4th, 5th and 6th Liebster Awards!

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So Kim from Eau D’Espresso, Sarah from Little Black Booties and stylEmie nominated me for Liebster Awards. Which makes 6! I decided to include all of them in one post to make it easier and somewhat shorter lol. Thanks again to everyone who nominated me!

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Versatile Blogger Award

Hey guys! Recently I got nominated three more times for the Liebster Award and twice for the Versatile Blogger Award. This post will be focused on the Versatile Blogger Awards:

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I was recently nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by Katie of myclosetnbeautyfinds and Niki from Colour Me Niki!  I want to thank them for the nominations! Everyone should go check out their blogs!

RULES:

  1. Display the Award Certificate on your blog
  2. Announce your win with a post and thank the blogger who nominated you.
  3. Present 15 deserving bloggers with the award.
  4. Link your nominees in the post and let them know of their nomination with a comment.
  5. Post 7 interesting things about yourself

BLOGGERS I AM NOMINATING:

Eau D’Espresso
stylEmie
Sheer and Sparkles
The Girl in the Little Black Dress
Little Black Booties
Charnelle’Geraldine
Myas Musings
Just a Big City Girl
All Eyes On Fashion
Glitter and Cool
Paris and New York
Not So Vague Vogue
GlamourGirl
See Shop Eat Do
Louboutins and Love

7 Facts About Me:

  1. I have never been on a plane or been out of the country. Although both of those things are going to change in just 4 short days!!!
  2. I absolutely love to sing, especially when I am harmonizing with my sister! We know harmonies for just about every song on the radio! And we frequently make 10 part mashups with random songs that we couldn’t even dream of recording with the crappy software we have on our computers lol
  3. Although I would consider myself a healthy eater, I am also an extremely picky eater. I hate all condiments, blueberries, avocado, cilantro, anything spicy, all mexican and indian food, and a bunch of other stuff.
  4. I am obsessed with making lists. I make lists of what lists I have to make. I cannot go a day without making a list. I made a 10 page long ‘Masterlist’ complete with topical index of everything I am taking with me to Italy. Yup, it’s that bad lol. Overall, I am just an organization addict!
  5. I have a love affair with peanut butter. I could eat nothing else all day but a jar of Jif Natural Creamy Peanut Butter if I knew I wouldn’t gain 10 pounds haha. Still trying to come to the realization that it is very hard to find it in most areas of Europe…
  6. Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl is my idol . ‘Nuff said
  7. I have never had a boyfriend. Unfortunate but true 😛

Thanks again to Niki and Katie for the nominations! I will hopefully be getting my Liebster Award post up soon. Thanks for reading!

xoxo Kristen

Third Liebster Nomination!

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Thank you to Katarina at All Eyes on Fashion for my third nomination! I am absolutely thrilled 😀

The Liebster award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. The word “Liebster” is German for favorite, beloved, or dearest.

Here are the rules for the Liebster Award:

1. Each nominee must link back the person who nominated them.

2. Answer the 10 questions which are given to you by the nominator.

3. Nominate 10 other bloggers for this award who have less than 200 followers.

4. Create 10 questions for your nominees to answer.

5. Let the nominees know that they have been nominated by going to their blog and notifying them.

Here are the questions I was asked to answer:

Q #1:  Who knows you the best?

My twin sister! I feel like she is the answer to so many questions that have been asked 😛

Q #2: What’s your dream location spot?

I would love to live either in Los Angeles  or NYC!

Q #3: What are the 5 things you must bring on a vacation?

1) Sunscreen – although my mom is Brazilian, I got my dad’s German skin. I will burn in 10 seconds without sunscreen!

2) Coverup / Dress – I always find it useful to have a coverup that I can also use as a dress. That way I can get more use out of it 🙂 (I know this would only apply to someplace warm, but I would most likely not be caught dead vacationing in a cold place! I hate cold weather)

3) Lots of Jewelry – To avoid packing too much, I like to take a lot of jewelry to help me change up my look

4) The Body Shop lotion – Whenever I go on vacation, I always walk a lot! So I always make sure to bring lotion for my tired feet!

5) Peace of mind – I tend to carry a lot of stress with me wherever I go, so I really make an effort to let all of that melt away when I am on vacation

Q #4: Do you like ombre hair and would you consider trying it?

I like the way it looks on other people, but I don’t think I would ever try it. I have never actually done anything to my hair other than cut and angle the front. I have my mom’s thick, brazilian hair and I get natural highlights every summer and winter, so I am pretty happy with it the way it is!

Q #5: How do you like new trend on nails- art or not?

I personally love nail art! I have been experimenting with it a lot recently since I love getting crafty with nails 😛

Q #6: Who’s the style icon for you?

Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl, hands down. She is my two favorite style icons (Coco Chanel and Audrey Hepburn) put together plus a little something extra. She is just fabulous!

