Posts Tagged ‘Awards’

Blog Your Heart Out

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

A few weeks back I was nominated for a Blog Your Heart Out award from Nailmanic and LeLack, thank you so much! I know I’m really slow with getting this published but I thought it was better late than never =)


The rules for this nomination are:
Answer 5 given questions and nominate 5 other bloggers with less than 100 followers. The nominees should also be told that they are nominated.

1. What/Who encouraged you to start blogging?
I started following a few beauty and nail polish blogs about four years ago, and I guess that sparked my own desire to show and write about my own experiences in the world of nail polish.

2. How do you choose what topic(s) to blog about?
That was pretty easy. I’ve been crazy about nail polish since I was a teenager, and since I’ve often gotten compliments on my nails and hands through the years I thought I would dare to show off my paws on the interwebz as well =) I do love makeup too, but I just don’t get around to blog as much about that as I’d like.

3. What is something that most people don’t know about you?
I’m quite fascinated by animals, and even dead ones. If I find a dead animal somewhere I might just pick it up and examine it if it hasn’t been torn into pieces. I guess a lot of people would find that macabre.. but that’s me.

4. What three words describe your style?
Geeky, black and weird!

5. What do you like to do when you’re not blogging?
I like to cuddle with my cats and fiancé, taking walks, photographing other things than my nails, watching TV series (a lot of sci-fi). I’ve also started to be more physically active as I need to loose a few pounds, and I think I’m finally starting to enjoy it.

Since I’m behind on my blog reading I’m not sure who’s already received this award, but here are my five nominees:

Gelic’ Nail Art
Make It Fab

Sunshine Award – a little late…

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

When I went through my drafts I found this little post that had been forgotten. The sweet Sminkan gave me a Sunshine Award a couple of months ago, and it seems that I didn’t get around to actually posting about it. I’m too lazy to write this post in both Swedish and English so I hope I’m excused =)


The rules are the following:

  • Thank the person who gave you the award
  • Put the award badge on your blog
  • Share 7 facts about yourself
  • Nominate 5 or more blogs that have inspired you

First of all, thank you Sminkan! It means a lot to me since you’re one of the first bloggers that I started following a few years back, and it’s always a joy to read your posts and look at your wonderful photos.

So, here are 7 random facts about me:

1. I love the gothic Bleeding Edge dolls and figurines. I don’t have a big collection, but whenever the mood strikes me (and I have the money for it) I will order something from Ebay. They make the little goth girl in me happy =)

2. I’m insanely afraid of heights. My fear of spiders have gotten better over the years, especially since moving to a house, but I still can’t cope with ladders and other situations where I feel like I can fall to my death. This feeling occurs when my feet are about a meter above the ground, so I still have to work on that..

3. I don’t like cheese. I can  enjoy cream cheese and the more tasteless types of cheese on my sandwich, but when it comes to hot cheese sauces, or parmesan cheese I just want to throw up. Eww.

4. I’m really shy, but it’s slowly getting better. I try to push myself to meet new people whenever I can, but then we have that other thing that concerns actually talking to them =) I think my main problem is that I find myself boring and don’t have much to tell about my own life.

5. Cats are my favorite animal. No kidding? =) I have two wonderful tuxedo cats by the names Sisco and Lakrits (means licorice in Swedish). Sisco’s name is a mix between Cisco Systems (computer geekery) and captain Benjamin Sisko in the TV Series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (sci-fi geekery).

6. I absolutely love licorice! Sweet licorice, salt licorice, in all forms and shapes! It’s no wonder I named one of my cats after this tasty thing.

7. Stargate SG-1 is my top favorite sci-fi show. I just love all the main characters in that show.

When it comes to the nominating I’m pretty sure that most of the blogs I follow have gotten this award already. Anyway I can’t really choose so I nominate all you lovely bloggers out there that I follow, you’re all doing a wonderful job and are truly inspiring!




Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

I got an ABC-award from Pamsan (ClawsInColor), thank you! So here’s my go at a list of my own. I have cheated a little and used both Swedish and English words to get a complete list about myself =)

Anti-social. I’m shy and lazy, which means I’m not the most social person in the world.

Bilar (Cars in Swedish) – I’ve loved cars since I was a kid, especially sports cars that I never will have the chance to own. My dream car would probably be a purple metallic Audi TT with the registration plate roxcat!

Cats- My favorite animal, could you have guessed that? I have two male housecats, 8,5 year old Lakrits (Licorice in Swedish), and 1,5 year old Sisco. They’re both black and white beauties.















David – My fiance whom I met in 2003. I had no idea two lone wolfs could fit so well together! But he doesn’t really share my passion for makeup and nail polish for some reason.. =)

Extreme Cola – a soda with extra caffeine that I live on during the weekends. Me and my fiance used to drink Jolt before they went bankrupt, and this one has been a good substitute for that.

Freeze – That’s something I do a lot, so I prefer summertime.

Geek – that’s me. I’ve always considerd myself a geek, nowadays I guess I’m a mainstream computer/makeup geek. I like playing PC games from time to time, but not enough to be a gamer.

Halmstad – A beautiful small town on the west coast where I grew up. I moved from Halmstad six years ago, but it still has a very special place in my heart.

Ice cream – A nice way to cool down. I especially like rum raisin ice cream.

Japan – a country that I would like to visit someday.

Köttbullar (meatballs) – Yummie!

Lakrits (Licorice) – It’s not just the name of my cat, I also love eating it. Especially salt licorice.. *starts drooling*

Martina – that’s my name, though I usually go by Tina among friends.

Nail polish – I first got addicted to nail polish when I was twelve years old, and it was all Wet n Wild’s fault!

Onsala – the name of the place where I live, south of Gothenburg. 10 years ago I could never have imagined myself moving from Halmstad, and living in a house! But that’s where I am now, and I really like it! Although the garden doesn’t get as much love as it needs.. but I’m working on it.. =)

Programming – That’s what I do most days. I work as a systems developer with web based systems, and it’s just the right thing for me. I don’t do much programming at home anymore, I just tinker a little with my site/blog sometimes.

Queen – A group with a lot of good songs.

Roxette – My favorite Swedish group. I don’t know if it has something to do with the fact that I grew up in the same town as Per Gessle, but he’s been my musical hero since I was a kid.

Sci-fi – I love watching sci-fi. Stargate SG-1 is my favorite show, and next to that it’s probably Star Trek – Next Generation.

Taco and Thai food – some of my favorite foods.

Urban Decay is one of my favorite makeup brands.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines – One of my favorite PC games. I love vampires, and running around biting people is just my thing =) Last time I played as a Gangrel, it’s probably the most suitable clan for me.

Wet n Wild – The brand that got me hooked on nail polish 17 years ago. The first two polishes I bought was a black one and a golden one, and I have lost count on how many black polishes I used up through the years.

X – A peach colored eyeshadow from Urban Decay that I wouldn’t mind having.

Yoga – something I would like to be good at, but so far I suck big time, I can’t even reach my toes yet!

ZZ Top – I’m listening to them right now. If you want to hear some good ol’ rock I suggest you listen to Sharp Dressed Man.

Ååååh (Ooooh), it’s hard to come up with things for this list!

Älskar drakar (Loves dragons) – They are such beautiful and majestic creatures.

Öl (beer) is something I do NOT like. I’ve tried a few times but I’ve given up, I’ll stick to cider and wine.

The idea is to spread this award to 10 new blogs, but I really can’t decide on which ones to award. So if anyone want to take a shot at this one feel free to do so!