My Blogging Highlights

I’ve been procrastinating on finishing off this entry since it will be my closure post.  But, enough delay – it has to be done. This is going to be a rather self-indulgent post…

Initially I wasn’t planning on doing a post like this to conclude the blog, but your comments when I made my announcement mentioned that I should be proud of my achievements. And you know what? I am proud of what I’ve created! Let’s celebrate it. ⭐

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Random 25 Questions Tag

I had another post planned for today but haven’t had time to finish it… so this is an unplanned “bonus” post. Why not do a tag for old times’ sake? 😉

This isn’t one of the questions but I’m curious what you’d answer?

There’s no official name for this but these were 25 questions that Polished & Inspired posed and tagged me. And I have posted a “25 Facts Aboot Me Tag” before, which you can also check out.  Onward to the random questions…

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Chit Chat: Blogging Do’s and Don’ts

I’ve had this post brewing for a least a year – originally it was titled “Blogging Etiquette” but what do I know about manners? 😛  I suppose it can be viewed as passive aggressive to post this now, as I am departing from the world of blogging.  At the very least, I hope this will get you to think about blogging practices, and how it affects other people.

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Let’s get the Don’ts out of the way first.  Warning: I swear in this post. 😇

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My Three Year Blogiversary! (+ Announcement)

My blog turns THREE today! 😀

Thank you to all of you for interacting with me online – I’ve enjoyed getting to know you better and often having a laugh or two in the comments section. ❤

This past year saw some posts that I’m quite proud of, and the feedback from you have been phenomenal.  Some highlights of my most popular posts from 2017:

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My Two Year Blogiversary!

My blog turns TWO today!
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I really hope it doesn’t go through a phase of terrible twos… 😉

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Ciao!

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I’m off on a Mediterranean cruise! 🙂

I will truly be unplugged so I won’t be updating the blog or posting social media for the duration of my trip. But I’ll be sure to share my experiences and photos once I’m back at the end of the month.

See you!

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August Happiness Highlights

I saw this on Chanelle’s blog and I thought it was such a great idea that I decided to give it a whirl! This is quite a departure for me since it’s mostly non-beauty related discussion… here’s a glimpse into my everyday life. 🙂

Mon Aug 1 – Civic Holiday so a day off from work! I met with my friend from Newfoundland for lunch.

Tues Aug 2 – attended a MUJI open house event and got some stationery loot to play with! 😀
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Wed Aug 3 – I had 5 meetings that spanned 7 hours, leaving me with 1 hour to do actual work – but the Happiness Highlight is that I got to eat my sushi lunch during a conference call.

Thurs Aug 4 – I got to pet 2 puppies in 2 separate puppy encounters. One was a French Bulldog, and the other was a poodle type and both tried to play with me by nipping at my hand with their sharp little teeth! 😛

Fri Aug 5 – went to MAC over lunch with coworker and she treated me to some eye shadows!
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Sat Aug 6 – watched the new Jason Bourne movie, which was enjoyable (although the first one is still the best).

Sun Aug 7 – met up with Cat (my PLC!) to do Back to MAC! ❤

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Behind the Scenes Tag

I was tagged by Robyn of Lipstick on the Lake! I love behind-the-scene stuff so I’m excited to do this. Thanks for tagging me to do this, Robyn! 🙂

Tag Questions

1) What camera do you use?
99% of the time, I use a point and shoot: Canon Powershot SX610

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The 1% I will use my phone which is iPhone 5S (as evident in the Japan Makeup Shopping post for the in-store displays).

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Miranda Sings Award

After a week of negative reviews, I thought for today I’d post something positive! 😉

I was nominated for the Miranda Sings Award by the lovely Kristy of HippyLip – if you’re not following her, you really should! Thanks for the nod. 🙂
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Rules:
• Announce your nomination with a post, including a link to the blogger who nominated you
• Include the featured image on your blog
• List seven things you love about yourself (e.g. your appearance, personality, achievements, etc.), but don’t use negative comparisons!
• Nominate ten other blogs and link the nominees in your post

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25 Facts Aboot Me Tag

Something different today instead of a review – I haven’t done a Tag in ages. I saw this on The Makeup Case and had to do my own spin on it. 😉

What is your middle name?
Hoarder. Stash Hoarder Matters is my name, don’t wear it out! 😛

What was your favorite subject in school?
In high school I really loved Industrial Arts or erm it used to be called “Shop” class. I made a wooden bowl on the lathe, and a wooden piggy bank. It was an awesome class!

What is your favorite drink?
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I’ve answered this before elsewhere so I’ll name another one I like: Jack fruit shake. I get this from our local Vietnamese restaurant and it is so refreshing. It tastes kind of like Neapolitan ice cream but lighter.

What is your favorite song at the moment?
I’ve had “Follow You Follow Me” in my head for a few weeks ever since I saw the animated short “Lily & the Snowman” from Cineplex!

*Is someone cutting onions?* 😕

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