Friday, 26 July 2013

The Liebster Blog Award

Thank you for the lovely Mary from "Made in Marcelle" who nominated me for the Liebster Award.

I actually haven't heard of this award until Mary tagged me. So naturally I explored the world wide web to learn more about it, however I couldn't really find the origins of it. But what I found was "Liebster" translates into english as "Dearest". The purpose of the Liebster Blog Award is to tag or recognise bloggers with less than 200 followers. The bloggers who are tagged then pass it on to other bloggers that they think should be recognised and there are several rules that comes with this award,

The rules of the Liebster Blog Award are:

  • You must link back the person who nominated you
  • You must answer 10 Liebster questions given to you by the nominee before you
  • You must pick 10 bloggers to be nominated for the award with under 200 followers
  • You must come up with 10 questions for your nominees to answer
  • You us go to their blogs and notify your nominees
So here are the 10 Liebster Questions from Mary:

1. 5 things you cannot live without (doesn't have to be beauty related): 

  • My family, which include my 2 gorgeous dogs Jaffa and Mac;
  • My friends; 
  • Water and food of course! 
  • Money; and 
  • My phone

2. How do you choose what beauty products that you buy?

I choose the beauty products I buy from either previous experience, recommendation from friends, reading reviews from other bloggers and Beauty Heaven reviews and forums. I always try to research products before I buy and especially with skin care now, I try to use ones with all organic or natural ingredients that doesn't contain nasties.

3.  What is your worst habit that you would like to change?

I think one bad habit that I would like to change is eating too much sweets and chocolate. I am trying to not eat too much but I just get cravings for something sweet every day!

4. How has the beauty world changed your life?

I think it has made me feel more confident about myself.

5. If you can only leave the house wearing only one product, what would it be?

Oooh this is a hard question. I had to think hard and long about this....  and I had trouble deciding.

If it's only 1 skin care product it would be a moisturiser with SPF. If it is makeup it would be mascara.

6. If you were to blog about something else, what would it be?

Photography. This is my other passion/hobby. I actually do a bit of photography on the side. I have a website "Ina J Photography" but no blog so this may be an option in the future!

7. What is your opinion on plastic surgery?

I think it is unnecessary, especially for younger people. I know some want plastic surgery to boost their confidence better but I think there are other ways that can help boost self confidence. I do not consider myself the prettiest or the best looking and I am not perfect, but I don't think I need to have plastic surgery.

8. What was the hardest beauty thing that you had to learn to do properly?

The hardest beauty thing that I had to learn to do properly was contouring. I have now sort of mastered this technique.

9. What is your utmost HG (holy grail) product?

This is another hard question. I don't think I have one HG product but maybe a few under different categories. My current HG product for skincare is Botani Olive skin serum. It really hydrates my skin and keeps it soft and moisturised. 

10. What do you hope to see in your blog in the future?

In the future, I hope to see my blog develop, be recognised and known to more people and have more followers because I want to share what I love about all things beauty!

My 10 nominations:

Mushii's Cozy World - Laura
The beauty in life
Hissycat Krissy - Krissy
Eleni May Lifestyle - Eleni May
All her pretty little things - Sarah
Confessions of a beauty addict - Chels
Jasmine Cara
Hui the Yogini - Hui
Eyes for Makeup  - Sandy
Dolce Beauty - Maddi

My 10 question for the above nominees:

  1. Where do you think you'll be 2 years from now?
  2. What is your favourite makeup look?
  3. Do you have a bucket list, and if so, what are the top 5 or top 10 things on that bucket list?
  4. Where do you get your beauty inspiration from?
  5. Why did you start blogging and what do you love about it?
  6. List your top 5 countries or cities that you would love to visit?
  7. If you only had to choose to have only 2 products, skincare or makeup (or both), what would they be? 
  8. What is your guilty pleasure?
  9. What is your view on the perfect first date?
  10. What are the 5 most important things to you in your life (doesn't have to be beauty related)?
Wow, it's actually quite tough thinking about these 10 questions and also answering Mary's questions above but it was heaps of fun!


  1. Thanks for the nomination Ina!
    I too am slowly making the swap to all organic/natural skincare and makeup. If only they were cheaper!

    New follower :)

    1. You're welcome. I know what you mean Hui! Organic skincare and makeup are so expensive! And some of them are not all truly organic so I find myself looking at each ingredients now.

  2. Thank you for the nomination !
    I already did it, but I still answered your questions here :

  3. Thanks Laura! I love your answers!