The Liebster Award x5

Liebster Award

Hi again!

I was nominated for the Liebster award 5 times, so I thought I would do one post on all of them. The nominees are listed at the bottom of the post.

The Rules:

  1. Once nominated, make a post thanking and linking the person who nominated you.
  2. Include the LEIBSTER AWARD sticker in the post too
  3. Nominate 10 other bloggers who you think are worthy of this award. Let them know they have been nominated by commenting on 1 of their posts. You can nominate the person who nominated you
  4. Answer the 10 questions asked to you by the person who nominated you and make ten questions of your own for your nominees.
  5. Lastly, copy these rules in the post.

I was kindly nominated by NeverlandBeauty; she is a fairly new beauty blogger so check out her blog!

Answers:

What is your biggest fear?

Tripophobia! (don’t search it up)

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

For now, I’d say where I currently live. (Canada)

If you were a superhero, what powers would you have?

Flying! It’s the first thing I thought of.

What’s your favorite holiday?

I love winter holidays because it involves eating and gift giving.

Half empty or half full?

Definitely half full.

Scary movies or comedies?

100% comedies! I can’t watch scary movies; I’ve done so in the past and it still haunts me!

If you could be any animal, what would you be?

A lion; they are so majestic.

Do you like surprises?

Yes, a lot!

Favorite actor or actress?

Surprisingly I don’t have a favourite.

Any Pet peeves?

Poor hygiene.

My second nomination is from Whitjxoxo; if you are interested in fashion blogs check her out!

Answers:

Chocolate or Vanilla?

I will be the first person to say: both!

Describe your perfect vacation.

Click here to see my answer.

What is you all-time favorite makeup product; one you couldn’t live without?

Mascara; this was a hard one.

What is your favorite boutique or clothing store?

Don’t have a favourite.

What is your motivation for blogging?

I love talking about makeup, is that a motivation?

What is your favorite quote?

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world” – Gandhi

What is your favorite restaurant ever?

I have a million different favourite restaurants; I love almost all foods from different cultures. Middle Eastern and Chinese foods are my favourites.

What is your Favorite TV series ever?

Once Upon a Time; This show is so symbolic, I love it.

How do you unwind?

I watch makeup tutorials on Youtube!

Do you prefer online shopping or actually going to the store?

Online! Hence the blog name.

I was also nominated by RCubed; check her blog out!

Answers:

What are your plans for the summer, if any?

I don’t have any specific plans but I do love nature so I will be doing things related to that.

What is your favourite TV show?

See above.

What was one beauty product you didn’t mind splurging on? If you haven’t done so yet, what would you splurge on?

I’ve splurged on a few makeup items, it was on eye shadows and blushes.

You’re offered an all expense paid trip to anywhere in the world. Where would you go?

Dubai!

Did you ever try a beauty regimen that you found unusual? If so, how were the results?

When I was younger I thought exfoliating was the weirdest thing; you are basically rubbing off your dead skin.

Who’s your celebrity crush?

I really don’t have one!

What’s the inspiration behind your blog?

I love nature, makeup, photography, and online shopping; so I combined all those things to create this blog.

Heels or flats?

Both, but only really high heels or flats; no in between.

What’s a good food place from where you live that you’d recommend?

See above.

How often do you check WordPress?

Everyday!

I was also nominated by BakerGirlFashionista; check her out!

Answers:

What inspired the theme of your blog?

See above.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

See above.

British or American TV?

I mostly watch American, just because it is on more often.

What’s your favourite fashion style?

I love blazers and would wear them all the time if I could!

Who is your favourite blogger/ blog?

I have many; all related to beauty.

What are the first 3 songs on your playlist right now?

Currently my playlist has been erased thanks to my iPhone.

What are you studying in school/college/university or job?

It’s still summer here!

What’s the most bizarre thing that’s ever happened to you?

Deja Vu

Chocolate or Candy person?

Pastry person!

Celebrity crush?

See above.

Lastly, I was nominated by cappaccinosandbiscottis; check out her blog as well – sounds delicious!

Answers:

What’s your morning and evening skin care routine like?

Remove makeup with makeup wipe (evening), cleanse, tone, Vitamin C serum, eye cream, moisturizer, and lip balm.

Who’s your favourite singer/band for a rainy day?

Don’t have a favourite.

What is your go-to makeup look for days when you woke up late and you only have 10 – 15 minutes to spare before you absolutely have to head out the door?

BB cream, concealer, powder, bronzer, blush, eyebrows. Then I would grab my lipstick, mascara, and highlight to do in the car!

