The Liebster Award is a virtual award that is given to bloggers by fellow bloggers. It has similar principles of a chain letter and you can chose whether or not to accept it. The idea of this award is to connect and help promote all the blogs in the blogosphere.
#1. Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you.
#2. Answer the 11 questions you have been given.
#3. Think of 11 questions to give to the bloggers you nominate.
#4. Let the bloggers know you’ve nominated them.
I was nominated by the beautiful Taylor Faith, she only started blogging this year and what she posts is goo quality and always a great read (she’s also from the best country in the world.) So thank you doll! Here’s my answers:
#1. What inspired you to start your blog?
I started blogging in around 2015 because I was stuck in a slum and I honestly didn’t know what to do with myself. I was studying my A-Levels (again) and I knew I wanted to do something where I could write, so I presumed blogging would be a great start. Honestly, blogging sparked my love for writing again and basically pushed me into wanting to go into PR. So without it, I wouldn’t be where I am today.
#2. If you could have dinner with 5 celebrities who would they be, and why?
1: Vivienne Westwood, because who wouldn’t?
2: Dick Van Dyke, only because he was basically my childhood and I bet you he’d have some cracking stories to tell.
3: Jason Momoa, because he is my favourite actor of all time right now, and he’s gorgeous.
4: Billie Holiday, because I love jazz and she will always be my queen of jazz.
5: Malala Yousafzai, because she’s incredible. I wouldn’t really class her as a celebrity, but she’s truly incredible and I’d love to be able to sit down and talk with her.
#3. What are your aims in life?
My aim at the moment: graduate university with AT LEAST a 2.1 (BA), get on the Public Relations MA course and snag myself lots of awesome PR internships to get as much experience as possible.
#4. If you could only use one brand of makeup for the rest of your life what would it be?
This is really tough because I don’t use one brand religiously. Honestly, I’d probably have to say NYX. They sell basically everything you need, the quality is pretty decent AND it’s not super expensive, that’s a win-win for me, even though I would miss my Morphe eyeshadow palettes.
#5. What are 3 of your pet peeves?
Loud eaters, snoring and being able to hear people breathe. I sound like such a narcissist, but it annoys me. I can’t get to sleep unless I’m in complete silence, so that’s probably why. (I hope anyway.)
#6. What advice would you give to new bloggers?
Don’t give up. I did. I stopped trying. I lost motivation and I found myself wishing I could just write another post. You’ll find lots of bloggers doing better than you (or so it seems) with nicer layouts and more interaction, but that’s normal. Don’t be discouraged by others success, work hard and you’ll get there, just like they did. It doesn’t happen over night, you’re going to make mistakes and there’s going to be times you want to throw in the towel – but please don’t. The world needs more bloggers. At least it needs honest ones.
#7. What is your favourite food?
Chinese. All. The. Way. I probably eat Chinese food at least once a week. It’s probably why I’m ‘overweight’ but I honestly don’t care, it’s my favourite thing in the world.
#8. How did you pick your blog name?
Well, from 2015 – August 2017, I was Efforlescent. Now, and from now on my blog is Efforlescence (mainly because my domain ran out and I forgot to renew it.) But it basically came from my nickname being Effy and efflorescence, which is (excuse the nerd stuff) is the migration of a salt to the surface of a porous material, where it forms a coating (google it and you’ll know exactly what it is.) It’s nothing glamorous, it’s kind of disgusting in a way, 19 year old me just thought they were being witty.
#9. What 3 things could you not live without?
I haven’t included the obvious things like food, water, family and my dog, because well, they’re obvious.
1: My phone. I know, predictable, but it’s 2017. My whole life is on this machine. My blog. My family. My social medias. My events. My contacts. My schedules. My money. If I could only have one thing, it would be my phone, because I don’t need much else when I have it.
2: POREfessional by Benefit. Why? Because it’s my primer and my moisturiser (I’m such a bad person.) I wrote a post about my skincare the other week and basically I described how my skin is so oily and dry at the same time that all I need is this beauty to make me okay for the day.
3: My headphones. I can’t concentrate unless I’m listening to some sort of music (which is odd because I usually need silence to concentrate on things like sleeping.) I’m always listening to music and 99% of the time it’s instrumental because that helps me focus even more.
#10. What book/s are you loving right now?
I recently read a book called The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. It’s a book about a girl who’s dead and it’s not as morbid as it seems. It opened my eyes to the world around me and it made me see things from so many different perspectives. I would highly recommend it to everyone. Secondly, I just started reading a book called The Battlemage by Taran Matharu, it’s the third instalment in The Summoner series and I can’t really say much about it, because it’s the third book, but it’s a series about summoners and demons. If you like fantasy/YA or even RPGs, I’d say try it out. It’s pretty cool.
#11. What is your favourite form of social media, and why?
I love Instagram. Basically I am an Instagram wh#re. I love being nosey into peoples lives and I love letting people take a glimpse into mine, I just kind of wish the algorithm wasn’t as messed up because then it would be 1000000% perfect.
So, there we go! Thank you again Taylor for nominating me and the wonderful blogger I would like to nominate is a called Charlotte (I haven’t linked her blog because I messaged her about this award and she read my message but never replied), so if you read this and you’d actually appreciate being nominated, here’s my list of questions:
#1. What made you want to start blogging?
#2. What’s your favourite part of doing make up?
#3. Which celebrities wardrobe would you like to steal?
#4. What are some of your guilty pleasures?
#5. If any Hollywood star, dead or alive, could play you in a movie of your life, who would it be?
#6. What’s your favourite place to visit?
#7. What/who inspires you?
#8. If you were going to be an animal, what sort of animal would you be and why?
#9. What one object would you save from your house in a fire? (Assume anything alive is already saved.)
#10. What would your top tip be to anyone thinking about starting up a blog?
#11. Favourite colour?