Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Blogger Awards ❣

So recently I have been privileged to receive 3 Versatile Blogger Awards and 2 Stylish Blogger Awards so this post is to return the favour, as well as let you in on some random facts about myself and bring your attention to some other worthy blogs :)

Here are the rules:

* Thank and list the person who gave you the award
* List 7 things about yourself
* Answer 10 questions
* Pass the award along to 7 blogs you've recently discovered and enjoy
* Leave the recipients a note telling them about the award

I'd like to thank the very beautiful Vikki @ as well as the equally beautiful Rohini @ for nominating me for the Stylish Blogger Award, coming from you both it's an honour :)

I'd also like to thank the lovely Lara @, the charming Vikki @ and the gorgeous Toni @ (though it should be mentioned that this award was actually awarded for my other blog). Again, coming from you lovely ladies, it is an absolute honour!
❂ [7 random facts about myself] 
I was born in France, Versailles, and moved to England on my 7th birthday
I have an older sis aged 23, and a younger brother aged 17
My Mum (who's 41) often gets mistaken for my sister or someone who's in her late 20s!
I've known my oldest best friend since I first moved to England, so for nearly 15 years
I graduated from the University of Liverpool with a law degree
I was a guest blogger for Republic in October- you can view my posts here ;P
I am one of the world's biggest chocoholic but hate hot chocolate!

[10 Questions] 

1. Why did you create this blog?
- I decided to create this blog after a lil' encouragement from the lovely Nat @ Missguided. She saw I that enjoyed fashion and since I didn't have a job at the time could maintain a blog that would benefit me in more ways than one. It is something I thought about doing in the past but never got around to it, especially because I had no-one pushing me to so I'm glad she told me that :)

2. What kind of blogs do you follow?
- I follow all kinds of blogs! Some revolve around photography while others are centred on fashion & beauty. Then there are those that are focused on domestic stuff such as cooking or interior design/home decoration so they are pretty varied!

3. What's your favourite make-up brand?
- Hmm, I can't say I really have one! I love Rimmel, Bourjois, No 7, Maybelline etc. but at the moment every single bit of make-up I use has been purchased from E.l.f. Comestics because not only is it great quality and cruelty-free but it's cheap as chips too! Check them out if you haven't already done so :)

4. What is your favourite clothing brand?
- on the high street I mainly shop at Republic, Miss Selfridge and I used to shop at New Look but I also love Topshop, Next, Dorothy Perkins etc. My favourite on-line stores, however, have to be AsosMissguided and Boohoo!

5. What's the one make-up product you can't live without?
- eyeliner! It was a toss between concealer and eyeliner but my eyes look too bare without eyeliner and while concealer might hide/minimise the bags under my eyes, at least eyeliner shapes and eyes definitions to my eyes so :) I switched from Collection 2000's liquid eyeliner to E.l.f. Cosmestic's mineral eyeliner because it's so easy to apply but gives the same, if not better, effect.

6. What's your favourite colour?
- that's one question that I always hesitate in answering! And it often depends on what we're talking about. For instance, I love red clothing, red lipstick, red unwear etc. but I prefer my bags and files to be a different colour. I can't say I have one specific favourite colour, I love pretty much all of them! While I don't really like the colour brown, however, I do love brown cardis and brown boots so therein lies the contradiction!

7. What's your favourite perfume?
- Oo I have loads! I love Versace by Versace Woman; Diamonds by Emporio Armani; Lady Million by Paco Rabanne; Dior Addict by Dior; Covet by SJP; Elle by Yves Saint Laurent; Delicious Night by DKNY (which is my current fragrance) and lots more that I can't think of from the top of my head!

8. What's your favourite film?
- I honestly can't say I have! I can tell you the genre I detest though, if you'd prefer? I hate sci-fi films :P I once had to endure Alien vs Predator in the cinema and boy was that torture!!

9. What country would you like to visit and why?
- There are a few cities and countries that I'd love to visit and those include New York City (or any other place in North America!), Italy, Barcelona, Canada, Germany, Cyprus (or just Greece in general), Brazil and Switzerland. Hell I want to travel the world!! I've already visited France (obviously, and I also used to visit Paris every weekend), the Republic of Ireland and India so it would be nice to just visit any other place around the world.

10. (Come up with your own question) Erm, can you actually put mascara on without leaving your mouth open??
- Yes, I actually can!! I believe it's a myth that every girl/woman naturally has their mouth open when they apply that kind of make-up!
❂ [7 blogs I would love to nominate] 

I do honestly believe that these blogs are all worth checking out because they're all quite different from each other and have something new to offer so please do have a moogle and follow them if you wish :)

"The most important of life's battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul." - David O. McKay 


  1. Lovely post! So many countries you mentioned there.. would love to go to Canada as well! :) x

  2. Thanks so much Shibani! I would love to go to France one day. I'm with you on sci-fi films! My husband and I are aiming to visit New York within the year. Fingers crossed!

    LOL at the last question! I do the same and end up looking like a fish! :))

  3. Thank you so much sweety :) I will modify my post to include you as well xxx

  4. Thanks for the feedback guys! :) So I know I'm only supposed to mention 7 blogs but do also check out Gertrude's lovely blog @ :) xx

  5. Aah gutted I missed it! :( the prizes look amazing!! xx

  6. lovely post :)

    super jealous you were born in versailles
    it is sooo beautiful x

  7. Thank you! :) and I know, I am very lucky, I just wished I still lived there! Just checked out your blog (following you :) and I am SUPER duper jealous of your wardrobe!! ^_^ xx

  8. Aww thank you! I don't really get what I have to do from here though! Haha xD xx Much appreciated I feel real special!

    Btw I have moved D= so I'm here now:
    Lost all followers doing to though so follow again if you'd like =D xx

  9. You are most welcome! :) I'm following you again, thanks for letting me know! xx