Saturday, 5 January 2013

Special: Getting to know me (Q & A) and Liebster and some other blog awards!

Greetings dear followers, care to get to know me? Over the course of the last year which has been when I started to blog regularly I've been awarded several blog awards.

If I'm not wrong, I've been awarded the Liebster Award 3 or 4 times and the Creative or Cute award...I'm not really sure but I know I was given one more that wasn't the Liebster. 

So why haven't I claimed and written posts? To be honest, I can't be bothered. I really appreciate the blog community for giving me the awards but I rather have Q&A post. Even now as I get to the awards, I will not be placing a badge on my blog to show I've received them as I just rather not.

Thank you to all those that follow me and please note that I do not ever follow for a follow. I don't follow blogs expecting them to follow me back and that's my mentality.

If that's what you were expecting, you are very welcomed to stop following me. I only follow those who have content I want to keep up to date with, it doesn't mean your blog isn't worth my time, it's just likely not what I'm interested in.

Continue below for my Q & A and response to the Liebster Award!

My first Liebster award unfortunately was given to me by someone I can't recall but it was quite a few months back. 

My second award was a creative or cute one...also many months back!

My third and second nomination for the Liebster award was by my friend Becky from Thevisionshazy blog!

My fourth award and third nomination for the Liebster award was from ncy from Projectncy!

Liebster Award questions from thevisionshazy blog!

What is your favourite thing about blogging?
Being able to spread the information, knowledge and know how about products we come across and regular people. That's the great part about blogging and find out other people's experiences.

What is your dream vacation?
It would be relaxing, exciting and with a loved one such as my boyfriend or best friend. Off to some resort in the mountains, wilderness or by the beach. I don't like to worry on holiday, I expect to be involved in lots of activities though.

What is your favourite movie?
There are too many for me to list, my most favorite have quite disturbing content and not in terms of violence or gore, just the topics and how the cinematography leaves you feeling like you know what horrible things are happening but yet you are not shown it explicitly. My recent favorite has to be Looper and Wretch it Ralph.

What is your favourite brand (clothing, makeup etc)?
Clothing has to be New Look, River Island and a lot of things on In terms of make up, I like different brands for different products. Canmake for blush, missha and bourjois for foundation...etc.

What is your favourite season?
If I had all four seasons at my disposale I would have summer and autumn rivaling for my favorite. I love the sun and what you can do when its out. Go to the beach, be lazy, get tanned but autumn for the wind and chill!

Why did you start blogging?
I started because there were a few blogs I really enjoyed. I have always loved writting but haven't put aside the time to really write properly. I do fantasy, poetry of the sad sorts in the past and should continue this year. In other words, I like spread news and my experiences and sharing my things so blogging is perfect. 

How did you come up with your blog url?
A good question to ask anybody. When I finally decided several years ago to stop being a fickle teenagers with 10 email accounts, I started a since then permenant personal email account which has 'blackmentos' in the address. Hence I liked how it was quite unique and so why not?

Are you doing anything for Halloween, if so what?
Halloween has long past! My fault for not responding on time but I was working at Universal Studios for their two weekend specials in the park and I attended with my boyfriend too. It was incredibly fun and tiring, getting on the staff bus home at 2:30 AM in the morning...but worth it.

Who is your favourite celebrity?
None. Maybe Gok Wan for being so fabulous.

What is one food you hate?
None that I've tried so far, I really eat everything.

What is one thing you couldn't live without?
Probably mascara and a good make up remover...I mean, the two go hand in hand right?

Liebster Award questions from theprojectncy!

Do you apply your foundation with a brush, sponge, or fingers?
  I use my fingers 90% of the time and a brush the other 10%.

Do you apply your eyeshadow from light to dark? or dark to light?
I have my inner corners lightest, my outer V sometimes darker.
Do you prime your eyes?
Yes, always with either a dab of foundation, primer or moisturizer.
Concealer first, or after foundation?
I rarely use concealer for concealing. I don't have such dark scars so I use another layer of my foundation over areas I want to cover up more!
Go for manicures, or manicure yourself?
Always done at home, I feel the money spent could be put to better things since they are so expensive in Singapore!
Exfoliate lips, face or both?
I do my lips everyday because they have a tendency to peel. I don't use any scrubs tough, as for my face I use sometimes a chemical exfoliant or manual.
What’s your weakness? Shoes, purses, clothes, jewelry, eyeshadow, lipstick or other? 
Very unfortunately make up. Which I need to stop buying. Which I don't need. Since I wont' be using much this year because of school!
Favorite makeup brand?
Like I said before, none really. I like different brands for different products.
On average, how long does it take you to do your makeup?
 If I'm doing simple make up (foundation/powder, one eyeshadow, mascara, eyeliner, blush) it would take 10-15 mintues max. If more complex or heavier look (foundation/powder, several eyeshadows, eyeliner, mascara, blush, contour) then anywhere from 15-40 mintues.

Do you wear makeup everyday and everywhere?
I wish I could wear some make up everyday and everywhere! But it's not practical and at my culinary school its a no no, although I manage to get away with powder and mascara. I do wear make up even to the beach. I went sailing with gel eyeliner and mascara and we capsized 4 times and it still stayed on hours later!
Do you whiten your teeth?
No but I need to this year! Will be getting my hands on some crest strips which aren't found here!

I have not done this 'award' as typically done. If that offends anybody they may kindly leave this post. To those who have actually taken the time to read, I appreciate it.

My goal for this blog is reviews and not advertisements, not getting awards but just for the sake of honest reviews, good photos and sharing what I wish to with viewers.

Thank you for visiting!


  1. Nice to know more about you..
    You know even i do not like when people come to me and tell me to follow them and in return they will do the same.. i do not do that but those who have already followed.. i always follow them. I have also realized that there are many who will follow and then after some time unfollow.. Dont know why people do that.
    Anyways, we cant control others behavior.
    Even i do not go for concealer most of the times. :)

    1. Some are just here to get a following, thats why...hoping to get famous but asking for a follow for a follow is quite sad!

  2. I've gotten a few awards myself and I feel the same way about posting them. This Q&A/Get to know me is a great idea! :)Steph fun size beauty

    1. It's a bother, although very much an honour and compliment. Do it your own way I say!

  3. I loved Looper and Wreck It Ralph! Enjoyed reading these, I'm gonna message you tomorrow because Danes is coming and if you're free we are going out for ladies night on wednesday and you should come! :)

    1. They were great films eh? Too bad I can't make it...but we will meet soon! ^^

  4. Oh I like Gok Wan too!! I think he's so fabulous and funny and he looks like a nice person! ^^

    1. I've only seen shorter clips of him in shows on youtube but I know I love his personality! ^^

  5. I actually love your Q&A a lot. And I totally laughed out loud when you said "stop being a fickle teenagers with 10 email accounts" LOL. That's so true for me too. And I've probably stopped being a teenager when I decided that it isn't appropriate anymore to use for my email. LOL

    1. Aw, thanks! I don't know how many people will actually read through them but it does make me happy to realize I've slowly changed my die hard teenage minded habits...!

  6. I'm not bothered with the blog awards anymore either, though the notion of them is great. Glad you did this Q&A, so many fun little facts - I like your style Sharlynn! ;)




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