Saturday, 2 August 2014

The Liebster Award | Get To Know Me

Hi beauties
I have been nominated for the Liebster Award by the lovely Rachel from Rachel Vennard 1992. I have actually been nominated to do this post by another blogger a while ago too, but I never got around to it. I will hunt those questions down and do that TAG in another post.
Anyways I am going to get on with the questions, I hope you enjoy them and find out more about me. Also I will be tagging 10 blogs below and leaving questions for them, so be sure to check them out too!

What did you want to be when you 'grew up'?

When I was very young I always wanted to be either a lawyer or a solicitor (I'm not sure why, as that is definitely not my strong point), but I then moved onto wanting to be a property developer like my dad. No joke I must of been the only child on the planet who would play with a office diary and write down details of houses and improvements haha. I still remember my cousins saying I hadn't written it, as it was in so much detail (I was around 7 at the time) - but I genuinely had. I guess I have always been a geek LOL.

What's your guiltiest make-up pleasure?
Ooo this one is hard. It would probably be my fondness for luxury make-up (which is an expensive hobby and more importantly habit to have). I would say that 98% of my beauty collection is high-end brands, so it is a little excessive - but I just can't help myself LOL.

What is your evening relaxing routine if you have one?

I love getting home after a long day and getting straight into a lovely warm bath. Whilst its running I light a few candles (my favourite natural fragrance brand is Neom). Then when I'm in the tub I quickly take my make-up off with a Micellar Water and apply a nourishing hair mask by Ojon. Then once I'm out I get into my favourite PJs, as I love nothing more than being cozy and snugly. I then go back and wash my hair - I'm weird and do these steps separately, which takes me forever since I have long hair, but hey ho I guess that's me LOL. Once finished, I then deep cleanse with either the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish or Emma Hardie Moringa Balm. I then spritz my skin with a toner and finish with a nourishing cream or face oil (I am in love with the Divine Oil by Antipodes and I highly recommend it to everyone). Next up I
spray the This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray onto my bedding and I then apply some of the This Works Sleep Balm onto my pulse points to help me relax and unwind. Finally, whilst I am in bed I apply a hand cream and lip balm (I am currently using the Hand and Nail Cream by Caudalie and Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Treatment). Wow! I didn't actually realise how much goes into my daily evening routine LOL.

What made you start blogging?

I have been sharing beauty and fashion tips on twitter (@BeautyExpertUK) since 2012 and I knew it was about time I started a blog and shared my knowledge and thoughts with you guys properly. Since starting Bow Bombshell I have received such a great response. I just want to take this time to say thank you to everyone that has supported me and also to everyone that has left a lovely comment or sent me a sweet email, really from the bottom of my heart thank you!
If you had £100,000, what would you spend it on and why?
I would put £50k into my business, as you have to speculate to accumulate (as the old saying goes). I would then invest and save a further £30k and spend the last £20k on frivolous things. To start off my spending I would buy a Hermes Birkin and then book a nice holiday and spoil my friends and family.

Have you got any pets?
I have two little munchkins named Bentley and Lily. They are Mal-shis, which is a cross between a Maltese and a Shih Tzu. They are one years old now, but they are still my little babies. I literally don't know what I would do without them (soppy or what haha).

Do you like face wipes or do you prefer a real cleanser?
I personally never use face wipes, as I feel they do not cleanse my skin properly. However, I do own a pack of Elemis Cleansing Wipes for emergencies. But to date I still haven't used any yet. I like to do a full cleanse twice a day to remove my make-up and any dirt and impurities.

What's your overall life ambition?

My main ambition is for me and my family to live a happy and healthy life. Yes I want my business to be successful and yes I want to achieve and accomplish a long list of things. But none of that matters if you do not have health and happiness. So yes, those are my real life ambitions :-)

If you were Prime Minister and could make up one new law, what would it be and why?

I could be cliche and say free make-up for everyone. However, if I really did have that power I would try and use it a little more effectively haha. This is a tough one though, as there are a fair few things I would do and change, but I would firstly go with stopping the crazy university fees. I am lucky in the sense that I completed university whilst they were the original fees, but now my course has gone up to £9000 a year, which I think is ridiculous. I believe the government should encourage people to go to university, not put barriers in the way.

What three celebrities would you have afternoon tea with and why?

Ok this is easy for me, it would have to be James Franco, Ashton Kutcher and Johnny Depp (probably in that order too haha). I think all three are really funny, intelligent, clever and yes they are all good looking (which would make it even better I guess). But on a serious note, I think you could have a great afternoon with all of them. Plus if I could be cheeky and invite another guest who is no longer with us, it would have to be Michael Jackson - as I simply love him and his talent is unreal!

Right now onto the fun stuff!

The Liebster Rules
1. Thank the blogger that nominated you and mention them in your blog post
2. Answer the questions they have sent you (see down below) 
3. Nominate a further 10 bloggers to answer your set of questions! (With less than 500 followers)
4. Contact them and let them know they've been nominated

So I nominate (judging by BlogLovin' followers):

And the questions I would love to know are:
1. How long have you been blogging and what made you start?
2. What has been the best thing about blogging so far?
3. If you could collaborate on a post with anyone, who would it be and why?
4. Describe your personality in three words?
5. If you could swap places with a celebrity for a day who would it be with?
6. Whose style do you emulate or admire the most?
7. What is your guilty pleasure?
8. If you could only use one piece of make-up for the rest of your life, what would it be?
9. What mantra do you live by?
10. Lastly, what is your favourite possession (be that beauty or fashion)?

Thank you once again to the lovely Rachel for my nomination
, it means a lot!

Please leave a comment below and let me know if you have ever done the Liebster TAG! Even if I haven't mentioned you above, please feel free to join in and share it on your blog too!

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  1. loved all your answers!

    from helen at

    ps. win a pair of raybans and a beauty goodie bag worth nearly £300 in my new giveaway! click here.

  2. Tea with James Franco, Ashton Kutcher and Johnny Depp? That would be incredible haha!

    Lovely answers, thanks for nominating me! xo

    1. Haha at least we agree on that ;-) And to top it off they are also the three best looking actors in Hollywood!

      And you're welcome lovely! I look forward to reading your answers.


  3. Lovely post and wonderful answers! Good luck on it :D
    Mind to follow each other? Let me know.