20 Random Facts About Me

20 Random Facts About MeToday, I wanna give you the opportunity to get to know me a little better. I always try to fill my personal style posts with little anecdotes from my life, and let you in on some of my thoughts on certain fashion and fitness related topics, but I always find that the most random facts about a person are usually the most interesting and telling. A few months back I already filmed a video with 25 random facts about me, but as I’m such an eclectic person *cough*, I decided to provide you with a little top-up. So here they are…20 random facts about me:

1. My phone is ALWAYS on mute – day and night. Yet, I hardly ever miss a call.

2. I’m the biggest morning person. My alarm goes off at 6:11 am every morning (except weekends) and by 6:25 am I’m usually out of bed.

3. I’m a pescetarian. I’d much rather be a vegan, but sushi, pancakes and cheese are my biggest weaknesses.

4. I have a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics…good old uni times…

5. I was the biggest science geek (mostly Chemistry and Biology) in school, but don’t know sh** about Geography or History.

6. My favourite TV show of all times is Sex and the City, and my motto? What would Carrie do?

7. My zodiac sign is Capricorn. I was supposed to be born on Christmas Eve, but decided to wait just a few days longer before I made my way into this world.

8. I’m a makeup and skincare snob. I can’t help but love expensive beauty products. About 90% of all my skincare and makeup is high end, and most of my skin-, hair-, and bodycare products are natural and organic, but I don’t actually believe that more expensive products are necessarily better.

9. I once tested whether I had an unconscious preference for a certain sexual orientation, and it turns out that I moderately prefer gay people to straight people despite being straight myself. (if you haven’t heard of this, go check out Project Implicit by Harvard University. It allows you to assess your unconscious preferences for over 90 topics).

10. I know hardly any famous people…probably because I hardly ever watch TV.

11. I’m extremely sensitive about my age, and don’t like telling people how old I am. I look and feel younger than I actually am.

12. I don’t like Twitter. I much rather express my thoughts and feelings through pictures on Instagram.

13. When I was eleven years old I was an extra in a music video by German band Fury in the Slaughterhouse.

14. I’m currently reading my way through the Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer.

15. My laugh is seriously contagious and usually quite loud.

16. I’m a bit of a goofball and love laughing about myself. During an English lesson in year 8 I had to sneeze so loudly that everyone, including the teacher and me, started laughing. But while everyone else managed to calm down eventually, I just couldn’t and continued laughing like an idiot until the teacher threatened to throw me out….just thinking about it makes me laugh again..hahaha..things like that happen to me ALL the time though.

17. I’ve become extremely emotional since my 5 year old twin brothers were born, and I literally can’t watch ANY TV show, movie or the news without crying (of joy or sadness). Children have the superpower to unlock parts of your heart you never knew existed…

18. I’ve been inside an actual pyramid in Egypt…it was an incredible experience.

19. My biggest fashion idols are Mira Duma and the Olsen twins, and my favourite fashion bloggers are Margaret Zhang, Sara Donaldson and Patricia Manfield.

20. I don’t leave the house without painted toe nails (even in winter).

Now it’s your turn to tell me a random fact about yourself 🙂

  • Marta Purriños
    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      🙂 xx

  • http://www.bibigoeschic.com Bibi

    Love it and I definitely had a good giggle at some of the things we share in common (the toenails..!). But I’m so surprised that you have a Masters from LSE! How impressive! In what subject if I may ask? 🙂


    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank youuuu! Glad I could make you giggle…girls will be girls, right?
      Haha…oh come on Bibi. It’s not THAT surprising. I’m a clever cookie, believe me 😉 I read Development Studies. xx

      • http://www.bibigoeschic.com Bibi

        Haha nooo I know you are clever, just amazed since I’m only in my first year of Fashion Marketing and a Masters seems like forever away! (not saying that you’re old don’t worry 😉 Got to get better at my bad compliments ahhaa)

        • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

          Haha…this is beyond funny! Don’t worry…I’m not offended! I know I’m old…at least compared to you 😀 xx

  • Whitney V

    How much fun! Love it! Sex & the City was and will always be my fav show as well!! 😉



    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks Whitney! Glad you agree 😉 xx

  • http://www.fashionoverreason.com/ Fashion Over Reason

    Such a fun post. There’s this blogger tagging thing going around asking people to share 20 facts about themselves and I was tagged in one of them but haven’t decided if I wanted to do it yet. But I love learning about my favorite bloggers this way. I too hate twitter and love laughing. And now i’m really curious to know your age! Ps that pic of you is beyond stunning.

    xx Hélène

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      It is indeed! Though I hardly participate in those tagging things either, creating this post was so much fun. I’d love to get to know you better too, so go for it 🙂 xx

  • Elena Dal Maso

    Wow, this is a great post, now I know you much better than before. Even though your character emerges every time from your beautiful pics. What can I say on myself briefly? I studied philosophy and languages at university (German and English) some time ago… but I work in the financial area as a journalist and consider my beauty blog my personal aesthetic experience that makes me happy 🙂
    Therefore the name of the blog is, translated in English: happy beauties 🙂


    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks for sharing! That’s so interesting. Also thanks for being so incredibly sweet. Your comment really means the world to me :-* xx

  • Natalia Bosch

    love it.

