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Happy Blogger Link Love Friday!

I hope you’ve all had a lovely and productive week and onto an even better weekend with  ( hopefully ) lots of sleep. I am exhausted. Last weekend, I spent most of my time helping my boyfriend film a short for a festival and I got to be both the camera operator and a female lead which was all done through V.O. I had tons of fun and we got some amazing shots, but it was tiring and I was left feeling like my weekend never happened at all, despite how much fun I had , so I’m looking forward to getting some solid sleep time in this weekend and possibly filming my own short as well, if time permits, and then I can show you all! Do let me know if you’d like to see any of that and I’ll happily showcase it here once it’s done.

… Onto the posts I’ve loved this week!

Are Bloggers Being Exploited? - These Stylish Streets

Are Bloggers Being Exploited? – These Stylish Streets

I really enjoyed this article from These Stylish Streets discussing the topic of blogger exploitation for free products. It’s a fascinating topic to me and she brought up some really fantastic points about the whole issue that is very relevant for any blogger, not just fashion and style bloggers. If you’re a blogger, definitely check it out and, if not, you may enjoy a look into blogging issues as well!

Lush Fluffy Egg Bath Bomb Review – Seek My Scribbles

I really loved this review on the Lush Fluffy Egg Bath Bomb from Seek My Scribbles! I love all Lush products so when I see a review or post on them, I just flock there. Everything is so beautiful and smells amazing and -sigh- it’s been WAY TOO LONG since I’ve graced their shops! Anyway, her review is lovely and thorough and I especially love the photos of her pink bath water – definitely picking up this bath bomb soon!

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How I Style My Sweater – My Lady Boudoir

I absolutely love this post from My Lady Boudoir on how she styles her new sweater! She’s so adorable and the styling is brilliantly simple, yet chic. I’m always super inspired by fashion and style bloggers and this is an awesome blog if you’re in need of inspiration!

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5 Easy Steps to Blog Spring Cleaning – Sweet Jelly Bean

I absolutely love Sweet Jelly Bean! Not only is she one of my closest friends in the blogosphere – she’s also a brilliant blogger. She features lovely beauty and lifestyle posts, but also does super helpful posts on blogging itself. Take this recent one she did on Blog Spring Cleaning – very helpful and fantastic for those of us who want to get more traffic to old blog posts. I highly recommend her!

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Beauty Lush List – Discoveries of Self

I love wish lists in all their forms and this one is no different! This lovely Lush List from Discoveries of Self  is a fun read and features some promising beauty goodies, especially the OCC lip tar and Lime Crime lippie! She has tons of helpful posts and beauty reviews as well so definitely check her out!

Lastly, check out this awesome post on How to Walk 10,000 Steps A Day from Skinny Ms. – this awesome health & fitness site for women that I pretty much stalk! They have super valuable info on getting fit and being healthy – highly recommend if you’re into that sort of thing!

That’s it for Blogger Link Love Friday – What posts are you loving this week?

Share them in the comments below!

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Happy Blogger Link Love Friday Everyone!

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful week and look forward to an even better weekend.

My weekend will be filled with more Spring cleaning, especially my bathroom and we’re actually having a yard sale as well so that should be fun.

It’s that time again – Blogger Link Love Friday! – so here we go 😉

Caudalie Divine Legs – British Beauty Blogger

If you don’t follow the amazing British Beauty Blogger, go there RIGHT NOW and follow her! She is a maven and a veteran in the beauty industry who offers loads of priceless advice on navigating the beauty world as a blogger, consumer, etc. Plus, if you just want to know what’s new in beauty – she’s always the first to know!

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Pretty Little Purchases – Milk Bubble Tea

The lovely Milk Bubble Tea blog is one of those blogs that is just so pretty to look at! I can spend hours browsing the posts because everything is so shiny and lovely. This post she did recently on some adorable purchases she’s made is no different and look at that dressing table! I highly recommend her if you’re a fan of pretty things like me 🙂

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31 Day Nail Challenge – Megan Box Nails

I found this amazing nail blog, Megan Box Nails, awhile ago when Megan and I traded buttons and I’m so glad because she inspires me when I’m feeling especially nail inferior. Her designs are really fun, creative and well, amazing. She knows what she’s doing with lacquer ladies! If you’re a nail design fan, definitely check her out.

