Blogger Awards Round Up — Liebster, Versatile Blogger, Mystery Blogger & Unique Blogger

Blogger Awards

It’s been so long since I’ve written an awards post! I’ve been so busy writing reviews and focusing on my instagram that awards have kind of just slipped through the cracks. To all the lovely people who have nominated me for an award of any sort, I really, truly do appreciate it and I apologize that it’s taken me so long to start catching up on them. I’m going to recap some of the nominations that have recently passed me by. If I missed yours I apologize, I’m quite behind!

Since all of these awards require nominations I’ve chosen a few blogs in general, please feel free do do whichever tag you like, or none at all (no pressure!).

MY NOMINEES: 

AyR Galaxy
Cozy Beauty Blog
Beauty Banter
Mademoiselle Lantern
Teresa’s Big O(pinion)
Don’t Give A Jam
Polished & Inspired

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Liebster Award

I was nominated for a liebster award by Paula who blogs over at Flaw Decay. Please check out her blog, her makeup artistry is amazing and she’s also going cruelty free! Yas!

Rules:

  1. You must acknowledge who has nominated you and also share their links
  2. Share 11 facts about yourself
  3. Answer the 11 questions that you have been asked
  4. Nominate 11 more bloggers whose blog you would recommend
  5. Ask 11 questions that you would like those bloggers to answer
  6. Let the bloggers you have nominated know that they’ve been nominated.

11 Facts About Me:

  • I have two cats
  • I’m 25
  • My favourite ice cream is Mint Chocolate Chip
  • I dislike country music
  • I’ve worked out with Fitness Blender 4-5 days a week for the past 3.5 years
  • I’ve lived in six different houses/apartments
  • I’m an Introvert
  • Lindsey Stirling is at the top of my playlist these days
  • I spend on average 30 hours a week working on my blog
  • I dream of starting a YouTube channel this year…

Paula’s Questions For Me:

  1. Favorite drugstore lip product?
    Nyx Lip Lingerie
  2. What is the one beauty product you always repurchase?
    Cotton balls!
  3. Matte or dewy skin?
    Dewy!
  4. When did you start wearing makeup?
    When I was 12, but only eyeliner and a bit of eyeshadow. I started upping my makeup game when I started this blog at 23.
  5. How long do you take to get ready in the morning?
    It depends. Most of the time I work later in the day so I give myself 30-40 minutes to drink my coffee and go through my skincare & makeup routines. If I’m rushed I compress it down to 10 minutes.
  6. A beauty product that you want to buy.
    REALLY want to purchase a set of Morphe brushes!
  7. Who inspires you?
    All the bloggers I read on wordpress!
  8. If you could only buy palettes from one brand, which one would it be?
    ColourPop forever!
  9. Do you like face masks? Favourite?
    Yes, my favourite right now is the Origins Original Skin mask.
  10. Last beauty product that you bought?
    I just ordered the ColourPop Give It To Me Straight Palette.
  11. What’s the best gift someone could give you?
    Their time. It means the world to me when people actively try to make plans with me. A lot of my friends don’t take the time anymore and I’ve felt like I’ve been pursuing a lot of one sided friendships. When someone is asking me to get coffee I notice.

My Questions:

  1. What’s your favourite paper night routine?
  2. What’s your a favourite place to shop?
  3. Online or In-store shopping?
  4. Favourite Animal
  5. What TV shows are you watching right now?
  6. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  7. Dream Vacation?
  8. Coffee or Tea (or neither?)
  9. What is your favourite skincare product?
  10. What is your favourite makeup product?

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Versatile Blogger Award

I was nominated for a Versatile Blogger Award by Sarah from Vintage Tea Rose. This girl takes the most beautiful photos and is really sweet so please show her blog some love <3 Thanks so much Sarah!

RULES

  • Thank the person who gave you this award and link to their blog.
  • Nominate 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award.
  • List 7 things about yourself

You guys are getting ALL the facts about me today! Here’s 7 more things about me:

I play guitar, both electric and acoustic
I went to university for a specialty jazz music program
I’ll take android over ios every time.
I play video games
I’ve been to four countries and two continents
I go to the greenhouse with my mom each year to buy flowers for our patios
I want to adopt a third kitten Ion & Quantum can have a sister kitty.

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Mystery Blogger Award

Melina nominated me for the Mystery Blogger Award! Melina blogs at Ivefoundwaldo and she’s the best! I feel like I’ve been friends with her forever when we chat across each other’s blogs. I love reading her book reviews, travel posts and bullet journal spreads. I’ve told my husband on several occasions when scrolling through instagram, “look! That’s my friend from New York!” It’s crazy how we all can become connected through social media.

