I saw that Dana over at one of my fave Blog reads Earth, Mi nd & Body was doing this blog hop and it looked like a lot of fun (and goodness knows, I'm loving my blog hopping at the moment!), so I decided to join in with it too!
I have 8 days to catch up on...so I'm gonna combine 5 days worth in todays post, and do the other 4 in tomorrows post to bring me up to date! :)
Basically, the idea is that you sign up to the Hop and you complete the challenge set each day....sounds like fun, right?! So, lets get started!
Challenge 1: Why are you doing this challenge?
Well I realise that, although we all communicate regularly through our blogs and read a lot about each others thought on beauty products and fashion etc, we don't often really get to know the person behind the blog. In other forms of social networking the PERSON that you are connecting with is very apparent, but Blogging is a lot more anonymous in a way - which is fine, in some ways I even enjoy it for that reason, but I am curious by nature and I like to know more about the people behind the screen - and so likewise, I think it only fair to allow people to know more about the person behind MY blog too.
Plus, it can be a challenge to always come up with new subjects to blog about and so a challenge like this can be a great way to get blogging inspiration :)
Challenge 2: Post a picture of you smiling
This is the most recent smiley pic I could find, I dont often smile in photos as I have real issues about my teeth! This was taken in February on holiday :)
Challenge 3: Tell us 15 Interesting things about yourself
* I was named after the British child acress Hayley Mills
* My birthday is September 11th - not the best day for a birthday!
*I am quite spiritual and I love going to alternative fayres
*I was due to get married a couple of years ago but I had to cancel it 8 weeks before the day
*My main hobby aside from blogging is penpalling! I have about 30 penpals
*I also write to a few prisoners in the USA
*I was born in the same hospital as John Lennon
*I have a keen interest in the Titanic, the life of Marilyn Monroe and the Salem Witch trials
*I love writing - I have written 3 full novels and a screenplay but I've never sent them off anywhere
*I LOVE music and have very eclectic tastes
*I have a love of anything 80s - especially 80s music and movies!
*I'm qualified in childcare & education, and performing arts
*I went to college with Nicola Roberts (from Girls Aloud)
*I LOVE cruise holidays!
*I can't drive yet but I own a car
Challenge 4: Meaning behind your blog name
Well, its pretty self-explanatory I guess!, I intended to blog mainly about make up and movies with the occasional post about other subjects - hence the title - Make Up, Movies & More! :)
Challenge 5: Short term goals for this month and why you have them
*To spend less money - because I'm starting a new job next week and I will be working a month in hand, so I'll be trying to survive about 8 weeks without ANY money coming in - EEEEEK!!!
*To eat healthier - I have been so incredibly lazy lately and have been living off crappy food and takeaways for ages! I keep telling my boyfriend "Next week we're having salads all week long"...then he comes home with a pizza and I eat it! AAARGH! Must try harder!