Friday 9 May 2014

The Liebster Award

I would like to say a big thank you to Natasa from Simply Me for nominating me for the Liebster Award. I'd never heard of it before, but it seems like a really lovely way for new bloggers to connect with each other. Thanks so much for thinking of me Natasa!

Without further ado, here are the rules:
  1. Post the award on your blog
  2. Thank the blogger who presented the award and link back to their blog
  3. Write 11 random facts about yourself
  4. Answer the 11 questions posted by the presenter and ask 11 for your nominees to answer
  5. Nominate 11 bloggers who you feel deserve this award and who have less than 1000 followers
  6. Let the nominees know you have nominated them
Well, 1 and 2 are done, so on to 11 random facts about me!
  1. I'm a perfectionist
  2. When I was a teenager, I would only read classic literature such as Jane Austen, Dickens and Tolstoy
  3. Now that I'm a "proper grown-up", I read stuff like The Hunger Games and Divergent
  4. I'm a chocoholic
  5. I've written a novel, but no one wants to publish it... yet!
  6. I hate sports, but love yoga and pilates
  7. I cannot eat liver - the smell of it turns my stomach
  8. I lived in Brussels on and off for about 13 years - Great city
  9. Despite the above, in the immortal words of Girls Aloud, I can't speak French, so I let the funky music do the talking
  10. My understanding of Dutch on the other hand is not too shabby
  11. I'm obsessed with Alex, the talking parrot. (Google him!)
OK, some of those may have been just a little too random. So let's move swiftly on to Natasa's questions:
  1. What is a bad habit that you have? - Worrying too much about EVERYTHING
  2. Do you wear makeup on a daily basis? - Only if I'm leaving the house!
  3. What is your favourite makeup brand from the drugstore? - I flirt with all of them, but I'd probably go for L'Oreal
  4. Do you like your first name and would you ever change it? - When I was about 5 or 6 I wanted to be called Kitty. Not sure why. I think I wanted to be a cat. Now I love my name and would never change it - it's part of me
  5. Do you have any pets? - Sadly no. My lovely cat Lucy died a few years ago. I would love to have more pets
  6. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would that be? - Somewhere with lots of sunshine, beautiful beaches, great restaurants and amazing shopping. I've never been, but I imagine LA to be like this
  7. Why did you start blogging? - I'd finished writing a novel and was missing something creative in my life. I've loved blogs for years so finally decided to start my own
  8. Do you prefer gel or liquid liner? - I tend to use either a Kohl pencil or Collection's Extreme 24 hour felt tip liner. Is that liquid? Not sure
  9. What is your guilty pleasure? - The Kardashians. I secretly want to be one
  10. What do you do to relax? - I love a hot bath with some aromatherapy oil
  11. What was the best thing that happened to you? - Meeting my husband
Here are my questions for the nominees:
  1. You are being marooned on a desert island and can take only one item of makeup with you. What would it be?
  2. What's the most treasured item of clothing in your wardrobe?
  3. Who or what inspired you to start blogging?
  4. Which do you prefer - bright lips or dramatic eyes?
  5. What's your favourite book and/or film?
  6. What is your dream holiday destination?
  7. Who is your biggest fashion inspiration?
  8. What would you say is your best character trait?
  9. What's your biggest fear?
  10. What is your favourite food?
  11. What's your current favourite nail varnish shade? 
And here are my nominees. I could only really do this based on Bloglovin followers, so my apologies if I've got it wrong or indeed if you've done this already. Please feel free to ignore me! In any case I have really enjoyed discovering all of your blogs so just wanted to share the love!

Jenny Spends Pennies
My Fashion Fixes
Christine G
Beauty Soup
Citygirl From Europe

Well, that was fun! Thanks again Natasa for the nomination.

Kate x



  1. I am so glad you did the post :) i love finding out random facts about people :)

    1. Me too! It was a lot of fun to do. Thanks again! X

  2. Loved to read facts about your dear. Thank you doll for visiting my blog. Stay connected :-)

  3. Thanks a lot for nominating me!! And good luck with your novel!

    xx, Be || lovefrombe

  4. It was really fun to know more about you through your answers. I would really love to read your novel and I hope you find a good publisher v.soon. Last but not least thanks for nominating me for the award! :)

  5. Wow I would love to read your novel! Maybe you should publish it as an E-book? I can totally relate btw, after years of only reading Dickens and Charlotte Bronte (because of school) there is nothing better than reading ''easy'' books like the hunger games.. I just love it, it's all so easy to visualize and imagine.

    1. Thanks Alexandra! E publishing is something I might consider one day. I know, I love a good easy read! X

  6. This is too cute--what a lovely way to get to know new blogs!

    xoxo Britt

  7. Just read your comment and thank you so much for the nomination! :) Thank you so much! Will write the article soon, thank you ever so much again!

  8. congrats with you liebster award!!

    ~Xx~ Julia


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