Sunday, December 30, 2012

The Liebster Award

First and foremost, I'd like to thank the two bloggers who nominated me for this award, Kimberley (of Kimberley's Blog) and Libby (of Cherrytruth). I recently started up my blog again and am so honored that these two ladies felt that my blog deserved some recognition :)

So here are the rules governing the award:

  • The award is for bloggers with less than 300 followers.
  • If you are nominated, you must link back to the blogger who awarded you.
  • After that, write 11 random facts about yourself and answer the 11 questions written by the blogger who nominated you.
  • Then make up 11 new questions and nominate up to 11 other bloggers!
11 Random Facts about me:
  1. I'm an English major with a concentration in Professional Writing. (Gee, wonder how I became a blogger.)
  2. I am Vice President: Finance of my sorority, Delta Gamma.
  3. My favorite book is Wuthering Heights, even though it's depressing. I liken it to a train wreck, you just know something bad is happening but you can't take your eyes off of it.
  4. When I eat Lucky Charms cereal, I eat all of the marshmallows first.
  5. If I have writer's block, I play Debussy's "Clair de lune" and it usually cures it by the time the song ends.
  6. I am constantly cold and am always looking for cute slippers and pull-overs.
  7. I absolutely adore baking and take a few pastry classes every now and then to freshen up.
  8. I am an organizational freak and will frequently reorganize areas of my life for better efficiency.
  9. My favorite color changes with the season, but right now it is probably red.
  10. I have a siamese cat named Molly, who lives at my parents' house.
  11. I am a complete night owl and am often my most creative during the late hours.
11 Questions from Kimberley:
  1. What is your dream job?
    • I would love to be a beauty editor at a fashion magazine.
  2. If you could only take three beauty items on holiday with you, what would they be?
    • MAC Studio Fix, NARS multiple in Orgasm, and CoverGirl LashBlast Fusion mascara.
  3. Do you have any pets?
    • A siamese cat named Molly. She lives with my parents.
  4. What are your hobbies?
    • Reading, writing poetry, drinking tea, and hanging out with friends.
  5. What is your all time favorite beauty product?
    • NARS blush in Orgasm- no matter what season it is this is the perfect color for me.
  6. Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
    • Hopefully living in NYC writing for a magazine.
  7. What is your favourite shop?
    • I'd have to go with J. Crew or Anthropologie.
  8. Why did you first start your blog?
    • I first started my blog because it seemed like a fun way to take my obsession passion further.
  9. If one of your dreams could come true, what would it be?
    • To be able to do what I love for the rest of my life and never worry about money.
  10. What is your favorite colour?
    • It changes with the seasons, but right now I think it's red.
  11. What are your best and worst foods?
    • My favorite food is probably hot dogs (gross, I know), and my least favorite food is anything fishy.

11 Questions from Libby:
  1. Where is the best place you have ever been? (either country of be specific)
    • I'd have to say the Smokey Mountains in North Carolina. They were spectacular.
  2. Have you ever broken a bone?
    • Both ankles!
  3. What are your all time favourite book and film recommendations?
    • Although most people have read this, 1984 by George Orwell. And for film, I'd have to go with Breakfast at Tiffany's.
  4. What is your favourite make-up brand?
    • High end is probably NARS or Chanel, drugstore is definitely Revlon.
  5. What is the top item on your shopping list? (ie what do you want to buy next?)
    • A true Asian BB cream!
  6. Why did you start blogging?
    • See above.
  7. Do you have any pets?
    • See above.
  8. What do you have on your feet right now?
    • Nothing, actually! Very strange for me.
  9. Do you have a nickname?
    • My mom calls me Lamb, my boyfriend calls me kitten.
  10. Who is your biggest inspiration and why?
    • My grandfather, because he came over from China by himself when he was just 9 years old and truly built a new life for our family here in America.
  11. What is/are your new year's resolution/s?
    • To go to the gym every week and to learn how to play the guitar!

Here are the bloggers I nominate (in no particular order):

My 11 Questions for you:
  1. What's your opinion on the new CC cream craze?
  2. What is your favorite foreign beauty product (one that does not come from your country)?
  3. Do you change your makeup with the seasons?
  4. Which excites you the most: a new eyeshadow palette, a new nail polish, or a new hair product?
  5. What is your favorite red lipstick?
  6. How did you get into beauty?
  7. What was your first beauty product that you purchased?
  8. If you had to choose between having beautiful skin and not being able to shave your legs ever again or having scars on your face and being perpetually hairless, which would you choose?
  9. Do you dye your hair?
  10. What is your favorite at-home beauty remedy?
  11. Where are you looking to take your blog?


  1. Thanks for doing this Abbey! you deserve it :D

  2. driving30_with_2getherDecember 30, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    Congrats on the award, that is amazing! I hope you have a great 2013!

  3. Thanks and Congrats! I'm honoured :) hopefully I'll get around to doing this tag in the near future! xx

  4. Thank YOU for nominating me! I'm tickled pink.

  5. You're so very welcome. I enjoy your blog a lot!

  6. I really like these questions, might answer them myself :) Thank you for stopping by my blog! Definitely your new follower :)

  7. love this -- thanks again for the nomination!!!


  8. Love your answers! Esp the likening of Wuthering Heights to a train wreck :) I love the way you write and its not surprising after knowing youre taking up writing! Followed you, dearie! Will be back for more!

    Happy new year!
    The Misty Mom

  9. Linh from blushology.netDecember 31, 2012 at 4:05 PM

    Thank you so much for nominating me! I will try to do this ASAP! =)

  10. Thank you so much for visiting my blog! <3 I'm an avid reader of yours!

  11. thanks for the nomination! :)


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xo Abbey