Monday, 16 September 2013

Liebster Award! (from three very lovely ladies!)

So three very lovely ladies have nominated me for the Liebster award =) if you haven't heard of it it's a way of raising awareness with newer blogs and those with less than 200 followers (although FYI ladies, I have 381 on Bloglovin so I don't technically count ... although only 61 on GFC which I assume is what you all saw =P)
I have been asked 11 questions by the girls and have replied with 11 more questions for my 11 nominated blogs =) 

1. What inspired you do start a blog?

First I wanted to stop boring my Facebook friends with Swatches of my new nail polishes! and secondly, and more importantly, I wanted to be able to share my love for shiny polish with the only other people in the world who can get as excited about a new OPI collection or new nail trend as I can! 

2. When someone comments on your posts, do you always reply?

Always =) even if it takes a week - which I apologies for =P I love getting comments as it shows that someone has taken the time to read what I have to say and enjoys my blog, it gives me a reason to blog! 

3. Have you ever had any negative comments? If so how do you react?

I haven't yet, I don't get a large number of comments anyway. If I did I'm not sure how I'd react, I'm always shocked by negative comments on other pages, if you don't like my nails why do you follow my blog? It's one thing to disagree with what I say as this is all my opinions, loves and hates, but I've seen some very personal comments and it's just awful and unnecessary. RANT. 

4. What's your favourite season and why?

Winter because you get Christmas, my birthday and Hogmany/New Year. And my winter jacket is just the bee's knee's. 

5. If you could be any animal, what would you be?

Giant Tortoise. 150 years of just chilling. 

6. If you could change just one thing in your life, would you?

I'd lose the five pounds I just regained! Actually I have shocking eyesight and wear contact lenses which are about an inch thick - so much hassle and expensive! So I'd have perfect vision. 

7. Do you enjoy blogging? Or has it taken over your life?

I love blogging but sometimes I do let it go for a while. And then I always feel guilty for not blogging so I suppose in that way it's taken over my life! And when I buy new polish I think "ooh my readers would love this" 

8. Has anything good ever happened to you because of your blog?

Being a part of the British Nail Bloggers has introduced me to a large group of women with one big thing in common - they are all fabulous and supportive and even though I haven't met any of them being a part of their group is definitely a good thing =) 

9. Sweet or Savory?

Savory. Nachos are my weakness.

10. Would you, or have you got a second blog?

Probably not but I may be tempted to drag Bathelen's Beauty out of a cave and have a beauty blog instead of just nails. Thoughts?

11. Where do you see your blog 5 years from now?

Hopefully exactly where it is now just with a blogger who posts more regularly .. bad Bathelen! 

1.What is your fav thing to do when you want to relax?

Watch crap American TV and paint my nails. 

2.Are there any products that you never expected to like but ended up loving?
Textured nail polish! Terrible idea but it's so good! That and I only recently discovered primer.

3.What is one nail polish/product you cannot live without?
OPI Nail Envy. It's the only reason my nails get so long and I've recommended it to all my girl friends and family. OPI should give me a cut of their profits the amount of sales of nail envy I've got them recently! 

4. If you could go to the future or past what year would you like to be in? 
Arrrgh this is the most awkward question! I'm a major Sci Fi geek so I'd have to say the future, but the temptation of 1920's - 1960's New York is almost too much - love the old fashioned romance of those few decades.

5.What is one quote or saying that really means something to you?

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring - Marylin Monroe. 

Or her slightly more shallow but accurate quote of "give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world."

6.what's your fav top tip to give?can be anything tip or beauty tips. 
When you're feeling hungover, Ice Lollies are your friend. Trust me on that one :) 
Better top tip - Wine is not your friend! 

7.What was the last thing you ever said that was funny?
Everything - I'm freaking hilarious. 

8.What's one thing that most people probably wouldn't know about you?
Nobody outwith the blogging community knows about my blog .. My other half might have guessed  by now but I've never shared this with family or friends.

9.What's the beauty rule you preach.. but never ACTUALLY practice? 
Don't bite your nails! She says while chewing her nails. 

10.If I could meet anyone on this earth, who would it be?
JK Rowling. Harry Potter was my entire childhood and she is my Queen. Her and George Takei, he's such a legend and I love how much work he's doing online for gay rights. Or Bear Grylls - Cheif UK Scout

11.Are there any beauty products that you keep coming back to throughout the years?
Banana Boat Aloe Vera gel is the best moisturiser in the whole world.

What I would like to ask - 
1) what got you into nail polish/blogging?
2) what is your favourite ever polish? 
3) If you had to choose one beauty brand to use for the rest of your life what would it be?
4) Which is your favourite blog
5) How do you take photos for your blog?
6) what is the biggest challenged you've faced with your blog?
7) what beauty product could you not live without
8) What is your favourite weather?
9) Nail art or One pretty colour?
10) Meat or Veggie?
11) what is your Best Beauty Tip

Who I've nominated! (I've struggled to find 11 blogs with fewer than 200 followers as the Liebster has fairly been doing the rounds with the BNB girls!!) I will add more ladies at a later date - right now it's nearly midnight and I'm signing off! 
Nail Cake
Polished Paws
The Sequined Nail
Ginger Loves Make Up
A Sparkling Finish
The Pink PrincessZ


  1. thanks for taking the time to answer mine :) xx

    1. Thanks for nominating =) I enjoyed answering! xx

  2. Hi Hun, I have nominated you for the Liebster award...

  3. You are more than welcome, thank you for answering my questions!

  4. Id like a beauty blog :D id totes read it aha xo

    1. Haha thanks =) maybe I'll slowly start to add in some beauty ;) x

  5. Thanks for nominating me - Please stop by my blog for the award post. :-)


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