Friday, 31 October 2014

AW14 Lush Haul

Friday, 31 October 2014

Going back to basics this week with a super exciting Lush haul, full of Hallowe'en and Christmas themed treats.

I definitely spend too much of my sort-of-hard-earned cash on bath products. I went into Lush this week with the intention of 'having a look' and ended up leaving with well over 10 items.

Have a look for yourself at what I picked up!


Dashing Santa
Make a dash for this moving Santa bath bomb with a cheerful and uplifting scent of satsumas at Christmas. Watch Santa fly about your bath as his golden boots fizz away, releasing toning mandarin oil, bergamot oil and orange flower absolute that help put a spring in your step, too.

Luxury Lush Pud
Unwind (or calm down excited children) with this soothing bath bomb. Perfect before bedtime, drop this in the bath and watch it create pastel-coloured islands in the pink water as it fizzes and froths. Sharing its fragrance with Twilight bath bomb, the comforting tonka absolute, ylang ylang, and relaxing lavender oils will help banish tension.

Candy Mountain
Make bathtime an even sweeter time with this pink peak of a bubble bar. Crumble this under running water for mountains of glistening bubbles topped with a magical pink mist. The candy scent wafting through the steam includes Fair Trade vanilla absolute, wrapping you in a comforting embrace. If you like the fragrance of our Rock Star soap and Creamy Candy bubble bar, you're in for a treat. 

The Christmas Hedgehog
If you're feeling prickly this festive season, indulge in a soak with this softening bubble bar made with organic shea and cocoa butters as well as soothing essential oils. Crumble under running water and unfurl in the silky waters as the rose absolute and ylang ylang essential oil get to work on frosty moods.

A crackling and fizzing Rose Jam-scented bath bomb that makes bath night fireworks night. The soothingly-fragranced bomb fizzes and crackles in an explosion of colour, spinning around the bath turning it into a fiery, shimmering display.


Holly Golightly
Come on in out of the cold and wrap yourself up in this comforting Christmas blanket of a bubble bar. Break the generously-sized pudding into two and crumble under running water. Its festive spice fragrance is like bathing in a hot toddy, perfect for getting you in the Christmas spirit. 

Golden Wonder
If you're wondering what's inside this golden bath bomb, give it a shake and drop it in the bath to reveal its glittering contents. Soak in its soft citrus fragrance as the vibrant gifts inside unveil themselves and make you feel as if you're bathing in luxury. The uplifting blend of sweet orange, lime and cognac oils will leave you feeling cheerful.  

Northern Lights
Escape into relaxation with this bath bomb that gives an impressive display no matter where you are in the world. As the ends fizz away, the middle slowly dissolves to reveal blue and neon green, turning your water into a calming jasmine and ylang ylang-scented swirling night sky scattered with stars. 

The Christmas Penguin
Pop in The Christmas Penguin for a mood-boosting bubble bath that will set you up for the festivities. The beautiful blend of orange flower absolute, Sicilian mandarin and lemon oils will revive and refresh your mind and skin. Crumble under running water to create bubbly glaciers and snow drifts.

Cast a Jingle Spell over weariness with this shimmering bubble bar that makes bath time magic. With energising tangerine oil and purifying juniperberry and fennel essential oils, the Wizard banishes stress and helps you recover. Perfect for those occasions when you've over-indulged, the Wizard will disappear after Halloween, so grab enough to see you through the party season.

Sparkly Pumpkin
Have a ball in the bath with this warming and cheerful bubble bar that adds a bit of sparkle to a cold night. The energising blend of juniperberry, lime and grapefruit oils packs a punch. Perfect for a long, lingering soak, just make sure you get out of your bath by midnight...

I've tried most of my purchases before and Candy Mountain is my all-time favourite Lush bubble bar. I'm a sucker for that signature sweet scent!

I also tried Northern Lights in the bath on Wednesday night and was surprised at how good it actually was. The purple and blue fizz made bath-time that little more special.

I'd recommend a trip to your local Lush ASAP as it seems like most people in there are fighting each other for what's left on the shelf. The new additions this year also bring much more excitement rather than going into the shop knowing what you want.

I'm also a huge fan of their Christmas sets or making up my own by being a bit DIY friendly, so this assortment of treats would be the perfect stocking filler without emptying your pockets!

If you're not a fan of baths, then this probably wasn't as much use to you but as it's the 31st, I'm definitely going to try out that Sparkly Pumpkin tonight... 

Thanks for reading and Happy Hallowe'en!

Friday, 24 October 2014

Goodbye Acne, Hello Confidence

Friday, 24 October 2014
Ever since I can remember, I was kicking about school in questionable outfits, trying to detract attention from my acne prone skin.

I think as soon as I hit puberty, spots were out to get me. Not just your average whiteheads or zits, but those of the raw, painful variety. I definitely wore the wrong kind of coloured foundation to cover it up and looking back at photos of me at around 14 years old, I cringe at how much it actually bothered me.

I probably shouldn't have been plastering my face with make-up from such a young age in the first place, but now I realise that it was only a small factor in how bad my skin got.

Skin is a very personal thing to each individual and affects both genders physically and mentally. I know as a teenage girl, that the way I looked to others was very important, which I think is something I now realise I've let go of since becoming an adult.

These tips and my skincare story may not apply to everyone, or even anyone and shouldn't be taken for absolute fact, but I thought I'd just share a few things I find helpful and give some background info on dealing with acne.

There are sort of three parts to this blog post. The first, is how I used to deal with having really bad acne. 

It used to be the end of the world as I knew it should I get a small spot on my chin or near my nose. Little did I know, that it was only the beginning and my skin would become much worse over the years.

No amount of make-up would cover my skin up, no amount of face-masks and so-called wonder products would work the miracles I had been promised.

You always get that one really awful spot when you're going out or doing something special eh? Well I had about ten of them and what was worse, was that I would totally go straight to the mirror and pop them. (Disgusting, I know!)

If there's one piece of advice I could give my younger self or any fellow acne sufferer, it would be to leave them be. Sport that whitehead proudly, with the knowledge that you won't end up with reddish-purple scars for life.

Today, though I've learned to accept the odd spot here and there, the scars are the things I find most difficult to cover up.

After years of feeling rubbish about my face and losing a lot of the self-confidence I'd always had, I was put on the controversial drug 'Roaccutane' for some time during 2013/14, both for my acne and another skin condition.

I would advise against it.

Before going on the drug, which I believe is banned in the US, I watched tonnes of YouTuber stories and read a billion blog posts of people's experiences on the drug. All of them seemed pretty positive, so I had no worries about going on it.

In Scotland, GP's aren't allowed to prescribe the drug. You would have to be assessed by a dermatologist first and then pick your prescription up from the hospital each month, also attending regular check-ups and if you are female, taking monthly pregnancy tests.

I was made extremely aware of the possible side effects (you have to sign an agreement that you have understood the risks) - which I thought wouldn't apply to me.

The drug is partly so controversial because of the side-effects, which include deformity in infants, should you get pregnant whilst taking it, and it has often been linked to depression.

The documentary below is definitely worth a watch if you want to learn more or have ever thought about taking Roaccutane.

I found myself starting to become depressed fairly quickly after starting my course of Roaccutane. 

I, of course, neglected to tell the dermatologist this, because I was striving to clear my skin. (I can't stress enough how idiotic of me this was!) 

Because I was feeling worse about myself, I began isolating myself, becoming angry about the smallest things for no reason and having bouts of laziness where I would want to stay in my bed and do nothing all day.

My joints got very sore and my back would ache so much that after sitting or lying down at the end of the day, that was me. I wouldn't be able to get back up and sometimes needed help to stand up to go to the bathroom.

Dry skin was another thing. I constantly found myself wondering about how my skin was supposed to clear up when my skin was crusty as all hell. My lips were so chapped, they split often and the fact that it was mid-winter was not helping! I would constantly carry around an emergency moisturiser and lip balm.

Lastly, a continuing issue I had, was the weakness of my skin. Any small cut or graze would bruise and then scar. Even now I have tonnes of marks on my arms and legs from the tiniest of things - even paper cuts (not even kidding.)

So, was it worth it?

Absolutely not. Yes, my skin got 10% better (mostly reduced redness) after 8 months of treatment, but I felt crap, I have continuing side effects and I still get spots anyway, so what was the point really?

