The Liebster Award

Liebster Award

My journey on beauty blogging started a long time back. This is in fact my second blog, but it is still in its very nascent stages. I started my first blog over a year back, but there were lots of security issues which I wasn’t aware of and the website was getting hacked frequently and at one point the hacker’s code were embedded everywhere and it became very difficult to revive the blog. I left it and didn’t feel like blogging anymore, but I knew I was missing on something – at the same time I was scared it’d get hacked again. After much thought and a lot of pushing from my husband I started a new blog www.beautynyx.com and this time around I am being extra cautious.

Though my journey on this blog has been short I want to thank my readers for their support. And continuing the happiness streak I received my very first nomination The Liebster Award from Aditi of Serene Sparkles. Aditi on her blog reviews about skin care, makeup and more. And like me she seems to be a big The Body Shop fan as well. Check out her awesome blog and share your love. Thank you Aditi for being a regular on my blog and nominating me.

Just as I was writing out my responses for my first Liebster Award I got 2 more nominations. One was from Sonali of Golden Rim and the second from Fatima Janan who blogs at Fanaa’s Beauty Blog. Sonali blogs a lot on skin care, especially natural products. I have been following her blog for sometime now and I am envious of her skin care collection. Fatima Janan a newbie like me has an amazing collection of MUA makeup range. I want to thank all three girls for nominating me. This means a lot to me.

Liebster Award is an online award given to bloggers by bloggers. This is a way to acknowledge their hard work they are doing in their interest.

Liebster Award

Rules For The Liebster Award

  • Thank the person who nominated you and comment on their blog.
  • Include a link to their blog.
  • Nominate 10 bloggers that you think deserve the award and notify them.
  • Answer the 10 questions you’re given and give 10 more for the bloggers you nominate to answer.
  • Make a copy of rules in your post.

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My answers to Aditi’s questions

1.     Which is the best skincare product you’ve ever tried?

My favourite skin care product is Himalaya Neem Face Pack. I have been using this since my college days and it suits my sensitive oily skin well. I love this to bits. Apart from this I like using a DIY face pack made of besan, turmeric and curd. It brightens, tightens and tones the skin.

2.     Tell me one of your most favorite motivational quotes?

More than a motivational quote it is a line from a poem titled “All That is Gold Does Not Glitter” written by J. R. R. Tolkien for his fantasy novel The Lord of the Rings.

The line reads, “Not all those who wander are lost”. It means that to some it may seem like you are wandering, without a goal, purpose or direction. But it doesn’t mean that you are lost. You will explore and rejoice. You will value and learn from the journey.

3.     Have you ever wanted to learn a foreign language? If yes, then which one?

I did learn a bit of French in my schools days. But never learnt enough to converse in the language. I would love to learn French again.

4.     What do you think looks more beautiful Sunset or Sunrise?

I find it difficult to be partial to either of these. Both sunrise and sunset are beautiful in their own way. The sunrise holds the bright promise of the day ahead. And the sunset holds the beautiful mysterious and the memories of a beautiful day gone by.

5.     Pizza or Burger?

Pizza all the way. I am a big Italian cuisine fan.

6.     Do you like cooking? Have you ever cooked something that turned out to be really awesome?

I am not very fond of cooking, at least not yet. Even still, there are 2 dishes that I like to cook and I think they come out well. One is a simple yummy potato fry and the second is a vermicelli upma.

7.     If you could only use two makeup products for the rest of your life, what will they be?

I would opt for eyeliner and a glossy lipstick. It would be simple makeup, just the way I like it.

8.     Has blogging helped you in anyways like making new friends, confidence, developing writing skills, being organised etc.?

Yes to all. I have got to chance to be introduced to some wonderful people. To showcase my writing on an open platform has strengthened my confidence and with every single post I can see my writing style improving.

9.     Do you follow any superstitions?

No I don’t. I believe in learning the science behind the superstition and seeing why it was said and if it still applies till date, rather than blindly following it.

10.  How do help yourself come out of a bad mood?

I like to clean and organize my things. Apart from this I go on a binge-watching spree of my current favourite TV series.

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My answers to Sonali’s questions

1.     What do you specially do on weekends?

I am big movie fan. I like to catch up on the latest movies whenever possible. Rest of the time I try and relax, and catch up with friends.

2.     Have you ever thought of being full time blogger?

Haven’t really thought about it yet. I will have to see how it goes. But the idea is very enticing.

3.     Which is your favorite place to visit?

I have been to New Zealand once. I loved the place so much that I definitely want to go there again.

4.     Home made food or street food?

Homemade food. Mom’s cooking to be precise.

5.     What was your first thought when you woke up in this morning?

My first thought when I wake up in the morning is either “How is it morning already?” or contemplating if I should sleep a little longer or workout.

