A-Z Of Me

Hey guys! I haven’t done a personal post like this for a while, so today I thought I’d share with you, the A-Z of me!

Animals | I have 4 cats, who you have met HERE and HERE, 2 Chinchillas, Ophelia and Belle, 2 Bunbuns, Hemingway and Jack, and a Guinea Pig, Trevor!

Bags | I absolutely love collecting bags. Especially those that are almost too small to be sensible.

Creative with manipulating letter to be other letters, for example, fairy lights | I’ve mentioned it before, but as a blogger I am contractually obliged to have fairy lights in my room, and covering at least 3 feet of space in other places.

Derren Brown | Have I ever mentioned that I’m something of a fan? Because I’m a fan. I’ve seen his stage shows Infamous and Miracle, and I can’t recommend seeing him live enough.

Elephants | I really love elephants, especially on jewellery, I’ve just always been drawn to jewellery with elephants on it, I couldn’t tell you why.

Family Guy | Family Guy and I have been together for years, I can’t imagine live without it.

GCABray | Myself and my pal GCABray are putting together a weekly podcast series for this month, live every Friday!

Hands | I’ve been really interested in and loved practising nail art designs for years.

I | could eat nothing but edamame, spring onion and salt for days.

Japan | As you guys already know, Japan has been my dream holiday destination for a long time now.

Killjoy | Sometimes I can’t think of enough facts about myself when doing posts like these.

London Town | I can’t call London anything other than London Town now, I wish I knew why. Great place though.

MJ | Again, I’m sure you guys know that I’m a Michael Jackson fan.

Nuggets | I love anything in a nugget form. Chicken nuggets, Golden Nuggets, my cats who are all tiny nuggets.

Oh my god how many dresses do you own?! | I own 24 dresses. Even I didn’t know it was that many!

Purple | My favourite hair colour to have is purple, but it fades to quickly for me to keep it long-term.

Qwerty | So many files on my computer are called QWERTY and QWERTYASDF because I can’t be bothered to label them correctly. I know, I despise myself.

Reciting | I can recite a 9 minute beat poem off by heart. But only in an Australian accent. (For those interested, it’s Tim Minchin’s Storm)

Same, girl | I know all of the words to Same Girl by R. Kelly and Usher

Tidy | I love tidying, I know, I’m one of those people. I like doing it, and I love seeing the results.

Untidy | When I’m stressed or sad though, the tidiness kinda disappears.

Vexed | I love practising and watching magic and illusions. One of my favourite quotes is, “You never understood why we did this. You really don’t know? It was… it was the look on their faces…”

Wager | I like proposing wagers a LOT, but I will always bet a pound.

Xylose | Too much sugar can give me intense headaches and migraines.

You call yourself a blogger?! | I have only very recently tried avocado (#bloggerconfessions) and I really liked it!

Zoolander | What is this? A school for ANTS?!

I hope you guys enjoyed this post. It was actually a lot of fun to put together, so I nominate anyone that wants to do this post, to do it! I couldn’t believe how difficult it was for me to find information that I haven’t already shared, oh the stress of sharing on the interwebs.

I’d love to get to know you guys more too, so leave 2 facts about yourself in the comments below!

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Would You Rather?

Hey guys! I haven’t done a tag in a while, so today I was looking for a new and fun one to do, and found this “Would You Rather” beauty one, so without further adieu, here we go with the questions!

1.Would you rather go out with messy hair and nice make-up or Nice hair and no make-up?

Messy hair and nice makeup is like my go-to on the daily.

2.Would you rather shave your eyebrows or have your eyelashes fall out?

I would rather have to wear falsies everyday than draw my eyebrows on!

3.Would you rather be forced to shop at only MAC or Sephora for the rest of your life?

Sephora I guess because there is much more choice and I could shop around.

4.Would you rather wear lipgloss/lipliner look or 80’s perm?

I think that the lipgloss/lipliner look can work with the right colours and blending, so I’d go for that one.

5.Would you rather leave the house with an obvious foundation line or overdone blush?

I would rather neither or these, come on now!

6.Would you rather wear MC Hammer pants or biker shorts in public?

MC Hammer pants, for sure.

7.Would you rather have a bad orange-y spray tan or really weird tan lines that can’t be covered?

