Monday, 17 March 2014

The Liebster Award Part 2.

Hello there lovelies
I was very kindly nominated THREE more times for the Liebster Award. I’d like to thank My life in a bblog, Blonde Velvet Lover and Jones and Jones Beauty for nominating me. I’m not going to do another 11 facts about me as I’ve done that in the previous post and I’m not going to nominate anyone else as I don’t know who to nominate and can’t think of another 11 questions to ask. I think its important to recognise that these people have taken the time to nominate me though and it’s courteous to answer the questions and plus it’s a bit of fun.
Questions from My life in a bblog
1.You are limited to only 3 make up products to use for the rest of your life what would you pick?

Mascara is a must, probably face powder and blush, although I may substitute the powder for eyeliner.

2.What is your best beauty tip?

I don’t think this is anything revolutionary but applying mascara to your bottom lashes before your top lashes as it prevents smudging the top lashes if you tilt your head down to do the bottom lashes.

3.Worst product you have ever tried?

It’s not really a makeup product but Nivea Pearl and Shine Lipbalm, god that stuff is awful, it looks wrong, smells wrong, feels wrong and I hate it.

4.Pick your all time favourite song.

I love music and there’s so many songs that I love for different reasons, usually the memories they bring back but my favourite is Mr Brightside by The Killers, I get goosebumps from the very first note every time I listen to it.

5.Which would you rather have streaky fake tan or over plucked eye brows?

I haven’t used fake tan for years, I’d probably say over plucked brows as that can be rectified with the clever use of the right brow products and they grow quite quick.

6.Mondays are….

Kind of like any other day of the week, I work shifts so the days of the week don’t matter that much to me. If I’m off work on a Monday it’s probably my busiest day of the week, tidying up after everyone has been at home all weekend, shopping, making plans for the rest of the week etc.

7.What is your ultimate guilty pleasure (Food/TV etc)?
Tele has got to be the show Dance Moms, I’ve said it before it’s bloody brilliant and I love a bit of TOWIE. Food is Nobbly Bobblys- they are the best thing EVER. I usually have a Nobbly Bobbly while watching Dance Moms!!

8.Who are your favourite beauty vloggers?

I love Wonderful You, I have similar colouring to her so like to see what products she uses.

9.Last good film you saw?

The Holiday. I watched it at Christmas and it was so good, I’d never seen it before, it’s on my list of fave films now. I watched The Devil Wears Prada last night which I’ve seen like a hundred times but I love that too.

10.What is your beauty pet peeve?

When people do their makeup on the train, grrr, why do it, I’m so sorry if this offends anyone but it really winds me up. I don’t mind a bit of lipstick application or the odd bit of mascara, you know- touch ups but not when they bring their entire makeup stock and sit there doing a full face of make up. And when people pump their mascara as if they’re pumping up a tyre, just don’t do it!!

11.Does anyone know where the Liebster Award actually originates?!

Not a clue haha.

Questions from Blonde Velvet Lover.

1.Who/what inspired you to blog?

I don’t think there was any one thing really, I’d read a few blogs for a while and just thought I think I could do that so I did.

2.What are your top 3 staple wardrobe pieces?

It changes throughout the year, at the moment its black skinny jeans, black ankle boots and plain white t-shirt.

3.What is your favourite hobby?

Um blogging I guess.

4.What are your favourite 3 shops to buy clothes from?

This changes too but I suppose Miss Selfridge, H&M and sometimes New Look. Primark goes without saying really doesn’t it.

5.Do you prefer flats or heels?

Flats for day and heels for night although I tend to wear flats more at night in the summer as I’ll opt for pretty sandals instead of heels.

6.Subtle or bold makeup?

Subtle eyes and bold lips or bold eyes and subtle lips.

7.Have you or would you dye your hair?

I get my hair dyed a berry red type colour every 5-6 weeks.

8.What has been your worst fashion mistake?

Its not really my fault but I was born in the 80’s and grew up in the early 90’s so its got to be the fire hazard that is the shell suit, I swear our parents just put us in them so they could hear us coming a mile off.

9.What makeup brushes do you use?

Real techniques, Crown and Benefit.

10.What is the thing you want to do most in life?

Travel, there are so many amazing things to see in this world and I’d love to be able to do it. My travel wishlist is pretty extensive.

11.If you were given one beauty product for free, what would you choose?

Probably either something skincare related or a MAC lipstick

Questions from Jones and Jones Beauty

1.Where did the name for your blog come from?

It was a real eureka moment when I thought of the name of my blog, I was just trying to think of what my blog was going to be about and thinking along the lines of “life is beautiful” and then it just came to me.

2.Do you plan your posts or just write them up whenever you're feeling inspired?

I tend to plan them so I know what I need to do, what photos need to be taken etc so I can be as organised as possible because of work, husband children etc. 

3.If you could do a box swap with any blogger, who would you choose and why?

I really don’t now as everyone recommends such different things, I’d like a massive box with 1 product from loads of different bloggers :-).

4.What are the last three Google searches you made? 

Easyjet, and Disneyland, trying to plan this years holiday(s). I probably won't get round to booking anything though.

5.Where do you do most of your writing?

Either at my kitchen table or on the sofa in my living room.

6.What is your favourite drugstore brand and your favourite high end brand?

I’m really loving Bourjois at the moment, high end is probably MAC or Nars.

7.If you could have £1000 to spend in any store, which one would you choose and why?

Selfridges, because it is my most favourite shop and you can buy anything there your not limited to a certain product.

8.If you could attend any awards ceremony which one would you go to?

Some kind of music awards like Kerrang! or The Brits.

9.What is your dream natural hair like? 

I quite like my hair, I’d quite like naturally curly hair but wouldn’t want to have to deal with frizz and straight hair is easier but I wish mine would hold a curl, it’s so poker straight. I’d love it if my hair was naturally the colour I get it dyed.

10.If you had to wear one make up look for the rest of your life, what would you choose?

A neutral look I think as you can dress yourself up in other ways.

11.Who inspires you? Not just to blog, but in day to day life.

People who actually do something about what they want to do in their life and are motivated inspire me. And people that achieve amazing things like climbing mountains and running marathons for charity.

I hope you enjoyed my answers. Thankyou again to those who nominated me.

Until next time


  1. The idea of this award is so cute. Definitely agree with your staple wardrobe choices :')

    Ellie xx |

    1. If you fancy doing it then look at my previous post and answer those questions. Staple wardrobe items change with seasons, in summer it will probably be maxi dress, denim shorts and white linen trousers. xx