Confession: I haven't actually been tagged to do this, but I saw it on a blog recently and I thought the questions were really interesting! A lot of tags seem to repeat the same questions but this one has a lot of unique ones, which I enjoy reading and answering!
How tall are you?
I'm 5'4'', about 1.62 meters, although people tell me that I seem taller than that.
Do you have a hidden talent?
I'm really good at writing on an Etch-a-Sketch. Weird talent, I know, but I can do it without even thinking about it or looking at the screen.
Biggest blogger-related pet peeve?
It's not a huge pet-peeve, but it kind of annoys me when people don't include swatches in their reviews, especially of eyeshadow palettes or lipsticks! If you talk about how pigmented it is, I want to be able to see that.
Biggest non-blog related pet peeve?
I have a ton of pet-peeves, but I'd say my biggest one is when people slut shame or bully others. I can't stand it.
I love the song Gravity by Sara Bareilles! I also have to mention that I love Taylor Swift, I have more than 100 of her songs on my phone. I could listen to her live performance of Blank Space all day! All Too Well, Haunted, Back to December, and I Know Places are my favorite songs by her.
Favorite social media?
I'd have to say Twitter, although Instagram is a close second. Both of my usernames there are @beautyfromkatie if you want to follow me! On Twitter I'm way more active on my personal though, @1KatieJMills.
Favorite way to spend free time when alone?
Watching TV, I'm an addict. I'll watch just about anything. At the moment I'm finishing up Black Mirror on Netflix!
Favorite junk food?
Chocolate! I'm always eating chocolate chips, chocolate bars, cookies, anything I can get my hands on really.
Do you have a pet or pets? What kind and what are their names?
I have three pets, two cats and a dog. My dog is a Golden Retriever and she's getting quite old, her name is Mindy. My cats are both mixed breeds I think, they were strays. One is around four years old and her name is Blair, the other I adopted from a friend last November and his name is Felix.
Favorite fiction and nonfiction books?
I'm such a book nerd but I don't have a favorite nonfiction book! I've read a few biographies of people with various struggles (alcoholism, depression, eating disorders, etc...) but they are nowhere near the top of my list. My favorite fiction books are either the Perks of Being a Wallflower or Wuthering Heights!
Favorite beauty product or tool?
My favorite beauty product is foundation, my skin is always red so I use foundation every day to even it out. I always use brushes, I haven't found a sponge that works well for me.
When were you last embarassed? What happened?
I get embarrassed pretty easily! I think the last time was when I fell down in skating class, or maybe whenever I say the wrong answer in class.
If you could only drink one beverage (besides water) for the rest of your life what would it be?
What's your favorite movie?
Mean Girls! I remember seeing it in theaters when I was around 8. My parents were out of town and my aunts thought that because Lindsay Lohan was in it, it was a family friendly movie! I practically have it memorized by now.
What was your favorite subject in school and why?
In high school it was English because I like reading and writing. So far out of my university classes, my favorite was Abnormal Psychology. It was taught by my favorite professor and it was my most interesting class, I never wanted to skip it. Plus it will actually be useful in my career!
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Byron Bay, Australia. I love the ocean and I want to live in Australia one day! I'm planning on going to graduate school on the Sunshine Coast.
PC or Mac?
I guess a PC, I've never had a Mac.
Last romantic gesture from a crush, spouse, partner, etc?
It's been a while haha, probably the last romantic gesture would be the last date I went on!
My favorite female celebrity is Cariba Heine and my favorite male celebrity is Matthew Daddario.
What blogger do you secretly want to be best friends with?
I have no idea, there are too many to pick!
Who is your biggest inspiration?
In my personal life I'd say my mom, she's such a strong woman. A more famous choice of mine would be Audrey Hepburn, she's done a lot of amazing humanitarian work.
What is your favorite blog to read?
I like beauty blogs, big and small, but I don't have a favorite.
What is your favorite high street shop?
High street basically means lower end, I think, so I'll say TJ Maxx! I could spend hours in there. H&M is great as well, but I have to cross the border to Canada if I want to go there.
Are you in education or do you work?
I work part time as a lifeguard while I go to University, and during the summer I lifeguard and work at a tourist shop. I'm majoring in psychology and eventually I want to be a psychologist.
One thing you are proud of?
I'm happy to say that I can be proud of a lot of things! This blog, for one. I never thought I'd stick to it for this long and I've gotten so much better at it, even if there are always things that I can work on.
Feel free to tag yourself if you also like these questions, and thanks for reading! Do we have anything in common?