Rules

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
  • Tell your readers three things about yourself.
  • Answer 5 questions from the nominator.
  • Nominate 10 or more people
  • Notify your nominees
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice, with one weird or funny question.

Three (more) Things About Me

  1. I don’t like spiders.
  2. My favourite makeup brand is currently ColourPop
  3. I have an older and a younger brother.

Melina’s Questions For Me: 

1. Who do you live with?
My husband and two dapper cats.
2. If you could have lunch with anyone in the world, who would it be and why?Brandon Sanderson because his books inspire me
3. What is the difference between your blogging persona and offline persona?
My blogging persona is a lot more outgoing. I find it easier to build relationships with others online rather than face to face. I’m an introvert and I have this annoying tendency to assume that if someone talks to be they are actually speaking to someone else or that I’ being judged. I love how inclusive the blogging community is and I feel I can be my best self when I interact with people from behind a computer.
4. What is your biggest pet peeve?
Probably follow/unfollowers or manipulative comments (comments that guilt you into following). I’ve been thinking about writing a “blogger etiquette” post but I wasn’t sure if that would come off as too passive aggressive xD
5. What/who is the biggest love of your life?Aside from the obvious choice, my husband, I would have to say music. And Cats!

My Questions:

  1. Do you prefer to use a laptop or desktop computer
  2. Red or White Wine?
  3. What inspires you to blog?
  4. What is your favourite social media to use?
  5. Do You Like Green Eggs & Ham? (Hey, it said I needed a weird question!)

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Unique Blogger Award

Nova from SuperNovaBeautyBlog recently nominated me for the Unique Blogger Award! Thank you so much Nova! If you guys aren’t following this lovely lady please go check out her blog, her makeup looks are stunning, and her Palette Roulette series is one of my favourites to read each week 🙂

Rules:

  1. Answer all the questions asked by the blogger who nominated you
  2. Share the link of the blogger who nominated you
  3. Nominate 8 to 13 bloggers for the same award
  4. Ask 3 questions

Nova’s questions for me are:

  1. What movie can you watch over and over without ever getting tired of?
    Frozen! I’m such a child, I know. Frozen is hands down one of my favourite movies of all time. Whenever I have to take a sick day at work I make myself feel better by curling up on the couch with slippers and a blanket and sniffling along to the movie
  2. What are your most important rules when going on a date?
    NO CELLPHONES. Unless we’re taking a picture of something cool, but then it has to go away. My husband is constantly chatting with friends and family so when we’re going out I’m very stubborn about the cellphone rule. Put it away!
  3. What “old person” things do you do?
    ALL THE THINGS! I shake my head at the music “kids these days” are listening to. I keep a strict budget, stay in most of the time instead of going out on weekends, I knit scarves, and I’ve slowly watched my old friend circle shrink as I’ve gotten older (I’m only 25, but I’d definitely the old lady of the old group).

For my questions I’m using the same as the award above. Choose any three! 

Thank you so much to all the bloggers that have nominated me. I know this post doesn’t cover them all, but I really do appreciate all of your nominations! Nominees please feel free to do any of these awards if you guys have time and check out some new blogs! Thanks for reading x

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  1. February 8, 2018 / 4:19 pm

    Haha Cleia I loved reading your answers to all of these questions! It’s so awesome to get to know you more. After reading your post I was like, “What the heck is Fitness Blender?”. I just looked it up and it’s free fitness videos?! That’s very cool and I am definitely going to check it out!

    I also love cats and mint chocolate chip ice cream, and I am a verified old lady lol. I used to be a huge knitter but haven’t in the last couple of years for whatever reason. I got into cross stitching, and then since starting my blog I really haven’t had time for any of that.

    I was shocked when I read that you work on your blog about 30 hours per week, but then when I think about it.. I probably do too! Wow. So weird lol.

    • February 9, 2018 / 1:40 am

      This must have been a long read if you read all my answers!! =O
      Fitness Blender is AMAZING! I’ve tried other video instructors and I just can’t stick with any one else. I love that Kelly & Daniel aren’t overly peppy when they film their videos and that everything is of course free! The workout calendar online is awesome too because you can easily build your own workout schedule 🙂

      ahaha me too, my friends call me an old soul sometimes. Knitting takes so much time, I get tunnel vision when I start a project and can’t stop knitting until it’s done! That’s cool you do cross stitching, I hope you can find time for it!

      haha all those hours of taking photos and editing and thinking of new content, writing, promoting, etc… It’s strange to realize how much time we spend on our blogs!

