Blog Awards #15 & #16 (A Tiny Announcement)

Blog awards are essentially tags by bloggers in order to share and discover blogs they find interesting and I absolutely love receiving them!

Before all that I just wanted to make a tiny announcement.

About 40 posts I wrote when I initially started FiercePaint were never shared on my social media because I only decided to make FiercePaint public after I had written enough content. What I want to do is to re-shoot all the pictures because looking back, I feel like my shots have improved so much. What I’ll do is re-blog these posts with proper pictures. Also, I’d only do them for reviews as I feel like that would be the most advantageous. So, over the next few posts expect these old posts upgraded and re-blogged! 😀 . I also wanted to post them on Instagram as well.

Speaking of Instagram, do follow me on all my social media (#shamelessselfpromotion 😛 );

Instagram; harivain (link)

Facebook; FiercePaint (link)

Twitter; @harivaind (link)

Snapchat; hdaran


Moving on, I was nominated by Laura of Looking Joli Good (blog link here) for the One Lovely Blog Award. She’s a registered nurse who is also a beauty blogger!!! Don’t you just love that! Kudos to you Laura!


The Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to them.
  • Share 7-15 facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 9-15 bloggers you admire and contact them to let them know.

Facts about me;

  1. When I am obsessed with something like a show or music I’ll just keep watching and listening again and again and again until I either get bored or another comes along!
  2. I come from a large extended family because my mom has 4 siblings and my dad has 6!
  3. I only ever have acne breakouts when I don’t get enough sleep or get stressed.
  4. I share my birth date with the infamous WTC twin tower bombing incident.
  5. I also share my birth date with the first day of the 1998 Commonwealth Games.
  6. Both my grandfathers passed away before I was even born.
  7. Once during a dance performance my costume just unraveled on stage! I kept tucking it back and continued dancing…


The other award is the Versatile Blogger Award nominated by Robyn of Lipstick on the Lake (blog link here). Here’s a little fact about her blog, she recently became self-hosted! How cool is that! Thank you for the nomination Robyn!



  1. Display Award
  2. Thank the person who nominated you
  3. Share seven facts about yourself
  4. Nominate up to 10 other bloggers

7 facts about me (I’m running out of facts);

  1. The longest TV series I have followed is Survivor! I did loose in touch for a while because they stopped airing it locally but with the gift of the Internet, I have been able to catch up on all seasons! FYI, the 33rd season premiere just aired! 16 years on air and counting!
  2. The most I have spent for (a single makeup product) so far is my MAC Viva Glam Lipstick which I paid MYR 74 for. Every other high end makeup product I have, I either bought with a sale or was gifted to me.
  3. I initially dreamed of becoming a fashion designer. I still do have some knowledge from when I used to read everything fashion.
  4. However, my very first ambition was to be a scientist. Lo and behold, I now am!
  5. The single best cocktail I ever had was a concoction of chocolate and liqueur called Chocolicious! I have never had anything close to it and the place that used to make it took it off the menu (the place doesn’t exist anymore to begin with) so I can never have it again!!!
  6. I have published scientific work! Look for my name, Harivaindaran, on Google Scholar!
  7. Fine, I am 31 years old!!!! There you go, mystery solved!!!

As for nominating others for both the awards, I nominate all of you!!! Do tag me if and when you do!!!