Sunday, 19 May 2013

Liebster Award

I have been voted for another award by yet another lovely blogger, Tori from Tori's Brownies so I want to say a massive thank you to her! These awards are brilliant as they are shared between lots of new, up and coming blogs and it's always good to find new ones to add to the reading list. 

So the rules to this one, as copied from Tori's post are: 
Each blogger should answer the questions the tagger has set for you.
Choose 11 new bloggers to pass the award onto and link them.
Create 11 new questions for the bloggers chosen.
Go back to their page and tell them about the award. 
Each blogger should post 11 random facts about themselves 
No tag backs! 

Tori's Questions

1. Who or what were your main inspirations to start blogging? 
My whole reading list was my inspiration! I had read blogs for a long time and loved reading honest reviews and the chatty, personal style it was written. I looked in at the cool community that blogging has and wanted to be apart of it. (Could I be more cheesy?) 

2. If you could guest post on anyone else's blog, who would it be? 
I'm not sure on this one. They're are so many blogs I love and since I have started blogging myself I have found so many new ones that I now religiously read. I will always love Annas, Michelle's looks like a magazine and if Olivia could make me look as cool and glamorous as her I'd be straight there! 

3. What's your favourite make-up look to wear?
My daily make up routine is definitely not the most exciting, (I will have it up on the blog soon so you can see the dullness). I am a neutral girl so when it comes to eyes I like a brown & bronze look, keeping it strictly warm toned and my lips are never complete without a coral lippy. 

4. Who are your make-up, hair and style inspirations and why?
As far as make up goes I tend to just experiment on myself and use blogs to find out about any shadows or specific looks that I want to try. I have to admit I'm not hugely daring when it comes to what I slap on my face so just use the everyday lovely ladies I follow for inspiration. Again, hair I tend to go with what ever my hair wants to do that day and anything google images has to offer haha. 
Style however, I delve into the style pages in magazines and am also looking for new fashion blogs to follow. I love seeing how people piece things together and convince myself I could pull it off to...  

5. If you could only shop at one make-up brand for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
I think for budget brand it would have to be L'oreal. They are always releasing new, exciting products and the quality is always fantastic. As for higher end it's hard as my bank balance never permits many pricier purchases but on appearances alone I would say Laura Mercier. Every time I see images and swatches I swoon and my purse strings tighten. 

6. What are your favourite things to read on someone else's blog? 
The main thing I like to read are reviews. I search for reviews before I buy anything now and I feel I can trust a bloggers opinions much more than a magazine. Also love outfit of the days and everyday make up routines to see what they wear on a daily basis and makes the cut. 

7. What has been your biggest beauty/hair crime?
The beauty crime every one has tide lines! I am incredibly pale so when I knew next to nothing about make up I would use the pick up the lightest one assuming it would do and slap it on. I'm sure I looked amazing! And we aren't allowed to talk about the time before straighteners were created.. 

8. If you could be anywhere else in the world right now, where would you be? 
Any place where they sun is! I, like the rest of the UK, am definitely suffering from a bit of S.A.D right now. Also can I mention that I haven't been on holiday for 8 YEARS!! I know, please join me whilst I weep. 

9. What's your favourite feature about yourself?
Unfortunately such a hard question for most of us. If we're talking about physical features I would say my blue eyes or my auburn hair. It's something I have always had compliments for ever since I could remember, shop assistants can be very complimentary, and I am lucky enough to love the colour of my hair. 
Personality, I have no idea haha! I guess I can be very sarcastic, which some might not like but I can always take the mick out of myself (and others) and like to think I have a good sense of humour. 

10. Describe your perfect day out. 
A morning of pampering, and then of course would have to involve some shopping. A long lunch with friends putting the world to rights, maybe a visit from my niece (when she's in a good mood :)) and another big dinner and a few cocktails. 

11. Is there anything you dislike about blogging?
I suppose I haven't been blogging long enough to have found any real dislikes but it can be frustrating when people take the community for granted. By that I mean, when someone isn't very appreciative when someone follows them or isn't willing to have a look at a new blog they have been shown. I know we can't all follow everyone unfortunately but lately I have seen a few people who seem very single minded when the community is one of the best things about blogging. 

Random Facts About Me
*I had to think of 7 facts for my previous award and that was hard enough so forgive me for these lacklustre facts!* 

1. When a new song comes out I like I listen to it over and over. Right now it's Passenger - Let Her Go and then after a while I forget it ever existed. 
2. I never went to University and never wanted to go. 
3. I had never seen a Disney film until a about a year ago and have only seen 2 now. 
4. Am dying to go to the Big Reunion tour in December and am a new fan of 911 (not ashamed) although by then, I'll probably be over it. 
5. I've sleepwalked ever since I was a kid. 
6. I have 2 older brothers and no sisters. 
7. I have the biggest sweet tooth you could ever imagine. It's a serious problem :) 
8. Would love to go back in time and see the 20's to the 50's. It fascinates me how people lived, dressed and to go back for a day would be incredible. 
9. I passed my driving test 3rd time thanks to nerves. 
10. I started wearing glasses when I was 7 and contact lenses when I was 14. 
11. I haven't told anyone, family or friends, about my blog.  

My Nominations 

Elizabeth - Beauty Super Girl
Betty - Betty Vintage
Chrissy - Chrissy Lilly
Gillian - Gillian Lee Rose 

My Questions 

1. Do you have any goals for your blog and what are they?
2. What were your main worries about starting your blog?
3. What is on your beauty wishlist right now?
4. Do you plan your posts in advance or blog in the moment? 
5. If you had £100 to spend in any clothing store, which store would you choose? 
6. What is the best thing you have learnt since you started blogging? 
7. What is the best thing you have learnt from reading others blogs? 
8. What are your top 5 make up products? 
9. Your dream job would be...? 
10. How did you choose your blog name? 
11. If you could give a new blogger a piece of advice, what would you say? 

Please go check out the 11 bloggers I mentioned above if you're not following them already and I'm looking forward to reading your answers! 

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