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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Beauty vs Brains Tag

Susannah from Sparkle2Day blog tagged me in a Beauty vs Brains TAG. 
You can definitely have BOTH! Below are my answers.
I Tag: Kizzy of The Dainty Dolls House, Jo of White Roses and Coffee, Kat of Nails My Dreams

Favourite Book?
Memoirs of a Geisha. It's about inner desires that are hindered due to poverty, death, jealousy and abuse. It's about prayer, faith, having dreams and never giving up on those dreams. Awesome read. I read the book in three days. I couldn't put it down.

Favourite Quotation?
If you can't see the forest for the trees, then chop those motherfuckers down. P.Diddy I prefer electric saw, but chopping sounds like good exercise :)

English or Math?
I was never a fan of either (or is it neither...just kidding). HaHaHa

Science or Art?
I love art and art history. I'm just not good at making things (or it takes me awhile). I'm a science girl. My bachelors degree is in Biology & Chemistry. My masters degree is in Public Health with a concentration in Environmental Policy.

Favourite and Least Favourite Subject At School.
Favourite = History
Least Favourite = Math

If You Could Study Anything, Anywhere, What Would It Be?
1. Peggy Porschen Patisserie School - She makes the most amazing things. Everything is so beautiful.

2. Acting. I always wanted to play La Femme Nikita. Hmmm, La Femme Kim!?! LOL

What Is Your Nerdy Little Secret?
I can cross-stitch.

Beauty Gurus you admire for more than their love of fashion/beauty.
Too many to list! I admire so many of them.Beauty Bloggers inform me of new products and I save money with their reviews. Gotta love beauty bloggers.

If your blog couldn't be focused on beauty/fashion, what would be the focus instead?
Travel! I would love showcasing THE WORLD!

Name 5 musical artists that changed your life. I couldn't narrow this to 5. I came up with 16 artists. Each one played a huge part in my life. Notice I was very influenced by THE BRITISH! Below started off pretty, but it's really late now and I'm super tired. So excuse how the font just got bigger and bigger. I'm usually very particular, but GUESS WHAT!?! SHIT HAPPENS. LOL


  1. Oh, fabulous! Loved learning something new about you. Biology and Chemistry?! I'm seriously impressed! Especially since I was really (really, really) bad at any science - what can I say, I've always been more of an artist ;-)

  2. i would totally be la femme nikita, too! loved the original movie with jodie foster (was it her, lol?).


  3. Ciao Kim, you made Always interesting posts!

  4. You can absolutely have both beauty and brains - in fact, if you don't, once the first one fades (as it does for everyone), what are you left with? Not much! It was really fun to learn a bit more about the woman behind the blog, thanks for sharing this, Kim :)

  5. Hey Kim I loved this post so much, I've booted up my laptop to respond. Loved your quote LOL. Wasn't expecting that. You have a Masters degree? Me too! High five :D. I told hubby he had to call me Master but he's a bad sport and won't do it. I hope you're using your degree, because I'm not using mine. You and I have listened to a lot of the same music. I grew up listening to Kenny Rogers and Rod Stewart as my Mum was a big fan. As a little kid, my favourite album was Off The Wall by Micheal Jackson. Later my family got into Sade and Mariah Carey. I like Norah Jones and Adele too but my problem is I love my fav songs but can't listen to the rest of the album. As for Enya, agh you have got that irritating Sail Away, Sail Away song in my head now! Thanks for this great response to the tag, and thanks for the great big sparkle2day banner!!!

  6. Very interesting post. I also loved reading "Memoirs of A Geisha." It was a touching story. Duran Duran and MJ are my favourites. Adele is fantastic too. It is great to know more about you Kim.

  7. That quote is now my mantra! I, too, have a Master's. Mine's in Public Admin. I think you and I have discussed the "joys" of working in this realm a time or two, haven't we? Auditors, regulations, compliance--oh joy! Heh Heh ;) Your taste in music is so very in sync with mine. Lady, you are a beauty, and so is your mind! xo T.

