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Dont you just ADORE Giveaways?!

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If you’ve been a follower of WhatJulieSays for quite some time, then you might remember me mentioning a review a few months ago (which is in the works) on some Adore Cosmetics products! Well, now’s your chance to win some!

Head on over to http://adorecosmeticsgiveaway.com/ and enter to win! It’s that simple! I mean, who doesn’t want to win amazing products at no cost?! *raises hand* hello! Get to it people! & Of course, if you win, let me know in the comments below! I’m excited for you all already!!!

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#HolidayHaute: My favorite perfume + a GIVEAWAY!!!

Yup, you heard that right!!

This post is a collab with a few other lovely ladies [Yazzi | Val | Devyn | Elisabeth | Simone] & we’re giving you some of our FAVORITE products!!!

Now, if there’s something you need to know about me, it’s that I obsess over many things (such as boybands, shot glasses, makeup, journals, the list goes on and on) and when I have an obsession, I go hard. One of my obsessions is PERFUME. I don’t feel complete without it. I genuinely get upset if I leave my apartment without perfume! I blame my mother for this because she too is a perfume addict! We have loads! So of course, it was only right that I give away one of my ALL TIME favorite perfumes for this giveaway: Our Moment by One Direction. I don’t like this perfume just because I love the band, I TRULY adore this perfume. It smells amazing & every time I wear it, I get complimented. YOU NEED IT IN YOUR LIFE. If you’d like me to do a perfume collection post, please leave me a comment below.

On to the best part: The giveaway! This giveaway is U.S ONLY. Sorry to our International followers, but this isn’t the last of us. Next giveaway could be for YOU! Stay tuned. xo 

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ONE Grand Prize Winner will receive everything in the photo above!

CLICK HERE TO ENTER: #HolidayHaute Blogger Collaboration Prize Pack

 Here’s what you can win!
  • Skinfood Soft Eyelash Curler
  • Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream in Light/Medium
  • The Saem Sammul Smile Bebe Blusher in Bling Peach
  • Etude House sheet masks in Aloe and Olive
  • (1) 3.4 fl oz bottle of Our Moment by One Direction
  • A 3 month subscription to Birchbox
  • COSRX Low PH Cleanser
  • Daiso sheet mask cover
  • Shideido shampoo samples
  • Assorted sheet masks
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
  • Bareminerals Alluring Eyes holiday gift set
  • Bareminerals Charming Lips & Cheeks holiday gift set

Disclaimer: US entrants only. Giveaway ends at 12am on Dec 23, 2015. Winner will be contacted via email and announced on social media. Winner must claim prize within five (5) days of the giveaway announcement or another winner will be selected.  No false and/or giveaway specific accounts will be permitted to enter. Do not follow and then unfollow after the giveaway ends. Prizes will be sent via mail to the winner from each respective host. Any lost or damaged goods are not the responsibility of the hosts. This giveaway was in no way sponsored by any brand(s) and the items were purchased/obtained by each host respectively.

TELL ME YOUR #HOLIDAYHAUTE SCENT ON SOCIAL MEDIA & IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!

GOOD LUCK XO

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Underrated Youtubers: Alex Faction

I’m going to start a segment for my Rant Tuesdays called “Underrated” & I’m going to post on people I feel deserve wayyyy more acknowledgment for their talent whether they’re celebrities, youtubers, or just every day people! Let’s begin.

To start off this segment, I chose to write about a youtuber who I absolutely loooove.. Alex Faction! If you don’t know who Alex Faction is, here’s a quick intro on him & a picture of his face.

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My name is Alex and I’m a professional Makeup Artist (MUA) living in Chicago. Here you will find my love for Special FX Makeup, Face and Body painting, and a few cameos of Beauty Makeup tutorials.

