Saturday, 22 March 2014

I've been nominated for the Liebster Award! yaaaay!

Thank you Hayley :)  

Having only been blogging for a few weeks, and not knowing what to expect when I started typing on my little corner of the web, I've been so thrilled by how friendly, helpful and generous fellow bloggers have been. The latest example of how sweet fellow bloggers are happened this morning when I saw a comment on my latest blog post from the lovely Hayley saying she'd nominated me for the Liebster Award :) this link will take you to her wonderful Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

Leibster Award

Since I wasn't sure how the Liebster Award works, the following is quoted from Hayley's blog which you can read here: Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog  It's essentially a great way for bloggers to recommend other bloggers and try to raise the profile of their blogs.

The rules for this are as follows:
1.You must link back to the person who awarded you
2.You must answer the 11 questions given by the nominee before you
3.You pick 11 nominees with under 200 followers to answer your questions
4.You cannot nominate the person who nominated you
5.You must tell your nominees that they have been nominated by you

11 Random facts about me :)

1. I'm married to my best friend & soulmate.
2. I have a beautiful furbaby called Jade the sweetest little dog, and our featherbaby Wallace, a gorgeous yellow/green budgie :)
3. I love "Sleepy Hollow" (the TV series)
4. I'm a long, long time fan of Babylon 5 (adore Bruce Boxleitner)
5. Ikea is my happy place, yep really :)
6. I've been a huge Fry & Laurie fan for many years and secretly wish they'd make another series of A Bit of Fry & Laurie. To my last breath I will adore them both :)
7. I love roses, adore them.
8. I believe in angels.
9. I love pastels and Victoriana
10. I love old black & white movies, Humphrey Bogart is one of my faves.
11. I love hugs :)

These are my answers to Hayley's questions:

 1. What made you decide to start a blog?

I've always written, for as long as I can remember. Short stories, poetry and, if I ever finish it lol a novel I've been working on :) Words and their expression are hugely important to me, so a blog seemed to be a natural progression somehow, and I'm having so much fun writing it :) 

2. Have you stuck to your New Years resolutions? What were they?

a) to live more healthily, cook from scratch as much as I can, no fast food for example. I'm happy to say that this,we've stuck to :) The last time we ate from a take away it was from the local chippy when dear friends visited last November :) so yaaaaay!!
b) To absolutely organize our home :) This is very much a work in progress & I hope to share our journey on my blog. I have a very clear image of how I want our home to look and it has nothing to do with having expensive furnishings or designer wallpaper lol. We'll get there :)

3. What do you hope to be doing in 5 years time? 

If I had to make a wish, it wouldn't be for lots of cash or designer shoes, it would be to be as happy & content as I am in my life now. I have a wonderful husband who is everything to me and even with the health issues I have, I feel so blessed. I definitely believe in angels and mine looks after me very well and I am so very grateful.

4. What are five beauty products you could not live without?

1) The wonderful Clean On Me from Soap & Glory It's a fabulous creamy shower gel which contains mandarin peel extract and has body lotion built in! I use mine twice a day (shower morning & evening) and I love how my skin feels.
2) After I have my shower I reach for my lovely pink tub of The Righteous Butter  again from Soap & Glory :) There are NO words for how much I adore this body moisturiser. It just sinks into damp skin and leaves skin feeling like velvet & the smell... Oh my, it's heavenly :) I've been using this for a little over 3 years now and its the only body butter I use. At around £10.40 for a 300ml tub its a little pricey it's my little luxury and the tub just lasts and lasts :)
3) Rimmel London's Hide The Blemish Concealer This has been my go to concealer for so many years. I have always had dark under eye shadows & this is so good at hiding them and making me look more like a human than a panda :) I love how creamy it feels and it really works :)
4) Peaches and Clean 3in1 Wash-off Deep Purifying Cleanser from.... you guessed it! Soap & Glory :) I can't help it, I just adore the Soap & Glory range of beauty products. This cleanser feels lovely on the skin & it really works too, again such a glorious scent. Leaves my skin feeling so fresh and it's great at removing make-up (although I don't wear a lot so not sure how it would be with heavier make-up.)
5) Thick & Fast Mascara  This is by far the best mascara I've ever used. It lasts for ages, covers all your lashes and really does make them stand out. Again made by Soap& Glory, I first tried this because it was part of the Christmas bag they do every year as a special offer at Boots and now it's always in my make-up bag :) 

