Nominated for the Liebster Award!


A couple days ago, as I was sipping my coffee and reading through the most recently submitted blog post comments, I was happily surprised with the honor of receiving a nomination for the Liebster Award from Shea over at Mishmash-Musings.  She left me a comment on my post about ways to avoid negative skin care product reactions.  I thought to myself, “How exciting that someone {ie, anyone} is reading my blog!”


What is the Liebstar Award

There are a couple of “I nominate your blog from my blog” awards swirling around the internet right now.  For me, they seem like a great way to discover new blogs and, as I mentioned above, it was also very flattering to find that I have a reader that liked my blog enough to tell her readers to check me out!

The Official Rules of the Liebster Blog Award:

1.  Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.

2. Display the award on your blog (Note that the best way to do this is to save the image to your own computer and then upload it to your blog post.)

3. Answer 11 questions about yourself, which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you.

4. Provide 11 random facts about yourself.

5. Nominate 5-11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 1000 followers

6. Create a new list of questions for the blogger to answer.

7. List these rules in your post (You can copy and paste from here.)

8. Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it (they might not have ever heard of it!)

I graciously accept Shea’s nomination for this Liebstar Award (thank you, Shea), so here it goes!

Eleven Questions asked by Shea:

1. You all have at least one review, what was the first item you reviewed?

Not going to lie, I had to go back to my first month of blog posts just to make sure I remembered correctly!  The very first review that I did was on Orly’s Neon Heat nail polish.  It is still one of my favorite colors!

2. If you could change your name to anything what would it be, and is there a reason for it?

When I was in high school, there were four other “Jenny’s” in my class.  I graduated with just 60 students, so five of us having that name was quite a big percentage.  Apparently my parents chose my name from the “popular names” list and that is all the effort that was put in for their first born.  Or, maybe it was that I was named after my great-grandmother….you take a guess at which one it was!  But, I wouldn’t change my name, I like the name Jen.  If I absolutely had to change my name, it would be to something completely ridiculous like North West {sorry, Kimye}.

3. Do you have a favorite thing to do to relax?

Honestly, if I could make a living watching YouTube videos, I would be completely content.  It is my go-to activity when I want to relax, unwind, and not think about the day for a bit.  I primarily watch beauty videos and my top three favorite vloggers are: Stef and Tracy from Eleventh Gorgeous, Dani from Coffee Break with Dani, and Jess from JamBeauty89.  I watch way more than just those three channels, and I had a hard time picking just those three as there are no many great ones out there!

4. Roller coasters, yes or no?

Nope.  I have a fear of heights and a fear of fear.  Enough said!

5. What is the number one thing on your bucket list?

This is going to be a sappy one, but more than anything, I want to hear the words, “I love you, mommy” some day.  If you have read my About Me page, you know that I unexpectedly lost my first born son in May of this year {after having four miscarriages}.  I miss Laughton like crazy every single day.  More than anything I want to provide comfort, nurturing, teaching, and wisdom to children.  I cannot wait until the day a child wraps his or her arms around me and tells me they love me.  My husband and I are currently in the middle of the adoption process and we could not be more excited at the thought of filling our home with more love, laughter, and tiny feet running about.

6. What is your favorite food?

Oh boy, this is a tough question because I love food in general.  If I had to pick one dish to eat for the rest of my life, it would have to be this dish called “Enchiladas del Mar” from a local Mexican restaurant!

7. If you could meet any living famous person in the world, who would it be, and why?

You may not agree with me, but I think my favorite YouTube vloggers are famous!  I would love to have coffee one day with Dani from Coffee Break with Dani.  She just seems like such a sweet girl yet so full of wisdom with being a beauty blogger and mom that I am sure I would learn a thing or two from her!

8. Do you play a musical instrument? If so, which one.  If not, which instrument do you wish you could play?

I played the trumpet in high school, does that count?  I could probably still play the scale if I needed to!  I wish I could play the piano although I have no idea where I would put a piano right now!

9. Do you dance in the supermarket?

Only when someone is watching.

10. What is your favorite TV show, currently?

I am going to have to say Scandal.  I look forward to watching it every week!

11. Last but not least, what made you start on this blogging adventure?

My husband kept telling me I needed to find something fun to do after my son passed away.  This blog was the answer to that!

Whew!  That was a lot of information.  Please tell me you haven’t already unsubscribed now that you know a little more about me!

Now onto my choice blogs.  I nominate the following five blogs to receive the Liebstar award.  I am glad to have found them recently, and I think you all would enjoy reading their blogs as well!

1.  Sarah over at Buckeye Beauty

2.  Joely over at Fashion Beyond Forty

3.  Amy over at Sweet Tea with Amy

4.  Ashley over at Oh for the Love of Beauty

5.  Lucy over at 2 Gen Beauty

And here are the 11 questions I would like my nominations to answer:

1.  Why did you start blogging?

2.  What is your favorite thing to blog about?

3.  What are your top three {must-have} skin care or beauty products?

4.  What is your one “guilty pleasure” you are most embarrassed of?

5.  If you could go back in time, what is the one tip you would give yourself as a new blogger?

6.  What is your most favorite product or item you have discovered because of your blogging?

7.  Besides blogging, what do you like to do in your free time?

8.  What is your favorite food?

9.  What do you want to accomplish in the next year?

10.  What is your favorite nail polish shade.  If you do not wear nail polish, what is your favorite color in general?

11.  What is your favorite season and why?

Thank you, again, to Shea of Mishmash-Musings for the nomination.  I hope you all have enjoyed this and that my nominees have a little bit of fun with their own Liebstar Award!

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4 Comments on Nominated for the Liebster Award!

  1. Shea
    November 19, 2014 at 8:13 am (5 years ago)

    I’m so sorry for the lose of your son. That is a horror I could not even imagine. It sounds like you and your husband have a lot of love to give, you’ll make amazing parents. I hope the adoption goes through for you soon. I’m so glad you found blogging and that it has helped you. You’re doing a phenomenal job, keep it up and I’ll keep reading.
    It’s funny, I had nominated Oh for the Love of Beauty, on another award. She needs to get poppin’ 🙂

    • Jen Cassellius
      November 19, 2014 at 8:28 am (5 years ago)

      Thank you for your kind words, Shea. It is weird how much blogging has helped. Maybe it just takes my mind off of things for a bit, or trying all of the new products gives me a bit of fun, but either way I am going to keep on keepin’ on!

  2. Shea
    November 19, 2014 at 8:15 am (5 years ago)

    Oh and I followed all the blogs you suggested. I will have to check them out later.

  3. Sarah
    November 19, 2014 at 8:08 pm (5 years ago)

    Thank you Jen for the nomination! I will try to get to my post ASAP!


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