LIEBSTER AWARD X 11 RANDOM FACTS

I was nominated by Mercy from Busy and Fab. So basically, you have to mention the person/s who nominated you, answer their questions, post 11 random facts about yourself, choose 11 blogs that inspire you, and of course, create 11 questions for them too. Down below are questions asked by Mercy. Here we go!
LIEBSTER AWARD

 1.    What do you do in your spare time?
In my spare time I watch Inspirational videos to start my day or week, do anything related to blogging (prep outfits for future blog post, take pictures, edit pictures, write future blog post, reply comments, stop by other blogs, reply emails and so on), I also do school work and create time to talk to friends/family, oh and I sing and dance (life is short).
2.    How would you describe your personal style and is there a person who is a fashion inspiration to you?
My style is so versatile. It’s also a media for self-expression and as such I have realized that my style changes and evolves over time, also depending on location and basically how I’m feeling at a particular point in time. When it comes to style I’m unpredictable, however, factors in my style that remain constant are comfort, simplicity, modesty and colors (I love incorporating colors into my outfit) I think it’s my signature look. My fashion Inspiration since I was a child is my mum, seeing her look divine in every outfit without even trying inspired me to always look decent. However as a style blogger I'd say Style Pantry is my style inspiration, as I see myself dressing similar to her when I get married.
3.    What inspired you to start your blog?
Looking good and well put together is one of my many passions I exhibit on a daily basis and I do get compliments on how I dress and also get asked about my outfits. I always make sure they are documented on Ig or fb, but I needed a bigger platform to truly express myself and then came the idea of blogging and it’s a risk I’d never regret. So I’d say the drive in me inspired me to start my own blog.
4.    What is your proudest moment?
If you mean my proudest moment as a blogger, I’d have to say late June 2016 when I was up all night setting up my blog all by myself from scratch for a week and finally seeing it turn into what I envisioned it to be, that is one of the proudest moment for me as a blogger.
But if it’s just a general question, I’d say every single day of my life is a proud moment for me, as I try to be a better person in all aspects of my life.

5.    Is blogging your profession or just a hobby?
For the purpose of this question I’d say blogging is my hobby, but have always said blogging is my passion and someday hopefully I’d love to turn it into a profession.
6.    What is the biggest difference in your life post-blogging?
Hmmmm!! I’m not really a fan of heels; I just wear them for the purpose of blogging, to occasions and events. But in my everyday life it’s the last thing you’d see me wear. It slows me down, maybe its cause I’m a student.
7.    What do you like the most, Clothes, bags or shoes?
Clothes!!!! I can’t emphasize enough on this. Having decent outfit/s is one of the key to looking decent and sophisticated. Clothes, then I can go for shoes.
8.    How much time do you spend blogging?
There is no in-between; I literally can spend a whole week blogging and the next it’s like I have no blog. But on a serious note blogging is really time consuming, like I expressed in No 1. One of the misconceptions of bogging is that it’s so easy. Well I thought so too until I launched The Style Fanatic and started managing it. If you want to open a blog make sure it’s a passion of yours and not something itching you to do cause everyone is doing it.

9.    How do you envision your blog to be in five years’ time?
Well branded. By God’s grace
10.    Which do you like more, shopping in the physical store or online?
Definitely shopping online why you ask, it’s because the advantages outweigh the advantages of shopping in the physical. I’m not a fan of standing in a queue just to try on an outfit I probably wouldn’t buy, or try looking for an attendant to ask them if a certain outfit comes in a size S. Online it’s vivid, out of stock or in stock, plus you get to eat while shopping online, It helps with good fashion decision making. Try it out and thank me later.
11.    What would you say that is the greatest satisfaction of being a fashion blogger?
Now this question is really one of my favorite amongst all. The greatest satisfaction of being a fashion blogger for me is sincerely seeing my hard work and efforts being appreciated by a lot of people from around the world. People relating to the content I put out really do make my day and it brings me so much satisfaction than food.

