If I Could Only Keep One – Makeup Tag

So I haven’t been doing tags lately, especially since now I’ve gone down to three posts a week, I’m keen to write about other things. That being said, Cleia recently tagged me for this makeup tag! It reminds me of the Ride or Die tag from a while back, and it’s fun to think about which makeup product I would limit myself to “if I could only keep one”.

The gist is, you look in your collection, and if you have more than one type of product, you need to decide which one you’d keep. I won’t be including eyebrow products, concealer, blush, primers or setting sprays in this list, cause I only have one of each of those at the moment.

Okay, here we go.

Eyeshadow Palette

Tarte Treasure Box

Okay, so this is cheating a little, since this comes with more than just eyeshadow. But I really do love this palette. I have two Colourpop ones which I’m pretty keen on, but lately, I’ve been coming back to the Tarte one. It has a bigger range, more colours, and it’s pretty high quality, so I can’t see myself separating from it.

Mascara

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

I’ve used a fair few mascaras up, but I keep coming back to this one. It can cause pretty intense lashes from just one application, so it’s well worth it.

Eyeliner

Tarte Double Liner

I keep getting more eyeliners for whatever reason. I do love playing with them, even if I can’t go beyond a basic one (winged liners remain a fantasy). This one from Tarte comes with both a liquid and pencil liner. Both work great, so this seems to be the obvious pick for me!

Lipstick

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in London

Okay, so my lipstick collection has grown quite a bit. I mostly have liquid lipsticks. That being said, I like my neutral one from NYX the best still. It goes with any look! While I love a lot of my other ones, this is a staple for me, so it has to stay.

Foundation

Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick

I still really like Bare Minerals, but I’ve found myself reaching for my Hourglass foundation stick more recently. I can apply it quite quickly in the morning, it has amazing coverage, and I also use less foundation. I went through my previous foundation in around 2 months. But I’ve been using this one for over 2 weeks, and I’ve barely made a dent in it!

Bronzer

Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer

I don’t really have that much bronzers, but this one has become my go-to. It smells like coconuts, and the texture is so smooth and buttery! I’ve been using it as a transition eyeshadow quite a lot too.

Highlighter

Becca Shimmering Skin Pressed Perfector Opal

I also don’t have too many highlighters, the ones I do have were when I really got into trying lots of different ones. That being said, this one really is the most incredible. The amount of sheen you get from just one teeny stroke is so beautiful! I just like looking at it.

That’s all for this post! If you guys had to pick just one of these types of products, which would you go with? Feel free to do this tag yourself!

Angela.

This Time Next Year Tag Catch Up

I remember writing this original tag around a year ago and thinking how crazy it would be if I was still actively blogging in a year. Well 2017 Angela, you definitely still are! So, in this post, I’m going to reflect back on goals I made a year ago in this tag and see where I am with them.

So here are the goals I made a year ago, and how I’ve done on them.

  • Save up more money

What with our trip to Sydney, wedding, and then honeymoon, I spent a decent bit last year. I want to save a lot more, I won’t set an exact amount, but I do plan to have a strict(ish) budget so I can work on my savings!

Technically speaking, our savings is more or less in the same place as last year. Maybe less actually, but to be fair, we have bought a house. The point of saving more was to work towards a deposit though, so I kind of think this goal was accomplished!

  • Do more crafts in general

This goal may seem a bit odd, but I haven’t really done much DIY/crafts projects in ages. I used to really enjoy them, especially scrapbooking, cross stitches and puzzles. So by next year, hopefully I’ve done more.

I definitely think I’ve done this! Particularly these past few months, I’ve really dove into doing more little DIY projects I like. I even completed my 3000 piece puzzle last week. I still have more DIY projects I want to keep working on, so I definitely have done more crafty things which I’m enjoying.

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  • Driver’s license

I want to get my full license. This is totally doable, I just have to keep driving often, and within a year, I should be ready to go for it!

