My name's Nicole - a Toronto-based makeup addict. Welcome to my corner of the web where I share my love & experiences with all kinds of beauty, makeup & skincare products. Head on over to my About Page to learn more about me.



The Liebster Award

When I was first contacted by Amanda from Life's Too Short.. Buy The Shoes, asking if I wanted to be nominated for the Liebster Award, I didn't even know what it was. I actually had to search it up and clarify with her what this "Liebster Award" was. With the help of Google and Amanda, I found out that it was actually a way to help promote new bloggers and give us recognition. So with that said, I firstly would like to thank Amanda for the nomination. Secondly, I would strongly urge everyone to check out her blog. She's beautiful and has a wonderful sense of style. 

Rules for the Liebster Award Nominees:
1. Thank and link the person who nominated you
2. Answer 11 random facts about yourself
3. Answer the 11 given to you by the nominator
4. Nominate up to 11 other bloggers who have 1000 followers or less on their blog
5. Create 11 new questions for your nominees to answer
6. Let the nominees know that your post is up

11 Random Facts About Me
1. I will not go to sleep without a comforter. No matter how hot or cold it is, I need a thick and heavy blanket to get me through the night!
2. I love the show Pretty Little Liars. I've been keeping up with it ever since it came out.
3. I've never experienced brittle/weak nails. I've always had strong nails and kept them long. Everyone around me were always amazed with my nails.
4. When I was little, I once fed my pet fish Q-Tips (I'm sorry, RIP)
5. I used to be terrified of the movie "It". That clown......
6. I will cry to the movie Titanic no matter what or how many times I've watched it.
7. I hated coffee once upon a time. Now I have to limit myself from having it.
8. I took piano lessons when I was younger but I've forgotten everything.
9. I actually taught myself to play the Titanic theme song on the piano, by ear. (Not with proper form though)
10. Whenever I go on a rollercoaster and scream on the drop, my scream stops half way. (I DON'T KNOW WHY!!)
11. My birthday and my daughter's birthday are one day apart.

11 Questions From Amanda
1. What/who inspired you to start your blog?
When I first started blogging, I actually intended it to be only about my life stories and a little bit about beauty and thinking that my only audience would be my family and friends. I was blogging only to let the people in my life know more about me and to have an outlet to share my obsession with makeup.

2. What's your favourite post you've done to date?
My favourite post that I've done to date has to be my pregnancy story (Hidden Blessings). It was my first ever post that I had on my blog, aside from the introduction. A lot of my family and friends gave me feedback on it and told me that they loved it. One said that it was nice to hear the story from my perspective rather than seeing it from hers. A few told me that it made them tear up, and that's why I love it so much. Because it was so real and from the heart and it touched many people.

3. Do you have a day job and what is it?
Unless you consider mothering a child a job, then I do have a full time job. But if not, then no. I am currently a stay at home mom but with the little one going to school September 2017, I do plan to get a job or maybe go back to school.

4. What are your hopes and dreams for your blog?
I hope that in the future I can push out even better content and team up with brands & other bloggers. I hope that maybe this can turn out to be a career for me and I could make a living out of doing something I love.

5. How did you come up with your blog name?
Like I said, I started blogging to give my family and friends a way of getting to know me better and read about my life. And that's why I named my blog In The Life of NM.

6. Have you made any significant connections through blogging and networking?
I haven't made any BIG connections through blogging. In fact, this is the first time I've actually formed a real relationship with other bloggers. I do hope to get in touch with many more bloggers and be part of a big beauty community in the future.

7. What advice would you give to someone who wanted to start a blog?
Advice I would give to someone who wanted to start a blog would be to just have fun with it and to blog about something you are passionate about. I promise you that you won't find blogging as much fun if you do it on something you don't really care about.

8. What is your biggest blogging challenge?
My biggest blogging challenge is the photos. I feel like I'm getting better at producing nice pictures, but I don't think they're to the best of my ability. It's a learning process though!

9. What do you do to relax?
The thing that gets me the most relaxed is a steaming hot shower. Sometimes I just like to stand there and let the water massage my back for the next 30 minutes (or until the hot water starts to run out)

10. What three things can you not live without?
Lip balm because I can't stand dry lips. My phone & Wifi.

11. Favourite things to do on a Saturday night
My favourite things to do on a Saturday night is go on a date night with the boyfriend. Though it happens rarely.

11 Questions for My Nominees
1. What do enjoy the most about blogging?
2. What is your favourite blog and why?
3. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
4. If you were given the chance to visit any place in the world, where would you go?
5. What is your favourite trait about yourself?
6. Who or what keeps you motivated to blog?
7. What is your most happiest memory?
8. What is your most prized possession?
9. Can you speak any other languages? If not, which language would you like to learn?
10. What is your guiltiest pleasure?
11. What is the craziest thing you've ever done?

The Nominees
I look forward to reading everyone's posts!

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