Thanks to Jenny (my saviour in finding the #nyLDNmeetup) for tagging me in my first blogger tag! I have been meaning to do a personal post for ages now but have been distracted by being out and about – which pretty much sums up my non-existent me-time.
1. What do you watch or read during me-time?
I am usually doing something else when the television is on as I am a massive multi-tasker, but there are a handful of shows that get my full attention such as Sons Of Anarchy, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead and American Horror Story. All super cheery stories, I know.
I do enjoy reading but very rarely find the time to sit and relax with a book. I have been struggling through Game of Thrones for months now, there are just so many characters and place names to remember. I also like reading about other people’s lives and have recently finished #GirlBoss and Not The Kind of Girl.
I think next up is Yes Please by Amy Poehler; I appreciate a feisty female author.
I also enjoy a good flick through Things and Ink for tattoo inspiration.
2. What do you wear during me-time?
I usually wear leggings and an oversized t-shirt or joggers and a vest top, something comfortable that I wouldn’t be embarrassed to pop to the shops in.
3. What are your me-time beauty products?
Anything quick, I have zero patience but a face mask like the Seaweed Iconic Clay Mask from The Body Shop, followed by a good moisturizer alway makes me feel rejuvenated.
4. Current favourite nail polish?
Barry M is a firm favourite of mine, currently I am wearing Blackberry and Black Multi-Glitter, but I can’t wait to try their new Quick Dry collection as I never wait long enough for them to dry properly and end up with a smudgy mess.
5. What do you eat/drink during me-time?
For me food is a very social thing so I tend to go for a big glass of red wine, a craft beer or gin when unwinding alone. I just have the one though, I’m not a get drunk alone type of person.
6. Current favourite candle?
I won a give-away on The Persephone Complex which included a Linea Elderflower And Lime candle which is a lovely clean citrus fragrance.
7. Do you ever have outdoor me-time?
Most of my me-time takes place outdoors, I walk to and from work and is pretty much the only time where I can switch off from my computer. I love putting in my headphones and zoning out as the everyday East London chaos takes place around me.
8. Would you ever go see a movie alone?
I started going to the cinema alone when I was backpacking and haven’t looked back. I love films so sitting without any distracting chatter at a film I actually want to see is a real treat for me.
9. Favourite online store?
There are so many, but I would say ASOS, Zara, H&M, Gypsy Warrior and Dolls Kill are the ones that I visit most often.
10. Anything to add? What else do you do during me-time?
I know that me-time is important, but I am not a very relaxed person and actually find switching off really stressful. I am a constant whirlwind of work and ideas so when I do take time out from working I prefer to spend it with friends rather than alone. Even something as simple as a bath only lasts about 5 minutes before I get restless and I am asking myself “what now”?
I would love some tips on learning how to enjoy me-time without getting bored so I am going to tag