Sequin Gowns & Mermaid Crowns : Liebster Award Pt. Deux

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Liebster Award Pt. Deux

Hello lovelies!  So yet again I have been nominated for the Liebster Award! Hooray! Even though I've done this once in the past, I figure since I'm still a little baby blog and that Kelly of Into the Labyrinth was so kind as to nominate me, that I would rock it out!

The award is meant to help newbie bloggers (less than 200 followers) up their followers and for others to discover their blogs!  Here are the rules:

1-If you are tagged/nominated, you must write 11 facts about yourself
2-Answer the 11 questions your tagger has given you and write 11 questions for your nominees
3-Tag 5-11 other bloggers who have less than 200 followers
4-Let the bloggers you nominated know they got the award! (through comment, personal message, etc.)
5-No tagsies backsies!

Simple enough, right? So here goes!

11 Facts About Me:

1. I am a proud Mixed Chick.  Half Puerto Rican, half...lets go with German.  My mom's side is all kinds of stuff so I usually just say German (since I'm the most German out of everything.)
2.  I am addicted to Discovery Channel, both History Channels, NatGeo, and the Food Network.  #guilty
3.  My favorite meal is Chicken Parmesan.
4.  I'm a Mermaid.  It's a thing.  And if I'm not one now for real, then I was def one in a past life. ;)
5.  I'm actually really shy.  When people talk to me, I'm outgoing and friendly.  But I'm really very reserved and am not one to approach another person.
6.  I am far from an athletic girl, but I've taken lessons in Swimming and Tennis!  I even was on a swim team and won some medals.  My tennis class was for school and I got an A!
7.  I am through and through a Gemini.  I'm torn in half for just about everything in my life, which makes it difficult to make decisions.  But I'm also double the fun, so we're not really at a loss here.
8.  Sarcasm is my second language.  If you haven't already figured that out.
9.  I hate to cook.  I'm horrible at it.  I don't think I'll ever be a good cook.  I've come to terms with eating Lean Cuisine and mooching off my parents for the rest of my life.  (My dad is an excellent cook, so there's that.)
10.  I'm a salty snacker, not a sweets person.  Although I do like sweet stuff, if I'm craving a snack, it's most likely salty. (ex. chips, Goldfish, pretzels...)
11.  I started designing clothes around when I was 10.  I recently found some old sketches from the beginning.  Not my best work, but pretty darn good for a 10 year old.

My 11 Questions from Kelly!

1.What kind of music do you listen to?  (name the top 3 songs on your ipod/iphone)

Honestly, I listen to just about anything.  I'm extremely versitile when it comes to music.  But like anyone else, I do have favorites!  I like top hits as well as acoustic and indie bands.  I'd say my favorite songs right now are Talk Dirty- Jason DeRulo, All About That Bass- Meghan Trainor, & Monte Carlo- U.S. Royalty.  Just to give you an idea of the range of my like, haha.

2. If you could have a free vacation anywhere, where would it be and who would you bring?

Either a tour of the Caribbean or of Europe.  Gemini me loves the beach but also love to explore beautiful, historic places!  I would bring my family and closest friends!

3. Who is your celebrity crush?

Ahhh this is a tough one! I was never one of those pre-teens who swooned over celebrities.  But I definitely do now!  There are so many to choose from, but I'm gonna have to go with Jensen Ackles.  He is muy calliente! ;)

4.  Have you ever seen the movie The Labyrinth?

I have not, but I've been told by tons of people that it is wonderful and that I must see it.  Therefore, it is on my list to watch.

5. What is your favorite TV series?

Supernatural.  No contest.  I do have a lot of shows that I love but I would be pretty devastated if Supernatural was cancelled or whatnot.  Such an awesome show.

6.  Where is your favorite place to visit?

New York City, baby!  I've been to a lot of places.  But not many of them more than once.  So when it comes to a multiple visit place, it would have to be NYC.  Every time I go, I find something new or go somewhere I've never been.  It's like going for the first time, every time I go.  It truly is a magical city.

