Catching Up On Awards!

Hello readers!  I’m taking this Wednesday to kind of quickly post and acknowledge some of the awards I have been given.  I know, I know, it has taken me a while to get around to this (sorry!) but I do appreciate each and every award I get. It’s an honor to be considered amid all the wonderful bloggers on here, so a huge THANK YOU!!!!



Nominated by: SkinConcierge MaikoThe World of Cos, PlusBeauty, Glam with Sam, Megan Has OCD, Jennifer Leigh G

Very Inspiring


Nominated by: Talking About Beauty, SkinConcierge Maiko, The Avon Insider, Briana1010

beautiful blogger


Nominated by: Chanelle, Thoughts and Things, Cuppa Sunshine and Sugar, CariadCarys, Coffee N Notes


Nominated: Try Me Pretty, 4 Year Old Adult,

Thank the person who nominated you and add their link to your blog.

List the award rules so your nominees will know what to do.

State 7 things about yourself.

Nominate 15 other bloggers.

Contact your nominees and provide a link to your post.

Display the award logo (button) on your blog, whether on your sidebar or about page, or special award page.

Below are 7 facts about me! 

1) Somehow I always manage to get sick or have motion sickness on trips.

2) I am fluent in Spanish and can both read and write it; in fact, I once drafted a mini script all in Spanish for an assignment and really enjoyed it. Need to get back into practicing it though. 🙂

3) I find snails absolutely terrifying and creepy.

4) Lois Duncan and Joan Lowery Nixon were two authors whose books I couldn’t stop reading during my teenage years. Locked in Time is still one of my favorites of all time.

5) I am signed up to to take a Cosmetic Chemistry course at UCLA this month and I am beyond thrilled.

6) I have this weird thing where I am intuitive to certain people. I can feel their emotions and know things about them without them telling me.  I do not pick what individuals I have these strong ties too but it’s kind of eerie at times to say the least. It freaks people out, and me. By chance, does anyone else have this or know why this happens?

7) One talent I wish I had was the ability to sing.

Hope you enjoyed those 7 random facts about me and make sure to check out the blogs mentioned above;you’ll get lifestyle, health, poetry, writing and more beauty tips. 🙂

Thanks for tuning in,


The Versatile Blogger Award!

versatile award

Hi readers! Hope you all had an excellent weekend. 🙂

8 incredibly great blogs have nominated me for The Versatile Blogger Award!  A big thanks to Someday SunnyMakeup Crush Blog, Plus Beauty, Pores for Thought, Avon Insider Blog, Same Tay Different Day, Talking About Beauty and Thoughtsandthings1 for this!


The Rules:

1. Link the person who nominated you
2. Share 7 facts about yourself
3. Nominate 15 other blogger who have less than 200 followers
4. Notify all nominees via social media/blogs
My 7 Facts:
1.  Although I don’t mind seeing blood, just hearing the word blood makes me feel weak.
2.  I get mistaken for Persian all the time.
3.  When I was 6, I wanted to be a ballerina, detective, doctor, teacher and model.  I figured I could choose one for each day of the week. 🙂
4.  The smell of cigarettes makes me physically sick. I can’t be around people who smoke for long without feeling nauseous.
5.  I’m a stickler for manners.  ‘Please’ and ‘thank you’ go a long way along with respecting others.
6.  Carnations and tulips are some of my favorite flowers.
7.  I once had a blind date at Knott’s Scary Farm.  Yikes!  Yeah, that didn’t go well at all.
My nominees 
I’m breaking the rules a bit but if you’re reading this, then I nominate you.  🙂
Thanks for reading and I’ll work on my other awards when I get a chance.
Enjoy your Tuesday,

Liebster Awards 1 and 2!


Hi everyone!  Hope your weekend is going great and that you all had a lovely Christmas! 🙂

I was nominated for two Liebster Awards by Katie from Plus Beauty and Chanelle Hayley .  I’m truly touched and grateful that they thought of me as they both have amazing blogs so if you’re not following them yet, head on over there and follow them. 🙂  I decided to incorporate both awards here as opposed to having two separate posts but I will answer both sets of questions given.