Q #7: What is the best outfit for the first date?

I would say either a flirty dress with flats or a mid-size heel or jeans with high heels and a nice blouse. Try not make it too sexy. After all, it is just the first date!

Q #8: What was the reason you started a blog? 

I wanted to not only share my travel experience during my abroad adventures, but share my personal style. Especially after going to a school where I had to wear a uniform from kindergarten to 12th grade, it is so great to embrace it! Even after 2 years of college I still find myself thinking from time to time how glad I am the I am no longer defined by a uniform 😛

Q #9: What book would be your must summer read?

This summer it was Lord of the Rings 😀 I love a good fantasy novel!

Q #10: What is the best advice someone gave you?

To always be myself, and not worry what others think. My mom always made it a point to stress this to me growing up. This helped me to gain confidence in myself AND my style!

Now, I will nominate:

1) Blushing Beauty

2) Mollie’s Pretty World

3) Melissa’s World

4) Mint Sunday

5) Joanna Loves

6) Line of Style

7) Jinelle Loves

8) The Rascally Rabbit

9) Enza Essentials

10) Rubenesque 

*I apologize if some of you have more than 200 followers. Some of the blogs didn’t have a number of followers listed on the blog so I went off of wordpress and bloglovin’

And here are the questions I would like you to answer:

1) What is your must have beauty product?

2) Lipstick or eyeshadow? If you could only wear one, which would it be?

3) Coffee or Tea (or neither?)

4) Who is your fashion icon?

5) What was your must have read for the summer?

6) What is the best vacation you have ever taken?

7) Do you have any secret talents? If so, what are they?

8) Who is the most important person in your life?

9) Who is your favorite designer?

10)  Fashion or beauty: which is more important to you?

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Thank you again Katarina! Hope everyone enjoyed reading!

xoxo Kristen

Second Liebster Award Nomination!!!!!

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I am so excited to be nominated again for the Liebster Award by Valeria from Stilestilo! I couldn’t believe it when I received the nomination yesterday, then I woke up to another nomination! And then a third one (which I will be posting tomorrow)! I am very happy and excited to answer more questions and nominate more fantastic bloggers!!

The Liebster award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 400 followers. The word “Liebster” is German for favorite, beloved, or dearest.

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Here are the rules for the Liebster Award:

1. Each nominee must link back the person who nominated them.

2. Answer the 10 questions which are given to you by the nominator.

3. Nominate 10 other bloggers for this award who have less than 200 followers.

4. Create 10 questions for your nominees to answer.

5. Let the nominees know that they have been nominated by going to their blog and notifying them.

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Here are the questions I was asked to answer:

1. What is your favorite designer?

Although I adore Chanel, I would have to say that my favorite designer is Christian Dior.

2. Why is he/she your favorite designer?

His designs are innovative, refined and elegant. Each one is a work of art. And although the couture can be very out of the box, there is still something so classic and timeless about each look he creates. I love what John Galliano did with Dior and am looking forward to what their new designer will bring.

3. If you could chose any city to live in, which one would it be?

New York. I was born in Manhattan and my dad worked in NYC even after my family moved to PA, so I visited there very often growing up. I am planning on moving there or near there after college

4. What language would you like to speak?

ITALIAN! Especially since I am going to be completely immersed in the Italian culture in 17 days!

5. Who is the most important person on your life?

My twin sister, hands down. We are best friends and she means everything to me ❤

6. Why did you start blogging?

My sister was the one who convinced me to start a blog. It is something that I have wanted to do for a while, but she pushed me to finally do it this summer, especially to share my study abroad experience! I am so happy that I listened to her!

7. Do you rather wear heels or flats?

Heels. As much as I love flats, I am completely addicted to heels! Kitten heels, espadrille wedges, stilettos, you name it, I love it 😀

8. What sport do you like the most?

Now for me that is a trick question. If I was answering what sport I liked to watch the most, I would probably say watching soccer with my family is the second best thing only watching any Olympic sport. But if we are talking about what sport I like to play the most… well… I think the only one I am any good at is running lol

9. What do you think about the new issue on the latest Vogue: About Cat eye Sunglasses? (good trend?)

I am IN LOVE with this trend! My twin sister actually has 2 pairs that I try to steal all the time 😛

10. What do you think about my blog?

I love it! Your sense of style is great and you have a great personality 😀

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Now, I will nominate:

1) My Crazy New York Post Grad Life

2) Fashion is just a trend

3) Mya’s Musings

4) Sweets and Styles

5) The Charm of Life

6) Out of Dress Code

7) The Paper Float

8) Stilettos and Tequila

9) My Closet n’ Beauty Finds

10) Colour Me Niki

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Here are the questions I would like you to answer:

1) What is one thing you couldn’t live without?

