I was given the Liebster Award from the lovely and oh so talented Claire from Aucuparia Brumalis. I love reading her blog, so please pay her a visit, and don't forget to tell her Liz say's hi :D

The rules: Use them as a guideline, but you don't have to follow them to the T, I know I'm not :P

1) Post 11 facts about yourself.

2) Answer the questions the tagger has set for you and create 11 questions for people you’ve nominated.

3) Choose 11 people to give this award to (with fewer than 200 followers) and link them in your post.

4) Go to their page and tell them.

5) Remember, no tag backs.

11 facts about yours truly:

1. I've never been camping, nor do I have any desire to do so, unless it's on the beach.

2.I prefer pepsi over Coca-cola.

3. I've locked myself out of my apartment more times then I care to admit :P

4. I'm a huge fan of the HBO series Carnivale, and I'm still bitter that it was canceled after only two seasons!

5. I can't live without blush!

6. I started waxing my own eyebrows after moving to Japan. No way I'm paying 6,300 yen!!

7. Generally, I prefer lipstick over lipgloss.

8. I learned how to blow dry my hair while I was on tour with Cirque Du Soleil.

9. I have an extremely dark sense of humor.

10. I've experienced several forms of racism or discrimination living in Japan. Maybe I'll write about it one day.

11. As much as I enjoy going out, I also love staying home and enjoying my apartment.

Claire's Questions:

1) Why did you start blogging?

Several of my Friends, family members and former clients suggested that I start a beauty blog. They were always emailing me or scheduling Skype dates whenever they need beauty advise, questions on a product or help with a look for an event.  I'm really enjoying this creative outlet, as well as, being able to make friends with people who have the same obsessions as myself.

2) What is your favourite lipstick colour?

Deep vampy reds, orange and purples.

3) Do you follow trends? Why, why not?

Not at all. I believe you should wear things based on your own personal taste, not on what someone else dictates.

4) When did you start wearing makeup?

Early, probably when I was in middle school, but not on a daily basis.

5) What does makeup/fashion mean to you?

a form of creation, transformation, and expression.

6) Who/what is inspiring you (makeup, fashion, life)? Why?

Music, films, and art. All these things evoke thought and emotion.

7) Who is your favorite fashion designer and why?

John Galliano, and Jean Paul Gaultier (but there are more). Their brilliance is maddening!

8) What is your passion (writing, singing, painting, etc.)?

Art, music, history, films, makeup, colors, knowledge, food.

9) Is there a beauty product everyone seems to dislike but you love it?

I don't know what I like that others may dislike???

10) What is your go to hair product? Why?

Deep Conditioning Hair Treatments.

11) What is your favourite place to shop and why?

Mitsukoshi in Ginza. Because it's my beauty version of Cheers..."Where everybody knows your name"...

My nominees:

drivel about frivol

Sakura Lovely

A Passionate Obsession

Beauty Sketch by Jacq

The Makeup Wonderland

Buggiesbee (I know you don't have a blog woman, but that just goes to show you much much I love you :D Just answer the questions in the comment box thingy :P).

All Glitzed Up

Rouge Deluxe

My Newest Addiction Beauty Blog

Yuli Conversations



My Questions:

1. Which beauty brands Fall/Winter collections are you looking forward to the most?

2. What's the last beauty product you purchased?

3. What are your favorite eyeshadow colors?

4. What was your last drink?

5. Foundation or tinted moisturizer?

6. What's the most daring thing you've done?

7. Your best physical feature?

8. Your best personality trait?

9. Your favorite beauty brands?

10. Which beauty brands do you find overrated?

11. Last book/magazine/comic you've read?

Hope you all enjoyed this post!

Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time.


  1. What's with these awards? Do you only get to keep it if you agree to the terms & answer all the questions, think up your own, pass it on etc? They seem like a whole lot of extra work & kind of remind me of those awful chain e-mails where you get all kinds of great stuff promised if you pass them on ...and doom if you don't. I think you deserve dozens of awards & recognition but with NO strings attached:))
    Perhaps passing the award on is a way of extending one's reader base though? Anyway....congrats!! You ALWAYS have my 10 points!!

    1. I don't think you have to agree or follow any of these rules, but I think it's a fun way to get to know more about one another. Also, you can discover other people...now answer my questions woman!!

  2. Omg Liz I missed you so much! My laziness has overwhelmed me..... keke I promise I will get to this!!! (cough .... within the month.... cough)

    1. I love you Ari! Take your time, and you don't have to tag as many people, do whatever it is that you like :)

  3. John Galliano makes amazing dresses! Was so much fun to read something about you! Liz, I hope you know, that I didn't tag you because I want more readers :/ (I basically like what you are doing!) or whatever ... it is a fun tag, thank you for participating! <3 / Claire

    1. Hey sugar!

      No need to explain yourself Claire...EVER! I was happy that you thought of me, and I have a lot of respect and admiration for what you do. The fact that you like what I do drives me to want to do more! <3333

  4. In case you read this Claire - or perhaps you could pass this info on Liz? - I wasn't aiming any criticism in your direction AT ALL. It was just a general observation that these awards appear to entail even more work. I then thought that perhaps participating wasn't such a bad idea after all because that way you increase your reader base, get to know fellow bloggers better and by passing the award on, help new unknown bloggers find some recognition etc.
    I'm truly sorry if it came over as a negative aimed at you. NEVER ever!

    1. Will do Buggsie :) I know exactly what you meant. No need to apologize here, you weren't being negative, and So Lonely in Gorgeous no need to apologize zone! Love you <3333 Now answer my questions!!!! :PPPP

  5. Congrats on the award and thank you so much for nominating me! It totally made my day. :) I will get to the post as soon as possible.

    1. Thank you Kassica :) You deserve it, and take your time.

  6. ok.. ok.. i'll do it... (jotting it down in my posts to do list....)