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The Beauty of Being A Beauty Blogger

As Style Domination trucks along, I am always thrilled and amazed when I get nominated for awards by my fellow bloggers.  I can’t thank you enough! Making me blush over here!

I was nominated for the Beauty Blogger Award by the lovely Leanne of www.allaboutleanne.com. A huge thank you to her for her recognition of Style Domination!

Beauty Blogger Award


  • Tag the blogger that nominated you.
  • Answer the questions you were given.
  • Nominate 10 people whose blog is about beauty or fashion.
  • Make 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
  • Inform the bloggers you chose that you nominated them!

Leanne’s Questions

1.Who is your favourite fashion designer?

I love Alexander McQueen. His original designs were haunting, ethereal, unique and unlike anything I’d ever seen before. A true visionary, his death left a huge whole in the fashion industry. In fact, the picture seen on the left of my blog page is an Alexander McQueen creation which I included in my blog design in honour of him.

A McQueen

2. What is your favorite fashion accessory?

My favourite fashion accessories, hands down, are designer handbags. They are totally my kryptonite.

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Just treated myself to a beautiful beige Alexander McQueen Heroine bag (pictured above in blue). Anxiously awaiting her arrival! Pic courtesy of www.anastphotography.com
3. What is the last book that you read?

The last book I read was The Londoners. I picked it up while in Paris and while a fantastic read, it has taken me over a year to read it!

4. What is your favorite skin care product for winter weather?

My favourite skin care product for winter is a good moisturizer.  A new one that I’m absolutely loving is Estée Lauder Day Wear Advanced Multi Protection Anti-Oxidant Creme, which is a relatively new addition to my beauty arsenal. A fantastic discovery.  A review to be posted soon!

5. What is your favorite makeup brand?

Oh jeez…too many to count. I’m loving ColourPop Cosmetics right now and love myself some Chanel. I really love eyeshadows from Makeup Forever, lipsticks from MAC Cosmetics…there’s just too many.

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6. What did you eat for lunch today?

A smoky butternut squash soup I made. I added a few chili and chipotle peppers for a little spice!

7. What is one goal you have for your blog?

One goal I have for my blog this year is to post a little bit more about beauty! The last few months were so busy with fashion-related things that I feel I neglected that area a bit.

8. What would you do if you won the lottery?

Funny you should ask…check it out!  After my initial heart attack from learning I’d won, I’d put my plans in motion!

9. Who is your favorite actor?

Oh – Meryl Streep.  She’s fantastic. I love everything Meryl is in. Her portrayal as editrix Miranda Priestly in the Devil Wears Prada though just slayyyyyyyyed me DEAD. Check her out in She-Devil too. It may not have been an Oscar contender, but her playing off of Roseanne Barr makes for one of my favourite movies of all time.

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10. Where would you most like to travel to?

Right now, Thailand.


My nominees

  1. The Good, The Fab and The Lovely
  2. FiercePaint
  3. Stile.Foto.Cibo
  4. The Blush Stops Here
  5. TraciAnnBlogs
  6. Quintessential Jill
  7. AYR Galaxy
  8. My Fashion Slash Life
  9. 50 Shades of Vanity
  10. Styled With Joy



  1. Which famous makeup artist inspires you the most?
  2. What is your favourite lip balm?
  3. If you could change anything about your blog, what would it be?
  4. Who is your favourite beauty blogger?
  5. If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, who would it be, past or present?
  6. Which celebrity’s style influences your look?
  7. What is your favourite magazine?
  8. If you could drop everything and travel anywhere, where would you go?
  9. What makeup would you buy if you received a $100 giftcard to Sephora?
  10. Lipstick or mascara?

Now remember, don’t feel obligated to participate. This is simply for fun!

Stay stylish,

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Dominique Baker
Dominique Baker

Dominique is a Canadian-based fashion and beauty influencer with a strong voice in Ottawa’s black community. Since launching her blog Style Domination in 2015, she has amassed a global fanbase. Dominique shares her life through beautiful imagery and compelling story-telling that speaks to her fans on a personal level. She’s been featured in The Guardian, Flare, The Kit and Cityline. She also hosts events for Dress for Success, the Gem Conference, and has been named a United Way Person 2 Know for the past three years.

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  1. January 23, 2016 / 7:37 am

    Congrats on the nomination. I couldn’t agree more with what you said about Alexander McQueen, he was one of the few whose focus on fashion shows was the art and not sales.


    • January 24, 2016 / 12:32 pm

      Completely. I wish more designers were like him. He was one of a kind. Thank you so much! xoxoxo

  2. January 23, 2016 / 8:38 am

    Lol I love you answers ?
    And omg thanks for the nomination! It’s such an honor being nominated by you ?

  3. January 23, 2016 / 11:12 am

    MAC lipsticks are one of my must haves! Love them. Also, Meryl Streep is a goddess!

