The Liebster Award

The Liebster Award
I’ve been nominated by Lucy Earnshaw for the Liebster Award and I’m VERY excited!

The Liebster Award is an award for new bloggers and the rules go a bit like this..
- You get nominated by another blogger and tagged in their post.The nominating blogger gives their nominees a set of 11 questions to answer.
- The nominee must do their own post including 11 random facts, the answers to the 11 questions, make up their own 11 questions and then nominate another 11 bloggers to answer them.

So here we go! These are the questions Lucy has given me.

1. Plain nails or nail art?
Plain nails for me! I love nail art but my own attempts are generally a bit splodgy so I play it safe with nail effects – glitter top coats, matte finishes and of course I went through the crackle phase.

2. 10 high street bags or 1 Mulberry?
One Mulberry, without a doubt. I already have a Mulberry bag which is like my baby, I love it ridiculous amounts, and I’ve always said that I’d rather have Mulberry handbags than children...

3. Describe the best outfit you’ve ever worn
My best outfit has to be a fancy dress outfit that I created for my friend’s birthday. The theme was everything beginning with F and I went as Facebook. I had ‘like’ and ‘poke’ signs and I mocked up her Facebook page with birthday wishes, her birthday event and her old photos.

4. Favourite TV programme and why?
Russell Howard's Good News - I just love him and his shows always make me laugh.

5. Why did you start blogging?
I’d known for a while before starting my blog that I wanted to get into blogging but it was a conversation with the editor of my student newspaper that made me do it – he was telling me about bloggers needing a niche and made an offhand comment about blogging about glasses. I spent the next 2 hours in the library doing blog research instead of my dissertation and not long after, I created my blog. And 3 days after my first post, I handed in my dissertation!

6. If you could choose 1 thing from the argos catalogue for free,what would it be and why!?
A bookshelf. In fact, I’ve already chosen the bookshelf I want! I’m in desperate need as my current shelves not only house my books but a collection of Starbucks mugs and a lot of general ‘stuff’ so I’m in need of the bookshelf. I also want to do a proper ‘shelfie’.

7. If you had to pick 1 nail varnish to wear for a year what brand and shade would you choose?
Has to be Barry M and their matte polish in Vanilla. I already have it and it just doesn’t chip! And it’s a neutral colour that goes with everything too.

8. What would be your ideal date?
Anything that’s an improvement on the last one I went on. A comedy night – because if all else fails, there’s someone else to laugh at.

9. Do you have pets? What are their names!?
I don’t because I’m just not responsible enough! I think when people have the time and energy to spend really loving and training their pets then it’s fantastic but right now I couldn’t commit to that.

10. How do you store your makeup?
Day to day makeup is in my Mark Hill makeup bag and the rest of it is in a wicker storage box. I need to be better organised but I don’t know where to start!

11. What’s the view from where you blog?
Usually I blog in my sister’s room – since she left home I’ve taken over her room to use it as a blogging space and her wardrobe now has my dresses in it. Sorry Charl! It’s a bit dull but it’s a tidy space as her room is empty so I find it easier to think in there.

11 Facts about Me

1. I love going to gigs and seeing comedians. In 2014 I already have tickets to see Russell Howard, Jack Whitehall, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, McBusted, Backstreet Boys, Miley Cyrus and Jason Derulo.

2. I have a massive crush on Corey Taylor, the lead vocalist of Slipknot and Stone Sour. I saw Stone Sour in 2012 and it was amazing!

3. I’ve never worn nude tights on a night out. Ever.

4. I love chick lit and I have been lucky enough to meet my favourite author Milly Johnson, twice.

5. I didn’t own hair straighteners or a hairdryer until I was 20.

6. I love cool cocktails - anything that looks like it belongs in a potions class is fine by me. This is the colour changing cocktail from The Botanist in Manchester.

7. I have never drunk a cup of coffee or a can of red bull.

8. I collect Starbucks mugs, despite not drinking coffee!

9. My education never really made sense to me – I studied Maths and Physics in 6th Form, Fashion at University and it’s led me to a job in construction.

10. My car air freshener is a red baseball boot but I refuse to unwrap the scented thing that goes inside because I don’t want my car to smell of strawberries.

11. When I was younger I had fencing and flute lessons.

And now, it’s time to write my own questions for my nominations!
  1. What is the best fancy dress outfit you’ve ever done?
  2. Harry Potter, Twilight or Lord of the Rings?
  3. What was your favourite book as a child?
  4. If you could only shop from one clothing shop for a year, which one would it be?
  5. What was your first job?
  6. Liquid or pencil eyeliner?
  7. Where in the world is on your bucket list to visit and why?
  8. What is the best gig/show you’ve ever been to?
  9. Why did you start blogging?
  10. If you could ban any trend, what would it be and why?
  11. How are you feeling today?

And here are the nominees (yes, I said that in my head as though I was at the Oscars)

Sophie from The Fashion Rubiks
Megan from  What's New Pussycatt
Charlotte from Apple-Charlotte
Jessica from A little bit of Jessica in your ear
Jess from Moneyless Jess
Eleanor from A Girl Called Eleanor
Bethany from Bethany Worrall
Hollie from Pretty Big Butterflies
Michelle from Thou Shalt Not Covet
Lucy from Lucy Loves
Charlie from Freakum Dress

Good luck ladies, drop me a link with your nomination posts!

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