I’ve been so excited this week as I found out that Shannon from Life of a FAB Obsessive had awarded me with a Liebster Award!
The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. Blogging is about building a community and this award is a great way to connect with other bloggers and help spread the word about newer bloggers/blogs and is also a great way to recognise the hard work that goes into creating and maintaining a blog.
So I was so pleased to see that my blog had been recognised and that I could become involved!
The rules of the Liebster Award are simple:
- Nominees must answer 11 questions asked by the blogger that nominated them
- Nominee then chooses 11 blogs with under 200 followers to pass the award onto. They let those bloggers know they’ve nominated them by commenting on their blog
- The nominee comes up with 11 new questions for them to answer.
So here goes with Shannon’s questions!
What’s your favourite High Street store and why?
My favourite high street store right now is probably New Look. In the past I’ve flitted in and out of love with New Look, at times I’ve found it hard to find anything that suits me (I’m quite picky!) and a lot of the time, the trends are a bit far fetched for an office Mummy! But recently I’ve really come round to their stock choices again and seem to have picked up quite a few bits for my holiday this year. At such great value high street prices too, you can’t go wrong!
What was the last item of clothing you bought?
The last item of clothing I bought was actually my cropped denim jacket, from New Look! I wanted something that would go over my maxi dresses in the evenings or when it’s a little chilly around the edges. The jacket I bought is perfect. I love turning up the cuffs and love the blue denim fade. Very cute!
What’s your favourite blog to read?
My favourite blog at the moment is Couture Girl. I love Kayleighs style and her blog tone of voice is really genuine. I really look forward to reading her new posts.
What’s your favourite nail polish colour?
This is a super hard one! I have so many favourites, but right now I particularly love ‘Speed Dating’ by Sephora. I bought this polish in Portugal on my recent holiday and it’s lasted on my toes so well. I recently found that a lot of polishes fade really badly when subjected to a lot of sunlight and chlorine, but this one from Sephora hasn’t faded at all!
What’s your favourite thing about blogging?
I really love sharing my thoughts and inspirations. Before I started blogging I used to bore all my Facebook friends with tales of beautiful nail polish colours and hairstyles that they could achieve in a quick ‘step by step’, but to be honest, they weren’t the right audience! Now, with my blog, I can share my ideas with like minded people! Since I started, I’ve found so many great blogs that I now love and take inspiration from too. It’ such a great community and I’m so glad to be a part of it!
What’s your favourite season of the year?
My favourite season by far is summer. I love the sun, wearing less and lighter evenings! I’ve always been a bit of a beach girl. Growing up in Cornwall, in the South West of England, where we live just 10 mins from many gorgeous beaches, I’ve always enjoyed making the most of the outdoors and what better way than in the summer!
Fake tan or au natural?
Au Natural for me mainly, although I’m quite lucky and my skin is olive, so for a lot of the year I do have a little bit of colour in my cheeks. There are times however when I do like to top it up and will only do so with a tan maintainer. I’m not a fan of fake tan as such, as unless it’s applied properly it can look patchy, rubs off in funny patches and often leaves bits of the body darker than you would have liked! No matter how expensive the product or how careful you are!
What made you start your blog?
I’ve always had an interest in beauty, makeup and fashion. I was a Virgin Vie Cosmetics Consultant for a number of years, which fuelled my passion. I also started to train in makeup, but I pushed this to one side when I had my daughter Grace. Hopefully this will be something I’ll be able to pick up again in the future and until then, my blog is the perfect place for me to share my experiences, my thoughts and inspirations and chat to like minded people, gaining inspiration from them too. If I inspire 1 person to buy a new eye shadow shade or try a new foundation, then I’ve succeeded!
What’s your favourite makeup brand and why?
I don’t really have a favourite makeup brand as such. Although looking through my makeup kit, I do have a lot of Maybelline products, including foundation, powder, eye-liner, eye-shadows, concealer. So possibly Maybelline! I also really like GOSH for their brushes, eye-liner and Primer. Both are really reasonably priced and there are a few products that I buy time and time again, including the Maybelline Volume Express Falsies Mascara. Although since trying Benefit’s ‘They’re Real’, this could be challenged come pay day!
What’s your signature fragrance?
Since I got married in 2008, I restocked my Ralph Lauren ‘Romance’ many, many times. I wore this fragrance for the first time on our wedding day and now it’s the one fragrance I save for special occasions. If you’ve not tried it before, it’s such a gorgeous, light, floral scent and it makes me feel really feminine, girlie and yet glamorous all at the same time!
Do you prefer wearing your hair curly or straight and why?
I actually really love wearing my hair wavy at the moment. My hair is pretty straight naturally, but if I scrunch it a little whilst it’s wet, it goes into a lovely loose wave. This is perfect for me during the summer, when the last thing I want to be bothered with is straightening the ends of my hair, making me even hotter!
So I would like to award a Liebster Award to:
A Little Abstract
Dees Beautiful Life
I’m Leigh Beauty
Lucy Loves Beauty
Right Up My Street
This is Law
My Paper Notions
Make up For All Online
And my questions are:
Who is your biggest inspiration and why?
What is your favourite makeup look and which products to do you use to create it?
Do you like to follow fashion trends or set your own?
What is the most expensive makeup item you own and what made you buy it?
What is the best makeup, beauty or fashion bargain you have recently bought?
If you could only wear ONE beauty/makeup product on your face for a whole year, what would it be and why?
What is in your handbag right now?
Would you say you’re an easy going or high maintenance kinda gal and why?
How far would you travel to find THAT perfect outfit?
Which item in your wardrobe could you not live without and why?
Jimmy Choo or Christian Louboutin?
Please link me back when you post; I can’t wait to read everyone’s answers!