Thursday Thrills: Giveaway Update, ‘Beauty Blogger’ Award Nomination

I’m so super excited to say that Vespertine House currently has 85 subscribers!πŸ˜†πŸŽ‰

Huzzah!πŸŽ‰

This means we’re 15 away from the vintage Tarot book giveaway!πŸŽ‰πŸ˜†πŸŽ‰

Hooty-hoo!πŸŽ‰

Now, once again, everyone who has subscribed is automatically entered into this drawing, and extra entries can be had by commenting/reblogging the original post and sharing the giveaway photo on Instagram with the hashtag #vespertinehouse!😌

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So, get your extra entries in now!

In other news, I’m so honored to have been nominated by the lovely Anna over at Bee Beauty for the Beauty Blogger Award! This is my second blogger award nom and I’m super proud! Thank you, Miss Anna! Go have a peek at Anna’s blog– You can thank me later!πŸ’œ

Here’s my Q&A for this:

  • How long have you been blogging?

Not too long! I’ve been blogging on and off for years, and have failed many times at having a successful blog, lol Vespertine House, however has been remarkably successful and that makes me sublimely happy!πŸ˜ƒ

  • Favorite makeup brand of all time?

Hmm, I’d have to say E.L.F. Cosmetics actually! They’re quite cost effective and I’ve never had issues with their products! They make up the bulk of my foundational cosmetic supplies! I will say that in regards to pigments and the like, MAC and Ulta’s store brand are pretty high up there too! Great selection from them!

  • Favorite beauty blogger/vlogger?

Definitely Mykie at Glam & Gore! I love all of her SFX tutorials and her videos are really just entertaining! She’s awesome.πŸ’œ

  • What’s your favorite type of blog to post?

Hmm, I love doing my “Sweet Spooks” SFX posts! Although, they’re very time consuming what with all the makeuping and all lol. But! They seem to get the most feedback and I love that everyone enjoys them!πŸ’œ

  • What do you enjoy outside of blogging (i.e. hobbies)?

I love to sleep. Haha! That should totally be a hobby as I would be so pro at it! I do needlepoint and I enjoy creative writing when the mood strikes me, as well as painting and music. I actually started writing a book! With chapters and everything! Completely inspired by true events! But I have yet to finish it. I dabble in a lot of things I reckon.☺️

  • Meaning behind your blog name?

“Vespertine House” is supposed to mean a dominion that flourishes in the evening. The word “Vespertine” is an archaic term for “blooming in the late evening, or at dusk”. It’s one that we don’t use anymore but I simply love the word so I brought it back! lol, I added the “house” as it makes it feel more like a closed group and gives it a bit of exclusivity. The same way big fashion houses are called “houses”. I imagine as a whole, the name denotes a close knit group that comes alive after dark. Creepy, no? Yeah, I know you like that. lol😏

  • What inspires you?

Everything! I can be inspired by anything from the people around me to something I see in passing. Typically I get most of my best ideas from staring at the white abyss that is my ceiling above my bed haha.☺️

  • Favorite show?

Hmm, I love Doctor Who and I love BTVS. I spend most nights watching repeats of Night Gallery and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour which is awesome. I’ve also been regularly watching Catfish and Scream on MTV. I guess all of those are my faves!

  • The one thing that makes you happiest in the world?

Hmm, getting a full nights sleep and waking refreshed in the morning lol. It’s a rare, rare thing but when it happens it’s amazing.😁

  • Your best piece of advice to your fellow bloggers?

As someone who’s found several ways NOT to have a successful blog, but finally found the ONE way to have a successful blog, I think the best advice is to write for yourself and write about something you’re really, really into. I’ve written about stuff in the past that I thought I really enjoyed but I lost interest fast or worried that my opinion wasn’t advised well enough. It was a struggle and I failed at it of course. Now that I’ve found a way to vary my interests but still keep them relatively on topic (because i’m actually a weirdo by nature lol), I’ve been successful and have found a great audience of AMAZING people who make me feel humbled about my writing. And that’s the best! So, just write for you and your audience will find you.πŸ’œ

Alright! So! I nominate the following lovely beauty bloggers!

And my questions for you ladies…

  • Pick one Urban Decay or MAC? Which and why?
  • Favorite song right now?
  • Would you rather be famous for your blog or be famous for a talent you have (i.e. singing, dancing, art etc.)? Why
  • If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
  • Would you rather have the closet of your dreams, complete with every Louboutin and Ferragamo in history, or a private makeup studio in your house, complete with every Dior and MAC cosmetic in history? Which would you choose and why?

