Monday, May 27, 2013

Sunshine Award

Hi everyone!

Happy Memorial Day! I hope that you have a beautiful day today with friends and family, and that everyone gets the opportunity to relax and take the day off. I'll be studying all day, but it's gorgeous outside so maybe I'll go take my books outside by the pool. Doesn't sound too shabby to me. =)

Amy at Ooh La La Nails nominated me for the Sunshine Award! I truly love Amy's blog - she does a lot of really cool nail art that's completely original. It's always so nice and refreshing to see designs that I've never seen before, and I draw inspiration from her creativity on the regular. Like this amazing watercolor design... I love the colors and the method she used... and the animal print pattern on top just seals the deal! So thank you, Amy, for the nomination for the Sunshine Award. But more importantly, thank you for always sharing your passion with us and for inspiring me in my nail art endeavors. =)

Here are the rules of the Sunshine Award:
- Thank the person who nominated you (that's a given!)
- Post the award logo on your blog
- Share 7 facts about yourself
- Nominate 5 or more other blogs that inspire you

7 Facts About Myself

1.  I have known I want to be a doctor since I was about 10 years old, and I know I am
     lucky for finding my passion at such an early age.

2.  I started flying airplanes before I could legally drive a car.

3.  I *love* math. In high school I was the president of the Math Honors Society, probably 
     the nerdiest club position on campus next to like... Bridge Club president? haha. But 
     I planned some awesome Pi Days (on 3/14) with copious amounts of pie!

4.  I love to bake. Pies are my specialty. Especially apple. Mmm...

5.  Top 3 favorite movies: Sin City, Shawshank Redemption, Gladiator. And Grandma's Boy 
     is a close 4th.

6.  I've been a vegetarian since I was 12 because I don't like the texture of meat. But I will 
     eat crispy charred bacon any day.

7.  I studied abroad in Paris for 4 months and traveled to Italy, Budapest, Amsterdam, and 
     many other places with one of my best friends Claire, who actually moved to France 
     and now lives there! I was somewhat fluent in French when I left Paris, but now? Not
     so much.

My Sunshine Award Nominations

Jezzica at Little Miss Nail Polish.  I love reading Jezzica's posts - they're always so upbeat and positive, which makes me happy. She swatches some seriously gorgeous and unique polishes and takes awesome photos of them, as well as does really neat nail art!

Melissa at Lacquer Reverie.  Not only do I love Melissa's swatches, honest reviews, and awesome combos, but I also love that she has her own voice and isn't afraid to speak her mind. 

The Bubbly Brunette.  I think she was one of my first friends in this crazy nail blogosphere, and we both started our blogs around the same time. Her reviews are short and sweet, which I, as a rambler, appreciate! 

Charis at Charismatically Polished. First of all, love the blog name. Second of all, love her beautiful nails and beautiful swatches and art.

Jewelyz and Nails. I found her blog very early on when I started blogging, and it honestly seems like she has endless amounts of creativity. I also really like that although we don't speak the same language, we can still appreciate each other and bond over our obsession with polish.

So that's it for today! I truly appreciate all the blog love and support, and I hope you all know that I support you in your obsession as well! I love this polish blogging community, and I'm so happy to be a part of it.

Thanks again, Amy, for the nomination! You're the best!  I hope you all have an amazing day, and thanks for stopping by!


  1. Congrats on your nominations! It was so interesting reading your random facts. Its so cool that you studied abroad and one of your best friends now lives in France :D

    1. Thanks, Lisa! I really love your support, and I hope you know that I love and support your blog as well! I really miss her.. I hope she moves back here after she's spent enough time in France haha

  2. Oh wow thank you for nominating me! :-) So sweet! I really like your nailarts too and it's so funny we don;t understand the language but we can talk our nailart-language!

    How cool that you've been in Amsterdam, how did you like Holland? Isn't it great there hihi :D

    1. Of course! You really deserve it =) I can't wait to read your random facts!

      And yes!! I think Amsterdam and Budapest are my favorite places in the whole world! The people were so friendly and there was just so much positivity and good vibes all around

  3. Wow...I just read this!! Thanks for nominating me, Kelsey! And it's so nice to know that you have a soft spot for bacon. :P

    1. Of course! Can't wait to see your post =D And yes, I can never give up bacon mmm. We always end up talking about food lol!

  4. Hi Kelsey and thank you so much for this nomination!! :D I'll do my post very soon!
    I was really touched to read your words about my blog! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!! <3 It's friends like you who gives me the energy and drive to continue to blog! And believe me, after over 400 posts you need energy to continue ;)
    It was very nice to know a little more about you! I love to bake to! :D

    1. Aww of course! I meant every word of it <3 I had no idea when I started this blog that I would be able to make friends all over the world like I have with you.. it's so amazing! I can't wait to read your facts about yourself =)


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