Thursday, 14 April 2016

Liebster Awards!



Hello Guys!


Hope you are having a great day wherever you are! :)


So, even though EBONI +IVORY is just three months old, I feel like I have had small successes in the world of blogging! It is a world I have completely exposed myself to, and I love it! It can be difficult to break into a place that is full of SO MANY talented, inspiring, beautiful bloggers, but as long as you enjoy what you are doing (and I do!) it is totally worth is with or without success and popularity. 







The "Liebster Awards" is an award for bloggers with less than 1000 followers to nominate other new, up-and-coming bloggers to spread awareness and appreciation for all the amazing (not-yet-famous) blogs out there. 

I was nominated by a couple of fellow bloggers:





Thank you ladies! I love both of these girls' blogs, they should definitely be at the top of your "to follow" list! 



OK, on the the award!...


The rules: 
  1. Thank the blog that nominated you on a post in your blog/social media. 
  2. Answer 11 random facts about yourself 
  3. Answer the questions asked by the blog that nominated you. 
  4. Nominate 5-11 other bloggers (with less than 1,000 followers on Instagram). 
  5. Create 11 new questions for the nominees to answer. 
  6. Notify all nominees via social media. 



My 11 Random Facts:
  1. I used to live in Philadelphia 
  2. I'm an actor and singer by profession 
  3. I have a foster sister who has been with my family for three years :) 
  4. Blowing bubbles make me really happy! They are so pretty and catch light well 
  5. I work at a theatre in London as an usher. It's a great job and I get to watch lots of shows! 
  6. I can fall asleep anywhere (literally) 
  7. Last Christmas, I was in Cinderella at the Lyric Hammersmith and played a mouse, a party-person and a crab! XD 
  8. I have a record player and vinyl LP collection (half of them are musicals!) 
  9. I would classify myself as nocturnal 
  10. I love to travel/get out of London as much as I can. Give me a little bit o' countryside and I'm happy! 
  11. I love to cook/bake but don't generally follow a recipe.... 
Q's from Holly B:

What are your hopes for your blog?

I really hope to inspire people and start conversations about things that matter and things that don't! I would love my Blog to represent me as a person and to grow with me. 

What is your biggest dream?

To be successful and happy.

Favourite item of clothing in your closet? 

Hmm... At the moment, I am loving my black high waisted Molly Jeans from River Island. They go with most things and hold me in,in all the right places! 

Favourite make-up/skin care essential? 

At the mo it's concealer! Collection 2000 do a famously good one! Also Miss sporty cover stick is great. 

Who is your favourite new blogger? 

I am loving Holly B's blog right now.

Which company/brand would you most like to work with as a blogger? 

Ooo, good question! So many!! I would love to work with Topshop, Asos, KIKO, Boohoo.com, MAC, The White Company and Skinny Dip. 

What was the hardest thing for you about getting started, when you decided to blog? 

I am currently shooting on my iPhone 5C. It is hard to keep up with the quality of photos that other blogs have. Also arranging blog photo-shoots can be hard! 

Favourite inspirational woman? 

There are so many great women in the public eye at the moment. I will have to say Anne Frank, Michelle Obama, Beyonce and Amanda Stenburg.

What is your most embarrassing moment as a blogger? 

Haha, probably just because I am super socially aware and awkward so when I go to blogger events I always say something stupid to a brand rep! 

Who is your biggest supporter? 

My mum and sister. 



Q's from Wilby:

1.Why did you start your blog

I love to write and it gave me a purpose.

2.Who’s your favourite author right now?

I love John Green at the mo.

3.What’s your biggest goal for 2016?

I really hope I find success in my acting/singing, but also in blogging. 

4.What’s the number 1 place on your travel wish-list? 

This is hard! I really want to see Iceland and Bali.

5.Have you tried anything new lately?

Erm... I recently started using BooTea's Teatox range. Going well so far!

6.What languages do you speak?

I speak English (just about) and a bit of French and really small amount of Italian.

7.How would you describe you own style and also your blog style?

Hmm... Like my name suggests, I am a bit Eboni/Ivory with my style. I could be super girly one day, and then be really laid back/bare faced another day. I guess my blog style reflects me. So it is formal with reviews and fun with other posts. 

8.Do you like to watch YouTube videos and if so who is your favourite channel to subscribed to?

Yes! I am meaning to start one of my own soon. I could watch Zoella for days, not gonna lie! 

9.Describe yourself in 3 words

Fun, Thoughtful, Unique

10.One beauty item/brand you cant live without?

Facial items! 

11. What tips would you give anyone starting a blog?

Love what you do, mean what you say, interact/be supportive and stay positive!



My Nominees:


Montse "Beauteur" - http://beauteur.com/

Georgette "Forever Styling"- http://www.foreverstyling.co.uk/

Anna "Bright Eye Blog" - https://brighteyeblog.wordpress.com/

Sophie "Shy Life Living" - http://www.shylifeliving.com/

Telina "Love Telina" - http://www.lovetelina.com/


Katy "What Katy Knows" -http://www.whatkatyknows.net/

Josune "Your Beauty Script" -http://www.yourbeautyscript.com/

Laura "Loved By Laura" - http://www.lovedbylaura.com/

Poppy "Poppy May Blogg"- http://www.poppymayyblog.co.uk/




My Questions:

1. Sum up what blogging means to you in a sentence

2. What did you want to be when you were younger?

3. If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?

4. Favourite city?

5. Top 3 in flight “essential items”

6. If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money?

7. If you could collaborate with one brand, which would it be and why?

8. Have you crossed off any of your bucket list?

9. Snog, Marry, Avoid: Jennifer Lawrence, Zac Efron, Taylor Lautner

10. Favourite clothes shop?

11. What do you love about yourself?




Have fun ladies,can't wait to read what you write!



eb x