Liebster Nomination

Heya Aspiring Gurus!

I was nominated for a Liebster Award, again! I am so happy! I always do these nominations, even if I was nominated before, because the questions are almost always DIFFERENT. As long as the questions are different, I do all of your nominations, so keep them coming. This nomination came from a blog that I have never read / seen before and I am glad that she nominated me. I would never have discovered her fabulous blog otherwise. She writes some insightful life posts and the usual beauty ones as well. I am happy that she “fell in love” with my blog, because I have completely fallen for hers. She is L from unlikelynonsense. Thank you for the lovely nomination L!


Now, to answer all of your questions:

1. What is your favorite ever book?

My favorite book would have to be…wait….My favorite Ever book or my favorite book ever? Well, my favorite Ever book would have to be the first one:


It is a great story about a girl who falls in love and learns something paranormal about the world that she lives in. I really love paranormal books, but this is my favorite with the word EVER in it. My favorite book ever would have to be this one:

Favorite Book

I actually really love this series as a whole. I haven’t read the last in the trilogy, but I plan on it. It is a wonderful story with a lot of twists and turns. It is not your typical Angel book that’s for sure.

2. What beauty product can you not live without?

The beauty product that I cannot live without right now is new by Maybelline it is the Pure BB with salicyclic acid in it. I got the shade light-medium and it is the perfect shade for my complexion. I used this dollar off coupon for a sweet deal. It deals with my acne all day, while keeping it covered up. I like light foundations and I feel like this lets my skin shine through, even with its little imperfections.


3. If you had to spend the day as the opposite gender what would you do?

If I had to spend the day as a boy, I would hang out with the guys without the girls to see what guys REALLY talk about and do when we women are not around. If I could choose, I would be my boyfriend to see what he REALLY thinks about our relationship. It’s hard to trust someone who has broken your heart and cheated on you more than once. I know I am a push over and I forgive him a lot of his indiscretions. It’s hard to imagine loving anyone else and to quote a song “Holding onto the memories when I didn’t know. Ignorance isn’t wise, but it beats being alone.”

4. If you could be any Disney character who would you be?

If I could be any Disney Character, I would be Elsa from Frozen. I love her hairstyle and the way she looks. She loves the snow and the cold. The cold doesn’t bother her and I’ve been told I’m like an Eskimo, because the cold doesn’t bother me anyway shape or form. I also would be an awesome singer and rule a kingdom. My prince may not have been told, but I know that I’ll be stealing my sister Anna’s guy. I mean, come on. He likes the cold. I like the cold. We are a match made in heaven.

5. What’s your favorite form of exercise?

My favorite form of exercise is walking on a treadmill, figure skating, or doing yoga/Pilates. I love exercise programs and cds. I cannot run or jog or anything really physical for a long period of time, because I have a misaligned hip joint. I was told I would need an artificial hip by the time I am 30. Having children and exercising really hard would increase the chances of having the procedure sooner rather than later. I still love to exercise, but I find ones that do not put a lot of stress on my hips to be on the safe side. My hip joint (right) has the habit of popping out and it is painful to pop it back in. I avoid anything that makes the awful crack sound in my hip joint. It is a precursor to a displacement.

6. Where in the world would you least like to visit?

I don’t want to go to Israel anytime soon. It seems like a real war torn country. It is up there with Columbia for me. Any place that reduces my likelihood of coming back alive or coming back AT ALL is not even on my list.

7. What is your most used emoticon?

❤ Enough said.

8. What is your favorite month and why?

My favorite month is May, because it is my birthday month. I also really love May, because it is the time of year where the weather starts warming up and the flowers start to bloom. It is the most beautiful time of year and new growth for me. I find the month inspiring.

9. Describe your perfect night out (or in!)?

My perfect night out would be going out to a dinner and movie with my favorite man. Then, we would have a midnight picnic underneath the stars, drink champagne, and make wishes on shooting stars. Yes, I am a hopeless romantic, so he would end the night with the perfect kiss on my doorstep and a shooting star would streak by. He would see it out of the corner of his eye and say, “Make a wish.” I would say, “I did and it already came true.” I need to right this scene into a book.

10. If you could time travel, what time would you go back to?

I would go back to the Victorian age in England, where there were epic masquerades and corsets. I practically live in that time period in the books that I read. I would fit right in and have the perfect romance. I once had dejavo (spelt wrong I think) where I swear to God, I saw myself in an alternate life. I say myself at a masquerade dancing with a handsome guy and I had that romantic connection with him and a big heirloom looking ruby ring on my finger. It was amazing and terrifying at the same time.

