Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Liebster Award!

i wanted to do a polish review today, but fates have intervened for me to do this blogger award! one reason is that as i was getting onto Aramis (the horse) today, i must have put my hand down on a wasp... because i got stung on my ring finger pad! so, i'm in no hurry to dip that bad boy into acetone! 

the other reason to do this award today is that i have now been nominated for it by three lovely ladies! please check them out ::

Stephanie at Really quite Awesome

i really appreciate you all thinking of me, it was so sweet! after looking around online, i'm having a hard time finding anyone who fits the requirements... so this is what i'm going to do. if you are reading this and don't have a Liebster Award... comment below! i want to give one to you! of course this means i'm not following the rules... but i'm not big on following rules :) so, i'm just going to answer the questions that all three ladies have left for me (that's 30 questions!) and skip the rest. please check out their blogs, and if you would like to do the entire post (including a million rules!) definitely post your link below :D

My Questions for the Nominated (from Michelle's Liebster post!)

1. Why did you decide to blog? i enjoyed reading other people's blogs so much, i decided i'd like to share my love of polish and beauty, too!
2. What polish is on your nails right now (or was recently)?  Layla Softouch Effect 04 Neon Pink 
3. What colors do you usually wear on your nails? all colors, but my very favorite is blue!
4. What have you learned in the past few years? you can't let other people's opinions dictate your life!!!
5. Five years ago, what did you think you'd be doing now? What did you want to do?  i guess i thought i'd still be grooming professionally, which is what i wanted to be doing. but life intervenes!
6. When you were little, what did you want to be? an Egyptologist and an artist
7. What was the last book you read? 'The Big Four' by Agatha Christie... i'm currently working through all her Poirot books, trying to read them in order... but i've already screwed up due to misinformation! 
8. What was the last song you listened to? 'Weekend' by Neon Trees
9. What was the last movie you saw? Mission Impossible : II 
10. What website do you regularly visit? like many i'm sure... Facebook.
11. Why do you think people follow your blog? i hope because they enjoy it :)

11 questions for them: (from Stephanie's Liebster post!)

1. What are you currently wearing on your nails?  Layla Softouch Effect 04 Neon Pink  
2. Number one lemming? like most people, i desperately want the original OPI My Private Jet!
3. Name 11 things you'd take if your house caught on fire and everything except those 11 items would be destroyed. i'm actually going to skip this one, because just thought makes me really upset!
4. Do you have any major pet peeves? What are they? rudeness... it's just never necessary!

5. What's your favorite childhood memory? getting my dog Jemima from the pound... she's was shivering in the water bowl because her sisters wouldn't let her out... or eat at all! having her placed in my arms is one my favorite all time memories :)
6. What is the newest nail polish(es) you just bought and how long ago did you buy it? Maybelline Scene On The Runway collection, i bought it last week!
7. What are your hobbies? collecting dog and horse statues, drawing, painting, crocheting, horseback riding, keeping hermit crabs, reading, and obviously... beauty products!
8. Who is your role model? Name at least one person you look up too? to be really cliche, my Mama is my role model. i've also always loved Eva Peron... and now, i really admire Princess Anne's daughter, Zara, who is an amazing equestrian :)
9. Favorite trend of 2012? neons are up there, for sure!
10. What is your favorite finish of nail polish? i literally love them all!
11. Book your currently reading, or the one you have just finished? i just finished 'The Big Four' by Agatha Christie :)

Eleven Questions for My Blogger Nominees (from TikiBarbie's Liebster post!)

1.  What is on your nails? Layla Softouch Effect 04 Neon Pink
2.  Do you paint your toenails to match your fingernails? nope, i really hate for mine to match!
3.  Do you have any pets? yes, i have two doggies, two betta fish, and lots of hermits crabs in a 55g tank. the dogs are Jasper (a lab mix) and Jewels (a we don't know what)!
4.  What's your favorite book? hmmm, that's a toughie, i really love reading. one of my very faves is 'If Life Is A Bowl Of Cherries, What Am I Doing In The Pits?' by Erma Bombeck (i love Erma, her humor got me through high school and college!)
5.  What's your favorite singer/band? Neil Diamond!
6.  What's your most played song on iTunes? i don't use iTunes... i've been listening to 'Duvet' by the British band BoA a lot lately, though!
7.  If you could go on a vacation anywhere in the world, where would it be? Italy
8.  Which do you like better, summer or winter? i love the beach in the winter!
9.  If you could change lives with one person for a day, who would it be? Princess Anne's daughter, Zara... she's my equestrian hero :)
10.  If you had to be trapped on a desert island with one person, who would you choose? Mr. Pawlish, of course!
11.  What's your favorite polish? OPI Swimsuit... Nailed It!; i've got a review for that with a dupe coming up soon! 

i went ahead and answered them all, even though some of them were dupes :) please remember to comment below if you haven't been given this award yet!! Ria :)


  1. congrats! it looks good on you.

  2. I LOVE AGATHA CHRISTIE. (But I could never finish reading The Last Curatin -I think it was, a Miss Marple mystery- because it seemed like a ghost story...) I once read two of her books at the same time (The Third Girl and Why Didn't They Ask Evans?, I believe.) and noticed there's a pattern she employs. Try to find it! It's so fun! (You can probably figure out the mysteries too! I almost did!) Yes, I'm a nerd.

    Anyways... I love blue too! It's the second biggest part of my collection.

    1. have you read The Murder of Roger Ackroyd? she nearly got kicked out of her mystery writers group for it... and it's absolutely genius! i read a lot of her books when i was much younger, so while things are vaguely familiar, it's basically like i'm really them all for the first time now :)

  3. I love Erma Bombeck too - she's hilarious!


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