Friday, 25 March 2016

Liebster Awards #2

Hello Everyone!!

Well hello there again! Today I have ANOTHER Liester Award!! Thanks to fellow blogger & very good friend of mine Dara from Purple Button Couture! Thank You so much for the nomination!! I urge all of you to check out her blog!! Her blog is lifestyle - Including Baking, Fashion, Beauty & just general Lifestyle. She is also one of my personal best friends & I am so proud of her & her blog! Its awesome! If you would like to read her Liebster Award post you can just click here Purple Button Couture - The Liebster Award! 

So as I explained in my last one! Which can read right here -  Liebster Awards #1 I was lucky enough to not only be nominated once, but twice!!! I am so grateful! Thank you guys! So rather than smush it all together in one giant post I decide to make a part one & part too so I could both of series of questions the space & time & attention they deserve!!

So here we go again!! Here are my answers to Daras questions -

How did you get into blogging?

Accidentally to be honest! I was drawn into the world of beauty Youtubers (again accidentally) & it just grew from there! I really wanted to get involved but didnt feel confident enough to get in front of the camera (since then  however I have created a channel Linda Roche - Beauty La Linda although it has remained inactive for a while! Hoping to get back into very soon!! Plans in the pipeline!) So when I found out more about the blogging side of it I just HAD to get involved. I always loved writing so this was perfect for me!!

How would you describe your blog style??

If you mean writing style I would definitely say informal. I talk to you guys as if you were here with me! Thats what I feel like when Im writing, like I am writing to my friends! You are my friends! If you mean style of blog then Its mainly Beauty & Lifestyle (which to be honest is a little bit of everything haha!!)

Who is your favourite Blogger?

Oh that question is definitely too hard!! My bloglovin subscriptions are through the roof! I dont think I have a favourite blogger to be honest, I couldn't choose, But I definitely love bloggers that write informally like me & you can really get to know them!!

What is your best quality?

It feels weird to brag on yourself... hmm.. but I think its that I feel like Im a tough like cookie. Sure I break every now & then... everyone does thats live but I feel like in the past few years especially Ive learned that I am made of tougher stuff & realised exactly what I am capable of!!

What is your favourite piece of clothing?

Hmm this is another tough but probably my blankety, cape, cardigan thing (Im so awesome at describing things!!) I love it! I love the colour, Texture, how warm it is!! I just love it!! I picked it up in FatFace last winter & people were like really?? but I fell in love the minute I saw it. The guy serving told me it was the first one they sold all winter & this year guess what?? They are everywhere & everybody wants them... ahead of the times me, girl! I was like haha to all those people who were looking at me like I was a wierdo!! humh!           

Lipstick or Lipbalm?

I am going to take this as an either or kind of dealio. Which would definitely be Lipstick! I just love them, the colours, texures & choice.. Its all so exciting!! I do love lipbalm too but lipsticks are definitely more fun to shop for & wear!!

Cooking or Baking?

Here I am going to have to stay baking. I dont enjoy cooking that much... I mean its alright but it doesnt excite me. Baking however... thats a different story I love baking cupcakes, cookies, cakes & all that good stuff. I have a massive sweet tooth so that probably adds to the excitement as I know I get to eat them!! I also love decorating them too!! I may incorporate some baking into my blog in the future... who knows!? If you would like to see some of my creations you can hop over to my Instagram here -> Beauty La Linda - Instagram & check em out. Also follow me & to keep up-to-date with any other randomness going on in my life that you wont get to see on my blog!! 

Favourite Sweet Treat??

Oh boy.. way too many!! I love desserts!! They are my favourite part to any meal!! But my favourites are just chocolate in general (Most Cadburys) or Going for panckes/crepes with my friends or family!! Love it.... & Kinda making me want chocolate!

Favourite colour?

Do I have to pick just one!? I love pastels, They just make me happy to look at!! Pastel pink, green & blue are probably my favourites but I really love all of them. Take any colour & make it pastel & I will probably be a fan!! 

Do you have a pet? If not, What pet would you love to adopt? 