Weird tan lines, it’d make for an interesting story.

8.Would you rather have a bad haircut or bad hair colour?

Aaaaaaaaaaaah, a bad hair colour I guess.

9.Would you rather have YouTube or Twitter taken away forever?

Twitter, because there is so much amazing content on YouTube that I like to watch daily.

10. Would you rather give up using makeup brushes or mascara?

Mascara because that wand can’t flawlessly blend for me!

That’s it for this tag, it’s quite fun and different from other tags that I’ve done, so if you enjoyed it, be sure to give it a go yourself!

Let me know how you would’ve answered some of these questions in the comments!

100 Questions No One Asks

Hey guys! Today I thought I’d throw it back with a good old fashioned tag, so today I’m answering the 100 questions that no one ever asks! I don’t want to make this intro too long because this post is super long itself, so here we go!

1: Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?

I don’t have closets in my room, but they would be closed when I sleep, seems creepy to keep them open.

2: Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel?

I don’t, don’t really feel compelled to

3: Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?

Tucked in at the bottom of the bed, untucked everywhere else

4: Have you ever stolen a street sign before?

Never ever

5:  Do you like to use post-it notes?

Sometimes, they can have their uses, but I only really use my ‘Crap’ ones.

6: Do you cut out coupons but then never use them?

I only ever have/use McDonalds and Subway coupons, so there’s that

7: Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of a bees?

What kind of sadist question is this?! A swarm of bees, I guess?!

8: Do you have freckles?

Nope

9: Do you always smile for pictures?

Not always, obviously some pictures call for hilarious poses

10: What is your biggest pet peeve?

Probably just when people are unrelentingly negative, who has the time/energy for that?!

11: Do you ever count your steps when you walk?

I do! Is this an actual thing that other people do too?! PLEASE TELL ME YOU DO IT TOO

12: Have you ever peed in the woods?

I have not

13: What about pooped in the woods?

I also have not, but I don’t think I’ve ever been in the woods

14: Do you ever dance even if there’s no music playing?

Almost always

15: Do you chew your pens and pencils?

I think I do when I’m stressed about something

16: How many people have you slept with this week?

No people, only cats

17: What size is your bed?

I’ve got a double bed

18: What is your Song of the week?

My song for this week is going to be Big Sean’s IDFWU

19: Is it okay for guys to wear pink?

Of course

20: Do you still watch cartoons?

If Fam Guy counts then hellz yas

21: What’s your least favourite movie?

Alvin & The Chipmunks, The Squeakquel

22: Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some?

Incredibly sneaky, well done.

23: What do you drink with dinner?

Diet Lemonade is my drink of choice

24: What do you dip a chicken nugget in?

Ketchup, BBQ sometimes to change things up

25: What is your favourite food?

See above.

26: What movies could you watch over and over and still love?

The Great Gatsby, Fight Club, Coraline, Deja Vu, Most Disney films too

27: Last person you kissed/kissed you?

Ginger drooled on me earlier, does that count?

28: Were you ever a boy/girl scout?

I was not

29: Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine?

I’d like to think I’d have to confidence to do something like that, but probably not

30: When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?

I can’t remember, maybe during school?

31: Can you change the oil on a car?

I don’t know where oil goes in a car, so no.

32: Ever gotten a speeding ticket?

No I have not

33: Ever ran out of gas?

Yes I had to push my Dad’s car once.

34: Favourite kind of sandwich?

Chicken salad

35: Best thing to eat for breakfast?

Bacon

36: What is your usual bedtime?

No earlier than 12

37: Are you lazy?

Almst nevr

38: When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween?

A pumpkin

39: What is your Chinese astrological sign?

I’m a woodpig

40: How many languages can you speak?

5

41: Do you have any magazine subscriptions?

No I don’t

42: Which are better legos or lincoln logs?

Lee logs, for sure

43: Are you stubborn?

No. You don’t want to fight me on this one.

44: Who is better…Leno or Letterman?

I don’t watch either, so I have no preference.

45: Ever watch soap operas?

I like to have them on in the background if I’m working.

46: Are you afraid of heights?

Only if there’s a risk of falling.

47:Do you sing in the car?

Almost always.

48:Do you sing in the shower?

