Sunday, 16 December 2012

Liebster Award

How exciting! I have been nominated for a Liebster Award from Loz at Polish and Patterns and I've been super busy this week, so this is my first chance to post about it. Thanks Loz! The Liebster Award is for new bloggers with under 200 followers which is definitely me as I only have 7. I think it's a chance to give new bloggers more exposure, which is definitely a good thing in my book.

Here are the rules:

1. If you are nominated for the award, post it up on your blog and thank other person who awarded you.

2. In the post let everyone know 11 facts about yourself.

3. Answer the 11 questions your nominee has asked you.

4. Choose 11 other bloggers with under 200 followers to nominate (not the person who nominated you), link to their blog and make sure you let them know they are nominated.

5. Choose 11 questions for your nominees to answer.

6. The nominees do their bit and the Liebster love keeps going round and round.

So here are my 11 facts:

1. I say 'so' far too much, it really is like an illness.

2. I have been to Paris 20 times.
3. I am terrified of spiders, it really does take over my life at sometimes. It's one of the reasons I'm holding off on going to Australia. Booo!
4. I have been working ever since I turned 16.
5. I've only ever had 2 jobs and they were both in the same profession.
6. I can literally spell any word in the world, wish we done spelling bees here.
7. I have been driving for 10 years, scary!
8. I prefer winter to summer, probably because we don't get much of a summer anyway.
9. I have an obsession with Duffy bear, Google it and see what I mean!
10. I have to start work at 3am, or sometimes I get a lie in and start at 5am.
11. Due to this I am up at about 5am on my days off. Booooo!

 Questions to answer from Loz:

1. What languages can you speak? Well I can speak a bit of French, count to 10 in German and I am still trying to teach myself Japanese.

2. What colour hair do you have? My hair is light brown with blonde underneath. I would have something more exciting but my boss wasn't exactly thrilled when my hair was pink. Oooops.

3. Cats or dogs? I like both but I'm definitely more of a cat person. I had a lovely wee cat called Zaza who died 3 years ago aged 19 and I still miss him like mad. Would love another pet but think it would be too hard.

4. Do you do New Year's resolutions? No, don't really see the point.

5. If so, what is your number 1 for 2013? See above.

6. Favourite nail art? Definitely stamping. I'm just no good at freehand, hopefully I will get better but for now I shall stick with my trusty stamping.

7. Your favourite polish colour? Aaarghh! It's too hard to pick but probably a nice glitter.

8. Have you ever travelled abroad? I've been to Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Tokyo, New York, Los Angeles, San Diego and Orlando.

9. Summer or winter? Definitely winter. I love been all cosy and wrapped up.

10. Tea or coffee? Tea but actually would rather have a hot chocolate.

11. If you could invite anyone to dinner at your house, who would it be and why? Walt Disney. He is my idol, I don't have anything more than that I'm afraid.

Since I don't really have lot of followers I can only really choose 2 bloggers for this as the rest of my followers are over 200. I am maybe edit this as I get more followers.

1. Becky at The Nail Art Hobby

2. Camila at Humanely, Naturally
3. Ananka at Posh Polishes
4. The Small Rabbit Hops
5. Tara at Taras Talons

My 11 questions:

1. What is your favourite city?

2. What is your favourite manicure that someone else has done?
3. What is your favourite manicure that you have done?
4. What is your favourite film?
5. What is your favourite holiday?
6. What is your favourite book?
7. What is your favourite Disney character?
8. What would your last meal be?
9. What is your favourite Christmas song?
10. What is your favourite Disney film?
11. What is your favourite nail polish brand?

Thanks again to Loz. <3

Robyn x

Edit - I have been nominated again by Lillie at MintCandyLilies, so big thanks to her. Instead of doing a whole new post I shall just tag it on to the end of this one.

1. What age did you first start experimenting with make up? I honestly can't remember. I'm not really a big make up wearer and I don't really try anything that hard, just something really simple. Probably started wearing more make up when I left school.

2. Do you have a favourite nail varnish brand? Now this is difficult. Its like choosing children! ha ha. I go through phases, I don't know if I could pick. I am liking Zoya just now though but it will probably change again soon.

3. Who is your favourite make up guru on YouTube? This is an easy one! I absolutely adore the designs cutepolish does. Especially now she is in cahoots with Disney!

