Sunshine Blogger Award

May 19, 2019
Blog post

Hello everyone! It has been a while since I did one of these posts but last week I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by the lovely and talented Jessica Cantell. Make sure you all go and check out her blog where she posts about all things fashion, beauty and lifestyle related. Also, follow her on Instagram to see her beautiful outfits and makeup looks!

If you haven’t heard of the Sunshine Blogger Award before here are the rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  2. Answer their eleven questions.
  3. Nominate eleven bloggers and pose eleven questions.
  4. Let the people you nominated know that they’ve been nominated.
  5. List these rules and display the logo on your post.

What is your favourite word, and why?

I really like the word ‘Perforated’ I just love how it sounds and I like saying it whenever it’s needed haha. Also the word ‘Disneyland’ makes me happy for pretty obvious reasons.

What are some of your biggest blogging achievements since you started?

My blog helped me land my first job in digital marketing actually which I think was a pretty big achievement, despite that job not working out in the end.

What is your favourite time of the day?

I think I like 10am/11am the best as that’s when I’m at my most productive but I also love evenings when we’re relaxing and binge watching shows.

What is your ideal evening?

My ideal evening is a cosy/pampering kind of night. Where I have a bath, do a face mask, paint my nails, order some food and just watch a movie or find a new series.

What would you like to have accomplished in 1 years time?

This time next year I imagine my life will be vastly different. If all goes to plan and nothing else gets delayed I should be living in London with my fiance. I don’t know what kind of career path I’ll have or what I’d like to do while I’m there but I’m excited to explore many more opportunities. Also, as always I hope to continue to improve and grow my blog.

Would you be able to cope without your phone or laptop for a day?

Oh, I’m not sure. As someone who’s in a long distance relationship being without my phone is just unthinkable and I do all of my work, writing, blogging etc on my laptop. I think it would be quite nice to give it a go though and I imagine I’d end up doing a lot more reading haha.

How do you get inspired for your blog posts?

Reading other bloggers posts definitely inspire me and scrolling through Pinterest too for makeup looks. As a beauty blogger, there’s always a new product release to talk about and I’m forever buying new products to review so that definitely makes things easier.

What made you start blogging?

I started my first blog when I was a teenager in college and having a difficult time with boys, my parent’s divorce and my future regarding university. It was primarily used it as a diary to just air all of my thoughts and feelings and ended up shutting it down after I hadn’t posted for months and didn’t want all of my personal problems on the internet. I started this blog in June 2017 when I was working in retail and didn’t really have many people around me who weren’t as interested in makeup as I was. I’ve been blogging consistently since then and still love it and have so much fun planning and writing posts.

What is something you truly believe in?

That everyone deserves a second chance. We are so quick to ‘cancel’ people after they make a mistake. If I’d cut out the people in my life who have made mistakes without giving them a second chance then I’d be a very lonely, single person.

What helps you to stay motivated?

In terms of my blog, the fact that I love doing it keeps me motivated. There have been times where I’ve been in a slump, had no ideas and seen no results and in those times I just don’t beat myself up about it. It happens to everyone. I’ll also just write anything that comes to mind just to keep writing, even if it’s something I never publish it usually re-motivates me and lead to a better idea for a post.

Do you have a pet? If so, describe them!

I do indeed. I have a black and white cat who is 2 years old named Gaston and he is the epitome of a scaredy cat. Any sudden movement or sound will make him jump but he loves people and has made friends with a lot of the other neighbourhood cats, with the exception of a Bengal cat who loves to terrorise him. Gaston is definitely a funny little thing, he’s so so cute and I can watch him for hours, he also loves his food and will race toward you when he sees you’re holding a packet of dreams haha.Black and White cat


Here are the 11 bloggers I’m nominating for this award. You don’t have to do this post or answer my questions, I just want to recognise these people as great bloggers that deserve all the support.

Peculiar Belgian


Courtney’s Corner

Nunzia Dreams

Chanelle Hayley

Always, Cleia

Rebecca Allatt Beauty

Makeup by Emma Kate

Keavy Gales

A Beautiful Thing



  1. Where is your dream holiday destination?
  2. What goal are you currently working toward?
  3. Where’s your favourite place to eat?
  4. Do you have any siblings?
  5. If could live as the opposite gender for a day what would you do?
  6. What is one superpower you’d want?
  7. What do you love most about blogging?
  8. How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
  9. What is your guilty pleasure TV show?
  10. What is your day job?
  11. Which post of yours are you most proud of?

I hope you all enjoyed this Sunshine Blogger Award post and again thank you so much to Jessica for nominating me! Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog while you’re here. You can also follow me on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest too. Thanks for reading!


  • Chanelle

    May 20, 2019 at 1:24 am

    Thank you so much for the nomination! I loved reading your answers, perforated is an interesting word. I’d love to go without my phone/laptop for a day and think it would be easier to do than you think 🙂 x

    1. Hollie

      May 21, 2019 at 12:29 pm

      You’re welcome! Yeah at first I thought there’s no way I’d be able to go without my phone or laptop but the more I think about it I don’t think it would be tooooo difficult. Would definitely be interesting to try. ? x

  • Courtney

    May 22, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    Oh my goodness, thank you so much for nominating me! That’s so lovely of you! I can’t wait to answer your questions. 🙂 I also love Chanelle and Cleia! They are such fantastic bloggers. Your description of your cat Gaston is the best! It’s also quite possibly the greatest name imaginable for a cat, and I’ve thought that for awhile, just never got around to mentioning it, lol.
    How exciting that if all goes well, you’ll be living with your fiance in London this time next year!! I hope you blog all about the transition. <3

    1. Hollie

      May 22, 2019 at 6:27 pm

      You’re welcome, you definitely deserve it! ? Ahh thanks haha he is a funny little creature, we love his name too but he doesn’t really live up to the big, brave Gaston character ? Yes I’m so excited but also so nervous! Hopefully we don’t have any more issues and it’ll all go smoothly from now on ? I’ll definitely be blogging about our house buying/moving experience. ?

      1. Courtney

        May 23, 2019 at 12:08 am

        Aw thank you!! <3 Haha that's too funny! Cats are the best, aren't they! <3 Oh my goodness, you're buying a house!! That's even MORE exciting! I can't wait to read alll about it and live vicariously through you lol.

  • danniijane

    May 25, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    Thanks for the nomination? Your life could be so different soon how exciting! When do you hope to move? X

    1. Hollie

      May 25, 2019 at 5:07 pm

      You’re welcome!! ? We’ve been told the house build will be complete around the end of September if there’s no more delays so fingers crossed! ?????? x

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