Saturday, September 15, 2012

Liebster Award Tags

I have received an enormous amount of tags recently for the award, so I decided to do a combined post to answer all the questions!

Questions from Agnieszka at Beauty Castle
1) What made you decide to start a blog? - My friend Hugh made me ))
2) What's your favorite thing to drink? - water
3) Video games yes or no? - i am a spectator
4) Do your friends and family know about your blog? - yes
5) How did you decide how to name your blog? - picked two things that describe my days best
6) What's your favorite city? - the one I am in
7) Favorite makeup/nail polish/skincare brand? - i like Face of Australia, but my collection includes over 25 other brands as well
8) How often do you check your own blog? - i check the comments to be moderated and blog roll every couple of hours
9) Diet coke or regular coke? (or no coke?) - coke zero
10) Is Seche Vita really the best top coat? - the only one I've ever used
11) What is your most recommended product? (makeup or otherwise?) - moisturizer (hands, face, body, feet)

Questions from Karoline at Only Exclusive
1. What do you prefer sea or mountain? - a mountain by the seaside
2. What colors do you prefer to realize your nail looks? - i like brights and metallics
3. Do you study or work? - i work full-time from home
4. Did you make illusion the nomination? - I'm not sure what this means lol, Google translate is a funny thing))
5. Are you in a relationship? - happily married for 7 years
6. What do your friends think about your blog? - They tell me it's fun to read my posts
7. What is your favourite food? - sushi, and anything my mum makes
8. Do you prefer colors with glitter or matte colors? - matte glitter is a cool look i wear often!
9. Why did you do the blog? - My friend Hugh made me
10. Have you got any pet? - i have two feline monkeys
11. When did you begin with the blog? - about a month ago

Questions from Deb at Beauty Ninja
1. When is the last time you did something nice for someone? - this morning I made breakfast in bed for my hubby
2. What is the last nice thing someone did for you? - he gave me a foot rub LOL
3. What was the last thing that made you laugh hysterically? - my kitten playing with his toy
4. What was the last movie you saw at the theater? - Dark Knight Rises
5. Where did you go on your last vacation? - Tasmania and Victoria
6. How many mascaras do you own? - two, i think
7. How many times a week do you buy makeup? - I am on a no buy at the moment, until 2013
8. Do you prefer to shop for makeup in store or online? - both can be fun
9. What has been your favorite post on your blog so far? - i think my first manicure post made me happy
10. What is your favorite blog to read? - I read all of the blog roll everyday, not playing favorites 
11. Do you respond to all your readers comments? - yes, I always leave a reply

Questions from Trang at Maisky
1. What is your guilty-tv-pleasure? - murder mysteries (Poirot, Miss Marple, Colombo, Law&Order - mind crimes, not the hi-tech stuff they do now)
2. What is your dream job? - the one i have now))
3. What was the first bottle of nail polish you ever bought? - I think it was a drug store nude/beige
4. Heels or flats? - both!!!
5. Summer or winter? - Australian winter (equivalent of European summer)
6.What was the last movie you went to see? - Dark Knight Rises
7. What was the hardest job interview question you were ever faced with and how did you overcome that? - it's always hard describing your faults
8. What is the most extreme sport you have ever participated in? - Para sailing? Skiing? I'm not very sporty
9. If you were famous and had a reality tv show about your life, what would it be called? - Cats-n-Nails why mess with a good thing?
10. What is a song that you absolutely have to dance to (sometimes no matter where you are) when you hear it? - I think I'm constantly tapping my feet as it is haha))
11. What do you think the next nail polish trend will be? - looks like dark vampy colours are back in business

Questions from Brigitte at Miss DeVious DiVa:
1. When did you first start noticing nail polish? - i have done my nails since i was about 7
2. What is it about nail polish that draws you in? - the uniform bottles, and the range of colours; i also like that nail art is easy to change and i can carry it around
3. What's your favorite current nail art technique? - i love stamping
4. What other things are you interested in? - i love to cook, sometimes i take courses
5. If you could create a polish, what color would it be and what would you name it? - it would be the ultimate one coat polish - perfect for stamping or as a base, would have to have some sparkle to it; not sure  about a colour though - I don't have a favorite really - I would name it Monkey Antics
6. Is there a polish you think is underrated in the blog world? - Frosts seems to get a bad rep, but they can be quite versatile for layering
7. What's your favorite TV show? - At the moment we watch Breaking Bad, but I am looking forward to the new seasons of Dexter and Castle too
8. What's your favorite tip or trick when it comes to your nails? - using cuticle oil to make the polish dry quickly - so simple!
9. Do you collect anything besides polish? - shoes (lol) fridge magnets, cook books
10. What's your favorite time of year? - we live in Perth - weather here is mild all year round, except over December -January
11. What's the crown jewel of your collection? - hard to pick just one! Laylas and Luduranas))

