Hey people, hope you are all doing great. So now I should have done this post a long while ago, but things got in the way & in all honesty thinking of 11 questions was tough. But here I am with my Liebster Award post. Thank you to Issy and Dany for the nominations, both was a great surprise and I do appreciate it :)! Me and my Blog love you both lots.
The rules are as follows:
1. List 11 facts about yourself.
2. Answer the 11 questions given to you.
3. Create 11 new questions for the bloggers you nominate.
4. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
5. Choose 5 bloggers with 200 or less followers to nominate.
6. Go to each bloggers page and let them know about the award.
This post will be nice and long as I have both sets of lovely questions to answer. 11 Facts about myself 1. My favourite show is and always will be Sex and the City, I've watched the whole series countless times & the films 10 times more than that. 2. My best friend is also my boyfriend. 3. My birthday is August 7th and I am a Leo. 4. I collect Classic Disney Movies on DVD. I am obsessed with Disney. 5. When I put the volume on my Ipod dock, it has to be on a multiple of 5. Except for night time when it stays on 3 until I fall asleep and it turns itself off. 6. I've never had my own room... But that shall change in August when my sister moves out. 7. I worked for Amazon. Sound glamorous? - it really wasn't. 8. I very rarely wear my hair up, I just don't think it suits me. 9. I am obsessed with my Ipod, god I love it. Temple Run, Sims, Simpson's Tapped Out, Words with Friends, Instagram, Little Things... It's all beautiful. 10. I love playing Pool & Snooker. 11. I like my own company and get irritable when I'm around a large group of people for a long amount of time.
1. What's your favourite meal? Oh i have two favourite meals, one healthy, one not so healthy haha. I love Jacket Potato with tuna, sweetcorn, mayo and salad. My unhealthy one - Gammon Steak, chips, onion rings and peas. Nom! 2. Post the favourite photo you've ever taken, and why is it your favourite?
Now i do adore this picture, it's not the best quality but i love it! It's myself and my boyfriend, before we were together at the pub of course just hanging out for the second time outside of work. As we met each other at work. I just think it is a great picture. & can you tell we're both just a little bit tipsy? 3. What's your favourite cocktail? I haven't tried to many cocktails, to be honest I'm a lager drinker... But I do like a nice WooWoo! 4. What's your favourite book? I'm not a great reader but if I think back to when I was at school. I loved Darren Shan Cirque De Freak - It's about Vampires, before Twilight came and ruined the Vampire name. But I also love The Twits by Roald Dahl, but then again all of his books are amazing! 5. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you love to go? Right now I would be with all the people I love, somewhere hot and sunny. How about on an All Inclusive holiday in Spain, that would do me just great :) 6. What's you essential wardrobe item? Leggings. I love them, so comfy & go with practically anything! 7. What song would/did you have at your wedding? Ooh so many I could choose from. I can't think right now but i love Everything - Michael Buble. 8. Who's your favourite comedian? Lee Evans without a doubt, I love him. But also Miranda Hart is hilarious! 9. What do you love most about where you live? Plain and simple, that it's home. There's not a great deal to love about where I live, but it's home & I do love it. 10. How did you choose your blog name? Very stupidly, without thinking about it a great deal. 11. Would you prefer to have a dog or a cat as your household pet? I have a cat, but I would definitely prefer a dog, and I know when I have my own place. I will have a dog! 11 Questions from Dany - Bluebells & Owls 1. If you could go back in time, would you choose a specific era in History? if so, which one and why? Right now, this is a tough one. But I'm going to say the 60's. For the music, being around my age now in the 60's would be amazing, with the music like The Beatles, The Jam, The Who etc... It would be amazing. 2. What do you like to do on a Sunday evening? Have a nice Sunday roast, maybe have a nap. Listen to some music, watch a film, just chill out. 3. If you could have a superpower, what would it be? I'd fly definitely, imagine all the amazing places you could go and visit. Would be awesome. 4. What do you like the most about blogging? Freedom, to write about anything you like. And getting those really lovely comments off people you actually know how took time to read what you have to say. Makes it all worth while. 5. Name two of your life goals. Very honest answer now. To visit every State in America & to be a mother. 6. Do you speak any other languages? As much as I would love to, I don't. 7. One person, one question. Who and what would it be? To all old friends - Why did we have to grow apart? 