Awards Round-Up/ Get to Know Me

Hello everyone,

As many of you know, I usually only blog about fashion and beauty here on Style in the Afternoon. I was recently nominated for a few awards, and I thought this would be a great way for you all to get to know me a bit better!

The fabulous Emily from emilyxonline and Ale from dazedmuse have nominated me for the Liebster award. I adore both of their blogs! Over on Emily’s blog you can find product reviews, makeup tutorials, and some lifestyle posts. Ale has an awesome fashion blog where she writes about the latest fashion trends, her personal style, and identifies the style of some of her favorite fashion icons. Go check out their blogs if you haven’t already!


  • You must acknowledge who has nominated you and also share their links
  • Share 11 facts about yourself
  • Answer the 11 questions that you have been asked
  • Nominate 11 more bloggers whose blog you would recommend
  • Ask 11 questions that you would like those bloggers to answer
  • Let the bloggers you’ve nominated know that they’ve been nominated.

My 11 Facts:

  1. I’m an Aquarius! (My Birthday is February 10th)
  2. I love grilled Salmon! Especially with pineapple on top
  3. I’m 5’3 (not exactly short, but just short enough to buy petite sizes)
  4. I sometimes get overwhelmed in Forever21. Too many options!
  5. I have naturally super wavy hair
  6. Even though my stomach is sensitive to dairy, I occasionally indulge in pizza.
  7. My favorite color is blue (specifically the color of a Tiffany box)
  8. Most of the time I prefer flat shoes to heels
  9. I have a half sister named Sara
  10. I’m an introvert! Wish I would have branched out and joined a few more organizations in college
  11. I go for a run or walk outside almost daily. I have noticed this really helps my anxiety!


Emily’s Questions:

  • What is your go-to lipstick? Kat Von D Lolita Liquid Lipstick
  • Matte finish or Glowy finish? Matte! I have an oilt T-Zone so my face usually ends up being glowy no matter what finish I am going for.
  • Favorite nail polish shade for winter? Wicked by Essie
  • Do you prefer straight, wavy or curly hair? I love big curls!
  • Ideal weekend plans? A relaxing weekend in watching netflix in the winter and a trip to the beach in the summer!
  • How many pairs of socks do you own? Too many to count!
  • What do you like to do on a rainy day? Stay in and watch a movie
  • Favorite high-end brand and favorite drugstore brand? High-end: Too Faced Drugstore: Milani
  • If you were only allowed to use one makeup product, what would it be? Concealer!
  • Favorite pizza topping? Pepperoni
  • How do you feel right now, in this moment? Relaxed:)

Ale’s Questions:

  1. How did blogging start? I wanted a place to share my love for style and beauty and a way to connect with others with similar interests.
  2. What do you like most in your life? My family and my dog Hershey!
  3. Whom do you admire most in the world? My grandma!
  4. If you had the option to move to another country, where would you like to go? Europe (specifically Italy)
  5. If there was only one season throughout the year, which would you prefer? Spring!
  6. How would you describe your style? Classic and feminine with a bit of an edge
  7. Which is your favorite fashion item? My blush pink Tory Burch bag
  8. What is the best thing that happened to you? Graduating from college!
  9. What is your favorite thing to do? Currently my favorite thing to do is create content for my blog
  10. What product can you not live without? Moisturizer
  11. What makes you feel accomplished? Setting a goal for myself and achieving that goal no matter how long it takes

Jamie from Don’t Give a Jam has nominated me for the Real Net Blog Award and Lucy from With All My Love, From Lucy has nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award. The rules of these awards are similar so I thought I would combine them! Jamie has a fabulous lifestyle blog where she talks about everything from beauty to tags and awards. Lucy has a beauty blog where she does product reviews and the occasional makeup tutorial! Go check these ladies out!


  1. Thank & link the blogger who tagged you
  2. Answer the 7 questions they asked you
  3. Nominate 7 bloggers for this award
  4. Ask 7 questions for your nominees

My 7 facts:

  1. If you didn’t know, my middle name is Luisa (If you follow me on Instagram you already know this because my full name is in my bio haha) 
  2. One of my favorite books is To Kill A Mockingbird
  3. I live in my Nike Free Runs!
  4. I have a chocolate Lab named Hershey
  5. I hated high school. So thankful I had a good college experience!
  6. I take way too long to get ready
  7. I’m LOVING Kendrick Lamar’s most recent album!