I feel like I bring this up a lot, and I’m always in the same place with it. I drive on and off a lot. The longer I don’t drive, the more anxious I am to actually drive again so I put it off. It’s not the best cycle, and I’m trying to get out of it. Currently, I’m driving around once a week so my confidence is returning. It’s just a matter of keeping it up. I have five years before my license expires, so that’s my official deadline to get it.

This was fun to look back on! I always love going back and seeing old things I’ve written myself. Two out of three goals isn’t bad.

What goals have you set yourself recently?

Angela.

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The Ultimate Christmas Q + A (+2100 followers!)

There’s been quite a few Christmas tags going around in the community, and I was considering joining in just for the fun of it. Then, last week, the lovely Maggie from Dreaming of Guatemala nominated me for one! So, let’s get into this Ultimate Christmas Q + A!

What is your favorite Christmas film?

To be honest, probably Die Hard. It’s a silly, over-the-top action film, with hilarious quotes, and Alan Rickman. It only classifies as a Christmas movie since it takes place around Christmas. But I definitely count it.

Have you ever had a white Christmas? 

No, and considering all of my Christmases so far have been summer, it would have been a literal miracle.

Where do you usually spend Christmas? 

With my family in Wellington. Although growing up, every two years we used to go down to Blenheim to see my grandparents and spend the holidays with them.

What are your favorite Christmas songs? 

I’ve got a whole post coming on this later this week. My favourite at the moment is “Text Me Merry Christmas”, cause of the whole tongue-in-cheek humour of it all.

When does your family put up your Christmas tree?

I don’t really remember. Normally a week or so into December I think. I do remember it being up during my birthday.

Do you open presents on Christmas Eve?

Nope.

What holiday traditions are you looking forward to most this year?

We don’t really have any honestly.

Who decorates the Christmas tree?

Growing up, it was a mixture of mum and me. Now, in my house, it’s just me. Rory isn’t really interested in it.

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Is your Christmas tree fake or real?

Fake. A real tree sounds like too much hassle. Also, I don’t think you can get real Christmas trees down in New Zealand since it’s the middle of summer.

Do you like giving gifts or receiving gifts?

Both. I like thinking of a present they may like and buying it. But I also love receiving presents and getting lots of goodies.

What is your favorite holiday treat/meal?

Pavlova. It’s a classic Kiwi dessert.

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What is the best Christmas gift you’ve ever received?

There’s been lots that I’ve loved, but one still sticks in my head. I was 10 or 11 at the time, I was just getting into songs I heard on the radio, and in the habit of recording songs off the radio and making a mix tape. Of which I would listen to on a stereo, with giant headphones. Well one year, both my sister and I received a walkman for Christmas. It made me so happy! I could now listen to my mix tapes on the go!! Since then, I’ve always had earphones in my ears, playing my music.

What would be your dream place to visit for the holiday season?

I think it would be fun to experience a white christmas once in my life. So I would visit somewhere in Europe, with lots of mountains and castles. I’d love to see it covered in snow, it would be so magical.

Are you a pro present wrapper?

Sure. I’m pretty good at it, but what I do love more is trying to wrap really crazy looking things. Boxes are easy enough, but what about a giant air bazooka gun. I got that for my brother one year, I wrapped cardboard around it, then wrapped that in like 3 layers of wrapping paper. I found it hilarious at least.

What’s your most memorable holiday moment?

I can’t think of one for Christmas at the moment, so I’ll go with a New Years one.

I spent New Years day of 2014 in Cusco, Peru. It was the first and only New Years I’d spent so far from home. It was incredible, and definitely memorable.

Do you make New Years’ resolutions?

Sometimes. But I already go into them doubting myself.

What makes the holidays special for you?

The lovely weather, lack of work, and just being with loved ones. It’s all fun.

Are you a late Christmas shopper?

Nope. I finished shopping for Christmas gifts a few weeks back now!

Do you like having your Christmas gifts kept as a surprise?

Yes, I like the surprise. Although, recently in my family, everyone asks what the other wants, and we give a little list. It’s just something we’ve started to do, which I actually really like as it’s made gift buying so much easier.

Have you ever peeked to see what your present was?

