The Sunshine Blogger Award

Anybody else just think of Chief Wiggum? Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows!

Hi everyone! I deeply apologise for the lack of posts as of late! I am currently moving my domain to a new blog website (don’t worry, website address and bloglovin’ subscriptions will all remain the same) and it’s becoming quite a lengthy process. It will mean a cleaner and better website for you (the readers) and hopefully something that is better suited to me! In the mean time, I have been nominated by Kammi from Beauty Book Blog for the Sunshine Blogger Award, so here is something to tide you over! (Also, if you feel like watching a video, head over to YouTube and watch my latest haul video!)

The Sunshine award is given to bloggers who are positive, inspiring, creative or whose blog you just really enjoy reading. Thank you so much to Kammi for nominating me, I am very flattered!

The rules are similar to that of the other awards:

  1. List 11 facts about yourself
  2. Answer the 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you
  3. Nominate 11 bloggers you feel deserve this award
  4. Write 11 questions for them to answer in their award post
  5. Let your 11 bloggers know you have nominated them

11 Facts About Me. This is getting tricky! There will be nothing left to know soon!

1. I didn’t start drinking coffee until I was 22. I fell in love and can’t start my day properly without a cup.

2. I’m a big project starter, but not a project finisher.

3. I rarely wear pants around the house. This can be embarrassing if someone knocks on the door!

4. A lot of my bones crack and click, especially my back, hips, ankles and neck.

5. I find nothing more satisfying than watching a compelling documentary.

6. I really hate using dessert sized spoons. One got caught in the roof of my mouth/teeth when I was younger. I always try to use teaspoons.

7.  I watch American Dad DAILY. I know, I know.

8. My favourite flowers are tulips.

9. I’ve always bought iPhones since their release and have never broken a screen.

10. Number nine was true until last night!

11. My favourite ice cream flavour is jaffa!

And now onto Kammi’s questions!

1. Is The Nightmare Before Christmas a Halloween or a Christmas film?!

I think it’s more of a Halloween film. I get the itch to watch it around this time of year.

2. What is your favourite time of days for reading blogs?

Probably from 7:30am to late.

3. How often do you blog?

Not as often as I would like! Having a full time job can get in the way. I would one day love to blog full time but it will take a lot of work to get to that stage!

4. What book are you currently reading?

I haven’t chosen a new book to begin reading yet. I have a lot on my list though.

5. If you had a super power, what would it be and why?

I would love to be able to stop time (including my aging) so I can sleep more. Silly I know, but I would seriously use it for that only!

6. What did you have for breakfast this morning? (Trying to think of new things for me to have but never have a clue!)

I had pancakes and orange juice, because it’s the weekend! :D

7. What is your favourite social media site?

Probably reddit, because it has something for everyone. I’ve learnt so much since I found it! Twitter is also amazing and I’ve met some amazing people via twitter.

8. What do you do about lighting issues for taking photos in the winter time?

I currently live in a climate where it’s pretty much fine all year round, but I use a studio light kit at the moment. I am looking for some daylight bulbs for a less stark light at the moment though.

9. What was the last pair of shoes you bought? (Feel free to add a photo into your post!)

Goodness I am not sure! I tend to buy shoes in bulk and then wear them out. It was probably a pair of black ballet flats for work. Boring!

10. Favourite perfume?

At the moment? Alien by Thierry Mulger. Of all time?  Madame by John Paul Gaultier.

11. Are you a morning person?

I am definitely more of a night owl.

Phew! OK now onto tagging 11 people to do this tag! No particular order!

1. Bubbles & Blush

2. Beauty Life Michelle

3. Born To Buy

4. Sweetaholic Beauty

5. Sparkle 2Day

6. Kitsch Snitch

7. Allure by Maddison

8. Tried & Tested

9. More Than Adored

10. Eat Paint Sniff Glue

11. misstango2

And now for the 11 questions that my nominees are invited to answer :)


1. What is your favourite magazine to read?

2. Would you prefer a kindle or a full bookcase of real books? (Or a bookcase of kindles hehehe)

3. Favourite holiday during the year?

4. Please share your most embarrassing fashion memory.

5. And your most embarrassing makeup/beauty/skincare memory.

6. If you could reach into the past, which product or clothing item (or whatever you like!) would you bring back to current day?

7. If you could only spend time on one social media outlet, which one would it be?

8. Do you remember your first nightmare (or dream)?

9. Your favourite lipstick of the moment.

10. How did you find The Minted Beauty?

11. If you had to eat the same food every day for a month, what meal would you choose?


Thanks so much to Kammi for tagging me! Hope everyone had an amazing weekend and I will try and upload so more posts this coming week!

Stay Minty!

Kate Xx

11 Thoughts on “The Sunshine Blogger Award

  1. MaddisonSkotinis (@MaddiSkotinis) on October 20, 2013 at 6:29 PM said:

    Aw congratulations Kate :) and thank you so much for the nomination. Your facts are always so interesting to read! I don’t know whether to laugh or cringe at number 6 though, that could be painful Xx

    • themintedbeauty on October 20, 2013 at 6:32 PM said:

      Thanks lovely, and no worries :) Even if I don’t always comment I am definitely always reading :) Haha it was clearly very traumatising. Eating dessert at restaurants can be difficult :P

  2. Christine on October 20, 2013 at 7:07 PM said:

    Can definitely relate to facts 2, 4, 6 & 8.
    I can’t relate to 10 (don’t own an iPhone) so can’t round thiings out in a nice OCD way :D

    • themintedbeauty on October 20, 2013 at 7:11 PM said:

      It’s always so comforting to know I am not alone in my idiosyncrasies! And I know how you feel with even numbers! Especially with volume on my car radio.

  3. Susannah on October 20, 2013 at 7:57 PM said:

    I had a lot of fun reading this post. Sorry to hear about your phone screen. Big night was it? Thanks for nominating me for this tag. What are the your questions that I need to answer?

    • themintedbeauty on October 20, 2013 at 8:02 PM said:

      It was, but the phone screen debarcle happened at dinner when I was responsible and sober! D:

      Oh lord I am not very observant am I! I will tweet you when I update the post. Apologies!

  4. I’m glad you did this! :)
    I’m like you in that its getting harder to think of 11 facts each time lol.
    Shame about your phone screen!

  5. Natalie Yee on October 23, 2013 at 12:08 PM said:

    I totally had that song came to my head! haha I’m an night owl too and it’d be awesome to being able to stop time. I like your thinking :P
    Natalie ♥

  6. triedandtestedblogger on October 24, 2013 at 9:57 PM said:

    Thank you so much for nominating me! I loved answering all the questions but I struggled thinking of 11 facts too!

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