Cucumber Sparkling Water – Undressed Skeleton

You may already know about the incredible Undressed Skeleton tumblr blog, but if not, definitely check it out! Especially helpful if you’re into healthy eating, her blog is filled with healthy, low calorie, and simple recipes for those seeking a healthy lifestyle with food. She’s super creative in her ideas and I love looking through her recipe index for inspiration and ideas for meals and snacks.

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PB&J Smoothie – Keep Your Diet Real

I love smoothies and this one from Keep Your Diet Real looks amazing! Growing up, I was pretty obsessed with PB & J (Peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, if you’re not in the know 😉 ), so much so that my mom claims I ate them every day for lunch for a few years, but that’s all hearsay. Anyway, this recipe looks fun and a bit different from many conventional smoothie recipes so I thought it’d be a fun one to try out. This blog has tons of great healthy food recipes for those who are keeping their diet ‘real’.

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Shea Moisture NEW Olive & Green Tea Body Butter – Organic Beauty Talk

The lovely Organic Beauty Talk blog is all about discussing non-toxic beauty and proving that you can be green and clean in beauty as well as stylish. She posts reviews on loads of natural beauty products which are always thorough and helpful when looking for new things to try. Definitely check her out if you’re into a natural beauty routine that’s not just for hippies, as the blogger and founder of OBT says 😛

And lastly, some awesome giveaways are going on this week on various blogs.

Check out the 3 below & definitely sign up to win some fantastic prizes!

Swirls & Scribbles X The Fashion Closet Giveaway

Swirls & Scribbles X The Fashion Closet Giveaway

Lou Loves Beauty Makeup Palette Giveaway

Lou Loves Beauty Makeup Palette Giveaway

Lauraxamy’s Spring Giveaway

Lauraxamy’s Spring Giveaway

So that’s all for this week’s edition of Blogger Link Love Friday.

Be sure to check out all the awesome blogs and sign up for the lovely giveaways for a chance to win some really great prizes.

What Are You Plans For the Weekend?

I’d Love to Know in the Comments!

Have A Lovely Weekend!

♥ Tianna

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Burt’s Bees Favorites Skincare Set – Target

I know a lot of people often think that you can only get natural and organic beauty products if you pay a lot of money, that they aren’t convenient and that you can only get them at specialty type stores, but the truth is that it can be super affordable and simple to get a hold of great products, even at your local drugstore. I have tons of favorite products that I love from various natural and organic drugstore brands so I thought it would be fun to share my favorite brands that you can easily get ( at least in USA, not sure about other countries sorry!) at your local drugstore.

1. Burt’s Bees. I love Burt’s Bees! They have tons of great skincare and body care products, but my favorite are their lip tints. They have really natural tints that are very wearable for every day and super nourishing on lips. I love them so much and they’re super affordable. You can get them at almost any pharmacy or drugstore like CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid or Target.

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Pacifica® Enlighten Eye Brightening Shadow Palette – Target

2. Pacifica. If you’re familiar with Pacifica, you might have seen their products at Sephora, but I was SO excited to see they are now being stocked at Target! Man, how I love Target and this only makes my love grow stronger. They sell a variety of lovely natural body, fragrance, and even some natural cosmetic products like the above eye shadow palette I’m currently lusting after. The photo doesn’t do it justice though. It looks WAY better than that in store and it’s only $11.99! I think that Pacifica has actually lowered their price point to fit in with what Target customers are willing to pay so WOOT! Oh, and they also carry amazingly nourishing body lotions; I especially love their shimmery body lotions which smell incredible. 

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Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Soap – Target & CVS

3. Dr. Bronners. These are not necessarily my favorite products, but they are really great basics to have on hand and they get the job done in a natural, eco sustainable and fair trade kind of way which I really love. Their products are gentle and smell really lovely, but inoffensive. Also, the value for what you pay is amazing as you can get these huge economical sized bottles for under $20. 