When I was younger I do remember holding up gifts to the light, trying to see through t wrapper. Or shaking it to try hear something. I don’t now, though.

Does your family have a special holiday recipe that you make every year?

Kind of. I talked about Pavlova before. That tends to show up every year. Like I said, it’s a classic.

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Have you ever gone Christmas-caroling?

No.

What tops your Christmas tree?

At the moment, nothing. I should probably put something on it.

When do you start getting excited for Christmas?

Generally, as the end of the year arrives. Around the end of October since I don’t really celebrate Halloween. I get excited for it especially as December arrives, but that gets mixed up with my excitement for my birthday as well.

What makes Christmas special for you?

At this point, it’s mixed with the feelings of nostalgia. Each year when we celebrate Christmas, it’s another time for our family to get together, eat lots of food, share presents and hang out. It’s an extra special holiday.

Why do you celebrate Christmas?

I kind of answered it in the previous question, but I also just get into the marketing and creative side of it. It’s so much fun looking at the houses that get super into decorating. Even when Christmas shopping gets crazy, it’s still fun. I love seeing how excited everyone gets, especially the kids. I think it’s a lot bigger for them, and their excitement just fuels my own.

If anyone else feels like doing this tag, feel free to!

Before I go, Life of Angela has reached another 100 followers, bringing us up to 2100! Thank you to everyone who comes by, this really is an amazing community. Especially as the year comes to and end, I get even more reflective. I would never have thought my blog would get this many followers when I started in March. I remember dreaming it would get to 1000 one day, and now we’ve doubled that in under a year! Thank you again, and happy holidays!!

Angela.

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Shuffle the Music Tag!

The lovely Mel from The Bookish Wanderer tagged me for this just yesterday. The idea is to put your entire music library on shuffle, write the first 15 songs that pop up and talk a little about each one. I love music in general, and this tag just seems like so much fun, so I just had to do it straight away!

Alright, let’s hit shuffle and see what comes up (probably a lot of musicals).

1) Emperor’s New Clothes – Panic at the Disco

I haven’t listened to Panic in aages (since he used to wear a tophat), but a few months back this popped up while I was listening to a bunch of songs on Youtube and I loved it. It’s so much fun to sing along to!

2) Eyes Closed – Halsey

I have quite a few Halsey songs, and this is one of the more ‘ballady’ ones. It’s a bittersweet song, and I really love her voice.

3) Tubthumping – Chumbawumba

I didn’t even know I had this. It’s still so damn catchy though.

4) Seventeen – Alessia Cara

I have her whole album in my library, and this is actually one of my favourites! A neat little song about growing up and looking back.

5) A Part of That – The Last Five Years

One of my favourites from The Last Five Years. It starts off peppy, and ends up sad and unsure.

6) Salute – Little Mix

I don’t even know when I first got this song, but it sure is catchy.

7) Barracuda – Heart

An oldie but a goodie. I first heard it on Charlie’s Angels, and I’ve loved it since.

8) Christmas TV – Slow Club

I heard this on the Chuck soundtrack, and I’ve always liked how laidback this song is. It’s a little bittersweet too.

9) Shape of You – Ed Sheeran

Why would I not have this song?

10) Candy Girl (Sugar Sugar) – Josie and the Pussycats (Riverdale Soundtrack)

Their covers are a bit different from the original, but it’s boppy and I like it.

11) Wait for It – Leslie Odom Jr (Hamilton Soundtrack)

I was sure at least one Hamilton song would pop up.

12) Bad Blood – Taylor Swift

I still occasionally listen to this song, it wasn’t my favourite from her 1989 album though.

13) Rumour Has It – Adele

Ah yes, Adele. Her voice is simply amazing.

14) Poor Unfortunate Souls – The Little Mermaid

I have a fair few Disney songs in my library. This has always been one of my favourites. Gotta love Ursula.

15) Toxic – Britney Spears

Ending it on a song I haven’t listened to in years. But I did listen to the whole song when it came up. It still holds up.

I tag anyone who wants to do this, cause it’s just so much fun!!

