Liebster Awards

August 19, 2013
Right before and during my trip to South Africa I got nominated for a bunch of Liebster Awards, and I never got around to doing a post for them.  Recently, Kat @ Makeup and Beauty nominated me for another Liebster Award, so I thought I'd just go ahead and post the responses for all of my Liebster Awards. **All duplicate questions will be erased.

Here are the rules from the one I was tagged in the most recently:

"What's the The Liebster Award? It’s a way to get new bloggers with less than 200 followers more recognition! If you get nominated then you must answer the 11 questions set by the person who nominated you, and in turn nominate another 11 bloggers and set your own 11 questions for them to answer :) The official rules are:
1. You must link back to the person that nominated you.2. You must answer the 11 Liebster questions given to you by the nominee before you.
3. You must pick 11 bloggers to be nominated for the award with under 200 followers.
4. You must come up with 11 questions for your nominees to answer.
5. You must go to their blogs and notify your nominees."

Questions from Kat @ Makeup and Beauty:

1. What got you into blogging/What made you start a blog?

I had a blog on MySpace way back when MySpace was pretty big, in 2005 and when I canceled my MySpace, I just never started up a new blog but always wanted to.  My friend Courtney and I started talking about blogging one day at work this past December, and I just took the plunge and started this one.  I started it because I thought it would be fun and like to write.  Also, I realized that I never took time for myself to do what I wanted to do, so I started this blog as a hobby and promised myself that I would devote time to it.  I'm really glad I did--I'm having a blast doing this.
2.What is your Favorite Makeup counter/Store to shop at? 
3.What is your Favorite Fashion/Clothing shop to shop at?
There are a lot, but I love Forever 21, Maurice's, Target, Charlotte Russe, Vanity, Express, etc.
4. Do you have a Role-model and if so who is your role-model?
I have a teaching role was one of the cooperating teachers I had one of my student teaching experiences with.  She was such a positive person, she connected so well with the kids, and she really loved what she did!
5.How do you brain storm Blog post Ideas?  
I just think of stuff I want to write about and keep a list in a journal.  Right now I have a lot of ideas for future posts.  I also talk with my blogging buddy Courtney at work about topics and link ups.  She is the one who actually told me about the Weekly Wishes one!
6.Who is your Favorite blogger and why?
Gosh, I couldn't just pick one, but for a list of blogs I love, look at the buttons on my sidebar. :)
7.Who is your Favorite youtuber and why?  
I'm more into reading blogs and not watching Youtube videos, but I have watched some reviews by  Grav3yard Girl.  She is pretty hilarious and zany and not afraid to be herself.
8.What or who is your biggest inspiration and why?  
When traveling abroad, I saw so many people living in terrible conditions and in extreme poverty, yet they were friendly and happy.  They inspire me because they put things into can be what you make it!
9.What about beauty/fashion blogs do you like?  
I like to read a lot of the blogs on the Beauty & Fashion Bloggers' Bloghop that Laila @ Townhouse Palette started.
10.What is your favorite type of blog post?
Hmmm...product reviews, travel posts, and posts about good deals, but I also love posts that just offer a sneak peek into someone's life.
11.What type of beauty blogger do you consider yourself? Guru, Expert, this is how i do it/this is what i like, regular girl reviewer, style/beauty Teacher, Reviews from an expert etc.
I'm just a regular girly girl.

Here are the questions from Fraulein Schnee @ Berries in the Snow.

1. What beauty products are in your handbag?
Hand sanitizer, lotion, lip gloss, lip balm
2. If you could make three wishes, what would you wish for?
This is tricky!  I guess I would wish to get my dream job, for good health for myself, friends, and family, and for unlimited travel opportunities!
3. Name one of your good personal traits?
I'm a really dedicated friend!
4. What country did you visit last and why?
South Africa for a study tour
5. What is your favourite color?
Red, purple, black...Gosh, I like a lot of colors...also add teal and pink to the list.
6. Online shopping or in store shopping?Which one do you prefer?
For clothes, I like to be in the store to try stuff on so that I can buy what fits me/flatters my body.  I do a lot of online shopping though because there isn't a really good mall by me.  
7. Your favourite movie?  
One of my favorites is 500 Days of Summer.
8. Lipstick or Lip gloss?
Both!!  If I absolutely had to pick, I would go with a tinted lip gloss.
9. Which one is your favourite flower?
Cherry blossoms, and yellow roses have a sentimental meaning for my family
10. Do you have a crafty talent and what?
I used to be really into scrapbooking, but it got too time consuming and expensive.

