Thursday, 30 October 2014

Monthly favourites| October 2014

Hello

I don't think I have done a favourites post yet so I thought that I would start now. This isn't going to be like others I have seen, most of the monthly favourites I read or watch involve tonnes of beauty products but I want to have lots of variety, so lets get started shall we.....

Make up;
I don't wear loads of make up, partly because I don't see the point in putting loads of make up on just to go shopping, well that and the fact that I am incredibly lazy. I have been loving the Tanya Burr lip gloss in the shade afternoon tea, its just a lovely subtle pink that I think looks quite natural so its nice for a simply everyday make up look.



Lush product;
As you may well know, I am slightly addicted to lush products so this will be a constant topic in my monthly favourites. Lush got their Christmas range in at the start of October and I did get most of it but the one that I have been loving is the luxury lush pud. They did this last year put instead of being bright pink it was purple. I love the smell of this, I mean it actually smells like Christmas pudding and is really colourful. If your near lush anytime soon I would definitely recommend you pop in and get one of them, I think they are about £3.50.


Film;
I was desperate to see Maleficent but because I am a bit of a loner, I had no one to see it with at the cinema so I was extremely excited when I got it on DVD. If you haven't seen it, then please don't read the read the rest of this paragraph as it does contain a massive spoiler. Angelina Jolie in this film was phenomenal, I love her work and this was brilliant because she was portraying a character from my favourite Disney princess film and she certainly delivered a brilliant performance.

I loved the whole story of how she was when she was young and what made her they women she was. As with most Disney films, there is the whole focus of true loves kiss, and there was in Maleficent but instead of the Disney classic ending that I grew up with, you know a charming prince comes along and wakes sleeping beauty from her death like sleep. Oh no there was none of that going on, it was a frozen type ending where the true loves kiss was Maleficent, she has spent all of Aurora's life protecting her and growing to love here. I'm not ashamed to say that I have watched this film about 5 times and no doubt I will watch it again within the next week.


Food;
I don't know if this counts as a food, I mean its basically chocolate spread which is a topping. With that said, am I have been known to just eat it with a spoon (Don't judge me okay, everyone's eaten chocolate spread straight from the jar, right???). Malteasers teasers spread is like heaven in a jar, and well I can't even describe to you how amazing this stuff is, I just cant do it justice, so I hope this picture shows you all just how perfect this is. Malteaser's you have excelled yourself and I recommend making this in ice cream tub form as I would certainly buy and devour a whole tub within seconds.





TV series;
Harper's island is quite old now, I mean it was first shown in England in 2008 I think. I saw it on Amazon and it was £8 so I had to get it. Harper's island is about a wedding party going to Harper's island where years before there were murders on the island which included the murder of one of the main characters mothers. Long story short, the killer has returned and you find you more about the situation as the episodes go on. There are 13 episodes and a plot twist that I don't think anyone saw coming. If you're squeamish then either cover your eyes or maybe just don't watch it, but I love the storyline and I could love them to create another series or a prequel.


Book;
I have been loving reading You're the one that I want by Giovanna Fletcher, I haven't finished it yet but I love it. Giovanna also has a YouTube channel which I love and she is so fun to watch and you should all definitely check her out on YouTube as I'm sure she's going to get load more subscribers because her video quality, both content and actual viewing quality are brilliant. 

Youtubers;
Based on the fact that I watch a lot of YouTubers  I'm allowing myself to chose 2, so one of the YouTubers I have been loving this month is the sacconejoly's.They're an Irish family and they upload a new video (Daily vlog) everyday and they have the most adorable kids and Anna makes baking videos and I love a bit of baking.

Sprinkle of glitter I feel will always be in my favourites, I've watched Louise for years now and its so lovely to see how much her channel has grown. some of my favourite video this month have included her vlogs. I also loved her Autumn lookbook, I love her lookbooks because her outfits are beautiful and this part in her description made me feel are warm and fuzzy and Louise is truly such a wonderful human being. This is the part in her description that made me feel like this and has given me so much more confidence in myself so thank you Louise  "Being plus size does not mean you are lazy or have no control. It does not make you less worthy and it does not mean you are less attractive. Any woman is beautiful, all you need is confidence and to understand the shape of your body and how best to dress it. As long as you are happy and healthy, you're gonna look GORGEOUS". 



