Liebster Award Carol in a Page

I Answer 10 Personal Questions from a Fellow Blogger – A.K.A. ‘The Liebster Award’

Last month (awesome reaction time, Carol!), the sweet Tiffany nominated me for the Liebster Award (thank you Teef!), which is called an ‘award’ but is basically just another tag. This is how it works:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog.
  • Copy and paste the Liebster Award badge in your post.
  • Nominate 10 other bloggers with 200 or less followers.
  • Answer 10 questions for you and create 10 new questions for your nominees.
  • Notify your nominees via a comment on their blog.

So, let’s get started!

1. What inspired you to start blogging?

I’ve always liked writing and had a passion for makeup, so starting a beauty blog was something that I had at the back of my mind for a very long time. And then one day, I just decided that it was time to do it. Remember, people, there’s no time like the present!

2. What are some of your favorite hobbies?

For some reason, when someone uses the word ‘hobby’, the image of a pensioner arranging his stamp collection always pops in my head. I don’t really have any hobbies like that, but when I’m not blogging or doing anything else related to it, I like reading novels (which have to be entertaining and comforting) or riding my bike through the country.

3. Who is your favorite blogger?

Ruth from A Model Recommends, Karen from Makeup & Beauty Blog and Anna from Vivianna Does Makeup. They all are very witty and talented writers, I couldn’t just pick one!

4. Who do you look up to? And why?

I look up to my mother. When you are a kid you normally take your mum and everything she does for granted. It’s only when you grow up that you realize all the sacrifices she did and everything she gave up for you. I am truly amazed at how my mother was able to raise two kids on her own. My parents separated when I was two and my brother was nine and, although my dad was, and still is, always there for me, it was my then 28-year-old mother who did most of the work. So, mum, thank you for everything and always remember you’re a force of nature!

5. What inspires your posts?

I don’t think I can pinpoint any particular source of inspiration. I mainly try to write posts that I would enjoy reading myself.

6. If you had to choose one celebrity to trade places with who would it be?

It would probably be Lauren Graham. I would’ve loved playing Lorelai in Gilmore Girls (YAY for the new episodes!!!).

7. Where do you see yourself in five years?

Very tough question for me to answer right now… I’ll turn 30 next year and feel like the decisions I’ll make in the near future are really going to be for life, which is a little unsettling. So, I really don’t know where I’ll be in five years!

8. Who is your favorite YouTuber?

Cliomakeup. She’s had a YouTube channel for seven years and is über-famous in Italy. I not only like the wearable looks she creates, but also the fact that she always tries to convey a positive message that goes beyond makeup, as she’s aware of the strong influence she has on millions of young girls.

9. What is one of the best posts you have read recently? Leave the link!

What Palette Works for What? A Definitive Guide to All Things Compact

10. Do you have a Twitter? Share your link!

Here’s my Twitter, I’ll follow back all of my lovely readers!

So, now I’m supposed to tag ten other bloggers, but I’m going to break the rules and not tag anyone. I was nominated so many times after Teef did that I think this thing is getting a little out of control! BUT if any of you want to be tagged, just let me know and I will do that as well as prepare a set of questions for you to answer.

*UPDATE* I tag the lovely Winfred from It’s Just Winnie. Below are my questions:

  1. Why did you start your blog?
  2. What are your top three beauty products at the moment?
  3. Is there anything special you do to cheer up if you’ve had a bad day?
  4. What are the things you enjoy the most about blogging?
  5. What’s your favorite social media? Share your account!
  6. What are your wardrobe staples?
  7. Are there any bloggers you look up to?
  8. Would you recommend visiting the place where you live? Why?
  9. Is there a movie/book you think everyone should watch/read?
  10. Would you like to say anything to those who are thinking of starting a blog?

That’s all, folks! Don’t forget to go say hey to Tiffany!

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  • Reply
    October 31, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    You listed my top three favorite bloggers up there, no wonder I like your blog so much!

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    October 31, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    Loved reading this! Have a lovely weekend. Gemma xx

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      Carol in a
      November 1, 2015 at 3:45 pm

      Thank you, enjoy your Sunday!

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    Wendee Isaacs
    October 31, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    Congrats carol. Have a blessed weekend

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      Carol in a
      November 1, 2015 at 3:45 pm

      Thank you, have a great Sunday!

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    Chaste & Beautiful
    October 31, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    Loved reading your answers especially the part about mothers and I too love reading books in my free time.

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      Carol in a
      November 1, 2015 at 3:46 pm

      I’m glad you enjoyed this!

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    October 31, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    oh wooow congratulations hun
    nice to learn new things about yourself
    this is an amazing award
    I would love to be nominated for this

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      Carol in a
      November 1, 2015 at 3:46 pm

      Thank you, I’ve nominated you! 😉

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    October 31, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    Your favourite bloggers are also my favourite too! They are really good! I will turn 30 next year too and I don’t know where I see myself in five years, it is such a tricky question 🙂

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      Carol in a
      November 1, 2015 at 3:51 pm

      I feel like it would have been easier answering that question as a teenager than it is now!!!

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    November 1, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Lovely post ! I’m loving your answers. I look up to all strong women and my mom is a beautiful example of strong and independent woman. She has shown me that my life doesn’t have to depend on anyone, be than men or women. She has shown me the value of independence 🙂

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      Carol in a
      November 1, 2015 at 3:52 pm

      Such an important value to teach one’s daughter!

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    November 1, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    Congrats on the nomination 🙂 I love reading little facts about bloggers, and this post was so much fun! x And you listed some of my favourite bloggers. 🙂 <3


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    November 1, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    Haha, the stamp collection! It’s always interesting to read about who the person is behind the blog, so thank you for doing this 🙂


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    November 1, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    Really inspiring to know you look up to your mum too! and love Ruths blog x

    Jenny | Krystel Couture

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    November 1, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    Great answers and questions! A models recommends was one of the first beauty blogs I cam across, Ruth played a major part in inspiring me to blog 😀

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    Anna - Alina
    November 2, 2015 at 10:20 am

    Congrats with this award! If you want, we can to follow each other on bloglovin! Just follow me here and I’ll follow you back! ♥

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    November 2, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    Congrats, hun!
    Very nice post, it’s so sweet that your mum inspires you! 🙂

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    Tiffany May
    November 2, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    Love all your answers Carol! So amazing what you said about your Mom, I feel the same way about mine, they are so inspiring!

    xo Tiffany |

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    Shireen L. Platt
    November 2, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    I am very new to your blog so it’s so lovely to read this and get to know you a little better. I adore Ruth Crilly and I love how she is everything the opposite of what majority thinks of models. She’s very intelligence, down to earth and so funny and her little girl is so adorable.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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      Carol in a
      November 2, 2015 at 11:01 pm

      Ruth is great! Thank you for stopping by 🙂

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    November 2, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    Loved reading this!! I feel the same way about hobbies! I hope you have a great week!


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    November 2, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    I also look up to my mother. I’ll check your 3 favorite blogs; I don’t know any of them. Have a nice week!


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    ISA Professional
    November 2, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    Loving your blog, congrats!

    ISA Professional

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    November 2, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    Awww thank you sooo much
    I’m working on the post now

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    November 9, 2015 at 12:29 am

    Congratulations on the award, so great reading more about your inspiration
    Always lovely to learn more about my favourite bloggers!

    What Raj Wants

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    December 4, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    Great post idea!
    Diana |

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