I received joyous news from the amazing Candy today, that she nominated me for a Liebster Award. Now, if you’re not sure what that is, you’re alright because I didn’t either. All I knew was it was amazing to receive a nomination of any kind from Candy as she’s an amazing blogger and has an amazing Instagram (which is where I discovered her awesome-ness).
Her blog Candy Says is fantastic. The quality is like something you’d see in a magazine! No joke. She has such a unique voice and style. Seriously check her out and you’ll fall in love with her blog (and her) I promise.
And so, a Liebster Award is an award designed to promote newer bloggers as a way to get the word out about great new blogs.
As a nominee, you answer the 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you. And then, nominate more blogs you feel deserve recognition and create 11 new questions for them to answer. It’s a pay it forward system so to speak 🙂
So first, let me answer Candy’s questions!
If you could go into one shop and have anything and everything you wanted for free, which shop would you choose?
Crew. I admit I have a lot of JCrew already and very rarely wear an outfit containing nothing from them…but there’s always more more more I want! I just love their style, and quality!
Which mascara do you use?
It varies but my current favorite is a bit of a shocker really, Cover Girl Lashblast Fusion. I just love it!
Which fashion house would you most like to work for?
Without a doubt, Dolce and Gabbana. Their designs are so glamorous and luxurious, with a lot of drama. It would be fascinating to see the day to day happenings of their work space. I’d love to be a fly on the wall, or even fetch them coffee. Just to be in the presence of such talent would be amazing.
Who influences your style?
I guess it sounds weird to say myself but it is the most true. I think we all have to find our own sense of style and learn what works best for ourselves. Fashion is very personal really. But I of course read a lot of Vogue and Harpers Bazaar, and other fashion magazines so I guess you could say fashion editors. There’s not one style icon I really study.
What would you typically wear on a first date?
I guess it would have to depend on the season and the date really. But I think it’s best to keep it casual. I love overdressing for things but I don’t think the first date is the time to go ALL OUT. You don’t want to intimidate the guy, haha. Just be natural. Jeans and probably a cute top or sweater with fun accessories.
Eyes or lips; or are you one of those brave people who emphasizes both?
I have to admit I’m one of the brave ones who does them both. I’m not afraid to wear bold makeup. Sometimes I think ‘Oh, this is probably a bit much…’ but then I don’t care. I do think I need more nudes lipsticks. I have tons of bold lipsticks and literally only one nude, Creme Cup by MAC which is a soft pink. It would really mix it up for me to go soft.
Do you have something hanging in your wardrobe which you’ve never worn?
Yes…guilty as charged. I’m kinda bummed by how hot the weather is still though because I bought a lot of great things for fall that it’s just far too warm to wear still. Then I promise I will wear it all!
Do you have a favorite pair of shoes?
Hmmm…I bought a pair of black leather ankle boots last year that I really love…and I also cannot wait for the weather to cool down so I can bring those boys out.
What cheers you up if you are sad?
My doggie, Lucky. He’s a golden retriever and I honestly thing we’re soul mates. He and I just fell in love with each other the day we met. He actually was adopted by my step dad, but then he pretty much adopted me and I him. We’re two peas in a pod 🙂
If you won a holiday for two, who would take with you and why?
My mom. Because I love her and we have so much fun together.
What is your favorite thing about blogging?
The people. I honestly didn’t realize what a great community there is among bloggers until I started doing it. I haven’t even been doing this very long and I’ve already met some really great people! Bloggers are awesome 🙂
And my nominees are……
And my questions for you guys are:
1. If you had time for only one item of makeup, what would you choose?
2. Where’s your favorite place in the world you’ve traveled to?
3. What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?
4. Do you play any musical instruments?
5. If you could choose one store to get unlimited free, clothes from, who would you choose?
6. What’s a beauty thing you’re not good at (i.e. painting nails, etc.)
7. What’s the last book you read?
8. What inspired you to start a blog?
9. Can you cook? If so, what’s your best dish?
10. What are some most-have items everyone should have in their wardrobe?
11. Would you rather cut off all your hair or never be able to cut your hair again?
Hope everyone checks out my nominated blogs, and of course Candy’s blog. This is a really sweet idea and I’m happy to be able to introduce you guys to some good blogs I’ve discovered recently. Happy reading 🙂