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Yes To Cucumbers Face Cleanser Towelettes – Target or CVS

4. Yes To… Although they have other lines ( Blueberries, Carrots, etc.), my favorite of the lines is the Yes to Cucumbers line. It just smells really refreshing and calming and their face towelettes are lovely for carrying around in my purse whenever I need freshening up! Their products are super affordable and diverse, but nearly all skincare products. I haven’t done much experimenting with their Carrots/Blueberries products, but the Yes to Cucumbers are all pretty amazing. 

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Willa Girl Cucumber Face Mask – Target

5. Willa Naturals. Although this is technically a beauty brand for girls, I have no shame in admitting that their products are awesome and, why yes, I use them quite faithfully! My favorite of their items is this Cucumber Face Mask which is both refreshing, detoxifying and cleansing. It’s a great simple clay mask to have on hand for weekly pampering or fighting breakouts and the brand is SUPER affordable for teens and adults alike.

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Dead Sea Essentials Chamomile Mud Mask – Target or CVS

6. Dead Sea Essentials. I actually discovered these by winning a mini spa pack at my sister’s baby shower a few months ago and I was really surprised to actually like their body products. Their body lotion and scrub are both really nice, gentle and calming while their hand cream is super nourishing and smells really pleasant without being too overwhelming. 

Weleda Sea Buckthorn Body Oil - 3.4 oz.

Weleda Sea Buckthorn Body Oil – Target, CVS, Walgreens

7. Weleda. Weleda is a fantastic brand for body products, especially natural body oils, bath oils and hydrating creams. Their bath oils are really calming and their creams are great for calming irritation or helping with severe dryness in skin.

Avalon Vitamin C Rejuvenating Oil-Free Moisturizer - 2.0 oz.

Avalon Vitamin C Rejuvenating Oil-Free Moisturizer – Target, CVS , Walgreens

8. Avalon Organics. Avalon Organics is a lovely skin care line for brightening and simple basic face moisturizers. I really love their Vitamin C range and that’s mostly the products I’ve tried from them, though they do offer other types of products as well and are all affordably priced.

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Eco Tools 5-pc. Brush Set – Target, CVS, Walgreens, Walmart

9. ECO Tools. I absolutely love the ECO Tools brand for makeup brushes and shower tools. They offer great quality makeup brushes that last a super long time and are made with sustainable materials at a very decent price point. Plus, they are stocked at tons of places so you can get them virtually anywhere. Plus, their shower gloves and bath sponges are also lovely and very affordable as well.

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Physician’s Formula Mood Boosting Powder – Target, CVS, Walgreens, Walmart

10. Physician’s Formula. This is a really lovely cosmetics brand that is offered nearly every pharmacy as well as at Walmart and Target. They are super affordably priced and they offer some fun products like this line of blushers and bronzers that are scented and actually smell really lovely, but are meant to boost your mood. I don’t know if I believe all the mood boosting crap, but it does smell really nice and the designs of these are so cute!

So, those are my favorites; What Are Yours?

I’d Love to Know in the Comments!

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Happy Saturday!

I hope you’re all enjoying a nice relaxing day off! I always feel like Saturdays are the perfect time for DIY or some kind of project or beauty indulgence session which is why I thought I’d share some DIY projects I’ve done in the past here on the blog with all of you so I hope you enjoy and do let me know how it goes if you decide to try them out for yourself!

What’s Your Favorite DIY Project or Recipe?

I’d Love to Know in the Comments!

Have A Great Weekend!

 

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TGIF!

I’m so happy it’s almost the weekend 🙂

I went to the Host midnight showing ( which was actually shown at 10 PM for some reason…) last night and it was tons of fun!

Highly recommend the book as well, but the film was also really good, though the beginning is like an overload on the awkward voice overs.

Also, tried out this incredible dark chocolate from Lindt – it’s the Sea Salt Caramel one. OMG ! SO GOOD. And, why yes, I did sneak it into the theater in my purse last night at the premiere. Even those who don’t normally like dark chocolate will like this . It’s my new indulgence – highly recommend!!

It’s that time again for this week’s Blogger Link Love Friday so without delay, here are some of my favorite posts from the week!

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Minestrone Soup Recipe – Undressed Skeleton

I really love Undressed Skeleton, a tumblr blog, which focuses on healthy eating and fitness. She always posts amazing recipes and really creative ways to make things more fun and healthy to eat, but also taste great. I can’t recommend her blog enough if you’re into smoothies and healthy eating!

Non-Muji Makeup Storage – Hello, I’m Terri Lowe

I follow this awesome blog, Hello I’m Terri Lowe,  via Bloglovin’ and she’s really great! She always does really fun and interesting posts in a unique way that never seems like it’s been re-hashed from somewhere else. I highly recommend this one as a great read!

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7 Tips to Make Sure Your Post Actually Gets Red – HeartIFB

If you’re a blogger and you don’t already follow HeartIFB, then GET ON IT RIGHT NOW! They have the most helpful information for bloggers, in my opinion, of most blogs out there on the topic. They focus mostly on tips and tools for fashion bloggers ( IFB = Independent Fashion Bloggers, after all ), but much of their advice could be applied to any blogger across the board. They are amazing and they’re my #1 source for helpful information on blogging.

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Holi Nails – Enamel Online

I really love these super festive nails from Enamel Online – I think they’d be amazing for Easter or just Spring, in general, plus I love the fact that the design is not beyond my ability…as I’m still pretty nail inferior.  She does a lot of amazing nail designs and has loads of posts featuring creative nail art so I highly recommend her if you’re into nail beauty and trends.

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11 Good Carbs That Help You Lose Weight – Skinny Ms.

Skinny Ms. is such an amazing website for all things health, fitness and weight loss with a strong focus on women. I love that they always feature articles, like this one, that list a variety of ways to get your greens in or otherwise the various benefits of certain foods. The posts are always easy reads, but they almost always feature valuable and helpful information on how to be more fit and healthy.

Beauty Giveaways to Sign Up For – Flawless Beauty

Flawless Beauty by Glory Chen always features a variety of fun posts on Asian beauty products which I love, but she also does really nice posts like this one where she lists a variety of current beauty giveaways she’s signed up for that you can sign up for too. Thanks for sharing the love girl! 😉

So That’s It for Blogger Link Love Friday; What Links Are You Loving This Week?

Please Share Them In the Comments!]

Have A Great Weekend! ♥

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Happy Friday All! 

It’s time for this week’s Blogger Link Love Friday so without delay, here are some of my favorite posts from the week!

22 DIY Spring Tees – Shelterness

I follow Shelterness on Bloglovin’ for the awesome DIY ideas they frequently post and this post was especially awesome because it features how to make your own Deathly Hallows Tee – need I say more?! If you’re not down with HP, they have loads of other amazing DIY ideas and projects to try.

Travel Makeup Bag – A Little Boat Sailing

This lovely post from A Little Boat Sailing  features a bunch of her travel makeup items which I thought was such a fun post for makeup items! She features tons of fashion and beauty posts so definitely check her blog out if you’re into all that!

Tropical Green Smoothie (vegan, GF) averiecooks.com

Tropical Green Smoothie (vegan, GF) averiecooks.com

As we get closer to Summer, I find myself drinking and loving smoothies more and more and Averie Cooks is always coming up fantastic recipes for them! I featured another of her smoothie recipes in a previous Link Love post and really, they’re that awesome so do check out her blog!

MAC Giveaway! – Tara’s Treats

Tara’s Treats is doing a lovely MAC Giveaway so you have the chance to win your choice of a MAC Lipstick or Eyeshadow. Tara features lots of lovely beauty posts from skincare to makeup and more so definitely check out her blog for well thought out, informative posts on all things beauty related and be sure to sign up for the MAC Giveaway – Only 22 Days Left!!

Makeup Collection & Storage – Islaay

I love posts {and videos!} where people showcase their beauty obsession. I like to show the videos to my boyfriend as proof that I’m not alone hahah. Islaay is a lovely UK beauty & style blog which features tons of fun posts on both. I really enjoy how pretty her posts are and they’re always a good read so do check her blog out!

How to Spring Clean In One Day – The Glitter Guide

If you’re unfamilar, you really ought to check out The Glitter Guide! From home design, DIY, beauty, style and fashion, I feel like this site has it all and is a fun read if you enjoy lots of slideshow type posts, which I do, because I have quite a short attention span! I love this Spring Cleaning post they did, complete with awesome infographic, on how to get all your Spring cleaning done in 1 day!

