Wednesday, 16 November 2016

The Blogger Tag | Questions and Answers!




My dear friend Steph from Steph's World has tagged me in a new tag post called The Blogger Tag. I just want to say a huge thank you to Steph for tagging me and her kind words in her post - you can find it here! It's been a while since I did a post like this so what A perfect opportunity to get back into it! 


This post will help you guys get to know me that little bit better, which I quite like the idea of! You'll also find a few other blogs/bloggers to check out at the end as well so go and show them some love! So let's get into the tag...



THE BLOGGER TAG QUESTIONS


1) How tall are you?
I'm 5 ft 4". Not particularly tall but not obviously short - the perfect height if you ask me!...

 2) Do you have a hidden talent? If so, what?
I don't really have any hidden talents - because isn't a talent something you can just do? Like, you don't have to learn it? Although, hobby wise (I suppose it takes a bit of talent) I can figure skate. OK, well I could when I was 16 before I gave up - but skating is like riding a bike, once you know how it sticks with you. I got into figure skating from quite a young age and was lucky enough that my parents could afford to fund me group lessons, private lessons & the kit (skates etc). It's my favourite sport but it's not an easy one! I used to finish school and spend 4 hours a night on the ice! 

I'm also quite good at working my way around a computer. If we have an IT issue at work, 8 times out of 10, I could probably fix it. I don't, because hey, I don't get paid to do that, but I could...

3) What's your biggest blog - related pet peeve?  
For some reason we have found ourselves living in a time in which people with "50k" (half fake) Instagram followers will day in day out follow our accounts... The annoying part? Is when they then UN-follow you 2 days later when their numbers have gone up by 1k. Bore off Sadie Supermodel, you're not getting my follow back! 
Steph also mentioned about automated DMs on Twitter - let's not even begin that discussion... 

4) What's your biggest non-blog related pet peeve? 
I could probably sit and type about this for hours, every day people do things to quite frankly, piss me off. However the one that came to mind first, is pedestrians. Not just any pedestrians, don't get me wrong, most of us can follow the rules of the road. However being a car driver I seem to always cross path with that pedestrian who's balls are too big that day and decides "oh, lights green? Better cross and risk death then!" or the one's that literally must say to themselves "there's a zebra crossing 30 steps up the road, I'd better cross here to be a pain, hope a car comes round the corner lol lol lol"... Seriously, just use common sense! 

5) What's your favourite song? 
I don't have a different favourite song every few months like most people do, in fact I've always classed myself as that girl that just doesn't get the whole "favourite song thing". BUT... Well, I do have a favourite song, and it's been belting through my car radio as I drive down the motorway on my own for years. Are you ready for this answer? It's kinda embarrassing. My favourite song, EVER, is... The Westlife version of Flying Without Wings. There, I said it, lets move on.. 

6) What's your favourite social media website?
This question is really hard, I literally could sit on social media from the moment I open my eyes in the morning afternoon, till the moment I close them again at night. Probably, Snapchat. I just find it really personal, plus I'm just really nosey in general. Shout out to the people that see me lurking on their story - posted 37 seconds ago? Better watch it! Quick! 

7) What's your favourite way to spend your free time when you're alone? 
5 words: bed, food, American Horror Story. That's literally all I can say, it is all that I do lately! AHS has consumed my existence, is anyone else obsessed?!?!?


8) What's your favourite junk food? 
Am I really meant to pick one? Well up till about a month ago I was obsessed with bloody Mcdonald's! Of all things, but I've majorly bored myself of it now! So here's a weird one for ya, I like Salt & Vinegar Kettle Chips (normal or crinkle cut, I don't mind bro), or McCoy's crisps... With Dairy Milk chocolate, at the same time. Try it. It's good. Or a Kinder Bueno, I loves me a Kinder Bueno...

9) Do you have a pet or pets? If so, what kind and what are their names? 
I think I've answered this before, but oh well! I have 2 cats, Layla & Zeberdee who are brother and sister. Originally named Layla and Alfie but then my dad decided to have his say and messed up my perfect fur baby's names. I also wish I could say Zeb was named after that lovely children's TV character from the Magic Roundabout. No, instead, he's named after that horrible thug from Football Factory - probably where he gets his aggressive behaviour! 
Steph, if you're reading this - I hope one day we can have a cat date LOL. Genuinely...