11 RANDOM FACTS ABOUT ME
1.       I have reverence for God; my spiritual life is something I don't joke with. I can’t step out of the house without Praying.
2.      I love having deep and thoughtful conversations with people.
3.      Not that it matters but I rep Pisces (water sign). Where my fellow water signs at.
4.      I’ve always wanted to be an Architect or a Lawyer. That boat sailed later on.
    5.      I am an ambivert (Google is your friend) but I really love peace, quiet and a lot of alone time which is sometimes misunderstood but hey you can’t please everyone.
 6.      I am a bit obsessive over cleanliness and organization. If you don’t care about good hygiene, buh-bye.
7.      I’m goal oriented, and I give myself constructive criticism almost every night before I sleep.
       8.      I’ve won an International beauty Pageant (being the only African) and was once on the cover of a magazine here in Russia. One of my proud moments
9.      I'm simple, straightforward and I love laughing!!!! Want to get my attention, there you go.
10.  I care for people way too much which I feel is a gift and a cross to carry.
11.  I have multiple personalities. If you think you know me you don’t.
Bonus!
12.  I still watch cartoons 😏.
13.  I’m in the process of learning to play my guitar, someone please help me I need motivation.
14.  I’m not a fan of pretentious and condescending people.
15. I don't compare myself to people. I believe we all have different paths to walk here on earth.

I nominate
Sauniya from Findyyourbliss
Missymay from Missymayification
Dimplekhadi from Dimplekhadi 
Rina from Andshedressed.com
Carina from Carinavardie
Violette from Violettedaily
Jalisa from Thestylecontour
Camila from Myvoguestyle
And any other blogger who wouldn’t mind answering these questions.

I don’t mean to intrude on anyone’s privacy if I’ve nominated you and you can’t do it, it’s okay but it would be fun getting to know more about my fellow bloggers. Plus, just answer the questions asked by mercy which I’ve already answered, I’d love to know your response towards them.
Thanks for reading, I know it was a long one but I hope you did find it interesting.


QOTD ‘Proverbs 13:20: He that walketh with wise men shall be wise, but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.’ 

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166 comments

  1. I love personal posts like this. It's always nice to get to know the person behind the blog a tad more. Great post dear!

    Subomi|My Fashion Musings

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    1. Thank you dear, you are first today haha, thanks for stopping by hun.

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  2. Great post dear! ♥
    kiss
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  3. gorgeous!
    This dress is perfect on you!
    have a nice day dear

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  4. Hi! Congrats on your Liebster Awards... By the way, I love having deep conversations too! hehehe Thanks for sharing :)

    Kisses,
    Le Style et Moi
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    1. Thank you Oscar dear, I feel you do, your comments on my blog is proof.

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  5. What a fun post! I loved learning a bit more about you!

    By Lauren M

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  6. Congrats doll! It's a pleasure to read more about you!
    Kisses, Paola.
    Expressyourself

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  7. Huge congrats! Love reading more about you! Happy happy Monday!
    xoxo,Victoria
    www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Victoria and thanks for stopping by.

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  8. Great post. I love personal postings :)
    Thanks for following my blog. I follow you back via GFC

    Have a lovely day!
    Sabine - lilyfields.de

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    1. Thank you dear, already followed you.

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  9. Congrats! I love some awards like this.
    xoxo

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  10. I like clothes the most too! They're just the best haha. And then I think I'm a shoe person as well, if I only had budget to buy more fashionable ones! Xx

    www.thefashionfolks.com

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    1. We are the same, imagine how shoes are more expensive than clothes. Thanks for stopping by hun.

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  11. Loved the post!!! You nominated me!!! Thanks hun, I will do it next Monday!! or maybe i will do an extra post this week!!
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    1. Ofc I did hun, you are wonderful. It's okay dear, can't wait to know more about you.

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  12. Great answers dear, you look stunnig in this dress :-)

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  13. Thanks for sharing! I am totally with you on the time thing. I can get sucked in and spend forever.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. I'm glad someone agrees with me. Thanks for stopping by Amy.

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  14. Amazing post, dear! You are such a beauty!
    Hugs,
    LIANA LAURIE

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  15. Fantastic post, I very like your dress, you look amazing :)

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  16. Amazing dress!!

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  17. I love your dress, thanks for sharing, you look stunning!!!

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  18. Interesting dress. I really like how it looks on you.
    You are so beautiful. Like it.

