Friday, February 15, 2013

Versatile Blogger Award!


About a week ago, I had the honor of being selected by two wonderful bloggers to receive the Versatile Blogger award! One of the people who nominated me was Skye at Curly Polish, and the other was Katherine at Rambles Of A Polish Addict.  Katherine also nominated me for the Liebster award! I am really, really touched that these ladies chose me when there are so many amazing blogs out there these days. Thank you so much!!!

Here are the details of what I'm supposed to do for the awards:

Versatile Blogger award:

1. Nominate 15 fellow bloggers who are relatively new to blogging
2. Let them know that you have nominated them.
3. Share 7 random facts about yourself.
4. Thank the bloggers who have nominated you. Did this in a comment already, but thank you, once again, Brie :-)
5. Add the Versatile Blogger Award picture to your post.

Liebster Award: 

1. List 11 facts about yourself.
2. Answer the 11 questions given to you.
3. Ask 11 new questions for the bloggers you nominate for the award.
4. Choose 9 bloggers with 200 or less followers to nominate.
5. Go to each blogger's page and let them know about the award.
6. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.

Since I just did this not too long ago, I'm going to pick a few new blogs that I've found since the last time I did these. My selections are:

1) Dina at Secretary's Nail Art . She was the first person to nominate me for this award and I'm glad to be able to finally give it back to her!
2) Kelly Rene at Devilish Polish.
3) Jamie at Jamegackie.
4) Ameerah at Valiantly Varnished.
5) Susy of Susy In Color.

Next, here are my 7 random facts about myself: 
1) I was recently adopted by an American Staffordshire (pit bull) puppy, found abandoned near my home. 
2) I was recently adopted by a kitten, found dying on my back porch.
3) That puppy, that kitten, and the three cats I had before are the loves of my life. :) But I can't take on any more, lol!!
4) I have just begun watching Dexter and Breaking Bad, and I love them both!
5) I love hockey.
6) I am one of very few people who love fruitcake and candy corn. Probably not together, though.
7) I am addicted to the show 'Chopped', and love watching people cook with really, really, REALLY strange ingredients.

Here are the 11 questions I am supposed to answer:
1) why did you start your blog?
I discovered nail stamping about a year ago, give or take a few weeks. I started taking pictures of what I did to show my friends on my facebook page, and when I kept doing more and more and more, I decided that rather than constantly posting those pictures and my explanations, I'd just start a blog where my friends who were interested could see them, and those that weren't didn't have to see them all the time, lol. I am continually surprised (and extremely happy) that other people are interested in what I post! :)

2) How did you choose your blog name?
I was playing around with the word 'lacquer' and it was a pun that made me laugh, so I went with it. Some days I'm sick of it, but most days it still makes me smile. :)

3) Favorite nail care products?
The cutie balm I got when I ordered from The Nail Junkie. It has repeatedly saved my life this winter as I've changed my nail polish daily. That and Zoya's nail polish remover, which is the only reason I still have any skin on my fingers left at all.

4) Favorite band/singer?
Right now that would probably be Katy Perry or Pink. I saw Katy in concert and it was amazing! I want to see Pink, but OMG the tickets are way more than I can afford.

5) Favorite pattern to paint on your nails?
I love flourishy filigree type patterns, but I usually stamp them rather than paint them. :)

6) Favorite nail polish color?

7) Favorite nail art technique?
Stamping :)

8) Your favorite thing about blogging?
Meeting new, awesome people. :)

9) Least favorite thing about blogging?
When my pictures won't come out right!!! Like today, I am swatching the China Glaze Avant Garden collection and I have two purples that I can't get to come out true to color no matter what I do. GRAAHHH!!

10) Will you still be blogging a year from now? two years?
I hope so. :)

11) Anything you'd like to say about yourself or your blog? (I'm running out of question ideas, haha)
That I'm really, really thankful for everyone who reads my ramblings and is supportive of my blog. :)

Okay, here are my 11 questions for the people I've chosen:
1) What's the last book you read?
2) What's the last movie you saw?
3) If money were no object, what would your dream vacation be?
4) Who is your favorite famous artist?
5) When you're sad, what do you do to make yourself feel better?
6) What is/are your favorite polish(es)?
7) If you could have a blog on another other topic (not nail-related), what would it be?
8) If you could meet anyone living or dead, who would it be?
9) Batman or Superman?
10) Leather or lace?
11) What do you want to be when you grow up?

And finally, thanks again to Skye and Katherine for nominating me!! It means so much to know that someone out there thinks my blog is worth noticing. Thank you thank you thank you! :)

Big hugs!!! Xoxox,

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