9 January 2013

Liebster Blog Award Part II

I know I've already done this tag/award post before which you can read here but I have been tagged by four more lovely ladies in the past few days so I thought I'd combine all of their questions into one post!

The rules of the Liebster Award are:
  • The award is for bloggers with less than 300 followers.
  • You must link back to the blogger who awarded you.
  • If you are nominated, give 11 random facts about you, answer the 11 questions provided and compile 11 of your own.
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers.
In no particular order, I was tagged by the lovely Callie, SandyRobyn and Kirsty. All four ladies are worth a follow so I recommend checking their blogs out. 

This will be quite a long post I imagine so make yourself comfy if you'd like to know more about me.

11 (more) Random Facts About Me

1. I'd rather go out for a meal and drinks than to a club.
2. In December I purchased my first pair of trainers that were not specifically for PE at school!
3. I was on the winning netball team four years in a row at school.
4. I'm not scared of getting older but I'm worried about running out of time to do what I want.
5. The furthest I've travelled is New York.
6. If I could live anywhere else in the world it'd be New York or Dublin.
7. Despite being impossibly clumsy, I have never broken a bone.
8. I am impossibly clumsy.
9. I rarely watch anything but sport on TV, when I do it's nearly always an American crime drama.
10. Cinderella is my favourite Disney film.
11. I'm afraid of sports mascots - I don't mean the kids, I mean the adults in costumes. Bane of my working life.

Here are my 11 questions from Callie.

1. What made you start blogging?
I'd read blogs for a while and watched YouTube videos, even started a little blog myself that I could never settle into. When I met my friend Hayley and saw how much she enjoyed writing her blog I decided I wanted to start one to share my tips with people and to learn from them too. I lost the password to that blog so I started this one and finally I feel like I've found my blogging feet and this is the right time for me.

2. Is there a blogger that inspires you?
I'm inspired by anyone who has the courage to blog. Putting yourself and your name and face out there is a daunting thing and it takes courage. I don't aspire to be at a certain blogging level or to emulate any other bloggers but I really enjoy reading Corrie's blog and if any blogger were to inspire me it would be Laura - I loved her videos as Lollipop26 and I adore her style. 

3. How old are you?
I'm 22. I'll be 23 in September. 

4. What do you want to achieve the most?
I'm not sure if this is blogging related or not? In blogging I've already achieved more than I thought I would: I have people interested in reading and commenting on what I have to say (crazy thought!), I've attended a bloggers meet up which I thought I'd be too shy to do and people in my life are aware of my little blog - including the people I work with and I never thought I'd feel that comfortable for them to know.

5. How many hours do you spend blogging per week? (average)
I'm really not sure - for me the actual writing process is probably the quickest part and one of the most enjoyable. I schedule posts (like this one!) when I know I'm going to be busy with work. I'd say I probably spend an hour or two a week putting together my own posts and replying to comments and then maybe two hours a week reading and commenting on other blogs. 

6. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
After last time you already know I want to go to Australia so I'll name the other place I have always wanted to go: Las Vegas. Vegas appeals to me like no other place on Earth, probably because it's unlike anywhere else. The lights, the casinos, the hotels, the shows - it's something I must experience. 

7. Where do you call home?
London. I was born and raised here. 

8. Who do you live with?
I live at home with my family.

9. If you were trapped on a desert island what three things would you want with you?
Ryan Gosling, a helicopter and some SPF! 

10. What do you like most about yourself?
Tough one - we all find it so easy to answer what we least like! I'd say how organised I am.

11. What's your favourite film?
Another tough one but Snatch by Guy Richie is definitely up there!

Here are my 11 questions from Sandy

1. What was your first ever makeup product?
A blue eyeshadow palette from Superdrug. 

2. When did you first start your blog and why?
November 2012 after being losing the password to my old blog and realising that it was something I really wanted to have a proper shot at. 

3. Does your mum think you're as crazy as my mum does for having so much makeup?
Definitely. She can understand me having a lot for my kit but not for myself!

4. What would be your dream career?
I would love to work at Sky Sports, that would be the dream. 

5. If you had to choose, what would be your makeup product forever?
NARS Sheer Glow.

6. Snog, marry, avoid: Phil Mitchell, Jack Branning, Alfie Moon?
Probably the one three people from Eastenders I know! I think I'd marry Jack, snog Alfie and avoid Phil!

