Tagged: Five Things

The beautiful and talented Nadia of Preciously Me tagged me in this 'five things' post I'm sure you've seen going around. I have to admit that this is kind of a tough post for me to write. As you may or may not have noticed (I try to distract you with all the gorgeous design things!), I don't really use the blog as a way to share much about myself personally. I know I'm not the only blogger out there who struggles with how much to share, but I also love reading about other bloggers' personal biz now and again...so here goes!

1. I have never dyed or colored my hair.
I love my naturally blonde hair, and it saves me so much money. Occassionally, however, I think about going ombre like this:
2. Sometimes I feel like I'm wasting my youth.
Okay not exactly 'wasting' but.... I have always been a hard worker. I worked and paid my way through my first degree, debt free, and earned the gold medal in English for being top in my graduating class. Now, I've moved to a new city where I don't know very many people, and again I spend all my time focused on school and work (and blogging). These are the things that I both love and consider vital to my success, and I'm willing to sacrifice my weekends for my goals. But sometimes I get the feeling that I should use my youth to throw caution to the wind and go on a spontaneous vacation, or take the night off and go drinking with friends. I think balance is key, and I'm still working on finding that.

3. I love chips and chocolate...together.
You might have already known that I love chips if you caught my 'Favourite Things' post over on Mimosa Lane, which featured this picture of me cradling a big bag of regular Lays like it's my child:
If you didn't see it and want to know even more about little ol' me, check it out here.
BUT what you don't know is that every time I eat these salty chips I need a little sweet chocolate on the side. Usually I'll eat them in combo with chocolate pudding or a Hershey Bar.
You may be thinking 'gross' but clearly PC gets what I'm talking about:
4. Before blogging I almost never wore jewelry. 
I really preferred a plainer look, and even now some days I still do. But it's hard not to find yourself drawn to beautiful statement necklaces and arm parties when you see all these fashionistas on Pinterest and Blogger. Now I really enjoy throwing in some accessories to mix it up! Here is a peak at some of my current jewels:

5.My biggest insecurity is my dark circles.
Chalk it up to being pasty and having iron deficiency anemia, but I have always had dark circles under my eyes. I remember a couple of times throughout my childhood when other kids would ask me how I got two black eyes. It still haunts me. For the most part I am really confident in my natural appearance, and feel comfortable going out with almost no make up on...but I ALWAYS have to put a little concealer under my eyes. I have found over the years that keeping on top of my iron supplements and  applying coconut oil under my eyes twice a day helps so much. If y'all don't use coconut oil...you are seriously missing out. Google it peeps.
I'm still hunting for the perfect concealer. I'd love to try Clé de Peau Beauté concealer but I can't justify the price right now.

 I hope you guys enjoyed a personal post thrown in the mix for a change.
Now I'm passing on this fun tag to a few more lovely ladies! Hannah, Holly, Kristen and  Natalie, tell us five things we might not know about you!