Wednesday, 19 February 2014

An award? For me? Liebster awards!

The lovely Gracinthey from Addicted to Nails has tagged me with a Liebster award! I kinda made a high pitched squee noise when I found out. I'd never heard of it before, but it sounds like a great idea!

It's a chain designed to help blogs with less than 200 followers get noticed. The rules are:
  • If you get nominated you must acknowledge the blogger who nominated you 
  • Write 11 random facts about yourself
  • Answer the 11 questions that the blogger who nominated you asked
  • Nominate 11 people who have less than 200 followers and create 11 questions for them to answer
  • Let the 11 nominees know that you are nominating them
So, here goes my contribution!

Random facts:
  1. I just finished replaying Portal 1 and 2. "Look at you. Sailing through the air majestically. Like an eagle. Piloting a blimp."  "So. How are you holding up? BECAUSE I'M A POTATO."
  2. I have a box full of swatch sticks arranged by colour.
  3. I often see foxes and squirrels from my window.
  4. I love swimming.
  5. I have a crochet Cthulhu and a Nyan Tardis cross-stich on my windowsill
  6. I've been to a Supernatural convention. Twice.
  7. I read a lot of S-F books. The last set I finished was the Red Mars trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson.
  8. I love cooking and eating all food - except for spicy foods (ouch) and mayonnaise (eww).
  9. I used to keep pet rats.
  10. I own a nerf gun.
  11. I used to do belly dancing!

My answers to Gracinthey's questions:

What was the first blog you started following?
Honestly, I don't remember! Looking at my bookmarks, it looks like BritNails or Polish or Perish were my first nail art finds.

Do you have an unusual fear or phobia of something?
Not really - I do however have a strong dislike of the sound and sight of hands rubbing over some types of fabric. It feels like styrofoam on glass, or nails on chalboard to me.

Matte or Gloss nails?
Gloss for creme and sparkles, matte for stamping and some glitter. Why choose one when you can have both?

What's your favourite high-street store?
For nail polish it would have to be Boots (for the variety) or Sally's (for the bargain corner). Otherwise, Lush and Next.

What did you dream of doing as a job when you were little?
An astronaut, or a bio-tech scientist :D

Have you got any nicknames?
Nope! They just don't seem to stick.

What's your favourite celebrity at the moment?

Uhh... I am a fangirl, so pretty much everyone involved in the shows or movies I love. Right now, that would be Tom Hiddleston (ehehehe) - I saw him in Coriolanus recently, and it was amazing. Plus the entire cast of Supernatural and NBC Hannibal. Again, why choose only one?

What's your current colour on your nails (or last)?
Right now, I'm wearing nude and gold waterfall nails.

Last 'sweet treat' you had?
Cherry pie :D

Do you prefer your hair up or down?
Down - I used to have it super long and I kept it out of the way. Now it's shoulder length and I leave it hanging.

Current favourite film?

Paprika by Satoshi Kon.

My own set of questions:
  1. Which nail art technique do you love, and which do you hate?
  2. What's your favourite polish colour and finish?
  3. What's your most prized polish bottle?
  4. Which nail polish blog you could never unfollow?
  5. Do you prefer sweet or savoury snacks?
  6. What's the thing that makes you squee?
  7. Do you have a favourite internet meme?
  8. If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
  9. How do you spend your Saturday nights?
  10. Have you ever performed anything in public?
  11. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?

And here are the people I'm tagging with this award!

Penguins Left Green Polish
Natalie's Nifty Nails
Shades of Shell
Newcastle Nails
Cambridge Nails
Poppins Nails
Lost and Found
The Mixture
Nails Down South
74 Days of Polish

I'm still new, so I'm finding it hard to track all the followers people have on different platforms - I hope I chose the right ones! I also didn't peek at Gracinthey's list before choosing the blogs, so there will probably be some repetition - if everyone had to choose 11 unique blogs, and every tagged person decided to join in, after 4 chain links we would need 14,641 unique nail blogs under the 200 count. Whoa.

This is a brief summary of my reaction. Thank you again!


  1. i have just been on your blogg and found it interesting, i am also new to this my daughter has her own site and said i should do 1 for older women so i did, lol

  2. Also I've answered your questions here (

  3. Thank you very much for the nomination! I've answered your questions,


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