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Fall Cosmetics Favorites

Hi guys! I’m on Thanksgiving break this week, and I wanted to get in the fall mood, so today I want to share some of my favorite cosmetic products for fall. Some makeup, some skincare. Let’s get started.
1. Estee Lauder moisturizer.

This moisturizer is the nicest I’ve ever tried. It moisturizes the skin but doesn’t leave it greasy. This is great because my skin gets dryer in colder weather, but I also don’t want it to be oily. Unfortunately, I won’t be buying more after this runs out because I got it as a sample and it costs $64 to buy. So, aside from the cost, I highly recommend.

2. Eos lip balm.

I’ve mentioned eos lip balms before. It is this particular flavor that I would recommend for fall, though. It is vanilla mint. The vanilla is stronger than the mint. I think vanilla is a great scent for fall, and other things I mention in this post are vanilla too.

3. Estee Lauder lipstick.

I also got this one as a sample. It is full sized though, like the other Estee Lauder product. This lipstick is in intense nude, so it is the perfect shade for fall. I tried to get a picture of it in my lips. They don’t do the color justice, but you get the general idea.

The lipstick is actually darker. You could probably find a better picture online.

4. Olay shaving cream

I love this shaving cream for fall because of the scent. I know that you don’t shave as much in fall, but there are warm days too. Especially here in Florida.

5. Bare Foot butter cream.

This is a foot moisturizing cream. It comes out thick, but when tou rub it between your hands, it turns into more of a cream. It is super moisturizing for the feet, which get dryer in colder weather. And the vanilla smell is amazing. 

6. DIY sugar scrub.

This scrub moisturizes, exfoliates, and is easy to make. Just mix together 1/2 cup of sugar, 2 tablespoons of honey, and 3 tablespoons of olive oil. It makes a really nice scrub.

7. Maybelline foundation

This one isn’t specific to fall, but I wanted to mention it because I really like it. It gives my face a solid, even surface, but doesn’t make it look cakey or oily.
That’s all I have for today! Stay tuned for more! Thanks for reading!

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Forever 21 and What’s up with the Blog

So, this is the second time I’m writing this, FYI, because it all got deleted. Thanks WordPress app! I have a serious love-hate relationship with this thing.
Anyway…
I first wanted to apologize for the sporadicness of my posts. I have a schedule, but I can’t always stick to it. 

It’s more like guidelines anyway.
The first thing mentioned in the title is Forever 21. You see, I went shopping there recently and discovered something peculiar about the bag:

Apparently the founders of the company are Christians! I think it’s so cool that they put out their faith in this way.
Second, what is up with my blog? Well, I like change. So I decided to add a static page to the front and another page for the posts. It makes it a little cleaner. If anyone has any suggestions as to anything else I can put on the front page, please leave a comment. 

Another thing I added was two contributors. So they can write posts, but I have to confirm it for them. I thought it would be a good way to experiment. They are both good friends that I trust. However, the name of my blog is not changing. The blog is still mine that I own. I will have guest posts every so often, but the blog is still mostly about me. Therefore, Concerning Megan. (A lord of the rings analogy for all of those who don’t get it)
That’s all I have for you guys today! Just a little update! Thanks for reading!

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Fall/Winter Nails pt. 1

I tend to paint my nails more in the fall/winter months and match them to the seasons. I thought I would share them with you in case you need some inspiration.

This week I went for something a little more halloweem-esque since yesterday was Halloween. I painted them orange (I actually mixed red and yellow because I don’t have ornate), and wiped some black on randomly. I would have done splatter, but I was too lazy.

I would love suggestions of you guys have any, just like I asked with hair.

That’s all I have for today! Thanks for reading!

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Summer!

Hihihihihi!! I have finally gotten around to summerizing things around here. Yay!

I have a couple more posts planned for this week, but next week I’ll be out of town. I might post, but probably not.

I also have some news for next month! I’m going to be participating in camp nanowrimo again. I’ll be working on a re-write of Poor Girl, Rich Talent. I’m going to finish re-writing that this summer, then I’ll have some people help me edit it, then it’ll be good to go. You can follow my progress here. I’ll be posting about it too.

That’s all that I have for today, but I’ll be back soon.

