"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening." -Coco Chanel

Monday, June 1, 2015

Liebster Award Nomination 2015

Hello my fellow Sophisticates! The other day I was reading through the comments on my blog page and I came upon a lovely comment from Rosanna at Rosanna's Palette nominating me for a Liebster Award. Not only am I surprised to receive the nomination, but I am also surprised at the amazing response I am getting from my blog posts and YouTube videos! Thank you all SOOOO much for all of your support in this little hobby of mine! I love all of you, my little Sophisticates! x

In order to fulfill the requirements for the nomination, I had to answer some questions that Rosanna provided for her nominees. The questions and their answers are provided for your reading enjoyment below! x

Rosanna's Questions:

1) Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
As much as I wish I could be working and living in the world of fashion, I have chosen a more school oriented approach for my future. Hopefully in 10 years I will already have my Bachelors in Wildlife Biology and Restoration Ecology, my Masters in Marine Biology, and my PhD in Whale Biology or Marine Vertebrate Biology and will be working with a company or even the government on marine life conservation and preservation and possibly even doing some field studies on whales. It may sound like an odd career for someone blogging about fashion and beauty to have, but it makes me very happy :)

2) Who is your celebrity crush?
Hmm, this is a hard question. There are so many amazing celebrities out there! I would have to say, it would be a tie between Chris Evans or Kellan Lutz. They are both gorgeous guys with great qualities! 

3) What is your holy grail product?
Hmm...that's a tough one...I would say either my Sephora 8HR wear mattifying compact foundation in Porcelain or my Classic Tipped Laura Geller Eye Calligraphy Liner in Black because those are the two products I can't leave the house without.

4) How does an average morning for you look?
I wake up, usually about an hour before I have to be anywhere, and I make my bed. After doing so, I get my hair done and my makeup on then go into my room to pick out something to wear, which in AZ, usually requires shorts and some sandals. Once dressed, I head into the kitchen for a quick breakfast, eventually making myself run a tad late, then run into the bathroom to brush my teeth. After brushing my teeth, I usually run into my room and grab my school bag or purse, depending on if I am going to school or work that day, and I grab my car keys and rush (more like speed) to my destination! Usually my morning starts really early, and if I have school, it drags on to about 11:30 or until I have a break in-between classes. 

5) What made you start blogging?
I have always read fashion and beauty blogs and watched many famous YouTubers grow over the years and I had always longed for the ability to do the same thing, since I didn't pursue a career in fashion like I wish I could have done (unfortunately, I'm not exactly talented enough to make it in the wide world of fashion). Another thing that inspired me to start blogging and vlogging about beauty and fashion was the movie The Devil Wears Prada and the exhilarating life that Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway's characters had.

6) Lipstick, lip-gloss, lip-liner or all 3?
Lipstick, definitely! I hardly ever wear lip-liner (tisk tisk, I know) and the stickiness of lip-gloss kind of bugs me, not to mention you have to reapply it all the time. 

7) Favorite store?
Oh boy, another hard question! For clothing, I would have to say H&M because I am never able to leave the store without purchasing something cute to wear. For accessories, I would say hands-down Charming Charlie. That place is just soooo addicting! And with my slight OCD, its extreme organization and color coding is super exciting for me! It makes it easy to stay in the store for hours and hours!

8) If you could have one super power...?
My super power would be the ability to talk to animals. It would be so interesting to hear what they really think and to see what improvements could be made to their way of life. 

9) Favorite subject at school? Why?
In high school, my favorite school subject was tied between Fashion & Interior Design, History, and Animal Science. All three subjects were SUPER interesting to me and I had AMAZING instructors for each, which I'm sure made everything more enjoyable. In college, my favorite subject find of varies, its either Mammalogy (the study of living mammals) or even Sociology (which is what I am minoring in). Both were super interesting to me and I also had some amazing professors teaching the courses.

10) Twitter, YouTube, tumblr, Facebook, blogger or instagram? (Hard one :P )
What is with these hard questions?! Haha! I would have to say that I probably spend the most time on Facebook and YouTube, especially when I'm bored. 

11) Tell me about your best friend!
My best friend is the most awesome human being on the planet! No joke! She is my 80s obsessed, Marie Antoinette loving, makeup guru sister! We seriously have SO much in common and we literally tell each other everything! We have known each other since kindergarten, so in total we have known each other for 16 years of our 19 years of being alive! She recently moved to L.A. so it's been really hard not having her around, but she left this horrible of AZ for the fabu life in L.A. so she could pursue her dream of becoming a makeup artist! She is super duper talented and is an AMAZING person! Love ya Christina! x (Check out her freelance makeup business here! https://instagram.com/charmingfacesbychristina/ <---- yes, that is a shameless plug for my bestie)

Me and my bestie! x --->

The last part of the nomination process is to choose 5 lovely people to also receive this Leibster Award! My nominees are the following people... x

Marieta from Head of Roses
Becca from Becca Emily 
Mary from Crazy in Life
Haley from Delicate Teeth
Megan from Briar Rose

My questions for you lovelies...

1) What do you collect more? Shoes, purses, jewelry, or makeup? (If makeup, what do you have most of? i.e. lipsticks, bronzers, blushes...etc.)

2) What is your dream career? 

3) What is your favorite animal? (I'm a huge animal lover, so I'd love to know what your favorite is!)

4) Liquid eyeliner pen/marker, crayon eyeliner, pencil eyeliner, or cream eyeliner (in a pot)? Or all four? 

5) What is something that is on your bucket list?

6) What place, if any, have you wanted to visit for a long time? Why? 

7) Who's your best friend? Tell me about them! :) (It was such a nice question, I just had to take it from Rosanna)

8) If you could live in a certain time period, which would you live in and why? 

9) Who is your style icon?

10) Who do you inspire to be in life? (i.e. a role-model, a leader, an innovator, an educator...etc.)

If you've been nominated, please comment below with the link to your post! I would love to see what you've answered for the questions I've left for you!  If you are one of my fellow Sophisticates that casually clicked on this blog post, feel free to answer the same questions in the comment section below so I can get to know you, my fellow Sophisticates, more! x

Until next time! x
-The Sophisticated Shopper