Sunday, 30 August 2015

20 Things You May Not Know About Me {The Dames Life}

Oh my word! Third post this week? I am on fire!!! Be expecting this rise in posts because I have finally found my stride *insert nail painting emoji, even though I don't paint my nails*. Anyway...

A huge while back my best friend, Tanya (Keep Turning Pages) nominated me for the Liebster Award and also tagged me in the '20 Things You May Not Know About Me' Tag and I figured better late than never. This week I will release the first half and in less than a week I will release the Liebster Award answers as not to overwhelm you with so many facts about me. So, here goes:

20 things You May Not Know About Me:
1. How tall are you?
I am 174cm tall. Quite tall for a woman but it just means I reach for higher things. Ayyyyyye (I really think I'm funny).
2. Do you have a hidden talent?
I don't think I do. Honestly it is still hidden if I do have one. Maybe my hidden talent is the most consecutive days of not leaving the house? Or even having watched the only 9 and a bit episodes of Sherlock the most?
3. What's your biggest blog related pet peeve?
What really grinds my gears is when people have spelling mistakes. Ok, I probably have those too but hear me out, I generally like to rush through my posts. I annoy myself too. Also when peoples layouts are not well structured and do not reflect the words they write. Both layout and posts should go hand in hand. People who write well and have a bad layout and design need to fix up.
4. What's your biggest non blog related pet peeve?
Chewing gum. Everything about it. It makes me ill, I hate the smell and I hate those who chew it in my face. Even typing the word out made me puke on the inside. Also people touching me with their bare feet. I get all hot and enraged thinking about it.
5. What's your favourite song?
Right now, I would have to say "One for the Road" by Dodie Clark, who is a YouTuber and brilliant singer and I had the honour of meeting her and seeing her perform this year just before it was released with this title. It was know as "F*** You Ex-Boyfriend" before hand. Another song that I love is also by a YouTuber called Bry and the song is "Your Life Over Mine". They are both different sides of love and I just love the tune and lyrics. 
However my all time favourite would have to be "Can't Help Falling In Love" by the one and only Elvis Presley. It is a classic and just so magical. 
6. What's your favourite Etsy shop that isn't yours?
"flirtyduets" was a good favourite of mine because Klaine. That's all. 
Edit: It is now a clothing store that contains minimal Klaine but has loads of fandom jewellery.
7. What's your favourite way to spend your free time when you're alone?
Writing, singing (not very well), dancing, hula-hooping, you name it! Also all the sleep. Netflix tops all of them though.
8. What's your favourite junk food?
That coffee cake tho or fries. All the salty fries.
9. Do you have pets? If so what kind and what are their names?
I have one tabby cat called Benvolio. Yes, the love for Romeo's cousin was real. My cat is a loveable little shit though and I miss him loads when I am at University. 
10. What are your favourite fiction and non-fiction books?
Favourite Fiction: "Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone" by J.K Rowling. I know, its a children's book but it is the start of a magical adventure that lasted nearly all of my life, up to now. It was a fabulous beginning to a wonderful franchise that produced many more wonderful books that I love dearly.
Favourite Non-fiction: "All I Know Now" by Carrie Hope Fletcher. It is just a guide book to life and the troubles throughout. Although I am reading "How to be a Woman" by Caitlin Moran and I am enjoying it so much so far.
11. What's your favourite beauty product?
My favourite beauty product as far as skincare goes is my tea tree and charcoal face scrub made by Boots. It has saved my teenage skin and has given me a smooth surface. Make-up wise is my Smoky Purple Matte Lipstick by MAC because it is the most daring colour I have worn. Also Matte lipsticks last so much longer and look 100x better, in my opinion. What do I know? I am no beauty guru.
12. When were you last embarrassed?
Ahahahaha "I like your face despite your nose". If you know, you know. I cried and was bright red for a whole day. 
13. If you could drink one beverage for the rest of your life, besides water, what would it be?
The Green Tea, Mint and Lime thing from Costa is absolutely my favourite cold drink but I guess it would be much better to choose a warmer drink so I choose the Twining's Chamomile and Spiced Apple Tea. I love tea. 
14. What's your favourite movie?
This is a tough one. As a film student, it can be a very hard decision between a top few movies that you love. As of now it rests between Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Submarine and The Suicide Room (Polish film). All of these are great, despite their differences and complete opposite genres. However, my old favourite that I was committed to was Moulin Rouge, I watched it daily and know all the words. 
15. What were you in high school: prom queen, nerd, cheerleader, jock, valedictorian, band geek, loner, artist, prep?
I was a cross between a loner and a nerd. Not the type of really smart nerd but the useless Sherlock or Film facts nerd. I loved Media Studies so much that I was known for it. As for loner, maybe in my secondary school but not as much in sixth form. I was mainly considered very weird and that's awesome. 
16. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
I wouldn't know yet because I haven't been to many places around the world. As for some place I've been to then home which to me is London. I have everything here and I wouldn't have it any other way. Somewhere new then maybe New York or California, to live my American Dream and pursue my career in film. 
17. PC or Mac?
Mac. Even though I only acquired one in February, I have had such an ease using one in my sixth form whilst editing and it works hand in hand with my phone. It is also a very pretty and attractive piece of machinery.  Although on the PC I can play the Sims.
18. Last romantic gesture from a crush, date, BF/GF?
From a crush is possibly him coming over at 2am and staying until 6am, I helped him with some work. We kissed. It was cute. Why am I telling my blog this? Ah well.
19. Favourite celebrity? 
Everyone knows the answer to this. Benedict Cumberbatch, for more information check one of my previous posts on his engagement to Sophie Hunter or click here for my tumblr. (Warning: It may look a tad too much Cumberbatch but hey ho)
20. What blogger do you secretly want to be bestfriends with?
Well, I wish Carrie Hope Fletcher ( would be my best friend, obviously. Her posts are really relatable and I think we would get along with all our thoughts and deep meaningful conversations. Ah, that would be a magical friendship. A Hopeful for life! Also HER BOOK IS LIFE ITSELF! (clears throat and calms down, see favourite books question)

This is all for now so see you next week for the Liebster Award questions :) 

P.S. Sorry Tanya <3


  1. Coffee cake and fries omfg, two of my favourite foods also! We are most definitely one <3

    1. I wouldn't have it any other way :3 We must dine with these foods soon