Monday, 20 October 2014

The Self Love Tag!

1. What does self-love mean to you?
I suppose it's simply being content, happy and proud of the person you are. It doesn't necessarily have to mean in a physical way, quite the contrary, more so loving the way you act/feel towards the world. I strive to be a good, wholesome person. I am modest about things I feel you should be modest about to the point where some call me a prude (don't care!). I also love how caring and considerate I am :) 

2. What is your favorite way to pamper yourself?
Hmm. A bath. I have them often but a candle lit, Lush product filled bath is a special one. I also enjoy getting to read in bed as it's a rare occasion when I find myself able to do so. 

3. What are your three favorite hobbies/pastimes that make your soul feel on fire?
1) Sitting in a bird hide for hours photographing wildlife! Just appreciating the simple beauty of a tree cheers me up so much. 
2) Working out. I don't much anymore because of my asthma but there is nothing better than the feeling of adrenaline after a high powered workout. Or actually, even just hiking! 
3) Driving!! 

4. What movie always puts you in a good mode when you're not in the greatest mood?
Anything that's funny enough to guarantee I won't cry. More difficult than you would think...

5. Who do you trust so much that you would easily believe in anything and everything they said?
The same people I always say. Parents and Jake. 

6. What quote totally motivates you?
Oh so many Disney ones! Actually these > 5 Inspirational Disney Quotes ;)

7. When was the last time you took yourself on a date? What did you do?
Oh it's been a while since a Lush bath, pamper kind of date! Practically daily I take time to watch a movie or something and I'm lucky I have the luxury to do so. But now that we have moved we only have a shower making bath bomb, reading time a little bit difficult...

8. What make-up or beauty products makes you feel like a million bucks?
Ah. Hmm. I dunno. Not one in particular... I don't like that phrase as it is but it takes all my make up to come together and make me feel comfortable.

9. What is the last thing you did for someone else that made you feel amazing?
It always makes me feel awful when I can't think of an answer for these types of questions because I swear I am a good person! lol Long time readers will know the charity events I have done and hopefully can just tell that I am amazing and nice and caring and stuff :D

10. Do you feel comfortable with and without make-up on?
If I don't have to leave the house I do. Or if my skin is behaving like the one time a year that it does.

11. What piece of advice would you give a child about to grow up with the pressures of today's media and its crushing expectations?
To have a mind of your own for goodness sake!! Never, ever did the media bother me. It was the bullies that got to me and I know how hard it is to try and be strong. Without bringing my 'bullied' story into it and fishing for sympathy, I found that it's your peers actions and opinions that are more effective towards unrealistic expectations of 'cool', 'normal' and who fits in. 
These days the media broadcasts everything, all types, colours, sizes and abilities of people - just look at kids tv shows like Ceebeebies for example. They'll be fine!

12. What song puts you in a good mood every time?

13. What is the best advice someone gave you or you realized about life?
That happiness is a choice. (Name the person that quote belongs to!) Over the past 4/5 years this advice has completely changed my attitude..well most of the time. You can't choose what situations life throws at you but you can choose how you react to it. 

14. Who makes you giggle like a giggle monster?
I am never any type of monster!

15. What is something about society that bugs you that you wish didn't?
Can I answer everything? I am awful at being in public because there are so many things that annoy me about people. Actually, I want to say I hate that testing products on animals is still acceptable in our society. It's 2014 for goodness sake and there are obviously alternatives because there are many companies that are cruelty free so you have no excuses, you awful, abusing, yucky, poo head companies!! 

16. What is one of your favorite things to do on the weekends?
Spend time with Jake watching Netflix because he doesn't work most weekends! And go on adventures. Duh. 

17. What is something you're really proud of that you've done?

18. What is one of your favorite memories with one of your friends?
When I first was getting into photography, my best friend was an awesome model. The day I took this photo was a lovely time but it's not only this day that I treasure. Despite her being very poorly indeed she was always the most enthusiastic person towards anything we did. Days shopping in Edinburgh or Newcastle, nights out dancing and partying, my 18th birthday were we partied for like a week. I miss her every single day. 

19. What advice would you give someone who needs a boost in confidence?
Get a dog. haha No but they really are the best cure for many things and such good friends. I really dunno what to tell you because I'm not the most confident person myself. I know it easier said than done but you really have to try and not care what anyone else thinks.

20. Lastly, how do you plan on investing in self-love?
Taking care of my body through getting enough sleep (oh that is not a problem!) eating healthily (I'm working on it) and doing the things I like to do :)

This seems a super long tag but I thought it was different from alot I had seen, we can always use more positivity and love in the world though right? I hope you enjoyed it.
I now tag - Tess, AftabJemmaAmyDee and Rebecca! Hope you guys do it :)


  1. Aw this is such a lovely tag! I might do this one too! Abi :)

    1. Oh you should! I tag you too now so you HAVE to! haha :D


  2. Ooh thanks for tagging me gorgeous! This tag is lovely ^__^ I'll do this on my blog this week. I looove your chosen Disney quotes! Especially The Lion King one and the Alice In Wonderland one! :)

    Jemma xx

    1. No problemo, I can't wait to read your answers!
      I need to do a part 2 of that quotes thing as there are so many amazing ones from Disney.


  3. Thanks for tagging me hun! xx And you are totally right it is quite different :)
    Your answers are really lovely and honest.

    Hope you're good xx

    Tess x

    1. Isn't it?! I though it was a really nice tag and something I'd love to read from others. That's one thing you can count on here - honesty ;)

      I am fab! Hope you are too <3


  4. Awesome post! I agree that animal testing should not be legal! I hate that people think it's okay just because they're not human. Uh, they still feel things. They're still living. And often they're a lot nicer than humans.

    1. Couldn't of said it better myself :)

      I tag you too!!! Please do it! haha


  5. Charity sky dive??? I gotta go check out that link!!!
    Disney quotes - I can probably name them all :)

    1. Oh I look awful in the video haha! But it was special. :)


  6. That is a seriously long tag, but it is different. I think I'll book mark this for an idea later :)

    Self love is a strange thing, but something we all need to have a go at working on. Once you find out how to love yourself it's strange that other things start to become easier and such. I go through phases with self love, I should practice some more at times.

    1. I know, longer than I expected but worth it for its originality.
      I hope you do do it :D

      And I think we all need to practice it more, however it's healthy to have some off days.