Jamie’s Questions:

  1. Are there are any trends you’re glad you didn’t join in on? 
  2. What’s your favorite breakfast food? Pancakes!
  3. Which TV show could you watch over & over? Parks & Rec
  4. Do you have a dream car? Bentley!
  5. Do you think it’s possible that aliens live among us? Anything is possible!
  6. If you could, which exotic animal would you have as a pet? A white tiger!
  7. Tell us a joke!

Knock knock. Who’s there? Daisy. Daisy who? DAISY me rollin… they hatin

Sorry that was super cheesy. Please tell me someone got the song reference😂

My Questions:

  1. Favorite meal?
  2. Current favorite trend?
  3. Have any pets?
  4. Who inspires you?
  5. What/who do you miss the most?
  6. Ocean or Lake?
  7. What are you most passionate about?

I nominate anyone reading this who would like to participate in this award. I would love to read all of your answers!

A few blogs I have recently discovered that I think are awesome:








Thanks so much for reading. Have a wonderful day!

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25 thoughts on “Awards Round-Up/ Get to Know Me

  1. Hey Natalie, congratulations on the awards. I like the sound of Hershey. He must be one adorable fellow going by the cuteness quotient of all labs. I hated my high school years too and could not get enough of the college years which flew by in a trice.

    I shall answer your questions right here (and apologise alongside for posting a mammoth reply):

    Favorite meal? Baked camembert with onion chutney
    Current favorite trend? Graphic stripes
    Have any pets? I used to have a lab friend. He was my husband’s baby but he became mine more than anyone else’s after we met.
    Who inspires you? I am inspired by random things – so I could not point out anyone particularly.
    What/who do you miss the most? I miss our life in the UK. Every morning I wake up and have these few moments of gloom to re-adjust to the fact that we are not there.
    Ocean or Lake? Ocean
    What are you most passionate about? My husband, running, reading, eating and writing.

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    1. I am so glad I’m not the only one who hated high school! College went by too fast for me as well. Labs are the absolute
      cutest! I loved reading all of your answers and learning more about you! xx
      P.S. I would pick the ocean over a lake any day!

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  2. Congratulations on the awards, you certainly deserve them! I love grilled salmon too, but I’ve never tried it with pineapple on top! I will have to do that! I’m also 5’3″ and I become incredibly overwhelmed any time I step into Forever 21.

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  3. GIRL, I get exactly what you mean about getting overwhelmed in F21! It’s so so so so frustrating at times, esp on holidays or when there are huge sales and everything is a mess! Glad I got to learn more about you💛

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  4. I have problems with dairy too! You might be lactose sensitive. Not fully lactose intolerant but you still have trouble breaking down some dairy products. Like I can’t break down fresh cheese, I need the kind that pasteurized and I can only drink 2% milk. I need the fat and bacteria so my body can break it down.

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    1. Thank you so much for the information! I actually have visited a doctor and I am lactose sensitive. It’s comforting to know that I am not the only one that deals with this! I’m so happy so many dairy free products are becoming more readily available.

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  5. Thank you for mentioning my blog at the end :’) ❤
    College was pretty good wasn't it! But then you left, and I didn't have someone to go on Ulta and Marshalls runs with my last year in SM. Oh and I didn't have someone to stay up with me until 2am talking about makeup, the family and guy problems. Sighhh!

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  6. I love that your very first fact was your zodiac sign! YASSS!!! I love knowing peoples signs. I;m 100% introvert too, which is weird because back in high school and college i was 100% extrovert, funny how that changes but I definitely much rather keep to myself and to select few people now. Aw and Hershey is such a cute name for a dog!!! Will Hershey make any appearances in the blog? Can you tell I have dog fever like crazy haha

    xo, JJ

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    1. Yes!! I love knowing people’s signs as well. It’s crazy how our personality’s change. I feel like I’m getting even more introverted haha. Girl I have dog fever too! Hopefully I can get Hershey to make an appearance in an outfit post or something xx

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