Almost always.

49: Do you dance in the car?

Almost always.

50: Ever used a gun?

No.

51: Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?

12th Feb

52: Do you think musicals are cheesy?

Absolutely not.

53: Is Christmas stressful?

When you get older, yes.

54: Ever eat a pierogi?

I haven’t.

55: Favourite type of fruit pie?

Blackberry?

56: Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?

Chiropractor

57: Do you believe in ghosts?

Not really, unless they try to talk to me.

58 : Ever have a Deja-vu feeling?

Occasionally, yes.

59: Take a vitamin daily?

I don’t

60: Wear slippers?

Almost always.

61: Wear a bath robe?

Almost always.

62: What do you wear to bed?

Fleecy, flannel, cat pyjamas.

63: First concert?

Maybe a Christmas tribute to the Blues Brothers.

64: Wal-Mart, Target or Kmart?

I think Target would be for me.

65: Nike or Adidas?

I definitely don’t have a preference.

66: Cheetos Or Fritos?

Cheetos

67: Peanuts or Sunflower seeds?

Peanuts for me, sunflower seeds for a gerbil.

68: Ever hear of the group Tres Bien?

I hadn’t, but I love that they’re Swedish.

69: Ever take dance lessons?

I’ve been to 2 salsa classes, so I guess you can say I’m a professional.

70: Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing?

Well he’s currently working as an illusionist, so I’d assume he’ll continue doing that.

71: Can you curl your tongue?

Yes

72: Ever won a spelling bee?

I have never entered a spelling bee.

73: Have you ever cried because you were so happy?

Almost always.

74: Own any record albums?

I do have quite a few from my parents.

75: Own a record player?

I don’t, but I would love to!

76: Regularly burn incense?

Nooooo!

77: Ever been in love?

Once or twice.

78: Who would you like to see in concert?

KP or Beyonce

79: What was the last concert you saw?

I can’t remember

80: Hot tea or cold tea?

HOT TEA DAMMIT

81: Tea or coffee?

Tea usually, coffee when desperate.

82: Sugar or snickerdoodles?

Sugar

83: Can you swim well?

Well, I can swim.

84: Can you hold your breath without holding your nose?

Not underwater

85: Are you patient?

Depends on what I’m waiting for

86: DJ or band, at a wedding?

A band would be lovely

87: Ever won a contest?

I have! I won tickets to see Derren Brown!

88: Ever have plastic surgery?

Maybe if the future calls for it, who knows

89: Which are better black or green olives?

No olives.

90: Can you knit or crochet?

I can french knit!

91: Best room for a fireplace?

Living room.

92: Do you want to get married?

Not to my living room.

93: If married, how long have you been married?

25 years

94: Who was your HS crush?

I didn’t have one

95: Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way?

Almost always.

96: Do you have kids?

11

97: Do you want kids?

Maybe when I’m older

98: What’s your favourite colour?

My favourite colours are orange and lahhhhhhhhhvender.

99: Do you miss anyone right now?

Sawyer and My.

100. Something that happened to you in middle school.

Well when I was in ‘middle school’ (that’s years 6-8 for us in the UK) one of my friends smashed a window at school by throwing a ball at it.


That’s it for this tag, I hope you guys enjoyed it, you definitely deserve a prize for making it to the end!

Share 2 facts about yourself in the comments below!

10 Things That Make Me Happy

Who doesn’t love a big ol’ dose of happiness? I saw posts like this floating around on a couple of blog post idea lists, and I thought it sounded like fun, and a little way for you guys to get to know me better. So today I’m sharing 10 things that make me happy with you guys!

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Big groups of people being brought together

I mean most people that know me well will be able to tell you just how hilarious this fact is. I really love seeing people being brought together by things, be it through events such as music festivals, going to see a theatre show, or joining in a holi-themed festival. My own brother can make me cry by saying the word “crowds” to me. So yeah, it’s kind of a huge flaw in my otherwise very harsh, unloving and cold mystique.

Upside down kittens

I mean, who isn’t brought to near-tears by a cat who has fallen asleep and rotated their head completely upside down? Just me? Well you guys are missing out, like forreal.

