Liebster Award No. 2

I was truly shocked to be nominated for the Liebster Award a few months ago, and I was once again shocked when the lovely lauren in paris nominated me for a second one. Lauren is a beauty, fashion, and lifestyle blogger who also studied media studies like myself! Her blog is absolutely amazing and she takes truly stunning photos. Have a look!

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So in case you're new to the Liebster Awards - here's a quick rundown!

What do you have to do?

You MUST link back to the person who nominated you You HAVE to answer all the questions you have been given by the person who nominated you You MUST choose between 5-11 bloggers who have less than 200 followers, and come up with as set of 11 questions to ask them Let your nominees know they've been nominated Then just sit back and relax...

Questions from lauren in paris

1. What is your favourite fashion trend?

I'm not the kind of person to be a slave to trends, but I'm so happy about grunge revival being on trend this fall. I actually have some exciting things coming for the blog and my YouTube channel focusing on that trend. I grew up loving bands like Nirvana and Hole so it's something that I feel like flows naturally through my veins! Some trends make me feel like I'm putting on a costume.

2. What is your favourite thing to blog about, e.g fashion, makeup, home, art or lifestyle?

Right now it's makeup. I love posting outfits but I'm not a pro photographer or a model and I feel like I'm never satisfied with my pictures. I'm never really satisfied with my beauty pictures either, to be honest, but I sure love to talk makeup!

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3. What is your favourite film/TV show?

My favorite film of all time is Lost in Translation. I'm a huge fan of Sofia Coppola in general, in fact The Virgin Suicides is where I got my nickname! As for TV, I'm always up for an episode of House Hunters and of course, like the rest of the world, I'm obsessed with Orange is the New Black. 4.  What is your favourite makeup brand?

This question always makes my knees shake! I'm terrible at choosing. My favorite eye shadows of all time come from Lorac, but I haven't been too impressed with their foundations that I've tried. Tarte does great natural skincare and bases, and I truly love almost everything I try from budget beauty brand e.l.f.

P1030223 5. What are your handbag essentials?

I never leave the house without a lip product of some sort, usually a balm and my lip color of the day (if I'm wearing one.) Obviously, I need my wallet, keys, prescription glasses, and sunglasses. I like to have a pen and something to write on for when inspiration strikes, too. 6. What is your favourite food?

I am forever in love with Ethiopian food. I developed my love affair when I spent a summer in Washington, D.C., which is home to some of the best Ethiopian restaurants in the country. I can't get it in my town so whenever I go to a big city, I'm hunting for an Ethiopian restaurant!

7. Lipstick or Lipgloss?

Recently I've become a huge lipstick fan. My lips are naturally sort of dark so I find that gloss doesn't really show up most of the time, plus I'm not a huge fan of sticky things.

P1030379 8. Where would you like to travel?

I want to go everywhere once. Seriously. But my top travel destination right now is Southern California, as I'm dreaming of moving there after I complete my undergrad in May. Long term, I'm dying to go to Europe -- I'm aware that's a continent and not a specific location but there are so many places in Europe I want to go. London, Paris, Brussels, and Amsterdam are at the top of my list. Also, I think I left my heart in Montreal. So I'd like to go back there at some point. 9. What is your favourite band/music genre?

Conor Oberst, always and forever. I've been a fan of his band Bright Eyes since middle school and I've followed his career since. I just saw him live last month and it was truly one of the best experiences of my life. Such a talent.

10. What is your favourite season?

I love fall. The clothing is cuter, the smells are better, and I just love back to school time. It's the least stressful part of the school year and it's generally just a really exciting time! 11. What is your favourite high street clothing brand?

To be honest, I'm still trying to figure that out. I've worked retail all of my adult life so I've pretty much just used my discount and shopped where I worked. Most of my closet is from maurices, which does have some great pieces, but I'm looking to venture out now that I'm not tied down to one place. Forever 21 has great accessories and I do browse Target from time to time.

Questions for my Nominees

1. What inspired you to start a blog?

2. Who are your favorite bloggers and/or YouTubers?

3. What is your favorite song of all time?

4. What are you most excited for this fall?

5. If you could only wear one makeup product for the rest of your life, what would it be?

6. What is your favorite social media platform?

7. What goals do you have for your blog?

8. Favorite memory from your blogging experience so far?

9. If you could create your dream fragrance, what would it smell like?

10. Coffee or tea?

11. What advice do you have for new bloggers?

Nominees: Please leave a comment when your post is live or tweet me @ajourneyeast so I don't miss it! <3