Monday, 27 January 2014

Liebster Award...

Well aren't I a lucky little blogger! The beautiful Basmah from Lacee and Lattes has nominated for a Liebster Award :-) This award is bestowed upon bloggers who have a limited number of followers to help increase awareness of their site, and provide an opportunity to get to know the nominated blogger a little better 

Basmah's blog is all about beauty - she writes first class reviews, and always includes magnificently clear photos, plus brilliant swatches. Just recently she put together an amazing post about how to choose the right foundation - I highly recommend you check it out...

Well my dear Basmah, I'm so honoured that you included me in your list of nominees - thank you SO much hon!

Just for the record, here are the Liebster Award "rules":
1. You must link back to the person who nominated you
2. You must answer the 11 questions given to you by the nominee before you
3. You must pick 11 nominees with under 200 (or 2000 if you want to go with that) followers to answer your questions
4. You cannot nominate the person who nominated you
5. You must let the people you nominate know they have been nominated

And here are the (unbelievably difficult!) questions Basmah has asked of me....

1. What is your favourite thing about yourself?
I'm a naturally positive and cheerful sort of gal...

2. If you were going on holiday for 3 months, and could only take one makeup item with you, what would it be?
Oh boy, I can't even bear to think about it - one makeup item?  Ok I'll go with a cream blush, and then I could use it as a lippy too...

3. If you had 3 wishes, what would you wish for?
No disease, hunger or cruelty in the world...

4. Who is your celebrity crush?
Well it used to be Brad Pitt, but he's been looking a bit scruffy of late...

5. What is your guilty pleasure?
Well now this question sounds like it's suggesting I have ONE guilty pleasure, but I have so many...sigh... I'll go with Cadbury Dairy Milk...

6. What was the first makeup product you ever owned?
Gee this is a toughie, mainly because I have to cast my mind back over 40 years lol!  I reckon it was either a Yardley Pot o'Gloss for my lips, or a Coty Smudge Pot (cream eye shadow)...

7. What is your favourite food?
Prawns & passionfruit pavlova (not on the same plate)...

8. If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Is not needing sleep a superpower? Well that would be it - I have way too much to get through in a regular 16 hour waking day...

9. If you had a million dollars, how would you spend it?
Pay off any debts and travel the world...

10. What are your pet peeves?
People who break seals on makeup stock instead of using the testers, train travelers who put their feet on seats as if they're in their lounge rooms, opening a packet of biscuits and finding half of them broken, drivers who take up more than one space in a full car park, staff who wander off leaving their mobiles to ring incessantly on their desks (invariably with an annoying ringtone), stepping in a hole and ruining ONE shoe heel, people who don't wash their hands after using the bathroom, opening a DVD rental case and finding nothing inside, falling in love with an item of clothing and they don't have my size, clothing manufacturers who make their seams a micro-millimetre wide...gee I could go on FOREVER...

11. If you could only choose one, would you choose lipstick or mascara?
Oooh definitely lipstick - I can survive without mascara if I use eyeliner or eye shadow, but my lips are freckled and damaged by a lifetime of cold sores, and they look ghastly when bare...

Crikey, my brain hurts after answering that lot ha ha...

So now it's my turn to nominate some of my favourite bloggers that I'd personally like to spread the word about, but before I do, ladies please don't feel obliged to participate - it takes quite a bit of doing to put a page like this together, and no doubt your time is precious. But regardless of whether you continue on, without a doubt you all deserve this little bit of recognition 

Here are my nominees:
Kawaii Beauty Corner
Breathe Beauty
Eyes for Makeup
Australian Beauty Review
Moonlightsak's Treasures
The Makeup Bubble
Mels Make-Up Emporium
Ina Beauty World
Hissycat Krissy
Rose's Stuff
Wrapt in Beauty

And here are my questions for the above gorgeous gals:
1. If you could step into anyone else's shoes, whose would they be?
2. What items do you have in your makeup bag at the moment?
3. Are you a leader or a follower?
4. Before you started blogging, what did you do in  your spare time?
5. What's your most recent beauty product discovery?
6. If you were responsible for choosing the Pantone Colour of the Year, what colour would it be?
7. What's your dream job?
8. What creature/bird/insect represents you best?
9. Out of all the movies you've ever seen, which is your favourite and why?
10. Do you follow fashion trends, or do you stick with your own style?
11. What's one thing in your life that you wouldn't change for all the tea in China?

Take care of you,
kats xxx


  1. Such a great post as usual Kat! Really enjoyed reading, and thank you so much for the lovely compliment! My guilty pleasure is definitely Cadbury Dairy Milk as well, I probably have a little too much at times haha!

    1. Hey Bas, this was all because of you my darling! - it's actually lots of fun and I'm working my way through all the blogs on your nominees list xxx

  2. Great answers, darling, I had a little LOL moment at #5 and #10 in particular!


    1. Hi beautiful Much relieved to read you again hon - keep well and happy xxx

  3. Congrats Kats!!! You beautiful gal!! You are indeed very positive and cheerful that's for sure :-)
    I love the idea of only having a cream blush....why didnt I think of that LOL!
    mmmm prawns *drools* I could go for a prawn sandwich right now.
    Congrats again sweets. This will be the first to many more nominations xxx

    1. Thank you Gemma sweetheart! What about you huh? 5 Liebster Awards! And so you should, in fact I bet there'll be 5 more before the year is out lol. Hey doll I so loved reading your answers - it's a fun way to find out how our brains tick hey?

  4. Congrats Kat and thanks so much!! It means so much to be nominated by you :)
    Loved your pet peeves, I could spend all day on that question ;)

    1. You are so welcome hon! Gee I hope you join in the fun, but will understand if you don't - gee wiz coming up with the questions was harder for me than answering the ones I scored ha ha...

  5. Love it, Kats and sincere congratulations. I am sure someone else on holidays would have several eye shadows and would happily lend/give you some - then you'd have blush, lippy AND eye shadow!!! My brain doesn't compute you without wonderful eye shadow!!!
    With love,

    1. Yeah I reckon you're right Trish - can't believe I didn't say eye shadow, but I figured my lips and cheeks had a greater need, and I could always hide behind my sunnies xxx

  6. Congrats hun, you totally deserve this award! Great post, I loved reading your answers, lovely xx

    1. Thanks Indie - I would have nominated YOU but Basmah beat me to it already!