The Liebster Award

Nominations go to…

Okay, so there’s this thing going around at the moment called the Liebster Award. The name is a bit misleading as there’s no actual prize, bloggers simply nominate each other to answer 11 questions and list 11 facts about themselves. It’s a simple but great way to get to know each other.

I was nominated by Devona from Devona Fayana and also Malinda from The Style Within. Thanks girls! Below are my answers to Devona’s questions as she nominated me first, but thank you again, Malinda!

1. Who are your favourite beauty gurus on YouTube?

I don’t follow many bloggers on YouTube, but if I need to watch a tutorial, I’ll go straight to Lisa Eldridge. She has covered almost every beauty qualm there is.

2. Your number 1 hair care tip

Eat lots of protein! I didn’t and mine fell out!

3. What is your favourite hobby?

Horse riding, god I miss it!

4. What made you start your blog?

Back home I was a fashion and beauty journalist and blogger, but when I flew to Perth I found zero jobs in journalism. I couldn’t give up writing about what I love, and wanted to explore the fashion and beauty scenes of Aus, so starting a new blog to go with my new life seemed the best option.

5. What is your favourite book/film?

I’m a bookworm that never has time read! I love Victorian literature and adore the novels by the Bronte sisters. As for modern literature, I love War Horse (read it in 12 hours and it was the first book to make me cry), Showdown by Tilly Bagshaw (think cowboys, horses, scandal, love, money, and rolls in the hay) and of course, 50 Shades of Grey.

6. What is your favourite make up brand?

That’s so hard! I have a tonne of Benefit as I love their unique products and quirky names, but love different brands for different cosmetics, like Curtis Collection or CK One for lipstick, Dior for mascara, Estee Lauder for foundation, Nails Inc for polish… I could ramble on forever!

7. Beauty product you can’t live without?

Liz Earle’s moisturiser. No, wait, their Cleanse & Polish. No, actually the moisturiser. That’s another tricky one!

8. What do you love most about blogging?

Discovering amazing brands; be that an edgy fashion label, or a luscious lipstick.

9. What are your most favored hair products?

I love label. m’s Thickening Cream, TIGI Control Freak, Nioxin shampoo and conditioner, and Percy & Reed’s Finishing Polish. I’m dying to try Paul Mitchell’s Forever Blonde range, and Kerastase lines!

10. What is your skin care routine?

I haven’t found a skincare brand better than Liz Earle. I use their Cleanse & Polish, toner and moisturiser. It keeps my eczema at bay, reduces redness, and leaves my skin soft and clear.

11. Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

Who knows! My move to Perth happened in three weeks!


11 Facts About Me

1. I’m from Essex – it’s not as bad as TOWIE makes out

2. I have a first class English & Creative Writing degree

3. This is the first time I’ve ever lived/worked in another country

4. My trademark look is blonde hair and red lips

5. Peanut butter makes me weak at the knees

6. I can’t stand fake tan

7. My favourite fashion designer is Elie Saab

8. I also studied at London College of Fashion

9. I’m a true Scorpio

10. My designer handbags are my children

11. People always ask me if I’m Polish or Russian


That’s enough of me, I nominate:

Demelza Buckley / Katerina Deric / Perth Munchkin / The Illusive Femme / Lady With No Name / Love Thread/ Unscrippted / A Penny For Your Threads / Where the Styled Things Are / Lion in the Wild / Bubbles and Blush

and I’d love to know…

1. When and why did you start your blog?

2. My skincare essential is…

3. How do you stay fit and healthy?

4. What’s your favourite fashion brand?

5. Real fur: yay or nay?

6. I couldn’t go to the beach without…

7. If you could resurrect any beauty products from their discontinued graves, which ones would you pick?

8. What are your favourite hair products?

9. Who are your style icons?

10. What’s your top blogging tip?

11. My favourite place in the world is…


Can’t wait to see your answers and get to know you!

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