Tuesday, 17 September 2013

My First Ever Blog Award- The Liebster :)


Hello guys!!! I am super duper excited to write this particular blog post today as I have been nominated for my first ever blog award by Jem of  Nail Jems

The basic purpose of the award is to help upcoming and new blogs to get recognition and for that you need to be nominated by some other blogger (like I was nominated by Jems). Once nominated, The rules to be followed are:
  1. You must link back to the blogger who nominated you. 
  2. Answer the 11 questions given to you by the blogger who nominated you. 
  3. Nominate 11 other bloggers with less than 200 followers.
  4. Go to the blogs you nominated and notify them of your nomination.
  5. Give your nominees 11 questions to answer.
The questions asked to me by Jems and my answers to the questions are as follows-

1. What made you start blogging?
Once I was just browsing the facebook and I saw pictures of beautiful manicures and I was like how do they do it??!!! I then searched videos in the youtube and I discovered that the nail art community is a very big community and has been there for a very long time (I thought that its just a new thing :P) and that there are so many ways in which you can do a nail art. I discovered the use of acrylic paints for nail art (I was like wow!!! you can use acrylic paint for that as well!!!!). I then bought my nail art supplies and started my own journey. Initially the things did not turn out very well but then it was all good . I started my FB page and became member of various nail art groups. I then discovered that people blog about their nail art works (I was surprised here as well, because I thought that blogs are just to write about some random stuff..... I never thought that blogs can be used for this purpose as well). I saw that there are blogs which have a very huge following and have been here for many years, so getting inspiration for those fellow bloggers I thought that I should also write about my passion, my nail arts and so with this thought I started my blogging journey and its so far so good!!! :) 

2. Who?What inspired you to do nail art?
As I have mentioned in my first answer that I discovered that the nail art community is very big so I was inspired by many people, whose videos I saw and admired. I can not name only one person who inspired me.

3. Stuck on an island...you can take one nail polish, one manicure tool, one nail treatment, and one kind of nail art decoration... which?
Ummmm....... I wish I could take my whole box with me because it is just difficult to select just one polish but as I have to name just one so I guess I will take OPI's #NL G18 ( Every month is Oktoberfest) with me which is right now my favourite colour  One manicure tool I will be taking along with me will be my Ranara 180/240 grit nail filer. One treatment which I will be taking along with me will be my base coat coz I don't want to yellow my nails and one nail art decoration which I will be taking along will be my golden nail art foil.

4. Who are your favourite nail artists and why?
 I don't have any particular favourite, the nail art of one's I like, they become my favourite.

5. Which nail art technique do you have most difficulty with?
The answer to that question will definitely definitely be WATER MARBLING!!! I really like that technique and the designs just awwwww... me but when I start doing it I, most of the times, just fail!!! I just get mesmerized by the designs it create and just bow before the people who can get that technique right in just one go. 

6. What other hobbies do you have after nail art?
I just don't get enough time to have enough of this nail art hobby as I have to go to office and then do household chores as well but whenever I get time, I just like to read novels. 

7. Other than nail polish what's the one thing in your life that you can't live without? (thing not person!)
My answer to that would be the game 'Candy Crush Saga', the game is so addictive that you just like to play it always and don't want your lives to end. 

8. What is your dream job?
Wow!!! I would like to do the thing which I like so my dream job is to have my own nail art salon (really).

9. What would your dream house be like?
I don't want a very big house, I want to have a two room set, with a big hall, the balcony should be facing the mountains, or the ocean. I really want to have a big bathroom though, having a nice bathtub in it.

10. What would you advise for someone wanting to start a blog? 
Hmmmm..... First of all, just have positive thoughts before starting a blog, its really tough to compete with the other bloggers having a huge followers but remember they were also at our stage once, so, as the time will pass by, you will also get recognition. To boost up your followers, post about your blog posts in various nail art groups, ask other bloggers to visit your blog and do follow the other bloggers because it really is a give and take kinda thing. Participate in various nail art competition and challenges and do appreciate other bloggers and artist for the work they have done.

The 11 blogs I nominate for the Liebster award are. These are the lovely upcoming blog. Show them some love by visiting their blog.
US
Happy In Holos by Alee Noland 
A Show of Hands by Justina 
Aisuru Nails by Kagome 
Polished to Precision by Tiffany 

India
Nail the Art by Disha 

Indonesia
 Vic and her Nails by Victoria Oen 

Italy
The Beauty Case by Francine 

South Africa
Painted Fingertips by Kerry 

The Netherlands
Druid Nails by Brethil 



My 11 questions for them are-
1. What made you start blogging?
2. What's your favourite nail treatment?
3. What's your favourite nail polish brand?
4. What/ who inspired to do nail art?
5. What do you want to do in future?
6. What is your favourite top coat and base coat?
7. What will you like to tell those who are new to this blogging world or who are going to start a blog.
8. What's your favourite color?
9. Which nail art technique you find the easiest and toughest?
10. Which is your favourite TV show?
11. Which country will you like to visit?


Thanks Jems for nominating for this award and giving me opportunity to know the fellow newcomer bloggers. 

The blogs which I have nominated please confirm your acceptance of the award by leaving a comment below.

xoxo


14 comments:

  1. great answers! these awards are a great way for us new bloggers to connect! :)
    http://sassylittlenails37.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Very true Dawny, it gives us some growth and recognition in this big community of nail art..... :)

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  2. Great post! :) love the question and answers, I would take gold nail foils too! ;)

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    1. Thanks!!! i know the foil are so innovative and God knows what will happen if there is some Island party :P, then what will I do? So I will just do my nails with the sole polish and the foil to create a nice yet simple mani............. lols

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  3. I accept! (: Thank you for nominating me~ <3

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  4. Accepted. Thank you for the nomination. I'm honored! :)

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  5. Accepted! :) Thanks for nominating me

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  6. Great to know about u!!! I am smitten by nail art too!

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    1. Awwww............ thanks a lot........ :)

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