I currently dont have any animals now that I have moved again #sadface but if you have been with me for a while (thank you) then you will now when I was at home, back at my family home we have quite a few animals, 5 cats & 2 dogs to be exact! They are my babies that also often featured on my Instagram account! Older followers will also know that I would love to adopt a dog! but I know I cant at the moment as my future is still uncertain (no not in a bad way!) Its just that I cant tell you honestly where I will be in a years time & thats not fair to any dog, but it is on my 30 before 30 list so I will eventually get my little puppy dog (If you would like to read whats on my list of 30 things to do before Im 30, you can just click here - 30 Things to do before Im 30! )

Would you describe your home as minimalist/ modern/ retro/ or cosy?

At the moment as I have moved into a new place I would say it has kind of a cosy feel to it, however in my ideal home it would kind of have a slight mixture of all of them I think.. Its hard to explain but I hope you know what I mean.... (Once again I win the award for most awkward way of describing things haha)

So those were all Daras questions for me!! Thank you Dara!! I love these posts!! 

So here are my Questions!    

  1. Describe your blog for any new readers (type/style/aims)
  2. Where does your blogging inspiration come from?
  3. What are the biggest challenges you find with blogging?
  4. Your current fashion style or trend (monochrome/chic/casual/funky/comfy.....for example)
  5. Worst beauty habbit
  6. Faux Fur or Faux leather?
  7. MAC or Urban Decay?
  8. Night in or Night out?
  9. What Tv Shows could you just binge watch over & over again & never get sic of?
  10. What is you favourite Highstreet/ Drugstore makeup brand & why?
  11. Favourite Book you recommend others to read?

The people I Nominate are - 

  1. Valeria - Trendy n Smart
  2. Denay - Confetti & Bliss
  3. Tamara - Unique Uncut Blog
  4. Brittany - Blushing Rosette Beauty
  5. MsMaelca - Beauty spc
  6. Hannah - Enjoying the View
  7. Charley - Borderline Unhinged
  8. Camille - Camille Shern Beauty Blog
  9. Tayla - Tayla made x
  10. Chloe - chloeannx
  11. Emma - Frenchii

Good Luck guys & dont forget to tag me so I can check out you answer as I would love to read them!! 

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Thursday, 10 March 2016

Midweek Motivation || Humble in Victory & Defeat!

Hello There Everyone,

Another weekly installment of motivation for you!! This is week is once again inspired by the Irish UFC champion Conor McGregor. I have one other post previously inspired by him which you can read by clicking here - Midweek Motivation || Winners focus on Winning!

I was first introduced to Conor McGregor & the world of UFC about a year ago now & in that time I have learned at lot about him & that world. I have said it before & I will say it again I have no interest in ever joining that world.... Please I would last 2 seconds... But I find him & the way he thinks fascinating. He is determind, motivated & hard working. What he has managed to do in a year is nothing short of magical. He has managed to put both Ireland & UFC on the map. So much so I among millions of others are staying up until 5/6 am to watch the fights. 

He is 27 with more motivation & business intelligence than I have seen in a while! For all his so called sh*t talking (which I admit he does well) He gets results, takes risks & backs up everything he says!

The reason I am talking about him once again is because on the 5th March we saw a different side to the ultimate fighter. In his fight at the Welter Weight division against Nate Diaz he was defeated for the first time in his UFC career. Now the fact he even took the fight in the first place was a risk. If you have any interest in the sport you will know he was originally supposed to be fight Rafael Dos Anjos for the Lightweight belt. Dos Anjos pulled out with 2 weeks notice leaving them to find a new opponent. Nate Diaz stepped up but it meant in 11 days McGregor had to up his weight to 170 pounds for the fight (which he did) 

Anyway in round 2 he was defeated with a choke hold. Congrats to Diaz but this was gutting for McGregor fans such as myself. In the Post-Fight Press Conference Conor said "I am Humble in Victory & Defeat" I think this is an inspirational & important quote we could all live by.

Everyone starts somewhere & everybody is always learning. Stay humble & true to yourself at all times! Will not always win..... but you will not always lose, not if you work hard enough. Be good to those when you win & they will be good to you when you lose! 

You are never too good or better than anyone! Be the best you can be, thats all you can do!

Thats my slice of motivation for you today! & as for McGregor I will always be a fan win or lose #teammcgregor #fightingirish 


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Monday, 7 March 2016

Liebster Awards #1

Hello Everyone! 

This month I was actually nominated for not one but TWO Liebster Awards! For anyone who does not know how this works basically, You are nominated by a fellow blogger! They have answered 11 questions in their post & they then nominate 11 bloggers & create 11 questions for them! 

