Liebster Award

11:21 AM

Hi, guys! My friend Kayla recently told me that she nominated my blog for the Liebster Award, which basically means you get to answer a set of questions about yourself and tag other people to do it. And I always think this is fun to do, plus you get to find new blogs you might like. So, let get this started!

The rules for the Liebster Award are:

1. You must link back to the person who nominated you.
2. Post 11 random facts about yourself
3. You must answer the 11 questions given by the nominee before you. 
4. You pick 11 nominees with under 200 followers to answer your questions. 
5. You cannot nominate the person who nominated you.
6. You must tell the nominees that they have been nominated by you.

11 random facts:
(you might already know some of these, if you're not a new follower)
1. I am a huge coffee lover, hence the name of my blog.
2. I just started practicing teaching for university and I think it's the most rewarding thing I've ever done (rewarding, as in making me feel great about doing this job, not financially - obviously).
3. I am a pretty sarcastic person, but mostly to the people I know will get my jokes :P.
4. I am "a bit" of an organizing junkie - I love having planners, notepads, to-do lists etc.
5. I have never smoked, nor have I ever been drunk. It's just not my kinda thing.
6. Psychology has always fascinated me - knowing how the brain works and learning about people.
7. I cannot, for the life of me, properly whistle.
8. I can understand spanish pretty well from watching soap operas with my grandmother when I was little (thanks, gran!). 
9. Long nails freak me out, as in having long nails myself. I cannot stand the feeling.
10. I've never beena  fan of apple juice. Not sure why, it's just not my cup of tea!
11. I love horror movies, but I'm afraid to watch them alone.Thankfully, I have my brother and boyfriend for that! Hehe!

Here are the questions I was given to answer by Kayla:
1. Why did you start your blog?
I decided to start my blog after watching tons of beauty videos on youtube. I actually wanted to make videos, but was too shy at the time, so blogging seemed like the right way to get into this.

2. What are your favorite things to blog about?
Definitely writing outfit posts and beauty ones. But I do enjoy writing lifestyle ones as well.

3. What are your goals for your blog in 2014?
My main goal is to keep blogging regularly. Not reaaally every single day, but almost. Have succeeded so far! Yay!

4. What's your favorite types of beauty products?
Probably eyeshadows. I'm not too sure why that is, but I always get drawn to those, more than any other products. Lipsticks too, but not like eyeshadows.

5. What's one type of beauty product you don't know much about but want to learn more about in the next year?
Probably skincare. Not that I don't know about them or what type to get, but I want to experiment more and find some staples for my skincare routine.

5. What's your dream job?
I want to be a university professor. And I'm on my way towards achieving that! 

6. If you had $500 what kinds of beauty products would you buy?
Oh, I just started daydreaming about beauty websites. I guess I would get high-end ones that people always rave about. Maybe some Benefit, Ren, Urban Decay, Mac...somewhere between that range.

7. What have you gotten out of beauty blogging? Community?
Lots of friends (like Kayla, hehe :) ). And I just love being part of a community that I can share my passions with. Plus I find that it's always an inspiration: new products or items to try that you might have never heard of before.

8. What's your must have beauty product? 
I think my Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette. Maybe it's because I got it not too long ago and I'm still over the moon about it. But I could definitely not live without it now.

9. What's one beauty mistake you've made?
Oh, plenty. But if I had to name one, I guess I didn't use to blend my eyeshadow well - which, let's face it - is not the nicest look.

10. If you could guest blog on any beauty blogger's blog, who would it be?
I haven't really thought about this before. I guess having an outfit posted on some big blog would be a real honor, but I don't know what particular name to give.

11. What beauty product do you have too much of but just can't get enough?
Umm, probably lipsticks. I always feel like I NEED that shade from the store, but to which I've got a similar one at home. But - hey - it's a different undertone! Hehe :P

The people I would like to nominate are:

(I know some of these have over 200, but I just couldn't limit myself..hehe!)

My questions for you to answer are:
1. How long have you been blogging and how do you feel about this journey?
2. How did you choose your blog name?
3. What is the next product on your "to-buy" list?
4. What is one thing you struggled with - blog related?
5. What is your favourite thing about blogging?
6. If you could only wear 5 products on your face, what would they be?
7. What is one makeup product that really disappointed you? 
8. Do you have any changes you want to make to your blog in the future? If so, which ones?
9. Which type of product do you gravitate towards the most? (lipstick, eyeshadow, blush etc.)
10.  What is your current favourite beauty product?
11. What is one goal you have for your blog?

Can't wait to see your answers, guys! :)

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog!

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  1. Yey thanks for nominating me :) This is the second time I've gotten this award (first one was when I was new to blogging)

    11 random facts
    1. I'm not normal.
    2. I don't drink, smoke, or do drugs.
    3. I love water, smoothies, cappuccinos, shakes, and lemonade/limeade
    4. I'm an aspiring actor, but it's on hold right now
    5. I have a really bad sweet tooth.
    6. I love makeup, but I'm starting to wonder if makeup doesn't love me as much back.
    7. I LOVE the cooking channel.
    8. I'm a big fan of Matt Bomer and Colin Farrell.
    9. I love smelling good and cannot stand people who stinks.
    10. I don't like chatty people at work.
    11. I don't like/eat veggies except for lettuce, red/green bell peppers, carrots, green onion, and bean sprouts.

    Madeline - I can't whistle, too!!!
    Long nails disgusts me. It's so unsanitary and trashy looking.
    My blog is not big, but you're welcome to be a guest anytime!

    Your questions:
    1. I've been blogging for 2-3 years (I can't remember anymore!) The journey is rocky. I don't have that many followers nor do I get much of an interaction. I guess people aren't really aware of my blog, or maybe I don't have something that really stands out.

    2. Haha, my blog name is MY NAME. Not that hard really ;)

    3. Oh, this is easy! The Glide-On Urban Decay Eyeliner :)

    4. Getting followers that would interact and be loyal to my blog.

    5. Just getting my thoughts out there, even if no one reads them. I also have another blog for romance books, and I've met so many great authors and readers through it!

    6. Foundation, eyeliner, one shade of eyeshadow, mascara, and lipstick. That's most of what I wear anyway, except I use 2-3 shades of eyeshadows and highlighter.

    7. Rimmel Primer - that is an absolute fail. Okay, I have a second one: Milani Liquif-eye Eyeliner - gave me raccoon eyes.

    8. I don't think I want to change anything right now as far as layout goes. Hoping I could get more readers, but I'm happy either way.

    9. This is hard because all of them are a necessity for me. I like a good foundation/BB cream though :)

    10. Smashbox BB Cream :) I'm rationing mine. I'm trying to use up my Maybelline BB Cream for now since all I do is just go to work and sit at a desk 5 days a week. I don't need to look glam for them, pfft ;)

    11. To keep it true to myself. I receive emails from people wanting to pay me if they can post a topic on my blog and put their advertising on it. However, the topic doesn't really reflect my interests, and I just end up declining them.

    Thanks again, Madeline!

    1. Thanks for the response! I loved reading your answers. Oh, I've never tried Smashbox products, I really need to. :)


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