Nomination – Sunshine Award

The Sunshine Award is given to those who inspire us and bring ‘sunshine’ into our lives.  I was nominated for this award by the amazingly sweet Lily from Beauty With Lily.  I love reading Lily’s blog posts, she is so down to earth and always has the most interesting blog posts i.e. All About Undertones and All About Toners.  Definitely go check out her blog!

There are a few simple rules for the Sunshine Award:

♥  Include award logo in or on your blog post.

♥  Link to the person who nominated you.

♥  Answer 10 questions about yourself.

♥  Nominate other bloggers to give this award to.

1.  If you won a million dollars (let’s say R 10 million for our South African bloggers), what would be the first thing you would buy and why?

Now that’s a silly question…  I’m pretty sure everyone already knows I would buy a LUSH franchise.  Haha!  Ok, seriously?  I would pay off the bond on our house.  If you want to get technical and say that’s not really buying something, well then I would say I’ll buy a Mini Countryman car (and put away like R 30 000 for maintenance costs).

2.  Do you have any pets and if so, what are they? And their names?

Of course I have pets, I can’t imagine a life without dogs.  We have three four-legged children: Charlie (aka Prince Charles, he’s a Chichuahua), Jezebelle (aka The Terrorist, she’s a Miniature Pinscher) and Daisy (aka Lazy Daisy, she’s a Chihuahua x Jack Russel).

3.  Who is your favourite beauty guru and why?

Tough, tough, tough one!  I would say Tiffany from MakeupbyTiffanyD.  I’ve been following her Youtube channel for almost 5 years now, so she’s the beauty guru I’ve followed for the longest period.  BUT Nicole Guerrero is a VERY close second, I just love her personality.

4.  What kind of blog posts do you like to write the most?

I honestly don’t have a specific type of blog post I like to write most.  I like writing about all the things that inspire me, especially if it’s pretty makeup products.

5.  Name a few of your favourite bloggers and what you like about their blog.

I love Essie’s informative blog posts (plus her interesting sense of humour).  I love Annie’s health related blog posts (plus she’s so inspiring).  I love Chantelle’s hot off the press blog posts, she always knows what’s coming to a store near you before most SA beauty bloggers (plus she is a seriously funny girl).  I love Cassidy’s green beauty products blog posts (plus she’s a super sweet girl).  And I love Andrea’s detailed blog posts (plus her photos are amazing).

6.  If you could take a 2 week vacation to anywhere in the world, where would you go, and who would you take with you?

I would go to Paris (France) for 1 week and New York for 1 week.  I would most definitely take Neal (my husband) with me!

7.  If you could only wear one brand of makeup for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Hhhmmm, we don’t have access to NARS, theBalm, Urban Decay and Makeup Forever in South Africa unfortunately.  The brand I own the most makeup from and whose products I know the best, is MAC.  So, I would probably say MAC.

8.  Describe your favourite casual outfit?

Jeans, a pastel coloured top (the Truworths LTD range tops are my fave) & sandals.

9.  What is your favourite holiday?

We don’t really call it ‘holidays’ here in South Africa but I’ll go with it and say CHRISTMAS!  I love Christmas time, all the decorations, delicious food and gifts make my heart happy.

10.  What TV series are you looking forward to watching?

Definitely Dexter (the last season starts soon), Homeland (starts this week) and American Horror Story (not sure when Season 3 starts in South Africa).

I nominate the following inspiring bloggers (in no particular order):

♥  Lipgloss Kisses

♥  Mother City Mom

♥  Gee Whiskers

♥  PrincessNoo

♥  Ordinary Misfit

Lily, thank you so much for nominating me.  It’s been so much fun answering these questions!



  1. Chicara 22 October 2013 / 11:55

    Fab post! I love your answers. I can’t wait to write up my answers. :) Thanks for tagging me. xx

    • Luzanne 23 October 2013 / 14:08

      Pleasure!! I’ll go take a look at your answers now! :)

  2. Bronwyn 22 October 2013 / 16:15

    Thank you for nominating me :) I will definitely

    • Luzanne 23 October 2013 / 14:06

      I will forward to reading your post, Bronwyn! :)

  3. Zee Mohlapi 22 October 2013 / 23:27

    Congrats, Luzanne! You deserve a lot more of these nominations! You are one of my favorite bloggers. :)


    • Luzanne 23 October 2013 / 14:06

      Thank you so much, Zee! It means so much to me knowing people actually enjoy reading my little blog! :)

  4. Lily 23 October 2013 / 00:56

    I love how you guys have nicknames for your fur babies, that’s too darn cute!! :)

    If they aren’t holidays…what are they called? :) Just out of curiosity…

    xoxox, Lily

    • Luzanne 23 October 2013 / 14:05

      Haha! I wish Jezebelle had a different nickname, geez that dog is naughty! :) But we love her all the same!

      Hhhmmm, we don’t have a combined name like you guys talk about ‘the holidays’, we just call each holiday day by their individual name i.e. Christmas, Easter etc. We also don’t celebrate Thanksgiving (although I wish we did!).

      Thanks for commenting, Lily! xxx

  5. Michelle 23 October 2013 / 11:18

    Thank you so much for the nomination! Such an honour. I will get on this asap!

    • Luzanne 23 October 2013 / 14:02

      Pleasure, Michelle! :) x

  6. Charlene 23 October 2013 / 12:08

    Congratulations, you deserve the award. I cannot wait in the mornings to get your blog. I am also a big fan of MAC products, currently trying their Tinted Moisterizer. I need to get some lip glosses for the summer and new face cream….. so many products out there. How do we choose?? Have a lovely day!

    • Luzanne 23 October 2013 / 14:02

      Thank you so much for your kind words, Charlene! It means so much to me!

      How is the tinted moisturiser? Does it provide good coverage?

      Shout if you need me to give you a few names of MAC glosses that I like for Summer. :) x

  7. Cassidy Taylor-Memmory 23 October 2013 / 12:28

    Thanks so much for the love Luzanne <3 Such an honour from one of my favourite blogs! xXx

    • Luzanne 23 October 2013 / 14:00

      I meant every word, Cassidy! :) x

  8. Tjoppie 24 October 2013 / 14:18

    You are my sunshine child and I’m proud of you! And now you are bringing sunshine into the lives of others! Congratulations, you deserve it!

  9. Lulu 24 October 2013 / 14:20

    Oh my! Congratulations, your blogs are so enjoyable and your instagrams the best!

    • Luzanne 24 October 2013 / 19:25

      Thank you, Lulu! :) Such kind words… x

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