Wednesday, 8 April 2015

The Liebster Award

I was kindly nominated to participate in the Liebster Award tag by Paige Boyd at Paige Says (thank you Paige). Don't forget to check out her blog once you've finished reading! This tag is aimed at new bloggers with under 200 followers so I definitely qualify! 

There are certain rules to this tag:


  1. Thank & link the person who nominated you.
  2. Answer the nominator's 11 questions.
  3. Nominate 11 small blogs who have less than 200 followers. You should believe that they deserve this award, and include their links in your post.
  4. Create 11 new questions for your nominees to answer. Notify these nominees via social media/blogs.


Here are Paige's 11 questions along with my answers, enjoy!

1. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I'm currently on the path to (hopefully) becoming a Family Law solicitor so in 10 years I see myself comfortable in my career at a good law firm dealing with family disputes. I would like to still be with my current boyfriend of 3 years who is also aspiring to go into the same profession. I definitely want to be married and living in my own house by the time I'm 31 and maybe even have had or at least be carrying a child. Thankfully for me, even though we're only 21 my boyfriend and I both want the same things in life! I would also love to still be blogging, although the types of posts may have altered slightly by then!

2. Is blogging more of a job or a hobby for you?
Blogging is definitely a hobby for me and I love it! It gives me something else to focus on and allows me to give my brain a rest from uni work which is great. I might not have a great deal of followers or people commenting on my posts but, although it would be nice, I do it for myself. I love to write and I love all things beauty and fashion related so this is ideal for me really. I don't think I would be able to handle it being a job because it's a lot of pressure to please your readers all the time and I think it would overwhelm me too much!

3. If you could only use three beauty products for the rest of your life, what would they be?
This is sooooo hard. If I have to pick three it would have to be concealer, eyebrow pencil and mascara because they're the three things I couldn't live without. Although, if this includes skincare I would have to swap the eyebrow pencil for a cleanser because spots though! 

4. When did you start your blog? Why?
I started my blog officially at the beginning of March (I had made it a few months before but wasn't brave enough to actually write anything) because I loved reading other people's blog posts and I just wanted to be able to get my own opinions out there. I was gently nudged in the right direction by my boyfriend though because he really wanted me to go for it, probably so he no longer had to listen to me babble on about the latest nail polish collection. Instead I tell him all about my blog now! I had no idea until joining the blogging community just how many of us there are and I think there needs to be more recognition which is why I think this tag is great!

5. Are there any makeup mishaps you used to do that make you cringe now?
When I first started using makeup my foundation was too dark because there wasn't a great colour selection and I'm fairly pale. I also thought Dream Matte Mousse by Maybelline was a good idea but I was terrible at applying it, cringe! Besides that the only other mishap would be over-plucking my eyebrows because they take forever to grow back! Word to the wise, do not do it. I recommend getting them shaped professionally at a salon and then you know where to pluck and where not to.

6. What is your must have accessory?
Definitely a bag, I carry so much stuff around that it would be impossible not to have one on me all the time! I'm currently using a black one from Accessorize which is really nice. Black goes with everything so it would have to be black.

7. How would you describe your style?
This is a hard question actually. I don't think I have a particular style as such, I just like to follow the trends of the moment! I take some inspiration from the likes of Kim K and Kylie Jenner but then I also like to mix it up and go for quite girly outfits every now and then as well. So the answer is that I can't really describe my style because it's so varied!

8. What niche did you pick for your blog and why? (e.g. lifestyle, fashion etc.)
I kind of mixed beauty with fashion and then added university lifestyle because I wanted something a little different. I love beauty and fashion blogs but I think it can be a bit boring if they don't contain a bit of variety! I chose to write about life at uni because it's something I have experienced first hand and that others might be thinking of doing. I loved my uni experience but there were so many lessons to be learnt along the way and I think if I can let others learn from my (many) mistakes they will gain the most from their own experiences!

9. If you could pick anywhere in the world to spend the rest of your life, where would it be and why?
My first reaction to this question was Australia because I have family out there already and their lives seem so perfect but then I thought I could not deal with the spiders and crocodiles! Then I thought of Florida because it's just perfect. The sun, the beaches, the whole lifestyle. And who wouldn't want to be able to just take a day trip to Disney World?! However, I really love culture so I think I would love to live somewhere like France or Italy. Probably France because I can speak French so it would be a lot easier!

10. What is your favourite childhood memory?
I can't pick just one memory but collectively it would have to be all my horse riding memories. I used to ride all the time, I spent more time on horses than I did on the ground! I do still have two horses now but I lost my confidence a few years back and it hasn't been the same since, I barely ever get on them and if I do I spend 90% of the time terrified. I would give anything to be able to go back to those moments and enjoy them even more knowing what I know now.

11. What is something we don't know about you?
Well I suppose I already answered this one with the fact I have two horses! Another thing you don't know about me is that I have a younger sister who is about to turn 18 in July. We don't get along very often because she likes to take my stuff and it really annoys me. She's doing her driving lessons at the moment which brings me on to another fact about me that you don't know: I don't know how to drive. I haven't had one single lesson, although I did drive my mum's car off-road once but I wasn't great! I plan to learn this summer though when I have more free time and money. 

I nominate... (based on Bloglovin)


  1. http://awanderingbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/
  2. http://www.ummbaby.blogspot.co.uk/
  3. http://www.lipsticksandlaw.co.uk/
  4. http://www.spagbowlsspot.com/
  5. https://brooksmakeup.wordpress.com/
  6. http://emmoxo.blogspot.co.uk/
  7. http://emilyalicebeauty.blogspot.co.uk/
  8. http://www.effectually.co.uk/
  9. http://www.whatlucyloves.co.uk/
  10. https://ohsamanthalouise.wordpress.com/
  11. http://alexandralouisex.blogspot.co.uk/


And here are my 11 questions...


  1. What inspired you to create your blog?
  2. Who would you say is your style icon and why?
  3. Where is the most recent place you went on holiday and would you go again?
  4. What is your favourite make-up brand and why?
  5. Name one thing you think every female should have in her wardrobe.
  6. If you could wake up tomorrow in someone else's body who would it be and why?
  7. Sweet or savoury?
  8. What is your dream holiday destination and what would you do? Money is no object.
  9. What is your favourite shop you've ever visited?
  10. Name one product you could not live without.
  11. What is your favourite season of the year and why? 


If I have tagged you then don't forget to comment with a link to your post so I can read your answers.

Thanks for reading!

Emily
xxx

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for answering! I love Kim and Kylie's styles too :) x

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  2. Thank you for the nomination chick! totally unexpected, i love you blog btw, keep up the good work! here is my blog post enjoy xx

    http://www.spagbowlsspot.com/2015/04/LiebsterAward.html

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  3. http://alexandralouisex.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/the-leibster-award.html

    Thank you for tagging me ! Much fun! xx

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