My Second Liebster Award! – Thank You Natalie

Hello WordPress loves! I am sorry I went missing-in-action all week. I was visiting my boyfriend for Memorial Day Weekend! Also, my first summer class has begun and it has been taking over my life (so much reading and so many papers it’s crazy). But anyway, a few weeks ago, the lovely Natalie (aka: Disney Freak with a Bit of Mascara!) nominated me for the Liebster award! This is my second Liebster award, and I am very thankful for the opportunity! You all should check her blog out as well, it’s awesome! (Especially if you love Disney!).


•Thank the blogger who has nominated you for this award.
•Answer the questions the blogger has given you.
•Nominate five to eleven bloggers.
•Make up questions for the bloggers you nominated.
•Notify the bloggers you have nominated.


“What’s your go-to in a “rush makeup look?”

I usually do a look that makes my skin look dewy and tan-ish. I start with a primer and concealer, then use liquid and pressed powder foundation, highlighter, bronzer, and blush. When I’m pressed for time, this is usually my “no makeup makeup look”, so I top it off with mascara. Finally, I fill my eyebrows!

“What’s your favorite thing about yourself?”

I love how motivated and determined I am in every aspect of my life. I never give up!!

“What are some goals you hope to accomplish for your blog?”

I hope to reach 500 followers by the end of next school year (so May 2017), and I hope to be sponsored by cosmetic companies in the future!

“What do you enjoy to do in your free time?”

When I can, I love spending time with my boyfriend and going on adventures. I also love being with my family, and spending time with friends. I love laying on my dock by the lake, and playing with my dog!

“Do you prefer to watch the movie and then read the book or read the book and then watch the movie?” 

I prefer to read the book and then see the movie! The book usually comes first, and is usually always better than the movie in my opinion!

“Do you prefer Disney or Universal?”

They are both great parks, but I love Disney! Deep down, I am a Disney kid at heart ❤ Plus, I want to dance in Disney so Disney is my fav!

“Are you a morning person or a night person?”

Definitely a night person. Since I was a child, my dad has called me “the night owl” 🙂

“Tea or coffee?”

I love both, but coffee is my addiction! I can drink coffee all day long if I had to! My go-to is a Dunkin medium iced coffee with caramel and hazelnut swirl with extra skim milk 🙂

“Bold lip color and neutral eyeshadow or bold eyeshadow and neutral lip color? “

Probably both! This is tough! Recently, I’ve been really into lipsticks, and neutral eyeshadows. However, I love eyeshadow the best, and I love neutral lip colors too!

“What’s your favorite vacation destination\ the place you want to visit most?”

My favorite vacation destination was Oahu, Hawaii, but I also loved the Disney vacation I took in December, and a vacation I took to Puerto Rico back in October! ❤

• His First Mate
 Written In The Cosmets
• Elenarasbear
• Polaroid Kisses
• Charlotte’s Makeup Blog
• Beautify Brooke


  What is your favorite makeup brand? 

Do you prefer high end beauty brands or drugstore brands?

What is your favorite brand of makeup brushes?

What is your go-to shade of lipstick?

When you go to get your nails done, do you get a regular mani-pedi, gel mani, or acrylic tips?

Favorite bronzer?

Where would you travel to right now if you could travel anywhere in the world?

What is your favorite food?

Where do you see yourself in five years?

What is your favorite part about blogging?

Favorite Disney movie?

What goals do you have for your blog?

Thank you all for reading and following Julia’s Leaps of Faith! I am beyond grateful for my experience blogging so far, and I’m thankful to have such a great pool of followers and readers who support me and my blog. Thank you to Natalie again for the nomination, and congratulations to all of the other blogs nominated! ❤

Lots of love,




e.l.f. Lipstick Swatches and Review

Hi everyone! I hope you are having as splendid of a night as I am having! Not only did I find out today I earned all A’s and A-‘s for the fall semester, I was nominated for the Liebster Award! You can see my previous post for all of the information about that 🙂 I am feeling really happy today, and I wanted to swatch all three of the e.l.f. lipsticks I received for Christmas from my Black Friday haul, and show you how pretty these colors are!

I ordered two Moisturizing lipsticks, and I received the Ultra Matte Lip Color stick for free (it was part of their Black Friday week special).


Marsala Blush and Southern Belle are the two Moisturizing lipsticks, and Rich Red is the Ultra Matte Lip Color.

I am pleasantly surprised with the quality of these lipsticks from e.l.f.. e.l.f. is such an affordable brand, so sometime I am skeptic of how well some of their products will work. There have been some items that have not worked well for me that I ordered during Black Friday week, but others are wonderful. These lipsticks happen to be part of the wonderful category!

Marsala Blush is easily my new favorite shade! It is a rosy, mauve color with cool undertones, and is subtle enough to wear it looks really natural on my lips, but adds just enough color for people who see it to assume I am probably wearing lipstick. It looks pretty with any eyeshadow combinations I’ve done since receiving the lipstick, and it stays on pretty well. Not to mention is smells amazing, and makes your lips super soft and kissable!