Toodles!

 

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Superhero Movie Spring Fling

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I’m back! I know that lately, it’s been pretty normal of me to skip a week out of how busy I am, but last week was different. Believe me, I wanted to post. But I was at Scripture Memory Camp. The same one I went to last summer. And this year was even better than last year! I’d seriously encourage anyone and everyone to go to that camp. But more on that later.

I am here today to talk about what I like to call, the “Superhero Movie Spring Fling.” Throughout the past couple of months, we could only go a month or so before a new superhero movie came out. Which was awesome! So now that the spring run of hero movies is over, I’d like to give you all a recap. Don’t worry, I won’t spoil anything.

So the three movies that this “spring fling” consists of are: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Captain America: Civil War, and X-Men: Apocalypse. And contrary to what others may or may not think, I thought all three of them were terrific. Let’s go into a little more depth.

1. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

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A summary: Fearing that the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman takes on the Man of Steel, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs.
I think this movie was the worst critically acclaimed of the three. And there was a fair share of fans who didn’t like it either. I guess I can understand their complaints, but I liked the movie. Maybe things were off with the comics, but the movie on its own was a good movie. It was great. I know that it’s supposed to be based off the comics, and maybe the director screwed up on that part, but like I said, the movie itself is a good movie. It’s exciting, has good characters, and a pretty good storyline. And it had an AMAZING soundtrack.

2. Captain America: Civil War

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A summary: Political interference in the Avengers’ activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man.
I’m not sure what the critics said about this one. I thought it was pretty good, but it could have been better. I heard people saying it was the best Marvel movie, but I can’t agree with that. I didn’t really like the ending. Like I said before, it could have been better. I don’t want to spoil anything, so I can’t go into depth. I’ll just say that there were a lot of unresolved issues, and it felt like the bad guy won. And misunderstanding seemed to fuel the story. I have to say, I LOVED Spider-Man, though. I really liked most of the characters. If the ending had been a bit different, this movie could have been the best out of the three.

3. X-Men: Apocalypse

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A summary: With the emergence of the world’s first mutant, Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.
All right folks. Give me a moment of silence for this one. And then go punch a critic in the face. The critics gave this movie relatively low reviews. Well you know what? I say that’s bull HONKERY. This movie was AMAZING. For me, it’s easily the best X-Men/Marvel/Superhero movie yet. I LOVED it. I can’t see what the critics problem was with it. First I want to brag on the characters. So, Quicksilver. He was as awesome as ever. His “running-so-fast-everything-else-is-in-slow-motion-so-he-can-comically-save-the-world-by-throwing-people-around” scene was even better this time. And of course, he has great taste in music. Next I want to mention Nightcrawler. This guy was my favorite. I’m not sure what it is about him, but he was just great. He’s German, trying to adjust to America, then all of a sudden is in a war. He was funny, had a great accent, was much better than the original nightcrawler, et cetera. I could go on and on. Really, all of the re-cast characters did a great job. Storm, Angel, Cyclops, especially Jean Grey. The story of this movie was awesome too. The way everything unfolded, unlikely relationships, the whole enchilada. It was awesome. And unlike the other two movies I just talked about, the ending was great as well. 10/10.

If any of you haven’t seen any of these yet, I strongly encourage you to do so. They were all great. Now it’s time to prepare for the next phase of “superhero” movies, beginning with Suicide Squad. Or if it’s just movies we’re looking forward too in general, the next one is probably Star Trek: Beyond.

Thanks for stopping by! I’ll be back soon!

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The Hidden Oracle Book Review

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Hey guys! Welcome back to Concerning Megan. If y’all couldn’t tell from my last Wordless Wednesday, I ordered and read the new book by Rick Riordan about two weeks ago. And I have to say, it was spectacular. So of course, I HAVE to write a review.

But first, a summary(taken from amazon.com):

How do you punish an immortal? 

By making him human. 

After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disoriented, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the four-thousand-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus’s favor. 

But Apollo has many enemies-gods, monsters, and mortals who would love to see the former Olympian permanently destroyed. Apollo needs help, and he can think of only one place to go . . . an enclave of modern demigods known as Camp Half-Blood. 

Doesn’t that sound exciting?! It was. >:-)

First I’m going to talk about what I liked.
First, I love that Uncle Rick is continuing the Percy Jackson story world. But, I mean, he kind of had to after the way he ended The Blood of Olympus… I’m still salty about that. But back in topic! I really liked the way he not only tied in the mythology, but also actual Roman history. It was pretty clever. And Meg was cool too. Her powers were great. One of my favorite things was that a bunch of the old characters were back. The ending was pretty satisfying as well.

Now, onto some things I didn’t like.
Although some of the old characters were back, not all of them were. A ton of them were at school or something because it was in the winter. And Percy was in it, but only a few chapters. I also didn’t like the situation between Nico and Will. But I won’t say anything else about that. It also felt short after how long the Heroes of Olympus books were.

So, now a few final thoughts. If you want to read this book, you need to have read the other Percy Jackson books first to understand it all. Luckily, I had read them all and was able to read this book the day it came out.

I think The Hidden Oracle was a pretty great book. It kept my interest throughout the whole story. The new characters, as well as old ones brought back, were great. I just really liked it. But I have a hunch that the second one will be even better.

If you’ve read the other books in the PJO world, I would really encourage you to read this one. Oh, and by the way, all of the chapter titles are haikus. Yes, the funny chapter titles are back!!!

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So, my review wasn’t terribly long, but I wanted to share some of my opinions from the new book. I hope y’all enjoyed. Be back soon!

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Q&A

Good morning everyone! Sorry for the hiatus! I dotn know what happened. And I was going to post yesterday, but it didn’t work out.

Today I’m FINALLY doing my promised Q&A! Took long enough, huh?

Here we go!

Question number one: What is the first story you remember making up? Tell about it!
Well, I’m not exactly sure. The first one I really remember was one my babysitter told to me, and I decided to try to write it. It was called The Firebird. It’s about a Pheonix who got captured by some bad guys. Somehow, the Phoenix made an empathy link of sorts with a girl named Naomi. In fact, he had chosen her to be his mate. And pheonixes mate for life. Like, when one dies, the other dies too. Big deal. So when the Phoenix was captured, and when his captors sortued him, Naomi felt all of it. So she went on a journey to find the Pheonix. The story was about her rescuing him. I tried to write it, but never got very far. But, I was only about seven.

Question number two: Have you ever licked your elbow?
No. I cannot, and have not. Nope.

Question number three: Have you ever ridden a horse?
Yes, I have! I love horseback riding! It’s been a few years since I’ve done it, but I really love it.

Question number four: Have you ever yelled at an electronic device?
Yes, I have. I’ve gotten mad at my laptop before. I might have punched it in the “face.” And I’ve thrown my phone against things when I see tumblr/Instagram posts that give me the feels.

Question number five: Can you list your favorite Star Wars movies in order?
I will try.
1. My favorite is Episode II, Attack of the Clones. The story is good enough. But I really like the love story. I’m a sucker for that kind of thing, and I really liked the romance between Padme and Anakin. I liked the villain too. And the fight scene between Duku and Yoda was EPIC.
2. Second favorite has to be Episode V, The Empire Strikes Back. The story was great, it had the “No, Luke. I am your father.” bomb. Just an overall great movie.
3. Next is Episode IV: A New Hope. I don’t really know why. I don’t have much reason for the ones in the middle.
4. Fourth is Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. It was good. The Ewoks were cute.
5. Next has to be Episode I: The Phantom Menace. It’s a cute movie, but not my favorite.
6. In sixth place is Episode VII: The Force Awakens. I didn’t really like this movie. I really wanted to like it, but I didn’t. It was very repetitive of the original movies, and had a bunch of plot holes. I left wanting more, because I had too many unanswered questions. It’s still a good movie, but not terribly original.
7. And in last place is Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. The romance that I loved so much from episode II fell apart in this movie. As Padme’s heart was breaking(literally and figuratively), mine was breaking too. It was a horrible feeling. I hated how Anakin turned to the Dark Side. I liked Darth Vader in the later movies, but his transition, like is said, was heartbreaking. And it all happened really fast.

That’s all I have for today, folks! I’m glad I was able to do a Q&A. I just wish I had more questions. Thanks to everyone who took a minute to contribute! See you tomorrow!

