Friday, 21 March 2014

The Liebster Award!

So, I've been nominated for the Liebster Award by the gorgeous Amy from Like Literally Obsessed! The Liebster Award is a way to promote and connect new bloggers and I just think it's a really cute idea.

The rules are... 

1. Answer the 11 questions given by the person who nominated you

2. Pick an additional 11 people to nominate with under 200 followers

3. Create a new list of 11 questions to ask those you have nominated

4. Inform your nominees of the award

Simple really! Without further ado, here are Amy's questions... 

1. Describe yourself in three words.
Cheerful, realistic, daydreamer
2. What will we find on your blog?
At the moment it's just makeup tips while I get into the routine of blogging regularly. I might add more OOTD kind of posts eventually and maybe some reviews of products or even opinion pieces if I feel brave.
3.What is your one make-up essential?
Eyeliner. Whether it's liquid, gel or kohl, I need it one way or another! I wouldn't feel anywhere near as confident when out of the house without eyeliner on. 
4. What is your favourite clothes brand? 
Probably Urban Outfitters - not really a brand but that's where I get most of my clothes! A lot of their clothes are extremely overpriced but I like to wait for the things I like to be put on sale so I can nab myself some bargains! I also like that they nearly always have every size for each item and a wide variety of clothes that suit different body shapes - I find brands like Topshop have a lot of clothing that only suits more petite girls and I like that UO has something for everyone. 
5. Who is your favourite designer?
Awkward - I don't really have a favourite designer! I'm not really into fashion, I just tend to like what I like and if I see something in a shop that I like, I'll buy it regardless of what's currently on trend. 
6. Where are you planning your next holiday and why?
I'm not planning a next holiday at the moment. I live with my parents and holidays are generally up to them and when they can fit it around work. Right now I'm more focusing on finishing college - I know, I'm boring! No backpacking around Brazil for me!
7. Who is you favourite singer/band?
I love the band Marillion (ask your dad about them) - I know it's a cliché but their music really speaks to me. I think a lot of music produced these days lacks passion, as if the artists themselves are only in it for the money or fame. Marillion weaves thought and meaning into their songs and I love it. 
8. What is you favourite colour?
I always struggle with this question because I change this on a daily basis.. Right now, it's orange. I've really started getting into coral tones in makeup for spring and summer.
9. What is your favourite film?
The Shining. I've always loved horror films and The Shining holds a special place in my heart for not only being the first film to ever freak me out, but a beautifully shot film with lots of hidden messages. 
10. Your favourite perfume?
Valentina by Valentino is my current favourite, but I'll always love Miss Dior Cherie as that was my first proper perfume - bit of an upgrade from Impulse body sprays for a 13 year old (aww, bless, etc.)! I currently really want to get La Petit Robe Noire by Guerlain. 
11. You favourite hobby?
Listening to music, doodling, and writing. 

I nominate... 
Samantha of Pastel Abode
Katy of What Katy Did
Judy of Judy-Rudy Beauty
Sascha of The Finest Things
Kathryn of Bit of a Freak
Lana of Lana's Makeup Beauties
Sarah of Colours of Autumn
Rebekah of Confessions of a Makeup Addict
Stella of Pastel Boulevard
Tiff of All Natural Diary

My questions for you are...
1. Cream blush or powder blush?
2. Favourite genre of music? (You can pick more than one)
3. Favourite weather? 
4. Favourite shop?
5. Favourite mascara? 
6. Scone - is it pronounced like 'thrown' or 'gone'? 
7. Which is the best Disney princess?
8. Boots or Superdrug?
9. Do you use fake tan? 
10. Liquid, gel, or kohl eyeliner? 

Phew, I'm done! Thanks again to Amy for the nomination! :) 

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  1. Hi Ellie! Thank you so much for the nomination :) I'm over the moon! Also, great answers, now I just gotta think hard on how to answer yours! xxx

    1. No problem, I can't wait to read them :) xx

  2. Thanks so much for the nomination! Will for sure have it up sometime next week xxx


    1. No problem, I can't wait to see it! xx

  3. These posts are such a nice way to get to know other bloggers...I just did a similar one today with facts about myself! Congrats on your nomination :) I'm yet to write my post up for's quite hard to answer the questions you get asked as well as think of another set of interesting ones lol. Danielle x

    frontière girl

    1. Thank you :) This award is such a nice idea, it's always lovely getting to know the person behind the blog posts! It's so hard trying to find beauty bloggers with under 200 followers too! Everyone seems so popular :') xx

  4. The Shinig?! Girl you are crazy (it is a good movie but terrifies me!)
    PS I'm currently hosting a giveaway for a $25 Target Gift Card!Check it out here!

    1. Hahaha, it's pretty scary I'll admit!
      Thank you for your comment, I'll check it out :) xx

  5. I loved reading this post & all your answers :) xx

    Sharlotte | UK Beauty Blog

    1. Thank you, it's always nice getting to know other bloggers :) xx

  6. Ellie, thank you for my nomination! I loved reading your answers. I will be sure to check out the other bloggers you have nominated also!

    Kathryn xx

    Bit of a Freak | UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger

  7. Hey Ellie, thanks for the nomination. I really appreciate it! I'm still working on the post, it will be up soon. I'm a horror movie fan too! Haven't watched The Shining yet but will make sure to do so :)

    - Stella


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