This is a super long post because, unbelievably I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award and the Beauty Blogger Award! I feel so lucky and happy! Thank you to the lovely girls who nominated me… you can find links to their blogs if you keep reading!
Well, what a lovely surprise, I was nominated for the Liebster Award by the lovely Gianna at Glamorouslyhappy – thank you Gianna! 🙂
The questions from Glamorouslyhappy:
What is your biggest pet peeve?
I honestly have loads but I couldn’t name them all unless they’re happening right in front of my face. But I guess my overall biggest pet peeve is people being negative about everything. You know, those people who wake up in the morning and say “oh, I hate my life, I hate my job, oh look it’s raining outside what a disaster, why does the universe hate me so much” etc. etc. These people are in charge of their own happiness and if you keep being negative and not changing the things you hate in your life, then it’s never going to change. Plus, negative people just absolutely suck the life out of the positive people.
What is your favorite thing to eat?
I love Japanese food. From Sushi to Ramen, it’s all good!
Who is your celebrity crush?
I used to have the craziest crush on Paolo Nutini for years… bordered on obsession! These days, Gerard Butler/Channing Tatum/Tom Hardy!
Would you rather be rich and unhappy or poor and happy?
Cliché, but definitely poor and happy. No matter how rich you are, if you are unhappy you are the poorest of them all.
What do you like to do in your free time?
It depends what kind of mood I’m in! I love sitting indoors watching TV but I also love going for coffee or drinks with my friends and having a really good catch up! And, of course, blogging!
If you could go back in time, what advice would you give your younger self?
Don’t worry about what everyone else thinks of you. In time, the people who really matter will still be in your life and the people that make you unhappy will not.
What is the first thing you would buy or do if you won the lottery?
Give up work! Ha! After doing a few laps of the house, I would probably book a massive 6 month holiday and travel the world. Then I would come back and buy a beautiful apartment in the Docklands of London!
Who is your hero and why?
Can I have three? 😀
My Mum. She is such a big inspiration for me; she’s such a strong woman and having been through so much, she’s still smiling. She has a fantastic career, is always there when I need her, without hesitation, and I could never, ever wish for a better Mother.
My Dad. Funniest man I will ever know. Never fails to make me laugh and he doesn’t worry about the little things in life. He is always coming up with amazing bright ideas about his hopes and dreams and what he wants to do and I find it amazing that he has so much spark!
My sister, Louisa. We argue like nothing else, even as grown adults (!) but she is always there for me and I know she would give me her last penny if I needed it. Even if it doesn’t always seem like I do, I always look up to her.
What is your dream job?
To be a make-up artist. Always.
What made you start a blog?
Sometimes I have so many ideas bursting out of my head that I just need to get them out! After watching makeup tutorials and reading beauty blogs since I was a teenager, I thought it was about time I started one. Plus, I absolutely love to write!
Roses beauty blog
The Makeup Journal
Here are the rules:
Thank the person that nominated you and link to their blog.
Answer the 10 questions given by the nominator.
Nominate and link blogs (with less than 200 followers).
Notify the bloggers you have nominated.
Write 10 new questions for your nominees to answer in their blog.
10 Questions for my Nominees:
- What was the last picture you took with your phone?
- What was your first thought when you woke up this morning?
- If you could wake up tomorrow in the body of someone else, who would you pick and what would you do?
- If you could only have one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
- What is the longest you have gone without sleep?
- Name your worst habit!
- What is your worst fear?
- Tell us something about you that we don’t know!
- Where is your dream destination for a holiday?
- If you had to be trapped in a TV show for a month, which show would you choose?
I can’t wait to read your responses!
Unbelievably, I was nominated for another award – the Beauty Blogger Award – this time by the amazing Tamira at beautybytami! Thank you lovely! 🙂
- Tag the person who nominated you.
- Answer the questions you were given.
- Nominate 10 people who’s blog is about beauty or fashion.
- Make 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
- Inform the people you chose that they have been nominated!
The Questions from beautybytami:
Tell me something we don’t know about you!
I went to University for a whole year to study Politics but decided to leave to go to work instead.
Favorite current high end product?
I wouldn’t say it’s majorly high end, but MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation will always be a favourite.
What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
I’ve never done anything majorly crazy, but there are a few minor crazy things. I’ve driven to Blackpool from London at 1am before on a whim (about a 5 hour drive) in the absolute torrential rain. I’ve also gone to a club and sneaked into the back staff break room, sat on their sofa and pretended like I was supposed to be there to all the staff… got away with it as well.
Where do you work?
I work in London as a Recruitment Consultant – far from the makeup world!
Do you have any little furry friends? What are their names and what kind of pet?
Yes, I have a dog, she is a black Cocker Spaniel called Lola J
Your absolute DREAM car?
I’m not massively into cars, but I wouldn’t mind an Audi R8.
Would you give up putting on makeup for a full month if you were offered a $100 gift card to your favorite cosmetics brand for doing so? (You could use it after the month is over)
Absolutely, categorically, no. Haha, 30 days of torment would not be worth $100. Sorry.
What is your background? Ethnicity, family etc…
I am White British. I have an Irish surname so I asked my Dad once where we are from originally and he just repeatedly said “Stepney” until I got the picture. (Stepney is an area in East London – popular for it’s Cockneys!) So as far as I know, I’m just a Londoner.
One food you HATE?
Celery. End of.
What is on the top of your bucket list?
To go to Kyoto, Japan and see the Geisha. And I actually finally get to go next year in April! Excited is an understatement.
- What is your favourite lip colour?
- What is your favourite clothes shop?
- How often do you wear makeup?
- Long nails or short nails? Why?
- What is your favourite time of day?
- What has been the best day of your life so far?
- Who is your biggest inspiration and why?
- Do you drive? If yes, what do you drive?
- Explain your blog in 3 words.
- What is your best piece of advice to aspiring bloggers?
I’m so excited to read your answers!