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The Liebster Awards.

3 July 2013
Today has been crap, I feel defeated and I'm definitely not loving life but it was so nice to receive a message from Lady Sapphire letting me know that she had nominated me for a Liebster Award, thank you Lady S for giving me something else to concentrate on today! 

So the Leibster Awards originated in Germany from what I understand and the idea is to tag other new bloggers and help to promote each other, it's kind of like a chain letter without the threats of horrible things happening if you break the chain, instead it is a way of encouraging your readers to head over to other blogs to share the love, hence the name Leibster meaning beloved, dearest or sweetheart in German, what a beautiful concept :)

Before I get started on the questions don't forget to head over to Lady Sapphire Blog and give her some love!

Without further ado let's answer some questions!

How did your love for beauty begin? I was one of those people who was struggling to figure out what I wanted to do with the rest of my life and one day it just clicked, I had been a fan of SPFX makeup for a loooong time and I thought 'why don't I just do makeup!?!' It made sense and when I started studying formally I knew I was on the right path.

Why did you decide to start your own blog? I needed a new hobby! I didn't care if it wasn't even read, I just needed something to keep me busy.

What product can you simply not get enough of right now? Anything French, even if it's an epic fail of a product I want to try them. Also weird products, things that have a funny shape, different application or crazy packaging. Japanese and Korean products are great for this stuff!

Favourite lippy? Don't have one, I don't wear a lot myself, I'm more of a balm girl. My favourite balm would have to be La Roche-Posay Ceralip when I can get my hands on it or Elizabeth Arden 8hour balm. As a makeup artist using lipstick on clients my favourites would probably be Maybelline Moisture Extreme (discontinued, what the hell Maybelline!?!), Innoxa Lovely Lips and MAC when I need a weird colour.

Favourite fragrance? It would be a draw between Escada Absolutely Me or Taj Sunset, since Taj Sunset has been discontinued then Absolutely Me probably wins this one.

Who do you turn to for beauty inspiration and guidance? My trainers, makeup magazines/books or other bloggers and vloggers, there is no end to the talent out there and inspiration is easy to find

You only have 5 minutes to get ready!!! What do you do? Make sure my face is clean and moisturised. Add a little concealer under my eyes, whack on some mascara and lip balm and go!

Whats the best advice that you could pass onto another beauty lover? Try not to spend all your money at once.

You can paint your nails only one shade, what shade do you reach for? Black.

What something you do that makes you seriously happy. Go on a holiday! Get away from everything, leave all my worries behind and do exactly as I please when I'm away.

Now I'm supposed to nominate 10 bloggers with under 200 followers, this is where I have trouble!
Sandy from
Hui from - Now I know Hui doesn't write a beauty blog but she does promote health and wellness and I think that plays a big part in our outer beauty! Hui I hope you won't mind taking part!
E from
Votrebelle from
Courtney and Mary from

Ok so it's not 10 but I really struggled with this, I'm still discovering blogs myself and have most likely nominated people who have already done this so I'll ask for your forgiveness in advance!

My questions for my nominees are: 

Tell me your biggest beauty blunder?
What annoys you most about the Australian beauty industry?
Did you ever destroy any of your mums makeup as a child? If so, what was it?
What is the one beauty product you struggle to apply?
What is the weirdest beauty product you have ever seen?
What is the best beauty advice you have ever received?
You have an unlimited amount of money to buy just one beauty product, what would you choose?
What is your least favourite part of your beauty routine?
You are being shipped off to Mars but can only take 2 makeup or skincare products. What will they be?
What is your favourite thing in the whole world? (doesn't have to be beauty related)

And finally the rules of The Leibster Award:
You must link back the person who nominated you. 

You must answer the 10 Liebster questions given to you by the nominee before you. 
You must pick 10 bloggers to be nominated for the award with under 200 followers . 
You must come up with 10 questions for your nominees to answer. 
You must go to their blogs and notify your nominees.

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5 comments on "The Liebster Awards."
  1. Aww thanks Hailey! I've done one before but I'll participate again and answer your questions. Your 5-minute makeup is what I do everyday, except I slap on some eyeshadow and eyeliner too, so it's more like a 10-min makeup routine :) x

    1. I was thinking most people I tagged have probably done it before but hopefully they want to participate too. Look forward to reading your answers! xx

  2. Hi Hailey!! Hope your feeling better. I loved reading your answers. I think black is a very glamorous shade of polish and thats fantastic and wise advice to pass onto other beauty lovers....but its hard not too lol.
    ♥ Lady S xx

    1. I'm constantly telling myself 'You don't need that' or 'You should be saving your money' but I don't listen. I think the best advice usually goes unheeded xx

  3. Thanks for the nomination. We're both very flattered! I'm always interested in Japanese or Korean cosmetics as well. They come up with the funkiest product or packaging.
    x Court