The Liebster Award

Sunday, September 22, 2013


I have been nominated by the oh so sweet Jill over at Sale, Smiles and Styles for the Liebster Award. The Liebster Award is an online award where you find 11 of your favourite bloggers that have less than 200 followers to help grow the community. You then assign 11 questions for them to answer to get to know one another a bit better. Below are the questions Jill has set out for me and I am excited to answer them.

1: Why do you write your blog?
I have been on and off blogging since I was in college. It started as a craft and DIY blog, then became a travel blog when I was in the states and has now morphed into a lifestyle, makeup, things I like blog. In this time I have changed names more often that I can count but now have a name that truly represents the blog, me. I like sharing with people and I love keeping records for myself what I have been up to and what I am going through at the time. Also since finishing college and getting an office job I like to use it as my personal creative outlet.

2: If you were to get a tattoo, what would it be, where would you get it and why? (Obviously, if you have a tattoo, just tell us where it is and what it's of!)
I have one tattoo I got the first summer I lived out of home when I was 19. It is a Disney like bow on my right wrist in black ink. I always wanted a tattoo and at that time I was getting much more girly in myself and wanted something to reflect that. I think getting another is out of my system but you never know.

Ps. I didn't get a professional photo shoot done of myself, it is for an exhibition project in Limerick. More info here

3: What is the single most loved outfit you have ever worn and why?
I’m actually struggling to answer this question, I have so many favourite outfits depending on what mood I’m in. Jeans and a cute top do me most days but I did absolutely love the outfit I wore to my brothers wedding last month. Also do my pyjamas count as an outfit?

4: Does music inspire your style? How?
I think this would have applied to me when I was teenager as I was a little Green Day loving pop punker with baggy jeans, band hoodies and converse. Now as many would tell you my taste in music hasn’t evolved much from my 14-year-old self but I have grown out of the band hoodies. (I was stopped a few weeks ago buying a One Direction t-shirt though but it was for my own good)

5: Name your top 3 girl crushes!
Jennifer Lawrence is my number one for sure, and I don’t even need to explain why as so many are in agreement. Zoey Deschanel for obvious reasons as she stole my hairstyle. And my final is a strange one but I just find her alien looking and amazing – Iggy Azalea, my boyfriend doesn’t even understand that one.

6: Be honest-Tea or coffee?
I do try to be a pretentious coffee person but I just don’t get the warm fuzzy feeling inside that a good homemade cup of tea can give me.

7: How do you think that fashion and style impacts on us? (Positive or negative ways)
I’m not really a fashion follower person but I think it is down to the fact I’m stubborn and once I find something I like I don’t like change. Positively I think fashion has the ability to let people express themselves but I think it can also work the opposite way where people pigeonhole themselves into a certain “look” and are afraid to escape it.

8: Who inspires you and why?
I am very lucky to surrounded by my very inspiring family and friends. My Dad who has fought through all the sh*t that has been thrown at him over the years; my Mam for always staying positive and glam during it all; my brother for having the balls to start his own business and my other brother for leaving school young and proving you can still find what you are good and be successful; and my boyfriend/bestfriend Anthony for being blessed with a talent but still working crazy hard to get better and better at it everyday. They are a pretty awesome bunch to be fair.

9: What would you want the world to remember you for?
Even though I am 24 I think I am too young to answer this. I haven’t really done anything of significance yet in my life to be remembered by. But for now I would like to be remembered for being a positive and affectionate person to the people around me.

10: If you had the money to do what ever you wanted, what is the one thing without question you'd buy/do?
If I had all the money I ever needed I would buy the house back from the family who bought the house my mother grew up in, knock down the monstrosity they built in its place and build my dream house. I would also buy Anthony a studio so he could move home and be creative! Then boring things like pay off our loans, go on a long holiday, buy a decent car, some new clothes and maybe just become a lady of leisure for the rest of my life. Ha!

11: What make up item can you not live without?
Concealer for sure! I could live without everything else but a good concealer can completely refresh my face in the morning. At the moment I’m using the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer that EVERY beauty blog raves about.

My Questions:
1: If you could have one job for the rest of your life what would it be?
2: Favourite book you read this year?
3: What’s your biggest obsession of the moment?
4: Favourite season?
5: Heels or flats?
7: Cosy night in or mad night out?
8: Your one helpful tip to give a fellow bloggers?
9: To date favourite moment of your life?
10: What piece of advice would you give your teenage self if you could?
11: What in your mind is the best purchase you have ever made?

The lovely ladies I tag are as follows:

This was an interesting exercise as I actually was finding it hard to find the smaller blogs within the reader I have of bigger known bloggers. I am not even sure if most of the above have less than 200 followers, all I know is they are some of my favourites at the moment and I would love to see them answer my above question.

Thanks again to Jill for tagging me in this award, great to see someone reading and enjoying.

Ps. If you are reading this and you have a blog please link it below as I love discovering new people!


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