My skin is in no way perfect to this day, but I've literally tried every tip or trick in the book and found loads of helpful products, treatments and every day things that can help control the scarring from previous spots and prevent new ones from appearing.

Having done the medication thing, I can honestly say, my skin looks better now with the proper care I've given it, instead of when it was being medicated. Below, you'll find my holy trinity of products. Moisturiser, Cleanser and a base - hopefully you'll find one of them just as useful to you!

#1 La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo [+]

Literally my favourite product in the entire world. I'm not sponsored by La Roche-Posay but I feel I should be just for the amount of recommendations I've given to people and the million tubes of this thing I've bought for myself and as presents for others.

I use it as a substitute for moisturiser as my skin is mostly oily and using both tends to give me a shiny hue. It's about £15 but Boots always have it on some offer and for Christmas I know I'm getting a new one in a set with the moisturiser and toner because let's not break the bank.

Give it a go for yourself, but this is my ultimate skincare product.  No break-outs, no oily residue, soft skin. Perfect.  Plus, I own a lot of La Roche-Posay stuff and I haven't yet found a product my skin doesn't agree with.

#2 REN Rosa Centifolia Cleansing Gel 

Unfortunately, most cleansers break me out and I just wanted to find one that didn't agitate my skin and left it looking somewhat less rosy. It's ironic that I should find REN's Rosa Centifolia range the best then.

I previously mentioned this cleanser in my Autumn Monthly Favourites and it really is my favourite every day 'need to get my face looking nice' product.

#3 Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint

Never in my life would I have imagined using any kind of foundation-like product with the word 'tint' in it, but there you go. I use the lightest shade 'bare', because let's face it, I'm from Scotland.

This is something I got in a Liz Earle set as a freebie and then repurchased three times since.

A lot of YouTubers and bloggers will go on about great foundations like Rimmel Wake Me Up and NARS Sheer Glow - which are both good - but this is a seriously underrated product. It gives a lot more coverage than the name suggests, especially if you use a bit of concealer under the eyes (that internet famous Collection Lasting Perfection one works a treat) and a bit of powder to set it - Rimmel Stay Matte works perfectly.

Yes, I still complain about the odd spot, but that's life. Everyone has different experiences and unfortunately a large number of us do have gripes about our skin.

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed the post!
(I have got to stop rambling on with these!)

Friday, 17 October 2014

Don't Assume

Friday, 17 October 2014

Before writing this post, I want to make it clear that I’m in no way seeking attention, pity or anything like that, I just felt like it was something I wanted to write about in my own wee space.

It’s kind of therapeutic I guess.

I will be going into detail about something extremely personal to me but that’s just what I want to do.

Basically the point in this is not only to raise awareness for young carers, but also about how a person can be judged through social media, or even by their peers, when something else could be going on.

Ever since the age of 15, I’ve thought about how I come across, online in particular, because of this.

At that age, my mother was diagnosed with a number of mental health conditions. She is to this day, Bi-Polar and Schizophrenic, suffers from depression, anxiety and what is commonly known as ‘psychotic episodes’. Now, over 6 years after diagnosis and the beginnings of medical treatment, she still suffers through each of these illnesses, which I suppose could be divided up by good days and bad days.

When I was very young, following the estrangement and court proceedings with my father, my mum married and separated and her personality began to change. The man she married was in no way a fitting husband and I was always against it in the first place. Emotional blackmail and constantly being put down are things I think led to my mum’s depression in the first place, alongside underlying issues from before even I was born.

I’m an only child and so, because my mother is French and moved to Scotland with my father before I was born, she really only had me to rely on when growing up. She had a couple of friends, but due to the continuing depression and anxiety that surfaced, she became isolated, with only me for company.

I didn’t really know ‘what was wrong with her’ for lack of a better phrase. Throughout the years she became more and more depressed and though since becoming a teenager I knew what depression was, I didn’t really know what to do.

The worst time of my life was during the summer before going back to school for my 5th year.

One day I just came home and my mum was telling me a very far-fetched story. She told me that she had visited the Scottish Parliament the week before and was stuck in an elevator where Gordon Brown then appeared and tried to choke her by sticking a ruby down her throat.

Of course, my initial reactions where either to laugh or assume she was drunk, but that wasn’t the case. I could see she was terrified, completely sober, and totally believed what she was saying. I was clueless at how to handle the situation, I thought maybe she was having a breakdown or something.