7.  What’s the most unusual thing you've eaten?

Well, I've eaten some interesting things in my 23 years.  But this has to be the most ridiculous thing I've ever eaten/has ever happened to me.  I tried a small appetizer listed as "sweet breads."  Now if you already know what this is, I know you're laughing at me. However, my friend and I were not so privileged.  We ordered it thinking it would be like, a basket of bread or something.  And out come these little balls, with some kind of sauce.  I tried it and hated it, and he tolerated it and finished it.  There was a good reason we thought it tasted "weird."  Apparently, sweet breads are CALF BRAINS. Freakin' calf brains.  I literally almost died when I found out.  I immediately called my friend and told him.  He responded, "excuse me while I go vomit..."  All quite funny in retrospect; not so funny at the time.  Now, however, I am LMAO.

8.  What is your favorite Movie?

This has always been a close fight. So I usually break it down by genre.  For length purposes I will tell you my favorite animated movie, which will forever be Finding Nemo. 

9.  Do you have a special talent or something unique about yourself?

To sound as least conceited as possible, I do have several talents.  My favorite, however is singing.  It's something I've done my whole life, been praised for, and still enjoy pretty much every day.  People truly appreciating your singing is one of the best feelings ever.  I'll never forget when my vocal coach told me that there were people crying while I was singing.  Moving people so truly really fills the heart. :) 

10.  How did you come up with your blog name?

Well then, I actually wrote an entire post on this, simply because my title is so unusual.  You can read that here.  But I'll give you the condensed version.  Basically, both things are meant to represent both sides of me and my life.  The Sequin Gowns represents my life in fashion.  The glitz, glamour, and fast paced city life.  The Mermaid Crowns represents my more laid back, whimsical side.  My mermaid side and the beach life.  The meaning to me has actually evolved since I created it.  But I really feel I made a magnificent choice.

11.  What type of drink do you order at a bar?

Probably the girliest thing on the menu, haha.  I love fruity cocktails that make me think of islands and the beach.  Margaritas, Daiquiris, Hurricanes, etc... Other than that, I love hard cider.  Particularly Angry Orchard. 

11 Questions for my Nominees:

1. What is your favorite color to wear?
2. What do you consider to be your spirit animal?
3. If you had to create a Chopped basket, what 5 ingredients would you choose?
4. What would your dream house look like and
6. Describe your personal style in 3 words.
7. What things do you doodle subconsciously on a paper?
8. What is your favorite thing about summer?
9. Have you ever been to Disney World?
10. What made you want to start blogging?
11. What is your go to, can't live without hair product?

My Nominees!

This time I decided to go with a nice rounded number of six!

Jessie- My Random Life As An Air Force Wife (My Bestie/Twin!!!)
Rishika- Rishika's Mommy Blog
Missy- Missy G: Everyday Glitterati
Crystal- That's So Crystal
Lindsay- Sequins & Style
Camille- La Petite Cams

Congrats to everyone I've chosen!  I can't wait to read your answers and I hope you have just as much fun doing this as I did! :)
XO, Briana


  1. Yay! I am glad you posted about the award! It was fun to do and fun to read your answers! I am definitely on the same page with you about being a mermaid in the past life! I love the ocean, seafood, and anything nautical so it all makes sense! and I can't believe that 'sweet bread' is calf brains!! yuck!! But that story is really funny. :)

    1. Haha thanks! I definitely enjoyed it! And thank you! I'm glad I'm not the only one. ;) And I knowww that story was so gross yet still cracks me up! Glad you got a kick out of it haha! :)
      XO, Briana

  2. Awe thanks so much for choosing me! I can't wait to get to work on this :)

    1. Yay!! Of course!! Can't wait to read it!! :)

      XO, Briana

  3. Hey, honey! What do you think about follow each other via bloglovin? If you want, just follow me there and I'll follow you back!

    1. Hey!! Sure thing girl! I followed you :) here's the link to mine!

      XO, Briana