Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Get to know some 11 things about me - Liebster Award

Hi Everyone!

Yinyin of Yinyinloves recently nominated me for a Liebster award. It was such a nice surprise after an intense week and brought an instant smile to my face. Yay! :):):)

Thank you Yinyin for believing that I deserve a nomination.

The Liebster award
Is something that I have seen in my many years of on/off blogging/blog stalking but I had never expected to receive myself. 

The award in all its forms (click here) eludes me to no end because I swear I have seen blogs with the award/nomination for many many years but I never could find its origins. Other bloggers have mentioned it originating circa 2010 but I believe it has been around for much longer than that... Someone please shed some light!!!

In essence:
The Liebster Award is given to bloggers with less than 200 followers in order to get them more noticed and give them recognition!  

The rules:
  1. You have to say 11 things about yourself, 
  2. Answer 11 questions the person who nominated you gave, 
  3. Nominate 11 more people and give them 11 more questions to pass along! You then go to their page and tell them, oh and no tag backs! 

--- Here goes!

Eleven things about myself:
1. Self confessed magpie, I love everything and anything that shines/reflects/glitters. This also extends to beading and sequins haha
2. That makes me a true fan of the trends for SS/AW 2013/14 hehe
3. 5"4
4. Terrified of heights...TERRIFIED!!!!!
5. I love ice cold water
6. Not a huge fan of eating cupcakes (baking is another story!)
7. I can lose myself the kitchen
8. I can not stand it when MACARON is misspelt as MACAROON - especially when a recipe is published that way... come on seriously?!

9. Suffers from hay fever :( :(
10. Love reading
11. I just bought another Saint Laurent Arty ring

Yinyin's 11 questions:

1. Why do you enjoy blogging?
I have a massive addiction to shopping, especially when it comes to clothes & accessories. I always have an excuse to buy extra non-necessities such as leather gloves look better than woollen gloves… but my woollen gloves are like mittens!!! 

Unfortunately however, I don’t always get to show off my new purchases as often (or as soon) as I’d like. My day time job (previously and now) keeps me extremely busy and if I am not doing that I am usually studying or having much needed downtime. 

So blogging for me is an outlet, a way for me to share the beautiful clothes/accessories/outfits that I already own, buy or create.  

2. Favourite clothing brand?
Hands down, ASOS!

3. Favourite fashion/beauty trend for summer?
Summer is a long time away for Australia –however I think white-on-white will be my favourite. It’s fresh and simple and I am already collecting white pieces for my wardrobe. Can’t wait!

P.S. First collage I made in ages AND white on white will be my next post! XX

4.Where is your dream holiday destination?
The Maldives

Look at that endless blue... absolutely breath taking.

5. Best moment of 2013 so far?
Getting rid of the never ending deadlines in my life. A huge weight was lifted off my shoulders and with that came a definite sense of freedom… one that I hadn’t had in quite a few years. I have to say though; most don’t know or miss this kind of freedom until it is taken away from them. 

Ohmgd I feel like I am almost describing slavery. Don’t worry it wasn’t hehe ;)  As an added bonus, the bags under my eyes began to disappear too 

6. Least liked make up item?
Probably eyeshadow. Don’t get me wrong, I actually love eyeshadow but I wasn’t blessed with eyelids meant for eyeshadow... OK maybe only one eye lid was. 

Haha see my problem?? P.S. yes was in a (very warm!) dragon onesie...

7. Top 3 songs this year (so far)?
Skylar Grey - Invisible (Kaskade remix)

Zedd - Clarity (W&W remix)

& and I just had to throw this one in haha hehehe always makes me giggle
The assumption song:

8. What are you looking forward to this summer?
The end of day light savings (November 3rd this year) - more hours of sunshine!!! weehooo

9. What's your signature scent?
I've never really had a signature scent per se. Though when I was growing up (ha still am) I always found myself drawn to fresh, fruity scents rather than floral, musky, sweet etc. Now that I am a little bit older, I do find myself more drawn to other scents.

I will easily rotate perfumes with which my hand comes into contact first with haha. Some of these include: Issey Miyake L'Eau D'Issey, Anna Sui Secret Wish, Elizabeth Arden Green Tea, Marc Jacobs Lola.

On a more trivial note, my friend recently gave me a Jimmy Choo Flash sample and that is what I carry around with me.

10. What TV series are you hooked on at the moment?
I'm quite committed to my TV shows so once I begin a series, I keep going with it (to the except that I never really like it in the first place)'ll note that I'm also very behind in some of these shows haha. What I'm currently obsessing with 
-The Game of Thrones
-Once Upon a Time
-Pretty Little Liars

11. Favourite pair of shoes?

OK. I am going to be a little bit biased now and say my favourtie pair of shoes are my brand new Jeffrey Cambpell Everly wrap boots. OMG! I honestly fell in love with these The moment I laid my eyes on them... through the computer screen haha. 

I can see how these are a little bit impracticle for winter but there are socks and since I can't get my mind off of them... I think it is only fair to say that these are my favourite pair (for the moment!).

Eleven nominations & eleven questions!
Anna @
Sass and Spice @

Shari @
Ngetuiza @

Jenny @

1.What made you decide to start a blog
2.Is there any significance behind the name you chose for your blog?
3.Which trend will you be working the most this year?
4.Are you more of a shoes person, or a bags person?
5.Favourite drink (either alcoholic or non-alcoholic)
6.What was your very first blog post about? How does it compare to your more recent posts –and how do you feel about the consistency/change/differences?
7.Celebrity crush / inspiration?
8.If you could be a stylist for any celebrity who would it be
9.Favourite era/decade of fashion?
10.If you could be any character from any story/movie, who would it be, and why?
11. What place/s give the you the most inspiration for your blog posts?

I hope everyone has enjoyed reading this post & learning a little bit more about me. Please make sure you visit my nomimees and also Yinyin's fab blog!

Until next time xoxo


  1. I'm so glad that nominating you made you so happy! We have a surprisingly amount in common! We're the same height for starters and the hayfever thing - I get you. It's absolutely terrible here in London at the moment as well! :(

    Also cute dinosaur under the least liked make up item - I get the same mismatching eyelids thing; it's SO frustrating isn't it?!

    I really enjoyed reading through your post!

    Yinyin xx

    1. Thanks for nominating me babe! x

  2. ohh we're like the same height and I love those shoes.

    I agree with you about the eyelids haha . I have asian type eyes and whenever I try to use eyeshadow it doesn't show up. I've heard that I have to put it higher up, but when I do that, I look like a clown hehe

    1. I really agree with that - I look funny if I put my make up higher! But maybe we're just complete noobs!! haha


  3. Hah I too am a sucker for all things sparkly. I find it a challenge just trying to limit what I wear for the day to just one sparkly item.

    I just bought something from Asos last night - they make it way too easy to buy things on sale!

    I am so obsessed with Clarity at the mo'. I have to go and listen to that remix now!

    1. We are too alike! hehe
      hope you liked this version! xx

  4. I love your Favourite pair of shoes. They look so cool.


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