TAG: Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

Thursday 28 August 2014


Beautiful Sonya from Once Upon A Glam has been kind enough to nominate me for this Sisterhood award. The idea behind this is so lovely. I really do feel grateful for the wonderful people I’ve met through blogging, their help, support, advice and great posts have meant a lot – big up the Sisterhood!

Thank you for my nomination Sonya -  check out her blog as its bursting with gorgeous luxury products, and if  you really want to drool take a look at her dressing table post!

So, here goes:

The Rules

  •    Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site
  •    Put the award logo onto your blog
  •    Answer the ten questions they have set you
  •    Set ten questions for your nominees to answer
  •    Nominate ten bloggers

The Questions

1. What’s your holy grail make-up product?

So hard to choose one out of everything! I’ve often raved about Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation (see my review post here), but actually the product I really couldn’t live without is liquid liner, and my absolute favourite is Soap and Glory Supercat. Amazing stuff!

2. Who’s your make-up icon (artist or celebrity)?

I’m completely obsessed with Charlotte Tilbury. I think she makes every woman she makes up look amazing, glamorous, beautiful and confident. If I could have a makeover with her I would literally die happy. I’ve never seen her put a foot wrong.

In the ‘real world’, I’m also addicted to ‘Makeup by Cheryl’ on YouTube. I adore her videos and she always looks flawless to me.
Celebrity wise, it’s Kim Kardashian, although I despair at what she’s done to her face lately. Ruined! Girl has a-grade make-up game though.

3. What’s your favourite eyeshadow palette?

That is a really tough decision. Just because I’m pretty sure everyone is going to say Urban Decay’s Naked Palette, I’ll say Smashbox Full Exposure. My husband got me one for my birthday after many years of wanting one, and its every bit as good as I hoped – plus each shade has a matt and shimmer version, so it’s the ultimate for versatility. This reminds me I still haven’t done a proper post on it -  one is now coming soon!

4. What’s your best make-up tip?
Coat your lashes with baby powder using a cotton bud before applying mascara. This bulks up the lashes loads and gives a great false lash effect for special occaisions.

5. Falsies or Au Naturel (eyelashes that is)?
Always falsies! I actually wear falsies most days now…I know it’s a bit sad, but I just love the extra flutter power. It’s such a subtle way to look better.

Permanent extensions irritate my eyes, so I put on strip lashes every day, but I’m so quick at it now that its second nature and doesn’t take any time really. I always choose natural looking ones because I’m not after the Katie Price look.

I vastly prefer Eyelure to other brands, but Sonya actually introduced me to line called Amazing Shine that are great quality, very natural looking and affordable as well, so that’s what I’m using at the moment.

6. Heels or flats?

I go back and forth on this issue a lot, so if you ask me in a few months my answer might be different, but at the moment it has to be flats.

I just can’t bear uncomfortable feet – they make me miserable. I walk quickly and I like to be able to break into a run if needed. I’m a tall girl with long legs, so I don’t need to wear heels for height.

Lately I’ve even started to wear flats on a night out! There are a lot of pretty flat shoes out there when you look.

7. What’s your ‘it’ accessory of the year?

This gorgeous OTT necklace has to be my number one item at the moment. It’s almost ridiculous its so huge, but the fact that its clear Perspex means it goes with anything. I bought it from an eBay store in Korea for under £6.00.

I love Korean accessories -  they’re so quick to pick up on trends. I’ve worn it loads for work with plain tops and dresses and at the weekend with t-shirts -  and I think its going to make an appearance at my next blogging event too!

8. Who’s your fashion crush?

I have soooo many, its unreal, but my ultimate icon is Leigh Lezark. She has the perfect mix of uptown girl and grunge going on. In fact, I wrote a post here about why I love her style so much. Anyone who is a Chanel muse has to have ‘it’ though, don’t they?

9. What’s your fave reality show?


Made in Chelsea used to be my total guilty pleasure, but I must say that I’ve lost interest in it lately. These things are never exactly ‘real’ anyway, but as the series have gone on, some of the characters have gotten so self-aware, and do stuff just to get air time -  they’ve turned into caricatures of themselves.

I don’t have much interest in watching the New York series either. It all feels too contrived and done before now. But I did used to be very into it, mainly for the relationship drama and the great outfits!

10. Champagne or Cupcakes?
What a tough one! I think those two things go very well together actually, so its hard to choose. If you’re twisting my arm, I’d go for the champagne. I’d rather waste empty calories on that! I do love the stuff. Preferably a nice Perrier Jouet, which tops the charts for me!

I nominate:

    Gyudy at gyudynotesofbeauty.blogspot.com
    Katy at littlemisskaty.co.uk
    Amy at stylestorms.blogspot.co.uk
    Tasnim at wishuponasmile.blogspot.com
    Sally at themakeupdirectory.co.uk
    Emma at emmavictoriastokes.com
    Paige at paigespreferences.com
    Jess at copper-garden.co.uk
    Zoe at zoemariebeauty.co.uk
    Bella at bellasbeautyblogs.blogspot.co.uk 

My Ten Questions:

  • What post on your blog are you most proud of and why?
  • What do you do for your 'day job' if you aren't a full time blogger?
  • Nail polish or eye shadow?
  • If you could be anyone else for a day, who would you choose?
  • What inspired you to start blogging?
  • Beauty product that changed your life?
  • If money and pain were no objects, would you have cosmetic surgery?
  • What song would you (or have you) have played at your wedding?
  • Name one beauty disaster you've had?
  • Where do you want to be in ten years time?


  1. This was so interesting to read about you! I am totally into Chelsea at the moment so I can't agree with you there but I know a lot has come up about it not being real etc. The Daily Mail online always has me in bits with Chelsea scandals and the like. That baby powder tip is genius! My lashes are near-on inexistent and mascara doesn't do the job so I do need some extra help. On the same note, I'm becoming a bit of a falsies pro myself! Go Eyelure. Rosemary X


    1. Haha, I'm with you there! I only started watching it a year ago, then binge watched all the series, but I just think its a bit contrived now. They are becoming like pantomime characters, especially Spencer. But I might still watch the New York one, not sure. I'm glad you agree with me on the lashes issue! I thought I was being too high maintenance. I know Sonya tagged you or I would have done - I'll look forward to your post! xx

  2. Love your questions, can't wait to do this! Thank you so much for nominating me! I'm so grad you thought of me :) I also enjoyed reading about you ;) I'll let you know when the post is up! xx

    Gyudy’s Notes Of Beauty

    1. You're very welcome, I've really been enjoying your blog since we met on the Twitter chat, so I'm very curious to see your responses! Will look forward to it! :) xx

  3. Thanks for the amazing intro, fab post! PS: I need that palette! xx

  4. Just nominated you myself but I see you did it. Great read.

    Lizzie's Daily Blog