Liebster Award!

liebster award

Oh my gosh thank you so much pinotandpeeptoes for the nomination!! Her blog is so cute and she is adorable, check her out! This award is so great because it gets little blogs noticed and I am so excited to find new blogs to follow.

Here are the rules:

  1. Thank the nominator.
  2. Display the award.
  3. Nominate 10 more bloggers with 10 new questions.
  4. Answer the questions
  5. Notify the Nominees

Here are my questions: 

1. What is your favorite animal (can be a pet or something more exotic)?

Sarah.A: I have 2 snakes that I am totally in love with, but my favorite animal is absolutely an aye-aye.

Sarah E: I have a dog and I love him but I’m also in love with polar bears and koala bears
2. What do you love about where you live?

Sarah.A: Oof, I’m not really big about living in the suburbs, but being really close to NYC is really nice

Sarah E: I actually love living in a remote suburban town. I go to school in a busy town and it’s nice to come home to peace and quietness
3. What is something you’re grateful for?

Sarah.A: I am so grateful that my family and friends are supportive of anything I do/want to do (haha that’s so cheesy I know)

Sarah E: I’m grateful for my support system; friends and family. My family is always there for me and I can always rely on my best friends (and yes that includes a certain someone named Sarah ❤️)
4. What food do you make the best (cereal and milk count!)

Sarah.A: I make a sandwich, especially grilled cheeses

Sarah E: I’ve gotten really good at making omelettes (a summer goal for me yay!). It’s typically just chicken and mozzerella but I like to add cooked spinach sometimes
5. If you could meet one person, who would it be?

Sarah.A: Aaah there are so many people I wish I could meet…maybe Zac Posen because I think he’s a huge inspiration and I could talk to him for hours.

Sarah E: I would love to meet Coco Chanel, she’s such an inspiration to me and I’d also love to meet Bobbi Brown because I’m obsessed with her products
6. If you could only pick one thing to play up: Lips, eyes, or hair?

Sarah.A: Eyes, for sure

Sarah E: ^retweet
7. What is your favorite season?

Sarah.A: Spring, I feel like there are more options to do fun stuff

Sarah E: to be honest I love all the seasons. It’s always so fun to change trends for each season
8. Why did you start your blog?

Sarah.A: I thought it would be a fun way to experience different lifestyles (It totally is!)

Sarah E: I’ve been running a website for a couple of years now but I just wasn’t happy with it so I decided to team up with my bestie. I’m so happy I did because it’s great blogging with your best friend about things you love
9. What is most important to you in life?

Sarah.A: Knowing that my life and the life of my family/friends will be as happy and worthwhile as possible.

Sarah E: always being there for people when they need me
10. What would you like to be remembered for?

Sarah.A: My personality and my fashion sense

Sarah E: sense of humor and my personality

My questions for you:

  1. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
  2. What is your favorite clothing store?
  3. What would be the first thing you would do if you won the lottery?
  4. How many people live in your house?
  5. What was your dream job when you were a little kid?
  6. What is your dream pet?
  7. What is your favorite type of beauty product and why? (skin, eyes, lips)
  8. Favorite movie?
  9. If you could switch places with any person who would it be?
  10. What’s the reason you started your blog?

And we nominate the following:

The Black Sparkles Gal



With All My Affection

Casual Sanctuary


a brash attitude






Eyeliner is my favorite tool to use in my everyday makeup look. I have been obsessed with it for a while and have now acquired a list of favorites and least favorites. Eyeliner is super easy to do, so i hope this critique of brands helps!

Bare Minerals, Liner shadow/Eyeliner: Mesmerized. (Using Mary Kay signature eyeliner/Eyebrow brush)

This is my only powder liner and i really like it. With an angled brush, it goes on smoothly. Make sure to put a lot on the brush for a really pronounced, visible look. You can make a wing with this, I recommend using the side of the brush to make it even on both eyes. I wouldn’t recommend using this for your waterline because it can easily flake off in your eyes. You can easily take this off with remover, but it can get a little smudgy so make sure you get it all off.


Benefit they’re real push-up liner, Lash hugging gel/gel liner pen:Brown

I actually got this liner as a free gift with a purchase from Ulta. It took a little getting used to, and it gets a little clumpy if you get too close to your lashes. I’m not really crazy about the brown, but I think if I had it in black I would like it better. This one really doesn’t work for your waterline or for making wings. It stays on really well and may take a little longer to take off.


Covergirl, liquilineblast: Black Fire

For beginners! This is absolutely the easiest eyeliner I have ever used, It is so smooth and only takes a light touch. If you’re doing a wing, go over it a couple times so it shows clearly. it has a smudge stick at the other end, which works pretty well, but I’m not big on the smudged look. This one stays really well on your waterline too. My only problem with it, is that it takes a while to take off. It usually takes remover and water to take off.


Stila, stay all day/waterproof liquid eyeliner: intense black

Favorite eyeliner ever. This liquid goes on so easily, you can do so many neat details with it. It is absolutely worth the cost because it has this cool spring thing in the cap so the liquid stays good for longer. It has outlasted all the other liquid liners I have bought before, I use it everyday for a simple wing or just a line. Never put liquid on your waterline! If you make a mistake just use water to swipe it away then restart (with a dry surface of course). Once you get it perfect, leave it for about a minute and it will last the whole day. A simple remover cleans it off in minimal time with minimal effort.

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Maybelline,Eye studio/ Master precise/Ink pen:Black

I just bought this one, so I’m not totally sure what I think of it. It goes on smoothly, but it smudges really easily. The pen is really thin so it’s good for wings, I don’t know how long it will last yet since I’ve only had it for a few weeks. Not good for waterline, but I hope you knew that already.


All these products can also be bought at Ulta/ The Covergirl and Maybelline are both sold in basic drugstores too. Hope you found this helpful!



#TBT to the 90s….

Over the past year or so I’ve noticed a big 90s trend making a comeback.  Yup the era of… The choker! Personally I ❤️ chokers. They’re so cool and can totally upgrade your outfit. I recently bought one and it just came in the mail the other day. I’ve been wearing it nonstop! For months I’ve been looking for a simple black stretchy choker. Some stores like Forever 21 for example have choker necklaces with charms as opposed to the classic style. 

$3.90 from Forever 21
  This is a choker I found on Forever 21’s website (I might be slightly addicted to online window shopping).
$5 from Brandy Melville
This is the choker that I just got. It’s from Brandy Melville, a store that I’ve always heard about but never looked at. It’s only $5 dollars so it’s super affordable. They also have tons of cute tops and accessories!

Happy last month of summer ☀️😀

xoxo, Sarah E.