Very Inspiring Blogger Award

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I am extremely flattered to have woken up to a Very Inspiring Blogger Award nomination by Persia of Bub&Belle. It feels wonderful knowing that my posts are reaching people and helping them. Like me, Persia is new to the blogging world – she started blogging beginning of this year – but anyone who visits her blog can get a feel of how interesting and attractive her blog will come to be.

Award Rules:

1 – Thank the person who nominated you and add their link to your blog.

2 – List the award rules so your nominees will know what to do.

3 – State 7 things about yourself.

4 – Nominate other bloggers.

5 – Contact your nominees and provide a link to your post.

6 – Display the award logo (button) on your blog, whether on your sidebar or about page, or special award page.

7 things about me:

1 – I’ve always been interested in starting out a blog but never had the guts to do it, until I decided to take the plunge last September. I’m still relatively new to the blogging world and I am learning new things with every new post I publish.

2 – I’ve always been in love with makeup but I found myself really ‘hooked’ when I first moved to Dubai in July 2011 and looking for a job proved to be futile – I would take a ‘break’ from searching to watch Youtube video tutorials and browse beauty blogs.

3 – I have a pretty scientific background – a BA in Statistics and an MS in Epidemiology – and I’m interested in medical research, a field that seems pretty non-existent in Dubai.

4 – I am in no way a makeup professional, everything I know about the subject stems from my extensive research sessions and plenty of experimentation and trial and error.

5 –  I’ve been thinking of enrolling in makeup school but still uncertain about whether or not I want a career in makeup or would just prefer to keep it as a hobby for myself.

6 – I love making lists of makeup products specific to places I travel to – buying makeup is always a highlight of any trip…and I can’t pass by a Duty Free without buying one item at least. It’s a disease!

7 – My husband and I are expecting our first baby, and the due date is approaching! A lot of mixed emotions are at play these days and I’m super excited to meet our little one soon!


1  – Tamira from Lipstick With Some Sunshine. I stumbled upon her Instagram account when she was first starting out and have had the pleasure of watching her blog evolve over time. Her minimalistic approach and her pictures are very inspiring.

2 – Huda from HudaBeauty. I first discovered Huda’s blog in my first year in Dubai and checking her blog for updates became a daily obsession. From starting out as a blogger to launching her own product line (which includes lashes and nails), Huda is very inspirational and definitely someone to look up to in the beauty world. I had the pleasure of meeting her at a Makeup by Mario class in Dubai recently and she is very sweet and down to earth, which definitely adds heaps to her appeal!

3 – Last but not least, I would like to nominate Sarah from Sarah Loves Makeup and not just because we share the same name! I find her posts very appealing to the eye; they always draw me in and I just hope that my posts would do the same to people.



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