10) What are your number one favourite non fiction and fiction books? 
OK, I hate reading. I don't hate it, however I am the worlds slowest reader. If you finished a book in a week, I'd still be on chapter 2 after a week. I've only ever read Harry Potter books 1-4 (maybe?) and the Twilight books, so them I guess?! 

11) What's your favourite beauty product/tool?
How am I meant to choose 1? Why are we all meant to have a favourite? It's impossible! I guess if I had to choose it would be the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette, or the Mac Fix+ prep & prime spray or the Serenity liquid lip by Gerard Cosmetics or... I could think about this all day and still not have a definite answer. 

12) When were you last embarrassed? What happened? 
I don't actually know now that I'm thinking about it. I thought my life was one thing after the other but nothing is sticking out in my mind right now. 

13) If you could only drink one beverage (besides water) for the rest of your life, what would it be? 
This is tough because I drink water more then anything as it is. Probably Diet Coke. I have a serious issue. I did kick the habit a few months ago but its crept back into my life day by day and here I am obsessed again. I know it sounds like I'm talking about kicking a drug habit, but seriously I'd assume it's the same feeling. Drink at least 1 bottle of Diet Coke a day, everyday for a year and then go cold turkey... It's not easy. 

14) What's your favourite movie?  
I guess Dirty Dancing, but I have a list as long as my arm of films that identify as my "favourite", Including: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Raising Helen, Gattaca, Titanic, Green Street, We're the Millers, Love Actually... Literally, most films are "my favourite" and they're clearly, all very different!  

15) What was your favourite lesson in school and why?
Food Tech, Food Tech, Food Tech. I hated school, I wouldn't go back for £100,000,000! Lets face it, Food Tech is relatively easy. Don't get me wrong, I was good at quite a few subjects, Art and Design was OK and I found German easy to learn as well. However I've always had a love for cooking and baking so when I could simply go to school and do what I'd been doing at home for a few years, and then get an A for it, I was chuffed. 

16) If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live? 
I'm not someone that could pack up and leave to move to the other side of the world alone, I'd miss home too much, but I'd never admit that. I think the furthest I'd go would be Ireland, I've been a few times and its just gorgeous, however it's super pricey! If I were to move out of Hertfordshire, but stay in England, I'd live in Brighton. I've been in love with Brighton for about 9 years now and I'd love to wake up to the view of the beach.
I live about a 20 minute drive from central London but would never go further into a city then this. Congestion Charge? All day traffic? 20mph speed limits on main roads? No thanks! Also, I'd have to come into contact with way to many people on a daily basis. Ugh. 

17) PC or MAC?
My dad was a computer contractor when I was growing up and swore by PC, MAC was like the devil to him and I guess he drummed that into my brain because I've always had a PC. Always. However, Macbook's are now available in Rose Gold, and the temptation has never been so strong, maybe one day... 

18) Last romantic gesture from a crush, date, boy//girlfriend, spouse? Or kind gesture from a friend?
My boyfriend does little kind/romantic gestures most day's, weather it be the fact he knows I've had a bad day and picking me up a diet coke (lol, this is what love is after 5 years - no complaints!) or weather it's him paying for the shopping in Asda lol. Little things make the biggest impact on me. The other day we popped out for a garlic bread and came home with a concealer and new setting powder (and garlic bread of course), I was winning. Oh plus, if we're together at the time, he watches Eastenders with me. That's a big deal for me. He says he doesn't like it, but I know the truth... 

 19) Favourite celebrity? 
I'm not as into celeb's as I'd like to be, I just don't have time! Everyone that knows me, knows I like Rhianna and Beyonce though. Plus my crushes: Leonardo Di Caprio & Ed Westwick, oh yehhhhhh 

20) What blogger do you secretly want to be best friends with?  
Well it's not really a secret, and she tagged me to do this post! Steph was one of the first bloggers I ever properly chatted with on Twitter when I first started the Love, Libby xx account and we just clicked! Steph knows the things no one else on twitter knows and is always up for a gossip if I've got a mountain of stuff on my plate! We do both lead busy lives and we do often take about 2 weeks to reply to each others messages but I'm glad we're so alike we don't even see the issue in that! I don't know what my blog would be if it wasn't for having blogger friendships like the one I have with Steph and she really is such a beautiful soul. Plus, we're so alike it's quite scary. We're basically best friend's anyway, weird busy best friends that never talk, but one day I just know we are gonna go to the Harry Potter Studio's together with our cats on little leads taking blog photo's hahahah! 

