Wednesday, 23 August 2017

THE LIEBSTER AWARD 2017


Thank you to Hannah from Floraful for nominating me for the Liebster Award. I have been nominated previously and you can read that post here, but a sincere thank you to Hannah. I love her blog and she's just the sweetest, nicest internet person. I will explain the rules below first so you will understand the rest of the post.

Once nominated for a Liebster Award:
  • Create a post, thanking the person who nominated you.
  • Answer the questions the person who nominated you asked. 
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers and compile your own list of 11 questions for them.
Here are the 11 questions Hannah asked:

1. When did your love affair with makeup start?
I have always loved and been obsessed with eyeshadow. I got properly into makeup at around eighteen. I started watching tutorials and reviews and was instantly hooked on YouTube and loved to experiment with different looks. My first year at university was when my first ever blog was born because of all the makeup I was buying.

2. What scents do you lean towards? Floral, fruity, spicy or earthy?
I like fresh and sweet scents, but I am also drawn to spicy lavender scents. Odd but true.

3. What would be your last meal on Earth?
Can I eat everything?

4. Matte, satin or glossy lips?
Glossy at the moment.

5. What makeup trend do you wish would go away already?
I am getting slightly bored of the excessive highlight. They are beautiful and pretty, but I am just tired of it now as someone who doesn't really wear highlight. Ever. Thanks to texture.

6. What are things about autumn that you are looking forward to the most?
Being seasonally appropriate with my year-round wardrobe of chelsea boots and jumpers. And Halloween, naturally.

7. What books are you currently reading?
I am currently reading Girl on a Train, How To Be A Bawse by Lily Singh and also The January Children. Always open to recommendations though, so if you have any leave them in the comments!

8. When writer's or blogger's block hits you, how do you get re-inspired?
I always have a constant wheel of ideas, so it is never that I can't write it is more that I don't want to. Sheer laziness. To get past it, I give myself a break. My mind tends to wander when I switch my brain off to watch Gossip Girl or Mad Men and I am hit with ideas and posts that I want to create.

9. How do you keep a consistent blogging schedule when managing other commitments, like full-time work, family, relationships and other hobbies?
I try my best to post every other day, but as I can have a lot going on at times I am always okay with cutting myself some slack. I don't post for the sake of posting. Usually the posts you read are written immediately before hitting publish or the night before. That way everything feels fresh to me and I am excited to see the response.

10. Say I give you a $500 gift card to Sephora, what would you buy?
Grab some tea and a biscuit because this could take a while. Hypothetical hauls are my favourite. On second thoughts, a lot of the brands surprisingly are available in the UK so I would buy a lifetime's supply of the Ouai Thinning Hair Supplement ($28 each). Boring but they have been on my wish list forever.  $500 would get me 17 packets, leaving me $24 which I would spend on the Sephora Tame Your Mane Frizz Fighting Set with that ($24). If you would like an actual post on this I would be happy to do it, it would just take too long to write it here and I would need to dig deep on the site. Let me know in the comments. 

11. What are your favourite blogging props? 
I have bought a few over the years, posters from New Look, colourful makeup brushes and even sequins. I hate them all. I like books, magazines and makeup. I love my white and marble backgrounds. I  don't feel like I need anything else. My photography is very amateur and with time maybe I will feel differently, but sometimes it is just nice to keep things simple.

I nominate:
  1. Coco Bella Blog 
  2. Anika May
  3. Class and Glitter
  4. Pink Daisy Loves 
  5. The Glam Surge 
  6. Umm Baby Beauty 
  7. Ash Ms Tantrum
  8. Danielle's Beauty Blog
  9. Abigail Alice x
  10. Reflection of Sanity
  11. Beautylymin 
My 11 questions for you all are:
1. How long have you been blogging for?
2. What was your first ever post?
3. If you could spend the day with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?
4. What are your three can't-live-without holy grail products, any beauty product (hair/skin/makeup)?
5. Have you ever felt like you were done with blogging at any point?
6. What is a quote or message that is important to you?
7. How do you stay positive even when you are feeling down?
8. You're at a bar and you order a drink, what did you get?
9. If you were asked to write a book, what would it be about?
10. Which part of a 24 hour day is your favourite?
11. What three books do you recommend to everybody?

