LIEBSTER AWARD

Last week, Yiota from the lovely Pink Daisy Loves blog  – you will find a picture and link of her blog in the slider below if you fancy a good read- nominated me for the Liebster award. I’m very grateful to her – thank you Yiota if you’re reading this – as this is exactly the kind of things which motivates me to write more posts and to be even more committed to my blog.

THE RULES FOR THE LIEBSTER AWARD ARE QUITE SIMPLE

 – I directly borrowed them from Pink Daisy Loves as she really well explains them-

You have to mention and thank the blog that nominated you in a blog post.

You then have to answer the questions which were asked by the blog that nominated you.

Then it’s your turn to nominate 11 other new bloggers.

Set 11 new questions for your nominees to answer.

Inform those people who you nominated, that they were nominated for the Liebster Award, and provide a link to your post so they can learn more about it.

The Liebster award is given to small and medium bloggers -usually less than 200 followers- in order to help them connect with each others. As for the questions, I believe it is a great way for my readers to, perhaps, get to know me a little bit better and I really enjoyed answering Yiota’s questions. Finally, I also thought I would tell you why I love the blogs I’ve nominated.

WHERE DO YOU LIVE?

I live in France.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE QUOTE?

I’m quite bad at quotes yet I will choose LESS IS MORE. It’s both a beauty and life-related quote in my point of view as I try to stay away from eccentric behaviours and I like simple things.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK?

Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

WHEN DID YOU START BLOGGING AND WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT IT?

I started in early June -2015- and I like to find people as passionate as I am about beauty. I like to write and, hopefully, improve my skills in English.

IF YOU COULD TIME TRAVEL TO ANY DECADE IN THE 20TH CENTURY, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

The 1920’s/ 1930’s because I’ve read too many times E. Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novels.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE COLOUR?

Deep navy blue.

WHERE DID YOU LAST GO ON HOLIDAY?

I’ve stayed in France as I went to the mountains.

IF YOU WON THE LOTTERY WHAT’S THE FIRST THING YOU’D BUY?

Probably a beautiful flat in a city where I’ve always wanted to live.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE BEAUTY PRODUCT?

A specific one or in general? I absolutely love removing my makeup so it would probably be a cleansing milk; otherwise at the moment I’m completely in love with the Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Serum.

LIPSTICK OR MASCARA?

Very hard to choose yet because I quite like my natural lip colour I would say mascara.

TOP THREE TV SHOWS?

-TV series are usually the only TV shows I watch- Even harder to choose, movie and series play an important part in my life: The Sopranos and Six Feet Under because I develop such a strong attachment to the characters and finally Friends because it is a very comforting show to watch and it never fails to make me smile. The same goes for Parks and Recreation – I had to put 4 of them, sorry! –

HERE ARE THE BLOGS I TRULY ADMIRE AND NOMINATE:

the Beauty Inbox: for the beautiful pictures, a lot of Mac reviews and the lovely serie Fives Minutes With where we get to know a lot of beauty professionals.

coveted beauty: quite a new discovery, but I already love how informative her reviews are.

Beautylymin:  For some good skincare reviews and empties, to learn more about perfumes and have some honest opinions on makeup items.

Linda, Libra, Loca: Even though Anne definitely has more than 200 followers, I thought I would mention her because her skincare reviews are the most informative ones I’ve ever read and she always have funny ways to introduce them, and, for this reason, I believe she deserves even more followers.

The Beauty Anecdote: Again, this is quite a new discovery, but I really enjoy reading Vanesa’s makeup reviews about brands which I generally don’t know very well.

Pretty Neutral: I love how creative Ellen is with her makeup looks.

Brigitte Hayley: I’ve just discovered this blog, but I really like it, it is a great balance between fashion and beauty.

Kat Horrocks: I particularly love this blog for all the posts about wellness and self-confidence, but it is also a great blog to look at if you’re searching for Beauty Gurus to follow on social media, or great makeup tips!

Ela Bella World: Again, Ela has more than 200 followers on Bloglovin’, yet I really wanted to mention her blog as she likes doing in-depth reviews about – for the most part- affordable beauty products and I personally enjoy these!

This Damsel Loves: Quite a new blog to me – I’ve been having more time to comment and discover new blogs recently, hence why most of them are new to me- but I really enjoy how informative and honest Lisa’s posts are.

Randomstein: This blog is a little bit different from the other ones as the main focus isn’t beauty, yet I find the concept very interesting and the pictures are always gorgeous!

 

MY QUESTIONS:

How did you come across beauty?

Why did you start your blog?

Is there another subject/passion you would like to blog about?

2 or 3 favourite Youtubers?

What are your favourite posts to read?

What are your favourite posts to write?

Who is your current beauty inspiration and why?

Do your relatives/ family / friends enjoy skincare and makeup as much as you do or are you the exception?

2 or 3 brands you wish you had in your country?

2 or 3 favourite places to be?