That’s All for Blogger Link Love Friday – Do Check Out the Blogs & Please Link Me to Posts You’re Loving This Week In the Comments!

Sharing is Caring 😉

And Now, It’s Time for the Blogiversary Beauty Giveaway Winner Announcement!

With that, the Blogiversary Giveaway Winner is Stefanie Gladden!

Please email me StorybookApothecary@gmail.com with whether you’d like me to shop for you at Sephora or if you prefer a straight $50 gift card.

Thanks so much to everyone who entered and tweeted, pinned and facebooked and especially those who just follow my blog and read my posts on the daily. It means a lot so thanks so much! I look forward to doing more giveaways as we go into Spring & Summer so stay tuned & have a lovely weekend!

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I can’t believe it’s been exactly one year today since I started this blog. In the beginning, I thought it would be all about promoting my handmade beauty products that I sell on Etsy, but then it turned into my tips on beauty, fashion, health and fitness and reviews on other products I love. I found out I like blogging more than I like making beauty and skincare products and that there are so many fantastic people in the blogging community that my experience wouldn’t have been the same without. I want to thank everyone who follows this blog, reads it and comments, and who genuinely gives a crap about what I write here. It means a lot to me and I don’t think I would’ve lasted a year without you all so thanks so much!

With that, it’s giveaway time! 

For this giveaway, I really wanted to do something special and I thought there’s no specific item I’d like to give away really because there’s too many I’d like to give away to you all. I thought it would be more fun if you guys had a say in what you received so this giveaway is for a mini shopping spree, valued at $50 to either Sephora or somewhere online. I can either give you the gift card for your chosen place or you can let me know what you want ( if Sephora isn’t in your area ). Otherwise, I can also pick some mystery things out for you if you simply don’t know what you’d like. Anyone can enter from anywhere in the world as long as they complete the following tasks below and you can get bonus entries as well!

To Enter, You Must:

  • Be a Follower of Storybook Apothecary
  • Comment on this Post Saying How You’d Like to Win (Sephora Gift Card, Another place Gift Card, or if you want me to go shopping for you)

Bonus Entries:

Please comment a separate comment below for each bonus entry you’ve done as they count as separate entries.

Good Luck!!

This Giveaway Will End Friday March 22nd, 2013 and I’ll Announce the Winner on my Blogger Link Love Friday #5 Post so look out for it to see if you’ve won!

Some of My Favorite Storybook Apothecary Posts:

Fall Fashion Finds for 2012 – Inspired by Lisbeth Salander

What’s In My Makeup Bag?

Fashion Fashion Finds for 2012 – Inspired by Claire Redfield from Resident Evil

Eat Your Water: Tips for Glowing, Clear Skin & A Healthy Body

My Top 25 Recommended Films & Asian Dramas to Watch This Summer

Fall Fashion Finds for 2012- Inspired by Katniss Everdeen

Organic Beauty Can Be Affordable – Rainwater Botanicals

My Top 10 Favorite Asian Beauty Products

The Best Face Primer for Acne Prone Skin

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TGIF!

Man, today felt ridiculous, what with the “Spring Forward” time change. It really murdered any attempts I made at getting up at 4 AM this week, but at least I still made it to the gym a few times anyway and I’ll go on the weekend as well. My eating was spot on this week, though, so that makes me happy! Tomorrow is my blog birthday – can you believe it?! Anyone have any ideas how that should be celebrated? I’d love to hear your ideas!

Anyway, onto today which is Blogger Link Love Friday! I hope you enjoy all the featured bloggers and discover some new bloggers to love ❤

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Romantic Thoughts – Little Fashionista on the Prairie

I love this awesome outfit collage from Little Fashionista on the Prairie, especially the skirt and those earrings! It’s really spot-on romantic and lovely. There are always fantastic fashion posts going on this blog so I highly recommend checking it out for great style inspiration!

Roman Holiday – Audrey Hepburn – I’m Cool Ok

I really enjoyed this Style Icon post from I’m Cool Ok because I love Audrey Hepburn! She has so many great quotes {and outfits!} and her philosophy on life is really admirable. This was a fun post on her film, Roman Holiday, and why Audrey is awesome. Which she is. This blog is always featuring fun fashion posts, often inspired by celebrities and things, which I think is a lot of fun to follow.

