Saturday, 30 August 2014

Lifestyle // The One Question I Hate Being Asked.


We all have those questions that we hate being asked. Whether it's "what do you want to be when you're older"? to "why are you always on your laptop"? my most hated question would without a doubt be, how have you never had a boyfriend? some of you are most probably thinking that there isn't really anything wrong with this question; which yes is quite true, but without exaggerating hands down I can tell you I've been asked this question on every occasion I find myself talking about love and relationships with people. 

Honestly, I've had this question go round and round my head for so long now. Not to be big-headed or anything but I think I'm a pretty decent human being. Not in look wise because I understand I'm not everyone's cup of tea. I see myself as the type of girlfriend to enjoy cuddling up on the sofa with someone watching the same film we've watched over 50 times, and still managing to tear up at all the sad bits and having those 2am chats about life and our hopes and dreams for the future. I don't know why I've never had a boyfriend and I don't know why the most affection I've ever gotten is from a dreamy guy who looked a lot like Ryan Gosling, I giggled as we danced along to a few songs out one night and as we swayed from left to right to one of the many slow songs, he looked into my eyes with his perfect green eyes as every sound and person around me started to fade as if it were just me and him alone, at this point his face was pulling in closer and my eyes began to close and my lips began to get ready for this romantic film like moment, in which then I realised his lips had gone past mine and um, he'd given me the wettest kiss on my ear. Life, ay.

In my very early teen years when I'd barely even hit puberty, I thought that something was wrong with me. All my friends were in relationships and meeting that guy they'd spent weeks speaking to on Bebo. While I, on the other hand, struggled to think why I was doing the typical pre-teen things. Fast forward to me now aged 19, I find myself wondering how that couple sitting opposite me who barely look like they've hit puberty are on a date but I'm still questioning my relationship status, exactly like I did as a pre-teen. The moral of this post I guess is that I don't know why I've never been in a relationship or even been asked out on a date, but frankly I'm learning that I don't really care. I'm so glad that I didn't pressure myself into rushing into a relationship or doing something I'd live to regret now with a guy that I wouldn't have even known all too well. So to next person that ask's me why I've never had a boyfriend, as much as I know you don't mean any harm, I honestly couldn't tell you why and I'm fine with that. I'd rather be asked this question repeatedly 
than pressure myself to do things, not to be asked this again. 


Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Lifestyle // Life Update + Mini University Wishlist

   Hey lovelies,
It feels good to finally be blogging again! Firstly, my camera lead is broken and I am yet to purchase a new one so I've been unable to post any outfits. Anyway, hopefully I'll have a whole load to blog about in the next few weeks. Aside from not having blogged for a while, I found out some really exciting news last month.. I GOT INTO UNIVERSITY AHH! That was probably a little overreaction but heyho. I'd done so much college work but convinced myself there was no way I'd be going, I couldn't have been happier to see a surprise email from UCAS telling me I had been accepted into my first choice University to study Public Relations and Marketing Communcations. I have just over four weeks until I move into halls, which is so exciting. This week I am starting my shopping for all my bedroom, bathroom and kitchen bits which of course means I am heading to... IKEA yasss! Ally and I have also been doing lots of shopping in preparation for Freshers fortnight where we finna TURN UP, eyebrows on flick! (sorry for that outburst) not to mention, Wheatus are playing on one of the days. I am super nervous and excited to meet my housemates and start my course. Hopefully both will be lovely! Next month I should hopefully have lots of freshers outfit posts to blog about. These are a few things on my wishlist that I hope to bring along with me to uni. :)




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Lipstick Holder - I had one of these that I actually gave to Ally a while ago. I purchased a new one on the weekend which arrived very quickly. Mine holds 24 lipsticks which is less than my actual lipstick collection but I plan on having my most favourite/most used lipsticks in each holder. I love my collection of lipstick's and use them on a day to day basis so didn't want to just keep them hidden in a makeup bag and also when people visit my room, I want them to see my collection and know that I am a hardcore lipstick lover!

Skull Shot Glass - It wouldn't be a University wishlist without something alcohol related throw in too, right? ;) you see the standard shot glass everywhere and I thought why don't I pick something a little different. Especially as I think it helps to not make any confusion with me and my housemates over who owns what shot glass. 

Lamp - I already know about what the space in my room is like. I have so many empty surfaces that I want to fill up. Lamps are seriously so inexpensive and are great for when it's later in the evening but you don't really fancy having your main light turned on. I've been looking at lots on the Ikea site and loads of them are really cool shapes.

Fairy Lights - These were probably the first things that me and Ally discussed getting as soon as we found out we were going to university. Fairy lights are literally one of the nicest things you can have in your room to jazz it up. Plus, they really are a nice touch for when that festive season comes along.

Ikea Plant Pot - You are most definitely guaranteed to have seen these pots in many bloggers storage posts. Even though these are plant pots they make for good storage use for makeup brushes and many other things. I plan on getting myself at least two of these to use for my growing makeup brushes collection and other little bits such as bobby pins and hair bands. 




Are you heading to University in September and is there anything else I should add to my list?



Friday, 8 August 2014

Guest Post* // Suitcase Essentials for a Winter Sun Break

If you’re lucky enough to be jetting off for some winter sun this year, then lucky you! When the autumn and winter months kick in, there’s nothing better than escaping to sunnier climes and if you have the good fortune to be doing just that, then make the most of it. If you’re wondering what to pack, it’s understandable – packing bikinis and vest tops when the weather at home is so questionable can be a difficult thing to fathom. To help you, here are a few tips on what to pack for your winter break.

By the Pool
Let’s face it, one of the main reasons we jet off to a holiday destination abroad during the winter months is so that we can laze by the pool and soak up the rays that we wouldn't be privy to back home. If that’s not enough, the miles upon miles of sandy beaches are usually on the doorstep too, giving us plenty of opportunity for moonlit walks, sunning ourselves on sun loungers and building sandcastles.
For this, you’ll need a bikini or one-piece (the swimwear at George is great quality and very reasonably priced), some sunglasses and a sunhat of some description. If you have the space, a beach towel would also be worth taking, although usually, you can use a hotel towel which will do the job just as well. Don’t forget the suncream either!

Excursions
If, like many, you couldn't bear to spend the entire time by the pool and you need to explore the area a little during your stay, some excursions or day trips will be in order. You need to dress sensibly if this is your plan, because you’ll likely be out and about all day. Sundresses and maxi dresses are perfect for daywear, as are shorts and strappy tops. Take some suitable walking shoes, such as trainers, if you’re heading out all day, or some sandals if you’re popping into the local town. Take a layer or two with you as well – something that can cover your shoulders if you were to catch the sun, or if a sea breeze emerges.

Evenings
The great thing about sundresses and maxi dresses is they can be dressed up for the evenings too, which is perfect if you have to travel light. Take some accessories that will complement your outfit and some wedges to give your chosen dress a lift.
Take a pashmina or shrug too – it can get chilly in the evening and you don’t want to be sporting goose pimples if you don’t have to! While these items are the bare minimum, you get the picture. Don’t forget the camera either – you’re bound to want to capture some of your holiday moments to remember! Take the opportunity to lie back, relax and catch the rays; the UK isn't lucky enough to have as much sunshine as some other parts of the world, so you may as well make the most of it while.

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