Real Neat Blog Award!✨

Yay!!!☺️✨Another award!!! I’m nothing but honored and grateful!  This time I’ve been nominated thanks to the beautiful soul Victoria, author from Fun Little Joys! Her blog is a gorgeous place where she not also writes about beauty, but also about helping others and her devotion to God. You will feel nothing but peace at her blog. So please, if you have followed her already, please do so like NOW! You’ll never regret it !!!

 Rules

1. Put the award logo on your blog.

2. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.

3. Thank the person who nominated you, linking to their blog.

4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blog.

5. Let them know you nominated them.

Victoria’s Questions

1. Where do you do most of you blogging? (Computer, Tablet, Laptop, Cell, etc.)

Most of the time my cell phone, but recently I’m mixing all devices!!! Specially using the laptop a lot. It makes it a lot easier.

2. If you had one wish, what would that wish be?

To be forever healthy.

3. Where do you look for help or inspiration?

For inspiration, Instagram helps a lot!

4. What’s you favorite lipstick?

This is VERY hard!😂 Well, I think is not that hard after all! It is Pink Plaid by MAC.

5. Lemonade or Pink Lemonade?

Lemonade!🍋

6. What did you do on your last vacation?

Went to NYC! My beloved NYC!!!

7. What quote helps you to be self motivated?

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”― Abraham Lincoln

Nominees

Reasyume

Let’s Talk About The L Word

Styled by Lauren

I’m Kat

Karina Noa

Simply Gail G.

Pinot and Peeptoes

Clair Neriah

Pinky Promises

Coffee With Zoe

Wild Hair Don’t Care

 My questions for Nominees

1. If you could be an animal, which one would you choose?
2. What’s your favorite coffee drink?
3. What or who is your makeup inspo?
4. One word that describes yourself.
5. What are you grateful for?
6. What have you learned from blogging?
7. Glowy makeup or matte makeup?

THANK YOU all for stopping by!!! Can’t wait to see nominees answers!!!

Lots of love!💖

MUA!💋

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Sparkle On! 100+ Followers!✨

Can’t believe there’s 100 sparkles following The Black Sparkles Gal!!! Between WordPress and email followers it’s a 112 followers already just in time for The Black Sparkles Gal first month! I’m so happy and grateful to have you here!!! Hope you guys like to hang around and to be followed by you it’s an absolute honor!!!✨ My promise is to make my greatest effort to make you enjoy your stay!!!

  

Thanks for your continued support!☺️

Keep sparkling my loves!💖✨

MUA!💋

Beauty Blogger Award!

Hello there everyone! Yayyy! I’ve been nominated again!!! This time for the Beauty Blogger Award! I want to thank my dear sweetheart Iona from Wild Hair Don’t Care and by the sweetest Paula from Makeup Wonders 2015, for the nomination! I feel extremely flattered, grateful and lucky!!! If you don’t follow Iona already, you should do so ASAP! Her blog shares about beauty, fashion and lifestyle. Now she’s inducing me with her posts to go visit the only LUSH store there is in Puerto Rico and get myself the LUSH Think Pink Bath Bomb. So go quickly to her blog and click FOLLOW!!! Paula’s blog as well has excellent post on beauty and also gives tips on blogging. You can read her post called Blogging Essentials where she shares basic things you need for blogging. You won’t regret following her so go and FOLLOW, FOLLOW, FOLLOW!!! 
I’m gonna mix Iona’s and Paula’s questions since there a few that were the same. So my answers will be more than 10!

Rules

1. Tag the blogger that nominated you.

2. Answer the questions you were given.

3. Nominate 10 people whose blog is about beauty or fashion

4. Make 10 questions for your nominees to answer.

5. Inform the bloggers you chose that you nominated them.

 My Answers 

1.What makeup could you not live without? 

Bronzer!

2.Why did you start blogging? 

I wanted to experience blogging and wanted to share beauty ideas and moments.

3.What would your advice to new bloggers be? 

