Thursday, 9 April 2015

Liebster Award!!

I am so excited to have been nominated to take part in the Liebster Award by the very sweet Lauren from Lauren Marshall. The award recognises new bloggers with under 200 followers in order to help them publicise their blog. I would definitely recommend checking Lauren’s blog out, she’s very down to earth and blogs about day-to-day life.

The rules to the Liebster Award are:
  1. Thank and link the person who nominated you.
  2. Answer the nominator's 11 questions.
  3. Nominate 11 small blogs who have less than 200 followers. You should believe that they deserve this award and include their links in your post.
  4. Create 11 new questions for your nominees to answer. Notify these nominees via social media/blogs.

So, here are the questions Lauren gave me and my answers!
  1. What is the most valuable lesson you have learned in life?
I think something that is extremely important is to breathe. I know this may sound silly, but it really helps things make a lot more sense.
  1. What is your pet peeve?
I absolutely detest tutting - weird I know! The sound really grates on me and I cannot stand the awful clicking it makes against your teeth!
  1. What is your favourite fashion store?
This is really hard for me because I really go through stages of what I think suits me or what I like at that point in time. At the moment though, I’m really liking Topshop - which is not great for my student budget!! I’m also liking ASOS too as I think their new spring range has lots of great items that I am definitely going to be buying (check out my Fashion Wishlist!)
  1. What inspires you?
Something that really inspires me is other people’s struggles. I know it sounds really soppy but it makes me reevaluate my life and realise how fortunate I am.
  1. Why did you decide to start a blog?
I decided to blog because I am at a stage in my life now where things are pretty hectic - I have my A Levels coming up rapidly, and think I will be taking a gap year which means I need to find a job (STRESSFUL!!) so blogging is a nice way for me to relax and actually talk about things I enjoy.
  1. Who is your favourite blogger?
This is so hard!!! I think at the moment it would be Alix from I COVET THEE as I love all the products she recommends! I also love Vivianna from Vivianna Does Makeup - but who doesn’t?!   
  1. What is your favourite quote and why?
“To all the girls that think you’re ugly because you’re not a size 0, you’re the beautiful one. It’s society who’s ugly” - Marilyn Monroe. I think this quote is perfect because everybody is beautiful in some way and our individuality makes us who we are and we should embrace that even though society forces us to be something we’re not.
  1. What are your biggest dreams/aspirations?
My biggest aspiration is definitely to make people happy. I love making people smile, which is part of the reason I want to be an actress (so that people can escape whatever is going on in their lives).
  1. What are you afraid of?
Bananas! I have a huge - and very weird - phobia!
  1. What makes you happy?
Similar to my answer to question 8, seeing other people being happy and smiling makes my heart burst!
  1. What three things do you want to do before you die?
I have been thinking about writing a bucket list, so this is definitely a good place to start! Firstly - I would love to volunteer in struggling country, secondly - I want to share a flat or house with some of my best friends after we all finish university and while we have jobs - I think it would be so fun, and lastly - I want to go snorkelling by the Great Barrier Reef.

To next take part in the Liebster Award, I would like to nominate:
...and your questions are:
  1. What job would you like to have long term in the future?
  2. What do you enjoy doing on a lazy day?
  3. What is your favourite holiday you’ve been on?
  4. Who is your celebrity crush?
  5. What is something you would tell your younger self?
  6. What is your favourite season of the year and why?
  7. What song is your guilty pleasure?
  8. Do you have a goal that you would like to achieve by the end of the year?
  9. If you could meet anyone, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
  10. What is something that motivates you?
  11. If you could change one thing you’ve done in your past, what would it be?

Thanks again to Lauren for the nomination, I really appreciate it! Please comment and let me know once you have answered my questions so I can see what you have written - I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to follow the rules! 
Sophie x 
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  1. Fab post, and thank you for responding! Its also a huge dream of mine to snorkel at the Great Barrier Reef! Keep up the great work! Lauren x

  2. I also go through stages of my style and I went through a whole phase of ZARA which was not good for my purse either haha
    Dalal xo

    1. I also went through a ZARA stage around christmas time and spent all my christmas money haha! x

  3. heeey! hope you have a great day! do you want to follow each other via bloglovin? if yes, just follow me there and i'll follow you back soon!

    1. hiya, all done! - can't wait to see what will be on your blog soon x