Wednesday, 12 July 2017

The Liebster Award

I have been tagged by to do The Liebster Award by the lovely Mag from 'Forever Book Blog'. I was previously tagged before last year for this award, and I wrote a post for it, which you can read here if you want to get know me even more, but I thought that I would do an updated version as I'd love for my readers to feel like they know me like a friend. 


What is the Liebster Award? The Liebstar Award was created to recognise, promote and welcome new bloggers to the blogging community.
What are the rules of the Liebstar Award? The rules are pretty simple:
* Thank the blogger who nominated you, including a link to their blog.
* Include the Liebstar Award sticker.
* Answer the 11 questions the blogger gives you.
* Nominate 11 other blogs who have less than 200 blog followers.
* Ask them 11 new questions.

Here are my answers to Mag's questions:

What's your favourite thing about the blogging community or blogging?
I love how interactive and inclusive most of the blogging community are, especially on Twitter! I wish I could take part more often, but I love following new bloggers and interacting in Twitter chats. Hopefully I will be able to meet up in real life with some of the bloggers I speak to soon!

Any memorable memory you created from blogging?
Only reaching little personal milestones like 500 Twitter followers and writing 100 blog posts - I haven't been to any 'events' yet but hopefully soon!

What made you start blogging?
I was, and still am, really into reading magazines, and other blogs, and watching Youtube videos. I decided to start my own blog mostly about makeup and beauty as I found that that was where my interests were, and I had so much to say but no one to say it to. I was considering starting my own Youtube channel, but I prefer the process of writing and photographing, and I would feel too self-conscious watching myself back over and over again to edit.

Who is your role model?
A role model of mine from the blogging community is definitely Victoria from inthefrow.com. Not only is she absolutely beautiful, but her Instagram is just perfection, her personality is flawless and I cannot fault her or her boyfriend Alex, who is essentially her personal photographer (goals!). She has a blog where she posts three times a week and a Youtube channel where she posts three times a week, so she is also incredibly hard-working and she does it all in the nicest way possible. I would love to meet her in real life and possibly even collab! 

What is your passion?
I love all things makeup, and fashion. Other than that, I love my family and friends. I love having a big family and one of the hardest things about University was being four hours away from home, just as this meant weekend visits were expensive so didn't happen very often.

What do you wish?
My current goals are to get healthier, find happiness and to find my goal in life. Recently I have been trying to work out what I want to do career wise, and I just have too many options (which obviously is better than having not enough options!). Once I am healthier, I would also like to lose weight and get a proper fitness routine, but that is currently on pause.

Are you happy with who you are? Why?
I am happy with who I am personality wise. I like to think that I am a kind-hearted, generous person who has no prejudices and would help anyone. I am however not happy looks wise at the moment, but that is currently out of my control, so I am learning to deal with it.

What do you hope for?
As silly as this may sound, I hope that the world will become a better place, because recent events have been crazy and out of control, and they cannot continue.

Do you think society pressures you?
Yes, but only if you let it. I think there is a certain pressure to act a certain way, or particularly to look a certain way, but it is just as easy to ignore it as it is to succumb to it. However, I have the type of personality that succumbs to societal pressure, especially as I am obsessed with social media, which tends to reflect people's 'perfect' lives and not reality.

What are your future plans for your blog?
I have no plans set in stone, but I would love to keep posting at least twice a week, and for my blog to keep growing!

What's your least favourite aspect of the blogging community or blogging?
My least favourite would probably be how much I compare myself to other bloggers, who may have more followers, or more expensive products, or more opportunities. Blogging can incite jealousy, but I choose to celebrate others rather than get jealous.

I nominate:
*Abbey from abbeylouisarose.co.uk
*Charlene from charlenemcelhinney.co.uk
*Juliet from notcapulet.co.uk
*Sophie from sophialeigh.net
*Shona from whatshonasays.com

Questions:
1) Where is your dream holiday location?
2) What is your favourite makeup brand?
3) What is your favourite thing about blogging?
4) What is your favourite quote?
5) What is your favourite series?
6) If money wasn't an issue, what is the first thing that you would buy?
7) What is your idea of a perfect day?
8) What is your favourite aspect of yourself?
9) What is your favourite blog post you've ever written?
10) Savoury or sweet?
11) What is your proudest achievement to date?

Feel free to answer in the comments too even if I haven't tagged you!

Roisin <3