5. MIC or TOWIE? 

Neither I'm afraid, I'm sorry! I know they're both hugely popular but I just don't do reality TV or even soaps for that matter. I do watch dramas, especially European dramas like Wallander  (I adore Krister Henriksson) the Swedish & Danish co-production The Bridge and French TV series Spiral (French title Engrenages)

6. Favourite LUSH product? 

I've never tried any of the Lush products, but it's on my to do list, I've heard so many great things about them :)

7. What's your favourite quote? 

Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future
Oscar Wilde

8. Favourite time of the year? 

I love spring, when the garden starts to come to life again, when you start to notice that mittens & scarves aren't needed to go outside any more :) If I had to choose my absolute favourite time of year though, it would always be summer :) The sunshine makes me feel better, I get to hang laundry outside to dry (yes, I really do adore doing laundry lol) and I can go to work wearing a pretty cardigan instead of a heavy and or rain jacket :) 

9.What's your favourite brand and why? 

Without a doubt it would have to be the incredible, the wonderful Soap & Glory   You probably guessed that by now though, huh? :) 

10. Would you rather only have a wardrobe full of winter or summer clothes? 

Summer clothes definitely! Lovely floaty dresses, fun maxi dresses, favourite comfy jeans with fun Tees and pretty cardigans, strappy sandals & fun wedges. Oh definitely summer :) 

11.  If you could only wear one lipstick for the rest of your life what would it be?

Moisture Renew lipstick by Rimmel London in  shade 125 "To Nude Or Not To Nude,"  it's fabulous!
Wow! that was really fun! OK, now it's my turn :) 
I would like to nominate the following lovely people & their wonderful blogs, I'll link them below, do go check them out :)
1.  My first nomination is Tie Dyed Tofu a fabulous blog written by Avalon. She's a younger blogger who is passionate about animal rights and is already a wonderful photographer.
2. My next nomination is Amorinmay a great blog covering lifestyle, travel, books & beauty.
3. Next is the lovely Bekka's blog ForeveRebekka which has everything from recipes to books.
4. My next nomination is Indra's blog Alice In Beautyland covering beauty, fashion, recipes & interior design.
5. Next is Hilary's wonderful and truly inspirational blog Getting Through Life
6.  My next nomination is Novarellie a fab blog with lots to read on beauty & fashion.
7.  A great blog with lots of beauty posts is  Serene Siren written by Rachael.
8. The So-Called Homemaker is a fabulous blog written by Christine.
9.  My next nomination is a great blog called Tinkerbell Kelly  and is written by Kelly Elizabeth and has make-up, blogging tips and lifestyle.
10. Another fabulous read is Belle's blog The Life & Times of Belle
11. Do go and check out Aftab's wonderful blog Fresh & Fearless
Well, these are my nominations, they're all fabulous blogs and I do hope you go visit with these amazing bloggers and say hello. Blogging is such fun, but also a lot of work too, and it's so great to know that someone is reading and appreciates your posts.
So, amazing peeps, here are your questions from me.  Do remember to paste your Liebster Award to your own blog, and help share the blog love and nominate your favourite bloggers. 

Your Questions :) 

1. What's your favourite movie?
2. What's your favourite Book?
3. What makes you laugh?
4. Music? what/who do you like to listen to?
5. what's your favourite season? Are you a summer person, or do you prefer Spring? Winter?     Autumn?
6. How much time do you spend working on your blog?

7. What is your favourite quote?

8. Who inspires you? Who do you most admire?

9. If you could change anything in the world, what would it be?

10. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would be your dream home?

11. What's your favourite food?

Well, that's all folks :) Thank you for visiting, and thank you so much to the lovely Hayley for nominating me. Do go say hello, you'll find her blog here.
Till next time dear ones, sending hugs x


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    1. Hi Amy :) Thank you so much for visiting, and what a sweet comment to see when I get home from work, you've totally made my day! Thank you so much, sending hugs xx