Monday, 17 February 2014

All the Liebster Awards

First things first, I was supposed to comment on this ages ago but didn't get round to it...

My blog passed the 130 followers mark on Bloglovin'!

Thank you so much to everyone that's followed me, it really does mean a lot! If you haven't followed yet, and would like to, check out my profile here, or click on the Bloglovin' button at the side!

As some of you may remember, I've already done a post on The Liebster Award, but I've had an absolute influx of more nominations recently! 5 to be precise! So thank you so much to Nicola, Abbie Hopper, Tabitha Courtney, Angeline Lee and Meg for nominating me! :) I've decided to try and answer every one of you, so apologies if I get a bit repetitive! This is going to be a very long post....

So here’s how it works:
1. Link the blogger who nominated you in your post
2. List 11 random facts about yourself
2. Answer the 11 questions provided by the blogger who nominated you
3. Nominate 11 other bloggers (with less than 200 followers)
4. Create your own set of 11 questions to ask your nominees
5. Let them know you nominated them!

 11 Facts About Me:

1. I've had 4 hamsters
2. I'm very independent and like my own space
3. I hate any form of confrontation
4. I'm Grade 7 piano
5. I've been skiing since I was 2
6. I'm the youngest in my family, with an older brother and an older sister
7. I cried at 'Babe: Pig in the City'
8. I used to be terrified of Claymation when I was younger
9. I used to get so nervous about things that my mum thought I suffered from anxiety
10. I can't stand the feeling of filing your nails (even the thought of it makes me shiver)
11. I want a pet duckling

Questions from Nicola:

1. Why did you decide to start your blog? 

I'd seen a lot of my friends making blogs, and, admittedly, only created one myself because I thought it would help me practice and improve my writing for my degree. However, I have since realised it's a great way for me to relax and organise my thoughts, and it's also really fun!

2. Who are the other bloggers that you admire?

I love the purpose of Gala Darling's blog, where she promotes self-confidence and positive thinking, but since creating my own blog I've discovered a lot more. I particularly love Milk Bubble Tea; the posts are lovely and it's just such a pretty blog. 

3. Where would be your ideal place to live? 

I honestly don't know. There's so many places I want to travel to and see around the world that I can't think of one place I want to settle down in. Somewhere where there's a lot to do I guess!

4. What is your day job? If you are a student what are you studying?

I'm a student studying English. I really need a part-time job though - being a student is quite a struggle financially!

5. What was the best holiday you ever went on and why?

   I absolutely love all my holidays so it's difficult to pick just one! Anywhere that's hot and sunny with a beautiful beach, although I love my skiing holidays as well!

6. What is you favourite TV series and why?

The Walking Dead - it's just amazing. The characters, the plot, the zombies. Everything!
7. What hobbies do you have besides blogging?

At the moment it's been hard to have any hobbies because the work load for my course has gone way up! But when I have the time I love baking, drawing, and spending much too long on Pinterest! I've also recently joined pole fitness which I absolutely love (hoping to do a post on this in a couple of week's time - stay tuned!)

8. Who is your favourite retailer (it can be highstreet or online) ?

 Probably H&M or New Look - they're where I can usually find the best clothes for cheap! I love Urban Outfitters though, even though it's much too expensive for my student budget.

9. What do you prefer and why; Travelling, Cooking, Shopping, or Relaxing?

Tough choice! I'm going to say travelling. I don't actually do much of it at the moment, but it's a dream of mine to travel the world. I love exploring and discovering new places, and I'm determined to go travelling after I've finished university!

10. Do you have any pets?

 I have a working cocker spaniel at home called Archie. He's the friendliest (and craziest) dog I know and I love him to pieces!

11. What's your favourite item in your wardrobe?

A big slouchy burgundy jumper for H&M. It's my favourite colour and is super comfy!

Questions from Abbie:

1. What is your favourite blog?

(see question 2 from Nicola)
2. Fashion or beauty blogs?

 I think they're both great and really useful, but personally I prefer fashion blogs, mainly because I'm useless when it comes to make-up, and always love looking at clothes!

3. What is your favourite fashion brand?

 (see question 8 from Nicola)

4. Which season is the best for fashion?

 I think you can definitely have a lot more fun with your clothes in summer and be more bold with colour and print than any other time of the year, but I also love the big jumpers of autumn and winter and wrapping up warm!

5. If you could only have 1 beauty product what would it be?

Tough question! I'm going to say my Simple hydrating moisturiser - it keeps my face feeling soft and refreshed!
6. What is your dream job?

 I don't know specifically what I want to do yet, but probably something in media or journalism. I would love a job that let's me travel to different countries a lot, and preferably pays for me to do it!

7. What would be your 'everyday' outfit?

Black leggings and a big, slouchy jumper

8. If you could only have 1 hair product what would it be?

I don't really use many hair products apart from Tresemme shampoo and conditioner, and John Frieda heat defense spray, but I've been wanting to use Frizz-Ease serum for ages. Heard so many good things about it!

9. How would you describe your style?

 I don't actually think I have a style that can be labelled! I'd say laid back, but hopefully in a fashionable way!

10. Who is your celebrity inspiration?

I don't really think I have a celebrity inspiration, but I have always loved Audrey Hepburn's style.
11. Favourite thing about blogging?