Thank you so much for reading, I would love to hear all your answers to these questions below, so please comment. Thank you again to Hannah, hope you all have a great day. Take care.

What would you buy at Sephora with a $100 gift card?

Love 
Kiran

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32 comments

  1. Can I please have the question on the $500 gift card for Sephora? Haha!! Just kidding. My Sephora wishlist is huge but I would love to know more on that set so a blog post would be appreciated! And thank you so much for the nomination! x

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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    1. I will work on it tonight! You are very welcome Yiota x

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  2. Loved to hear your makeup love story! I've been obsessed with it since the age of 15!
    Maya x | Vogue By Maya

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    1. Thank you Maya, I was a pretty late starter to the makeup game x

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  3. I love these posts, as it's so fun to get to know other bloggers! I have to disagree with you on the highlight front, as I love it!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

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    1. I know and I love it on other people, it just looks awful on me! Xx

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  4. Great answers, I really liked 'The Girl On The Train'!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. I loved the film! I am going to read some more tonight. Usually I read on my phone, but there's something so relaxing and indulgent about reading a physical book x

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  5. I love learning more about the bloggers that I read. I really enjoyed your makeup story. http://www.mrsqbeauty.com

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    1. Thank you Jennifer, I look forward to reading your post as well x

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  6. I had to look at what those hair supplements were, I thought maybe they were a miracle cure for frizzy hair haha! I love a natural highlighter too, rather than the excessive ones x

    Velvet Blush

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    1. No, not quite just a new set of hair vitamins for anyone scared/paranoid of hair loss and thinning aka me. Same, the only one that suits me is the Bare Minerals Illuminator x

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  7. Love this post! And yes do a post about what you'd buy with 500$ on Sephora, I love seeing hauls and wishlists!

    Carolina's Makeup Life

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    1. I will, hopefully it will help me stay focused on not spending. There's something satisfying about closing the browser when you have thousands worth of products in your basket haha x

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  8. Congrats on being nominated, beautiful! It was fun getting to know about some of your favorites with these questions! I like spicy scents, too, come fall and I like light and refreshing during the spring and summer. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have the most amazing end to your week!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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    1. I switch between light and fresh to spicy and deep as well x

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  9. Big congrats on being nominated! Wishing you all the best x

    Nev | Miss Nev

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  10. I can't see anything on this blog except 500$ question ha hahahahah

    Find Out Men Tank Top Can Quickly Improve Your Seem

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    1. Haha I will have a post up on that question tomorrow x

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  11. I'm with you on appreciating fresh and sweet fragrances, and YES to glossy lip shades!!

    aglassofice.com
    x

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  12. Thanks for the nomination lovely. So nice reading and learning more about you. Ooh Sephora...I have a lot of Belif, Farmacy & Drunk Elephant skincare in my basket right now so that would help ;) xxx
    UmmBabyBeauty

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    1. Drunk Elephant will be heavily featured in my haul haha x

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  13. Loved reading your post, i also like sweet scents and glossy lips nowadays.
    GlamupGirls

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  14. Thanks so much for the nomination Kiran, means a lot! Loved reading your responses to the questions. I'm a massive highlighter fan but I just can't get it right on my own face. I always look so weird haha. xx
    Coco Bella Blog

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    1. I know, I don't know why it just doesn't suit me! Xx

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  15. Thank you so much for tagging me Kiran, means the world x

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  16. I've just seen this! Thank you so much for picking me to be part of this post, I'm flattered!

    Anika xo | anikamay.co.uk

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