  8. Hi my dear!! Haha..I loved your answers...shit happens, indeed it does, hahaha!! Loved that!! Love all these artists as well...listened to them growing up...still do as well. Marvellous. I knew you were going to tag me before I even looked, hahahaha!! I love these though, so I will most definitely do it!! Have myself a good think ;) Duran Duran, I still love them...I remember they were all over my bedroom wall & I kept saying I was going to run away to England and marry one of them...haha. I was like 6 or 7, hahaha!! Didn't realise at the time how much older they were than I was, but I didn't care, haha!! This is going to be fun!! Have a great day doll xox

  9. P.S. My mom has seen Luther Vandross and Kenny Rogers in cool :)) I'd love to see Rod Stewart in concert :))

  10. how fun to read these little snippets about you! i love history, too...but i also (kind of) like math! and duran duran...who doesn't like them???

  11. So nice reading more about you Kim! Well done on getting your masters too, I'm always so awed at people who do that. As soon as I got my bachelors that was it, I vowed never to return to uni, haha! I still go on courses through work, but exams are not something I enjoy, so no more school for me!
    Although I did meet hubby at university, so I guess it wasn't all bad....haha

    Away From Blue

  12. Kim, we have a lot of things in common:) I love Memoirs of a Geisha too, and my fave subject in school has always been History, even though my major was Economics.
    And yes....Whitney Houston was da bomb! RIP

  13. oooh, I'd love to go to that cake school with you!

  14. I love memoirs of geisha as well , I can cross stitch too and I hate math

  15. I love the Memoirs of a Geisha too, for all the reasons you mentioned. Not a fan of maths, and I did love my sciences in high school although I went down the idealistic 'media' pathway in uni. And yes to michael jackson - he would be in my top 5!

    x Gi

  16. Awesome post!!!!

    I love Adele, Sade, Kenny, and Enya!!

    Amen on Travel!

  17. Hi Kim! What a lovely tag, it was nice to know more about you!:) We have a close taste. Love that book too, one of my fav, I read it in few days as well though I havent watched the movie yet since I fear it could disappoint me! That quote rock, I need to remember it! I also love to go to a patisserie school and then eath what I cook!:P I neither know how cross stitch though I admire everyone who does, is an art! If I dont have a fashion/beauty blog, it would be definitely about travel and all aroung the world! Love also all the singers you like most! Have a good day dear, kisses! xo

  18. Cool tag, this is the first time I see it :-) It was fun to read your answers!

  19. Hey lovely, FAB learning more about you - and I love all your fun answers. I too loved the book - beautifully written and a powerful story, and you have loads of my favorite musicians in there too. AND acting - I went to dramaschool - a bit of a thespian ;-) Have a marvelous day ,

  20. What a wonderful tag! And one of the best posts you've ever done because it really is all about you, but on a different level, from a different perspective - LOVED it.
    We seem to share love for the Memoirs of a Geisha and some music, so great to know. x

  21. Loved this post Kim, it was such a fun tag and so great learning more about your loves. Thats a great quote, I may use it in future! I absolutely hated maths and still do. Would love to go to patisserie school as well. Thats so cool that you can cross stitch. Excellent choice of artists.

  22. This was a fun post! I truly admire you for majoring in biology and chemistry. I thought for sure I was going to fail my freshman biology was like the professor was speaking a different language!

    The Tiny Heart
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  23. I am not a fan of math either! I feel like I know you a little better now! :)

  24. Wow - you are awesome girl! Well you are definitely creative on the blog even if you are more science minded otherwise!
    I loved "Memoirs of a Geisha" as well - it was such a tale of struggle and growth.

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  25. Kim, this is such a fun post! You definitely have beauty + brains girl! I also couldn't put down Memoirs of a Geisha the first time I read it. I was totally riveted by the story. I was a shame the film wasn't anywhere as good. I've never heard hat quote before but it's really awesome! And I loved Brit pop so much as well!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  26. This morning as I drove to work i actually was thinking about brains and beauty.... because there is someone I know that everyone refers to as beautiful (which she is) but that's it - there's not much more to say.
    AND i hated math too ... history is still a fave!