    Lots of love.

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks dear 🙂 xx

  • http://www.itscarmen.com ≈ CARMEN ≈

    I’ve been leaning toward organic & natural products as well. I’m not the cheapo college kid anymore. Now I’m a working adult who needs quality items. Wish I could go inside an Egyptian Pyramid! :] // itsCarmen.com ☼ ☯

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thanks for sharing. I feel exactly the same way. When I was at uni, I’d refuse to spend more than a pound on bodycare…it’s a whole different story now 😉 xx

  • http://www.pperlenoirstyle.com Elena Miroslava Cuesta Rodrígu

    A wonderful post !!!

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you Elena 🙂 xx

  • Ivana Džidić

    this was fun to read<3

  • Ivana Džidić

    I love to mute my own cell too! I’m glad I’m not the only one that does that:) we have a few things in common..I also have a MA degree (not economics though)…and I always feel weird because I either don’t know who those famous people everyone talks about are or I don’t know their names (even though the face might be familiar)…

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Hehe..that’s so cool. Thanks for sharing 🙂 xx

  • http://messagesonanapkin.blogspot.com/ Marlen

    Haha that’s so fun you were in a music video at such a young age! And I’m a morning person too! We’re a dying breed- I feel like no one likes those early morning hours 😉

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      So true…I love getting things done in the morning though 🙂 xx

  • Pardon My Obsession

    LOVE reading these facts about you, you sound like an amazing person, and I mean it ! I can’t leave without painted toe nails either and what would carrie do is something I live by 🙂


    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      You make me blush Caro! That’s incredibly sweet of you :-* Carrie is the best, isn’t she? 😉 xx

  • borka gamero

    Love this… beautiful girl inside out <3
    Have a rocking new week!

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Awe Borka! That’s incredibly sweet of you, thank you :-* xx

  • http://www.rebecca-jacobs.com/wanderdust Rebecca Jacobs

    Loved getting to know you a little better! Instagram is way better than Twitter. Also I’m not sure I know how to twitter. I don’t like being told how old I look either! And Sex & the City was the ultimate xx


    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Yeah me neither…Instagram makes so much more sense, doesn’t it? Haha.. Glad you enjoyed the post 🙂 xx

  • Thuy Pham

    beautiful picture xx

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you 🙂 xx

  • Elise

    Such a fun post! I’d like to be a pescetarian!

    x The Beauty Suitcase

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you! Glad you liked it 🙂 xx

  • http://quitealooker.blogspot.com/ Michaella

    Great blog! I just followed you on Bloglovin, would you please follow me back? 🙂

    Michaella from http://quitealooker.blogspot.com/

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you Michaella 🙂 xx

  • http://www.reveriesanctuary.com/ shanaz@ReverieSanctuary

    It’s such a pleasure reading your twenty random facts! I might go and give your video a view later to get to know you more. BTW, that intro image of yours – such beauty! I love it! It’s always nice getting a peek into another person’s world. I love Chemisty + Biology too and was quite the geek (ahem, still is) and I read those school text books the ways I devour story books! I was (still am) however not a fan of Physics. A random fact about me: I love munching on unripe green mangoes. Heh. xx 😀

    missreverie | Fashionista NOW

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you love! I never liked physics either…how weird is that? Haha…If you like reading textbooks, you should love this: https://www.edx.org/ Have you heard of it before? I once started a Chemistry course provided by the MIT and it was pretty awesome. After I started my blog I couldn’t find the time to do the assignments anymore though. xx

      • http://www.reveriesanctuary.com/ shanaz@ReverieSanctuary

        Oh wow, thank you for the intro to edX!! I’m excited to trawl the site for juicy knowledge hehe!! You’re the best sweetness! Thanks again 😀 xx

        • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

          My pleasure 🙂 xx

  • http://simplicityrelished.com/ Daisy @ Simplicity Relished

    Oof sushi is a huge weakness of mine as well– and anything with butter! And I’m so jealous you’ve been inside a pyramid… that must have been awesome. 🙂

    Daisy | Simplicity Relished

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      It was indeed pretty awesome…and nice and cool 🙂 xx