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 🙂


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


  • 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.


  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!!



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

Hello Pretties!



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:


  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…


Rachel’s Beauty Bites





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!!