Monday, August 13, 2012

Liebster Award: 11 Questions Tag

Thanks to Lindsay at The Beauty ThinkTank and Erin at Face Design Studios, I've been nominated for the Liebster Award (it's a fun tag going around). So, here we go!


1. Each person tagged must post 11 things about themselves.
2. They must also answer the 11 questions the ' tagger ' has set for them
3. They must create 11 more questions to ask bloggers they have decided to tag.
4. They must then choose 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers and tag them in their post.
5. These lucky bloggers must then be told.
6. There's no tag backs.


My 11 Things
1.  This is in my info at the right, but I have a Ph.D.  I finished in under 5 years, and it's in a   field of research.
2.  I lived in Manhattan for almost 2.5 years and miss it dearly.
3.  I got married this past April to the love of my life.
4.  Growing up, I swam competitively, played basketball and soccer, and danced.
5.  I am the shortest in my family at a measly 5 feet 9 inches.
6.  I did not wear foundation and eyeshadow on a regular basis until graduate school.
7.  I am from the South but only have an accent when I'm tired, angry, or want to get my way.
8.  I have never been to Europe, and regularly have dreams that I am there.  It makes me sad.
9.  I started blogging because I was learning so much about makeup, etc and wanted to share that passion with others.
10. My hair is naturally platinum.  I actually dye it to a more normal honey blonde shade.
11. It took me MONTHS to get the courage to sit in front of the camera and put videos on YouTube, and I'm still nervous about it.

Lindsay's Questions:
1) If you could design your own beauty product, what would it be?  I would probably design eyeshadow colors, since that would afford the best opportunity to get creative.  I think I'm probably the most opinionated about lipsticks and glosses, though, so that might actually be something I'd be strong at designing.
2) Would you rather be forced to wear full coverage foundation for a year or go without lipstick for a year?  I guess I'd rather be forced to wear foundation for a year.  I have rosacea, so as long as the foundation matches my skin tone and I can remove it at night, rock on.
3) Do you like BB Creams or are they just hype?  I think most BB creams (at least the Garnier one) is just like tinted moisturizer.  It even SMELLS like Dior's tinted moisturizer.  If you're lucky enough to have perfect skin, you can get away with just moisturizer.  The rest of us need something more.
4) Favorite season for makeup?  Probably the Christmas holidays... lots of opportunity to be festive and fun!
5) Favorite drugstore/ high street beauty product?  My drugstore brand of choice is Revlon, by far.
6) If you could do a makeup/ lookbook based on a country/ place what would it be and why?  I would probably choose Trinidad/Tobago.  It's tropical and with Carnivale, there are so many opportunities for bold colors and fun costumes.
7) If you could do the makeup of any Olympian who would it be and why?  Tom Daley... because I'd be touching Tom Daley.
8) All time favorite song?  "Here Comes the Sun" by the Beatles (George Harrison)
9) What is your favorite thing to blog about?  Not just makeup in general.  Cooking and home decor.  I keep "writing" these blog posts in my head, but they never make it to my laptop.  I probably need to try to write them more.
10) What inspires you to blog?  Reading inspires me.  I can tell when I've been reading a lot of books (especially memoirs) because my blogging gets better (in my opinion).  When I haven't been reading, my words don't flow as well.
11) If you were on a deserted island what three things would you need to have with you?  Besides clean water, contact lens solution, and a toothbrush?  Probably SPF, deodorant, and lip balm.

And I bestowing this upon...
1.  Natalie Roseanne
2.  Beauty Obsessed
3.  Fresh Beauty XOX
4.  The Cateyes Have It
5.  That's Heart
6.  A Product Junkie's Junk
7.  Beth Love Beauty
8.  Rebecca's 3 R's
9.  Charlotte Jane
10. Too Much Blush
11. Lovely Emily Rose

My 11 questions are...
1.  How did you come up with your beauty blog name?
2.  When did your interest in beauty/fashion first begin (that you can remember)?
3.  What's one beauty item you want but won't shell out the money for?
4.  If you could trade hair with any celebrity, who would it be and why?
5.  What's your favorite evening snack?
6.  When is your favorite time to blog?
7.  Coffee or tea?
8.  What is your favorite high-end makeup item?
9.  Long nails or short?
10.  What is your favorite form of exercise, or method of getting your heart rate up?
11.  How do you organize your makeup?  (In bags, out where we can see it, in containers, drawers, etc)

Now go!