The Liebster Award is given out by influencers to other influencers for engaging readers and creating valuable content. It is also a way to connect and support the blogging/influencer community.
I’m so happy to have been nominated for the Liebster Award for the second time running. Thank-you to Junia over at Blog With Lips for nominating me!
Thank the person who nominated you and leave a link to their blog.
Answer the questions they have asked you.
Nominate as many bloggers as you want.
Ask them some questions.
Let them know you have nominated them.
Questions for me to answer:
1.) Tell your readers about yourself and your blog.
My name is Katie, I am 30 years old and I live in a small town in Liverpool, UK. I have a boyfriend / best friend / soul mate – who I have been with since I was 18 years old and we have two kids together named Bella & Marley (our Patterdale Terrier dogs, hehe.)
My blog is a beauty / psoriasis / craft tutorial blog where I post a lot of beauty product reviews for my beauty geek, make-up and skincare obsessed readers as well as being a place for me to share all of my DIY beauty projects and DIY craft and sewing projects, I love being creative. I also review jewellery and candles too, two of my favourite things. Mainly, I started this blog back in 2015 to connect with others who suffer with psoriasis and I regularly share my thoughts about psoriasis treatments that are available and post skincare product reviews for those who have skin disorders.
2.) What’s the meaning behind your blog name?
There is no meaning really, when I first started this blog I wanted to post about everything I love hence Katie Rose Loves… ha ha. I wish I could have given a better answer.
3.) Who has inspired you the most in your life?
My gorgeous Mum. She has been a superwoman for all my entire life – a single Mum to three kids who has the biggest, kindest heart you can imagine. I tell my Mum absolutely everything, keep no secrets from her at all and she is more like a sister / best friend to me. She does so much for everyone else and never asks for anything in return. She really is a truly inspirational woman and there is no one in this world who I love and adore more than I do her.
4.) What does success mean to you?
I also have Bipolar Disorder so success, to me, means being stable and happy in life. That means the most to me more than anything in life. I’ve been in some pretty bad places in the past but now I’m settled and happy with who and what I am. I’d love to be a well-known beauty and psoriasis influencer too, who people look to for inspiration and advice. I also love money so hopefully one day I will be a millionaire, ha ha.
5.) Name one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?
That I have Bipolar Disorder probably. I’ve never told a soul until recently and sharing it has been HUGE for me. I am a very private person and keep myself to myself so telling the world that I have a mental illness has been really hard but I’m proud of my self for putting it out there as it used to be something I’d try my best to hide to avoid the stigma and being labelled ‘crazy’.
6.) What are your values and are you being true to them?
My values in life are being truthful, honest, kind, caring, non-judgmental, compassionate, empathetic and 100% genuine. I most certainly do stay true to them.
7.) What’s the best lesson you’ve learned so far?
To not give a fuck what people think of me! I’ve gone through life with anxiety worrying what others thought of me and recently I just don’t care anymore. Having psoriasis has affected my confidence in the past but I’m not going to let it hold me back anymore. I am what I am and if people don’t like it, they can jog on.
8.) Who’s your favourite influencer and why?
Oh, I have a few.
I love beauty-guru Okaylaaa for her no-shits given attitude and she’s so pretty too, I wish I could apply my make-up as good as her.
I love the gorgeous psoriasis influencer, Holly Dillon from Get Your Skin Out for being courageous, brave, confident and inspiring. She is just truly fab.
I also love April Bee for her craft tutorial video’s on YouTube. I love how handy and creative she is.
9.) Describe your blog in three words?
Honest. Truthful. Informative.
10.) What impact do you want to leave in the world?
I just hope to let young girls and women all over the world know that they are beautiful whatever age, size, race and colour they are and to be their complete selves and enjoy it. It is better to be an original than a copy, hey.
11.) Where do you see yourself in five years?
Hopefully married, I have been with my partner for nearly 13 years and he still hasn’t popped the question so he better have put a ring on it by 2022! I want some kids too maybe two or three, a nice car and a lovely big house in the countryside with loads of pets and lots of cash. I don’t want much do I! Ha.
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Questions for my nominees to answer:
1.) Tell us a little about yourself and your blog?
2.) What’s your all time favourite movie/film?
3.) What do you like most about blogging?
4.) Who is your favourite blogger and why?
5.) When you were little what did you want to be when you grew up?
6.) What is the best advice anyone has ever given to you?
7.) What is the destination of the trip of your dreams?
8.) What was the best gift you’ve ever received?
9.) What would be the first thing you grabbed if your house was on fire?
10.) If you had one wish, what would you wish for?