Sparkles & Stretchmarks: A UK Parenting & Pregnancy Blog: The Shine On Tag!

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

The Shine On Tag!

The very lovely Rachel from fabulous Beauty and Lifestyle blog  has very kindly nominated me for the Shine On Award!

This tag works in exactly the same way as other blog tags, but is a very simple Q & A - I answer Rachels questions, and then ask my own for the people I tag! :)


If you could change your name - what would you change it and why?

Well I love unusual names, so I'd want to choose something that wasn't too common but also something that suited me - I think I would probably change my name to Autumn.

I've always loved the name, and I think it would suit my slightly hippy and airy-fairy ways! :)

A picture of your favourite piece of jewellery

This was quite a tough one for me - I used to wear certain pieces of jewellery every day but lately I haven't been, and so I don't really have any sentimental pieces anymore. I think my favourite is this:

Thomas Sabo Initial Charm Bracelet - this was a gift for my 30th Birthday from my Aunt, and I love it! It goes with everything!

Blusher or Bronzer?

I like bronzer, but I could live without it - I could NOT be without blusher. I go a bit too heavily on it but I love the very pink-cheeked doll look!

Last thing you read/watched/ate?


A book about the childhoods of the Queen and Princess Margaret written by their nanny


I love this movie!


My current favourite lunch!

Who do you most admire and why?

Hmm tough one! I never know whether to choose people I know in reality or famous people. I think I'm going to go with the Queen - I know its very "cool" but I love the Royal family, and I just think the Queen is such an amazing and inspirational woman. 

Which 3 famous celebs would you have round for dinner and why?

Assuming that they have to be living (otherwise it'd be Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon and Michael Jackson!), then I would choose:

Kate Middleton - I'd just like to see what she's like in person, how tiny she really is, get some inside dirt on Wills and talk pregnancy with her! 

Jennifer Aniston - I have always had a bit of an obsession with her! I just think she's ridiculously gorgeous, her hair is beyond perfect and I want to know HOW, and she seems SO nice - plus she's quite hippyish so I think she'd make interesting conversation around the dinner table.

Olly Murs - Well the three of us girls would need a bit of eye candy, and he's the first one that came to mind! Plus he'd be funny and he could sing to us all while we eat lol.

If you had one hour to yourself - what would you do with it?

Well I quite often have an hour to myself and I end up just sitting around daydreaming, and thinking of all the things I SHOULD be doing with that probably that!!!

What feature do you like about yourself the most and why?

Physically - Hmm, I'd probably say my eyes. It used to be my hair but then I went and cut it all off and ruined it :( My eyes are quite large so they can look quite nice when I make them up right. 

If someone else was describe you, which 3 words would they use?

It would depend massively on who you asked lol.
If I was describing me to someone, I'd say I was friendly, airy-fairy and sarcastic.

What is your favourite film and your favourite line from that film?

I love SO many films that its almost impossible for me to narrow it down!

I cannot choose between the following five, I'm sorry for cheating!


"Tell me about it, Stud!"

The Sound Of Music

Captain von Trapp: It's the dress. You'll have to put on another one before you meet the children. 

Maria: But I don't have another one. When we entered the abbey our worldly clothes were given to the poor. 

Captain von Trapp: What about this one? 

Maria: The poor didn't want this one. 


"Though dangers untold and hardships un-numbered, I have fought my way here to the castle beyond the goblin city to take back the child that you have stolen. For my will is as strong as yours, and my kingdom as great.....You have no power over me...." - I used to recite that all the time when I was little and "Playing" Labyrinth lol


"Life is not merely a series of meaningless accidents or coincidences, but rather, it's a tapestry of events that culminate in an exquisite sublime plan"

In America

"Mateo: You don't believe. 

Johnny: In what? In God? I asked him a favor once. I asked him to take me instead of him. But he took both of us. And look what he put in my place. "

My Questions:

1. What song makes you emotional and why?
2. What beauty product could you never be without?
3. What birthday of yours was most memorable and why?
4. What were you like as a child?
5. What was the most embarrasing thing that has ever happened to you?
6. Tell us about your morning routine?
7. If you had to eat only one meal for a week, what would you choose?

8. When you go the cinema, what snack food do you buy?
9. If you had to marry a famous celebrity, which one would you pick and why?
10. Where are you from and what is the best and worst thing about that place?

My Nominees:

These are some of my favourite blogs to read, so please do go and check them out! :)


  1. OLLY MURS!!! Eurgh.... and you sarcastic, never *rolls eyes* lol xx

  2. I love the film Labyrinth! Great post!x

  3. Oh my gosh! I read this post! I loved this post! How on earth did I miss myself at the bottom?!!! Jus how?!!!

    Thank you so much Hayley! I'm honoured! You are lovely, thank you, you've made my day!!!

    Kate xx
    Just Pirouette and Carry On...


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