Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Liebster Award!

I’ve been meaning to post this for a while, but I’ve been nominated for a Liebster award by the lovely Evie and Izzy. The award is given to bloggers with less than two hundred followers, and I would like to take the opportunity to say thank you for reading my blog and that I am very excited to be amongst these other wonderful up-and-coming blogs!

The rules of the Liebster Award are as follows:
  • Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
  • Answer the questions that the nominator set for you plus create 11 questions for your nominees.
  • Choose 11 people with less than 200 followers and link them in your post.
  • Go to their page and tell them.
  • No tag backs.

Eleven facts about myself:

1. I was homeschooled. I left school at the age of eleven, and went to a sixth-form college to take my GCSE in English when I was seventeen. After I received an A*, I proceeded to A Levels and earned a place at my current university!
2. My ambition in life is to do what I love! My aspirations at the moment are to become a primary school teacher. I'd love to return to academia someday, and perhaps enrol on a Victorian Literature MA degree. I'd love to teach children elsewhere in the world. The image of reading to children under a tree in Africa is adorable! 

3. I'm half Welsh. My mother's side of the family comes from there. My middle name is the Welsh version of the English name 'Jane', hence the 'y'. 

4. I've been with my boyfriend David for two and a half years. We met during our first week at University, and he's the loveliest person I've ever met. We live in a studio flat together with our hamster, Scout!

5. I own a hamster named Scout, named after the character in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

6. I'm a Francophile! I went to Paris last year, and it was the most incredible time of my life! The food, the fashion, the language, the culture, the history - tres chic.

7. I love playing musical instruments. I learnt the basics for violin and 'cello last year. I can play guitar, keyboard and am hoping to learn many more. I'm planning to get a ukelele in the shape of an apple, an applele!

8. I suffer from Dyslexia. Luckily, I am obsessed with spelling.

9. My favourite animals are pandas. Soooo cute!

10. I love all animals, really. I've been a vegetarian for eight years, and I regularly donate to WWF.
Evie's questions to me:

What is your all-time favourite book to read?

Ohhh, that is a challenging question! At the moment, my favourite book to read is 'The Woman in White' by Wilkie Collins. I'm unhealthily obsessed with Victorian literature!

What is your favourite beauty product?

My favourite beauty product would have be perfume. I can go out with no make up on, but I always feel conscious if I don't smell nice and clean!

Name your top 3 favourite films?

Legally Blonde, because it proves that feminine girls can be smart too. Breakfast at Tiffany's is another, and it is a classic. The final one would have to be An Education because I love the Parisian montage!

Who is your favourite actress or actor?

Audrey Hepburn. She was not only a great actress, but a beautiful and kind person.

If you could be an animal what would it be?

What is your favourite perfume or scent to wear?

I've got an old bottle of Marc Jacobs's 'Daisy' that I received for my 18th birthday. That's pretty to wear, but I've had it for nearly four years now! When I'm a lot older I'm going to wear Chanel! I've recently smelt Miss Dior perfume, and that was gorgeous! I've got a gift voucher to use soon, so I might get it if I can get it with that. I'll be sure to post a review!

What is your best beauty secret or tip?

To keep my skin clear, I exfoliate every other day. I never wear concealer or foundation. I only use a light tinted moisturiser, a little pressed powder and a sweep of blusher. Mascara on the top lashes. Natural looks better, and is much healthier for your skin. Moisturising is key. Less is more.

Which beauty blogger would you be best friends with, if you could?

I love Evie's blog because it's so inspiring and positive. Her motivation and drive is incredible!
What is your favourite quote or phrase?

In relation to this blog: "fashion fades, style is eternal" - Coco Chanel

Do you think you’ve changed over the past year?
I do, actually. At 21, I've become a lot more mature, and that can be seen in the way I dress, in the way I write, my attitudes towards the future, the strength of my relationship, the happiness in my home, the happiness with my family and friends, just every aspect. I'm looking forward to 22 next month! It's my favourite number.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?

I see myself as a primary school teacher that enjoys her job. I'd be living with my boyfriend in a warm house! I'd live outside London, own a pink vintage Figaro car and drive in the countryside and have picnics on sunny days. I'd go to weekly ballet classes and join a book club!

My Nominations:

1. Ashley Rose Bubbles:

2. Summer's Beauty on a Budget:

3. Jessica in your Ear:

4. Ruffles and Lace 44:

5. Vintage Beauty 92:

6. Evie Chrys:

7. Beauty Stuff By Ana:

8. Beauty By Design:

9. Floral Fille:

10. Tale of Time:

11. Apple Toothpaste:


  1. Awesome post! Thank you for the mention here, I love your blog too! Keep up thee writing! :) xx

  2. oh thank you so very much for the nomination!