This month I was actually nominated for not one but TWO Liebster Awards! For anyone who does not know how this works basically, You are nominated by a fellow blogger! They have answered 11 questions in their post & they then nominate 11 bloggers & create 11 questions for them!
As I have been nominated twice I have 22 questions to answer & 22 questions to create. (I did consider either only doing one or combining them & then I thought nah bring it on! So here we go!
The first person who nominated me was the lovely Claire from Through Her Blue Eyes She is a new blogger on the block with a fantastic personality that shows through in all her blog posts! I love reading them!! So thank you Claire for this nomination & I really enjoyed reading nomination post!!
What encouraged you to start Blogging?
You know something, when I started blogging I didnt actually know any other bloggers or what it entailed. I knew virtually nothing about the blogging world. The reason I actually started blogging was because I was hooked to the YouTube Beauty Guru world & really wanted to get involved but didnt want to create videos (definitely didn't have enough confidence for that) so I decided blogging was perfect for me! I always loved writing & now I had my way to do both!!
Where do you get your blogging inspiration?
It actually kinda comes from everywhere i.e. other blogs, Twitter, YouTube, Magazines, People I know in real life, TV, Nature, Current Events.... & it ALWAYS seems to come at the most random times too!!
What makes you smile the most?
People! In the blogging world its all the other amazing bloggers in the community! I love the Twitter chats, I love the support, I love reading other blogs & seeing the amazing things they are doing! In real life its my family & friends. I honestly dont know what I would do without them!!
Whats on your current wishlist?
Oh I always have a wishlist on my phone & Im always filling that bad boy up! At the moment I have Retro Radio, Instapic Camera, new filming & blogging camera & various Makeup Including NARS, MAC & Charlotte Tilbury. However the biggest thing on my wishlist at the moment is a holiday but unfortunately with up coming moving it will be another while before I touch down on foreign soil.
Whats the best piece of advice you could give (in relation to blogging)
Always be present! & consistant! Also make you presence known! When I was starting out this was all just a little hobby. It kind of still is really but I wasnt even sure if I wanted people to read it as it was just for me you know. Unfortunately this does not build followers or traffic. People who like you want consistency. They dont want to read a great post then wait anything from a day to 6 months for a next one. If you are really serious you have to build a schedule & put in the work!! No excuses!
What Beauty Product could you not live without!?
Oh this is a tough one! As a beauty blogger I am an absolute beauty Hoarder! No nicer way of putting it Im afraid, but I will go with concealer! I just think it makes your face look brighter & gives it more of an alive human being kind of look to it (well for me it does anyway) Thats a really tough question, ask me again & it could be a different answer haha... depends on the day sometimes.
What do you love to drink?
Well apart from my slight Lucozade Sport addiction... I love smoothies & fruity drinks & coffee (needs my coffee!!) I love my blender! I love to start the day with a smoothie (& Coffee)!! Alcohol - wise.. I dont drink that much but I love fruity cocktails like a good Daiquiri. Other than that Baileys coffee, malibu & white (I aint a vodka girl) Peach Snapps & orange juice. Anything with a bit of flavour really.
Whats you guilty pleasure?
Probably the same as most people really... NEFLIX. I have spent many a day & night thinking to myself "Just one more episode" most recent shows have been Gossip Girl, Gavin & Stacey & That 70s Show.
If you could have dinner with anyone dead or alive who would it be? Where would it be?
I have two at the moment... both alive.. 1. Conor Mcgregor. I would love to just chat to him at pick his brains a bit. I in no way want to pursue a career in UFC but I just love his mind set & the way he thinks.. I honestly find the man fascinating. 2. Ellen DeGeneres. Who here would not want to chat to Ellen? Ah the stories she must have! & she is hilarious!! As is relation to where, Im easy. I wouldnt mind. It would be their choice!
Where do you want to be in 5 years time?
Just Simply Happy! I have no plan for where I will be physically. I have learned a long time ago that plans can change at any moment. In a day your life can turn one 180 & its a cliche but whats meant for you wont pass you by! I never would have believed this time 2 months ago I would be quitting my job & up routing my life like I am in two days!! but there you go.. Thats life! I do hope to be blogging full time & hopefully making a career for myself out of it. I am willing to put in the hard.. we will just see how it goes!!
If you won the lottery what would you do?
Take care of family & friends first and foremost. Then probably travel the world & enjoy life. Blogging full time of course & generally just making my time on earth worth it ( not that you shouldnt be doing that anyway & I plan on it, I just think now that if money wasnt be an issue you would have almost absolute freedom)
Those are all my questions, Thank you once again to Claire for nominating me!! Its been fun!! Part #2 will be coming up soon so keep posted!!
I will be nominating
Hannah - Fashion Fearless
Rosie - Love Rosie
Anna Marie - Topdraw Fashion
Aoife - Wonderstruck Beauty
Dara - Purple Button Couture
Sally - Sally CinnamonMUA
Taylor - Taylortalksxo
Ashlee - Asleeliz.com
Imogen Rose - MinatureMilk
Shehzadi - HeyBeautyBae
Amy - Amyreviewsstuff
Good Luck & here are you questions!!
- What made you decide to join the blogging world?
- Is blogging what you thought it would be when you started?
- What has been you highlights in the blogging world so far?
- What are your favourite types of blogs to read?
- What is you goal for your blog? Is it you hobby or would you like it to be your job?
- What is the most important thing you have learn about blogging so far?
- Which country is currently at the top of your list to visit!?
- If you could be anyone for a day who would it be?
- Who is your biggest inspiration in life?
- If you could give one piece of advice to your younger self what would it be?
- What is you ideal day?
Make sure to leave you links below so I can check them out!!
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