Liebster Award!

Liebster Award

I hit the jackpot this week!  I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award by 3 of my favourite bloggers!  Thanks so much Rakhi (Little Bliss Book), Anshulika (Road To Beauty), and Irina (Makeup Amour)!  “Liebster” is a German word that means “beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.”  This award is given to blogs with under 200 followers and is an interesting way to be seen and to discover new blogs.

How It Works:

  1. Link back the person who nominated you.
  2. Answer the 10 Liebster questions given to you by the nominee before you.
  3. Pick 10 bloggers to be nominated for the award with under 200 followers.
  4. Come up with 10 questions of your own for your nominees to answer.
  5. Go to their blogs and notify your nominees.

Q & A:

  • To avoid a lengthy post of 30 questions, I will answer the first 3 questions from each blogger who nominated me.

1)  If you could follow your bliss what would it be and why?

I would love to work with the big cats in Africa in some way, maybe helping to raise orphaned cubs.  Why?  They are SO cute!!!

2)  What do you notice/like first on a person, eyes or smile?

Eyes – they are the window to the soul.

3)  What is your guilty pleasure?

Chocolate of course!  Actually, I don’t feel that guilty eating it.

4)  Describe your blog in three words.

Colourful, girly, and fun to write.

5)  Name the book you have read recently.

The Bible.

6)  What makes you happy?

Spending time in nature with my husband.

7)  Do you tend to straighten more or curl your hair more?

My hair is naturally straight, so I love to play with adding curls to it to change up my look.

8)  What are one of your habits that you have to break?

Spending too much time on my computer!   🙂

9)  How do you brainstorm your blog post ideas?

Several ways – products I’ve been wanting to try, things I’m loving at the moment, recent experiences I’ve had, things I think could be beneficial for others to read, and sharing a good sale.

Here are the blogs I have nominated for this award (in no particular order):

Nominees, here are your questions:

  1. If you weren’t blogging right now, what would you be doing instead?
  2. Starbucks or Tim Hortons?
  3. What do you hope to be doing with your blog in one year from now?
  4. If you were stranded on a desert island with one person, who would you want it to be?
  5. If you couldn’t have a cell phone or a computer for one year, which one would you choose to keep and why?
  6. Why did you start blogging?
  7. What do you feel passionate about?
  8. What gives you joy?
  9. If you could be an animal, what would it be and why?
  10. Growing old gracefully in a rocking chair on the porch with your partner, or fighting aging every step of the way?

Hope you all have fun!  Looking forward to reading your answers!   🙂

Versatile Blogger Award!

Versatile Blogger Award

I’ve been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by two different lovely ladies!  Big thanks to Tams (Naked Beauty) and Irina (Makeup Amour).  Check out their awesome blogs!

How It Works:

  1. Display the Award Certificate on your blog.
  2. Announce your win with a post and thank the blogger who nominated you.
  3. Present 15 deserving bloggers with the award.
  4. Link your nominees in the post and let them know of their nomination with a comment.
  5. Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

15 Deserving Blogger Nominations (in no particular order):

7 Interesting Things About Me:

  1. I got married 10 months ago.
  2. Sometimes I like being with my cats more than people.  Anybody else relate to that?
  3. I love dragonflies & peacocks (although both sort of scare me for some reason).
  4. I wrote a screenplay once.  It was an amazing creative experience, even though nothing tangible ever came from it.
  5. I like growing roses – I could spend hours tending them.
  6. Karaoke freaks me out because I can’t sing worth beans!  I’m better as a backup dancer.
  7. I didn’t realize that I used to say “eh?” a lot until I lived in the United States for 8 years.  I trained myself out of this Canadianism when it was pointed out to me.   🙂

Thanks again to Tams and Irena for nominating me for this award!  Now I look forward to reading interesting things about the 15 fabulous bloggers I nominated.

TAGGED – “Would You Rather, Beauty Edition” Tag

I was tagged to do this post by one of my favourite beauty bloggers Louise!  Check out her awesome blog Lou Lou’s Beauty & Fashion Fix.  It’s called “Would You Rather, Beauty Edition” Tag, which simply involves answering 14 questions.  Let’s play!

Would You Rather Tag

1)  Would you rather lose all your mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks and lip glosses, or lose all of your palettes and eye shadows?

  • I don’t even have to think about this one – I would rather lose my palettes and eye shadows because my eyes totally disappear without eyeliner and mascara!  I think it’s a blonde thing.

2)  Would you rather chop off all your hair or never be able to cut it again?

  • I would rather never be able to cut my hair again because I look like a boy with short hair!

3)  Would you rather have a coral cheek or a pink cheek?

  • I would rather have a coral cheek because I look best in autumn colours.  Pastels wash me out.

4)  If you had £1000 to spend, would you rather buy clothes or makeup?

  • If I had £1000 to spend, I would be so happy because that would mean I was visiting the UK!  If I had the equivalent amount of money in Canadian dollars to spend, I would rather spend it on clothes.  I must confess that I am a clothes horse!  I like to have lots of variety in my closet for different types of activities and occasions.

5)  Would you rather apply lipstick as eyeliner or eyeliner as lipstick?

  • Weird question!  I would rather apply lipstick as eyeliner because putting my dark eyeliner on my lips would make me look goth, and I am too old to do goth!

6)  Would you rather only shop at MAC or Sephora?

  • I would rather shop at MAC because they’re close to my heart, being one of the first big Canadian cosmetics companies.

7)  Would you rather only use one eye shadow color or one lip color for the rest of your life?

  • I would rather use only one lip colour for the rest of my life because I like to blend different eye shadow colours to create more dramatic eyes.  See question 1.

8)  Would you rather wear winter clothes in the summer or summer clothes in winter?

  • Even though I LOVE wearing sweaters, I’d definitely rather wear summer clothes in the winter than vice versa.  I hate being too hot, so I would NOT want to wear winter clothes in the summer – that’s just a recipe for crabbiness waiting to happen!

9)  Would you rather have dark nails or bright nails all year round?

  • If I had been asked this question in the past, I probably would have said dark nails all year round (I love dark nails in the winter).  But I have been embracing colour more in recent years, so now I would rather have bright nails all year round.

10)  Would you rather give up your favorite lip product or your favorite eye product?

  • No question – I’d rather give up my favourite lip product.  I focus most on my eyes when doing my makeup.  See question 1.

11)  Would you rather only be able to wear your hair in a ponytail or a messy bun?

  • I would rather only be able to wear my hair in a messy bun because I think they look more sophisticated than pony tails.

12)  Would you rather never be able to paint your nails again or never use lip gloss?

  • Oh….. very hard question!  After much agony, I would rather never use lip gloss again.  I am totally into acrylic nails right now.  I can’t imagine giving them up because they look so much more polished (no pun intended!) than plain nails.  Don’t make me give up my nails and polish!!

13)  Would you rather shave your eyebrows and have none at all or Sharpie them in everyday?

  • Who is thinking up these questions?!  Despite the high maintenance, I would rather Sharpie my eyebrows in every day.  See question 1.

14)  Would you rather live without makeup or nail polish?

  • Cruel question!  I would be devastated to give up my nails, but alas, I would rather live without nail polish because I am one of those people who look quite different with make up on.  Au naturel is just plain scary.  See question 1!!

Children playing tag

Here are the blogs I’d like to tag:


Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

I’ve been nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award!  Big thanks to Gabriel Lucatero!  Check out his inspiring blog Shape Your Life 101.

The rules for this award are:

  1. Display the award logo on your blog.
  2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
  3. Nominate 10 other bloggers for this award and link to them.
  4. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.

Here are the blogs I have nominated for this award (in no particular order):