Sunday, February 3, 2013

Liebster Award! Wha??

What's a Liebster Award?  I didn't know either until the gal over at Nail Doodle told me she nominated me for one!  Obviously she's a gem and has great taste!!  Thanks!  To make things easy, she posted the rules on her own Liebster blog post.

Here they are:  
  1. Post 11 facts about yourself.
  2. Answer the 11 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
  3. Ask 11 questions to the people you are nominating.
  4. Find 11 blogs with less than 200 followers and nominate them.  
Let's see what I can come up with... 

11 Facts About Myself
  1.  I say "crap" a lot.  You know..."Holy crap!", "What the crap!?" and sometimes just "Crraaaaap."  I feel like this probably turns some people off.
  2. I have this notion that one day I'm going to be driving along in a storm and have to drag myself and my children out into treacherous wind and rain and throw myself and them into a ditch to save us from a Tornado.
  3. I had really long, down-to-my-tail hair until I was 15 years old when my Dear Dad finally allowed me to get it cut...up to the middle of my back, which is still pretty long by any standard.
  4. I like people.  All kinds of people, and I talk to strangers.
  5. I love to watch TV but I rarely get to.    
  6. I have two little girls, Danica is 3 and Emersen (Emmy) just turned 2.  
  7. I love love music (as your average person does) and I sing a lot.  A lot, a lot.  At the annoyance of certain coworkers.  Oops.
  8. I put mascara on my left lashes with my left hand and my right lashes with my right hand.  I use my left and right hand about equally for different tasks.  (If you're wondering, I write with my left hand.)  
  9. I think it would be super if Coke and Pibb Xtra and french fries (and maybe cheese too...) would all be calorie free!!  (Oh, who am I kidding - I love food so so so much, I really wish it could all be calorie free.)
  10. I love my phone.  I love technology period and I am an Android faithful.
  11. I'm not a hugger - hugging people I'm not very close with kind of gives me the hibby jibbies.  
11 Questions Asked By Nail Doodle
  1. What was the last nail polish you bought?  Well, I didn't technically BUY it, but I got the 3 free Zoyas with the Zoya promotion and they are Zoya Daul, Zuza and Nova!
  2. Do you use Indie polishes?  If so, which is your fave.  I have quite a few a-England polishes and I love them.  That's the only indie brand I own but I am coveting tons of others ones right now!  Jindie Nails Candyland, Femme Fatale Winter Hyacinth and Dollish Polish Random Dancing to name a few!
  3. How do you photograph your manicures?  Weeelll, I basically just hold the polish bottle and take a picture with my phone which is an HTC Rezound and has an 8MP camera.  I put it on the daylight setting and use the flash and it seems to give me pretty color accurate pictures most of the time.  I'm looking into a lightbox though!
  4. Would you rather develop polish or review polish?  Review for sure!
  5. What is your favorite nail art technique?  This is a hard one!  Right now I'd probably have to go with stamping.  You can get such a detailed look with not a lot of time, work or cleanup!  A close second and third would be striping and water marbling.
  6. How do you store your polish loot?  I have most of my polish on wall racks that were bought through Amazon.  Although there is overflow on my desk right now - need another rack!
  7. If you could move to a foreign country, which would it be?  I wouldn't.
  8. Do you listen to movies or music when you're doing your nails?  I listen to music sometimes but usually I just do it in the quiet, late at night.
  9. Do you have a favorite quote?  If so, please share it!  I'm not sure if this is my favorite of all time and I have no idea who coined the phrase but here goes:  Tact is for people who aren't witty enough to be sarcastic.
  10. Would you rather have every shade of creme polish or glitter polish?  CREME for sure!!  
  11. What is your favorite cartoon?  The Emperor's New Groove (the movie)
11 Questions to Blogs I Nominate
  1. Do you remember the first polish you ever bought?  What was it?  
  2. What's your favorite polish color range? (Blues, Purples, Pinks, Reds, Greens...etc.)
  3. Why did you start blogging?
  4. Name TWO make up or skin care items you can't live without.  Nail polish doesn't count!
  5. What's your favorite food?
  6. iPhone or Android?
  7. Favorite article of clothing?
  8. What time of day do you normally sit down to blog?
  9. What's your favorite season?
  10. Who is your biggest celebrity crush at the moment? (I know, you'd think I was a tween...)
  11. Name one polish you think every woman must have. 
11 Blogs I'm Nominating!

(So, she's got a few more than 200 followers, we can let that slide right?)

Woooow that was a lot of typing and thinking!  I kind of enjoyed doing this though and can't wait to see ya'lls answers!  


  1. Awesome! Thank you so much for participating! I loved reading your answers

  2. Awesome! I loved reading about you. I'm a lefty too! I also do the same thing with my mascara haha! Congrats!

    1. Thank you! I'm impressed you read through all that. lol. I've never met anyone else that did that with mascara - but goodness knows I dont know how people turn their hand all funky to get the other eye.

  3. Thank you very much for nominating my blog! :)

    1. Of course! You have great nails, great pics and great clean up! In other words...great blog!


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