The Liebster Award #5-10

I am back from my vacation! It was nice being able to get away for a while and I had a lot of fun too!

Thank you so much Kiki, Lise, Rei, Claudia, Storm, and Asma for nominating me for the Liebster Award!

liebsteraward2017.pngThe Rules

  • Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you
  • Answer 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you
  • Nominate 11 bloggers
  • Ask them 11 questions to answer

Kiki’s Questions

  1. What inspired you to start your blog? I had a blog on tumblr, but I did not feel like I was part of the community, so I started this blog on WordPress
  2. What is your favourite vice? Gluttony. I love to eat haha
  3. If you were a colour which one would it be? Teal. I love the color teal
  4. How lucky are you and why? I think I am somewhat lucky because I have won several giveaways including the Becca Giveaway from Sephora Scandinavia
  5. Are you more of a hunter or a gatherer? As a vegetarian I am more of a gatherer
  6. What was the last gift you gave someone? I bought my mother a Naobay gift set for her birthday
  7. What is your most favourite thing about humanity? We are resilient
  8. What is the funniest thing that’s happened to you recently? My daughter likes to sit in boxes like a cat
  9. What inspires you? My family inspires me to do well and be the best version of myself
  10. If a genie granted you 3 wishes what would you want to wish? I would wish to be rich, myself and my family to be healthy, and to teleport
  11. If you were a tree, what would you be? Cherry blossoms. The trees are gorgeous when they bloom, and they are symbolic of the life cycle

Lise’s Questions

  1. If you had the opportunity to go to one place in the world and stay there forever, where would you go? As a kid I wanted to live in Australia, so I would say there
  2. What was your childhood dream? Besides moving to Australia, I wanted to be a vet
  3. What would be your “ride or die” make up?
    • Primer: Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot Primer
    • Concealer: NYX HD Photogenic Concealer Wand
    • Foundation: Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation
    • Blush: Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush
    • Finishing Powder: Tarte Smooth Operator Finishing Powder
    • Setting Spray: Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
    • Lipstick: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream
    • Eyeshadow Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion
    • Eyeshadow Palette: Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette
    • Mascara: Tarte Lights, Cameras, Lashes Mascara
  4. If you had your own make up line, what would it be called and which products would you include in it? I would name it after myself, Karalee, and I would include an eyeshadow palette that also has a highlighter, bronzer, and blush. I would also include products that were versatile like a lip and cheek tint and a highlighter/blush/eyeshadow
  5. What kind of job do you have? Are you happy with it? I currently do not have a job, but I would like to start school again
  6. Is there anything you would have done differently about your blog if you had the chance to go back to the beginning? I would not do anything differently, but I would have liked to start my blog sooner
  7. What is your favorite season of the year and why? I love the Fall because the weather is not too hot or too cold and the leaves changing colors are beautiful. Also my birthday is in September!
  8. What is your favorite tv series? My Little Pony. There are many shows I enjoy watching, but MLP is my favorite
  9. Is there anyone who inspires you? Who and in what way? My parents inspire me to do what makes me happy
  10. Is there a flavor you just can’t stand? Coconut. I cannot stand the smell or taste
  11. If your blog had a business card, what would your tagline say? I think I would use my blog’s current tagline “Beauty & the Books” because it goes well with my blog name and I plan on reviewing more books soon

Rei’s Questions

  1. What was your MSN or Online ID and what’s the story about it? karaleecupcake. I wanted to include my name and I loved baking and eating cupcakes
  2. A bad habit you can’t seem to get rid of? Picking at my nails when they start getting too long
  3. How did you start blogging? My friend in college had a blog on tumblr, and I thought it would be fun to join her so I made a blog too. I eventually switched to WordPress and deleted my tumblr
  4. What’s your dream job? I want to be a researcher to find more effective ways of helping children with learning disorders
  5. Which countries you traveled to so far? Besides the US and Denmark, I have been to Canada, Mexico, Sweden, Germany, and Australia
  6. What are the products you use for your daily skincare routine? In the morning I use the Lush Herbalism Cleanser, Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater, and the Naobay Oxygenating Cream Moisturizer. In the evening I use the Bioderma Sensible H20 Solution Micellaire, Formula 10.0.6 Best Face Forward Daily Foaming Cleanser, and the Mario Badescu Facial Spray.
  7. Describe yourself in 3 words? Kind, quiet, and practical
  8. What activities would you consider to be out of your comfort zone? Bungee jumping, rock climbing/free climbing, and playing football or other sports
  9. Something you want to do but not allowed to? Travel wherever and whenever I want because I have my daughter and money is limited
  10. What’s your favorite movie? Big Fish. I absolutely love this movie
  11. Where can we stalk you ? (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc)
    • Instagram: @karaleecupake
    • Twitter: karaleecupcake

Claudia’s Questions

  1. What is your favorite hairstyle? I like to keep my hair down
  2. Why did you decide to start a blog? My friend in college had a blog so I thought it would be fun to join her
  3. What is the thing that you do not live without? My phone. I use it for everything from making phone calls and checking emails to blogging and social media to listening to music and watching videos to taking photos
  4. If you found out that there was no more internet in the world, what would be the first thing you would do? I would probably cry because I would not know what to do
  5. Are you vegetarian or vegan? Why? If not, why? I am vegetarian because in junior high I stopped liking the taste of beef and pork and I never liked seafood. In high school I went completely vegetarian and stopped eating chicken and turkey because I did not want to be the reason why an animal was killed
  6. What country would you most like to visit and why? I have two. I want to visit Japan because I love the culture and I want to be able to experience it first hand. I also want to visit France because I have been taking French classes since high school and I want to visit Paris and Versailles
  7. Have you had to decide something that completely changed your life? Yes I have. Last year I decided to move to Denmark and it has changed my life
  8. Have you ever thought you want to be famous for a day? Yes I thought it would be fun to be a celebrity for a day, but then I remembered that most celebrities have no privacy with all the paparazzi and I want to be able to live my life without being constantly followed
  9. What is your favorite app and why? WordPress. I love blogging and I enjoy going through the Reader and reading the posts
  10. What’s your favorite lipstick brand? I would say Kat Von D. Both her liquid lipsticks and studded kiss lipsticks are some of the best I have tried
  11. Do you have any tattoos? where? If not, would you like some? I have two tattoos. The kanji symbol for love on my shoulder and an infinity symbol on my wrist. I do want more tattoos. I would like to add cherry blossoms around the kanji, Totoro and Jiji on my ankles, and paw prints on my foot