The next few days seem blurry to me, I can’t even remember what happened, but I was constantly worried and unsure of how to proceed. Our family doctor initially thought that she had suffered a psychotic breakdown, where she wasn’t able to tell what was real from what’s not. I just knew there was something more. I was worried about going back to school as there was no one to look after her.
In the last 6 years, my mum has tried to commit suicide three times.
It’s one of those things that you just can’t really believe would happen to anyone you know, until it happens to you.

At 15, the day before going back to school and a while since my mum had ‘acted weird’ I came home from a friends’ house down the road, to silence. I thought she was sleeping and so I went about my business and was watching something on TV when I heard a strange screaming.

We then lived in one of those areas of town where people were constantly shouting and drunkenly fighting in the street so at first I thought nothing of it, but then upon turning the telly down, I recognised my mum’s voice.

I went into her room to see her sitting on the window ledge, threatening to jump.

Everything else is a blur of tears, panic, screaming and getting her off of that ledge.

There was nothing I could do except call NHS 24 at the time. I had no idea what kind of situation I was in. Someone else, a neighbour, or passer-by I assume, had called the police.

Because I was under 16 and not fit to stay in the house alone, I stayed at my friends’ house that night whilst my mum was taken away by ambulance to the Royal Victoria’s mental health unit. She went through a full psychiatric analysis – something I couldn’t help but feel could have been done before – and I pretty much cried through the night without getting any sleep, in disbelief that the police had told me that I should just go to school the next day.

In the next year, two more suicide attempts would come, both by overdose. One, early enough that my mum came to my bedroom straight after to ‘say goodbye’ and the second, landing her in hospital for the sixth time in some months.

Throughout the rest of 2009, I pretty much kept to myself other than being with my best friends who knew some of what was happening at home, slacked on schoolwork and started to become anxious myself.

The main thing throughout all this, was how I felt I and my mum were being perceived by other people. I downloaded my Twitter archive last year and looked at tweets from around my mum’s worst days… Sometimes there was nothing and sometimes I would tweet things where people could obviously have no idea about what was going on in my life.

The main thing about depression in particular is that, not every day is awful. Sometimes you can feel happy or look happy, or say something happy, but that doesn’t mean you’re ‘over it’.

Not many people really knew at school about what had been happening at home, in fact, I’m pretty sure most of my former classmates still have no idea, but it was the smallest things that would bother me. I guess I was bullied by a few people who had nothing better to do, but I’ve always been the type of person to not care what others said to me. I could get over that in an instant. But when it was something relating to my mum, or even just during that time, it was more difficult to cope.

My attendance was probably about 47% during the last two years of school. A lot of people, including many teachers and so-called ‘support’ staff just assumed that I was lazy and uninterested in finishing my education.

The truth was that I was shit-scared of going to school and being away for the 8 hours of the day where my mum could have made a 4th attempt on her life.

My guidance teacher knew of problems at home and was very supportive of my situation, I caught a few breaks that I was very grateful for. It was most of the people that I felt it was harder to handle. Sometimes when being harassed or told “why didn’t you hand this in on time” you just want to shout about how you have far more important things to worry about.

In the last six years since that time of my life, my mum was diagnosed with Schizophrenia, Bi-Polar Disorder, Psychotic Episodes (which explained stories of the Gordon Brown-esque variety) and continuing depression and anxiety.

A few years back, one of her episodes caused her to convince herself that she was going to be recording an album in London with ex-members of Iron Maiden and the former Beatles manager. So followed a heart-breaking phone call to her priest (who apparently was going to London with her) at 3am, who knew nothing about it whatsoever.

One time, she had convinced herself that she had left the oven on and that there was going to be a fire - and so called 4 fire brigades to our house in advance.

To this day, she constantly talks to herself, finds day-to-day activities a struggle and still has very bad days. A few symptoms that have been the hardest to deal with is the empty feeling - a side effect of her Bi-Polar medication, her non-committal attitude to everything and her grasp of reality in every day tasks, such as food shopping or cleaning.

She'll disappear for ages and you'll find her sitting in a cafe from 10am 'til 5pm, just sitting and staring out at the world around her.

It kills me that there's nothing more I can do to bring her out of this state of mind.

