Liebster Award

The lovely blogger Sunhny recently nominated me for the Liebster award. I would like to thank her for nominating me for this great award of recognition.

*What is the Liebster award?: The Liebster award is a way of recognising new and upcoming bloggers around the world who have a high quality blog and high follower count. 

I have been given some rules to follow before I answer the following questions:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and include a link to their blog
  • Include the Liebster Award sticker
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger gave you
  • Nominate 5 other bloggers with fewer than 500 followers
  • Ask them 11 questions

Okay, so lets answer the questions then!

What inspired you to start your blog?

I have such a passion for beauty and lifestyle. I follow so many beauty, lifestyle and fashion blogs so I decided to start my own blog sharing beauty and lifestyle tips.

I met the lovely Lily Pebbles at Muji beauty event a few years ago and asked her advice on starting a blog which also pushed me that bit further to go ahead and create my own blog and she is a huge inspiration to me.

High Street or High End?

I am definitely a high street girl.

My dad is Scottish and he always says that he saves money where he can and only pays for what he has to so I guess I take on the trait of not splurging money where unnecessary.

Where are you from?

I live just outside London in Hertfordshire 🙂

Who do you look at for guidance?

If I want advice or guidance I normally go straight to my Mum as we get on very well and I look up to her a lot.

Me and my mum are best friends and I can talk to her about virtually anything. We have a super close bond.

How much time do you spend blogging?

I am constantly thinking about what my next blog post could be but I post new blog posts twice a month.

What is your instagram name?

@LAURENNO_

Why don’t you follow my Instagram to see what Is going on behind the scenes of my blog?

What is your favourite blog post?

My favourite blog post featured on my own blog is my top 5 instagram accounts.

My favourite blog post on another blogger’s website is InTheFrow’s ‘why it’s important to get time away’ blog post which is linked HERE.

Who is your favourite music artist?

My favourite artist at the moment is Ellie Goulding.

I have been listening to her album Halycon Days on repeat.

What is your favourite song/album at the moment?

My favourite song is probably Lush Life by Zara Larsson.

Give one tip to new bloggers.

The first thing people look at when they look at your blog is the simple yet stylish theme that you have.

If your blog has too much information and colour then It can be disorientating!

How successful would you like your blog to become?

I would love my blog to kick of as a career one day so I am hoping it gets very successful one day.

I nominate:

My questions for you:

  1. What inspired you to start your blog
  2. Where are you from?
  3. Who is your favourite blogger currently?
  4. How often do you post a new blog post?
  5. What is your instagram name?
  6. Who is your favourite music artist currently?
  7. Give one tip to new bloggers.
  8. What do you like to do with your best friend?
  9. What’s essential on a pamper night
  10. What’s your favourite book at the moment?
  11. How successful would you like your blog to become?

Thanks again to Sunhny for nominating me!

 

Check back for a new blog post soon,

Lauren, XO

What’s on my Iphone 5S

Hey guys!

How are you all doing? I hope you had a lovely Easter weekend with your families eating all of the chocolate.

This week I will be showing you what apps are on my Iphone 5S.

I will also be recommending some highly fun and addictive apps that you NEED to download and play.


Let’s get started:

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This is my Iphone 5S which is almost two years old. I got my wallpaper from google. I’ve had it for a while now.


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This is the home screen of my Iphone 5S where I have a marble wallpaper that I got from Google Images.

Here I have the following apps and folders in order; Facetime, Camera, Photos, Videos, calendar, App store, Itunes store, Junk Apps (unnecessary or unused apps which you get with the iphone), Work Apps, Picture editing or effect apps, settings and Idrated.


Work Apps:

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These are apps that are either related to my college work or my blog posts. I put all apps together in an organised file so that they’re easy to find.

  • The first App is Google Classroom which my college use as a basis for uploading, submitting and grading work.
  • My second App is Google Drive which I use to backup my college documents and blog post pictures.
  • My third app is REFME which basically harvard references a range of links. This is great for college and university essays. I don’t have time to reference links for hours whereas with this I just copy and paste.
  • My fourth App is Rocksound Magazine’s app and the reason I have this is so that I can keep a digital copy of the feature that I was in. I interviewed a band and had a three page article.
  • My fifth app is the WordPress App which I use to check up on my blogs stats and reply to all of your comments.
  • My sixth App is Buffer which I use to schedule tweets. I schedule tweets for when blog posts go live typically.

Photo Editing Apps

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  • My first App is Picfx which is a great app to add solar flares.
  • My second app is VSCO Cam which I’m sure you’ve heard every blogger talk about but this App is great to editing pictures. I usually use it to adjust brightness and clarity of my pictures for Instagram.
  • My third App is Layout which I use to collage pictures for Instagram mostly.
  • My fourth app is PHHHOTO which I use to make cool gifs.
  • My fifth App is Dubmash which is used to put different voices over your own meaning that you could have the voice of Spongebob, Simon Cowell or Kendall Jenner. I love this App, It’s great fun!
  • My final App is PhotoBooth which is as It says. It’s a photoBooth where you can get a strip of photos on your IPhone and it’s great fun to do with your bestie.

Second Page Apps:

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The apps are on my second page are as follows;

FYI: My Social Media’s are all linked on my blog’s homepage. 


Games:

WARNING: The following games are highly addictive… 

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  • Episode – I use this to read a really good Demi Lovato Interactive story!
  • LINE PLAY – A super cute Anime style online interior and character design game.
  • Neko Atsume – A cute Japanese style cat collector game for the inner cat obsessive in me.
  • Blossom Blast – This is basically the flower version of Candy Crush and I’m 100% addicted. It’s a fun game to play on the go.
  • Disney CR – Crossy road but disney version!! This game is again highly addictive and very fun to keep beating your own high score.
  • Dumb Ways 2 Die – Another addictive game. This game is very silly, fun and frustrating.
  • BitStrips – This is cute to make personalised cartoon strips. Me and my best friend Will have a good laugh with this app.
  • QuizUp – Just a fun quiz app which you can play with your friends
  • Draw Something – This game is fun. I play it again with my best friend Will where you draw an object and the other person has to guess what you have drawn.

– I hope you enjoyed seeing what’s on my Iphone 5S and what my favourite Apps are.

Let me know what your favourite Apps are in the comment section below?

 I will see you next Sunday for a new blog post!

Lauren, XO