The Liebster Award

::blushes:: Aw shucks, I got nominated for The Leibster Award twice last week!  Huge thanks to Bree and Ryane for the nominations!  Bree has been so active on my blog: reading and commenting regularly, it’s great to have such participation.  Plus, she is the most prolific blogger I know, posting multiple entries per day – and did I mention that she’s a new mom? Thanks Bree, for your support!  Ryane I’m just starting to get to know more, but her blog is all things girly and lovely – lots of fun and positive vibes from her.  Thanks!

I wasn’t familiar with this award so I googled it and this blog has some background information it.  Essentially it’s a fantastic way to discover new blogs and recognize the work of up-and-coming bloggers.

The Rules
1. Thank and acknowledge the person who nominated you.
2. Answer the questions the blogger gave you.
3. Give 11 facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 7-11 bloggers with less than 200 followers.
5. Notify the people you nominated.
6. Give approximately 7 to 11 questions for nominees to answer.

Keep reading for my answers


I thought it would be helpful for you to know my skin tone, skin type, hair type, etc., so that when I do reviews, there is a basis for my preferences.

Face: I’m ethnically Asian, originally from Hong Kong.  For now I’ve made the conscious decision to not post my full mug online, so you’ll have to imagine what I look like.  If forced to play “Which celebrity do I look like?”, the answer would be… Lucy Liu.  I personally don’t think there’s a strong resemblance (maybe a bit in the eyes and cheekbones?  I have freckles too?) but I get this comment often (it always starts out with “Has anyone ever told you…?”).   So I guess if complete strangers say this, they must see something I don’t (although I always assume that strangers are just being nice and want to pay me a compliment, and they think telling me that I look like Lucy Liu is the best way?) Continue reading

Intro to Stash Matters

So I dreamed up this blog’s name last night.

I’ve been toying with starting a blog on and off for a little while now.  For whatever reason, I wanted the word “stash” in the blog name.  It’s a fun word and it rhymes with trash and panache.  It also alludes to my hoarding nature.  Specifically, hoarding copious amounts of cosmetics.

“Oh no, not another makeup blog!”, you moan. Continue reading