What’s your secret weapon to zapping pesky blemishes?

I use a cream with Benzoyl Peroxide on the area.

What’s your favorite Starbucks drink?

I like Second Cup or Tim Hortons more! Love the Oreo Ice Capp (Tim Hortons) and the Chocolate Chiller (Second Cup).

Who would you call when you see a roach in your bedroom?

Anyone who is home at the time.

What are the first five songs on your current playlist?

See above.

If money were not an issue, where would you go and why?

See above.

Dogs or cats?

I love both; maybe dogs a bit more.

What do you do in your down time?

See above.

Nominees:

LizzieLovesBeauty

PlusBeautyKatie27

ABeautifulWhim

SayHelloToGorgeous

BeginnerBeaute

ABeautyVenture

LookandFeelFab

HolaPaolaBeauty

BeautifulBreakable

EverImpractical

ImAZalfieFanatic

MishkasBeautyBlog

MakeupWithLauren

JanuaryCusp

EverythingandNothing

…and anyone who wants to do this award!

Questions (I loved the questions I got so this will be a mix of them):

  1. If you were a super hero; what powers would you have?
  2. What is the inspiration behind your blog?
  3. Favourite animal?
  4. Half full or half empty?
  5. What is your favourite quote?
  6. Chocolate or vanilla?
  7. Heels or flats?
  8. Favourite TV series?
  9. Favourite highlighter?
  10. Cream or powder contour?

Love to see your answers below!

The Beautiful Blogger Award x4

Hi everyone!

Last night I got a notification that I had reached 1000 WordPress followers! I’m so happy that 1000+ of you are enjoying my blog and that you are hopefully finding my product reviews helpful; this means a lot to me. Also, keep in mind that I will do all my award nominations but I want to space them out in between the product reviews.

Beautiful Blogger Award

I was nominated for the beautiful/beauty blogger award 4 times so I decided to do one post on all 4.

The Rules:

  • State who nominated you
  • Answer questions given
  • Tell us 7 random facts
  • Nominate 10 beauty or fashion bloggers
  • Make up 10 questions for your nominees to answer
  • Let the bloggers know you nominated them

I was kindly nominated by Cheap-Skate Beauty for the beautiful and the beauty blogger award. She’s a beauty blogger that does product reviews; which are my absolute favourite to read. Definitely recommend following her blog!

What’s your favourite lipstick?

At the moment I’m really loving my Lancome Color Design lipstick in “B-List”. It’s a nude peach shade that I love mixing with other lipsticks to lighten.

What is your ideal hair? Like long/curly short/straight?

I think long, layered, wavy or straight hair is the most flattering.

Favourite drugstore & high end brand?

My favourite drugstore brand is e.l.f. and favourite high end is Lancome and Clinique.

What made you start blogging?

Click here to see my answer

Favourite animal?

I love all animals but recently I saw a Red Panda on TV and it’s so cute!

Do you play any instruments?

I have played the flute for a year, the violin for 3 years, and the saxophone for a year. My favourite was the violin but I haven’t played anything for years.

What’s your favourite meal?

I like pretty much all different types of food from different cultures. I don’t have a favourite.

What’s your favourite song?

Click here to see my answer

What’s your makeup essential?

Essentials? Mascara, concealer, eyebrow pencil/gel.

If you could be stuck on an island with 3 people – alive or dead – which would you choose?

I can’t choose! I’d say all my family and friends 🙂

*The questions below are questions I asked for the beauty blogger award that have made their way back to me and I thought it would be fun for me to answer my own questions!

How many people have you told about your blog in real life?

A few people in my family (sister, cousin, etc) and some friends that like beauty-related blogs.

How many foundations do you own?

7 Foundations, 4 BB creams, 3 stick foundations, and 4 powder foundations

What’s your favourite eyeshadow colour?

Click here to see my post on it – it’s so unique and looks so nice with my fair skin tone.

How much time do you spend doing your makeup on a daily basis?

Everyday is different – it can take 15 minutes to 1.5 hours depending on the occasion.

What’s your favourite makeup brush?

A Lancome angled brush that came in a holiday kit, I use it for my bottom lash line or when I want to do a soft shadow liner on my top lashes.

When you go to a drugstore what brand do you look for first?

Probably Maybelline

What was your first makeup item?

A double-ended cobalt blue and black eyeliner from Estee Lauder I think. I got it from my mom when I was in grade 6/7; I use to love using either side to line my water line.

Do you regularly or have ever self tanned?

I have self tanned a few times in the past using self tanners, but honestly I like my natural skin tone that never tans; I think it suits me the best.

