Tea and a chat.

Friday, 8 August 2014

After a manic couple of weeks it feels sooo unbelievably nice to sit with a cup of tea, knowing I have the weekend stretching out ahead of me! My parents have been away on holiday, and so I've been looking after my brother (who is sick with scarlet fever- not nice) and the dog, whilst working full time, and securing my internship, and getting through mountains of paperwork for the new flat... there is light at the end of the tunnel though, I feel like it's time to stop stressing and start getting excited!

Right, are you sitting comfortably? (I know I am) I've been nominated for a Liebster Award by three lovely ladies- Maria Noell, Robin and Helen (click to see their blogs!) The idea is that you answer 11 questions about yourself before tagging 11 others (with under 200 followers) to do the same, thus sharing the blogging love and introducing new blogs to different readers. Rather than bombard you with 33 answers, I thought I'd mesh some of the questions from each blogger into one set! Here goes...

1. Favourite memory?
I used to live in Cyprus and I have very fond memories of my three years there. There isn't one memory that sticks out, just the general lifestyle of finishing school at 1:30 then going to the pool, beach or waterpark with my friends... I took all of it for granted at the time! It was a fun few years.

2. Bold lip or statement eyes?
Definitely statement eyes, although I own an unhealthy amount of lip products too! (Ahem... see last post). My favourite ever make-up item is my Naked 2 palette- it creates the perfect smokey eye and I've used it nearly every day since I got it two years ago! As you can see, it's very well loved...
 Eek. It might be time to treat myself to the Naked 3 soon!

3. What are you reading at the moment?
I've just started to read Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch. It's okay, I haven't really had a chance to properly get my teeth into it yet. It was a bit of a cheesy London purchase in a bookshop when I was last there. I do love things that are set in my favourite city (promise I'll stop talking about London one day)...

4. Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, Youtube or Vine?
I love them all (except Facebook) I'm a bit of a social media addict. I'd say Twitter and Instagram are my lost used, though!

5. What has been your favourite thing that has happened this summer?
Definitely my graduation. It was such a perfect day. You can read my post on it here if you like :)

6. What food could you eat forever?
Mac and cheese. It's my absolute favourite thing and ultimate guilty pleasure. I'm talking the real deal though, not the gross stuff out of a packet. Here's a picture of the bacon mac and cheese I made last week- I'm pretty much drooling

7. Favourite blogs?
I'm constantly finding new ones that I love to read but at the moment my top three are Hello October, The Londoner and Meg's Boutique!

8. Worst make-up or fashion mistake?
With fashion there have been too many to list (I went through both chav AND emo phases when I was younger...) but make-up would probably have to be this MAC foundation I used in my first year of uni. It was waaaay too pale for my skin and I look ill in every single picture of me wearing it. That was also the year I over-plucked my eyebrows... luckily now I know how to colour match and use a tweezer.

9. Whose concert would you love to go to?
The Cure. I would love to see The Cure. For some reason I feel like all the odds are against me on this (playing festivals years I'm at different ones, tickets selling out before I can get my hands on one, not playing in this country...) but one day. One day I'll see Robert Smith sing Pictures of You.


10. Which place would you most like to visit and why?
I'd love to go to Melbourne in Australia... I've never heard a bad thing about the place. I'd also love to visit Hong Kong, and Tokyo... to be honest if I haven't been there already I'll probably want to go and explore! I'd love to see more of America too!

11. Marmite, love it or hate it?
Love it. Especially with eggs and soldiers (I am five).

As I combined different lists I'm going to tag people to answer the same questions! I'll be tagging...
Victoria, Emily Jane, Alice, Helen, Victoria, Beri, Grace, Lulu and whoever else wants to get involved!

Posts I have planned for this weekend are an interiors wishlist and my very first proper outfit post... keep an eye out for it! x


  1. My next makeup purchase is going to be the naked pallet (3).

  2. I just bought the Tarte Rainforest after dark palette.... I should have really gone with the Naked 3. Dunno why I keep holding off. hehe

  3. I need to get another Naked palette, they are so gorgeous. I had a similar experience with MAC foundation, but it was too dark. I hope your brother gets well soon! XD

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  5. I love a good cup of tea to calm down :) I'm actually really bad with eye makeup, so I guess I'm more of a bold lip girl.