As I have been nominated twice I have 22 questions to answer & 22 questions to create. (I did consider either only doing one or combining them & then I thought nah bring it on! So here we go!

The first person who nominated me was the lovely Claire from Through Her Blue Eyes She is a new blogger on the block with a fantastic personality that shows through in all her blog posts! I love reading them!! So thank you Claire for this nomination & I really enjoyed reading nomination post!!   

Lets Begin...

What encouraged you to start Blogging?  

You know something, when I started blogging I didnt actually know any other bloggers or what it entailed. I knew virtually nothing about the blogging world. The reason I actually started blogging was because I was hooked to the YouTube Beauty Guru world & really wanted to get involved but didnt want to create videos (definitely didn't have enough confidence for that) so I decided blogging was perfect for me! I always loved writing & now I had my way to do both!!

Where do you get your blogging inspiration?

It actually kinda comes from everywhere i.e. other blogs, Twitter, YouTube, Magazines, People I know in real life, TV, Nature, Current Events.... & it ALWAYS seems to come at the most random times too!!

What makes you smile the most?

People! In the blogging world its all the other amazing bloggers in the community! I love the Twitter chats, I love the support, I love reading other blogs & seeing the amazing things they are doing! In real life its my family & friends. I honestly dont know what I would do without them!! 

Whats on your current wishlist?

Oh I always have a wishlist on my phone & Im always filling that bad boy up! At the moment I have Retro Radio, Instapic Camera, new filming & blogging camera & various Makeup Including NARS, MAC & Charlotte Tilbury. However the biggest thing on my wishlist at the moment is a holiday but unfortunately with up coming moving it will be another while before I touch down on foreign soil.

Whats the best piece of advice you could give (in relation to blogging)

Always be present! & consistant! Also make you presence known!  When I was starting out this was all just a little hobby. It kind of still is really but I wasnt even sure if I wanted people to read it as it was just for me you know. Unfortunately this does not build followers or traffic. People who like you want consistency. They dont want to read a great post then wait anything from a day to 6 months for a next one. If you are really serious you have to build a schedule & put in the work!! No excuses!

What Beauty Product could you not live without!?

Oh this is a tough one! As a beauty blogger I am an absolute beauty Hoarder! No nicer way of putting it Im afraid, but I will go with concealer! I just think it makes your face look brighter & gives it more of an alive human being kind of look to it (well for me it does anyway) Thats a really tough question, ask me again & it could be a different answer haha... depends on the day sometimes.

What do you love to drink?

 Well apart from my slight Lucozade Sport addiction... I love smoothies & fruity drinks & coffee (needs my coffee!!) I love my blender! I love to start the day with a smoothie (& Coffee)!! Alcohol - wise.. I dont drink that much but I love fruity cocktails like a good Daiquiri. Other than that Baileys coffee, malibu & white (I aint a vodka girl) Peach Snapps & orange juice. Anything with a bit of flavour really.

Whats you guilty pleasure?

Probably the same as most people really... NEFLIX. I have spent many a day & night thinking to myself  "Just one more episode" most  recent shows have been Gossip Girl, Gavin & Stacey & That 70s Show.

If you could have dinner with anyone dead or alive who would it be? Where would it be?

I have two at the moment... both alive.. 1. Conor Mcgregor. I would love to just chat to him at pick his brains a bit. I in no way want to pursue a career in UFC but I just love his mind set & the way he thinks.. I honestly find the man fascinating. 2. Ellen DeGeneres. Who here would not want to chat to Ellen? Ah the stories she must have! & she is hilarious!! As is relation to where, Im easy. I wouldnt mind. It would be their choice!

Where do you want to be in 5 years time?

Just Simply Happy! I have no plan for where I will be physically. I have learned a long time ago that plans can change at any moment. In a day your life can turn one 180 & its a cliche but whats meant for you wont pass you by! I never would have believed this time 2 months ago I would be quitting my job & up routing my life like I am in two days!! but there you go.. Thats life! I do hope to be blogging full time & hopefully making a career for myself out of it. I am willing to put in the hard.. we will just see how it goes!!

If you won the lottery what would you do?

