Monday, 29 February 2016

Another round of The Liebster Award and the Get To Know Me Tag

Hello, earthlings! I have been re nominated TWICE for the Liebster Award, which is totally awesome!! I am loving all these questions, they are so much fun to answer. I have also nominated for the Get To Know Me tag, which sounds super fun to do. Since this is going to be another awfully long post, let's get this show on the road!

First up, I'm going to do the Liebster award. I was nominated by It's Ella and Lou Loves. Thank you, ladies!! I'm going to do Ella's questions first.

Who is your role model and why?
I don't really have a role model; rather I have people who influence me. As a blogger, it's all the bloggers around me who influence me. As a songwriter, I'm heavily influenced by artists such as Lorde, Sia, KISS, AC/DC and David Bowie. As a novelist I'm influenced by writers such as Markus Zusak, Craig Silvey and many more. I don't see it as having a role model; I see it as being influenced by anyone and everyone around you.
What do you want to do when you're older?
I really, really, REALLY want to be an author. It is the biggest dream I've ever harboured and I plan to make it true one day. I am currently working on a novel, which I plan to post about at some point. I know that this is what I want to do, and I'm working extraordinarily hard toward achieving it.
Favourite fashion trend?
Retro vintage. The boots, the hairstyles, the t shirts... I just all round love it. SOOOO much. It looks seriously cool. I also love chic looks such as knee length skirts, print dresses, tights, that kinda thing.
What's the weirdest thing you've ever done?
I don't know if it really counts, but once me and my friends were playing truth or dare. My brother walked into the room right as I dared my friend to pick someone else's nose and eat it. I never expected her to follow through with it, but my brother turned around, picked her nose and ate it!! It was seriously gross.
What annoys you the most?
Just annoying people in general, really.
Favourite cadbury chocolate type?
Pineapple. It's a pretty unheard of flavour in Australia and I have no idea if it's popular or not in other countries, but god it's good. I love that stuff so much.
Favourite singer/band?
You can refer ro my last post for that one!
Favourite TV show?
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and The Weekly with Charlie Pickering. OMG THESE SHOWS ARE SO FUNNY EVERYONE IN THE GODDAMN UNIVERSE NEEDS TO SEE THEM!
Favourite film?
Hmmmmmmmm. I've never really had a favourite film as I'm much more partial to books than tv, but I love Mulan and Alice in Wonderland and generally any early Disney film, although the latest one's are still good.
Celebrity crush?
I'm going to sound completely and utterly ridiculous here... But OMG Theo James is soooo ripped!!! He's so good looking, probably the only time that I've had a crush on a celebrity. Well, not really a crush but more of a OMG he's so hot moment.
Any hobbies? Tell us about them!
Well, I obviously love blogging, mainly because it's so much fun. I also love reading, writing, soccer, diving and binge watching The Graham Norton Show on Netflix. Happy days...

And now to Lou's questions!
What could you not live without?
Books! Or words of any kind, really. Books have shaped my entire life, and so have words. I don't think I'd be able to survive without the two, mainly because I love them so much!
What inspired you to start blogging?
My teacher had shown us how to set up blogs using our school email account, and I had so much fun fiddling around with that blog and posting on it. Then came the school holidays and inevitable boredom, so I decided to create another blog just for the fun of it! My original blog was called Wonderings, Questions, Poetry, however I did some pretty awful posts so in the end I deleted it.
What is your favourite food?
I LOVE INDIAN. LITERALLY I COULD EAT IT ALL DAY. But I'm also a massive fan of dumplings, and I love potato and corn smothered in butter and salt.
Favourite Pintrest account?
Well, I might have an overly large  very small addiction to Pintrest, but I never notice the Pinners. Although I do like Marti's account; the food that she pin's is drool worthy!
Favourite blogger?
Oh man, do I have a lot! I love AcquaMartiRosieBeth and sooooooo many more, but if I went on we'd be here all day!
Any talents?
I'm okayish at writing, I'm getting better at art and I'm brilliant at lying in bed and watching Netflix. Believe me, kids, it's a new form of art.
Best thing about blogging?
ALL THE OTHER BLOGGERS! I love chatting to bloggers and talking with them; it's so nice to talk to so many people! I used to keep a diary when I was younger, however I love blogging a lot more mainly because it actually has a point to it. People read it, and it's not something that I stash in my room so that no one else will read it.
Favourite social media?
As you can probably tell, I'm addicted to Pintrest. I love it so much. Literally, I spend hours on there just slowly trawling through my feed, looking at every post... Yeah, I'm a Pintrest addict.
Favourite type of post to write?
Well, all my posts are really random, so I'm not really sure! I am a lifestyle blogger, which doesn't really add anything.. But my favourite post that I've ever written is Why I'm Sick Of Slut Shaming. I'm actually pretty proud of that post.
Favourite colour?
CRIMSON RED. I love it sososososo much, it looks amazing and I can't wait until I'm old enough to wear red lipstick.
If you could collab with anyone who would you collab with?
Probably Dan and Phil, even though they're YouTubers. Their videos are so hilarious, my sides hurt after watching them!

