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For me, half the fun of Fall/Winter is being able to wear scarves, jackets, hats and gloves. Living in California leaves little opportunity to wear adorable coats, gloves, scarves and boots because it’s simply too hot. So, when we finally hit October (which is when the weather finally cools down here), I am giddy with excitement to pull out all my fall and winter clothes which inspired me to post on my favorites. Then, I thought, I wonder what my fellow bloggers’ favorites are? and thus spawned this post! See my favorites for winter below and read on to see some of my favorite bloggers’ favorites as well!

Beauty & the Best of the Rest Winter Favorites:

Sinful Stilettos Winter Favorites:

F00dVentures Winter Favorites:

What are your favorite accessories for Fall and Winter?

Check out My Guest Post on F00dVentures!

Hi Everyone!

I did a guest blog post for Kirsten @F00dVentures and I hope you will check it out!

Click here to read my post on my favorite drugstore products and some fun diy hair mask recipes!

She recently guest blogged on here on Storybook Apothecary as well, but click here if you missed it!

Click here to check out the awesome F00dVentures blog!

Also, Helene @HealthyFrenchie also guest posted not too long ago, check it out here!

Illuminating Blogger Award!

Thanks so much to Colleen @ Beauty Botanica for nominating my for the Illuminating Blogger Award! I know, for a lot of people, blogger awards may seem tired, but I think it’s a great way to promote my favorite bloggers and other awesome blogs so yeah, here we go! Plus, I always feel so special being nominated because it means somebody likes my posts and reads them and why else am I blogging if not to bring happiness and fun beauty stuff to others, right???

The Illuminating Blogger Award is for a blogger that shares illuminatinginformative blog content. This award was created by Food Stories Blog. The award site is here.

One random thing about me is that I went to a lake with friends Saturday and got mad sunburned whilst paddle boating. BTW, that sh*t is HARD WORK! 

I would like to nominate the following people for the Illuminating Blogger Award:

  1. Whitney @WandsandPliers – Love her beauty reviews and our mutual love of Harry Potter!
  2. Kirsten @F00dVentures  – Educational posts on food and nutrition plus amazing recipes!
  3. Lucy @fitterstrongerbetter – Awesome fitness and health posts and Lucy is truly an inspiration!
  4. Mystique @Beast&Beauty – Fantastic beauty reviews, life posts and more, Mystique always has great posts!
  5. Bliss No. 9 – This girl always has fun reviews on beauty products, beauty box subscriptions, and lovely makeup hauls and reviews!

1. The nominee should visit the award site (http://foodstoriesblog.com/illuminating-blogger-award/) and leave a comment indicating that they have been nominated and by whom.
2. The Nominee should thank the person that nominated them by posting & including a link to their blog.
3. The Nominee should include a courtesy link back to the official award site (http://foodstoriesblog.com/illuminating-blogger-award/) in their blog post.
4. Share one random thing about yourself in your blog post.
5. Select at least five other bloggers that you enjoy reading their illuminating, informative posts and nominate them for the award. Many people indicate that they wish they could nominate more so please feel free to nominate all your favorites.
6. Notify your nominees by leaving a comment on their blog, including a link to the award site (http://foodstoriesblog.com/illuminating-blogger-award/).

Sunshine Award!

I was nominated by Lucy @fitterstrongerbetter for a Sunshine Award and, though I have been nominated before, it still is SO nice to be recognized by a fellow blogger, especially coming from her because it means my posts are enjoyed by people that I frequently talk to, respect and admire. I really love Lucy’s blog as it always features helpful fitness, workout and health information and I admire her so much for her achievements. She is such an inspiration! I definitely recommend you check her blog out!

Check out her original nomination post – here!

1) Favorite Color – Green and Purple 

2) Favorite Animal – Dogs; preferably Brussels Griffons and Bull Mastiffs!

3) Favorite number – 7 and 13. Sounds mutually exclusive right?

4) Favorite Non-alcoholic drink – Shirley Temple

5) Facebook or Twitter – I dunno. Talking in person??

6) My Passion – Acting, Singing, Culture and Beauty

7) Prefer getting or giving presents – I like giving presents because I love trying to figure people out and what they will love. I love surprising people with gifts !

8) Favorite pattern – nautical and Celtic knots.

9) Favorite Day of the Week – Saturday

10) Favorite Flower – Cherry Blossom

My Nominations:

