Currently sitting here attempting to do my english coursework, which isn’t going well so I’ve decided to give myself a break and do a post to keep up with my challenge. Here is number 4, the quote that I feel sums up today for me and it is from one of the texts I am doing for my coursework, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
“He Who Marches Out Of Step Hears Another Drum”
I am a massive fan of music, honestly I wouldn’t know how I would cope without listening to it at least once a day. Unusually I do not have a favourite genre to listen too, I can listen to anything from classical to hardcore rock.
This week I am currently loving RY X and particularly his song Berlin, which you may have heard on the advert for Sony 4X TV. He sounds similar to Bon Iver (one of my favourite artists) but there is a sense of originality in his voice.
Kings of Leon have just realised their new album; Mechanical Bull and I am loving the track supersoaker. I am a massive fan of their music from the classic sex on fire to the lovely radioactive. The album is typical Kings of Leon with a hint of Mumford inserted, defo one to listen when attempting to do schoolwork.
Lastly but most definitely not least is my track of the day. I’ve often seen other bloggers pick a track that they have discovered or can relate to on that certain day. As I have spent the entirety of today helping my school with their production of ‘Grease’ my track is- ‘Freddy, my love’.
Not the most popular track of the soundtrack but definitely my favourite to sing a long to.
So I am keeping up with my challenge of a post a day and here is the second! In honour of one of my friends turning 18 last week she held a girlie sleepover last night which included cocktails, face masks and a romcom movie marathon.
The night started off with us making our own pizza’s which turned out to be very successful surprisingly, then onto the cocktail making where I was designated barmaid for the evening. It turns out that I am actually alright at making them and therefore have a career behind a bar lined up, just incase plan A doesn’t work out. Next up, where the face masks which made us all look like idiots but it was worth it as I now have skin as smooth as a baby’s bottom.
We decided to then watch ‘How to lose a guy in 10 days’ which I have never seen before surprisingly as I am a total movie addict where we drooled over Matthew McConaughey and realised how imperfect our love life’s are. To conclude the event we cooked breakfast this morning and then watched Bridget Jones, the queen of all romance films and of course what would a sleepover be if Mark Darcy didn’t make an appearance?
Coming back from the sleepover I realised how lovely it was to have a good night where we could just relax and catch up with all my close friends, not having to be embarrassed in front of boys and eat to our heart’s content. We now have decided to have a regular girl’s night each month, doing different things as in a matter of months we will be going our separate ways to university and the world outside school. Friendship is such an important thing in life and due to the sleepover I know appreciate my girlies which truly are friends i am determined to keep in my life no matter what.
Why hello there, it has been a very long time since I’ve been on here and I would like to say a huge sorry. I also haven’t posted anything on here in god knows how long, really it is very bad of me. I’ve just been super busy with school, uni’s and daily events of life. A lot has happened since I last posted; I’ve now entered my last EVER year at school, I’ve applied to multiple universities and received offers meaning my future is finally coming together and I’ve grown up turning the magic number 17.
I really have to get better at posting on here often so to make sure that I do I am going to set myself the challenge of making a post every day, it can be from a picture, quote, full article or just a couple of words I will let you guys know what I’m up too, what I am loving and what has changed.
I am also going to number each post to make sure I can look back and see that I have completed the challenge. So this is the first of many! *fingers crossed*
I often see beauty themed posts on blogs showing what each blogger has particularly liked each week/month and giving reviews on new products they have purchased. Although I am not a big make-up and beauty addict I thought I would give it a shot!
Here are the products that I have been given or bought this week and so I thought I would share my thoughts with you. First up is ‘Rockin Body Perfecting Cream’ by Victoria’s Secret. I got given this as part of my birthday present from my best friend and it is a body cream which has a slight shimmer and colour to it.
I think it can only be bought in America as that’s where she got it from and I must say it smells gorgeous! The texture is light and doesn’t make your skin feel sticky which I often get with body lotion. I recommend this immensely and it also covers imperfections and brightens skin as well.
My friend introduced me to the brand benefit earlier this year and so far I’ve been really impressed with their products.
This is the high beam which is a liquid complexion enhancer.. basically you put it on your cheek&brow bones and the subtle shimmer creates a healthy glow. It makes your cheekbones stand out and if you have quite a baby face like my friend this works a treat! You only need to apply a small dot on your face as its lasts all day so the pot lasts you ages.
