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Happy Sunday All!

I hope you’ve all had a great weekend and gotten in some nice relaxation and rest to gear up for the new week ahead. I’ve been diligently planning my breakfast, lunch and snacks for the week and I’ve got hold of this brilliant idea to put all my meals in mason jars ( sadly, not mine! ), but which I found on this amazing food/fitness blog – Big Red Kitchen – written by it’s founder, Robin, whose fantastic imagination and creativity when it comes to healthy food and how to do it fast and effectively really inspires! You can see more on her Mason Jar Meals – here. Other than that, I’ve been playing the PS3 all weekend with my boyfriend to kind of zen out and let me just say that the original Silent Hill is SO scary!! I seriously couldn’t get past the first level. IT’S SO CREEPY! I also played some Little Big Planet (so cute!) and then my newest obsession : JK Rowling’s Book of Spells by Miranda Goshawk which is this interactive game for the PS3 Move which allows you to learn how to do all the spells from Harry Potter (time to geek out and gush!) and OMG it is AWESOME! If you’re a fan of the books or films or whatever, I highly recommend it. It’s obviously meant for young children, but I have absolutely no shame in enjoying it regardless! I will try to post some images on Instagram (@StorybookBeauty) if you guys would like to see what the game looks like. It is SO MUCH FUN!

Okay,  so past my rambling on about my weekend, today’s post is a big massive THANK YOU! for all the lovelies who nominated me for a few awards this past month or so – THANK YOU SO SO MUCH! It means loads to me that others read my blog and like the posts, find them helpful, and keep coming back so thank you very much to all of you.

And onto the Awards!


 Thanks so much to AOuiBitofRed for nominating me for this Beautiful Blogger Award!

You can see her original post on it – here.

The Beauty Blogger Award has the following rules:

1. Link back the person who nominated you.
2. Post the award on your page.
3. Tell seven facts about yourself.
4. Nominate seven bloggers and let them know they have been nominated.

7 Facts About Me:

  1. My favorite song of the moment is Radioactive by Imagine Dragons. 
  2. I have an obsession with all things fantasy related including HP, OUAT & Grimm.
  3. I love zombie films!
  4. I really enjoy film score soundtracks.
  5. When I was 5, I once peed myself on the swings at school ( you totally needed to know that).
  6. I have a strange like for checking the mail ever since I was young. I think it’s because nobody ever wrote me letters and I was always hoping someone would Lol. Now I look forward to beauty parcels !
  7. My favorite drink is milk tea with boba or jasmine tea with aloe jelly. YUM!


  1. MyLuciteDreams – I love your product reviews. Somehow, I think we have the same skin and like the same products so thanks for reviewing them for me! LOL.
  2. SweetJellyBean – I love how cute and adorable everything on your blog is. Your presentation is so much fun and I love that!
  3. BeautyandtheBestoftheRest – You are truly a brilliant writer. Your mini novel last year was AMAZING (did you ever finish that btw??) and your posts are just as great. I love reading your posts even if they are simple and short. Plus, I find I really like you as a person too because you have a lot of integrity.
  4. ASimpleLifeofFashion – I love your simple fashion posts – They are exactly what your blog is about and it’s a lot of fun to see what you’re wearing! I really enjoy being nosy haha.
  5. FashionNoodles – I love that you have tons of fashion posts, but your posts are still diverse with bits of different things thrown in! They’re always fun to see and read!
  6. HealthyFrenchie – Your posts inspire me. How you overcame your own life struggles and help others really inspires me in life and as a blogger. I love your tips and pictures of your town and adorable dog, Freddie!
  7. BrownPonytail – I really find your posts to be so entertaining and funny. You have great comedic timing as a writer and your posts are also really helpful!


Next is the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award – Thanks SO much to Breige @ Beauty & the Best of the Rest for nominating me! You can see her original post – here

The Rules for this Award:

  • Acknowledge the person who passed the award to you and provide their link.
  • Include the award logo on your blog.
  • Answer the ten questions I posted below.
  • Nominate blogs and link those you have especially enjoyed reading. The number you can select is up to you.
  • Notify each individual that you have nominated them.