8. What is/was your favourite subject at school? Art, Child Development & History. History the most, so fascinating. 9. Is there any movie or book that has changed your life in a significant way? No, in all honesty. Crap answer... 10. What is your favourite Holiday? St Ives with all my family in a big house. It was perfect. 11. Do you have a quote that you live by? Not so much I live by, but I think this quote is amazing. "That's the best revenge of all, happiness. Nothing drives people crazier than seeing someone live a good fucking life" 11 Questions for my nominees 1. What is your favourite time of day and why? 2. Do you have any pets? What are they & their names? 3. Who or what inspires you & why? 4. What singer/actor can you not stand? 5. What animal are you most like & why? 6. What is the most played song on your Ipod, Itunes...? 7. If you could meet anyone (Alive or Dead). Who would it be & why? 8. If you could change your first name. What would you change it to? 9. What was the last movie you watched? 10. Whats the worst gift you have ever received? 11. Post a picture of the cutest Alpaca you can find... My 5 nominees Kerry Louise from Fashion and Flame Ellie from Girl in Green Danyele from It's Suteki Emma from RougeinLove97 Sarah from Given Me Wings Thank you again to Issy and Dany, i have loved answering your questions & everybody should check out their blogs as they are amazing. Hope you all stayed till the end. Vicki x
Hii Guys, Hope you're all doing well, I've still got a cold and feeling very under the weather at the moment. Today I am taking part in the Money Supermarket Blogger Competition. The idea of this competition is to design three outfits, a beach/holiday look, casual look & a party look. Each look has a different judge to pick the winner. For more details on the competition click here and see how you can enter. But hurry, you only have till the 8th April to enter.
I have chose this Kelly Brook range Bikini from New Look as I just think it's so cute, lovely design and practical for the beach, it would also look really nice underneath the Topshop shorts & the River Island t shirt. I close the grey plimsolls from New Look also as they would be comfortable to walk around in and nice to slip on when popping from the beach to the shop to get a quick ice cream.
The big River Island sunglasses are just a must have for when you're on holiday and the tinting of the shades are a lovely tone of purple to go with the shorts. & of course the Essie nail polish, I just love it so I had to include it to my beach/holiday look.
For my casual look I have chosen Topshop jeans with a rip on the knee, I have paired this with a very casual New Look vest with a comic book pattern on and also River Island white hi tops go very well with this casual look. I've also added the studded earrings to this outfit as I think it goes very well and gives the outfit a more rocky look. I have chose a Revlon Lip Butter in Cotton Candy for a nice subtle shade of pink to the look. Also the Barry M nail polish in Greenberry will look really gorgeous with this outfit.
Wow, so I loved putting this party look outfit together! So of course I started with a Lipsy dress, the most amazing dresses. I paired this with plain slingback black heels from the Kelly Brook range from New Look and also a black clutch with silver studs all over it to match the bow on the dress.
To finish off the look i found a lovely Tulip Pearl Pendant from H Samuel which i think just topped off the dress nicely for a party look.
Helloo there, hope you're all well! I'm so ill and full of cold today, so I have spent a lot of the day lying in bed on my laptop & sleeping. Browsing through the internet I found that Marie Claire had done an article on Primark's Spring time clothing and also Summer time clothing, so I thought I would post up a few of my favourite items I have found.
Hii there :) So I have seen a few recent posts on this subject & I also had a problem with this when I had no where to keep my Jewellery without it getting all tangled and then having to spend hours untangling everything. I thought I would show you a few of my purchases and ideas to keep my Jewellery neat and that is also easy to hand.
So starting off with an easy one, in the top left corner i just have a small box with rings in. The box was given to me for my birthday. Was just a random box to hold my proper present (the box wasn't my present.) So i just painted the lid white as it had 'Happy Birthday' written all over it. & well now, it is my ring box.
Second, bottom left picture... Where i keep all my bracelets and my watch. This was once a kitchen roll holder, not no more. I painted it white and now holds my bracelets.
The middle picture, some of you may recognise the necklace holder. This is where i keep all my long necklaces. I brought the necklace hook from Primark for £3, bargain I'd say as this is one of the many few things I've found to organise long necklaces so they aren't all tangled when you want to wear one. So thank you to Primark & they do still sell them, in purple & black.
