Let the Sunshine [Award] In.

A few weeks back, one of my absolute favorite beauty bloggers, Eithne,  paid me an enormous compliment by nominating me for the Sunshine Award! The Sunshine Award is passed on from blogger to blogger; “bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere”.

Once you accept your Sunshine Award nomination, you must then:

  1. Acknowledge the person who gave this award in a blog post.
  2. Do the Q&A below.
  3. Pass on the award to 10 deserving and inspiring bloggers, inform them and link to their blogs.

Rule #1: The Nominator

The completely amazing, utterly adorable, smarty-pants who nominated me was EithneLovesLipstick. This nomination comes with so much more flattery since it came from this lovely lady. If I could turn around and nominate her again for this award, I would, but I’m not sure if I can since she’s (obviously) already been nominated for this award. She’s originally from Ireland (which I can not help but absolutely love) and she now lives in London (which I also love).

Rule #2: The Q&A

Who is your favorite philosopher?

Perhaps an unconventional choice, but I’m going with Jim Morrison, late front man for The Doors. I’ve listened to The Doors my entire life, had my first preteen poster-makeout sesh with a poster of the multiple-shot iconic black and whites of him and have fallen in love with his poetry. His lyrics have always impacted me emotionally, due in large to their being saturated with alternative perceptions of life, love, obsession and death. His poems aren’t restricted by constructional boundaries or even limited to this world.

What is your favorite number?

9. I was born on a 9th and it always seems to follow me throughout life. For instance, often times, I will look at the clock at 3:33 (3+3+3=9).

What is your favorite animal?

Well, I have two dogs: rescued Yorkshire Terriers, Jack and Lucy. I love them more than most of the closest humans in my life, honestly. I made it through some extremely dark times because of the love I have for those two pups.

However, my “spirit animal” is a fox. I love them and every time I see one, I like to imagine it’s a cosmic reminder of my fierceness, grace and cunning… but I’m kind of a self-absorbed ass.

If you were hoping for a more exotic answer, Giraffes. I think they’re adorable and I guess I’ve always kind of identified with them. (There isn’t one class photo in which I was not in the furthest back row with all the tallest boys.)

What is your favorite time of day?

Dusk. First of all, waking up before noon is brutal. If you wake up at (or after) noon, you have a few hours to wake up, eat, run an errand or two during normal business hours and then: there’s dusk. I also have extremely light-sensitive eyes (I require sunglasses when its overcast) and an intolerance for heat; dusk is just more comfortable.

I also like the middle of the night (early “morning”). Best time ever to drive on “busy” roads… I hate other drivers.

What are your Facebook and Twitter?

I like to keep my Facebook completely separate from my blogging life. But I love communicating with readers and other bloggers via twitter: xGingerKate

You can also find me on Instagram @GingerKate

What is your favorite holiday?

Oh no… My friends and family know that I am “the” holiday girl. I love celebrating. Based solely on how much I enjoy the celebrations of the holidays, here’s are my top favorites:

#1. Halloween… I always go all out.

#2. St Patricks Day… my friends depend on me at this point to throw my annual shindig. I got St Pats on lock.

#3. TIE:  The 4th of July… I’m a sucker for fireworks. & New Years Eve… enjoying the memories and the refreshing feeling of a new beginning, whats better? …when you add booze. Memories and new beginnings with booze.

#4. The entire Christmas Season… cookies, shopping and goodwill. It is the most wonderful time of the year

#5. My Birthday… it’s January 9th. I look forward to your gifts.

What is your physical favorite activity?

None. Unless sex and/or eating count. Then it’s sex and/or eating.

What is your favorite non-alcoholic drink?

Coca-Cola. I’m a junkie.

What is your passion?

Art. I like to enjoy others’ creations and I live to create. Theatre, Visual Arts, Literature/Poetry, Music and I consider Fashion an art as well.

What is your favorite flower?

Orchids. and Waterlilies. and White Roses.

Rule #3: My Nominations

Ok, I’m supposed to nominate 10 other inspirational bloggers, here’s where it gets a bit tricky for me.

Something I’ve been wanting to do is connect more with more bloggers, especially fashion and beauty bloggers. Over the last couple of years, I’ve connected with a few very special ladies and they are definitely mentioned below. The reason I’ve stayed connected with these bloggers is because they weren’t just BSing to get more followers, they were truly connecting with another blogger. (They also post some pretty fabulous things!) BUT there are only 5 of them (would’ve been 6 but I can’t nominate Eithne again) so, I thought I’d also share a couple of major blogs that I follow regularly. Here goes:

1.) fancieland.com – Fancie is an adorable beauty blogger who started Fancieland just under a year ago. Whether she’s reporting on drug store brands or higher end goodies, this girl tries it all!

2.) fat-aus.com – Bronny is one of my favorite bloggers in all of the world! I’ve been following Fat-Aus for a couple of years now and even stalk her out on Twitter and Instagram. One of my favorite things about following this fierce and fearless blog is that, since she lives in Australia, she’s covering her winter daily fashions when I’m rocking my summer styles and vice versa.

3.) rockinoutinstyle.blogspot.com – Amanda is actually a personal friend of mine. We met years ago when we both began working at Universal Studios (the gig didn’t last long for either of us) and instantly bonded over Motley Crue, Rock and Roll and Makeup. This chick is a bonafide rock junkie and her style reflects that. RockinOutInStyle is her blog showcasing all her fan-f*cking-tastic fashions and passions.

4.) thefashionpa.blogspot.com – Michelle is another blogger I’ve been following for a while. We first connected via twitter about 2 years ago and I’ve been following TheFashionPA ever since. This Toronto girl has fab style and is a fellow Ginger!

5.) jaclynsmusings.com – Jaclyn is a newbie to blogging and she’s also the newest blogger I’ve connected with. Makeup, movies, books, fashion, whatever, this girl writes about it. JaclynsMusings is just that, a blogger and her thoughts on anything and everything.

Too Big for Me:

6.) HowToBeARedhead.com – Stephanie and Adrienne are two Ginger Sisters who specialize in all fashion and style matters for redheads. For obvious reasons, I check their blog pretty often. I also follow them and many of their contributors on Twitter and Facebook. They always respond to questions and in the past, when I’ve asked them something that they hadn’t already posted about, these chicks jumped right on it and had a post answering my question within days.

7.) WhatKateWore.com – This blog is dedicated entirely to ‘What Kate Wore’… No, not what I wore. Kate [Middleton], Duchess of Cambridge. I absolutely adore Kate’s style (and her) especially since we share a name and a birthday (different year). These bloggers are good. I mean, really good. They have designer names, style names, prices and links of where to buy all of what the pretty duchess dons… and within minutes of Kate being spotted wearing them.

That’s it. Those are my nominations for The Sunshine Award. I want to thank Eithne again from EithneLovesLipstick for nominating me for this! Check her out, she’s phenomenal! As I mentioned, I’m interested in connecting with more bloggers. I want to eventually link my blogroll on ginger-kate and I’d love to include some others since, as you can see from the above, I don’t have very many “blogger friends”.

Thanks for reading! Love, GK

sunshineaward

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