I have recently been nominated for a Liebster blogging award which I’m very grateful for, I was nominated by the lovely Jnellie over at www.everythingabouther.com check out her lifestyle blog and see her recent Libester award post.
Thank you again Jnellie <3
If you aren’t sure what I’m talking about or haven’t heard about the liebster award before then it is basically an award that’s given to bloggers by other bloggers especially for new or small blogs, the Idea is to pass it on and share your blog with others. I thought this was a really nice idea as its a way of finding and communicating with other bloggers. Being a new blogger myself it is sometimes hard being noticed and finding other people to follow and socialise with so i thought this was a lovely idea.
11 facts about me
1.Born and still live in the UK
2.I love to travel
3.Last holiday I went on was to Orlando Florida
4. I love American food, it’s the best
5.My favourite colours are white, gold and rose gold
6.I love watching tennis it’s my favourite sport to watch
7.Enjoy reading in my spare time along with shopping
8.I really love DIY and arts & crafts, I am always thinking of new things to build and make over.
9.I love gold so much I will find anything I can to spray, paint or gold foil
10.I’m a new homeowner with my boyfriend and I’m really enjoying working on doing up our home, one room at a time.
11.Have a slight obsession with Marie the cat from Disney Aristocats haha
My 11 questions from Jnellie were:
1.) What inspired you to start a blog?
I have always loved reading other blogs, I had been thinking of starting my own blog for a while as I wanted another hobby and to be able to socialise and meet new people, also my love for makeup encouraged me to start up my blog I wanted to share my passion with other people and to really write About what I love.
2.) Is there any world city you found disappointing or underwhelming when you visited it?
Not so much disappointed but when I went to New York I was a little overwhelmed with how spaced out everything was, I had for some reason thought a lot of things where closer together so it was a lot of walking and taxis, also the shopping for me was a little disappointing, I wish I had done a little more research into my trip but it was a surprise Christmas present. Also we went at the worst time when they had an artic storm, one day it was around -11 and far to cold to sight see.
3.) What’s one thing you like about my blog?
I love the template and layout, the fact it’s really clean and simple, it makes it so much easier to read and you have given me some tips for my blog, I’m loving the less is more look lately on blogs, It makes me want to really read your posts.
4.) How did you come up a niche for your blog?
Well I think I knew straight away what I wanted my blog to be about, I love reading other beauty and lifestyle blogs, I knew I would have a lot more to write and talk about if I stuck with makeup & beauty, I wanted to write about something I was really passionate about and that will always be beauty for me. Although my main focus will be beauty on my blog I won’t rule out ever doing a fashion or lifestyle post.
5.) What makes you smile when you’re having a bad day?
My dog, he can always cheer me up If I’m having a cry or a bad day. Just something about animals they can really tell when you are upset.
6.) What three things you can’t leave the house without
I think this probably goes for everyone I hope but for me its my phone, money and keys, also my diary. (my handbag essentials)
7.) What quote inspires you the most?
“You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life”
8.) What are some challenges and difficulties you face as a blogger?
Well being a new blogger I haven’t really faced any at the moment, luckily, I think for me and any other new blogger for that matter it’s always hard at the start to get out there and to gather a following.
9.) What 3 tips would you give new bloggers
Love and be passionate about what you are writing and posting if you haven’t got that then is blogging for you ?
Don’t stress or become obsessed with followers on your blog or any other social media
Don’t start out blogging because you think Blogging is all about getting free things and PR. I have had a lot of people ask me if that’s why I started out and it’s not. I think people only get to that stage( if ever) when you have really made it as a blogger and to even be approached by companies is a massive privilege.
10.) Assuming money was not an issue, what is one thing you’re dying to DO?
I would love to travel a bit more, I have always really wanted to do a tour of America and really see the world. My dream is to go to LA and also other places like Dallas, Alabama, San Francisco to name a few.
11.) What are your favourite social media platforms and what clever tips for gaining engagement can you share?
My favourite is Instagram I have met some really lovely girls on their, I also love Twitter.
My tips would be to make sure you are posting at least once or twice a day. Also to make sure it’s of an evening to gain more attention in other countries, try and tag companies and brands in pictures and posts you do, Keep it simple and clean also good quality pictures help make your blog look more professional.
now on to who I nominate
congratulations on being nominated now all you have to do if you accept is to do a post of your own and thank the person who nominated you with a link to their blog, answer 11 Random facts about yourself and also answer the question I have provided below.
Good luck and also don’t forget to display your own Award badge on your blog!
1.What made you start blogging?
2.what tips would you give for new bloggers or people thinking of starting up a blog?
3.How would you describe you own style and also your blog style?
4.what do you use to take pictures on your blog?
5.Do you use social media to promote your blog? If so what’s your favourite?
6.Do you like to watch YouTube videos and if so who is your favourite channel to subscribed to?
7.Apart from blogging what are your other hobbies?
8.If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
9.Describe yourself in 3 words
10.Favourite makeup brand you can’t live without? (I am a beauty blog after all)
11.One beauty item you cant live without?
So they are my questions, I wanted to have a mixture of blogging, personal and beauty questions 🙂
once you have answered my questions don’t forget to let me know so I can check out your answers!
Thanks for reading <3