Liebster Award!

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

The lovely Michele over at Sunshine & Rainbows has nominated me for a Liebster award.  Thank you very much lady, I am thrilled!  Please make sure you go and check out her wicked blog.

The Liebster Award is given to new bloggers with less than 200 followers.

Here's how it works:

1) The recipient must post 11 fun facts about themselves
2) The recipient must also answer 11 questions created by the award giver
3) The recipient must give the award to 11 new bloggers with less than 200 followers and post 11 questions for them to answer
4) These 11 bloggers must be told they have been given the award
5) They will in turn pass the award on to 11 new bloggers of their choice (no tagging back the award giver)

11 Fun* facts:

1)  I live in St Helens, Merseyside with my husband Andy.  It is our 1st wedding anniversary in a couple of weeks time and we are off to Egypt to celebrate.

2)  I have two cats; Flora and The Machine.  Flo is very pretty and fluffy, and excellent at giving out a JUDGING STARE.  TMac is quite a naughty boy and likes to bring me dead things.

3)  I have massive clown feet. 

4)  I love sossidges.  In order to restrict my intake, Thursday is the official day of the week when sossidges are permitted to be eaten.  We have a Sossidge Party every Thursday morning, and all eat sossidges together.

5)  I am orange a lot of the time.  It's ALL ABOUT THE TAN.

6)  I like to bake cakes.  I see cakes as a way of making friends, forcing people to like me, and also keeping me off the redundancy list at work.  You can't P45 the person that brings in the cake, can you?

7)  I love to drink Vodka and Red Bull.  I love to have kitchen vodka parties with my friends and we will all paint our nails, listen to bad 90s dance music and drink lots of vodka.  It's best if you do this on a school night, so that work the next day is even more enjoyable.

8)  I love to wear ridiculously tranny-like eyelashes.  The thicker the better.

9)  I listen to a lot of offensive hip hop/rap, fromn the early 90's, because I am stuck in a time warp.  I went to see Snoop Dogg perform his Doggystyle album last year and it was one of the best nights ever.  Ridiculous.  I wish Snoop Dogg was my Uncle, fo' shizzle.

10)  I like to challenge people to handstand competitions when I have had too many sheberts.  I cannot do handstands.

11) Sixteen is my lucky number.  I have it tattooed on my finger.  It's also my house number, so it's useful to have that reference if I ever forget.

*Not all necessarily fun.  I cannot do fun under pressure.


1) When and why did you start blogging?
I started blogging early this year as I have been nail varnished obsessed for a couple of years now, taking photos of various creations and thought I might as well put myself out there.  It's nice to have a "diary" as it were, and hopefully see improvements on designs and techniques.  Also, it's lovely to be able to share pictures and ideas with other people with the same interest. 

2) How many bottles of polish do you own?
I haven't counted for a while (for shame!) but my Helmer is nearly full.  Eeek.  We're probably looking at about 300 at least I think.

3) What color do you have the most of in your collection?
I would say it is probably blue or green.  I'm not sure why, as they aren't my favourite colours, but there always seems to be a lot more choice in terms of shades, and I always seem to stumble across another one that I don't have quite in that shade, that I need (obviously).

4) What is your first memory of nail polish?
When I was really little I remember getting a Tinkerbell make up set for Christmas that had a bright red (peel off!) polish in it, and I used to put it on all the time.

5) What do your friends/family think of your hobby?
A lot of my friends have been slowly dragged into the cult too, and are getting as polish obsessed as me!  My husband has come round to it more now I've started a blog as he sees the justification now for sitting there painting my nails every night.  He fancies himself as a bit of a fashion/trend know it all so is always coming up with suggestions he thinks will look cool.  I don't necessarily agree!

6) What are your hobbies other than blogging?
I love reading, but I don't really get much chance apart from on holiday, where I tend to go through a book a day.  I love just lying in the sunshine soaking up a good book.  I like photography, and like to get out and take pictures of nice things, landscapes, scenery when I have some free time, and isn't raining.  I also like horse-riding, and try and go for a little trot every weekend.

7) What's your favorite nail polish color?
Such a difficult question!  I really love a nice corally pink, or baby pinks.  They just make me feel like it's summer!  I also love jewel colours for winter.

8) What would be your dream polish?
I love anything with glitter in, that goes on nice and thick.  I love that more brands are now bringing out coloured base polishes filled with different glitters.  I also really love Holos, and wish I'd managed to get hold of the blue/purple set of the OMG collection, I have the pink/orange collection which I love, but the blue and purple look to die for.

9) What is something you love, but everyone else hates?
I can't think of something that *everyone* else hates, but I know that yellow is a colour that leaves some people a bit torn, but I'm firmly in the love love love camp for yellow.  SUNSHINE!

10) What trends do you love?
I love dotting.  It's my favourite thing.  It's so simple and you can do so many funky combinations / colours.  I love stamping too, I just wish I was as good at it as others, still need to practice a lot more.

11) What trends do you hate?
I am not a massive fan of the purpose of the colour change nail polishes (the ones wear you can change the colour with clear polish, and say do a pattern) as whilst the idea is nice, I always top coat everything afterwards for a smooth, shiny finish and you can't do that with this stuff.  Plus, if you have to do the pattern with a top coat, you might as well do it with a colour.  Saying that, the ones I've seen (Barry M / 17) are lovely colours anyway, so I have got a couple just to use as normal polishes.

I am passing this award on to 11 lovely, talented ladies. Here goes:

And here are my questions to you all:

1)  What made you start a blog?
2)  What is your favourite brand of nail polish?
3)  What is your favourite polish colour?
4)  How many polishes do you have in your collection?
5)  How do you store your polishes?
6)  When/where do you mostly do your manis?
7)  What is your favourite type of nail art?
8)  What polish is on your wish list?
9)  What is the next manicure on your "to do" list?
10)  What is your nail care "must have"?
11)  What nail trend do you wish you could master?

Congratulations ladies!! I hope you get chance to check out their blogs too as they all have some lovely nails going on.


  1. Thank you for the nomination! Now I will have to spend the afternoon answering the questions and picking my 11 instead of working! :) xx

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    1. ps. 90's hip hop is where it is at!!! straight outta compton ;)

  3. I like your answer to No. 5. I have just stabbed myself in the arm with a dotting tool and I hold you responsible.

    1. Bahahaha! I know you wish you were as orange as me :TOWIE:

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    1. Sorry Michelle, fat thumbs on my phone and I removed your comment by accident when I was trying to click reply! Thanks, our anniversary was last Sunday and we had a lovely hol, back to reality now though, boo and hiss!


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