  4. January 23, 2016 / 6:08 pm

    Fab Q&A! I love Meryl Streep as an actor too, she’s just brilliant. Thanks for the nomination…sounds like fun so I will play along! 🙂

    • January 24, 2016 / 12:32 pm

      You’re welcome! You totally deserve it! Thank you! xoxoxox

  5. January 24, 2016 / 2:04 am

    Loved reading your answers! That bag is absolutely gorgeous! I can’t wait to see your photos with it 🙂

    • January 24, 2016 / 12:30 pm

      OMG Leanne. I am SO EXCITED to feature that bag! Not sure when I will be able to get some outfit shots with it as we are in the dead of winter. Sigh. Promise to post about it soon! Thanks for reading and for your kind words! xoxoxoxo

      • January 24, 2016 / 1:45 pm

        Yeah, winter makes it so hard for photos! I will look forward to it <3

  6. January 24, 2016 / 11:00 am

    Congrats on the award! And it was great to learn more about you! 🙂 The favourite makeup brand question is so ridiculous… I can never answer that! 😛

    • January 24, 2016 / 12:29 pm

      Hahahaha! I totally agree with you! Too many great brands to choose from! Thanks for your kind words!

  7. January 24, 2016 / 12:15 pm

    Good that you’ve been nominated… (you’re an inspiration!)

    Fab answers you gave to those questions… (just saw a documentary on Alexander McQueen and had goosebumps half of the documentary!!! I knew he was a great designer but I never realised what he managed to do in his short life… a true artist…)

    Lovely to have been nominated by you… thanks so much 😀 (I am honored and will post my answers probably the first week of February !)

    Love, Kathleen

    • January 24, 2016 / 12:28 pm

      Yay Kathleen! Your blog is so much fun and inspiring too. I especially love your travel and outfit posts! You totally deserve to be nominated. Alexander McQueen is a total idol of mine. Gone too soon. Thanks for your kind words!

  8. January 24, 2016 / 3:42 pm

    Thank you for nominating me! 🙂 it was such a pleasant surprise. I can’t wait to do these questions. I also loved Devil wears Prada! So. Good.

  9. January 24, 2016 / 5:33 pm

    I just noticed I did this on my blog already, but I am ready to answer your questions. I hope you don’t mind me doing it here!

    Which famous makeup artist inspires you the most? Jaclyn Hill! She is on YouTube and is extremely talented and anything I know about makeup techniques is because of her teaching me through videos!
    What is your favourite lip balm? Nivea olive oil and lemon, hands down.
    If you could change anything about your blog, what would it be? I would like to know more about SEO!
    Who is your favourite beauty blogger? Lauren Conrad
    If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, who would it be, past or present? Rachel McAdams, love her! All around classy woman!
    Which celebrity’s style influences your look? I’m not sure who influences me most because I would say it’s a mix of different celebrity outfits that I’ve loved. I did a Jessica Alba inspired outfit in the spring!
    What is your favourite magazine? InStyle, just because that’s what I had my last subscription on!
    If you could drop everything and travel anywhere, where would you go? Japan, I want their sushi so bad.
    What makeup would you buy if you received a $100 giftcard to Sephora? Like one, maybe two things LOL let’s be honest! I would probably get the Hourglass Edit Palette and with my leftover 20 bucks? I can’t even think of what’s worth 20 bucks at Sephora.
    Lipstick or mascara? LIPSTICK. I carry 5 different lip products with me at all times, like a crazy person.

    • January 27, 2016 / 11:01 am

      AWESOME! Thanks for your answers, Joy! Wow – I have never seen that Nivea lip balm. I’ll have to look for that. Great answers – I would kill to go to Japan too! xoxox

      • January 27, 2016 / 9:02 pm

        Nivea lip balm is only on drugstore.com for me. I never see it in stores anymore!

        • January 29, 2016 / 11:17 am

          Oh ok! Thanks for the tip. I’ll check it out! I bet it smells awesome!

  10. January 25, 2016 / 6:55 am

    Aww congrats on the nomination babe!! You deserve itt! Such a great blog and amazing posts you have my love. Alexander McQueen one of my favorite designers too! Its really fun and nice reading your answers, getting to know more about you!

  11. January 26, 2016 / 8:02 pm

    Congrats on the nomination! I love a good read, so I will be checking out that book.

    • January 27, 2016 / 10:19 am

      Thank you! It was really interesting! The author interviews Londoners of all walks of life and it’s interesting to see how similar people view London so differently. Such a great city. Thanks for reading! xoxox

    • January 27, 2016 / 10:17 am

      Thank you! I’m totally obsessed. Cannot get over the quality for the price! Thanks for stopping by! xo

  12. January 30, 2016 / 10:08 pm

    Ah, fashion designers! In that league; Karl Lagerfield, John Galliano, and I don’t know if you know him, Indian designer Tharun Tahiliani.
    That Meryl Streep Prada bag is iconic! Thanks for the tag Dominique! Will do it soon.

    • February 1, 2016 / 12:41 pm

      You’re welcome, babe! No pressure to do the post – I just thought you were very worthy of it! Amazing designers you’ve chosen. John Galliano, despite making some terrible choices in his life, is such a gifted designer. His Dior Couture Runway shows were my favourite. I will definitely look up Tharun Tahiliani! xoxoxo

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