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March Popsugar Must Have Box – Adventures In Polishland

This fun post from Adventures In Polishland features what’s in the March Popsugar Must Have Box. It looks like a fun box to receive, peeps and all so definitely check out her post to see what she got! She also does frequent nail art posts and they are amazing!

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How to Wear Polka Dots – Fancy Francy

I love this fashion blog, Fancy Francy, because the fashion is really wearable and always looks effortless. They also feature style and beauty posts and I find them to be really fun to read. I love this one on how to wear polka dots fashionably!

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Grocery Shopping in Japan – Mrs Gaeul

This post that Mrs. Gaeul did on her grocery shopping experience in Japan was SO COOL to see! I’ve never been to Japan so I find it really interesting what with my being a huge foodie and all. I think this blog is really fun and humorous to read as Autumn, the blogger behind this brilliance takes us on all of her life’s adventures in beauty, fashion, fitness, and travel! Plus, I think she’s really unique in that she’s a Muslim American woman and I really haven’t seen many women like her in the blogosphere, but I am loving it!

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Closet Staple: Black Skinny Jean – With Love, Shmon

I really enjoyed this post With Love, Shmon did on black skinny jeans. I totally agree with her that they’re a total closet staple and super easy to style. She always has awesome style posts and blogs a lot on fashion and beauty. I find her blog to be really simple, cute and fun!

Sugarpill Cosmetics – La Belle Dame Sans Merci

I absolutely love La Belle Dame Sans Merci blog! She always has awesome beauty, fashion and lifestyle posts that feature awesome products and honest reviews. This post on Sugarpill Cosmetics was a fun read and the colors look fantastic! Definitely check out some of her great posts.

What Are Some Of Your Favorite Posts From This Week?

Have a Great Weekend Lovelies!

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Happy Friday!

I’m so happy it’s almost the weekend!

For some reason, this week was so difficult to get through. I don’t know if it’s just me or not, but the week felt like it just dragged on forever. I couldn’t summon the willpower to get up at my usual 4 AM at all this week so I guess my body is in need of down time and just forgot to tell me. Or this is her way of telling me haha. So, instead, I’ve gone a few times less than usual this week in the evenings, but I’ll likely go all weekend to make up for it!

Anyway, back to the post! Today is Blogger Link Love Friday! If you don’t know already ( you probably do 😉 ), every Friday I’ve begun a feature where I do a post on my favorite bloggers’ posts that I’ve seen and loved this past week so I can share the love and pass on the goodness to all of you so I hope you enjoy!

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DIY : Michael Kors Leather Nugget Pendant necklace – Cinnamon Spring

First up is this brilliant DIY post from Cinnamon Spring where she teaches you how to make your own version of the Michael Kors Leather Nugget Pendant Necklace and it’s a brilliant tutorial! I absolutely love her blog because she’s always featuring amazing DIY fashion tutorial posts that are super easy to follow and do yourself at home. I highly recommend her blog as one to follow!

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Dreamcatcher Nails – RaRa Reid

I absolutely love RaRa Reid‘s blog for all things nail design because she has the most creative, artistic and lovely nail designs I’ve seen! I mean, Look at that feather! I just think it looks like actually painting and it’s really inspiring to someone as nail art inferior as me!

DIY Image to Canvas Tutorial – Confessions of a Small Town Girl

This awesome DIY tutorial from Confessions of a Small Town Girl is really easy to follow and what a great end result! I had no idea you could DIY this, but it’s definitely on my list of things to try now! She mostly does fashion and beauty type posts, but I really enjoyed this one.

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How to Customize Your Facebook Page – Sweet Jelly Bean

D @ SweetJellyBean is mostly a beauty and lifestyle lovely mommy blogger, but she does the most amazing tutorials! They’re always easy to follow and understand and very helpful if you’re new to blogging, social media, and the like. I highly recommend hers as one to follow – her posts are always a fun read and I’m always learning new things from her!

