Cruelty-Free Infinity Dreams Award

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What a lovely blogger award.  Thank you ever so much to fellow cruelty-free blogger Beauty for Good for the nomination! If you are interested in cruelty-free beauty, please do go check it out! ❤

Here’s how the Infinity Dreams Award works

  1. Thank and follow the blog that nominated you.
  2. Tell us 11 facts about yourself.
  3. Answer the questions that were set for you to answer.
  4. Nominate 11 bloggers and set questions for them.

My 11 facts

1. I am an only child.

2. I played soccer (football) in school up until around age 15. It is probably the only sport that I can watch without getting bored!

3. I love watching cheesy horror movies.

4. I think that I watched every single Sponge Bob episode when we first got Netflix.

5. My eyes are a weird blue colour and people are forever asking me if I’m wearing coloured contact lenses.

6. I try to read a minimum of 50 books per year. This year, I’ve already read 50 and the year is only half over!

7. I have a small collection of vintage Betsey Johnson purses. (If anyone is interested in seeing them, please do let me know and I will gladly show them off)

8. I love Fluevogs. I can’t let myself walk into the store unless I have the money to buy a pair, because the temptation is that strong. I wore my first pair of Fluevog boots for about 7 years before they became unwearable.

9. I wake up early no matter how late I go to bed, and no matter how tired I am. For me, sleeping in is waking up around 7 or 7:30am.

10. I can fall asleep watching a movie at home and sleep through the entire thing, but if there is a dripping tap or ticking clock, I’m wide awake!

11. I can’t eat coconut. It makes me vomit. The smell of coconut makes me gag. Despite this, I am able to cook with coconut milk in curries without becoming ill.

And here are the questions posed to me:

Of which achievement (personal or professional) are you most proud? Finishing my Master’s degree.
Who or what makes you laugh out loud? My partner Mr. Al always makes me laugh.
What’s your desert island beauty item? Sunscreen, SPF 50!!!
What’s your vote for most timeless style trend (fashion or beauty)? Anything that Audrey Hepburn wore!
What is the most outlandish food combo you crave? I can’t think of anything that I crave that is weird.
Which is your favorite work of fiction? This is tough one, I am a voracious reader, so my answer can change in the blink of an eye, or should I say, in the turn of a page, haha!
If you could have any benevolent super-power, what would it be and why? The power to cure cancer. Because it takes too many people each year.

I’m not going to nominate anyone. But if you want to play along, please do let me know and I will most happily nominate you!

My questions:

I like the above questions posed, and I would like to add the following question:

Do you try to buy cruelty-free make-up and skincare products? Is this something that you think about when you shop?

Thanks for reading! ❤

I have FINALLY caught up on all of the awards and tags! Again, I apologize for being a little slow to get through them. But better late than never!

Infinity Dreams Award #3

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I got nominated for my third “Infinity Dreams Award” by Mony from StylePeaks, a blog about art, wellness, fashion and lifestyle. Please do check out her blog, if you haven’t already!

Sorry for the delay in responding to this award tag, I am finally almost caught up on all of the awards and tags!

Here’s the rules I’ve been given:

  1. Thank the blog and the blogger that nominated you.
  2. Answer the questions given to you by the lovely that nominated you.
  3. Nominate other bloggers and get them to answer your own questions!

Mony’s questions:

1. What’s your favourite social network? I love wordpress because of interaction here. But I love facebook to keep in touch with family and friends.

2. What’s your favourite skincare brand? At the moment, Paula’s Choice.

3. Would you prefer your hair to be permanently straight or curly or …..? I like wavy hair because it is easy to make it either straight or curly. I’d like my hair to be permanently frizz-free though.

4. What is a staple item of clothing that you would not go without? Just one? If the weather is warm, I wearing shorts, skirts or dresses. Since it is warm today, I’ll say shorts (since that I what I’m wearing right now).

5. What did you want to be when you were younger? When I was super young I wanted to be a superhero like Wonder Woman.

6. Your perfect day would consist of…? Waking up and watching the sunrise on the beach. Watching the sunset on the beach.

I nominate:

Who wants to be nominated??? It seems as if everyone already has been nominated. If you want to be nominated, please do let me know, and I will happily do so!

My questions:

I would like to ask the same questions as were posed to me if anyone wishes to play along! Plus this one extra question:

7. Have you ever visited Canada? If so which part(s)?

Thanks for reading! ❤

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award #4

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I was nominated for my fourth Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award by A Girl With Pink Cheeks. Thank you!

