The Liebster Award!

What is the Liebster Award?

I was thrilled to be nominated by both Lottie from and Lisa from The Liebster Blogging Award!

Fellow bloggers nominate their choice of bloggers from the blogging community for this award to recognise new blogs that are just beginning to build up their readership and show their future potential.

From reading Lisa’s post I know now that ‘Liebster’ means ‘love’ in German so I’m so pleased that both Lottie and Lisa enjoy my blog enough to nominate me for this! Thank you girls!

Liebster AwardThe Rules

The Rules are as follows:

1) Mention the blogger who nominated you and link to their blog in your post

2) Answer the 11 questions set by the blogger who nominated you.

3) Nominate 11 bloggers of your choice whom have a small following at the moment but lots of potential for the future.

4) Include 11 questions for the bloggers you have nominated to answer.

As I was lucky enough to be nominated by both Lottie and Lisa for the award, I’m going to answer both of their sets of questions in my post!

So read on if you wan’t to know (way too many) facts about me!

Lottie’s Questions To Me. 

1) What’s your biggest fear?

Spiders without a doubt- it scares me just thinking about them! I would also say death but then it’s starting to get a bit morbid…

2) What’s your lifetime ambition?

To be a successful and respected journalist with a nice big house in the country. Oh and write the next book series to rival Harry Potter. A girl can dream…

3) Where do you see yourself in 5/10 years time?

Hopefully, I will have my own home by then with a blue french bulldog wearing sky high Christian Louboutins and in a job that challenges me and that I enjoy! Extreme wishful thinking here again!

4) Chocolate or Sweets?

Oooh hard one! Chocolate as being a vegetarian I can’t eat a lot of sweets out there anyway!

5) Do you collect anything?

Only more make-up than anyone could need if that counts!

6) Tea or coffee?

I hate coffee and love tea so that one is very easily answered! This question is now making me crave a cup of tea!

7) Who inspires you?

My mum, soppy but true, she always deals with whatever life throws at her, good and bad and she’s always there to help and support me.

8) Do you prefer Summer or Winter?

Summer- but not a British one, we never get much sun!

9) What’s one item of clothing you can’t live without?

Is it extremely lazy if I say my onesie…? I have about five of these and to be honest, if I don’t need to leave the house, then I’m not getting out of my onesie ha!

10) Would you rather be famous, or the best friend of someone famous?

Famous for doing something I was proud of!

11) What is something you are passionate about?

Being a vegetarian and animal lover, animal rights are really important to me.

Lisa’s Questions To Me.

1) Do you have any New Year’s Resolutions?

Yes mostly to be more organised- so I hope I can achieve this in 2014!

2) If you could travel to anywhere in the world where would you go?

I’ve always wanted to go on Safari so I would love to travel to Africa and experience a full safari there!

3) High-street or high-end?

High-end, if I could afford it! But realistically, on a student budget, high-street!

4) What is your favourite make-up brand?

Urban Decay- I think their products are beautiful and worth the slightly higher price tag!

5) Why did you decide to start blogging?

I started this blog as part of one of my modules for my University master’s degree but I absolutely love blogging now so I can’t wait to continue to grow my blog- hopefully for years to come!

6) What are you most excited about for 2014?

Trying to be more organised in life (not very exciting I know) and hopefully graduating from my master’s degree.

7) If you won the lottery what is the first thing you would buy?

Probably something frivolous like a Chanel handbag…

8) What is your favourite online clothing brand?

I love

9) Trousers or skirt?

It depends on the weather, but I would go with a skirt!

10) What is your favourite city in the world?

I’m going to stay true to my Welsh roots and say Cardiff.

11) What beauty product could you not live without?

The Urban Decay Naked Palette, I’m too obsessed with it!

My 11 Nominated Bloggers 

1) Ruby from

2) Nat from

3) Steph from

4) Julie from

5) Heidi from

6) Amy Rhian from

7) Sian from

8) Collette from

9) Hannah from

10) Emma from

11) Taylor from

11 Questions For My Nominated Bloggers To Answer!

 1) What are your 2014 beauty resolutions? You can see mine here: 

2) What is your favourite book and why?

3) What is your favourite quote?

4) Cats or dogs?

5) What’s the best thing that’s happened to you so far in 2014?

6) Yes or no to wearing black lipstick (not at Halloween)?

7) What’s your favourite mascara and why?

8) What is your dream job and how do you think you could get there?

9) What beauty product are you currently lusting after?

10) Harry Potter or Lord Of The Rings?

11) Twitter or Facebook? 

I hope you enjoyed this post and I’d love to read your answers to any of the Liebster questions above in the comments!

Alice xx


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The Sunshine Award!

What is the Sunshine Award?

I was delighted to be nominated by the lovely Lucille from for The Sunshine Blogging Award.

For those of you who don’t know, this award is for positive and creatively inspiring other bloggers. As a new blogger, I’m so excited to be a part of this! Thank you Lucille!

