Thursday, May 23, 2013

Liebster Award! - #2

My second Liebster Award! Thank you so much to Diary of a Trendaholic! Erica, from Diary of a Trendaholic, is an awesome, gorgeous blogger (who get's to travel to exotic places!) and was kind enough to nominate me for a Liebster Award after winning one herself! Here is her fantastic blog:

Once again, the Liebster Award is a cute honor given to up and coming fun blogs that have less than 200 followers as a way get their name out there and share some awesome blogs that you may have stumbled upon. Here is what it entails:

  • Each blogger posts 11 random facts about themselves
  • Each blogger answers the questions the tagger has set for you
  •  Then you pick 11 new winners of the Liebster Award and link to them in your post
  • Pick 11 new questions to ask the new chosen winners
  •  Go to the new blog winner's pages and tell them about their award
  • No tag-backs
If you missed my first nomination, here is the link! -

    11 random facts about myself:

    1)  I have been, in fact, called a Cheshire since my smile is very wide and Cheshire Cat-like. Even though you rarely see me smile in my blog pics!...How odd of me. However, I have also PLAYED the Cheshire Cat in 3 ballet/dance productions of Alice in Wonderland! Apparently, I looked the part. ::grins::

    2) I wasn't allowed to wear makeup, even at 18...I suppose you could say I make-up for it now! (tee-hee, get it? make-up? Oh hush)

    3) I hate the sun. End of story. Sensitive eyes to light, pale skin, easily burns, all that rigmarole.

    4) I wasn't exactly the most stylish person when I was a kid. Mostly I tried to dress like Claudia from The Babysitter's Club (utter fail), but I also had a fascination with sweat-pants. No, no I have NO clue why. I didn't actually own a pair of jeans till I was 14-15. Now it's odd if I'm NOT wearing a type of jeans.

    5) I really don't like water. I know it's incredibly healthy for you and I DO drink it. Currently I'm on a diet where I can drink ONLY water (which I've been doing for 6 weeks now), so no biggie, I will do it, but I certainly don't like it...and no I don't love sodas either, I don't drink those at all, even off my diet. My choice drink? Milk. Actually...chocolate milk if I had to get all specific. I know, I know, I'm a grown-up.

    6) I've actually gotten asked this a lot. Yes, I AM a ballerina. Yes, I DO still dance and teach...and yes I DO dance en pointe. It's been a few years, recuperating from injuries, so I haven't worn them in a while, but I still have them and intend to get back in shape! Picture proof:

    7) I read Wuthering Heights when I was 9. Why? Because it looked mysterious. I LOVED IT. I re-read it every once in a while.

    8) I would totally dye my hair silver (with a very light tint of lavender) with dark grey low-lights and undertones. If only my hubby and family wouldn't disown me if I did lol

    9) I'm a realistic optimist. Yes, it IS possible.

    10) I have a 37" inseam. Finding pants and jeans that fit is SO much fun. (NO)

    11) I just started a journey to lose 90lbs! I am toying with the idea of blogging about it, haven't made up my mind yet, but I've lost 17lbs so far, and loving it.

    1. What is the nicest place you have ever been to OR what is your dream vacation spot?
    My dream vacation spot is definitely Ireland. Or Disney World, Universal Studios. I'm easy going lol
    2. What is your dream occupation?
    Already doing it! Ballet Instructor <3
    3. What is your favorite perfume?
    Coach Poppy
    4. What month were you born?
    March! Pieces chic!
    5. What is one food you absolutely hate?
    Onions. Blegh. Celery is a close second.
    6. What is your biggest pet peeve (something that annoys you)?
    Hearing people gulp/swallow their drinks. I don't know WHY that bothers me, but it's the whole nails-on-a-chalkboard feeling!
    7. What are your hobbies?
    Other than writing on my blog!? Reading, Watching movies with hubby, Dancing, Snuggling with my know, the important stuff. ::smiles::
    8. What is your favorite movie?
    THAT is a difficult question. I love too many. Probably Scott Pilgrim vs. The World for my modern movie. For my oldie but goodie, I love Pretty in Pink. For my classic, I love Funny Face with Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire.
    9. What has been your favorite purchase for this year thus far?
    OOoooo, tough one. I guess you could say the Julep April Upgrade Box - Set the Stage. It was phenomenal!
    10. What is your favorite season?
    Fall into Winter
    11. What is your favorite novel? 
    It's a tie between Wuthering Heights and The Scarlet Pimpernel for my romantic classics. I also love Dan Brown's novels. 
          So now you know a little more about the curious and amusing insight of Cookie's life! Here are the blogs I would like to nominate for the Liebster -

