Tuesday, August 07, 2012

The Liebster Award!

I wasn't planning on having another post for at least a few days, but I've been tagged for the Liebster Award by three lovely bloggers in the past couple days!  Thank you so much to Elissa of Lissa's Polish Addiction, Tintin from The Colors of My Empress Nails, and Brenda of  No Naked Nails for tagging me! 
*EDIT* Thank you also to Arielle at Klutzy Hands Nails who also tagged me for this award! *EDIT*

Here's the official rules:
1. Each person tagged must post 11 things about themselves.
2. They must also answer the 11 questions the 'tagger' has set for them.
3. They must create 11 more questions to ask bloggers they have decided to tag.
4. They must then choose 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers and tag them in their post.
5. These lucky bloggers must then be told.
6. There's no tag backs.

Here we go! 

11 Things About Me:
1. I have a sister who is (almost) two years younger than me and she is my best friend! :) <3
2. I went away to a full-time ballet boarding school alone in Washington, DC, for my grade 9 year.  
3. My favourite colour is a deep rich purple. 
4. My hair is slightly curly and reaches to my waist. 
5. I totally thought I was a Ravenclaw, but Pottermore sorted me into Gryffindor and now I'm a proud lion!
6. I'm almost done reading the Lord of the Rings series and think that it is the most flawlessly and thoroughly created world to ever come out of someone's imagination. 
7. I'd call my personal style Parisian chic with the occasional dose of almost-hipster.
8. I have blue eyes and I wear makeup every day.  I won't leave the house without it! 
9. I got a real leather jacket in dark purple for my 16th birthday and it's my favourite item of clothing! :)
10. I wear contact lenses every day, unless I'm not leaving the house in which case I don't bother to put them in because they aren't that bad.  I never wear my glasses. 
11. I LOVE food.  No question about that. 

Next is answering the questions of the tagger, and since I've been tagged three times I'll answer all of the questions from each blogger unless there are repeat questions!

Questions from The Colors of My Empress Nails:

1. What makes you decide to start a nail blog?
I was regularly doing my nails and taking pictures to post on Facebook and Instagram (@emmaclarem) and I was reading other nail blogs, so I decided to start my own! 2. Aside from nail art what hobbies you consider your favorite? 
My favourite hobby (though I don't think I can really call it a "hobby" at this point) is without a question dance.  I train full-time, focusing on classical ballet, and I hope to be a professional dancer after graduation! My other hobbies include doing my nails and blogging (obviously), cooking and baking, cake decorating, sewing, fashion designing, and obsessing over Harry Potter and Castle. 3. If you can have your own brand of nail polish, what would you name it and why?  
I have never given this any thought, as I think it's best to leave creating and frankening to the many talented polish makers out there.  If I did decide to start my own line, I would probably name it after my blog, Globe & Nail.  4. What is your favorite brand of nail polish so far? 
I don't think I could choose a favourite, but I definitely have more Essies than any other brand! 5. What is your favorite nail art of yours so far? (Please provide a photo) 
I couldn't choose a favourite, but anything with stripes is my favourite to wear.  Here's my favourite picture I've taken of my nails, though.  It's Deborah Lippmann Ray Of Light. Do yourself a favor and click to enlarge this one. 

6. What was your dream to be when you were a little kid?
To be a ballerina :)7. If you were a given a chance to change your name what would it be?
I don't think I'd change it, I'm quite happy as Emma and I can't imagine being called anything else! 8. What is your favorite color when wearing a polish? 
My favourite polish colour to wear, if I had to choose, would be a dark vampy purple. 9. How did you come up with your blog name?
There's a newspaper named The Globe & Mail, so I switched it up to be Globe & Nail for my blog :)10. What are the things that you can't last a day without?
If we're talking material possessions, then I'd have to say my phone, Burt's Bees lip balm, a ring my mom gave me and my Cross necklace that I never take off, and coffee. 11. Why do you do nail blogging? 
I blog about my nails to share what I love to do and hopefully inspire some others to be creative with their nails like I was once! :)

Questions from Lissa's Polish Addiction:

2. Where are you from? 
British Columbia, Canada :)
3. What are your five favourite nail polishes of all time? (Or more if you can't nail it down. ;))
In no particular order: Deborah Lippmann Ray Of Light, Essie Topless & Barefoot, OPI Black Cherry Chutney, Essie Mojito Madness, Nails Inc. Baker Street, and Orly Fowl Play.  (Sorry, I had to choose 6!) 
4. What is your favourite nail art design that you've done (or that you've seen on someone else, if you don't do nail art)? 
My favourite design in general would be anything with stripes :)
6. What are your favourite nail care products?
I'm not very particular about my nail care, the only product that I use faithfully is Barielle's Instant Liquid Nail Hardener, works miracles! 
7. Number one nail tip you'd like to share?
This isn't really a tip, but please clean up around your nails if you're going to post pictures of them.  Pet peeve of mine. 
8. How often do you do your nails?
Usually every other day, but I'll sometime go three or four days if I really love what I have on! 
9. Favourite base and top coat?
I use Barielle's Instant Liquid Nail Hardener as my base coat, and Seche Vite as a top coat. 
11. What nail trends do you love, and which do you hate?
I'm not a fan of crackles or the OPI Spotted, but I'm most definitely a huge supporter of the boom in indie polish lately! (That counts as a trend, right?) 

