Liebster Blogging Award

YAY! I've been nominated for the Liebster Award by the wonderful Jade at beautykissesxo! Check out her lovely blog full of hauls, reviews, swatches and wishlists HERE!
The Liebster Award is basically a little award given to blogs with 200 followers or less as a recognition for your work. It's bloggers telling other bloggers, 'YOU! Your blog is quite good, I like it', or something along those lines. 

1. Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.
2. Display the award on your blog
3. Answer 11 questions which provided to you by the person who nominated you
4. Provide 11 random facts about yourself
5. Nominate 5-11 blogs that you feel deserve the award
6. Create a new list of questions for the blogger to answer
7. List these rules in your post (you can copy and paste from here)
8. Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it (because they might not have ever heard of it)

Here are the questions Jade has asked:

1. What is your favourite thing about being a blogger?
There are so many things I love about blogging, but my favourite is probably interacting with readers and fellow bloggers through comments but mainly Twitter. There's such a lovely blogging community I wouldn't have found without this website! 

2. Have you been to any blogger meet ups? Were you/would you be nervous?
I am yet to go to one, as I have only become truly dedicated to my blog this year. I am going to one in Brighton in a couple of weeks though and am really excited to meet everyone!
3. If you could live any where in the world, where would you go?
I would love to love on one of the channel islands. My parents love Jersey, saying it's like a step back in time, so I think I'd love to live there. Not too far from the family either!

4. What is your favourite Starbucks drink?
I love their signature hot chocolates in Winter, but for Summer you can't beat their juice refreshers (boring, I know).
5. What is the reason behind your blog name? Would you change it?
I initially started this blog as an outlet for my nail art obsession (hence the 'polished' bit), and I wanted something snappy with alliteration. Since, my blog's grown into many different paths, and I'm lucky the name can be interpreted in different ways. I don't think I'd change it, I've grown too fond of it!
6. What is your favourite Season and why?
I love Spring; it's not too hot but not too cold, plus my birthday falls in Spring!
7. Takeaway or night out?
Night out and then a takeaway?! Ha!
8. Drugstore or high end beauty products?
If I had the money, I'd like to dabble in high end products just to see if they live up to the pricetag. I think I'd always keep coming back to my drugstore faves though.

9. What is your favourite thing you have done this year (or going to do)?
I'm going to Copenhagen in August with a big group of friends (14 I think) and I cannot wait! It's only a few days but I need the break so bad!
10.  Favourite snack?
I'm a crisp addict. Guilty!
11. Do you have a blogging routine?
I have set days I publish (Tuesday and Friday), but I write whenever I have time. If I have the whole day free, I will sit down and blast about 7 or 8 posts. Scheduling posts on Blogger is a lifesaver!
11 Facts About Me:
1. I have 2 tattoos; 3 hearts on my wrist and a cat on my ankle.
2. I have 2 Golden Retrievers, Maggie (12) and Finlay (10), and they are my life.
3. I have strongly contemplated setting up a separate blog/Twitter/Instagram for these puppies to propel them to internet hero status.
4. I've had Trichotillomania since I was 3 (if you want to find out more, read here)
5. I go to Sussex University- I will be going into my final year in September :(
6. I'm obsessed with cats. My parents and friends are convinced I'll end up a crazy cat lady.
7. I love cats so much, when I went to the National Cat Centre I cried because I was so sad they didn't have homes :'(
8. I'm a HUGE history nerd. I study it at University and am obsessed with modern Irish history. I'd like to go into research in this field, if only it paid better!
9. I had an existential crisis when I turned 20. Leaving my teenage years made me realise how quickly time has flown.
10. I want to either go into a career in Law or the police. My family have been victims of crime and I'd love to help others who have been in the same boat.
11. My family (except one or two) have always lived in High Wycombe, Bucks. Once you move there, you never get out...

My babies

I nominate the following blogs:

Vanessa - Citron and Guavaberry

Allie - Living Life In Docs
Fiona - Embouteillage-Atasco

Natasha - Natasha Lilibeth

Adele - AceSparkleStar 

Lauren - Lollylops

My Questions:

1. Why did you start blogging?
2. What's your favourite thing about blogging?
3. What made you choose your blog name?
4. Night in or night out?
5. Tea or coffee?
6. Do you have any pets?
7. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
8. Dogs or cats?
9. What's your favourite thing to write about?
10. What's your favourite social media platform?
11. Favourite thing you've ever bought?

Thanks again for the nomination Jade! It's always interesting (and fun!) to learn about the face behind the blog. Let me know if you do your post!


  1. Aww thanks for nominating me! I already did this ages ago when I had like 15 followers and was so happy someone nominated me haha but I like your questions so I'm gonna answer them here because I'm procrastinating!
    1. I started blogging because I want to go into marketing/PR and was told that it's useful to have a blog you can show when applying for jobs because it shows that you're good at promoting things etc. but then it just became a hobby and took over my life!
    2. My favourite thing about blogging is meeting other bloggers and interacting with people- the day I meet a follower in the street will be the best day of my life :P
    3. I love my boots and wear Dr Martens pretty much every day and just randomly thought of it, and I love it still!
    4. Night in. Always. Give me ice cream and a movie and I'm happy.
    5. Coffee.
    6. I don't have pets but I really want a kitten and become a crazy cat lady!
    7. I really want to spend a month or two driving around Australia in a campervan! Now I just need to win the lottery...
    8. I like both! But I would personally get a cat because they're not as needy and I can barely manage to take care of myself, let alone a dog...
    9. I love random lifestyle and fitness posts, even though my blog is mainly about beauty. They're just a lot more personal and really set you apart from other blogs rather than just being the millionth review of a foundation.
    10. A few months ago I would have said instagram but now it's definitely twitter because I get to talk to other bloggers!
    11. My motorbike was the most stupid impulse purchase I've ever made but I love it to bits and can't wait to ride it!

    I think I win the award for longest comment :P

  2. Hey hun, have completed the questions you set, if you want a peak they can be found here: Thanks so much for nominating me. Adele x

    1. I've already had a little look :) no worries, it's so fun to do! x

  3. Thanks for nominating me! (Except my blog's way over 200 followers, hah)
    I feel like everyone's going on vacation in August. Got my flight tickets to the UK booked for August too! :D
    Ouuu, have fun at your first meetup! You're so lucky you live in the UK though; there's so many meetups over there!
    I LOVE DOGS! I'd def. follow your dogs' instagram accounts (thinking about pimpin out my dog too LOL)
    I also want to have a career in law/crime, and I once did a history minor until I changed it!

    Vanessa | Citron and Guavaberry ʘ‿ʘ

    1. Soz I just went by twitter followers rather than bloglovin etc! Ah how long are you in the UK for? I'm sure people are only going away for like a week or so! Internet pimpin your dogs is the way to go, might give them a little feature on this blog :) x

  4. Congrats :P, and cool blog btw!

  5. Hey thanks for the nomination, I've answered your questions in my new post! :) xx


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