Friday, March 7, 2014

Shine on Blogger Awards!

I was nominated by two awesome Gals for this award. Thank you to Ashly from Reviews / Ramblings and Randomness and Jen from Gracious Luck!

(I don't know who made this original photo but If you do let me know so i can credit!)

Here are the Rules:

If you would like to accept and forward the award on. the ‘Shine On’ Award rules are:

1. Display the award logo to your blog

2. Show appreciation by acknowledging the blogger who nominated you and link back to them in your post

3. Share 7 random, interesting things about yourself

4. Nominate 15 bloggers you admire and happily pass on this award, making sure to link their blog into your post

5. Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know




Here are 7 things about me:

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1.) I have PCOS. Its a nifty way of saying my hormones do what they want. I think this is worth bringing up because your hormones really do affect how cosmetics and polish act on me. I also think that more women should talk about this.

2.) In high-school I never wore makeup. I had good skin and didn't really get into all the glitz and glam. Right after High School I got my degree in Early Ed and taught preschool for 10 years. I learned a lot.

3.) Im one credit shy of getting my AA. After that Im taking a Bachelors in Computer Science Engineering. I'm horrible because I can't decide what I want to do. I like web design, Im having a ton of fun learning C++. I think I want to eventually make Apple Apps.

4.) In case you skipped that last point.... I'm a nerd! lol Seriously I love Sci fi, and fantasy. I read actual books in addition to text books. People tell me Im smart, but I know enough to know that Im not smart, just eager to learn.

(I don't know who made this original photo but If you do let me know so i can credit!)

5.) I have a polish addiction. Compared to others, my collection is small. I don't know the exact number but i have about 120 cataloged on Pinterest and about 50 that i haven't put in my inventory yet. Julep started my polish addiction. Before them I had about 6 bottles of it? I joined a group on FB called Julep swap, and that let to Indie polish which leads me to:

6.) I am a big supporter of anything indie. Books, Polish, Jewelry, art, clothing, and so forth and so on. Etsy gets me every time!

7.) I'm an avid supported of human rights. Boy, Girl, black, yellow, green, gay , straight, bi, whatever, I am for your rights. You can find out more about the Human Rights Campaign here :D




I nominate:

Lisa @ Girl Meets Box:

Because she finds some of the most unique sub boxes and isn't afraid to leave her comfort zone.

Heather @ Drowning in Polish

She's such a sweetheart and takes some awesome photos!


Spoiler queen and sneak peek to the sneak peek!


Edgy makeup looks, real untouched photos and DIYs that will blow your brains.

Taneja's Bride

She has a great mix of high end and drugstore makeup posts. She also does some amazing FOTD


super clean swatch photos and also some really good free hand nail art.

Something about Ester

This blog is like chicken soup for the soul books. Im not going to gush about it but its honest, open and moving.

The Mercurial Magpie

Great photos, very funny and I love the Mugen pics at the end of each post!

The Feminine Files

I really identify with her! A fellow SAHM and Vlogger! She reviews products honestly and I always look forward to her posts.


She is my Blog-spiration if thats even a thing. She gets to go to some of the coolest events. Her blog is so amazing and she has learned to perfectly streamline it with other social media outlets.

Beautiful Goodies

She is so upbeat and positive ! She takes great untouched photos as well. Im not against photoshopping but I seek real photos when I am looking for new cosmetics.

Feminine Wear Blog

Okay ladies bare with me here! When i first heard of menstral cups i thought it was weird and gross. Then i grew up a little, gave it a try and now i KNOW tampons are weird and gross.

Accio Lacquer-

"Where Geek and Lacquer come to make babies" I think that about sums it up! hahaha. Amazing photos, great animated gifs and hilarious!

The rest have already been Nominated and participated but I will still list them and say why :D

The Beauty Deputy

Realistic photos and honest reviews. This blog is fairly new to me but I enjoy it!

Reviews/ Ramblings Randomness

Ashly is super fun and does excellent reviews on products! I love her writing style and also look forward to her instagrams!


  1. Thanks so much for the nomination, you are too sweet! :D I've already done a similar award with facts about myself so I won't do this on my blog (too hard to come up with more facts...or I'm lazy :p) but thank you so much! It was fun reading yours. <3

  2. Aww thank you for the nomination!

  3. Kristy, you are too sweet! Thank you for your kind words regarding my writing style and Instagram photos; you totally made my day. I too only recently got into makeup and really never wore it before because I was blessed with good skin and long lashes; that and I was just too lazy before and didn't care lol. Congrats on being so close to achieving your AA degree; make sure you keep going to finish it up, girly! YOU CAN DO IT!!! :) I also think you're amazing for striving to move forward with a bachelors degree. I just finished my bachelors degree in business administration in December and although I definitely want to go onto my Masters, I have NO IDEA what I want to do it in... my mind is saying business (that's where the money / logic is) but my heart is saying ... find your passion! And blogging has really opened my eyes up to my other desires in life. Maybe we can find that balance and figure things out together! :) I'm so glad that you followed through with this award and I hope you know that you truly deserve it! <3