Be patient and enjoy the journey!

4.Lipstick or lipgloss?

 Lipstick all the way!

5.What is your favorite high end makeup brand and hughstreet makeup brand?

a. MAC, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Chanel, Too Faced

b. Loreal, Hard Candy, Wet and Wild.

6. If you could recommend one beauty product what would it be? 

MAC brushes and the Beauty Blender.

7. Whats your go-to outfit?

Jeggings/skinny jeans and a trapeze blouse/shirt, paired with camel colored wedge platforms.

8. What is your favorite clothing store? 

H&M

9. Name your favorite beauty/fashion blog 

a.My favorite beauty blog I will say it is Nikkie Tutorials. She is from Netherlands and she has the best tutorials on her YouTube channel. She teaches effectively and it’s not conceited. She’s a lot of fun.

b. As for fashion blog my favorite is Madame De Rosa. I saw her blog a few years ago and kinda lost track. But I found her again a few days ago. She is from Spain. I LOOOOOVE her style! She is Boho Chic personified.

 10. What beauty/fashion item do you plan to buy next? 

This is hard because I plan to buy a lot of beauty items!😂 When the time is right☝🏽️. I want a foundation brush, setting powder and pigmented eyeshadows from MAC. As for fashion items, I’m buying a statement necklace!

11. Are you content with how your blog has progressed?

I am! Still got a long way to walk, but it’s going good and most important, I’m enjoying every second of it!

12. What is your favorite beauty item at the moment? 

I’m enjoying lipsticks a lot as of late.

13. What/Who inspires you for new posts? 

Makeup it self and its limitless possibilities for creativity and beauty!

14. How did you expose your blog?

Basic social media.

15. Other than beauty, what else do you enjoy?

I love soccer, specially La LIga Española BBVA! Also drinking coffee in the mornings and wine

at nights lol!😂

16. What are your goals for your blog? 

To make it a quality content blog. I want my posts to be complete and fill the reader’s expectations.

17. What have you learned since making your blog?

That this blogging community is based on support on each other which is beautiful. People actually help out others and that’s very valuable.

Nominees

1.Bloom Beauty

2.Pinky Promises

3.Beat Face Fridayy

4.Bee Beauty

5.Clair Neriah

6.Sindias Beauty Blog

7. Belle Toile by Jennifer

8.Rylie*Style

9.Pinot and Peeptoes

10.Say Hello To Gorgeous

10 Questions for the Nominees 

1. Who are your favorite actor and actress?

2. How would you describe your fashion style?

3. What’s your idea of the perfect holiday?

4. What where you afraid the most as a child, monsters or clowns?

5. Name your favorite book.

6. Music you listen to the most?

7. Name three things that makes you happy.

8. What annoys you the most?

9. Which Sex and The City Character are you?

10. Who would you like to meet?

Thanks again the both beautiful Iona and Paula. These makes me feel so happy and appreciated. Your support is everything!!!💖

Thanks everyone for reading!!!💕☺️

Love you all!💖

MUA!💋

Liebster Award!

Hi beauties! Hope everything is all good!💕
I’m very happy because I’ve been nominated to the Liebster Award! I think it’s exciting to nominate and be nominated! The support upon each other is just a beautiful thing! 🙏🏽

The gorgeous Pinot and Peeptoes is responsible for this nomination and I’m very grateful for that!! You should definitely go and visit her blog. She has a great variety on beauty, diets and lifestyle. My recent favorite post of her is How To Tuesday: The Perfect Blowout  where she explains how to create the perfect voluminous blowout to your hair. Her tips are amazing and you’ll never get bored with Pinot and Peeptoes.

  

This award is for new bloggers who doesn’t have a lot of followers. It helps to find out the newest blogs.

The rules
1. Thank the nominator.

