Sunshine Blogger Award | Get To Know Me

Thank you Sanoobar Unscripted for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award! The award is designed to connect bloggers and spread positivity within our community. It gives us and our readers the chance to get to all know each other a little better, whilst hopefully also being inspirational in one way or another. I was really excited to be nominated for this award by a fellow blogger.

The rules are:

  • Thank the person who nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award and link back to their blog

  • Answer the 11 questions set by the person who nominated you

  • Nominate 11 other blogs and give them 11 questions to answer

  • Nominate 11 bloggers and ask them 11 different questions

  • List the rules and display the Sunshine blogger award logo in your post and/or on your blog site

So lets get started with the questions Sanoobar ask me

Why did you start blogging?

There were two reasons I started to blog. I talked too much about make up and beauty so I was encouraged to start the blog and I also wanted a way to express my thoughts and opinions as I found it really difficult to do it verbally. Since starting the blog, I feel like I can ramble away ( in person I think people might find I talk too much once I've started on something I'm passionate about) and have also found it a little easier now to express my opinion verbally, hence doing reviews for my YouTuba channel.

What has been the best moment for you in blogging so far?

Moving to Melbourne meant that I had to get to know new people and engage in the blogging scene here, so my best moments so far have been meeting fellow Melbourne Bloggers ( some fellow Brits too!) and being invited to my first Blogger Event. I enjoy blogging and creating content so anything and everything new is a best moment. Working with amazing brands, creating posts that other people love and watching my following grow are all my best moments.

What brands would be your dream to work with?

I really love Loreal Makeup so working with them regularly would be amazing ( I did do a collab with them last year and I was over the moon!) There are so many brands I love and I guess given the chance to work with any of them would be a dream come true! ( some of my fave brands are: Mac, Benefit, NudeByNature and Maybelline). I am also passionate about food so being able to work with a food brand would also be amazing!

What would be your dream destination to travel to and why?

As much as I love culture and exploring, my dream holiday would be to Bora Bora or Tahiti where I can relax enjoy the beauty and have a romantic getaway with my husband!

Where has been the best place you have travelled to so far?

I loved Italy. It was beautiful through-out the different cities I travelled to with lots of culture, history and amazing food! The key to my heart is food ;-D. Imaging sitting at a table in Rome, eating a big bowl of freshly made spagetti and overlooking the hustle and bustle of people admiring the Trevi Fountain. That was the moment I had the best spagetti ever and I will never forgot it.

I still have a lot of Italy to discover , so my husband and I will be going back the next time we are in Europe.

What are your holy grail 5 beauty products?

I wear my holy grail products everyday so these will be easy to list. Maybelline The Eye Eraser , Tarte Blush in Paaarty, any Loreal Paris Mascara for volumising, Olay Night cream and The Body Shop Vit E Intense Moisture Serum. The Tarte Blush is a new addition to my routine and have been wearing it everyday, to give me a natural flush.

If you could use one beauty brand for the rest of your life. Who would it be and why?

It would have to be brand that do amazing make up and Skincare. Possibly Pixi by Petra?! I love their Glow Tonic and Double Cleanse and they also do some fab makeup. Loreal would be the other brand which I would use.

What would be the 5 things you would take to a desert island?

A lipbalm, as my lips get dry very quickly and its the most annoying thing, Sunblock as I am a firm believer of taking care from the UV rays, Hair ties/ pins as I am the most relaxed when my hair is out of my face, a Knife as thats practical for many things and a lighter/matches incase we need to make fire. lol I am a practical person so my options couldn't all be luxurious.

Would you rather live in the city or in the country and why?

I used to say I would always live in the city, but then I moved to Melbourne, ended up living in the suburbs and fell in love. I am a city girl at heart but having the quiet , lush green hills and birds chirping all day is very relaxing and tranquil. But at the same time you have the city around the corner, so having the best of both is lovely.

What advice would you give to people looking to get into blogging?

Just do it. :-D There is nothing that should really stop you doing what you want. All you need is time, a laptop , camera and some creativity. Blogging should be done for the right reasons and sometimes you do get people who make fun of 'bloggers' but we do what we do not because we want to be famous or popular, but because we like to share our thoughts and opinions with everyone else. Its not about posting a selfie and counting your likes.

What do you hope for the future of your blog (in a dream scenario)?

I would love to be able to work on my blog full time, around my own schedule and in my PJ's :-) lol.. Who wouldn't?? On top of that I would love for my blog to reach a bigger audience, to work with amazing brands and most of all, be able to dedicate more time and create the content I dont ever get the chance to. ( I would love to create 'Cook with Me' videos..BUT I just havn't had the time!)

So I nominate the below gorgeous fellow bloggers for the Sunshine Blogger Award

My Questions to them are:

1. Who is your favourite blogger and why?

2. What is your favourite dessert that you enjoy making?

3. What is your ultimate skincare tip?

4. If you had one wish , what would it be?

5. If you could move to any country in the world, where would it be and why?

6. If you are not blogging, how do you like to spend your time?

7. How would you describe your fashion style in 3 words?

8. What are your 5 must have beauty/makeup products?

9. What is your favourite meal of the day?

10. Do you prefer Bold lips or bold eyes?

11. What advice would you give to people who are intrested in blogging?

I hope you enjoyed getting to know me better and I cant wait to read the posts from the bloggers I have nominated.

Sal x