Nomination posts for this award have been turning up left and right, so I am most certainly happy to be a part of it! Having only starting this blog a short while ago, I feel lucky in having anyone read my blog, let alone be nominated for anything! A huge thank you to the lovely Laleelovesbeauty for nominating me; if you’re not already following her make sure to stop by her blog and follow!

The rules:

  1. Tag the blogger that nominated you
  2. Answer the questions you were given
  3. Nominate 10 people whose blog is about beauty or fashion
  4. Make 10 questions for your nominees to answer
  5. Inform the bloggers you chose that you nominated them!

Questions from Laleelovesbeauty:

  1. Why did you start a blog?
    Starting this blog has been something I’ve planned to do for years now, but only mustered up the courage to do so recently. Not many of my friends are as into beauty and skincare and as I am… I try not to bore them in conversation because I could literally talk about these topics for hours. Having this blog allows me to be in constant connection to those who loves beauty and skincare as much as I do!
  2. What’s the #1 thing on you bucket list?
    There are many things I’d like to do before I “kick the bucket,” as the saying goes, but I’ve never made an official bucket list. Something I’d love to accomplish is to see all the seven wonders of the natural world. These include: Mount Everest, Grand Canyon, Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) , Harbor of Rio de Janeiro, Great Barrier Reef, Paricutin Volcano, and Victoria Falls. Probably very ambitious, but what magnificent sights to see!
  3. What’s your favorite makeup product?
    At the moment, I’m all about that bronzer life! My two favorites are  Give Me Sun from MAC, and the Lowlight Sculpting Perfector Pressed shade in the Lowlight/ Highlight Perfecting Palette Pressed from BECCA. Give Me Sun is a warm- tone shade, perfect for bringing natural color and warmth to the face. The Lowlight bronzer is a cool- tone shade, ideal for contouring.
  4. Describe your fashion style
    Comfy, with an edgy twist. When it comes to my style, comfort is my top priority. I used to believe in the saying,”beauty is pain,” but how can you truly enjoy yourself on a night out if you can’t walk in your heels or be able to breathe in a skin-tight outfit? There are definitely ways to make a an outfit comfortable, but still look fashionable… without wearing a sweatshirt and leggings everyday.
  5. How are you ringing in the New Year?
    Being that this post is a tad late, the New Year has already come upon us, lol. But I spent the first half of the night with my family, and the second half with my boyfriend’s family. In Hawaii, celebrating the New Year is a huuuuge deal; fireworks galore!
  6. What’s your biggest pet peeve?
    Inconsideration. Whether that be of feelings, time, space, etc. It just annoys me when people only think of themselves and have no regard for others.
  7. What is your biggest accomplishment? 
    One of the things that I am most proud of finishing first in a triathlon. Although not achieved by myself, this was an incredible team effort; I competed with two friends. One Friday night a few friends and I were drinking at a bar and somehow ended up on the topic of triathlons.This was when we realized we had enough people present to create a team… a swimmer, cyclist, and a runner (me). Although none of us trained specifically for this particular race, all three of us exercised on a regular basis within the leg we’d be competing in. We drunkenly decided, and went through with, signing- up for the Tinman Triathlon: a 750M swim, 40K bike, and 10K run. From that night, we had less than 2 weeks to prepare. Meant to be just for fun, we soon realized that we might actually be the team to beat when the day of the race came! After the swim we were in the top 3, our cyclist brought us to the lead (and a huge lead at that),  which I was able to hold through the finish! With most races, my only goal is to finish within a certain time. Never do I ever dream to finish in first place! This triathlon is definitely something I will always remember and be proud of. 
    (Monica: Swim, Ian: Bike, Me: Run)
     
  8. If you could travel anywhere in the world where would it be? 
    As mentioned in question 2, I’d like to see the 7 wonders of the natural world. But aside from that, I’ve really been wanting to travel to Japan!
  9. What’s your favorite category to blog about?
    I can surely admit that I am a skincare junkie. Being that I work in the sun, taking care of my skin is essential. I love trying and researching about new products, and blogging is a great resource to find unknown gems. Like I mentioned earlier, I could probably talk about skincare for hours on end!
  10. Tell us something we wouldn’t know about you
    Not sure if I mentioned before on my blog, but I have a twin sister, Hartley. We’re identical, but we’ve never thought that we looked alike… although many think that we do, lol. When we were little we looked very similar, but as we grew up we developed different features that you would be able to easily tell us apart. But I guess the word “easily” could be used loosely, because some still argue that it is not an easy task to differentiate us.   
    (Dad, Hartley, Me, Mom)
     

My nominees:

*If you’ve already been nominated, then I’m sorry for being redundant. But feel free to answer the questions if you’d still like!

  1. brialemorand
  2. magnificentforest
  3. Mysterious Beauties
  4. thesleepingcutie
  5. thehenniediaries
  6. Pores for Thought
  7. Dolled Up by J
  8. Vanilla and Moonlight
  9. Derpy Pink
  10. ibeautytalk

Questions for the nominees:

  1. If you could only use one makeup brand for the rest of your life, what would it be?
  2. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
  3. Heels or flats?
  4. Who is your favorite beauty guru(s)?
  5. What is your current favorite television show?
  6. What is your go-to lip product/ color for a night out?
  7. If you could recommend one skincare item, what would it be?
  8. Who/ what inspires you in terms of fashion?
  9. What is one thing that you can’t go without through the day?
  10. If you have any, what is one of the goals you hope to accomplish in 2016?

Thank you again Laleelovesbeauty for nominating me, and I hope you all are enjoying 2016 so far! 

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10 thoughts

  1. Congrats on the award.
    This was so nice to read and get to know you a bit better! That’s pretty awesome placing first in the triathlon that you didn’t even really prep that much for! And SO neat that you have an identical twin!

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