Lit from Within: Something Different Sunday - Best Blog Award!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Something Different Sunday - Best Blog Award!

I feel truly honored to have received THREE nominations for the Best Blog Award.  For a long time, it felt like I was talking to myself out here!  Ok, some days, it is still hard to believe that more than ten people check this blog out.  I can't even say that only my mom reads this... because my mom can't figure out the iPad we gave her, and doesn't understand this nail art thing anyway.

Anyhoo, it's very gratifying to get acknowledgement from your peers that you're doing something right.

I was nominated by:  I Love Nail Candy, The Polish Playground, and Colorful Cupcake Cat

These are the rules:

1. Answer the questions asked by the blog who nominated you.

2. Nominate up to 20 other blogs with less than 200 followers.
3. Create 11 questions for them to answer.

I love Nail Candy’s Questions for the Nominees

1. What's your favorite brand of nail polish? 
It’s hard to pick just one.. but if pressed, I suppose I’d go with the brand that ignited my passion for polish as an adult – A England

2. How is your polish stash arranged? 
Mostly by color, but with Indies, glitters, and holos separated.

3. Besides nail art, what are your other hobbies? My dogs.

4. What's your favorite cuisine?
Thai, but really just because Pad Thai is my fave.

5. How often do you change your manicure?
Usually every day, sometimes multiple times a day... sometimes, though, I'll go nekkid for a few days.

6. What's your favorite mani on your blog?
One I did recently has risen in the ranks – bright flowers over a darkgreen gradient.  

7. Do you play any musical instruments?
I used to play both the piano and the saxophone.  Been awhile, though!

8. What's your favorite color? 
Midnight blue

9. What's your favorite nail art technique? Painting freehand flowers, because they're always perfect, no matter how jacked up they are.

10. Matte or glossy?
  Both, but I do glossy more often.

11. What are your tips regarding nail care?  Moisturize more than you think you need to.  I use an oil blend I created based on Jojoba and grapeseed oils, and follow up with a lotion and/or coconut oil.  It’s important to hydrate as well as use oil.

Polish Playground’s Questions for the Nominees
1. Do you have any siblings?  Yes, I have a brother who is 5 years older than me.

2. What's your guilty pleasure?
  Mtv's Teen Mom & The Real World

3. What's your zodiac sign? Aquarius

4. What's your favorite color? Midnight blue.

5. Your favorite genre of music to listen to? Top 40/Pop... and 80s.  I'm a child of the 80s.
6. What's your one favorite nail polish at the moment? Orly Sparkling Garbage

7. What was your first ever nail polish you bought?  No clue.  The one that got me back into polish as an adult was A England St. George.

8. What colors do you have the most of in your collection?  Blue, maybe green.

9. What's your favorite nail polish finish to wear? Holo

10. What's your most expensive nail polish that you own?  Probably OPI DS Original

11. Do you prefer short or long nails? Short to medium..

Colorful Cupcake Cat’s Questions for the Nominees

1. What is your favorite movie? Diggstown.  You've probably never heard of it, but go find it.  Awesome con-man movie.

2. How many nail polishes do you own? No idea.  Likely between 1-2k

3. Do you have any pets? 4 dogs. (Bodie, Banjo, Pax, and Lena)

4. What nail polish are you longing for at the moment? Enchanted Love the Way You Lilac
5. Have you traveled to other countries? Mexico and Canada
6. What base coat and top coat are you using? OPI Nail Envy and Seche Vite
7. Do you read? What kind of books? Yes, I can read.   Usually they are either about dogs, or things that get made into chic flicks.

8. What made you decide to start your blog? Friends giving me grief about nail polish pix on my facebook.
9. Could you live without a TV? Only if I could watch all my shows on the Internet.
10. Chocolate or gummy bears? Please.  Chocolate-covered gummy bears.
11. Do you collect anything? Besides polish?  I have way too many shoes and purses.  Does that count?

 Lit From Within’s Questions for the Nominees

1.  If you had to wear one polish forever, what would it be and why?

2.  If you could only put on one item of makeup before leaving the house, what would it be?

3.  What is the one thing you keep that you treasure?

4.  Do you have any pets?  Do you put polish on them?

5.  What is your favorite skin or cuticle care product?

6.  What is (or would you like to be) your spirit animal?

7.  What is your number one polish lemming?

8.  What is the craziest thing you would do to get that number one polish lemming?

9.  What's your fave polish trend or nail art?

10.  What is one thing you carry on you when you leave the house (i.e. in your pocket or purse) that you think everyone should keep with them?

11.  What is one thing you have on your 'bucket list'?

If you made it to the bottom of this post, BRAVO!  

If you'd like to be nominated for the Best Blog Award, please leave your blog info on my Facebook page.  

If you don't or can't be nominated, but you still want to answer the questions, please feel free to do so either on my Facebook page, or here in the comments! 


  1. Thanks for answering my questions! It was so fun reading all your answers :)

  2. Wow, three nominations, congrats :) That was a fun read!! Your dogs are so cute :)

    1. Thsnk you so much for nominating me! I'm glad you enjoyed it. My dogs think they are so cute, they can get away with anything. sometimes, it works! lol.


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