Tuesday, 22 April 2014

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Rimmel BB Cream in Very Light: Review

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Monday, 7 April 2014

50 Random Facts About Me

Hello, internet. I'm new here. I thought this tag would be a good way to introduce myself.
  1. I'm 23 years old. 
  2. I act like I'm 33 years old.
  3. I'm a natural redhead (though I'm currently using henna to make my hair extra ginger). 
  4. I'm from Manchester, UK. I've lived here all my life.
  5. I'm currently doing a Masters Degree in Photography. 
  6. On said Masters Degree, I specialise in self-portraiture. A lot of my work is exploring how photographs can disguise themselves and/or hide things in self-portraits.
  7. I have a pet dog called Bowie (we have a thing in my family of naming dogs after musicians). She's half Labrador, half Border-Collie.
  8. I like making To-Do lists far more than the average person.
  9. I much prefer being indoors to being outdoors.
  10. When in doubt, I prefer to be over-dressed rather than under-dressed.
  11. I own ten cameras, not including the one on my phone. Some film, some Polaroid, some digital. (Not all of them are expensive! Besides, I'm a Photography student. That makes it OK.)
  12. I've always been an artist of some description. I loved drawing as a young child, creative writing when I was about ten, painting as a teenager, and then got into Photography when I was 15 to aid my paintings. When I was 18 and started Art School, I bought my first DSLR and decided to focus solely on Photography. By the time I finish this MA,  I will have been at that same Art School for six years.
  13. I pay a lot of attention to other people's emotions. If someone is upset I'll usually pick up on it quite quickly.
  14. I met my boyfriend online.
  15. When I was in Sixth Form, I was addicted to The Sims 2. I used to make films on it.
  16. You can always count on me to say exactly the wrong thing. I can be very clumsy with my words - but my heart is in the right place, I promise.
  17. I always try to be nice to everyone, even when I'm in a really terrible mood.
  18. When I know I'm not leaving the house, I won't change out of my pyjamas.
  19. I have a weird sense of humour that very few people understand.
  20. I need at least four cups of Earl Grey a day to function - how very British.
  21. I'm quite well-spoken, but I'm not posh. (Not that there's anything wrong with being posh, I just sound a lot posher than I actually am.)
  22. I've always been a student. In September, when my course is over, I will be looking for a full time job of some description and this terrifies me - but at the same time I really want a change. And the income would be nice!
  23. I want to do a road trip of America at some point.
  24. I'm really good at keeping my head together in stressful situations.
  25. I don't like horror films at all, except the tame ones that are more like thrillers like The Ring. You know, the sort of thing thirteen-year-old's watch at sleepovers.
  26. As well as collecting makeup, I also really like hoarding stationery, especially pretty notebooks.
  27. I have a scar on my lip from when I fell off a scooter and landed face-first on the concrete when I was about twelve years old.
  28. I try to see the silver linings in every situation.
  29. I'm very easily grossed out. Please do not discuss bodily functions around me.
  30. My favourite colour is blue, which I wear most of the time.
  31. My favourite colour for lipsticks and nail polish is pink. I seem to have accumulated dozens of nail polishes in very similar sheer-nude-pink shades. Please tell me I'm not the only one who does this...
  32. My favourite TV shows are Doctor Who, Sherlock, Game of Thrones (though this is a huge contradiction to Fact 29 about being easily grossed out, as this programme is quite gorey!), and a few programmes that have finished now such as Fringe, and Life on Mars/Ashes to Ashes. I really like comedies too but I don't get quite as excited by them in the same way, it's more something that I'll have on in the background.
  33. I'm terrible at all sports.
  34. Personal space is very important to me. If someone I don't know that well stands too close, it bothers me.
  35. I'm quite stubborn sometimes.
  36. I very rarely drink alcohol. I could easily not drink it at all for the rest of my life. I just don't see the appeal in being drunk. Because of this, I don't feel comfortable in bars, pubs or nightclubs.
  37. Another reason I dislike nightclubs is that I can't dance. I just... can't.
  38. I get really annoyed by people walking very slowly in front of me.
  39. I tend to change my appearance in some way every 18-24 months. It's a bit like when The Doctor regenerates.
  40. I really like electro music, or any kind of music you can make on a computer.
  41. I always feel sorry for people who eat alone in restaurants and cafes. I try to avoid eating alone in public in case other people feel sorry for me.
  42. I like collecting second hand 35mm slides on eBay and scanning them. They usually turn out to be travel photographs from the sixties/seventies. In my collection, I also have some prints and Polaroids of other families. I always wonder how they ended up being sold online. If someone from the family contacted me and said I had photographs taken by their granddad or something, I would try to send the photographs back to that person.
  43. I'm a cuddly person.
  44. When I hear dance songs that have no vocals, I find myself making up lyrics for them.
  45. I have no self-control when it comes to eating chocolate or buying makeup. I consider them to be my major weaknesses.
  46. My biggest fear is that I've spent all this time at Art School perfecting my craft, and I might never earn money from my creativity. A lot of very talented Art graduates don't.
  47. When I watch a comedy programme that I really love, like Friends, or Gavin and Stacey, even though I've seen each episode three or more times I'll still laugh like it's the first time I've watched it.
  48. I'm very attracted to bravery in a man. It's important to establish that when I say brave, I don't mean confrontational or good in a fight. I mean someone brave enough to tell me how they feel about me, and brave enough to survive the bad times in life. I think that any man is capable of being there for the good but only someone truly brave can handle the bad. This is what attracted me to my boyfriend.
  49. Even though I've never watched Mad Men, I consider Christina Hendricks to be my major Style Icon. She's a redhead, like me; curvy, like me; and has a vintage-inspired style, like me.
  50. I am not physically capable of having a nap during the day. I really wish I was.
Wow, fifty facts is a lot of facts. You'd be surprised how long it took me to write this.