Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Hello! First post!

Welcome to Pretty Purchases. I’ve been reading beauty/fashion blogs for a while now and I’ve decided to have a go myself. I first got into reading these blogs after watching beauty videos on YouTube. For my first post, I thought I’d do a ‘Get to know me’ tag which consists of 21 questions. I’ve seen this tag (or similar) on many videos and thought it would be a good post to start with.

The 21 questions:

1) Are you named after anyone? 
My first name is Julie which isn’t after anyone. As far as I know my parents just picked it because they liked it. My middle name is Elizabeth which is after my godmother who is my mum’s best friend.

2) When was the last time you cried?
I actually can’t remember! I really don’t cry that often. I don’t think I’ve ever properly cried at a film or TV programme or anything. Don’t get me wrong I’ve teared up a little, but I’ve never completely bawled. This is probably because I deliberately try to avoid sad films. I know some people love a good cry over a tearjerker but personally I don’t see the appeal!

3) Do you have kids? 
No I don’t. I’m only 19 and I personally don’t want kids any time soon but hopefully one day I will have them.

4) If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself? 
I’d like to think so. I try to be a nice person and hope I’m easy to get along with (apart from being shy and awkward).

5) Do you use sarcasm a lot? 
Yeah, I’m quite a sarcastic person a lot of the time (as much as my mum hates it).

6) Will you ever bungee-jump?
Probably not! I’d love to say I was really brave and spontaneous but I’m really not. I’m sure I’m far too boring to ever do anything like that!

7) What's your favourite cereal? 
Kellogg's Coco Pops Coco Rocks - a very mature and healthy choice. ;)

8) What's the first thing you notice about people? 
I’ve been trying to think about this and I’m honestly not really sure. I think I just notice their overall appearance rather than one specific feature. But if I had to pick one then I’d probably say teeth.

9) What is your eye colour? 
Blue (Nothing else to say on this really).

10) Scary movie or happy endings? 
Happy endings :) my favourite types of movies are comedies, rom-coms and chick flicks. I literally never watch scary films.

11) Favourite smells? 
Hmm I’m not really sure. I really like the smell of petrol (even though it’s apparently bad for you) or fresh cut grass (how original). But then there is obviously a lot of nice perfumes and stuff so them too.

12) Summer or winter? 
Well, here in Scotland we really don’t get much of a summer. No matter what time of year it is its usually pretty cold (and probably raining). I like winter because of Christmas and New Year (and my birthdays in November in case you were wondering).

13) Computer or television?
Definitely computer. I spend far too much time on YouTube and social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. There are a few TV shows I like watching but even then I’ll often just watch them online.

14) What's the furthest you've ever been from home?
Tenerife. I went there for a week last August with my best friend. Before then I had never been abroad, on a plane or even owned a passport!

15) Do you have any special talents?
No I don’t think so :( if I do I haven’t discovered them yet.

16) Where were you born? 
I was born in Scotland and I still live here now. :)

17) What are your hobbies? 
Going out with friends, going to the cinema and stuff.

18) Do you have any pets?
Yes I do :) I have three dogs. One crossbreed and two border collies.

19) Favourite movie?
I think I say something different every time I get asked this. I really like the film Sliding Doors. As much as I like it though it’s not a film I could watch over and over again so I wouldn’t really say it’s my favourite. I love all the Harry Potter films too. I think my favourite film just depends on what mood I’m in at the time.

20)Do you have any siblings?
Yeah. I am the oldest of three. I have two younger sisters who are 17 and 13.

21) What do you want to be when you grow up?
I really have no idea! Right now I can’t imagine where I’ll be in say 5/10 years’ time. I’ve considered a few different things but I’ve never really settled on anything for any length of time. I’m sure something will work out!

 So there you have it – my first post. Thanks if you took the time to read it :) Hopefully my future posts will be a bit more exciting and with pictures and stuff! Oooh fancy!


  1. This is a great first post and lovely blog took me ages to get a few followers and you've already got 11 xx

  2. Aw thanks so much! I just checked out your blog and followed :) looking forward to reading more from you xx

  3. Really nice first post! xx