Thursday, 5 February 2015

Liebster Award

First of all a HUGE thank you to Miss Singh for nominating me for the Liebster Award! The Liebster Award is a blogging award that lets blogs with under 200 followers receive more visits to their blog, and lets readers discover what else is out there. I've been reading quite a few of these lately and I think it's such a cute and fun idea. I'm so so happy to be nominated. Miss Singh runs a fantastic blog that I love reading. My favourite post from her is 'Change a Sad Day to a Happy One', it made me really happy just reading and inspired me to get up and do something. You should really go check her out!

Here are the rules!

  • Link the person who nominated you
  • Answer the questions asked by the person who nominated you
  • Nominate blogs with under 200 followers
  • Create 11 questions for those blogs to answer
  • Notify those bloggers via their blog/social media
And the questions that I got asked are...

1) What is one beauty product you can't live without?
I'm not sure if this is a beauty product or skin product but lip balm is a necessity for me. I have really dry lips that need constant moisturising so I always have lip balm with me. In fact, as I'm typing this, I have two lying next to me. If that doesn't count then mascara! I love having long, dark lashes, and I feel like mascara can really change your look.

2) What is your favourite store to shop at?
I'm not sure if I have a specific store that I love to shop at, but my favourite 'type' of store are those cute little independent ones that sell lots of interior wear, candles, notebooks, and all sorts. I'm a sucker for those! Also the independently owned bookshops.

3) What is your favourite type of candy or chocolate?
I love strawberry clouds! And bonbons! Strawberry flavoured anything really. Although I really like chocolate, I get sick of it pretty quickly.

4) If you could live in one place in the world, where would you live?
Funnily enough, my boyfriend asked me this exact question yesterday. I'd have to say by the beach, probably the west coast of Australia. That way I get to watch the sunset over the water. I have a weird thing where I feel almost claustrophobic if I'm not by the ocean. I'm not a water baby or in sync with the sea or whatever, I just grew up living really close to the beach so I find it comforting to know it's nearby.

5) When did you start your own blog and why?
October last year I decided, after many months of deliberating, to just do it. I'd been reading blogs for a while and really wanted to start my own - so I did! And it's been so much fun. I'd invite anyone to start a blog, and if you do leave a link in the comments and I'll promise to check it out!

6) Three things you learnt in 2014?
Studying pays off, especially if you do it properly (I learnt this the hard way...)
Don't take the people you love for granted
Even though it may not feel like it then, you can get through whatever problem you face

7) Where did you go for your last vacation? Any planned for the future?
My last trip was up to Melbourne for my uncle's 50th birthday, but I'm not sure if that counts as a "vacation". I went to visit family in Norway back in 2012 where I also went to Paris and Denmark, which I think of more as a proper holiday. I'm planning to go back there this year for Christmas.

8) What are three of your favourite TV shows?
Right now Grey's Anatomy is my number one favourite. I really can't get enough of it - I've been binge watching it for over two months now. Second would be Criminal Minds. I love how creepy it gets without actually scaring me, although I have to admit I do get a bit jumpy after watching it (I am rather pathetic though). I'm not sure if I have a third favourite, as I like quite a lot but none really jump out at me. I suppose Pushing Daisies was amazing while it showed. So disappointed it got cancelled.

9) What is your favourite mascara?
Max Factor is my favourite for mascara in terms of brands, but my current favourite is Elizabeth Mott's It's So Big mascara. I received it in my December BellaBox and although initially I disliked it (it claimed to be a volumising mascara when it did anything but), it's now my go-to product. My lashes look so long and dark without looking unnatural. It's almost completely clump free!

10) How do you relax yourself after a stressful day?
If I can be bothered, I'll usually run a bath or have a shower and then treat myself to a home facial, but sometimes after a stressful day I just want to lie on the couch and watch crappy television (admit it, so do you). Hot chocolate always melts the stress away, too.

11) Who inspires you the most?
I can't say there is one person who inspires me the most, as there are lots of people out there that inspire me to do different things. As cheesy as it sounds, my loved ones always inspire me to be the best person I can be. Yep, super cheesy.

And the people I'm nominating are:
Niki from Niki Mint
Tessa from Bramble & Thorn
Carly from Let Us Wanderlust
Genevieve from Vievelle
And you reading this!

My questions are...
1) What inspired you to start blogging?
2) What's the meaning behind your blog name?
3) Tea or coffee?
4) Are you a cat person or dog person?
5) Describe your ideal morning.
6) What is your dream career?
7) What is your favourite season?
8) What reminds you of home?
9) Current favourite song?
10) Current favourite book?
11) Sweet or savoury for breakfast?

I know these are a bit of an odd bunch of questions, but I thought they might be fun to answer! I would love for anyone to participate, as I love nosying into other people's lives. Thanks again to Miss Singh for the nomination! Leave any thoughts or comments below, I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

xx Silje


  1. Ahh noo! I guess great minds think alike! I was just coming here to tag you in my liebster tag! Haha funny how that happens right? Thank you so much for the tag though!


    1. Woops! This totally escaped my mind and I forgot to tag everyone! That is quite funny though. ;) Thanks for the tag, maybe we can do two posts? Haha!
      xx Silje

  2. I am so glad you participated! :) Love your answers! Trips to Paris and Denmark sound amazing!
    Thank you for liking and enjoying my posts!

    1. Thank you, I'm so glad you tagged me!
      xx Silje

  3. Thank you so much for the tag Silje!! Great questions too by the way!

    Carly xo


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