Triple Liebster Award Nomination

Thursday, 16 January 2014

I've been nominated by 3 separate people for a Liebster Award which is just insane! I still can't get my head around the fact people actually read and (possibly) enjoy my blog. A huge thank you to the amazing girls who nominated me!!


The lovely girls who nominated me are:

Hannah at Hanna Talks
Ellis at Ellis Tuesday
Olivia at The Northernist

The rules are as follows:
You must link the blog that nominated you for the award
You must answer the 11 questions given to you by the nominee
Choose 11 bloggers to nominate with under 200 followers
You cannot nominate the blogger that nominated you
inform the nominees that they have been nominated

Hannah's Questions

1. High heels or flats?
No contest! Heels all the way even if I do walk like a wounded duck in them.
2. What was your proudest achievement of 2013?
Probably being able to run for 30 minutes straight without collapsing into a heap on the floor. Up until last year I couldn't run for a minute.
3. Bold or nude lip?
Bold. I like people to know where my lips are.
4. What celebrity would you love to meet?
Guy Martin *patiently waits while you all Google Guy Martin*.
5. Why did you start blogging?
In all honesty I have no idea. I started when I was 14 and I think it was just so I had a place to write down my ramblings. I eventually turned this blog into a beauty and fashion related blog towards the end of 2012 and have loved it ever since.
6. Favourite band/artist?
Green Day or Eminem. It's a close call.
7. Where would you love to go on holiday to?
Baltimore or San Diego during football season.
8. What's your dream job?
It changes on a regular basis but right now it's a shoe designer.
9. If you were on a deserted island, what 1 beauty item would you choose?
It's so boring but I'd probably go for lip balm.
10. What's your favourite food?
Pizza but only if it's a disgustingly greasy pizza.
11. What would you like to achieve in 2014?
I'd like to be happy and healthy with my life finally figured out. I'll settle for at least one of these things.

Ellis' Questions

1. What is the best bargain you have ever found?
A pair of Karen Millen shoes with £100.00 off the original price.
2. What is your favourite movie?
Requiem For A Dream.
3. What was the first makeup item that you bought?
A Rimmel London eyeliner.
4. If you could switch with anyone for a day who would it be?
Pharrell Williams. I just want to ooze coolness for a day.
5. What is the most played song on your Ipod?
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
6. What is your favourite nail polish brand?
Barry M or Essie.
7. Where would you like to live if you could live anywhere in the world?
America, preferably San Diego or Baltimore.
8. What celebrity would you most like to be best friends with?
Guy Martin!
9. What is your favourite beauty brand?
Urban Decay or MAC
10. What is your favourite book?
I Beat The Odds; From Homelessness to the Blind Side and Beyond by Michael Oher.
11. You only have £20 to spend on beauty items, what would you buy?
Rimmel London Eyeliner, Rimmel London Eyebrow Pencil and a lip balm. I'll sacrifice the rest of my make up so long as my eyebrows and eyes look presentable and my lips aren't dry.

Olivia's Questions:

1. What are 3 things on your wishlist for this month?
A good black hair dye, Nars Heatwave Lipstick and Sam Edelman Lorissa yellow studded heels
2. What is your favourite social media?
Twitter.
3. Have you broken one of your New Years' resolutions? If so, which one?
Yes, I've broken every single one I made.
4. On which site do you do the most of your online shopping?
Right now it's H&M and House Of Fraser.
5. What beauty product can you not live without?
Eyebrow pencils!
6. What is your best quality?
I make brilliant nachos. This counts as a quality right?
7. What is your dream job?
A shoe designer or a shoe wearer...can I be paid to wear shoes?
8. If you had a time machine, would you travel to the past or the future?
Probably the past so I can slap myself in the face.
9. You're at a dinner party with 5 of your chosen celebs (dead or alive). Who is there?
Eminem, 50 Cent, Pharrell Williams, Philip Rivers (Chargers) and Jacoby Jones (Ravens).
10. If you could travel to anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Canada.
11. Why did you start blogging?
I honestly couldn't tell you as don't actually know what made me start. I know I was 14 when I started my first blog and it was either because I needed somewhere to write down my ramblings or because I was a narcissist.

My Nominatons:

Rebecca at More Rebe
Sorcha at www.brightfieldnotes.com
Madeline at Madeline Loves
Daniela at Daniela Scribbles
Victoria at It Is Victoria
Kirsty at Kitsy
Amy at www.amynorris.com Amy V Norris
Claire at G Is For Gingers
Chloe at Chloe's Thoughts


My 11 Questions For You:

1. What are your 3 best features?
2. When was the last time you did something you shouldn't have?
3. Summer or Winter?
4. Who was the first band/artist you saw live or, if you haven't seen anyone, who would you like to see live?
5. Favourite brand for shoes?
6. What was the first album you ever bought?
7. When (assuming you do) did you start wearing make up?
8. What is your TV guilty pleasure?
9. Who is your favourite actor/actress?
10. Do you prefer drugstore or high end make up?
11. Dress up or dress down?

Have fun xx

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Ted Baker Coat

Thursday, 9 January 2014

I mentioned in my Christmas post *link* that I received a present that I felt deserved it's own post so here it is!

While Christmas shopping in House Of Fraser/Jenners in Edinburgh I glanced down from the balcony and spotted the most beautiful coat in the Ted Baker section. I then wandered around lost for 20 minutes in search of it and when I finally found it I fell in love with it. Unfortunately I had to leave it behind as I had blown all of my money on presents and flights to England.


5 days passed and I suddenly had the urge to go onto the House of Fraser website to stare at the coat and luck just happened to be on my side for a change. I had unknowingly gone onto the website 5 minutes into the flash sale and the price of the Ted Baker coat had been knocked down 20% with 4 left in my size. I asked my parents if they would be willing to pay for half if I handed over what was supposed to be my tattoo fund to which they agreed. It arrived on the Monday (despite paying for delivery on Saturday) and was unwrapped and worn on the Wednesday.

I'm starting to believe my entire house is on a slope.

I got it in a size 0 (UK size 6) and in camel. It is available in black and pink as well but they have nothing on the camel version in my opinion. The hardware is rose gold and the only way to do up the coat is by the belt as there are no zips or buttons.


It's so cosy and comfortable but I won't lie, I do have a gripe with it and that is the belt loops; there are not enough of them which means my belt hangs freely. Personally I would prefer one more belt loop to be added so my belt wouldn't look like a side tail but hey ho what can you do?

I don't know about you but I am all over the lining!


I genuinely cannot get enough of this coat!! My love affair with Ted Baker continues.

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