Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Liebster Award

I'd never heard of a Liebster award until I was actually nominated for one, so I've had to do a little bit of research! The award is aimed at helping promote bloggers with less than 200 followers, and is nominated for my bloggers who have also received the award themselves. The word liebster is German for dearest, lovely, and valued.

I was fortunate enough to be nominated for this award by the lovely Zoe at xbeautypie. You can check out her blog here.

So, there's a few rules you need to follow when accepting the Liebster award, which are:
1. Mention the blogger who nominated you in your post, and include a link to their blog.
2. Answer the 11 questions set by the person that nominated you (you can find these in their blog post).
3. Nominate 11 bloggers with under 200 followers to receive the award, and comment on their blog to let them know they've been nominated.
4. Create a new set of 11 questions for your nominees to answer.

So first up are Zoe's questions to me:

1. What is your favourite range of makeup brushes?
I actually have two. I prefer to use mac brushes when applying eye makeup and use the real techniques makeup brushes for my face. If I had to pick one over the other, I'd go with real techniques, as they're more affordable!

2. What makeup technique do you find the hardest to do?
I think this definitely has to be applying false eyelashes. It's so fiddly and can get quite messy - I save these only for very special occasions.

3. What is your current favourite perfume that you wear everyday?
For a very long time this has been Daisy by Marc Jacobs, I just adore this scent. I've tried a lot of it's special editions over the years but keep going back to the original scent.

4. Do you prefer heels or wedges?
Heels. I think they just go with a lot more outfits than wedges would.

5. What is your favourite piece of jewellery that you wear everyday?
This might sound a bit soppy but it's my engagement ring. Unfortunately I can't wear it at the moment as I've lost so much weight since I got engaged that it's too big! I've taken it in to be resized though, can't wait to get it back.

6. What is your favourite beauty/fashion magazine?
Look is probably my favourite, as they tend to feature a lot more affordable pieces than a lot of other magazines do.

7. What is your favourite item from Lush or The Body Shop?
Although The Body Shop is my favourite shop out of the two, my favourite product from both has been the Lush lip scrubs. Those things have saved my lips this winter!

8. What is your favourite way to wear your hair on a night out?
My hair is naturally quite wavy so when I got out I like to have it super straight.

9. Do you prefer jeans or leggings?
During this time of year I prefer jeans - they keep you so much warmer!

10. What is your favourite range of shower/bath products?
I love The Body Shops shower gels. Unfortunately, we only have a shower cubicle in our house, so I don't get to have baths at home :(.

11. Who is your favourite beauty blogger/one you read the most?
I'm currently enjoying reading Lipgloss and Lashes by a girl called Becky (I'm sure lots of you are already following!). I really enjoy the types of posts she writes and her photography is lovely.

My nominees are:

Clair at bagsbowsandboots.com
Genna at lipstickcrush.co.uk
Samantha at mascaraandcakes.blogspot.co.uk
Katie at retroloveblog.blogspot.com
Catherine at candyxcosmetics.blogspot.ro
Cornelia at ineffablebeauty.co.uk
Leanne at little-babble.blogspot.com
Ellie at misellyre.co.uk
Sophie at ocbeauty.blogspot.com
Scarlett at xsimplyscarlett.blogspot.com
Katie at thesavvystyler1.blogspot.com

And my 11 questions to my nominees are:

1.What is your favourite thing about blogging?
2.Who inspires you most?
3. What is your favourite childhood memory?
4. If you could invite 3 people to a dinner party (real or fictional) who would they be?
5. Where in the world would you most like to visit?
6. What is your favourite movie?
7. What is your favourite drugstore makeup brand?
8. Bold lip or smokey eye?
9. What's your favourite item of clothing that you own?
10. What's the one beauty product that you cannot live without?
11. What would you most like to achieve in 2014?

Finally, I'd just like to say thank you so much to Zoe for nominating me, I hope you liked my answers. If I have nominated you and you choose to do a post, please send me your link so I don't miss it!


  1. Great answers! I use Real Techniques brushes too and I love Lush lip scrubs! Thanks for answering, congrats!:-)

    Zoe xx

  2. Thank you so much for nominating me! I really appreciate it :) I am going to try and have the post up later this evening :)

    1. You're welcome hun, be sure to send me the link when you do :) xx

  3. I'm a huge fan of The Body Shop shower gels, too!
    Thank you for nominating me, Kirsty! :)

    1. You're welcome :) don't forget to send me the link if you do a post! xx

  4. lovely answers! i enjoyed reading them

    from helen at thelovecatsinc.com

  5. I have just finished the post here is the link http://thesavvystyler1.blogspot.ie/2014/01/liebster-award-thank-you_23.html