Friday, September 5, 2014

Liebster Award!

I've been nominated! The Liebster Award isn't really an award per-say but rather a badge of recognition for new blogs and helping to spread the word about us little folks out there. This has actually taken me quite awhile to write out this post but I've been nominated by Jessica Elizabeth over at Sherbert Lemons and Lipsticks as well as Asja at Beauty Ignited! I am so grateful and excited to be noticed and I'm so thankful for all of my readers out there and just wanted to let each and everyone of you know how special you are and how much I love you! I'm tweaking the rules a little since at this point there aren't many blogs that haven't already been nominated so I will have less than 11 blogs to nominate, and instead of answering two sets of questions I'm going to randomly mix together the two sets of questions and that will be it!

1. Post 11 Random Facts About Yourself
2. Answer 11 questions that the person who nominated you posts
3. Choose 11 new blogs under 200 followers for their Liebster Award, notify them that they have   been nominated and, and think of 11 questions for them to answer

11 Random Facts
1. I am mildly obsessed with Boiling Crab. That spicy garlic butter sauce is so delicious and I definitely always save it and cook EVERYTHING in it it. Favorite "leftover" dish would have to be seafood spaghetti with that sauce!

2. Watching YouTube videos is what started me on my beauty obsession and ultimately was the leading inspiration for this blog!

3. I was a political science major in college with the full intention of going onto law school, but now I find myself working in tech and completely in love with it.

4. Since I was 3 years old I've always had at least one guinea pig and I don't think I will ever stop having them! Fun fact: except for the first little guy, all my piggies have been named after food/beverage items! Furball, Cinnamon, Pepper, Caramel, Spaghetti, Meatball, Mushroom, Tomato, Rigatoni, Chianti, and Caprese (the last one standing!)

5. I have never broken a bone in my life *knocks on wood*

6. I will try most everything once but something I will not touch is any type of fish. I love all other seafood (clams, mussels, calamari, octopus? Sign me up!) but the smell, texture and taste of fish just offends me.

7. I was very involved with competitive horse back riding growing up and one of my biggest regrets is giving that up when I went away to college. This is something I hope to pick up again once I am more financially secure.

8. I love learning different languages and I can proudly boast that I am fluent in English (duh) and Chinese Mandarin, with a working knowledge of French and Italian. The next language I am hoping to pick up is Spanish!

9. When I'm stressed I clean. There is nothing more soothing than organizing my closet into color order or tetris-ing all my extra makeup products into storage bins. Also when I'm drunk I clean too. I'm everyone's favorite weekend guest because you are guaranteed to wake up to a spotless apartment with the recycling sorted, dishes done, and Brita pitcher refilled.

10. I have many irrational fears including but not limited to latex balloons, clowns, butterflies and the fear of breaking my ankles.

11. I only really started loving makeup about a year ago. Before that I really had no clue what I was doing (I mean I used sparkley black eyeshadow to fill in my brows...what was I thinking??) and I would like to think I've come a long way since!

11 Answered Questions
1. Why and when did you start blogging?
I started blogging roughly a year ago, about October 2013. The idea for a blog actually blossomed months before that but I struggled with coming up with the perfect name and concept. I was going through some rough times and the perfect name just came to me that could encompass a wide range of topics while reminding everyone to be grateful and outspoken about everything. And then a beautiful friendship between a girl and her blog was born.

2. Top 3 places you want to visit?
Spain. Egypt. Brazil.

3. If you could only eat 1 meal for the rest of your life what would it be?
This was a tough one but I think I could live the rest of my life extremely happy with chicken noodle soup..or stew. Can I pick soup/stew as my meal? :-p

4. What is your favourite budget/drugstore beauty brand?
For skincare I am crazy about Simple and for makeup I need to go with Covergirl.

5. What is your favourite season?
Fall, hands down. It's the perfect temperature where I can still wear shorts and sundresses but I also have the option of boots and scarves. Plus it's the time where all the hearty casseroles and warm soups are coming into vogue and while we're on food my favorite holiday (Thanksgiving) is during this time! Also doesn't hurt to mention fall TV shows and my birthday!

6. What's your favorite quote?
"Everything happens for a reason" These words have brought me so much peace and acceptance of all the crazy (the good and the bad) that happens.

7. What is your favorite alcoholic beverage?
I have very simple tastes so at the bar I'm always ordering a Vodka Soda (with lime!) or a Whiskey Ginger. Basic ingredients and nothing too fussy.

8. Do you prefer the city or the countryside?
City all the way. I like to be in the middle of everything and surrounded by people and things to do.

9. What is your favorite cosmetic brand?
This changes a lot but right now I'm pretty crazy over theBalm and I have been for awhile.

10. Name 3 singers/bands that would be in your dream festival line up.
This is going to seem very random but I love to be able to see Taylor Swift, Coldplay and Calvin Harris all in one place!

11. What was your last beauty purchase?
I picked up the Hard Candy Glamoflauge. A little late in the game in this one but my recent bout with severe acne has left me with a lot of scarring and I wanted something inexpensive but heavy duty!

Nominations & 11 New Questions
I would like to go ahead and nominate these fabulous blogs:

Andrea @ Collected Moments
Hannah @ Cleanup on Aisle Seventeen
Glasgow @ My Life on (and off) the Guest List
Alexandra @ Mimosa Saturday
Stacey @ Refried Dreams

1. What's the story behind your blog name?
2. What are your basic beauty must-haves?
3. Doing your nails at home or nails at the salon?
4. Where is the best place that you've ever travelled to?
5. Who is your biggest inspiration?
6. If you could have dinner with five celebrities (past or present) who would it be?
7. What is your favorite Sunday afternoon activity?
8. What is something you hope to accomplish by the end of 2014?
9. Which Fall trend are you the most excited about?
10. What is your least favorite color?
11. Name five songs that would be on the soundtrack of your life.

1 comment:

  1. I love these posts since it always gives new insight into the blogger! We were nominated a few months ago and haven't gotten around to writing it yet (oops) but we'll have to do it soon!