So if you would like to learn more about me, please read on!

Sunshine AwardThe Rules

The Rules are as follows:

1) Share 11 facts of your choice about yourself.

2) Answer the 11 questions set by the blogger who nominated you.

3) Nominate 11 bloggers of your choice.

4) Include 11 questions for the bloggers you have nominated to answer.

11 Facts About Me

1) I’m currently studying for my masters in Broadcast Journalism.

2) I’m a vegetarian and I love animals.

3) I’m obsessed with everything to do with Harry Potter and I’m not ashamed to admit I wish Hogwarts was real…

4) The vast majority of things I own are the colour pink.

5) I think The Vampire Diaries is one of the best TV shows ever made.

6) I’m probably the worst procrastinator I know- I’m desperately trying to stop this but have had no luck yet!

7) I really want a pet micro pig as I think they are unbelievably cute (but then again, who doesn’t!)

8) It’s my ambition to write fiction books one day.

9) I think I’m addicted to chocolate.

10) If it’s glittery or sparkly, I usually want to buy it.

11) Listening to music and singing (usually to myself) makes me so happy.

Lucille’s Questions To Me

1) What’s your favourite low-end makeup brand?

I love lots of low-end drugstore makeup brands but I’ve been particularly impressed by Maybelline’s products at the moment! Their The Rocket and Colossal mascaras are fantastic and their baby lips lip balms and colour tattoo cream eyeshadows are so amazing for the price!

2) Name one celebrity you would love to meet.

There’s so many celebrities I would be ridiculously excited to meet but I would absolutely love to meet Emma Watson. She’s beautiful stylish, down to earth and intelligent and I think she’s an amazing role model for young women. Plus she happened to be in Harry Potter, my favourite film franchise ever so I would definitely love to quiz her about that!

3) What is the best advice you have ever been given?

That ‘you make your own luck.’ This is my godfather’s favourite saying and I think that while we all need a little bit of luck, exciting things will come our way if we work hard for them.

4) What’s one experience that you will never forget?

Skiing in Lake Tahoe in Nevada was amazing, being able to see the desert while you’re knee deep in snow is pretty surreal!

5) What’s one present you want to get this Christmas?

The Urban Decay Naked 3 palette is most definitely on my Christmas list! I’ve heard it’s coming out mid December so that’s perfect timing for the Christmas stocking! I’m in love with the original Naked palette and the rose gold hues in the Naked 3 palette look equally as incredible!

6) Who’s your celebrity crush?

I know this seems like I’m taking the Harry Potter obsession a bit far but I think Daniel Radcliffe is perfect- he’s gorgeous, intelligent and humble.

7) What one country would you love to live in?

I’ve always been fascinated with America, I would really love to live there one day and it’s my life’s ambition to visit every single state- USA watch out!

8) What’s your favourite hot/cold drink?

My favourite hot drink has to be the British favourite of a cup of tea- it seems to solve all life’s stresses and is the perfect antidote if you’ve had a bad day! My favourite cold drink is probably Diet Coke as it’s so refreshing, especially on a hot day (not that we get many of those here in Britain!)

9) What was your favourite subject at school?

My favourite subject at school was always English because I love writing and day-dreaming up lots of creative things- that’s why I love blogging!

10) What’s your favourite high-end makeup brand?

This is a hard one- I love Mac and Illamasqua, but my favourite high-end brand at the moment has to be Urban Decay. Their eyeshadows are incredibly pigmented and their All Nighter spray always sets my makeup perfectly- plus they’re cruelty free!

11) If you were only allowed to shop at one shop for the rest of your life what would it be?

I would choose T.K Maxx (or T.J. Maxx if you’re an American reader) because then you could buy designer makeup, clothes and homeware all in one place all at much lower prices. This may be slightly cheating as I think you could get pretty much all you needed there for life (apart from maybe enough food)!

My 11 Nominated Bloggers 

1) Nykki from

2) Katie from

3) Michelle from

4) Beky Lou from

5) Georgina from

6) Sera from

7) Becky from

8) Diane from

9) Gemma from

10) Cat from

11) Georgina from

11 Questions For My Nominated Bloggers To Answer!

 1) Why did you decide to start your blog?

2) If you could only take one makeup item to a desert island what would it be?

3) What would be the soundtrack to your life?

4) Who would you want to play you in a film about your life?

5) Would you rather be able to talk to animals or speak all the languages in the world?

6) If you could be invisible, read peoples’ minds or fly, which superpower would you pick and why?

7) Which two celebrity guests (alive or dead) would you invite to your dinner party?

8) What is the best present you have ever received?

9) What’s your favourite beauty product to use in the winter months?

10) If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you would buy?

11) What’s your best makeup tip/trick? 

I hope you enjoyed this post and I’d love to read your answers to any of the questions above in the comments!

Alice xx