I've Been Nominated for a Liebster Award!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

I was so surprised (and flattered!) to be nominated for a Liebster Award by the lovely Teran from The English Teacher's Makeup Blog! I loved reading her answers to the questions that her nominator gave her and I'm excited to answer the questions she tossed to me! If (like me) you are unfamiliar with this, here is a quick breakdown:

* Link the person who nominated you
* Answer the questions asked by the person who nominated you
* Nominate a further 11 blogs with under 200 followers
* Create 11 questions for those blogs to answer
* Notify those bloggers via their blogs

This is a great way to spread the word on smaller blogs that you read that other people might not have otherwise heard of!

Here is my Q&A from Teran:

* What motivated you to start your blog?
I was reading quite a few blogs every day and was becoming more and more obsessed with beauty products. I didn't really have anyone to talk to about them, so I thought starting my own blog would be a great way to connect with other people with the same interests as myself! It's become a creative outlet for me, as well, that I still enjoy doing, over a year later!

* What was/is your favorite class in school?
When I was in high school I remember one class I decided to take that was all about media. It was so interesting to learn about the history and process of making films, television, and advertising. We were able to take a tour of local TV station, and even film and edit our own little commercial for the class to watch. It was so fun to get to be so creative in a class!

* Do you prefer the summer months or the winter months?
Hands down summer! I hate being cold and the winters where I live are constant cold and snow, so I'm always desperately waiting for summer to return!

* What is the last book you read and enjoyed?
I read Gone Girl in just three days, a couple of months ago. I absolutely loved it- mysterious and thrilling. (The movie did not do it justice, though. Bummer.)

* What is your favorite recipe to make?
I can't cook. At all. Thank goodness the Mr is an excellent cook otherwise I'd eat boxed Mac'n'cheese or cereal for dinner every night. With that being said, one of my favorite things for him to cook for us is pasta and chicken with a spicy tomato-cream sauce. (Google 'wicked chicken riggies' and prepare to drool...)

* What has been your favorite beauty product of 2014?
Benefit's Gimme Brow, solely for the fact that I use it every single day and it makes a noticeable difference.

* Would you rather live without concealer or mascara?
Probably concealer. On minimal makeup days I will always choose mascara over concealer, especially when I'm short on time.

* Who has been the most influential person in your life?
This is a tough one! I don't think there any one person that has been more influential than another, as many people have influence in their own way. The Mr and I have been together for almost 10 years and it's crazy thinking about how I was before we met and how I am now, so I feel like we have grown and influenced each others lives a lot since we've been together.

* Where did you go for your most recent vacation?
I rarely go on vacay, so aside from a one night trip to see a concert, it would be our honeymoon in Las Vegas back in 2010! (I'm more of a stay-cationer than a vacationer.) Vegas was such a fun place to go with a ton of shopping, restaurants, and sightseeing- I would love to go back one day!

* Do you speak more than one language?
Sí! I can speak some Spanish. I took classes in school for about 6 years, so I was pretty good at it for a while, but I'm sure I'm rusty at it by now. Hopefully it would come back to me, if needed. Just like riding a bike, right?

* Who is your current favorite YouTuber?
I always look forward to videos by Anna of ViviannaDoesMakeup. She is so incredibly relatable and is so entertaining to watch. Love her.

I'm excited to nominate:

Questions for the nominees:

* What is your favorite part about blogging?
* Do you have any pets?
* What is your favorite eye shadow palette?
* If you could travel anywhere tomorrow, where would you go?
* What is your favorite dessert?
* What is your most recent beauty splurge?
* Are heels or flats your shoe of choice?
* What actress would play you in the movie of your life?
* What nail polish color are you currently wearing?
* Are you an early bird or a night owl?
* What is your all-time favorite makeup brand?

Thanks so much for nominating me Teran! This was so much fun!


  1. Yesssss for summer! There's supposed to be a snow storm tomorrow and I'm dreading it. I guess the good thing about it is if work was canceled cause it snowed so much?

    becky ♡ star violet

    1. I wish! Living near Buffalo NY, we can make it through a lot of snow, so work is almost never cancelled! :(

  2. that's awesome!!! it's nice to know these things about you!!

    Animated Confessions

    1. Thanks! It was fun to answer all the questions!

  3. Thank you so much for the nomination! I loved reading your Q & A and it's great to hear about some other great blogs out there. Thanks again Laura!

  4. Thank you for the nomination! I actually have already completed this (http://thecrownbijoux.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-liebster-award.html) But I love your questions! * What is your favorite part about blogging? I love meeting new people! * Do you have any pets? I have a cat named Aunt Betty - she's the best * What is your favorite eye shadow palette? The Naked Palette (of course!) * If you could travel anywhere tomorrow, where would you go? Turkey * What is your favorite dessert? Toss up between cheesecake and creme brulee * What is your most recent beauty splurge? Mmm... none - I got my "splurges" for Christmas :) * Are heels or flats your shoe of choice? I'm pretty even. It all depends on my outfit - I wear both the same amount. * What actress would play you in the movie of your life? Reese Witherspoon * What nail polish color are you currently wearing? No nail polish! I picked it all off * Are you an early bird or a night owl? early bird * What is your all-time favorite makeup brand? Toss up between Benefit & Bare Minerals

    Thanks, Laura! :)

    - Sarah :)

    1. Thanks for answering the questions! I love to learn more about everyone! I can definitely see Reese Witherspoon as you!

  5. Thanks so much Laura for the nomination! I really enjoyed reading your answers :) x


    1. You're welcome! Excited to read your answers! xx

  6. Love these! Gives bloggers a great way for their readers to get to know them! Loved the read =)

    xo Lindsay

    wandering 20 something. // beauty & lifestyle blog.

  7. Thanks for the nomination
    Feel free to read my tag here - http://www.lisaxbeauty.com/2015/01/liebester-award.html


  8. Replies
    1. Yes! Although, winter fashion can definitely be fun!

  9. Hi Laura!

    As a new visitor, this post has helped me know a little about you.
    Thanks for those sincere answers, I guess I know you one step ahead now after reading your "about me" page and then this post.

    This Liebster award is really helping bloggers to let their readers and co-bloggers to know them a little more.

    Hope you're having a good day!

    Jhem | JhemSays.com

    1. Glad they were helpful! I should do Q&A's more often!

  10. wow.. great Q&A! learned new things about you!! :D

    happy february!
    Animated Confessions

    1. So glad you enjoyed it! It was fun to do!


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