Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Liebster Blog Award

Thank you to the wonderful Eleanor who I met at the Company Blogging Forum for nominating me for the Liebster Blog Award.

The Liebster blog Award is designed to give appreciation to bloggers who have under 200 followers and connect you with other up and coming bloggers.

The rules of the award are as follows:
1. Each nominee must answer the 11 questions set by the blogger who tagged them.
2. You must then create your own set of 11 questions that you will send out to 11 bloggers of your choice
3. The bloggers the you nominate must all have under 200 followers.
4. Link your nominees within your post .
4. Notify your nominees that you have tagged them.

My Questions from the lovely Eleanor from All Death by Diamonds:
1. Do you have a piece of clothing/pair of shoes that turns heads?
 I know everyone has them or similar versions but they are like my babies and I always get complements on them whenever I wear them. Due to their reasonable size block heel I can dress them up or down and they are very comfortable. What makes them better is that I bought them when I was very ill and they cheered me up so much. So thank you River Island for giving me these buckled beauties.
2. Describe a fashion "faux pas" that you have made in the past.
 I made quite a few when I was younger but who doesn’t? You think everything looks amazing when you’re a child, like combat trousers what was I ever thinking there? Did I think I was an army girl or something? Needless to say my fashion ‘faux pas’ that really sticks out in my mind has to be my bright pink ruffle dress. I initially bought it for a murder mystery party so fair enough it was ok for fancy dress but then I did wear it on holiday and to be honest looking back now it was disgusting. What was I thinking! That is most definitely in the car boot sale pile now!  
3. If you could only use one beauty product for the rest of your life, what would it be?
People always say my best feature is my eyes and I love highlighting them with Benefit high-beam. I always think it makes a complete difference to my face and make up if I don’t wear it. I would be lost with my little pot of wonder and it lasts so long which is even better- as you can tell from the state of the bottle. I actually got this as a freebie in Glamour magazine ages ago and it’s still going, so bright eyes for life for me!
4. What is your favourite high street shop/brand?
 I would definitely have to say H&M as my firm favourite. The clothes are such good quality and at such a reasonable price, I always know I’ll grab a steal in H&M and wear it for years to come. One thing that is very dangerous though is that there one next to my University so now you all know what I basically spend my student loan on haha! I would sacrifice food for a bit of H&M and that is saying a lot for me!
4. What would be your dream holiday destination?
 Take me to Hawaii please! I beg of you! I’m a sucker for sun, sea and sand add some cocktails and you’re on to a winner. I love the whole Hawaiian theme with tiki huts and hula dancing the whole place just looks so chilled and relaxing and the atmosphere just seems so friendly. Give me a flower garland around my neck and I’ll be on my way to Hawaii.
5. Recommend us a book!
I read this book quite a few years ago now but it is written so superbly and is very comical in a clever way from the perspective of Christopher Boone as 15 year old with Asperger’s syndrome even though the protagonist is young the book interests older readers due to the quality and sophistication of the writing and it’s unique voice of the narrator. A must read I have to say if you want a mystery and crime book with a complete difference.
6. What is your guilty pleasure?
It would have to be Come Dine with Me, I could sit there for hours on end and watch it. I love it so much just because of people’s egotistical attitudes towards their cooking skills when they are basically crap and the sarcastic narrator. When I was ill and would lie on the sofa dying for months and my family would come in from work every day and find me watching it. I think I’ve watched every episode now basically!
 7. If you could be any character (book/film) in the world, who would you be?
 If I had a sex change it would have to be Alan from The Hangover because let’s be honest he is the funniest person ever and is one cool guy. Let me just grab my satchel and I’ll pretend to be him for the day.  
8. Which item of clothing makes you feel good about yourself?
I’m ridiculously flat chested, basically I look like a 5 year old or much worse a boy but when I wear my French Connection black slit peplum dress it actually gives me cleavage due to its tight elastic material. Worn with a push up bra and bammm I have boobs. Also with the peplum detail it hides my bloated stomach so this dress is an absolute god send because it sucks you in and pushes you up.  It’s heaven in a dress and what’s better is that I bought it from Bicester Village so only paid £30 for it! What a bargain!
 9. What is your favourite song?
 This is a toughie but I do love Maxwell’s “This Woman’s Work.” Having danced all my life this dance always makes me bust out an emotional contemporary dance, I always find it so moving. ABSOLUTE TUNE!
10. What is at the top of your wishlist right now?
 Now if we are talking fantasy wish list here where I won the lottery the thing that would be right at the top would be a Mulberry medium Lily bag in Oatmeal Micrograin Calf. Mulberry’s are such a classic and ever-lasting bag and if you have the money is definitely worth it considering the quality and timeless style, also I do have an obsession with chain detail. Now all I need is the winning lottery ticket is that so much to ask?
11. What is your ultimate dream?
For me and my family to be happy, healthy and not have money worries but that is wishful thinking and that is not realistic life. A career dream of mine though is to be an Editor of a fashion magazine; I just need to work my way up from the bottom to the top with a hell lot of hard work!
          My questions for the bloggers I've tagged, I can't wait to read their answers!
1.       Who is your style icon?
2.       How would you describe your style?
3.       What is your favourite item of jewellery that you own?
4.       Why did you decide to make a blog?
5.       Where did the inspiration come from for your blog name?
6.       Where would you love to shop most in the world?
7.       Favourite food?
8.       What do you opt for mostly a small clutch bag or large bag?
9.       Dream job?
10.   Describe your perfect outfit!
11.   One item of clothing you couldn’t live without?
 Here's a list of who I tag, take a look a their lovely blogs.
Hannah from A Red Lip Never Dates  
Jenna from Jenna Barbara
Lilyanna from lilyanna-turner
Holly from Holls Lucy
Martha from The Think Pink
Deborah & Christine from The Hooligoon
Jenna from Jenna Nicholls
Jenna from The Lovely Life
           Juliana from Excessorise
Shannon from Why So Stylish?



  1. Congrats on the nomination :) x


  2. love hearing more about the people behind the blog! ive followed you on blogger and bloglovin too, keep up the good work ♥


  3. haha great answers hunny, i especially like that you would be alan from the Hangover, you are right he is the funniest person ever.