2) What is your favorite item in your closet?

3) What would be your dream vacation?

4) What is one of your biggest fears?

5) Which kind of shopping do you prefer: online or in store?

6) Favorite food?

7) What is one thing a lot of people don’t know about you?

8) If you could trade places with any celebrity for a day, who would it be?

9) Foundation first or coverup?

10) What are your hopes for your blog?

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Thank you again Valeria! Hopefully I will have my next Liebster post up tomorrow! Thanks for reading 😀

xoxo Kristen

Liebster Award! I’ve Been Nominated!!!!

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I cannot thank Diana, from Not So Vague Vogue, enough for nominating me for the Liebster Award. This award is named for the German word for ‘favorite’ or ‘dearest’. It is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. I am very excited to receive this award and to answer Diana’s questions!!!!!!

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Here are the rules for the Liebster Award:

1. Each nominee must link back the person who nominated them.

2. Answer the 10 questions which are given to you by the nominator.

3. Nominate 10 other bloggers for this award who have less than 200 followers.

4. Create 10 questions for your nominees to answer.

5. Let the nominees know that they have been nominated by going to their blog and notifying them.

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Here are the questions I was asked to answer:

1) What can you not live without? This can be ANYTHING!

I absolutely cannot live without my Aveeno Positively Radiant Brightening Cleanser.

I actually use 3 of Aveeno’s products, but this one is by far my favorite! My skin is extremely sensitive and I have tried a lot of products that are too harsh for it. Not only is this product gentle enough for my skin, but my skin is so much brighter, softer and healthier because of it. I will never use another face wash!

2) If you had to change your first name, what would you change it to?

Emma. I don’t know why but I have always loved that name!

3) What is your favorite food?

That is definitely a tie between apples and peanut butter! I am in love with both, and eat them together all the time 😀

4) What is one of your biggest fears?

I am terrified of bugs! The bigger they are, the more afraid of them I am. Don’t even get me started on cicada season. I have barely gone outside this summer!

5) If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what song would it be?

That is really tough. I love listening to music of all genres, so there are a lot of songs to pick from! If I HAD to pick, I guess I would pick Let it Be by The Beatles.

It is a great motivational song, I unconsciously find myself singing it all the time and it is in my range so I can sing along! That last one is very important: there are plenty of other songs that I love that are wayyyy too low for me to sing along to 😛

6) What is one thing that makes you smile?

Spending time with my sister. I could be in the absolute worst mood ever and after a few minutes with her, my frown will be turned upside down 😀

7) What kind of superpower do you wish you had?

I wish I could read and manipulate minds at will. Kind of like Charles Xavier from X-Men 😛

8) If you could become a character from a movie, TV show, or book, what character would you be and why?

So many names come to mind! I can think of so many stylish women who I would love to be! However, I am going to go with Hermione Granger from Harry Potter. She may not be the most stylish girl, but she is extremely intelligent, loyal, trustworthy, and respectful of others and herself, all of which I admire. Plus she is one hell of a witch 😉

9) Do you prefer your hair straight or curled?

I prefer my hair curly and voluminous, probably because I have stick straight hair haha! But I don’t curl it often because it takes me forever.

Oh how I wish this was MY hair!

10) Would you rather give up wearing lipstick or give up wearing eye shadow?

Lipstick. As much as I love it, I love a neutral lip with just a little Vaseline or a lightly tinted lipgloss just as much. Plus I love experimenting with eyeshadow. I usually do the same day look for during the day, but at night I love enhancing my look and changing it up. I also love using eyeshadow creatively for costume makeup, photo shoots with friends, etc. I actually hope to post picks of some of my eyeshadow creations in the future!

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Now, I will nominate:

1} Eau D’Espresso

2) See.Emily.Play

3) TwinStyleHunters

4) Total Stephanie Move

5) Veloria in Velvet

6) Alyshea Surani

7) All Eyes On Fashion

8) FashionRealist

9) Givemeacuppa

10) Scandalice

*I apologize if some of you have more than 200 followers. Some of the blogs didn’t have a number of followers listed on the blog so I went off of wordpress and bloglovin’

And here are the questions I would like you to answer:

1) What are the five words that best describe you?

2) How would you define your style?

3) What is your favorite item in your closet and why?

4) What is your favorite thing to do in your downtime?

5) If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?

6) Hot or cold?

7) Do you shop online? If you do, what are 3 of your favorite online stores?

8) What is your biggest pet peeve?

9) Have any guilty pleasures? Share at least one!

10) Why did you start your blog?

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I want to thank Diana again for nominating me! Also, just so you guys know, you can now follow me on bloglovin’! Thank you to all of my followers for all of your likes and comments! Hope you are all enjoying your week! Thanks for reading 😀

xoxo Kristen