The Real Neat Blog Award

I’ve been nominated twice for the Real Neat Blog Award by Lucie from Lucieleannexo her link is here and FiveZero her link is here – make sure you check out these lovely ladies if you don’t already subscribe to them.


The Rules –

1) Put the award logo on your blog.

2) Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.

3) Thank the person who nominated you, linking to their blog.

4) Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.

5) Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog

– Lucie’s Questions –

1.) What is your favourite tv series and why?

It’s really hard to limit myself to one choice! I have many for different reasons

1 – Grey’s Anatomy: My longest running favourite programme, although I have found this season soul destroying.

2 – Pretty Little Liars: – When it was added on netflix I watched 5 series in 2 months. My favourite ‘who done it’ kind of programme, that makes me feel like a detective, even though I have no idea what’s going on.

3 – Scandal: Olivia Pope = Style Icon + Female Powerhouse. Great writing as from the same writer as Grey’s focussing on a Whitehouse/Washington fixer.

4 – Modern Family: A discovery of the past few weeks, and I can’t believe I’ve put off watching this for so long. It is so funny, give this a go if you haven’t already. Hands off Phil though, I want to marry him.

2.) If you had to choose only one makeup brand to use for the rest of your life, which brand would you pick?

Probably MAC – I have tried the most across the brand, and don’t tend to have a terrible experience with anything. Whilst not everything I’ve tried is necessarily my favourite, it tends to be up there with the best.

3.) Dogs or Cats?

5 years ago I would have said cats, having being brought up around only cats. But now I have a dog, a dog 100% is the best creature.

4.) If you could go back and give your younger self one major beauty tip, what would it be?

Leave the eyebrows alone. Luckily my bushy brows weren’t forever destroyed by over-plucking. I won’t even keep tweezers in the house if I have a teenage daughter.

5.) Where would be your ultimate dream holiday destination?

Probably Thailand, it’s beautiful, and I’ve got a growing obsession with Thai food.

6.) Who is your favourite Disney character?

Sophie’s Choice. I won’t do a cheat answer like the TV. Bruce the shark from Finding Nemo.

7.) What inspired you to start writing your blog?

A good question that I’m answering a lot recently! I’d read blogs for a long time and there were 2 reasons, one was to help me use more of what I have by letting other people know about products I’d tried. the second was I was fed up of wasting money on products that turned out to be crap because I couldn’t find a review, if I’ve saved someone £5, £10, £20 or more on a bad product that they’re googling in a shopping centre, like I do, then I’ve done a good thing.

FiveZero’s Questions

1.) Fave nail polish?

Picking one is really tough – especially when you own as many as I do!

All time favourite – OPI Ink

Current Favourite: Lottie Dream Weaver

2.) Fave handbag?

My favourite one which I own is a Michael Kors Tricolour Jet Set – I did an unboxing of it here. If I had the budget, and I was picking anything, I’m a big fan of the Celine Trapeze and the Chanel Boy.

3.) Fave pizza toppings?

PINEAPPLE, lots and lots of pineapple.

4.) How many languages do you speak?

One. I’ve basically forgotten my GCSE German, I know enough to get by a little bit – as I discovered in Berlin – but I can’t really speak it, I can read and get the general gist of what’s being said.

5.) Least fave makeup product?

A month ago, I would have said anything eyebrow related, as I have dark natural brows and don’t think that I needed to bother. In the past month they’ve become my obsession. I’d probably now just say brow gel – personally just because I don’t need it.

 6.) Least fave movie?

Shoot ‘Em Up – Terrible film which involves an assassin using carrots as a weapon.

7.) What are you looking forward to this month?

Hopefully a bit better weather at the weekends to spend in the garden. Hopefully our BBQ/Pizza Oven will be finished by then so we can enjoy some culinary delights. Going to see Taylor Swift, Ellie Goulding and John Newman in Hyde Park at the end of the month too!

My Questions

1) What’s Your Favourite Book and why?

2) What product has been your biggest beauty let down?

3) What’s your guilty pleasure binge watch tv go to?

4) What is the one thing you hate that everyone else seems to love?

5) If you had to be on a reality television programme, which would you pick?

6) What was the most terrible thing you did as a child? e.g mine was pushing my sister in our pond… twice.

7) What is your signature dish to cook?

My Nominees

Rachwat & Cat – My Lip Addiction


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  1. June 15, 2015 / 2:24 pm

    I used to watch Grey’s Anatomy religiously years ago but I tapered off around season 7 after the hospital shootings, I just wasn’t into the show anymore.
    Yay, team dog! What kind of dog do you have? Male / female? Name?
    Oh dear… pineapple on pizza is just NOT RIGHT. Ugh. I always say, pineapple has no busines on pizza and rice has no business in pudding!
    Haha I’ve never even heard of Shoot ‘Em Up, but the premise sounds terrible.

    • June 15, 2015 / 3:01 pm

      I did feel like that last season, but glad I stuck with it as he last season was better again! Beagle called Dexter (obviously male!).

      I like rice pudding too haha!

      Don’t watch shoot em up, ever.

  2. Lor @ Lovely & Cozy ♥
    June 15, 2015 / 3:58 pm

    I actually have never heard of this award before but congrats!! 🙂

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