Nothing. I’m not the type of person that is in search of answers… If I have a question I normally sit down and research it for myself.

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time? Spend more time with my family, catch up on reading, fet some more makeup play in, and just take time to worship my Lord and Savior.

Why did you decide to do what you are doing now in your life? I decided to start this blog because I felt isolated and alone and like no one understood what it was like to have Fibromyalgia…. and because I wanted to try and be a beacon of hope for others feeling lost, isolated, alone, and hopeless.

What’s the best and worst pieces of advice you’ve ever received? Best Advice- Stop apologizing for thing beyond my control. Worst Advise- Giving myself fringe because someone said I would cute with bangs.

What’s the most impactful ‘no’ you’ve said recently? I’ve said NO to all MLM companies.

What has been the most stressful experience in your life? Living my whole life hiding the fact that I was raped for fear my family would be angry with me.

Is there something that you’ve dreamt of doing for a long time? Why haven’t you done it? I’ve always dreamt of starting a YouTube channel…. I never did it because #1 I’m 46 and feel like I’ve missed the opportunity to really connect with my target audience. And #2 I’m overweight and have thin skin when it comes to ridicule and am too afraid that people will be mean.

What would you like to change about your family? The fact that we live so far away from each other.

What was a place or event that transformed your ideas, thinking, perspective, or made you come alive in a new way? What changed? Going to my first Christian concert. There was so much love and worship that it forever changed my relationship with God. I now feel the spirit move when I listen to praise music.

What one thing would you do if it would be impossible to fail? Start a YouTube channel.

What is something you love now, that you never could have imagined you would like in the past? Connecting with new people. I’m mostly an introvert but ever since starting my blog I’ve been reaching out to people more and connecting with like-minded people.

If you could invite anyone, living or dead to dinner, who would it be and why? Nelson Mandela… because his teachings are fascinating to me.

If a crystal ball could tell you the truth about yourself, your life, the future or anything else, what would you want to know? Nothing. I never dwell on what the future holds I prefer to live it as I go.

What are you addicted to? Makeup, Chocolate, and Italian food… oh and cuddling with my hubby.

What’s the milestone you’re working towards right now in your personal and professional life? Personal: Wanting to buy a house within the next 2 years. Professional: Wanting to have an incredible blog with heaps of hits.

What was the most bizarre encounter you’ve had in your life? When I was in my 20’s and living in my first apartment… I moved into an apartment where a 22 year old male passed away from heary failure. His mom solf my his fridge and I always felt like someone was there with me. One night I fell asleep with a 3 wick candle burning and I felt the bed move and heard a voice call my name and beg me to wake up because I was in danger …. I opened my eyes just in time to stop a fire from spreading… the glass jar to the candle had broken and the wax and wicks had slopped over my bedroom curtains… to this day I still believe this was the guy’s spirit saving me.

Well that’s all for now dolls, hope you are in good health and spirits and that ypu have a great rest of ypur day/night. Remember …. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Smokey Bronze Face of the Day

Published March 29, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! How’s you day/night going? Great I hope. I’m feeling a bit better but am FINALLY off of quarantine!!! The doctor’s office called and told me that my Covid-19 test came back NEGATIVE!!! So I went food shopping today so I could get a bit of fresh air and sun, if only for a few moments.

Today I am wearing Juicy Couture as my perfume. I wanted to go glam today so this is the look I came up with. So let’s jump into this Face of the Day ….