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-Sarah

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Award Worthy: Leibster Nomination

This past week Vespertine House was nominated for the Leibster Award! πŸ˜†πŸŽ‰

Huzzah! πŸŽ‰πŸ˜€

I was nominated by lovely beauty blogger, Anna Bankester at Bee Beauty! ☺️ She’s fantastic and I highly recommend you visit her and subscribe!

Now, as far as this award thingy goes (pardon me, it’s my first time😏), I believe it’s one of those things used to sort of get to know other bloggers and help them get acquainted with your audience, and also for subscribers to get to know the blogger better.

Which I love! πŸ˜ƒ

So! Here are my 11 personal factoids:

  • I graduated Magna Cum Laude with my BBA in Marketing last fall
  • I don’t eat bread or anything resembling bread (cake, donuts, bagels, pastries etc.)  because the texture makes me queasy (hey, I didn’t say I was normal ☺️)
  • I’m a Style Ambassador for Harper’s Bazaar 
  • I’m also an endorsed artist at Daisy Rock Guitars 
  • I own $800 boots… That I rarely wear ☺️ (compliments of Belstaff & Harper’s Bazaar)
  • I live in southwest Florida!
  • Halloween is my favorite day of the year, I love it more than my own birthday πŸŽƒ
  • I collect postcards and I love receiving them!
  • I casually collect Elvis memorabilia too πŸ’œ
  • I have nyctophobia and must sleep with a nightlight
  • My favorite horror films are tied between Dylan Dog: Dead of Night, Scream & Trick ‘r Treat.πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

I was also asked a few questions! 

  • First Makeup Product you purchased ever? Favorite Brand and Why?

I want to say it was black eyeliner and black lipstick in middle school lol. I was pretty goth. πŸ˜‚ My favorite brand right now is Makeup Revolution love their “Welcome to the Pleasuredome” Pallette from their Salvation line! Such great pigmentation and quality for a bang of a bargain!😏

  • What’s the most popular trend currently where you live?

Because this is Florida and it’s hot season, I’m going to say Flip-Flops.

  • Biggest Inspiration for your style

This will surely sound strange but it’s a little bit edgy and a lot-a-bit James Bond   Villainesses. ☺️ i hear that “You dress like an assassin” bit often. πŸ˜πŸ’œ

  • What made you become a Beauty Blogger?

Well, I like beauty and fashion and Halloween and horror so I blog about all those things solely because they interest me enough to have an opinion about them. I reckon I only blog about any of those topics when the mood strikes too lol. ☺️ but, I like sharing my take on SFX makeup and the like mainly because I think others would like it or be able to take something away from it… Or at least that’s what I’m hoping is happening! 😁

  • High end, luxury brands or drug store? Which do you prefer?

Hmm, somewhere in between I think. I get necessities at the drugstore but I usually go moderate to high on particular items. Eyeshadow mainly.

  • How has your style evolved over the years?

It’s changed a lot I think! I tried to incorporate more color but I always end up back at black and dark washes. ☺️

  • How many hours do you spend reading beauty blogs roughly?

Maybe an hour or so, if that. Reason being is that I like things to be simple and straightforward when it comes to beauty. If it gets too pedantic and technical I’ll lose interest relatively fast. ☺️

  • How long do you spend getting ready for a night out?

15minutes – 4hrs… Depends on the night 😏

  • What’s your ideal night out?

My absolute perfect night would be $200 & Free drinks at the Casino with a few friends. πŸ’œπŸ’œ I LOVE going to the casino! Breaking even or leaving ahead would also make that awesome.😌

  • Where do you see your beauty blog going in the future?

Hm, I’m not sure and honestly I didn’t think it’d do this well to begin with lol.☺️ I hope it continues to grow and that people continue to enjoy what I share. πŸ’œ

Here are my nominations to keep things moving:

Jeanette Andromeda – Horrormade.com

Meep380 – ValsVogueXO

Glamazonianz – Keeping up with the Glamazonianz

Emma – The Moth Embalmer

Hayley Knighten – Booksaredelicious.com

And! My questions for your ladies are as follows:

  • What are you currently obsessed with? Why?
  • Pick one: Summer Beach Party, Fall Festival, Winter Weekend at the Cabin, or Spring Vacation- why did you choose what you chose?
  • Who has inspired you the most?
  • What are you currently reading?
  • What’s your favorite movie?

I want to thank Anna at Bee Beauty once more for the nomination! And thanks to everyone for stopping down to check out my blog and share your thoughts! I love reading your comments and getting to know you all!β˜ΊοΈπŸ’œ

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-Sarah