Friday 10 August 2012

the liebster award

recently i found out that i had been nominated for the liebster award by helen at and kirsty at how lovely! the liebster award isn't something that i'd heard of before but i have subsequently found out that it's an award given by bloggers to other bloggers with less than 200 followers. it's a really sweet idea and just shows the level of support that is generally seen throughout blogging communities.

the rules of the award are:
  • each person nominated must post 11 things about themselves
  • they must answer the 11 questions the tagger has set for you  and then write out 11 new questions for their nominated blogs
  • each person must nominate 11 other blogs
  • finally, the person nominated must follow the tagger

so, 11 things about myself:

  • i've just finished a law degree. i knew it wasn't for me quite early on but wasn't sure what else to do and didn't want to quit. now i'm glad i've finished it and pleased with my results!
  • i start a beauty therapy course in september; i decided to turn my hobby into a career! 
  •  in 2008 i went to south america for 3 months with 2 friends. i visited peru, bolivia, chile, argentina and brazil - amazing fun!
  • artisitic gymnastics is my favourite olympic sport (i thought i'd put a seasonal point in!) and i wish i could do what they do! unfortunately, i can't even cartwheel. having said that...
  • if i had to be 'made' into something it would be a professional ice skater.
  • my boyfriend is from sheffield but i met him in thailand on another travelling expedition!
  • whilst i was in thailand i got a tattoo of a diamond on the instep of my foot.
  • grandma still doesn't know about my tattoo. oops!
  •  i have a really sweet tooth and consider myself to have a separate stomach reserved only for dessert that needs to be filled!
  • i hate brown sauce. yuck!
  •  i love tv series like 24, homeland and of course sex and the city <3
11 questions from helen at

1. who is your beauty inspiration? - i couldn't call a particular person a beauty inspiration but i find make up tutorial videos pretty inspirational as you can see the transformation of the person as opposed to just the final look.

2. who is your fashion inspiration? - ooo i don't have a fashion inspiration either really! i love clothes but wouldn't call myself fashionable... sometimes i'm inspired by the outfits on the plastic models in shop windows - is that wrong?!

3. what are your first beauty/fashion memories? - my first beauty memory is of me and a friend playing around with make up when we were about 8 i think. she put navy eyeshadow in my eyebrows. needless to say it isn't my favourite beauty memory!

4. which subjects did you love/hate studying at school? - i loved art and english and hate hate hated drama!

5. which celebrity do you really want to slap and why? - i can't say i want to slap any celeb in particular but i'm really not a fan of people that haven't actually done anything (e.g reality tv stars) but then bring out an autobiography. baffling!

6. have you got any tattoos/piercings and if you have where and what are they? - ahh i've already answered this but yes, a tattoo on my foot and my ears are pierced.

7. which magazines do you religiously buy every month without fail? - none at all!

8. what would you do if you were a boy for 24 hours? - attempt to work out why match of the day really is so necessary to watch!

9. can you describe your personality in five words? - not really! but if i had to i'd say quite girly, optimistic (i try to be anyway!), calm and friendly (again, i try!)i struggled to think of a fifth one so asked my boyfriend to help. he said i was funny but he mainly laughs at me and not with me so not sure if that counts!

10. do you prefer silver or gold? - i wear silver daily but i love gold for going out.

11. what is your favorite time of year and why? - probably the summer when it's actually sunny..!

11 questions from kirsty at

1. what is your favourite brand of clothing and why? - i like high street brands like h&m and new look because it's usually quite cheap and they have lots of pretty, girly pieces.

2. tell us about your favourite childhood memory? - i couldn't choose! there really are too many but i had a lot of lovely friends that lived on my road when i was younger and i also got the opportunity to travel a lot. all great memories.

3. if you could be any animal for a day, what would you be and why? - i'd probably be a penguin. the way they walk makes me laugh so much i'd probably enjoy giving it a try myself ha!

4. choose between telepathy or telekinesis and give reasons why? - telekenesis definitely! telepathy could become annoying after realising that a lot of people don't say what they think but being like matilda would always be fun!

5. are you sporty? Have you ever been sporty? - not particularly. i've been a member of a gym before and used to play netball and badminton at school but i don't do any team sports now. i had a go on the wii fit the other day though, does that count?!

6. what's one fashion or beauty faux pas that you can't abide by? - i'm ashamed to say leggings and uggs! hey, i never said i was fashionable....!

7. designer or high street? why? - high street because i can't afford designer clothes!

8. do you have a favourite video game or console? - i used to have a playstation and loved crash bandicoot.

9. what was your best subject at school or college/university? - probably art.

10. would you rather skydive or bungee jump? - skydive preferably but i'd do both! 

11. what got you interested in becoming a blogger? - i started reading lots of beauty blogs and just thought that i may be able contribute something myself so why not?!

11 people i'm tagging:

11 questions i'm asking:

1. what are your top 3 beauty products?
2. what's your current job and how does it compare to your dream job?
3.what's your favourite dinner?
4. which country would you most like to live in?
5. what's the worst date you've ever been on?
6. if you had to walk around with your face painted for the rest of your life what design would you choose?
7. which advert on tv irritates you the most?
8. if you were in a rush in the morning and only had time for one would you choose to do your make up or have breakfast?
9. lipstick or lip gloss?
10. did you have a childhood teddy? if so, what was its name and do you still have it?!
11. how did people react when you told them you had started writing a blog?

woah! that was a long, long post but there was so much to get through! i hope you enjoyed reading anyhow and once again thank you to helen and kirsty for the nominations :) xx


  1. Thank you so kindly for the lovely Liebster nomination!! xx

  2. I would love love love to do a beauty therapy course. I'm so envious right now :) Great answers to all of your questions and I think if you pitched Navy eyebrows to Chanel they would probably put it on the catwalk - they're doing strange things with eyebrows at the moment!

    Helen xxx

    1. you should do it helen! i'm really looking forward to it but it'll be completely different to what i've just been doing! and worryingly you're probably right about the navy eyebrows! haha! xx

  3. Featured you in my latest tag thanks for the nomination!

  4. thanks for the tag melissa! loved the answers :) xx


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