Ten Questions from Breige:

What is your favourite TV show and why? It’s so hard to pick a favorite as I love quite a few these days, but probably Once Upon A Time as it really has the most diverse and fun story to theory craft on at the moment! I love fairy tales so it’s no wonder that I love this show. You can see my recent post on it – here.

Do you have a song that you don’t mind playing on repeat? There are loads, but one of my favorites at the moment is Florence + the Machine’s “Shake It Out” as it’s really easy to relate to and uplifting all at once. You can listen to it in my workout playlist – here.

What is the coolest thing that you have ever done? I dunno. I really enjoyed going to the UK when I was 15. That was TONS of fun and really cool to see Cardiff Castle, Tower of London, Big Ben, and go shopping and meet new people. I even got to go to school with my friends from Wales who went to a Welsh school. It was crazy to hear people speaking fluent Welsh and also to see the difference between US and UK education. Theirs is better! Lol.

What do you think makes a good blog? I think interesting, helpful, and inventive content makes a good blog. I notice that the ones who teach me new things and show me products I’ve never seen before or maybe beauty reviews that I’m curious about and do so in a fun way are the ones I keep going back to. I love a good sense of humor as well! You should be able to laugh at life and yourself.

What do you think makes a good blogger? As I said above, I think it’s someone who really knows how to write about things in a new and interesting way or is creative and can show you and teach you new things to make life more fun or just easier. Also, I really love a good sense of humor.

What is your favourite online shop? That is SO difficult to answer, but one I really love is BeautyHabit and then I love everything on Etsy and Sephora pretty much!

Tell me something completely random about yourself. I am so terrible at answering these ones. Uhmmmm. I’m really in love with the Gourmet Shrimp Taco Plate at Rubios right now. It is the most delicious thing EVER. Seriously. If you can, go try it RIGHT NOW. Lol.

My Questions for My Nominations:

What is your favorite food?

Why do you blog?

What’s your favorite part about being a blogger?

What makes you laugh?

What’s your favorite film?

What’s your desert island makeup product?

What is your favorite accessory?

What makes you feel most confident?

What do you love about blogging and what do you dislike?

And lastly, my nominations!  


The last award is the Super Sweet Blog Award – Thanks SO much to AkirahBabe for nominating me! You can see her original post – here.

Rules: Thank the blogger(s) who gave you the award and link back to their blog. Nominate other blogs for this award and let them know. Post the award on your blog. Answer 5 questions:

  1. Cookies or Cake? Cookies!
  2. Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate!
  3. Favorite sweet treat? Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies or Boba!
  4. When do you crave sweet things the most? Around my period. It’s like Good GOD Just give me some dark chocolate or shut the hell up! Yes, I’m like that Lol.
  5. If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be? I do! My mom calls me doodlebug and it never gets old! 😉

My Nominations: 

  • Pixi Wishes & Forehead Kisses – I love all of your food recipes – they look SO delicious! Also, you always include an interesting story with your posts about yourself which I find really interesting to read.
  • LatinoLook – I love that you post in English and Spanish! It allows me to practice my Spanish AND read an awesome post!
  • Wands&Pliers – We have a mutual love for HP and food apparently! I love all of your restaurant and food posts – I am a foodie at heart, I guess! Your reviews do make me wish I lived in Vancouver though!
  • NonFashionista – I love that you have diverse fashion and beauty posts and they’re always very fun and helpful.
  • MaesBeauty – Your nails are AMAZING! I look forward to seeing them everyday haha. They are fun and inventive and inspiring to nail noobs like me.

Thanks so much to everyone who nominated me and thanks also to all of you who come by and continue to read my blog – it means a lot and I appreciate it very much!

Have a Great Day!

I’m always thrilled to be nominated for awards by fellow bloggers. It is a really lovely honor and feels great to be recognized for my hard work and passion. I really appreciate it, so specials thanks to D @SweetJellyBean for nominating me for the So Sweet Blog Award and also to Hina @BeautyWidBrainz for nominating me for the Inspiring Blog Award. It means a lot to me!