Song;
Shake it off by Taylor swift simply because its such an upbeat song and its really catchy, I'm also slightly proud that I know all the lyrics to the song now. Oh and one last one, just because this has also been playing non stop for me, the songs called clocks go forward by James bay and its amazing, he's sort of a cross between Ed Sheeran and Passenger so its like the perfect musician for me.

Clothing;
Just these socks really, I'm not that fussed about proper clothes like tops and jeans, I just really love these socks as they are really comfortable and re christmassy. Reading that back I realise that I sound like an 80 year old women but I'm leaving it as it is, I mean look at this picture it says super cosy lining, what 17 year old doesn't love super cosy socks.......Oh just me? Moving on then.



Random;
Russel Howard's good news is finally back, I have been waiting for ages. Russell Howard has to be my favourite comedian and I love the show. 
   Meghan Trainor - Dear Future Husband is brilliant and I've become slightly obsessed.                     This bedding from primark which was I think £12. I love it simply because its really chritmassy.


Well I hope you enjoyed my monthly favourites, sorry it was really long I will try to shorten each part next time.

Thanks for reading.
Bye for now xxx







Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Making big life decisons

Hello

Its taken me a while to get round to writing this but I wanted to let you all know where I am, not location but where I am in my life. As some of you may know for the past  months I had been working full time. Long story short; I'm not working there any more. I had been considering giving up my job for a while, this sounds terrible I mean I spent 8 months looking for a job and I was happy there but I finally realised what I wanted to do and I knew I couldn't attempt to do that If I was still working full time.

I finally realised that I want to be a writer, I love writing this blog so much and I have so many ideas that I want to do something with and as much as working full time was great, it wasn't for me. When I say it wasn't for me, I don't mean full time work I just mean the job sector I was in wasn't the best for me. Lets just say If your not much of a people person or you find arrogant and rude people hard to deal with then customer service (Food service industry) may not be for you.

 I loved my job, there were days when I had so many lovely customers who would make you feel appreciated for the service you were providing but then there were days when I would have customers that were extremely rude. I expect comments about my weight and my appearance from people my own age, its sad but true. I was deluded to think that adults had more respect for people. At the end of the day I found it difficult to hold back, normally If someone makes a comment to me I'm quick with sarcasm and fight my corner a bit but unfortunately I knew I couldn't do this.

I felt terrible handing in my resignation letter, simply because my mangers were so lovely and great to work with. I had an amazing group to work with but one by one they started leave  and many of us were in constant chats about wanting leave, the fun of the job was wearing thin and I had a week where every customer I served was so rude that I had finally had enough. In my last week I almost had an argument with a women about earl grey tea, I'd sort of gone past caring in my last week which sounds bad but was slightly fun.

I've got so much planned for this blog in the new year, I'm looking into advertising for it on other more well know blog pages and I want to focus on this so I can make this space online a place where I can just be creative. 

Thanks for listening to my little post about my life decision.
Thanks for reading.

Bye for now xxx





Sunday, 26 October 2014

Daim and flake chocolate cake

Hello,
I was going to do this as a recipe but I sort of forgot to take pictures, so I just thought I would share some pictures of the final cake ans just quickly tell you how I made it.

Because I was incredibly lazy I just bought the Betty crocker devils food cake me, which is an amazing chocolate cake mix. I was going to make little fairy cakes, but I thought it would look better as a big cake. Once I made the cake I then decided that it needed a nice butter cream so I rummaged through the cupboards and found some icing sugar, nutella and a daim bar.

Now I couldn't resist making the butter cream and adding some nutella, and once I'd done that I thought it needed to have the daim bar crush up in it as well. I would recommend making this cake because it tastes absolutely amazing.




Well sorry for that really short post but I promise I will put a bit more effort into next weeks.

