One Lovely Blog Award

I was nominated not once, but twice for this award. My apologies for taking a while to put this up. Thank you to thebeautydorkk and all about leanne for the nominations!



  • Thank the person (or in this case persons) who nominated you, and include a link to their blog.
  • List the rules in your blog.
  • Add 7 facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 15 other bloggers and comment on one of their recent posts to let them know they have been nominated.


My 7 Facts

  1. Born and raised in California. Haven’t lived in any other US state except here.
  2. My favorite food is sushi.
  3. My favorite color is black.
  4. Being that the holiday season is here, I always make sure I watch the Peanuts specials (A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and A Charlie Brown Christmas) at least once.
  5. I’ve attended San Diego Comic Con for 7 years in a row (will make it 8 next year).
  6. I’m the eldest of 2 kids.
  7. My must have beauty product is lip gloss.


The Nominees (Not 15 as suggested. It’s a bit tricky to find people who haven’t done this yet!)

  1. FilipinoInsideOut
  2. MzColorPlay
  3. thebrandycorner
  4. FunLovinTravelers



The Sunshine Blogger Award: Round 3

Thank you for the nomination, FunLovin Travelers! I will answer the questions given since I’ve been previously nominated before.

1. Where you find your blogging inspiration? It comes from different sources, but most often from when I decide I’d like to share or write about something that interests me. I do like to do the occasional blog tag as well if I like what it is on another blogger’s page.

2. How did you come up with your blog name? I’ve mentioned the back story to this a few times. My initials are 3 Rs, and one day a friend called me R Cubed. It’s stuck with me ever since.

3. What is your favorite holiday? That would be Christmas since it’s always when I get to spend time with extended family.

4. Will you be dressing up for Halloween? If so, what is your costume? I will dress up this year and I’m excited for what I’ll be wearing. I still have a few parts of it that I need to buy, but so far it’s coming along nicely. If you follow me on Instagram, I will post at least 1 hint as it gets closer.

5. Which do you prefer, coffee or tea? If neither, what do you prefer to drink? I try to alternate between the 2. Coffee is what I usually get before heading to work, but I also like a day of afternoon tea with friends once in a while.

Liebster Award: Round 3

Another nomination for this award was received by Siyu Wu (Sorry for the delay. My bad!). Since I’ve been previously nominated, I’ll just answer the questions she asked.

1. Instagram, twitter, or Facebook? (leave links to your account!)

IG: @lehea1212

Twitter: @rcubedblog

2. Who/what inspires you?

I get most of my inspiration from family, mainly my mom, and friends.

3. What is something you would never do, even if you were given a million dollars?

Go skydiving. I have a fear of heights.

4. If you had a million dollars, what is the first thing you’d spend that money on?

Pay off my bills!

5. Why did you start blogging?

My blogging experience started back in college, when LiveJournal and Xanga were the preferred formats. I jumped into it since friends had accounts too. The rest is history.

6. Would you rather spend money on shoes, handbags, jewelry, makeup, or clothes?

Clothes. I like being able to put together different outfits.

7. Favorite quotation?

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss

8. Biggest pet peeve?

When drivers don’t use their signal light while changing lanes.

9. What fictional character do you wish you could meet?

Harry Potter

10. What is(are) your must-have makeup product(s)?

Concealer because I tend to break out occasionally, and setting powder to control my t-zone.

Beauty Blogger Award: Round 3

Received another nomination for this award from Siu Wu. Thank you! I won’t be tagging other bloggers like the original rules for this award state, but I will answer the questions she asked.

What country would you like to visit? It’s a tie between Australia and Italy.

What is the one thing you cannot live without? Family

What is your favorite dessert? Creme Brulee

What is one beauty product you regret buying? Creaseless Cream shadows from Benefit. I love their products, but this one didn’t do it for me. They still creased on my lids.

if you could switch wardrobes with someone, real or fictional, who would that person be? Audrey Hepburn. She’s the epitome of classic style in my opinion.

What was/is your favorite subject in school? Science.

If you could only shop at one store for the rest of your life, what store would it be? Target.

What do you do to cheer yourself up if you have a bad day? I either eat a favorite food, go shopping, or watch a show on tv that’s guaranteed to make me laugh.

What is your favorite type of weather? Sunny with a slight breeze.

Who is the last person you talk to every night? My mom.

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award


I’ve been nominated by The Food Blog for this award. Thank you!


