Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Liebster Awards

I was going through my email and as per usual, I had skipped one a few days ago. I hadn't realized that Maria (have a look at her blog here) from They Call the Wind's blog had nominated me for a Liebster Award. Thank you so much Maria! The Liebster is award is not a real award or a physical award that you get. So what is it?
The Liebster award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers.  What is a Liebster?  The meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

Here are the rules for receiving this award:
1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
2. Answer the questions that the tagger set for you plus create 11 questions for the people you’ve tagged to answer.
3. Choose 11 people and link them in your post.
4. Go to their page and tell them.
5. You cannot tag your tagger back

11 things about me
1. I decided to get braces at the age of 19 
2. I hope to one day work for a magazine company
3. I absolutely hate nail polish
4. I love making new friends
5. I have never changed my hair color
6. I collect bedtime slippers
7. If it was acceptable to walk around in pajama pants all day, I would
8. I am extremely clumsy
9. I tend to lose things often
10. I love ice cream
11. I collect sticky notes (in all shapes and sizes)

Maria's questions

1) What inspired you to start your blog?
I have always love makeup and I have always wanted to start a blog. A college assignment recently pushed me to do so.

2) If you could live anywhere in the world where would you live, and why?
I would stay in Cape Town. I cannot picture myself anywhere else.

3) What is your favorite place you have ever traveled to?

4) What is your favorite desert?

5) Who is your style icon?
Emma Watson

6) What is your most worn item?
My military boots

7) What is your favorite blog?
There are so many but I love Beauty and the Chic

8) What is your biggest accomplishment in life so far?
Having some of my design work sent to London to be judged

9) Favorite movie?
Iron Man

10) Favorite book?
All the Harry Potter books

11) What is your favorite snack?
A smoothie. Any kind. Its actually one of the only snacks I can really have with braces.

1. Charlene from Gee Whiskers
2. Nicole from Princess Noo
3. Desle from Diva Desle
4.  Meghan from Meghan Silva's Blog
5. Amy from Amzy In Wonderland
8. Holly from Holly Lucy
9. Charlene from Pretty Please Charlie
10. Chicara from Lipgloss Kisses
11. Zaakira from Princess of Jozi

My questions:
1. How long have you been blogging?
2. Do you prefer tea or coffee?
3. If you were stuck on an island, who would you want with you there?
4. Whats the last book you have read?
5. What beauty product could you not live without?
6. What do you spend bulk of your day doing?
7. What is your biggest pet peeve?
8. What inexpensive makeup item do you swear by?
9. Which celebrity are you currently crushing on?
10. If you could star in one movie, which movie would it be and who would you act as?
11. Milk, dark or white chocolate?

Thank you once again Maria for nominating me! Hope everyones having a good Tuesday!


  1. Hi
    well done.

    I am following your blog and would love a follow back.


    1. Thank you :) WIll follow you back now x

  2. Loved this post , congratulations on being nominated and thank you for nominating me . xo

    Meghan Silva's Blog

    1. Thanks Meghan :) I absolutely love your blog!

  3. Aahh! Thank you Amina! I will be answering all your questions soon :) I really enjoyed reading the answers to your questions. Congrats on no. 8! WOW! Really something to be proud of xx

    1. Anytime! :) I meant to post it on your blog but I completely forgot x

  4. Thanks for nominating - I tend not to do these on my blog anymore, simply because I never make enough time to dedicate myself to them properly! I'll answer your 11 questions here though (I hope that's alright!)
    1 - I've been blogging for approx. 6 months now :)
    2 - I love coffee. I love caramel syrup is my coffee more than anything. Then again, being a true Brit I do like tea, too, and I do take offence when fellow Brits tell me they dislike tea!
    3 - If I was stuck on a desert island I'd want my ex-boyfriend (and best friend) Joe there - if anything her'd make me feel less useless for being stuck on an island!
    4 - The last book I read was "The Locked Ward. Memoirs of a Psychiatric Orderly", by Dennis O'Donnell.
    5 - I could not live without mascara - I feel so boring without it!
    6 - I spent the bulk of my day catching up on sleep - night shifts are not fun!
    7 - My biggest pet peeve is people who brag about money. And the new wave of hipster teenagers. Ugh.
    8 - I really couldn't choose my favourite inexpensive makeup item - it has to be down to my clear lip liner, baked blushes and brow kit though (all from E.L.F Cosmetics).
    9 - I have a guilty crush on Paul Hollywood. Oh that man...
    10 - I'd love to have played Leonard in 'Memento' - such a deep and interesting character.
    11 - Milk chocolate all the way.


  5. Thank you so much for nominating me. I can't wait to answer all the questions:-)

    1. I look forward to reading your answers :)


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