I am especially excited to do this post today. Why? Because it is my first ever “Tomboy That Wears Makeup- OF THE MONTH”  (or in the categories, you’ll see it abbreviated TTWM of the month) .

So, what this means is that every month, (I’ll try to keep it consistent on the 1st) I will be featuring an inspiring, motivating, beautiful (inside and out) positive female. One who can be a role model for us, one who we may  get some sound advice from, or maybe one who motivates us to do the things we know in our hearts we can do. And, it could be someone who just makes you smile. Whatever you get out of it is great.

Drum roll please….

Introducing Liis Sober. I had the opportunity to meet Liis a while back and just recently I did her make up for  a photo shoot. As we chatted I realized how perfect she would be for this blog. Let’s chat!

makeup by me:)

1.Tell us a bit about yourself
I am from Estonia, moved to Finland when I was 8, moved to States when I was 19, and I have been to Vancouver for 2 and half years now. I love sports; I have played tennis since I was 8. I played competitively for most of my teen years, I played for the University of Kentucky, now I play for fun and teach as well. I love fashion, I always have. I started modeling when I was 14, I really enjoyed it but tennis was always my priority. I got my bachelors degree in Merchandising and I currently work for the talented Vancouver Designer Shelley Klassen as a director of retail operations in her flagship store Blushing Boutique (579 Richards street).

2.What inspires/motivates you
My family inspires me and motivates me. My father is a basketball coach and he has been a coach for almost 30years now. He is inspiring to me because he has a job that he loves and is passionate about. It seems that the people who do what they love are usually the ones who are successful as well. What always gives me strength is that I know no matter what happens I can always count on my family’s support.

makeup by me:)

3. Favorite Beauty Product? Mascara! I have short eyelashes so I find that mascara makes a big difference…makes me look like I am awake in the morning..haha

4. What is your biggest fear?

I have no fear… I believe that everything happens for a reason and whatever comes my way will make me grow and build me stronger.

makeup by me:)

5. What is your favorite quote
I do not know if these are quotes but they are sayings that I like: “whatever you put out there is what you get back’” and “everything happens for a reason”

6. What is your greatest achievement?
Getting a scholarship to a division one University in the states.

makeup by me:)

7. If you could have lunch with anyone, who would it be?

Since my parents, my two sisters and I live in 4 different countries I would love to get us all together for lunch.

8. What is something about yourself people may not know?

I enjoy painting with acrylic paints.

9. Something that makes you smile?
Watching the sunset!

10. Do you have a wholesome recipe you’d like to share?
Super easy Slightly spicy Lentil, barley, mushroom vegetable soup
Ingredients: 1/3 cup any lentils, 1/3 cup barley, 4-5 small potatoes, 4-5 carrots, 1 onion, 5 mushrooms, 1-2 organic vegetable broth cube(s), salt, 1 tea spoon of red curry paste, 8-9 cups of water
Combine in a big pot water, lentils and Barley. Bring it to boil and let it simmer for 1 hour.
Add chopped potatoes, carrots, onions as well as vegetable broth cubes and curry paste. Bring to boil and let it simmer for 25min
Add chopped mushrooms and simmer another 5-10 min.

Wow, Liis! You are a superstar and I am sooo trying that soup recipe! Thank you so much for sharing with us and I wish you continued success in your journey!

See how much fun that is? I am looking for more girls like YOU to interview and feature on this blog, so if you want to be TTWM of the month, PLEASE email me!

Enjoy your 1st day of Sept. May you all shine brightly!!!

Daily affirmation-“Life says “YES” to me.” Louise Hay

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3 Responses

  1. Brenda on 01 Sep 2010

    Wow Amanda. What a great idea and a fabulous blog entry! Well done, I look forward to readinig more and more in the future!


  2. admin on 01 Sep 2010

    Awww, thanks soooo much Brenda!!

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