The Liebster Award

Last week I was nominated by the lovely Tanyia of Tanyia Talks for the Liebster Award. I don't normally do posts like this but I'd seen this tag on a few other blogs and think it's a really nice way of finding out a bit more about the blogger and nominating other blogs which you think are worth a read!
The rules are to post 11 random facts about yourself, answer 11 questions set by the nominator and nominate 11 other bloggers with under 200 followers to complete the tag. 

11 Random Facts About Me

. I've been Gluten Free for about 18 months and Dairy Free for a year.
. My favourite colour is blue (as you can probably tell from my blog!) and I can't stand pink anywhere except my face or nails!
My favourite flowers are lilies
. I've got 4 piercings and keep changing my mind about getting a scaffold in my ear
I love meat far too much and could never be a vegetarian
. Even though I know it's actually a bit rubbish I watch Eastenders whenever I can
I really cannot stand the smell of cocoa butter! 
. I've never been a sporty person and if I had to choose a favourite sport it would probably be snooker
. I'm a big fan of the Booth Museum
. I'm allergic to shampoo and (even more annoyingly) whitening toothpastes
. I love nature programmes and David Attenborough. I'd happily watch 'Attenborough Inspects Dung' if they ever put that on Eden!

11 Questions Set By Tanyia

1. What beauty product could you not live without?
 I think it would have to be foundation or at least BB cream, I do love a bit of mascara as well but if I'm just popping down to the shops I'd shove on a bit of base rather than anything else. 
2. What's your favourite thing about blogging?
My favourite thing would be getting into discussions with other bloggers about products/brands etc, its really nice to hear other people's views and lovely talk to people with the same interests. 
3. Is there anywhere in the world you want to visit?
I would love to visit Cuba, Madagascar, Australia, see the Giant's Causeway in Ireland and watch stags rutting in Scotland (the animals, not rowdy fianc├ęs!). Madagascar might be a difficult one as I'm not so great with humidity but if the opportunity ever came I'd be straight on that plane!
4. How do you come up with your blog post ideas?
They usually come to me while I'm doing my make up or tidying up afterwards, thinking about the products I really like or have bought recently that other people might like to hear about. I don't usually veer too far off the beauty path but have got a few ideas written down for some different kinds of posts soon. 
4. Is there any beauty product you tried and hated?
There are quite a few that were really disappointing or just didn't look very good but I can't think of many I've actually hated. The only one I can think of, just because its the most recent that I threw away, is ELF's Natural Nymph lipstick- the colour was really odd on my skin tone and I found the formula really dry and waxy so it just wasn't for me. 
5. How did you come up with your blog name?
I really can't remember, I think it just popped into my head and I thought it sounded pretty catchy! My sister insists that taupe is pronounced 'torrrp' but I think that's pretty daft. 
6. Which celebrity do you look up to and why?
I had a good think about this and I'm not sure I actually look up to any celebrities, there are some I think are gorgeous like Mollie King, Kimberly Walsh, Kelly Brook, Miranda Kerr etc. I suppose in a way I look up to them all for having husbands/children etc, working hard and doing something they like every day but I'm not sure if I'd really look at any of them as a role model. 
7. What is your favourite type of post to read on other peoples blog?
I like any make up reviews and 'what's in my bag/make up bag' type posts, I think it's half nosiness and half wanting to know what people love so much that they must carry it around with them! 
8. What's your favourite feature about yourself?
I quite like having long eyelashes and I quite like my legs as well (with a bit of fake tan on).
9. Is there any advice you'd give to your younger self?
Don't be scared to talk a bit louder, walk a bit taller and smile a bit wider. Also get to bed on time, and don't start smoking you dafty!! 
10. What make up brand do you use the most?
At the moment it's MUA, Bourjois, and Maybelline for mascara. I've only got into MUA quite recently but I can't stop buying new things from them! 
11. If you were to start blogging again for the first time, is there anything you would do differently? 
I think I would try and get into the community more from the start, when I first started blogging I didn't really understand how twitter worked or really where to find other bloggers. I've come back to blogging after stopping for a bit for illness and I feel much more a part of the community now and I love how supportive everyone is of eachother!

11 Questions for my Nominees:
What would be your one desert island beauty product?
Have you ever had a fashion or beauty disaster?
What would be your dream career?
Underwear- matching or mismatched?
How did you choose your blog name?
Can you describe your personality in three words?
High waisted or low waisted?
What's your favourite highstreet beauty brand?
Do you have any piercings, tattoos or big scars?
What do you like least about blogging?
What's your favourite memory from the last 12 months?

I went by GFC numbers for the amount of followers of the blogs I've nominated, I did take a look to see if you've done a Liebster Award post before, sorry if you have and I've missed it but who doesn't want to be nominated twice hey? 
Blogs I Nominate:
Amy Georgette at A Modern Minute
Holly at HC Style
Charlotte at Crave Green Velvet
Amanda at Beautee Beauty
Megan Elizabeth at GlitterTea


  1. Thanks for this Kirsty! Can't wait to do my post and answer your questions :) xx

    1. My pleasure India, I look forward to reading to your answers :) x

  2. I love these posts, it's always nice to read a bit more about you! We have a few things in common, but a few things total opposite, I'm veggie and love cocoa butter, haha! It's nice to see some variation though, life would be boring if we were all the same :)

    Lyndsay xx

    1. Me too, I like to hear about the person behind the blog (and Im a bit nosey ;) ). I read through your Liebster award post when I was looking to see who'd already been nominated! Definitely, we can't all be agreeing on things all the time, dont you bring any cocoa butter near me though!! haha x

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  4. I love your blog! Please check out mine? xxx

  5. Im from nothern ireland and i've been to the giants causeway so many times - its really beautiful :) x


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