(credit: Viktor Hanacek)

  1. What's the first thing you notice about someone when you first meet them? How they treat the people around them.
  2. What's your favourite Beyonce song? Probably 'Love on Top'. Or 'Partition'.
  3. What's you must-have fashion accessory? Simple silver earrings that go with anything, like these or these.
  4. Chocolate or vanilla? 100% chocolate.
  5. Favourite type of flower? Tulips and peonies.
  6. What toppings do you put on your pizza? Literally anything and everything.
  7. What city were you born in? Konskie, Poland. 
  8. What city do you spend the most time in? As I'm now at university, I spend most of my time in Norwich.
  9. Favourite city? Amsterdam. I love everything about it.
  10. Favourite movie? That's something that changes all the time, but I'm currently obsessed with Deadpool - if you haven't seen it, do yourself a favour and do so ASAP!
  11. What's the greatest invention? I mean I know there are greater inventions, but the one that affects me directly has to be the iPhone.
  12. What's the craziest hairstyle you've had? I once decided to have blonde highlight whilst I had brown hair. 0/10, don't recommend. I hated it so much that I don't even have any photos of it left. I'm sure someone somewhere does. They'll come back to haunt me.
  13. Favourite Ninja Turtle? Raphael. Or maybe I'm just biased because that's my Dad's name.
  14. Hot dog or hamburger? I refuse to choose.
  15. Are you allergic to anything? Mosquito bites, mould and I'm slightly intolerant to gluten. But that doesn't stop my love for all things bread.
  16. What's your favourite colour? White.
  17. What's your biggest fear? Spiders and heights, equally.
  18. What was your first car? I still haven't done my driving test. Oops.
  19. What's your favourite dance move? Anything Beyonce does. Anything.
  20. When was your first proper kiss? I want to say in Year 9? I feel like it was Year 9. Clearly not very memorable.
  21. Favourite workout? I love HIIT workouts, boxercise and I enjoy lifting weights, I feel super satisfied with myself after I'm done.
  22. What's the most meaningful gift you've ever received? For my 20th birthday, my friend made me a collage of Penguin book covers to have in a frame, and she also designed one with my name on it. Very thoughtful.
  23. What qualities do you look for in a 'Prince Charming'? Loyalty, honesty and sense of humour.
  24. What song makes you cry? Currently, '7 Years' by Lukas Graham.
  25. Who's the last person you called? My Mum.
  26. How tall are you? 5'7 and a half apparently.
  27. Any tattoos? Five.
  28. Do you have a favourite animal? Dogs.
  29. What's something you miss? Snow.
  30. Zodiac sign? Sagittarius.
  31. What's your favourite time of year? Mid-Spring.
  32. Stay-cation or African safari? African safari! I've always wanted to go.
  33. Who's your fashion icon? Marilyn Monroe.
  34. Place you want to visit? Thailand.
  35. What will your wedding dress look like? Lace, fitted, champagne coloured, probably backless.
  36. Who was your first crush? There's videos of 2 year old me begging my parents to change the channel so I could dance and stare at Ricky Martin. There's your answer.
  37. Finish this sentence 'If I wasn't a student right now, I'd be...'? A fashion stylist.
  38. Worst pick up line you've ever heard? 'Do you love water? That means you love 80% of me already!'
  39. Favourite piece of jewellery? An infinity bracelet my parents gave me.
  40. Do you have any siblings? Nope.
  41. Why did you start a blog? So I could share all my experiences and thoughts freely.
  42. How long does it take for you to get ready in the morning? Anything between 10 minutes to 30.
  43. Who was the last person to text you? A girl I'm on a society committee with.
  44. Finish this sentence 'I'm really bad at...'? Time management. 
  45. What's something you're really good at? Cooking and baking.
  46. What would your last meal on Earth be? Anything and everything I can get my hands on, pizza, chocolate, cheese & crackers, you name it.
  47. What's your favourite smell? Something fresh, like lemons or fresh cotton. 
  48. Any secrets? None I can think of.
  49. What was the last thing you splurged on? Charlotte Tilbury makeup.
  50. Favourite make up product? Mascara. Can't leave the house without it.
Inspired by this video.


As a student, more than often I find myself rushing out of the door in the mornings (and let's be real, afternoons too). But thanks to that, I have managed to perfect my '5 Minute' look and I look almost presentable and 100% like I've put a lot of effort into my make-up. Some of the products might be considered a little out of a student's budget, but I've got three things to say about that:

~ I have a part time job and a splurge here and there won't break my bank.
~ I find that high end products last longer, therefore they're worth it.
~ I like to 'invest in my future': my friends laugh when I say that, but I like putting good products onto my face, so it doesn't look awful 20 years down the line. I mean just saying.

Many moons ago,I decided to fill in my brows, you know, just for fun. And then I never went back. I absolutely love filling them in, and am trying new products constantly. I always start with the brows first and my current favourite and go to is the Cailyn Gelux Eyebrow in Hazelnut. Realistically, Nutmeg would be my perfect shade, but I'm pretty sure I received this in a subscription box, so beggars can't be choosers. I use the Real Techniques Brow Brush to fill them in, because even though this product comes with a brush, it's way too tiny and fiddly. 

I move onto eye shadow after that. Some may think it's too excessive for a 5 minute make up routine, but I like throwing a little shade onto my eyes, just to look a little bit more alive and like I haven't just rolled out of bed. Lately, I've been reaching most for the Revolution Eyeshadow Palette in Flawless Matte, in particular the shade Leather. Then I throw a coat or two (usually one is enough, I've got pretty long eyelashes) of Benefit Roller Lash Mascara, and that's the eyes finished!

When it comes to my skin, I want it to be two things: dewy and fresh looking. I use a BB Cream on an everyday basis, and only wear full coverage foundation on nights out or when I have a big event to go to. Since my gap year, my absolute and only favourite has been the Burberry Skin Fresh Glow B.B. Cream in Fair no.1 - yes I know it's pricey, but it really is worth it, and it lasts me about 2.5/3 months, so if I save a tenner a month - I can treat myself to lovely skin again! I either blend that in with a Beauty Blender, or with the Real Techniques Buffing Brush - whatever is closer to me at the time. Then I grab my Real Techniques Blush Brush (yeah I know, I've got a problem) and my MAC Blush in Margin and pop a little of Sleek's Illuminator in Monaco onto my cheekbones. I finish off with either Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Diva Red or H&M Beauty Lip Gloss in Tuscan Blush, depending on how I'm feeling that day. 
So, there it is, my 5 minute 'I woke up like this' make up routine. What are your favourite go to products when you're in the rush? Comment below and don't forget to subscribe to keep up to date! 

Marty xo