Angela.

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Questions You Never Thought to Ask Tag

**So, first things first. There won’t be a Weekend Review post this weekend cause Rory and I are off on a mini holiday to Auckland, for my sister’s wedding! We’re actually there now, but you guys know I schedule posts in advance 😀 So, I’ll still be online every now and then cause I can’t stay away, but I thought I’d just include this little tidbit so we’re all on the same page. Okay, back to the scheduled post!**

Welcome to a new tag! There doesn’t seem to be any rules to this one except to answer the questions given! The ever amazing Laura over at Lauzies Lifestyle tagged me to do this!

Let’s get into these questions.

  • What game consoles have you had?

A PS2, PS3 and PS4. The first two were technically gifts to my younger brother, but we all used them. The PS4, I co-own with my lovely husband 😀

  • If you could tame any animal into being your pet, what would you pick?

A sloth. I think it would be cool to just have one around. They’re already pretty chill.

  • Are you a sexual person?

This question feels weird to answer. But I would say yes. Not in that I’m thinking about sex all the time, but I do have a good relationship and attitude to it. I think. Now I’m overthinking it…moving on.

  • Foods you despise?

Mushrooms. They have a weird rubbery texture. I can eat them if I have to though.

  • Coolest place you’ve ever visited?

So many places. I still like to go with Machu Picchu as one of my top coolest places I’ve been to.

  • Why did you first start blogging/YouTube?

Cause I wanted to. I wanted a platform of my own where I could talk about my thoughts, memories and experiences. I feel like I’ve discussed this a lot.

  • Favorite item from closet? 

It changes a lot. But right now, it’s definitely my overalls.

  • Do you prefer a backpack/big bag/small bag/just wallet?

I prefer a little shoulder bag. Big enough to fit my wallet, keys and phone.

  • Favorite video/computer/phone game?

That is too many options right there. I like many games for many reasons, and some I come back to after not playing for a while. Right now though, I’m not playing any games really. I do enjoy Sims a lot though.

  • One celebrity you would sleep with?

No one. I know I said I kinda consider myself a sexual person in the above question, but it’s personal. I wouldn’t sleep with someone I don’t know very well.

  • Favorite traits for a partner/friend?

Humour. Similar interests.

  • Your personality?

In general, I’m pretty agreeable. I don’t really like conflict. I’m fairly reserved until you get to really know me. I’ve opened up a lot more since I was younger though.

  • When’s the last time you took a risk?

Like a big risk or a small risk? Cause I sometimes stand on things I shouldn’t, like rolly chairs. Just for a bit, cause I’m short and I need to reach something. As for a big risk?…I can’t really think of anything.

  • Fashion trend you would never do?  

I don’t really know what any fashion trends are…

  • One physical trait about you that only you notice?

That damn blue dot in the corner of my head. Only cause I try hide it with my hair so not much people know about it.

  • One emotional trait about you that only you notice?

I can get annoyed pretty quickly. But I’m pretty good at not letting it show, and eventually the feeling passes.

  • 3 weird things about you off the top of your head?
  1. I’m finding it harder and harder to come up with these ‘facts’.
  2. I’ve noticed that I’ve picked up quite a few of Rory’s mannerisms
  3. I love waking up an hour early than I need to on weekdays, so I have time to blog before work
  • Favorite cheese?    

Brie

  • 3 things you use everyday that you need?

Keys, Phone, Glasses

  • Favorite you tubers/actresses/media people?

Again, such a wide selection. I’ll go with my usual picks. Emma Watson, Amy Poehler, Lin Manuel Miranda.

  • One thing that makes you happy everyday?

Food.

  • One question you wish you could get an answer to?

What’s it like to be tall?

  • Something about your childhood that affects you till this day?

People pointing out how short I am, or that I wear glasses. I’m well aware of both facts, thanks.

  • What life is all about for you?

Hanging out with the people you love, having fun, and making the most of what you’ve got.

I guess I should nominate some folks too.

Angela.

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You Deserve Flowers Tag

Ash created this tag, it’s all about gifting flowers and showing your appreciation!

