Monday, 22 October 2012

The Liebster Blog Award - Thank you!

I know this has happened once before, but, I've been nominated for the Liebster Blog Award! Thank you so much Nicola at Just an Ordinary Girl. Half way through writing this I received a comment saying that I'd also been nominated by Alina at AlinaLoves. It is such a lovely feeling to know that people are actually reading my ramblings on and taking notice, so thank you to you all :)

Facts of the Liebster Award

The liebster Award's origins are pretty mucg a mystery. Bloggers nominate other bloggers that have 200 or less followers.

It's a little way of saying "Welcome to blogging, love what you've done so far! Here's an award!".

BUT, you can't just accept the award. You have to play by the rules and pay it forward. Then you can put the award on your blog for all to see. 

The Rules 

1.  List 11 facts about yourself
2.  Answer the 11 questions given to you in this post
3. Create 11 new questions for the bloggers you nominate
4.  Choose up to 11 bloggers with 200 or less followers to nominate
5.  Go to each bloggers page and let them know they have won the award
6.  Than the person who nominated you and link back to their blog (See intro of this post)

My 11 Facts

1. I'm a Journalism graduate with a BA Second Class Honours (1st Divison) from Sheffield Hallam University.

2. I passed my driving test the first time round, but it took me three times to pass my theory test... explain that if you can.

3. I'm still scared of the dark, even at the age of 21. This means whenever its dark, the lights have to be on in every room I'm going into or out in the hall etc.

4. I absolutely love my family more than anything in the world. I see my cousins  aunties and uncles nearly every single day.

5. I am the worst person for biting my nails. I have to literally keep them painted 24/7 so I don't bite them.

6. I can't leave the house without my make up in my bag, or on my face for that matter. I feel a bit self-conscious when I don't have it with me. 

7. I literally make lists for everything! Its my way of feeling organised and knowing what I need to do or buy. 

8. I have an absolute guilty pleasure for anything like The Only Way Is Essex and Made In Chelsea. Do not ask me why, but I just have to watch them.

9. I'll probably regret being this soppy but I'm head over heels about my boyfriend Frazer. He really is the best thing that's happened to me and even though we annoy each other and have silly arguments, I don't half love him!

10. I literally live in skinny jeans. I hardly ever wear anything else, so I have a huge collection of jeans.

11. I absolutely love Vivienne Westwood! I have my own little collection with four pairs of earrings, three bracelets, a necklace, two pairs of shoes and a purse.

My 11 Answers

1. Describe your childhood imaginary friend
I never had an imaginary friend... I don't know if that's good or bad? But yeah, I never had one.

2. Who was your first love?
To be honest, I'm not entirely sure. I thought it was one of my ex boyfriends, but then from being in the relationship I am now I think that love's completely different. So, I think it depends what you class love as, and who you're with etc etc.. because I know I always think I am, but I'm actually not. Confused?

3. What is your favourite book and why?
I don't think I have a favourite book, it's more like a favourite author, which is Stephen King. I love a good thriller or horror novel so who else would it be?! If I had to choose one book, it would probably be The Shining.

4. People are too negative in life, tell me five things you love about yourself
Wow, what a question! Right here goes...
- I love my hair. I'd bleached it blonde for about five years until last year when I decided to take the risk and go dark again. I can't believe why I didn't do it sooner!
- I love how neat and organised I am, it always seems to pay off. Although I do think its a little OCD..
- This may sound funny, but at the minute I love how I seem to be able to eat everything and anything I want without it even touching me weight wise. My Mum says this is definitely going to catch up on me some day...
- I love how happy I seem to be at the minute. Everything's going how I want it to and I'm actually really loving my life, even though I may moan about it a lot.
- I can't think of a 5th one that I want to write down... I think I've done pretty well with this :))

5. Which four people would you invite to a dinner party?
Any four people? My cousin, Beth and best one, Sophie, because they literally make me wee with laughter so I'd be guaranteed a good night. Then definitely Drake because I absolutely love him! Then Joan Rivers, because with her paired with my two besties, I'd literally be on the flour crying with laughter.

6. What's your biggest life ambition?
To be honest, I'm not really sure anymore. It was to get into the fashion industry and write for a magazine like Vogue, but I'm not sure if I even want to do that anymore? Watch this space...

7. What do you REALLY want for Christmas this year?
Oh god this sounds like my Mum at the minute, she's always asking me. There's loads of things I WANT, but obviously I'd never ever ask for. I'd love some AA Disco Pants, the Michael Kors bag I've had my eye on for months and some Vans. Oh, I've thought of a few more things... wow I'm bad at this!

8. What's the biggest piece of advice you could give to yourself as an outsider? Think of a negative about yourself and how you would tell someone to change it?
Probably to not worry as much as I do about everything. I don't really have a lot of confidence with things, which makes me worry a lot. I'd definitely say to stop worrying and to put a lot more trust in people. 

9. How many lies have you told today?
None! Wow go me, but it is only 9.30am, I've got all day to change this yet...

10. Who is your cartoon crush?
I don't actually think I have one. I know I know, 'everyone has one' but I literally don't. Boringgggg.

11. What is your job title and description? 
My job title is Sales Assistant. Yep, I work in Retail, at Matalan. I work on the Ladies department with another girl, who is so lovely! She is the full-timer and I am the part-timer.

My 11 Questions to you, bloggers

1. What is your favourite blog to read at the minute? (Please share the link for us all)

2. What is your favourite trend at the minute? Or what do you love wearing?

3. Do you have a favourite film? If so, what is it and why is it your favourite?

4. Who is your style icon, and why?

5. What is your worst habit? 

6. What is your most worn item of clothing? How do you style it, and what with?

7. How long have you blogged? What made you start?

8. Share one of your beauty tips with us:

9. What would your dream job be, and why?

10. What is your favourite piece of make up in your make up bag, and why?

11. Where do you want to be in ten years?

My nominees for the Liebster Award are:

Violet Daffodils / Tea Three Sugars / The Pulse Of Fashion / Becca Talks Beauty / Whispers From Angels


  1. Your blog is so lovely :) xx

    1. Ow thank you so much :)) Thank you for leaving your link too, I'll check your blog out now!

      Terri xo

  2. So glad you took the part and congratulations for being double-nominated! :) I am also slightly OCD and also make lists for EVERYTHING! :)

    1. Me too lovely, I'm so happy to be nominated once let alone twice :D Bought the biggest smile on my face to think people actually read my ramblings haha :P Oh good, I'm glad someone else does! I've just started my 'what to buy for Christmas one' :P

      Terri xo

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    1. Thank you lovely :)) and thank you for leaving your link, I'll definitely check it out.

      Terri xo

  4. I am not a huge fan of the dark, either!! Whenever there is a power outage, I get freaked out and feel claustrophobic!! X(
    Ooooh Vivienne!!! I would love to have some of her jewellery!!

    I just found your blog on the blog hop and am now following :D

    1. Thank you for following :D I'll check out your blog too! Oh god I'm totally the same, I HATE the dark so much. You'd never know I was 21 ey, haha! Vivienne Westwood is my obsession at the minute :D

      Terri xo

  5. thank you very very much for my nomination XD appreciate it loads! <3 xx

    1. That's fine lovely you deserve it! :)

      Terri xo

  6. p.s. I also am obsessed with Vivienne Westwood too :D xx