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Liebster Award Nomination

Today’s post will be about my Liebster Blog Award nomination by the amazing Angelspartaness from AngelSpartaness Lifestyle. She writes about all topics that interest me: beauty, fashion, food, lifestyle and so on. Altough I haven’t known her for all that long, I’ve come to really enjoy her blog and love to interact with her! You should all go check out her blog, it looks amazing! The site is so nicely put together.

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I really like the concept of these type of blogging awards. Of course there are some rules, which I have listed below. As a blogger you get to nominate other bloggers who you deem worthy of an award, it’s not something official but it is still very nice to recieve. I’m not really sure how it all started, but I do know that it has been going around for quite some time now.

When you get nominated, you’ll be asked some questions which you obviously awnser in a new post on your blog. One of the rules also says that you have to thank the blogger who nominated you, but I find this a given. Isn’t it just common courtesy to thank someone when they award you? Anyway, let’s get this started!

The questions:

  1. Why did you start blogging?

    This is something that I have awnsered many times before and you can also find the awnser in my About page. In short, I started it as a hobby, a way to express myself and I do hope that I can help other people along the way.

  2. What do you like/dislike the most about blogging?

    I like everything about blogging. Comming up with new ideas, sharing my opinion, getting to know other bloggers. The only thing I dislike (just a little though) is how timeconsuming it can be. Currently, I am studying for exams and I feel horrible for the lack of content I am producing right now. I can’t wait till summer, so I can focus myself on the things that I truely enjoy (blogging).

  3. If you could travel anywhere in the world for vacation, where would you go?

    Actually, since last week, I want to visit a place called ‘Lombok’. I didn’t even know it excisted untill I saw the name on a can of CocaCola! They are currently giving away trips to various locations and that’s how I discovered Lombok! It’s such a pretty place and I really hope to visit it one day.

  4. What top 3 beauty/hygiene products can you not live without?

    Mascara. I will not walk out the door without putting some on! Next is deoderant, because I sweat way too much and I can’t live without because of that. And the last one would be body lotion, you gotta take care of your skin!

  5. What one book would you always recommend someone to read?

    Harry Potter. No question there. But most peoply have already read them so.. Mayby I should pick something else? Although I can’t think of something that you really have to read. Lets stick with all of the Harry Potter books.

  6. What are a few of your favorite hobbies or downtime activities?

    Blogging obviously! Other than that, I really like writing in general. I also enjoy playing videogames, wathing anime and reading manga. Yes, I am in fact a big nerd (don’t judge me).

  7. What’s an interesting fact someone would be surprised to learn about you?

    This is something I have never mentioned before (online). Once, when I was only 10 years old, I was bitten by a monkey! My best friend at the time had one as a pet. We were playing with dolls (from Winx Club) and the monkey was jealous of me, since it wasn’t allowed to play with those dolls. So it bit me. And ever since that day, I started disliking monkeys. End of random, weird, useless story.

  8. What is your favorite color and why?

    Black, because it’s not even a color. Black is the absence of all color. If you put a filter on light (sunlight is white) you can remove certain types of colors (red, green and blue) If you remove all of those, you’ll get black. How I love physics!

  9. What are 3 of your top goals for life? (Ex: a big family, your own company, etc.)

    Eating without getting fat. Loving without getting hurt. Making money without working. The goals everyone has in their life!

  10. Where do you hope to be in life and work by this time next year?

    I hope that I’ll be happy, that is the only thing I can truely wish for.

  11. If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?

    Salad, because you can have every type of salad: pizza salad, ice cream salad, … (yes I stole this from Tumblr).

Rules

  1. Thank blogger(s) who nominated you
  2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you
  3. Nominate at least 5 bloggers but no more than 11 who deserve the award
  4. Tell those bloggers you nominated them
  5. Create 11 original questions for the nominees to answer

Nominees

I can only pick 11 as said in the rules above. How am I supposed to pick only 11 in a vast world of bloggers! I always find this so hard to do. Therefor, I’ll do things a bit differently this time. YOU! Yes, you, you are hereby nominated! Every single person reading this, make a post right now! Everyone who made the effort of starting a blog, deserves to be nominated for this award!

As for the questions, I would actually like to see you awnser the same questions I did. I would love to know how other people would awnser these. Since I did awnser some rediculous things.

Hope you enjoyed reading this and I am looking forward to reading your posts, let me know if you’re going to make one! Follow my blog for more amazing posts like this one!

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Karen

 

Liebster Award

I have been nominated for another Liebster Award! This time it was by The Nevermind Blog, I am very grateful for this nomination. It always feels as if I am being apriciated for the work I put in my blog. The Nevermind blog is really amazing, they post a lot about beauty which I find very interesting. So if you like that as well you should go and check their blog out, maybe even follow if you like it just like I do.

