The Liebster Award | On Blogging & Makeup

Wednesday 9 March 2016


I was pleasantly surprised to find that Aubre of nominated me for "The Liebster Award" via a DM on Instagram!  Of course I am happy to participate-- this "award" is a great way to spread some blogging love, and for everybody to discover more people to follow! So thanks for nominating me Aubre-- can't wait to get answering!

The Rules

Thank the person who nominated you
Share the award on your blog
Answer the 11 questions you are asked
Nominate 10 new bloggers
Ask 11 new questions

Why did you start blogging?

I started blogging because I had a huge make-up collection, and people were always asking me for my recommendations on products.  I thought it would be a fun way to expand one of my hobbies, learn some basic coding, and have some fun.  I'm pleased to say that I have checked all three off my list!

What is your favourite memory from the past?

What a huge question!  I am going to keep this limited to the blogging world.  It was the first time a PR company reached out to me.  It just made me feel really validated, which I suppose is silly, but I was excited to see that my work was being recognized :)

Sum up your personality in one word?


Who is your role model?

Margaret Thatcher.  She was a woman who rose to be a party leader and Prime Minister in (what still can be) a man's world.  I mean she was Prime Minister of England from 1979-1990.  Its 2016. Canada had a female Prime Minister for all of something like 4 months in the early 1990s, and the United States has never had a Madame President.  Say what you want about her policies (This is a make-up blog), how do these quotes not inspire women leaders & Girl Bosses alike?

If my critics saw me walking over the Thames they would say it was because I couldn't swim.

Power is like being a lady... if you have to tell people you are, you aren't.

I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.

But anyways let's keep the politics out of it and just enjoy her total sass quotes and the fact that she showed the world that a woman can lead on the world stage.

What was your favourite cartoon as a child?

I was a big fan of The Care Bears, Princess Cici, and Disney's Recess.  #TheAshleys

Do you have a secret talent?

I guess blogging ;)

What are you hoping to achieve in 2016?

Blog: 1000 Instagram followers by the end of the year (@alanna.victoria).  I am somewhere around 260 right now so I feel like it is do-able.  All follows appreciated :*

Personal: get healthier & save more money!

What do you like most about blogging?

Connecting with other bloggers, taking pretty photos and having an excuse to order the latest palette. Or lipstick.  Or blush.

What is your favourite drink?

Diet Coke!

What would be your dream getaway?

I would love to do an epic three week European getaway that includes Spain, the UK, Northern Africa, Turkey, Greece and Italy.  Ambitious.  But how beautiful would that be?

What was your first thought when you woke up this morning?

5 more minutes...

I tag: Trysh, Danielle, Katherine, MelanieMiranda & Vanesa.  Sharing some CBB Love!  (Yeah I know it said tag

My 11 Questions

1. Why did you start blogging?
2. What do you find the more challenging about blogging?
3. Favourite social media channel & why?
4. Overall favourite makeup brand?
5. Tea or coffee?
6. Favourite chocolate bar/candy?
7. Where is the coolest place you have ever been?
8. Coke or Pepsi?
9. Best birthday party that you have ever hosted?
10. Top three qualities you value in a significant other?

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