Rules:

  • Set a featured image of your own choice of flowers when you post the tag.
  • Link the creator (that’s me. I’d love to see people do this tag, because expressed gratitude and flowers are just beautiful and if you’ll tag me I’ll be able to see the posts quicker.)
  • Tag the people who you appreciate and write a few lines telling them about it. Dedicate them a flower/s of your choice.
  • The people who you have tagged may now carry the tag forward or may wish not to. It’s entirely their choice.
  • There is no limit to the number of people you must tag or the number of flowers you must dedicate to a person. So go ahead, you might as well give them a garden.

Here’s the people I’d like to tag. Feel no pressure to take part, I just wanted to let you ladies know how much I appreciate you!

Hazel (Mrs S LDN) – You are so sweet and bubbly, and on a roll with all your blogging series! You deserve Gypsophilia (a.k.a baby’s breath) cause they’re elegant.

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(Photo by Suhyeon Choi on Unsplash)

Linda (Olive and Clo) – I know you’re still on a blogging hiatus, but I had to include you in this list. You are so supportive and the adventures you and Rhett go on and then share with us never fail to impress! You deserve roses cause they’re a classic.

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Cheila (Pink For Days) – You were one of my earliest blogging friends, and you never fail to make me laugh. You deserve Foxgloves, cause they sound amazing, and look majestic!

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Arundhati (The Travelling Diary of a Dippy Dotty Girl) – You were another of my earliest blogging friends, and your passion for travelling and rambles always makes me smile. You deserve heaps of saffron marigold cause I’m pretty sure they’re your favourite.

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Lyz (I Wanna Be A Lady)  – You are hardworking, creative and able to juggle so many projects at once. You’re a true inspiration. You deserve lavenders, cause they make people feel better (I think, well they do to me).

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Pamela (Starring Pamela) – My fandom buddy! I didn’t think it would be likely to meet someone who is into so many of the same fandoms as me! You’re awesome! You deserve sunflowers cause they’re summery and cheerful.

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Ella (Ella May Garrett) – You are so lovely, supportive and never cease to amaze when it comes to your blog! I know you’re having trouble with it at the moment, but you’ll figure it out eventually, and I’m here if you need a hand! You deserve cherry blossoms, cause they’re amazing and dreamy.

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(Photo by Louis Lo on Unsplash)

I’m going to stop now, but this list could literally go on forever. Basically everyone on my Have You Met series I’m appreciative of! Meeting new people and making these connections have definitely been the highlight of this blogging adventure!!

Thanks again Ash for tagging me in the first place!

Angela.

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Who Am I Tag?

So, I recently saw Azra do this tag, and it looked like so much fun! You guys may not know, but I am a huge fan of online and personality quizzes. I love to waste time on them! Okay, let’s get into it.

What is the meaning behind my name?

Angela. Comes from the Greek word Angelos, meaning messenger of gods. As a fun note, this is the top definition for Angela from Urban Dictionary

A beautiful, strong capable woman. She is very smart and she has the most gorgeous, sparkling eyes. She is shy when you first meet her but once you take the time to get to know her she is quite fun to be around. She will never usually make the first move to talk to her crush as she is too shy but will start talking once her crush takes the time to talk to her. Angela is a girl who will stand up for what is right and won’t let anyone get in her way. She also really loves sloths.

How did they know?? Haha, whoever wrote this must really like someone called Angela. But, I really do love sloths.

What is my Myers-Briggs personality type?

I’ve done this test earlier this year, and I am considered an INFJ. I took the test again, and it came up the same!

What is my Zodiac sign?

Saggitarius! Which according to this site means:

“Sagittarius is extrovert, optimistic and enthusiastic, and likes changes. They are able to transform their thoughts into concrete actions and they will do anything to achieve their goals.”

…sure.

What is my Hogwarts House?

Hufflepuff!

Apparently, we are connected to the element earth, which is why the Head of Hufflepuff is the Herbology teacher. Anyway, our traits are dedication, hard work, fair play, patience, kindness, tolerance, unafraid of toil and loyalty.