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What is a Liebster Award?

It’s an award to bloggers from other bloggers. It all started in 2011 and has been a way to discover new bloggers ever since.

The rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and post a link to their blog.
  2. Display the award on your blog.
  3. Give 10 random facts about yourself. Facts about me
  4. Nominate 5-10 blogs you admire and have under 200 followers.
  5. Post you awnsers of the questions given to you by the person who nominated you.
  6. List these rules in you post.
  7. Ask your nominees 10 questions after tagging them in your post.

The questions:

Simple of Glitter? Well I do love glitter, but for some events I do like simple or matte. When it comes to my nails, I’ll almost never do only glitter. I like to mix things up.

Why did you start blogging? I believe I awsnered this question once, but I don’t remenber when, so I’ll just awnser it again! I started my blog to expres myself and share my interests with the world.

Blogging experience so far? This has been amazing for me, it has become a distraction from my health problems and has given me a reason to get out of bed in the morning.

Blogger best friend/favourite blogger? From my ‘real life’ friends, there isn’t anyone else who is blogging at the moment. And I can’t really choose one blog from all the blogs I follow to be my ‘favourite’.

Where are you from? I am from the small country Belgium, in Europe.

Dream vacation? Somewhere warm and tropical, where I can relax and enjoy cocktails. I don’t really have a specific destination where I would like to go.

Your worst nightmare? Losing my younger sister. She means the world to me even though we don’t get along all the time.

Can you cook? What is you favourite dish? Yes, I can cook and I love doing so. I mostly enjoy making desserts. So I preffer baking over cooking.

One thing you like the most about yourself? When it comes to ‘looks’, I like my lips a lot, since they are very full natuarly. When it comes to my personality, I like my compassion a lot. The way I feel for other people and animals.

Your definition of fashion? I think everyone should wear whatever they want, you should feel good and confident in the clothes you wear.

I nominate these blogs:

Faded Rouge

Her Quarters

Funhouse Vision

Darly – Lifestyle Blog

Agatha Chocolats

My questions to the nominees:

  1. What motivates you to blog?
  2. Where do you see your blog going?
  3. What is your favourite dessert?
  4. Dogs or cats?
  5. If you could go anywhere, where would it be?
  6. Something you like and something you dislike about yourself?
  7. What is your daily makeup look?
  8. Who do you look up to?
  9. Matte of shiny lipstick?
  10. Your life dream? (realistic or not)

 

I would like to thank the Nevermind bloggers again for nominating me!

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Update

Hello everyone, I wanted to explain why I haven’t posted anything in a while.

Curently, I am working in a store to make some extra money during this holliday. After this week everything should be getting back to normal.

The extra work has really taking a toll on me, so I haven’t been able to post anything. Everyday I return home being exhausted while every part of my body hurts. Because of that, I usually go straight to bed when I get home.

Also, as you all know, pokemon go has come out and well, I have been playing as well during the bit of free time I have left.

I caught this one yesterday, those who follow me on social media already know this. Even my parents play this game. So every night we go hunting together.

This is something I love doing, even my dad is taking a lot of walks. This is very important to me since he isn’t all that healthy. So I’m doing this to stimulate him, we’re going on another walk in a bit.

When this fase passes, I’ll be able to put all me effort back into my blog. But right now I am on a short break from it. 

I hope all of you can understand that it has been hard to post at least 2 times a day. I might stop doing that since it is a bit much.


Karen

Blogger Recognition Award

Today I have been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by Brittany Anna (this is her blog A Simple Dose of Reality). I was very excited when she commented on one of my previous posts to let me know that she had nominated me.

Rules For Participating In Blogger Recognition Award

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Write a post to show your award.
  • Attach the award to the post.
  • Give a brief story on how your blog started.
  • Give a piece of advice or two to new bloggers.
  • Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to.
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you nominated them and provide a link to the award post you created.

You can read all about how I started my blog on my About page!

Blogging tips for new bloggers:

The first thing everyone will tell you is that you have to pick a ‘niche’, a certain area you will write about. It is important to stick to it, I write about a small variaty of topics which works for me. Your niche should be something you are interested in but you should also be able to write a lot about it.

When you firts start off you new blog, I would recommend to post a lot. Maybe a few times a day, that way you will atrackt more trafic to your new blog. A lot of people stop blogging because they don’t get enough likes or comments. So this will help you get started. You should also start following some other blogs within your niche, that way you can connect with one another and you can get a lot of inspiration from other bloggers!

Never give up! That is the key thing with blogging, if you keep writing you’ll eventually get more views. As long as you don’t give up, your blog will be a succes!

