Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I got tagged!

Ohh my first tag! Wow both Katie over at The Indecisive Bride and Jane over at In The Waiting Line have tagged me! I like being tagged because it reminds me of note passing! AND I'm one of the only people I know who likes answering surveys! Hooray!

Rules of the tag:List 5 Obsessions/Addictions that you have, and tag back to the person(s) that gave you the award. Post the rules and tag and additional 5 people.

ONE) Beauty products. When I was very little my mother had a book by a famous makeup artist named Way Bandy, I was obsessed with it. When I was 16 I bought my first Guerlain Kiss Kiss Lipstick, a brick red colour that cost me over 30 dollars once tax was added on. THIRTY DOLLARS!!! I loved it though and still have the tube and even though it's long past it's prime I still take it out to look at and smell every now and then. It makes me incredibly happy. I didn't stop there though. Now I have a small suitcase and several makeup bags full of makeup. I have a bathroom full of creams, scrubs, peels, toners and removers. I'm always on the look out for something new and amazing. I have been known to spend nights in by myself just doing my makeup in a new way. I host makeover parties with friends still and have done all my recently married friend makeup for their big day. I still don't know if I'll do my own makeup though since I like being fussed over.

TWO) Coffee. I love coffee. I have loved it since my very first sip at age 13, of course back then I drank it with full cream and about a half cup of sugar! Now I drink it with just a splash of skim milk. My favorite coffee is Kicking Horse Coffee the beans smell amazing and are oily and wonderfully roasted. I actually don't really like Starbucks coffee at all and find it really acidic and bitter.

THREE) Magazines. I love magazines. Love them. L-O-V-E. Unfortunately they aren't so good for the pocket book and I've had to cut back on them after I realised that I had spent almost 50 dollars in one month on them! I have been addicted to them since I can remember. I used to spend any free time in the public library looking through issues of Teen and Mademoiselle waaay back when such things existed. I still remember the day I saw and bought the very first issue of Sassy magazine, which dates me terribly but oh well!! People often poo-poo magazines but really I've gained a wealth of knowledge(ok sometimes it's useless!) through them and that knowledge comes in handy on occasion!

FOUR) Smelling Good. I guess this could fall into the same category at number one but this is and obsession spurred by a weird and unnecessary phobia of smelling bad. When I was young I was a big OCD about having showers, sometimes I'd have up to 4 a day. Not because I smelled bad but because I always wanted to smell good. I have actually never thought I smelled bad and no one has told me I have I just am obsessed with smelling good. It's probably because I have a super sensitive nose. You know when they tell you about the different notes in perfumes? I can smell all of them. I have a super nose. My first perfume ever was actually a men's cologne called Fahrenheit I was in grade 7 and everyone around me was doused in one of the Calvin Klein perfumes or even worse one of those drugstore perfumes like Flirt or Exc!aimtion or Debbie Gibson's Electric Youth(all of which smelled the same to me!) I would spend any time at the mall drifting through the department store makeup and perfume counters sniffing bottles. I now have about 4 "serious" perfumes in rotation and about 20 less serious one note perfumes that I wear whenever the mood strikes.

FIVE) Farms. I was born in the city and raised for most of my life in the suburbs surrounding it. I couldn't wait until I could move back to the city on my own! Then I met a friend who grew up in the country on a small hobby farm and spent several weekends at his parents house and fell completely in love with everything. If I could pack up everything right now and move to a farm I would. My dream is to have goats and make artisan goat cheese and grow organic veggies and flowers. The Mister could start his own mirco-brewery. I spend a lot of time looking online for the perfect farm with the perfect farm house, just in case.

Hmm ok who to tag....

1. Carly at A Disney Wedding who just got married 13 days ago!

2. Natalie at Nick and Nat's Wedding she's getting married in 31 days! Whoa!

3.Hannah Noel at That Engaged Girl who still has 4 months and 2 days!

4. Girl on the Park who is already married but has an awesome blog about random thangs like buskers and crazy people in her 'hood.

5.Caroline at Tea Length Tulle who I just started reading....she loves tulle and so do I!


Hannah Noel said...

I'm addicted to magazines too, omg.
And I also LOVE farms. I was raised on one, and my heart was broken when we moved!!
Thanks for the tag =)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tag, Brandy! I've replied here: http://tealengthtulle.wordpress.com/2009/01/21/tagged/
I totally agree with you re: coffee. Must. Have. Every. Day. Although i'm not nearly so discerning as you, i hear you on the Starbucks thing. I'll drink it if i have to, but: scorched!

Brenn said...

You sound like me with your Magazine post. I wrote about the same thing. I was so bummed when Mademoiselle was discontinued!