November 20, 2016

The Blogger Tag

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.

Favorite song?
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.

Sara Bareilles-Gravity lyrics

Blank Space by Taylor Swift live at the Grammy museum

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.

My dog Mindy

My cat Blair (photo courtesy of my sister's Instagram)

My cat 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!

Favorite celebrity?
My favorite female celebrity is Cariba Heine and my favorite male celebrity is Matthew Daddario.

Cariba Heine

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?

Xx Katie

18 comments on "The Blogger Tag"
  1. Great post, your pets are gorgeous! That's so cool that you're a lifeguard. Thanks for sharing x

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

  2. This a great post, I love knowing a little bit more about bloggers! :)

  3. I feel like we would be friends! Haha
    I love the song Gravity! Always have...
    And I'm obsessed with Taylor! ❤️
    AND, I have two cats and one of them is named Felix too! So cute! xx

    1. Aww is that where your blog name comes from?

  4. Your animals are the cutest thing I've ever seen! H&M has to be one of my favourite shops and luckily it's so accessible for me in the UK! It's crazy to think you have to travel across a border to get to one! Fab post! :) xxx

    Tania | xxx

    1. I live really close to the Canadian border so it's quicker to drive to Canada than to the nearest American mall haha!

  5. Nice to know a little bit more about you. Your pets are adorable.

  6. Your animals are beautiful. We are the same height! And I remember when Mean Girls came out, I didn't watch it when it was in the theaters, but a year later we had to watch it in one of my classes in high school to talk about cliques, bullying and stuff like that.


  7. Great post to know each other better. Loved reading it!

  8. Your pets are absolutely adorable!! <3

    Vanessa x |

  9. It's always interesting to hear more about the people behind the blog :) Thanks for sharing! I'm also a fellow TV addict XD Also your pets are so cute!

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

  10. Haha! We're the same height, high five! It's so refreshing to see someone who know Sara Bareilles, I love the song Gravity and I used to play it in loop because I get so lost in it. I know what you meant by why blog a beauty product when one don't bother to show swatches. It annoys me too but there are a couple of bloggers whom I still follow despite that because I genuinely love the way they write.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    1. She's so underrated! Sometimes really popular bloggers never include swatches, but I love their posts anyway

  11. I am like 5'2'', I wish I was a little bit taller. I look so tiny next to my husband, he's 6'2''! I'm guilty of not showing the swatches, well I try to change that but sometimes photos don't turn out right and I don't like putting the photos that I'm not happy about, but I'm trying to change that :) Your pets are so cute! I don't have any, but I've always wanted golden!

    Ela BellaWorld

  12. Great post, these questions really are different :D
    pictures of the pets are just the best :D
    I'm glad you pointed out that you want swatches in posts. I definitely need to include those...
    and am I the only one who's not crazy for Mean Girls? I like them, but I don't love them.. :D

    xo Honey - blog Royal Lifestyle - Twitter - Instagram

    1. Haha you might be! Swatches aren't a huge deal, but I'm one of those weird people who will look up swatches of a product online if they aren't already included in the post

  13. Awwww your pets are adorable!! This was a really interesting tag! X

    ♡ itsjessiejane ♡

  14. So many great answers here, I would totally pick coke as my drink choice too haha! Loved reading this post :)

    Tash x


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