So I was nominated by someone who wants to remain nameless to do the little bit of everything tag! 😉 I’ve procrastinated on this a bit but here we have it. If anyone doesn’t know what it is then just type into You Tube “Little Bit Of Everything Tag” and you’ll see lots of bloggers/vloggers have uploaded their contribution. It’s a fun way to ask different bloggers the same 30 questions and see what random answers that you get! I nominate Kate Dix of Dixie Girlxox, Steve Grady of SteveGrady.org, Hollie Wakeham of Hollie Wakeham and Karen of LiverpoolLashes!! There’s a video of my vlog at the end of the post…..enjoy!! xNx
Little Bit Of Everything Blogger Tag
1. Do you keep up with the Kardashians?
I don’t keep up per se as in I don’t watch the programme, but I read a lot of papers online and celeb groups and things like that so I get to see what’s going on with them and normally keep quite up to date with them without actually watching the programme.
2. If you could have an old muscle car, which one would you choose?
The Mustang Shelby GT500 because it’s just hot! Really REALLY hot!
I wish I could say no, but I do curse like a sailor…worse…probably! There are limits to the words which I’ll use, but I have joked at times that I was going to do an outtakes video of all the little profanities that I say when things go wrong. At least the only benefit I have is that I’ve been compared to Joanna Lumley when I swear so at least I guess I sound ladylike…..I guess?
4. If your significant other gave you a ‘hall pass’, who would you use it on? Be honest.
Currently, it would be Gerard Butler because he’s a fine, FINE specimen of a gentleman! It used to be Michael Bublé because I found his voice really sexy.
5. What is one thing that you hate to admit?
Only those closest to me know that I’ve got really low self confidence, and now everyone that watches you tube does now too, but I fight against it because I want to achieve my dreams and we only have one life so we need to learn to live it. So I push myself out of my comfort zone to do these things.
6. Do you really brush your teeth in the morning and at night? Be honest.
YES, totally! I have a bit of a funny OCD about having fluffy teeth. You know when they feel manky and fluffy? I have a thing about that so it’s part of my routine, as soon as I get out of the shower I brush my teeth. If my teeth feel manky during the day I brush them again, and if I’m going out somewhere, I will brush them again!
7. What is your go-to drink at Starbucks?
I’m *whispers* not actually a fan of Starbucks. I find the coffee a bit bitter. So I prefer a Costa, and if I’m having a Costa I have a large, one shot skinny latte because I don’t like my coffee too strong, but I do like a milky coffee, because I’m a delicate little flower like that.
8. Is your current hair color your real hair colour?
I think it is? I’m pretty sure it is. I had a semi-permanent colour on it which was a red anyway. I had a semi-permanen *stutters* Semi-Permanent colour on it about 4 months ago and I’m pretty sure that all of it has washed out by now.
9. If you could swap bodies with someone, who would it be and why?
This is a bit of a tie here. Michelle Keegan and Kelly Brook. Michelle Keegan has the most amazing figure and is really toned, but Kelly Brook’s got this beautiful, nipped in, womanly figure, with a gorgeous waist and a gorgeous bust, nice curvy hips and I think she’s just the epitome of a natural beautiful woman. I think yeah, probably, Kelly Brook. Michelle Keegan if I was wearing fitted pants but Kelly Brook otherwise.
10. Have you read Fifty Shades of Grey? If so, what did you think?
I wasn’t going to read it, I was completely against it because I’d heard it was poorly written and repetitive, but every time I sat down with a new client at the time or an existing client when I was doing nails, the first thing they asked me would be “have you read 50 Shades Of Grey?”. As soon as I said “No”, the conversation seemed to stop dead so for research purposes and for the benefit of my clients I did read it when I was about 38 weeks pregnant. It was repetitive and it wasn’t the best written book that I’ve ever read, but it was addictive and I did end up reading the other 2 as well because I wanted to know how the story finished and what happened to them all. So I read all 3 and I did enjoy them and I will be going to watch the movie…..not with Hubby apparently!
11. Do you crack your knuckles?
No! Can’t stand it! It turns my stomach when anyone does it in front of me.
12. Have you accidentally text messaged someone something you were suppose to be sending to your special someone?
No, I’m dead careful with things like that but I have accidentally sent a joking abusive message, that was meant for a close friend, to a client. Which was ok actually because the client happened to also be a friend so I got away with that one and it taught me a huge lesson to be really, really careful in future.
13. Have you ever created a fake profile to creep on someone?
Not my proudest confession but yeah I did a few years ago. Bit naughty but very funny!
14. Which is your weakness- cookies or pastries?
I’m not a big fan of either. It’s the gluten-y thing, because they just make me feel rank after I’ve eaten them, but if I had to choose between the 2 of them I’d go for a croissant and a cup of coffee because it’s nicer really. Or a Pain Au Chocolat as then you get chocolate and pastry!
15. What do you love about yourself?
This is a difficult one but I guess it would be that I have a really positive attitude. I’m a big believer in kharma to the point where I always wear my Karma necklace, which is a circle, which represents what goes around comes around. I’m a big believer in that, of treating others how you want to be treated. Also I’m a big believer in Que Séra Séra and that if something is meant to be, then you can’t force it to happen if it’s not meant to, and if it is meant to happen, you can’t stop it, and it makes life a lot easier to deal with as you just go with the flow then.
16. Do you have to match your nail polish to your toe nail polish?
No not normally. I can’t remember the last time I did actually to be honest. I prefer to co-ordinate them, so they co-ordinate together but they don’t actually physically match.