Last picture, my short necklace holder. This was a present from my sister for my birthday last year, from Dunelm. Again not too expensive. I keep my short necklaces on here & also my feathered earrings. Hope at least one of you found this helpful. & hope you're all well. Vicki x
So everyone is doing these posts, haven't got many followers but i thought it would be quite nice for you to learn a bit about me & i wanted to do this post. Ha, got to be honest. Lets get started... 1. My full name is Victoria Louise Keeling. 2. I start college in September 2013 to do an Access course. 3. In 2014 I shall be starting University. Which i am really excited for. 4. I have 4 tattoo's. Two i love. One i hate. One i can't decide what i think of it. 5. I love movies. Which i shall do a blog post on soon. 6. My favourite song is Good Riddance (Time of your life) - Green Day. This has been my favourite song since i was 14. 7. I love my pussycat - Oliver. 8. I like baking and nearly always bake something for special occasions. 9. I love playing Playstation. My favourite games being Kingdom Hearts, Worms, Plants vs Zombies, Crash Bash & Spyro 10. When i love a song, i will put it on loop for days. Until i get a little fed up, but i will always have a special place in my heart for that song. Last song i was obsessed with Kiss You - One Direction. Yes, i'm 20 and like One Direction.
11. My boyfriend Ashley will start his training for the Navy in March 2014. Oh how proud i am of him! 12. Me & my family once got chased by sheep out of a field. 13. I never drink enough. My lips are nearly almost chapped. 14. I have always hated tea until i was ill in January and really fancied it. Now i love it! 15. I am scared of being a passenger in the car, 90% of the time. Therefor, i don't think i shall ever drive myself. 16. I am fascinated by WW2. 17. The only series of books i have ever read are the 'Fifty Shades' books. I have no idea why. I wouldn't read them again. 18. I would love to live by the beach. Sadly i live in the Midlands. No beach for me. 19. I hate wine. Except for Lambrini, is Lambrini wine? 20. People always comment on how quiet i am. Only around 6 people can tell you how wrong that is. Vicki x
Let's get into spring then and starting with the nails. It has to be pastel now doesn't it. Pastel colours look so cute and pretty on the nails & i love them. I haven't got many myself so i need to get to the shops - well i need the money to get to the shops first! So, I've picked out a few i would buy. Nice & affordable. No breaking the bank for me.
Outfit post! Why not show you some of my wardrobe ay...
Wearing: Primark Hoop Earrings - Pack of 5 different sizes - £1 Primark Butterfly Necklace - £2 Ebay - The Beatles Cartoon T shirt/vest - Around £6 Primark Black Leggings - £3 Black & Pink Converse - Old - Around £45 Note: I also wear the same bracelets everyday. On one wrist, colourful bead bracelets. On the other, two charity bracelets - one for 'CLIC Sargent - For young cancer patients' - the other for 'Ramble for Ruby. Vicki x
Now i haven't done a Weekend Wishlist for ages & not since I've been blogging properly again. Enjoyed doing it again, so i shall make it a regular thing. Strangely everything i want at the moment is blue or has blue shades in it. Hope you like....
Now i won't go into detail about the Google friend thingy shutting down, as i'm sure you've probably read it 100's of times by now. But just a quick post to say i am on BlogLovin for anyone who wants to follow me after July 1st when Google Friend Connect is stopping. Hope i get to keep my small amount but lovely followers.
Well hello there again! As i thought i am a little too obsessed with New Look and looking at their 'New In' section on their website every day i think i should make a post on their new range every now and again. And as the summer is arriving, as what seems like forever in the UK with all this rain,sun,snow,hale,wind etc. But summer will come eventually and we'll make the most of it! So without further ado, My favourite New Look items #1 are...
As i was reading through blogs yesterday, i found a cute post by Lizzie at Lizzie's Blog about Red Nose Day and a nail design she did. You can read this post here. So i thought i would do my own little design for this lovely day in the UK. Bit of a pointer before i start, i know some of the photo's below are not in great focus. I was just getting used to the camera i am using now. Thank you o'sister of mine! But now i think i have the hang of it.
Nail colours i used are:
Barry M - Bright Red
Wetnwild - French Manicure White
Collection2000 - Black
Color Club - Top Coat
So i started off painting every finger nail red apart from my ring finger on both hands.
On one hand i dotted white on my pointing finger (i know this is not the official name for this finger, but it sounds right to me ha) I also painted a big red blob on my ring finger.
On the other hand i dotted my thumb with black spots and dotted my ring finger with white nail varnish.
