Let me start by saying I think this is my third Liebster nod. Sarah-Jane over at “Make-Up by Sarah Jane” and “140 Days of a New Me” (which is evolving!) nominated me for another Liebster Award. Read her blogs- she has two! http://140daysofanewme.wordpress.com/ AND http://makeupbysarahjane.wordpress.com/
Sarah- Jane sent me a few questions in Liebster fashion and so I will answer them and then nominate 12 bloggers that I enjoy reading. Typically, you can only nominate blogs with less than 200 readers, though I’m not quite sure how to find out how many readers a blog has. I love this because I have found so many great blogs from checking out other Liebster recipients. And away we go!
1. Who is your fashion icon?
I really have no fashion icon, I swear. Not that I wear anything particularly fantastic but I am good with colors and combining my pieces to create new looks. I find that something unexpected, a fun necklace with something a little conservative, always makes a statement. I love anyone that looks effortless, too.
2. What is/was your favorite trend of 2012?
I love all the crazy, glittery nails. Love them. I’ve started doing my own more because I get so many great ideas from my fellow bloggers.
3. What is your favorite magazine/fashion magazine and why?
I happen to like “Marie Clare” because they always have some material that is socially aware. I will say that I am generally disappointed in magazines as of late because I find the writing to be too simplistic and shallow. I know that sounds conceited, I write a product blog for crying out loud! I just think that magazines are just missing something.
4. Currently, what artist or song can you not get enough of?
Good question- a few weeks ago it was “Titanium” by David Guetta and Sia. Right now, I am listening to Gotye‘s “Somebody that I Used to Know” but not for him. I like Kimbra‘s voice- she sings on the track.
5. Who or what is the biggest inspiration in your life?
I can’t pinpoint any one person. I really find inspiration in everything. For example, the other night I was making tomato sauce and started to think about my nonna, my great-grandmother that passed away almost 17 years ago. I wrote a two page essay about her and for no real reason. I like those moments!
6. What is your favorite beauty product?
So you are going to make me choose, huh? I love Caudalie’s Beaute Elixir. It is just so refreshing and my nightly routine is just not the same without it. I’m on my third bottle- I finally got the bigger spray.
7. What is your “go-to” fragrance?
I switch my fragrance up everyday BUT I always have Stella by Stella McCartney on hand. I love the scent of roses and Stella does it perfectly.
8. Why did you start blogging?
I really started blogging because I think a lot of people are misled by reviews. Magazines get free products and get paid for ads. Of course they love a $50 lipstick (
Tom Ford) because they didn’t pay for it and are probably getting paid to write about it. I will tell you if I think a product is worth it and since I am just like you, chances are you will appreciate my honesty.
9. Do you have a favorite celebrity blog or blogger that you admire?
I find most of the bloggers I follow on WordPress do a great job. I love how it’s like a family! I also like Veritasty: Truthfully Delicious, written by a former student of mine with photos by a wonderful young man!
10. What is your favorite fashion “item” (clothes, shoes, jewelry, handbag, other accessory) that you own?
I love my MZ Wallace bag- I need a new one for the spring! Christmas is coming…
11. What are you going to wear on New Year’s Eve?
Pajamas- sitting on my couch with my hubby and some bubbly!
And the nominees are:
5) http://pregoandtheloon.wordpress.com/ (This blog is so important!)
6) http://propersweetie.wordpress.com/ (At 216 followers but I can cheat.)
To my nominees: answer the above questions!
Keep Calm & Primp On! XOXO