Thursday, 9 January 2014

The Liebster Award

I am so incredibly grateful to have been nominated for the Liebster Award by the lovely Emily over at Little Emily Jane, and Ivana from Little and Flushed. Please go and check out their blogs, they are both lovely girls. I've read other bloggers posts and genuinely never in a million years though that anyone would nominate me!

The Rules

1. You must link back to the person who nominated 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 has nominated you.
5. You must tell the nominees that they have been nominated by you.

Emily's Questions:

1. If you could only use one beauty product what would it be?
I'd probably say mascara.

2. Skirts or trousers?
I'm probably more of a trousers girl. I love my new American Apparel Riding Pants, and I live in leggings and black jeans. 

3. How would you describe your style?
I'm pretty mainstream. But whether it's a trend or not, if I like it I'll wear it.

4. What made you want to start a blog?
None of my friends or family are that into fashion and beauty, so I suppose it was a way to connect with other people with similar 

5. Do you have any hobbies along side blogging?
I'm in my third year of university, and have literally no time to do anything else. My uni work is usually neglected because of my blog!

6. Is there anywhere in the world that you would most like to visit?
I would love to go to Thailand and ride on elephants, and stay in one of those little huts on a deserted beach. It's somewhere I've considered spending a month or so after I finish uni. 

7. Favourite meal?
I love Wagamamas so much. And I don't go very often so it makes it even better when I do go. I always have the chicken raisukaree and then the white chocolate and ginger cheesecake for dessert. It's like heaven on a plate!

8. Favourite high street shop?
Topshop every single time. 

9. If money was no object what would be the first thing you'd buy?
A new car 100%, I am dying for a white Audi A1. But if money was no object, i'd probably go for a matte black Mercedes G-Class, Kylie Jenner has one and it is beautiful. 

10. What are your aspirations for the future?
I want to go into the fashion industry, at the moment fashion journalism. But I would also enjoy styling or the PR side of fashion. Will just have to see what happens when I finish university. 

11. Do you collect anything?
I unintentionally collect clothes... My wardrobe spans the width of my bedroom, and then I also have 3 chests of draws full of clothes. Ebay needs to become my new best friend! Apart from that, Company magazines - they looks so nice when they're stacked up. 

Ivana's Questions:

1. Heels or flats?
I love wearing heels, but I'd go for flats as that's what I wear 99% of the time. 

2. If you only had 1 minute to do your makeup, what product would you reach for first?

Mascara, it can make you look wide awake even when you're not.

3. Cats or dogs?

Dogs, I have a dog called Arthur that I love more than anything in the world.

4. What did you want to be when you were a child?

Probably a hairdresser and makeup artist because that was what my Mum did. She used to buy me the hairdressing heads and I would give them hideous hairstyles. 

5. Why did you start blogging?

I want to be a fashion journalist, so blogging is basically journalism on a smaller more personal scale. 

6. Do you prefer to wear lipstick or lipgloss?

Lipstick! I am a definite lipstick hoarder. 

7. What type of superpower would you want to have?

To be able to control time. I'd love to go back to certain points in my life, whether it be to just relive them or change them. 

8. What is your favourite TV Show?

Pretty Little Liars. I watched it one morning on a whim, and ended up watching the entire 1st series in 2 days. If you haven't seen it, please watch it, you will get hooked! 

9. What is your favourite season?

I love Summer. I love wearing crop tops and denim shorts, and barbeques and going to the beach and the long sunny day.

10. What is your favourite shop?

There is always something that I want from Topshop.

11 Random facts about myself
1. I am obsessed with the Harry Potter films.
2. When I was 9, I was the under 11 Essex chess champion. Hard to believe right?
3. I am half English, half Jamaican. 
4. My mum was a makeup artist, and worked with people like Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista. 
5. Summer is my favourite time of year.
6. I'll be having jaw surgery in February.
7. I would love to eventually live in London. There is just something about it that is so exciting.
8. I have a dog called Arthur. He was a stray that was abandoned down my road in the year 2000 and we decided to keep him.
9. I go to university in Hastings, it's literally like the pit of hell. Do not go to university there, do not visit there, do not live there.  
10. I am convinced that one day I will win the lottery. 
11. I love the Pretty Little Liars TV series. 

Bloggers I'd love to nominate:

Michaela from:

Here are my questions:

1. Favourite Youtuber?
2. What is your favourite beauty brand?
3. Item you're lusting after?
4. What is your favourite trend at the moment?
5. If you didn't blog about what you do now, what would you blog about?
6. Who inspires you?
7. Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?
8. Your biggest fashion faux pas?
9. If you could only buy clothes from one shop for the rest of your life, which would it be?
10. Favourite TV series?
11. If you could visit any city in the world, what would it be?


  1. Thanks for nominating me! Loved reading your answers to these questions - Thailand is like the number one place I want to I go too, when I've finished Uni - I go to Uni in Brighton but have never been to Hastings! Bethan x

    1. That's okay :)
      Ah really? I wish I was in Brighton and not Hastings!

  2. PLL is one of my favourite shows, I'm so glad it's back! Also, love your blog :) x

    1. Thanks so much! I've followed back :)
      I stayed up to watch PLL live on Wednesday night, they leave them on such cliff hangers.

  3. Thank you for nominating me Ruby :) I did a Liebster award post a little while back so I thought that I would just respond to the questions here!
    1. My favourite YouTuber is definitely Zoella, followed closely by Tanya Burr.
    2. I would say that my favourite brands are Maybelline and Rimmel, I use a lot of their products.
    3. I wish that I could afford Bobbi Brown’s Extra Repair Moisture Balm, it’s so pricey but I tried a sample of it once and loved it!
    4. My favourite trend currently is cropped jumpers, I love them!
    5. I would probably blog about serious topics such as self-esteem, mental health and so on. I’m really into that stuff and occasionally write about these topics already.
    6. I’m inspired by many people but if it was down to picking somebody in the public eye, Beyonce without a doubt.
    7. Hopefully in a job I love and surrounded by friends and family.
    8. I definitely went through a rock chick/grungy phase when I was younger, that was a major faux pas.
    9. Topshop!!!
    10. My favourite TV series will always be Friends.
    11. I really want to visit Los Angeles. The whole culture and celebrity lifestyle there fascinates me!


    1. Ahh okay then! I love Zoella too, totally jealous of her life..

  4. Ruby oh my goodness, thanks so much for nominating me, that was so lovely of you! Half Jamaican wow, you're absolutely beautiful! I also followed you on instagram for a little stalk haha, better to be honest about it I think! If you wanna go over to my blog to see my post on the Libester Award, just visit rachelsaysfabulous! xxx

    1. That's okay! Thank you so much, I followed you back, don't worry I had a bit of a stalk too haha.

  5. Hi, you have wonderful blog and great post, did we follow each other already? if not, would you like to follow each other? if you decided to follow me on BLOGLOVIN, please let me know so I can follow you back! thank you.

    xoxo, J

  6. I love reading these posts, defiantly wish I could control time too!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers