Nomination – Liebster Award

I was nominated for this great award by Alice from Lipgloss Is My Drug.  The Liebster award is intended to give some exposure to small blogs with less than 200 followers.

The rules are as follows:

♥  Link back to the blogger who nominated you.

♥  Answer the 11 questions given to you by the blogger who nominated you.

♥  Nominate 11 other bloggers with less than 200 followers.

♥  Go to the blogs you nominated and notify them of your nomination.

♥  Give your nominees 11 questions to answer.

1. What is the one beauty product you regret buying or using the most?

My MAC Mineralize Cream Compact Foundation, I went for a makeup session at my local MAC counter a couple of months ago and for some reason the girl used NW25 on me (even though I’m NW20).  The shade looked ok on my skin in the shop (must have been the bright lights) and I stupidly bought it.  My gut told me to rather go with NW20, but still I bought NW25.  What a waste, it’s way too dark for my skintone.

2. You can only choose one colour nail polish for the rest of forever. What colour do you choose?

Essie Fiji – best universal colour I have ever seen.  I don’t think I will ever get tired of wearing it and will continue to repurchase it.

3. Quick! There is a fire and you have to run for your life. Which 5 items do you save first (no people or pets)?

Hot Tools Curling Iron, Babyliss Big Hair Rotating Hot Air Styler, Naked Palette, Clarisonic Mia, Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch Primer.

4. What is in your bag right now?

Makeup bag, medicine bag, wallet, Tangle Teezer (the compact one), iPhone 4, eos lipbalm, Soap & Glory Hand Food hand cream, sunglasses & Stimorol gum.

5. What is your favourite season?

It used to be Winter, but now that I have a garden I find myself looking forward to Spring when everything blossoms.

6. What advice do you have for newbie bloggers?

If you want to make a success of your blog, you have to be willing to put in the time and effort.  I sometimes spend 3 hours a day taking photographs, then another few hours editing the photos and then another few hours writing the blog posts.

7. What has been your favourite beauty product that you have bought or received?

The Urban Decay Naked palette and I are in a long-term relationship.  Nuff said.

8. Your ultimate brand of polish or beauty product. Which brand would you love to have everything of?

I am a MAC girl.

9. If you were stranded on a island what would be the 5 things you would want with you?

SPF, toothbrush, deodorant, toothpaste, and endless supply of birth control pills.

10. What has been your most special moment during your blogging time?

Meeting new friends and chatting on email & Twitter with my wonderful readers.

11. What is your weirdest habit, that most people don’t know about?

When curling my hair with a curling iron, I always start on the right side of my head and work my way to the left.

Thank you so much, Alice, for nominating me.  It really means the world to me!

I honestly can’t think of 11 blogs with less than 200 followers, because I’m not sure how many followers some of the blogs I enjoy reading have.  So, as with all my tag blog posts I am tagging anyone who would like to answer these questions.  Here are my questions to you:

1.  What is your Holy Grail bronzer?

2.  Do you prefer straight or curly hair, and why?

3.  What is your favourite drugstore makeup product?

4.  Who are your Top 3 beauty gurus (can be Youtube vloggers or bloggers)?

5.  What is your favourite skincare product?

6.  If someone offered to buy you anything from MAC (as a gift), what would it be?

7.  Do you prefer to shower or bath, and why?

8.  What is your favourite hair care product?

9.  Which nail polish brand do you prefer – Essie, OPI, Revlon, Sally Hansen or Mavala?

10.  What is your favourite lipstick or lipgloss called?

11.  Do you sometimes buy beauty products online?  If so, which online stores do you buy from?



  1. Vhutali 24 October 2013 / 12:15

    thanx for the advise to us newbies.
    love answer to Q9.

  2. Chicara 24 October 2013 / 14:46

    Great answers. I giggled a few times. Who are you planning on seeing on the desert island that you need BCP? Bahaha. 😉

    I also completely agree with your advice for newbie bloggers. It takes a lot of hard work and time.

    No wonder your photos always look incredible! I don’t take 3 hours with photos but I do take a bit of time to make them look better due to my awful camera. I need to invest in a better one stat!

    • Luzanne 24 October 2013 / 19:25

      I don’t trust any of those deserted island people, and can you imagine being preggers on an island…? No thanks haha!

      I think people are probably thinking I’m totally bonkers for taking photos for 3 hours… I don’t have 3 hour photo sessions every day, only on weekends. :)

  3. Robynne 25 October 2013 / 07:34

    I enjoyed this post, thanks for sharing :)

    • Luzanne 25 October 2013 / 08:22

      Thank you for reading, Robynne. :)

  4. Lily 25 October 2013 / 08:21

    Love this, thanks for nominating me gorgeous!

    I laughed at you needing birth control pills on a deserted island, too funny!

    • Luzanne 25 October 2013 / 08:23

      You deserve a nomination and 10 nominations more! I love your blog! xxx

  5. Tjoppie 26 October 2013 / 10:47

    Congratulations on being nominated! Love your blog!

  6. Lulu 26 October 2013 / 10:49

    Wow, another nomination! Congratulations! Your blog is really special and you deserve it!

    • Luzanne 26 October 2013 / 20:06

      Thanks, Lulu! I really appreciate your kind words! x

  7. Ronel Marais 28 October 2013 / 21:36

    Well done, Luzanne. Your blog deserves this and more! 😉

    • Luzanne 29 October 2013 / 10:55

      Thank you so much for your kind words, Ronel! :)

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