Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Liebster Award Winner ♥

I have been nominated for a Liebster Award by the lovely Thithi at pretty tough nails. What a sweetie! Check out her blog. She has beautiful nails and takes pride in her work. Many thanks for this opportunity to network and spread the nail polish love ♥

An internet sleuth in her own right, Sopphey Says has a fantastic post about the evolution of the Liebster Award. It is a great read. Kudos to her for unearthing all this information.

Liebster is a German term of endearment meaning endearing, valued, liked very much. There is no prize. Just great fun in getting to know one another and passing the love along. You are under no obligation to participate but it is a great way to get increased exposure and make new acquaintances so please join us!

Here are the "rules" for the Liebster Award:
- write 11 random facts about yourself
- answer 11 questions asked by the person who nominated you
- create 11 new questions for your nominees
- nominate 11 bloggers with fewer than 200 followers
- no tag backs

11 random facts about myself:
1.   I just started wearing nail polish on my fingers about a year ago
2.   French is my first language   
3.   I love game pieces
4.   I collect old paper & ephemera
5.   Patchouli - need I say more?
6.   I love all things MoonaLisa
7.   I have excellent hearing
8.   I dislike all Capsicum Annuum
9.   I buy multiples of my favorite clothing items so I never run out
10. I don't like the sound of a telephone ringing
11. I wake up with the sun

11 questions asked by Thithi:
1.  What was the last movie you saw? LIFE of PI

2.  What is your signature cooking dish? Roasted chicken with vegetables
3.  Do you speak any other languages? French & German
4.  What color is on your nails now? Enchanted Polish Love the Way You Lilac
5.  What is your favorite clothing brand? Jil Sander
6.  Would you rock stiletto nails? No but I would like to (too daring)
7.  What is your favorite book series? Prey(s) by John Sandford (quick read!)
8.  Where did you vacation last? California
9.  What did you buy this week? Indigo Wild Y.U.M. spray
10. What current trend will you never wear (clothing or beauty)? Neon
11. Did you check out my blog and follow it? Yes!

11 questions asked of you, my nominees:
1.   What is your favorite brand of nail polish?
2.   What is the best nail related on-line tutorial you have ever seen? Care to share the link?
3.   Do you like warm weather or cold?
4.   What is your favorite perfume or scent?
5.   What would you do with $100 if you could spend it freely?
6.   What is your favorite face cream?
7.   Do you have any pets? If so, what kind?
8.   What are your top 3 all time favorite movies?
9.   What is your favorite magazine?
10. What is your go-to base coat?
11. Coffee or Tea?

My 11 + 1 nominations for the Liebster Award:
1. (no logo on her site but has won one - congrats)
3. (will participate)
5. (participated/fun read!)
6. (participated/great suggestions)
9. (no logo on her site but has won two - congrats)
12. (will participate)
Thank you Thithi for my first award ♥

I hope you all have fun doing this. Take as much time as you need. Please let me know when you have participated and feel free to join my site. Thanks all!


  1. Great post! I will have to check out those books you like. Next time you're in CA, let me know and we'll go polish shopping!

  2. Thanks for nominating me for the Liebster award. I was nominated once back in Febuauray and here is the link ( to my post. So do I do a second postings? I am really new at this so I am not sure what do to.

    1. Well that's embarrassing! I was looking for the logo on your site and didn't see it so I had assumed you did not get nominated - oops. Could you suggest a couple of people who you would like me to pass it forward to? Thanks & congratulations ☼

  3. Thank you so much for your nomination but I have received it twice before. To be fair I would love you to offer it to someone else. Your nails are lovely, are you on instagram? You can find me at @graciezac.

    1. Thank you for the compliment :)
      Twice? Lucky woman :)
      I am not quite Insta-ready but I will look at yours.
      Thanks & congratulations ☼

  4. Thanks so much for nominating me! :)

    1. I am so happy you will be participating. I can't wait to see your responses ☼

  5. Thank you for nominating me :)!! I will get started on my post in a couple of days :)

    1. Yay! That sounds great. It's my pleasure to nominate another great blog ☼

  6. Thank you so much for the nomination! I've answered your questions :)

    1. That was a fun read :)

      I tried knitting but kept losing a stitch and got very frustrated about not keeping proper count.

      I bet Theodore is a cutie pie!

      You have no sense of smell? That is amazing. I am at the opposite spectrum. I think I missed my calling in life to be a perfumer.

      One question, are your "comments" sections turned off for your site? I just love your manicures but I can't tell you (esp. your latest with the real My Private Jet - I have a post about a non holo version of the same polish). The pink is stunning against that deep brown & the nail art is perfection!

      Thanks for participating & keep up the lovely nails ☼

  7. Hi, I plan on doing this, just short on time... I've done this twice before, so I'm going to break some of the rules, if you don't mind. Thank you for nominating me! Your blog is really nice and love your nails!

    1. Hi - Thank you for the compliments. Did I miss your Liebster badge? Congratulations on winning before! I'm looking forward to your responses ☼

    2. No you did not miss the badge. I try not to put badges on because I don't them to effect the speed of my blog loading.

  8. OMG I just posted the leibster questionnaire. So sorry it took me forever!

    1. Thanks for answering. It's nice to get to know you better ☼