A couple of days ago, the gorgeous Aisling nominated me for a Liebster Award. Now, I still don't really understand what this is, apparently its a way of meeting other new bloggers and promoting us lesser known ones!
When nominated, you get 11 questions to answer so people can get to know you a little bit better!
These are the ones given to me by RosySmiles blog :)
Why did you start blogging?
Aside from it providing a lovely (but unneeded) distraction from Uni work, a friend suggested I start one due to my obsession and knowledge on Lush products.
It's also nice to write in a format different to a scientific journal once in a while.
What’s your favourite make-up/fashion advice you’ve picked up from a blog you’ve read?
As of yet, I haven't found any makeup advice that I would use, that my mother hasn't already told me. I'll have to go on the hunt for some new beauty blogs!
What are your 3 must-have make-up products?
I cannot live without Gosh 'Velvet Touch Foundation Primer'. I won't even put powder on my face without it, never mind foundation.
My 2nd favourite makeup product has to be lip-related. I think lipstick is key to brightening your face, and it can lift your whole appearance even if you dont have time to do a full face of makeup (which I rarely do). Mac Matte 'Ruby Woo' is a firm favourite, with enough of a blue tint to make my teeth look whiter.
Lastly, but certainly not least, Illamasqua 'Thunder Eyebrow Cake'. I bought this for Halloween last year to give me perfect dead flapper girl brows, and I can't believe it took me 21 years to colour my eyebrows in. How I coped before, I do not know.
And your 3 favourite skin care?
Without a shadow of a doubt my number 1 has to be Lush 'Ultrabland', the best makeup remover ever to grace the world, and the winner of the Lush 'Desert Island' competition.
To tone my face, I adore Lush 'Eau Roma' toner water to make sure I've removed any last bits of crud from my face. It smells amazing and is great before bed.
Lush's 'Celestial' moisturiser is the most amazing facial moisturiser that I have ever come across. The first and only moisturiser not to make me spotty, oily or sore (plus it smells like a banana milkshake).
Note: I will be doing a review on Lush skincare soon, so stay tuned :)
What’s the one beauty item that never leaves your handbag?
Kiehls 'Lip Balm#1' is sensational. Spending so long in laboratories and air conditioned rooms wreaks havoc on my lips, and this stuff moisturises and prevents further damage far better than my previous favourite Vaseline.
(In fact, I swapped handbags today and forgot to transfer my Kiehls balm at home and had to use Vaseline. It didn't do a thing to my already dry, sore and chapped lips.)
As an interesting little bio on Kiehls lip balm, it was tested out on hikers on Everest.
What is your favourite Disney movie? (If you don’t like Disney tsk tsk.)
Beauty and the Beast! Belle was always my favourite princess. She put intelligence above beauty and she wasn't as vapid as princesses in other movies, like Sleeping Beauty (why on earth would you prick your finger you numpty).
Is there a part of your beauty regime that you find tedious?
Removing my makeup, which is silly when I love my cleansing products so much! Living in a house with a boiler that I suspect isn't entirely safe nor legal, attempting to get hot water to remove my makeup is hell, and it often involves me having to boil the kettle and then steaming the first 3 layers of my skin off.
Lipstick or Mascara?
Lipstick every time. I look ill without it.
Where would be your dream place to live?
I don't particularly care which country, as long as it's in the country. Land and trees and mountains is perfection to me. Despite being a London girl at birth, I'm a rural girl at heart. Just plonk me somewhere with a pretty view where I can watch the sunset, wrapped in a blanket and sipping a cup of tea.
You can only listen to one band for the rest of your life, who is it?
Death Cab for Cutie. Such an awful name for such an amazing band that creates such beautiful music.
What is your favourite animal? (Zoology question hehe.)For anybody who knows me, it certainly IS NOT any member of Diptera. Diptera can go do one. For people who don't know me, I'm not a psycho with a hatred for flies… Well, not without a justified reason.
But back to the question. I have no idea! I do have a fondness for Axolotls at the minute though.
The blogs I'm nominating are :
Beauty in Beta
Annie Writes Beauty
Naomi Talks Beauty
Technically, you're meant to nominate those with <200 followers, but finding those are so much harder than it sounds!
The questions I'm giving you are:
- Why are you proud of yourself? :)
- What is your perfect holiday?
- What are your 3 favourite bathtime/showertime products?
- Favourite childhood nostalgic memories (glitter gel and hair mascara have to top mine!)
- Thor or Loki?
- If qualifications didn't matter, and money was no object, what would be your perfect job?
- Favourite festive holiday (Valentines Day/Easter/Hallowe'en/Bonfire Night/Christmas etc)
- Have you ever tried Lush products?
- Are you a cupcake or a slab-of-cake girl?
- Worst fashion faux pas?
- What is your worst Bridget Jones bad makeup mistake moment?
Thanks so much for reading!