The Liebster Award

Hello, everyone!! How are you all doing? I hope you all are doing great :)

A couple of weeks ago, I was nominated for the Liebster Award by Nicole from NicolesNotes and Tess from In Good Faith, Tess. So first, I want to thank these two people! Thank you so much Nicole and Tess!!! They are one of my favorite bloggers and they have amazing blog posts so check them out if you haven't :) 

I had NO idea about Liebster Award and didn't even know this kind of awards existed in blogging world. But I was very thankful for this opportunity because I'm new to this whole blogging thing and I hope to have more friends and a nice little community for my blog someday. Also, after I started my blog, I realized that there are SO MANY people who do blogs and so I was very overwhelmed… So I'm excited for this award and get to know more people :)!

Here are the rules for the award

·Mention the person who nominated you with a link to their blog
·Answer the 11 questions they asked
·Nominate 11 other bloggers with a smaller following, but a lot of potential
·Create 11 questions of your own for them to answer
·Notify your nominees

So here they are! 

<My answers to Tess's questions>

1.     Why did you start a blog?
     I was always interested in and fascinated by the whole concept of sharing beauty tips or fashion ideas on blog or on YouTube and I'm obsessed with reading and watching them for more than 3 years. Even though I loved reading people's blogs and stuff, I never thought of ME doing it. However, at the end of last year, I made my mind to start my own blog (since I had a lot to share with the world! jk haha) and pushed myself to create an account and just go for it. I was also inspired by some famous bloggers such as Fleur De ForceZoellaAllison, and Estée (and more!!). So long story short, I wanted to have my own blog and to have a little community that I can share my beauty obsession and passion with other people. 

2.     How did you come up with the name of your blog?

     Well, I always remind myself that it's all about spicing up. We all have different features, different characters, and different ideas. To me, makeup and fashion is one of the little elements that people can use them to spice up their beauty, not something that they would use them for covering things up or anything like that. Also, makeup or fashion help us be more confident and comfortable of who we are. I think that it's about how you present yourself and I thought it's kinda like a spice that you use for cooking and baking. (Hope it makes sense!) So with that idea, I named my blog spice up your beauty hoping to inspire people :)

3.     Who is your celebrity crush?

     Guy crush: Ryan Gosling (FOR SURE) If you love him, we're on the same boat. 
     Female crush: Mila Kunis (beautiful!) 

4.     If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

     Oh god, there are SO MANY places that I want to go! but I would say Greece, England, Brazil, and  Sweden. (Of course I couldn't pick one…)

5.     Favorite memory?

     My study abroad experience!

6.     Favorite book?

     I don't have a favorite book but I'm reading the Fault in Our Stars at the moment and I love it. 
     Also, I love dictionaries!! Yes, I'm weird.

7.     Who is your style icon?

     I don't really have a style icon because I like to change up my style depending on my feeling and occasion but I always like Miranda Kerr and Olivia Palermo.

8.     Favorite quote?

    I'm such a quote junky and I always have quotes to motivate myself. My favorite right now would be   …. "We accept the love that we think we deserve" by Stephen Chbosky, and "Turn your can'ts into cans, and your dreams into plans" by Michelle Phan. It always changes though!

9.     What would your dream career be?

     I'd love to work for a beauty industry or be a consultant for diversity management. 

10.  Favorite place to shop?

     Santa Monica 3rd street promenade!!! To be more specific, Sephora, Urban Outfitters (my love) and J.Crew. And for the side note, I have none of them where I live…..

11. What inspires you?

     People who have achieved their dream and who are trying to achieve their dream. For example, I'm always inspired by YouTubers. And my friends :)

<Answers to Nicole's questions>

1. What's your favorite song/artist at the moment?
     Give Me Love by Ed Sheeran. I love all of his songs though! and Chocolate and Heart Out by The 1975. 

2. What is your favorite food?

3. How old are you?

4. When did you start your blog?
     December 2013

5. Who is your favorite Youtube artists?
     Landon Austin (

6. What is your dream for the future?
     To find my prince <3

7. Do you have any hobbies? If so what are they?
     Yes, I have. I have so many hobbies! I like ice skating. I also used to play the piano. Recently, I like to collect makeup :) Also, I like to learn foreign languages. 

8. What is your favorite store to shop at?
     Urban Outfitters (We don't have it here though…), Topshop, and Zara.

9. What are your favorite kind of blog posts to read? (ex: makeup, fashion ext)
     I really like makeup reviews but I also enjoy lifestyle blog posts when people share their thoughts and stuff because I can learn different perspective towards life. I also love to read and see beautiful pictures of their home countries because I can feel like I traveled there! 

10. What are three things you can't live without?
     Like… logistically??
     Lipbalm, my makeup bag, yummy food. Right?? haha kidding
     Hmmm.. I'd say my friends, music, and my mom! :) 
11. Why did you decide to start your blog? 
     This is the same question as 1. from Tess's so please look above for my answer for this ;)

So here are the 11 bloggers I nominate!

My questions to them are,
1. What do you do? Are you a student or do you work?
2. Where are you from/ what is your nationality?
3. What would you eat every day?
4. What are three things that are always in your purse?
5. Why did you start your blog?
6. Who is your inspiration?
7. What is your favorite makeup brand and why?
8. Who would you meet if you could meet anyone?
9. What do you look for in a guy (or in a girl)?
10. What is your favorite thing about yourself?
11. What is your dream? 

So yeah! That is everything and I hope you enjoyed reading this and I hope you maybe get to know me a little bit from my answers :)

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Much love,