2. Display the award.

3. Nominate 10 more bloggers with 10 new questions.

4. Answer the questions provided by the Nominator

5. Notify the Nominees

10 questions

1. What is your favorite animal (can be a pet or something more exotic)?

I’m a very animal lover person. But my favorite of all animals is the elephant. I think they transmits so much tenderness. I have tons of elephant figures in my room!

2. What do you love about where you live?

I live in Puerto Rico which is a beautiful island on the Caribbean Sea. We have many places to visit for internal tourism. Beaches, rivers, tropical rain forests, you name it! Also we can visit the beach all year long. You gotta LOVE puertorrican food as well!

3. What is something you’re grateful for?

It’s hard to choose something in particular. I believe that we should be grateful for everything we have and do not take anything for granted. If I have to pick one, I’ll say health. Without that we can’t do anything.

4. What food do you make the best (cereal and milk count!)

I do a great pasta with chicken and roasted garlic sauce!!! Also I make roasted chicken breasts with au gratin potatoes!!! Those are top of the list!😋

5. If you could meet one person, who would it be?

God.

6. If you could only pick one thing to play up: Lips, eyes, or hair?

Wow! This one is hard!😂 I’ll say hair. I believe that if your hair is on fleek, you can pull anything out!

7. What is your favorite season?Fall! When I’m away form my country so I can experience it. I think the trees turn so gorgeous by this season, the weather is nice and you got to wear very fashionable outfits! Lol💁🏽

8. Why did you start your blog?

I wanted to share makeup looks people may like, tips and ideas that may help out! Also I want to share lovely spots from Puerto Rico!

9. What is most important to you in life?

Inner peace.

10. What would you like to be remembered for?

For being a grateful person.

10 questions for the nominees

1. Which language would you like to learn.

2. What is your biggest goal in life?

3. What is your favorite book?

4. Do you enjoy sports? If so, which one?

5. Red wine or white wine?

6. If you could be a super heroe, which one will you be?

7. Which place in the world do you want to visit?

8. Favorite high end and favorite drugstore makeup brands.

9. Are you a morning person or a night person.

10. What is your passion?

 

Nominees

1. Mishkas Beauty Blog

2. Traveling Wife Life

3. I Lashes and Such

4. Pinky Promises

5. Siyu Wu

6. Monograms and Moscato

7. Hijabi Online

8. Pitch Blaqk

9. Clair Neriah

10. Girls Like You Make History

Thanks for stopping by and your support! Lots of Love!💕
MUA!💋

Dragon’s Loyalty Award!

Good Morning beauties!☀️ Hope you’re having a wonderful Sunday! I’ve been nominated for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award and I want to give a BIG thank you to this sweetheart Iona from Wild Hair Don’t Care. You should go FOLLOW her now, she has the best posts about fashion, beauty and lifestyle! She’s very guilty on showing this MAC Eyeshadow Palette and because of that made my boy gave it to me as a Birthday pressie! ☺️Another big THANK YOU for that!
💕

What I love the most of receiving these awards is to know that you guys actually are enjoying The Black Sparkles Gal Content. Also I feel very welcomed, appreciated and supported as a fellow blogger. For that I’m very grateful!🙏🏽 It means a lot!

❤️ 

“The Dragon’s Loyalty Award is an award for the loyal fan/commenter, whether the recipient is a fellow blogger or just someone who follows and comments frequently.”

These are the rules for this award

1. Display the award on your blog

2. Announce your win with a post and link the blog that nominated you

3. Present 15 award deserving bloggers

4. Post 7 interesting facts about yourself


7 Facts About Me 
1. First off, I’m from Puerto Rico and I’m 33 years old.

2. My last name Krim comes from a Russian Heritage. My grandfather was Russian but Never had the chance to meet him, which would’ve been awesome and very interesting.

3. I’m a huge Soccer fan. I follow the Spanish League also known as “La Liga BBVA” and my club is Real Madrid. FUN FACT: My boyfriend is fan of FC Barcelona which is Real Madrid’s top rival. To fight me about that, was his excuse to talk to me and flirt! Lol!😂

4. Since I can remember my passions were writing, fashion design, makeup and photography. 

5. I LOVE red wine. My favorites are Malbec and Pinot Noir. Just as well I LOVE coffee. Can’t live with my daily coffee fix.