There’s no cure for what she goes through, but there are ways to improve how she feels each day.

When she was at her worst, she feared the colour red. It's apparently quite common a symptom in mental health disorders and I had to get rid of all of my red clothes and anything coloured red in my house. Now, she owns a red cardigan (that I borrow often). I guess it's the small things.

When you look at someone’s Facebook, Twitter profile, Instagram or whatever and see people smiling, laughing, joking around – it doesn’t mean something else might be going on behind closed doors.

The hardest thing about dealing with real struggle in your life is how other people judge you because of it. Sometimes when you want to say something but can’t, for fear of looking ‘attention-seeking’ you end up keeping things to yourself.

I’ve become quite a closed-off person and don’t like to talk about my feelings much, which I guess stems from bottling up about other things for a long time.

It could be your friend, a family member, a neighbour, or someone you just follow on Twitter. The point is, don’t assume their life is perfect.

Don’t assume they’re having a good day so everything must be fine.

Don’t assume that they’ll get over it.

Don’t assume they don’t need anyone to talk to.

Don’t assume you can’t help.

Just don’t assume.

NHS 24: 111

Mind0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am-6pm)

Samaritans116 123 (24-hour Helpline)

Rethink Mental Illness0300 5000 927 (Monday to Friday, 10am-2pm) 

PAPYRUSHOPElineUK 0800 068 4141 (Monday to Friday,10am-5pm & 7pm-10pm. Weekends 2pm-5pm)

Sane0845 767 8000 (daily, 6pm-11pm)

Young Minds Parent's Helpline: 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am-4pm)

Friday, 10 October 2014

Autumn Favourites 2014

Friday, 10 October 2014

If there's one thing that always seems to happen at the end of the month, it's shopping.

As soon as payday hits, I feel like it's some kind of ritual you have to go through and I have to make stops at all of my favourite places, like Lush and Boots.

This month I was buying loads of stuff for Autumn and rediscovering old favourites as the leaves got crispier and the nights got darker.

I quite like it when the air gets colder because it tends to dry up my skin a little, whereas normally I'm sporting a shiny face from the get-go!

So, here's a small handful of products, old and new, that I've been loving this Autumn so far...

Zoella Beauty - Soak Opera & Fizz Bar

Soak Opera & Fizz Bar

Last week, blogger and YouTube vlogger Zoella launched her own line of bath products in Superdrug stores across the UK and online. Having watched Zoe's videos and been a fan of hers for about 3 or 4 years, I had to get my hands on some stuff ASAP!

Unfortunately, I was sad to see that pretty much the entire line was sold out the four times I tried to purchase items from it, so I had to time it pretty carefully.

Eventually, as you can see above, I got my hands on the 'Soak Opera' bath soak and shower cream and my favourite thing ever this month, the 'Fizz Bar'. As soon as my order arrived I ran a hot bath and was pretty damn pleased with the result.

I'm often sceptical about the quality of these kinds of 'celebrity' products, but I wasn't disappointed! It may as well have just come from Lush! 

Smashbox Full Exposure Eyeshadow Palette

Smashbox Full Exposure Eyeshadow Palette

I'm a pretty hardcore fan of my Naked 3 palette and Urban Decay eyeshadows in general, but I thought it was time for something new. This palette has about a billion looks in one. In terms of colour, it is extremely similar to a mix of the Naked palettes, it being neutral tones, however I think I actually prefer this set of shadows!

The texture and colour pay-off is so pretty, plus in terms of the shimmery shades, there's none of that clumpy glittery effect, nor the 'I feel like there's nothing going on' result.

I'm really loving mixing the pinks and browns at the moment and the creamy white in there is an excellent brow and inner corner highlight too.

It's not much of a cheap investment, however I really feel like this is a staple that could do you well for a long time to come.

Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate

Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate

With this product, a little will go an awfully long way!

I'm usually shit-scared about putting anything oily on my face, because my skin is so oily all-year-round, but this is something else. I picked this same bottle up in Space NK about a year ago and keep forgetting I have it.

Weirdly, whenever I get a particularly bad breakout, this is what I reach for. A couple of drops on your face in the most affected areas before you go to sleep and there you go. As soon as you wake up you can tell the difference!

