The Top 5: Blogging

Half Baked Harvest
Amazing food recipes, with a blog which is easy to follow and find recipes on. There are lots of varieties and choices, from vegetarian to snack food, cakes and healthy foods.

Man Repellar
Life advice and help for your fashion dilemmas. The blog posts are hilarious to read and also very down to earth giving a true point of view. This blog is also not just run by one person, so the information that is being given isn’t biased.

Anna Rike
Not so much of an informative blog, but the outfits that are put together have had lots of thought put into them and they work well.

The Blond Salad
Similar to Anna Rike’s blog but with a bit more variation. This blogger travels often and shows the outfits that can be worn in many areas.

The Beauty Department
Hair, make up, beauty blog. Advice and tips on the best and worst of items, products, hairdryers, and allsorts. From a NYE look to the running-errands look.

BONUS!!
OOTD Magazine
All things fashion, beauty and life related. A really good and interesting blog for any kind of reader, and one that you can always find yourself reading.

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The Top 5: YouTube

Claire Marshall: clairemarshall
If your looking for beauty/fashion/life videos then this is the place to be. The editing is phenomenal with music that you find yourself singing later in the day. LOVE!

Jenn Im: clothesencounters
Great fashion advice, What Would Jenn Wear (WWJW). The outfits that she puts together are very daring, girly, edgy and practical. Funny tag videos and amazing travel vlogs.

Kelsey and Becky: thesorrygirls
DIY projects which you didn’t even know you needed, from fashion, home and travel to halloween DIY’s and FAQ’s about their pet hedgehog Harley. I personaly love the home, card and plant pot DIY’s.

Vivianna: vivianaadoesmakeup
The weekly vlogs are my personal favourite, but she does many fashion, beauty videos with the occasional fitness, get ready with me and cooking videos.

Greys Anatomy Music: galover4ever
Full length songs from Greys Anatomy episodes! BRILL!

BONUS!!
Hannah Maggs: hannahmaggs
Such cute little vlogs, and although I’ve just discovered her channel, I know it’s going to be one I love.

Most worn in October

image10 Jumper – Pull and Bear
Shoes – Zara

image22Hoodie – Zara (it’s dark green)
Necklace – Spitalfields Market

image16 image19Jumper – H&M
Watch – Timex

image13 image15Jumper – Zara (different colours available)

image24Jumper – Uniqlo (underneath)
Cardigan – New look

Trousers worn in all – black treggings – M&S
Shoes most likely worn: http://www.johnlewis.com/clarks-orinoco-club-leather-ankle-boots/p1421668
Coat most likely worn: Navy blue coat from Monsoon – few years ago
Emphasis on “most worn” – I did wear other clothes, I assure you.

Reflections

Hi Chummy,

Glad you’re back, I was getting lonely. Today I was on the bus chatting with my lovely friend Lauren and we were chatting about how much things have changed from a year or two ago. Its crazy how much my life has changed in such a short space of time and none of it I saw coming.

Which not gunna lie, terrifies me slightly.

However, we were on the bus to see Brit Floyd (who were great btw) and while they were playing I saw a couple standing next to us and they were probably my age when this particular song came out. When they recognized it they counted down till the band started singing the lyrics together. It was adorable! And it just happily reminded me that although things change, the important things stay the same – even over a 30 year period.

I’m Back

So it came to my attention that my scheduled posts had run out, but fear not, I’m back on the bandwagon hopefully. Uni has been very busy, learning more stuff, difficult stuff, and things I knew but have actually forgotten, things I have no idea about and really should know, and things I just have no clue about. So the past month has probably been a big catch up and sticking my head in the books. I have now emerged as a beautiful butterfly, or shall we say a dying hobbit, because that’s a closer representation about how feel.

Anyways, many exciting things to come, there’s a nail tutorial, a ‘what I wore the most in October’ post and many more…

Ways to distress you ask? Well having a bath, reading fiction and listening to music would be the first ones that come to my mind. Maybe some window shopping, watch a movie, a horror movie alone, a stupid movie with friends, sit in a coffee shop, order something you’ve never tried before, paint your nails, buy candles and make your room smell like a cupcake, do some yoga… that’s all I can think off, hope it helps.

Also I LOVE Taylor Swift’s new album, it’s a good one to dance around to.