6.     What cheers you up?

Meeting friends. Drinking Oreo milkshake. Shopping. Binge watching of my favourite TV show.

7.     What do you order or not order at restaurant?

I like potato and almost always end up ordering at least one potato based item.

8.     What question do you hate to answer?

I am not sure. I can’t think of anything now. Maybe I will know when I am asked that question.

9.     Have you ever dance on stage?

Yes, during my school days. And to say the least I was happy not to be the worst person on stage.

10.  What have you always wanted? Did you get it?

As of now what I really want is to visit New Zealand, if possible live there. I loved the place, the vast expanse of nature, lakes that stretch for many kms, the people there. Everything. I do have plans of going there. Just not yet.

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My answers to Fatima’s questions

1.     Where did the name of your blog come from?

I knew my blog’s name needed to have the word beauty or similar words in it. It is a word that can’t be seen superficially. It holds something bigger. Nyx is a fairy, a Greek Goddess who stood at or near the beginning of creation – all things beauty in my case.

2.     How would you describe your blog in 3 words?

“All things beauty” – this is also the tagline of my blog.

3.     What is your most worn clothing item in your wardrobe?

Blue jeans and any t-shirt that I can find.

4.     What would you say is your favorite song, to lift you up from a bad day?

I like That 70s show theme music. It is very chirpy and full of life.

5.     Favorite movie quote?

This is the same question asked by Aditi. So, I am just going to copy paste my response.

More than a motivational quote it is a line from a poem titled “All That is Gold Does Not Glitter” written by J. R. R. Tolkien for his fantasy novel The Lord of the Rings.

The line reads, “Not all those who wander are lost”. It means that to some it may seem like you are wandering, without a goal, purpose or direction. But it doesn’t mean that you are lost. You will explore and rejoice. You will value and learn from the journey.

6.     Who would you say is your ultimate role model and why?

My mom. She has worked very hard for her family. Balancing a full time job, taking care of 2 kids, she has shown it all. She is patient no matter what and is always full of life. Even if I could be half the person she is, I would be happy.

7.     Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

There are a lot of things I want to do in 5 years. I want to travel and see a lot of more places. Challenge my fears and try to get past them. And overall grow as an individual and a professional.

8.     What TV show are you currently watching (or what did you watch last)?

I am currently watching 2 TV series Elementary – this is about a modern day Sherlock Holmes in New York, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine – this is about cops in the 99th precinct in Brooklyn.

9.     What is your favorite place to visit?

I have been to New Zealand once. I loved the place so much that I definitely want to go there again.

10.  What was the last thing you personally cooked?

Popcorn. Does this count as cooking? 😀

11.  What was the last website you were on?

Amazon.in. I was checking out their sale.

Below are my questions for all of you nominated bloggers I would love to read your answers.
  1. Why did you start blogging?
  2. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
  3. If you could act as the main lead in a movie, which movie would it be and why?
  4. What is your favourite movie quote?
  5. If you had to give up one forever which would be – lipstick or lipgloss?
  6. Who was your childhood hero?
  7. If the sky is the limit, what would you like to do next?
  8. What is your favourite makeup and skincare trick?
  9. Who is your favourite Disney cartoon character?
  10. What’s your favourite hobby (aside from blogging!)

And at last I would like to nominate these awesome blogs. All the best ladies, waiting to read your responses.

  1. Neha of http://www.beautespark.com/
  2. Bhavya of https://deckedupbeauties.wordpress.com/
  3. Shampita of http://therainbowlady.blogspot.in/
  4. Shwetali of https://notsohardtobepretty.wordpress.com/
  5. Mariyam of http://www.themidnightbeauties.blogspot.in/
  6. Julia T of http://juliaspuellaaeterna.blogspot.in/
  7. Emmy Ching of http://www.makeupwithemmy.blogspot.in/
  8. Dipti of http://rainbowcolumns.blogspot.in/
  9. Aashima of http://glamchica.blogspot.in/
  10. Rajshree Sawant of http://www.thechicsterdiaries.com/
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Sangeeta the author behind BeautyNyx hails from the city of Chennai. She has a background in advertising and stumbled into beauty blogging by chance. She has a skin that has a mind of it's own, but that hasn't stopped her from exploring various brands. She loves rambling about things and has a slowly but steadily growing makeup & skincare collection.

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  1. O my god sangeeta…you site was hacked??? I don’t understand such people who want to ruin someone’s hard work…I would request you to do a post on how to make your blog secure and hack free…it would be so useful for new bloggers …And congrats to you for the award…and I can understand that when we get disheartened from not being able to follow our passion then how our husbands come as an angel and inspire us to move forward…I have myself started my blog after a lot of push from my husband to follow my passion and I am loving it now..cheers to the husbands..hehe

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