My 5 Nominations Are:






My 10 Questions for you guys:

  1. What is your Dream Job?
  2. What would be the Worst Job for You?
  3. What is your All time Favorite Movie?
  4. The All time Worst Movie?
  5. What is your prefect day like?
  6. What do you think about diets in general?
  7. Are you a makeup or no makeup kind of girl?
  8. Who is your favorite Youtuber?
  9. If you are of age, what is your favorite mixed (alcoholic) drink? If underaged, what is your favorite drink (nonalcoholic)?
  10. If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?

I look forward to reading your answers and I hope you consider doing this nomination post even if you have already done it before. Have a Happy Sunday and stay well this crazy flu season!

With Love,


25 Days of Christmas, Beauty, My Life, Tags

2014 Winter Essentials Tag

Heya Aspiring Gurus!

I was looking to do something different today. I just wasn’t feeling the Sample Wednesday series. I was in the mood of doing a Christmas-y post and the lovely Cos from The World of Cos tagged me for the Winter Essentials Tag. So, thank you again for tagging me for this wonderland tag. wink I’ve been looking forward to reading her Facial Friday posts week after week. She tries something new every week, so if you are into facial masks, you should definitely check out her blog.

1. What is your ultimate party season lip product?

Miranda Ker

Hmmm…This is a hard one to start out with, but I think that I am into the berry lip for the winter time. I just think that your classic red is too predictable or safe for the Christmas season. I think a nice berry shade shakes things up and is very on trend at the same time. On the other hand, I am also really loving the nude lip trend and if I have to be honest with myself, I’m probably going to be doing the nude lip more often than the berry.

2. What is your winter Essential Product? 

Lip scrub

My winter essential product would have to be my Lush Mint Julips Sugar Lip Scrub. The combination of winter air and indoor heating brings dryness to my delicate pucker. I like to exfoliate my lips every morning with this minty scrub. The tingly cool peppermint is very refreshing on my lips and it allows a smoother application of lipstick or lip stain. The worst is having blotchy lip color from dry, flaky lips.

3. What are you most hoping to see under the Christmas Tree?

Christmas Tree

I am not picky when it comes to Christmas presents. What I am looking for under the tree are some new books, perfume, and games. The guys in my life are not very beauty educated, so I doubt there will be any beauty products. I am hoping for more computer games and books though. There are so many things that I like and I love being surprised when I finally unwrap those presents underneath the Christmas tree.

4. Name one beauty essential that is never missing from your bag during colder months?

Hand Cream

One beauty essential that is never missing from my bag would be hand lotion. I am really into the Figs & Rouge brand at the moment. The mango hand lotion that I have smells absolutely amazing and keeps my hands perfectly moisturized during the dry hand season. I don’t know why, but this season is being especially hard on my hands. I swear they never used to be this dry before, but this hand cream is doing wonders.

5. What are your winter weather skincare saviors?

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I have a few winter weather skincare saviors that are really that amazing. For facial hydration, it would have to my Garnier Moisture Rescue Gel, which is a holy grail of mine. I love my NYX  Butter Gloss to keep my lips perfectly happy, but it also smells like Sugar Cookies! Finally, all the new sheet masks that I have bought are guaranteed to kick up my skin’s moisture barrier. I even use the excess serum on my neck and hands.

6. What is winter going to smell like this year?

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It will be smelling of Peppermint Mocha by Coffeemate. I love this stuff. Add a little whipped cream and a candy cane and I will call it a powerhouse coffee. I love the Holidays with its themed drinks!

7. Is the Berry eye the new Berry lip?

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No, not even close. A berry eye looks overdone, but a berry lip can look effortless.

8. What are you greatest winter indulgences?

peppermint bark

If it is not obvious by now, my favorite winter treat is peppermint bark and candy canes. I cannot get enough. I eat York peppermints the rest off the year, but nothing can beat homemade peppermint bark. I need to make it all year round. Don’t they look yummy?

9. Lush Christmas? Your top pick?

It would have to be Snow Fairy all the way! I just love the sweet shop smell! AH! I cannot get enough. It smells delicious and if they made food that tastes the way it smells, I would buy it for sure. I actually recently bought this and have yet to take a picture. Is it just me or is this scent to die for? I guess that is why they bring it back year after year.

10. Name one (or more) random winter essential.


I have to agree with Cos on this one, sheet masks are my essentials.

Well, that is it for me! I would like to tag Dani and anyone else who would like to do this tag. If you are reading this and have not done this tag yet, why the HELL NOT?! lol.

