Friday, January 30, 2015


Liebster Award
I was so excited and surprised to be nominated for a Liebster Award by the amazing Laura of She Likes to Shop.  The Liebster award is given by fellow bloggers to new blogs, and it is a great way to learn about new blogs and support one another.  Thanks again Laura and it was so sweet of you to think of me!

The rules of the award are as follows: 
Mention the person who nominated you with a link to their blog
Answer the eleven questions they asked
Nominate eleven further blogs with under 200 followers
Create eleven of your own questions for them to answer
Notify your nominees

This is a great way to spread the word about smaller blogs that have a lot of potential, but may not be as well known!

Here is my Q&A from Laura:

1. What is your favorite part about blogging?
My favorite part about blogging would have to be interacting with other bloggers and my readers.  The blogging community is so supportive and I love hearing other people’s feedback on my posts and just chatting with others who love makeup as much as me.

2. Do you have any pets?
Oh, yes.  I have a three year old Bichon Frise/King Charles Cavalier Spaniel mix named Oliver who will occasionally grace the pages of Brazen Brunette.  He is my dog/child and I love him.

3. What is your favorite eye shadow palette?
Ughhh, I can only choose one?  I find myself reaching for my Stila In The Light palette the most.  It has a great range of neutrals and there is a shadow in there called “Sunset” which has to be one of my favorites of all time.

4. If you could travel anywhere tomorrow, where would you go?
A villa in Santorini, Greece.  Hands down.  Those white buildings with the blue roofs look majestic and I absolutely love Greek food.  (And for those of you Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants fans maybe I'll meet my Kostos there??)

5. What is your favorite dessert?
Last time I was in NYC I visited the infamous vegan restaurant Candle 79 on the Upper East Side and for dessert I had their cannolis.  Ahhh they were divine, I'm still dreaming about them.

6. What is your most recent beauty splurge?
I finally caved and bought the Lorac Pro Palette 2.  It has lived up to every hope and dream I had for it.

7. Are heels or flats your shoe of choice?
I would love to say heels, but I’m definitely a flats kind of girl.  I’m still trying to figure out how to walk in heels.  At age 26 you think I would have the hang of it by now, but I still think I look like a flamingo.

8. What actress would play you in the movie of your life?
I would have to go with Emma Stone.  Awkward, loves life, and has huge eyes? That describes me pretty well haha.  But seriously, I absolutely adore her and would be honored to have someone like that play me in a movie. 

9. What nail polish color are you currently wearing?
I am currently wearing Revlon Colorstay Nail Enamel in Pale Cashmere.  It’s a great neutral shade.

10. Are you an early bird or a night owl?
I am definitely an early bird.  I go to bed around 9:30pm so a night owl I am not, more like Grandma. 

11. What is your all-time favorite makeup brand?
I would have to go with NARS. They are on the pricier side, but their products are such high quality and last forever.  They can just do no wrong in my book and their product launches this year were impeccable.  Have you tried the NARS Audacious Lipsticks?! Run, don’t walk.

I’m so excited to nominate:

Questions for my awesome nominees:
If you could wake up tomorrow morning anywhere in the world where would it be?
Favorite TV couple?
What’s your go to beauty essential for travel?
How did you get into blogging?
What three words would your best friends use to describe you?
Coffee or Tea?
What is your favorite scented candle?
Where did you grow up and where do you live now?
Favorite clothing or beauty brand of the moment?
What is your favorite quote and by whom?
If you won the lottery, what’s the first item you would splurge on?

Thank you so much again for the nomination Laura, girl this was so much fun!


  1. Congratulations to you Brazen Brunette! Love your posts and pics!

  2. Congrats on the nomination Nicole! That's so awesome! :)

    1. this is my childhood lit blog profile that i had to do for a course last year haha wasn't aware that it would post it as my profile user-name "Miss Parkinson" haha