Liebster Award

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Thanks to Caroline at for nominating me for the Liebster Award! 
I was so chuffed, since it feels so lonely and daunting amongst the sea of bloggers on Instagram. 
I love the idea of this award, to encourage other new bloggers and help each other gain that little bit more exposure. We all have something different to bring to the table & it's great to share the love and the blogs! 
So check out Caroline's awesome site, especially her virtual styling service! 
I'm going to kick start right into the questions given to me by Caroline, so here I go: 

What made you start blogging?
I needed an outlet, right now I'd describe myself as a frustrated creative, exploring my love for fashion and everything that looks visually appealing to me & wanting to write more and empowering women in being authentic and strong in themselves while I'm at it. 
I use the term frustrated lightly and humourously, I'm simply itching to apply my creative head more and I know I have more to give -my blog is my own little space for this. 

What is you proudest moment as a blogger? 
This is pure cheese but last week my dad texted me to say he had seen my blog and loved it,  he told me to keep going - that's probably my proudest moment to date. 

Do you have a favourite post? What is it and why? 
This is hard because my favourite post hasn't been published yet - and I can't say because I want it to be a surprise ;) 

What would be your ultimate dinner menu?
 Being gluten intolerant, eating out can be difficult in Belfast still but here it is:

To start - a sharing platter (shared with Aaron, my fav dining partner ;) ) of olives, sun dried tomatoes & celery dipped in honey & coffee (a delicacy first tried in Harlem Cafe!) must have the vino on the go at this stage also! 
Main - Smoked haddock fillet topped with cream cheese and chives along with some quinoa, chorizo pieces and peppers. (Inspired by the French Rooms, Bushmills) 
Dessert - Lost & Found's gluten free Swedish Almond Custard Cake or Eva Paris Macarons (both to die for!) 
This should all be washed down with the all important vino or a G&T (Hendricks with Fevertree Elderflower Tonic) 

What is the most played song in your iTunes? 
This would have to be Conqueror by Aurora, so vibey ;) 

If you could be an animal what would it be and why? 
I'd be a butterfly, I reckon after the metamorphosis stage it would be pretty amazing to suddenly have wings after being a little caterpillar for so long. 

What do you never leave the house without? 
My essentials change all the time depending on my needs, I don't have any one thing - but ashamedly I can never leave the house without some form of makeup on, I long for the day where I feel confident enough to leave completely barefaced. (This usually only happens on holidays, and I always try to carry this on when I come home but combined with my tan fading and the lack of sunlight, my skin gets duller over time - but maybe thats a diet thing?! Any tips would be helpful!) 

Who is your hero?
I have a few - 
The top ones would be firstly, Audrey Hepburn (I adore her style, she set the tone for chic & her movies are classicly romantic & humourous)  and secondly, Rachel Gardner (founder of Romance Academy and a very inspirational woman of faith) 

What is your favourite and least favourite thing about blogging? 
My favourite thing would be meeting new people and developing my personal style more. My least favourite thing would be seeing the same thing over and over again on blogs and my Instagram feed, I really appreciate when a blogger starts something new and doesn't just always replicate what so many others are doing - there are definitely those generic types of pictures. I fall into this sometimes and I have to catch myself on. It's my goal to stay authentic. 

Who is your favourite Instagram account? 
This is soo hard to choose! But probably @sincerelyvee__ (2 underscores btw if you're searching for her) I just recently came across her feed and find it so encouraging, I've visited it continually for inspiration and encouragement. 

If you could give advice to your younger self what would it be? 
Spend more time investing in yourself, lasting friendships and exploring talents - less time on boys who realistically wasted it. 

So that's me, hopefully you've gotten a little glimpse of who I am! 

I nominate,
Valeska from Sincerelyvee
Eboni from Eboni & Ivory
Nicole from Life On Barry More
Charlotte from Simply By Charlotte
Chrisy from Collard Cashmere 
 Mercedes from Style It With Trix
Shannon from The Birdy Beak 
Karen from Stylish City Mom
Sarah from Sarah Tahami 

My Q's are
What are your hopes for your blog?
What is your biggest dream?
Favourite item of clothing in your closet? 
Favourite make-up/skin care essential? 
Who is your favourite new blogger? 
Which company/brand would you most like to work with as a blogger? 
What was the hardest thing for you about getting started, when you decided to blog? 
Favourite inspirational woman? 
What is your most embarrassing moment as a blogger? 
Who is your biggest supporter? 
If you could live in any country and do anything you like - where would you live and what would you do? 

 The rules: 
  • Thank the blog that nominated you on a post in your blog/social media.
  • Answer the questions asked by the blog that nominated you.
  • Nominate 5-11 other bloggers (with less than 1,000 followers on Instagram).
  • Create 11 new questions for the nominees to answer.
  • Notify all nominees via social media.
H x

1 comment:

  1. Hey! Thank you for my nomination! I am writing my Leibster post up now! PS. I LOVE your blog layout and feed! x eb