 The Rules

  1. Post the award on your blog.
  2. Thank the blogger who presented this award and link back to their blog.
  3. Write 5 random facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 5 bloggers (they should have less than 3000 followers)
  5. Answer 5 questions posted by the presenter and ask your nominees 5 questions. 


5 Random Facts About Myself

  1. I straightened my hair chemically for about 8 years
  2. My favorite color is red
  3. One of my favorite books is A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  4. I used to practice calligraphy- so elegant
  5. I find ballroom dancing fascinating

5 Blog Nominees

Questions from Chanelle

  1. What is your favourite holiday and why?

I would have to say Christmas because I get to spend time with all of my family that has a great holiday spirit, whether we are having an ugly sweater contest, decorating silly hats, eating delicious food and desserts, or finding elves on shelves.  Throw in Christmas lights and music (yes, I do love me some Christmas tunes) and it’s the best time of the year- minus of course all the traffic, rude people, etc.

  1. What was the last movie you watched?

How the Grinch Stole Christmas- love that movie along with Elf!

  1. Who’s your celebrity crush?

Michael Buble, John Stamos and Johnny Depp to name a few. 🙂

  1. A fashion trend you’ve never understood?

Ugg boots.  No offense to anyone who loves them but I just don’t see what all the hype is about.

  1. Do you have any highlights of 2014?

I was able to meet and assist celebrity esthetician Renee Rouleau!


Questions (Katie)

  1. Besides blogging, what are your other hobbies/passions?

I love to dance!  It’s such a great outlet that is both fun and creative.  I also love to read and research different topics on beauty, science and health.  Yes, I am a geek. 🙂

  1. Why did you start blogging?

Starting my blog provided me with a larger platform to share what I know/have learned about skincare and makeup and to help people with any concerns they had.  There is a plethora of information circulating the internet and unfortunately some of it isn’t accurate.

  1. How did you come up with the name for your blog?

Well my name is Stephanie and I am an esthetician so you get Stephie Estie.  I think it’s catchy, it rhymes and is easy to remember.  (In case you didn’t know how to pronounce Estie, think of it as saying the letters ‘S’ and ‘T’)

  1. What is your next goal in life?

Aside from obtaining more experience in the esthetics field, I am working on completing 100 hours of post-graduate education at the International Dermal Institute.  In the future, I would also love to create my own skincare/makeup line.

  1. Who/What inspires you most?

This is a tough one as there are so many people who inspire me.  All of you lovely bloggers inspire me with your creative posts,my readers and their awesome questions or concerns, people who work relentlessly towards their goals, and my mother.  She is one of the strongest persons I know because she has been through so much yet somehow manages to maintain a positive attitude.

5 Questions For My Nominees

1.  What inspired you to write your blog?

2.  If you could pick one high end makeup brand to try, which one would it be and why?

3.  What do you hope to accomplish in 2015?

4.  What is one staple item you couldn’t live without?

5.  What do you do when you aren’t working on your blog?

So there’s another post sharing a little bit more insight on me. 🙂

Thanks for reading, 



One Lovely Blog Award!

Blog AwardI was honored with a nomination for the One Lovely Blog Award by the awesome Cameron from Threads!  I’m truly grateful for this as I’m still getting the hang of how all of this blogging world works so thank you Cameron for taking the time to nominate me.  Anyone who is interested in fashion should definitely check out Threads 🙂


1. Thank and link back to the person who nominated you.

2. List the rules and display the award.

3. Include seven facts about yourself.

4. Nominate five or more  bloggers and let them know about the award.

5. Display the award and follow the blogger who nominated you (if not already!)


1.  I helped out with makeup at USC’s dance production Alice in Wonderland

2.  I was able to meet and assist celebrity esthetician Renee Rouleau

3.  My eyes appear hazel in bright light or when I wear pink eyeshadow

4.  When something is bothering me, cleaning helps me sort out my thoughts

5.  I first learned to drive stick shift…but that didn’t last too long

6.  My favorite food is Italian

7.  I have a dance background in tap, ballet and jazz

Nominees:  Some great blogs that I enjoy reading