Stylish Blogger Award

I was awarded the Stylish Blogger Award! How spiffy! I was given this award by Nancy-Lee of fashionCHICsta! Thanks hun! I am supposed to now…

1. Thank and link back to the person who sent the award
2. Share 7 things about yourself
3. Award recently discovered bloggers
4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award
After all, it would be a shame if they didn’t know!

Alrighty! So. 7 things about me.

1. In addition to being beauty obsessed, I’m also a classically-trained singer. I’ve been singing since I was in the 3rd grade.

2. I don’t know how tall I am. Well, I think I’m 5’2″. I’ve always thought I was 5’2″. But it seems every doctor’s office says either 5’2″ OR 5’3″. So I don’t really know for sure. 

3. I was in girl scouts from daisy to junior but after a particularly frustrating camping trip it was suggested that I “find another troop”. Something about being insubordinate. 

4. I hate peas. Hate them hate them hate them. 

5. I’m a published, award-winning poet.

6. Until I started high school, I was really, really painfully shy. I was not popular, and in jr high I got picked on/bullied and harassed. Switching school districts for high school was the best thing that ever happened to me.

7. I once met Ray freaking Bradbury at a party, and the only thing I remember is that he looked like Santa.

Okay and for the people I’m awarding..!

Sneak Peek – Wikio Beauty Blog Rankings

Hey everyone! Blogging to you from Washington, here on my vacation. :) I am very pleased to announce that The Gloss Menagerie has made the top 25 beauty blogs according to Wikio’s blog rankings! Yay! Here’s the current top 25…congrats to all of the wonderful bloggers!

1 BellaSugar
2 Beauty Snob
3 Glamour – Girls in the Beauty Department
4 Temptalia
5 The Beauty Stop
6 Afrobella
7 All Lacquered Up
8 Hot Beauty Health
9 Daily Beauty Reporter
10 15 Minute Beauty Fanatic
12 Beauty And The Blog
13 The Non-Blonde
14 Beauty411
16 Makeup and Beauty Blog
17 The Next Best Thing To Going Shopping Yourself
18 Kiss And Makeup
19 MissWhoever You Are
20 Musings of a Muse
21 Pink Sith
22 Beautiful Makeup Search
23 The Gloss Menagerie
24 Lotus Palace

15 Blogs I Love…

The lovely CucumPear tagged me for a blog love award. So sweet of her! Now it’s my turn to tag 15 blogs I love to read.

  1. Nouveau Cheap – The Recessionista is the queen of beauty on a budget. 
  2. Temptalia – I can always count on her for beautiful photos of new collections.
  3. The Beauty Brains – The science behind beauty.
  4. Purely Cosmetics – Wacky and fun adventures of the lady behind Purely Cosmetics.
  5. Pink Sith – My partner in taupe crime, Miss Elvira.
  6. The Next Best Thing To Going Shopping Yourself – The best swatches on the web! I remember when Karla was just starting out and I helped her w/ blogging. I’m a proud blog-mom, lol.
  7. The Pink Train Case – Another taupe lover and all around sweetheart.
  8. Sasquatch Swatch – Another blog with awesome swatches.
  9. All Lacquered Up – The ultimate source for nail polish info and pictures. Fabulous gallery.
  10. Vampy Varnish – Another nail polish blog I absolutely love.
  11. Krissy’s One Stop Beauty Spot – A fellow so-cal blogger who really knows her stuff.
  12. Beauty School Blog – One of my favorite beauty bloggers to tweet with.
  13. Zoya Nail Polish Blog – I’ve been really into nails lately and Zoya always has the greatest discounts on their gorgeous polishes, plus they are really fun to tweet with. :)
  14. Krasey Beauty – I love that she always has products I’ve never heard of featured on her blog. Love learning new things.
  15. Fugly Horse of the Day – Not beauty related (although horses are very beautiful!), but still one of my favorite blogs to read for information and snark about horses.

If you have any recommended reading for me, let me know!!