Storm’s Questions

  1. What products do you try to use on your face on a daily basis – both makeup products and skincare? I do not wear makeup every day, but as far as skincare I use a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer. When I wear makeup, I use primer, concealer, foundation, setting powder, and setting spray
  2. What are 3 things that you are extremely grateful for in your life right now, and why? I am grateful for my family because they are supportive of my choices, I am grateful that my basic needs are met (food, water, shelter, clothing, sanitation, education) because I do not have to worry about going hungry, thirsty, or cold, and I am grateful that I have access to the internet because I can learn anything online and I have met so many amazing people too
  3. What are your plans for the rest of the Summer season/whatever season you are experiencing at the moment? Well I just got back from my vacation so I am making plans for my birthday in September
  4. What are 3 of your favourite stores and why are these your favourite stores? Matas because they started carrying NYX not that long ago and they often have good sales on other beauty products. Normal because they have a ton of different products from makeup, skincare, hair care, household goods, and snacks at a good price. Arnold Busck specifically the store in Copenhagen because they have a HUGE English section and I love browsing there when I am in Copenhagen
  5. What is one big thing that you really feel the NEED to achieve in your life? Get a doctorate in Psychology. My mother never went to college and my father only has an associate degree and if I get my doctorate I will feel like I made them proud and I will be able to do so much more in the field of psychology
  6. What are 5 things that you LOVE about yourself and why do you love these things about yourself? I love my personality because I am caring and generous, and I can be funny. I love my creativity because I enjoy writing blog posts and stories. I love that I can cook and bake because I can make delicious foods for my family. I love that I am friendly because I have made so many good friends in school and college. I love that I am resilient because I can overcome any obstacle in life
  7. What is something that you have done recently and are proud of? I made stuffed avocados for the first time
  8. Which 3 places would you like to travel to most in the world – why do you want to travel to these places? Japan because I love the culture, France because I have studied French for over 4 years, and Norway because I want to see the fjords
  9. What is something that you are excited for this year? My birthday!
  10. If you could learn a new language, which would you choose to learn? Danish. I only know a little Danish and I cannot speak it either so it would be very helpful since I live in Denmark
  11. If you could instantly gain amazing skill and ability in one artistic activity, what would you choose that activity to be? Painting. I enjoy painting, but I was never very good and I admire how painters can get so much detail into their paintings

Asma’s Questions

  1. What are your current favorite beauty products? Since I already listed my “ride or die” makeup products in one of Lise’s questions, I will do my favorite skincare products
    • Cleanser: Lush Herbalism Cleanser
    • Toner: Lush Tea Tree Toner Water
    • Moisturizer: Naobay Oxygenating Cream Moisturizer
    • Makeup Remover: Matas Micellar Water
    • Mask: Lush Mask of Magnaminty
    • Drying Lotion: Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
    • Lip Scrub: Lush Mint Julips Lip Scrub
  2. What is your amazing childhood memory? Going to the zoo a lot because my mother worked there
  3. Do you remember any occasion/ event in life where your make is disastrous? In college I had many stressful nights of studying for exams and finishing writing papers
  4. How do you spend your leisure time? Watch movies and Netflix, blog, read, and play video games
  5. What made you think to create a blog? My friend in college had a blog on tumblr, and I thought it would be fun to join her. After a while I created this blog on WordPress and deleted my tumblr blog
  6. What are your goals for your blog? I hope my blog continues to grow and I can meet even more amazing bloggers
  7. What is your favorite social app? Instagram. I like posting pictures and liking other people’s pictures
  8. What is your dream destination to spend your vacations? I want to go to Japan and France
  9. If you ever find Aladdin’s lamp what are your 3 wishes? Besides the 3 wishes in one of Kiki’s question, I would wish for world peace, to end poverty, and a cure for cancer
  10. What makes you happy a lot? My family and friends
  11. What is your current wishlist of makeup products? I really want the Pur My Little Pony Eyeshadow Palette, the Mane 6 Brush Set, and the Glitter Lip Gloss Topper in Fluttershy

My Questions

  1. Where is one place you would love to visit?
  2. How would you describe yourself in 5 words?
  3. What is your dream job?
  4. What are your current goals?
  5. If you could master 1 skill you don’t have right now, what would it be?
  6. What would you do if you won the lottery?
  7. What do you like to do during your free time?
  8. Are you a morning or a night person?
  9. What is your favorite season?
  10. What is your favorite animal?
  11. What is your favorite movie?

My Nominations

  1. Tiffany
  2. Amber
  3. Emma
  4. Hollie
  5. Amanda
  6. Emilie
  7. Anna
  8. Mar Mar
  9. Tanya
  10. Cindy
  11. Nova

18 thoughts on “The Liebster Award #5-10

  1. Aw, thank you so much for answering all of our questions – you’re so sweet! And thank you for answering mine so thoroughly – lovely to get to know you better 😀 I totally get the living abroad and not speaking the language situation, happened to me whilst living in Bulgaria! Your daughter sounds adorable btw x

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