So if you can believe it, I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award, by the beauty that is Aine. You should check out the blog, she relatively new to the blogosphere but she is flying it! I actually couldn’t believe it… I was shocked, in a really good way. I’ve been struggling with my blog, and my life, the last month so it was great to get something positive thrown at me!
Here’s a bit about the Liebster Award for those of you who haven’t hear of it. Basically you have to link and follow the person that has nominated you, they will have questions for you to answer, in a post you have to answer the questions, then you nominate 11 others and come up with your own questions for them to answer. Aine’s were good so I might have to steal a few!!
1. What made you begin blogging?
I decided to do a blog after encouragement from my sister, she kept saying I should go into make-up as I was good at covering up my acne. I didn’t really want to work in make-up and jewellery is my real passion, but I love make-up. My skin got very bad in late 2013 and I got quite depressed. At the start of 2014 I decided I needed a change, I changed jobs and started blogging to share my journey.
2. What was your greatest achievement of 2014?
I really struggled in 2014, I became very depressed and introvert. I felt like a stranger in my own body. I did have some highs but the lows were so low that I am just so proud of myself for making it through the year! Already 2015 is looking better.
3. List 3 things you don’t leave the house without (not including phone or wallet)
Make-Up Bag; I can’t go anywhere without it, I bring the full shebang. Most of the time I don’t need it, but as I’m quite a sensitive person occasionally I just burst into tears about something that’s been playing on my mind for weeks so it’s always good to know I can fix the face!
FiloFax; I’m a very organised person generally but I can be quite forgetful so I like to have all my important dates and appointments written down so I don’t double book. It has been my life saver the past few months as I’m used to structure and routine but I have none of that at the moment. I also sometimes have idea that I want to jot down and have my to do and shopping lists in there!
Brolly; Its Ireland we need it 24/7!!
4. Favourite TV series.
I have a few, I don’t often watch the TV I’m more about getting box sets but currently I’m a couch potato. To watch on my own I like the vampire diarys, Made in Chelsea, and Taking New York. To watch with Jarek I like Homeland and with my neighbour I watch House of cards.
5. Top 2 beauty products.
I didn’t even have to think about this for a second. Hands down I couldn’t actually live without Revlon colourstay foundation combination / oily skin and Cartice camouflage cream concealer (review coming soon).
6. Current favourite music track.
This was a hard one but I think Hozier Take Me To Church.
7. Would you rather shop online or offline and reasons why.
I like to shop offline, I live to actually see what I’m getting, and have the choice of trying it on. I don’t really like to be fused over but I do like to ask the shop assistance for advice sometimes.
8. Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time?
In five years I hope to be married, have a baby and be at a good solid place in my career. I recently went for a job interview in Jersey UK and hope to be there. I also want to have my finances in order by then, have all my depths paid and be on my way to being able to purchase a house. I’d love to still be blogging and inspiring people too.
9. Do you have any pets?
I did used to but not at the moment. We have sort of adopted a cat, we feed him and snuggle him, I’m sure he is so dirty but I try not to think about that EVER!!! Does that count?
10. What is the worst thing about public transport for you?
I tend to attract really strange people, this happens everywhere, especially on the bus, so being in a confined space with no escape… not good. I don’t drive so I’ve no choice but to choose public transport. I don’t mind it, I just get on with it.
11. If you won the lotto, what is the first thing you would do?
I’d have to pay off all my debts.
The first thing I think I would LIKE to do would be buy my/our dream house. This would probably take time though so in actual fact the first thing I’d probably end up doing first would be buy a car and book in driving lessons. The insurance would probably use up most of my lotto ha ha ha!
Now for my 11 questions and the 11 people I would like to answer them…
- Why did you decide to do a blog?
- What is the purpose of your blog?
- Who do you admire from the blogoshere?
- What has been your greatest success so far?
- What is your favourite jewellery brand and why?
- Name two beauty products you couldn’t live without!
- Do you have a Mantra? What is it?
- What accessory do you wear most?
- What inspires you?
- What is your favourite magazine and why?
- What’s your guilty pleasure?
Hope you like the questions:
Veronika and Agata – http://www.stylegamblers.com/
Jessica – http://gzel.global/
Aine – http://thisisaine.com/
Meggan – http://www.cardiganjezebel.com/
Melissa – http://www.lipstickandlouboutins.ie/