Liebster Award Nomination No. 2

Hello Lovelies,

It seems I’ve been nominated for this award again, if you haven’t seen my first nomination post, which was from August this year here it is. (First Nomination Post) I was literally estatic when I got my first nomination so it’s kinda crazy to get a second one. The lovely Annabella from http://annabellaella.blogspot.com.au who left me simply the best comment and I decided it was the perfect time of the year for me to do a post like this. Now the rules are very much the same as last time with only one addition, adding 11 facts about yourself, which I’m more than pleased to share with you, since I’m welcoming quite a number of new followers into my midst.

RULES 

– Post 11 random facts about yourself.

– Answer 11 questions the awarding blogger has posted for you.

– Nominate 11 bloggers (w/ less than 200 followers) for the award and link them in your post.

– Let the bloggers you’ve nominated know they are nominated.

– No tag backs.

 11 FACTS ABOUT ME

  1. In case you didn’t know, I’m a twin, we’re not identical but it’s pretty interesting.
  2. I watch wayyyyyy too much television, no joke! I’m a complete addict.
  3. I learnt Mandarin at school between prep and year 10, was a top grade student, won awards, and i only remember how to say a handful of words and phrases. 😦 It’s hidden somewhere in my brain, I just know it.
  4. In my first year of university (which was this year) I majored in Drama.
  5. My favourite author is Neil Gaiman, I’ve read The Graveyard Book, American Gods and The Ocean at the End of the Lane. I’ve also seen the movie adaptions of Stardust and Coraline, he also has written numerous episodes of Doctor Who.
  6. I got to meet the lead singer of my favourite band (Marianas Trench) in 2012. It was beyond amazing.
  7. In case you weren’t aware, I’m extremely musical. I sing, play piano, guitar, violin, clarinet and I’ve learnt a few others. I’ve also composed a handful of songs and I rarely go a day without singing or playing piano.
  8. I’ve visited a handful of countries, they’ve been USA, New Zealand, South Pacific, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore.  
  9. I’m completely and totally in love with Camembert!
  10. My two favourite movies are Easy A and Django Unchained
  11. I absolutely love baking and started learning last year, but unfortunately my baking journey got cut short when my oven slightly blew up earlier this year.

QUESTION I WAS ASKED 

  1. What is your favorite trend of all time? (it can be fashion, makeup, or anything) Why?– In my opinion it’s winged eyeliner, I just think it’s completely timeless and really puts together any look. It seriously suits anyone and can fit with any occasion or sense of style. I’m also a big fan of plain fashion items, such a little black dresses. They are so simplistic, yet so classy and will never go out of style. 
  2. Why do you think I nominated you for the Liebster Award?– To be quite honest, I don’t know but I will assume it’s because you read my blog and you enjoy doing so. Or that you love my vibe or enthusiasm. Something like that.
  3. How do you stay creative?- This is kinda a tricky one, because creativity has been in my blood, everyone in my family is very creative and we’ve all be arty or musical. I continue to embrace my creativity through outlets such as these and keep being creative because I’m surrounded my amazing talented people in the blogging and beauty community. I’m continually inspired each and everyday whether it be through channels like blogging or through my experience is life and the people I love and care for. 
  4. If you could re-do something, what would it be? Another tricky one, I’m not one for regrets since at any point in my life or any decisions I’ve made, I wanted to do what I did, and thus have no regrets. So if I were to re-do something it would either be reliving my last high school orchestra performance or reliving when I won a silver medal at the World Choir Games, because they are timeless memories that can never be redone. 
  5. What has been the proudest moment of your life so far? – Last year I was in one of my high school’s choirs and this one was an audition only one, so I felt very exclusive, and my proudest moments are associated with the achievements I made through performing. By far performing the solo part to one of our songs in the Classical section for the World Choir Games. It felt amazing representing my country, choir and school by being a soloist.
  6. If a genie granted you 3 wishes, what would they be? – Most definitely something money related so that I could in some way lift the financial pressure that my mother has been under her entire life. Other than that I’m not quite sure what else I would ask for, maybe to not have combination skin haha.
  7. Name 5 things that make you happy. Why do they make you happy? – 1. My friends – I’ve never had many friends in my life and this year I finally made some who cared enough to get to know me and I could not be more thankful for them being in my life 2. Alex – Now I’ll try and avoid getting all lovey dovey, but he truly makes me one of the happiest people on the planet. 3. Music – If it’s listening, playing or composing, I’m just in my element and I just get so immersed. 4. Blogging – I’ve really found a passion for it this year and I feel so super productive which are things I’m sort of addicted to. 5. Makeup/Skincare – My love for these products have flourished and I love trying and creating new looks, it’s one of my passions and I’m completely in love.
  8. If you could have any superpower what would it be? – There’s that I would love to have, but the ability to speak and understand any language would be pretty awesome in my opinion. I love stories so being able to hear tales from other backgrounds and cultures would be pretty darn amazing.
  9. What is your life dream? – This is kinda corny, but to be happy and for my friends and family to be happy. To be secure and safe and healthy. To be surrounded by those who I love and who love me. 
  10. Name a time when you felt so completely alive and free. – This is really hard to pin point but this year in general has been really good for me and I’ve gone through a bit of a tough break up which in a weird way helped me live a little and generally I feel that way whenever I’m around the people I love.
  11. What is your cure all for everything? What can make you feel better instantly? – I’m one of those people who love the little things, so it could be a song, a funny cat picture or a nice txt message. I think embracing the small things in life makes a huge difference to your general happiness, well, at least it has for me. 
MY NOMINEES
  1. What is your favourite childhood movie?
  2. If you could see any three bands/artists live, who would they be?
  3. What gives your life purpose?
  4. Are there any quotes that you live your life by, or that are particularly special to you? If so, which ones?
  5. If you could learn one skill in your life, what would it be?
  6. What is your perfect outfit?
  7. What do you find most attractive in a significant other?
  8. How do you relax?
  9. Describe your first kiss?
  10. What is your favourite way to get some exercise?
  11. What is your reason for blogging? Why do you do it?

 I’ve absolutely loved doing this post for the second time around, and I can’t wait to see everyone’s answers. With 2013 ending I will be starting the #2014BloggerChallenge soon and am extremely excited to get into it. 

xoxo – OhhKaye 

Weekly Lustables

Hello Lovelies,

Boy, has this been a busy week, with Christmas and sales shopping and the movies and don’t forget the family and friends. On Monday I went and visited my little cousins, my uncle and my grandma and wished them a Merry Christmas. Then on Christmas Eve my family and I went out to dinner at Il Centro on Eagle Street Pier, looking over the River and the Storey Bridge. The whole reason we had to abandon our usual Christmas Eve dinner was due to our oven slightly blowing up earlier this year. Dinner was lovely though and we all had a wonderful night. We continued to do Christmas a day early and opened our presents that night, my big present was my keyboard and my new desk, which was a combination 18th Birthday present as well. I also got some gift cards and soap and my mum got an Elizabeth Arden makeup kit and decided that she didn’t need everything and since she knew how much I love makeup I received a few extra presents. I then spent Christmas Day with Alex and his extended family. Boxing Day was filled with sale shopping and a viewing of The Hobbit 2 which was amazing. I also went for a second round of sales shopping bound with a seeing of Frozen, which is a new favourite. I can’t decide whether I like it better than Tangled, what do you think?

Now onto my favourites (even though this whole week has been a favourite):

  1. Coastal Scents Metal Mania – I bought this ages ago and I hardly used it, until Christmas Eve and I created this really nice smokey eye, which I hope to do a tutorial on soon. 
  2. Simple Song – The Shins – This has been one of my favourite songs this week along with The Draw – Bastille
  3. Christmas Eve Dinner – I didn’t get any photos of the actual dinner because I was to busy eating it, but I got duck with panna cotta, roasted potatoes and for dessert, chocolate mousse and gelato. I also had a Singapore Sling which is one of my favourite cocktails.
  4. My Favourite Christmas Present – As I said before, my mum got a handful of Elizabeth Arden products and she was lovely enough the lipsticks among the three of us. I got the one called Tulip and I’m absolutely in love with it. It’s my first really high end lipstick, other than MAC. 
What have you been loving this week? I’d love to hear your thoughts:)
xoxo 

Boxing Day Sales Shopping – Feat LUSH, MAC and Priceline

 Hello Lovelies,

After Christmas comes the infamous Boxing Day Sales and this year I jumped on the bandwagon big time. I went on Boxing Day with Alex and then to the city today with my sister. I’m not showing everything since this is the time of the year that I take advantage of the sales and get my essentials, like socks, underwear, singlets etc, and I didn’t think you’d be overly excited to see those items. These are the items that I am particuraly happy and pleased with.

 These are the items I got at Priceline, and well I wish I could’ve gotten more but I didn’t want to break my tiny student bank. I finally caved and got the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush and it does look a little dirty cause I’ve already used it and OH MAH GLOB this brush must be sent down from heaven, I love it thus far. The two Sinful Colors I got were Cupids Arrow which is the light purple and Glass Pink. Maybelline had a big sale on, pretty sure it was 40% and these lipsticks were staring at me, I got the shade Pink Possibilities.

After a year of me saying that I was get it each week, I finally went ahead and bought MAC’s Pro Longwear Concealer in NC20. I can’t wait to try it out since it’s been raved about by so many people. Very excited indeed.