With Love,

Selena Hannah xoxoxo

Lifestyle, My Life, Tags

Proud Liebster Award Winner

Heya Aspiring Gurus!


That’s right! I got nominated a SECOND time for the Liebster Award and proud of it. Thanks so much to The Secret Stash for the nomination. You guys should go check out her blog. I really love it and find a lot of her product recommendations very useful. Now, onto the questions!

1. Who is your favorite blogger?


My favorite blogger of all time would have to be Fleur from FleurDeForce on youtube. I love everything that she blogs about, which is heavily beauty related. I try most of the products that she recommends and many of her things are on my wish list. My all time girl blogger crush!

2. What’s your favorite candle?


My favorite candle right now is Bath & Body Work’s Home Scented 3-Wick Candle in Turquoise Waters. I love how crisp and relaxing the seaside scent is.

3. What’s the best mascara you have ever tried?


The best mascara that I have ever tried is the Perversion Mascara by Urban Decay.

4. What would your perfect dinner be like?

My perfect dinner would be….a surprise! I love a good surprise at a nice restaurant. I am always trying new things and I am up for anything. A candlelit dinner or a seaside luncheon? I don’t want to choose. I want both…I want it ALL.

5. What’s the most expensive product you bought?

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The most expensive product that I have ever bought was my Clarisonic for 106 USD.

6. If you could live the life of your dreams right now, what would you be doing, where would you be and with who?

If I could live the life of my dreams right now, I would be a successful YA Paranormal Novelist that lives in Cali and engaged to Lucas eel. That is my fantasy life and it is far from reality. I don’t think that I’ll ever live off of being a novelist. It is true that I am close to being done with my first novel in a series, but who says that it will even sell one copy? But I have to try to live the American dream. The thing is though that the great paying job and the white picket fence is closer than I thought. With my job at Mapfre, it could be possible within a year. I just have to survive the 90 day review and I’ll be a shoe-in for the rest of my life at this company. Because let’s face it, no matter the economy, people will always need car insurance. It’s a job that will always be around.

7. Favorite nail polish?

Opi & Sinful Colors

My favorite nail polish…that is a hard one. I guess, if I could only choose one polish for the rest of my life, it would be Opi’s Last Friday Night from the Katy Perry collection. It is just a classic glam glitter polish. I just wish it was a bit more opaque, because that periwinkle color is perfect!

8. Planner of choice?

This is so not hard! My Filofax A5 is simply amazing! I am obsessed! It is the best investment that I have ever made. It makes me so organized and I even use it at work to organize my day and to keep track how long it takes for me to do tasks. I also list my work priorities in my Filofax as well as my personal list of my weekly duties that rotates with the other three people in my unit. I already have a nickname: Annah. It is how people in the South say Hannah. I feel so special. lol.

9. What’s your favorite piece of clothing you own?

purple pumps

I don’t really have a favorite. I love all my clothes equally, but I am in love with my new pumps, because they are purple and comfortable, which is a winning combination for me.

10. Favorite tv show?

Season 6

Of all time? That is easy it is Pretty Little Liars. Love them so much! The show just keeps on getting better and better. I do not want it to end! Yes to season 6 poster!

My Ten Questions:

1. Why did you start blogging and when abouts?

2. If you could only choose between skincare and makeup, which would you choose and why?

3. If you could live anyone’s life for a day, who would you choose and why?

4. Long mermaid hair or a bob?

5. Name one thing you are looking forward to this Winter.

6. Name your favorite season and why that is.

7. What is your first makeup related memory?

8. What is your favorite book or Who is your favorite author?

9. Favorite brand of makeup.

10. The best makeup beauty find that was a bargain.


10 Bloggers I Nominate:

1. Dani from DaniWritesReviews

2. Cos from The World Of Cos

3. Alice from Strange Made Me

4. Crystal from Eat.Shop.Sleep.Repeat

5. Erika Armuand from ErikaArmuand

6. A Beauty Obsession

7. Jimmy from Amsterdaily

8. Sara from Sara’s Beauty Blog

9. Erin from East Coast Glam

10. Gabrielle from A Beautiful Twenty-Something Life


Rules of the Game:

1. Acknowledge and link back to me your nominator.

2. Answer my questions.

3. Name ten questions of your own.

4. Nominate 10 other bloggers that you admire.

Thanks so much for reading. I hope all of my nominees will at least answer my questions, if you have already been nominated before. Lots of love!

With Love,


Selena Hannah xoxoxo