I then dotted on two small white circles (they were circles until i smudged the one, now i don't know what shape they are) and then two tiny black dots. Isn't it cute? :)
Hello again lovely people. So this time I'm back with the famous Boyfriend Tag. 28 questions for the boyfriend (Ashley) to answer. Here goes...
1) Where did
Where you ask? At only the most beautiful work place in the whole world. AMAZON.CO.UK. All the way up Rugeley. A place full of life and atmosphere.
2) Where was
our first date?
First date? That would depend on what you call a first date. On several occasions me and my beautiful other half would meet up in Walsall town and go for a few drinks in the Old Courthouse Wetherspoons. But that to me isn't what you would call a "date". For me, my first date with Victoria was on Valentines Day when we went out for dinner, dessert & wine. on that day she also met my Father and his other half for the first time properly as well.
3) What was
your first impression of me?
I was very shy when I first met Vic, but saying that, she seemed very much the same with her nervous giggle and smile. I thought she was very cute & beautiful. I didn't think she would ever grow to like me. i am so lucky to have her in my life and call her my girlfriend is such a privilege.
4) When did you meet my family?
It was on two separate occasions i met Vic's mother & Father. For the Mother it happened with me and Vic were up in a bar watching the football. She then suggested that we go back to hers so i can meet her mother and there it happened. As for the father me and Vic were invited to a charity quiz night. For the outside family i met them all when we when out for Sunday lunch in a old fashioned pub.
5) Name a
weird habit I have?
Just one? Gosh, well the most obvious one I can think of is when she just randomly comes up to me and sniffs me...yeah i know weird right? She will just sit there and sniff my neck or my hair or whatever.
6) How long have we been together?
We have been together since the 28th of January. Cute how I remember yeah?
7) Do we have
We most certainly do and my favourite tradition we have is called "nap time". Yes so boring. We'll be watching a film or something and then just decide its time to nap for an hour...or two or three....
thing you noticed about me?
First thing i noticed about Vic was how shy she seemed to be. Nervous with A little smile and giggle. Oh how i love her. Bless....
grinds my gears?
Oh this is a funny question because the answer I'm going to give will make her laugh in honesty. one of the biggest main ones is when other girls decide to like my photos on "Instagram". N'awwwwww.
feature about me?
Always said it is my favourite feature about her and does nothing but tries to hide it every time i notice it. But it's her beautiful smile, especially when she shows her teeth. Mine... 11) What do
we argue about the most?
Argue? We're yet to argue so I can't answer that....boring blogger me...yours sincerely "The Boyfriend"
you do that I wish you didn't do?
I know one....only one, but it's when I'm holding Vic or cuddling and i decide to look over my shoulder to grab my phone to see if someone has messaged me.
13) What kind
of cake would you bake me on my birthday?
Easy...Chocolate... everybody loves chocolate...even my Vic
14) Do I play
Not as far as I can tell... Does 8 ball on facebook count?
15) What can
I spend hours doing?
Oh dear...Vic could easily spend hours "Solving Crimes" on that criminal case thing on facebook....guaranteed
16) Who wears
the pants in the relationship?
I'm no brag or anything....but its me.... i love her so much.... but likewise.. I wear them....
17) Do I have
any weird obsessions?
Funnily enough Vic has a nack for dying her hair a lot in short periods of time. Sniffing me? Think i already mentioned that?
for each other?
Vick - Pickle..... Me - Bean
19) What is
my favourite place to eat?
She'll eat anywhere bless her, not a fussy one. Lucky me
20) If I am
watching TV, what am I watching?
Miranda, Eastenders, Celebrity Juice, Family Guy, American Dad.
21) What is
one food I do not like?
Vic doesn't like olives, whereas ...l Love them
drink do I order when we go out to eat?
Vic's a funny one because she says she doesn't like alcohol whilst eating. but sometimes that changed. she'll either have coke or Stella or Carling at a push.
23) What size
of shoe do I wear?
Vic wears a 6.
24) My favourite film?
After having a quick browse through her HUGE film collection i quickly concluded that the movie in question is "Pulp Fiction".
25) What is
one talent I have?
Is this a blog or a job interview!? hmm a talent? okay... I'd say one talent would be that she is actually really good at baking...i love everything she has baked up...see i myself am more of an acquired cook, and she has taught me a few things about baking. Shes epic.
would I eat everyday if I could?
It's hard to narrow that down with so many possible answers but i'm going with the crunchy M+M's (Blue Packet)
favourite kind of music?
Vic has a very opened minded attitude towards music. She'll listen to anything.