Liebster Award

Liebster Award
I was nominated by Sophie from Soph’s Choice.  I was a tad flattered to say the least!  Especially if you check out Sophie’s blog, it’s rather lovely, so I was delighted for the nomination.  The Liebster award is just a way to share the love. You nominate up and coming blogs that you think deserve more love! Makes sense right?  It’s also a good way to find new blogs to follow and discover new talent.  So all in all, it’s a lovely thing to receive a nomination from someone 🙂

I  have to write 11 questions for 11 other nominees and write a further 11 facts about myself.
 

11 Facts About Me

1. I’m getting married in July
2. I’m a Leo
3. I enjoy a good thunder & lightening storm, as long as I’m snuggled indoors with a cup of tea, my slanket and preferably some Murder She Wrote on  TV
3. I have 4 nieces and 2 nephews
4. My first pet was a gold fish named Gizmo
5. I have an MA in Information Studies, so technically I’m a trained librarian
6. I play the piano, pretty well when I’ve practiced
7. I love camping – generally in good weather!
8. I love murder mystery TV shows
9. I really enjoy baking
10. I used to bite my nails

11 Questions To Me

1. What made you want to start blogging?
Well I initially started with youtube, I did a review for a sample product I was sent.  Then when I became more established with youtube I discovered blogging and came to really enjoy it.  I an do shorter reviews of products every now and then, as well as the longer regular posts.

2. What keeps you motivated to blog?
Well it’s actually taken me a few months to get in the habit of blogging on a regular basis.  I had problems getting good lighting for photos, now I have a box light, so it’s much easier to keep on top of things.  I like the feedback I get and I’ve belong more friendly with other beauty bloggers, so it’s nice to discuss new products etc.

3. What makes your blog stand out from the crowd?
Well there are plenty of excellent bloggers out there.  My aim is to share my experiences with products, there doesn’t seem to be huge amounts of 30 something year olds out there blogging.  The beauty community seems to have mainly younger bloggers.  So I think it’s useful for those of us with slightly older skin (that seems to be just as changeable as it ever was), to share our experience of various beauty products.  So I try to provide useful information when I can.

4. What’s your favourite thing about beauty?
It gives me some “me time”.  Whether it’s taking the time to do a face mask, or just spending half an hour in the mornings applying my makeup, while enjoying a cup of tea.  It’s always enjoyable.

5. How would you describe your style?
I’m honest, friendly.  I try to make sure I include photos and videos when I can.  I also try to make sure I’m clear when expressing my thoughts on products.  I’m pretty relaxed about it all generally!

6. Do you make beauty videos?
I do, in fact I generally include the matching video in the blog post at the end – well if there is one to include!  You can check out my beauty channel here if you like….you could even subscribe if you fancy!

7. What’s your best beauty advice?
Don’t be afraid of colour! I’m lucky that I can get away with wearing crazy eye looks to work, or a striking bold lip. So if you can, do!  Wear that bold lip, add a pop of colour to your eyes.  Why not?  It makes me smile anyway 🙂

8. If you had to wear one piece of makeup for a month, what would it be?
Benefit’s Rockateur.  This blush goes with most makeup looks.  It also doubles up as a highlighter.

9. What product have you used the longest?
bareMinerals foundation, technically I started using the Original foundation and I’ve since switched to the matte foundation.  I’ve bought two of each now, so I always go back to them.

10. How do you find new blogs to follow?
Generally I find new blogs on twitter.  There are beauty blogger chats twice a week on twitter, I generally miss these due to other responsibilities, however I go on advices and find the links previously posted!

11.  Do you tell people about your blog or is it a secret amongst the community?
Well my family and a few friends know about my youtube and blog, I don’t generally tell people, but I don’t advertise it either.  So it’s mainly a secret amongst the community I think!

My Questions

I really enjoyed Sophie’s questions, so I ‘m going to ask my nominees the same questions!  Slightly cheat there but I thought they were excellent questions for other beauty bloggers 🙂
1. What made you want to start blogging?
2. What keeps you motivated to blog?
3. What makes your blog stand out for the crowd?
4. What’s your favourite thing about beauty?
5. How would you describe your style?
6. Do you make beauty videos?
7. What’s your best beauty advice?
8. If you had to wear one piece of makeup for a month, what would it be?
9. What product have you used the longer?
10. How do you find new blogs to follow?
11. Do you tell people about your blog or is it a secret amongst the community?

My Nominees

1. Carrie from Cazmosworld
2. Linda from LoveForBeauty
3. Shaun from ShaunyLand
4. Rebecca from Rebecca Lately
5. Emma from Meet The Millards
6. Rachael from What Lola Loves

All of these bloggers already have plenty of subscribers, I just them to answer the questions! I really enjoy reading their blogs and watching their videos, go check them out 🙂
If you want to do this tag, do! Let me know do below so you I can check out your post.

Thank you for reading!

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