I teach, I dance, I blog, I cook: that would be me in a nutshell. Weren’t it that I also am a fervent visitor of concerts, read more books than I can count, listen to more music than I can keep track of and love a good workout too. I love languages, go to museums from time to time and I love fashion and beauty. Because I have so many interests and I try to cram them all into this blog, I hardly ever have space to allow for a more personal note. I thought it was high time for me to say a bit about myself again. So today, I am filling in the ‘Life in 20 questions tag’. I hope you enjoy!
Make up play time!
1. Favorite color?
Red. It’s been my favorite color since I was a little girl. I love wearing red lipstick, my phone cover is red, there are red accents in my home, and most of the time red dresses are my favorite ones to wear. I am attracted to red like a moth to a flame.
2. Favorite number?
Pfff. I don’t really have one? The first thing that pops into my head is 12. Don’t ask why!
3. Dream job?
In a way I have my dream job already: teaching has always been a goal in my life career wise. However, I would like to do something more creative (hence the blog ;-)) in the long run, but right now I am happy where I am at.
4. Where do you see yourself living some day?
I would love to live in New York or London. Even if it is just for a month or two. But for now my goals are a bit closer to home: I hope to have an apartment all to myself in the next 4 – 5 years.
5. Favorite way to travel?
Trains. I take them every day. Even though they also cause me a lot of headaches, I love how I can take that time to read a book, gather my thoughts and just relax.
6. What do you love to do in your spare time?
I mentioned a bit in my intro of course. But one thing I never skip, unless I really really have to, is dance class. I also love my workouts at the gym and so realistically it is those things that I do most often and regularly when I am home. Blogging is of course also a major hobby. And right now it’s just that: a hobby and I think I like it that way.
7. Favorite place to shop for clothes?
H&M, Topshop, Urban Outfitters, Forever 21 & Asos. H&M is easy to get a hold of for me. Topshop has the best jeans. Urban Outfitters I go to for finding my more special pieces. Forever 21 do some good basics and I love their dresses. Asos is also great to find dresses and some different brands that are not easy to find anywhere else.
8. Which band would you like to see live?
I’ve seen so many already! But one band on my bucket list is Pearl Jam. But I would like to see them in a show of their own, not a festival. And the problem is that tickets sell out very fast. Oh and I’d love to see Robbie Williams some time.
9. Favorite tea?
Green tea (no brand in particular), anything with mint (if it has mint I’ll try it), Pukka Lemon Ginger & Honey tea, Whittard of Chelsea Spice Imperial loose leaf tea, Twinings Yunnan black tea, Celestial Seasonings Sleepy Time tea, and I like a good earl grey from time to time. But yeah, I’m a tea junkie, so this shouldn’t come as a surprise.
10. Do you collect anything?
CDs, books, make up, clothes, shoes, nail polish… Yup, I’m a hoarder, but I do go through phases. Make up and books are the predominant collections right now, but last month I was more into CDs and the month before that I was more into clothes and nail polish. It goes in cycles I guess.
11. I can’t sleep without…
having cleared my head before bed time. If I have too much milling around it won’t work. Other than that I can’t sleep unless I apply lip balm and hand cream.
12. What would you do if you got 1 million euros and got to keep it all to yourself?
I would shop of course, but most of it would be spend on quitting my job for a year or 2 and traveling the world. I would just travel until I would run out of money, come back home and start my normal life again. Oh and I’d probably want to spend some of that money on buying an apartment.
13. Favorite brand of make up?
Dior and MAC but I am also creating a love for Bobbi Brown at the moment. Yup, this girl has expensive taste. I used to love Benefit, but since they don’t really sell the lightest shades of their face make up over here, I have kind of steered away from it. But I do still love their range. Budget wise I am thinking I love Catrice the best followed by Barry M for nail polish. High end nail polish I will have to go with OPI.
14. Favorite sweet treat?
Tony Chocolony Salted caramel chocolate, Reeses peanut butter bar (just the bars, not the cups!), choc chip cookies, NY cheese cake (homemade), Peanut caramel stack from Starbucks. I have a major sweet tooth!
15. Favorite season?
Spring? However, this year, spring is anything but fun. It’s cold and windy and rainy and just blah. May is almost gone and we have had 5 nice days so far it seems and all 5 of them I was stuck indoors teaching. *sulks in a corner*
16. Do you sleep with your door closed or open?
17. Why did you start blogging?
Because I wanted to write as I was missing it after having to write countless essay at uni. And I love to write so there you go.
18. Do you have subscriptions to any magazines?
Yes, I just cancelled my trial subscription to Harper’s Bazaar, but I still have Elle and Marie Claire.
19. What did you do last night at midnight?
Eh I am writing this on a day earlier than it is going up, but I am guessing that I will either just have returned home or I was still on my way home from a concert. I won free tickets to see Portico! And last night (so Friday that is) I was coming up with new blog ideas. Don’t know why, but that always hits me on Friday nights.
20. Favorite perfume?
Balenciaga Florabotanica. It is the first perfume I have ever purchased of which I regret not buying a bigger size. If I have a signature scent, it would be this one. I would be very sad to see this being discontinued.
That’s it! 20 questions about me. I hope you got to know me a little bit better and feel free to fill in the tag yourself.