Friday, 19 September 2014

OOTD #1: Taylor Swift Dress Replica

What? An outfit post? Yes. I don't usually do 'outfit of the day's. Mainly because I don't think what I wear is worth showing off but also because I lack the confidence to post a picture with my body in it on the internet. I have a lot of self esteem issues regarding my body and figure and always have (I don't wanna get into that horrible story.) However, as unhappy as I am with that I've found a strange burst of confidence and happiness recently that I thought I'd enjoy while it lasts. So I made my brother take a photo for me, being silly and genuinely happy (let's see how long that lasts). This is one of my favourite dresses. It was a birthday present from my best friend Molly as she knows that I love Taylor. It's a replica of the dress she wore last year on a date with Harry Styles and I love it.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Happy 17th Lily!

In celebration of my best friend Lily's birthday, I dedicate this blog post to her! Not much information here but she is genuinely the strongest, wisest and most radiant woman I know. You make me genuinely so happy everyday. You've always been so supportive and helpful with my various problems and I know you always want the best for me. I hope you had a wonderful birthday and a good meal out with people who genuinely adore you. Thank you for making me a better person, you are the reason I have the confidence to get up and try everyday. As embarassing as you are and as blonde as you can be, I love you with all of my heart.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Majorca Instagram Diary 2014

This post is a little overdue but, oh well. Now it's late it's more of a reminiscing post. This is quite obviously a shot out of my plane window a few minutes after leaving Gatwick.

The view from my hotel room was so beautiful. When it got late at night, I would just sit on the balcony listening to the waves, looking at the lights and people watching. It's such a calming memory for me.

My grandparents got up and started dancing. It made me very happy because they love each other so much.

Oh god bless the mojito. Mother of all poolside drinks and very, very yummy. I got through quite a few of these in the two weeks. Oops.

Most days were spent lounging lazily by the pool. The sky looks a bit moody here but it was still so hot and sticky. And yes, I tanned.

The first and last selfie of just myself on the holiday.I really love my kimono too so it was an opportunity to show that off. 

This place is so good! Water parks are just so great. My brother and I look forward to this day every year because the rides are just so fun (but not the queues so much).

One of my holiday reads this year was 'Before I Die' by Jenny Downham which really moved me because it's not quite a typical teenage cancer book. I enjoyed this a lot and recommend it to anyone who enjoys a little tear or two. 

The hotel we stayed in was so nice. I'm a bit of a neat-freak so I was really impressed by how clean and organised it was. The staff were lovely and I met some wonderful people.

My Mum gave me the confidence to get though my holiday despite my body worries. She is so very important to me and is probably going to comment on this post now. 

Profiteroles are just the best. I'd like to congratulate whoever invented them.

The view from the hotel top floor. Not as impressive but, you get an idea of how beautiful my favourite place is. The island is stunning. 

The stairs really confused us and seemed to go on forever. I'm so glad for elevators. Shout out to my brother in this shot.

On a catamaran (posh and stupid word for boat) with my feet hanging over the edge. This has no filter and the sea really is that perfect.

The lamp on our table at an outside restaurant on the coast. I don't know it just looked photogenic. 

A walk along the coast. 

Majorca honestly is such an amazing place and there is so much to do. It was such a great holiday as always. I'm already planning two for next year (thank god for that job, eh?). Where did you go on holiday this year?

Monday, 8 September 2014

My First MAC Lipstick: 'Fanfare'

I'm way too excited about this post. I went overboard to make it look pretty with fake flowers in the pictures and lots of colour but, in reality it's a little sad. It's sad in the sense that this is my first MAC lipstick because come on, everybody has one. I have just bought my first MAC lipstick to add to my big collection of lipsticks because for me, there is nothing like a good lippy.

You all know what the packaging looks like but I really was excited okay? It's probably a lot more exciting for me than you though..

I knew when I went into the shop that I wanted a Cremesheen finish because the countless reviews I'd read had made out that they would be the easiest and nicest to work with. It's pigmented well and glides on so nicely. The creamy texture is still very buildable but doesn't need a lot to higlight the lips. I. It's got great staying power, in my experience the colour stayed on for around 3/4 hours which is a relief considering how much I talk, drink and eat in the day. I wanted a colour that was wearable at all times of day and something that would work for school too. The staying power and light creamy shade is very durable and ticks all the boxes.

(This picture makes it look a lot darker than it is..) even though I'm pretty crap at this tone kinda thing, MAC describes Fanfare as a mid-tone yellow-pink. I'm not sure it's a very accurate description as it seems more of a medium pink-nude to me. As I say I don't really have a grasp on the undertones thing but it doesn't seem very yellow to me (sorry to the experts for me being clueless). 

Despite the rude overpricing of these lipsticks at £15.50 each, I absolutely adore this. I have a feeling I'll be wearing it all autumn along with a few cheaper, drugstore berry shades. Oh, the vanilla scent is also such a nice part of this product so despite the price I can't fault it. MAC lippies are worth the hype, trust me. What colours do you think I should try in the future?

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Life Update #2

Wow. Things are crazy, busy again and I just haven't had the time to blog, sorry darlings. A lot has happened since I last posted.

I am very pleased with my GCSE results. After so much hassle, I finally got them. 1 B (Spanish) and 5 A's (English Language, English Literature, Film Studies, Maths, Drama). I did so unbelivably better than I thought I would. I am now currently doing English Language/Literature AS, Media AS, Theatre Studies AS and Teach Early Level 3 BTEC. I've only been back a week but I am honestly loving my options. 

I also got a job, what?! I applied to work in a supermarket and I went for an interview and I beat my anxiety from holding me back in life. I work on check-outs which is surprisingly fun and I like talking to customers. It is only temporary for the months leading up till Christmas but, I really wanna stay. *sobs* Plus, I need the money. I enjoyed it so much more than I thought I would.

I got an iPad Air (hallelujah) and now blogging is so much easier. No excuses now right? It's so nice and easy to use and I'm very happy with it. I've also been excersizing more and doing a lot of studying. I have caught up on reading too. In English I'm studying 'The Catcher In The Rye' which is really interesting. I'm reading the 'Divergent' series and the 'Morganville Vampires' series too. I've also collected quite a lot of products to review..

Everything is finally fitting into place and I like it. I'm off to write and queue lots of posts now! Hope you're all well. Toodle pip!