Friday, March 30, 2012

All About Me

I thought it was time I responded to a few 'tags' of late.

Firstly, I recieved the Versetaile Blogger Award from Emma and Cindy asking for 7 random facts about myself.

Also, the Cute Blog Award from Cazzamatazz and Sophie wanting another 7 random facts all about me.

Fey also asked me for 11 random facts and to respond to some questions...questions are easy...

1. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
Okay, maybe not so easy. Permanently, I want to live in Brisbane, I love the lifestyle and my family is there. For a year or so, I'd love to live somewhere in Tuscany (or really anywhere in Europe) to soak up the culture and truly learn the language.

2. What is your favourite lipstick?
I actually don't have one since I don't wear it often, but I am waiting on an order of MAC. I bought Lady Danger and Russian Red...and I'm pretty sure one of them will quickly become a 'signature' shade for me. Probably Lady Danger, I think it will match better with OPI Big Apple Red ;-)

3. What is your favourite perfume?
At the moment, I love/wear Gucci Guilty.  I change my mind about perfumes a lot though :-)

4. If you were to walk out of your house, and could only put one cosmetic product on, what would it be?
That one is easy, mascara. Since I'm naturally fair, I look like my eyelashes have been plucked out otherwise. However, if the question is mean to include moisturisers, I'd need one of those too. Let's hope I've tinted my eyelashes recently then!

5. Do you work out in the gym or at home?
At home or outside. Gym is an expense I can't justify at the moment, knowing I wouldn't go as often. It's also much harder to be lazy when you don't have to go far!

6. When it comes to fitness and staying in shape what do you find is your biggest challenge?
Consistancy. My desire to workout usually comes in short term waves. The 12wbt has been helping though, I feel much more committed than usual.

7. What's the first hink you check out on a man when you meet him?
Other than overall look, I'm a sucker for a great smile and/or dimples.

8. What is your biggest turnoff when it comes to men?
Smoking. Biggest turnoff when it comes to women too!

9. If you could go on a date with a famous celebrity who would it be?
I've always had a crush on Adam Garcia...

10. What's your night skin care routine like?
On a good day? A proper scrub/clean followed by my MooGoo Anti Ageing Cream. On a really good day I will also put something on my elbows, knees and heels...though, I ALWAYS take off my mascara!

11. If you won a million dollars in the lottery tonight, what would be the first three things you would do with the money?
First, see a financial investor (boring I know, gotta get all the tax/gift stuff sorted first!). Second, pay off my parent's mortgage. Third, seperate parcels of money for my sisters and put some away for a house...since they are all boring, Fourth would be a year long trip for SJ and I. Including buying a tonne of luxury/designer items in our travels and staying in ridiculously priced places.

Finally, Ess also tagged me in a 'Guts and Glamour' tag...another 11 questions.

1. What is your favourite fruit juice?
Orange. Only because I never get tired of it, I love all fruit juices though (mmm watermelon and apple...)

2. How long has it been since you last shaved your legs?
Um...*reaches down to feel how spiky they are*...Wednesday evening I think. Hard to remember in (almost) winter.

3. If I was stuck on an island...
I'd hope that SJ was with me. I'd handle whatever the island planned to throw at me that way. Plus he's a good outdoorsy person. Oh and of course, I couldn't live without him anyway ;-)

4. What is the one thing you can never leave the house without?
Boring answer, my phone or my credit card depending on where I'm going. Makes me know I can always get back again. A less boring answer (and one that applies when  I go running)

5. What are your three biggest pet peeves?
Only 3? Darn. Okay, first, I hate it when people chew with their mouth open. Second, I hate being near someone who is blowing their nose (bathrooms aren't that far away people!). Third, I hate having to either walk through or be behind someone's smoke cloud. Gross!

6. What was the pit and peak of your day?
Well of today, the peak is definitely now, since I have finished work and it's a Friday!
The pit? Sharing in SJ's disappointment. 2 things went wrong for him today, one involving his PhD and one involving a job. The PhD thesis was printed incorrectly and submitted by uni admin in Brisbane, NOT in's all graphs. Second, a job he really wanted and was well qualified for notified him that the process won't be continuing as the job no longer exists. Major Bummer. Thinking I might have to buy him some icecream tonight...

7. How many pairs of shoes do you own?
It's been a little while since I've counted. Was around the 30 mark before my big PeepToe haul. I bought 6 then, plus my replacement red Miss Sohos arrived in the mail today. PLUS, in the online warehouse sale I just bought a pair of mushroom colour Miss Sohos which should arrive next week. Should I round up to around 40?

8. When and why did you start your own blog?
Almost 18 months ago and for myself. I wanted an online diary of my thoughts/feelings about changing my life. Then I got a new job (as wished) and moved to Melbourne and started blogging more to record events rather than feelings...and got involved with the Vogue Forum. Then I started blogging more about 'stuff' than as a record and have been doing a lot more posts on shopping and outfits.

9. Would you rather kiss Lil'Wayne for 10 seconds or hold a snake for 10 seconds?
Snake, definitely.

10. Who is your favourite person in the whole wide world?
My mum. Or SJ. Too hard to choose between them :-P I need a child, then I could play favourites and no one would care!

11. Are you a coffee or a tea person?
I have never had a coffee before, so I guess that means tea. I don't do caffiene though, so the only sort I drink is Rooibos.

Right. That's a lot of stuff about me and I'd be bored too (as you can see by the picture of me at the top hehe).

How about a little time for something about you? Though you're more than welcome to also answer the questions, I'm not going to tag anyone. Mostly because I can't be bothered and I want to get out of the office.

What I would like, is to 'catch up' with all my social networking with my followers.

As you can see by my (soon to be updated) buttons at the top of my blog, I have Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook accounts. At the moment, I don't use any of them a lot, but I would like to. If you have any of the above and want me to like you or follow you etc. please leave a comment and let me know.

Oh, and if I don't follow your blog and you think I should, let me know that too! I read/flick through so many with Google Reader I've lost which ones I am following now...and if you're a follower and I haven't reciprocated I will feel bad!


  1. I also find smoking super unattractive - why waste money on cigarettes, when there are so many other awesome things that are better for you (like nail polishes for example :D)

    Hope everything works out for SJ :)


    1. Thanks J, things are looking up, he's expecting to get his letter officially making him a Dr. next week :-) !!!!

  2. Oh no, so sorry to hear about SJ, I would have gone crazy particularly over printing issue.. Hope he had ice cream!

    And 40 pairs?! Those are LOADS.

    You know almost everyone who's answered the Tag preferred the snake to lil' wayne?! Haha!