    Gotičarka

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  19. Boa noite! me segue que eu sigo de volta no Google+

    Endereço meu blog: http://nintudo.blogspot.com.br/

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  20. Amazing post, I loved hearing about your beginning and wow, I didn't know you are a new blogger circa 2016. Your posts look so professional that I assumed you have been blogging for years! CONGRATS on being nominated for an award!

    xo,
    I AM YASMIN

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    1. Yes dear I'm a new blogger, just started. Thanks for the compliment it means so much to me and thank you for stopping by

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  21. Girl, I love this ankara dress. The lace elevates the look to sexy chic level. Loved reading abut you. Kudos!

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    1. Thank you Vivelle and thanks for stopping by.

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  22. What a lovely dress, J'adore! thanks for sharing. bisous
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  23. loved reading this post.....great pictures...
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  24. Congrats on that nomination babe! I hope you win! I love your style and your blog is so enjoyable to read!

    xoxo
    Rina Samantha
    http://www.andshedressed.com

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    1. I just realized you nominated me! You are so sweet! I'll definitely put together a similar post. Thanks so much love!

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      Rina Samantha
      http://www.andshedressed.com

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    2. Thank you dear. yes dear I did nominate you. Can't wait to read it.

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  25. Great look!!! <3

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  26. Отличные фото!

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  27. Congrats on the award! Totally well-deserved. :) And the dress is stunning! I love the eye-catching apple green color paired with violet. :)

    Jenn
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  28. This is such a lovely post! I also still watch cartoons :D Thanks for sharing this!

    xx

    Claire from Dresscape
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    1. Haha, I'm glad I'm not the only one.

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  29. Benita your style is amaizing love you blog so much :)

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  30. I'd love to learn more about life of a black fashionista in Russia!

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    1. Stick around and you will. Thanks for stopping by.

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  31. You look so pretty!


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  32. I love reading Liebster award posts. Can't believe that after 5 years of blogging this post still making rounds :)

    xoxo
    STYLE VANITY

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    1. Wow, so it was on 5 years ago! didn't know. Thanks for stopping by dear.

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  33. great post and super chic dress
    www.treschic.fashion
    @mariajosegomezverdu

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  34. Nice to know few things about you, gurl. I can relate to some of the things here. Thanks for the nomination. I've accept and will put it up soon. Thank you :)

    http://missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much Missy May. Can't wait to know more about you.

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  35. So cool!! Love and hugs and wish you a very happy day!

    Mary María Style

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  36. You look amazing, dear :D I really love this kind of tags :D

    I'm new GFC follower :D Can you follow me back?

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  37. Congrats! And nice dress, you look beautiful!

    Madame X
    The Flower Duet

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  38. What a wonderful dress! So cute!
    I was very interested to read your answers))
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  39. Oh you're wonderful girl, thank you for putting this up. You look so lovely in this bright and chic dress. I love reading from beginning to end and wow you're a beauty queen, that explains your charm, no you can't hide it. Your number 1 random fact almost made me cry, love the fact that you tell the world about it, I love God too :) Thank you, you're a beautiful inspiration.

    www.busyandfab.com

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    1. Comment of the day!! Aww thank you so much for this thoughtful comment and thanks for nominating me, this post wouldn't have happened if not for you. Yes Mercy I'm not ashamed to let the world know I love God. Thanks for reading it.

      xx

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  40. This colour looks incredibly on your skin tone!, I wish I could pull something like that off! x

    Liz | LotsofLoveLiz

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  41. Nice pictures babes XOXO
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  42. Hello my dear... you have a beautiful blog indeed!! :))
    Have a great day, thank you!
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  43. Hi Benita,
    Thank you for sharing your tips and congratulations to Liebster Award. I love the dress that you are wearing! You look gorgeous.
    Happy Wednesday, sweetie!
    X
    Miri

    http://currentlywearing.com

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  44. Love to know more about you Benita, and I love on how you put God first :) I also hope that fashion blogger could be your real profession soon :) Nice writing!

    xoxo,

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    1. Thank you my Chelshea, I really do hope so too.

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  45. Still watching Cartoons too. You look so pretty.

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    1. Well, I'm not alone. Thanks for stopping by.

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  46. Reading this all, one can tell you do have a unique personality, really enjoyed reading and I love the answer to the last question.