Just recently, I sent him a series of video snapchats telling him how aggravated I was that he didn’t have more subscribers. At the moment, he has over 96 thousand, but at the time, that wasn’t the case. He had over 60 thousand when I sent the rant, and I was truly annoyed as to why he didn’t have more. He’s amazing with SFX, makeup, & his alchy hauls are hysterical! Why does the subscriber count annoy me?? Because I once came across a Youtube channel of someone who literally had ONE video..but because they were young & had an accent, it had over a million subscribers. A MILLION. I wish I was joking, but that’s a true story. So of course, when I see someone as talented as him, with a TON of videos..who takes the time to film & edit, not have over a million is upsetting.

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LIKE C’MON. TELL ME THIS MAN ISN’T TALENTED?!?!?!?!

You need to check out his channel, see a couple of his videos & then come back and tell me how right I am. Let’s help him get to 100K!!! He’s so close!! He’s currently doing 31 Days Of Halloween where he FILMS AND EDITS a video every single day in the month of October. Um, talk about dedication!!  OH & did I mention how he answers my snapchats all the time & he’s such a sweet heart ?!?!? I love him!

Here’s where you can contact him!

Youtube | Twitter | Facebook | InstagramWebsiteSnapchat: AlexFaction | FactionLash

|  FAN MAIL |

PO Box # 448
1400 Patriot blvd
Glenview IL, 60026

Do you know Alex Faction?! Isn’t he the best ?! Tell me what you think in the comments below. xo

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Procrastinating Beauty Blogger Tag!

What better than a tag post to start off this week on a fun & random note?! Let’s jump right into it!

(tag originally found here)

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  1. Name a beauty regimen that you rarely do? Moisturizing my body after a shower. I normally just lotion up the areas that get the most dry & call it a day…and that’s if I remember to do that! Haha!
  2. Is washing your make-up brushes something that you do regularly? I don’t know if I should answer this! Haha! Okay, Okay…um..it’s not something I do as often as I should.
  3. How long will you last with chipped nail polish? On my toes, months. On my fingers, um, depends. LOL..maybe about 2 weeks.
  4. How long will you put off buying/replacing a beauty product, even if you need it? This is not something I skimp on. If I need something, and I have a few extra dollars to repurchase it, I do.
  5. What is your worst beauty habit? Touching my blemishes. I know you shouldn’t, as it could lead to scarring, but I can’t help it. I want it gone, not just chillin’ on my face!
  6. Name something non-beauty related that you put off doing all the time? Changing my bed sheets. It’s just SO much work. But, then I remember that I have to be grateful to have a bed, and I quickly get over putting it off.
  7. When going out somewhere, do you leave getting ready to the last minute? I try to plan, to make myself seem like I’m being organized, but I always end up behind schedule.
  8. Can you commit to spending bans? 100% no. LOL. Something I’m trying to work on is my willpower. I suck at changing my habits!
  9. How organized are your make-up and nail polish collections? My makeup is in a huge case my aunt got me for my birthday last year, & my nail polish is all in a drawer, so I’m gonna say..pretty damn organized!

Feel free to tag as many people as you’d like! I tag: Valerie | Brianna | Kat | Rossy

Tagged the first 4 I see in my reader, but please feel free to do this tag even if you’re not tagged & let me know, in the comments below, so I can read your answers!! xo

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Sunshine Blogger Award.

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Hello friends!

My fabulous friend Valerie just nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award which I’m super thankful for; we all know I love tag posts! I know I tell you this all the time, but definitely check out Val’s blog! Super chic, and she posts weekly! If you want someone who’s consistent, friendly & runs an excellent blog, she’s the one to follow!

The Rules:

  • Thank the person/people who nominated you.
  • Answer the questions from your nominators.
  • Nominate eleven other bloggers and give them eleven questions.
  • Like what I mentioned before, this is to spread the love and I’m doing these awards so that we’ll meet interesting bloggers. Please do check out all of the blogs I nominated and follow them if you like.

(Another variation I’ve seen is to nominate 6 people, and give 3 questions & that’s the version I’ll be doing.)

