How Expensive Is My Face?

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For those who may not have seen this post before you may be a little weirded out. This post basically sums up all of the makeup I put on my face every morning and takes tally of how expensive each of those products are. I haven’t myself run the numbers yet and I’m a bit scared to find out how much this total comes to! Stick around and find out!

Nivea’s Sensitive Post Shave Balm – $6.49

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation – $39

NYX HD Concealer – $4.99

RCMA – $12

NYX Eyebrow Pencil – $9.99

Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette – $36

Wet N Wild Mascara – $4.29

Wet N Wild Contour & Highlighting Palette – $4.99

NYC Contour Powder – $4.99

Wet N Wild Color Icon Blush – $2.99

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray – $31

Tarte Lippie – $20

Which comes to a total of $176.73 and excuse me while I go vomit (because I’m dramatic). That’s a disturbingly high number for my face makeup! That’s not even including the large array of brushes in my arsenal. Yikes! Too bad I’m in love with all these products and refuse to give them up. I hope you all enjoyed this fun post and comment below if you have done this so I can be sure to check it out for myself!

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One Lovely Blog Award

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I’ve been nominated by the lovely Janeanna at Beauty and the Flawed for the One Lovely Blog Award! She is one of the sweetest girls and her blog is so interesting. She writes about all things fashion, beauty, and lifestyle. I love how she switches it up and doesn’t define herself by a single niche, it definitely keeps it interesting! So thank you so much sweetie and keep up the good writing. This was a fun award to complete!

The rules:

  • Thank the person that nominated you and leave a link to their blog.
  • Post about the award.
  • Share 7 facts about yourself.
  • Nominate at most 15 people.
  • Tell your nominees the good news!

7 Facts About Me:

  1. I have a strange obsession with floor plans. I geek over them!
  2. My choice of snacks lean more towards salty rather than sweet.
  3. I would really love to move down southwest somewhere, I always have wanted to!
  4. My favorite holiday is Halloween and my least favorite is Christmas. I’m weird, I know!!
  5. When I was young I wanted to be a city planner. (Not quite a princess but I’ll take it.)
  6. My favorite shows to watch are comedies.
  7. I could care less for brand names. If a Louis Vuitton knock off bag looks good, give it to me. I’m not paying full price for the name!

My Nominations:

All of you wonderful bloggers out there! You are all lovely bloggers in my eyes which is why I follow you! I encourage you all to participate in this fun award and let all your readers learn more about you.

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Christmas Tag

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I saw Be A Free Blog do this tag and I thought it was super cute and in the spirit of Christmas, I suppose I’ll do this holiday tag. (If you know me, you know I’m not the jolliest of people when it comes to Christmas. Not sure why. I just never have been!) I hope you enjoy!

1.Whats Your Favorite Holiday Movie?
Rudolf. Classic.
2. Whats Your Favorite Christmas Color?
I actually HATE the traditional green and red Christmas colors. My favorite Christmas colors are the simplicity of white and golds (as if that’s different than any other season).
3. Do You Like To Stay in Your PJs Or Dress Up For Christmas?
PJ’s but it’s a must to dress up for those cute pictures!
4. If You Could Only Buy One Person a Present This Year Who Would It Be?
I guess I would buy for my husband since he has to put up with me all year, I suppose he deserves it 😉
5. Do You Open Your Present Christmas Eve Or Christmas Morning?
My family has always opened on Christmas morning
6. Have You Ever Built a Ginger Bread House?
In elementary school…but never since then!
7. What Do You Like To Do On Your Christmas Break?
 Now that I’m a working adult I don’t get one 😦
8. Any Christmas Wishes?
 Just happiness and health to all my loved ones
9. Favorite Christmas Smell?
 I love the deep apple and cinnamon scents for Christmas
10. Favorite Christmas Meal Or Treat?
 I didn’t know this was a thing…
11. Which holiday do you celebrate?
 12. What are you doing for the holidays this year?
 Lots of family, food, and good times!
 13. What’s your favorite holiday drink?
Hot Chocolate
14. Candy cane or Gingerbread men?
Candy Canes
15. What’s your favorite holiday/Christmas song?
Not a fan…
16. What’s the weirdest gift you’ve ever received?
Not sure if I’ve received any strange gifts, people normally ask me or know me well enough to know what I want.
17. Have you ever made a snowman?
For sure! Hasn’t everyone?
18.What is your favorite winter fragrance?
 I don’t change up my scents depending on the time of year. No one has time for that!
 19. What is at the top of your list this Christmas?
Still having items open in our wedding registry made Christmas lists extremely easy this year. What I want most though would be a little help funding our honeymoon though!
20. What is most important to you about the holidays?
 Spending quality time with family and friends. Cliche, I know.

What are your answers? Be sure to tag me in your post, I would love to see your answers!

