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16.4.14

The Liebster Award! ♡


The Liebster Award is a great award presented to blogs with less than 200 followers, giving them the recognition that you think they deserve :) I am so happy to be nominated by Taran from Vogued Vintage (please check out her blog as she has the most amazing posts on beauty/ fashion inspired by old Hollywood stars ♡) and also by MissLozzieLoves (check out her blog as well as she does the cutest DIY tutorials! ♡) and here are the rules of the award: You have to post 11 random facts about yourself, answer 11 questions written by the blogger who nominated you and then choose another 11 blogs you think deserve the award. Then, you write a new set of 11 questions for them to answer and let them know that you have nominated them on their blogs.

I am answering both sets of questions by Taran and MissLozzieLoves so BEWARE SUPER LONG POST AHEAD! ♡♡♡

First here are 11 random facts about me ♡

1. I was born and raised in Hong Kong until the age of 16 when I started studying in a boarding school in the UK.
2. Throughout my primary and secondary school years (until boarding school in the UK) I studied in a private all-girl school in Hong Kong - yep! No boys at all haha
3. I play 2 instruments - the piano and the violin
4. I have never dyed or permanently curled or straightened my hair once in my life (the most I have ever done was curl/ straighten it with curlers/ straighteners)
5. I am actually quite petite - I'm only 5'2!
6. I first met one of my bestest friends in kindergarten when we were 3 years old. She stabbed me on the arm with a pencil one day in class because my umbrella accidentally poked her leg. Fast forward 16 years later we are the bestest friends in the world hahaha.
7. I have a brother who is 2 years younger than me but about a whole head taller than me (Guess he did not inherit any vertically challenged genes...)
8. I am incredibly attracted to sparkly things - you can imagine how I feel when I go in a Victoria Secret PINK store :D
9. As a child I used to think that the Disney Pinocchio movie was the scariest thing on earth - especially when Pinocchio was trapped in that cage hahaha
10. I usually get on at least one long haul flight (10 hours +) every 3 months, plus other short haul flights that I usually take during the summer. (I feel very lucky to be able to study abroad and travel to places around the world)
11. I love sewing and knitting (HA I sound like a grandma) but I am HOPELESS at other housework such as cooking. I'm trying to improve my cooking skills though as everyone at university seem to be such good cooks!

And now here are the questions Taran wrote for those she nominated: ♡

1. What made you start your blog and what's your favourite part about being a blogger? 
I have been thinking about starting a beauty/ fashion related blog for the longest time until I realised that I am already near the end of my first year in university and I don't have much time left to just do whatever I want. The quote “20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do” came very close to heart when I was deciding if I should start my blog and so I did! My favourite part about being a blogger is actually interacting with other bloggers as there are so many girls in this beauty/ fashion community and it’s great to know that we all share the same passion ♡

2. Do you have any style icons? If so, who and why? 
I actually don't have any specific style icon as I tend to find inspirations based on an individual outfit rather than the person who is wearing it but I really love how Lauren Conrad and Ariana Grande dress. I like Lauren's casual style as it is relaxed but still look very put together. As for Ariana, her style is girly to the max and her dresses and Chanel bags are to die for ♡

3. What's your favourite item in your makeup bag? 
Favourite item has to be my Nars radiant creamy concealer which I use under my eyes! Cannot live without it ♡

4. What's your favourite item in your wardrobe and why? 
Favourite item in my wardrobe has to be my Topshop tweed jacket (which I was wearing in my about me photo haha!) :) I find that it matches most of my solid colour clothing and makes the outfit look a bit more put together.

5. If you could do anything in the world, regardless of expenses, what would it be? 
I would probably travel the world non-stop or start a business hehe ♡

6. In terms of style, what's your favourite period in history? 
Definitely the 1930's to the 1970's. I find the style of old Hollywood stars such as Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly so incredibly classy ♡

7. If you could hang out with any 4 famous people, who would they be? 
1) Kate Middleton (who doesn't want to hang out with a princess :P)
2) Ariana Grande (I am such a fan girl haha)
3) Leighton Meester (she is such a good actress and intelligent woman)
4) Ellen Degeneres (she is too funny!)