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Base:                                                                                                                                                         I primed my face using JCat Beauty Prime and Glow Face Illuminator ($7.99 on their website) in the Licorice formula. I also blurred my pores using Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Sephora). For foundation today I am wearing a combo of 3 pumps of Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter ($45 at Sephora) in the shade Dew You? and 5 droplets of AOA Studio Buildable Satin Foundation ($1.88 on the Shop Miss A website) in the shade 305 Pure Beige. I lightly color corrected my under eyes using Pixi by Petra Correction Concentrate ($12 at Target and on the Pixi Beauty website) in the shade Brightening Peach. I used 3 dots under each eye of Too Faced Born This Way Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer ($29 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Vanilla. I set my full face with Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Setting Powder ($33 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Translucent. I warmed up my face using MAC Bronzing Powder ($30 at MAC) in the shade Matte Bronzer. For touch up powder today I am using Catrice Prime and Fine Mattifying Waterproof Powder ($7.49 at Ulta) in the shade transparent.

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Eyes:                                                                                                                                                         I primed my lids using P.Louise Base ($10 pound sterling/ $12.08 USD on their website… can also be found on the Morphie website for $15) in the shade Rumour 0.5 and today I chose not to set the base. For today’s eye look I used the Urban Decay Born To Run palette ($49 at Sephora). For my transition shade I used the color Riff (brown-nude with floating micro-sparkle lightly sequin). For my outer v, crease, and outer 1/3 of the mobile lid I used the shade Punk (red-brown matte). On the remaining 2/3 of my mobile lid I used the color Double Life  (rust metallic) and then I used the shade Ignite (rose gold metallic) over the inner 1/3 of the mobile lid to add extra dimension. On the lower lash line I created a drop shadow using more of the shade Riff. I deepened the lash line using more of the shade Punk and then I used more of the shade Ignite on the inner 1/3 of the lash line. I highlighted the corners using Stranded (pale rose gold shimmer) I tight lined the upper and lower waterlines using Pixi by Petra Endless Silky Eye Pen ($12 at Target) in the shade Black Caviar (deep brown). I set my brows using Maybelline Great Lash Mascara ($6.99 at Ulta but I purchased mine from Amazon) in clear and then filled in my brows using Milani Stay Put Brow Color ($8.49 at Ulta) in the shade 05 Dark Brown. I carved out my brow line using the BH Studio Pro Brow Highlighter ($5 on their website) on the matte sides and set the brow line using L’Oreal 24-HR Infallible Eyeshadow ($7.99 at Walmart) in the shade 899 Endless Pearl (a creamy vanilla matte). I popped on a pair of Profusion Beauty 3D Faux Mink Lashes ($7 for pack of 5 on their website) in the style Big Tease and coated my upper and lower lashes with L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara ($8.99 at Ulta).

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Cheeks and Lips:                                                                                                                               For blush I am using JCat Beauty BlushMellow ($4.99 on their website) in the shade Tutti Fluffy (a bright coral matte). I highlighted my Cupid’s Bow, tops of the cheeks, bridge of the nose, center of my chin, and high points of the brows using Essence Pure Nude Highlighter ($4.99 at Ulta) in the shade 10 Be My Highlight. I lined my lips using ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Brink (terracotta rose) and filled in my lips using ColourPop Lippie Stix ($7 on their website) in the shade Slacker (soft salmon creme).

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Final Thoughts:                                                                                                                                      It feels great to be off quarantine finally. I missed just being able to go to the end of my driveway to get the mail. I missed food shopping and I missed hugging my God baby who lives with me.

When I went food shopping today I still exercised caution and stayed 6 feet away from everyone… used disinfecting wipes on the food buggy before using it, did not touch my face (this one was hard because my nose is still runny and my brow itched a ton), and as soon as I came home I promptly washed my hands. I had forgotten my gloves when I left so I washed my hands for a full minute to make sure I killed any potential bacteria.

I did noticed that there were a heap of cars on the road today …. seems like not everyone is adhering to the shelter in place order for my county.

I was able to help an older lady today at the food store which made me feel good and I made sure to make it a point to thank my cashier for their hard work as well….

Well that’s all for now dolls. I hope you are in good health and spirits and that you have a great rest of your day/night. Remember dolls …. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

 

Getting to Know Me Part 4

Published March 28, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!!! How are you? I’m back with another round of questions…. as seen on bekkibee2 blog… she comes up with the best questions ever …. its great to get to know here and its fun to answer the questions for myself too….so here we go ….

