Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

I recently got nominated for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award by two amazing bloggers, StashMatters and Glam With Sam! Please go check out their excellent beauty blogs! Many thanks to both you guys ๐Ÿ™‚

Questions from Stashmatters

1. Whatโ€™s the best gift you’ve ever received?
As a high school graduation gift, my parents took my whole family on a trip to NYC and we saw a performance of Hamlet with Ralph Fiennes. I had a major schoolgirl crush on him, so that was really thoughtful of my parentsโ€”especially since they ribbed me about it to no end! They’ve always been more “happy birthday, here’s a book and a sweater” sort of gifters. (I don’t have the crush anymore, by the way. I mean, he’s Voldemort and Hades. Though I guess he was a Nazi and a quiz show cheater back then.)

Movie - Ralph Fiennes & Liam Neeson hamming it up in Clash of the Titans
Ralph Fiennes & Liam Neeson hamming it up in Clash of the Titans

2. Who has been your biggest role model?
I don’t think I can say any one person. I feel that I pick and choose the best aspects of different people and aspire to those characteristics for myself.

3. What’s the ringtone on your phone?
I use the most mundane ringtone (usually one that sounds like an actual landline phone) since this generally makes it stand out from everyone else’s ringtone.

4. Have you kept in touch with any of your childhood friends?
We moved around a lot, so no. Plus, I’m not great at keeping in touch with people. My oldest friend is from university and I’m very proud of keeping that one intact!

5. What are your favourite burger toppings?
Cheese (Kraft Single or Roquefort, I really don’t care). A little ketchup and mayo, lettuce and tomato. Mustard only if there is good stuff available (i.e., not French’s). Oh, if there’s bacon, yes please.

6. How many days until your birthday?
178. I used this.

7. Vampires or werewolves?
Vampires. Gary Oldman, y’all. And Wesley Snipes, but I guess he was only half. However, I did like Michael Sheen as a lycan in that Underworld movie without Kate Beckinsale. And Michael J. Fox in Teen Wolf. And James Spader and Michelle Pfeiffer in Wolf. And Russell Tovey in Being Humanโ€ฆ. Crap, maybe I like werewolves better.

Tilda Swinton & Tom Hiddleston in Only Lovers Left Alive / Liam Cunningham & co. in Dog Soldiers
Tilda Swinton & Tom Hiddleston in Only Lovers Left Alive / Liam Cunningham & co. in Dog Soldiers

8. How many pairs of sandals do you own?

9. Have you ever flown a kite?
Yes, but not since childhood. Also, in school we had to make a kite. I got over ambitious and tried to make a box kite. It looked good but never got off the ground.

10. What is your signature perfume/scent?
Don’t really have one, though I love rose scents. I have been wearing Givenchy Eaudemoiselle a lot, because it’s so easy to wear and generally inoffensive. I’d wear Bvlgari Au Thรจ Rouge more, but people seem to find it weird, and it’s discontinued so I am kind of hoarding it, too.
Givenchy Eaudemoiselle eau de toilette

Questions from Glam With Sam

1. If you could travel back in time which era would you choose?
I’d check out ancient China during a golden age (Tang Dynasty, 800 or so). I don’t think I’d want to be an East Asian person wandering around in Renaissance Europe or Mexico during the Mayan civilization, as fascinating as they’d be.

House of Flying Daggers movie still
Ziyi Zhang & Takeshi Kaneshiro in House of Flying Daggers

2. Who is your beauty icon?
Gwen Stefani, Lucy Liu.

3. Favorite lipstick color to rock?

YSL Rouge Pur Couture Mat Lipstick in Rouge Rock (203)
YSL Rouge Pur Couture Mat Lipstick in Rouge Rock (203). Image:

4. Name one beauty essential you cannot live without?

5. Do you have any phobias?
Nothing serious, but I really don’t like moths, or strangers touching me.

6. Do you believe in superstitions?
I’m not superstitious.

7. What was the last makeup item you purchased?
Ordered some Korean stuff online: Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream, The Face Shop Cleansing Oil, Holika Holika eyeliner. I have only recently started dipping my toes into the whole Korean makeup craze. I like the Missha M Signature BB Cream I am using now, so I thought I’d try a few more things.

Holika Holika Jewel Light Waterproof Eyeliner
Holika Holika Jewel Light Waterproof Eyeliner. Image:

8. Favorite Mascara?
CoverGirl Professional and Maybelline Full & Soft, both waterproof. The latter is discontinued in Canada. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Maybelline Full n Soft Waterproof Mascara
Maybelline Full n Soft Waterproof Mascara. Image:

9. Favorite blush, bronzer, or highlighter?

Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Lover
Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Lover

10. Besides blogging, what do you enjoy doing on your spare time?
I am a big movie/tv buff! Haven’t watched as much lately as I would have liked, but I am super excited for the Hannibal Season 3 premiere this Thursday.

Meme - Hannibal rhymes with cannibal

My Nominees

My Questions

  1. Is your fingernail length short, medium, or long?
  2. What’s your favorite nail polish?
  3. Name a product you love that got discontinued.
  4. What kind of accessories do you like to wear?
  5. What color is your wallet?
  6. Heels or flats?
  7. Who is your favorite fictional character?
  8. What did you have for breakfast?
  9. What is your favorite holiday?
  10. What’s on your wishlist?

Thanks for reading and have a great week, everybody!

7 thoughts on “Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

  1. That’s an AMAZING gift you received from your parents! Ralph Riennes! THE ENGLISH PATIENT. Do you remember that episode of Seinfeld? LOL.

    Sadly, my oldest friend is also from university. I wish I had kept in touch with people from grade school, that would have been neat. I guess that’s what FB is for.

    I’m really simple when it comes to burger toppings – ketchup and tomatoes, that’s IT!

    Is your birthday Nov 27th? I used Excel: =today()+178

    You know, Gary Oldman as Dracula actually made me want to read the original book. That movie is awesome!

    You have impeccable taste in perfumes, I’ll have to seek out Givenchy Eaudemoiselle. I’m currently rocking the very pedestrian scent Chloe. Every time I wear it, I get compliments though.

    Ugh, I have a thing about HUGS from people I don’t know very well. Why are we a society of HUGGERS. I feel like my personal space is being violated. I’m well known amongst my friends for not reciprocating hugs. It just isn’t becoming. :/

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    • Yep, I’m a Sagittarius!
      I remember reading Dracula as a little kid (thinking it’d be racy) but it was a bit disappointing. Hahaha!
      “Impeccable taste”! Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜€ And that’s with you knowing I own a Hilary Duff perfume, LOL. (I LOVE IT.) Chloe is very pretty but it is somehow a bit pedestrian, like you said. Ah, well, you can hardly go wrong with roses.
      Not a hugger, either, but my in-laws are. THEREFORE I MUST BE AS WELL. Some do the three kisses thing, too. :O I’ve definitely gotten better at it, though.

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