  • Jenn @CosmeticMonster – Jenn’s CosmeticMonster blog is AMAZING. It is so beautiful! Her layout is lovely, her reviews are so well written and thought out. I just love it!
  • Humaira @HumairaBeauty – Humaira has great fashion and beauty posts and they are always very versatile and fun!
  • Kate @SleepingBootay – Kate’s blog is full of fun humor and great beauty and sometimes health posts. I just love reading her posts as they are entertaining, informative and fun!
  • FullerFigureFullerBust – I don’t know this lovely lady’s name, but I really admire her a lot. She is so unique in her looks, body type, and view point. I really feel that she embodies real women in so many ways and she is a beautiful girl who showcases fuller figure clothing, lingerie and undergarments for full figure and busty women. Even if you’re not fuller figured or busty, I still recommend you follow her; she really has great posts!
  • Whitney @WandsandPliers – Whitney just makes me laugh! I love all of her great posts on beauty and her love of Harry Potter! She also does fun posts on her adventures, including road trips with friends and things. Her reviews are thorough and interesting as well!
  • Kirsten @F00dVentures – Kirsten is so amazing! She educates me in nutrition and health every day with her posts on fats, carbs, sugars and more! Plus, she posts delicious recipes, some very healthy and some just delicious, but always a blast!
  • The ArtsyArchitette – From style to beauty, the Artsy Architette has you covered! She’s tons of fun and her posts are super helpful!
  • Joey @Joey’sSpace – I love Joey’s photography! She does a lot of cosmetic posts and they are always so incredible! I need that kind of talent with a macro lens! Plus, her reviews on beauty are very detailed and they always interest me in new items to try!
  • Tiny T @ChromaMeSilly – Tiny T always posts fun items on beauty, fashion, rare finds and fun! (See what I did there 😉 ) Her posts always seem like a nice escape and her reviews are great!

Thanks again to Lucy @fitterstrongerbetter for this nomination; I really appreciate it!

Versatile Blogger Award

I was recently (by recently, I mean earlier today) nominated by Hélène @HealthyFrenchie for a Versatile Blogger Award and I feel so honored and happy to be nominated for yet another blogger award!

It really has made my week as I’ve been feeling pretty sick and 1.) Today is the first day I feel WAY better, 2.) I’ve been nominated for this lovely award  and lastly, 3.) Everyone I’ve encountered since starting this beauty blog has been so supportive and kind; I really appreciate it and thank you very much!

I was so surprised and very honored to be nominated for this nice recognition award so thanks again to Hélène @HealthyFrenchie. You are such a great person and an awesome blogger!


The Versatile Blogger Award:

-Nominate 15 fellow bloggers  (or as many as you deem worthy)

-Inform the bloggers of their nomination.

-Share 7  things about yourself.

-Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to them.

-Add the “Versatile Blogger Award” pic to your blog post


7 Things About Me:

  • I am Sicilian, Italian, Irish, German, Dutch & Welsh Heritage, but I am born and raised American.
  • I am 5’6″
  • I love acting, singing, and beauty!
  • My favorite drink is Jasmine Green Tea with Aloe.
  • I’m terrible at talking about myself (Can you tell? :-/ )
  • I love Indie rock music, especially Paramore and Eisley.
  • My favorite food is Chinese, specifically Taiwanese.


My Nominations:

  1. Mystique @Beast&Beauty – She has such a lovely blog and great informative posts!
  2. RantingsofanAmateurChef – His recipes look delicious and therefore I constantly wish he was my long lost uncle…So I could enjoy his food haha.
  3. Joey @Joey’sSpace – She has really great posts about high end beauty in Singapore. From Chanel to Clarins, her photos are always really amazing and reviews thorough.
  4. TravelLadywithBaby – This lady is seriously hilarious! Her stories of working at makeup counters crack me up. Plus, she also does great beauty reviews!
  5. Elena @ Love212 – This girl has such a beautiful blog and awesome reviews all the time! Love it, read it. She rocks.
  6. F00dVentures – This girl is constantly uploading great recipes that look so delicious! She has a BA in Dietetics (not sure what that is, but is SOUNDS SO COOL!) AND she is a chocolate lover so I’m down.
  7. Ashley @ AmateurHealthyGirl – This girl gives awesome fitness advice and workout ideas. She is also a frequent runner. She posts awesome reflection posts that I find really inspiring.
  8. FitterStrongerBetter -This girl is incredible! Not only does she work out like crazy for health and eat well, she teaches multiple fitness classes and still finds time for fun! I’m sure she could run literal circles around me AND my life.
  9. Tiny T @ ChromaMeSilly – Tiny T is really fun and fun. She has great, fun reviews on a variety of beauty products. I love that she doesn’t take herself too seriously, but she also has awesome advice.
  10. Jenn @ CosmeticMonster – Jenn has so many beauty credentials that you should just read her posts and take her advice; this girl knows what she’s talking about! She always has a lot of diverse posts with lovely photos.
  11. BlissNo.9 – This girl has beauty posts about every product available anywhere. From high end to drugstore, her reviews vary, but are always helpful and entertaining to read.
  12. Mae @ Mae’sBeautyReports – Mae is an incredible nail artist (not sure whether professionally or not, but she should be!). She always posts great nail ideas that are often fashion inspired and also current sales going on online so her readers can get the deals too!
  13. Madey Edlin –  I cannot believe this girl is only 18 years old! She offers up great recipes, either by design or from other food bloggers, including some delicious croissants I drooled over for like 10 minutes today on my lunch break… but anyway follow her as she leads up to publishing the cookbook she’s writing!
  14. Debra @ Persephone’s Kitchen – Debra posts all sorts of goodness to do with gardening, cooking and food in general. Living in Columbus, Ohio, there is such a homey feel to her blog that I love and everything she posts looks yummy!
  15. Nicole @ ProductJunkieGirl – Self-proclaimed beauty addict, Nicole is always on the up and coming beauty trends including new releases on beauty products, beauty box subscriptions and more!

Thanks again to Hélène @HealthyFrenchie!

Have a Lovely Weekend Everyone!

Stay Beautiful


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