REN Rosa Centifolia Cleansing Gel

REN Rosa Centifolia Cleansing Gel

I'm so bad at trying new cleansers, so this comes as more of a trusted, reliable favourite than something new this month.

For the longest time, I would use my Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish and then I found this. It smells nice, it feels nice, it does the job.

I use this every morning and most nights, unless I can't be bothered and I go for my Garnier Micellar Water.

My skin has never broken out because of this and although it is pricey, it's worth the money if you're looking for a high-end treat you can get a lot of use out of!

Fudge Urban Iced Tropical Cocktail Miracle Ends

Fudge Urban Miracle Ends

Fudge in general, are fantastic when it comes to haircare.

The Fudge Urban range however, hosts all of my favourite ever hair products. I swear by pretty much everything from this range, but this is a relatively new find that I've only used in the last few weeks.

I own their 3-in-1 Moisture Stuff which is quite similar, though this comes in more of a gel cream. Everything Fudge smells bloody amazing and this is no different, it honestly gives you that all-day pleasant aroma!

In terms of what it does for your hair, I've always found my split ends a lot easier to hide with this - and believe it or not, my hair seems to get a lot less greasy after 2 days of wear and tear. Hmm...

Paolo Nutini - Iron Sky

Paolo Nutini 'Iron Sky'

I'm pretty sure anyone who knows me can vouch for the fact that I fricking love Paolo Nutini.

From debut 'These Streets', I've always been a huge fan of his, so when he disappeared for about 4 years, I was so disappointed at the lack of new music from him.

A good while ago now, he re-appeared with a few new songs and the instant I watched his Abbey Road performance of Iron Sky, I was completely sold.

The thing I love about Paolo is the raw emotion and feeling in every single lyric he writes and sings. I saw him, quite drunkenly, at T in the Park this year and will be seeing him at The Hydro, Glasgow, near the end of October.

He is the best live and this song means so much right now, ah, if I spoke internet, I'd be going 'I can't even'...

Hot Chocolate

Cup from my Secret Santa at work last year

It's a bit random, but as soon as the weather gets colder, I get this urge to be constantly cosy with a mug of tea or hot chocolate to hand.

Unfortunately my local Starbucks have neglected to bring back my favourite and the best drink ever (disclaimer: this has not yet been confirmed) yet, Salted Caramel Mocha's, so I've had to make do on my own!

I made this at work on Monday and oh my god, it was the best thing ever.

I'm a Cadbury's fan, and to me, what's better to perk your afternoon up if you're feeling a bit down in the dumps?

'Dragon, Fly!' App

Dragon, Fly! (Free)

Lastly, another random one.

About 2 or 3 years ago, I was obsessed. I had to get to the next realm.

This app took over my life and last week, I made the mistake of downloading it once more and now, again, I can't stop playing it.

I got the free version because I'm a cheapskate and have never paid for an app on my phone in my life. Not even sure how it works to be honest, but I think this is available on Android and iPhone's for free or you can buy the full version.

You probably shouldn't, it's really addictive.

Random Favourites

TV: CSI - it's back in the states and the new series looks so fricking good!

Music: Paolo Nutini - I'm seeing him at the end of October for the 3rd time.

Film: About Time - I came across this in my DVD collection and I love Domhnall Gleeson.

Food: Mashed Potato - my craving for it has returned and Tony Macaroni's do a good'un!

Drink: Lipton Ice Tea - I am obsessed.

Well, anyway, this has been a long one, mainly 'cause of images, but oh well...

Hope you enjoyed the post and thanks for reading!

Friday, 3 October 2014

The TMI Tag - 50 Things About Me

Friday, 3 October 2014
Seeing as I wrote my first post a year ago, which was a review of AM by Arctic Monkeys and since then have managed almost 0 else, I decided it was maybe prudent to have you learn a little about me.

Thus begins the 'TMI Tag'. 50 questions - jeezo I'd better get a move on!

1. What are you wearing?
A plain black playsuit and a weird black and grey leopard print cardigan, that I stole from my mum.

2. Ever been in love? 
I maybe thought I was once, but that turned out to be the worst time of my life. Maybe it was love?