I have always considered myself a true Hufflepuff so I’m glad I was sorted into that House on Pottermore.

What are my learning styles ?

So I looked this up, and there’s seven learning styles. Visual, Aural, Verbal, Physical, Logical, Social and Solitary. I took an online test to figure out what works best for me. I always figured I learnt best visually. Here’s what my scores were:

  • Visual 13
  • Aural 5
  • Read/Write 13
  • Kinesthetic 2

So I have a multimodal learning preference, it says. I am equal in terms of visual (using diagrams and pictures) to verbal (language, both speech and writing). I do prefer to use both pictures and instructions when learning something new.

Am I a right or left brain dominant ?

I took another test, and turns out I use both sides pretty equally which is surprising. I got 42 out of 100. The smaller the number, the more left sided you are, the larger the number, the more right sided you are. If you’re in the middle, then you tend to use more of both. Neat 😀

Both your right and left hemisphere seem to have reached a level of perfect harmony – rather than trying to dominant each other, they work together to create a unique and well-balanced “you”. Your spontaneous, impulsive, and free-flowing right brain creates an exciting and adventurous world, while your left brain helps you make sense of it and keep track of everything.

What is my blood type?

A positive.

What career am I meant to have?

I took to another online test! I love doing these.

Education comes up an awful lot ? Guess I made the right call. I do love being a teacher. Something that did surprise me is that Music Therapist is on there!! Back when I studied music, I was giving serious thought to going into music therapy (except it’s too hard of a field to enter, especially in New Zealand). It’s such an interesting career choice.

Which Divergent Faction do I belong in ?

On to the next test!

I’m Divergent!! Hooray! I’m highest in Amity and Erudite, with Abnegation not too close behind. So I’m intelligent, kind/peaceful and selfless. I feel like that sums me up. I don’t think I’d fit into just any one of these factions, so a mix of the Erudite, Amity and Abnegation sounds just right 😀 I like that I’m not at all truthful or brave ?

What does my birth order say about me?

I have an older sister and a younger brother. Let’s see what the internet says about me being a middle child.

According to this site, as the middle born, I will have these characteristics:

  • People-pleasers
  • Somewhat rebellious
  • Thrives on friendships
  • Has large social circle
  • Peacemaker

I would agree with some of these. Definitely not the large social circle, I’ve always just had more a few very close friends.

That’s it for me!! I really do love taking random online personality quizzes, so this was so much fun for me. Let me know if we share any of the above personality traits! Also, if you want to do this tag, please do! It was a great way to kill some time 😀

Angela.

The Book Blogger Test

Janah nominated me for this book tag! I don’t do book tags often since I don’t read that much, but this one looked like fun, so thanks Janah!!

BLOG RULES:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog.
  • Answer the ten questions asked on this post.
  • Nominate at least five people to do the tag.
  • Let your nominees know you nominated them.

Questions:

  • What are your top 3 book pet peeves?

When a book starts off good, but then ends weird. When a book I want to borrow from the library has a really long wait list. When my kindle runs out of battery. That’s all I can think of actually.

  • Describe your favorite reading spot.

Either in bed, or in my armchair. Both places I like to be wrapped up in blankets. As long as I’m comfy and there’s a blanket nearby, it’s a favourite reading spot.

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  • Tell us 3 book confessions.

I don’t think I have any book confessions. Oh wait, I used to do that thing where you dog ear books! Until I realized that I should just use a bookmark.

  • When was the last time you cried during reading a book?

I can’t really remember. Not for a long time. I think it might be when I read The Fault in Our Stars back in 2013. That’s the last time I can clearly recall crying while reading.

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  • How many books are on your bedside table?

None. Oh, but my kindle is on my bedside table technically actually. So like 20 books I guess.

  • What’s your favorite snack to eat while you’re reading?

I don’t have a particular favourite snack while reading. I just have my regular snacks.

  • Name 3 books you would recommend to anyone.

Out of recent books, I’ll go with: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson. Yes Please by Amy Poehler. The Martian by Andy Weir.

