Sunday, 22 May 2016

The Liebster Award #2 | Simply Jadey

I can't believe that I've been nominated AGAIN for The Liebster Award!! What an absolute honour. This time I was nominated by Alice from OurOwnWonderland . I absolutely adore her blog and I think all of you will too, so please make sure that you go and check her out when you get the chance! She writes about all sorts of different topics, so there really is something for everyone over there. Thank you so much for the nomination Alice!!
Without further ado, I'm going to get onto the questions that she would like me to answer..
1) What is your current go to product?
Hmm, what a cool question to start with! I would have to say that my current go to product is the Seventeen Stay Time Concealer. I don't usually wear foundation at all, unless I feel like it or I'm going out for a special occasion, as I tend to stick to BB/CC creams or a tinted moisturiser, so I would say that concealer is the one thing that corrects my skin, if you can put it that way. I use it under my eyes and on any blemishes and I find that this one really does work amazingly! It's only £4.49 too!!

2) If you could only eat 1 food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

I would have to say pizza. I just absolutely adore pizza - there's no doubt about it. I'm not too fussy when it comes to the toppings, but I usually like either a plain margherita, pepperoni or pineapple. It all depends on how I'm feeling on the day that I have it!

3) What do you find most difficult about blogging?

The thing that I probably find the most difficult about blogging is actually promoting my posts and getting myself out there. There are so many amazing bloggers out there, who tend to post about similar things to me, such as beauty, fashion, lifestyle and all of that jazz and so I find it quite a challenge to think of my unique selling point. If someone can go onto a fellow bloggers website and they can find a review on an eyeshadow palette, then why would they want to go onto my blog and read practically the exact same information all over again? That won't make my blog stand out and so therefore I probably wouldn't get much attention on those sorts of posts. That's why I try to do certain series' that other bloggers don't do, just so that whenever a person chooses to come onto my blog, they aren't let down and they have a variety of posts to read that sets me apart from the crowd. I just think that it can be quite hard to promote my posts and get people interested in them, but it's something that gets easier the more I get involved in the community and the more I talk to people, so eventually, I'm able to think of original ideas.

4) What 3 words would you use to describe yourself?

Personally, I find this quite an easy, straight-forward question to answer, as I feel I have really found myself lately (not to sound too cringy/cliché or anything) so I believe that I know who I am and what I'm capable of. I would say that I'm compassionate, devoted and entertaining. I'm compassionate, because I always try to be there for other people and I won't give up until I'm satisfied that I've done my best for them. I'm devoted, because I give my all to the people that I love, as well as the things that I love, so I put my all into whatever I'm passionate about. Finally, I'm entertaining, because I always try to make people smile or laugh and I'm forever cracking jokes.. Literally.

5) Would you rather spend more money on clothes or makeup?

In all honesty, despite the fact that I usually tend to post more makeup type bits, I would actually rather spend more money on clothes. I feel like you have the ability to express yourself so much more and it allows you to experiment with so many different shades, shapes, styles, textures and all sorts like that. There is a much wider variety, in my opinion and you can get some really high quality bits that will last a long time, so you can completely mix and match each outfit up to reflect your mood or your style.

6) If you could tell your younger self one thing, what would it be?

Given the chance, there are many things that I would tell my younger self. The one thing that stands out the most is how shy I was. I'm still not the most confident of characters, but I really feel like I have blossomed out of my shell over the past year and for that, I am so grateful. I used to be so shy to the point where I wouldn't socialise and I'd always hide anyway from any opportunities that came my way. I didn't receive nearly as many as I do now, but I'm feeling particularly successful at the moment, so it leads me to think "What if I had said no all of the time?". I would not be where I am today. I'm so happy that I am where I am, but it makes me wonder what would happen if I'd have carried on saying no at any chance that I got to break out of that comfort zone of mine. You should always say yes. You may be scared, you may be cautious, you may feel uncomfortable, but you never know until you try! If you say no, you won't know what the possible outcomes could be. Whereas if you say yes, you learn something whether it's a positive situation or whether it's something you don't wish to do again. At least you have tried. And that, my friend, is the best thing that you can do.

