The Liebster Award

I got tagged to do this by Liliana ( – thank you by the way! I love these tags as it’s a way for you guys to get to now me a bit more, as I feel when I’m just writing about products that I like etc, you don’t get to see my personality as much as I would like!

Liebster Award Rules:
♥ Answer the questions that are sent to you
♥ Nominate 10 bloggers who have under 200 followers on twitter
♥ Ask them 12 questions of your own
♥ Notify them that they have been nominated

So, the 12 question Liliana asked me are…

1. Why did you start blogging?
As I’m studying Journalism and English at university, I thought this would be a great way to practice my writing, but keep my own voice within the writing too. Also, I’m a super busy person (lol kidding, I just work a lot), so I don’t think I would have the time to write for a website or magazine with a deadline – right now anyway. By creating my blog, it’s more relaxed for me at the minute, as it’s about things that I love, I can voice my own opinion and I’m in control.

2. What is the make-up product you use every day?
A correcting primer (I have redness in my skin), mascara and something in my brows, whether a pencil or setting gel. Some days I skip makeup all together though…

3. Who is your favourite YouTuber?
It has to be be Shaaanxo for a “beauty guru” – I’ve been watching her for almost a year now. But I also love Vlogs and ItsJudysLife has to be my favourite channel for them! I think that’s where my obsession with Youtube began! I have lots of others that I watch, but those two are my favourites!

4. Where have you been for your best holiday?
I would probably say Paris was the best trip I ever made! I’d been wanting to go for as long as I could remember, and it’s now my favourite place in the world. The fact I went with my best friend made it even better too!

5. Which is your favourite make-up brand?
At the minute (as you may be able to tell) I’m in love with Makeup Revolution (check out my haul here), but I think my all time favourite has to be Maybelline! I just love pretty much all of their foundations that I’ve tried, and I’ve always said that I won’t use any other brand of mascara but their’s…

6. What is your opinion about long distance relationships?
I’ve never been in a proper long distance relationship, but my and my boyfriend lived almost 2 hours away from each other for 10 months when I moved to university, and that was so hard! Before that, we would spend almost everyday together, so to go from that to only seeing each other at the weekend, and not every single week, was really hard for us – and me in particular. Now we live together. So my opinion on them is that they are really hard, and you need to communicate with each other so much more than you usually do or the relationship can break down.

7. Which is your favourite album ever?
This is a hard one, and I think I’m torn between two, the first being my darling Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream, and Arctic Monkeys debut Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not. Both contain a number of my absolute favourite songs, and if I could only pick to CDs to own then I think these would be the two. They’re probably my most listened to CDs also… (I bet you’re thinking, “CDs, who even has CDs anymore?!” but I’m such a collector of CDs it’s unreal!)

8. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
In 10 years time, I’ll be 30, so I hope to be married and have at least two children. If I don’t by that time, I hope I have a bloody good job and that I’m super successful and on some good money! I feel like that is the only thing that would distract me from my original, “ideal” life plan.

9. Who’s your celebrity crush?
At the minute, I’m in love with Ricky Whittle, but mainly because of his character Lincoln in The 100.

However, my all time celeb crush has to be Alex Turner (not my boyfriend) from the Arctic Monkeys. I recently rekindled my love for him after seeing this video.

10. What’s the piece of clothing you love wearing the most?
High waisted jeans. They have been my love for a fair few years now, and I wear them almost ever day, even to work. They’re just so comfy and suit my body shape the best. However, at the minute, I love bardot tops, especially black and white striped ones!

11. Who’s your favourite blogger?
At the minute I love The Sunday Girl! The writing style is perfect for what I love to read. Not overly professional and not too informal either, it’s the perfect mix!

12. What was your best day like?
At first, I didn’t think I could answer this one, but the best day (so far) was when my boyfriend, Alex took me to Edinburgh for my birthday/Christmas present in January 2014. We went to the zoo and saw the penguins (which I love), and they do a little penguin parade where penguins volunteer to come out of the enclosure for a little walk. We all had to stand in a line from one of the doors to the other to make sure they couldn’t escape while they walked along in front of us! It was the cutest thing I’ve ever seen and I was so excited!

Bloggers that I nominatetwitter hyperlinked to name
Sarah Louise Porter (
Emily Faye (
Amber (
Dimes and Donuts (
Sophia (
Own & Become (
bmarw (
Beautirella (YouTube)
Jess (

Questions for you
1. What is your favourite TV show at the moment?
2. What do you feel is an important tip for people that want to start blogging?
3. What’s your favourite all time beauty product?
4. What do you do when you’re not blogging?
5. Are there any products that you’ve tried but don’t understand the hype about them?
6. What did you do over the Easter weekend?
7. What is your favourite movie?
8. Who is your favourite Youtuber?
9. What was the last film you watched’? What did you think of it?
10. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?
11. What is your biggest goal that you wish to achieve?
12. Tell me about your pets! (Past, present or hoping for the future?)

And that’s it! I really enjoyed this tag! Even though it was harder than I thought it would be to find twitter users with less than 200 followers! Now go follow these lovely ladies and also follow me here!

And ladies that I have tagged, let me know on Twitter once you’ve posted your’s up!

Also, find me on Instagram (link below) this week to see my adventures in Amsterdam!!

As always, thanks so much for reading!

Nicole ♥

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