If you don’t already follow her blog, please do go check it out! 🙂

Sorry for the delay in posting this, I had several award and tags to catch up on!

« The Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award recognizes the unique voices of women bloggers around the world. »

Rules:

  • Thank and link the blogger who nominated you.
  • Answer the 10 questions your nominator has provided.
  • Nominate 10 other bloggers.
  • Create 10 questions for your nominees and notify them of their nomination.
  1. Favourite perfume for this summer? I haven’t been wearing perfume these days, but I have a lovely scented pumpkin butter from Haus of Gloi in Cozy Rose scent that I am in love with.
  2. Have you ever seen an opera? If so, which one(s)? I’ve seen a few over the years, I can’t recall all of them, but I’ve seen Faust, and Carmina Burana to name two.
  3. Your go-to red lipstick? Urban Decay’s F-Bomb or Nars Cruella
  4. Where did you spend your last holiday? I went to Nova Scotia to visit my parents.
  5. What is your first beauty ritual in the morning? Washing my face. I just don’t feel awake until my face is clean!
  6. Favourite restaurant ever? I have so many! Restaurant Mais and Nonya here in Montreal, Burger and Beer Joint, and Yardbird in South Beach.
  7. What would be your best beauty advice to your daughter? I don’t have one, but hypothetically, I would say drink loads of water and always wear sunscreen!
  8. Who is your favourite female fictional character (could be books, movies, series,…) and why? Hmmm. This is a tough one, I’ll have to think about this for awhile and come back to it…
  9. Name a makeup or beauty « crime ». Badly drawn eyebrows, or badly overdrawn lips.
  10. Which book are you currently reading? Whispers Under Ground (Ben Aaronovitch)

I think that everyone has pretty well done this tag already. But if you haven’t or would like to do it again, please do let me know and I will gladly nominate you.

As for my questions, I think that I would like to use the same questions that I was asked.

Thanks for reading! ❤

Versatile Blogger Award (Round 2)

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I have been nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award by Beginner Beaute. Thanks! If you haven’t checked out her blog, please do! Sorry for the delay in doing this, but better late than never!

Moving ahead with the award, following are the super duper easy rules:

  1. Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.
  2. Include a link to their blog
  3. Select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
  4. Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link back to the post on your site announcing their nomination.
  5. Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

Seven things about me:

1. I love to cook, but I really do not enjoy baking.

2. When I was in grade school (grade 6 or 7, I don’t remember exactly) I played trumpet, and clarinet.

3. I’ve always wanted to learn to play the violin or cello.

4. Despite being amazingly clumsy, the only bones that I’ve even broken have been toes.

5. I had a hand-me-down pet iguana named Lemmy (after Lemmy Kilmister) that HATED me. It would play dead every time I went near his tank. Sadly he is no longer with us.

6. I watched my knee surgery being performed. (It wasn’t nearly as cool as it sounds)

7. I love corgis. When I see one, I am instantly happy. Some day I will own one!

I nominate: 

Who would like to be nominated? Let me know, and I will happily do so!

Thanks for reading! ❤

Just a few more awards and tags left to do. I’ll get through them all eventually!

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award 3

I was recently nominated for my third Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award by Chanelle Hayley, thanks so much!

If you aren’t already following her, please do! 🙂

Rules:

1. Thank and link the blogger who nominated you.

2. Answer the 10 questions your nominator has provided.

3. Nominate 10 other bloggers.

4. Create 10 questions for your nominees and notify them of their nomination.

The questions:

1. What shade of nail polish have you currently got on your nails?

Nothing on my fingernails, but I have A England’s Camelot on my toes!

2. What’s your favourite shade of lipstick at the moment?

Urban Decay’s Manic

3. What are three things you love about yourself?

1. I love that the older I get, the less I care about what other people think about me.

2. I love my cooking skills (I taught myself how to cook, so I’m super proud of my skills!)

3. I love that the little wrinkles that I do have are mostly due to smiling and laughing. (Even though I don’t love the fact that I have some wrinkles starting, I’m happy that they aren’t the frowny type).

4. What was the last makeup item you purchased?

I’m on a no-buy for this month, but my super awesome mother bought me a few treats from The Body Shop, one of which was another lip balm for my stash!

5. Pepsi or coke?

Neither. Can I have a glass of fizzy water instead?

6. What’s your dream job?

Hmmm. Ideally something that is writing related, and involves travel.

7. What’s your most used makeup product?

Lip balm. I am an addict.

8. How do you like your pizza?

Thin crust, tomato sauce, mushrooms, spicy sausage, spinach, goats cheese, and mozzarella. We have a Friday night pizza party most Friday’s where we make our own thin crust pizza – I am a pizza master (haha!)

9. What is something you find attractive in the opposite sex?

Crinkly eyes and a big smile.

10. Name one of your beauty essentials?

SUNSCREEN!!!

My nominations:

I know I’m slightly cheating by not nominating anyone, but it really seems like everyone has done this already. But if you haven’t, or would like to do it again, please do let me know and I will most happily nominate you!

EDITED TO ADD:

I’m nominating the lovely girlonline , and Broken Heart! I’m looking forward to reading your answers! 🙂

My questions:

1. Heels or flats?

2. Favourite lip balm? (I’m an addict, so please indulge me in case I’ve missed out on an amazing one!)

3. Favourite food?

4. Favourite facial mask?

5. Do you have any pets? Is so what type, and what is (are) their name(s)?

6. Holy grail beauty product?

7. Mascara – regular or waterproof?

8. Your dream vacation?

9. Vampires or zombies?

10. Who is your favourite author?

Thanks for reading! ❤

Sunshine Award

I was nominated by Southern Girl Blogs to do the Sunshine Award! Thank you so much for nominating me 🙂

Sorry for the slight delay in posting my answers!

The Rules:

• Thank the person who nominated you
• Answer the questions from the person who nominated you
• Nominate a few other bloggers
• Write the same amount of questions for the bloggers you nominated
• Notify the bloggers on their blog

The questions:

  1. What is your favorite makeup item? Lipstick
  2. What is your favorite clothing item? I have several – jeans, boots, scarves, and my faux leather jacket.
  3. do you have a job outside of blogging? Yes, I’m a technical writer.
  4. What is the brand of your favorite makeup brush? Wayne Goss
  5. What is your favorite makeup store? Sephora, Beautylish, The Kind Collective

I notify:

If you haven’t already done this, or would like to be nominated again, please let me know and I will gladly nominate you!

My questions:

Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award X2

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I have been nominated to take part in the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award twice! The first time by Lips and Pieces, and the second time by Beginner Beaute thanks so much to both of them! ❤

You should check out both of their blogs, if you haven’t already….

The Rules

1. Thank and link the blogger who nominated you.

2. Answer the questions the nominator has provided.

3. Nominate 10 other bloggers

4. Create 10 questions for your nominees and notify them of their nomination

Here are my answers to Lips and Pieces questions. Hope you enjoy

1. If you could be any animal, what would it be?

A cat. They get to nap all the time!

2. What is your favourite food/cusine?

I love Thai food, sushi, thin crust pizza.

3. What is your favourite makeup product?

Lipstick, no wait, eye shadow!

4. What would your super hero name be?

Ghost Girl.

5. If you could have any super power, what would it be?

Teleportation, so I could visit friends who live far away!

6. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Hopefully fit and healthy, and having travelled a bit more!

7. If you could name your own make up brand, what would it be?

Attitude Cosmetics!

8. No eyebrows or a mustash? (No filling in or waxing off)

I’d rather lose my eyebrows as they are nearly invisible (despite being a brunette) unless I pencil them in, so it wouldn’t be that big of a change.

9. If you could meet one celebrity, who would it be?

Hmmm. Just one? Impossible to choose! Probably someone with loads of interesting stories.

10. Hannah has 6 orange sweets and some yellow sweets. Overall, she has N sweets.
The probability of her taking 2 orange sweets is 1/3
Prove that: N2-N-90=0
.

Hahaha! You never said that there would be a math test! Ack!

Here’s my answers to Beginner Beaute’s questions:

1. What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

Salted caramel

2. Favorite brand of makeup, and why?

Only one? I love Concrete Minerals (great selection of eyeshadow), Urban Decay (lips and eyes), Tarte (blushes), ColourPop (lips and eyes so far, but want to try everything). I could go on and on.

3. Where do you reside?

Montreal, Quebec (in Canada)

4. Do you have any pets?

Yes, two beautiful senior feline overlords. My girls just turned 15 this month!

5. Your favorite holiday/destination spot?

Despite being pale and prone to sunburns, I love South Beach in Miami. But really, anywhere where I can sit and watch the sunrise over the ocean!

6. Your favorite season, and why?

I love spring with the return of all the green leaves and flowers. And I love autumn with the crisp cool air and the turning leaves.

