A huge thank you to Jaanethough for nominating me for the Liebster Award. This award was created to recognise and/or discover new bloggers and welcome them to the blogosphere. I was nominated for this award right at the beginning of my blogging journey and now with 25 posts under my belt I feel that I can do this justice. Jaanethough is a beauty addict and animal lover living in Singapore with a passion for cruelty-free beauty. I always enjoy reading her blog, she is a very interactive blogger and one of the first to follow me and to start commenting on and liking my posts. For that I am very grateful as it gave the the confidence and motivation to carry on. 🙂
1 – Thank and acknowledge the person who nominated you.
2 – Answer the questions the blogger gave you.
3 – Give 11 facts about yourself.
4 – Nominate 7-11 bloggers with less than 200 followers.
5 – Notify the people you nominated.
6 – Give approximately 7 to 11 questions for nominees to answer.
Jaanethough’s Questions to Me:
What are your favourite TV shows? I have so many favourites. Currently I am loving Game of Thrones, Suits, Once Upon a Time, Bates Motel, Orange is the New Black, RuPaul’s Drag Race, White Collar, The Originals and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. I am always on the look out for new shows to watch.
Who do you look up to? I look up to people who are strong and fight for what they believe in. Anyone who is willing to put themselves on the line to try to change things and make things better for other people has my respect.
How did you come up with your blog name? My nickname at work is TAS because my full name is too long to write and I am always giving makeup and beauty tips to anyone who will listen…so it kinda came from there.
What are some of your favourite hair products? My new love is hair oil. I use it on the lengths of my hair to add shine and general silkiness. Any oil that smells nice will do, I don’t yet have a favourite. Elnette hairspray is another favourite which I use on a daily basis to help keep my hair in a neatish ponytail.
Matte or shiny nail colour? Shiny all the way. Matte nail products are just awful…the look and feel…ugh. This is in direct contrast to my love of matte lipsticks which I cannot get enough of!
What is your favourite drink? Tea. All different types of tea. My current favourites are Earl Grey and Chai tea. I also love green tea and lemon/ginger tea…but sometimes only a cup of Yorkshire tea will do!
Where is your favourite place to relax? In my bed with my pillows perfectly arranged, my bedding freshly washed and my electronic devices close at hand so I can read and browse and watch Youtube.
Are you an extrovert or introvert? I am definitely an introvert. I am spending this weekend alone and loving every minute of it as it is giving me time to recharge my batteries. Don’t get me wrong, I love being at work with my colleagues and also with my friends/family but I need plenty of alone time too.
What’s your favourite snack? Chocolate. Right now I am eating peanut M&Ms. 🙂
Heels or flats? I love both. Shoes, shoes, glorious shoes…how can I possibly choose? I have a wide selection of both. For work I have to wear flats and in my own time I wear cute flats during the day and heels when I go out. If I had to choose one height to wear forever it would be flats, just so I could walk! Lol!
Where do you normally shop for your makeup? My favourite drugstores are Boots and Superdrug and I love nothing more than browsing around them especially when they have 3for1 offers on. Harvey Nichols is fabulous for high-end makeup purchases and it smells and looks so lovely. I also do a lot of online shopping and Feel Unique is one of my favourites as they send me money off vouchers and have good sales.
11 Random Facts About Me:
1 – I really don’t like coffee. The smell and taste of it make me feel sick. Coffee breath is just awful. It’s tea all the way for me!
2 – I have been dyeing my hair since the age of 11. It used to be fun but I now do it because I have to which is not so much fun and I procrastinate about it for days when it is due.
3 – I have a phobia of clowns and terracotta. A clown holding a terracotta pot would just me the most awful thing ever. I saw the Terracotta Warriors exhibition at the British Museum in London which was incredibly brave of me…fortunately there was a no touch policy! Lol!
4 – I used to live in Italy, France, Australia and New Zealand and also worked in Austria for a short time. I was a teacher of English as a Foreign Language before I changed careers.