How do you feel about overdrawn lips?

I like it – if it’s not obviously over-drawn.

Do you contour on a daily basis?

I do a very light contour with a cool-toned shade everyday.

My other 2 nominations have only asked me to give 7 random facts about myself; so I have combined them. Beauty by Elyse and Little Blog of Bits ‘n’ Bobs have kindly nominated me. Beauty by Elyse does makeup reviews and really nice makeup looks; love her blog. Little Blog of Bits ‘n’ Bobs does makeup reviews that I really enjoy reading.

Random Facts:

1) Black has always been my favourite nail polish color since middle school.

2) I love spicy foods.

3) I can’t swim, I never learned.

4) I learned to ride a bike when I was in grade 3. I never had training wheels and as a result I had a bunch of accidents.

5) My favourite mascara ever is the Maybelline Lash Sensational.

6) I recently learned that I have tripophobia but honestly who doesn’t?

7) I’m obsessed with sashimi.

Nominees:

Sarah Shireen

The Pretty Little Lawyer

Beginner Beaute

Miss Maisie and Me

Bunnies, Blankets and Bandanas

The Pretty Pomegranate 

Little Beauty Loves

In the Love and Hate of Beauty

The Hautelista

Mishkas Beauty Blog

Beautiful Breakable

My Lip Addiction

Rebecca’s Blog

Vegan Needs

Makeup with Lauren

Your Questions:

1. What is your all-time favourite mascara?

2. How often do you wear makeup?

3. What is your favourite thing about blogging?

4. Name one beauty product that you wish you had.

5. What shades of lipsticks do you wear most often?

6. What is your favourite makeup trend?

7. Blue or green eyeshadow?

8. What is your least favourite part of applying makeup?

9. Liquid or gel liner?

10. Do you wear falsies? If so, which are your favourite(s)?

Also, list 7 random facts about yourself. 

Thanks for reading and be sure to check out all of the blogs listed above!

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award x4

Sisterhood of the Worlds Bloggers Award

Hello everyone!

I have been nominated for a bunch of awards lately so I thought I would group them all together and today I’m doing the sisterhood of the world bloggers award.

My first nomination was by Southern Girl Blogs. I love reading her product reviews, make sure to check out her blog!

My Answers:

What is your favorite hobby?

If makeup isn’t a hobby, I’d say anything artsy.

What is your favorite makeup brand?

I have so many favorites, but for now I would say e.l.f. because they have so many different products and they are affordable.

Who is your favorite designer? (clothing, purse, etc.)

I honestly don’t have one, I have purses and clothes from many different designers and I love them all; they are all different.

What is your favorite color of nail polish?

Black. I have worn black nail polish since middle school, even when it was considered “punk”. I always thought it was very chic on short nails. When my nails are long, I like beige or nude shades.

Do you have a job outside of blogging?

I don’t consider blogging my job; it could actually be listed as a hobby. I haven’t gained anything from blogging besides happiness and blogging buddies.

Do you like where you currently live? If you don’t, where is your most ideal place to live and why?

I like Canada, except for the crazy winters.

What is your holy grail item in your makeup collection?

Recently, the L.A. girl pro conceal concealer. I would recommend that to everyone.

Are you a flip flop person or a sneaker person?

Neither, I’m a flats or heels type of person. I don’t own any flip flops.

If you could have one item, money no object, what would that item be? why?

This question is so difficult! So, I’m going to narrow it down to a beauty product: Too Faced chocolate bar eye shadow palette because I’ve been wanting that for a while now.

What is your favorite season and why?

Spring! The flowers start blooming.

(My questions will be listed at the end)

I was also nominated again by The Pretty Little Lawyer. Her blog is about everything beauty-related. She takes such pretty pictures, definitely worth checking out!

My Answers:

What are your main goals in life?

I have many. My main goal is to be happy.

Why did you start blogging?

I started blogging because I wanted to write product reviews to help others in deciding to buy a product or discovering a new product.

How do you deal with disappointment?

I accept the fact that it just wasn’t meant to be. If I did something wrong, I learn from it and move on.

Who is your inspiration?

I get inspiration from many people and things. My family is my biggest inspiration.

Where is your favourite place in the world?

I haven’t traveled enough to figure that out.

Are you an introvert or extrovert?

Definitely an extrovert.

Where is your favourite place to shop?

Online, especially eBay.

What is your guilty pleasure?

I can’t choose between cheesecake or shopping…

Who is your favourite actor/actress?

I really don’t have a favourite.