2 or 3 places you would like to visit?

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  • Thank you for your lovely words and the nomination. I fear I won’t be able to write a post on this anytime soon, so how about I answer your questions in the comments?

    – How did you come across beauty?
    Like many I struggled with acne all my life (teenage and adult) and was looking for ways to cover that up. So it began. Then came You Tube and blogs and here I am, full on immersed in the world of beauty.

    Why did you start your blog?
    To keep me sane after having my first child. Suddenly barely leaving the house anymore I felt the need to connect to the world somehow.

    Is there another subject/passion you would like to blog about?
    Travel. I did post about it quite a few times already, but I find it much more difficult to write about to be honest.

    2 or 3 favourite Youtubers?
    Only 2? Oh my… A Model recommends, the Pixiwoo sister. Oh, and a recent discovery and a fairly “small” one: Alice Red! If you check her out, tel her I say Hi, she is lovely!

    What are your favourite posts to read?
    Well done skincare reviews and anything with a personal touch.

    What are your favourite posts to write?
    Skincare reviews, even though they are a lot of work.

    Who is your current beauty inspiration and why?
    A Model recommends. She is my age, a mom and absolutely gorgeous.

    Do your relatives/ family / friends enjoy skincare and makeup as much as you do or are you the exception?
    My mother loves skincare and makeup, but not as much as I do, one of my sisters enjoys makeup and the other one skincare. Among my friends only one shares my obsession, and I don’t get to see her very often, so the blog is what connected me to people all over the world sharing the same interests.

    2 or 3 brands you wish you had in your country?
    Hourglass, Revlon and Covergirl.

    2 or 3 favourite places to be?
    In the woods surrounding my hometown Heidelberg and on the beach. I´ll take almost any beach.

    2 or 3 places you would like to visit?
    Namibia, Myanmar, Peru. To name a few…

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • You’re welcome 🙂 Thank you so much for answering them so quickly! I also love the Pixiwoo sisters, I love how British and fun they are. I would love to have a blog about cinema, but I also feel like it is a lot more difficult to write about it!

      • Cinema? I should introduce you to my sister, she is a director and loves talking about cinema and movies, something I don’t really have an opinion about. She is participating in a small festival in the South of France in August this year.

        • Oh really? That’s so funny 🙂

          • She also applied for Cannes. One day she will win a price there and I will do her makeup and in exchange get to walk the red carpet with her.

          • That is so impressive! I like the fact that you instantly think of her makeup ( I’m not judging at all, I will probably do the same) !

          • She doesnt wear much makeup, if any, on a daily basis, so I always do it for special occasions.

  • Such fun questions 🙂 Both yours and the ones you’ve answered 🙂 And I think that Liebster award is a really nice idea 🙂 xx

    http://beautypeptalk.blogspot.com/

  • I really enjoyed reading this! Thanks for nominating me! xx

  • Christine K

    What a lovely read! Thank you so much for the nomination! I am super excited to answer your questions for a post this weekend! 🙂

    http://covetedbeauty.blogspot.ca/

  • I love to read these Q&A, really lovely answers especially why you started blogging 🙂 Quite the same as me 😀

    Your blog is pretty cool! Would be so happy if you could follow each other 🙂
    xoxo, Colli
    tobeyoutiful

  • Thank you so much for the nomination 🙂 I guess you’re one of the first blogs I came across to after starting my blog and I love reading your posts. Like I said before there’s a wedding (7th of May) coming, due to that I might not have enough time to write a post so like Anne, I will give some of my answers 🙂
    1. I kept getting teenage magazines and there were many makeup tutorials so that’s when I came across beauty.
    2. I’ve always been into writing and sharing some of the things I did, I had a deviantart account before where I shared my drawings and paintings (I used to be good at it) and photography then for some reason deleted my account. After being jobless after my MSc, I thought about starting a blog as I’ve always enjoyed reading them for years. In order to encourage me, my fiance got the domain and everything in February however I didn’t have courage to post anything until mid July 🙂
    3. Photography, cooking, baking and DIY
    4. Vivianna Does Makeup, Lily Pebbles, Fleur de Force and a few others!
    5. Beauty, food and anything interesting.
    6. I don’t know what’s my favourite post to write, I can’t decide.
    7. Lisa Eldridge
    8. No one is really into it as much as I am.
    9. ABW, Hourglass, KVD
    10. I love visiting the shores of the UK, there are so many beautiful places.
    11. Australia, Hawaii, Iceland (to watch the northern lights)

    Sorry for the long comment 🙂 I hope you’re having a good week.

    Ela BellaWorld

    • You’re welcome! And thank you for your lovely words! Your answers were so interesting to read as well 🙂

  • Yiotou_La

    I loved reading your answers girl! I am with you, having an english beauty blog is a great opportunity for us to improve our writing in english (I speak greek). I would love to visit Paris, it is on my dream destinations! Have a nice day and we will talk soon!! xx

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves