Tuesday, 18 February 2014

The Liebster Award

I am a very lucky girl indeed and was recently nominated for the Liebster award by Sian at Pretty Possessive (link) and Kate at Talking Transplants (link), thank you so much girls I really appreciate it!

If you don't already know, the Liebster Award is a fantastic way to show your support to other bloggers, to let them know that you love their blog and to possibly find new blogs to read along the way.

The person nominating will pick blogs (with less than 200 followers) that they love and 'nominate' them, they then let the blogger know they have been nominated and give them 11 questions to answer which can be questions about their blog, their personal life or a mixture of both. The nominee then has to answer the questions, before nominating different blogs themselves and creating a new set of questions.

I think it is a fantastic way to find new blogs, and spread the love in the blogging community.

Sian has a gorgeous blog which has a great balance of beauty and fashion posts, I highly recommend checking it out if you haven't already!

Here are my questions from Sian....

1. Where do you see yourself being in 5 years time? I have never been a particularly ambitious person, I quite like the quiet life. In 5 years time I'll be 31 so I hope my husband and I will have a nice house that we can call our own and hopefully we will start a family =) It would also be nice to have a creative job that I am both good at and enjoy.

2. What is the best beauty product you have ever bought? Wow that has got to be the hardest question for a beauty blogger!  I'm not sure I really have one ultimate favourite beauty product I couldn't live without but I am currently obsessed with building my MAC Eyeshadow Palette!


3. Do you have a favourite item of clothing? If so, what is it? It has to be my wedding dress, I absolutely adore it and it breaks my heart that I can't wear it again, I might have to have a 'Friends' moment and just wear it while I'm doing the washing up like Monica lol.

4. Have you ever moved house? How many times? I have lived in 3 different homes with my family, one with my husband and lived in three different places as a student at University. The worst has to be when I lived with 6 boys and we had rats and slugs every where, the student life was such a glamorous life!!

5. If you could have any pet, what would it be? A cat definitely. I love cats and had two when I was growing up. I have already made my husband promise we can have a cat when we get a house (a second floor flat just isn't suitable).

6. Tea or coffee? Tea. I keep trying to make myself like coffee but it just isn't working.

7. What's your favourite place that you have ever visited? That's hard, in 2010 my friend and I inter-railed around Europe for about 5 weeks and we went to so many amazing places! I am a bit of an ancient history geek and wrote my dissertation on the Acropolis in Athens so it as amazing to finally see it in person, there is also the remains of an ancient city in Turkey called Ephesus which literally took my breath away!

Ephesus in Turkey

8. If you could only have three types of food for the rest of your life, what would they be? Pizza, pasta and chocolate. What more could a girl want??

9. What type of music do you like and who is your favourite artist / band? I have never really been that in to music but my favourite band of all time is Snow Patrol , they were amazing when I saw them live (and I usually hate live music!)

10. Do you have a favourite perfume, and what is it? Yes, my all time favourite perfume is Hugo Deep Red and I have been wearing it since sixth form but I have discovered some amazing perfumes this year so it's nice to switch it up a bit.


11. In no more than 3 sentences, if you could give a piece of advice to your 11 year old self, what would it be? I would tell myself not to take everything so seriously, to surround myself with people who make me happy and be confident in my own views and opinions.



Kate's blog is a mixture of beauty, lifestyle and health posts so there is something for everyone. She has a really positive outlook on life which is very inspirational!

Questions from Kate....

1. When did you become interested in Beauty & Why? I became interested in makeup when I had a bad makeup trial for my wedding and realised I would have to do it myself, I became addicted to beauty blogs when doing research about which products I should buy and even though I got married 11 months ago I just haven't been able to stop.

2. What one memory would you love to relive? I would love to re-live meeting my husband for the first time, we were both only 16 and were probably both really young and stupid, it would be really funny and also weird to think that we would become a couple 5 years later and then married 3 years after that.

3. What is your one fashion staple? I'm not sure I really have a fashion staple, my style is pretty simple and I try to stick to what works for my body type. In the winter I always have a hat! From October to March I won't leave the house without one.


4. Do you prefer high end or high street..or both? For clothes high-steet but for makeup I love high-end products, they aren't necessarily better but they just look and feel more luxurious, however the are far too expensive so the majority of my makeup (especially daily staples) are high-street.

5. What made you choose your blog name? I have always been a creative person, I used to paint a lot and do crafts so my mum said I should buy my own little shop to sell it all and call it Nicki's Nick-Nacks and the name just stayed with me.

6. Would you ever make YouTube as an extension of your blog? I love watching beauty channels on YouTube and I think it's a fantastic way to promote your blog but I absolutely hate seeing myself on camera and hearing my own voice so it would just make me cringe too much.

7. Who is your favourite Blogger? I'm not sure I could pick just one favourite blogger, however one of my favourites and the first blogger I properly started following was Simone from Simone Loves Makeup (link), she has a beautiful blog and a YouTube channel. She's Irish but lives in Dubai and I could just listen to her accent all day, she has a great sense of humour.


8.Natural Makeup or Smokey Makeup? That really depends on the day, although natural makeup is far more appropriate for work, I enjoy doing my make up so much sometimes I can get a little carried away.

9. How often do you share your blog with people you meet day to day? My friends and family all know about my blog and I often share links to my latest posts on facebook but I don't really mention it at work.

10. If you could meet one blogger / youtuber who would you choose? If I could meet one blogger or youtuber it would probably be Louise from Sprinkleofglitter (link), I think she's hilarious, really down to earth and comes across as very honest, I love watching her videos particularly with her daughter Darcy they're just comedy gold!


11. Do bloggers influence things you buy / try out very often? All the time! The majority of my makeup collection is down to recommendations and reviews from other bloggers. It just makes sense to see if other people liked a product before you spend your money on it, if there are a lot of negative reviews it might not be worth the purchase.

My nominations are...

Bekki from Inguz Fashion
Masha from Masha's Mumbles
Ash from Rambles of a Beauty Addict
Lydia from Florabundance
Lucy from xolucy
Kirsty from Kizzy Hearts

And my questions for these lovely bloggers are....

1. If money was no object, which beauty product would you buy?
2. What is your favourite book of all time?
3. Where is your favourite place in the world?
4. Milk chocolate, white chocolate or dark chocolate?
5. What is the most disappointing beauty product you have ever purchased?
6. What would your perfect relaxing Sunday be?
7. What is your favourite TV show?
8. Which is your favourite season and why?
9. If you could meet one blogger/youtuber who would you pick?
10. What is your favourite item of clothing?
11. What is your favourite thing about blogging?


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1 comment:

  1. Eeek! Thank you Nicki, what a lovely thing to wake up to on a Wednesday morning! Thank you so much for the love :))

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