Liebster Award ☆

The first nomination for my blog is here and I want to share the news with you, my dear readers!

{I'm a bit in late to write and publish this blog post and I can do nothing but apologize for the inconvenience.

About a month ago I was reading some articles in Uma's Nail Art blog when I realized "Pedrìnails" was quoted between the five pages chosen by her for the Liebster Blog Award! Uma is a brilliant indian nail art blogger I enjoy reading the posts on her blog since the very beginning of my virtual travel around the world of nail art blogs. I want to say thanks to her for the nomination and I'd like you to go read her blog, it's worth it. Anyway, I'm so proud of this nomination because I never expected my young and tiny blog to draw the attention of a nail art lover who's far away from my Country.

But let me talk about the Liebster Blog Award! It's an alternative and amazing way of placing greater empashis on nail art blogs which have less than 1000 followers and, thanks to the nominator's opinion, get more visibility. The nominator and the 5 bloggers who receive the Liebster Award nomination go into creating a sort of chain letter that allows to discover beginners blogs and promote visiting into their art. Here there are the conditions of the nomination and the answers given by me to the questions made by Uma for the nominated bloggers.

The Official Rules of the Liebster Award:

If you have been nominated for The Liebster Award and you choose to accept it, write a blog post about the Liebster Award in which you:
  1. Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.
  2. Display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”. (Note that the best way to do this is to save the image to your own computer and then upload it to your blog post).
  3. Answer 11 questions about yourself, which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you.
  4. Provide 11 random facts about yourself.
  5. Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 1000 followers. (Note that you can always ask the blog owner this since not all blogs display a widget that lets the readers know this information!)
  6. Create a new list of questions for the blogger to answer.
  7. List these rules in your post (you can copy and paste from here). Once you have written and published it, you then have to:
  8. Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster Award and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it (they might not have ever heard of it!).
Here are my answers to the 11 questions provided by Uma:

1. What is your ambition in life?
I think my destiny has not been written yet completely and I don't know what the future days will reserve to me but if anything occurs, I hope I'll be able to act in the best and most satisfactory way possibile.

2. What nail stuff is 'top priority' in your wishlist?
I'm obsessed with protective base coats and definitely I can't live without them! I started making nail arts on myself before I even realized it was essential to care about my nails and to use a base coat. Anyway, these tips helped my nails so much to become strong and healthy like they're now. So probably the nail stuff on top of my wishlist could be "the perfect nail lacquer base coat" that could include all the best features of a nail polish (strengthener, strong and hardening effects, smooth and glossy appearance, long term duration on nails and long shelf life).

3. If given a chance, which nail artist would you like to meet?
If I could aim high I'd like to say Narmai from PiggieLuv: she's one of the most brilliant nail artists among those that I know actually. I think she's incredibly genial and innovative to produce unconventional nail arts. I find her incredibly brave in her propositions on nails, especially when she publishes crazy 3D creations and produces some real masterpieces on her small canvases. I feel ecstatic every time she publish a new nail art (Wouldn't you think the same seeing her last creation? Or any of her creations..).

4. Your favorite nail art technique?
My favourite technique is...improvisation haha! Actually I probably should say gradient and sponged manicure are my favourite ones because they allow you to create very beautiful shades and shadows on base colours and often that's the right way to start creating a landscape or every kind of scenery that will be developed on an already set background.

5. Your favorite nail polish shade?
My favourite nail polish shades are dark purple and ottanio with warm tones in their reflexes (better if they're with glitter finish): they fill my eyes just looking at them!

6. What's your zodiac sign?
Libra is my zodiac sign and actually it represents me a lot.

7. Name your favorite movie?
My favourite movie is "Così è la vita" made by Aldo, Giovanni & Giacomo, a hilarious trio of italian actors. I love all their comedies!

8. Which genre do you prefer while buying a book?
Mystery is my absolute favourite genre.

9. What do you do in your free-time?
I make...nail art, obviously haha! When I'm not committed to my studies I like singing and playing piano at the same time and finding inspiration for my art in every free moment of the day.

10. What's your favorite snack?
My favourite simple delight I like to taste in the afternoon is soy-based yogurt in which I add muesli and dried fruits.

11. The happiest moment of your life?
To this day, I can say the happiest moment of my life was when I realized my dream to see and listen to my favorite rock band in live concert for the first time.

What about Pedrìnails? 11 random facts about myself:

1. Not so long time ago I was precise, meticulous and always on time or even in advance for doing things and getting appointments, but now I'm becoming a chronic laggard (this post proves it)!

2. I used to bite my nails when I was a child and hated my nails until I fell in love with nail polishes. I started to try some combinations of colours and simple designs on them: that moment was the beginning of my dark period for nails. I'm proud because I succeeded in turning a bad habit into a passion and a joy for me.

3. I weared my first nail art when I was 13 years old. It was a white, black and pink drag marble manicure made by a friend on my nails. It made me become interested to the nail art world.

4. I'm not very good at drawing but I found my personal art expression in the nail art.

5. My subconscious makes me represent my passions on nails [you can see some example from my post series "Quando una passione tinge le unghie" here Horse racing nails, Horse racing nails (parte 2) ].

6. I like travelling and, most of the times, I do it for following my favourite singers and music bands in tour all over the country with my friends.

7. I love pets and I've always got at least four cats at the same time (they are 6 now!).

8. I like waking up early every morning. I don't want to waste even a moment of the day.

9. I like sunbathing and I can totally bear high temperature during warm seasons but I definitely can't stand cold weather.

10. I would like to know more about the art of photography to become able to capture moments in a more heartfelt way.

11. At the moment, my greatest desire is to come back for at least a day at the seaside where I spent summer holidays of my childhood. It was such a paradise for me!

My nominees for this award are:

I choose to nominate 5 talentuous italian nail art bloggers I admire so much for their creativity expressed through the nail art.

My questions for the nominees are:

1. What about your first nail art attempt?

2. How often do you care your nails?

3. What is your favourite nail polish finish?

4. What people say when they look at your nails?

5. What are your hobbies and passions?

6. Can you play any sport?

7. What is the best travel you've ever did?

8. Is there a place in the world you'd like to visit more than any other one?

9. Have you got any tattooes and/or piercings?

10. What inspired you to start writing your blog?

11. How do you imagine yourself 10 years later?

© Pedrìnails


2 commenti

  1. Grazie di avermi nominata ^_^ <3 sto cercando di capire bene cosa devo fare :P se ho dubbi ti contatto hihihihi...!

    1. Sono a disposizione per qualsiasi chiarimento di cui tu abbia bisogno.
      Piccola premessa: accettando la nomination, puoi scrivere il post di risposta in italiano...sono io che mi sono voluta complicare la vita con l'English! ^^


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