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    1. Thank you so much dear. Well I am *winks*

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  47. Congrats on the nomination. Good to know the person behind the blog.

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  48. Amazing!! Congratulations :D
    I love this post!!
    Kisses
    xx

    https://thathappymess.com/blog/2017/2/22/fast-fashion-is-wearing-out-the-world

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  49. This is such a lovely post and a wonderful read - hope you're well and having a lovely week so far! :)

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  50. Let me tell you, the shooting is soooo cooool, love the styling so badly!
    And the interview is so cool, interesting questions ♥

    www.heresometimes.com

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  51. It was so fun getting to know more about you through this post, congrats on being nominated and thank you for nominating me!!! How awesome that you were in a beauty pageant and won and was also on a cover of a magazine, girl, that's really amazing! Again, it was great getting to know more about you and I love your outfit in this post, too! Thanks for sharing and I hope you're having a great week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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    1. Thank you so much Jalisa, your comments to make me smile everytime.

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  52. Great post! You look amazing!

    http://iameleine.blogspot.com/

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  53. I enjoyed reading about you and I really love the photos, fabulous post! :D

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  54. I have 3 points to discuss with this post:
    1 you look lovely! This dress is gorgoues!
    2 congrats with the award!
    3 it's so nice to know a little more about you! thanks for sharing interesting facts!

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog
    P.S. would you like to follow each other?

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  55. Loved getting to know more about you!! Blogging is such an amazing outlet and you are doing so well. Be proud of what you've accomplished this far :-)

    Liz
    Www.lizzieinlace.com

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    1. Thank you so much Lizzie for this encouragement. Indeed I am. Thanks for stopping by.

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  56. I remember first making my blog, but my proudest moment was when I had the guts to share it with my friends and family (As I kept it private)

    x

    LAURA ­| Laura Thinks About

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    1. As bloggers I guess we are all proud for different reasons. It's amazing you finally shared it with friends and family.

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  57. Congrats on your Liebster Award! So nice learning more about you too, and how cool that you are learning to play the guitar!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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  58. So so mawesome outfit- very unique and original :-)

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  59. Thanks for sharing with us! Big hug

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  60. so great getting to know you! loved this post xo, sharon

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  61. so gorgeous! I love this dress on you!

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  62. Great post and I love that stunning dress of yours! =)


    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  63. Cute ankara dress
    Lovely outfit my dear..

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  64. Thanks a lot :D

    love it :D

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  65. This is such an awesome post! Have a great new week. :)

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  66. Loved getting to know you better! I was the same way with heels, I'm not a heels girl but I'd wear them for blogging things. Then I just realized it's not worth it, so now I own the fact that I'm a flats girl lol!
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com

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    1. Yh heels aren't my thing. Haha who knows maybe I'd get to that stage. Thanks for stopping by hun.

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  67. Green colour suits you very much! Lovely photos ✿

    Do you wanna follow each other via GFC or Bloglovin? Lemme know ♥
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  68. Wonderful and perfect! I follow you blog, please follow me too. http://alamodenatine.blogspot.com

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  69. Nice post! I like the fact that we got to know you by reading these answers. I really hope that blogging will be your profession one day, you deserve huge success :)
    Would you like to follow each other ?
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    1. Thank you dear, I hope so too. I'd stop by your blog.

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  70. Nice post! I like the fact that we got to know you by reading these answers. I really hope that blogging will be your profession one day, you deserve huge success :)
    Would you like to follow each other ?
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  71. You look so stunning in this statement dress! Love learning so much about you from this post too. It's amazing that you won an international pageant! Wishing you all the best as you continue blogging.

    Best,
    Christina
    Looks by Lau

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  72. Nice to read your answers and get to know you a bit!

    ArteresaLynn.com

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  73. Congrats on your Liebster Awards. You look so beautiful and so great getting to know you!

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  74. great :)
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  75. I absolutely enjoyed reading your answers! You definitely seem like an interesting person. Good luck with blogging! ;)

    fashionabejita.blogspot.com

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    1. I am *winks* Thank you so much dear.

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  76. Loved the post!
    Dora xx
    www.BangsBang.com

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  77. I love cartoons too! :)

    Would you like to follow each other?)
    VOITERINA

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    1. Thanks dear, already did follow you.

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