Tuesday 18 February 2014

The Liebster Award

Hello everyone!! 

This for me is such a humbling award to be nominated for! A huge thank you goes out to the ever so beautiful Em Ford from My Pale Skin @ http://mypaleskin.blogspot.co.uk !! 
(I wasn't intending on sounding like I've won an award at the BAFTA's - but this does mean a lot to me)
If you've not checked out her blog yet - get your pretty behinds over there. 

I know I don't have a huge following, but I just want to say thank you to you guys who read, enjoy and comment on my posts - it means so much! I seriously can't get over how much the beauty community supports each other and for me this has been a huge confidence boost as I was so apprehensive about starting up a blog at the beginning of this year. 

You maybe wondering what this Liebster Award is - This award is given to those with less than 200 followers. You must get nominated for this; by someone who has already been nominated, who enjoys your blog and feels that you should have more followers :) You will list 11 facts about yourself, answer the 11 questions given to you, choose 11 nominees then set them 11 questions to answer.
Sharing the love people!!<3


You must link back to the person who nominated you
You must state 11 facts about yourself
You must answer the questions given to you
You must pick 11 nominees & create 11 questions for them to answer
You can not nominate the person who nominated you
You must let the people you've chosen know that you've nominated them

11 Random Facts About Me
  1. I am seriously obsessed with TV series - verging on a health warning I think! I love; The Vampire Diaries, True Blood, NCIS, Criminal Minds, Arrow (Omg - marry me now?!), Revenge, Once Upon A Time, Unforgettable, Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, Beauty and the Beast and any other american cheese you throw at me! 
  2. Speaking of cheese - LOVE me some cheese.... My moto in life is 'Cheese makes everything better' which might explain my dress size! Seriously though - cheese on pasta, cheese on pizza, cheese on jacket potatoes, cheese on toast, cheesy chips!! -drools-
  3. I'm a sucker for a good slice of Pizza (extra cheese I might add!)
  4. If i'm not in my room watching TV (sad to say!) You'll find me baking up a storm in the kitchen. I love baking celebration cakes & decorating them. However I do love baking cheesecakes too.....mmmm cheese!
  5. I am a secret geek - don't tell anyone!
  6. I love films sci-fi, fantasy, action & adventure, animated and comedy films; Batman, James Bond, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, all Disney films (hell yes!) etc.. you get the picture! Really not a fan of romance films.
  7. I secretly enjoy playing the PS4 with my boyfriend...nothing too brutal but I defy anyone not to like Lego Marvel Heroes!!
  8. I love socialising, so I'm always going out for meals or cocktails!
  9. Cocktails! - I'm more of a cocktail girl rather than wine. I don't really like wine, however on a recent trip to Covent Garden I ended up watching the world go by with a large glass of Merlot. 
  10. I'm quite an insecure person when it comes down to it - I may appear confident on the outside but don't let that fool you :)
  11. I am a workaholic and never stop! I'm constantly being told by my lovely mother that 'I'm burning the candle at both ends!!'

Okay, now to answer the questions from Em Ford herself  :P

1. If you're stranded on a desert Island, and can take 5 products with you, but no mirror... what would you take? 

Okay I'm going to try and be clever!
First I would take with me my Biotherm Lait Solaire in Factor 50. Amazing stuff! If i'm going to be stuck on a desert Island for a while I do not want to look like I'm 150 when I get rescued!
Second would be my Laura Mercier mini palette (review here) got me some eye shadows & face powders and a lip gloss in there (+ a hidden mirror - Em won't know!!)- Ready to be rescued!!
Third would be my Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser with UV protection!!

Fourth would be a huge pot of Vaseline - multiple different uses!
Fifth would have to be a hair product so it would be my Kerastase Soleil - It's a luxurious after-sun formula that prevents chlorine and salt build up and leaves coloured hair looking radiant. This stuff is seriously amazing!

2. What inspires you?

You do - not being cheesy (mm cheese!) but just looking at how many people read my blogs & follow me on either Bloglovin, Instagram or Twitter seriously inspires me to write more posts and fall more in love with this community!

3. Favourite store?

Umm, this is a tough one as I love Liberty of London or Harrods. Honestly, the feeling I get when I go inside is 'Honey - I'm Home!!' Not that I can afford half the stuff in either but if I had to choose it would be Harrods. The times I've imagined getting locked in and spending the night....Gets me quite excited even now! haha

4. Worst purchase you've ever made? 

It has got to be the Britney Spears Curious perfume - Honestly I bought this online thinking it would like her others.. Jeeeez! This just smells effing horrible! Bleugh! 

5. Who is your Girl Envy? 

Easy - Kim Kardashian. 

6. Worst make up mishap?

Bright pink / purple eye shadow up to the eye brow. Used to think I was the bees-knees at school.  NEWSFLASH - It weren't pretty, god knows what I was thinking!

7. What product have you been lusting after, but yet to add to your collection?

I was going to say the Naked 3 palette but I just treated myself haha So it's going to have to be the Dior Rose Skin Shimmer 

8. What is something you would love to wear (make up/fashion) but feel you can't pull off?

Really dark purple lip or just a purple lip. It ain't happening girls!! 

9. How long does your everyday make up take? 

10-15 mins

10. What product do you wish had never been discontinued?

Dior Creme De Rose Lip Balm & Chanel Pro-Lumiere Foundation - WHY CHANEL?! WHY?!
11. Where do you see yourself this time next year?

Still addicted to my tv series and cheese :) maybe setting up a youtube video...?! but most importantly having made a tonne of new friends!! 

So the questions I'm asking you are:

1. Why did you decide to start writing a blog?
2. What was the first thing you ever posted about?
3. Your man (or lady) crush has just called whilst your running out the door for work, saying they'll meet you for lunch. You've only got time to run back through the door and grab 1 product - what is it? 
4. Name a make up brand that's not so popular that your loving at the moment.
5. What is your favourite food?
6. Whats the ideal present you would want from me right now (if money were no object)?
7. Flowers or Chocolates?
8. Shrek or Finding Nemo?
9. Where's the furthest place you've even been?
10. Starter or Pudding?
11. What's the most expensive thing you have in your wardrobe (i.e bag / clothes / shoes / makeup)?

My Nominations

These guys need more love! These bloggers are seriously so nice and what they write is so interesting and basically they deserve to have more followers!! xx

I hope you've enjoyed this (I was going to say little!) installment but lets face it, it is rather long!

Remember to follow me on:

 Twitter @charlie-teee , Instagram @charlottelouisethompson89 and Bloglovin 

It would be seriously incredible if you could! :) 

Big love to you all, and as always, it's been a pleasure !


Disclaimer: This is not a purple lipstick!!


  1. Hi Char, I've just nominated you for the Liebster Award! Check out your questions on my Blog: leahloves1.blogspot.ie
    Leah x

    1. Hey Hun, Aww thanks :D !! I'm certainly going to get onto this shortly! May give myself a little break to sort my other 2 posts going up :P Then I'll definitly get round to it - Thanks xxx

  2. Brilliant! Haha love the disclaimer at the end. Xx

    1. Haha, Thanks Hun! Glad you liked it :) xxx

  3. Thanks so much Charlotte, I will be sure to post this very soon :) x

    1. No problem Joyce, love your posts :) Let me know once you've done it !! xxx

  4. Congratulations on being nominated, your blog looks amazing!

    1. Thanks hun, :D I've popped along to your blog and taken a look! I love Canada <3 my family lives in Calgary xx


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