As I posted on Twitter earlier this morning, I was feeling up close and personal with my blog and decided to break the mould a little in terms of my blogging style. I hope that’s ok with some of you – I understand it’s not what you expected from me today, let me know if you enjoyed it or not and it will give me an indicator as to what to post next!
My youtube channel is all set up and ready, I’ve got my vlogging camera and am waiting on a memory card. Instead of making the big jump straight from blog to youtube, I thought this would break everyone in a little easier if you’re going to have a snoop at my vlogs! Feel free to subscribe so you’re all set up.
So here are 21 random facts about me that you may not know otherwise…
1.I’m a Crazy Cat Lady
Totally & utterly. It’s physically impossible for me to walk past a random cat in the street as if it’s not there. I have two cats, Felix (soppy boy) and Willow (also soppy, but very needy girl). Scroll over the pictures to see who’s who. They’re an odd two but a loveable odd two. All they want is company and some doses, big or small, of attention. Any other cat lovers?!
2. My middle name is Alex(andra), hence LEXIlife
I know some of you are under the impression that my name is lexi. Pretty logical guess really. But actually, it’s my middle name and my mums name. I didn’t want to plaster my first name (Katy, I’m Katy btw lol) all over the internet as I’m not wanting people to find out about this blog and my internet life.
I’m getting braver and braver as more people are starting to know and I’m expanding out to youtube. But all under the name Lexilife. I find it a very personal thing and I’m not wanting negative thoughts and input into it from people who may not understand, but I have a feeling one day it’ll all come out!
3. I’m 5ft10
I’m taller than your average girl. You probably wouldn’t have known that even from my vlogs due to the camera height, but as soon as I stand next to people, you’ll see. It’s a love hate kinda thing.
Pros: Can reach tall places, long legs, different from the norm
Cons: Don’t fit in group pictures (have to bend a little), can’t wear heels & feel glam, work harder during exercise (which could be a good thing)
I’m the same height as my boyfriend, which means heels are just a no go. Least I’m comfy 24/7 right?
4. I Cry at Anything & Everything
I think when I was made, my crying ‘trigger’ wasn’t fully complete and now it’s as weak as anything. As mentioned in my Thoughts when Breaking up for Summer post, I cry at pretty much anything. A bench (plaque, not just a bench), adverts, old couples in the street holding hands, dreams ect. It gets annoying but we all know that refreshing feeling after a cry yes? It’s like someones pressed the refresh button the browser. Ahhh.
5. My Favourite Season is Autumn
Ugh. Everything about it makes me so happy. Firstly, the colours are basically my wardrobe. Anything auburn, mustard, rust coloured it’s MINE. Secondly, the smells, but I’ll tell you my favourite scents later. Thirdly, ITS COSY.
6. I Have a Thumb that looks like a Finger
My left thumb is unusually skinny. I can fit rings on that one when the other can’t go over my knuckle. Not sure what went on there but it’s a little weird. I like it all the same though.
7. I HATE the Combination of Maple Syrup and Bacon
I know, I know. I’m gonna get a lot of hate for this. But the combination of sweet and salty is way too much for my taste buds to handle. My brother on the other hand is obsessed. I’ll happily make the american style pancakes, but I’ll be sticking with just the maple syrup. Are you a lover or a hater?
8. I Don’t like to Mix colours with Skittles
I dunno where this come from, but with a handful of skittles I’ll only ever put the same colour in my mouth. Weird. I just feel like I get to appreciate the flavours more ok???? I will not taste the rainbow, I’ll taste a colour.
9. I Want to Start Vlogging
As mentioned about 872 times already. I wanna start vlogging on youtube. Not for the views, or the subscribers, just for fun. It will be the best thing ever to look back at family holidays, girls holidays & everyday life in the summer and remember those things that you would otherwise forget. Those little conversations by the pool, chats with the locals abroad ect. If it happens to be an entertaining watch for you guys too then it’s a win win!
P.S **Since posting this, I’ve uploaded my first ever vlog! Click the thumbnail below**
10. I’ve Been Attempting To Grow My Nails Since the Womb
Horrible habit I know, but I just can’t stop biting my nails! I’m envious of the people that have strong, perfectly manicured hands with the perfect cuticles. Can someone tell me HOW!? Occasionally, I do well and leave them to grow. But as soon as I have a drink, BAM. I wake up after a night out and they’re all short again. No idea. Weird trait to have when drunk.
11. Obsessed with Yankee candles
Right now, from where I’m sat, I can see four big yankee candles, some not even touched yet. My family has caught onto the fact that I love a good candle in the evening. It’s probably one of those classic, generic gifts that people may get for you when they don’t know what else to buy. AND I COULDNT BE HAPPIER. These will keep me going for minimum 2 years. But always room for more…
12. I Like My Own Company
I’m not like one of those people that has to have company 24/7. I can sit with my mac and a hot chocolate in costa/starbucks and feel completely content. When I return home from uni, I don’t have the classic student social life. I’m a home girl that enjoys the company of her family and cats, as well as a good family holiday. As long as I’m happy, that’s all that matters.
13. Rarely go a day without my brows on
Stupid, 13 year old Katy thought it would be a good idea to over pluck her brows. God, when Mum says to leave your eyebrows, LEAVE YOUR EYEBROWS KIDS. I’m still waiting for mine to grow back fully and I’m 21. Thankfully they are growing as over plucking can stunt the hair growth.
So if I knew Anastasia Beverly Hills, her and her dip brow pomade would be my live long friends. If you need to fill in your brows everyday, then GET THIS. It’s only £15.00 and I can tell it’s gonna last me well over a year. I doubt you’ll see me with my eyebrows off…
14. It’s Rare for me to Laugh at Something on TV
This makes me to be out to be such a heartless ice queen, but I just don’t find many programmes on TV funny. With the exception of Friday Night Dinner. Nothing seems to make me chuckle. I like dry, witty humour the best. I promise I laugh at other things though!
15. I am Sims Obsessed and Always Will Be
I’m a sims girl at heart. Sims 2 to be precise. I have a theory that I’m now as obsessed with homeware and little touches to a home because of that game. I know people would skip past the house building section and try and get a ready built one. For me, this was one of the best bits. I have it downloaded on my mac and often relapse back into it…I have one coming up I’m sure.
16. I’m An Early Bird
I’ve always been one to make the most of the day and get myself up early. Within my exam seasons, I found I work better in the morning. Now that they’re over (WOO) I feel like I blog and engage better in the morning too. Plus, I’m half asleep come 11pm. I’m not really selling myself in being a student for 3 years am I?
17. I Like Trashy TV
You name it. Anything with Ant & Dec in it, The Real Housewives of ANYTHING, Dinner Date, Come Dine With Me, Four In a Bed, Dance Moms ect ect. I bloody love it. Whether it’s just on in the background or time to zone out, it’s my cup of tea.
18. I’m also a Sucker For Murder Documentaries
Anyone else feel like Making A Murderer took over their life and all thought processes?! I get so into things like that and end up feeling like the next Sherlock. I get my guesses wrong every time. I should give up. Anyone else enjoy documentaries that little bit too much?
19. If It Wasn’t Frowned Upon, I Would Wear My Pj’s ALL DAY