Laine Blogger Award

8 Sept 2012

A couple of weeks ago I was in a blogging rut. I felt that perhaps all my work was in vain, I was not getting the audience and the people I desired to reach out to were nowhere to be found .... and then I got this award.
The best part of it was who it came from and that deepened the surprise even further.
Yes I blog about makeup and beauty in Nigeria mainly and I must confess that this has somehow streamlined the type of blogs I read and follow.

Recently I went out of the norm and started reading a couple of others. One of them was the blog of Michele, she calls it Follow Me Home and it could not be truer than that. She takes us with her on day to day experiences being a woman, mother of three, teacher and carries us along with her and her other passions. Well, I was touched at my first visit and wrote a comment. Next thing I know, I get a comment saying she sent me this award.

It made me realise that even when I think no one is looking out for a new post or following or commenting, there are others who are there just to make sure I go on. Thank you for this award Michele

So on to the award. To pass it on, I have to 
1. Tag the blogger who awarded me
2. Answer the 5 questions
3. Award it to 5 more bloggers

Here are the questions:

1. What is your current beauty obsession:
Beautiful skin. I want to have perfect skin. With the breakouts I have been having recently proving challenging, I am more obsesses than ever to have perfect skin.

2. What is the one item you wished you owned?
The Clarisonic Pro Skincare Brush (right along the same alley as my current obsession)
Along with this, I would love to have a whole bunch of Dr. Murad skincare products. That is perhaps my best skincare fantasy right now, lol

3. What is your favourite post to read or write about?
Pretty obvious I would say. To be precise though, I absolutely love discovering new Nigerian neauty products (that work) and writing about them.

4. What inspired you to become a blogger?
I wanted to be able to provide information about the Nigerian makeup and beauty industry. When I started blogging there were not a lot of makeup blogs focused on this.

5. What nail polish are you wearing now?
*covering my face* None, lol.

The 5 bloggers I will be passing this award to are relatively new to me but they have made my continued blogging all the more worth it because they are a part of the blogosphere.

1. Life Is Only What You Make It - Patricia 
2. Sharon's makeup Diary - Sharon
3. Vmac + Cheese - Victoria (an awesome blog about blogging, social media, fashion, food. Don't ask because I don't know how she does it too)
and 2 awesome blogs owned by 2 beautiful Nigerians I met in my wanderings
4. LolaStar Hearts - Lola
5. Starcrossedsmile - Nnenna

Thank you - the new awardees and Michele for making me believe in me even more.


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    1. Lol, thank God you simply could not leave without a comment. Thanks so much for visiting and I am looking forward to reading from you again.

  2. Barbara! I'm so touched by your kind words. You are a beautiful woman (obviously) on the inside and out. Please stay in touch. Congratulations once again! You deserve all good things that come your way!! :)

    1. Thank you to you first Michele. I am so glad we were able to encourage each other quite coincidentally I must say. Thank you for going on and encouraging me to go on too. xxx

  3. Wow awesome,congrats hun&thanks for passing on the award to me I am very honoured! Somex in e beginning I have felt like noone reads but with time I interact with bloggers from all walks of life&its gotten better.

    1. You are welcome dear, it is my pleasure.
      it has definitely gotten better for me too. Was somewhere on saturday and met people who read my blog and follow me on twitter. I got warm hugs from them and I felt loved. Definitely makes me want to go on.

  4. Congratulations on the award Barbara and so sweet of you to pass it on to me- thanks so much! :)

    1. You are very welcome Nnenna. It is my pleasure

  5. don't ever feel that way sweetie...u do a good job and have great content, and it's fun reading ur stuff. i just started a blog, did 2 posts, and went unavoidably mia; didn't think anyone will show, so imagine my surprise when i saw 212 visits. if i had 212, u shld be having 20,000 at the very least.

    1. LOL at the 20,000.
      Thank you dear and I am happy to hear that you have fun visiting my blog.


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