My Friends

This does sound really cheesy and cliche, but I swear it; I have the greatest, most supportive friends in the entire universe. They always seem to be right there when I need them, with the best advice and shoulders to cry on. I owe a lot to them all. Soppiness.

Chicken Nuggets

Obvious. Offer to buy me chicken nuggets and we’re kinda best pals for life.

Seeing the moon

I just seem to find seeing the moon wherever I am quite comforting. No matter how far from home I am, no matter what happens each day, the moon will always come back. Plus it’s really gorgeous, like seriously we should all appreciate it more.

Cute/fluffy socks

These are something I seem to how low key-collected over the past few years. They are just so cosy and lovely, and there are endless pretty and insanely cute designs, so you appreciate them on both a comfort, and aesthetic level too.

Rilakkuma (& Korilakkuma) (also Pusheen tho) ((and Gudetama omg))

Aren’t all of these guys just insanely adorable though? Look at Rilakkuma and tell me you don’t want to smile. LOOK AT HIM. I think I have a very soft spot in my heart for Korilakkuma because I pronounce it like Corinne-akkuma in my head, so we’re like soul mates or something. And Pusheen is a cat, so what’s not to love? (Gudetama is like my lazy spirit animal/egg)

Vintage cameras

I’ve recently discovered a deep love for not only owning vintage cameras, but learning how to properly use them, it must feed into my passion for photography and general composition of shots.

Big Band music

Perhaps feeding into my love for the general 1950’s and vintage style, I do love hearing a big band or orchestra performing live. In fact, I actually think it feeds into my weird thing with crowds and people being brought together, gotta be honest.

Deadpool

No wait, Ryan Reynolds. No it’s Deadpool. Ryan. Deadpool… Reynolds. Both, oh my dear god.


That’s it for my quick list of 10 things that make me happy, let me know in the comments some unique things that make you happy too!

‘Get To Know Me’ Tag

Hey guys, today I thought I’d do a fun q&a-style tag, so quite literally, you guys could get to know me better! So here we go!

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Are you named after anyone?

My middle name is my great-grandmothers name, so I count that as a yes.

When was the last time you cried?

Today

Do you have kids?

I don’t.

If you were another person, would you be friends with yourself?

I’d like to think so, but if I’d still be like myself, we’d probably be too similar to stand one another.

Do you use sarcasm a lot?

Nooooooooooo, I would never use such a thing.

Would you ever bungee jump?

Hells yes I would!

What’s your favourite cereal?

Golden Nuggets.

What’s the first thing you notice about people?

Their face? I mean, it depends on whether or not you’re being introduced to them or you just see them on the street.

What’s your eye colour?

Blue

Scary movie or happy endings?

Scary movies for evenings with pals, happy endings for life and massages.

Favourite smells?

Windscreen cleaner, Roasts, Fresh cotton

Summer or winter?

Summer during summertime, Winter for wintertime

Computer or television?

Computer

What’s the furthest you’ve been from home?

I can’t quite remember, but I do recall saying “Oh my God, I can’t believe it…”

Do you have any special talents?

I can find anything lavender-coloured worryingly fast.

Where we you born?

I was born in the South-West of the UK (Plymouth)

What are your hobbies?

Does blogging count as a hobby to the blog itself? But also just writing in general, and drawing.

Do you have any pets?

I have cats, bunbuns, chincillas, a guinea pig, goldfish and gerbil.

Favourite movie?

Aaaaah, Deja Vu.

Do you have any siblings?

I have a younger brother

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Young.


That was actually a surprisingly long tag! I hope you guys feel like you got to know me a little bit better, I certainly enjoyed answering these questions! I tag anyone who hasn’t done this tag yet to do it, so I’m expecting to see some of these floating around soon guys!

I want to get to know you guys better too, so let me know 2 facts about you in the comments!

Sweater Weather Tag

Fotor01011221215I’ve been nominated by the lovely Rebecca from Waves Of Thought to do the Sweater Weather tag, so today I’m sharing my answers with you guys!


Favourite Candle Scent?

My favourite year-round scent is definitely Fresh Linen, it can’t be beaten! But particularly for fall, I love cosy scents, ironically like Bath & Body Works’ ‘Sweater Weather’!

Coffee, Tea or Hot Chocolate?

I love all three, but for this time of year, hot chocolate all the way!