  2. February 5, 2018 / 3:21 pm

    Girl, I think I work about 30 hours on my blog too, might as well make it my full time job LMAO
    I think that’s so awesome that you play guitar, I’ve always wanted to learn, and I even have on, but i could never find the time to do the many things I’d like to do LOL do you play covers? make your own music?
    The follow/unfollow is one of those things that I always struggle with, I can never maintain a good following on IG because people just want followers lol. Luckily I have the app to unfollow those exact people 🙂
    Bahahaha the music “kids these days” are listening to is so ME! 😀 but I think that’s every generation. 🙂 you’re bound to say something like that at one point in your life 🙂
    And thanks for nominating me by the way, I love getting to know fellow bloggers as it makes their blog more personal and less robotic 🙂

    I’ll go ahead and answer some questions here, since I don’t do blog awards anymore.

    What’s your favourite paper night routine? — I don’t really have a specific pamper routine.. But I guess skincare is good enough for me.
    What’s your a favourite place to shop? — Ah, I hardly shop, and I tend to buy things from all over the place. I do like Charlotte Russe and Forever21 though
    Online or In-store shopping? — Depends. If it’s clothes, in-store. Anything else, online.
    Favourite Animal — Dogs, cheetahs and sloths 🙂
    What TV shows are you watching right now? — True Blood, That 70s Show, and… Altered Carbon
    Where do you see yourself in 5 years? — Hopefully with a job lol (currently a stay-at-home mom)
    Dream Vacation? — Japan.
    Coffee or Tea (or neither?) — Tea, with honey. Yum!
    What is your favourite skincare product? — I really enjoy all my face masks, whether they’re wash-off treatments of paper sheet masks.
    What is your favourite makeup product? — It’s always been lipsticks but recently it’s been eyeshadow palettes 🙂

    • February 5, 2018 / 4:11 pm

      Haha! Blogging is seriously a time consuming hobby!
      Guitar takes a lot of time too, I wish I had more free evenings to spend practicing. I used to do more covers but I’ve been learning a lot of solo pieces arranged from videogames lately 😄 I want to start writing an album this year though!
      IG is so frustrating! I have an app too and it helps me be a little less skeptical when following accounts back, I know that I’ll see if they unfollow me 😄
      I used to always roll my eyes at my parents who only listen to music from the 70s and 80s, but I feel like I only listen to the 90s and early 2000s now 😆 It’s so typical!

      You’re welcome and that’s totally fine! I almost never do these awards either but they’re fun once in a while. Thanks for taking the time to answer a few of the questions!

      Ooo altered carbon, I’ve heard that the book for that show is amazing, I’ve got to read/watch the series!
      Japan would be such a great vacation! Some of my friends want to go on a big group trip there for the Olympics, I’m just torn because it would be so busy during the games 😮 Nice getting to know you a bit more xx

      • February 5, 2018 / 4:24 pm

        I know right?! I think that blogging has also taken up a lot of my time that I could be spending doing other things but honestly, I want to keep blogging haha.
        Oooooh that sounds fun. I don’t know how to read music, but I attempted learning the super mario theme song using tabs LMAO
        Hahaha every once in a while there’s a new catchy song that I like, but I have to admit that it takes a little longer for me to like newer music, it all sounds the same to me, or is that just ME?? LOL

        OH. MY. GOSH! IT’S A BOOK!?!?!?!?!?! I honestly didn’t know, I’ll have to add it to my reading list IMMEDIATELY!
        Ah yeah, during any big event, the streets can be packed and it may end up dulling the experience a bit. Although you never know, it may actually be better to be among friends as a group and getting lost together for a bit LOL

  3. February 5, 2018 / 1:43 pm

    I love colourpop, so affordable! congrats & thank you for nominating me 🙌🏻 great to learn more about ya!

    • February 5, 2018 / 4:12 pm

      You’re so welcome! No pressure on making an awards post, just know that I enjoy reading your blog 🙂

  4. February 4, 2018 / 6:27 pm

    Congrats on all of these awards 🙂

  5. February 4, 2018 / 12:59 pm

    How can I thank you? Your recognition means so much to me!!

    • February 4, 2018 / 6:49 pm

      No thanks is necessary! I love reading your blog 🙂

      • February 4, 2018 / 8:45 pm

        yes, I do thank you for your recognition! I’m very honored , and I hope to continue to produce great content!! 🙂

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