  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their site.
  • Put the award logo on your blog
  • Answer the 10 questions the blogger has sent you.
  • Create 10 new questions for nominees to answer
  • Nominate 10 bloggers and notify them

Here are the questions she asked me:

1. How many children do you see yourself with? At least 2.

2. What’s your favorite food? Sushi

3. What’s the current song stuck in your head? Surprisingly nothing at the moment, which is good.

4. If you were to be stuck on an island, what’s one thing you’d bring? As ironic as it sounds since I’m surrounded by it, I’d bring water. Gotta stay hydrated!

5. If you were to be stuck on an island, who would you like to get stuck with? Someone I wouldn’t get annoyed with. 😛

6. Hot weather or cold weather? Cold.

7. Your makeup must-have? Lip gloss.

8. What weird obsession do you have? I currently play Disney Tsum Tsum on my phone for at least 2 hours a day because my friends on it keep sending me hearts. Heheh!

9. What are you currently reading and how do you feel about it? Trying to get through Ready Player One. It’s about video games and I’m lovin’ it.

10. Your ultimate dream? Land a full time job and pay off the last of my debts.

Here are my nominees (you can disregard if you’ve been previously nominated):

I stopped it at half because a whole bunch of you have been chosen for this before. Not trying to repeat here! Here are your questions:

1. What piece of clothing or accessory is essential to any outfit you wear?

2. Do you often wear your hair down or up?

3. What’s the last movie you watched in a theater?

4. If you could spend a day with any celebrity, living or deceased, who would you pick?

5. When a new beauty trend happens, do you usually take part in it?

6. What’s your current favorite beauty brand?

7. Besides blogging, what do you like to do in your spare time?

8. Toilet paper. Are you on team over or team under (for further clarification, how would you position it on the holder)?

9. Favorite TV show?

10. Summer will be coming to a close within the next month. Are you sad to see it go, or are you over it and looking forward to a new season?

Triple Award Whammy

A huge thank you to Beginner Beaute for a whopping 3 award nominations!

1. Premio Dardos Award



  • Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog.
  • Pass the award along to other bloggers of your choice and let them know they have been nominated.

The Premio Dardos Award exists to acknowledge the values that every blogger shows in their effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values every day. These stamps were created with the intention of promoting fraternization between bloggers, a way of showing affection and gratitude for work that adds value to the Web.

Wow. I’m not sure if I’ve been able to reach out to my followers using all those aspects, but I will do my best to work on that if I haven’t.

2. The Beauty Blogger Award



  • Mention the blogger who nominated you.
  • Answer the questions you were given by the nominator.
  • Nominate 10 people with beauty or fashion blogs.
  • Make 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
  • Inform those 10 people of their nomination.

I’ve been chosen for this award before, so I won’t be tagging other bloggers. But I will answer the questions I was given.

1. You step into Sephora/drugstore, what section (brand/makeup item) do you rush for? I’d usually head for Urban Decay since it’s my current favorite brand.

2. What is your favorite go to summer makeup product? I’ve made sure to set my face whenever I put on makeup with Rimmel’s Stay Matte powder in Transparent (aka Translucent depending on where you purchase it from). It keeps my T-Zone from getting shiny during the day. A setting spray is a must during this time of year, so I also use UD’s All-Nighter spray after applying the powder.

3. What is on your summer beauty product wishlist? I actually don’t have a particular seasonal product on my list, but I do want to purchase Urban Decay’s Smoky palette eventually.

4. What is a makeup product/trend you are looking forward to for the fall? Nothing specific, really. However, I do look forward to seeing the new color palettes that will release for the season.

5. If you had your own beauty line that consisted of one beauty product, which product would it be (i.e., lipstick, nail polish, foundation, blush, perfume, etc)? Anyone who’s been following my blog for a while will know that I’m a bit of a fanatic when it comes to lip gloss. So that would be a definite focus if I started my own beauty line.

6. What is your favorite summer-fall transition nail polish color? I actually don’t use nail polish much, but I know that the shades will tone down from colorful brights. Yeh, not really my thing.

7. What is your favorite summer pedicure color? Again, refer to question 6. Regardless of the season, I tend to choose O.P.I’s Meet Me on the Star Ferry.

8. Summer eye shadows, shimmer or matte? The less shimmer, the better!

9. Bold lip, or ‘my lips but better’ for everyday wear (name the corresponding lipstick color)? Definitely MLBB. Actually did a post on it a few months ago.

10. What is your opinion on the strobing trend, and do you ‘participate’ in this trend? I honestly could care less about this. I laughed at someone’s response to a similar question in that it’s pretty much just like highlighting, except just a tad bit more of it. I’m fine without it.

3. Versatile Blogger Award



  • Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog.
  • Share 10 interesting things about yourself.
  • Nominate 10 more bloggers and let them know they’ve been nominated.

