The Versatile Blogger Award


untitledHey there, I was very kindly nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by the lovely Becca at BeckInABlog, Thank you very much 🙂 It really means a lot to be recognised by others for my blogging efforts so thank you! Also if you haven’t already then check out Becca’s lovely blog!

Anyway here are the rules of the award:

1. Show the award on your blog.

2. Thank the person who nominated you.

3. Share seven facts about yourself.

4. Nominate 15 blogs.

5. Link your nominee’s blogs & let them know.

Seven Facts about me:

1. I have a slight obsession with One Direction but I mean who doesn’t, right!?

2. I really want a little dog, I am no good with naming types of dogs so I’m sticking to ‘little dog’. Living with my parents is a tad tricky though as (1) Mother is not a fan of any pet of any sort and (2) my dad is allergic. So my future furry friend may have to wait a while.

3. My ultimate life goal is to go to Paris. I’ve always wanted to go but still never been *sadface*

4. Sunday dinners are the worst dinners of the week (in my opinion). Sorry I just am not one for a roast dinner!

5. I would happily live in IKEA if I could.

6. When I was younger I always wanted to be a fashion designer, this changed when I did design in school when I realised I was absolutely useless at sewing and all that stuff. Nevertheless I would still love to work in the fashion industry, just not doing the practical stuff!

7. I am terrible at Maths.

Apologies if those facts were pretty boring!

My nominations are: 

Clare’s Beauty

Caryl Almelor

Plus+ Beauty

Cassmadaboutfashion

Beauty by Brooke LeAnne

Lush4Blush

ClareWithTheHair

Making it Up

Fashion for Lunch

A casual beauty

Insidethelifeofmoi

Confetti and Curves

The Glasgow Girl

Which Beauty Box UK

Leah’s Fashion Blog

Anyway thanks again to Becca for nominating me 🙂 Also if I nominated you then don’t feel pressured into posting this on your blog as I understand that many of you may have received this award before or whatever, so its up to you 🙂

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Liebster Award Nomination


 

liebsterHello everyone, unexpected post today after I was very kindly nominated for the first time for the Liebster Award *yay* by the lovely Clare, Thank you very much it means a lot to be recognised for my blog so thank you. Please do check out Clare’s blog here, she does some fabulous beauty reviews so please do have a look! As I said before this is the first time I’ve been nominated so I wasn’t entirely sure how this works but its created for recognising small and new blogs and to give them the opportunity to be more involved and grow in the blogging world.

So here are the rules:

1. A link to the blog you were nominated by, and a note to say thank you.
2. The award itself.
3. The answers to the questions given to you by the person you were nominated by.
4. Your list of 11 nominees (they must have less than 1000 followers on their blog).
5. A list of questions you would like your nominees to answer.
6. The list of rules for the award.

And here are my questions from Clare:

1. What’s your favourite TV show at the moment?

Ah difficult one, I have been watching episodes from all different TV shows and I am quite behind but one show that is probably my favorite and I cannot miss is Glee. Glee is my guilty pleasure and I can’t wait for the next season 🙂

2. What’s your favourite high end brand? And why.

Another difficult one, I would probably say Mac. I don’t think I could live without my Mac lipsticks they are perfect the formula and they are great for everyday wear.

3. What’s your favorite high Street brand? And why

I would say Soap and Glory, I just started using their makeup line not too long ago and its amazing. Their products are at the more expensive side of high-street products but the quality is amazing.

4. Lip gloss or lipstick? And why

This is an easy one, lipstick all the way! I am no fan of lip-gloss what so ever, its too sticky and eugh but I love my lipsticks especially my Mac ones!

5. Eye liner.. Liquid or pencil? And why

Liquid definitely, I used to be terrible at eyeliner and I soon got my hands on the liquid felt tip liners and once I started using them eyeliner is a breeze!

6. Why did you start your blog?

I started it a few years back originally as a fashion blog because I loved fashion and it was something I wanted to do as a career. I think the idea of blogging came from reading fashion magazines and I just kind of wanted to be that person who could be like the magazine editors and write about trends etc.

7. What perfume are you wearing at the moment?

Herve Leger – Intrigue, not really a favorite of mine to be honest. I am just trying to use it up haha!

8. What song are you obsessed with at the moment?

Crash Land by Twin Atlantic.

9. What foundation are you currently using?

Rimmel Match Perfection in the shade Light Porcelain however I think its too light for me oops!

10. What’s your favourite candle scent?

Anything cinnamon!!!

