Saturday, September 27, 2014


Hi everyone! I have two exciting things to share with you today, the first being that I'm less than 20 views away from 1,000 page views on Essentially Shannon! :) And the second thing is that...I was nominated for the Liebster Award! :D Heidi over at Chaste and Beautiful (link down below) nominated me and I couldn't be happier! She gave me some fun questions to answer but first here are my eleven facts about myself!

1. I've lived in 5 different states (and two countries!)
2. My boyfriend lives in England (and yes, he's british...can i get an amen?)
3. I have two mini dachshunds (and i love them oodles and oodles)
4. My favorite movie of all time is Pulp Fiction
5. Math is by far my worst subject
6. I love shopping but I hate spending money (cheapo at heart)
7. I am an only child
8. I'm obsessed with Pretty Little Liars (it makes me feel like nancy drew okay...)
9. I love to read
10. I played tennis for two years in high school
11. I played the flute for 5 years

And now onto the questions...

1. What inspired you to start blogging?

There are two things that have ultimately led the birth of Essentially Shannon: my obsession with Youtube and my love of writing :)

2. Favorite makeup brand? Why?

For drugstore makeup, I have to say Maybelline! Almost all of my favorite mascaras (especially the pumped up colossal mascara, it's my all time fave at the moment) are from Maybelline, and I love their BB creams! And for my favorite high-end brand, I have to go with Benefit. Their packaging is spot-on and the quality of the makeup itself is great.

3. Favorite celebrity?

Easy! Hands down, Jennifer Lawrence. I wish we were best friends. She's a riot and so down to earth.

4. Makeup item you can't leave home without?

Okay, I'm gonna break the rules here a little bit and say lip balm. Not really makeup, but I never leave the house without it. Not with my chapped lips!

5. What's in your makeup bag?

How much time do we have here? I have a little storage unit on my dresser dedicated to makeup but I'll just mention the basics: lip balm, BB cream, concealer, tinted eyebrow gel, my Lorac Pro To-Go palette (aka the love of my life), mascara, and blush.

6. Favorite movie?

As mentioned above, Pulp Fiction. Nothing will ever be able to compete. Tarantino is a true genius! Oh, and I love Uma Thurman <3

7.  Favorite shopping destination?

My favorite place to shop is Forever 21! Trendy pieces for reasonable prices, sounds like a deal to me :)

8. Do you think life is beautiful? Why?

Absolutely :) There is beauty in everything if you look close enough!

9. How many siblings do you have?

Nada! I'm an only child.

10. Favorite blogger?

That's a hard one! I love Sweet Electric, the quality of her pictures is amazing and her posts are concise yet full of info! Stephanie's Look is another favorite, she's actually a friend from high school and her blog is another reason why I decided to start my own :)

I nominate:
1. Tiffany from Tiffancy 
2. Mandy from mandydacandy 
3. Amber from Amber Smith 
4. Anna from MzMatch
5. Emily from The Lifestyle Junkie

Here are my questions:

1. Where is your favorite place to blog?
2. Favorite holiday?
3. Favorite food?
4. Best blogging tip?
5. What is your dream job?
6. Favorite author?
7. Do you have any tattoos? If so, what is it and why did you get it?
8. If you could be anywhere right now, where would you be?
9. What is your favorite fashion trend right now?
10. Who inspires you?
11. Current favorite song?

Again, thank you Heidi for nominating me for this award! I had a great time answering these questions, and I can't wait to see what my nominees have to say :) I'll link below to everyone's blogs down below!

until next time,


  1. I'm glad you did this post.Loved reading:)

    1. thank you again for nominating me! :) i really do feel legit now! hehe

  2. Thanks for nominating me! I just posted!

  3. awww that was so sweet :) I'm glad you like my blog so much! and i LOVE sweet electric!!!


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