Blog Birthday, October Favorites, & Gidget

Today marks my blog’s 4th birthday. Hard to believe that for four years I’ve kept up one single hobby! And turned it into a business! My how time flies when you’re having fun. I hope you’ve been having fun, too. I wish I had a screenshot of Pretty Shiny Sparkly’s original design…boy that was a doozy!

Today I’m sharing my October favorites with you in a video (above) and Gidget makes a special appearance somewhere in the clip so make sure you watch it all!

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Hope you had a happy Halloween! Did you do anything fun? What’s your favorite Halloween candy? Let me know in the comments below!

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  1. Heidi
    11.01.2013 / 12:21 am

    Happy Blogiversary! And I kindly request a fine hair tutorial and that Gidget make an appearance in every video! She’s just too precious. Is the texturing spray paraben free?

    • 11.02.2013 / 9:22 pm

      Thank you Heidi!! And thank you for being such a great reader and commenter, I love your comments!

  2. Brianna
    11.01.2013 / 12:35 am

    Oh no! I’m sad to hear that night shift is sucking the life out of you! 🙁 I’m about to start a new night shift job in a few weeks. I hope I can find a way to adjust, since I have to be on nights for at least a year. . .eek! Also, how do you apply Cabana Boy? It looks so pretty and natural on you!! I feel like when I wear it I look too “done up” even when I use an extremely light hand and duo fiber brush.One last thing: Gidget is the cutest little puppy ever!!

    • 11.02.2013 / 9:22 pm

      My sister in law was on nights for a year after she graduated from nursing school….it sucks but she said she got used to it.

      For cabana boy, it’s pretty potent, and to be honest for on-camera use it’s perfect because you have to apply more blush than you would in person for film work since it gets so washed out. But I definitely use a softer, looser, fluffier blush brush for this blush rather than a stiffer/denser one, simply because it is so potent. So you’re on the right track! But yes, appearances can be deceiving on film!

  3. Carlota Benet Cros
    11.01.2013 / 8:06 am

    I love your puppy!! She is the cutest little thing hiding behind youir neck!! And yes I am particularly interested in your new hair routine since my hair is pretty fine as well. Thank you!!

  4. 11.01.2013 / 11:45 am

    I want to know about the hair care routine!Love your videos.

  5. Miranda
    11.01.2013 / 2:25 pm

    Happy 4-year blogiversary! Gidget is so precious!

  6. Kelly
    11.01.2013 / 3:00 pm

    Yes do a hair care video

  7. 11.01.2013 / 3:20 pm

    I bought Cabana Boy on Hautelook a few months ago, and I’ve been using it EVERY day lately! It’s the perfect pink for fair skin.
    Happy blog birthday!

    • 11.02.2013 / 9:21 pm

      I heard about that great The Balm sale on Hautelook! Sad I missed it!

  8. Jackie
    11.01.2013 / 3:45 pm

    Yes please do the hair care video – would love more volume, it’s a CONSTANT quest!

  9. Kathleen Jennings
    11.01.2013 / 6:09 pm

    I share your love for the Sage/Westheimer Walgreen’s! It’s AMAZE! They have impossible-to-find Klorane Dry Shampoo there too

    • 11.02.2013 / 9:20 pm

      I know, how had I not heard about it until now? In fact, it was my husband who told me, “I went to a Walgreens today that you would go nuts over.” He was right!

  10. Grit & Glamour™
    11.01.2013 / 11:55 pm

    Happy 4 years! Can’t imagine the blog world without you!

    I want to hear about the new volume technique…I need it! And you are my #1 go-to for product recommendations, techniques, etc. I believe every word you say!

    And OMG, wish I had gotten this on video…while I was watching your video, Macy was siting here practically in my lap, and as soon as you put Gidget on, she started staring at the screen and tilting her head. Too funny! She totally noticed Gidget, who is beyond cute!

    • 11.02.2013 / 9:20 pm

      Oh my goodness, I would have paid money to see Macy doing that! how cute! and thank you for the kindness V!

  11. marianne
    11.02.2013 / 9:50 am

    HI How do I shop these items?

    • 11.02.2013 / 9:19 pm

      There is a shop the post area right below the video and text!

      • marianne
        11.03.2013 / 9:17 am


        When I go to ” shop the post” and click on it, nothing happens, perhaps a setting on my computer.

        • 11.03.2013 / 11:08 pm

          Hmm, that’s strange. Do you have ad blocking software perhaps? I’ll try tinkering with it, try again and let me know what happens! You may need to wait until the hover effect disappears, or I can remove the hover feature.

          • 11.04.2013 / 3:44 am

            Must be blocked by Adblock because it doesn’t show up for me either.

  12. Raven Locks
    11.02.2013 / 9:08 pm

    Happy birthday to your blog! And your puppy is so sweet 🙂 Makes me wish I had a tiny little yorkie like that!

    Oh, and I vote YES on the hair care video.

    xo Azu

  13. Jessica English
    11.03.2013 / 5:49 am

    Uh can we talk about how impossibly precious Gidget is?! I die. You’re lookin gorge, too!

  14. Mandy
    11.04.2013 / 3:34 am

    4 years, wow! Happy birthday blog 🙂 How time flies!!

  15. bouieyle
    11.04.2013 / 1:21 pm

    i can’t see the photo..what is wrong with it??

  16. Glam Slam!
    11.05.2013 / 4:37 am

    Happy blogaversary! Has it really been 4 years?! I am truly glad I discovered your blog. You were one of the first bloggers I really started following and connecting to when I first started blogging. You truly prove that hard work, dedication and a true love for what you do can take you anywhere! Never change girl! 🙂

    xx, Stephanie 🙂

  17. Jessica
    11.06.2013 / 9:21 pm

    Yes! please to a post on your new hair routine!!!! I loveeeeeeee your blog

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