3. Ever had a terrible breakup?
No, thank god!

4. How tall are you?
About 167cm tall?

5. How much do you weigh?
I'd imagine, the equivalent of 3 elephants and a double decker bus.

6. Any tattoos? 
I have two: the Deathly Hallows symbol on my forearm and Stereophonics lyrics on my upper back.

7. Any piercings?
Only my ears a couple of times.

8. OTP (One True Pairing: what's your favourite fictional couple)?
I'm not a shipping kind of girl, but I like Chair and Naley if that's the correct thing to call them? Seth and Summer from The OC, do they count? Erm, Zalfie too, duh.

9. Favourite show?
Oh no, so many! Friends, Gossip Girl, The OC, Sex and the City, One Tree Hill, CSI.

10. Favourite bands?
I thought the last question would be hard to condense into a small answer... Arctic Monkeys, Little Comets, Band of Horses, The Smiths, The Beatles, The Cure, Stereophonics, The Who, Radiohead, The Rolling Stones... Jamie T, Paolo Nutini... oh they're not bands...

11. Something you miss?
My papi.

12. Favourite song? 
Right now I've been listening to a lot of rubbish chart music and so, I've ended up with Shake It Off by Taylor Swift playing in my head all the time. She makes a damn catchy pop song.

13. How old are you? 
20 - soon to be 21. Old.

14. Zodiac sign?

15. Quality you look for in a partner?
Judging by people I fancy the pants off usually - guys who are complete arseholes. Nah, someone normal I guess? I like nice teeth and black skinny jeans.

16: Favourite Quote?
"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”

17: Favourite actor?
Bill Nighy.

18: Favourite color?
Yellow or orange. Can't you tell?

19: Loud music or soft?
Loud. I physically can't listen to quiet things. 

20: Where do you go when you're sad?
Usually stay in my room or go to the beach.

21: How long does it take you to shower?
It depends what I'm preparing for, but probably around 15-20 minutes. I have a lot of hair.

22: How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? 
About an hour.

23: Ever been in a physical fight? 

24: Turn on? 
Nice teeth, hair, how a guys legs look in skinny jeans, aftershave.

25: Turn off? 
Ugly personalities.

26: The reason I joined Youtube? 
I haven't.

27: Fears? 
I have trypophobia, which sounds odd, but basically means I am scared of holes. Like in crumpets or beehives. Omg I sound weird. Look it up. Also, mice and rats - ew ew ew ew! 

28: Last thing that made you cry? 
When Scotland voted to stay in the union.

29: Last time you said you loved someone? 
This morning.

30: Meaning behind your Youtube/Blogging Name? 
It's an Arctic Monkeys song that I just bloody love.

31: Last book you read? 
Probably a Harry Potter book, as I re-read those as often as I change pants.

32: The book you're currently reading? 
Nothing right now.

33: Last show you watched? 
8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. Jon Richardson and Sean Lock are the best.

34: Last person you talked to? 
In person, probably someone from work.

35: The relationship between you and the person you last texted?
My friend and colleague, Hanna. She's pretty gr9. (That's not a typo by the way.) 

36: Favourite food? 
KINDER MILK SLICES. Mashed tatties.

37: Place you want to visit?
I dream of going to Bali, Indonesia is so beautiful. New York City and Australia too.

38: Last place you were? 
Work. Current.

39: Do you have a crush? 

40: Last time you kissed someone? 
Ages ago. 

41: Last time you were insulted? 
Probably today.

42: Favourite flavour of sweet?

43: What instruments do you play? 
Guitar, although I'm shit.

44: Favourite piece of jewellery? 
I wear a time-turner necklace which my grandma gave me before she died. I only take it off to shower but other than that I've been wearing it for the last 10 years-ish.

45: Last sport you played? 
Well I did a sack race during this staff away day and broke my ankle for the third time so that was cool.

46: Last song you sang? 
'I'm In the Mood for Dancing' - I sing this at least once a day. I irritate people.

47: Favourite chat up line? 
I don't have one...

48: Have you ever used it? 
Well, no.

49: Last time you hung out with anyone? 
Yesterday afternoon.

50: Who should answer these questions next?
I don't know anyone on Blogger yet so anyone who reads this I guess?

So, there you go.

Not sure how much about me you will have learned from that, but as I want to try committing to one post a week, I guess it was an ok start.

Thanks for reading! If you got through that all, you can have a medal.