11. Where do you see your blog in a year?

Oooo, very unsure about this. I just hope that as time goes on my blog can continue to grow and have more recognition.

 

And now my 11 nominations, please check them out!

Confessions of a Makeup Hoarder 

Maja Estelle

Lush 4 Blush

Cassmadaboutfashion

Beck in a Blog

Aspenofmars

The Luxe Look

Plus+ Beauty

PluAnna

Emily Place

Briony Jaye Makeup

 

And here are the questions to you:

1. Drug-store or high end makeup?

2. Favourite restaurant?

3. Favourite clothes store?

4. What three things could you not live without?

5. If today was your last day on earth how would you spend your day?

6. Favourite scent?

7. If you could only wear one nail colour for the rest of your life what would it be?

8. Favourite season of the year?

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Tag: This or That


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I had seen this beauty tag a few times and I decided to give it a try 🙂 I hope you try it too!

Makeup:

Blush or Bronzer
Blush, its easier to work with and can instantly change your appearance. I particularly love Rimmel Stay Blushed tint in Sunkissed Cherry.
Lipgloss or Lipstick
Lipstick definitely, I go light on lip gloss as it sticks to my hair too much.
Eyeliner or Mascara
Mascara – the one item I could not live without!
Foundation or Concealer
Foundation as you don’t always need concealer.
Neutral or Color Eyeshadow
Neutral, I love browns and bronze shades. Color is a bit too much for me.
Pressed or Loose eye shadows
Pressed as they are easier to blend and work with and loose eye shadows are too messy.
Brushes or Sponges
Brushes! I hate sponges.

Nails:

O.P.I or China Glaze
O.P.I only because I have never tried China Glaze.
Long or Short
Long, I just think they look better and neater.
Acrylic or Natural
Natural. I would never have Acrylics because my nails are long enough already and they damage your nails too much.
Brights or Darks
Darks. Fall is my favorite season and I love all my dark shades of burgundy and browns.
Flower or No Flower
No Flower, I prefer simplicity.

Body:

Perfume or Body Splash
Perfume as its a longer lasting scent.
Lotion or Body Butter
Difficult choice.. probably Body Butter.
Body wash or Soap
Body Wash.
LUSH or Other Bath Company
LUSH! It smells amazing! I love their bubblegum lip scrub and their Snow Fairy body wash.

Fashion:

Jeans or Sweat pants
Jeans, I cannot live without them! I love Topshop Joni Jeans and New Look Supersoft Superskinny jeans.
Long sleeve or Short
Short sleeve just because I like wearing layers and I can never really find stylish long sleeve tops.
Dresses or Skirts
Dresses. I love a dress, super pretty and simple to wear.
Stripes or Plaid
Plaids, I love my plaid flannel shirts.
Flip flops or Sandals
Sandals, you can get super pretty ones while flip flops are a little more boring.
Scarves or Hats
Scarves, they can instantly improve your outfit and keep you warm, Bonus!
Studs or Dangly Earrings
Studs, they go with a lot more and are casual to be worn daily.
Necklaces or Bracelets
Necklaces, I love a big statement necklace which can completely change your outfit.
Heels or Flats
Heels. I am quite small so I do like a bit of height 🙂
Cowboy Boots or Riding Boots
Cowboy Boots, I wanna be a cowboy.
Jacket or Hoodie
Hoodie, they are very comfy.
Forever 21 or Charlotte Russe
Forever 21, they have good basics at good prices.
Abercombie or Hollister
Hollister.
Saks 5th or Nordstrom
No idea, never shopped at either.

Hair:

Curly or Straight
Curly, but just loose curls.
Bun or Ponytail
Bun.
Bobby pins or Butterfly clips
Bobby Pins. I probably wore Butterfly clips when I was 5.
Hair spray or Gel
Hair Spray. I have never used gel.
Long or Short
Long, you can do more things with it.
Light or Dark
Dark. I think everyone suits dark hair but not everyone suits light hair.
Side sweep bangs or Full bangs
Full bangs.
Up or Down
Down always.

Randoms:

Rain or Shine
Rain if I’m inside, it makes me feel cosy. Shine for outside, I don’t want my hair wet haha.
Summer or Winter
Winter weirdly, I don’t really like the weather but I love my winter wardrobe.
Fall or Spring
Fall my favorite season, I love my fall wardrobe of coats and boots. Its so pretty.
Chocolate or Vanilla
Vanilla, always. I am probably the only person to say that.
East coast or West coast
West coast.

 

Lauren x