Wednesday, 23 October 2013

The Sunshine Award

Thank you very much Ashley from GreenBeautyLife for nominating me for the Sunshine Award!  I love being tagged/nominated for things :)  Below is a list of rules for receiving the award and my nominees and questions are at the bottom.

The Rules

1.  Share 11 random facts about yourself.  
2.  Answer 11 questions the nominating blogger has created for you.  
3.  List 11 bloggers.  They should be bloggers you believe deserve the recognition.  
4.  Post 11 questions for the bloggers you nominate to answer, and let all of them know that they have been nominated.

Ashleys 11 Questions

1. What is your favorite article of clothing that you own? 
I love these socks
2. Favorite place you've ever been?
I've travelled quite a lot of the world and haven't stopped yet so this is a really hard question because there's so many places I love.  I hate cities and crowds and Hong Kong was the busiest city I've ever been to but I loved it and can't wait to go again.  Then there is San Francisco which was amazing too and loads of places in Europe.  Ahh I don't know.  Too difficult.

3. Favorite scent?
Totally depends on how I'm feeling.  I love sandalwood and woody smells when it comes to candles but you can't beat the smell of fresh pine forests.

4. Would you rather have a chocolately dessert or fruity one?
Fruity wins all the time.  I've always been more into sweet things than chocolately things.

5. Name a weird habit that you just can't shake!
After reading this you will think I'm crazy...  If I see a switch turned on that doesn't have anything plugged in then I NEED to turn it off.  It could be in my own house or a public place.  It doesn't matter, that switch will be turned off and I don't care who see's.

6. What color are your nails right now?
Au natural.  No polish on any of these bad boys.

7. Name one beauty product that you continuously repurchase.
It used to be Liz Earle's Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser but having recently tried NSPA's Hot Cloth Polish, I'm not so sure.  I'm not a very loyal customer :(

8. Favorite movie/TV show?
Being an ex-media student, I like a whole variety of films so don't have a favourite.  Saying this, I know The Nightmare Before Christmas almost word by word.  As for TV shows, Game of Thrones without question.

9. Favorite type of food?
I'm a super strict vegetarian and also very fussy.  I think my last meal would be a veggie burger (without mayo - yuck) and a huge fruit salad.

10. How big is your makeup collection?
Bare minimal.  I don't really wear much make up.  I have a couple of eyeliners, a mascara, 2 blushers and a small amount of eyeshadows.

11. Favorite place to go shopping?
St David's in Cardiff, Wales is fantastic for shopping and beats Bristol's Cribbs Causeway hands down.

11 Random Facts About Me

1.  I have a degree in Media Studies.
2.  I paint my toe nails but not my finger nails - They always chip and I see my hands all the time at work so get annoyed,
3.  There will always be at least 4 bruises on me at any one time.  How do I get them? No idea.
4.  I quite like Hello Kitty :)
5.  I adore cinnamon.  If it smells or tastes like cinnamon, I want it.
6.  I am trying hard to become vegan. 
7.  I cannot bend my foot upwards from the ankle like normal people.  I'll try to explain - I cannot keep my feet flat on the floor when I do a deep squat and instead end up on my tip-toes.  This probably makes no sense.
8.  If I was stuck in a [working] crisp factory during the apocalypse, I would die happy.  Crisps are the best things ever. 
9.  At one stage I owned over 21 different types of tea...
10.  I have a rare disease called Addison's disease that affects lots of dogs but only 1 in 100,000 humans.  My body rejects my adrenaline glands so I have to take pills for it everyday. 
11.  I like surfing and snorkelling but don't get to do it as much as I'd like to.

Questions for my Nominees

1.  What would your last meal be?
2.  Favourite movie/TV show?
3.  What is your favourite piece of clothing that you own?
4.  Favourite scent?
5.  Would you rather have a chocolately dessert or fruity one?
6. Name a weird habit that you just can't shake!
7. Name one beauty product that you continuously repurchase.
8.  Which is more important to you: Skincare or haircare?
9.  Do you have any pets?
10.  Name one thing you couldn't live without.
11.  Favourite item of makeup?

Helen x

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  1. I recognise that artwork on your socks from somewhere haha! They're really cool! And I must say I'm very loyal to my Liz Earle cleanse & polish, it's such a great product in general :)


    1. I love my tabi socks. The art is of Mount Fuji which I think is by the same artist who did as the famous 'The Great Wave off Kanagawa'... I think. If not they are very similar.

      I too way a loyal Liz Earle user but seriously next time you are in ASDA, grab a NSPA hot cloth polish. It works exactly the same but has a different (equally lovely) scent and is much cheaper.

  2. Thank you for nominating me :)

    1. What would your last meal be? Chinese food with diet irn bru. Yum.
    2. Favourite movie/TV show? NCIS
    3. What is your favourite piece of clothing that you own? My new winter coat
    4. Favourite scent? Home baking
    5. Would you rather have a chocolately dessert or fruity one? Chocolate
    6. Name a weird habit that you just can't shake! Walking on my tip toes
    7. Name one beauty product that you continuously repurchase. MUA liquid liner
    8. Which is more important to you: Skincare or haircare? Skincare
    9. Do you have any pets? 1 Chocolate Labrador and too many fish to count
    10. Name one thing you couldn't live without. Books
    11. Favourite item of makeup? Mac Mocha blush

    1. You're welcome. I forgot about home baking. Fresh bread smells amazing!

  3. I love to read random facts:) Really interesting to know something more about other bloggers:)

  4. thanks lovely!!! Love reading the random facts about people, we're all so different yet the same! I'll try to share my answers, but I'm not blogging very often, so it can take a while! Thanks again and have a lovely week! :) x

  5. Hey lovely.....sorry for the belated message have been dealing with family issues so haven't been on my blog lately!! Thanks for the lovely nomination...really appreciate it!! And totally agree with your answer to favourite place to shop...i live in Cardiff and the shopping is amazing!! Playing catch up with my blog posts so will try and get round to doing this shortly xx