Monday, 13 August 2012

The Liebster Award!!

Hey guys, so recently I was tagged for the Liebster award by Robin Sparkles This has been my first award tag and partaking of these types of things. How exciting!!

For this tag, you need to do the following:

1. Each person tagged must post 11 things about themselves.
2. They must also answer the 11 questions the 'tagger' has set for them.
3. They must create 11 more questions to ask bloggers they have decided to tag.
4. They must then choose 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers and tag them in their post.
5. These lucky bloggers must then be told.
6. There's no tag backs.
11 things about myself.
1. I love animals. My top 3 wild animals would be tigers, penguins and owls.
2. I own 6 rabbits, 4 budgies, 2 cockatiels, a canary, 2 leopard geckos, a guinea pig and a hamster. Yep you did read that right ;)
3. I love learning new arts and crafts, currently I am planning to try learn amigurumi.
4. I love reading and i'm a total vampire nerd. Yes my favourites would be Vampire Academy, Morganville Vampires and Twilight but above all comes Harry Potter first.
5. I belong in Hufflepuff (HP nerds will understand).
6. My favourite TV show is Doctor Who, I am a Whovian who adores the current Team Tardis ;)
7. I tried to learn the violin but I was really bad!
8. My obsession with tigers began when I was 2 after my dad bought me my first stuffed tiger. My collection since grew massively.
9. I have never liked sport so suprisenly I have really enjoyed following along each sport this Olympics and supporting Team GB.
10. I will be Maid of Honour this time next week.
11. My nail obsession only began shortly but it has grown rapidly since!
My Questions For The Tagged
1. What/who inspired you to start blogging about nail art and where do you get your inspiration for nail art from?
I got my inspiration from SpellBinding Nails to start my own blog. I'd been reading hers for a while and decided to make my own and join in with the other bloggers. :)
2. Do you blog about anything other than nail art and how long have you been blogging for?
I have not blogged about anything else yet, I made it primarily for nail posts but if anything beauty related really caught my eye I would probably post that too. I have only been blogging maybe 2 months.
3. What is the top thing on your "wish list" you would want if you could be given one thing for free today?
That is really hard! I hve stuff on my wishlist I have to hunt down as they're not availble to the UK but I'd have to go with O.P.I La Boheme, I eBayed it and boy that baby has a price tag!
4. Favourite nail art technique? (Water marbling, stamping, gradient etc.)
Hmm free hand techniques with sparkly stones, I love that. I've tried stamping but i'm not good at it, i'll keep trying just need to stop buying polish so I can grab a few Konad special polishes lol
5. What are your favourite 3 nail polish colours & brands at the moment?
3! that's cruel ;) From my stash Barry M Blueberry Ice Cream, A England Galahad & Morgan Le fay(together they are lovely). Brands definately Barry M cheap and awesome, A England and O.P.I.
6. What are your hobbies other than nail art blogging?
I love crafts but I have lacked them recently. I like to draw, paint, bear making and I am going to try my hand at Amigurumi.
7. What software do you use to edit your pictures before uploading them to your blog?
Umm I don't. Photobucket and pop those suckers up there :p
8. What software do you use to watermark your photos before uploading them to your blog?
Again I don't. I never knew how but I found it out so I will probably go back and do that now.
9. How often do you paint your nails and how do you keep them in tip-top condition?

I do them about every 3 days. I use O.P.I nail envy, it's the only that works to keep my nails from splitting and breaking everyday.
10. What is your favourite design you've blogged?
My Leopard nails :)
11. What is your favourite film and favourite book of all time?
Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows part 2. Book wise it's become a tie between Harry Potter series and Vampire Academy Last Sacrifice the last book of that series.
My questions for the tagged.
1. How many nail polishes are currently in your collection?
2. When did your polish addiction begin?
3. What is your biggest nail polish lemming at the moment?
4. Do you prefer summer brights or vampy darks?
5. Why did you start your nail polish blog?
6. Other than nail polish what beauty product can you not live without?
7. What is your favourite type of nail art to do?
8. What is your favourite and least favourite nail finish? (Duochrome, glitter etc)
9. What is your best product for nail strengthening, growth?
10. What base and top coat do you use?
11. Do you keep any back ups of your polishes?
And finally I tag:
10. The Nail Art Hobby

Took me a while to complete this, i'm easily distracted. I've been googling amigurumi a lot and finding it quite intimidating but i'm still going to give it a shot. I really apologise to my taggee's if you've already been before :3

(If I accidently tagged you and you have more than 200 followers, I apologise. I tried really hard to make sure you were all under 200 but my connection has been awful lately and it's been a real pain checking everyones blogs so sorry about that!!)


  1. Thanks very much for the tag! I've dropped you an email in reply :)

  2. Thanks so much tagging me;
    It's quite interesting to see the term "Amigurumi/あみぐるみ" here too :D

    1. Your welcome :D I can't wait to give this a whirl after the wedding, always been jealous of the cute amigurumi I see around and want my own :P

  3. Ooo enjoy being a maid of honour :-) x

    1. Thank you! :) Neglecting my poor blog for a few days, been super busy crafting a bunch of decorative roses and my sisters post box was super fun but hard work lol x