6. My favorite book is The Magic by Rhonda Byrne. It has taught me a lot about being grateful with what I have. I highly recommend you to read it.

7. Also I’m a dog lover. I own a Maltese and I’m crazy about him. His name is Mr. Moti

The nominees

Reasyume

Pinot and Peeptoes

Ravishing Roses

Say Hello To Grogeous

8th Day Beauty

Alanas Lovee

Polished by Amy

Ordinary Adventures

Online Beauty Finds

Lucieleanne XO

Media and Makeup

Mad Cherry

I Lashes and Such

Bloom Beauty

Nails by Lauren

I wish I could  nominate all of you, honestly!☺️

Love you all and thanks for the support!💕

MUA!💋

Buenos días hermosas!☀️ Espero que estén teniendo un domingo maravilloso! He sido nominada para el Dragon’s Loyalty Award y quiero agradeceré enormemente a Iona de Wild Hair Don’t Care. Tiene en su blog los mejores post de belleza, moda y estilo de vida! Visita y dale FOLLOW! Ella es muy culpable de que me enamorara de esta Paleta de Sombras de MAC y gracias a eso mi novio me la regalo de cumpleaños! Otro agradecimiento por eso!❤️

Lo mas que me gusta de estos awards es saber que de alguna manera disfrutan el contenido en The Black Sparkles Gal además de sentir el aprecio y apoyo como bloggers. Me siento súper agradecida por eso! Significa mucho!🙏🏽

El Dragon’s Loyalty Award, es un reconocimiento para el fan/seguidor ya sea un blogger o alguien que regularmente comenta.

Las reglas 

1. Pon la foto del award en tu blog

2. Anuncia tu reconocimiento y enlaza el blog de la persona que te nominó

3. Nomina 15 bloggers merecedores.

4. Publica 7 datos interesantes sobre ti.


7 Datos sobre mi

1. Soy de Puerto Rico y tengo 33 años.

2. Mi apellido Krim viene por herencia Rusa. Mi abuelo era ruso pero nunca tuve oportunidad de conocerlo, lo cual hubiese sido grandioso y muy interesante.

3. Soy súper fan del fútbol. Sigo la liga española conocida como “La Liga BBVA” y mi club es el Real Madrid. Mi novio es fan del FC Barcelona, el archi rival del Real Madrid. Discutir sobre el tema fue su excusa para hablarme y coquetearme! Lol!😂

4. Desde que tengo uso de razón mis pasiones han sido escribir, diseñar moda, el maquillaje y la fotografía. 

5. Me ENCANTA el vino tinto. Mis favoritos son el Malbec y el Pinot Noir. De igual manera AMO el café. No puedo vivir sin mi café mañanero diariamente.

6. Mi libro favorito lo es “La Magia” de Rhonda Byrne. Me ha enseñado mucho sobre ser agradecida con lo que tengo. Les recomiendo que lo lean.

7. Soy una “dog lover”. Tengo un maltés que me tiene loca. Se llama Mr. Moti.

Los Nominados

Reasyume

Pinot and Peeptoes

Say Hello to Gorgeous

8th Day Beauty

Alanas Lovee

Polished by Amy

Ordinary Adventures

Online Beauty Finds

Lucieleanne XO

Media and Makeup

Mad Cherry

I Lashes and Such

Bloom Beauty

Nails by Lauren

Honestamente me encantaría nominarlos a todos!☺️

Los quiero a todos y gracias por el apoyo!🙏🏽💕

MUA!💋

Can’t Keep Calm! Cause I have 60 Followers!💕

Yaaaay!!! ☺️🙌🏽So happy!! The other day got the notification about gaining 50 followers!! As I’m writing this I have 66 followers between WordPress and email followers! I can’t feel nothing but love and gratitude for you guys, who inspire me to keep sharing this with. Thanks for the support to all of you! Let’s keep this  beautiful family growing!🙏🏽

