The Liebster Award. (No autographs please..)


So last night the lovely Lauren and Nyaomi nominated me for the Liebster Award! The Liebster Award is a really fun way to promote bloggers with 200 followers or less, and get to know a bit about everyone. My blog is very new so thank you very much for nominating me ladies!

If you’ve been nominated you simply answer 11 questions given to you, then create your own questions and nominate 11 other bloggers to answer them.  Since I’ve been nominated twice I’m going to answer both sets of questions on this blog post. I’ll try keep the answers short and sweet!

First up is Laurens questions:

1. What do you enjoy most about blogging?
As I said my blog is relatively new but so far my favourite part has definitely been the social aspect of it all. I had no idea there were so many girls like me out there and I love how I’ve found all these amazing blogs just by using a hashtag on twitter! I also love seeing what real people think of products as you find out things you wouldn’t in the shop.

2. If you could only use one makeup brand, which would it be?
Illamasqua without a doubt! It already makes up majority of my makeup stash.
I adore their edgy collections and every time I’ve gone in-store to speak to them they have been so helpful and really given me some great advice and tips that other brands haven’t.

3.What is your favourite clothing store?
This is soo hard between Topshop and Urban Outfitters! Do I have to choose..? If it was life or death I’d probably say Urban Outfitters purely because I adore their quirky designs and the renewal section is to die for! If I have a last minute outfit to get UO is usually my first stop.

4. Gold or silver jewellery?
Gold. Silver and me are just a no-no, I’m not sure why.

5. If you could move anywhere, where would you choose?
Eeee this is a hard one too! I’ve always been dying to live in London or New York because there seems to be so much happening there! I’d probably choose New York so I can pretend I’m Hannah from Girls. 

6. If you could have dinner with any 5 people (dead or alive) who would you choose?
First off definitely David Attenborough! I was already in awe of him before starting uni (I studied Zoology) and my 3 years there just made me love him more! Next up would be Tom Fletcher from McFly and Benedict Cumberbatch because I am slightly in love with them. Then Lena Dunham because she is my ultimate idol/girl crush! I wish she was my best friend. And lastly, my sister because a) she would kill me if I had a dinner party with all these people and didn’t invite her and b) she’s the best. (I’m a sop).

7. Who are your favourite bloggers/youtubers?
Some blogs I am currently loving are Olive Oil and Cocoa Butter, Sparkly SJ, Annie Writes Beauty, Miss Wright, Flores & Moda, and Lauren the Day Dreamer (obvz). And on YouTube I usually stick to my ultimate favourites Pixiwoo, but I recently discovered Sharon Farrell and Gossmakeupartist who are equally as fabulous.

8. Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?
In 10 years time I will be 32 ah! I hope that I will be in a happy place in my life, with a job doing something I love, be it Zoology or make-up related. I hope that I am living in a beautiful place surrounded by people I love.

9. What is your favourite book?
This is hard. I'm such a book worm! I recently read The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho which I loved, such an uplifting read I’d really recommend it to anyone. But I guess if there was a book I’d read over and over again is has to be Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, I cry every time.

10. What is you favourite food?
Potatoes in any form. Stereotype much?

11. What do you hope to accomplish in 2014? 
I decided on New Years that 2014 was going to be my year! I’ve already accomplished something by starting this blog (which I never had the guts to do before). I also hope to further my academic career by finally applying to some internships abroad! Scary stuff.

Now for Nyaomi’s questions! I hope you’re not bored yet..

1.Describe your style in one word.

2.What is your favourite online store?
I don’t tend to shop online much, but when I do I really love Missguided. The dresses are such bargains!

3. What is currently number one on your wishlist?
Easy – Hydraveil by Illamasqua. But I promised myself I wouldn’t order any new products for at-least a month. I somehow I don’t think this will last.

4. What is your favourite piece in your wardrobe?
I’m really quite a plain jane when it comes to clothes so I have to say a plain bugandy skater skirt from Topshop. I literally throw it on with any top/jumper/shirt and it’s a cute outfit in an instant!

5. Jeans or Dresses?
Dresses everytime. This is quite shameful but the only jeans I own are black ones that I use for work! I only ever wear dresses or tights. Or leggings if I’m super lazy and only popping out for a second.

6. Who/what motivated you to start blogging?
I don’t think it was anything/one in particular. After watching an embarrassing amount of YouTube tutorials I started to pick up a lot of tips and passing them on to my friends and family, so I guess I just thought I could do this but on a way bigger scale!

7. If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be?
Oh soo tough. I visited Brazil in 2009 and ever since I’ve been dying to go back so I’d have to say there.

8. Who is your all time favourite band/singer/musician?
My taste in music goes from McFly to Foo Fighters and everywhere in the middle. I’m gonna go for a safe bet and say Beyonce because lets face it the woman has it all.  

9. Describe yourself in three words.
Bubbly, blonde and fun-loving. Is that 4 words?

10. What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
You can’t please everyone, so just do what makes you happy. I’m not sure who told me this, probably one of my parents, they’re good like that.

11. What are your goals for 2014?
I kind of answered this is Laurens questions but yeah just move away from home and see the world I guess!

I hope you all feel like you know me a bit better now. That was harder than I thought! The blogs I’m nominating for the Liebster Award are..

10. Milena

And your questions are..

1. Why did you start blogging?
2. What’s your favourite make-up/fashion advice you’ve picked up from a blog you’ve read?
3. What are your 3 must-have make-up products?
4. And your 3 favourite skin care?
5. What’s the one beauty item that never leaves your handbag?
6. What is your favourite Disney movie?  (If you don’t like Disney tsk tsk.)
7. Is there a part of your beauty regime that you find tedious?
8. Lipstick or Mascara?
9. Where would be your dream place to live?
10. You can only listen to one band for the rest of your life, who is it?
11. What is your favourite animal? (Zoology question hehe.)

Goodluck, thanks for reading and I look forward to reading all my fellow bloggers answers! xo

1 comment:

  1. Hello Aisling! Thank you so much for nominating me! I just finished the post so feel free to have a look! Hugs x