What’s the best fall memory that you have?

Everything. Every memory. Every year oh my word. From Christmas, to Fireworks night, Halloween and Thanksgiving. But if I had to pick just one I’d say my Halloween when I was 8, because that’s when I got Tabs and Ginge.

Which make-up trend do you prefer: dark lips or winged eyeliner?

Winged eyeliner all of the way. Though I do adore dark lips, I wear winged eyeliner with almost every makeup look I do.

Best Fragrance for fall?

I like fruity and floral fragrances all year long, so anything like Katy Perry’s Meow or Ari by Ariana Grande.

Favourite Thanksgiving food?

Honey. Roasted. Vegetables.

What is autumn weather like where you live?

Autumn weather where I live is mostly perfect, and quite picturesque really. Crispy orange leaves on the floor, bright mornings and beautiful sunsets. But I can’t hide the fact that it does rain, both heavily and annoyingly drizzly.

Most worn sweater?

I don’t really wear a lot of sweaters, but I do like wearing oversized ones for lounging about the house.

Football games or jumping in leaf piles?

Jumping in a pile of leaves, for sure!

Favourite type of pie?

I know this question is intended to be a fruity/autumnal pie, but all I can think of is chicken pie, so we’re going with that.

What song really gets you into the fall spirit?

Since Katy Perry’s Prism came out this time last year, I guess I really associate that album with this time of year especially. But I’m a sucker for Christmas music, I’ll probably start blasting that on Nov 1st…

Is pumpkin spice worth the hype?

This year is actually the first year I’ve experienced pumpkin spice, and I can safely say, yes it is. It takes a little getting used to, but it is perfect for fall.

I nominate:

Karen from Confetti & Curves

Egypt from A Girl Named Egypt

Jessica from Miss Influential


And that’s it! I hope you guys enjoyed this post, I certainly did because I’m obsessed with his time of year!

Ask Corinne Q&A

That’s right it’s only another bloomin’ Q&A isn’t it?!

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Do you think your blog is successful?

There’s no un-awkward way to answer this one. So long as I’m enjoying creating content, I feel my blog is successful. The day I no longer enjoy it or want to talk about it, then it’s definitely not a success.

What’s your favourite product in your make-up bag right now?

My Collection felt eyeliner, no question.

What’s your favourite Cards Against Humanity card?

Five Dollar Footlongs™

Name 3 things you love unconditionally

My cats, my humility, and myself.

What are you listening to right now?

I’m actually listening to this right now.

Do you have any guilty pleasures?

Justin Bieber. I never expected this to happen. It just did.

Do you enjoy gardening?

It makes me so excited, I practically wet my plants.

What does your last text say?

“Love you too, will talk later” – Oooh how scandalous.

What is your favourite kind of blog post to write and read?

For me, the easiest types of posts to write are ones that are centered around something that I feel really strongly about, because they don’t need to be planned and drafted that far in advance, I can just sit at my computer and write to  my hearts content, ensuring that I get everything I want to say out. Such posts as The Truth Behind Being A Journalism Student, Don’t Censor The F-Word and Six Smalls Steps To Happiness.

What’s your most popular blog post?

For quite a while, simply because of statistics, it was my January Favourites, but now it is How To Style: A Black Skater Skirt, tied with my Fishtail Tutorial.

Do you think musicals are cheesy?

Not even a little bit.

What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world and do you have any idea how you’d go about it?

 I’d simply like to have more people be understanding. That really is it. I think that, as people, we all get very wrapped up in ourselves, which is just human nature really, we’ve all evolved by having to look out for ourselves, and not get too wrapped up in what other people are thinking and feeling. It was simply to better our chances of survival. But now that we aren’t under threat, we can afford to open our minds to how others are feeling. I think I’d become some kind of group speaker, or just hold a mass televised event that everyone was required to watch. Even then that’s a bit too ambitious.
 
 Do you collect anything?
I don’t consciously collect anything really, I just obviously have more of some things than others, but no I don’t.

What was your dream job when you were 16?

Owning a record label.


And that’s it for today’s Q&A, I know that a lot of these answers were quite short, but I didn’t get a lot of prying questions, or any requiring an in-depth answer. Let me know if you’d like more posts like these!