Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Sunshine Award

Today was a great day because the gorgeous Becki from the super fun blog, The Struggles of a MUA nominated me for a Sunshine Award!  Check out her award post HERE.

I've seen this award on other blogs and wondered if there'd ever be a day that I'd be recognized by anyone out there, so thanks Becki!  :)

  1. List 11 facts about yourself
  2. Answer the 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you
  3. Nominate 11 bloggers you feel deserve this award
  4. Write 11 questions for them to answer in their award post
  5. Let your 11 bloggers know you have nominated them

The Sunshine award is given to bloggers who are positive, inspiring, creative or who’s blog you really enjoy reading.  Since some days my pageviews are embarassingly low, this feels incredible...like I'm not just talking to myself out there in the blogosphere!

Here are the rules:

Here are 11 facts about me:
1.  I have two younger sisters age 30, and 18.  
2.  So yes, that makes me in my thirties!
3.  Being in my thirties makes me slightly self-conscious about being on the older side of beauty blogging.
4.  I'm a scientist.
5.  I live just outside of Boston.
6.  I have an insane phobia of birds.
7.  I may be the only person on earth that doesn't like fall.  Sure it's pretty but it just means that winter is coming and I hate cold.
8.  I was a gymnast from age 5-17.  Sadly, I can barely do a cartwheel now.
9.  I love shows like Walking Dead, but also The Bachelor.
10.  I bought my condo 2 years ago and it was one of my proudest moments!
11.  I'm shy in my blog.  It's hard for me to post close up makeup pics and if you've noticed, my main pic isn't even close up.

Here are the questions that Becki asked me:
1.  What inspired you to start blogging?  My obsession with beauty products!  I just love talking makeup and hair and skin stuff.   I’m always giving friends and family tips on the best and newest products so I figured I’d write it all down and share with whoever else stumbles upon my blog. 
2.  Who is your idol and why?  Anyone who writes for a beauty magazine.  That's my dream job.
3.  At what age did you start loving make-up?  Must have been 5th or 6th grade.  I got obsessed with my friend’s makeup but I wasn’t allowed to wear any yet. 
4.  What is your favorite film?  My Cousin Vinny.
5.  What is your favorite brand of makeup?  I’m not really attached to one brand.  I usually do stick with Urban Decay for eyes though.
6.  If you could recommend me one concealer what would it be and why?  I really like wearing MAC Prep + Prime as a concealer.
7.  Who is your biggest crush?  I’m guessing this means celebrity crush.  Channing Tatum.  Duh.
8.  Where would you like to see yourself in 5 years time?  I would love to be a well known beauty blogger at that point. 
9.  Where to you find the best clothes?  The clearance section of Banana Republic, J. Crew, and Gap.  Also Express for going out clothes and Forever 21 for trendy pieces.
10.  Who was your first celebrity crush growing up?  Zack Morris!
11.  What was your first concert?  Garth Brooks.  I was 19.

 Here are the 11 lovely bloggers that I chose:

All Dolled Up
Blushing Belle


And here are my 11 questions for these amazing bloggers:       

1. Do you have a pet?
2. How long have you been blogging?
3. At what point did you know that your blog was “taking off” or if you are new like me, what would make you believe that you are "taking off"?
4. What is your fave hair product?
5. Do you use anti-aging products yet?  If so, what is your must have?
6. What is your fave tv show?
7. What is your favorite time of the day to catch up on the blogs you follow? 
 8. What do you do when you’re not blogging?
 9. Do you have any piercings or tattoos?
10. What is your fave type of music?
11. What is your fave comfort food?

I will let these lovely ladies know they’ve been nominated.  This was something fun to do.  It may actually help me finally write up an About Me page!  


  1. Awesome! Thank you so much for the Sunshine Award. <3

    I also want to note that you are GORGEOUS and don't be shy to post pictures of yourself because you are an inspiration. :)


    1. Awww, thanks so much! I love your blog, I check it everyday!

  2. Thank you so kindly for the nomination! I had done this post a while back but am more than happy to share my answers to your questions with you! But before I get started, I do want to say that Brigette is right! You are GORGEOUS! Don't be shy at all! =)

    1. Yes I do. I have two dogs =)
    2. I'm a new again blogger. I've started a few blogs before but because of my schedule, I took them down =( However, now that I do have some time, I've been blogging about beauty since July this year!
    3. Still a new blogger so I'm not sure what to say as an answer... I think I would consider my blog a success when I'm able to venture on as a professional writer =) (That's just me though lol, writing is my passion.)
    4. Oscar Blandi Pronto Texture & Volume Spray
    5. Does an eye cream count? Hehe. I'm close to being 26 and so I'm starting to do more research on how to incorporate anti-aging products into my skincare routine.
    6. Big Bang Theory <3
    7. Really early in the morning or once everyone goes to sleep (the two times when I have the most peace and quiet lol)
    8. Blogging is my hobby. When I'm not blogging, I'm tending/playing with my 20 month old toddler, cleaning, cooking, laundry, oh and full time school online =)
    9. Just piercings for my ears, nothing wild or crazy lol
    10. I like all kinds of music! Anything 2004 and BACK are my favorites lol
    11. Baked mac&cheese... Can't go wrong with that =D

    Thank you again so much love for tagging me in on this! I hope I didn't bore you with my answers! hehe xx

    1. Thanks so much! Mac and Cheese is 100% my fave comfort food too! :)

  3. I am agreeing with the above comments: you are a fabulous looking woman! Dont be shy!!! I am so fecking trilled to be nominated for this, it means the world to me. Can't wait to write my post :) x

    1. Thanks so much! You are gorgeous! Can't wait to read your Sunshine award post so def. let me know when it's up!

  4. You are not over 30! That's just crazy talk! You know part of what makes us all so beautiful is the fact that we are different and everyone struggles with those differences. That's how and why we can relate to each other. Remember the only way we can truly and freely give love to others is to understand how to love our own self first. I loved getting to know you better. Obviously, I'm trolling your blog and enjoying it! (◕‿◕✿)

    1. Those are some very kind and wise words. so glad we are becoming blogging buddies! I'm just starting out but communicating with like-minded ladies may be my favorite part of blogging!



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