  27. I love Memoirs of a Geisha--both the book and the movie.

    And it's pretty cool that you know how to cross-stitch. That is some talent!

    Oh to Be a Muse
    Shop Layered Muse

  28. I had the biggest crush on Lenny! LOL. What a great list! I was bad at math too, still am. Loved learning more about you through this post :)

  29. It's so nice to learn more about you Kim. Who likes Math? I barely know anyone haha. And you can cross stitch? How cool is that? You should share some of your creations with us!!


  30. How fun to learn more about you!

    always, koru kate

  31. Great to learn more about you Kim. Some of your music influences were also mine too especially Luther Vandross and Whitney, both of who I saw more than a few times in concert. I still get sad listening to both of them. :-(

  32. Great post! Your music list was a little funny to me because half of the people on it my mom listens to! But old music can be better than a lot of the newer stuff.

  33. Oh I read memoirs of a geisha too I love history it iis my favorite subject as well. I minered in history in college.

    Ali of

    Dressing Ken

  34. ohh nice, ya I am not big on English or math either haha. they both suck! and Memoirs of a Geisha was great, you're right so much going on in that one book!!

  35. Oh Kim this is so fabulous. Love to learn new things from gal like you. While reading all through this post, it feels to me that you are next to me and telling me all in person. Love it.


  36. Love all those artists you named ... however, I hate math, lol. Love to know more about my favorite bloggers, no doubt you are one of them. Many kisses, darling!

  37. Lol, love the P. Diddy quote! So original like always hehe ^.^ and im a new korean beauty blogger, do you think you can check out my blog and maybe follow if you like it so far? ^.^ Shinesque (xx)

  38. Cross-stitching isn't nerdy! I approve of you music list---seems that you love big vocal talents or performers with flair.


  39. you have a nice blog! mind to check out mine? maybe we can follow each other

  40. Wow, I loved reading this. We have so much in common except for the Public Health master's {what, you're a brainiac too?!} Love everything you had to say about your musical picks! You're so amazing :)

    xo Mary Jo

  41. Great post! Cute blog, glad I found it!

    xo, Megan
    indie flower

  42. Fun getting to know a little more about you! You should totally study to be a pastry chef, baking is kind of chemistry, right?
    Chic on the Cheap

  43. yes you can have both!! Kim, you're just all around awesome! love the quotes and getting to know you better through these questions :)

  44. What a cool tag post to do! Haha, I've always meant to read Memoirs of a Geisha, but never got around to it. Next time I will!

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  45. Ok La Femme Kim, I can't believe your favorite quote is from P.Diddy. hahaha you are hilarious. I had no idea your bachelors was in Biology and Chemistry! So was mine! And I don't remember a darn thing, do you??


    PS- love posts that allow me to get to know you more!

  46. Hi Kim, Thanks for tagging me. Omg, is there a deadline? It sounds like fun and I'll definitely do a post on it. Since you like Memoirs of a Geisha, did you have a chance to watch the movie? If so, which one do you like better? And we have similar taste in music. This is such a nice post, now I know a little bit more about you. Have a great day!

    xo Jo

  47. Oh oh! I can cross-stitch too! lol. And I want to join that school too. I mean, wow, beautiful edible yummy things. Hihi. Thanks for tagging me. I'll do this soon.

  48. lovely tag, learnt so much about you Kim:) my fave and worst lesson in school are same as yours :)

  49. Such a fun read, it's nice to get to know you a bit better too!

  50. I was looking on your bookstore post, and yet I found this post too! :D Whoa! Biology & Chemistry and History?! You're awesome, Kim! :D I love this post! So lovely reading about you, and I love your answers! Haha, yayyy, I used to cross stitch too!! :D --and I loved Enya's 'A Day Without Rain' so much, I once listened to it on repeat for days! Haha, I support La Femme Kim!



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