What qualities do you like the most in a person?

Loyalty, honesty, selflessness, and someone who has strong morals.

I was also nominated by BabbaJazzleBlog. Her blog covers a bunch of different topics including beauty, make sure to check it out!

My Answers:

Name one make-up / beauty product that you could not live without.

Moisturizer! I’ve been loving the Nivea Mattifying Day Care.

Where is your dream travelling destination?

Dubai! I’ve always wanted to experience the different culture. It looks beautiful and majestic.

What is your all-time-most-memorable-song?

I love music and I always connect music and fragrances to different times and experiences in my life. Therefore, I really can’t choose one, different songs reminds me of different periods in my life.

Who is your real-life most inspiring character? (actresses/ politicians/ businessmen, etc) and Why?

I don’t think this is a character in that sense, but a characteristic that is inspiring to me is helping others without wanting anything in return.

What is your beauty secret?

I explained this in my other award post here – Exfoliation!

Name your favourite make-up brands.

e.l.f., W7, Lancome, and Tarte have been a few of my recent favourites.

What is your favourite me-time activity?

Posting on my blog, watching my shows, etc.

At what age did you start your first make-up?

I was in grade 6 when I first started wearing eye liner.

What did you do last weekend?

Had a family gathering.

What are the most current beauty / skincare products you purchased?

Rimmel Scandal eyes Shadow sticks, which I will do a review on soon!

Lastly, today I was nominated by Natalie’s Mostly Disney Blog. Her blog features beauty reviews and tips, which are my favourite to read.

My Answers:

Do you have any hobbies besides blogging?

See above.

What makeup product can you not live without?

Mascara.

What is the best thing that has ever happened to you?

Too many things to write about! I’m very grateful of everything that has happened in my life; they all lead me to where I’am right now; which is a happy place.

What is your favorite TV show?

Once Upon a Time. It sounds cheesy but it’s honestly not; one of the best shows I’ve seen.

Where is favorite place to go on vacation?

See above.

What is your favorite Disney movie?

Beauty and the Beast.

How long have you been blogging?

A little over 2 months.

What makes you happy in life?

Hope, family, etc.

What are your fears?

Losing my loved ones and/or becoming hopeless and lost.

What is the weirdest dream you have ever had?

When I watch a movie at night I sometimes dream that I’m in that movie and I can change the plot. Does this happen to anyone else?

Thank you for reading all my answers, some were a bit repetitive but they made me think a lot. I realized I have trouble choosing and just want to say “all!”.

My Questions:

1. Name your favourite highlighter at the moment. (add a pic if possible)

2. Do you have any pets?

3. If you had to skip on blush or bronzer, which would you choose?

4. If you were to walk in Sephora and pick out one item, what would it be?

5. What is your favourite drugstore concealer?

6. What do you store your makeup in? (makeup bag, container, etc.)

7. How many lipsticks do you own at the moment?

8. How do you feel about very highlighted under-eyes?

9. Favourite perfume?

10. Most important step in your skincare routine?

The Nominees Are:

BronzerandBooks

LafemmeCarmen

DovesandRoses

TasnimAhmed

MyLipAddiction

LipsandPieces

TheBurntToastChronicles 

TheVintagePorcupine

MrsLittleFace

InDishabille

NomisDiary

LifestyleBites3

BeginnerBeaute

SharonBeautyPrime

ImaZalfieFanatic

And anyone who wants to answer these questions! Thank you for reading the longest post ever!

Beauty Blogger & Infinity Dreams Award!

Beauty Blogger Awards

I’ve been nominated and have nominated 15 beauty bloggers for these two awards!

Infinity Dreams Award

Thank you LaFemmeCarmen for the nomination! Her blog is definitely worth checking out if you enjoy beauty/fashion related blogs and she is super friendly!

The Rules:

  • Thank and follow the blog that nominated you.
  • Display the award on your blog.
  • Answer the questions given to you by the lovely that nominated you.
  • Nominate other bloggers and get them to answer your own questions!

My Answers:

What made you want to start your own blog?

Makeup reviews have helped me so much in terms of not wasting my money on products that are worthless. I thought I could add to those reviews since I’m constantly purchasing makeup (mostly online, hence my blog name). Makeup is a huge hobby of mine, I love purchasing it and telling my friends and family if they should purchase it too. So, blogging for me is expanding that friends circle and sharing my input on different products.

Who’s the most inspirational person in your life?

This is a hard one for me… I can’t just name one.

What language would you like to speak fluently?

