Monday, 6 August 2012

Liebster Blog Award!

Hello! I was very surprised and thrilled to receive an email yesterday with a comment from the lovely Claire telling me that she had nominated me for a liebster blog award! This was so unexpected because I've only been blogging for the past couple of months!
The award is basically about "discovering new blogs and helping those with less than 200 followers to get recognised." and here are the Rules:
1. Each person tagged must post 11 things about themselves.
2. They must also answer the 11 questions the ' tagger ' has set for them.
3. They must create 11 more questions to ask bloggers they have decided to tag.
4. They must then choose 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers and tag them in their post.
5. These lucky bloggers must then be told.
6. There's no tag backs.

11 Things about me:
- I am at university studying ancient history.
- I am a major politics geek and regularly go off on passionate rants about various political things.
- I am completely fascinated by a few different areas of philosophy like religion, metaphysics and epistemology.
- I did ballet dancing for 16 years and wanted to go to ballet school to be a professional ballerina (it was too expensive *cry*).
- I can read Ancient Greek at a basic level.
- I love playing video games, especially on co-op with Matt, and my favourites are the Halo series, Fallout3, Little Big Planet and Resident Evil.
- I enjoy writing lists.
- I am 100% addicted to Made in Chelsea (I can't deal with it not being on tv!) and the channel 4 gypsy programmes (guilty pleasure).
- I eat way too much chocolate - I'm just finishing off a bar as I write this... oops!
- I am allergic to caffeine.
- I am about 5'2" and I hate being so short!

1. What and who was your biggest inspiration when it comes to blogging?
One of my biggest inspirations was my best friend Jen, she doesn't have her own blog, but we always talk about makeup together and different products, and our conversations inspired me to start a blog and share my ideas with other people too! But I found Zoe's blog inspired me into wanting to start me own too as well as Katie, Anna and Louise.
2.Your all time 3 favourite makeup items?
I would have to say, concealer (because oh god do I need it!!) mascara and highlighter.
3. Style icon?
The Olsens, I know it's boringly obvious, but it's true! Alexa Chung, Cara Delevigne, I love Olivia Palermo's style, and Lauren Conrad, Margherita Missoni, I love Louise Thompson from Made in Chelsea too.... I could go on!
4. Heels or Flats?
If I could only wear one then probably heels but I do tend to wear flats more often... gah, I don't know!!
5. Favourite beauty youtuber/blogger
favourite youtuber: Barbara (thepersianbabe) favourite blogger: Alexandra (The Wall Flower)
6. Current makeup splurge?
I recently bought the Stila in the Light Palette!
7. Most disappointing makeup product?
Probably the revlon lip butters? I don't really know!
8. Biggest achievement to date?
Probably my A-level results and getting into uni!
9. Favourite high street makeup brand?
I'd have to say either Sleek or Revlon I think...
10. Hopes for the future?
To graduate with a good class in my degree, to live in a nice house, and to be happy and healthy!

Since writing this post, I have also been tagged by Grace!! So I've answered her questions too:

1. What is your favourite food type?
Definitely Oriental,it's a bit of a toss up between Thai and Japanese!
2. What is your childhood memory?
When I was about 4 and my dad built this huge blue teepee in the garden in the summer, it was really nice and hot and I would sit in it and eat my lunch and play in the school holidays.. haha!!
3. What is your most treasured piece of jewellery?
I have a few, a swarovski bracelet, a links of london necklace and a pair of sapphire and diamond earrings, they're all very special to me
4. Who is your girl crush?
I love Victoria Beckham, and K-Mid. They're both so elegant and beautiful and sophisticated and poised. I do have quite a few girl crushes though haha!!
5. If your fire alarm went off what would be the one marerial item you would risk grabbing?
This one is really hard! Erm... maybe my phone? I can't really think!
6. What is your favourite accent?
7. What one fashion item would you buy if you could afford it?
The Jeffrey Campbell cosmic Litas, or a Burberry coat, they always do the nicest A/W outerwear
8.  Where is your dream place to live?
England, it's lovely here!! I would like to spend some time in Cali though
9. What is your favourite hobby? ( other than blogging ofc ;) )
I looove yoga and pilates, I used to dance a lot which i loved and I wish I still had time for it, and I like horseriding when I can too
10. Who is your favourite beauty 'guru'?
I think I'd have to say Anna, I think she seems like such a nice person and she comes across as really friendly in her videos and on her blog, and I always find what she's saying really interesting. I could sit and watch her videos for a long time, and anything she says she likes, I have to go out and get some immediately haha!
11. Why did you start blogging?
I just really love reading blogs myself, and watching youtube videos and I love makeup and clothes and skincare, so I thought, maybe someone will want to read my thoughts on these things? And apparently some people do! Which is lovely :)

My 11 questions to the people I tag:
1. What is the one beauty product you couldn't leave the house without?
2. Where do you get your style inspiration?
3. What is the number one beauty item, and number 1 fashion item on your wishlist?
4. Your favourite high street shop for accessories?
5. What is/was your favourite subject at school?
6. Who is your favourite beauty/fashion youtuber/blogger?
7. Your favourite magazine to read?
8. Describe your style.
9. If you were to change your hair in any way, how would you have it?
10. Describe your signature makeup look.
11. What colour lipstick are you always attracted to?

The Beautiful Bloggers I'm tagging:
Another Georgia
and Selina!

Go check out all these blogs if you aren't already subscribed and share the love, they're great! So that's all from me today! And a huge thank you to Claire for tagging me! :)
Eleanor x


  1. Oops, I've also nominated you for the Liebster Award :P I hope you'll still check out my post and maybe do my questions :) Congratulations!

    Grace xx

  2. you're far too kind lovely! <3

    // xx

  3. Awww, sorry I'm just seeing this now, but THANK YOU SO MUCH for nominating me!!!! I really appreciate it!!! Lovely blog, by the way! I've spent the past hour reading your posts lol, now following for sure!! =)

    <3 Amanda,

    1. thank you very much! You're so sweet, I' glad you like it :)
      Eleanor x