So Sweet Blog Award

(5) Nominated Bloggers: 

  1. EverydayAdorable
  2. PeachMilkyTea
  3. RaRaReid
  4. FashionNoodles
  5. ChrystaloveVintage

Inspiring Blog Award 

Answer the Following Questions:

  • What clothing item makes you feel at your best? workout clothing or skinny jeans, hoodie and boots.
  • When are you most energetic? Morning/noon/evening? Evening, hands down.
  • Time to kick back and relax! What’s your pick-me-up food/drink? Drink – jasmine green tea with aloe . Food – spicy tofu or some kind of fruits or veggies.
  • Your favorite kind of chocolate?
    Godiva, dark.
  • To follow-up on that, what’s your favorite pastime? too many to name.
  • What sound do you love? holy type music, like orchestras and piano. I love a lot of soundtracks. Right now I’m obsessed with the Like Crazy OST. The movie was fantastic, btw!
  • If you could pack your bags and leave right now, what country or city would you go to? London, UK, Paris, or Sweden.
  • There’s an album called “soundtrack to your life”, what songs have to be on it?

My Life OST

  1. First Day of My Life (Bright Eyes)
  2. Spice Up Your Life (Spice Girls)
  3. Not Listening (Papa Roach)
  4. Immigrant Song (Karen O, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross)
  5. Be My Escape (Relient K)
  6. Electric Daisy Violin (Lindsey Stirling)
  7. Dead Hearts (Stars)
  8. We Move Lightly (Like Crazy OST / Dustin O’Halloran)
  9. Fragile (Like Crazy OST / Dustin O’Halloran)
  10. Dead Man’s Party (Oingo Boingo)
  • Do you have any bad habits? Smarties addiction, bad at getting up early, and nail biting
  • What’s one habit others do that you absolutely can’t stand? Carelessness, Inconsideration, and Lying.


Awards : One Lovely Blogger + Very Inspiring Blogger!

Yay! More Awards!

Thank you so much to SkinGoodness for these awards!

I really appreciate it and I always feel honored and special when another blogger recognizes me. It’s always nice to know people actually read my posts and enjoy them so thanks for that as well!


The Rules for these Awards are as Follows:

1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them.

2. Share 7 random facts about yourself.

3. Nominate 7 bloggers for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award and Nominate 8 for the One Lovely Blog Award… and leave a comment on their blog to let them know.

7 Random Facts About Me:

  1.  My favorite colors are purple and green.
  2. I have a champion line AKC Brussels Griffon named Yoshi no Samurai, or just Yoshi
  3. I have a level 80 Warlock in World of Warcraft. Yep.
  4. I am 5’6″ in height. 
  5. Due to an obsession with the Daughters of the Moon series (see them – here!) and the fact that one of the girls in the series had my name, I spent the better part of 6th grade trying to convince people I was psychic and had premonitions. Nerdy to the max lol. Don’t you judge me!  
  6. I own an Alienware laptop; a gift from my boyfriend
  7. I wear glasses now due to too much time spent on the computer. Hoorah! 
Nominations for Both One Lovely & Very Inspiring Blogger: 

Versatile Blogger Award Nomination!

Thank you Classy Anarchist, for kindly nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award!

I feel really honored and very excited to be recognized again as a blogger!

It feels really good when someone says they enjoy reading my blog posts because I do put a lot of thought into them and I am genuinely happy people enjoy reading them!

 Rules for participants :

1. Nominate 15 fellow bloggers who are relatively new to blogging (or whose blogs you enjoy most).

2. Let them know that you have nominated them.

3. Share 7 random facts about yourself.

4. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you.

5. Add the Versatile Blogger Award picture to your blog post.

7 facts about Tianna @ Storybook Apothecary:

1. I’m obsessed with the details.

2. I am a huge Harry Potter fan.

3. I love Smarties. They are awesome.

4. I handcraft all of the skin care products in my Storybook Apothecary Etsy shop

5. I live in Southern California, USA.

6. I have an annual Disneyland pass.

7. My favorite foods are Korean kimchi, Sushi, Dim Sum, hot pot anddd curry!

Bloggers I’m Nominating:

  1. Ruby Beauty Organics
  2.  Humaira Beauty
  3. MascaraismyVice
  4. Lil’MissShanghai
  5. SarahDoesFitness
  6. WithLovefromYen
  7. BeautySheep
  8. TiffanyLovesGlamour
  9. HudaBeauty
  10. BeautyandI
  11. BlissNo.9
  12. ChromaMeSilly
  13. HungryHinny
  14. FatGirlInASkinnyWorld
  15. BeastandBeauty