Bye for now xxx

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Amazing things I had when I little

Hello,
Today I wanted to chat about the toys I had as a child, I wanted to do this post because for children the technology behind their toys has grown massively, I mean there are now little tablets like the ipad for children as young as 3 and I think that its ridiculous the amount of technology kids under 10 have now. Don't get me wrong, I think technology is great and Ive got loads of gadgets in my room but with that in mind, when I was little I had normal toys that didn't need to be charged or connected to the Internet. As a child I played with Disney castles, Polly pockets (And when I say Polly pockets, I don't mean the small dolls, I mean the tiny little compact play sets, which looked like the one below.).


Now If any of you remember this toy which I'm going to talk about, leave a comment so I know I'm not the only one. I remember I got this at school, it was a day where you brought something to sell and then you could buy a toy, sort of defeating the object of getting rid of a toy. I got a fairy that went on a stand and had a string that you pulled, and then the fairy would go flying into the air, and as a 7 year old this was the most amazing toy I had ever seen.

Disney castles were a must have in my toy collection and my mum and dad got me 3 Disney castle play sets which I loved playing with. All you needed were 4 AA batteries and the castle would play a tune and light up, and that was impressive for a toy at that time. The castles I had were the beautiful Cinderella castle, Beauty and the beast which had a magic mirror that actually worked, and the little mermaid palace which you could add water to a section. These toys were so special to me and I had them since I was about 6, but last year I felt it was time to say goodbye to these childhood memories and so I gave my castles to my little cousin, whether the castles have survived I'm not entirely sure, but I know she loves them and that what's important.

I'm sure every girl at one point in their life have had a tea set, and my tea set was brilliant, not that many people came for a tea party with me but I wasn't really bothered, I mean I had a selection of Teddy's which were obliqued to attend my boring tea party's. I got my Disney tea set when my cousin was born and that was I think about 2002. This tea set was Disney princess and was pink, also the kettle spoke and was really cute. I gave this to my cousin (The oldest of the 3) a few years ago, and I'm not ashamed to say that we have played with it in the past year. Now this tea set had lasted 10 years until it was given to my littlest cousin, she put the talking tea set in a paddling pool, and I don't think it has asked anyone for tea since, oh well I suppose it had a good run.

The last thing I loved when I was little was technological. Now I don't like the fact the everything most children use is now based around technology, but when i was about 4 and my sister was 7 my dad got us a PlayStation 1!. Now the games we played on this are much better than minecraft and X-box kinect. We had rayman 2 the great escape, Spyro year of the dragon, Toy story 2 and many more. Me and my sister loved playing these games, and we actually finished spyro when I was about 14. 





So what really cool toys did you all have when you were little, anything that you think is still better that the latest games consoles, feel free to leave a comment.

Bye for now xxx

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Music from the year I was born

Hello,
I wasn't sure what to call this post but I thought it would be interesting for me to look back at the music that has been released since 1997 (the year I was born). Now I've looked through and picked 2 from each year, now some of the years might not be right but I've researched all the songs to try and make sure the years are Right for the release date of the song.


so here we go.........



1997;

Mama- Spice girls 
Still the one- Shaina twain.


1998;

C'est la vie- B*Witched 

Billie piper - Because We Want To



1999;

Genie in a bottle- Christina Aguilera
S club 7- S club party. 


2000;

I'm like a bird- Nelly Furtado 
Music- Madonna


2001;

HeroEnrique Iglesias 
Just Like a Pill- Pink


2002;

Little by little- Oasis 
Sk8er boi- Avril lavigne


2003;

Mad world- Gary Jules 
Bring me to life- Evanescence


2004;

Somewhere only we know- Keane
Run- Snow patrol.


2005;

All about you- McFly
Bad day- Daniel Powter


2006;

Chasing cars- Snow patrol
Back to black- Amy winehouse


2007;

Umbrella- Rhianna
Dream catch me- Newton Faulkner


2008;

5 years time- Noah and the whale
Chasing pavements- Adele 


2009;

The fear- Lilly Allen.
Firefly- Owl city.


2010;

Firework- Katy Perry.
Raise your glass- Pink.

2011;
Run the world- BeyoncĂ© 
Skyscraper- Demi Lovato.

2012;
Ho He- Lumineers.
Diamonds- Rhianna.

2013;
Roar- Katy Perry.
Try- Pink.


2014;

Sing- Ed sheeran
Magic- Coldplay

Bye for now xxx