4 February 2014

The Liebster Award 2014!

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The lovely Ceri from 'The Curly Wurly Blog' nominated my blog for a 'Liebster Award' on Friday - thanks Ceri! I have to be 100% honest here and say that, until Friday, I had absolutely no idea what this award was...is that terrible? Maybe it is, because it is ruddy awesome!

What is the Liebster Award?
Having done some (much needed) research, I feel informed enough to tell you a little about it. The Liebster Award is pretty big in the blogging community and is there to give some recognition to new blogs and spread the word about blogging! There are a few rules that nominees must follow, and they are:
- You must link back to the person/people who nominated you.
- You must answer the 11 questions given to you.
- You cannot nominate the person who nominated you.
- You must pick nominees with under 200 followers to answer your questions.
- You must tell the nominees they have been nominated by you.

So, here goes...
Here are the questions that I was set by Ceri:

1. What inspired you to start blogging?
I started blogging in 2009, during the last year of my Fine Art degree. I wanted to keep a log of some of the work I was doing, galleries I was visiting and have a place for others to go to view my work. In 2011 I started a second blog, which was a more personal one, called ' A Girl Called Lucy'. After realising the difficulties in running two blogs together I decided to merge them and add other things I was interested in talking about. So, on a holiday in Cornwall, just under a year ago, 'From Lucy With Love' was born. Everything and anything can inspire me to blog and I love putting all of the things that interest me on here, whether that is art, beauty, hair, photo's or lifestyle - it is a place for all of my favourite things!

2. What do you want to achieve in 2014?
Blogging wise I would like to create a few more changes in the overall design of my blog to make it an easier place to navigate around as well as somewhere that is aesthetically pleasing to visit. I also want to continue setting up my Etsy store (launching soon) and add a tab to my blog that takes people through to that. On top of these things I am looking to make my YouTube Channel a better place - creating new and interesting content for people to enjoy. Oh, and I would also like to get much better at vlogging! (and breathe!)

3. What is your one beauty must-have?
Right now it is my Liz Earle 'Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser', it is the best cleanser I have used and I keep going back to it. I love how it smells, removes all my make up and helps control break outs - if you haven't tried it, then you should!

4. What beauty products are at the top of your wish-list at the moment?
So many! I would love to get my hands on the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Serum, anything from Origins, a Mac palette of any description (I have never owned anything from Mac - shocking right?!), Nars Creamy Concealer, some Bumble and Bumble hair products... shall I go on???

5. What are your favourite types of blogs to read?
My Bloglovin' list is a total mish-mash of blogs. I think I enjoy anything that has it's own voice. There is a lot of the same thing out there so if someone can grab my attention and actually make me want to come back again and again then that is great! I like to read things that are written from the heart and with passion. On top of beauty blogs I really enjoy reading about craft and handmade/restoration projects, so when I find a good blog that posts about these things I am automatically hooked!

6. Have you ever had any make up disasters, and if so, tell us what they were.
Probably hundreds! I like to think that I haven't had any recently, but as a teenager I am sure there were a few - luckily for me I can't remember!

7. What's your favourite song at the moment?
This is so hard because my music taste is so varied! I have Metallica on my playlist next to Tom Odell - so you can see that this question is a struggle! I can't answer this!! It is impossible!

8. What things make you want to follow a blog on Bloglovin'?
Like I said above, a good looking blog, with great photos and a unique voice is bound to make me follow. It is also nice to follow a brand new blog and see how it develops...so I always add new bloggers too. Bloglovin' is the only way I can keep up with everything as it is so time consuming to look up every blog you like! It is such a great inspiration so I add loads of blogs to mine all the time!

9. Have you ever brought anything because of a review another blogger wrote?
Guilty as charged. Recommendations are the best way to buy in my opinion. I watch a lot of YouTube videos by beauty bloggers so there is bound to be an influence! I am easily swayed to buy something if I see a lot of people like it.

10. How would you describe your make up look?
I really like playing up my eyes as a daily 'look'. I love winged eye-liner and just a fairly neutral or faintly stained lip. But I really enjoy trying different things so would say that day to day I will change something - but we always go back to our faves don't we?!

11. Who is your current favourite blogger?
Another difficult one to answer because this depends on my mood. A lifestyle blog that I have enjoyed from the very start of my blogging days is 'Love Taza' (was 'Rock Star Diaries'), craft wise it would have to be 'Live It, Love It, Make It' and beauty wise I am enjoying several, including 'I Covett Thee', 'Bonjour Luce' and lovely Ceri's 'The Curly Wurly Blog' of course! 

My Nominated Blogs:
'Laydey Katabella' - you can find her on Twitter @laydeykatabella
'Make Up Road' - Natalia can be found on Twitter @MakeupRoadBlog

My questions to my nominees are:
1. Why did you decide to start blogging?
2. What are your favourite things about keeping your blog and why?
3. Do you watch and /or make YouTube videos? If so, why did you start/who is your favourite YouTuber?
4. What are your 'top 5' all time favourite make up products?
5. Who is your style icon and why?
6. Who is your current favourite blogger and why?
7. What do you do to find inspiration for your blog?
8. Describe your perfect Sunday...
9. What are your goals for 2014, blogging or otherwise!
10. What are your top three high-street clothes stores?
11. What is your guilty pleasure?

There you go ladies, it's all yours! Let me know when you have answered the questions and chosen who to nominate!



  1. aww thanks so much for nominating me Lucy! I'm in the process of writing my post now ^_^. Send me a link on twitter to your etsy shop once its up and running- I'd love to have a nosey! And please do some crafty posts in the future, I love them! Very inspiring :-). xx

  2. You are more than welcome! I am hoping to get some regular craft posts happening soon- it's all about time isn't it?! x


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