My questions for all of you are:

1) What is your go-to, never-failing, always-awesome beauty product?
2) What's the one tricky fashion trend you wish you could pull off?
3) What's the most expensive beauty item you've bought?
4) Quick! You have 15 seconds to gussy yourself up! What do you grab?
5) Discover a new color, describe and name it.
6) Name 3 actors that, when mixed, would be your ideal man. (and stop drooling)
7) If you could create a makeup line, what would you call it?
8) Would you rather be a very famous Blogger or a fairly well-known Vlogger?
9) What's your favorite magazine and why?
10) What's your favorite beauty subscription?
11) Pick one: Frost, Shimmer, Silk, Edgy or Lace?

    Happy makeuping! and thank you again to Diary of a Trendaholic!

    Love, Cookie


    1. Hi, I loved reading your answers. I had no idea you were a dancer! Love that photo you look so graceful. I like Wuthering Heights as well. my fav book is A thousand Splendid Suns.

      1. Ooooo, I've never read that! It's on my must-read list now!

    2. Oh and you are very very welcome, your blog is amazing just like you and you deserve ten more :)

      1. Awwwwww, you're too generous! lol and thank you so much!

    3. I was going to say judging by the picture you look like a very tall ballerina!
      Then you mentioned how tall you are and I realized you are the same height as my sister!
      So your questions:
      1. I don't really have a 'go to' beauty product. I love urban decay eye shadows and will always save money for those even if there are cheaper dupes around.
      2. Tricky fashion trend, I'm very hour glass shaped so anything that doesn't have a defined waist makes me look boxy and bigger than I am.
      3. Most expensive beauty item would be my clarisonic I saved and saved to buy that, and I love it.
      4. Clinique foxy eye shadow and some mascara. love it.
      5. lol. I have no idea
      6. I don't know if I can I haven't been to a movie in so long.
      7. Controlled Chaos - story of my life.
      8. Famous Blogger I don't know if I could be myself in front of the camera.
      9. I love Vogue just because I like fashion and makeup and especially in an historical sense and when you (or at least I) look through Vogue I can get a sense of what era the trends are coming from.
      10. I'm loving ipsy. They've always done a nice job of getting products I want to try and helping me find new favorites.
      11. Silk

      1. OH yes, I am definitely an Amazonian ballerina lol Awesome answers! Be sure to post them on your blog as well so all of your fabulous readers can see! :-D

    4. I also meant to say that you don't look like you need to lose 90 lbs. but good luck to you!

      1. Thank you! lol, in all truthfulness, this picture is not quite recent, I gained my 90lbs within about 2.5 years. It was very sudden and somewhat unnatural. However, it wasn't because I was lazy or eating poorly, so now that I've taken care of the problems that were in my way, I can lose the weight! The good thing is, since I AM so tall, I gained the weight evenly throughout my body, so I don't LOOK that fat! lol Close to hitting my 20lb weight loss though and feeling fab!

    5. I'm a realistic optimist, too! I like to look on the bright side, but only if the bright side realistically does or could exist.
      Congratulations on the weight loss. I need to lose about 50 lbs. myself--which might be somewhat proportionate to your 90, since I'm short.
      My dream vacation is Ireland, too, but for the silliest reason. My favorite color is green.
      And then you and I get different. I hate milk and love water, onions, and the sun. :) I cover up from the sun nonetheless, since I have sensitive eyes and very pale skin.
      Fun post!

      1. lol, awesome reply and thanks! Yeah, my eyes are so ridiculously sensitive! I can go outside with it being completely overcast and no sunshine at all and I STILL have to wear sunglasses lol!