Summer Lovin’ Tag

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Hey Pretty Lovelies!

First off, let me apologize for being so terribly MIA for the past couple of months. Life has been hectic but I am so happy it is calming down (right before I go back to school mind you) so I can get back to this wonderful blog that I’m so passionate about!

The lovely and absolutely wonderful Elaine over at Blabber Beauty tagged us in the seriously fun Summer Lovin’ Tag.


1. Summer lipstick you’re loving?

It actually has to be a lip gloss I think — I’ve been reaching for Arbonne’s Lip Polish in Nude. It is hands down my FAVOURITE nude in the whole world — and it doesn’t have toxins and harsh chemicals like everything else out there so I don’t feel guilty!

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2. Summer nail polish you’re loving?

Absolutely Orange You Jealous by L’Oreal. I tried it over at V’s house because it was (in my eyes) the perfect summer colour and I LOVED how effortlessly it went on. It definitely makes me want to try more L’Oreal nail polishes.

3. Bikini you’re loving this summer?

Sadly I haven’t been in a bikini much this summer — man this summer flew by 😦 But when I did I rocked some pink and mint.

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4. Favourite summer Frappuccino from Starbucks?

I can’t do coffee so I steer clear of Frappuccino’s but I am totally obsessed and always craving the new Oprah Chai tea Latte with Vanilla. Yup still drinking hot drinks over here…

5. Favourite fake tan?

I don’t usually use fake tan but I’m really wanting to try Arbonne’s Made in The Shade Self- Tanner.

6. Favourite Summer song?

Work by Iggy. I just love pretending I can rap with her… plus I am ALWAYS in love with her make-up.

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7. Favourite summer accessory?

Probably my red thin framed sunglasses or my gold heart shaped sunglasses.

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8. Favourite summer fragrance/perfume?

I don’t wear perfume much because of health concerns but when I do I rock my favourite smell – Ralph by Ralph Lauren.

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9. Summer book you’re loving?

I’m currently rereading the Harry Potter series and I’m on Harry Potter and The Order of The Pheonix. This series will always have a special place in my heart.

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10. What are you most excited to do this summer?

I moved in with my boyfriend and that has been pretty amazing. I was really excited to leave student housing and shack up with just one other person, especially him so. 🙂

Thanks again to the stunning Elaine for tagging us, so fun!!

I tag the following:

Holly from Glitter Pots and Lipgloss
Bee from The Beauty Locker
Zoey from Wonderful Little World
Lauren from BlaireBeauty
Jessie from All Things Beautiful

Anyone else that wants to take part in this Tag feel free!

Stay Lovely,
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The 5 Year Tag

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Hey Pretty Lovelies!

One of my favourite beauty bloggers and friends Kayla from Microscope Beauty tagged me in The 5 Year Tag that was created by Madeline from Cappuccino and Fashion.

The rules:
1. Answer the six questions below.
2. Tag six people to do this tag.
3. Mention that the tag was created by Madeline at Cappuccino and Fashion

Here are my answers:

1. How long have you been blogging?
Far to long to know the actual year count. But V and I started Pretty Lovely Girls in January — and I am so glad we did.

2. Do you think you’ll still be blogging in 5 years?
The odds are pretty good. It feeds my soul — and I don’t think that feeling will end any time soon. I would love for this blog to still be around in 5 years with loads of new ideas and with lots of growth.

3. What is something you want to improve/change about your blog?
I would love to do more looks — I just feel like my iPhone doesn’t capture them well so I’m patiently waiting to get a good camera. Other than that I hope V and I are always changing and evolving but while still keeping our roots. Whats so fun about staying the same? 😉

4. Who do you hope you will still be blogging friends with in a few years?
Definitely Kayla — she’s a gem. Obviously V but we’ve been friends since high school so… Anyone I meet and have a connect with really. Come say hi!

5. Whet keeps you going when it comes to blogging?
I love taking the photos and I love writing so really everything. If I keep consistent with it I never want to stop but if I let myself slow down it can be easy to forget how fun it is and how awesome it feels to accomplish a post.

6. Where do you find inspiration when you’re stuck?
My favourite blogs and my Bloglovin’ feed — where else? haha

I tag the following lovelies!

Carly at Beauty and The Blog http://beautyandtheblog.ca/
Tanya at Simple Steadman http://simplysteadman.blogspot.co.uk/
Hannah at Dimples Diaries http://www.dimplesdiaries.co.uk/
Laura at Lipsticks and Tea Cups http://www.lipsticksandteacups.com/
Jules at Lippy Likes http://www.lippylikes.com/
Miss LJ at Miss LJ Beauty http://missljbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

Anyone else that wants to take part — PLEASE SO!

Stay lovely,
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Self-Love Sunday: The Self-Love Tag

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Hey Pretty Lovelies!

I noticed a few posts back when I did The Life in Letters Tag people responded pretty well. So I figured if people like tags, and I like self-love, why not create a self-love tag!

Here are the rules:
Answer all of the below questions in a blog post.
Then nominate at least 5 other bloggers. (Feel free to do more, promoting self-love is awesome, I just didn’t want to create a huge daunting number)
Contact those bloggers and you are good to go!

