The Versatile Blogger Award

Hey Pretties!

I’ve been kindly nominated by All Things Charlotte of The Beauty and Wellness Diaries for the Versatile Blogger Award – thank you! Check out her blog for some great beauty and wellness information!

For those I nominate below, please don’t feel obligated to post in response to this nomination — I’m just happy to have the opportunity to highlight some of you (who are a few of my favourites — included and not limited to!!) to the rest of the beauty blogging world!

And I know some of you have already been nominated and have already written a post in response, but hey — I had to give you a shout out 🙂

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The Versatile Blogger Award rules are as follows:

1. Post the award on your blog
2. Thank the person who nominated you
3. Share seven facts about yourself
4. Nominate 15 blogs
5. Post links to your nominee’s blogs and let them know

SEVEN FACTS ABOUT ME….

  • I can’t function like a proper human being unless I have at least one cup of coffee per day. Better yet, four cups per day — then I’m super-human.
  • I love action movies and action-y TV drama series.
  • As soon as I get home from work I put on my pajamas.
  • For three years, I volunteered as a ‘cat cuddler’ for my local animal shelter.
  • I always ALWAYS get bamboozled into ‘Buy 3, Get 2 Free’ deals and such. Spend more to save more… hmmmm. Sneaky bastards!
  • I prefer flats over heels.
  • I live for naps.

MY 15 NOMINEES ARE….

  1. Same Tay Different Day
  2. Cosmetics & Crumbs
  3. Pale and Persian
  4. Bolt Blogs
  5. The Beauty Ninja
  6. The Awkward Addict
  7. Amandarobots
  8. Kitty Approved Beauty
  9. The Pretty Plus
  10. Sarah Loves Makeup
  11. The Beauty Sanctuary
  12. Say Hello to Gorgeous
  13. Stephie Estie
  14. Confessions of a Makeup Hoarder
  15. Living Disrobed

There you go! Hope this was a bit of a fun read and more so, I hope you check out some or ALL of my nominees — great ladies out there with great beauty blogs!!

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I was nominated for a Liebster Award!

Hey Pretties!

This is my 50th post on Try Me Pretty and I thought what better way to celebrate by doing a fun entry in honour of my nomination for the Liebster Award! I was nominated by Sakura Fujiko of Ci+(ribi)² and I thank her for the recognition! She’s got some great material on her blog of which she focuses on Japanese fashion and all other things fashion and beauty related. She’s got a great penchant for style and a nice easy flow to her writing. If you haven’t already, you should check her out HERE and follow her if you fancy!

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From what I gather, the Liebster Award is a fun little ditty to give some shout outs to some bloggers you’re really diggin’ and a great way to get to know those bloggers. There are a few rules one must abide by when nominated for a Liebster Award. I’m going to tick off most of these boxes:

  • Each nominee must link back the person who nominated them.
  • Answer the 11 questions given to you by the nominator.
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers for this award who have less than 200 followers.
  • Create 11 questions for your nominees to answer.
  • Let the nominees know that they have been nominated by going to their blog and notifying them.

So, let’s get started. The 11 questions (with my answers!) for me as follows:

  1. What means “happiness” for you?  Happiness for me is being with my family. They are my best people and best friends. They are truly the glue that holds me together!
  2. What gives you the most inspiration?  People that do simple things that make others feel awesome, without asking for anything in return.
  3. Why did you start blogging? I started blogging for my simple love of writing and journaling. I started out with a personal blog years ago — an online diary — but after falling of those tracks and not keeping consistent, I decided to start Try Me Pretty, my beauty blog. This blog is more focused in terms of subject matter and there’s always something to review to keep me on top of blogging! I put my addiction with beauty products and writing together and I’m glad I did! Plus, the beauty blogging community is such a good, fun and supportive one — I love all you guys!
  4. What is your favourite quote?  “Just shut up and do.” – This is my own!!
  5. What makes you instantly fall in love with a blog?  A good sense of humour (where appropriate) in posts, an easy, conversational writing style and good photos.
  6. What is the hardest thing you have ever done, or the biggest obstacle you have faced in your life?  Recently, my father had a heart attack and that was honestly the scariest thing I have faced by far in my life. He is recovering well and if it weren’t for my family and all of being there for eachother, I don’t think I would have managed as well as I did.
  7. What is your favourite piece in your closet?  Recently, I purchased a silky-feeling blazer that is ivory with a pretty print of branches, leaves, birds and flower buds. It’s something I wouldn’t typically consider, but it’s very unique and just an interesting piece to wear over something like a basic T and jeans. But if I had to choose a long-standing favourite piece… it would have to be a good pair of black skinny jeans. Never can go wrong with those!!
  8. What are your 3 must have beauty products? Specifically right now, I can’t live without: The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Oil; L’oreal Shocking Extensions Telescopic mascara; and Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Balm.
  9. Have you ever lived abroad (if not, did you consider?) No, I have never lived abroad nor have I ever considered it. But, if opportunity strikes and life decides to lead me down that road, then why not!?
  10. What is your favourite food?  Being Filipino, I’d have to say a traditional dish called “kare-kare” (pronounced ka-reh, ka-reh). It’s a stew made with peanut sauce and loaded with eggplant, bok choy, oxtail and tripe. I know, it sounds strange, but OMG, it’s so good! Also, I’d have to say eggs. Scrambled, hardboiled, sunny-side-up… whichever way you cook ’em, I’ll eat ’em. Eggs are my fave!
  11. If you could trade lives for one day with a celebrity, whose life would you choose?  Hmmm. I would choose Ellen Degeneres. Because she’s hilarious, everyone loves her, she has awesome style and she has her own show where dancing is encouraged!!  What a fun day that would be!

