Saturday, 3 November 2012

Your Questions Answered

Hello Lovely People, 

So earlier this week, I asked you lovely people to ask me some questions that I could answer for this weeks lifestyle/personal post. This is that post. This week I got 5 questions, I really enjoyed getting the questions and I'd love to do another post like this again so if you get any questions pop in your head leave them as a comment below and I'll do another post. So without further  a do, lets get to the questions.


Nic Nac Noo asked If you had to take 5 beauty products to a desert island what would they be?

I had to really think about this, my thought process went really deep.. I was beginning to decide if I was sharing the island with me or not as that would depend on how much make up I took (sometimes I seriously overthink things) but after much thought I decided the 5 products I'd take with me would be:
  1. Sun tan lotion. The higher the SPF the better because I would not like to be burnt to a crisp.
  2. My favourite Sun, Swim, Gym Shampoo. I wouldn't bother with the conditioner because I can only have 5 items but I want to remain somewhat clean on my head.
  3. A razor. I don't want to get to hairy (enough said)
  4. Simple Cleansing wipes. Just to try and keep the dirt level on my face down a little.
  5. Soap. To keep the rest of my body clean.
Good question there... onto the next.

Emily asked how did you get into the job you do now (i.e what a levels/uni/college etc)?

Well... this one will be a long answer so you may want to grab a cuppa and get comfy. So the job that I am getting into is being a teaching assistant (however, not completely there yet but more on that later). 

I always knew that I wanted to do something working with children, my mum works in education and I'd always help her out when I had a teacher training day, so when I began doing my A levels and had to start applying for things via UCAS, I had some idea what I wanted to apply for. I picked A levels that I thought I'd be interested in (Chemistry, Geography and RE) and got on with the work I knew I had to do. I applied to universities to begin with to get on teaching courses but due to the time that all my UCAS stuff when through most places had been taken up. 

However, a few universities offered suggestions of courses to get on instead such as the one I ended up on. I picked my university, my course (Education Studies and Theology - i,e the study of Education and everything behind the scenes along with R.E as I had enjoyed it at school) and managed to get in.

I enjoyed my course as in the second year, there was a module which involved a placement in somewhere you'd like to work. I picked a local primary school to where my uni was and I volunteered in a Yr 1 class, which I kept up until I left university a year later.

Once I graduated, I started to do agency work, which involved going in to schools when needed to be a supply teaching assistant. It is still something I do but the work is not always constant so that is why I'm currently training to be a Level 3 Teaching Assistant at college so I can get a full time job in a school.

I hope that answered your question Emily.

Rebecca asked who your biggest blogging influence is if you have one?

One of my biggest blogging influences is Louise or Sprinkle of Glitter. I love her style of writing/vlogging, her sense of humour really comes out when you read her blog posts, so much that it feels like she's talking to you. Thats how I try to write. I try to write to you like I'm talking to my friends because thats how I feel about you. You are all my friends.

Natalie asked What got you into blogging? Do you enjoy doing it?

Well this question kinda links into the last one. I kind of got into blogging by "accident". I had been watching beauty people's youtube videos and they were all saying go read my blog etc so when I did I would see that there was a comment section, so I signed up with a blogger account thinking thats what I needed to comment. 

Then along comes a post from Sprinkle of Glitter's blog called 7 things for 7 days. This post was interactive and she asked her followers to join in and do it on their blogs. I wrote mine and there my blog was made.

Second part of the question asks do I enjoy doing it... the answer to this has to be Yes. If I didn't enjoy it I wouldn't be doing it. I love that I have had the chance to meet new people through blogging. Yes it is a time consuming thing to do but I really enjoy doing it so I don't mind

Zoe asked four questions (thats what I get for mentioning it in our chats on BBM.. I do love her though) She asked:
What is your hands down all time FAVOURITE lipstick?
All time favourite.. this is tricky because I have recently become obsessed with MAC lipsticks (I now have 10) but I'm unsure whether I can call them my all time favourites yet. I guess at the moment, my all time favourite can be one of two lipsticks. One is a MAC one... Fanfare, you know I love it you've all seen the post but the one I've been in love with longer is a Natural Collection lipstick in Rose Bud. Its a lovely neutral pink and its only £1.99, what more can you want.

If you could be anything in the world, what would it be?
Anything? hmm... I do love the job I do work that I do so I'd probably like to be a Teaching Assistant but can I be a rich one (would help with my make up addition) . Or maybe Superman (just joking)

What topic is your favourite thing to blog about (to read and to write)?
My favourite thing to read about is any kind of haul... I love finding out how people are spending their money. I love to write my lifestyle/personal posts because I love the response I get off people reading the posts. 

What is your favourite thing about writing a blog and the blogging community? 
My favourite thing about writing a blog is the blogging community. They are hands down the nicest group of people. I have regular friendly day to day chats with people that I've never met and I find this cool. I mean I text and message Zoe, Natalie and Gemma on a daily basis about things that are nothing to do with blogging or even make up (sometimes). I just love that this little blog has introduced me to some amazing people.

So there you go, my first question and answer session. As I said at the beginning, I'd love to do another one of these so if you have any questions. Feel free to leave them in the comments.

Till Next Time,



  1. Hello! I found your blog on the Meet Me on the BrightSide blog hop. I am your newest follower. I hope you'll follow back! Looking forward to reading your posts to come :)

  2. aw this puppy is so cute !

    xx Liyana
    PS: I just wanted to let you know that I'm having a MAC giveaway on my blog to celebrate my first month of blogging.

    1. Thats Pintrest for you. Home of all things cute x

  3. hehe yay you answered my questions :) I have rose bud too!!! It is a beaut isn't it! I also have rose petal, rose petal's much lighter but both colours are gorgeous :D

    I love Simple cleansing wipes too, infact I love most of Simple's range!



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