I am sure most of you are aware of the Liebster Blog Awards. Basically it is a blogger tag where you answer 11 questions another blogger tagged you to answer and then tag 11 bloggers to answer 11 questions you ask. As a midweek little extra I decided to answer some of the questions I was tagged to answer.
- Thank the person who nominated you by linking to their blog.
- Answer the 11 questions the nominator gave you.
- Nominate 11 other bloggers who have less than 200 followers.
- Create 11 questions for your nominees.
- Let your nominees know by getting in touch with them.
I was tagged by The secret life of a makeup addict and Beauty by Kayla G. Thank you ladies! I decided to rather answer both of these two lovely bloggers answers on the same post just to be more effective.
So first off we have The secret life of a makeup addict's questions:
What is the feature you like the most about your face?
Probably my eyes. My face shape is way too broad and my lips too thin to pick those!
What is the one product that makes you feel instantly more confident?
I am sure most girls will agree that mascara is one of the most important steps when doing your makeup, so I am very tempted to say mascara. However when thinking about it a bit more I have to say it actually is my concealer. Whenever I don't wear concealer I find myself feeling much more self conscious throughout the day.
When did you start wearing makeup?
I have been wearing mascara probably since I have been 16. My very first mascara was the infamous Maybelline Great Lash mascara. I added some concealer when I was 17, but only really got into makeup when I was 20. Shocking I know!
What color looks better with your eye color?
I tend to lean more towards natural colours. Colourful eye shadows just never really work for me. I love it on other people but personally think I just end up looking kinda trashy.
Do you prefer powder or cream products?
I'm a powder product girl when it comes to blushers, bronzers and eye shadows. However foundations and concealers need to be creamy in my opinion.
Favourite skincare brand?
At this moment I am really enjoying my Pond's products. I am using the Flawless Radiance line right now.
If you have to pick just one makeup item, what would it be?
Wow this is a hard one! No look would be possible without mascara, concealer and lipstick at least. So I guess if I could only pick one it would have to be mascara. My eye lashes are quite light so if I don't wear mascara they are practically nonexistent.
What was the makeup product that disappointed you the most?
I have had many bad experiences with makeup products and you will hear more about them on my blog soon! The latest product I have been very disappointed with is the Essence 2-in-1 eyeliner pen I bought recently. If you would like a more detailed review on this eyeliner let me know!
What are your passions beside makeup?
I love people and caring for people. My day would not be complete if I did not spend it with the ones I love.
What is your fave makeup artist?
Sinead Cady, I love how she simplifies things and breaks it down into the most obvious steps.
What is the thing makes you proud about yourself?
I always stick to what I believe in and I don't allow people to force me into doing things that I have previously decided I won't do.
What do you like to accomplish in the next year or so?
I would love to be successful in my studies and to give my absolute best in it. I often procrastinate when having to study and wish I could just stop and give my absolute best.
Thank you for your questions! Next are Kayla's questions:
When did you first start wearing makeup?
See question 3 above :)
How old were you when you had your first boyfriend?
Well the first boyfriend I ever had was when I was six years old. After a week of "dating" aka spending time on the playground together we kind of just forgot that we were a couple. The first real boyfriend I had or well the first big love was when I was 17 years old and we were together for over two years.
Favourite drugstore product?
Why is this so difficult to answer! When I read this tomorrow I will probably think of one I love even more, but at this very second of my life I am going with my Wet 'n Wild blush. It's just so beautifully pigmented and soft. It is difficult not to adore it.
Honestly I hardly have one! I use a Yardley makeup remover and then I either wash my face in the shower with my Nivea face wash or in the basin with my Pond's face wash. I usually use the Pond's Flawless Radiance line. It has a serum, under eye cream, night cream etc. I am very guilty of going to bed with makeup when I am really tired though...I know it's terrible!
Are you outgoing or shy?
I am quite shy and generally a rather private person until you get to know me. Once I am comfortable or have had a glass of wine I am quite a laid back and easy going person.
Do you like being a beauty blogger?
I have not been blogging for very long but I do enjoy it. I find it to be a nice way to break away from life and I also love reading the posts and opinions of other girls who love makeup as much as I do since most of my friends don't really care that much for makeup in general. I have started to convert my sister luckily so we like going drugstore makeup shopping together now.
Do you have a YouTube channel? (link it)
I am a chocolate freak. I can literally eat slabs and slabs and slabs of chocolate in one night! My favourite chocolate is the Cadbury Bubbly chocolate in the white and brown chocolate one. I actually decided that it was my new favourite chocolate only a week ago. I do also absolutely love the Milka chocolates though! They are more expensive here so I would generally rather buy the Cadbury one. Wish I could get my hands on more Milka chocolates!
Thoughts on Australian makeup prices?
I have no idea what makeup costs in Australia, but when comparing the South African makeup prices with the US dollar then makeup is much more expensive here! And we don't have the added advantageous of couponing and regular specials.
Rimmel Apocalips, this product was raved about by almost every single beauty guru. It is quite nice and the unique formula is interesting. Personally I'm just not that fond of the texture on my lips and it always feels like it will get messy really easily. I have probably only worn mine twice and I have had it for a year. It is not a bad product I just don't think it was worth the massive hype about it.
I love spring. The blossoms and new flowers are breath taking and I love the types of clothing you get to wear with in-between-weather!
My questions to the ladies I tag...
1. If you could choose one word to describe yourself or that other people would use to describe you what would it be?
2. What is your blog about? Is it beauty related or lifestyle?
3. How did you choose your blog name?
4. What has been the most challenging thing about blogging and for how long have you been blogging?
5. What according to you is the biggest makeup mistake a girl can make?
6. Yes or no for the use of blue eye shadow?
7. Lengthening or volumising mascara?
8. What is your holy grail drugstore mascara?
9. Who is your celebrity crush or who do you think is really cute?
10. What do you love most about the country you live in?
11. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
My Little Things, That Little Beauty Blog, Thrive on Novelty, Sweetness and Solitude, Hyacinth Girl, Stylish Suicide, Lipsticks and Coffee, The Beauty Collection, The Beauty Section, Be and Love You Beauty and Hello Gorge-ous!
Please let me know when you have answered the questions so I can read your answers!