Questions from Erica @ Diary of a Trendaholic:

1. What is the nicest place you have ever been to OR what is your dream vacation spot?
My dream vacation spot would be the Maldives!!  Every picture looks like paradise, and I'd like to go before they sink. ;)
2. What is your dream occupation?  A travel blogger!  I wish!!!!!  Or, to be a study abroad advisor at a university.
3. What is your favorite perfume? Incanto by Salvatore Ferragamo
4. What month were you born? April
5. What is one food you absolutely hate? Oranges
6. What is your biggest pet peeve (something that annoys you)?  The sound of Styrofoam rubbing together...also people reading over your shoulder.
7. What are your hobbies?  Reading, traveling, trying out new restaurants, blogging, etc.
8. What has been your favorite purchase for this year thus far?  My plane ticket to Cape Town!
9. What is your favorite season? Autumn
10. What is your favorite novel? Gone With the Wind

Questions from Louise @ Louise Loves Style:

1. Start off by telling us anything you like about yourself.  
I like that I'm adventurous.
2. What is the one product you bought in the past that you wish you could buy again?  There was a Mary Kay lipstick color I liked that was a part of the Signature Collection, but I can't remember the name of it because it was so long ago.  I really loved the color, but it got discontinued!
3. Has a film or book ever made you cry? If so, which one?  Plenty have!  The first one I can think of that made me cry is La Vita e Bella.
4. What is your favourite travel destination? Europe, but also off the beaten path places!
5. Who has been the most influential in your life?  My parents because they raised me and encouraged me to go to college the first time around.
6. Have you ever bought anything you regret?  My Hyundai!  I bought it because it was made in Korea when I lived over there and I got such a great deal on it.  Also, my parents and friends both own Hyundai's and were very happy with them, but I have had terrible luck with mine.  I had to get the transmission replaced at 35,000 miles and the people at the car dealership know me by name and recognize me in public because I have to go there so much.
7. What's your favourite drink?  I really just love milk, I'm not going to lie!  
8. Do you collect anything?  Postcards
9. Where would you like to be in 10 years time?  I'd love to have a good job and possibly some children.
10. What mobile phone do you have? Do you like it?  I have an LG Touch Screen through Virgin Mobile, and it's okay, but I feel like it freezes a lot.  
11. What one thing do you dislike about the blogging world? People writing me telling me how they love my blog and saying that they will follow me if I follow them.  

Questions from Kathryn @ Bags to Boot:

1. If you had to wear only one brand for the rest of your life what would it be?  Oh like if I live to be 90 I'll still have to wear this brand?  I guess Armani if I could afford it!
2.Why did you choose your blog name?  Ameliorer la vie means to make life better and I wanted to improve my life a little by starting a new hobby (blogging) about things I love (travel, makeup, etc)
3. What's been your best moment as a blogger?  I guess when people actually started to follow my blog and read the content!  I've also enjoyed getting to "meet" some lovely ladies from all over the world.
4. What's your favourite song at the moment?  I usually don't even like stuff like this, but "Cups" from the Pitch Perfect soundtrack.  I just like her voice a lot.
5. What do you do outside of blogging?  I work a job at a movie theatre and I have subbed and probably will sub again here when schools start back up.
6. Where's your favourite place in the world?  Italy
7. What are your summer plans?  My plans were to graduate and visit my sister in North Carolina, and I've done both of those things. 
8. Best thing you ever bought?  Lasik surgery.  It was amazing when I could see so clearly without glasses or contacts. 

Questions from Jac @ Don't Touch My Tutu

1. What do you love about blogging?  Interacting with people from all over the world and writing about topics that are interesting to me.
2. Are you sweet or savory? Um, if this means do I prefer sweet or savory flavors, the answer is sweet.
3. Gold or Silver?  Silver
4. Hair or Nails? Hair
5. What is your favorite food?  One of my favorites is insalata caprese.  I also love bread pudding!
6. Favorite genre of music?  Alternative
7. Straight or Curly? Straight

My questions:

1) What is a challenge that you had to overcome as a blogger?
2)  What are some hopes that you have for your blog?
3) What is your favorite type of ethnic food?
4) What is your #1 beauty product?
5) Do you have siblings?
6) Do you prefer to live in a urban/rural/suburban setting?
7) Where do you work or study?
8) Describe your favorite article of clothing/accessory that you own.
9) Do you have a pet or what pet would you like to own one day?
10)  What's your favorite trend for fall?
11) Do you think you will still be blogging in five years from now.  Why or why not?

I nominate:

1) Suree @ Tucker Joy
2) Courtney @ Passionately Curious
4) Courtney @ Streams in the Desert
5) Kate @ Katja
6) Sloane and Claire @ The Lipglossary
10) Gabriella @ Cosmetics Crush

Thanks so much to everyone who nominated me!  
3 comments on "Liebster Awards"
  1. Great answers, I prefer reading blogs over watching videos on you tube, I guess were old school like that lol, xoxo.

    1. I guess so! :) I'm sure there are some great You Tubers, but I just haven't really explored them that much.

  2. Thank you for answering the questions. I completelly forgot about it XD