7. If you can be one celebrity for the day who would you want to be?

Hmm. One of the ones that are good at avoiding the media, haha!

8. Favorite type of cuisine?

Thai, sushi, thin crust pizza.

9. Do you speak any other languages?

Oui, je parle français! I also know a little bit of Estonian, and a few phrases in Spanish and Italian.

10. What is in your purse/bag at this very moment?

I have a big purse: Keys, wallet, iPhone, headphones / earpiece thingy, metro card, wallet, eyedrops, UD Ultra Definition pressed powder compact, one or two lipsticks, Haus of Gloi lip balm, mini eyeglass cleaner, a small foldable cloth bag for shopping, and a small rainbow umbrella. There are probably a couple of pens in there as well.

I nominate: Whoever would like to answer my questions! Please do let me know if you want to be nominated, and I will glady do so!

My questions:

1. Last concert attended?

2. Favourite class / subject in school or university / college? (whichever is applicable)

3. Do you cook? If so, what is your best dish?

4. What is your favourite bath / shower product?

5. Quick, without looking at the clock, what time is it? Ok, now look at the clock, what time is it really?

6. Skirts / dresses or pants/shorts?

7. If there was a zombie apocalypse, what would your weapon of choice be?

8. If you could travel anywhere in the world (all expenses paid), where would you go?

9. Are you a morning person or a night owl?

10. I have lipstick on my teeth, would you tell me? Or would you let me walk around like it all day?

Thanks for reading! ❤

The Infinity Dreams Award #2

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I was nominated for the Infinity Dreams award by Daisy from Ladybugs and Pugs. Thanks so much for then nomination! If you aren’t following her yet, please do! 🙂

I am so sorry for taking so long to do this, but better late than never!

Ok, the rules for this award are as follows:

  • Thank and follow the blog that nominated you
  • Show the award on your own blog
  • Answer the questions your nominator left for you
  • Nominate other bloggers and leave questions for them to answer

Here are Daisy’s questions:

1. If you could appear on any reality TV show as a contestant, which show would you choose and why?

Project Runway, even though I’m not a designer, because I love Tim Gunn!

2. What is your favourite Disney song?

I have no idea, I haven’t actually seen a Disney movie in years!

3. You are now a famous rapper. What is your name?

J-Brash! (haha)

4. What is one group dance that you would love to learn (to give you an idea, mine is the choreography to Haim’s music video for ‘If I Could Change Your Mind’. I am still in the process of convincing two of my best friends to learn it with me!)

Swing dancing, not really a group dance, but I guess it could be?

5. Who is your most embarrassing celebrity crush?

I don’t have an embarrassing celebrity crush, because that would mean that I was embarrassed by my crush. I don’t think that I even have a celebrity crush of any kind at the moment!

Nominations: It really seems as if everyone has already been nominated. But if you haven’t been and would like to be, or would like to be nominated again, please to let me know and I will gladly do so!

Edited: I would like to nominate Infinitely Awkward for the Infinity Dreams award! ❤

Questions:

1. Can you play any musical instruments? If so, which one(s)?

2. If you were a dinosaur, what kind would you be?

3. What is your all-time favourite movie?

4. Shoes or boots?

5. Who is your hero / heroine?

Thanks for reading! ❤

The Versatile Blogger Award

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I was nominated for this award by fellow Canadian blogger Stash Matters, thanks so much! If you don’t follow her blog already, you really should! 🙂

Rules:
• Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.
• Include a link to their blog. That’s also common courtesy.
• Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
• Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link back to the post on your site announcing their nomination.
• Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

Nominees:

Once again, it seems as if everyone has already been nominated for this award. If you haven’t yet, or would like another go, please do let me know, and I will happily nominate you!

Seven facts about me:

1. I love to cook, but I don’t like baking.

2. I can’t eat anything with coconut in it, and the smell of coconut makes me gag. Despite this, I can cook with coconut milk, and make smoothies with coconut water and neither of them make me sick.

3. I’ve eaten jellyfish. Twice. Guess what? I don’t like eating jellyfish.

4. I like dijon mustard, horseradish and wasabi to be so hot that the top of my head tingles.

5. I started running about three years ago. I only started running AFTER having knee surgery.

6. I was able to watch my knee surgery while it was happening. It wasn’t as interesting to watch as I had hoped, as it just looked like a lasagna noodle that someone was trimming the torn bits off of.

7. I am an avid reader. I’ve finished reading 46 books so far this year.