4. What would your absolute dream job be? Hmm! Now this is hard! It would essentially be something to do with Disney but I can't draw or anything arty. I also wouldn't want working at the parks to destroy the Disney magic for me! So I don't know which capacity it would be.

5. Do you get enough beauty sleep? I hardly ever get enough sleep! I work really weird shifts where I have to do 3am starts so knowing when to get sleep is really difficult, as I do like sitting up at night.

6. Do you take your make up off every night? I am really bad at this! I don't wear a lot of make up but when I do I always forget to take it off. I'm always too tired!

7. Hair up or hair down? Up. When I'm at work I get too hot and then when I'm not its just easier. Plus I think I suit my hair up more.

8. What's your absolute favourite perfume? Again I go through phases but I have always loved Miss Dior Cherie but its super expensive and not cruelty free. I have found an absolute perfect dupe at Next called Diamonds and its only £10 for 100ml! Bargain!

9. What colour blusher do you typically wear? Honestly? Just whatever I have to hand. Usually a nice pink but in summer it will sometimes change to a bronzer.

10. What's your worst hair disaster? Aaargh! When I cut my own fringe in the kitchen. I had never even had a fringe before but decided I wanted one and just grabbed a bit of hair from the front of my head. Only when I cut it it sprung back up because I had pulled it tight to cut it. I had a fringe that was like 1cm in length and I couldn't hide it for anything. I still have wee wispy bits where it was. ha ha.

11. If you could go back in time, what celebrity would you love to meet? I think its a bit obvious but I would have loved to have met Walt Disney. Not that I know what I would say, I probably would just cry a lot.

Thanks again to Lilie. I have also added some more followers since I have some more now.

Robyn x

Edit - so I've been nominated again by the lovely Camila at Miss DeLovely Cami who has a great blog on beauty and also goes cruelty free, so I shall just tag on to here.

1. What's your favorite color. Oh this is so hard as it tends to change all the time. I would say either blue or pink, for now!

2. Where is your dream place to either visit or live in? Easy! Somewhere in Japan, probably Tokyo as that's all I've experienced for now.

3. How would you describe your style? Probably best word would be different! And that's cool because I hate looking the same as everyone else.

4.Are you a neutral eyes or colorful eyes girl? Hmm. A bit of both depending on how I'm feeling.

5. Do you speak a language other than English? I speak a little bit of French and I'm still trying to teach myself Japanese which is soooo hard, any help is appreciated. lol

6. Who is your celebrity crush? Yoshiki from the Japanese band X Japan, check them out that are awesome! He is hot! I will marry him one day. Mwah ha ha! Just kidding. ( no I'm not)

7. What is your favorite candy? This is hard but probably something really sour, which is hard to find as they usually aren't sour enough.

8. What is your staple lip color? I like anything but these days I am all about nude. Just foundation over lips and a nice gloss, can't get any nuder than that.

9. What is your favorite movie? Nope. I can't do it. It would be like picking my favourite child.

10. Why did you start blogging? To keep track of my nail designs and an outgoing for my craziness!

11. What is your favorite book? You're thinking about Doughnuts by Michael Rosen

Thanks again Camila.

Robyn x

Edit - You lovely people are too kind. I have been nominated again by the lovely Denise at Pretty*Petite*Poppy which is a fab blog all about fashion, beauty and nice things in general.

1. If you were stranded on a desert island, what 3 items would you wish to have with you? This is super hard. I would like to pick something worthwhile and useful but I can't think of a single thing. Gahhh! I suck!

2. Where is your favourite place in the world? Without a doubt Tokyo! I love it and can't wait to go back.

3. What was the first concert you ever went to? Or if you haven't been to one, which would you like to be your first? Okay my first ever proper concert was Boyzone. Embarrassing alert!

4. If you had to choose between shaving all your hair off or every item of clothing you owned being taken away from you, which would you choose? I would definitely shave my hair off. Some of my clothes are one of a kind so I couldn't replace them but my hair would grow back plus I could wear cute wigs in the mean time.

5. If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you'd buy? So weird considering I would have so much money but I would probably go on a massive shopping spree in Primark. ha ha. Before I head to Tokyo for some more cute clothes shopping of course. lol

6. What's your favourite thing about blogging? I like meeting new people and discovering lots of new blogs to enjoy.

7. Which is your favourite season? I love the cosiness (is that a word) of winter but I like spring when you can wear lots of cute clothes and stop wearing coats.

