Sunday, 6 August 2017

Liebster Award 2017

I actually did this post almost two years ago on my blog and so I really wanted to do it again and thankfully the lovely Erin from Everything Erin and Elzita tagged me to do it. As always, all of Elzita's and Erin's links will be down below with my last Liebster Award also, which is so super weird for me to look back at but it is also amazing how far I have come. Anyways, if you are unaware of what this tag or award is then just keep on reading.
The Rules
Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you
Answer the 11 questions the blogger who nominated you asked
Nominate another 11 bloggers
Give them 11 of your own questions for them to answer

Erin's Questions
1. Top three shows on TV/Netflix?
You may or may not know this but I am such a huge fan of Glee so that is definitely my number one, sadly though it's not on Netflix over here in the UK, so I am still waiting for that to happen, but if you can get your hands on it, definitely give it a watch. Another favourite is Teen Wolf, I just love the cast and everything about the show, so another I would recommend. Three is so hard, but my final one would have to be How To Get Away With Murder, honestly one of the best things I have ever watched. The whole concept of the show is so interesting and I think that if you are interest in law and crime, then you need to watch this. If I had to rank them though, I would probably say.
1. Glee
2. How To Get Away With Murder
3. Teen Wolf

2. Who or what inspired you to start blogging?
To be quite honest, nothing really. When I started my blog, I literally went in head first to a community I knew nothing about. I was a bored and struggling in my own personal life and I wanted an escape route. Beauty was what motivated me and so I guess you could say inspired me to blog because I was so intrigued by makeup and my blog was the perfect excuse for me to have fun with it and share all of my thoughts.
3. What is your favourite season?
I find it so hard to choose because I love each season for different things, but the one with the most pros is autumn. Everything about autumn, I love, from the chunky knit jumpers and dark lips to the crisp weather and the hot drinks, I really do love it all.

4. Where would you love to travel to?
Travelling is definitely something I want to do a lot more, I love seeing new places and cultures, so to pick one is difficult for me. I would definitely love to see and travel more of America as I have only ever been to Las Vegas, once as a little kid and Florida an excessive amount of times, but there are so many places I want to visit in America. To name just a few San Francisco, California, Hawaii and New York is definitely at the top of that list.
5. Describe yourself in three words?
I would say motivated, hard-working and thoughtful.

6. Favourite album of all time?
This is far too difficult, I am such a music junky that a favourite album of all time is just not possible so I am going to share a few favourites. Starting off with any Michael Jackson album as they are all hits, but my favourite is the Thriller album. Another album I love is the Bruno Mars Doo-Wops and Hooligans one, it is so amazing! A more current album, but one I still adore is the James Arthur Back From The Edge album, so many good songs are on it. Sorry for not answering the question properly but it was just not possible.

7. What is your dream career?
A career I know I would love to do is a fashion designer, I have been doodling fashion and sketches ever since I could draw and fashion is a huge passion of mine so I would love to do that with my life. I would also love to be an artist as I love to draw and I always have done but I think if I was to become and artist, I would also want to be involved in the photography sides of things as well so who knows?
8. Where's your favourite restaurant?
I am a huge fan of Nandos, mainly because I love their chips and the salt they use but a current favourite is Miller and Carter, which is a steakhouse but yeah, my favourite restaurant changes from time to time but M&C is my current one. 

9. How long have you been blogging for?
Even though it has gone so fast, I have actually been blogging for just over two and a half years. Like I said before, it is so crazy to see just how far I have come but I have really learnt a lot since starting a blog, about the community and about myself.

10. Whats your favourite blog post you've ever written?
That's a hard one because I love every post I write otherwise I wouldn't have posted it. A favourite post of mine has got to be my first one just because, to this day, I still remember writing it and how excited and innocent I was. It is not even a good post, I consists of about 5 lines and it could be classed as babble but my first post is something I love to look back on to see how much I have grown and when I was writing that post, I was so oblivious to the possibilities. The position I am in now didn't even look like an option back then so I will say that one.
11. What is a goal you would like to achieve by the end of the year?
Something I always aim for at the end of the year is just to make sure that I have worked super hard. Going into my final year of high school in September so I hope that come 2018, my mock results have represent just how hard I have worked. There are so many things I want to have worked hard for come the end of this year, one of them being my school work but I also want to keep working hard on my blog and even physically. Currently, I am working out loads, trying to eat better and so that is something else I want to maintain until the end of the year and further.