If I had to eat the same meal for the rest of my life- pasta e fagioli

If I had to drink the same thing for the rest of my life- vitamin water dragonfruit

If I had to have one snack for the rest of my life- Vinegar and Salt Potatoe Chips.

If I had to listen to the same song for the rest of my life- Oh wow this is a hatd one I just love music!!! Only Jesus by Casting Crowns

If I had to watch one movie for the rest of my life- Benny and Joon

If I had to visit the same country for the rest of my life- Italy

If I had to read the same book for the rest of my life- Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon

If I had to wear the same outfit for the rest of my life- My favorite Joggers and a tank top

If I had to watch a TV series for the rest of my life- Shadow Hunters

If I had to choose between going out or staying in- Staying In definitely Staying In.

If I had to choose between fresh or fake flowers- if we are talking in a garden I would say fresh flowers but if not …..Fake Flowers real flowers should never be cut down…

If I had to choose between physical or online shopping- On Line Shopping there’s a better chance at finding exactly what I want.

If I had to wear the same pair of shoes for the rest of my life- My apple green Teiks… fun pop of color and super comfy

If I had to choose one hobby to do for the rest of my life- MAKEUP ofcourse…

If I had to choose one exercise to do for the rest of my life- work out on my eliptical mechine

If I had to choose one make-up look to do for the rest of my life- this ine for sure….

If I had to choose between between bath or shower for the rest of my life- Shower

If I had to choose between dressing gown or hoodie- hmmmm I would say a dressing gown for sure

If I had to choose between PC or Laptop for the rest of my life- Laptop

If I had to choose between Disney or Pixar- now this is a tough one …. i love moviea from both… but since I grew up on Disney I would have to say Disney.

If I had to choose between DC or Marvel- Marvel…. definitely Marvel

If I had to choose between Dark Side or Light Side- Most definitely the Light Side

Well thats all for today dolls. Share some of your answers with me and lets get to know each other. Remember …. Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

XOXO

Getting to Know Me Part 3

Published March 27, 2020 by aspooniesmakeupbag

Hey doll hey!! Hope you are having a great day/night. So I’m back with another lightning round of questions for ya…. once again this is curtsey of bekkibee22 ….these tags are so much fun to do.

3 Names I go By? Nita, Ni, and embarrassingly enough the ever popular family name of Ching Ching.

3 Physical Things I Like? Makeup, books, and cuddling my hubby.

3 Things That Scare Me? Spiders, large crowds (Im slighly Agoraphobic), snakes, rooms that are too dark (thats part of my PTSD), tight spaces, and driving in the rain. Basically I cant decide which ones scare me most.

3 Things I’m Wearing Now? A cold shoulder top, underwear, and joggers

3 Accounts That I Follow? bekkibee22, OliveUnicorn, & Didi, among others

3 Careers I Have Considered? I was going to be a Physician’s Assistant when I got sick and had to drop out of school. Its the only thing I ever wanted to be …. but I have had several jobs.

3 Places I want to Visit? Italy, The U.K.,Ireland

3 Go-To Songs? Nobody But Jesus by the Casting Crowns, The Phoenix by Fallout Boy, Monsters by Ruelle

3 Go-To items of Clothing? Tank tops, joggers, and pjs

3 Top Genres for Books Horror, Thrillers, Dystopian

3 Top Genres for Films Horror, Scifi, and Thriller

3 Favourite Disney Characters? Tinkerbell, Figment, Pinocchio

3 Favourite Authors? Sherrilyn Kenyon, Cassandra Clare, and Dean Koontz

3 Most Used Apps? Instagram, Tiktok, and Facebook

3 Small Businesses I’m Obscessed With? Currently dont have any.

Well that’s all for now dolls. Stay safe. Remember save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.

Xoxo

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