OH MY GLOB LUSH! I was already going to be heading to LUSH but on Christmas I got a gift card so I actually got a heap of stuff. A lot of their stock was 50% off and I took full advantage of the situation. If you can’t quite see, I got the Snowman Bath Ballistic, Snow Fairy Shower Gel and Santa Baby Lip Tint. I also got one of there gift sets, mine is called Woweee, which was half price too! Inside was a Ponche Shower Gel, a Fun (I think that’s what it’s called), Whoosh Shower Jelly and a Bar of Honey I Washed the Kids Soap. Can’t wait to try these all out 😀

 I took a quick stop at Typo and got a new water bottle, some pens and a new book, the picture above features mini Daenerys 🙂

So that pretty much sums up what I got, I also went and saw Frozen and The Hobbit 2 and both were absolutely amazing.

Did you go sale shopping? I’d love to hear your thoughts 🙂
xoxo

NOTD Elizabeth Arden Candy Apple

Merry Christmas Lovelies,

I wasn’t planning on doing a post today but last night when my family did Christmas early, I got this amazing nail polish and decided to do them straight away. My manicure is a little shoddy but the colour is absolutely gorgeous. The shade I’m rocking is Elizabeth Arden’s Candy Apple. I personally think this is a great shade for Christmas and I’m so happy that I get to wear on the big day.

What are you wearing on your nails? I’d love to hear your thoughts 🙂
xoxo – Happy Holidays

OOTD Christmas Eve Dinner Feat Sister & Blogmas Wrapup – #Blogmas

What I’m Wearing:
Maxi Dress from Ally
Shoes from Dotti
MAC Lipstick in Lustre
What Beth is Wearing:
Dress from Leona
Shoes from London Rebel
The #BigBlogmasproject has been absolutely amazing if I do say so myself. Today is the last day and I’d just like to say a huge thank you to anybody who’s read my posts this month or who has followed me this month. It’s been a whole lot of fun to do and albeit a little stressful since I’ve been so busy and had to learn very quickly how to use the schedule feature. I do have a few highlights, I have personally loved reading all The Christmas Tag posts but my personal favourite posts to write this month has been my weekly lustables. I only started writing them this month and I’m pretty sure they’re here to stay and if you haven’t read one of them, they are my own take on weekly loves.
Last but not least, I hope each and every one of you and your friends and family have an amazing Christmas and an excellent new year.
I’d love to hear your thoughts 🙂
xoxo – Happy Holidays

First Impressions: Sally Hansen’s Mega Shine Top Coat – #Blogmas

Hello Lovelies,

I’m a very fond lover of the Sally Hansen Top Coats, but I have a feeling that every time I’ve fallen in love with one and I’ve run out and go to do the simple task of re-purchasing it, low and behold, it’ll be out of stock. So to combat my bad luck, I decided to try a new one. Previously I’ve tried Insta-Dri and the Dry & Go Drops, I’ve loved both products and was really hoping to repurchase the Dry & Go Drops due to their convenience and their ability to save the product whilst still providing my nails with a nourishing top coat that dries the polish super duper quickly.

I’ve tried the Mega Shine Top Coat once and therefore I’m not going to do a review but more of a first impressions. After using it the one time, I’m sorta in love. I absolutely love the finish, it honestly looked as if I had gotten my nails done at the salon. They also dried quite quick which is one of the things I was worried about, I’m way too impatient to get a top coat that doesn’t speed up the process. Another concern was the since it wasn’t the drops the formula would be quite thick, like the Insta-Dri was, and that kinda bothered me and hence why I changed products, but I was pleasantly surprised since it was very smooth but also not thick and the brush allowed for a very thin coat to be applied. I’m absolutely in love with this product and can’t wait to use it more.

What’s your favourite top coat? I’d love to hear your thoughts 🙂
xoxo – Happy Holidays

Weekly Lustables – #Blogmas

  1. My New Makeup Storage – I have to say that this is a massive life saver, it’s so incredibly convenient and organised. It also looks really pretty so I can’t complain 🙂
  2. Duolingo – If you haven’t heard of this, it’s a language learning app, that turns learning a language into a game which you can follow people and build up a leader board. Alec and I have become addicted to this app this week and also a little competitive, it’s so much fun.
  3. Adventure Time Phone Case – This came in the mail this week and it looks amazing, absolutely loving the change from my plain boring pink case that I’ve had all year.
  4. Wattle Valley Dips – Can I say HOLY CRAP! These are so delicious, been a little addicted to these this week, they are so incredibly tasty. I especially like the Baby Spinach and Feta one.
  5. Herschel Pop Art Backpack – I’ve never really owned a backpack but after spending all year with a satchel for uni, I decided it was time to invest. This one is amazing and the fabrics on the inside are perfect for what I intend to use it for. It was a little pricey but I feel that I’m gonna get my money’s worth out of it.
  6. Love Actually – This week Alex and I decided to start a Christmas tradition and watch Love Actually seeing as it’s one of my favourite love and Christmas movies. I honestly think this one’s a classic.
What have you been loving this week? I’d love to hear your thoughts 🙂
xoxo – Happy Holidays