Wednesday, March 05, 2014

leibster blog award x2 xx


hey all my pretty ladies! i am here today to finally get around to posting my numerous Leibster Awards i have received from a couple different bloggers over the past month. my first award came from the lovely Kia at Cosmo Gloss  && my second award came from the beautiful Andrea at PHD Fashionista - so i will address her second in the post below. [[ go check their AMAZING blogs out now!! ]]

Rules:
1. Each nominee must mention and link back the person who nominated them.
2. Answer the 11 questions given to you by the nominator.
3. List 11 random facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 11 blogs who have less than 300 followers for this award.
5. Create 11 questions for your nominees to answer.
6. Inform your nominees that you have nominated them.

11 Facts about myself
1. i'm a high heel aficionado, lip gloss lover, and obsessed with having everything from my hair to my toes did at all times. I'm most definitely an extreme girly girl. i like to think i leave a bit of sparkle every where i go [[ && i don't let ANY ONE dull my sparkle.*]]

2. i am a total book worm. i always say i'll only read one or two chapters of a book & then i get comfortable on my bed and end up spending the entire day/night reading the entire book .. lol

3. my education is very important to me. i thirst for learning new things, and if school were free, i'd take all the classes available because knowledge is power, and i feel very good when i am able to initiate intelligent conversations.. that's the type of confidence every one should feel at least once.

4. creativity wants to burst at my seams. i'm a huge scrapbooker, even bigger arts and crafts gal. i am always working on a project, and spend half my paychecks at hobby lobby and Michael's craft store. making jewelry, greeting cards, collages, drawing, scrap booking, etc -- i do it all :)

5. i'm a huge child abuse awareness advocate. i do everything i can in order to spread awareness. i feel strongly for helping abused children. check out some posts for more info: Support The Cause && Child Abuse Awareness-- Be Their Voice xx

6. i document every thing. i have a daily journal where i document things that gave me a big emotional impact--whether happy, sad, shocked, etc i document all the opportunities i have had--jobs, modeling gigs, etc. i'm currently writing a post on my central command binder i document all of my favorite sayings and quotes in a separate binder i made myself. && i would love to bury a time capsule one day :]

7. I'm a germophobe, and an insane clean freak.i Lysol and febreeze everything in my house, as i am obsessed with smelling good personally as well as my apartment & car smelling fresh too. I damn near have OCD with organizing and cleaning things/rooms

8. my sister is the most amazing gift God has blessed me with. ive gotten soo much closer to my family this past year, and for that i am forever grateful. ♥

9. my digital camera goes everywhere with me. since i've gotten an iPhone from work, i have just used that as its pictures are insanely perfect. Say Cheese. ツ

10. i hate waiting but hate being rushed even more. This is especially so when I am getting ready for the day in the mornings. I have a routine and have to do exactly it otherwise I go crazy!

11. everyone tells me im the funniest person they've ever met. i love to laugh but enjoy making others laugh even more. most of the time i'm being a sarcastic asshole, and therefore you should never take what i say to heart. ;]

Answer the following 11 questions:

What motivated you to start your blog?
i consider blogging as my therapy. ive been a writer since as long as i can remember. In my preteen days, writing with my feather pink pens and gel pens on colored paper and the little locks they came with that i knew no one would ever be able to pick unless they had my key. ;) i love to connect with other bloggers who may be going through similar situations as i am. it is awesome to see what the blogging world has developed into over the years-- and i have become more connected with people here than in my real life. How sad is that LOL

What is your most beloved beauty product you can't live without?
i have so many i cannot live without. I desperately need cover up/foundation, my preferred drug store mascara, and some sort of lip wear-- whether it be chap stick or lip gloss! Those are my top three for sure!

What is your favorite nail color?
 
there are so many factors that can go into play. Factors such as the season, weather, holidays, outfits i plan on wearing, current trends, etc. my absolute go to nail color when in doubt is always black or french manicure. they are both neutrals and match any thing and every thing. for work, i wear a lot of black.

Not to mention black is such a good platform to add any type of pattern you wish, i think so at least. i love adding leopard prints with my tans once i want some change, or i will ad silver sparkle lines horizontally, etc 
 
Favorite type of music?
Hiphop,Rap, Pop, Rock -- I listen to it all. Lately I have been turned onto an Opera Rock and you would not think the two would sound good together but it is amazingly awesome to hear how they intertwine into awesome sounds!

Lipstick or Lipgloss?
Recently i began getting into matte lip sticks. My current favorites are the Maybelline SuperStay 14hour matte lipstick my shade is Beige Foregood. They stay on all day with out having to reapply. There are a great variety of different shades surely able to match any outfit. Also, I am obsessed with having to have some thing on my lips at all times otherwise i feel they are drying out or some thing lol So when chap stick isn't around, these matte lipsticks do the job!

The other lip product i am loving right now is the Revlon Color Burst Lip in Creme Brulee for a good shimmer shade.


Favorite hobby?
Decorating -- my dwelling. lol I am very creative, and love to add my touch of creativity anywhere i can. Where better than where I live? I love to do arts and crafts. As mentioned above, I do it all from making jewelry, greeting cards, collages, drawing, all the way to scrap booking, etc --- i absolutely love it. I am left-handed though so I am sure that is my excuse for being so creative!


What is your guilty pleasure show to watch?

Game of Thrones for sure! I will definitely admit I would NEVER have chosen to watch this show on my own. This show is such a man, geeky, sci-fi, show that I so am not usually into. However after being FORCED to watch a few episodes, i got into it SO much and am now OBSESSED! It has all the drama us girly sappy soap operas have-- just intertwined with some bad ass females who kick ass!