Here are the questions Valerie asked me:

  1. What’s one thing you love about the fall season? The change of weather!!! I can’t stand summer because it’s so hot and humid! I love the cool breeze in the fall, it instantly makes me happier!
  2. When you’re feeling down, what do you do to feel better? I listen to music whenever I’m not in the best of moods. Listening to some of my favorite artists and bands always cheers me up.
  3. What is your comfort food? Pizza. Always and forever.
  4. Where is your favorite place to be and why? Definitely Manhattan. I know so many people who can’t stand being in the city because it’s always so crowded, and full of tourists, but I love it. I’m a city girl 100%.
  5. What’s one thing that makes you happy? As Valerie said, it’s going to sound super cheesy, but, One Direction. Just everything about those 4 (almost typed 5.. :/) cheer me up instantly.
  6. If you could travel anywhere right now, where would you go? In the U.S, California; Out of the country, England.
  7. What is one thing you love about yourself? This might sound silly, but, my ability to say no. I know so many people who don’t know how to tell others no. I don’t do things simply because someone feels I need or should do something. If I don’t feel like it, there’s no changing my mind, so don’t bother.
  8. What is one thing you love about your blog? Can I choose everything? I love my header, I love the schedule I’ve created, and I love the interaction I have with my readers. Blogging isn’t easy, but it’s definitely worth it all.
  9. Why do you blog? 1. To escape. Blogging helps get my mind off things when I’m stressed and/or upset. 2. For the interaction. I love meeting new people, making new friends and sharing my tips/tricks and/or advice with the world.
  10. Name 3 things you can’t live without. These types of questions are always so hard. 1. Family 2. Makeup 3. Laptop
  11. What are you looking forward to this weekend? Probably grocery shopping. I’m working on going back to this healthy lifestyle journey I’ve been on for the past few years. I know I say this like every other month, but I really need to try my hardest.

My nominees are:

  1. Carlynn @ Carlynn’s Blog.
  2. Anna @ Bee Beauty.
  3. Arielle @ With All My Affection.
  4. Devyn @ Devyn Cox.
  5. Diana @ Diana’s Adventures.
  6. Brey @ Ordinary Adventures.

Here are my questions:

  1. What’s your favorite childhood memory?
  2. Who is your blogging inspiration?
  3. What is your favorite family tradition?
  4. Besides blogging, what is your favorite hobby?
  5. What camera do you use for your photos?
  6. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

Hope you all have fun with this post! I changed it up, as usual. I posted 6 questions instead of 3 or 11 and I nominated 6 bloggers instead of 11! Even if I personally didn’t nominate you, feel free to post this on your blog and tag me! I’d love to read your answers!

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I’ve been thinking..

So, yesterday I spent the day contemplating whether or not to publish a blog post, and as you can see, I decided not to. I thought the idea of posting something motivational, or inspiring every Sunday would be excellent. It was to help myself, and everyone else, start off the upcoming week in brighter spirits instead of the usual, “i hate mondays” attitude. However, I felt like maybe It’s a topic I should remove from WhatJulieSays. Why? Well, for starters, I wasn’t sure if anyone was into them..or looked forward to them. Also, I felt it was getting somewhat repetitive. There’s so many quotes out there, that are amazing, but in the end, all relay more or less the same meaning. I don’t want every Sundays’ post to be the same thing. I thought I’d be able to have new material every week, but I realized, I don’t.

Instead, I think I’ll still post a quote every now and then, but it won’t be specifically scheduled for Sunday; It’ll be more sporadic and spontaneous. I just don’t want to go crazy finding quotes to post every Sunday, and feel as if the post was just a waste of time.

Give me your feedback on this please! I love interacting with my readers and I’d love to hear your input on this. If enough people tell me to keep it going, I’ll try my hardest to find new, inspirational quotes weekly! Thank you in advance 🙂

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