Ok, so one of the other rules of being nominated is to nominated 11 other bloggers with less than 200 followers. I’m going to be bold and nominate ANY ONE who has read this and who wants a little bit of a different thing to do from their regular posts!  I truly believe each and every blogger has something great to offer and the community of people I’ve met here are so nice to have encouraged me to continue on, with all the “likes” and “comments” and “follows”. I would love to get to know more about my readers as well!  So…. GO!!

My questions for you are as follows:

  1. Why did you start blogging?
  2. Do you have any pets? If so, what kind and what are their cute little names?
  3. Are you a morning person or a night owl?
  4. If you had to give up all your makeup, except for one of each of the following: lipstick, foundation, blush and mascara – what would those be?
  5. Name one food you think you would be able to win an eating contest with.
  6. What is the last book you read?
  7. What is your favourite season and why?
  8. What did you have for dinner last night?
  9. What is the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?
  10. What is your favourite movie?
  11. If you could live anywhere in the world other than where you are now, where would that be?

 Have fun Pretties!!

🙂

Me? Nominated?! For the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! Yahoo!!

Hello Pretties!

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This is an extra exciting post for me today, as I’ve been so kindly nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award by gretalinbeauty (Thanks Greta!!). If you haven’t checked out this sweetie’s blog, go do it now! Who woulda thought anyone would be reading my blog, let alone be nominated for this cute and amazing honor!? I am so flattered!

I started this blog simply because I wanted to combine my love of writing, being a chatterbox and my addiction to beauty products. I’ve always loved to write — wanting to be a writer of some kind (author, poet, journalist, editor, etc.) since I was a very young girl. Since that dream didn’t pan out, I found blogging a great way to feed that need!

At 37 years old, my love/obsession/addiction to skincare and beauty products only began in the last couple years — and has now grown into me sharing my honest opinions on almost everything I try! I mostly blog for myself — finding joy in writing and just trying out new products! Realizing now that I’ve reached out to friends, family and other AWESOME and INSPIRING beauty bloggers is a bonus and such an amazing compliment! Each and every one of YOU inspires ME to keep on with this blog!

I thank you, thank you, thank you for being here with me!

So. There’s a few things that come with being nominated for this award. First, the rules:

RULES

  1. Thank and link the amazing person who nominated you
  2. List the rules and display the award
  3. Share seven facts about yourself
  4. Nominate fifteen other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated
  5. Optional: Proudly display the award logo on your blog and follow the blogger who nominated you

Rules 1 and 2 done!

7 Facts about me:

  • I live with my boyfriend and cat in a very cool, heritage 1920’s apartment near the river. We are a happy little family.
  • My favourite season is Autumn.
  • I try very hard to stay physicially and nutritionally fit. I get up three times a week at 5am to make it to my 6am workout class. And go for long walks around my neighbourhood when the weather is right. I never diet — I simply make healthy eating a big part of my lifestyle each and every day. But sometimes, this belly’s just gotta have her ice cream, potato chips and pizza! And believe me… I do!
  • I watch enormous amounts of television serieses on Netflix. But I balance that out with indulging in a good book or two at the same time.
  • I am very close to my immediate family — they’re the best people in my life.
  • Like Greta, I am obsessed with cats! I love them all! Please come live with me, all you cats! I will have bathtubs full of catnip for you and neverending chin rubs!
  • I sleep on my stomach.

Dammit, only seven facts… this is fun! I could go on and on. But maybe that’s a good thing that I don’t, haha!

And now for MY nominations! I don’t have 15, but the ones I list below are the Pretties that I admire and enjoy reading everytime they come out with a new post!! I follow many more non-beauty bloggers, but I thought I’d focus on these ladies today.

The following are the reasons why I am nominating these ladies and why I adore them all so much:

  • Honest to goodness product reviews
  • A great variety of beauty and fashion posts
  • Great writing styles – engaging, entertaining and informative
  • Awesome photography
  • On top of trends, in the know of what’s new, and even info on less popular products
  • A good mix of drugstore and high-end makeup/skincare reviews
  • Real women, with real good blogs!!

And the nominees are…

Katezilla

Rachel’s Beauty Bites

sarahlovesmakeup

somesuchbutterfly

livingdisrobed

amuletabeauty

You ladies rock!  Thanks again, Greta, for nominating me! I’ll keep doing my best to keep on with my reviews.. knowing that you and many others are diggin’ it so far is “very inspiring” to me!!

Thanks for tuning in Pretties!!

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