Sunday, 23 June 2013

The Liebster Award!

Okay, so when Lauren of Little Lauren's Blog commented on my last post telling me she had nominated me for the Liebster Award, I have to admit I had no clue what she was on about. A quick visit to her page and a google later I found out - it's an award to help share and discover blogs you may not have heard of. She had a few questions for me to answer so please keep reading to hear more about me - and to see who I've nominated in return!

Okay, so here are the questions that Lauren gave me!

1. If you were only allowed to buy makeup from one brand, what would it be?
I hate to be the most stereotypical blogger EVER - but of course it's MAC! I love almost everything they do, foundation in particular - I don't think I could live without the Studio Fix Fluid. :) 

2. What's your favourite item from your wardrobe?
Ooh, too tough a question! Can I give a few answers?! At the minute it has to be my boyfriend's denim jacket (we share a wardrobe so it's technically mine..) because on me it's hugely oversized and vintage looking. But my favourite item overall just has to be my shoe collection - sorry I know what a cheat answer - I have so many beautiful shoes including multiple pairs of Jeffrey Campbells <3

3. If you won a million pounds where's the first place you would shop?
This would have to be Chanel. That's the one brand which I have always loved so much. I remember being younger and seeing the timeless 2.55 quilted bags - it goes without saying it's a lifetime ambition to buy one!

4. List your top 5 makeup brands.
In no particular order, but in my top five: MAC, Sleek, Maybelline (for the mascara!), YSL, Chanel.

5. Where would be your ideal place to live?
For right now, my ideal place is Paris, New York, or London. I love big cities, I love the rush and the pace of life out there. However, when I'm a little old retired lady, I want to live in Donegal, Ireland - I'm half Irish and it's one of my favourite places to relax.

6. If you could travel back in time, what decade/century/era would you go to?
Ooh this is so difficult! I love so many different times (mainly down to the fashion, oh shallow me) but I'm going to say the 20s at the minute - the fact that I'm reading the Great Gatsby at the minute probably influences this haha!

7. What is your dream job?
I know now that I definitely want to be in fashion or beauty. Whether I write about it, design it, make it, put it on people's faces.. that's the part I don't know. I really love writing and it would nice if something came of my blog but for now I'm happy seein where my life will go!

8. What's your favourite quote?
'The best thing you'll ever learn, is just to love, and be loved in return'.

9. Name one beauty product you could not live without.
This is a huge struggle between foundation or mascara - do I have flawless skin and piggy eyes, or average skin and nice eyes? I think mascara just about wins over!

10. List your top 3 nail polish brands/colours.
Does this mean together or not? I'll list them separately anyway haha. Top 3 brands would have to be Essie, Barry M and Collection 2000. I can't name specific colours because I have too many that I love! But general favourite nail colours are shades of orange, grey and nude.

11. Do you have many plans for this summer?
This summer, my boyfriend and I are going to try and visit a lot of places that we haven't been before. He's been at university for the past 3 years and this is our first carefree summer in a long time! 

So, there we go! I hope you had fun reading my answers - now it's time for other bloggers that I've nominated to answer mine! I'm afraid I couldn't find 11 (I haven't been on here long!) but the ones I've listed are absolutely lovely and  are well worth checking out.

+ Anyone else who would like to take part! This is all about sharing new blogs and getting them the recognition they deserve. 

My questions are:
1. Do you prefer the smokey eye or the bright lip?
2. What is your biggest beauty tip/secret?
3. What has been your best beauty bargain?
4. What is your favourite film of all time?
5. Do you have a favourite hobby, and how did you get into it?
6. What is your most favourite memory?
7. If you had one wish, what would you use it for?
8. What beauty regime do you dislike the most?
9. What made you start your blog?
10. If you could be dressed by one designer for the rest of your life, who would it be?
11. What is making you smile at the minute?

  • You must link back to the person that nominated you.
  • You must answer the 11 questions set by the blogger that nominated you.
  • You must choose 11 bloggers to be nominated for the award, all of which should have less than 200 followers.
  • You must set 11 questions for your nominees to answer.
  • You must notify all the bloggers you nominated.

Phewww! What a long post. I want to thank Lauren again for nominating me, I think this is a great concept for bloggers everywhere.  I'll be posting a little haul tomorrow so keep an eye out for that! :) 


  1. Loved your answers hun! I'd love to live in a big, cosmopolite city too, there is something so fascinating in the dynamic of these places! :)

    Andrea | RosyChicc

  2. Really loved reading your post and congratulations on the award! x

    Christina xx

  3. Just letting you know I answered your questions!
    I enjoyed reading yours!

  4. Great quote sis :) x