Liebster Award?...

Hi! I was given the Liebster Award by HG Nail Design almost two weeks ago and I finally had some time to share it with all of you. Warning: this post is loooong because I'm in the mood to chat. lol.

When you are nominated, you are meant to:
- Share 11 random facts about yourself.
- Answer 11 questions given by the person who nominated you.
- Nominate 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers.
- Write 11 questions for them to answer.

I have received this award before so I'm just going to share 11 random facts and then answer HG Nail Design's 11 questions. So, tadaaa. These are 11 completely crazy random facts about me:

I currently have seven pairs of boots. I live in a tropical country and the usual footwear you'll see ranges from flip flops to sandals. And then, there's me, who likes wearing boots. Hihi.

I love purple. My bedroom walls, ceiling, cabinets, bed, blanket, pillows, cellphone case, bathrobe, shampoo bottle, towels, slippers, umbrella are all purple. Oh, my laptop's purple too (it was actually gray but I covered it in purple decals, lol)...

I have two boxes full of assorted glitters. I experiment and mix them when I feel a little stressed out. I have fun seeing the colors blend together. 

I once watched seven seasons of Gilmore Girls back-to-back while cross-stitching... I wanted to finish a pattern but I got too distracted by the series. lol.

I hate tying my hair. I don't really know why but I just feel so exposed whenever I tie it.... Maybe it's because my neck hates feeling breezy... Haha.

I only have one pair of jeans left. I wear leggings and jeggings most of the time now. They're just so comfy and colorful. 

I make my own wrappers for Christmas. I stamped red and gold stars on some white papers last year. This year, I might go for red, green and gold snowflakes. Hmm.... 

I am scared of going to salons or spas... I just feel so awkward and out of place. And I don't want anyone else touching my nails. Just, don't... Hehe.

I hate insects and bugs. I don't care what shape or color they are - I hate all of them. Oh, and I loathe flying cockroaches. I hate cockroaches to begin with and flying ones?? Whoa... Total nightmare. You will hear me squeal and reach unreachable notes...

I have a rapidly growing tape collection. I currently own 33 rolls of different patterned tapes. And I don't know where I'm going to store them.... lol.

I love pizza. If I can, I would eat it 24/7 for the rest of my life... Hihi.

Now, here are my answers to HG Nail Design's questions.

1. What is your favorite polish?
I have a lot of favorites and they are mostly dark colored ones. I like vampy nails. Hihi.

2. What is your favorite technique to use?
Hmmm.. I wouldn't call it a technique exactly but I like applying a matte top coat on almost any polish I encounter. Like I always say, I'm a matte freak... lol.

3. What mani are you planning for the next holiday?
For Halloween? I'm not sure yet... But I want to try something spooky and wacky.

4. What is your favorite top coat?
I use Bobbie's Super Fast Dry Top Coat. I change my mani a lot so I like that it's very affordable.

5. What is your favorite tool to use when doing freehand nail designs?
The Toothpick. I can try to do intricate designs with it because it's tip is so tiny. Hihi.

6. What time of day do you do your manis?
I usually do them before either 8:00 - 10:00AM or 1:00 - 3:00PM because I take my under-the-sun shots during those intervals.

7. What techniques have you not tried yet that you would like to?
I haven't tried that much freehand techniques yet. I've seen awesome one-stroke ones on Youtube and hopefully, I can be that awesome too. Hehe.

8. What is the biggest challenge you've faced while writing your blog?
I have a hard time describing nail polishes or nail designs. I think I have a limited amount of adjectives floating around inside my head...

9. What do you use for your base coat?
I use the same base coat and top coat... to save money... lol..

10. What lotion or oil do you use for your cuticle care?
I don't use oil because my hands sweat a lot so that will be an icky disaster. Instead, I use Caronia's Nourishing Creme that has a green tea scent. It's really refreshing too.

11. How much planning goes into your mani and how much of it is spur of the moment?
I don't really plan that much.. I just usually look at all my nail art paraphernalia and randomly choose something to do.

12. What polish do you think everyone should have in their collection?
A matte top coat! Hehe.

Whew. Sorry that took so long. I hope you enjoyed reading. Thanks again to HG Nail Design for giving me this award! And thanks to all of you for dropping by! I'd love to hear random stuff about you too. Hihi. Good bye and I'll see you again soon!


  1. Congrats on the award!
    Wow~ Your glitter collection is beautiful!

    1. Thanks Anastacia! Hihi. I just really like mixing glitters.

  2. I absolutely love reading you post. they are always fun :D

    1. Thank you! Hihi. I'm glad you had fun reading it!

  3. Kat, we have a LOT in common girl! We both live in tropical climates, i hate bugs/insects, i love the color purple and hahaha I knew you were going to say MATTE. I knew it! Hope you do some Halloween inspired nails this year. That would be cool. Enjoyed reading your responses. Have a great week.

    1. Hahaha. Thanks Kim! I will do my best to create the spookiest nails I can.

  4. Totally agree about the matte top coat! And as for adjectives, I resort to using a thesaurus haha. :D I love boots too. I live in a place that rains a lot, so they come in handy. :)

    ~ Yun

    1. Thanks Yun! Maybe I'll try searching for a thesaurus too next time. Hihi.


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