Tuesday, March 5, 2013

We're Nominated for a Liebster Award!

We were more than delighted when Yolennie from Lavender Fedora nominated us for a Liebster award! We started blogging since January 30th of this year, so to be nominated for something after only blogging for a month, we feel incredibly honoured! For those of you that don't know, Liebster Awards are spread around by bloggers as a way for up and coming blogs to be discovered. A blogger gets nominated and he/she will answer the 11 questions the nominator provided and then in turn nominate 11 more bloggers and come up with 11 new questions. This following are our response to the lovely Yolennie's questions.

Our Inspiration!?!?
1) Why did you choose this name for your blog?
At the time that Angela had the idea of starting a beauty blog, we were both obsessed with sloths. It started with this baby sloths bath video and turned into a full-on sloth obsession. We wanted a name that wasn't too generic and too beauty-focused. Also, "The Happy Sloths" just had a nice ring to it. This blog, to both of us, is sort of sanctity of creativity from our hectic and stressful lives, and when we blog, we are just very much like a couple of happy sloths, enjoying every moment of our experience.

2) What do you enjoy the most from blogging?

Jasmine: I enjoy the ability to be creative again. Back in high school, I like to think I excelled in art and anything that involved doing something with my hands. But ever since university, I never get the opportunity or time to be artsy and crafty. So with this blog, I actually get to find a little bit of creativity in my otherwise dull everyday life.
Angela: I like being crafty and writing since there isn't a lot of opportunity for free writing anymore. I also like to use it as a procrastination from my actual work, which is a good and a bad thing. It gets my creative juices flowing which is not something you always get while studying Sciences.

3) How would you describe your style? 
Jasmine: It's fairly relaxed and simple. But when I put in some effort, I go for a demure gypsy floral look.
Angela: I don't really have one. I am more ever-changing, sometimes I like to be edgy, sometimes feminine, and other times just a bit wild in my outfit choices.
Angela's Obsession

4) If money is not a problem, and you have only one store to buy all your clothes and accessories where would it be?
Jasmine: A Valentino Boutique.
Angela: Probably Top Shop, I love that store. Especially the ones in London and the one in New York, the flagship here is pretty good too.

5) Whose wardrobe would you like to swap with?
Jasmine: I love Taylor Swift's style, girl's got it going on!
Angela: I would love Jennifer Lawrence's wardrobe, that girl is too gorgeous. Forget her wardrobe can I seriously just BE her, switch bodies and stuff.

Jasmine: T Swift's style is to die for!

6) What is your favorite memory from your blogging journey?
Jasmine: EVERYTHING? Although I love photographing pictures for the blog the most!

Angela: I just really like trying out all the products and forming an opinion about them.

7) What, or who is your current obsession?
Jasmine: HBO's GIRLS
Angela: Jennifer Lawrence. Come end of the month it will also be Doctor Who.

Angela: Who doesn't love JLaw?!?!

8) What's the top item on your wish list right now?
Jasmine: Honestly I don't really have anything on my wish list, pretty content as of now.
Angela: I have some stuff lined up that I am getting, so that doesn't count. I am really wanting the Princess Jasmine compact right now, it keeps selling out.

9) What would you like to be (career wise) if you don’t have to worry about anything financially?
Jasmine: Fashion Designer
Angela: I used to want to go into Fine Arts. If I had lots of money I would probably try to buy my way into Med School though.

Jasmine: The smell of chlorine=HUGE turn-on.

10) What’s the weirdest thing about you?
Jasmine: I love the smell of chlorine.
Angela: I am obsessed with being warm at night, I have a heated blanket and a ski headband to keep my ears warm.

11) What is your favorite quote?
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." -Dr. Seuss
Angela: I have two:
"It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors" -Oscar Wilde
"The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things.The good things don't always soften the bad things, but vice-versa, the bad things don't necessarily spoil the good things and make them unimportant."-The Doctor

Now the 11 Blogs we would like to pass the nomination on to are:

And our 11 questions for these Blogs are:
1) What made you start blogging?
2) Where do you get inspiration for your posts?
3) What is your first beauty purchase?
4) If you can only use one beauty brand for the rest of your life, which brand would it be?
5) What is your current obsession?
6) If you could be any famous person who would you be?
7) What is one item you can never get enough of?
8) How would your friends describe you in 3 words?
9) Describe your favorite childhood memory.
10) Which movie would you watch again and again?
11) What is your favorite quote?

We are excited to see the responses to the questions, and look forward to more great blogging from everyone.
-Jasmine & Angela

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