13 Things You Don’t Know About Me

Happy Wednesday Guys! I hope everyone’s week is going well. This feels like my first proper week where I’m finally on top of and sticking to my plan in terms of the blog (have you caught up on Monday’s post?!). As I mentioned in my YouTube video on Sunday, this is what’s keeping me busy at the moment so it’s good to be on track. It’s like a little win! 

I was wracking my brain trying to think of a good idea for a post and at the same time, an old photo popped up on my Facebook page and it reminded me of a shocking decision I made with my hair a few years ago. (See point 3!) But it gave me the idea for the post and I thought it could be a fun way to kind of get to know me a little bit, in case you don’t! 

13 things you don’t know about me
  1. I qualified as a life guard a few years ago and have swam about 5 times since.
  2. I used to play volleyball for Ireland.
  3. I once thought it was a good idea to dye my hair red/auburn.
  4. I once took a drowsy antihistamine before a piano lesson and fell asleep in the class.
  5. I used to literally have zero eyebrows. Plucking them was my favourite hobby.
  6. I once had a wart on my finger (ew, I know!) and when I was using an acid solution to get rid if it, I managed to get it in my eye. I asked the doctor in the Eye & Ear Hospital “give it to me straight doc, am I gonna go blind?” and it’s now a phrase that my friends enjoy bringing up every few weeks.
  7. I got my left index finger stuck in a blender and lost the top of it 2 years ago. I was making mayonnaise and I’ll never live it down. Side note: Can anyone recommend a good plastic surgeon who can fix my finger?! (Seriously…) 
  8. I hate celery more than anything in the entire world, no exceptions.
  9. I’ve never had the chicken pox. My sister has and my parents always kept me around the kids in our minders who had them in the hopes that I would get them too, but I guess my immune system is just unbeatable (lol, joking). On a serious note though, I’m praying I just never get them at all because I know it’s dangerous later in life.
  10. At one point, my family had 4 dogs and 10 chickens in our house in Naas. The chickens were obviously in a coop outside but it was a mad house to say the least.
  11. My first car was my Granny’s 1990 Honda Civic. It was older than me and it’s still in our garage.
  12. At about 2am on Halloween night in 2005 (I was 14) myself and three of my best friends were having a sleepover in mine and decided it was a brilliant idea to sneak out and roam around the local estates. We weren’t drinking or doing anything even remotely exciting or fun – literally, we just roamed. To make a long story short, the guards spotted us and threw 3 of us into the back of the Garda car (after a chase) while one of the girls hid in the bushes.  They drove us home and when they realised how hysterical we were (sh*tting our pants) and that we weren’t smoking or drinking or anything like it they actually let us sneak back into the house and didn’t tell our parents. I mean, we were just looking for a little adventure! Of course though, our parents heard on the grapevine a couple of weeks later what happened that night and let me tell you, I’ve never been so petrified in all my days. The punishments went something like this… Niamh – grounded for 6 months with no phone or tv. Friend 1 – had to apologise to my mum for sneaking out of her house. Friend 2 – also had to apologise. Friend 3 – peel the spuds!!! Safe to say I came off worse in that one, but I never dreamt of doing it again! Haha!
  13. I like dogs – shocking, I know.

Let me know what you think of this post and which point you found funniest or were most surprised by! You’ll find me on Snapchat (niamhos21) or Instagram (@niamh_osullivan). 

A word about the outfit…

I shot this look a few weeks ago with Brid and I am just so in love with the velvet blazer. Talk about the perfect winter piece to have in your wardrobe. I picked it up in Mint Velvet in Dundrum a few weeks ago and checked this week and they still have it! I’ve worn it before on it’s own and pinned it to make it like a top. I love it both ways. Let me know what you think?!

Photos by the wonderful Bríd O’Donovan

Heels: Mint Velvet // Blazer: Mint Velvet // Pants: River Island // Top: Zara // Bag: Louise et Cie

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