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5 Reasons why Long Shorts are Better than Short Shorts

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Hello lovelies! Happy Tuesday! I have come here today to share my opinion on shorts length. But aside from simple opinion, I have a few facts to back me up.

Shorts lengths are all over the place. They range from covering half the knee to barely covering the butt. Styles abound too. Printed, cut-off, zippered, and many more options can be found at your local clothing store. And obviously, some styles are more attractive or comfortable than others.

Like I said before, I will be focusing on length today. Long? Short? In the middle? Which should you choose?

I personally think the perfect length is two to three inches above the knee. Then the back of the shorts won’t cut into the crook of your knee, but you also aren’t showing too much skin. And no shorter than midis. So really, I think the inseam should be somewhere between six and nine inches.

Now that I’ve put out my opinion on how long the shorts would be, here’s a few reasons why long shorts are better.

1. Your Thighs Don’t Stick to Metal Chairs.
If you’ve ever worn even relatively short shorts, you know that your legs easily stick to metal, and even plastic chairs. And let me tell you, it isn’t fun. The uncomfortableness, the sweat, and having to physically peel your legs off of the chair kind of ruins the short short experience. Or sitting on chairs, depending on how you look at it. And if the chair is painted and old, you might get flakes of paint on the backs of your thighs!

2. You Don’t Have to Shave as High on Your Legs.
Shaving can be a pain. Anyone who wasn’t blessed with naturally hairless legs knows this. And if you’re wearing short shorts, you have to take extra time to shave your ENTIRE thigh instead of just halfway or two-thirds of the way up. It can cut some time off of your shower routine and save shaving cream and water.

3. No Gaping.
What I mean, is no gaping in the leg holes. If you’re gaping with short shorts, be careful, because people will have a view. Not so much with longer shorts. You won’t have people peeping to see up those little shorts.

4. Cuffing is Easier.
When wearing long shorts, you can cuff the bottom hem and still have plenty of length to spare. If your shorts hit right below your butt cheek, there’s no room for that. You might not want to roll up the bottom of your shorts, but it’s a fun way to change; up the look, and certain styles look better that way.

5. It’s Modest and Pleasing to the LORD.
Most importantly, wearing longer shorts is modest and pleasing to God. The Bible says in Leviticus that your thighs are your “nakedness.” So showing too much of them off isn’t a great idea. And in 1 Peter, Peter says that we should be more focused on inward beauty than outward beauty. That doesn’t mean you should wear ugly clothes, though. It’s great to be stylish! But you can be stylish and modest at the same time. Peter’s point is that you shouldn’t be so focused on meeting the world’s standards that you compromise your own. And don’t try to tell me that you can’t get stylish/attractive but also long shorts. Because you can! I OWN them!

I hope you all enjoyed reading how I feel about shorts. Summertime is approaching and people are getting new shorts, so now is the perfect time to be considering you modesty standards.

I also want to remind you all to please, PLEASE, pLeAsE ask me questions for my Q&A. I only have five questions and I would like to have more. Hop on over to my Q&A post, or comment questions on here before it’s too late!

Thanks for reading! Bye!

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Q&A Reminder

Hey guys! Welcome back to Concerning Megan! I hope your week has been great so far.

Two weeks ago, I announced a Q&A. I’ve decided to postpone it for a while. First, because I only have four questions and I hope to have a few more. Second, I want to do the Q&A when I get to 50 followers. So, I need three more. As soon as I hit that mark, no matter how many questions I have, I will do the Q&A the following Tuesday. I have the original post below.

I want to do a Q&A. I like answering any questions you might have. People don’t comment a lot, if all of my followerscould comment one question, that would be plenty. Or even half of you. But I will answer all of the questions you ask today next Tuesday.

I’ve been wanting to do want of these for a while and I finally decided to ask. Please comment whatever you want to know about me! Seeing comments from y’all makes my day!

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New Poll!

This post was a lot longer, but it got deleted twice. So, all I am giving you today is a poll. Hopefully I’ll have some more updates tomorrow, or Thursday, I don’t know. But let me know what you think of these shows! Comment you answers, and if you said other, please state who “other” is.

Thanks for stopping by!

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