Receiving comments! It's such a confidence boost to know that people read my posts and actually enjoy them!

Questions from Tabitha:

1. What got you into blogging? / Why did you start blogging?

(see question 1 from Nicola)
2. What is your favourite drink?

 Probably a nice cup of tea! Although I love a mixed fruits Kopparberg in Summer.

3. Describe your perfect evening?

At the moment, staying in and cosying up in my onesie with a cup of tea and some rubbish tv (lots of nights out recently have take it out of me...)

4. What's your favourite retail fashion shop?

 (see question 8 from Nicola)

5. What's your favourite animal?

I don't really have a favourite anymore. When I was younger it used to be seals, but now it's basically any baby animal if I'm honest!

6. Have you got a role model? If so, who and why?

 I don't really have a role model. Anyone who's ambitious and up for trying different things I guess, because that's the sort of person I want to be!

7. Favourite item of clothing?

 Big, baggy jumpers, leggings, or baggy crop tops

8. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?

 Everywhere! But I mostly want to go to New Zealand, it looks absolutely beautiful and has the most amazing scenery.

9. Favourite child memory?

I don't really have one favourite memory, but I loved my family summer holidays when I was younger (not that I don't anymore!), particularly going to the beach and building sandcastles and scrambling over rocks.

10. Favourite drugstore brand?

MaxFactor, especially their False Lash Effect mascara

11. What are your goals for 2014?  

Think more positively

Questions from Angeline:

1. What's your morning routine?

 Putting my alarm on 'snooze' many times in a row before I can finally motivate myself to get up out of bed!

2. What is your pet peeve?

People who make a drama out of nothing. I'm the sort of person who just tries to get on with things, so when someone makes a big deal over something unimportant then I just think it's completely unnecessary and creating a lot of pointless aggro

3. If someone is handing out flyers, would you take it?

Yes, it makes me feel so rude if I ignore people who come up to talk to me on the street. But I will more than likely just throw the flyer away straight after if it's nothing I'm interested in

4. Cat or dog?

 Cats are awesome, but after getting a dog of my own I have to go with dogs!

5. What's your favourite body part?

I like my eyes. They're hazel but always seem to change colour; some days they'll look very brown, other days they'll have more of a green tinge. I also like my legs.
6.  Cheesiest thing you've said to someone?

 I can't think of anything off the top of my head, but if I've ever said something cheesy to someone, more times than not I will have meant it as a joke. Serious cheesy things make me cringe way too much!

7. All time favourite show?

The Walking Dead
8. Do you believe in superstitions?

I'm actually a very superstitious person! I believe in ghosts, karma, fate, and I read my horoscope everyday (I know that they're probably a load of rubbish but they're actually scarily accurate!)
9.  What is something you really want to get done on your bucket list?

 Go travelling around the world!

10. What is your hobby?

(see question 7 from Nicola)
11. What would you do with 1 million dollars?

Buy myself lots of new clothes, pay off my student debt, give some money to my family, go travelling, and buy my own house

Questions from Meg:

1. What inspired you to start blogging?

(see question 1 from Nicola)

2. Where did the name of your blog come from?

It took me ages to come up with a name! In the end I just decided to choose 2 things I like and combine them, and as I intended to use this blog to show my drawings and ramblings I thought it fitted quite well

3. Which celebrity would play you in a film of your life?

Tough question... I actually have no idea! Someone who looks kinda like me I guess, but can't think of anyone... sorry!

4. What's the scariest thing you've ever done?
I don't really think I've ever done anything that has properly scared me. I want to go bungee jumping though which I think would be pretty scary!

5. Describe your dream home

I really don't know what sort of house I'd like, but the inside would be full of cute vintage furniture and fairy lights!

6. How tall are you?


7. If you were stranded on a desert island, what item would you lust for?

Probably some form of sugary food like chocolate

8. What's your most famous (or outrageous!) original recipe?

I don't really have a famous original recipe, but I used to make chocolate mallow pie all the time when I was younger. It was a combination of biscuits, chocolate, marshmallows and cream and was probably about 5000 calories and tasted so good! 

9. What tips would you give your younger self?

Don't make such a big deal over small things, they really aren't as awful as you think they are

10. Which is your favourite season?

Winter, I love all the Christmas decorations and everything feels so happy and festive!

11. Post up your all-time favourite photograph
Of course it was going to be one of my dog...

My Nominees! 

My questions:
1. What is the best advice you've ever been given?
2. What's your favourite quote?
3. What's your favourite film and why?
4. What advice would you give to new bloggers?
5. If you were an animal, what would you be?
6. What's the best worst chat up line you've ever heard?
7. What's your favourite song at the moment?
8. What's your annoying habit?
9. What are you most looking forward to in 2014?
10. If you could speak any foreign language fluently, what would it be and why?
11. What made you smile today?

Phew! That was a very long post! Thank you again for all the nominations! I hope all my nominees enjoy answering my questions :) 

Love, Beth xxx


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  2. Hey! Thank you for responding :) great answers
    Good luck with blogging and hopefully we can stay in touch!

    1. Thanks for the nomination! Was fun answering them :) Good luck to you too, and yeah that would be lovely :) xxx