A lovely follower of mine, who blogs over on Charmed Wench, left a comment on my blog recently to inform me she had nominated me for The Real Neat Blog Award. I was happy to see her comment and thought I would answer the questions and nominate a few bloggers of my own.
Real Neat Blog Award
To celebrate the fact that my blog turned 5 the other day, I thought I’d do a give away. This morning you could read a review of the twin sister of this product: it is the US drugstore palette L’Oreal La Palette Nude 1.
Did you really think that I would go shopping in the US and not bring back something for you to win? If you saw my massive US beauty haul you might have already spotted this among the madness. I purchased both L’Oreal La Palette Nude 1 and 2, but I already knew when I did, that I would be using no. 1 for a giveaway.
This palette features 10 neutral shades. Some people compare this to a mixture of Urban Decay Naked 1 and 2. And it does mimic that vibe. Since I already own both, I find this a bit superfluous to add to my own collection, but I figured that many other people might like a good quality eye shadow palette that has great pigmentation. That is, if this has shadows as great as its sister which I reviewed this morning. Since I didn’t swatch or use this palette, I cannot guarantee that it is as good, but looking at swatches online, I think it’s safe to say that the quality is similar to the no. 2 palette.
I snapped some pictures to show you what this palette looked like and also to see if any of these shadows survived being dragged halfway across the world. It is otherwise untouched and kept safe and sound in a smoke free environment. It will be send to you via snail mail and shipping is at your own risk. I will package it as well as possible, but I cannot be held accountable if this doesn’t reach you intact and undamaged.
Here’s what you have to do to win:
- Follow this blog, either via e-mail or Bloglovin’. You can find links to both ways in the sidebar on the right. Please inform me of your username, so I know who you are.
- Leave a comment saying which item or items you would like me to review next from one or all of these blog posts: US Beauty Haul, Misslipgloss Goody Bag, New Catrice & Essence products
- For an extra chance you can post about this giveaway on your Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook or other social media accounts. If you do, please state proof in your comment by adding links or screen shots so I can check. Each channel you post on counts towards 1 extra entry.
This giveaway ends Monday 28 September 2015 at midnight. This giveaway is open internationally. There will be one (1) winner, who will be selected using random.org. Your entry will only count if you fulfill steps 1 AND 2, step 3 is optional. I will contact the winner via e-mail within 24 hours after the giveaway deadline, so leave a valid e-mail address when you leave your comment, else your entry will not count. If the winner doesn’t respond within 48 hours, I will choose a new winner. Good luck and ‘may the odds be ever in your favor’.
***This giveaway is not sponsored. I paid for this prize with my own money.***
Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me… Well not to ME, exactly, but to this blog! Today is the day that my blog celebrates its 5 year blog-anniversary. Five years of trying to keep this space going and five years of sometimes creative, or not so creative ideas, five years of 1000 word blog posts and too many selfies to boot. To celebrate this milestone together with you, I have a few things in store for you the next few days. Read on to find out more.
The first thing you must have noticed is a change in theme. I found this theme months ago and thought it would be perfect. I think I ran the previous theme for nearly 2 years, maybe even longer. So I thought that a new, fresh look, would add to the festive atmosphere on here. If you now want to leave a comment, you simply click the grey bubble next to the title. For a like, you click the smaller pink bubble with the heart.
In order to celebrate 5 years of blogging in style, I also have a few tricks up my sleeve. Tomorrow, Sunday and Monday I will have something special in store for you. If I’m not mistaken something with a make up collection video and you may also be able to win something one of these days. So stay tuned if you are curious to see what’s coming up throughout this extended weekend.
Last but not least, I should inform you of a small change in my blogging schedule. In my current schedule I posted 2 blogs on Thursday: nails & music and on Sunday I post anything that is random/ lifestyle related. The change isn’t a big one, but I find myself not interested in nail art at all. I’m glad if I can slap something on and manage to take pictures. It’s not something I lost interest in, but it’s just not something I feel is worthy of weekly blog posts. That is why, my blog schedule will look as follows, as of this week:
- Monday: beauty (reviews, product overviews, skincare, make up, haircare, bodycare, empty products, etc.)
- Tuesday: food (mostly recipes, but I will throw in other random bits having to do with food)
- Wednesday: beauty
- Thursday: alternating between nails, music and books. I want to make books a more regular part of this blog
- Friday: fashion (lookbooks, styling, ootd, do and dont’s, shoplogs, etc)
- Saturday: beauty
- Sunday: lifestyle (favorites, work, health, movies, tv series, hot spots, etc).
