10 March 2014

Liebster Award #2 + Giveaway!

Dear diary,

I've been lucky enough to have been nominated for another Liebster Award by Olivia from Olivia's Catastrophe. Although I'm currently out of the run as I've more than 200 followers, I received the nomination before reaching them. If you don't know what a Liebster Award is or want to have a look at the rules you can check my first nomination post here.

Olivia has asked her nominees to tell 11 random facts about themselves plus answering the following questions:
  1. If you were a superhero, what would be your power? My favourite superhero is Rogue from X-Men, she can absorb any super power by touch. And yes, I'm very greedy, I want them all.
  2. Favourite television show/movie? At the moment: Scandal.
  3. Favourite animal and why? Cat, they are so independent.
  4. Tea or coffee? Tea, I love coffee but it sometimes gives me a stomach ache.
  5. What would be the first thing you'd put on your bucket list if you had one? Taking a trip with the Orient Express.
  6. What accent do you have? Do you like it? When I hear myself on a recording I find that I strongly pronounce the S which annoys me as I find it sounds too posh (for Spanish standards).
  7. What is your favourite word? Coupon.
  8. What do you like/dislike most about your blog? I don't like it being so plain, I need to invest time in making it more appealing.
  9. How big is your family? The hubby, the kitty-cat and me.
  10. Beach or museum on holidays? I live 25 metres from the beach so I'd say museum.
  11. What are your interests? Make up, skin care, reading, watching tv shows, wine tasting, F1 races, traveling and anything food related. I love eating!
Random facts about myself:
  1. I started wearing make up at 38, I'm 41 now. It has completely changed my life.
  2. I was born in The Netherlands but my English is much better than my Dutch.
  3. I don't like children, sorry guys but I really don't.
  4. I love going to the beach but don't like to go into the water as I'm afraid of sharks since seeing Jaws. I only go in when the water is crystal clear and you can see the bottom.
  5. I only loved silver coloured jewellery before I turned 40, now I'm digging the gold.
  6. I started writing my blog to improve my English.
  7. I wasn't much of a blog reader before starting to write one. Now I'm subscribed to over 900 blogs and read a minimum of 30 blogs a day.
  8. I carry my Sony ereader with me at all times, I don't have a smartphone so I spend my free time reading. I'm currently reading Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch.
  9. I'm from Indonesian descent. 
  10. I once flew from Alicante (Spain) to London and back with Ryanair for only 12,50€
  11. I have a very boring job, but at least I have one, the hubby has been out of work for the longest time and I'm really hoping for this to change this year.
My nominees are:
  1. Katie from KatieLou
  2. Ruth from Electrified Beauty
  3. Jenny from Jenny you
  4. Modern beauty girl
  5. Alicia from Fixin to Faff
  6. Lucy from Beauty Lovely Lover
  7. Rosie from Life's a cup of tea
  8. Bee from Fill my little world
  9. Natalie from Yours truly, NY
  10. Vanessa from I write about you
  11. Saranne from Pale Foundations
Please tell me and your readers 11 random facts about yourself.

Giveaway time:

As a thank you to my lovely 200+ followers I'm hosting a little giveaway, of course it's open internationally otherwise I'd have no winners, lol. As my first giveaway was a complete failure I will be choosing two winners. I really wanted to show you my appreciation so I'm choosing a product I would love to have myself:

  • You can follow me on Bloglovin, Twitter and/or like my Facebook page.
  • Leave a comment below, preferably some hint to help me improve my blog.
  • The winners will be announced on Twitter and Facebook on 14/04/2014 or 04/14/2014, depending on where you're from. 
  • Each winner will be able to choose one lip gloss and one nail polish from the Tanya Burr lip and nails collection.
  • The selected items will be purchased at FeelUnique.com so I apologise in advance for any problem that may arise with the delivery, although there shouldn't be any. 
  • If the chosen shade should be out of stock you can either choose a different one or wait patiently until it's back on stock.
  • Please let me know what you think of the chosen items once you've received them.
Good luck to y'all,


  1. Heya! I really like this post :) I haven't seen Xmen but I can say that Rogue's power does sound pretty awesome. Also, tea <3 I am in The Netherlands at the moment, even though it isn't my home country! I didn't know that about you. Also, how can you not like children D: You were one too once! But you know, it's understandable ;)

    As for the giveaway, my suggestion for improving your blog is to get Pinterest. Lots of my traffic comes from that site. You can post pictures from your blog, add the link as the source. Anyone who sees it can click on the picture and just go there, and many people do that. It's even more useful than twitter! You could even find me there and I could invite you to some group boards which really get thousands of people to see each post.

    Seeing as you read about 30 blogs every day (I know, I didn't do much blog reading until I wrote myself either) maybe you'd check out my review on Intouchables: http://olivia-savannah.blogspot.nl/2014/03/intouchables-movie-review.html?showComment=1394642482436#c5175587277502343235

    Catch ya around ;)

    1. Hi hun! Thanks for your thorough comment. I do have a Pinterest account but I haven't linked it to my blog yet. I'm still battling with all the blogger kinks and I'm waiting for my husband to finish his exams to help me out with the layout and such. See u around ;)

    2. Olivia, please contact me by email in order to tell me which shade lipgloss and nail polish you'd like. Congrats!

  2. Hey, I love Ur blog, regarding your giveaway, I'm not on Twitter or Facebook but I have followed you on bloglovin, I really enjoy reading your blog and I'm grateful that you comment on my blog ,it means a lot to me. And to be perfectly honest I wouldn't do anything to Ur blog as it's one of the best I read. I would love to win your giveaway as I have never won anything x

    1. Thanks Katie, it really means a lot you saying you like my blog. Good luck!

    2. Katie, please contact me by email in order to tell me which shade lipgloss and nail polish you'd like. Congrats!

  3. Thank you very much for the nomination! I finally got around to get this done :)

    Here is the link if you wanna read it!

    1. Thanks for getting back to me, I enjoyed reading your post. Good luck with the giveaway!

    2. Nessa, please contact me by email in order to tell me which shade lipgloss and nail polish you'd like. Congrats!


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