I am known for my red lipstick as it is kind of my trademark and I wear almost every day. To add to my ever growing collection I was given as a present this new Bobbi Brown lipstick in the shade of ‘Jenna’.
It is more of an orange base shade that I would normally go for but I love the smooth texture it has on my lips and it actually lasts for a long time, unlike others which I have to keep applying ever 20 minutes. I know Bobbi Brown is an expensive brand so therefore this was a off treat but I will definitely in the future be saving for another to have.
Last but not least is this No7 colour calming primer. As I have oily skin, often my face becomes shiny if my foundation becomes sweaty so putting this on before I moisturise keeps the shine to a zero and also helps reduce any red spots or dry patches.
It is a green colour when it comes out so you have to rub it in well and make sure it all disappears. I didn’t do this the first time and ended up having half a green face. It costs a low price and you only need a tiny bit under you’re make-up therefore it lasts a long long time.
All of these products I thoroughly recommend and will buy in the future for myself. I hope this was as successful as I wished and I will be updating you guys on any other products I have tried and tested.
Now I know that I would try and do a post a day but I think I overestimated how hard that would be, and I apologise for not posting anything in a couple of days.
So what have I been up too in my time? Well on Saturday I had the pleasure of going to see the production of Othello at the national theatre starring Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear. I didn’t actually know the story of othello before I saw it, so it was nice to be able to be surprised at all the twists and changes rather than waiting for them to happen. The play was astonishingly good and had the best stage acting I have ever seen. The whole production lasted over three hours but the time flew bye, and seemed like it was done in a matter of minutes. I recommend anyone to go and see it while it is still on!
After othello, I then went along to my friends who was holding a sort of BBQ and party to celebrate summer. The night consisted of attempting to do flips on a trampoline whilst drunk, fitting two of us on a bike at the same time, awful drink mixes (never try disarono and Robinson’s juice, worst idea ever!) and making cookies at two in the morning with my best friend. It was so nice to see everyone as it may be the last time for a while due to holidays and really started summer with a bang.
Sunday was my recovery day which consisted of lounging around my pjs, and sitting in front of the tv watching many movies and the Wimbledon final. It was just what I needed after Saturday night.
My friend and I had the idea of going to Hyde park on Monday as the weather was really hot and thought it would be really nice. So a group of my friends and I hung out there for the whole of Monday sunbathing, listening to music, eating and playing with a tennis ball. Later on, we all agreed on the idea of getting boris bikes to cycle round the park! Bearing in mind that I was the only one wearing a dress I still agreed so we did.
Lets just say I was pulling my dress down every ten seconds but it was worth it, as I had completely forgotten how much fun cycling is and the size of Hyde park. Unfortunately some man ran over my sunglasses and broke them so I had to squint in the sun, but that didn’t dampen my spirit.
Today I was on my own as my twin hasn’t finished school yet so I spent the day catching up on my sleep, reading and attempting to tan in the garden. After a peaceful day, she came home with her boyfriend who decided to have a water fight and we all ended up getting completely soaked but it was worth it!
For next few days I have lots of things planned such as shopping and a meal in London, my birthday and a festival so I shall be posting about those. Hope you are all having a wicked summer and here a few pics as to what I’ve got up too!
Last night I went for a meal at Frankie and Benny’s with 11 of my friends to celebrate end of school and sort of my birthday which is next week!
Let’s just say I thought it was going to be a peaceful meal where good food would be eaten and civilised conversation occurred. Oh how wrong I was. As usual when I go out with my friends it ends up being crazy and this time didn’t disappoint.
Things such as balloon boobs, messing with each others drinks, helium voices, banter and awful snapchats happened. But to be honest I wouldn’t of had it any other way. The biggest surprise of the evening was the fact that they sung me happy birthday and got me ice cream with a candle in!
So when the music started to play, all my friends stood up from the table and sang at the top of their voices embarrassing me and making sure they were the loudest people in the place.
Another surprised occurred when we got the bill, we thought it would be about £170 for 11 of us! It turned out to be £240 which wasn’t good as we nearly ran out of money, and I ended up having to pay the most otherwise we couldn’t pay it.
What really reminded me yesterday was the value of friendship, how much I often forget to honour my friends and that I should feel happy to have such good friends. Here a few pictures I took on the night, the quality isn’t very good as I took them on my phone.
Today my plan is to have a chill day, watch some films, have a pamper session with the twin and maybe go for a run. I didn’t want to do anything today as I know in a couple of weeks I will run out of things to do so I’m trying to take it slow. Happy Friday!