Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Beauty Vs Brains tag


I have stolen this tag from Hannah (who keeps a really funny uni/beauty blog here)! I think we both saw Louise from Sprinkle of Glitter do it first on youtube - so technically it's a video tag, but I quite like it so I'm going to do it anyway!

1. Favourite Book
I actually love reading. As of right now, my favourite book is quite a new book called 'The Fault In Our Stars' by John Green. It's about a teenage girl with cancer, which sounds quite depressing, and sure some bits are quite sad, but it's also quite funny! I'm not really into the classics, so if you like contemporary/young adult fiction READ IT NOW. It's a really easy read and it's the only book I've ever read in one day. That's how good it is ;)

2. Favourite Quotation
 As much as I love sentimental quotations, they ultimately all mean the same thing! So, one that always really does make me smile is "If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?"  from Alice In Wonderland. A more traditional favourite though, is "Never let the fear of striking out, keep you from playing the game" from A Cinderella Story - which is also a great film!

3. English or Maths 
Had you have asked me this at the end of GCSE, then my answer would have been easy - Maths! I got an A* easily whereas I had to work to get A's in English. BUT, then I did Maths A-level and let's be honest, that shit is HARD. I gave up and only turned up to lessons for a laugh with my friends who had also given up! I got an E in the first year and dropped it. So, my answer is English. I got a B in English Literature A-Level and now I've realised that I can actually write a decent essay, so yeah, English!

4. Science or Art
Art! I was terrible at Science and got rid of it as soon as I could. I copied my best friend for the entire of KS3, but then some craziness went on, and I was put in top set for GCSE and she wasn't! I was S.C.R.E.W.E.D! I got a B and C in double Science compared to an A in Art. I'm not necessarily good at Art but found tracing paper works wonders!

5. 5 musical artists that changed your life
I'm not sure that any musical artist has actually changed my life but (and yes, I know she's old news now) Pink was someone I'd ALWAYS listen to, if I was struggling. I think I could just connect with her lyrics.
Kinda cheating but I love musicals so I'm going to say Andrew Lloyd Webber - is that allowed? Actually, I could probably say anyone who has written a well-known musical ;)

6. Favourite and Least Favourite subject at School
This probably changed when I went into A-level, so I'll stick to compulsory school! My favourite was probably Maths. Not because I enjoy maths, but because I could do it without lifting a finger. This meant I was free to chill out at the back of the classroom with my best friend ;)
My least favourite was Science. Why do they always make these lessons double's?! I couldn't do it and it dragged on for what seemed like frickin' decades!!
7. Favourite 'Celebrity with a Brain' 
 I'm not entirely sure that this Celebrity fits the bill, but I'm going to say Carol McGiffin from Loose Women! She is so sarcastic and opinionated but at the same time, she speaks sense and can be hilarious. She is also a columnist/journalist? So I assume she's intelligent!

8. If you could study anything anywhere, what would it be? 
I'm going to say Psychology, even though I am going to be studying this anyway? I know it's so ironic for me to say this, as I suffer from an eating disorder, but there are so many more interesting aspects to it! There are a huge array of mental illnesses in my family, so I would actually love to understand the those, as well as my own! As for where.. my bed? That would be extremely comfortable and convenient! 

9. What is your 'nerdy little secret' 
Umm, that I'm a secret bookworm? Although, the more I tell people this, the more people I find admitting to it too! So, maybe it's not a nerdy little secret? 

10. Favourite beauty gurus who you admire for more than their love for beauty/fashion
Obviously, I love Louise! She has such a warm heart and can't imagine her hurting a fly. Also, there her best friend Zoe from Zoella, who is really lovely! Finally, I really like Meg from Lipssofacto. I love her writing style and the hard work she puts into her education. You can tell that she's really passionate about obtaining great qualifications.

11. If your channel couldn't focus on Beauty/Fashion, what would it be? 
Book reviews :) Which I may just start doing anyway!

12. Name some things that you're obsessed with that other people would find strange
Ha umm, I don't know? Oh, I like fancy mugs :) I have every McVitie's mug! And I even have my own Loose Woman mug :P

13. Name 5 people who inspire you (no friends or family)
Firstly, I don't think I can name 5 people who aren't friends or family! But, Katie Piper - the girl who has rebuilt her life after being raped and having acid thrown at her is an inspiration! She now has her own charity and an amazing set of books who can really help anyone. She hasn't let her experience stop her from living her life!
I am really inspired by successful entrepreneurs such as Deborah Meaden, Hilary Devey and Alan Sugar. They built their businesses from scratch which clearly requires hard work and determination - so they deserve to enjoy their success.

14. Who is your intellectual soul mate? 
 I'm going with Tom Daley. Didn't he do amazingly well despite training for the Olympics? And no, the body has nothing to do with this answer.. ;)

Ok, that took ageeeeees! I tag absolutely anyone to do this tag. Let me know if you do, so I can have a little nosey at it!
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7 comments

Hannah Rose said...

A Levels maths :o I salute you!

Samantha Betteridge said...

I don't know what I was thinking! Haha and as I failed, I just tell people I did well at GCSE and decided to take it no further.. ;) x

Josie said...

Totally agree with the above comment! I love Pink, I connected to her songs as well. I think Katie Piper is amazing too xxx

Molly ♥ said...

Great tag post, I loved reading your answers.

helen at thelovecatsINC said...

such a lovely post, loved reading it!

great blog too!

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Samantha Betteridge said...

Aw, thank you! x

Molly ♥ said...

I've done the tag & linked back to your blog (:
http://sheworefashionout.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/beauty-vs-brains-tag-400-ahh.html

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