Have a good Friday and check back this weekend for more!
On Youtube everyone is doing Vlogmas, and my Christmas decorations have been up for a bit now. It’s almost Christmas so I thought: why not do Christmas inspired blog posts for a week running up to Christmas? Here’s what you can expect from this coming week’s blog posts.
From Monday 15 December until Sunday 21 December, every blog post on here will have to do with Christmas in one way or another. Some of the things you can expect are: festive lipsticks, winter skincare, a Christmas lookbook as well as Christmas make up looks. Here’s my blogging schedule again, so you know what you might expect on what days:
- Monday: beauty/ make up
- Tuesday: food
- Wednesday: beauty/ make up
- Thursday: nail (6 AM) & music (3 PM)
- Friday: fashion
- Saturday: beauty/ make up
- Sunday: personal/ lifestyle/ miscellaneous
I am and have been giving sneak peeks of what’s to come on my Instagram account (@indiequeen84). So follow me there if you would like to know what goes up before it goes up.
Without further ado, I hope you have a great Sunday and a great week. Only one more week and then I’ll have vacation!! Woohoo! And apart from some meetings and some exams, I don’t even have a super busy week at work from what I can tell right now. Just seeing some students for extra lessons and that’s about it. I hope Friday comes quickly and then I’ll have 2 weeks of time for making many more future blog posts.
Just a quick note to inform you what is coming up this week on this blog.
As of tomorrow, Monday November 3rd, this blog will feature posts that all deal with fall. So if you are curious about my favorite fall blushes, lipsticks, eyeshadows, fashion, food and more, then stay tuned. The post schedule will not change, just every post that goes up from tomorrow until Sunday will be autumn inspired. Just a quick reminder what posts you can expect on which days:
- Monday: beauty/ make up
- Tuesday: food (I like to call it Foodie Tuesday, props if you get the reference)
- Wednesday: beauty/ make up
- Thursday morning: music
- Thursday afternoon: nails
- Friday: fashion
- Saturday: beauty/ make up
- Sunday: lifestyle/ miscellaneous
I hope you enjoy the posts!
Have a great Sunday.
It’s time, time to give back! To celebrate my 4th blogaversary, I’ve decided to set up a giveaway. It’s the simplest one ever so I hope you choose to enter and you can win not one, but two prizes.
Let’s first start off with the prizes: you can win this MAC lipstick in Pink Plaid. This lipstick is a matte lipstick and one of my favorite MAC lipsticks. It’s a great neutral, goes with many skintones and has great staying power. It is a blue toned pink, fully matte, but because of the undertone not boring and not prone to giving you the look of death. It is my go to color when wearing smokey eyes or any dark eye make up and it goes with everything. Not convinced, here are some swatches…
… and you can see the lipstick on me here, here, and here. Of course the lipstick you’ll be receiving is brand new and unswatched. I only opened it up for the first picture you see in this blog post. So no worries.
In addition to the lipstick you will also receive a 10 pound ASOS giftcard, which will be sent to you in a separate email. I chose to go with ASOS as it has free international shipping and contains both fashion and beauty bits. And I thought it would be nice to add something so you could pick something yourself. Of course, if you’re the winner, I’d love to see what you decide to purchase.
What do you have to do to win the MAC lipstick & an ASOS giftcard?
- Leave a comment below and include your email address. In the comment, please provide at least one video idea you’d be interested in seeing me do.
- Follow me on bloglovin’. (Please indicate this in your comment, and state who you are on bloglovin’).
- Tweet about the giveaway. Leave the link to your tweet in your comment. You can copy this text: I entered to win a MAC Pinkplaid lipstick! Check @floatingindreams.com on how to enter.
You have until Thursday September 25th, 3PM CET to enter and all 3 steps must be met. The giveaway is open internationally, but please bear in mind that I cannot be held responsible in case the package is lost or damaged during shipment. There is one (1) winner for both prizes. To select a winner, I will use Random.org. The winner will receive an email within 24 hours of the giveaway deadline and is expected to reply by sending an email within 48 hours. If the winner does not respond on time, I will contact the runner up.
***This giveaway has now been closed. The winner will receive an email within 48 hours***
This giveaway is not sponsored.