8. What, do you think, is unique about your blog? 
I try to make my blog a bit more unique by incorporating a part of my lifestyle in it such as places i travel to and books that I read! ♡

9. If you could live a day in the life of anyone at all, who would they be and why? 
Probably the Queen haha :D It would be so interesting to be the Queen of England for a day and experience the way she does things (must be very tiring though to keep up with the formality all the time...)

10. How would you describe your style, in one word? 
Classic - I don't usually take risks fashion-wise and prefer wearing something that is a bit more timeless rather than trendy.

11. If you could give any beauty/fashion advice to anyone starting out, what would it be? 
I am assuming this means starting out with a blog :) I think my advice would be to just have fun with it and write posts that you yourself would enjoy reading! ♡

And here are the questions MissLozzieLoves wrote for those she nominated: ♡

1. How did you come up with your blog name? 
I wanted my blog to be a place where people can just escape reality and enter a different world to relax and read about things they enjoy and so I came up with the name "Sail Away to Neverland", with my blog symbolising a place like Neverland! ♡

2. Favourite magazine? 
Vogue and a Japanese magazine called Oggi ♡

3. What three words would you use to best describe yourself? 
Girly, happy, blessed ♡

4. Favourite season? 
Fall! I love wearing scarves/ jackets without the weather being tooo cold!

5. How long have you been blogging for? 
I have actually only started blogging a bit more than one week ago! I am really loving it so far ♡

6. Favourite perfume?
Viva la Juicy by Juicy Couture

7. Sweet or Savoury?
Sweet for the win 

8. Favourite make up product ever?
It is hard to just choose one but apart from the Nars concealer I have mentioned above it has to be Benetint by Benefit ♡

9. Where did you get your inspiration to start blogging? 
Youtubers! I think I actually knew about the youtube beauty community before beauty/fashion blogs. Since I really like writing I think blogging is my preferred method of sharing my thoughts! ♡

10. Ideal week away? 
Definitely visiting New York City or LA! ♡

11. Ideal week at home? 
That would probably be just chilling at home drinking hot chocolate/ tea, reading books and blogging! ♡

I would like to nominate:

My questions are: ♡
1. What are your top 3 makeup products?
2. Flats or heels?
3. If you could only wear one pairs of shoes for the rest of your life, what would they be?
4. What is your favourite makeup brand?
5. What is one clothing store you cannot live without?
6. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would that be?
7. Which item is the biggest waste of money in your closet?
8. What is your all-time favourite movie?
9. If you had $1000 to spend, would you rather buy clothes or makeup?
10. What is your favourite perfume?
11. What is one advice you would give to your 12-year-old self?

14 comments:

  1. Hi:)
    i really enjoy reading your blog so i nominated you for the Liebster Award! When i wrote my post you had not received your nomination yet so sorry for nominating you so soon after this one!
    its up to you if you want to do my questions:) My post can be found here: http://misslozzieloves.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/liebster-award.html
    if you do let me know as id love to read your responces!
    xxxx

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    1. Thank you so much for nominating me! <3 No problem I will just edit my post and answer your questions as well! :D xx

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    2. Your so welcome!
      Thank you so including my questions:)
      I loved reading your answers, you have such an interesting life!
      The origin of your blog name is lovely xx

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  2. Thank you so much for nominating me!
    xo Summer
    http://summerledmonds.blogspot.com

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    1. No problem :) I love your blog and you deserve it! ♡

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  3. Great post! I definitely have a more classic style as well and I'm not a fan of fashion risks either!

    Jessie at BlushandBlonde.com

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    1. Thank you! <3 I have always loved the elegant vibe that a classic look gives :)

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  4. That's exactly why I started my blog as well! I love having an outlet for my creativity :)

    ellierosewrites.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's great to know that you find comfort in blogging as well! Writing about things you love is a great feeling! :D xx

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  5. Thanks again for the nomination, I've answered you questions!

    http://allthatfascination.blogspot.it/2014/04/liebster-award.html

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    1. No problem! <3 I really enjoy reading your blog ♡

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  6. Thanks so much for the nomination! I actually did a Liebster nomination recently otherwise I would be all over this! Thanks again for the nomination and I really enjoyed the read :-)
    Xo, D.

    www.theloveoflipstick.blogspot.com

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    1. I can't believe that I didn't realize you were already nominated! hahaha my bad! <3 I just read your post as well and really enjoyed it! ♡

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