The Liebster Award

I have been nominated by the lovely Issy over at to do the Liebster award. I've never done this before so I thought I would give it a go, it looks like a good way of coming across new blogs and getting to know new bloggers! I'm always down to share some positivity so here goes!


  • Thank the person who has nominated you, and post a link to their blog in your post.
  • Show to award on you blog or in the post? (The easiest way is to save the image on your computer and upload it!)
  • Answer the 11 questions, asked by the person who nominated you! 
  • Write 11 random facts about you.
  • Nominate 5-11 more bloggers that you feel deserve the award.
  • Create a list of new questions for your nominees to answer.
  • List the rules in your blog post.
  • Once your post is published, let your nominees know they have nominated by you for a Liebster award, and link them to your post for more details!


1. What made you start blogging?
I got really into reading Zoella and Tanya Burr's blogs, and it really made me want to start one myself. I had always wanted to start one (because I have so many things I want to talk about!!) and their blogs gave me that little push of motivation I needed!

2.What's the most significant thing that has ever happened to you?
It sounds so cringey and cliche, but probably meeting my boyfriend. He is honestly my rock. (yuk!) But to be honest, he was there for me when I was having a hard time last year and I really don't know how I would've gotten through it all if it wasn't for him! If I had never met him, I really don't know where I would be!

3. What are your favourite types of blogs to read?
Definitely beauty! I'm terrible at keeping up with what's new or good in the way of beauty so blog posts are a great way of doing that! Lifestyle and personal blogs come in close second, because I love reading about what other people get up to.. I'm so nosey.

4, Twitter or Facebook?
Twitter. 100% Twitter. I don't have any of my own personal friends on Twitter and I actually really prefer it that way, I would much prefer to read all of your guys' tweets than to read about which of my 'friends' got engaged or had a baby.. haha I'm so insensitive!!

5. What's your pet hate?
My pet hate is quite specific but it really really annoys me! I hate it when you're with a group of people and then two of the people in the group start whispering to each other. This happened to me recently and it annoyed me so much! It makes me feel really self conscious and I can't help but think they are talking about me!

6. What do you do for a job?
I don't have a job that I am working at currently, but over the summer break I go back to working 2 jobs - working as a receptionist in an opticians and also as a waitress.

7. Cats or dogs?
I know people normally only love one or the other, but I can't decide! I like cats because they're so low maintenance and are generally just adorable. But I also love dogs because they show so much more emotion than cats, and are down for hugs!

8. Do you believe in ghosts?
I'm really undecided about this, sometimes I'm certain they're not real but other times I actually do believe. I honestly hope they aren't real though, because I would be terrified if I ever saw one - I really don't know what I would do!

9. How would you best describe your writing style?
I like to think that my writing style is quite relatable and informal, I try not to write my blog posts like I'm writing an essay with loads of big words and everything because that would be incredibly boring! I generally just try to write how I would speak these thoughts out loud.. thats why I tend to say 'beautiful' and 'gorgeous' a lot!!

10. What was the best advise you've ever been given?
The best advice I've ever been given was from a friend who said that you should never worry about what people think of you, if someone has a problem with you that's their own issue to deal with. As you could probably gather from my 'I Feel Like Everyone Secretly Hates Me'  post, I have problems remembering that people aren't always judging me. So this is the advise that I like to carry around with me and remember on a daily basis! It helps me to be happy and stop worrying so much!

11. What's the one thing that always makes you smile?
I tried to think of something sentimental but I honestly can't put my finger on anything in particular! So I'm gonna say a good old cup of coffee! Coffee is my life and so a nice warm cup of coffee with the perfect amount of milk never fails to make me smile!


1. I'm in my second year of Uni studying Early Childhood studies.
2. My favourite colour is pink.
3. I think chocolate is overrated - (don't hurt me!)
4. I used to do ballet when I was younger.
5. All of my brothers and sisters are half siblings or step siblings.
6. I LOVE fresh flowers!
7. I don't like tea, at all.
8. I've never broken any bones - but I have sprained my ankle.
9. I live near the sea - you can see it from my flat!
10. I can't drive - yet!
11. I refused to wear jeans for 5 years of my life - I wear them every day now...!



1. What was your favourite TV show that you used to watch as a child?
2. Do you have any bad habits?
3. What is your best achievement?
4. What is your favourite junk food?
5. Do you have any guilty pleasure songs? 
6. Tea or coffee?
7. What are your favourite things to blog about?
8. If you had a choice would you prefer to live in the city or the countryside? 
9. Name 3 things you couldn't live without.
10. What is your favourite season?
11. What is the best book you've ever read?

I hope my nominees enjoy answering these questions! Link me your post on twitter (@jemmasimplelife) so I can have a look at your answers! Remember to nominate as many people as you can to keep on spreading the love!


  1. Thank you so much Jemma. <3 I loved your post. :) <3 I was suprised when I read you don't like tea. Is that possible? :D I can't wait to publish my post because the questions are really cool. :)

    Lots of love xo

    1. No problem sweet :) Hahah! I know, its not very British of me! I've just never liked it! I can't wait to read your answers! :) xx

  2. Thank you Jemma! You're so lovely!! I literally gasped out loud when I read your view on chocolate haha! I also have never broken a bone!! I agree with you about cats and dogs! I am a bit more of a dog person but I do love how cats are so lowkey!

    Shannon Sage

    1. No problem hunny :) Hahah! I can't wait to read your answers to my questions!! xx

  3. i enjoyed that read Jemma,all your answers were great! xx

  4. Good to see you were also nominated! Well done �� Two jobs and uni?! You must be so busy ��

    1. I have 2 jobs in the summer when I'm finished with uni! That would be a bit mad to do all three!! x

  5. Thank you for nominating me! I've never broken a bone either!
    I've just put up my post now :)
    Jessica | x

    1. No problem lovely! :) I look forward to reading it! x