Firstly, I would like to thank Hollie for nominating me for “The Liebster Blog Award”, I wasn’t expecting it at all! I’m so happy that people take the time to read and comment on my blog. I’m so glad I “met” Hollie when I attended my first Twitter blog chat the other week and she’s so sweet!
I had never heard of the Liebster Award until Hollie nominated me last week so I did a bit of research and I think it’s great that you can see other bloggers being so supportive of each other. The idea is that once you’ve been nominated, you answer a set of questions and nominate at least 5 other bloggers with less than 3000 followers that you think should be nominated.
So after following Hollie’s rules for this, here are my answers to the questions!
1. What are your top 3 bloggers and why?
I always scroll through my Bloglovin feed when I wake up in the morning and I pick the blogs I want to read based on an eye catching photo or blog title. I've been trying to cut back on spending recently so have been reading up on Fee's (Makeup Savvy) money saving tips! Another one is One Slice of Lemon's blog where she recently wrote a post on how to save money
2. What drives you?
We all experience days where we feel a bit down about where we are in life and how we’re going to achieve our life goals. But I think we all need to take a step back sometimes realise that things don’t just come at the click of a finger, or instantly – no matter how hard you try. When I’m experiencing these days, I find taking a step back and focusing on what makes you happy is really the key. Once I've calmed myself down, I sometimes find scrolling through motivational quotes on Pinterest really helps You can check out the motivational quotes I've pinned here.
3. What little thing makes you happy?
As cliche as this sounds, I love being around friends and family and just be around the people who really care about you. It's important not to get lost in your career/life goals and forget those around you. On a less "deep" note, cosy nights in (as it's now practically winter in London!) and watching a good film is also something that makes me happy. Oh, how could I forget shopping? Shopping makes me happy.
4. What is your dream job/ personal goal?
My dream job would be something beauty/fashion/social media related. Hence the blogging! I really love telling anyone and everyone about products I'm loving or giving tips that I've learnt through experiences. Obviously there's only a small handful of you who actually read my blog but my goal would be to expand that and help a lot more people with beauty/life related topics.
5. Do you have a favourite food?
I think I could go on forever about food... I try and be pretty healthy but definitely have one too many cheat days where I just indulge in anything and everything! My weakness is probably chips. I crave them every time after a night out. Is anyone else the same? I also love going to fine dining restaurants I've never been to before to experience the atmosphere as well as the amazingly presented food. I recently went to the Amaranto Restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel on Park Lane, London. I honestly think that this is one of my favourite restaurants.Just look at the food on my blog!
6. What is your favourite beauty brand? (makeup or facial care, or hair etc)
This question is basically like asking a parent to choose their favourite child. It's just unfair and frankly, impossible. I am a strong believer in splashing out on skincare though as this is the base for all your makeup, meaning you can spend less on makeup (not sure how cost efficient that is but, hey!). A few skincare brands that I use are Shiseido, Liz Earle and Etude House. Hair care... you will have to wait for my blogpost coming up about what I use on my hair! Makeup: Missha BB Cream, BareMinerals, Etude House, Bourjois.
My nominations... One Slice of Lemon, Makeup by Jake J, Life x Emporium, Chelsea Marrs & The Brown Eyed Fox. All their blogs are amazing!
Who will you nominate?