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Versatile Blogger Award


Hello you, and welcome to inside the mind of an Obsessive Compulsive Designer

I was nominated for another award and I am so thankful to the lovely community I have surrounded myself with that have kept my blog in their thoughts. I really enjoy this tag because it let’s you all get to know me a little bit more! Thank you so much to Simply Caylee. If she hadn’t nominated me in the first place, I would definitely be nominating her below. Go ahead and check out her blog. She is extremely creative! Enough rambling though, let’s do it!

The Rules :

  1. Thank the person that nominated you and include a link to their blog
  2. Nominate at least 15 blogs of your choice
  3. Link you nominees and let them know of your nomination
  4. Share 7 facts about yourself

Facts About Me :

  1. I have dyed my hair every “natural” color (was clown red for a while there) on the spectrum. With the exception of blonde!
  2. I work full time as a designer at an interior design firm.
  3. I didn’t really start getting into beauty and makeup seriously until about 2-3 years ago.
  4. I have never lived outside of the Midwest and would love to venture out someday.
  5. My go-to Starbucks order is an iced soy chai tea latte with light ice. (Sounds extremely basic but it is amazing)
  6. The most used app on my phone is Youtube.
  7. I prefer rain & gloomy weather to sunshine. If only humidity wasn’t a package deal with rain…

My nominees :

Becca P Beauty

Fun House Vision

Blonde’s Tea

Emaaly Maae

A Beautiful Thing

The Homemaker’s Life

From Lashes to Heels

Polished By Amy

Tea Time With Hann

Le Wendy

Be A Free Blog


A Real Wonderland

The Kristin Review

Simple Ula


Behind the Scenes – Blogger Tag


Hello you, and welcome to inside the mind of an Obsessive Compulsive Designer

I’ve seen this tag circulating the blogging community for a while and found it so interesting to see a peek behind the scenes of other writer’s blogs and lives. It is so fascinating to me how many different backgrounds, techniques, and opinions everyone else has. I’ve been wanting to do this tag for a while now and Writings and Worship finally convinced me to do it. She is such a sweet girl, be sure to check out her post afterwards. So, without further ado, let’s jump into it!

Where do you blog?

I do most of my blogging curled up on my couch in my living room. I do have a full time job and when I get home I literally melt into the couch haha! If being in the living room is too distracting, you can also find me sitting at my dining room table. (Sometimes the couch is WAY too comfy and I struggle to keep my eyes open!) Either way, I don’t tend to stray from my home too much when I blog.

Where do you find inspiration for your blog posts?

I find inspiration from life in general. Some of the time, I’ll just think to myself about things I would want to read or would enjoy reading about. A big help comes from surrounding myself with creative individuals (in real life and my “cyber” life). WordPress and Pinterest are some of my favorite sites to go to get inspiration.

How long does it take you to do a blog post?

It definitely all depends on the post. The lengthy posts where I tag multiple items can often times take anywhere from one to two hours. I don’t think I have ever spent more than two hours on a single post before!

Do you plan your blog posts? If so, why?

YES! I’m a huge planner. I love it! I feel like I would be lost or wouldn’t be as great of a blogger (not saying I’m amazing at it haha) if I didn’t plan. Planning helps me stay focused on finding inspiration dedicated towards the subjects I am going to write about that week. Also, planning helps me spread out different topics so I don’t get too many fashion, beauty, etc. posts in a row. I can’t imagine not planning!

What kind of camera do you use?

I use the ever so glamorous iPhone 6 🙂 I am semi new to the whole blogging scene, so I wanted to get a full grasp on what all I was getting into before I spent hundreds of dollars on a fancy camera.

What editing programs do you use?

Um, none really. Does that make me a bad blogger?

Do you use a notebook to track ideas?

I am a perfectionist so writing ideas down in a notebook to be erased, changed, and crossed out isn’t really my style. I do keep an ongoing list on my computer and on my phone so I can easily edit it.

Do you take your pictures?

Yes, I do take all my own pictures. Unless it is specifically mentioned in the post, (see my post Preparing For Flawless Photos for an example) I take all of my own pictures. I don’t want to gain all of my followers due to gorgeous photography that isn’t mine. It’s all me here! 🙂

What’s your favorite posts to write?

That is the first hard question of this tag…I would have to say fashion posts would be my favorite. So far, they seem to be getting the most interaction. Interacting with all the fellow bloggers out there and supporting each other is really one of my favorite parts of this experience. It’s great to write a post you are really passionate about and then have great conversation with others who geek out over it as much as you do!

Who knows about your blog?

All my friends and family know about my blog. It’s a fun part of my life and I like sharing that with them. They’ve been extremely supportive and I can’t thank them enough!

Are you an organized or messy blogger?

HAHA organized.

Biggest blogging pet peeve?

It’s such a fun expressive part of my life, I can’t think of anything I don’t like about it. Maybe I just haven’t been doing this for long enough to really know what annoys me! I’m still in the honeymoon stage 😉