Amarya Beauty Box – Juicy Satsuma

I love the Juicy Satsuma blog! She’s a lovely cruelty free fashion and beauty blogger who always has fun posts on both which are entertaining, helpful, thorough and great to read. I always see cool new products I’d love to try or fun fashions that intrigue me!

Almond Breeze Tropical Sunshine Smoothie Recipe – Baked Bree

 For some reason, it’s beginning to seem like it’s mandatory for me to feature some kind of food post in these link love posts. Maybe it’s because I am such a foodie I can’t resist or maybe it just shows the ridiculous amount of fitness and food blogs I follow. Anyway, Baked Bree is up there with the best of them! Her photos are incredible and her recipes are even better! She always features delicious looking food and drink and I am constantly drooling as I trawl through her blog – it’s ridiculous. This smoothie recipe looks SO GOOD! I will be trying this as soon as the weather warms up a bit – maybe sooner.

So, that’s all for this week’s Blogger Link Love Friday – I hope you enjoyed and found some new blogs to follow and love as much as I do!

What Are Some of Your Favorite Posts from the Week?

Link Me to Them in the Comments!

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Last week, I did my first ever Blogger Link Love Friday and featured articles I’d recently seen from some fellow bloggers that I loved and wanted to share with you all. I decided to make this a permanent feature on Storybook Apothecary so I hope you enjoy these link love posts and check out all the lovely blogs!

Basic Outfit of the Day – The Urban Umbrella

I love this super simple outfit from The Urban Umbrella, a lovely UK fashion blog! She kind of looks somewhere between a sailor and a school girl, only more modern. I love the look and she has tons of other fun fashion posts. You can see this post – here.

February Favorites – Lauraxamy

This fun February Favorites post from Lauraxamy was a great read! I definitely want the Embroyolisse cream now! She always has fun fashion and beauty posts to check out so I highly recommend her blog as one to follow!

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Pineapple Mango Vitamin C Booster Smoothie (vegan, GF) – averiecooks.com

This Pineapple Mango Smoothie Recipe from Averie Cooks looks amazing! I follow tons of food blogs as I’m a big foodie, healthy food nut at heart and this one sounds lovely! There are always great recipes popping up on this blog as well as other healthy living and wellness tips, but this post is current and looks amazing. Trying it ASAP as it’s high in vitamin C which actually helps encourage collagen production (wrinkle fighter – yes!).

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Spring Fashion – The Crown Wings

The Crown Wings is a lovely fashion and beauty blog hailing from UK and she’s always featuring beautiful collages on the latest trends like this one, shown above, where she discusses upcoming trends for Spring & Summer. I am loving these colors!

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Fashion Fun – Dreaming of A Little Sunshine – Travel Lady with a Baby

I love Travel Lady with a Baby, not because I have a baby ( because I don’t haha ), but because she gives great tips on how to be stylish while traveling and she highlights some of the coolest things to do in various places around the world that she’s traveled to. She gives great travel advice, especially to moms traveling with young ones, and is always a great read! This post is a fashion related one on sunshine fashion – loved it!

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Influenster Sweetheart VoxBox – The Crystal Chronicles

I loved this post that Crystal of The Crystal Chronicles did recently on her Influenster Sweetheart VoxBox. It always interests me to see what different themed boxes Influenster comes out with and this one looked like a lot of fun with cool items in it, especially the Not Your Mother’s Volumizing Hair Spray. Crystal always does fun posts on beauty, health and the life of a mom and makeup artist.

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Lush Mask of Magnaminty Review – Keeping Up With Kelly Amanda

Keeping Up with Kelly Amanda is a fantastic blog which mostly features beauty and style type posts and very thorough and fun reviews. I love this recent one she did on Lush’s Mask of Magnaminty which is one of my favorites! I highly recommend checking out her review if you haven’t tried Lush face masks out. This is one of their best ones, in my opinion! She also has other equally awesome reviews for beauty so definitely have a look.

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American Apparel Nail Polish in Mannequin Review – All in the Blush

All in the Blush is a fantastic beauty blog which does tons of great reviews and the photos are also really amazing. I really loved this AA nail polish review  she did recently! The pink nude tint is lovely and her nails look amazing!

What Blogs Are You Loving Lately?

I’d love to know in the comments!

Have a Great Weekend!