Sunday, November 17, 2013

Leibster Award

Recently I was nominated for the Leibster Award by the lovely Tamara over on my Glipho blog. I was incredibly surprised and thought that it was a really nice award to give to new bloggers.

In case you were wondering what the Leibster Award was, it is an award that you nominate new bloggers for to basically give them recognition and thank them for the effort and time they put in to their blog as well as letting them  know that you enjoy reading their blog. It is also a great way to be introduced into the blogging community if you are a new blogger. 

Tamara's blog (click here) - thank you so much for the nomination Tamara! (don't forget to check her blog out). 

When nominated for the Leibster Award you need to follow the rules below: 

  • You must show appreciation the the blogger that nominated you and link back to their page. 
  • List 11 facts about yourself (optional). 
  • Answer the 11 questions given to you by the person who nominated you. 
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers to pass the award onto (preferably ones with less than 200 followers). 
  • Write 11 questions for your nominees to answer.
  • Make sure to let your nominees know they have been nominated for the award.

Here it goes! 

My 11 Questions

1. For me blogging is?
Blogging for me is an escape (as cliché as that sounds), It is somewhere that is purely my own and that I can write whatever I want to write about, things I find interesting, things I do like, things I don't like and things I absolutely adore. I have always loved writing since I was little, I used to try and write my own books hoping one day they would be published (what a dream right?). I love having something to focus my mind on and blogging is exactly that. Somewhere I am not afraid to be myself because at the end of the day, as long as I am happy with what I write and the effort I make, no-one can judge :). 

2. Name 5 beauty products that are a must for you? 
I am not sure if this refers to specific names or just in general so I will go with just in general. The 5 products I can not live without are foundation, eyeshadow, concealer, mascara and lip balm. These are my basics that I use everyday and if I didn't have them, I wouldn't feel human. 

3. What is your main priority in life? 
This is really hard because I aim to have many. I think my main aim in life is to take care and be kind to the people who are there for me like my mum, dad, family, friends and loved ones and not to mention myself. I feel that if people spent the same amount of time being caring and nice  to people rather than criticising and judging others then maybe the world wouldn't be the way it is now. Maybe? I don't know haha but I feel looking after the people that look after you is important. 

4. You just won $3000. Which store would you run to? 
I think that is less than £2000 but me being me I would put some of it away in savings as I would like to move out! I would then get my ass to MAC, Lush, UGG and Sephora. I would just go on one HUGE shopping spree, if only.

5. What makes you laugh out loud? 
A lot of things make me lol, too many to list but I absolutely love humour and laughing! There is nothing better than being able to talk to someone that has a good sense of humour and laughing until your stomach aches. My animals also make me laugh because some of the things they do is just too funny! 

6. What does your family think about your blogging? 
They are really supportive about my blogging and about my Youtube channel. Luckily my mum tends to support most of my decisions and in regards to other family they all live in South Africa so I doubt they even know I blog and film but they all know my love for technology and photography. 

7. Three of your future goals? 

  • To move out and be self sufficient so that I can have my own space and start my own little chapter. 
  • To have a successful career that I enjoy and can do for a very long time as well as be successful in my blogging and Youtube channel. 
  • To lose the weight I want and lead the lifestyle I am aiming for.

8. Something that you have learned recently? 

That no matter how many nice things you do for people, if it doesn't benefit them they may not use it back. Now I am not sure if that is just the people in my area or in general but I find that if you are not close knit with people, they aren't very nice to strangers. Something I learn on a regular basis is how short time is with loved one which links into my main priority in question 3. 

9. A pet peeve? 
Oh where to start? People with no manners really get to me, the people that push into you and don't say sorry or just push past you instead of saying "excuse me", the people that don't say please or thank you, people who are just so obnoxious they don't care about anyone but themselves. The list goes on and I could go on all day lol but just horrible people in general are a pet peeve. 

10. If you could have dinner with anyone dead or alive, who would it be? 
I would want to have dinner with my biological father who died 7 years ago. There are so many inspirational people I would also love to have dinner with like Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Theresa, Jane Goodall and the list continues on this one too. I would just love to have a big dinner with everyone who has changed the world for better. 

11. What does your ideal day look like? 
My ideal day would be waking up without feeling tired or feeling sick, beautiful warm sun in the sky with a cool breeze, surrounded by all the people I love just having a nice family braai (or barbecue as other people call it), swimming, some shopping and ending it all off with lots of family stories and love (soppy I know). 

Questions For Nominees

1. What inspired you to start blogging? 
2. What are some of your favourite brand names? 
3. Do you prefer cheaper beauty products or high-end? 
4. What encourages you the most (in all aspects)? 
5. What could you not live with without? 
6. Do you have any pets? If so what are they? 
7. What is your pet peeves? 
8. Your favourite Youtube channels or blogs? 
9. What did you want to be when you were little? 
10. What is your biggest achievement? 
11. What is your guilty pleasure? 

The Lovely People I Nominate

I hope you enjoyed reading the answers to my questions and don't forget to check out the blogs above as they are really lovely! 


  1. Congratulations on your nomination and good luck! Great blog.

    Whimsical Allure

    1. Thank you so much Lindsey :)
      I have followed you on here and on bloglovin!

  2. Thanks for the nomination!
    Love the new signoff :) xo

    1. Thank you so much!!!
      Awh do you like it? Took awhile to make haha!