Thank you for reading this post and I hope the advice will help your blog!

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30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 7

During the month of July, I will do this blogging challenge! These posts will be extra, so you’ll still get 2 other posts about my usual topics! These posts will be to get to know me a bit better. If you are interested in that at least, if not, just skip these posts and wait for the next post about beauty, makeup, fashion, food or whatever it is that you are interested in! So let’s get started with todays post!

Day 7: Your 5 favourite songs

Just 5? Do you have any idea how hard it is to pick only 5 songs for someone who listens to music all day every day? This will be very difficult for me! But to make it a bit more interisting for you all, I will try to motivate why I chose these songs.

It’s not me, it’s you by Skillet: This is one of my all time favourite songs, I chose to put it on this list since I like to listen it whenever I feel down. It remends me of me ex-boyfriend. Do you know whenever someone ends a relationship they say ‘it’s not you, it’s me’, like damn straight it’s you and not me, that’s what I would say! That relationship ended because of him. (If anyone wants to know more about that, let me know in the comments and I’ll make a post about it! )

Kryptonite by 3 Doors Down:  I don’t remember exactly what year, but it was when my parens, my sister and I were going on a holliday, my dad had prepared a card with songs to listen to in the car. This one was on it. Ever since I love. Whenever it is on, I will sing it and NO ONE can stop me!

Don’t mess with me by Temposhark: Now this song, I find it so damn funny. I do not remember when or even where I heard it. But I just loved. It is so funny, this guy really wants to rule the world! He sings about being king and stuff like that!

Marionette by Antionia: I really like this love song. She sings about being in ‘his’ control, she wants to be his puppet on a string. I think it’s sweet.

Take a hint by Fresh Fort: This is also a very funny song. I really want to start playing this song when some random guy starts hiting on me!

I hope you liked this post, they will be rather short to be honest. I do hope you all don’t mind that! Follow my blog for more amazing posts at least 2 day!

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30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 6

During the month of July, I will do this blogging challenge! These posts will be extra, so you’ll still get 2 other posts about my usual topics! These posts will be to get to know me a bit better. If you are interested in that at least, if not, just skip these posts and wait for the next post about beauty, makeup, fashion, food or whatever it is that you are interested in! So let’s get started with todays post!

Day 6: What are you afraid of

I don’t really have any phobia’s of any sort, I mean I don’t like spiders but I’m not tirified of them either. When I was younger I kinde was afraid of hights, like of falling of a high place. But I got over that to a normal degree of fear.

Of course I am afraid to lose the people I love, like my parents and sister. For example, my dad is not very healthy so he could die at a rather ‘young’ age. Honestly I would want to die before them, I know that is horrible for them and really selfish of me, but I’m not afraid to die. I’ve accepted my dead a long time ago, so if I were to die tomorow that would alright with me. I would greet death as an old friend (yes, I made a harry potter quote).

Sometimes I fear other people, mostly men. There are a lot of stories of how bad women are treated by men around the world and when a ‘wrong’ looking men looks my way, I get a strange feeling trough my body, it feels like my own body is warning me to stay aways from that person for my own safety.

When I was young someone actually tried to shoot me, I believe he was drunk but that doesn’t matter. He still did it! I have never told my parents this, nor did I tell the police. I was to afraid and wasn’t sure it really happened. But after some time of trauma the memories came back and now I am very aware of what happened to me.

Another time, when I was older, I was on my way home from school some guy tried to abduct me. If my neighbour wasn’t walking by at that time, thay would’ve tried taking me. It was a car that was driving next to me, slowly. Then it stopt, a bit further away. When they saw my neighbour walking they drove away.

So a lot has happened to me, yet I still walk around without much fear. Untill I see someon I find suspicious, then I get on the defence!

 

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30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 5

During the month of July, I will do this blogging challenge! These posts will be extra, so you’ll still get 2 other posts about my usual topics! These posts will be to get to know me a bit better. If you are interested in that at least, if not, just skip these posts and wait for the next post about beauty, makeup, fashion, food or whatever it is that you are interested in! So let’s get started with todays post!

Day 5: Your proudest moment

My proudest moment must be my graduation, I graduaded as one of the top of my class.My parents were very proud of me and they even said it to me after the ceremony. We didn’t stay for long on the ceremony, since it was very boring. The moment it was finished, I started looking for my teacher to get my rapport and all that stuff, grabbed some food and went back to my parents so we could go back home.

We’re not really big on social events, well my dad isn’t, he doesn’t like it at all and it was very crowded in there and too many random people were bumping into us. It wasn’t very well planned to be honest. But nothing ever was on that school.

 

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