Monday, 14 January 2013

I've been nominated for my first ever award! :)

Hi everybody!

Today could have been just another ordinary Monday. When I was perusing my Blogger Dashboard as I do every morning, I noticed that Celeste from Madames Made Up has nominated me for a Liebster Award. I have often seen the little Liebster badges on blogs that I have been reading but I didn't know too much about it or the nomination process.  The rules are as follows:

1. Nominate 11 up and coming or new bloggers (with less than 200 followers)
2. Divulge 11 random things about yourself
3. Answer the 11 questions that the person who nominated you asked
4. Tell the bloggers you have nominated and ask them to complete the same process with the 11 questions you set out.

So without further ado!

11 Random Facts about myself

1. I have ridiculously small feet and sometimes I fall out of my size 3 heels. I also think my feet are shrinking!
2. I also have a huge head and I never ever wear hats. 
3. I'm the oldest child in my family and I definitely suffer from OCS (oldest child syndrome)
4. I only recently learned how to use Twitter properly (i.e. use the '@Connect' button)
5. I love driving but I couldn't give or follow directions if my life depended on it.
6. I'm allergic to cats. A real allergy like, not just allerge.
7. I secretly love kareoke and I think I do a mean Shakira impersonation.
8. I love cooking and watching cookery shows on TV- Jamie Oliver, Nigella, Gino, Rachel, Catherine Fulvio- you name it, I watch it.
9. I spent four months living in France working as an English teacher.
10. I don't eat fish- not even fishfingers.
11. Clothes shopping is a chore for me.

Answering Celeste's questions

Why did you decide to write a blog?

I've always loved writing and I love makeup and beauty products and potions. I've been a long time reader of many blogs and one of my friends said to me that I spend so much time reading other people's opinions online that I should put up some of my own. I was posting away for ages before I ever told anyone I was blogging- not that I was keeping it secret but I guess in the start when I was finding my feet and my voice, it was my little pet project of love. Then I told Nina (check out her blog here) and she kind of motivated me on to share what I had already done and gave me a plug and the rest, as they say, is history!

Converse or runners?

Converse all the way- wear them practically every day and have at least 20 pairs. When I go to the US, I can pick them up from outlet centres like Woodbury Commons in the kids section for like $15/20 a pair. Probably the one advantage of having small feet!

Dance music or Rock music?

Can I say dance to rock music? Truth be told, I love both- but I would say I am more of a rocker than a dancer.

If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?

I'd love to be just a few inches taller- I'm so short I am barely off the ground (barely 5ft but if anybody asks I am 5ft on the button!)  and I find it such a pain to buy clothes, I always have to take up and alter my trousers and pants for work, and it's really hard to get nice dresses to fit me in the way that I want instead of ending just above my ankle. If I was 5ft6 I would be very happy. Also, if I could grow like size 5 feet, that would be very handy.

Favourite perfume?

Anything Chanel- absolutely adore Chance, Coco Mademoiselle, No 5 (EDT), Allure. I also love Lacoste Touch of Pink and some of the Britney perfumes are quite nice in small doses!

What blogger needs more followers?

This is a hard one because I read so many blogs and I couldn't say any one blogger is more deserving of followers than another. I could name out all the blogs that I follow and love, but I would be here half the day and this post would get ridiculously long!

What was the last nice thing you did for someone?

I think I excelled myself this Christmas in the gifts that I selected for people- I just really made an effort to get things for people that I genuinely thought they would love, and it seems to have worked a treat!

Where are you from?

I'm from Mallow in County Cork (home of Pixyland!) but I am currently living in Dublin because I am working and studying in Dublin at the moment. I doubt I will ever return to Cork!

Who inspires you?

I think I take inspiration from a lot of different sources. I look up to my parents and I think I get my work ethic from them, I appreciate everything they do for me and my siblings. I love my Nana to bits and she had me reading/writing/speaking Irish and able to add/subtract before I even started Junior Infants. In work, I look up to alot of the associates and partners in the firm because they are so incredibly smart and clued in, and I can only hope to achieve that level of knowledge as my career progresses. I've recently finished reading Katie Piper's book and I just think that she is a true inspiration- given the path she has been on and what has been inflicted upon her- she is a trooper and definitely somebody to look up to.

Favourtie childhood film?

Mrs. Doubtfire probably or else the Home Alone movies-they still make me laugh to this day!

What is your pet peeve?

I have so many pet peeves I will sound very cranky. I don't like people who speak loudly to try to force their opinions on other people- just because you are shouting at me does not make your point any more valid! I don't like hearing other people chew food. People who scrape cutlery off their plates as they are eating. Children that howl and wail in public. People who commit to do something and back out for no apparent reason. Pushy sales assistants who won't take no for an answer. Ah so many, I could go on and on!

My Questions for my Nominees

1. What's in your handbag today?
2. Who would play you in the movie depicting your life story?
3. Favourite comfort food?
4. What is your most prized possession?
5. What was your most embarrassing moment to date (can be anything!)?
6. Favourite song at the moment?
7. Last time you cried watching a movie?
8. What really makes you mad?
9/ If you could step into somebody else's shoes for day, who would you choose?
10. Whose style do you admire and why?
11. Best book you have ever read?

My Nominees for a Liebster award :)

1. A Bullet to the Head
2. A Little Bit of Makeup and Beauty
3. Emilyx0
4. LACx0
5. Simone Scribes
6. Princesswatshername
7. Eimear Byrne Makeup Artist
8. Sarah Jane's Obsessions
9. Glamournazi
10. MakeUp by Kate!
11. Kathryns Make-up bag

Thanks again to Celeste for the nod and thanks to you all for reading xx


  1. Replies
    1. No problem Emily x Us Irish gals have to stick together- and I love your blog! <3 :)

  2. Well done on the award! I love cooking too, and I'm also from Dublin! Great blog :) xx

    1. Thank you Orla, that's sweet! I might see you around Dublin :)


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