1. What does Self-love mean to you?
For me it means investing in a relationship with yourself. Treating yourself like you would treat the love of your life, because in my opinion, YOU should be the love of your life.

2. What is your favourite way to pamper yourself?
I like lighting yummy smelling candles and soaking in the bath! That or getting my nails done ALWAYS feels great… there is just something about that classic cliche.
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3. What are your three favourite hobbies/ pass times that make your soul feel on fire?
Having something I call  Deep and Meaningful conversations. I LOVE having those talks that just make me feel like my soul is swelling up! Acting, I’ve always loved it and always will… must have come from my massive imaginations as a child and always wanting to play pretend. Writing totally feeds me soul, whether I’m writing here on Pretty Lovely Girls or writing a fictional story, I love it.

4. What movie always puts you in a good mood when you’re not in the greatest mood?
Probably The Wedding Date, I’m a sucker for Romantic Comedies.
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5. Who do you trust SO MUCH that you would easily believe in anything and everything they said?
Hands down my brother Dax. He is seriously a huge part of who I am today because he taught me to be open minded and kind and to explore my inner workings.

6. What quote totally motivates you?
This John Lennon quote, for sure! It made me realize that sometimes other people wont understand your desire to just be happy and kind. And that is ok, it doesn’t mean you have to stop wanting to be happy and kind — especially to yourself.
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7. When was the last time you took yourself on a date? What did you do?
I’ll say shopping… just me, the mall and my Starbucks Vanilla Chai Latte. Yes please! That was maybe two weeks ago.

8. What make-up or beauty product makes you feel like a million bucks?
My nighttime skincare routine ALWAYS makes me feel so lovely in the evening. I actually look forward to it all day. I am SUPER excited to do a post on it.
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9. What is the last thing you did for someone else that made you feel amazing?
Probably getting all of Josh’s (my boyfriend) birthday gifts and showering him with multiple presents haha. But the best one was getting one of the only photos he has of him, his mom and his dad enlarged and framed.

10. Do you feel comfortable with and without make-up on? Why?
Honestly, it depends on the day. Sometimes I feel so flawless without make-up and other days I’m like… yikes, cover THAT up. I’d say I mostly wear make-up because its fun but there are totally days when I’m worried about what other think of how I look, which is definitely something I’m working on. I think I actually feel like I look the best at the end of the day after my night time skincare routine!

11. What piece of advice would you give a child about to grow up with the pressures of today’s media and its crushing expectations?
Its so hard to pick one thing. I think teaching kids to be confident in who they are no matter how they look, etc is so important. And I think it starts with US feeling confident and showing them that.

12. What song puts you in a good mood every time?
Love is On The Radio by McFly FOR SURE. It’s just so feel good.
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13. What is the best advice someone gave you or you realized about life?
At the end of the day, no matter what happens, you are NEVER alone. You ALWAYS have yourself. Seriously the one person you will always have is you, so why not invest in yourself so your life partner (again YOU) feels happy and fulfilled?

14. Who makes you giggle like a giggle monster?
Without a doubt one of my best friends Ally. She can literally say ONE WORD and I’m on the ground laughing my butt off. We have this weird affect on each other. Sometimes we don’t even say a word and suddenly we are both stuck in a fit of giggles. Man, its the best feeling in the world.
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15. What is something about society that bugs you that you wish didn’t?
For me, I think gender roles and stereotypes. Miss Representation, the documentary really gets my blood boiling because it hurts me to see how much woman suffer in todays society. But also how boys and men suffer. I can’t wait to see The Mask You Live In. Gender roles and stereotypes seriously have to be changed, it has to be opened up and expanded and redefined for sure. So that girls can feel comfortable being leaders and dressing how they like and so boys can feel comfortable being emotional the expressive.

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16. What is one of your favourite things to do on the weekends?
Definitely waking up to a fresh cup of tea and sitting at my lap top catching up on Beauty Blogger stuff and relaxing.

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17. What is something you’re really proud of that you’ve done?
Probably putting my foot down and saying, its my life, I’ll do what I want, even if that means people will grill me for leaving school without graduating. If I know it wont fulfill me, I’ll change it. I’m proud of the courage I have to change things. 

18. What is one of your favourite memories with one of your friends?
With Ally, dancing like an idiot around my room around this time last year with a feather boa to Carly Rae Jepsen, up that happened. 

19. What advice would you give someone who needs a boost in confidence?
Don’t try to gain confidence for others, gain it for yourself. Basically work on you, what makes you happy? What makes you feel alive and proud? The more you invest in that, the more happy you feel, the more that will shine out and to me thats confidence. 

20. Lastly, how do you plan on investing in self-love?
I want to really listen to myself and be aware of my needs and spend my time doing things that make me genuinely happy and surround myself with people who are happy and supportive.

And there it is — The Self-Love Tag! I hope you enjoyed it!

I tag ANYONE and EVERYONE that wants to take part, comment with a link to your post.

I also tag the following wonderful blogs!

Kayla from Microscope Beauty & Microscope Life
Hollie from Good Golly Miss Hollie
Ellis from Ellis Tuesday
Alexandra from Cats and Vodka
Kirstie from A Yellow Brick Blog
Charlotte from Charlotte Rose

Stay Lovely!
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