Viola from 'A Piece of Viola' tweeted me a few days ago with a nomination for the Liebster Award, its nice to be recognised as a new blogger and its almost reassuring that my posts are actually worth being read!
For those of you who are not sure how the 'Liebster Award' works, it is given, or nominated to upcoming new bloggers usually with less than 200 followers.. (but I think we'll make an exception on this occasion.. because Viola's questions are so good!) We answer 10 questions we've been given and then ask 10 questions to our nominations.. I will list my nominations below which I have chosen purely on a bloglovin basis.. (as its a very popular site to connect with other blogs)
What inspired you to start blogging?
I've always had an inkling to write, and I think my sudden obsession over makeup, skincare and watching/reading blogs enticed me to push myself further and pursue a hobby in it.. I love reading peoples recommendations and what they love, I've been able to give advice to family & friends over the past couple of years, and wanted to do give the same to girls as interested in beauty as I am.
If you could relive one day of your life again, what would it be and why?
I think it would have to be Blues Festival when I was in Australia, although it wasn't a 'day' and infact a weekend.. it was literally the most amazing weekend of my life, It was my last weekend in Australia after 9 months, and I spent the majority of it making friends, hanging out with beers listening to some of my favourite ever artists.. (Jake Bugg, Passenger, Jack Johnson, John Mayer.. to name a few)
Do you have any regrets?
I suppose I have a couple of regrets in life, my biggest regret and its going to sound so cliché, but not trying hard enough at school.. I regret that for sure, but you know, everything happens for a reason and there's a 'story' for me and a reason behind it all which I'll know later in life, I have a few regrets with guys, but again another cliché.. and I regret not staying in Australia longer..
What do you think is the most important thing about a blog?
being yourself for sure, people like to read you and your own individual personality, if you pretend to be something your not, you wont be able to engage and audience..
I think photos are also very important, if I see photos that haven't been thought out I'm literally deterred from the blog..
What is your typical Starbucks order?
Depends on what season we're in, if its summer I tend to go for a Caramel Coffee Frappucino or a Mocha Cookie Crumble Frapp, if its winter it'll be a flat white or a vanilla latte.. dependant on how much coffee I need!
What is your favourite seasonal holiday?
Christmas for sure.. if you see all my blogposts you'll know i'm a christmas fanatic! its my favourite time of the year without a doubt, I just love it.
Which country would you love to go to and why?
I have two, so i'm gonna go with two because I cant pick.. (sorry Viola) firstly it would be India, I would absolutely love to go, I'm so into travel & culture and think India would have it all, I know people who have been before and have said it changed them, I want the proper rough experience and the prayer retreats.. the second country (or state in this case) would be America, i've never been but i'd love to go, I would see New York (makeup shopping duh) and San Francisco I think would be epic!
Describe yourself in 3 words
Sarcastic, Emotional & Witty.
Best book you've read recently
Hunger Games 1,2,3 for sure!
What are your favourite 3 online shopping websites?
ASOS would 100% be number one, I buy most of my clothes from there, I love the humongous variety available! Look Fantastic for their fab makeup deals! and Space NK for the more 'luxurious' brands I use..
My questions are:
1. What made you start blogging?
2. What is your favourite holiday & why?
3. Would you rather travel or not travel?
4. What or who inspired you to start a blog?
5. If you had to use one beauty product for the rest of your life what would it be?
6. Who is your favourite youtuber?
7. What is your favourite beauty brand?
8. What is your favourite quote to go by?
9. What would be your dream job?
10. Describe a typical Saturday for you..
I would like to nominate:
Gabrielle @ The Beauty Babbler
Holly @ Holly Pops
Faye @ Life Of Faye