6 Year Blogiversary Update

December 24, 2018 | Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

Ask Me Anything

Last month I mentioned in my 6 Year Blogiversary post that if I got enough questions I’d follow up with the answers. I know I mentioned the possibility of a video follow up, but that isn’t going to happen. I must have made a dozen videos and cringed through every single one of them. I thought weeding through hundreds of selfies was tough to do. Well, watching myself on video was tougher. In the end I just couldn’t do it. I’m sorry. Maybe one day I’ll have one too many margaritas and give it another go. Until then here are the answers to your questions!

Do you like “the dong”?
Hahaha! I know who asked this. Yes. Yes I do.

Why don’t you try YouTube out.
You know, I get asked this a lot! From family and friends. At some point I actually considered it because I thought it was what the people wanted. But you know what? It’s not what I want. I’m a blogger. I love to write. It’s who I am.

What’s your favorite and your least favorite makeup brand??
I would have to say ColourPop. They’re easily both my favorite and least favorite brand. They have so many great products and offer them at such an affordable price. They aren’t afraid of color. They do some pretty interesting collabs. I feel like they’re always keeping things interesting with the new product launches. The downside? They’ve hurt me on numerous occasions. I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve received broken products and have had to reach out to customer service only to be be given the run around. Thankfully I haven’t had any issues lately. But you never forget the ones who have hurt you.

What are your top 3 favorite lip products?
It Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Lip Treatment

It Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Lip Treatment

Jouer Lip Topper in Sweetheart

Jouer Lip Topper in Sweetheart

Sugarpill Liquid Lip Color in Trinket

Sugarpill Liquid Lip Color in Trinket

Besides your makeup blog, what other hobbies do you have?
Besides my blog I love to cook. Baking specifically. I would bake every single day if I wasn’t so tempted to eat the stuff I bake. I also love walking. I know it sounds lame, but I have a lot of fun going for walks. Sometimes I’ll talk and vent my way through it and other times I’ll just walk quietly admiring the scenery. There are also a few games I like to play on my phone.

If you could go shopping with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?
This is a really good question! I would have to say my husband. Probably not the most exciting answer, but he’s my number one choice. Sometimes I like to venture off on my own and will call him to meet up when I’m done. And he doesn’t get offended that I’d rather be alone. On the times I could use a little help he’s always there to help me weigh out the pros and cons. And he’ll convince me to get the thing I’m eying.

If I had to choose another person it would have to be my best friend. We’ve never even met in person, but we’ve been friends for well over a decade! We do have a lot of fun online shopping together. So I just know we’d have a blast shopping together in person.

What’s your favorite beverages?
Coffee! Margaritas. COFFEE! Tea.

Tell me something I might be surprised to know about you.
I’m not really sure what would be surprising to you. I do have quite the potty mouth. I suppose that might be surprising to people who don’t know me personally. I try to keep things clean around here.

You have 2 chins!
Not really a question, but ok. Yes I do. I believe I mentioned that a few posts back.

I’m actually surprised that there was only one negative comment/remark. I was warned not to do this because it would attract the trolls, but I thought it would be a fun way for you to get to know me a little better. Well, I hope you learned something new!

6 Year Blogiversary

November 15, 2018 | Uncategorized | 6 Comments »

Ask Me Anything

I can hardly believe that on the 25th my blog will be 6 years old! When I first started this blog I wasn’t really sure where to go with it or how I would fit into the beauty community. All that I knew is that I loved makeup. Looking back on some of my very first posts it’s clear that I didn’t even know to talk about it. Some of y’all can describe these products as if you created it in the lab yourselves. It can be intimidating. But I knew that if I kept at it eventually I’d loosen up and would feel comfortable just being myself.

That’s the approach I have taken here at Midwest Glam. A more personal approach. I often share tid bits of my personal life. I’ve had people tell me I should keep the two separate. I’ve even had people say that they don’t care they just want to hear about the makeup. The thing is the two are very much connected. For example, any time I’m sharing a new Wet n Wild product you can bet that my husband drove me around (on his ONLY day off) to at least 20 different drug stores trying to track it down. All while keeping me caffeinated and fed because I can get cranky otherwise. In fact both of my guys play a VERY big role in my blog. Even my son who will compliment my looks telling me that my eyebrows are ‘on fleek.’ Believe me, I know that my brows are anything but fleeky, but I love him for trying.

This coming year I would actually like to start sharing MORE of my world with you all. Starting with an Ask Me Anything post! You can click this link to ask me anything. Completely anonymous! Or if you’d like you can just ask in the comments. If I get enough questions I’ll follow up with the answers in another post. Maybe I’ll even answer in a video? No promises though!

I know it’s not the most exciting Blogiversary post, but it’s different from the others I’ve done. And I thought it might be a nice way for y’all to maybe get to know me a little better. So if there’s anything you’d like to know, now is your chance!

Personal update

April 21, 2017 | Uncategorized | 14 Comments »

Purchased By Me

Michael Kors Ava Mini Crossbody

Michael Kors Ava Mini Crossbody

I’m so sorry about the lack of new posts around here. As I said in my last few posts I’m in the process of moving. I know I said that things would run rather smoothly during the move, but I sort of put the brakes on all of that. I really hate when my posts go live and I’m not here to respond to comments. I’m going to try really hard to get my two weekly posts up while responding to comments, but if I can’t I’ll try to at least get the one post up. I’ll also be catching up on your blogs. I know I’ve fallen behind on that too. I promise to catch up though!

I promise that there are big things coming! I have about a hundred items on my desk that I can’t wait to talk about. It sucks that by the time I get around to it it will no longer be new. But let’s face it, that’s never stopped me before. While I enjoy talking about shiny, new and exciting things, I’ve been known to talk about Holiday items well into Spring. Yeah, be on the lookout for that! But I’m a very thorough person and I like to take my time when testing out new items. I suppose I could always just slap some stuff up and call it a day, but that’s just not what my blog is all about. It’s always been about my own personal experiences with products I truly love. And I like that to shine through all of my posts. I hope you all understand.

I’m pretty excited about this move. The apartment we’re currently in was only supposed to be temporary. I guess we got a little too comfortable because that temporary stay lasted almost 3 years! But a lot has changed these past few months and we had to move closer to where my husband works. The area is really nice and I hear nothing but great things about the schools. I’m also excited to hear that there are lots of walkers in the area. Maybe I can finally get back on track and get those steps in. Last year was a very hard year for me and I wasn’t nearly as active and I should have been. Anyway, the house itself is just perfect! It’s not too big and not too small. It’s everything I was looking for in a home. Honestly, the only downside for me is the lack of a basement. While tornados are pretty rare they do happen. So I have slight anxiety about that. Otherwise the place is perfect for us! I got lots of good vibes walking through the place. Lots of positive energy which is just what we need. Be on the lookout for photos once we’re completely settled in.

Things should return to my regular schedule starting on Monday. Thank you for understanding! And thank you for continuing the check in on Midwest Glam! It really means a lot to me!

The featured photo is of the new handbag my husband got for me earlier this week. Isn’t it the cutest?


Welcome to Midwest Glam! My name is Lisa Marie and this is where I blog about all things beauty, food, and photography. While I mainly focus on beauty topics, I do weekly photography posts as well as the occasional recipe. Thank you so much for visiting!

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