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?Β What’s your favorite Halloween candy? Let me know in the comments below!

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  • I also have fine hair so I am interested. Gidget is beyond cute1-Ash

  • Heidi

    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?

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

  • Brianna

    Oh no! I’m sad to hear that night shift is sucking the life out of you! πŸ™ 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!!

    • 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!

  • Carlota Benet Cros

    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!!

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

  • Miranda

    Happy 4-year blogiversary! Gidget is so precious!

  • Kelly

    Yes do a hair care video

  • 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!

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

  • Jackie

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

  • Kathleen Jennings

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

    • 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!

  • Happy blog birthday!!

  • Grit & Glamourβ„’

    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!

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

  • marianne

    HI How do I shop these items?

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

      • marianne


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

        • 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.

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

  • Happy Blog Birthday!

  • Raven Locks

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

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

    xo Azu

  • Jessica English

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

  • Mandy

    4 years, wow! Happy birthday blog πŸ™‚ How time flies!!

  • You should see if you can dig up the first version on the Wayback Machine:

  • bouieyle

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

  • Glam Slam!

    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! πŸ™‚

    xx, Stephanie πŸ™‚

  • Jessica

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