Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Liebster Blog Award!

Hello my lovelies,

So I woke up this morning thinking it would be just another mundane Tuesday, but found a wonderful surprise waiting for me in my inbox. The beautiful Aman from Coffee Chic has kindly nominated me for the Liebster Blog Award! Hers is one of my favourite blogs so it really warms my heart that she would nominate me, so thank you Aman! Please do go and check her out for some inspiring lifestyle and lovely beauty posts, and what might just be the prettiest blog layout ever.

The rules are as follows:

You must link the person who nominated you.
You must answer the 10 Liebster questions given to you by the nominee.
You must pick 10 bloggers with under 200 followers to be nominated for the award. 
You must come up with 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
You must go to their blogs and notify your nominees.

So here goes, I hope you enjoy my answers to Aman's questions:

♥ Do you prefer tea or coffee?
Tea. Always tea. I think, in any scenario, given the choice between tea and pretty much anything, tea would come up trumps. I live on the stuff.

♥ What is your favourite part about blogging?
I think my favourite part is the feeling of being really excited about writing something. To the point where you can't type it quickly enough. Other than that, discovering people that have the same interests as you is lovely.

♥ What made you start your blog?
I've always wanted to start one, but this year is the first I've really had the time to sit down and dedicate enough energy to it. I love to write, and scribble random thoughts and notes all over the place, so it just made sense for me really.

♥ Do you collect anything?
Do shoes count? If not, then no. Nothing of interest anyway.

♥ What is something you are willing to splurge on?
The first thing that comes to mind is make up. High end lipsticks are a bit of a weakness of mine. But, honestly, I'll splurge on anything from time to time. I think that with anything where you really get what you pay for, I'm more than willing to splash a little cash on.

♥ Favourite movie?
This is such a tough question! I have too many favourites. It all depends on what mood I'm in, what time of year it is, what genre we're talking, the list goes on. I think I'm going to have to say Singin' in the Rain though. I'm a sucker for a good old school musical. 

♥ Favourite candle scent?
I don't really like candles. I'm a bit paranoid that I'll leave the room for a second, a bird will get in and knock it over, whereupon my bed will catch fire and the house will go up in flames, me perishing along with it. A bit of an overreaction maybe, but one can never be too cautious. A friend of mine has a gorgeous Jo Malone one though, it's English Pear and Freesia, so I'll pick that one.

♥ What is one make up product you couldn't live without?
Mascara. I'm not really a foundation girl and, although I wouldn't be happy about it, I could part with wearing lipstick, but I definitely couldn't live without mascara.

♥ Favourite band/artist?
Oh, this is quite a tricky one, so I'm going to cheat (sorry Aman!) and answer with my favourite band AND artist. That's allowed, right? My favourite band at the moment is, without a doubt, Bastille. Their music puts me in such a good and mellow mood, they're perfect for those summer drives and I like that they're a little bit different. My favourite songs of theirs are Flaws and Laura Palmer, in case you were wondering. My favourite artist is Lana Del Ray. There's something quite amazing about her music in the way that I find it both soothing and powerful at the same time. Also, she has the most wonderful voice.

♥ Heels or wedges?
Heels. No contest. I feel like I could always substitute wedges for cute sandals if I had to, but nothing makes me feel more beautiful and sophisticated than strutting my stuff in a pair of sky high beauties. 

And now for my nominees:

I would like to nominate Rachel from RachelLouise, Adrienne from Late Night Nonsense, Harriet from Make Up Your Mind, Amy from Amy Grace, Lynn from Makeup With Tea, Cate from The Perks of Being a Hipster, Amy from Amy's Annex, Anna from Away With The Fairies, Imogen from A rendezvous with you, and Christina from Christina's Blog. All lovely blogs that I urge you to go and take a look at. You'll love them, I promise.

My questions for you, ladies:

1. What is your all time favourite book?
2. What made you want to start blogging?
3. What is your favourite type of blog post to read or write?
4. Who is your blogging inspiration?
5. If you could only ever wear lip products or eye product for the rest of your life, which would you pick?
6. Which one person would you choose as your make up/style inspiration?
7. Stranded on a desert island, which make up product, man and other item would you choose to have with you?
8. Favourite food?
9. Favourite thing to do on a sunny day?
10. If you were a superhero, what would your power be?

I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I did writing it. It felt so nice to be nominated. Feel free to answer any of the questions yourselves in the comments. I would have nominated you all if I could, so please, have at it. Lots of love.


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  1. Thank you so much for nominating me sweets! P.S shoes totally count...xxx

    The perks of being a hipster

    1. You're more than welcome! I love reading your blog =) xxx

  2. I love tea as well and shoes do count! ;) Every girl has their own little obsession!

    Thank you very much for nominating me, unfortunately I have already been nominated but I can't wait for the others to answer - you left behind some great questions!! xx
    (psst - my all time favourite book is: If I Stay)

    Christina xx

    1. Ahh that's a shame! Never mind, I'm still glad I nominated you anyway. =) I've never read If I Stay. I'll have to look out for it! xx

  3. Thank you for nominating me :) Even though I have already done one of these tags but I will still answer your questions some how!

    I love a good cupa tea! I think I drink it by the gallon.


    1. You're very welcome! Please do, I'd love to know your answers and get to know you a little better!

      And me too, I can't function without the stuff! xxx

  4. Awe, Sarah I loved this reading this! It really made my day :)

    I'll have to check out the band Bastille and OMG; I love Lana Del Rey as well. She has a beautiful voice! She's def on my top favorites!

    Have a beautiful day!! <3

    xoxo, Aman

    1. Aww I'm so glad! And thanks again for the nomination, it was a lovely feeling =)

      Bastille are amazing! You should definitely give them a listen. And Lana Del Ray can do no wrong in my eyes, I'm obsessed with Young and Beautiful at the moment! xx

    2. Omg, I am in love with them! They are so good! Thank you so much for introducing me to them! <3 xxx

  5. Congrats on the award! It's always nice to get to know other bloggers :) I like tea too! hehe xo

    1. Thank you! Haha, I've yet to meet any one I get on with that doesn't actually! xx

  6. Bastille are great to listen to while working, I find. :)

    I've already been nominated by Megan for a Liebster Blog Award, but I really appreciate thinking of me. :) I need to finish doing my answers to post it up ASAP. x

    Adrienne | Late Night Nonsense

    1. Me too! I find them quite motivational! Probably not what they were going for but hey, if it works, it works.

      You're very welcome! You have a lovely blog, so it's not surprising you've been nominated before! xx

  7. lovely award post - loved reading your answers

    following your blog now <3

    from helen at thelovecatsinc | bloglovin

    1. Aww thank you! And ditto! I'm not the greatest at putting outfits together, so I'll definitely be looking to your blog for inspiration! xx