Questions from No Naked Nails:

1-How many polishes (including stripers) do you own? 
Last time I counted I had 122, but I've added at lease 10 since then! 
2-How much time each week do you spend working on your nails?
I do them bout every other day, but it can take me anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours (eek!) to do them. 
3-What or who got you started doing your nails?
I found the blog Chloe's Nails and that started the avalanche. 
5-What was your biggest polish haul of all time? (in quantity or value)
I think the most I've spent at one time is about $48. 
6-What has been your biggest life changing event?
Choosing to go away to a full-time ballet boarding school alone in Washington, DC for my grade 9 year. 
7-Words to live by or favorite quote.....
I don;t really have any words to live by or a favourite quote, but I try to learn something new every day, or do something a little bit better than I did the day before. 
8-Do you now or have you ever painted a pet's nails?
I've never had a pet with nails (I've only ever had a fish) so no. 
9-Do you ever go out with 'naked' nails?
Nope! The most naked I'll go is wearing only Barielle Instant Liquid Nail Hardener, and that only happens for performances and competitions. 
10-What was your biggest manicure fail?
Oh dear, there's been a couple times but I've removed all the evidence. 
11-What is your favorite 'unique'  invention of all time? 
This is an interesting question.  In terms of nail polish, I'm going to say that OPI Spotted has got to be the most unique invention I've ever seen, even though I'm not a huge fan of it. 

Questions from Klutzy Hands Nails:

1. What started your nail polish obsession? 
Chloe's Nails.  That is all. 
3. What mythical creature do you most identify with, and why?
Oh, creative question! I can't say I really identify with one, but I do love dragons and unicorns. 
5.  If you had to give up one of the five senses, which one would you give up and why?
Since we're speaking hypothetically, I'll say smell and pretend that not being able to smell wouldn't take away most of my ability to taste.  No more smelling polish fumes!
6. What song would you choose to sing at Karaoke?
Something from Hairspray, for sure. 
7. If you could jump into a movie or book, where would you go? 
HOGWARTS.  Who's with me?
8. What is your super power?
Flight at the moment, but I'll probably change my mind in not too long. 
9. What tattoo do you have or wish you could get?
I don't want a tattoo, but if I had to choose it would probably be something Celtic (I'm of mostly Irish heritage) or something in French because I love France and everything about French culture, I speak French fluently, and I wish I could live in Paris. 
10. What is your favorite tongue twister?
I've never really thought about this... I don't really have a favourite, but my favourite to say when I was younger was the whole Peter's pickled peppers thing.  You know the one. 
11.What supposedly cute thing do you find really creepy?
I'll come back and edit the post once I think of something for this one; you've got me stumped!

Here are my 11 questions for the bloggers I'm tagging:
1. Why did you decide to start blogging, and how long ago did you start?
2. Favourite polish finish? (Creme, glitter, holo, shimmer, ect.?)
3. Ever had an embarrassing manicure failure?
4. What is your nail art/nail care pet peeve?
5. Biggest polish lemming?
6. What brand of polish do you own the most of?
7. What is your favourite movie?
8. Favourite book? 
9. Any hobbies besides nail art and blogging?
10. Three material possessions you couldn't live a day without?
11. Do you ever leave the house with naked nails?

Now for the blogs I'm tagging!
1. -XOXO Alexis Leigh
2. Polished Peripherals
3. Brummingbird
4. Polished Prisms
5. No Holos!
6. Lace: A Nail Art Blog
7. Not Too Polished
8. Cuti-CLUE-les
9. Lacquer Buzz
10. Hooked On Polish
11. The Nail Art Hobby


  1. Sniff sniff, I had also nominated you for a Liebster award.
    Btw I completely agree with you, I don't know how Tolkien invented such a realistic yet magical world, but I sure am glad. I read somewhere that he invented Middle Earth with the intent of it being an origin myth for England.

    1. Oh my, I must have missed the email with the comment in it! I'm so sorry, thank you so much! I'll edit the post to include this :)

  2. Great answers!! I know this wasn't an answer to one of my questions but it is also a huge pet peeve of mine to see pics of nails that haven't been cleaned up. I take pride in my nails and want everyone to see them at their best. BTW, I also LOVE the Lord of the Rings series. I have all the books and movies :)

  3. I have nominated your for the Versatile Blog Award, check out my post here for directions.


  4. I've nominated you for a Liebster Award too... you're very popular :)

  5. Thank you so much for the award! I will add your questions to my blog post!



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