Questions from Patricia V at Manicure Fantasia:
1. How and when did you start to paint your nails? - i think I was about 7
2. When and why did you start your blog? - My friend Hugh made me
3. How many have nail polish?  - as of 14/09/2012 i have 332 polishes
4.What is your favorite polish? - i don't play favorites
5. What other hobbies do you have? - cooking
6. Of all the designs you've done, what is your favorite? - I like water marbling, the designs are unique
7. Where do you get inspiration? - anywhere i can! Clothes, shoes, fabric, anything I see around me!
8. Do you work professionally manicures?  - no
9. What do your friends think of your penchant for nail polish? - that i am craaaaazy! 
10. Di design or technique that you like to do and have not done. - I have not tried spun sugar nails, but it looks like fun; also splatter ))
11. Ever wear unpainted nails? - rarely because they are stained a little bit

Questions from CrisCros at Naily Perfect
1. If you go back in time, where would you go and why? - the 20's, the dresses and music
2. Can you speak another language other than your mother tongue? - yes, i am bi-lingual
3. What type of biscuit is your favourite? - Tim Tams, but very rarely (like every couple of years)
4. Do you have a pet? - two monkeys trapped in cat bodies
5. What has been the best present you’ve ever received? - Graduation - family heirloom jewellery
6. How did you get into nail art? - about a year ago I discovered "the blogosphere", before I just did my nails; now i actually think about what i am doing and how
7. If you won £100 what would you spend it on? - I had a dream I won A$5,000 and paid off our credit card - haha!
8. What is your favourite American sitcom? - I Love Lucy - classic!
9. Where would you most like to travel to? - I would like to visit Scandinavia again
10. Tiny dogs; good or bad? - cute))
11. Do you have a nickname? - you may call me Mrs. Bruce

Questions from Anna at beauty by Shortylegs:
1) If you were told that you had 3 wishes and that they would become reality as soon as you made the wishes.. what would you wish for? - easy - MORE WISHES!
2) What is your favorite nail polish at the moment? - today it was a red OPI Malaga Wine
3) What made you start blogging? - My friend Hugh
4) Do you prefer gold or silver jewelry? - depends on what I am wearing
5) Do you have a person that inspires you? Who is it? - my mother, her mother and my best friend
6) Do you have a quote, motto or saying that you live your life by? - Aim for the stars, land on the moon
7) What are your 5 must have makeup products right now? - moisturizer, lipstick, mascara, polish and scrub (not in that order lol)
8) Name 3 products you regret buying - I'm sure I have hair styling products that I've never touched
9) Do you have any phobias? - I don't like deep water and heights
10) What is your favorite color? - I love each and everyone - they are all special and deserve attention
11) Do you like to wear bold makeup or are you more a fan of natural makeup? - I just make myself look presentable and suitable for the occasion

Thanks to all the girls that nominated me!!!! 


  1. Replies
    1. I know - it took me a couple of days to write it all up))

  2. wow thats a long list but i enjoyed reading! hi from your new follower :) mandy @

  3. Very interested to read your answers on all of our questions :) Thank you for taking your time to do this :)

  4. That was a lot of reading! It was enjoyable, though :) I can't believe you're on a no buy until 2013! I wish I had the willpower to do that! I admire that a lot! I also like that you refer to your cats as monkeys! They must be some crazy cats!

    1. Ha-ha! that's the reaction I normally get))) It's been easier since I started the blog, gives me an outlet to use all the polishes I have!

  5. wow, that is some dedication, thank you. Ha ha, I'm the same, one of my cats is a monkey in disguise, I suspect the other thinks it's a dog! Thanks for your answers lovely (or shall I say Mrs Bruce:) x

    1. It was fun - I look forward to the questions every time! Glad we have a shared love of animals in disguise and polish))


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