Southern Belle is another Moisturizing Lipstick that I love! This color is a little more orange than Marsala Blush, and it looks really nice when I am want to rock a lip with warmer undertones. It is still subtle enough to wear everyday, and it also smells amazing and leaves my lips super soft instead of dried out!

Rich Red is a beautiful shade of red. In my New Years Eve Makeup post, I wore this shade to my friend’s New Years Eve party! I love this color! It is a little hard to apply (it takes a little extra pressure than normal lipstick), but it stayed on rather well throughout the party. It doesn’t last as long as the ColourPop lippies or Ultra Mattes do, but it was still a great shade for the holiday! The pencil tip is thin enough to wear I could also use this as a lip liner as well! I will experiment with that when I have a few dance performances during the spring semester!


Just wanted to display the sleek packaging and this cute photo of my boyfriend and I 🙂

The packaging for these lipsticks is super sleek and easy to carry around. I recommend these three shades if you are looking to try some of e.l.f.’s lip colors!

Liebster Award Nomination!

The Liebster Award:
I was nominated for the Liebster Award by Thank you so much to this beautiful girl! Definitely check out her blog if you can!


A Liebster Award is a new-comer award given by bloggers to other bloggers, it creates a great platform for new blogs to be discovered and build communications. The best thing about this award is, it creates a lot of encouragement and support within our blogging community.


By accepting this award I am committing to the following:

1. Thank and Tag the person who nominated you.
2. Answer 11 questions asked by your nominator.
3. Nominate 11 bloggers.
4. Create 11 questions for your 11 chosen bloggers.
5. Notify them so through social media.


1. What is your favorite food??

I love chopped salads! Especially with chicken or tuna, lo mein noodles, mandarin oranges, provolone, slivered carrots, and cucumbers! Or a southwest chopped salad with chicken, avocado, tortilla strips, corn, chopped tomatoes, and southwest ranch dressing!

2. What are you most afraid of?? 

I’m most afraid of being alone and losing my loved ones.

3. Describe a good memory that you have?

Hmm, I have so many wonderful memories I love reminiscing on! I’d have to say, a good memory I have is the day I auditioned for the dance program at my school and made it, and was offered a large scholarship (it was instant decision with the professors if they wanted you in or not). I remember stopping at my grandma and grandpa’s house with my mom afterwards and eating a great dinner my grandma prepared. It was cold outside since it was December, but it was warm in their house, and I sat there eating and thinking, “Wow, I did it! I made it into my top school!”.

4. What is the best place you have been on vacation to?

Oh my, well this is a tough one! I traveled to Disney World and Puerto Rico this year and LOVED both of those trips so much! I’ve been on some great vacations with my family over the years, but I’d have to tie my favorite destinations with Puerto Rico, and the Oahu island of Hawaii!

5. What is your favorite song?

I’d have to say one of my all-time favorite songs will have to be Home by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, but I love a lot of Hozier’s music as well!

6. What are your hobbies?

I love dancing, blogging, and scrapbooking! I am an avid scrapbooker. I am always working on my Smashbook, a new scrapbook, or a shadow box 🙂

7. Where is your favorite place to shop?

For clothes, I love Garage clothing, Aerie, and Kohl’s. For makeup, I love,, and

8. Describe the worst date you’ve ever been on.

Oh geez. I haven’t dated many guys, but I remember this one guy randomly added me on Facebook when I was 16. We had no mutual friends, and he did MMA style fighting. He had a lot of scars on his face, and his initials were literally K.K.K. (yikes! I know, I wish I was joking!). So he asked me one day to go to the movies, and I agreed because he was nice enough and I thought I’d give him a chance. Well turns out through the whole movie he awkwardly tried touching my arm, legs, and holding my hand, and then walked me to my car and kept trying to kiss me even when I pulled away. It was awful. That was the end of that. I defriended him on Facebook a year later, but he re-requested me just a few months ago! Uhm, can we all say CREEPY?!?!

9. What’s your favorite color?

Purple!! Green is a close second.

10. What is your favorite TV show?

I love Game of Thrones!! I am so addicted, and want to start reading the books. I also love American Horror story, but this past season was such a dud.

11. Who is the person you go to for advice and why?

I go to my mom and dad, my sister, and my friends Kelsie and Jessie. They all have good insight on different things I am going through or obstacles I am facing, and they keep me level-headed and calm.

I nominate:


My questions for you:

  1. What is your favorite book and magazine to read?
  2. What is one beauty product you could not live without?
  3. Who is your biggest inspiration or role model?
  4. Where do you want to travel to one day? (Dream vacation)
  5. If you could live in a decade other than the one you are living in right now for a week, which one would you live in and why?
  6. What is your favorite dessert?
  7. Do you have any siblings? How many?
  8. What is the last thing you had to drink?
  9. What is your dream occupation?
  10. If you were offered to travel in a spaceship for a year and were guaranteed complete safety and health, but had to sacrifice all contact with your friends and family on earth for that year, would you do it and why?
  11. What is/was your favorite academic subject to study?

Happy blogging beauties! ❤