I absolutely love this show, and am ecstatic about the start of Season Four starting in just one more month!!

If you could travel anywhere, where would it be?
My home land of Puerto Rico! One, to get away from this awful weather Chicago has been having. 2 To visit all of my family since the majority of them all reside there. 3. To soak my toes in the sand of some of the most beautiful beaches in the world!

Favorite accessory/piece?
Jewelry!! You can legit make or break an outfit with jewelry. You can up do it to some thing very formal and classy, or bum it down to casual and chic.Whether it is one piece or several pieces of jewelery, adding jewelery to your wardrobe is something that can easily elevate you to the next level of style and make you feel better about the way you look.

The jewelery pieces that you select to go with an outfit can either compliment it, or take away from it drastically. It is important to choose each piece carefully so that you make the best impression.


Best part of blogging?
Finding inspiration. I am always reading numerous other blogs and I find inspiration all over the place. i find it in every aspect of my life -- beauty, fashion, lifestyle, children, school, work, etc. i love having my words appreciated as well.

i have always had a lot to say && now i finally have an audience who CHOOSES to read. Also I love to connect with others who have the same interest and lives as I do!

Any pets?
I do not own any pets at the moment, as they ar3e not allowed where i am currently living. However I absolutely LOVE cats! I am definitely a car person. I have had a couple cats in my life, but I had to leave each of them with my then roommates at the time as my new apartments did not allow any pets. :( I am still trying to convince a certain someone* to get me a kitty for my birthday which is coming up in which i would name him or her "Zazzles" :)



11 questions from Andrea at PHDFashionista.com 

1. Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, how many and what kind?
I have no tattoos and two piercings-- my ears and belly button! I am not really into tattoos. Tattoos are tricky however I have always told myself pick something -- wait six months and if i still love and want it -- then go for it! && as of yet, i have not been able to like anything for longer than six months ha!

2. What is one thing that you absolutely could not live one day without?
my cellphone. lol isn't that so sad? Also, chap stick or a lip product in general.

3. If you could choose any place in the world to live where would you choose?
I would chose to live in Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico is a commonwealth of the USA so we are essentially 'under the same roof' as far as order and protection go. However I will get the beautiful scenery and get to be around my family and in my native land as well. What's better than that?

4. If you won a $50,000 shopping trip to any store where would you go?

Victoria's Secret!! VS has every different type of clothing I can want as far as bras and panties to sweats to regular. The company sells lingerie, womenswear, and beauty products though we all know it is best known for its UH-MAY-ZING bras and panties!! What i like most about VS is that it is all this sexiness packaged in a tasteful, glamorous way-- topped with sparkles, sequence, bolb colors, and leopard print!! [what more can a girl ask for?]


5. Where is your favorite place to vacation and why?
Puerto Rico-- the scenery. It is pretty self explanatory! lol

6. Who is your all time favorite designer?

Louis Vuitton has never gone wrong. I also love Dior and Coco Chanel.

7. If you had to choose between losing your entire makeup collection or losing your entire wardrobe, which would you choose?

I have had to deal with losing both last year. January 2013 my roommate stole & sold all of my things. The only thing she left behind were coat hangers and furniture. My jewelry, clothes, makeup, hair products, etc were all stolen. I later found out she was a hardcore alcohol & drug addict and made $3k off my stuff at a few different pawn shops. I was able to retrieve about 20% of my stuff back. Plus, when she got arrested, her car was left in my driveway so I was able to sell that for $2500, so I essentially didn't luck out entirely but it did not replace the sentimental items && that's what hurts the most.

However if this did not happen to me, I would choose my make up collection because more than half of it is drug store make up so it would not be too expensive to replace.

8. What meal could you eat everyday for the rest of your life?

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups? lol jk I can live off of any type of meat and pasta.


9. If you had to choose one pair of shoes to wear with every outfit forever what shoes would you choose?

This is very tough as where I live, the seasons are so dramatically different. So for Winter, I would choose my black knee high leather boots. They literally match every single Winter outfit I wear.

For Summer I would choose my wedges as they match every single outfit I wear. I am sure a lot of girls would choose flats but wedges feel like flats to me. I have always been comfortable wearing high heels for hours on end.

I like to say 'my feet were made for heels" ;-)

10. If you could trade places with one person for a day, who would it be?

This is a tough one. I think celebrity-wise, I would like to trade places with Demi Lovato. If I could sing like her, be able to judge/give my opinion on the X Factor, and be looked at as such a strong role model-- i would be so self-fullfilled and in pure bliss. Demi Lovato is a big advocate for feeling that responsibility to turn her life around and set a good example for those who want to be like her.

11. If you could suddenly turn invisible, what is the first thing you would do?
I would get revenge on my few enemies, I would pull pranks ALL day, I would stalk some celebrities, and i would go to the movies and watch movies for free ;) I would gather as much money as possible--probably rob a bank LOL

My nominees :)
9. Faye
11.Another Beautiful Thing

My Questions:
1. What is the best and worst thing about blogging/having a blog?
2. what is your most favorite blog post you have ever written?
3. how did you pick you blog name?
4. what is your most prized posession?
5. what is your favorite outfit you have?
6. what fashion trend can you not stand?
7. what are three things you cannot live without?
8. what is your dream job?
9. what is one of your best talents?
10. if you won a million dollars, what would you spend it on?
11. what do you think about the blogging community, your favorite and least favorite things about it?


                                    

Thank you all so much for reading and taking the time out of your lives to check my blog out. I sincerely put so much effort and time into making posts as enjoyable for you to read as they are for me to write. I appreciate each and every one of you on more levels than you know!

Rica x0x

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