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  • Show us a picture of your favorite book on your bookshelf.

I literally only have Harry Potter on my shelf. The rest of the books I own are all electronic.

  • Describe how much books mean to you in just 3 words.

Stories. Imagination. Dreams.

  • What is your biggest reading secret?

That I hate long books. If it’s longer than like 600 pages, then I probably won’t want to read it.

Nominations:

I’m going to leave this tag open to anyone who wants to do it!

Angela.

Beautiful Is Tag

Cassi nominated me for this tag! Thanks again lady!

Before we get into this, I need to share the opening from the original post of this tag, created by Kiya over at Flawed Silence.

We often feel ugly.

Because we’re too diverse, too unique, too incredible to be conformed to societies constructions of beautiful.

And it shouldn’t be that way.

Everyone has beauty within them.

It just takes people with an open heart to see it within you. People who don’t allow superficial ideas to cloud judgement.

I see art as a metaphor for beauty. To me art is about perception. People either fall in love with it or not. They appreciate it or not. Try to understand it or see a blank. However, we should all try and be part of a society where our perception isn’t skewed by appearance. But by morals, and character.

That’s why you are beautiful.

I see beauty within you for who you are as an individual.

Beauty shouldn’t be restrained and tied down to physical appearance. Ever.

You’re all beautiful to me.

Rules:

  1. Link back to this post in your introduction so nominees can get a brief context of the tag. In particular the opening of this post.
  2. Thank your nominee.
  3. Answer the questions (these are some difficult questions)
  4. Tag anyone and let them know – no limit on numbers
  5. Oooh tag it as beautifulistag so I can read them all!
  6. Comment I am beautiful at the end of your post
  7. SMILE BEAUTIFUL

Questions

What is your definition of beautiful?

I never know how to answer this question. Part of me draws a blank, another part either wants to make a joke or say something weird. I’m gonna go with beauty is as a feeling. That feeling is ‘wow’. It can be a person, makeup, an outfit, a view, a thing, an animal. You get what I mean?

What do you find beauty in (abstract or concrete ideas)?

Everything? Little things. Big things. People. Clothes. Environment. Nature. The sky. Comes with being a reckless optimist. I find most things beautiful.

When you think of beautiful, what are the first four things or words that come to mind? 

I mentioned them all before 😀

A song, quote or lyric that you think sums up beauty perfectly

Admire someone else’s beauty without questioning your own. Picture from here.

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Tell us seven reasons why you are beautiful

This is surprisingly hard to answer. I’m pretty happy and confident in myself. There are aspects that I would like to improve, or am insecure about. But I’ve been doing well in being confident in myself, how I look, how I present myself, and my life in general is pretty good. That’s all I can think of.

Tell us about a time someone made you feel beautiful. How did it make you feel?

Other than my wedding? I don’t know, to be honest, I just get a thrill when someone (friend or random) gives you a random little compliment. Like if it’s complimenting what you said, did or even what you’re wearing. It makes my day and gives me a boost. I try to do this more now, even though as someone shy it goes against my instinct. But sometimes I’ll randomly say “I like your shoes” or “I like your eyeliner”, and I get a happy “Thanks!” in response. Also if it’s clothes or accessories related, then I normally also find out where they get it from. That whole random support system of compliments is just beautiful in itself.

If you had to draw beautiful, how would it look?

Again, these questions kind of throw me. Beautiful is a concept, so trying to make it more concrete baffles me most of the time. Drawing beautiful to me can mean like really good artists, or I guess you could just look at Pinterest and find some nice typography for  the word Beautiful. Pinterest is awesome for that stuff.

When was the last time you highlighted someone’s beauty to them?

I mentioned this before actually. But the other day at work, I mentioned that I liked their hair. They recently dyed it back to brown as they’d had it blonde for a while but wanted to go back to their roots.

Nominees:

Feel no pressure to take part, I just had you on my mind!

This tag had some not so easy, and sometimes a little confusing questions to answer. But I gave it my best 🙂

I am beautiful.

Angela.