10 Facts About Me

1. I was born and raised in the Bay Area (California). Pretty much lived here all my life.

2. Black is my favorite color. When I worked at Victoria’s Secret for a few years and found out the dress code was all that color, I was so happy. 😛 Never had a problem figuring out what to wear!

3. Both sides of my family have some sort of musical talent, whether it be playing an instrument, singing, or dancing. I’m lucky to have experienced all 3.

4. Working in healthcare was not my first choice of career. I had hoped to get into hospitality management, but volunteering at a clinic changed my mind.

5. I first dove into doing a full face of makeup prior to my 18th birthday. A salesperson at Macy’s helped me pick out foundation and eye shadow to use for my party. I ended up buying Clinique’s Superbalanced makeup in Cream Chamois and their eye shadow duo in Pink Chocolates.

6. My favorite place to go for a long or quick out of town trip is San Diego. The weather’s practically perfect there all year round, plus it has nice beaches and great places to eat.

7. Mango is my favorite fruit.

8. I have a small collection of Chuck Taylor shoes. I plan on posting about them once I purchase a pair of their new ones.

9. The only book series that I’ve read from beginning to end is The Hunger Games. I finished up the books before watching the movies.

10. My favorite Sanrio character is Badtz Maru. Speaking of, I just recently came across this hoodie. Yes, I want it!

Here are my nominees for this award. No obligation to complete if you’ve been chosen before. In fact, if you have, link me to the post. I’d love to see your answers!

The Sunshine Award: Round 2


Whoops! Almost forgot that I was nominated for this award by LancoraPerla while I was away in San Diego. Apologies for the delay and thank you! I actually did this a while back, but without being nominated.


  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Answer the questions from the person who nominated you
  • Nominate a few other bloggers
  • Ask the same amount of questions for those bloggers to answer
  • Notify those bloggers of their nomination
  • Post the award on your blog

Here are the questions I was asked:

1. What skill do you most wish you had? Teleportation.

2. If you had the ability to play another musical instrument what would it be, and why? The drums. It’s a different way to be rhythmic other than dancing.

3. What is the craziest thing you have ever done? Ziplining. It’s really not that crazy, but just a tad for someone who has a slight fear of heights.

4. Are you religious? I wouldn’t call myself hardcore when it comes to that, but I do try to attend church weekly.

5. Do you think money makes you happy? Why/why not? It’s a half & half situation. I do need it for financial stability and hopefully finding my own place in the future, but there’s lots more to finding happiness than having to dig into a bank account or your wallet.

6. If you were given $50 to spend on one type of makeup, what would you buy? All the lipgloss I can get!

7. Name a flower that describes your personality. Orchids. Although they don’t need to be attended to every day, it’s nice to give them TLC once in a while.

8. What achievement are you most proud of yourself for? Graduating from a nursing program. Still trying to go back to school for an RN associate’s or bachelor’s program.

Here are my nominees (no need to do this again if you’ve been chosen before):

Should you decide to participate in the award, here are your questions. I decided to theme it off of things that are “sunny” or related to Summer.

  1. What type of sun protection to you use during the Summer?
  2. What’s your favorite thing to drink on a warm/hot day?
  3. Does warm weather make you want to head outside or would you rather hang out in the shade?
  4. If one of your favorite restaurants offered al fresco (aka open air) dining this time of year, would you take advantage of it?
  5. Do you have a favorite Summer food?
  6. During this time of year, do you try to get a tan or use products that give the appearance of one (e.g. self tanner, bronzer, etc.)?
  7. Where would you travel if given the opportunity to take a long vacation (long meaning at least 1 week)?

The Sunshine Award


I liked a post for this award on The World of Cos for future reference, and also liked the questions asked.


  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Answer the questions from the person who nominated you
  • Nominate a few other bloggers
  • Write the same amount of questions for the bloggers you nominated
  • Notify the bloggers chosen
  • Put the award on your blog


  1. What’s your favorite shade of lipstick? Hmm, neutral brown/pink I guess?
  2. What is your favorite type of food? It’s a tie between pizza and sushi.
  3. If you could get any one new makeup item of your choice, what would it be? Urban Decay’s Naked Smoky palette, set to release in early July. Check out their promo on YouTube (love that they used a Phantogram track in it).
  4. Where would you go for your dream vacation? Australia or Italy
  5. What is your favorite song at the moment? Addicted to a Memory by Zedd.
  6. What is one of your hobbies besides blogging? Scrapbooking/Project Life
  7. What is something about yourself that we might not know? I like playing video games.

I nominate…

Nobody. 😛 Getting a little lazy here, but feel free to answer the same questions if you haven’t participated in this award yet.