I was nominated for The Liebster Award by lovely blogger Breanna. Confused, shocked and alarmed, I had no idea what this concept was. Eager to know more I began to research. So apparently the rules go a little something like this:
1.Post 11 facts about yourself
2.Answers the 11 questions the person who nominated your has asked
3.Nominate 11 other low-key bloggers, spread the low-key love
4.Ask them 11 questions
5.Let them know that they have a nomination
1.I have a gorgeous, ginger, curly haired cockapoo named Ollie. I genuinely believe we are so blessed to live on this on this planet with dogs.
2.I’m from Middlesbrough – consistently deemed one of the “worst places to live” yet couldn’t be prouder of my hometown and the inspiring, innovative people from it. Up the Boro!
3.If it’s pink, fluffy and a little bit tacky- I’m probably going to own in.
4.Chocolate > Sweets any day for me.
5.I have a degree in Marketing & Management from Newcastle University (2015).
6.In school I never felt like I was good at English, or had any confidence in my ability to write. I always felt like my strengths lie in Maths- but now I know that its not “one or the other”. I think this is where a lot of kids are held back.
7.My dad is transgender and I have never been more proud of the things she is achieving.
8.I am partial to the use of a good emoji, or two…
9.Over the past 2 years I have lost 1/3 of my body weight, I still can’t quite believe it myself. I thought I’d always “be fat”.
10.I prefer not to wear bra’s, but the ones I do own are hot as hell.
11.I have and always will be obsessed with tights. At the moment I love fishnets- big ones, littles ones, floral ones. You name it, I own it.
1. If you lived in a world that was monochromatic, what color would you want it to be?
Gotta be pink for me. Late last year, I impulsively purchased a pink fur coat for winter and boy oh boy was it the best decision I’ve ever made. Since then I’ve dared to wear a sweeping range of feminine shades and textures of pink! You could call me obsessed, but I would love to see these bright and beautiful colours replicated day-to-day. I’m concerned there is genuine lack of pink in the world today, anyone else got these worries???🤔👩🏽🎤💞🌺
2. If you were in the circus, what act would you want?
Id love to be a fire dancer- those chicks are hot as fuck. Talks about skills 🔥🔥
3. What is your favorite cuisine?
I used to be the fussiest eater in the world (think cheese sandwiches for Christmas dinner). Now my eating habits have improved and my taste buds have diverged, I like to go out to eat whenever I can. I am definitely partial to Mexican food- I love tacos, nachos, chilli, fajitas. Mmm, anyone hungry?
4. What song describes your life?
Tears Dry on their Own – Amy Winehouse
What a legend! I absolutely love this beautiful soul, I probably listen to her music most days. Someone I feel like I can relate to and it saddens me deeply that this soul sister ain’t here no more. Perhaps I should start taking some of her advice from this track and just “be my own best friend”.
5. What is something everyone loves that you don’t like?
I always get complimented on my naturally curly hair but I just see frizz? Pass me the ghd’s pronto 🙏
6. What small thing drives you crazy?
When you can’t have a conversation with someone without them constantly checking their phone. Sorry, is my real life friendship interrupting your digital world? Should we rearrange?
7. What was your favorite year in school?
Ooo this is a funny question. I don’t recall having a “favourite year” in particular. Generally I had a good time at school but I don’t think one year stands out above the rest.
8. What do you know that you think everyone should?
The benefits of meditation, mindfulness and yoga really do exist. Practice them each day and watch your anxiety and stress levels reduce. You will get fitter. Your appreciation for life and the things around you will increase.
This is not fake news.
9. What would you like to change about your blog?
Like a lot of my ideas, I decided to start blogging in the spur of the moment. The next minute I’m typing away, sharing extremely personal stories from my life online. It just kind of happened. I’m not too experienced with web design (other than an A-Level in IT which I spent most of it making spreadsheets- yup really beneficial 🤞) so I guess I’d definitely like to enhance my web design skills and make my blog feel a little bit more profesh all round. Also would like to up my game with my pictures, maybe introduce some flat lays and blog props when I get chance. But for now I accept we all start at the bottom and it just means we have more room to grow. 🤗
10. What brand would you like to work with on your blog?
I’ve never thought about this before, but Benefit is a classic, reliable make-up brand for me. I couldn’t imagine getting my brows done anywhere else- the girls are always so lovely and are absolute experts! As well as the fact half my make-up bag is from Benefit, I couldn’t think of a more apt brand as a dream team up. Literally what dreams are made of!💄💅💋💖
11. What is going right in your life right now?
Oh boy, where do I start? Too much to talk about haha. But I’ll give you some insight… I’m still finding my feet after moving out of my parents house last year, but definitely learning to love my life in Newcastle. My mental health is up and down but each day I learn new things about myself and seek better ways to cope, so that is how I know I am growing- which I find positive and comforting. I’ll tell you now adulting isn’t easy and there is no “how to guide”, we just have to take it as it comes and enjoy the ride. 🎢💁🏽🤞
Louis – Life As Lois
Sonia – Sea View Girl
Skylar – Candidly Darling
Victoria – Edge Of It All
Katy – Katy Allanby
Jack – My Take On Life
Chelsea – Monogrammed Pineapples
Emma – Emma-Leigh Hull
Lia – The Grounded Tree
Rohit – Passion of Blog
Bernice – Reclaiming my 20’s
1.What is your favourite animal?
2.What is your best quality?
3.What are your thoughts on Valentines Day?
4.How do you practice self-care?
5.Why did you start your blog?
6.Do you like using emoji’s?
7.What is your favourite song at the moment?
8.Do you have any tattoo’s?
9.Have you ever been addicted to anything?
10.Imagine you had the worst day, what could someone do to make you feel better?
11.What were your New Year Resolutions?