Tuesday, 7 August 2012

The Liebster Award: For Up And Coming Bloggers

I am so excited to be writing today's post! Jennifer from Little J's Nail Corner and Emily from Canvas Nails have both given me a Liebster Award! For those of you who are as clueless about the Liebster Award as I was 24-hours ago, Jennifer summed it up perfectly in her post:

"The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. Liebster is the German word for sweetheart, dearest, favorite, beloved."



Terms:

1) The recipient must post 11 fun facts about themselves
2) The recipient must also answer 11 questions created by the award giver
3) The recipient must give the award to 11 new bloggers with less than 200 followers and post 11 questions for them to answer
4) These 11 bloggers must be told they have been given the award
5) They will in turn pass the award on to 11 new bloggers of their choice (no tagging back the award giver)

11 Absolutely Random Facts About Me:

1) I am a Bachelor of Accounting and Finance. And yes, I wear a pair of thick glasses.
2) It is perfectly normal for me to make a Harry Potter reference on a daily basis.
3) My first indie polish purchase was at 4 a.m. one night when I wouldn't sleep. Since then, most of my indie purchases happen as a result of insomnia.
4) My biggest fear is a yellow wasp. If I had a boggart, that would be it.
5) My mother accidentally came up with the name for my blog; she told me I should call it "Manicure Art" and I misheard it as "Manicurette".
6) I have a sister who is just a year younger than me and we act freakishly alike. I value her feedback the most because she is brutally honest with me.
7) I have been painting my nails since as far back as my memory goes. I would use my mother's nail polishes and paint all my toes a different colour.
8) I discovered nail art a little over a year ago and now I can't wear only a single colour on my nails.
9) I love to bake, especially birthday cakes/cupcakes for friends and family.
10) I was on the varsity table tennis team in high school. We received an award for the varsity team with the highest GPA. It doesn't get dorkier than that.
11) My favourite animals are Hippos. I fell in love with them when my mom took me to a zoo as a kid and I got a chance to feed them greens!

11 Questions For Me:

(I chose 11 questions from the 22 that were asked by Jennifer and Emily)

1) When and why did you start blogging?

I created my blog on June 18th, 2012. I wanted to ago above and beyond uploading pictures of my nails. I wanted to make a blog that becomes a resource for nail polish purchase decisions and nail art inspiration.

2) How many bottles of polish do you own?

I would approximate it at somewhere between 250 to 300 polishes. My mother might have had a mini heart attack when I showed her my melmer.

3) What color do you have the most of in your collection?

I swatched my collection a while back and I was so surprised to see that the colour I have the most is BLUE. I love pastel blues and blue-greens.

4) What is your first memory of nail polish?

My grandmother would always polish her nails with a frosty mauve by Maybelline and I was in love with the colour. In her defense, it was the early 90's.

5) What do your friends/family think of your hobby?

I have the most supportive family and friends when it comes it my nail polish obsession. My sister reads and gives me feedback on every single blog post I do.

6) What are your hobbies other than blogging?

I love to paint. Unlike nail polish, painting is something I keep fairly private. Nothing is more therapeutic than a blank canvas, an easel and a box of paints.

7) What's your favorite nail polish color?

The first and only bottle of nail polish I have ever finished is Mango-Get-Em by L'Oréal. It was a gift for my mother and I wore it for an entire summer. 

8) What would be your dream polish?

A polish by Zoya called Sohni ;) 

I would love to have that nail polish changing pen that the receptionist at Rekall had in Total Recall. She changes the colour of her nails with the tap of the pen. I haven't watched the remake but I hope they don't cut that part out!

9) What is something you love, but everyone else hates?

My favourite kind of weather is a rainy day with grey skies. I don't understand why most people consider that to be bad weather. 

10) What trends do you love?

I love seeing all the bright neon nails this summer! I also love leopard print anything.

11) What trends do you hate?

I am not a big fan of french manicures. I was all over them in grade 9 but now, I just find them unoriginal and odd.

If you have made it this far, congratulations! 

Now here are the 11 bloggers I would like to pass on the Liebster Award to:

1) Polish and Portal Guns
2) The Nail Artiste
3) Polish Etc.
4) I Relish Nail Polish!
5) Heatherann's Beauty Stash
6) Did My Nails
7) NailsIT
8) Something Polished
9) Lavish Layerings
10) Polish All Day
11) The Frustrated Fashionista

Congratulations and the 11 questions I have for you are the same that I answered:

1) When and why did you start blogging?
2) How many bottles of polish do you own?
3) What color do you have the most of in your collection?
4) What is your first memory of nail polish?
5) What do your friends/family think of your hobby?
6) What are your hobbies other than blogging?
7) What's your favorite nail polish color?
8) What would be your dream polish?
9) What is something you love, but everyone else hates?
10) What trends do you love?
11) What trends do you hate?

Thanks for reading guys! I love being part of such a sweet and supportive blogging community!


- The Manicurette

7 comments:

  1. Wow, this is awesome! Thank you so much for this, Sohni! This is such a great way for the blogging community to learn a bit about each other :)

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  2. Haha *high five* fellow ACC/FIN degree holder! Are we twins because I have black glasses too, but they aren't thick lol!

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  3. Wow! I will start working on this. Thank you for the mention.

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    1. You're welcome! I look forward to reading your post!

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