Love you all!💕

MUA!💋

Yaaay!!!☺️🙌🏽 Muy feliz! El otro día recibí la notificación de que había ganado 50 FOLLOWERS! Mientras escribo, ya tengo 66 entre seguidores de WordPress y por correo electrónico.Solo puedo sentir amor y gratitud por ustedes!!! Gracias por el apoyo de todos ustedes que me inspiran a seguir buscando cositas para compartir! 🙏🏽Que siga creciendo esta bonita familia!!

Los quiero a todos!
💕

MUA! 💋

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award!!!

I’m very happy today! One good reason is that I’ve been nominated for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. I have to give a huge thank you to Ashley from Reasyume for the nomination!!!! This is an award that recognizes “the unique voices of women bloggers around the world”, and I most say that I’m more than flattered. I’ve just started my blog just a few days ago and got much to learn so this nomination was far from expected. I feel really supported and I’m truly thankful for that. Thanks always for reading and I’m looking forward to keep learning from you guys!!!🙏🏽

Also you should definitely go and checkout Ashley’s blog, Reasyume. She shares in her blog great stories of places she visits with incredible pictures.


So, let’s proceed with the award rules:

  1. Thank and link the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Answer the 10 questions your nominator has provided.
  3. Nominate 10 other bloggers
  4. Create 10 questions for you nominees and notify them of their nomination.

These are my answers to Ashley’s questions:

1.What do you love most about blogging?

I think it’s fascinating and beautiful that you can share to the world your thoughts, your experiences, your passions and opinions. Still more beautiful that you can read what other people around the world share about, communicate with them and support each other.

2. If you could only use one makeup product for the rest of your life, what would it be?

I think it would be the bronzing powder!😂

3. Favorite cuisine?

I think it depends on the mood. Buy one thing I can eat almost daily is Sushi!🙈😋

Suppose that you will die tomorrow. How will you spend today?

I’ll say gathering my most loved ones and have a great get together party with lots of the food, wine and desserts that I love! Probably I’ll do this party in a house on the beach, because me loves a good view!

What do you like to do for fun?

Well, I like to read, also I love to go to movies. Love to go to restaurants and specially love to have coffee in a place here in Puerto Rico that it’s absolutely my favorite. Later on I will post about it! I love to go on road trips. I love to fashion design and love to try new makeup looks. 

What’s the weirdest dream that you’ve ever had?

I think I always dream weird things lol! The weirdest dreams I have are ways when I’m supposed to be on one place but actually it is another place.

Favorite quote?

“We can complain because rose bushes has thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes has roses”.-Abraham Lincoln

When traveling, which do you prioritize more: food or sights?

Definitely the sights! You could say that I don’t get too hungry when traveling.

Biggest pet peeve?

I think it is when I’m trying to have a phone call conversation but the other person has no signal and you can’t understand a thing! Ughhh!😒

Would you rather be blind or deaf?

Deaf. The ability to see makes you more independent and auto sufficient than the hearing. 

My nominees are:

  1. Reasyume
  2. Ordinary Adventures
  3. Short is the New Tall
  4. Wild Hair Don’t Care
  5. Say Hello to Gorgeous
  6. LucieleanneXo
  7. Online Beauty Finds
  8. Media and Makeup
  9. Many Little Obsessions
  10. The Ruby Blossom

My questions for you guys are:

  1. What inspired you to create a blog?
  2. Name 3 countries that you would like to visit.
  3. What is/are your passion/passions?
  4. Name a favorite high end makeup brand and a favorite drugstore makeup brand.
  5. Who is your role model and why?
  6. What is your the perfect day?
  7. Which food are you craving at this very moment?
  8. Which animal is your favorite and why?
  9. Which season do you love the most?
  10. What is your best childhood memory?

Hope you’re having a lovely day!

MUA!💋