French! I live in Canada so that would be very useful. I always laugh when I think about how I studied French for 6+ years (it is mandatory in Canadian schools) but I somehow never learned it.

Tell us one of your beauty secrets!

I don’t think this is a secret, but exfoliation is so important in my beauty regimen. I have to do a mild exfoliation at least every other day so that foundation looks flawless on my skin. I feel like people who start wearing makeup get frustrated by flakiness and the texture of their skin when wearing foundation. If only they knew about proper exfoliation; it is life-changing.

What would you say to a person who’s feeling hopeless about life right now?

I strongly believe that people are on this earth for a reason. I would tell someone who is hopeless about life to find the reason that they are alive and this is different for everyone. When you find the answer to this and follow your path, you will have peace in your life and that hopelessness will disappear.

Are you afraid to sing in front of other people? If yes, why?

Yes. Because I can’t sing and I’m sure everyone will laugh or cover their ears and run.

Do you prefer wearing heels or flats?

Both. I actually only have very high heels or flats- there is no in between like a kitten heel. I also do not own any running shoes, the closest thing I have to a running shoe is a Ryka ballet flat.

Your Questions:

1) What is your favorite part of applying makeup?

2) Do you feel that without makeup you lack self-esteem? If so, why?

3) What is your favorite thing about blogging?

4) Name or describe your favorite lipstick color. (Add a picture if possible)

5) If you had to recommend only one beauty product to someone, what would it be?

(Nominees are listed at the end of this post)

Beauty Blogger Award

The second nomination is from TooMuchMouthWithNoListeners for the Beauty Blogger Award. Her blog is fairly new and about beauty, so definitely check it out!

The Rules:

  1. State the name of the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Answer the questions you were given.
  3. List ten random facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 10 people whose blog is about beauty or fashion.
  5. Make 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
  6. Let the bloggers know you nominated them.

My Answers:

Where are you from?

Canada

Why did you start blogging?

*Same answer as the one given above*

What’s your favorite makeup product?

Do you mean a specific product? There is no way I can answer that, it is impossible to choose! So I will instead say mascara.

What’s your favorite makeup brand?

That is such a hard question! I have many favorites, but to just name one: probably e.l.f. because it is so affordable and the quality is amazing. W7 comes in second for the same reason.

What’s your makeup pet peeve?

Over-highlighting the under eyes with a concealer or powder too light for the skin tone.

What’s your favorite food?

Chocolate chip cookies. I’m obsessed.

What’s your favorite TV show?

I have many but if I had to choose, I would say Once Upon a Time right now is one of my favorites.

Trey Songz or David Beckham?

Neither.

Hobbies?

Is makeup a hobby?

Favorite Season?

Spring! After that long Canadian winter, I feel alive when the weather starts warming up and the plants start growing.

Ten Random Facts:

1. I love aquariums, I have a tropical tank in my room which is worth the hard work.

2. My favorite colors are shades: white, grey, and black. (Also the colors of my room)

3. I always hold the door open for the person behind me. (How can you not?)

4. I had a pet bunny, a stray cat, and a red-eared slider that I gave away to a pond because she wouldn’t stop growing.

5. I like to knit; mostly scarves because they are the easiest.

6. I love and have a big collection of perfumes. Let me know below if you want reviews on them in the comments below.

7. I love baking – mostly chocolate chip cookies.

8. I like to read (mostly novels).

9. I only recently watched all the Harry Potter movies.

10. I hate going to the movie theater. I feel so restricted – I much rather lay on the couch, eat my popcorn and be able to pause for rest room breaks.

Your Questions:

How many people have you told about your blog that you know in real life; not online?

How many foundations do you currently own?

What is your favorite eye shadow color? (Add a picture if possible)

On a daily basis how much time do you spend doing your makeup?

What is your favorite makeup brush?

When you walk in a drugstore looking for makeup which brand do you check out first?

What was your first makeup product?

Do you regularly or have you ever self-tanned?

How do you feel about over-drawn lips?

Do you contour on a daily basis?

Nominees for BOTH awards:

LaFemmeCarmen

TooMuchMouthWithNoListeners

ShayFabs

LippieObsession

RichelleReviewsBeauty

MoscatoandMascara

MyLipAddiction

ChristinaBeex3

ABeautyVenture

HennaRathod

SayHelloToGorgeous

LittleBlogofBitsnBobs

PagevueMakeup

RachaelaFlood

TheVintagePorcupine

…and anyone who wants to do answer these questions!

This was my first post that has not been a product review. I hope through these awards we learn more about each other! Feel free to answer my questions in the comments below, I’d love to hear your answers!