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Liebster Award :)

16 Sep

I got a very excited email while I was out today- Me and JD’s Nail Art nominated me for a Liebster Award! 😀

I’ll admit, I had no idea what this award was until I looked it up. Apparently Liebster means “most favorite” or “dearest” in German. The award is “given” to new bloggers that have less than 200 followers.

Here are the rules:

1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves.

2. They must answer the 11 questions giving the award has set for them.

3. Create 11 questions for the people you will be giving the award to.

4. Choose 11 people to award and send them a link to your post.

5.  Go to their page and tell them.

6. No tag backs

Okay so let’s start this thing! 11 facts about me:

1. I live in Indiana, but my 2 favorite places are Ocean City, Maryland and Rome, Italy.

2. My first name is Cecelia, and yes, I am named after the Simon and Garfunkel song

3. I’m a huge nerd. I play a ton of video games (borderlands 2 comes out on Monday! :D) and have more hours invested in Left4Dead2 than I’d like to admit, but thank you Steam, for counting.

4. I like Apple products, a lot. In my lifetime, I’ve owned or still currently own 3 ipods, an ipad, an iphone, and a MacBook Air.

5. I’m a total gym junkie. I go to the gym every single day and if I’m forced to skip a day for some reason, I get a little upset.

6. As of today, I own 210 nail polishes, including base and top coats.

7. I’m slightly addicted to Pintrest. I don’t understand people who don’t like Pintrest to be honest 🙂 I even got my mom hooked on Pintrest.

8. I didn’t get involved in nail art or even nail polish really until probably February of this year. I’m pretty sure at least some of my love of nail polish was fueled by Pintrest though 🙂

9. I have the worst handwriting like… ever. Have you ever heard how girls have “girl handwriting” and boys have “boy handwriting” because usually girls have cute, neat handwriting and boys just don’t care? Yeah well I have been told many times that I have boy handwriting…

10. My favorite color is purple!

11. I read a lot. There’s nothing better than laying down after a long day and curling up with a good book.

11 Questions From Me and JD’s Nail Art:

1. Money no issue, what’s one thing you’d like to do?  I hope to do this someday either way but I really would love to live in Italy. I love cities and Rome has so much history and the people are so nice. Outside of Rome, the country side is beautiful. It’s the perfect place to be.

2. Most embarrassing story?  Haha, what a fun question… Well, I won’t go too much into detail but basically, I was in Kindergarden and we were “graduating” and we had to learn some song and perform it on stage. So, like 5 minutes before we were going on stage, I asked the teacher if I could use the bathroom and she said no. So long story short, I peed myself on stage in front of about 100 people…

3. Best Memory? Well, it’s hard to narrow it down to just one, but I spent a week in Ocean City, Maryland this summer and it’s the perfect vacation spot. You wake up and lay on the beach all morning and then walk the boardwalk all day and night. It was a pretty amazing week, it’s always so hard to leave.

4. If you were a superhero, what would your super power be? Is it good or evil? Hmm… I think it would be awesome to be able to manipulate time. You could stop time or go back in time. I guess it could be used for good or evil, I’d probably use it for both.

5. Favorite Holiday/Season? My favorite holiday is Halloween for sure. It’s so much fun dressing up in costumes and getting candy! Plus, Fall is when some of my favorite polishes are released 🙂

6. Do you have any addictions? Oh man, of course I do! Just to name a few: The fallout games, MIO, nail polish, Tobuscus videos, Candles, Hot Pockets, Pretty Little Liars, Tumblr, and Sarah Dessen books. I’m sure there’s much more, but I will not list them all.

7. If you had to live with only 1 piece of makeup for the rest of your life (in as many colors as you like) what would it be and why? Probably OPI nail polish. They have super cute colors and the brush is the perfect size. Plus they’ve been around for a long time so they have more colors available 🙂

8. What’s your poison? I actually don’t drink alcohol so.. Oh! But non-alcoholic Pina Coladas are awesome 🙂

9. Top 5 celebs you’d like too ‘meet up with’? John Mayer, Hayley Williams, Johnny Depp, Jason Segel, and Mila Kunis.

10. Favorite thing to relax to? It depends on my mood. Usually I play video games or read something. Or just listen to music and surf the web.

11. What made you decide blogging was for you and why this topic? I really love nail polish and nail art, it’s something I want to do as a career. And I wanted to share that with a lot of people, not just my friends or family.

My Questions to my Nominees:

1.If you won the lottery, what’s the first thing you’d buy?

2. One thing you can’t leave the house without?

3. What was your New Year’s Resolution?

4. What’s your favorite nail trend?

5. What is your least favorite nail trend?

6. If you had to wear 1 color on your nails for the rest of your life, what would it be?

7. What’s your career? Or what do you wish it was?

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

9. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?

10. Who or what inspires you?

11. What nail polish color(s) are you wearing right now?

My Nominees:


Crazy Nail Lady


Erin’s Enamel

Polish Groupie


Nail Alchemy


What’s On Your Nails?

Nooney’s Nails


Thank you to Me and JD’s Nail Art for nominating me! 🙂


Milani Gems Swatch

16 Aug

Last month, I went to Ocean City, Maryland for my family’s yearly vacation. This is the second time I’ve been there and it’s honestly my favorite place to be. While we were there, we stopped by a Walmart to grab some groceries when I realized that I forgot to bring a top coat! So I ran to the makeup section to look for a cheap top coat to use. While I was there, I saw a brand of nail polish that I recognized, but wasn’t available near me, Milani.

I’ve seen a lot of swatches of Milani polishes and when I saw this on the shelf, it intrigued me. This one is called Milani Gems from the Jewel FX collection that came out in 2010. From what I can tell, it’s a dupe for  Deborah Lippmann’s Happy Birthday and OPI’s Rainbow Connection, neither of which I own. I actually didn’t use it until just now, and I’m upset that I didn’t. It’s soooo beautiful. I’m also upset that my camera didn’t seem to like this one very much, and it was really hard to capture a good picture of this one.

I took a couple of pictures in the sunlight but the glitter didn’t really seem to shine like it did in real life so I decided to take a couple more in the shade.

This picture is much, much better. Anyway, on to the polish! Gems is a mixture of silver, gold, red, green, and magenta hexagon glitter and blue, green, red, and magenta micro glitter. Wow, sooo beautiful. This is 1 coats over 2 coats of Sally Hasen Black Out.  As much as I love glitter and shimmer, I don’t usually wear glitter top coats but I completely love this one. The formula on this was perfect except that the hex glitter likes to clump together a little bit but that doesn’t take away from the beauty of it.