Blogging In The Dark!

We had an ice storm yesterday and our power has been out for 24+ hours and I realized how dependent I am on the internet. For the first 17 hours  I had NO internet access and to say I was fidgety was an understatement! No less than 8 times I moved my mouse on a dark computer just out of habit!

I’m now blogging in the dark on the last of my laptop battery (my wonderful husband charged it at work) and my backup Wi-Fi battery is on it’s last legs.

So while I don’t have a beauty update today, I do feel fortunate that I’m at least able to blog.

Fingers crossed that tomorrow I’m back up and running! Is anyone else out there in the dark?

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Thank You — My 1 Year Beauty Blogging Anniversary and a few cool milestones!

Last year I was looking and feeling quite awful. I had just gotten over pneumonia, my hair was falling out and my skin was a wreck. By chance I caught a Grav3yardgirl video about the Lush Shampoo Bars and decided to try one.

My first 3 Lush Shampoo Bars were Seanik, Honey I Washed My Hair and Brazilliant.

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Over the next few months my hair improved and I started to get interested in make-up again and thought it would be fun to write about it. I’ve blogged every single day since last June and I love it!

So I thought I’d list my 1 year milestones as a fun record…

I’ve met some really fun and amazing people. I love seeing what other beauty bloggers are up to and really appreciate all of your comments, suggestions and ideas.

1,679 Followers on WordPress – I never thought I’d get that high!

I started a YouTube Channel – I never in a million years thought I’d be brave enough to try YouTube but 86 videos later I have 435 subscribers and I LOVE doing it. Feel free to subscribe if you’d like: https://www.youtube.com/c/QueenoftheGirlGeeks

My hair and skin look so much better! I’m no longer losing my hair and my skin looks so much better. It’s not always easy being over 45 but having a good skin care routine helps.

I’ve learned a lot. I know all the beauty buzz words and have expanded my brand knowledge way past Clinique (which I still love) but my new favorites include: Lush, Tarte, It Cosmetics, Too Faced, Realher, Julep, Your Best Friend, Urban Decay and so, so many more.

So I just wanted to give a huge

THANK YOU

To all of you for being here with me in this beauty journey. Here’s to another fun year!

 

 

 

 

 

Milk Makeup Highlighter Review

I was so excited to get a Milk Makeup sample from Birchbox. I’ve been wanting to try this brand for ages. I just tested out the Milk Makeup Highlighter and I’m super impressed and looking so much brighter.

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What’s to love?

This shimmery highlighter really packs a punch! I feel like this product is super versatile and effective on older skin like mine.

I did have a hard time doing a swatch because the product is so light and sheer in photos but it looks amazing in person.

The color is a goldish beige called “Lit” and it’s got lots of shimmer and sparkle (but not too much sparkle). It smells a bit like suntan lotion with vanilla and it rolls on super smooth. I feel like I got a very natural glow and that my skin looks so much brighter and younger.

It’s definitely a subtle look but very pretty. Next up I really want to try their Holographic Stick.

Full Sized Price is $24.

I Finally Got On Bloglovin’

Now that I’ve got my blog up and running I decided to do some promo and make it easier for people to follow me so I signed up for Bloglovin’ which is a really cool community.

If you want to follow me on Bloglovin’ I’m here: https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/queen-girl-geeks-18150455, I’d love to follow yours too!

I’m also on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/QueenGirlGeek

Thanks all!

-Bonnie