5 – I love my job as an occupational therapist and look forward to going to work pretty much every day. The day this stops I will be changing jobs as I want to be happy at work with it being such a huge part of my life. I have been doing this job for nearly 5 years now and I still love it. 🙂
6 – I like spiders and I am happy to pick them up to remove them from the house. I prefer to put them somewhere nice and spider friendly and think twice about putting one out into the rain.
7 – I used to be in a marching band as a teenager as a member of the colour guard, dancing with flags and pom poms. I now have 2 left feet…my dancing days are well and truly behind me.
8 – I love stationary…pens, pencils, sticky notes, blu-tack, sellotape, pins, clips, note books…I cannot get enough! When I last moved house I had to throw a load of stationary out as I did not have room for it and it made me cry. I have since re-bought most of it. 😉
9 – I used to be computer illiterate and barely knew how to turn one one. I now love technology so much and have taken to it all like a duck to water. I can’t believe how much computers have changed in my lifetime…now I sound old!
10 – I struggle with my weight and my wardrobe contains clothes ranging from UK6 to a UK16. I am currently at the top end of that trying my hardest to lose weight, although I feel like I am fighting a losing battle at the moment. 😦
11 – I love writing my blog and reading other people’s blogs. I follow a wide range of blogs, not just makeup and beauty ones, and just bought a tablet so I can read them in bed…my eyes are no longer coping with reading on my smart phone…I am definitely getting old! Lol!
The rules state that you can nominate bloggers with less than 200 followers, however not everyone displays this on their blogs so it can be tricky to get this right. I have chosen bloggers to nominate that have fewer than 200 followers or are less than a year old. Apologies if I have nominated people with more than 200 followers (or older than a year)…it would still be great to hear from you!
1 – Missamrunaway A teenage, UK beauty and lifestyle blogger who wants to make her mark in this world. She has just reached her blog’s 4-month anniversary!
2 – Chasing the Sun Kathryn, a woman of thirty-three who is embarking on a journey to live more fully in the world around me; to embrace life in all it’s colorful splendor even with my chronic anxiety.
3 – Nicole’s Beautiful Life She gives very thorough reviews with lots of great product photographs.
4 – Beauty Body and More Georgia, just a typical 15 year old girl, obsessed with makeup, music and youtube.
5 – Picture This by Frank Join Frank on a journey getting to know life and the world around us through photographs, books, and others.
6 – Carbon & Pearls Carbon & Pearls hopes to share with you her latest fashion finds, style trends and tips, and have a laugh or two!
7 – Courtney’s Makeup Corner Courtney’s blog discusses all things beauty so if that’s what you’re interested in you’ll find it there for sure.
8 – Aubergine Reverie Abi, a 20 year old beauty obsessive who lives in south London and is currently studying for an art degree.
9 – Sweet Addie B Susan is a 30 year-old TV producer living in New York City. She’s been married to her husband Mike for almost 5 years and is the mom of 1-year-old Adeline…aka Sweet Addie B.
10 – Style Domination Dominique loves gardening, shopping, beauty and fashion.
11 – Blossom Jasmine is a 23 year old tiny person from Scotland with a love for beauty, music, health & fitness, cooking and South East Asian culture; among other things.
Questions to My Nominees:
1 – If you could be president/prime minister/first minister/king/queen for a day what would you do or change?
2 – What do you do when you are not blogging or doing blog-related things?
3 – What is your most ‘can’t live without’ skin care item?
4 – High end or drugstore?
5 – How do you switch off at the end of a busy day?
6 – What’s in your bag right now?
7 – If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
8 – Do you currently subscribe to any monthly boxes? If so which one/s? If not which one/s would you like to subscribe to?
9 – Tell me five little-known facts about the place you live.
10 – Lipstick or lipgloss?
11 – If you could travel anywhere where would it be and what would you do when you got there?