Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Liebster Award

I'll start by saying a big thank you to Paige for nominating me to do the Liebster Award tag! I've heard great things about this tag so I'm very excited to be taking part. Make sure you check out Paige's blog!

The rules for the Liebster Award tag are as follows:
  1. Thank and link back to the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Nominate 11 bloggers who have less than 200 follows who you believe deserve the award and include their links. 
  3. Answer the 11 questions posted by the blogger who nominated you and ask your nominees 11 questions.
  4. Notify your nominees!
My answers to the 11 questions Paige posted:

1. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

In 10 years time I'll be 30 so I hope by then I will have a stable career that I thoroughly enjoy and possibly own my own home (wishful thinking!). Other than that I hope that most aspects of my life remain the same; I hope that I'm happy and still having fun with my friends and family.

2. Is blogging more of a job or a hobby for you?

It's entirely a hobby for me. I started this blog with the intention of having some fun and sharing my own personal style and this will only ever be something I do in my spare time.

3. If you could only use three beauty products for the rest of your life, what would they be?

This is a tough one! My most used products are mascara (obviously!), eyeliner and concealer so if I had to choose I'd pick Maybelline Great Lash Mascara, Rimmel Soft Kohl Black Eyeliner and Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer. Having said that, if I was only allowed three products for the rest of my life I might invest in some slightly more expensive items!

4. When did you start your blog? Why?

I like the sneaky extra question that's been thrown in here! I intended to start my blog at the beginning of last summer as I had a few months off uni. However I didn't end up starting it until February of this year. I just really enjoyed reading other fashion and beauty blogs and I had lots of ideas for potential posts so I thought it was about time I started having my own say.

5. Are there any makeup mishaps you used to do that make you cringe now?

I wish I could say no but everyone has to go through that rookie stage, right? (I'm probably still in mine...) One thing that comes to mind is how terrible I was at winged eyeliner; I'm pretty sure I had massive gaps between my lash line and the eyeliner.

6. What is your must have accessory? 

I'm actually not that mad on accessories; I'll happily go without jewellery, usually because I get ready in a rush and don't have time to throw any on. One thing I do think really completes an outfit though is nail polish, if you can count that as an accessory. 

7. How would you describe your style?

I like to think that the clothes I wear don't fit a particular style as I love wearing dresses and skirts but also band tshirts and plaid shirts. Overall though I'd say I probably have quite a chic dress sense as my favourite kinds of clothes to wear are skater skirts and dresses and I love pastel colours. 

8. What niche did you pick for your blog and why? (e.g. lifestyle, fashion etc.)

I named my blog after my love of dresses and originally intended on it being almost exclusively about fashion but lately I've been posting quite a bit about beauty so I'd say my blog fits into both of these categories equally. 

9. If you could pick anywhere in the world to spend the rest of your life, where would it be and why?

This is the toughest question yet. Realistically I'd choose somewhere in the country such as London or possibly Brighton as I wouldn't want to move away from my family and friends. If I could literally live anywhere (and take them all with me!) I'd probably live in Sweden as I really admire the culture over there and it looks like a beautiful country. 

10. What is your favourite childhood memory?

I'm very fortunate to be able to say I have a lot of fantastic childhood memories. The one that springs to mind is camping with my family as a young child; we went camping all over the UK and I got to see so many beaches and have amazing days out and barbecues in the evening. It isn't often said but the UK really is a lovely place to holiday.

11. What is something we don't know about you?

I hope that you've learned a bit about me that you didn't already know from the previous questions. Something you perhaps didn't know about me is that I'm a huge fan of rock music and going to see bands live is my favourite thing to do. I'd love to hear from you if you're into a similar kind of music!

I nominate the following 11 blogs for the Liebster Award tag:
  1. The Color Palette
  2. All Death by Diamonds
  3. Makeup, Music and Fashion
  4. Music Geek Online
  5. She Will Be
  6. All My Own Stunts
  7. Debby Boo Vlogs
  8. Always Rains Glitter
  9. Infinity of Fashion
  10. The Classy Fancy
  11. Fashionale
Your 11 questions are:
  1. What is your favourite blog to read at the moment?
  2. Which tv show are you hooked on right now?
  3. Who is your biggest inspiration?
  4. How did you come up with the name of your blog?
  5. Which social media do you use the most and why?
  6. What is your greatest achievement so far?
  7. If you could change one thing about the world what would it be?
  8. Which of your blog posts are you most proud of?
  9. Which item in your wardrobe can you not stop wearing?
  10. What is your favourite place you have visited?
  11. Is there anything you don't like about blogging?
Please comment below when you have answered the questions and I'll check them out!


Nicola x


  1. I loved reading this! I think quite a lot of people will have went through the gap between the eyeliner and eyelashes, I know I certainly did haha! x

    1. It's so difficult to avoid! Thanks for reading and once again, thanks for the nomination. :) x

  2. Thank you for nominating me. I had fun reading your answers.
    The Color Palette

    1. No worries, your blog is one of the first that I followed so I had to choose you! x

  3. Hey girl. It was great reading your responses, I have answered the questions. Thank you for nominating me.
    - MusicGeekOnline :-) x

    1. Thanks, I'll take a look at them now. :) x

  4. Thank you so much for nominating me! I'll be posting this tag sometime this evening. Definitely following your blog :)
    xoxo, Debby

    1. No worries. I look forward to reading your response. :) x

  5. Thank you for nominating me:
    heres my reply

    1. Great, I'll have a look at them in a minute. :) x

  6. Thank you for nominating me! I loved reading your answers! I was the same with the eyeliner and pencil thin eyebrows! Cringeeeee! Love your blog :-)


    1. Thanks! Oh gosh, yeah I was guilty of over-plucking.

  7. Loved your answers! I'm exactly the same with liquid eyeliner; even though I wear it basically every day I still have to psych myself up before trying to put it on haha! Thank you for nominating me, I'm just about to start writing mine x


    1. I still haven't mastered liquid eyeliner, I have to stick to pencil! Great, I look forward to reading your answers. :) x

  8. Hey girl, thanks a lot for nominating me, but I have already done Liebster Award :) You can check it out here: http://theclassyfancy.blogspot.com/2015/01/my-first-award-what.html

    Anyway, I had a lot of fun reading your answers. All the best! xx


    1. Oh okay, thanks for letting me know. :) xx