21) Who is your biggest inspiration?
Ok, I'm that weirdo that doesn't get inspired, seriously. That's probably why I often go a week without writing a blog post. There's not much I can say really, I just don't ever get that vibe, from anyone, ever! 

22) What is your favourite blog to read? 
Honestly? I work 24 hour shifts, most of which are on my own. I read a lot of blogs. The ones I read most will be linked below! 

23) What is your favourite high street shop?
As a self confessed makeup hoarder, I love a good trip into Boots or Superdrug. However I also really appreciate my local Yankee Candle store as well, and River Island/New Look for clothes! Oh and don't forget TK MAXX - bargains galore! 

24) Are you in education or do you work? 
I have been working since I was 17! I'm 23 now. I finished (full time) education when I was 18 and have had a full time job/career ever since. Blimey, I've been working for 6.5 years, where has the time gone?? I've also managed to gain my second level 3 qualification over the years and have been thinking about going to university lately, but I don't think I could handle it if I'm honest! 

 25) One thing you are proud of? 
Who I am. I've never really really spoken about my mental health on this blog but in the past I have been so unwell I lost everything, my friends, my job, the lot. My own mum says I was "hard to love"! I never ever thought I'd be able to climb out of the black whole I was in and it took a long time but I am better for it. Also, my teachers at school said I'd never get anywhere in life - aw, well you look like the animation on the front of a Monster Munch packet and clearly you're prediction was wrong, sorry hun xoxo.

How The Blogger Tag works... 
The bloggers who I nominate will also complete the above 25 questions on their blog, and will then nominate other bloggers in return.
I nominate:

Leya from leluroxx.blogspot.co.uk
Rebecca from Glamino
Kayleigh from Kayleigh Zaraa
Leanne from Latte Leanne
Bethany from Adventure and Anxiety
Charlene from Charlene McElhinney
Rosie from Love Rosiee
Beth from Beauty blogging with Beth
Emily from The Mini Mermaid
Jenny from Luxe Style
I look forward to reading your answers and thank you again to Steph for the tag!
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8 comments

  1. I'm cackling so much at your message to your teachers haha! Amazing.
    Beth x

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    1. I couldn't help it, I had to add it in! xxx

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  2. This is a lovely post to get to know you! :D I loved reading it because I too enjoy curling up in bed with some good food and watching AHS (or Netflix in general). Also Snapchat is amazing! I know I'm hooked on it too. Especially when I'm doing something really fun I can't stop snapping it.

    Single Vegas Girl
    http://singlevegasgirl.blogspot.com

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    1. Yay! I'm glad you're on my wavelength! x

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  3. I love every single answer, especially number 20. I am so lucky to have a friend like you in my life and I do genuinely love you! A Harry Potter meet up sounds like a real plan. I think we should do a big blogger meet-up at the studios.


    I am so proud of where you are now, and I couldn't be prouder to call you a very dear friend of mine. You are just the sweetest and best listener I know.

    A catch-up in needed very very soon my lovely!

    Steph xx
    Steph's World | Lifestyle Blog | www.stephsworld.com

    PS - I did read that, and we should have a cat meet-up haha XD
    PPS - Thank you for doing the tag. It has made my day xx

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    1. You just brighten up my life honeybee. I'm so thankful the internet has bought us together like this... Who'd have thought?! When I started this big blogging journey I never thought It would introduce me to a friend like you! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (ok enough kisses now) x

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  4. I loved reading this! I chuckled when you said you were a slow reader- im so slow too. I don't know if it's the book sucking or me! I'm also addicted to Diet Coke- if I don't have it in the house it's a problem. I also like that you're not a very inspired person- I feel like I'm over inspired sometimes (not always but can be) so it's refreshing to see that!
    XX Jen
    Beautylifemom.com

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    1. I try not to keep it in the house - but then every time I leave the house I come back with at least 1 can of the stuff! x

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