7. Favourite shop ever?
Toughie! At the moment it's Zara.

8. Jeans or dresses?

9. What would you rather pick for the rest of your life, skincare or makeup?
Ooooooh! Impossible choice. If you picked skincare and had perfect skin you wouldn't need makeup but with makeup you'd never get bored. Makeup.

10. What would be your ultimate makeup look?
Golden smokey eye, peachy lip, bronzed skin.

11. I have a bit of a list of things I want to do in life. What would be top of your list?
If I could have a happy, healthy family of my own - that would be my greatest achievement. 

Finally, here are my questions from Robyn

1. If you were on a desert island and could only take three items with you what would you take?
SPF, Lip balm, conditioner. 

2. What is your favourite lipstick?
I can't pick one! 

3. What is your dream?
I have a few. I'd like to shoot a magazine cover. 

4. Foundation or tinted moisturiser?

5. What is your morning regime? 
Skincare? I was my face, tone, moisturise and then do my makeup.

6. If you had £100 to spend on beauty products what would you buy?
Skincare - Radical, Dermalogica and Una Brennan.

7. How many products do you actually use up?
The majority of them. Makeup is expensive!

8. Heels or flats?
Heels for work/nights out, flats day to day.

9. What is your favourite moisturiser?
I'm using No7 Beautiful Skin at the moment and I really like it.

10. Lip gloss or lipstick?

11. What makeup product will you buy next?
Kate Moss lipstick for Rimmel.

[Update] My questions from Kirsty

1. What is your favourite thing about blogging? 
Being able to share and communicate with people who share the same passion mainly but also having a space to write - that's very important to me.

2. Are you a shoe or a bag girl?
Both! I probably buy shoes more regularly though.

3. Would you rather have jelly tots for finger nails or long strings of marshmallow for hair?
Marshmallow hair - imagine how comfy that would be to sleep on and you've got a ready-made Midnight snack!

4. Who is the sexiest guy ever ever ever?
Hmm.. that's a difficult one. At the moment I'd say Ryan Gosling (duh) but Becks will always be my favourite.

5. What product do I need to try in 2013?
OCC Lip Tar.

6. Horror or romance films?
Neither really but I hate horror so I'll say romance.

7. Batman, Superman or Spiderman? I will judge you on this.
Purely because I remember watching it as a child every Saturday morning (either before or after Live and Kicking I think!), it's Superman.

8. Dogs or cats? I'll judge you on this too!
Dogs, I'm not a cat person.

9. If the zombie apocalypse strikes, what 3 beauty items would you want with you? 
A nail file, some hairspray and some hot wax...

10. And what outfit would you want?
A suit of chainmail.

11. And most importantly, would you survive?
I don't know much about zombies but hell no - I wouldn't want to!

I'm going to pinch my questions from last time

1. If you could live in any era or through any single historical moment, what would it be and why? 
2. Which ONE skincare, haircare and cosmetic product would you take with you on a desert island? (one of each!) 
3. What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given? 
4. What is your proudest moment to date? 
5. What is your favourite item of clothing? 
6. What is the story behind your blog? 
7. Where is your dream holiday destination? 
8. If you could invite any five people, living or dead, to a dinner party who would you chose and why?
9. Do you have a party trick? If so, what is it? 
10. What is your pet peeve? 
11. What's the furthest place you've travelled to?

And I award this to anyone who wants to do it and has less than 300 followers. I know it's a cop out!

Vicky x



  1. I stayed in Vegas for one night last summer. It's one of the craziest cities I've ever been to! The heat was unbearable during the day but the night time was incredible! The whole city just seemed to come alive. The Strip was great too, and there's even late night shopping!
    Defiantly worth a trip there! I'm gutted I was only there for the one night x


    1. Oh I can imagine, everyone that I've spoken to that's been has said you only need a few nights - anything 7 nights or over is too much for such an intense city. I'll definitely make it one day! x

  2. This was so fun to read :) Specially the sports mascots part, they are scary!

    1. Thank you! Aren't they just?! I really dislike them! x

  3. I decided to answer the questions but didn't see the ones you gave. Woops! Oh well ;) over at wtmontana dot com

    1. I'll head over and see your answers now :) x


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