34 Fun Random Questions

  • 1:What color(s) are you socks?
    • Grey with blue, green, yellow and pink dinosaurs
  • 2:What book are you currently reading?
    • The Celestine Prophecy
  • 3:What’s the weather like right now?
    • Sunny but cold
  • 4:Were you named after anyone?
    • No
  • 5:Bullet your whole day so far.
    • Awake
    • Breakfast at Greggs
    • Voluntary at hosp
    • Bus home
    • Home – eat
    • Uni work
    • Blog
  • 6:Do you play any instruments?
    • Violin & harmonium
  • 7:What is your religion?
    • Oneness
  • 8:Do you believe in love at first sight?
    • It depends
  • 9:Sate 5 facts about yourself.
    • Look at ’25 facts about me’ post
  • 10:Do you think you’d make a good parent?
    • Yea, i hope so
  • 11:Would you ever consider adopting kids?
    • Maybe
  • 12:Do you have a good relationship with your siblings?
    • Yea
  • 13:Do you have a good relationship with your parents?
    • Yea
  • 14:What was the last cd you bought?
    • Wow, umm maybe leona lewis’s first cd?
  • 15:Do you own any vinyl records?
    • No, but my mum did
  • 16:How many songs do you have on your ipod/music device?
    • 400 and something
  • 17:Do you have/want any tattoos?
    • I want but currently do not have
  • 18:How many piercings do you have?
    • 2
  • 19:Can you sing?
    • Ya
  • 20:Do you consider yourself a good student?
    • Yep
  • 21:What was the worst trouble you’ve ever gotten into?
    • I had my phone out, it got taken away until the end of the day – rebel
  • 22:What’s a favorite movie someone else introduced you to?
    • Divergent was pretty good
  • 23:Do you know anyone your age who’s had a kid already?
    • Old school peer/acquaintance, and she’s had 2
  • 24:Do you like where you live? Where would you move?
    • Love where i live
  • 25:Are you more similar or different to your best friend?
    • Very similar
  • 26:How long is your hair?
    • LONG
  • 27:What was the last thing you drew?
    • Designed a dress on a mannequin (all drawn)
  • 28:Are you the type to make lists?
    • Yess
  • 29:What’s your morning routine like?
    • Out of bed, shower, wash face, brush teeth, moisturise, clothes, bag, downstairs, eat…
  • 30:Were you involved in sports in school?
    • HAHAHAA no, mm maybe netball at one point..
  • 31:Who is/was your favorite teacher?
    • Mr Aylett was fit but i think i would say Miss Williams
  • 32:Did you ever have to wear braces?
    • Yea
  • 33:What are things you do when you’re nervous?
    • Shake, chew lip, go cold,
  • 34:Do you like going out to eat?
    • Yes

25 Facts About ME!

  1. I am 5ft 9.5 Inches (the .5 counts)
  2. I like things organised
  3. I sometimes find it very difficult to get out of bed
  4. I love even numbers and dislike odd number
  5. Oddly enough, my favourite number is 5
  6. The average time I go to bed is around 2am
  7. Water is my favourite drink! But if we’re talking fizzy, then its Sprite
  8. Autumn/Winter are my favourite months
  9. I usually have long nails and I like that
  10. I have two sisters
  11. One of my dreams is to go backstage during London fashion week
  12. My main dream is to become a doctor/surgeon
  13. Hot chocolate is da bomb!
  14. I love singing and perform occasionally
  15. I love travelling
  16. My family and I are all very last minute
  17. If I had to live somewhere except England, I think it would be India (but only for like a year…), Italy or America
  18. I have a pile of books on my bedside table but rarely ever read them
  19. I have a book that I write in when I need to get things out of my head, when I’m upset, happy or if I just have something on my mind that I cant tell anyone or talking to about
  20. I am 20 years old
  21. I make really good cakes!
  22. Salt and vinegar crisp are also da bomb
  23. If something isn’t chilly enough I shake over some Tabasco chilly sauce (I have often thought of keeping a small bottle in my bag…)
  24. I am secretly Mary Poppins because I have everything in my bag
  25. Although pyjamas are the best, I love dressing really smart but never do

August Favourites

How is already September? It felt like May was just last week! Anyways, this is what I’ve loved in August.

Product Favs
The Body Shop – Tea Tree Toner
It’s really been nice to use on my face. I know its not this very product that determines my spot levels and although not a necessity, it’s been in my drawers and so I thought I’d get through it.

The Body Shop – Tea Tree Face Wash
So refreshing, you can really feel how it cleans. I like to use this at night because I like the fresh clean feeling before I go to sleep, knowing my face is free of the dirt build up during the day.

First Aid Beauty – Face Wash
This is so good! It doesn’t have a smell so it’s not going to be all up in your nose. It’s creamy and smooth, which is great for mornings.

L’Oreal – Volume Million Lashes (Extra Black)
This is the best mascara I have ever used. It curls, adds volume, and makes it look like I literally have a million lashes. I think the best thing is that it doesn’t clump up on your lashes, its super easy to take of but it’s so easy that it smudges if you rub your eye a bit. Its perfect

Nivea – Moisturiser
This is good. Its in my august favs really because I like the smell of Nivea products. But don’t take it in the way that it doesn’t do the job. it feels cooling on the skin which is nice after a hot shower and just keeps me feeling moisturised, smooth and smelling good.

Revlon – Vixen
When in doubt, use Revlon vixen. It’s my go to nail polish when I cant think of a colour to use. A basic deep red that I think everyone should have on hand (and nails). Its been doing in job in august by always being there for me, the multiple times I’ve needed it.

Food and Drink Favs
Sparkling Water
When I was younger, it was one of those things that I thought was just silly. Why have fizzy water that tastes of nothing when you can have Sprite and Coke… Well I now know that there are many reasons. It makes you feel so sophisticated when you drink it, its like “oh yes, sparkling water, yep, that’s what I’ll have…” You can imagine it, and it sounds great. There are other reasons like it’s good for you, proven to help lose weight, yada yada yada…

Goats Cheese and Spinach
I’ve never been crazy about a cheese but this month has been something new. I love goats cheese especially when its with spinach. Ive had pastry’s and pies, sandwiches and soups, all with goats cheese and I’ve really been enjoying it.

Song Favs
Kaava – Violin and Piano Cover
It’s an Indian song with violin and piano and the words taken out
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cO96tV298UA

Mast Magan – 2 States
Locha-E-Ulfat – 2 States
Two songs from an Indian movie, they have lyrics in Hindi and although some may not be able to understand them, it’s like a love song, really cute ones. Google the meanings if you really want to… Even though they’re Indian, I have been listening to them so much since I watched the movie, and it’s calming and just nice to listen to while blogging…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmWL-JxUGZc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9HttXFnfE4