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The Liebster Award!


To my surprise, I have been nominated for the Liebster Award by the beautiful Carrie Jackson (www.whatilovetodayx.com).

The Liebster Award is an award given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers.This is a great way to showcase new blogs and to create a tight-knit blogging community.

The rules to receive this award are to answer the 11 questions created by whomever nominated you and to nominate 5-11 bloggers.  Once you have selected 5-11 bloggers you must create 11 questions for them to answer. Simple enough!

Here are my answers to Carrie’s questions:

1.  What are your reasons for blogging?
I wanted to show friends and family members about the dangers that lurk in everyday cosmetics. I also wanted to show them that safe alternatives DO exist and actually work very well!


2.   If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you want to take with 
you?
This is so hard. Part of me wants to pick my favorite cosmetics but what use is that! The practical side of me needs to answer this wisely… 
#1. A knife
#2. A net to catch fish
#3. Someone to keep me company – probably my boyfriend, if he is lucky ;)

3.   I have a girl crush on Emma Willis - do you have a secret girl crush on anyone?
I am drawing a blank on this one. I don’t necessarily have a girl crush but I know there are ones who I find deathly attractive. I’ll have to get back to you on this one! (weird right, who draws a blank on this question of all questions!)

4.  Sweet or savory?
Sweet, definitely 


5.   My favorite perfume is Jo Malone Lime, Basil and Mandarin (closely followed by Sisley No 2) - what is yours?
My all-time favorite perfume is Flowerbomb by Viktor and Rolf. It has been the only scent that I can identify with. Now that I am trying to stay away from chemicals I don’t wear perfume often (only on weekends). I am trying to find a natural scent that I can identify with. It has been a hard task. 

6.   Dogs or cats? Dogs….cats…I don’t know! I love them both! Give me both!

7.   How much time do you spend on your blog?
I usually try to write 3 blog posts a week. How many hours that is, I don’t know!

8.   What advice would you give your teenage self?
Please take care of your eyebrows. And by that I mean to brush out the foundation from them and to color them in nicely, you need it! – I cringe when I think of this mistake.


9.   What would be your dream job?
I would love to open a makeup store that has only natural or non-toxic products. There are so many great products out there but I need to online shop for everything. My store would be a one stop shop, easy access. I would want it to be the Sephora of natural beauty products!

10.   What achievement are you most proud of? 
There are many things that I am proud of. In addition to my love of cosmetics I also have a passion for design. I have attended University for Design Studies and have taken a diploma program to become and Architectural Technician. I am proud that I have decided to follow my passions in life.

This may sound weird, but for the longest time I hated when people asked “what is your hobby” because I really didn’t have one. What was I going to say, spending time on the computer?! Now I have found my hobby, something that keeps me centered – yoga. I can see it staying in my life forever. I’ll be one of those 90 year olds that practices yoga. I am proud that I have found this. It’s fun to see yourself develop as a person. 


11.  I'm taking part in a 100K walk in May - are there any challenges you would like to  do/have done?
I am currently doing 2 challenges right now. One is the 30 day yoga challenge from Do You Yoga. The other is a 30 day challenge doing HIIT (high-intensity interval training) with the Daily HIIT. All of these are avilable on youtube. 


And without further ado, here are my nominations for the Liebster Award. (To make sure I was doing this correctly I looked at followers on bloglovin' and on google for those whom it applies to. Twitter did not count when I made my decision).

Paula - http://saintschick.blogspot.ca/
Shauna - http://www.thenaturalbeautyjunkie.blogspot.ca/

Some people that I've chose have been around for awhile but still have less than 200 followers. They all have fabulous blogs that are worth checking out! 

Here are my questions for my nominees to answer: 

1. Why did you start blogging?
2. What is your favorite blog post that you have created?
3. What is your favorite blog post created by someone else?
4. What is your dream vacation?
5. How would you spend your perfect day (I asked myself this question and actually made it happen, it is worth thinking about!) 
6. Who is your favorite blogger or youtuber? 
7. Coffee or tea?
8. What is one thing that you cannot leave the house without? 
9. What in life makes you the most happy? 
10. What advice would you give your younger self? 
11. If you could relive any day, what would it be?