Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Liebster Award!

I want to say a massive thank you to the gorgeous Hannah from Hannah Heartss who kindly nominated me for this award! I'm really surprised, but grateful, as I think it's a really great concept, with loads of benefits for lesser known bloggers. The rules are: it is for bloggers with less than 200 followers, and who are up and coming.

It is a great way to find new blogs, and learn interesting facts about your fellow bloggers! I can't wait to get started...

What you have to do:

  • You must post 11 facts about yourself
  •  Answer the questions set by the presenter who nominated you
  •  Nominate 3-5 bloggers and link them to your blog
  •  Create 11 questions for your nominees to answer
  •  Go to their blog and let them know they've been nominated
  • No tag backs

11 Facts About Me!

  1. I have been a Vegetarian for 17 years, and I've JUST started eating fish to be healthy in the last couple of months.
  2. I am 5'11 and wear at least 2/3 inch shoes in the day, and sometimes 5 inch heels at night. Well i'm tall already right?
  3. I have a scruffy, little Jack Russell Terrier called Ruby, who I possibly love too much, even though she is slightly on the mad side...
  4. I love writing and studied English at University, being involved in a magazine would be my dream job.
  5. I don't mind snakes or rats at all, but I am seriously terrified of spiders. As in...WILL cry.
  6. I think i'm totally G when i'm driving, and look like an idiot rapping along to songs, thinking people can't see me. They definitely can.
  7. It sounds extremely cringe, but my mum is my role model. She is 51 and doesn't look a day over 40, a true lesson to not smoke or sunbathe. An absolute natural goddess.
  8. I am addicted to herbal tea, I have at least 6 (giant mugs) a day, and a Pukka Night Time tea every night before bed. Caffeine makes me go crazy...
  9. I love Moustaches. I don't know why, they are just incredible.
  10. My favourite chocolate is Green and Black's 85% cocoa, I like it really really dark.
  11. Oh, and I'm an absolute make-up and product junkie. Beauty is my obsession...

Hannah's Questions for Me!

1. If you could meet one celeb who would it be and why?
If we can say deceased, Linda McCartney. She was a revolutionary!

2. If you could only have one beauty product for the rest of your life what would it be?
Now this IS tricky. I would have to say some form of Xen Tan, because you don't need make-up with a tan, and it saves sun-ray damage; so younger skin for longer!

3. What did you want to be when you grow up?
A vet or an author. But blood turns me to jelly, and author?... I wish (but who knows!).

 4. What made you start your blog?
I have been passionately talking about, and giving advice on beauty for so long, I thought a blog would be the perfect place to channel my interest with like-minded people :).

5. Whats your favourite and least favourite food?
Wagamamas is my favourite, or any food in that area. Edemame beans are IT. Least would have to be meat, just because I don't remember eating it.

6. If you could move to one country what would it be?
I love England, but if I had to move somewhere it would definitely be America for the versatility (and beauty products...).

7. How many times a week do you do your nails?
At the moment I am growing them, but normally 2 or 3 times, depending on when they start to chip!

8. Whats your dream job?
Beauty Editor or writer. Maybe one day an Editor in Chief if we are talking dream, dream job.

9. Whats the funniest memory you have?
Me trying to Sing along to Whitney Houston's 'I will always love you', before I could talk properly. We have it on video... it's pretty special.

10. If you could have one thing from your house burning down but your family and pets were safe what would it be?
A First Edition of the Mowgli Stories my late Grandad gave me, given to him by his Grandad, which has a personal message inside. He was a huge influence and inspiration to me.

11. If you could know your fate would you want to know or not and why?
Definitely not! Everything happens for a reason, and not knowing what's round the corner is the best part of life.

My Nominees:

Hannah B @simplybeautyandnails
Abby @betweentodayandtomorrow
Olivia @o.kfashion&beauty
Emma @uglybugbeauty
Allie @ordinaryallie

My 11 Questions:

  1. What country are you from, and what's the best thing about it?
  2. What's your favourite ever magazine and why?
  3. What is your favourite lip product?
  4. Who is your ultimate idol and why?
  5. If you could time-travel back to any period in time, what would it be? And why?
  6. How have you found being part of the blogging community so far?
  7. Sweet or Savoury, and why?
  8. If you had one superpower what would it be, and why?
  9. If you could be a Hollywood star for the day, who would you be? and what would you get up to?
  10. Private Jet or Private Yacht? and why?
  11. What is your biggest ambition in life?

Love Lauren xx


  1. Great post xx

  2. Aw I LOVE that you call your mum a goddess! Adorable. What a lovely post. Also love how passionate you are about your vegetarianism. I eat meat now, but I was raised vegetarian and grew up knowing that Linda McCartney was a very inspirational woman.

    Hetty ♡

    1. What a lovely comment Hetty thank you! She really was, I think she changed a lot of people's conceptions about meat and animal welfare...big inspiration to me. And my mum really is :), she looks so so young for her age and she's amazing!

      Lauren xx

  3. great post! i enjoyed reading through it and will have to check out the blogs you nominated :)

    from helen at thelovecatsinc // youtube

    ps. enter my new giveaway to win the UD naked basics palette, real techniques brushes and essie polishes! click here.

    1. Thanks Helen! It means a lot, can't wait to check out your blog now :)

      Lauren xx

  4. Congrats on the award, was great getting to know you better


    1. Thanks lovely! I love this award, it's really so interesting finding out about people, it means a lot that I was nominated too, so thank you for the congrats!

      Lauren xx