• Thank you to the lovely Adele from AceSparkleStar, who has nominated me for a Liebster Award. This is awarded to bloggers with under 200 followers, a sort of well done and acknowledgement of your blog.

    Adele has set 11 questions for me to answer, so here goes...

    1. Why did you start blogging?

    I have always loved reading blogs and watching You Tube beauty/lifestyle videos. I think the first person I started following was SWalkerMakeup probably around 5 years ago, if not longer.

    Long story short, I was in an accident last December and I haven't been back to work since, as time went on I thought it would be great to start my own blog and fill it full of all the things I love. The rest, as they say, is history :) 

    2. What’s your favourite part about blogging?

    At first it was an outlet for my thoughts, ideas and loves. That exciting feeling of seeing or thinking about something and writing about it. As time has gone on, I also have started enjoying the artistic photographic side of composing a blog post. I started out taking photos on my iPhone, but I have recently invested in a camera to start making my blog more professional looking. I treated myself to the Cannon S100 and I feel rather like David Ballie, as I'm constantly snapping away!

    I am trying to get more of a routine with posting blogs. At first I was dying to just write all the blogs I have always wanted to write, but being a lifestyle and beauty blog, I was a little afraid it may appear a mishmash. I am now experimenting with doing certain blogs on set days, for example 'Food Friday'.

    Now I have now started to get my blog looking just as I want it to, I really want to share it with others. This last week, or so I have set up a Twitter account (@littlehelsb) and Instagram and I am loving starting to meet fellow bloggers. I love reading through Twitter feeds and seeing how bloggers interact with each other. I am really looking forward to becoming more active in the blogging community and attending events and meeting other bloggers.

    3. Where did the inspiration come from for your blog name?

    I am often called Little H as I'm only 5'1". Other people call me Hels, short for Helen and my surname is Blundell. I thought it would be great to combine the names to make Little Hels B. I wanted something closely linked to my name, but less formal sounding.

    4. Do you prefer a night in or out?

    Now that I am an old lady! I would definitely say night in, as I couldn't stay up all night partying like I used to. I think I will leave Gatecrasher (fab fond memories Birmingham!), to the young'uns. If I could, my ideal would be an evening out for a meal and a glass of red, then go home, put on my pjs and relax in front of the TV.

    5. Describe your ideal day out.

    My perfect day out would be a gorgeous sunny day (I know and I live in England!). Going on a "mad drive" with some friends (i.e. location unknown and just driving until reaching somewhere we want to stop), having a picnic for lunch, a nice walk along the canal, then stop off at a beer garden for a drink and a nice meal later on. One of those days you keep in your memory and when you feel down, you think of it and it makes you feel happy again.

    6. What’s your favourite film and why?

    Ooh good question - I haven't thought about this for ages! Erm, I love so many films: Crazy Stupid Love, Imagine Me, Dirty Dancing, Pretty Woman, He's Just Not That Into You. The Holiday, Love Actually...

    I would say if I had to pick only one, then it would probably be Sliding Doors. I love the way the film makes you think, that in one split second, your life path can totally change. I remember watching it in the cinema and feeling goose pimples. Whenever I am having those times where I feel life isn't panning out as I planned, I put the film on to remind me that everything happens for a reason and this "obstacle" I feel, is merely a redirection to the "right" path.

    7. If you could choose only one brand of make-up what would it be?

    This is such a difficult question as I love so many different brands. I think I would have to choose Maybelline because they do my favourite ever mascara, the Falsies (black drama). It is amazing if there is anyone who has never tried it.

    8. High-End or Drugstore?

    Ooh tricky. High end for things I love. The drugstore is great for trying different looks and experimenting with different products and colours. At the moment, I would say drugstore purely as I want to experiment with different make up looks.

    9. What’s your favourite colour?

    Pink! A really strong Barbie pink, cerise kind of pink.

    10. Do you have any pets, if so what?

    No, I don't have any pets. I do love cats, but I am allergic to them. I think I might have been a cat in a former life, if you believe all that.

    11. What’s the one item of make-up you can not live without?

    This is a hard one! Foundation, mascara, eye shadow, blusher and lip balm are my staples. Erm, just one would probably have to be lip balm as an essential, but I would really miss mascara. 

    11 Facts about me:

    1. I am a pescaterian - basically a vegetarian, but I will eat fish.
    2. I love watching Dinner Date and Come Dine With Me. I pretend it is only to be inspired with different recipes, but I love watching them and Dave Lamb is so funny - guaranteed to chuckle!
    3. I am the biggest procrastinator. I write lists, I stick Post-it notes, I make a cup of tea, you name it, before the job gets done! 
    4. I am scared of everything, but I have vowed to start to conquer my fears, starting with going on the big wheel in Manchester! Eek!
    5. I have a weird birth mark on my right elbow.
    6. I am moving to London in September (leg permitting) to do the PGCE to become a primary school teacher - super, super excited!
    7. My favorite flowers are stargazer lillies. 
    8. My friends call me the 'bionic woman'. I got hit by a transit van and lived to tell the tale. (Sliding Doors moment).
    9. My mum and my brother are my world and I don't know how I would have got through the last 6 months without them - love you x
    10. I am addicted to Walkers cheese and onion crisps. If I buy a mulipack its like they 'talk to me' and I end up eating them all - oops!
    11. I love anything anything creative, so cooking, making things, photography, etc and I love how getting into blogging has inspired me to try more.
    So there you have it 11 facts about me.

    Now I am going to nominate:

    My questions to you are:

    1. Why did you start blogging?
    2. Do you have a set blogging routine?
    3. If you could only have eyelashes or eyebrows. What would you choose?
    4. If you could live in another country. Where would it be and why?
    5. What is the one item of make up you would choose to take to a desert island? 
    6. If you could go back in time and change one thing what would it be?
    7. What is your biggest achievement to date?
    8. Who is the last person you text and what is your relationship to them?
    9. What is your favourite food?
    10. Who has been the biggest influence on your life?
    11. What is your favourite shop and why?

    Thank you Adele for nominating me!!
    Hope this has helped you get to know a bit about me, Little Hels B!

                                                                      Thanks for reading xoxo