Elzita's Questions
1. Why did you name your blog what it is?
Originally my blog name was Gracess which was a bit of a twist on the sound of Grace's but then I changed it about a year in to Grace Kate which I much prefer. Grace Kate is a lot more personal as my middle name is Catherine so Kate for short became my new blog name. I actually really like my name just because it is very me and I think it represents my blog well as it is just my little space on the internet.
2. What is your favourite thing about yourself?
I am not really too sure, I guess I like how motivated I am. Any challenge I set myself, I am always so determined to succeed and even when I don't it doesn't stop me from trying something else. I would like to think I am very motivated to improve in my school work and my blog content and much more, so I guess I would say that.

3. What's your favourite shop?
I have loads of favourite shops, for fashion I would say in store is definitely Hollister and online Pretty Little Thing. For beauty, I would say in store is Boots and online is definitely Beauty Bay. I don't know whether that was the answer you were looking for but I love a lot of shops for a lot of different reasons.

4. Where do you love going to?
I love going on holiday, everything about it from the packing to the anticipation of arriving there. Not going to lie though, I really hate the flight if it is abroad but apart from that, I love going on holiday. 
5. Favourite makeup brand?
There are so many brands I love, all for different reasons so I don't think that I could choose just one but at the moment I will say Colourpop and Urban Decay.

6. Why do you enjoy blogging?
I love blogging because I can do whatever I want with it and I can share whatever I want to share. Blogging is something I love to do, it is fun for me and it is something I want to put as much time in as possible because I just love it. I love to take photos, play around with structure, lighting, editing and backgrounds, I also love to test products out and share my honest thoughts. Even though my blog is mainly beauty, I love to write fashion and fitness posts just as much, sharing tips and outfits. Writing all of my thoughts is so therapeutic to me and the fact that people enjoy it still confuses me.

7. What is your biggest achievement?
My biggest achievement yet is probably my blog, I have been blogging for just over two and a half years and I don't think that is something everyone can say. Numbers are not everything to me but I have over 400 followers on Bloglovin, 1800 and it still surprises me daily that people enjoy what I do. I have gained so much through blogging and all of that has built up into this huge achievement so I guess that is my greatest I have achieved so far.
8. What would you love to do one day?
One day I would love to put all of passion and effort into something I will love and remember forever. I have always said that when I am older, I want to do something I love, not what makes the money or what someone else wants me to do so I guess that is something that I would love to do eventually.

9. Favourite film?
I swear that I am the worst at making decisions, my favourite films depend on my mood but at the moment I have seen Baby Driver and Girls Trip which are in the cinema now and I would definitely recommend to you. If we are talking all time favourites though, I love Footloose, Taken, The Twilight Series and The Maze Runner Series.

10. What do you love doing in your spare time?
Blogging is an obvious one, I love to use my spare time doing things I love and spending time on my blog making sure that it is exactly how I want it to be is so important to me but I also love doing it so it doesn't feel like work. I also love to listen to music, read, workout and draw. All of those things I find so relaxing and important to do as they make me super happy.
11. If you had to change your name, what would you change it to?
I don't think I would change my name, even though I hate my name, I can't imagine it being anything else. My name is something my parents gave me, it is something I am proud to be called and as much as I am not a fan, it is me.

I nominate 

My 11 Questions

1. Who is someone you admire?
2. What is your proudest moment so far?
3. What is something you are passionate about?
4. A song that never fails to cheer you up?
5. Your weekend is free, what do you do?
6. Who is your fashion icon?
7. How would you describe your personal style?
8. A blogger (or social media influencer) you admire?
9. In high school, what was/is your favourite subject?
10. What is one thing you wish you had done sooner?

Thanks again to Erin and Elzita for tagging me, I really hope that you all enjoyed reading my answers! Have you done this tag?

Grace xx

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  1. Aww thank you so much for tagging me! It's great to get to know a little bit more about you and why you started blogging. xx Nikita

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    1. Thank you, can't wait to read your answers!xx

  2. Congratulations on being nominated! I love ColourPop too, I just wish the customs weren't so expensive!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

  3. I love How to Get Away With Murder, it's definitely one of my favorites too! :) I'd love to visit NYC again, I went when I was really little and now there's a lot more I want to do. Hope you get to travel there sometime! x

    1. Thanks, I hope you get to go back too!xx

  4. YES! SUBSCRIBING HERE. I heard a lot of things I connected with! You are barely new to blogging though! I think most people quit within the first two months! To make it to two years is beyond amazing! It may not seem huge but it is! Glad to have found your blog. Looking forward to reading your posts!

  5. Congratulations on getting the award! Lovely answers too :)

    Anika xo |