8. What is the meaning behind your blog name? I was initially going to call it something nail based but as I wanted to blog about more than just nails I thought about something to do with Disney. Since I also like to ramble about random things I thought a diary would be appropriate.

9. What is the last book you read? Probably The Help, which I absolutely loved! That much I'm too scared to watch the film. That was a while ago now though so I'm currently reading The Hunger Games.

10. What is your favourite movie of all time? Nooooo! I can't answer. Too hard. Although I could watch My Neighbour Totoro or City Lights everyday for the rest of my life and not get bored, so maybe one of those.

11. Which famous person, dead or alive would you like to meet and why? Walt Disney. I have no proper reason but he's my idol and I just love him.

Thank you again Denise.

Robyn x

Edit: So I've been tagged again by the lovely Luciana at Sailor Scout Luci who runs a cute wee blog all about fashion, randomness and life in general.

1. What is your favorite animal? My favourite is probably the panda, they're just so cute and cuddly and fat! Love it!

2. Have you ever been to the beach? I have been to the beach but its not a holiday place I would ever choose. I couldn't just sit on the beach all day though.

3. What fictional place/world would you live in if you could? I would love to live in Wonderland. Sooo weird.

4. Where do you usually blog from? Usually the couch but just where I'm sitting. In my bed just now.

5. Favorite piece of clothing? Noooo! I can't do it, that would be like picking my favourite child.

6. Favorite accessory? See above.

7. What is your favorite book? 'You're Thinking About Donuts' by Michael Rosen. Its a children's book but I still love it. Wee boy is in the museum after dark and everything comes to life. Yeah way to rip off a brilliant book Ben Stiller!

8. Favorite drink? This is a hard one as it depends how I'm feeling but I do love a nice cocktail. Makes me feel like summer.

9. Favorite band/musician? X Japan without a doubt. You should check them out. Yes I know that rhymed. :-) 

10. What would it be like to live your life on a typical day? Probably really dull and boring.

11, If you could have anything, absolutely ANYTHING, what would that be? Time.

Thanks again Luci. 

Robyn x

edit - Another nom, this time by the lovely Shiki over at Beauty and Destroy where she writes about fashion, music and life in general. A fab wee blog.

1. How can you describe your style? In a word, different. I can never say I belong to a particular style as I always like changing it up. I might fancy a rock look one day and a girly retro the next.

2. What kind of music do you like and why?  I've always really loved rock music and just this year got into Jrock, just love it. Yeah I need something else to make me stick out like a sore thumb. ha ha.

3. How do you spend your free time? Free time? What's that? ha ha. Surfing the net, doing my nails, watching films, shopping or anything to do with Disney.

4. If you can go back in time which age would you choose and why? [ex. Stone Age, Middle Age etc.] Probably ancient Egypt. I've always been really fascinated in this time and I even wanted to be an Egyptologist at one point.

5. Do you like Asian foods? Some of them. I'm the world's fussiest eater and am known not to try a lot but I'm getting better.

6. Who is your favorite Disney Princess? Probably Belle, I think I'm most like her. Nerd Alert!

7. What is your favorite song and do you have any special memories about this song? Oh that's hard! I don't think I could pick one. I have lots of different memories from different songs. A cop out I know.

8. What is your favorite book or manga? You're Thinking About Doughnuts by Michael Rosen. A kid's book I know but I absolutely love it.

9. Do you want to live in another country? I always think yes but then it wouldn't maybe be as special as when you just go to visit.

10. Can you play on a musical instrument? No, which I'm so sad about. I don't really have the patience for instruments though. I think I'll pick something up within a millisecond of trying it.

Thanks again Shiki.

Robyn x


  1. Oh this is soo exciting!!! Thank you soooo very much for nominating me! I'm jealous at your spelling skills, I'm terrible at spelling! just terrible! I hate morning too!! ANd i agree! about the hot chocolate thing ;) I'm so excited, I'm going to run off now and type my reply! Thank you so much!

  2. Reading someone's random facts about themselves is very interesting :) am jealous of your travels! And an FYI Fave Disney Film ever... Beauty and the Beast

  3. Awwww! I love Beauty and the Beast! It's so sad. :(

  4. Loved your answers! I've never been to Tokyo, I think it would be too fast paced for me, haha! Hope you're enjoying the Hunger Games, I love those books! xx

    1. Thank you! I love watching the fast paced-ness, not a word but I don't care. ha ha.