The Liebster Award

I’d like to thank Alice, from One & The Same, for my nomination for The Liebster Award! You’ve probably seen it floating around for a good old while now and this is what it’s all about:

Someone nominates you and in their post they will have answered 11 questions. They will then nominate 11 bloggers with less than 1000 followers or readers. They’ll write 11 different questions for their nominees to answer. If you are nominated you’ll answer these questions and again nominate 11 new bloggers and set the new questions.

Remember to let them know they have been nominated and add their links to your post!

Liebster-Award-2 The Liebster Award

What made you start blogging?

I started blogging in late 2013 after reading popular blogs for a few months, I decided that I could do as good a job of talking about lipstick. At the time I was really just starting to discover make-up and beauty, I found the blogging world eye opening and inspiring!

What would be your dream job?

I can imagine that some sort of job including luxury travel, writing, photography and eating good food all whilst possibly being editor of my own magazine AND a designer of homewares and furniture… you know, just something realistic and attainable (lols).

What is your absolute fail-safe outfit you feel the most confident in?

I wish I had an answer for this! Fashion and I have never got along very well, which is one-hundred percent a relationship I’m trying to fix this year. If I manage it I’ll be sure to let you know (blog series holler).

What is your weirdest passion?

Probably the passion I put into taking Instagram photos, at least it’s weird for those who aren’t Instagram obsessed. Some people just don’t get why I have to accessorize the table and move the milk jug several times before we eat our pancakes…

What have you gained the most from blogging?

Although I’ve only started to feel wheels turning for my blogging in 2016, it’s always given me a creative outlet, which I don’t think I can do without. Personally, I’d probably label myself a ‘shy-blogger’, meaning I don’t talk about it to many family or friends, and interacting with other bloggers over social media is always an anxious task (even though no-one bites!).

Have you experienced any negativity to do with you blog or blogging in general?

Thankfully, no; this is probably because I don’t have many readers (my main one being my Mother), but also the blogging community has always seemed genuine and lovely, I’m not afraid of negativity in the future!

What is your favourite lipstick?

Russian Red by MAC is my failsafe – classic and long wearing.

Who is your blogger inspiration?

The one blog I am constantly in love with is Kate La Vie (formerly gh0stparties) – a very popular blog for obvious reasons – if you aren’t obsessed with Kate’s homeware arrangements then where have you been?

What is your favourite thing about your body?

Probably my teeth; After having braces I’ve very protective over their straight state – needless to say if anything happened to them I’m not sure I could ever smile again (literally).

How do you normally spend your weekends?

Since I’ve finally found myself a decent man we usually spend parts of our weekends together, mainly watching films I haven’t seen and eating. It’s also the only time I get to spend quality time with my mum, which usually involves going to Costa and sharing funny cat videos.

What is your favourite piece of advice?

I’m not sure if this is advice per-say, but for a while now I’ve got into the habit of telling myself ‘This too shall pass’ during hard times – from break-ups, to period pains and those completely unjustified crappy days – repeating this usually calms things down and helps you look at the bigger picture. Is that advice? Well, I hope it helps a little either way.

That’s all my questions answered! For all it matters I’m writing this on Sunday night and I’ve found it incredibly reflective and enjoyable!

My nominations for the The Liebster Award are:

orchid-kisses
Hannah Lane
The Celution
Amy Rose Daniels
Milli Grace London
Spread The Sparkle
Weekend Tempo
Wild Gloss
Jess Blogs Beauty
Life in the Fashion Lane
A Bittersweet Diary

If you would like to take part – which hopefully you do, since I’d love to read your answers – here are my questions for you:

      1. What does your blog mean to you?
      2. What’s your favourite thing to write about?
      3. What’s your favourite thing to read about on other blogs?
      4. What draws you into new blogs?
      5. Do you have a blogging goal?
      6. What do you find most difficult about blogging?
      7. Where would you like to be in five years’ time?
      8. What’s your favourite thing to Instagram?
      9. What’s your guilty pleasure?
      10. What product could you not live without (or leave the house without wearing)?
      11. What’s your favourite quote?

Thanks again, Alice (from One & the Same) for nominating me!

Happy Liebster Award! (I’m going to start that as a thing – so please follow if you wish…).