7) What's your favourite thing to do to cheer yourself up?

Let's be honest here (we all know I'm all about that honesty!), I haven't always been the most positive person in the world. I used to actually struggle with feeling depressed and worthless a lot of the time, so I'd often spend the majority of my time loathing in self-pity. After 2 and a half years, I realised that wasn't the way to go and it wasn't going to get me anywhere. I had to create the life that I wanted to live and that's what I was going to do. It isn't easy. It isn't easy at all. But, it's possible. Anything is possible. If I want to cheer myself up now, I will honestly just turn to the internet. It never fails to cheer me up. Whether that's watching YouTube videos, reading my favourite girlies' blog posts or just talking to my favourite girlies (you know who you are.. I mentioned you all in my last post!), I always feel so much better afterwards. Some of you who read my blog may rely on me to be your main source of hope and happiness and I would never want to let you down. I want to be a good role model and I want to make people happy, but I have to practise what I preach, so if I want to cheer myself up, I can start by channelling all of that energy into blogging and then in turn, it can make some of you smile (I hope!).

8) What was your dream job when you were younger? Is it still your dream job?

When I was younger, I always either wanted to be some sort of dancer or a singer. I still do want to be a singer, as it's something that I absolutely love with all of my heart, but I wouldn't say that I'd like to focus all of my energy into having it as an actual full-time career. Sure, I'd love to make music on the side and write my own songs, but I don't want that to my main focus, if that makes any sense? My dream job now is to be a child and adolescent psychotherapist, so I guess you could say they are two completely different things! Both of them would mean that I'm impacting people's lives positively though, so that's just as good.

9) What's your favourite post you have done? Post a link so we can check it out!

My favourite post that I have done so far would probably have to be the collaboration that I did for Boutique of Molly, which is an up and coming online fashion company! I absolutely loved that post and it's something that I personally feel very proud of and I'm glad that I get to share it with you guys. When you have worked so hard on something, to be able to share it with those you love and to receive such kind feedback just means the world. If you want to check it out (please do!) then it can be found here.

10) What are your top 3 TV shows?

This is another one that's quite easy for me to answer. I've been obsessed with Pretty Little Liars and Once Upon A Time for quite a while now. They are 2 programmes on Netflix, which I just absolutely adore! I'm one of those strange people that can only watch 1 programme at a time, because there are so many different storylines within each season, let alone within each programme itself and so I like to focus primarily on 1 and then once I've finished that one, I'll move onto another one. I also love First Dates, which is a dating series on All 4 within the UK and I just find it so cute. Well, when the dates are actually successful that is...

11) Other than blogging, what's your favourite hobby?

Aside from blogging, my favourite hobby would have to be photography. I have loved photography ever since I can remember and it's yet another passion of mine, hence why I try to implement it into my blog at whatever chance I get. I think it's such a fun and creative way to capture memories and to tell a story through images and I couldn't see myself ever getting bored of it if I'm honest, which is quite a bold statement if I do say so myself!

Once again, thank you so, SO much to Alice from OurOwnWonderland for nominating me for this award. She's such a lovely, inspiring blogger and so I would highly recommend that you go over and check out her little corner of the internet. You will absolutely not regret it!

I now nominate:

Katie /
Chloe /
Amy /
Lauren /
Lauren /
Marry /
Emily /
Charlotte /
Hannah /
Emma /
Phoebe & Abida /

My questions to you gorgeous girlies:

1) Are you more of a Summer or Winter person?
2) What's your favourite animal? Any pets? Share a picture!
3) List 5 of your favourite blogs. Spread the love!
4) Would you rather be rich or famous?
5) What have you learnt since you started blogging?
6) What are your 3 favourite places that you have been on holiday to?
7) Do you prefer to sing or dance?
8) Would you rather travel the world or explore every area of 1 country?
9) How many siblings do you have? Step/half/full?
10) Are you more of a high-street or high-end kinda gal?
11) Can you speak any other languages? If not, what 2 would you like to learn?

Thank you so much for reading. I hope you girls enjoy answering the questions!

Lots of love always,

Jade xo


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