Monday, July 22, 2013

Liebster Blog Award


Hello Everyone and Happy Monday to you all!!! I was tagged by Jenny at Beautyrandr to do this post (quick shout out to Jenny Thank you so much for recognizing my blog for the award). I had not heard of these awards before but it is a cool way to discover new blogs and for me discover new beauty guru's/ products!!! 

So here is how it works!!

The rules:

1. You must link the blogger who nominated you
2. You must answer 10 questions given to you by your nominee
3. You must choose 10 bloggers to be nominated for the award (I've seen some people only tag blogs with less that 20 followers and some do less than 200, so I'll just say new or "under recognized")
4. You must then come up with 10 questions you would like your nominees to answer.
5. Once you have done this, you must go to their blogs and let them know you have nominated them

Here are my answers to Jenny's questions:

1.) Why did you start your blog?
I started my blog because as a professional makeup artist, I had a lot of people asking me my opinion on products. I figured that if people I work with have this many questions I can not imagine how many others get overwhelmed by the beauty industry as well. I thought a blog would be the perfect way to communicate those answers. I also figured it would really push me to learn about new brands, products, skin care etc and keep me on top of my game!

2.) What is your favorite thing about yourself?
I am also going to assume that this is a physical quality.. I would have to say my skin. I have very fair skin and I always get compliments on it. I find that I can wear a lot of different colors and looks because of it which is great being an artist myself!

3.) What is your current favorite fragrance?
My current fragrance is Vince Camuto Eau de Parfum. I love this fragrance so much!!

4.) What is your favorite blush?

This is a hard question.. I have so many different blushes that I love. I would say my current favorites are MAC blushes, my drugstore favorite are "Cheekers" from Covergirl, and the blush I am craving to try is Chanel. I hope this is a good enough answer :)

5.) Who is your style icon?
My style icon is Emma Watson. I think she has such a classic old Hollywood feel to her. She also is able to pull off lots of different makeup looks and who doesn't love her short hair???

6.) Where is your favorite place to shop?
My favorite place to shop for clothes has to be Buffalo Exchange ( a thrift store here in Atlanta). My favorite place to shop for makeup has to be either Sephora or online, so I can get my pro discounts ;)

7.) What's your go-to mascara?
My favorite mascara is Lancome Hypnose Drama. This is one of the only high end mascaras, that I have found, that I would dish out the high end $ for. It is incredible...

8.) What's one piece of advice that you would give to your younger self?
SLOW DOWN. I was always looking forward to moving to the next stage of my life ( I am kinda the same way now). In high school I was ready to get to college. In college I was ready to be working. Now that I am working I am ready to get married. I just always have to remind myself to take a breath and just live in the moment!!

9.) What's one of your must-have skincare products?
 One of my must have skin care products is Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre. I use this on 99% of clients and it is a wonderful moisturizer!!

10.) What decade/era's fashion inspires you most?

 I love the 1960s. I think that the makeup in this era is creative, inspiring and flattering. I always find myself leaning towards a bold eye and nude lip.

Here are the bloggers I would like to recognize:
Stefanie at real life versus other things 
Noelle (she may have to many followers but she is still amazing)  at Noelle's Favorite Things 
Jenny at beautyrandr
Lipstick Therapy
Emily at Emily Doyle Make-Up

Youtube Channels:

I am not sure if I am allowed to include you tubers as well but I felt like it counts...

Now here are the questions you all have to answer!!!

1.) Why did you start your blog?
2.) What is your favorite thing about yourself?
3.) If you had to choose one makeup brand to use for the rest of your life, what would it be?
4.) What is your favorite foundation?
5.) Who is your style icon?
6.) Where is your favorite place to shop?
7.) What's your go-to makeup look?
8.) What's one piece of advice that you would give to your younger self?
9.) What's one of your must-have skincare products?
10.) What is one thing you want to accomplish in your fashion/ beauty/makeup career?  

Yay! My first TAG completed. Thanks again for everyone who supports my blog :)

I have an Estee Lauder post and a horrible makeup counter experience post coming up this week! Stay tuned!!

Thanks again everyone and I hope you all had a great weekend!!!

I hope this was helpful.



  1. Haha I nominated you too, but I guess Jenny got a head start, congratulations anyway :D


  2. I'm a huge Embryolisse fan too! And I definitely get an Emma Watson vibe from your blog.