Take care of family & friends first and foremost. Then probably travel the world & enjoy life. Blogging full time of course & generally just making my time on earth worth it ( not that you shouldnt be doing that anyway & I plan on it, I just think now that if money wasnt be an issue you would have almost absolute freedom)

Those are all my questions, Thank you once again to Claire for nominating me!! Its been fun!! Part #2 will be coming up soon so keep posted!!

I will be nominating

Rosie - Love Rosie
Anna Marie - Topdraw Fashion
Taylor - Taylortalksxo
Ashlee -
Imogen Rose - MinatureMilk
Shehzadi - HeyBeautyBae

Good Luck & here are you questions!!

  1. What made you decide to join the blogging world?
  2. Is blogging what you thought it would be when you started?
  3. What has been you highlights in the blogging world so far?
  4. What are your favourite types of blogs to read?
  5. What is you goal for your blog? Is it you hobby or would you like it to be your job?
  6. What is the most important thing you have learn about blogging so far?
  7. Which country is currently at the top of your list to visit!?
  8. If you could be anyone for a day who would it be?
  9. Who is your biggest inspiration in life?    
  10. If you could give one piece of advice to your younger self what would it be?
  11. What is you ideal day?                        

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Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Mid-week Motivation || No one else gets to be me!

Hello beauties,

So its that time of the week again so I thought why not send out another motivational post for you guys. If you read my last post then you will already know I have been feeling a bit dodgy lately when it comes to my anxiety or possible "Quarter Life Crisis" but for me writing these posts are just as motivational for me writing them as (im hoping) to you guys reading them! It gives me a chance to reflect on the world and all the wonders it has to offer and remind me its not all bad..... 

So this one is to remind us that everyone is unique! Yes I know everybody says it & we have heard it since we were children.. but did we ever really think about it?? 

Think of the world in its entirety for a minute..... scary I know .... but now think how many people are on this planet (over 7 billion) and all the animals birds and fish. All different in their own right. 

Isnt it amazing that there are over 7 billion people on the planet and no two people are the same!! You are one of those! with your set of unique talents, abilities, and flaws. Its what makes the world go round. If you think about it in a perfect world if we appreciated other people for who they are and everyone shared there talents we could make this one heck of a world.

Alas it is not be but I dont see why we cant do our part to try and make the world a better place. Its the little things that count remember .... Dont hate - Appreciate! 

Next time you are feeling down on yourself remember  - There are over 7 billion people in the world and not one of them gets to be you!!! live your life the best way you know how!!

Hope this provided a little motivation to your day!!

Love you guys 

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Midweek Motivation || You are one decision away from changing your entire life!

Hello Everyone!

How are you all today!? I hope you are all well! 

Everyday we make decisions! From the minute we wake up in the morning.. "what will we have for breakfast? What will we wear today? What makeup will we wear?" All day everyday we are making decisions. Somehow though we dont even seem to realise we are making them!

We get stuck in ruts! We feel like its groundhog day everyday! We dont realise how powerful we are in our own lives! It sounds cliche but we hold the keys to our own destiny. The saying "You are one decision away from changing your entire life!" is so true & we dont even realise it! 

You hate your job? change it! No one is going to do it for you! Its a sad fact of life but its true, rarely will someone come up to and be like "Hey, you look sad... Im going to change your life for you!" (On a side note - Just make sure if you do decide to quit your job you are smart about it A. have a plan, Dont just walk out on a whim. B. Make sure its is really what you want & you are not just having a bad work week)       

But this doesnt just apply to jobs, you want to move? Move.. save up, get a visa.. do whatever it takes! Want a pet? Get just make sure you can take care of it & provide it with the life it deserves. Want a beach body!? get your ass to the gym! Learn how to eat right! Read books, watch Youtube Videos & work hard!! 

All Im saying is if you really want something in your life to change then do it, just be smart & practical while you do it! One decision thats all it takes! You really want something? Obviously there are some major exceptions to this rule (People who have passed on, health issues & physical constraints & sometimes life circumstances) but for majority of people if you really want something 9 times out of 10 you are the only thing standing in your own way!!

Any time you feel sad or stuck in a rut remember "You are only one decision away from changing your entire of your life" All its takes is for you to be brave enough to take the leap & sometimes work hard enough to get it!

Everyone deserves a happy life & unfortunately not everyone will get it but it would be a shame if you were the only thing standing in the way of yours!!

Chat soon my friends x

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