17. Tell us a few things about you that people would be surprised to know about you.
I’m quite an open person so most people tend to know most things about me, but I guess, well I used to be a semi-professional singer for a number of years which was quite fun, quite funky, but I never got a night out because when everyone else got a night out I was singing. Also I used to be a Train Driver and that’s how I met my husband because he’s a Train Driver too!
Heels every single time, because I’m only 5ft 4 I’m quite small, my husband’s over 6ft, and I think you walk better in heels. I think most people do, you tend to sashay in heels, where as I clump a bit in flats. Which isn’t very ladylike or elegant really!
19. If you could do anything for one day and money wasn’t an option, how would you spend your day? Dream big.
I thought about this one quite a bit and initially I thought like a beautiful desert island in Barbados with a waiter service and then I realised, actually, if I could do absolutely anything, it would be to go to Space. I think to experience the zero gravity, to see the Earth from Space would be amazing. We get very wrapped up in our lives sometimes and forget to see the bigger picture and I think that would help you realise the bigger picture. To see the stars from Space with no lights disturbing them would be breathtaking! Well I think so anyway!
20. What was the last YouTube video you watched?
It was one on creating make up organisers by EnKoreMakeup and I think it’s absolutely fantastic. A little bit fiddly but I think he’s created a great way of doing it and I’ve got the same makeup drawers which are Helmer from Ikea as he has, so I will get round to doing this at some point because I’m really OCD and I love everything being organised. It makes me happy inside 😉
21. Do you have road rage?
Not all the time, only for road hoggers. I spend quite a lot of time driving up and down the country and my biggest bugbear is people sitting in the outside lane trundling at 50mph when they could pull into the other lanes. As it’s illegal to undertake, I don’t undertake and so I’m sat behind them with the other 2 lanes clear. That really does tend to get my goat and also when you tend to see someone driving quite poorly, and you go passed them and they’re on there phone….that…really….bugs me. If it’s that important, pull over and answer it. So there you go, rant over!
22. What is your favorite Rock ‘n’ Roll song?
I’d say rock as opposed to Rock & Roll, but it would have to be “Welcome To The Black Parade” by My Chemical Romance. I loved it when it first came out, I love all the different feels in the song and every time I hear it, still now, I just can’t help myself singing and dancing. It’s a bit of a sad dance, a bit of a mum dance, but I love it! It evokes good emotions in me.
23. Who was your first kiss? Do you still talk to them?
First kiss would have been Gareth Maxwell, in high school (sorry Gareth!) we were about 13 or 14 I think, and do I still talk to him? I don’t talk to him per se but he is on my Facebook so we do comment on each other’s stuff from time to time.
24. If you could have one YouTubers closet whose would it be?
Well it wouldn’t actually be a you tuber, it would be a blogger and it would be “5 inch And Up” because I love her style. It’s elegant, and quirky and beautiful, I just love it. I would pick her closet. Maybe in a bigger size though to fit me!
25. If you could have one YouTubers makeup collection, whose would it be?
In a heartbeat, Hollie Wakeham because she’s just got fabulous makeup. I love what she does in the tutorials and her videos so yeah, it would be her.
26. Do you have a nickname?
I have many nicknames. Some repeatable, some not on camera. Normally they consist of Ginge, which is really imaginative! Nat, Tash, I have one friend that calls me “Big G” which I was initially offended by, but she informed me it was because I was Gangsta, and as you can probably tell listening to me and watching this video, I am very Gangsta!
27. What do you think is the best thing about your YouTube channel?
I would hope it’s achievable and accessible. Whilst I’m a professional nail tech and beauty therapist, I hope that what I teach, anyone can have a go at. They have the confidence to give it a go because I hope that I explain things clearly and simply for them.
28. How many cars have you had? What were they?
They’re not the most funky array of cars but my first car was a Vauxhall Nova. Not the really groovy, racing type, but the really sad one with the saloon and lots of rust holes all over it. Then I had a VW Passat which I thought was the absolute bees knees because it was big and I felt grown up in it. Then I had a Rover Metro because it was cheap insurance and I was young. Then I had….. what did I have then? Oh I had a few Ford Escorts, they were really, really bad! Then you can tell when I had kids because I ended up with a Ford Galaxy, then a Ford C-Max, and both of them were atrocious. Now I have a Mini Countryman which has been my favourite car so far, because it’s like a Mini but on steroids, it’s like “GRRRRRR”. *cue weird hand gestures and facial expressions!* I really like it and I can fit all the kids in it, which helps because you can’t leave any of them behind anywhere, well not legally anyway!
29. What’s your favorite pizza?
I don’t tend to eat pizza because I’m gluten sensitive and it makes me feel “BLEURGH”, but I love a chicken kebab with salad. NB, the best chicken kebab i’ve ever had is from here.
30. If you could only have 1 lipstick for the rest of your life which lipstick would you choose?
I do have quite a lot of lipsticks but I’d go for a lip coating and what it would actually be would be Benefit Benetint which is more designed for your cheeks as a cheek stain, but I find it’s lovely on your lips and I’m wearing it at the moment with a slick of lipgloss over it. I think it gives your lips a really natural, beautiful blush and it lasts most of the day even when you put “stuff” over it. So that’s one of my sort of go to products when I only have a quick couple of minutes to apply a slick of makeup before the school run, I normally use that on my lips as it stops me looking like a corpse really, which with my colouring, happens quite frequently!