And now for the Get To Know Me tag!
What is your favourite way to style your hair?
I love to put it in two's - so two plaits, two ponytails, two little buns on the side of my head. It looks really nice and I love how quirky it is. However at school I'm forced to keep it in a boring old ponytail, so annoying.
What is one movie you could re watch over and over again?
Hmm. Probably Amelie - I love that movie so much, it's amazingly good. Either that or Saving Mr Banks. Saving Mr Banks is one of my all time favourite films and I'm a puddle of tears by the end of it.
Do you have any pets?
Nope. I've been begging my mum for years now but she never relents. It's quite irritating as I'd really love a pug, they look so cute.
What's on your nails right now?
I never wear nail polish because a) I tend to pick at it when I'm nervous so it looks all horrible and b) we're banned from wearing makeup at school. I don't really care.
What's your favourite thing about blogging?
You can refer to the above questions for that one.
Bold eyes or bold lips?
Bold lips!! They look absolutely amazing, they're such a statement and I love the look of them. Although I do quite a nice cat eye with eyeliner.
If you could blog about one brands product, which brand would it be?
Most used/loved product?
Probably my mum's mascara - It's one of my favourite parts of makeup and my mum has a really nice mascara.
Would you rather have flawless skin and not be able to wear any makeup or never wear skin makeup again but still be allowed to use makeup?
Eh, flawless skin, I wouldn't have to bother with makeup again!!
What is your most hated thing about wearing makeup?
Having to remove it every evening. It's pretty annoying, which accounts for why I don't really wear it.

I tag:
and Beth

Have fun! Also I'd like to announce that I'm cancelling the Q & A; Sorry to everyone! It's just that I've been answering so many questions lately, I figure there's no point. Anyways.
See you, earthlings! I'm back to planet Mars!
El xx


  1. Yees thanks for the nomination! I have so many tags and posts piling up that I don't know when I'll finally have time, but I will do it as soon as I can! Maybe I should post more often? I don't know hahaha Anyways, it's so cool to read this kind of tags, you always get to know things about the bloggers you wouldn't have thought of asking! And I blushed a little when I saw I'm one of your favourite blogs... that's so kind of you to say! | Acqua xx

    1. That's okay! Whoops, now I feel really bad... And you totally should, I want more posts from you!! Yeah, even though to get through it all is a bit of a drag it's awesome. That's okay, however if you don't keep posting awesome content I might think a little differently of you!!
      El x

  2. Thank you for nominating meee! :) Oh and I'm one of your fave blogs?! Aww that is adorable xx

    1. That's okay, have fun! And of course you're one of my favourite blogs, it was actually the first blog I ever read!!

  3. Thanks so much for the nomination! And the mention, so happy I'm one of your favourites. Great post!xx

    1. That's ok! And of course, when have you not been? Thanks so much xx

  4. I love your answers xx Love Lou xx

  5. Cool blog post! I really liked your answers because I totally agree with them too- staying in bed watching Pretty Little Liars is a very artistic movement!
    #sweetreats xxx

    1. Haha, have to agree with that one! Thanks for stopping by :) xx